A silly story …

for Friday Fictioneers



What should we do with it now?

With what?

The Christmas tree.

Undecorate it?

Yea, but what then?

Well, chop it up.

Then what?

Burn it.

That seems disrespectful.

It’s only like a cremation, and they’re not disre-doo-da.

We could pile the bits on the compost heap.

They’ll probably still be there next Christmas.

Then you could piece it back together again!

Now you’re being silly.

I’m being frugal.

Being whatal?

Never mind. We could carry it to the recycling place.

Where’s that?

Down the road, second left, first right, up the hill, round the ….

Let’s just burn it. 



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41 thoughts on “A silly story …

  1. Sadje Dec 29, 2021 / 16:52

    That’s why I think people should use artificial trees.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. msjadeli Dec 29, 2021 / 17:51

    An entertaining and realistic dialogue. Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2022!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Elizabeth Young Dec 29, 2021 / 17:56

    Our village has a Christmas tree recycling man with a tree-shredder, and the money he makes goes to charity.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Bear Dec 29, 2021 / 19:16

    Burn Baby Burn! Great story Keith. Listening to it, I just had to cackle out loud. I can just picture to old chaps having this conversation over a pint at the pub. So hilarious! Happy New Year!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dale Dec 29, 2021 / 21:40

    Now that’s how you get someone to side with you! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. rochellewisoff Dec 29, 2021 / 22:24

    Dear Keith,

    Love the dialogue. It made me laugh. And this is why we have an artificial tree. Although they do shed fake pine needles. Sigh.




  7. messymimi's meanderings Dec 30, 2021 / 01:08

    We put them out in front of the house and they are picked up for recycle. It seems they come in handy for preserving our wetlands.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Tannille Dec 30, 2021 / 06:25

    I hope that fire doesn’t flare up and become out of control. Oopsy…


  9. GHLearner Dec 30, 2021 / 14:11

    That was a fun dialogue. Where I live, kids from the local sports club pick them up and burn them in a huge pyre under the watchful eyes of the local fire brigade.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. James McEwan Dec 31, 2021 / 08:36

    The joys of a real tree at Christmas, some people around here always miss the council collection date and just pile them over the hedge. Wood you believe it!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. pennygadd51 Dec 31, 2021 / 17:13

    I enjoyed that, Keith; it made me smile. I’m glad you reassured us in the comments that it was two old men debating the point. I’d had a horrible feeling it might be Rosey, and Rosey and fire doesn’t sound like a safe combination at all!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 31, 2021 / 17:18

      Oh, that would be awful! The very first story I wrote about Rosey back in 2008 was about a disastrous bonfire she built – there’s no way I’d set her free with a box of matches again!

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  12. Bill Jan 1, 2022 / 06:53

    Well done, Keith. And then there’s the story of what happened during the burning. 🙂


  13. Nobbinmaug Jan 1, 2022 / 22:36

    The old what to do with the Christmas tree conundrum. Viking funeral is the way to go.


  14. Laurie Bell Jan 2, 2022 / 10:56

    Ha! A test of laziness over practicality. A fun read. Well done


  15. jillyfunnell Jan 2, 2022 / 13:50

    The bit about the compost heap made me chuckle. At least the prospect of struggling the tree to the recycling place got a decision made.


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