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Joseph and Me

by Shawn M. Klimek


The inn furthest from the road, beside the two olive trees. I hear moaning from within the stable, like a woman in labor.

We’re on our way.


Down here, sir. Stay low.

Is that a baby crying? Oh my—. Merry Christmas everyone!

Shh! Merry Christmas.

That old man who just stepped outside must be Joseph. Piedmont, your Galilean dialect is the best. Go talk to him.

Yes, sir.

That was quick. What did he say?

Peace, praise God. Nice weather. Just polite conversation.

Did you get the selfie?


That’s the important thing. Let’s go. When to next?




Author Bio

Shawn M. Klimek is the internationally published, multi-genre author of more than 200 poems and stories, including many cited for special recognition or featured in best-of collections. He is the author of Hungry Thing, an illustrated fantasy tale told in five poems. He lives in Illinois, USA, with his wife and their Maltese.


Dawn · December 26, 2020 at 10:16 pm

This one had me laughing out loud. A futuristic time travel scavenger hunt! Very clever!! LOL

Peggy Gerber · December 26, 2020 at 10:36 pm

I completely agree with everything Dawn said. This was very funny.

Charlotte Langtree · December 27, 2020 at 4:26 am

Brilliant 🙂

Amrita Valan · December 28, 2020 at 9:10 pm

Ha ha ha.. Enjoyed reading this.😀

Kelly Matsuura · December 30, 2020 at 5:18 am

You always entertain 🙂

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