Friday, December 17, 2010

Sugar's Six For Santa

Harry B. Sanderford

All Sugar wants for Christmas is coffee in bed. She'd like just one long lazy morning with the Sunday paper strewn all over tarnation and Buck there beside her reading her funny and bizarre bits of news. Buck with his own brand of commentary of course, making her laugh and telling her she's pretty. He could light the wood stove and make blueberry pancakes while she looks over the sale ads, hollering to him when she spots a bargain. Maybe they'd work the crossword together while they ate, Buck making up words, Sugar rolling her eyes. After breakfast Buck might tell her she has syrup on her chin and then leaning in, kissing it away, find more on her cheek, her neck, her knee.

Sugar's been a good girl Santa

15 comments:

Erin Cole said...

This is a slice of goodness, Harry. Sugar is my kind of lady, (loving the simple things in life) and seemingly lucky to have Buck.
Happy Holidays!

Stephen said...

Very good feel to this and elegantly compact. Good to read something nice and normal, but heart-warming. I know a few moms/dads who have this on the list. The coffee and reading in bed, I mean, with no kids in sight... not the Santa thing... err... well, maybe that too... you know what I mean... lol

John Wiswell said...

I liked this too. There seems to be a trend lately (or maybe it's just in my head) of microfiction that cuts out a nugget of life that's actually pleasant, or at least thematically warm. I'm really enjoying it. Thanks for sharing, Harry!

Eric J. Krause said...

Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best. I hope Santa gives her her wish.

theothersideofdeanna said...

Only one word for this Harry - Sweet! :)
Thanks for a delicious read.

Steve Green said...

Short and sweet Harry, sugar sounds like a girl who likes the simple pleasures of life, good for her, and I am left wondering where the syrup trail was leading to. :D

Stephen said...

It looks to me like Sugar has found a perfect gift. I think she deserves it.

Alan W. Davidson said...

That's a nice little look at a happy moment in the life of Sugar and Buck. Well described, Harry.

Cathy Webster (Olliffe) said...

OMG I want to BE Sugar. So sweet, Harry. Really nice! And I love that artwork - especially the nail polish on her happy, squiggling toes.

Sugar said...

Dear Santa, Buck's been a very good boy.

Rebecca Emin said...

Awww this is so lovely! I hope that Sugar gets her wish.

G.P. Ching said...

You have a fabulous voice for fiction. I was hooked from the start and thought this story was much too short. Would love to read more about Sugar and Buck. Interesting characters.

Harry said...

Thanks alot everyone! I'm sure Santa will treat Sugar right:)

Jodi MacArthur said...

Oh, this is a very good raeson to be good for santa! Always been one of my favs of yours, Har Bro. Might have even been the first one I read.Merry Christmas!

afullnessinbrevity said...

A great snapshot of the couple enjoying the simple things
Adam B @revhappiness