Tag Archives: Christmas

Innocence Lost

“I’m so glad Christmas is over,” declared Aiden. “Tired of hearing Christmas music everywhere?” asked Miriam. “It’s all the pictures of Santa I can’t stand.” Miriam’s mouth dropped. “What’s wrong with them? They’ve been around forever. Ever since I was … Continue reading

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The Last Will and Testament of a Last Minute Christmas Shopper

(This was discovered scrawled on the back of a sales receipt near the body of a man found in the mall parking lot after a riot of shoppers on December 24th:) I, John Mortimer Percy, of sound mind, bequeath all … Continue reading

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A Watched Pot

A rustling at the front door alerted Jeff that the mail had arrived. He leaped from his easy chair in the living room and bounded down the hall. Tossing open the door, he investigated the contents of the mailbox. His … Continue reading

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Santa and the Belief Clause

Early in December, Megan approached her dad. He sat in the living room, watching videos on his tablet. “Does Santa have an Instagram?” she asked. Her dad pulled out an earbud and focused on his daughter. “I don’t see why … Continue reading

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Casualties of War

With canned Christmas music playing just over the commotion of last minute shoppers, Paisley and Burke navigated their way through the crowded mall. “I just don’t have it. I can’t finish strong,” confessed Paisley. She collapsed on a bench and … Continue reading

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Christmas Hint

“What are you planning to get Megan for Christmas this year?” Graham whispered to his son-in-law. “I have no idea,” replied Craig. “Especially after last year. Getting her a puppy was a stroke of brilliance,” admitted Graham. Craig looked over … Continue reading

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A September Holiday

Weaving their way through Stufmart, Judy’s texting distracted her from her immediate surroundings. Bobby’s voice pierced through the diversions. “I love Christmas,” he said. “What’re you talking about? It’s September,” she asked. When she looked up, she found herself transported … Continue reading

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