Advent story, day 4 – Disaster strikes!


Frank and Lisa looked at me with excited expectation.

Frank: SO!!! How do you like it?

Lisa: Tell us! Tell us!

Carol: Oh my gosh…the gingerbread is perfect. I love it! *nom* *nom* *nom* Yum. Now I’ll bite into the stained glass part.

Lisa: I can’t wait to hear what she thinks!

Frank looked at me eagerly.

Carol: Uh…oh…um…I’m not sure how to say this…

Frank: What is it?

Carol: The stained glass part tastes…like cough candies. Really. That red cherry flavour tastes medicine-y. I’m sorry.

Frank just looked at me. Stunned.

Carol: BUT, I know someone who would just LOVE this flavour. My husband, Mike, really loves cough drops and he loves those awful “energy drinks” – Like Rock Star (blech) that remind me of cough syrup. I think HE may like these, so they won’t go to waste. I’m sorry, Frank. We can’t possibly give these to Santa.

Frank continued to look at me. Still stunned.

Carol: Hey Mike! Come over here and try these gingerbread cookies! I think you’ll like them! They taste like cough candies!

Mike: Cough candy cookies? I’ll be right there!

2 minutes later, Mike had tested the cookies:

Mike: Wait, Frank…the gingerbread was terrific! I just don’t like the weird sticky stuff in my teeth. Frank, please…don’t be upset…there’s still time to sort this out.

Frank: You’re right. We’ll try again…wait, what is that?? Did you hear that?

Mike: Oh God, NOOOOO!

Carol: What the??? HELP US! It’s a Donnersaurus Rex! He’s destroying the bakery! He’s ruining everything!

Frank: Save our souls!

Lots of crashing and screaming ensues…and then…out of the Lego rubble…Frank appeared…


  1. Cynthia says:

    Oh dang! Sticky cough candy tasting centres? That’s too bad as they look so pretty! I’m sure Frank and Lisa can come up with something great to top it though, I have faith in them! Those Donnersauruses are such hooligans, you gotta watch out for them!

  2. Carol Browne says:

    Thanks guys! I was “working with what I had” on that one. And yes, the cookies looked awesome, but tasted pretty gross. Oh well, they can’t all be winners! 🙂

  3. Leah says:

    Wow! I can’t wait to see what happens next!
    The Donnerasaurus just retreated on it’s own accord? Wow. Lucky!
    And Carol seemed all calm and cool while the destruction was going on! It was the cough candy cookie that upset her. She seems Very Focused on the mission to create a treat for Santa. She and Frank are a team!

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