Loren Eaton invited me to participate in his fifth annual Advent Ghosts challenge. It consists of writing a ghostly (or horror) Christmas story in one hundred words. And, gulp, I accepted. Here's mine and you can find the links to all the stories at Loren's blog. Merry Christmas, Everyone!
THE DEVIL'S GIFT
by Sandra Seamans
Frowning, Kristen studied the two gaily wrapped gifts hoping for a clue.
"You have until midnight. Heaven or hell, my dear?"
Kristen shifted her gaze to the bearded man sitting across the table from her. Dressed in a fur trimmed red suit, he reminded her of the magical Santa she loved as a child.
"We know what your preference would be, don't we?"
An evil grin slithered across his Krampus face. “Your joyous Christmas or mine?”
With the first chime of Christmas bells Kristen chose. Her soul mourned as she ripped open the box and hell’s sorrow filled her heart.