Friday Fictioneers – Cranberry Sauce

20 12 2012

Time for some more Friday Fiction, 100 words of fiction based on a photo prompt. If you’d like to join in, go visit Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, she’ll tell you all about it.

Copyright Scott L Vannatter

Cranberry Sauce

The first Christmas without my mother was always going to be difficult.

It’s funny what you remember. She was allergic to cranberry sauce of all things. It used to annoy me for some reason: now it’s just a fond memory.

Christmas is a time to remember those no longer with us, and to be grateful for what we have: our health, our children, the cat that wandered in one day and adopted us. She’s on the table now, nuisance thing. She just took a sniff of the cranberry sauce – and now she can’t stop sneezing.