So this is Christmas…
But what have you done?
That night I saw an angel fall from the sky. Her golden hair gradually lost its shine as she reached the ground. Her beautiful white gown was stained with dirt. I could not see her eyes or her face, but I knew that she was the loveliest thing that could ever exist on Earth. She looked so fragile and innocent.
So why? Why did you send her away from your kingdom up among the clouds and stars?
I was there. I saw the red petals falling like rain onto her body. It looked like a shower of blood. What has she done? What is her story?
I did not know what to do, but as a honourable man I felt it was the natural thing to go and help. I slowly walked towards her. She was immobile. Was she even breathing? I bent down and, with a trembling hand, I touched her blond locks.
She sat up and looked up at the sky. Then she looked at me.
I held my breath as she stared straight into my eyes and through my soul. Her eyes were like the infinite ocean and her skin was as fair and soft as a baby. Her voice was melodious, though a little broken as if it has been far too long since she had last uttered a word.
“Where am I?” she asked.
I opened my mouth and answered her with much effort. “In the forest of Azelga.”
She stood up and looked around. I straightened up as well. “Who are you, fair lady? Are you an angel?”
The creature turned to me and smiled. She started to go round in circles and lifted her hands up in the air. Red petals fell even more onto her and her only. She laughed as if I had asked her a stupid question.
This time when she spoke, it echoed everywhere. “Why do you say so?”
Then, something strange happened. The petals began to form a tornado around her; I could not see her anymore.
And it started to rain. For real. The water felt heavy upon my body. Soon, the red petals joined.
But as the petals touched me, they became blood.
Real dark blood.
I screamed but no sound came out of my mouth. The red substance covered my hair, my eyes, my skin. I could not move. I fell down. I could only smell the rusty odour of blood.
To my horror, my skin started to peel off. It burnt.
“Merry Christmas,” the angelic voice cried out.
And she watched as I drowned in my own blood.
An Evil Nymph.
PS: Okay I admit this story is… not much Christmas-like, lol, but my weird inspiration got hold of me! This is my contribution to Picture it & Write 🙂
I was browsing through my own blog’s archive and I would like to share the Christmas articles (which fit the festival more than this gloomy story) I wrote last year:
Gifts That Come From The Heart
I read them and thought they would be interesting to be re-read again this year 🙂
33 thoughts on “So This Is Christmas!”
Happy Holiday to You and Yours – you said “not much christmas-like” – but there’s no rules for christmas stories… 😉
Thanks! You too! Yeah… you’re right… ^^
May The Every Moment Of Coming
New Year Brings YOU Happiness And
Prosperity In Life, Enjoy The Every
Moment Of Your Life. Happy New Year.
you have an imaginative mind indeed,Merry Christmas to you!
Aww thank you!
We all have to support each other’s Christmas spirit no matter how hard it may be to muster up!
May you continue to search and find in the coming year!
Whatever…. it is…
you are an excellent writer…
True, Coastal Mum – & I reckon it’s that support of whatever we can manage at Christmastime that makes it wonderful for all 🙂 It just gathers momentum.
Merry Christmas 🙂
So true! Thanks for the inspiring words 🙂 Aww don’t make me blush!
Happy end of year!
Merry Christmas to you and family
Weird inspiration indeed! Skin peeling off, drowning in your blood & some bonkers Angel blithely saying ‘Merry Christmas’ !!!
Great description, oh evil one ze Nymph. Seems like one could catch a ride to “anywhere” in your head 🙂
~ Merry Christmas ~
Thank you! Hehe sometimes I’m even surprised at myself… Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Happy end of year!
Merry Christmas and happy holiday… 🙂
Thanks! You too!
I fell from the sky to and buried underground…this is fantastic? Where did you find it please? Merry Christmas (again)
Hehe thanks to Ermilia’s picture my imagination goes wild! Thank you! Happy end of year!
That is one scary, sad story. the words just comes alive and haunts the reader. Wow!You are truly gifted and amazing. Great writing magic!
Thank you so much 🙂 You are not unfamiliar with the mastering of words either – yours always inspire me!
That is the fun of writing at any given moment.., no rules!!
Merry Christmas… a bit gory yes but that’s part of life.
Thanks! Hope you had a great Christmas 🙂 Hehe indeed.
What an imagination! … 🙂
Happy New Year to you!
Thank you and same to you too!
Hahaha, she’s ba-ack! Nicely evil, MD. I was so caught up with how beautiful your story was and then still a little distracted by Unpredicted lately… I totally forgot you do this to us. Completely caught by surprise! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
Hehe thank you! I enjoy doing this 🙂 Always! You too! Best wishes.
Holy bageebers that turned dark quickly. Stunning and creepy wrapped up in a nice red Christmas bow. I’d like to have this in the pool for the Picture it & Write Publication since it’s a 2012 prompt if you’re ok with that.
I’m glad you like it. Sure!
Please copy-paste the whole post as a comment that way it’s obvious that you’re the one submitting it and link back to the original PW post so I know which image to link it to in the ebook.
Thanks so much!
If we have..
Wishes you a Bright, Happy and Prosperous New Year 2013 with God Bless!
Beautiful words! Thank you so much! Wish you all the best in 2013 as well 🙂