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Dec 19, 2007

An Interactive Christmas Story . . .

Artella "Caroling" Kit 2007

Charisse held the gift in her palm uneasily. Her lack of emotion seemed so discordant with the thrill that had driven the hunt. After all, she had spent an exhausting three weeks pursuing what she believed to be the perfect Christmas gift. Now, as she wrapped her fingers around the prize, she sensed that there was something missing...

AN INTERACTIVE CHRISTMAS STORY

I am asking my blog friends to help me finish this story— one sentence at a time. Will you join me? The guidelines are below. The deadline for you submissions is: Sunday, December 23rd at Midnight PST. I will compile all of your sentences together, perhaps with minor editing, and publish the result!
  1. You may submit one sentence per post.
  2. Please wait for someone else to post before you add another sentence.
  3. Do your best to follow the flow of what each posting person has contributed.
  4. Use your imagination!
I can't wait to find out how the story ends!

21 comments:

  1. She had had it wrapped in blue, with a velvet ribbon which she petted as if it were a kitten.

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  2. She cuddled it close. Careful not to crush it. Thinking of the one who was to recieve it.

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  3. Her mind was swirling just thinking of all the time she put into finding the perfect gift.

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  4. It had taken so long to find it, and yet now, as she sat there with it in her lap, she realized it was incomplete, it wasn't perfect, something was missing.

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  5. Her mind drifted back to the first time she had seen it.

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  6. So beautiful and beckoning her from the highest shelf in her favorite store.

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  7. But she was beginning to think that the perfect gift has more to do with the spirit of the giver rather than the gift itself.

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  8. And her spirit, just was not in it this year.

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  9. She realized that she was devoid of the exhilaration she dreamed she would feel on completion of her mission.

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  10. After a while, she realized that she needs to add a beautiful card

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  11. A card that showed her warmth and personality...something he had not truly ever understood...or so she thought!

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  12. So now she set off pursuing again, this time for what she believed to be the perfect card.

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  13. Suddenly, a vision of Christmas Past stopped her in her tracks and in a booming voice, the vision said, "the perfect gift is your companionship on Christmas Day".

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  14. Too many Christmas's in the past they both had focused on the gift and not the gifter.

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  15. "Oh sweet niblets, whatever shall I do" gasped Clarise, must I return this perfect gift to find the true Spirit of Christmas?????!!!!

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  16. Later at the card counter in one of the village shops...she found it...the card that captured the spirit of the emotions swirling between the two of them all of these years!

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  17. It was a handmade card, not for sale...tucked in amongst all the cards gleaming with glitter and shining with sparkle, but lacking true Christmas spirit...but who had created it?...

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  18. While pondering this cut-and-paste, haphazard greeting, Charisse began to laugh; not so much at the card, but at herself.

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  19. The card...not a carbon copy but a one-of-a-kind reminded her of the relationship the two of them shared~the edges had a deckle-type scallop design...the center had a small window in which to peek inside to the inmost part of the card where a simple word held so much meaning.

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  20. Charisse thought, "I have been searching so long and hard, and here, in all it's simplicity, is the perfect expression of my feelings.

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  21. And that word... that one simple word was.... LOVE... love for all mankind.. love for friends...love for all her surroundings.. love for Peace on Earth... a simple tiny message with such power that it brought tears to her eyes.. and she wondered ...was this the gift she was looking for all along?

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