Friday Fictioneers: 18 Christmases Later…

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Angie stares at the Christmas lights in the rear-view mirror, waiting for the light to turn green, while a jazz rendition of “I’ll be Home for Christmas” plays softly on the radio.

Tonight marks the 18th anniversary of her adoption and the first time she sees her adopted mother in 5 years, ever since she went out of state for employment.

A few turns later, inching toward her mother’s house, Angie begins feeling nervous, like that 12-year-old girl in her mother’s backseat all those years ago. The only difference is, she now has her own little girl in the backseat.

(100 words)

For Friday Fictioneers

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14 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: 18 Christmases Later…

  1. Of course, after five years, but why so long?
    I read it again while listening to a jazz rendition of the song in the story. Interesting effect. I could feel more of how I expect Angie would feel. :-). Nicely done, Yinglan.

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