It was cold in the manger, but the young couple hardly noticed. The father leaned in close as the mother cradled her infant child, their faces beaming with joy. The sheep slept, huddled together for warmth, as the donkey nibbled on hay.
Then, a distant rumbling caught the couple’s attention. It couldn’t be thunder; the night was so clear, every star was visible. The couple went to the manger door and peered out into the dark. The rumbling grew louder and soon, they saw figures advancing toward them.
The mother clutched her son tight as twelve drummers drumming came into view. Their ba-rum-ba-bum-bumming shook the walls of their small shelter.
The father raised his hands and yelled to the drummers, “Hey, guys! It was cute when it was just the one little boy playing his drum, but twelve of you is a bit much.”
Not that it wasn’t a lot of fun and it did get my creative juices flowing. Thank you BlogDramedy for conceiving of this inventive, if not slightly maddening, challenge.
And, don’t forget to check out the other participants:
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Shouts from the Abyss
A Few Clowns Short
The Original Bean
Words That Rhyme with Purple
A Daft Scots Lass
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Trail Blazer 1
Lenore Diane’s Thoughts Exactly
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