2021. Tinsel and Bauble
© Bruce Goodman 12 January 2021
Christabelle had the most beautiful (and expensive) Christmas decorations. Really, if the neighbours had seen them they would have been embarrassed by their own tree.|
Two of the decorations were particularly splendid. Their names were Tinsel and Bauble. It so happened that they both ended up on the same branch of the tree.
“Oh! What a magnificent decoration!” declared Christabelle’s friend, Tawnya, when she visited.
There was still two weeks to go before Christmas, and both splendid decorations claimed that Tawnya was referring to them.
“I’m the most beautiful!” exclaimed Tinsel.
“I’m the most beautiful!” exclaimed Bauble. “Tawnya was enamoured by my beauty not yours.”
This went on for weeks. Christmas was over. New Year’s Day came and went. Tinsel and Bauble detested each other. Hate would not be too strong a word.
When Christabelle put the decorations away, Tinsel and Bauble happened to be placed next to each other in the same box.
It was going to be a long year.
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