Christmas morning

Rumour of his arrival. Harry crept downstairs. Presents torn asunder, angel broken, tree down. “Illegal aliens,” Pop slurred, bottle empty.

(Inspiration: past Rāmere Shorts challenge that I missed. The six words were Harry, angel, broken, illegal, rumour and presents)

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First day jitters.

 

She approached the lock, heat radiating from her. ‘Don’t be afraid lover,” she said with fake bravado, picking up the Curry & Comb whip…

(Inspiration:  Oh man. I TOTALLY forgot the date today and it wasn’t until a friend posted her #100days project on Instagram that I remembered that today is D-Day! So, I have had to turn to #RāmereShorts for inspiration as I’ve spent the day dealing with threenagers and terrific-twos and just, eurgh.

Every Friday the New Zealand Book Council tweets out six words and you have to take them and turn them into a story that fits within a tweet. Last Friday I missed it (and it is such a fun challenge!) so I hunted out the tweet for some inspiration. The words: comb, afraid, approached, comb, fake, lock).