It was her first Christmas alone. She was a survivor when everyone else in the family was gone. Tom and Janet from work invited her over for Christmas dinner. Staying home for a good cry sounded better, but she forced herself to go. The first thing she saw when she entered their apartment was a tray full of fudge and divinity and powdered sugar covered cookies. Just like her mom always made at Christmas time. She . . .

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

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  1. Oh, chripes! They never used curse words. However, the popular word when upset was “fudge!” Instead of saying f _ _ c k, they would say “fudge!” Certainly diminishes the impact of the authentic curse word. However, they felt somewhat daring knowing in their little minds that what they were really thinking was pretty naughty. So the girls would giggle and cover their mouths after saying “fudge.” They thought they were getting away with something. Silly girls!

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