And with today’s post, this year’s BlogFestivus writing challenge comes to an end. What an exercise in editing! I hope a jolly time was had by all the joy train riders…I’d ride with you anytime. Tomorrow, my thank you gift, in verse, to you all.
Under the glow of Rudolph’s nose, Santa declared, “I pronounce you buck and buck. You may now nuzzle.” A wild cheer erupted as Prancer and Cupid locked lips. Before things got X-rated, Santa waved for silence.
“Toasts to wait until after tonight’s deliveries. Dasher, round up the crew and get ‘em hitched — ha-ha. Bart, you guys are up. Load the sleigh. ETD is fifteen minutes. I’ll be out after I adjust my beard.”
Dasher glanced at Mrs. Claus and gave a nod. Signaling Jack with a finger alongside her nose, she grabbed Bart’s stocking cap. “I’ve got a surprise for Santa. The reindeer can pack. ” She knew Bart was ever eager to make hay with the big guy. Bart had already strapped explosives to the gifts. The rein-dumb could handle the loading. “You bet, Mrs. C. Lead the way. Elves…with me.”
Quickly, the sleigh was loaded down with tidings of good cheer (minus the C-4) and by the time Santa emerged, all was set for take-off. “Rudy, light up. On three, two, one…punch it!”
They rose in the air…and there came such a clatter…as the fur tree in front of Santa’s house came alive with dozens of icicle-covered gnomes, a Bart-shaped star perched on top.
Santa, thrilled, exclaimed, “Ere I drove out of sight…what’s all this?”
“The reindeer’s gift to you…with a little help from Jack Frost. Unfortunately, it’s permanent.”
BlogFestivus is a seasonal short story writing challenge running from December 11 to 19. Nine days of…well, you can read all about it here. Read what the rest of the joy train riders are up to by clicking on the links below!