Today is the day for Loren Eaton's "Shared Storytelling: Advent Ghosts 2014". You'll find mine below and links to many more stories here. Take a few minutes from your hectic Christmas preparations and relax with some great stories. They're only 100 words long. Merry Christmas, everyone!
NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY NICK
by Sandra Seamans
The prosecutor had told the gruesome truth, he should have won the case. Nick was gleefully guilty, but he'd won the jury over with his best Santa Claus impersonation. Nick had cultivated his resemblance to that paragon of hope, a gift that had saved his ass on many occasions.
Outside of the courthouse a North Pole chill crawled up Nick's spine when a voice whispered in his ear.
"It's not nice to mess with Santa's image, Nick"
The sound of sleigh bells smothered his screams as a coal truck careened out of control and jumped the curb where Nick stood.