Sunday, December 23, 2007

Seasons Greetings from the Bennets! - a Heroic Monday Mission

Seasons Greetings from the Bennets!

Sorry we missed out on sending out a letter last year, but things were rather hectic. What with Claire discovering her new power and all, and then being chased by a psycho killer. Wait! you think. New power? Indeed! Our little Claire-Bear has the power to heal herself. She can even cut off an appendage and it will regenerate. Pretty cool, no? But there was this crazy guy who wanted her power and was after her, but fortunately some other folks thought it was really important to "save the cheerleader, save the world..." whatever that means... but it sure saved our Claire-Bear, so we are grateful. We have had to move in an attempt to hide our identity, but Claire continues to be a cheerleader and is dating a very nice young boy who just happens to be able to fly (!!!!) We've never met his parents, or really know anything about him other than he uses his power to peak into windows, make quick getaways, and save our darling Claire... so I'm sure he's a good guy.

Noah had to leave his job at Primatech Paper, but of course, it turns out that was all a front anyways for a really rather shady company that studied people with other abilities... like Claire only different... but he couldn't work for them anymore so he went to work for a copy store. At least he stayed in the paper business. Oddly enough he still made enough money so we could have a beautiful house in a very expensive area of California, AND he could travel all over the world. Although it did sort of catch up with him when he was shot through the head, but fear not, Claire's blood was able to heal him, too. Pretty cool, no? Of course, we all have to still pretend he's dead. Kind of like we had to do last spring, as well. Hmmm... life is rather circular. Anyhow, I suppose we will have to move again. Maybe we'll think to change our first names this time, too. And lock Claire in her room. It's for her own good.

Lyle is...well, um... I'm sure he's around here somewhere. It must be hard growing up in the shadow of Claire, but he seems to be doing OK. At least he has managed to not get shot. Yet.

All this craziness and moving and whatnot has sure put a dent in Mr. Muggles' show schedule, it's been nearly 2 years since he's won a blue ribbon. But he knows he is still a winner in our house. Isn't that right, Mr. Muggles?

And me? Well, I am just enjoying the challenges of being a mother and a wife, and trying to overcome the strain of having my memory erased so many times.

Speaking of which... The Haitian that delivered this to you? Will soon be taking away your memory. Not only of this letter (can't have anyone be able to find us through a silly old Chrismas letter, now can we?) but of your ever knowing us. We will miss you greatly, and promise we won't forget you. We hope you have a happy life, a Merry Christmas, and a happy new year. Ours is sure to be filled with more unbelievable adventures, deceit, and strange happenings.

Love,

Noah, Sharon, Claire and Lyle Bennet



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This holiday letter (which probably only makes sense to you if you watch Heroes) is part of this week's Monday Mission, which is (as you probably guessed) to write a post in the style of a Holiday Letter. Write your own creation and post a link to it below. Have fun! (Next week's mission... none other than New Year's Resolutions)

ALSO, IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS for January Monday Mission themes, please share either in the comments or through e-mail (pntdmaypoleATyahooDOTcom). What I try to do with Monday Missions is give an idea for a STYLE of writing, and then see what happens. So... what kind of posts would you like to write/read in the new year?

15 comments:

nomotherearth said...

I DO watch Heroes and I loved this! Very funny.

Family Adventure said...

Sadly, I don't watch Heroes, so I didn't get it all. But did get a chuckle out of it anyway :)

Merry Christmas Ms. Painted Maypole -- to you and yours! Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Heidi

bubandpie said...

Every post I've read for the last three days or so has been some variation on "Have a good Christmas" so what a breath of fresh air this was! Hilarious.

susiej.com said...

I love letters that fill me in -- but do not BRAG!! You did wonderful. I was hurrying, and not as creative -- but please join us for ice cream tonight!! Then, we'll talk about the year!

Kyla said...

Clever, clever.

Tracey said...

Merry Christmas! Hope it's beautiful...

Chrissy said...

Oh, that was a good one. So funny.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Christine said...

funny, though ti was sort of lost on me b/c i don't watch the show!

merry christmas, and sorry for my absence recently.

Running on empty

Kathryn said...

Haha! Very clever! That would be a fun Christmas letter to get in the mail. Even if it meant having my memory erased.
Merry Christmas!

niobe said...

I'm glad you explained the reference. Because I was thinking I was just being really slow.

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

What a hoot! I loved this. And Merry Christmas! I'm behind on reading blogs right now, but I'll catch up in a few days. I hope you and yours are having a wonderful holiday!

wheelsonthebus said...

THat was fantastic.

jen said...

i don't watch it and therefore don't get it but am here adoring you anyways. happy christmas, sister.

Chaotic Joy said...

Oh the cleverness of you! I was thinking when I read this that if you don't watch it, it really must sound like a dumb show. I watch it and haven't been able to drag my husband in because I am like "well there are these people with special powers..." and well he's pretty much out at that point.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

HA! I *just* finished watching Season 1 on from Netflix!