Five Sentence Fiction: Joy

Word Prompt: JOY

‘Joy to the World, the Lord has come…Let earth receive her King’

She could not bear it….carol season was in full swing and the neighbourhood choir was on her doorstep, spreading Christmas cheer and good will in song form.

She wanted none of it…as far as she was concerned Christmas could be cancelled…it had been a dog of a year.

She poured herself another glass of Shiraz and walked over to the stereo system, looking intently at her record collection for something that would drown out the noise of the god awful choir.

The wise words of Johnny Cash soon bellowed about the living room, blocking out the carol singers who had moved onto a spirited yet out of tune version of ‘ Silent Night’…she turned the volume up a notch and put everything she had into singing along with Mr Cash ‘ Till things are brighter…I’m the man in black’

p.s I would also like to say Happy Silly season to all the Five Sentence Fiction crew…being part of this online writing group has brought me great JOY in 2012….and I look forward to sharing stories into 2013 and beyond. Xxx

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. josie2shoes
    Dec 06, 2012 @ 04:02:45

    Christmas can be a hard time emotionally for folks who are struggling. I loved the contrast between the caroling and the very appropriate Johnny Cash tune. Great write! Happy Holiday Season to you too! Sharing our work at FSF is indeed joyful and rewarding!

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  2. shambolicliving
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 05:43:45

    A clever take on the theme of ‘joy’, I’ve never heard of the Five Sentence Fiction, a great concept.

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  3. Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 08:45:13

    Love it! I would so badly struggle to do a Five-sentence fiction. I struggle to write comments with less than five sentences. See, I’m at four on this one alone!

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  4. mamagrace71
    Dec 14, 2012 @ 11:08:42

    Hi Kate, nice to see you here! Loved this piece! Give me some Johnny Cash any day! 🙂 x

    Reply

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