Thursday 19 December 2013

DECEMBER 19 2013: The Real Meaning

DECEMBER 19 2013: The Real Meaning

Debz Hobbs-Wyatt
Sick Note

A Cup of Medicine

“Is that a medical condition?”
            I imagine him standing there with the phone in his hand, eye brows raised, rolling his eyes at Santa. “The Elf is off sick again.”
            I hear children’s voices already waiting in line. Think about church, the vicar saying we all need to remember there is a Christ in Christmas.  
            I know what they think. It’s another excuse, it’s really a hangover, or too many mince pies. Come on? Stigmata?
            I hang up, root for a tissue. Remember there is a Christ in Christmas. I think it as I wipe the blood from the receiver.

About the Author
Debz Hobbs-Wyatt as well as being the editor for CaféLit, works as a full time writer. Her short story The Theory of Circles was nominated for the US Pushcart Prize last year, she was one of only two UK writers short listed in the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2013, won the Bath Short Story Award 2013 and her debut novel While No One Was Watching has just been published by Parthian Books. Special Amazon offer on Paperback and Kindle version only 99p now!
Twitter @DebzHobbs-Wyatt

1 comment:

  1. This is a very thought-provoking piece of flash fiction. The fact that I read it three times is a clue to how impressed I am.