This is Saturday Centus . The prompt must be used word for word somewhere in the story on not more than 100 words.The prompt is highlighted. For complete rules see:http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com.
“What a does a recent widow do with Christmas?” Emma asked herself carrying the bin of tangled up holiday lights to the trash.
Later, when her doorbell rang, she was still in a faded robe and waiting on dusk. She peered between the drapes and saw two little girls on her porch with her string of lights, straightened and wound over their broomstick arms.
“We checked these lights and not one bad bulb. It took a while, but we got ‘em straight for you. Merry Christmas!”
Smiling, Emma asked them in for cocoa. She would untangle her life again too, even if it took a while.