Lalia in 'A Very Belly Christmas'"Holidays are comin', holidays are comin', holidays are comin', holidays are comin'," Lalia chanted continually, beyond excited. Jane, holding a half-full glass of white wine lazily against her thigh looked up from her seat on the sofa with a smile, watching as Lalia danced across the living room to the wreathed mantel, fists clenched in giddy anticipation. She reached beyond the fairy-lighted artificial garland sitting in proudly across the fireplace to where an advent calendar was propped against the wallpapered chimney breast,Lalia in 'A Very Belly Christmas' by blame-thrower
"Eeeeekk! Four more days to go!" Lalia clapped and shrieked as she located the perforated '21' door and poked her finger into it, extracting the tiny chunk of chocolate from inside. Jane smiled and nodded, her wine glass standing on the upholstery cushion as she held the stem, casting multicolored fluid refractions onto her blue jeans from the wintry mid-afternoon sunlight trickling through the window. Lalia grinned as she popped miniscule piece of chocolate i
The Babysitter (Part 4)"Ooof... OK girls, that's enough for tonight!" Kristi said tiredly as she laid on the floor, out of breath. Marcy and Tiffany jumped around the room, still full of energy in the way only small children can be.The Babysitter (Part 4) by jerkajerk
"But we barely even played!" Marcy whined, while still jumping around the room.
"Yes, well... I'm tired." Kristi responded, still breathing heavily. Internally, she was a little worried- she shouldn't be out of breath after playing with the girls for only five minutes, yet here she was, completely winded. "And besides, the food will be here soon!" The proclamation of food was enough to get the girls to forget about playing, and they jumped on the couch to watch whatever children's show was on at the time. After the girls sat down, Kristi made her way to the dining table, where all her homework was scattered about, as usual. While she had been doing fine in her courses, the semester was beginning to come to a close, which meant