Coming Home for Christmas

“Jürgen’s coming home for Christmas,” Mrs. Kiesler announced.

“That’s great news,” Mr. Kiesler replied.  “But, somehow you don’t seem very happy about it.”

“Of course, I’m happy that he’s spending Christmas with us.”

“Then, what’s wrong?”

“I’m thinking about what Lena said.”

“About seeing Jürgen with a teenage girl when Gunther and she visited Hamburg?”


“But, she admitted that she was mistaken.  Besides, Jürgen is a priest.”

“I know, but–”

“But, what?”

“Jürgen’s bringing someone.”


“An orphan.”

“How fortunate for that little boy or girl.”  

“It’s a teenage girl.”

“You’re not thinking…?”

“I don’t know what to think.”

100 Words

This post is for the Friday’s Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. You can find this week’s prompt here. To read other stories or to participate, click here.

9 thoughts on “Coming Home for Christmas

    • Monifa is just going to spend Christmas with Jurgen and his parents, then, they will return to Hamburg. You’re right, James. Jurgen is in love with her and she with him. They have been in an illicit relationship for two years. He’s planning to leave the priesthood and marry her.

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