Saturday, November 19, 2016

Thanksgiving - Tradition - P. A. Nolte

1/ A man stands in the checkout line at a grocery store.  He is surrounded by the harried faces of people buying one last can of cranberry sauce, or another bag of ice, or any number of minor things that slipped through the cracks in their extensive shopping lists.

2/ The items on the belt are recognizably his.  A few frozen pizzas and a six pack of beer.

3/ The cashier chirps at him with a smile on her face.  He smirks and slides his debit card.

Cashier: That'll be $16.21.

Man: Ominous.

Cashier: I'm sorry?

Man: Nevermind.

4/ Outside of a small house is a parked car.

5/ The man sits on his couch in front of a television.  He has a beer in one hand and a piece of pizza in the other.  He is content. On the TV is the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

TV (digi): --another balloon from the popular children's show--

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