Friday Fictioneers: O Tannen-Bomb!

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields who provides us with a photo prompt. Each week’s challenge is to write a 100-word story inspired by the photo. Click here to play along or just read more stories.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

O Tannen-Bomb!

Have a very Jerry Christmas this year,” Jerry sang, scurrying down the street.

“I don’t know, Jerr,” said Adaleen. “Stealing someone’s Christmas tree feels wrong.”

“Especially at Christmas,” Victor added.

“If they didn’t want it stolen, they shouldn’t have left it outside,” said Jerry. “How else would we get a tree? Do either of you have your share of the rent?”

On Christmas morning, the roommates gathered around their pilfered tree to open presents. Every present was replaced with an exploding package filled with goblin poop.

The New Year Goblin cackled his evil laugh. Someone had a very Jerry Christmas.


More New Year Goblin sightings.

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  1. The defence that leaving a tree outside equates to asking to have it nicked is so crooked and funny. I’ve never dealt with goblin “waste” but can imagine it’s fairly evil so they got their just punishment.

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    1. That goes back to my childhood fears. We would get the tree and it would sit outside before my dad trimmed the branches and the trunk so it fit in the stand right. There was never a legitimate possibility that it would be stolen, but as a kid, what’s more valuable than a Christmas tree.

      I think the punishment fits the crime.


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