Family Traditions Remade
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SomewhereintimeI like cookies. Oh yeah and writing too.
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A short story about how one family's Christmas traditions are permanently changed...

Family Traditions Remade

by Somewhereintime

The opening credits of my favorite show rolled across the screen.

It was a special Christmas episode that I had been dying to see. I held my breath as the characters gathered around the tree, waiting for the plot to thicken.

The TV went blank, and the lights went out.

"What?" I questioned a loud to no one, "No! This can't happen!"

But it had.

The power was down, which meant no charging devices, no internet, and... worst of all, no Netflix. How was I going to survive this?

"Dad!" I yelled for him. He would know how to fix this. He came into the room, "What is it Maria?" I motioned wildly around me, "The power's out!"

"So?" one of my brothers said while coming in behind Dad, "Go outside instead of sitting in here. It's not like it's cold." He laughed at his own joke.

We lived in Australia. A cold Christmas was a thing of fantasy. "You want me to socialize??" I asked incredulously. The most I ever did was keep up with my favorite Youtubers.

"Fine," I finally agreed with a huff. I grabbed my soccer ball on the way out the door. I might as well get some practice.

My four brothers and Dad joined in until we had a real family game going. Uncontrollable giggles escaped me at the silliness, and I knew that Christmas would never be the same...

"And that was how we came to have our family tradition of playing a game of soccer on Christmas Eve." I finished my story to my bright-eyed children.

Their eyes glowed with wonder as they scrambled off to join their uncles in the family fun.

Christmas truly was a beautiful thing...

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8 months agoReply
merry christmas! i know its late, but o well!!! I live in California so i get what the cold is about... it does get really cold, but white christmases are cool too

SomewhereintimeBronze CommaI like cookies. Oh yeah and writing too.
8 months agoReply
@bernardtwindwil Merry Christmas too you as well :) I live in Georgia so it doesn't really snow here either.

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8 months agoReply
Great story. I grew up in California. I understand. Merry Christmas

SomewhereintimeBronze CommaI like cookies. Oh yeah and writing too.
8 months agoReply
@sleeplesstruths lol that's great... well kind of :/ I really enjoyed writing it because that's how I would have been too XD You're welcome and Merry Christmas :)

sleeplesstruthsBronze Comma#Gryffindor
8 months agoReply
I love this, thank you, especially the part about how the power cut off because it happened recently to me and that's exactly how I reacted. @somewhereintime

SomewhereintimeBronze CommaI like cookies. Oh yeah and writing too.
8 months agoReply
@sleeplesstruths I was your SUPER secret Comma writer ;) I hope you liked it and sorry it was late. I took a long time choosing the pictures ^-^