Winning Numbers – December 7, 2020

From the Beyond 

“Odds against?”
“Thousand to one.”
“Backup?”
“Astronomical.”
Should’ve picked Lotto numbers. ‘Chute failed. Backup too.

Pearl Harbor Day

It was a Sunday.  Last “righteous war”?  There are those who argue otherwise.  Same brand of folks who deny a Holocaust.

You don’t understand?

Walk a mile, people, walk a mile. You don’t have to change your mind.  Just stop. Shut up a minute.  Listen. Consider. If your shoes are still comfortable, walk on.  If not, change shoes.

Yard sale?

Selling late husband’s revolver. Fired once.

Parting

Despite preposterous commercialism, cold and snow here in the north of the northern half, and separation from friends and family by difficult distance or by friends’ and family’s passing, this is my favorite time of year.

Christmas? Ah, yes for children and lovers. Ski vacation in Vail, Stowe, or the Alps?  Well, if that’s your thing.  Sunday morning tromps through snow before dinner with family?  Wow! If you can manage it.  Pina Coladas while soaking-up sun in a beach chair?  Sure, everyone of us a time or two.  Quiet in front of the fire with a good book and a lazy yule log burn?  Yep.

Whatever your fondest seasonal joy, look for it.  Make it happen. You got this.  You do.

Published by spwilcen

Retired career IT software engineer, or as we were called in the old days, programmer, it's time to empty my file cabinet of all the "creative" writing accumulated over the years - toss most of it, salvage and publish what is worthwhile.

5 thoughts on “Winning Numbers – December 7, 2020

    1. Have about 20 sitting in draft for 9 months or so. 5 to 25 words. Makes me admire you and Bumper. Doing microflash is &^%$^% hard work! One can aspire. What great mentors I have. Thankee Hobb.

  1. You’re a crack SP! Brilliant! So the revolver the widow was selling was fired once, right into the head of her husband I imagine! 😃 I too like this time of the year, we’ve no snow yet, haven’t had it here for 40 years more or less, but who knows. However we do have lots of snow up above 1.000 metres but I’ve never been into snow or winter sports. Give me the beach chairs and the piña 🍍 coladas in the sunshine, for when I go trippo I love the sun yet here in Spain I avoid it like the plague! Great post my friend and happy Sunday!
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