Friday, December 19, 2014

Shared Storytelling: Advent Ghosts 2014

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.

11 comments:

Loren Eaton said...

I love the combination of crime and holiday tropes. Also, the coal truck is a great finishing touch.

pattinase (abbott) said...

very nice, Sandra.

KJ Mansfield said...

Never get on the wrong side of big guys who have white beards and wear red suits!

Elizabeth said...

Great story, Sandra! Did you see the episode of the Daily Show (Jon Stewart) last night about the misbehaving Santas at the Santa convention? There were some real badasses among them.

Rhonda Parrish said...

This is a fun (which may show my twisted side a bit LOL) little story and I agree with Loren, the coal truck is a fantastic finishing touch :)

Erin Cole said...

Not just any truck, but a coal truck! I love it. Cheers.

strugglingwriter said...

Justice :)

Al Tucher said...

The Grinch here loved it!

Hunter F. Goss said...

I guess Nick was on the naughty list in a big way.

Definitely got his lump(s) of coal!

sandra seamans said...

Thanks so much, everyone!!

Derek Manuel said...

Ha! Hahaha! Hahahahaha!