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December 21, 2017

Top Ten Thursday: a christmas story

Top Ten Thursday: a christmas story
This week's Top Ten Thursday is to choose a Christmas song that you like and create a back story. I choose 'Feels like christmas' sung by Cyndi Lauper. I didn't do a back story, more just a story which is not easy with only ten sentences so there are a lot of run-on sentences. And if you counted, there are eleven sentences because I'm lazy, that's why.

Here's a sample of the lyrics:
'Feels like christmas' sung by Cyndi Lauper

Hey Louie, can't you see
I couldn't leave you if I tried
Hey Louie, listen to me
We got a thing so dignified
It don't matter if we lived in a shack
Or in a shiny cadillac
It don't matter rich or poor
When love is knocking at your door

It feels like Christmas
Just like Christmas
It feels like Christmas with you...

Songwriters: Rob Hyman / Eric M Bazilian / Cyndi Lauper

(Listen to the song here.)

Here's the story:
Cyndi had been Louie's sweetheart for two months, four days and some hours before Louie began to change and not in a good way.

One ordinary morning Louie woke, pulled his legs out of bed and found they were merged and dangling from his supposed toes were roots.

They visited severals doctors who laughed at them for some time before realizing Cyndi and Louie were serious but there was no cure, at least, none that could be found.

Louie was poor when he married Cyndi and they became poorer when Louie and Cyndi both lost their jobs but they were happy they were still together.

Louie continued to change and grow and he was still able to move about though walking like a penguin did get him some strange stares now and then.

One sunny day, Louie stood in front of the mall but he couldn't get through the swinging doors as he had grew to about ten feet tall.

Soon he found himself clumsily signing a contract to be the mall's mascot during all the holidays such as 'Beat the tree' day and of course, Christmas day.

Louie was almost glad he became a tree because as a man, he couldn't even get a job but as a tree, he was able to pay off his debts and get Cyndi the mansion he had promised her when he married her.

But after a while, Louie's stay at the mall became more permanent as he could no longer move but every christmas, Cyndi would visit Louie and thank him for her good life and Louie would shift his branches a little as an acknowledgment.

Soon, Louie was so much like a tree that he no longer stirs at anyone's voice, not even Cyndi's.

Still, every year, it won't feel like christmas unless Cyndi visits the mall and says a little prayer for Louie's return some day.

The end.

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8 comments:

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    1. thank you. & thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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    1. thank you & as always, thanks for coming by. have a lovely day.

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  3. Aaawww - that sure makes me look differently at Mall Christmas Trees ;-)

    Don't know that song, the only Christmas song I know by Cyndi Lauper is December Child.

    Thanks for playing! Happy Holidays!

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    1. actually, I have not visited a mall in a long while but I still think they would have christmas trees.

      I used to listen to a lot of Cyndi Lauper so I know most of her songs. 'feels like christmas' is actually a fun song.

      thanks for coming by. have a lovely day.

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  4. I love this story Lissa, so romantic but sad at the same time. Love your imagination.
    Have a really lovely Christmas.

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    1. sad that Louie is a tree but happy that Cyndi still gets to see him once in a while. I really like odd stories like these & I guess that's why I write them.

      thanks for coming by. have a lovely christmas.

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