The first freeze of the winter brought patches of treacherous ice.
Archie watched the school children sliding joyfully along.
Behind him, Agnes hummed Christmas songs as she hung baubles on the tree.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, tra-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la.’
Archie imagined what he would do with the large icicle hanging from the tree in the garden.
Tickly tinsel was wrapped round his head.
‘That’s it, I’m going out.’ Archie threw on his jacket.
Agnes watched Archie storm up the path, slide on the ice and end up sprawled on the ground.
The school children pointed and laughed uncontrollably. As did Agnes.
Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).
To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.
Other short stories featuring Agnes and Archie can be read here: THE AGNES AND ARCHIE STORIES