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The Night Before Black Friday'Twas the night of Thanksgiving, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The leftovers were stored in the kitchen with care
In preparation for an event so rare.
The children were left to fend for themselves
While Daddy and I were busy as elves.
With he in the minivan and I at his side
We planned our shopping trip throughout the whole ride.
Ornaments and bulbs to electronics and toys
We sure would have to struggle to maintain our poise.
Away to the store we flew like a flash
As I wondered if I should get some more cash.
The parking lot was full, as we knew it would be
And what terrible timing! Now I have to pee.
We did find a spot at the end of the lot
I peed by the car, hoping not to get caught.
The cooler we took out the back of the van
And carried it to the store as fast as we can
My sister, she waitied, as she knew she must
Save our place in line, Black Friday or bust!
Awaiting our arrival, she sat in a lawn chair
With the tent behind her, they
The Parlour IncidentOne day in July, I believe it was, I found myself sitting with several acquaintances in Christopher's parlour. It was one of those deliciously lazy afternoons which only the summer in her full glory can bring. The room had a wan, listless light to it, relaxing the other guests and myself as we languidly chatted over tea and crumpets. The air was also sluggishly heavy, dulling the senses to a slowly-blended calm engendered by the heat of St. Othniel's southerly climate.
At length, after much stimulating conversation, Christopher stood, producing a book of sheet music.
"What do you all say to a bit of music?" he asked.
"Certainly," I answered.
"Oh yes, please do darling!" Tabitha exclaimed, "he's quite the maestro."
Christopher laughed, shaking his head.
"Now, now love, I'd not go that far."
He strode over to the piano as the other guests urged him on. Ida entered the room bearing a merrily steaming teapot and more crumpets.
"More tea sirs?" she inquired, shooting sideways glances at her
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