She was surprised her mother had said she’d take her tomorrow. Plagued with social anxiety, her mother never went out. But, she said she would.
Megan picked out her red and green snowflake hat and gloves. She wanted christmas written all over her in the photographs mother would take.
Morning dawn peeked through the curtains. Megan had butterflies in her stomach from anticipation.
She smelled coffee.
Mother was up.
She ran downstairs.
“Mother, what time are we leaving to see the tree at Rockefeller Center?”
Without turning she sulkily said, “Not today, Megan, maybe tomorrow.”
2016©Isadora De La Vega
Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100
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