Spirits of Christmas – Flickering Lanterns

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It’s the happiest time of the year, this one corner house is where everyone goes, where every holidays the lanterns hang by the door are greeting guests with its luminous presence and brightest colors. Beyond the lights and cheerful decorations, behind the smiles and niceties is a family living a double life where darkness lies.

Full of bruises and scars, trying very hard to keep the walls standing. Christmas is their day to make it right every year, thinking even just for a day to live peacefully where the lights shine the brightest to blind them even just for a little while.

And it’s like the lanterns hide the deepest secrets of this house, using them as a cover and mask from what’s inside. Every year these lanterns see what truly happens in this house and it feels like these hanging lights absorbs the atmosphere. All of a sudden without anyone looking the lanterns start flickering, like any minute it’s going to explode just like the house and the people inside it. The house with the brightest colors and fancy decorations is now covered up with splash of red and barricade tape.


Spirits of Christmas is a four part series of whimsical stories about Christmas decorations we often use and their hidden stories. The idea and imagination of what it would be like if these said decorations can speak and feel. What it’s like for them when this time of the year comes, does it also feels like Christmas for them?

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Spirits of Christmas – Mr. Fine the Pine Tree

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It’s the Christmas season and the Christmas tree farm is very alive with all new great pine trees in line.

It’s that time of the year again Pines, people are going to see you and choose one or two of you to take back to their homes, they’re going to decorate you with the finest ornaments and you will be in your greatest shape for all your Christmas’ lifetime. They’re going to choose based on how you look, how green you are, how straight and strong your branches reach out, and most importantly how you smell. Good luck Pine Trees!

Mr. Fine the Pine Tree got picked and got set up with a lovely home, he got the finest lights, garlands, and ornaments. Standing straight and tall with its twinkly lights and glittery dust. People coming over to the house was amazed by Mr. Fine the Pine Tree, day after day he does his job being this amazing Christmas tree that everybody loved. But as days past by, Mr. Fine the Pine Tree was slowly losing his glory, his leaves and branches were falling off, his color was fading, and the freshness of his smell was not evident anymore. Mr. Fine the Pine Tree wasn’t informed about what happens after Christmas ends— he waited. The time to put down the decorations had came, Mr. Fine the Pine Tree was dressed down, he got carried and dragged all the way down, put in a truck and went straight back to the Christmas tree farm.

The worn out Christmas tree was back at the Christmas tree farm, home sweet home for him. Minutes later Mr. Fine the Pine Tree met the Chipper.


Spirits of Christmas is a four part series of whimsical stories about Christmas decorations we often use. The idea and imagination of what it would be like if these said decorations can speak and feel. What it’s like for them when this time of the year comes, does it also feels like Christmas for them?

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SAYING GOODBYE

It’s hard to say good bye,

the story’s not yet over.

Let there be more pages

to this book of us together.

It doesn’t even matter

what comes after this

just as long I can still

taste the kiss from your lips.

But you ended us

killed the romance

you gave it all up

like there’s no chance

for fixing us.

You’ve thrown it away,

I was not enough.

when I finally wanted to stay,

you just called it off.

You pulled the plug

when I was so in love

It’s like you were my drug

and I was flying high

like a dove.

It’s hard to say good bye

when all I can think about

is you and I.

Everywhere I go,

there you are.

In my mind,

there you stay

but I wish you

were here in front me,

I wish I can say

that I’m okay

without you

but it’s not the truth

because I still can’t

look you in the eye—

I can not lie,

I’m not ready to say

goodbye.

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