‘So Here It Is…’ by Tom F

Welcome back to Tom F with his fun and light-hearted take on the Christmas theme. Office Christmas parties…. hmmm 😉 a minefield for story prompts at this time of year! 🙂

office christmas party

Tom F says:

December 22, 2013

So Here It Is ……..

It was the office party. Christmas was almost upon us. We headed for the local pub for the usual booze-up, a few pies and nibbles and a lot of loud music. I didn’t want to go that year, all a bit “ samey” I thought. But, I resigned myself, it had to be done, literally, or there were questions when the holiday was over.
I was twenty three, she was forty two. The wine had been flowing for two hours, and it was working its magic. I saw her across the room , she was looking directly, and very seductively , at me . She took the band from her hair , which she always wore in the office. She shook her head, and the long red locks swirled across her face. I had never seen her like this before, she was my boss, and she was , for God’s sake, twenty years older than me. And married !
I gulped a large mouthful of red wine, and tried to turn my head away, but I could feel her gaze forcing me to return the look. She was still staring , but now there was a fire in her eyes ,and she was swaying to the music. Was it the drink; was it the music, or a combination of both and the spirit of Christmas ? Or was it the way her body was moving as she glided slowly across the room, eyeing me deliberately. She certainly didn’t walk like that in the office !
As she reached me , there were no words, just the gaze . She took both my trembling hands and pulled me gently on to the dance floor . I felt the whole room watching us as we smooched for a very short time, and realized that she had manoevered us to the centre of the floor.
“ Here we are “ she whispered in my ear “ I’ve been wanting to do this all year “.
She looked up slowly ,and I followed her eyes to a huge piece of mistletoe hanging directly above our heads.
“ Heaven’s above !” I gasped, trying to make a joke out of the situation.
“ No, heaven is right here , right now , and later……..” .Her smile de-frosted me ! Her kiss melted me!
‘Later ?’…… I thought. ‘Later ?’ ….
Should I ? …. Could I ?….
Well…… I did !, and every Christmas for the next ten years ,until she took early retirement .
And Now ?….. Well I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day .!!

(c) Tom F

One thought on “‘So Here It Is…’ by Tom F

  1. Great story, love this by Tom! I just wasn’t able to get to this competition this month Elizabeth but hope to do so again soon! I’m very quickly catching up this morning before signing off until the new year, so I wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year…’see’ you in 2014 🙂

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