The Surprise Christmas Dinner
She brought out a platter covered by a lid. By all guesses, it was a roast for Christmas dinner.
"A turkey?" he asked.
"Lamb," she corrected.
"Oh that sounds-" he started and then she opened the lid. He laughed when he saw a familiar furry face.
"Oh it's Max!" he cried out in delight as his wife laughed. Max gave out a quick bark.
"Surprise! Though he's not for dinner. The real roast is in the kitchen," she said, still laughing.
"Well I should hope so. Cute costume," he told her.
"I gave Max's Christmas present a little early and he was excited to show it off," she explained.
"Well it's wonderful," he told her, also laughing, "Merry Christmas to you both."
"Merry Christmas to you too my love."
Inspiration: Christmas has always been a joyous time for me to spend with family; to have fun. This piece is to emulate the fun time, jokes and cheer often centered around the Christmas feast; a time where you can sit down and spend time with your family.
Word count (story): 133 words
Word count (inspiration): 47
Word count (total): 180