Saturday, December 31, 2016

That night it was both with relief and trepidation that Nancy rang in the new year.

Friday, December 30, 2016

In the shadows beneath her eyes he was able to see a whole life's worth of pain.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

They were bogged down in that period between Christmas and New Years when nothing gets done.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

It was a question of timing that left one lover dead and the other stuck in a Florida prison.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

She had the wherewithal to accomplish anything she put her mind to, which at the moment was wasted on stalking her ex over the internet.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Santa drunkenly fell asleep at the Smith's residence after imbibing in the eggnog spiked with high-proof alcohol leaving half the world's children waiting for their presents.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

"I kept trying to stay positive this Christmas," said Paul,"but every present I opened was either survivalist gear or another gun."

Friday, December 23, 2016

The desultory Christmas season at the nursing home was made worse by the staff's grumblings concerning a lack of bonuses and the demise of old Mrs. Chumly, the only resident who seemed to give two hoots about the holidays.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The office's holiday spirit was fueled by spiked eggnog and mistletoe.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gallows humor was the only thing that kept them sane among all the blood and bullets.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Al had been excited to lecture at the canine conference until he realized the audience was completely comprised of dogs, not other scientists.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

"This whole Trump thing is good for parties," says Dorothy, popping the olive from her martini into her mouth, "since no one wants to talk politics, people are really stretching to find things to chat about."

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Small, simple acts of kindness would eventually save humanity from itself.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The questionnaire, to all appearances innocuous, was used to decide their fate.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

America had become click bait wrapped in a reality TV show served up with super-sized fries.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Even the Ouija board was rude to Burt as it would continually call him derogatory names whenever he attempted to contact the other side.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

"Politics is everywhere these days—from how you greet people at Christmas to what color you wear," sighed a tired and drunken Santa Claus as he chased his eggnog with a shot of whiskey.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016

Rage bubbled up to the surface much more often in those days and heralded a cataclysm to come.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

The bar had become the last bastion for open debate, although it usually revolved around sports teams and beer brands.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

It was a single sentence typed out late one night that led to his death sentence early one morning.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The fat white flakes fell ceaselessly, quieting the bustling city in a patina of pristine whiteness.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

We hid in the barn that night praying the men would not find us as the border was so tantalizingly near.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Bill believed there wasn't enough comfort food and booze in the world to get him through the next four years.

Friday, December 2, 2016

The more ways they invented for us to communicate with one another the more cut off we became.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dark thoughts faded in the presence of the morning light glowing on the wet tree limbs outside the kitchen window.