CABB’s Winter

Challenge, 2021

DECEMBER HOLIDAYS

DRABBLE PROMPT

Vincent, Catherine’s Balcony,
A Wrapped Gift

CHRISTMAS WISHES DO COME TRUE
THANKS TO MISTLETOE
by PearlAnn SnowStar

 

Vincent and Catherine stood holding each other on the top step of the balcony. She was happy she got him this far.

“There’s a gift-wrapped box on the table for you and another gift, too.  Look up.” He did. Gently, she brought his head back down towards her.

She kissed him on the lips. “Merry Christmas,” she whispered.

He surprised her by giving her back a kiss so passionate she had to remind herself she was not dreaming. He gave her another one and another one. Should she tell him you need only kiss once under the mistletoe?  Hell no.

 

* * * * *

SANDS OF TIME
by P.S. Lomax

 

A glittering tree, poinsettias banked along the balcony, the city glowing like a mountain range of starlight. Standing together in the cold, night air on Christmas Eve, Vincent presses a tiny package into Catherine’s hands.

Opening it, she lifts out a delicate necklace of gold filigree. Hanging from the necklace, a miniature hourglass pendant, filled with sand, catches the light.

“Catherine, do you remember the symphony this summer?” Vincent asks, spinning the hourglass, “dancing together in the tunnel, just beneath the orchestra?”

“I remember,” she whispers. “The music fell on us like this sand.”

“On us—on our world,” he says. “Forever.”

 

* * * * *

DRABBLE
by Lynette Parker

 

Slender fingers carefully removed then folded the gold and silver patterned gift wrap from the small rectangular box. “It’s beautiful.” A sterling silver single stem rose and leaf bracelet reflected candlelight on the balcony. Strong yet gentle golden hair covered hands removed the bracelet from its faux snow lined box. Reverently it encircled his beloved’s wrist. Gliding alongside Catherine’s forearm joining with the silver leaf to form a heart was a silver leaf on a bracelet with the inscription “Everything.” Eyes glistening tears of joy, hope and love met. Arms encircled hugging the other. On a balcony with dancing candlelight, a couple kissed, embracing their future together.

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