Merry Christmas from Jenna’s Journal for the last Sweet Saturday Sample of the year! I signed up to do historical, but I thought I would instead give you a sample of the new flash fiction Christmas story I wrote for the Stuff Your Stockings Blog Hop. It contains some old friends of yours: Pam and Roger from Almost Perfect and is called An Almost Perfect Christmas. I hope you enjoy!
Christmas Eve 2004
“Come on, Roger. Christmas Eve is almost over.” Pam sat in front of their small but full Christmas tree, digging through the pile of presents wrapped in festive paper.
“Be there in a second, babe.” The hushed, absent-minded tone carried from the dining room where her husband sat at his computer, eyes glued to the screen as they had been all night.
“That’s what you said an hour ago,” she mumbled then seized the big square package she had been looking for. “Now, Roger. Or you’re going to be sorry!” She added a playful lilt to the last word. This was their first Christmas as a married couple. It had to be perfect.
“I’m here. I’m here. Where’s the fire?” Roger plopped his tall frame down next to her.
“Right here.” She grabbed his face, pulling his lips onto hers. Tingles shot down her arms—always did every time he kissed her. He settled his arms around her, drew her closer. His tongue thrust into her mouth, probing her with bold sweeps. Pam moaned and clutched him, pressing against his chest until he toppled backward onto the carpet with her on top.
He disengaged long enough to say, “We should have started this in the bedroom.”
“Oh, we’re heading there.” She ground her hips against his and was rewarded with a groan from above and hardness below. “But you need to open a present first.”
“But it’s not Christmas yet.” He ran his hands down her sides, under her jeans to cup her butt. When he squeezed her cheeks, she squealed. “You get to open one present on Christmas Eve and I’m telling you which one.”
If you’d like to find out which present Roger opens (and read the rest of the story) Scroll down to my previous blog post for Stuff Your Stockings and enjoy!
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Thanks so much for visiting Jenna’s Journal this year. I wish you and yours a very Happy Holiday season. See you in 2012!