Next Christmas…will be different…how could you not identify with this short, sweet and poignant story about Christmas? Pauline Barclay’s tale reminded me of countless Christmases spent at my grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, siblings et al. They were noisy raucous affairs, fun-filled, the small house overflowing with love, laughter and the inevitable family squabble.
Pauline conjures all this up with consummate skill and reminds us just what having a family around you means – families are special and it is times like this when we appreciate it – especially long-suffering Mum.
Well written and the perfect length for a short story.
Recommended with 5 stars too.
This 20 minute short coffee read should be
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