Christmas Tithe

Christmas Tithe – 99 Words

Photo Prompt copyright Dale Rogerson

By Ami (Gypsie) Offenbacher-Ferris

“I’m telling you, she’s a witch!” Said the boy carrying the end of the tree.

“She’s not a witch!” Chimed the other two boys.

“She’s just an old woman.” The first boy said.

“Besides,” the middle boy huffed, “a witch wouldn’t want a Christmas tree every year!”

“Momma says it’s a tithe to keep her happy,” the third boy whispered.

The old lady beckoned them in where they set the tree in its stand. She led them out and as the door closed they heard her laughingly say,

“I am not a witch love, not a witch at all.”


  1. GHLearner says:

    Heh, let them believe she is a witch and she gets her tree, set it up and all for free. A great game she’s playing.

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  2. Bear says:

    Good story. Happy New Year.

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  3. Thank you Bear! Fantastic New Year to you and yours as well!


  4. I cackled with laughter at that last line! Well done.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Keith! Wishing the Happiest of New Year’s!! 😄

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  5. Dale says:

    I love it! Everyone is happy, in the end… they can wonder, she continues making them wonder, and she gets her tree delivered 😉

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  6. msjadeli says:

    :::gulp:::: How did she know what they were saying in the street? Gives me the goosebumps!

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  7. Bill says:

    Not at all. Well done.

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  8. jillyfunnell says:

    Clever witch! This is a very imaginative take.

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