Christmas Episode one


Someone was walking up our lane while we were having breakfast. When the person got closer, we recognized Dolores.
I glanced across the table at Jeanne. “What in the hell is Dolores doing walking up our lane at breakfast time?”
Jeanne didn’t answer, instead she waved at Dolores. “Dolores, how nice you came to visit. How about joining us for breakfast?”
Dolores shook her head for at least ten seconds. “Where are Joseph and Mary?”
“Who? Joseph and Mary who? What’s their last name?”
Dolores scratched her head. “I don’t know. Joseph is an out of work carpenter and Mary is going to have a baby very soon.” Dolores pulled a tablet from a bag and studied it intently.
I leaned close to Jeanne and whispered, “I think she fell from the turnip truck this morning. Sometimes her six pack is shy a can.” I turned back to Dolores. “What’s on your tablet? Does it have a GPS system?”
Dolores examined her tablet, turning it over and looking at both sides. She nodded. “Something similar. It says Joseph and Mary are here or soon will be here.”
Jeanne spoke before I could answer.
“I can assure you Joseph and Mary are not here. You sure you won’t have some breakfast with us.”
Dolores face showed befuddlement. “No, no. I must have made a mistake. Excuse me please, I have to go now.” She turned and began walking quickly out the lane. After a few steps, she broke into a trot.
“What do you think is going on?” Jeanne leaned over the railing watching Dolores trot out the lane. “Something is going on. Did you see the shooting star last night? It went directly over our house. It lit up the whole neighborhood. Was there anything about it on WBOC news this morning?”
I took my time chewing on the sausage. Something really odd was going on. Elvis was seen in Brazil last week and Trump is our president. “They said something about a large meteor or the tail end of a comet lighting up the sky. Whatever it was either burned up in the atmosphere or kept on going and escaped the earth’s gravity. It could be half way to Mars by now.”

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2 Responses to Christmas Episode one

  1. Carol Ann Ellis says:

    Hi Nelson,

    Definitely something very odd going on–love the first episode of your story. Looking forward to part two–what a nice Christmas present!

    Carol Ann

    On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 8:14 AM, Taylorville Express wrote:

    > nel32 posted: “Someone was walking up our lane while we were having > breakfast. When the person got closer, we recognized Dolores. I glanced > across the table at Jeanne. “What in the hell is Dolores doing walking up > our lane at breakfast time?” Jeanne didn’t answer, inste” >

  2. joanne139 says:

    Nelson  did you write a similar story a few years ago….  with Joseph and Mary in your shed. or something…  also is there more to come?   sounds familiar .  

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

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