Yup, it’s flash fiction time again! As always, this is based around Laurence Simon’s weekly challenge for the 100 word-stories podcast. It’s a great exercise for writers – writing a good drabble is a lot harder than it appears, but is still a “small” task so you can get around that idea of it being too much work. And then you get a random (and often bizarre) writing prompt to shoehorn you out of writer’s block! Go read the rules for the Weekly Challenge and participate!
I nod and mumble my thanks. “Thanks to you, it was a very Christian–“
He laughs and his belly jiggles. “I don’t care what you call it. Just so they forget what this holiday is really about. Forget the sacrifices. Forget what they were scared of.”
Two short men – elves – grab my wrists, and I glimpse red cloth and white beard as my benefactor rises.
“And then they’ll forget my holiday, and milk and cookies will never, ever be enough.”