Festive Offerings

PHOTO PROMPT © Björn Rudberg

Needles clicked and hooks moved rhythmically for months. Sons and daughters shopped at local yarn retail stores to provide fodder for the seemingly endless use of aluminium tools. The women’s industry occurred during daytime television and informal chats. Needles and hooks, however, were set aside on Thursday night – bingo was sacrosanct and no-one wanted to miss out on winning a prize. By the time the cold breezes whistled through the trees, the handmade offerings lined the windowsill. A group had been nominated to take the hats and toques to a nearby homeless shelter. A perfect gift for the festive season.

This festive season I am grateful for the warm clothing and home that I have unlike many of those who are homeless. 

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2017

(This post was inspired by Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle. The challenge asks for bloggers to write a story in 100 words or less in response to the photo prompt.)

18 thoughts on “Festive Offerings

  1. I too am grateful for the many comforts I enjoy, especially during these cold months. Churches in my area take turns housing the homeless during the winter, and I am glad to support this vital ministry.


  2. I can’t imagine what it must be like to be homeless, Colline! Sleeping on the streets would be my worst nightmare. How lucky we are! Wishing you a peaceful happy time with your family this Christmas.

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  3. Dear Colline,

    Love the industry of these folks, but that bingo was sacrosanct. It reminded me of my mother who played Mah Jhongg every Tuesday night and Saturday afternoon. 😉




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