Santa Problems

[I once posted a Christmas-themed piece of (exactly – count them!) 100 word flash fiction – The First Coming – and thought I’d try it again.]


The reindeer had let him down: after too much Christmas spirit tasting they were donnered and blitzened. It’s why Rudolph’s nose is red – like Alex Ferguson’s.

He only worked one night a year: this could get him sacked! Without reindeer he was going to have to charter loads of flights. He managed to make bookings, and after taking the park’n’ride (200 miles away from the airport) his CheapoAir flight awaited.

Then he saw the huge guy at the desk, menacingly flexing a pair of latex gloves: “Did you pack these bags yourself, sir?”

“My elves did. I’m buggered, aren’t I?”

©️ as shown

13 thoughts on “Santa Problems

  1. Clive December 7, 2019 / 4:27 pm

    Reblogged this on Take It Easy and commented:

    I posted this a year ago today. It’s seasonal – sort of – so I thought I’d give it another airing for those who haven’t seen it before 🎅


    • Clive December 7, 2018 / 12:26 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it, Brigid. As you know, I don’t have any pretensions towards being a creative writer but doing a little piece like this made me appreciate the skill of those who are: so many revisions and word changes!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. ellenbest24 December 7, 2018 / 11:33 am

    Hahaha! The tribulations of a working day … And probably trials of those gloves are anything to go by.😂😁

    Liked by 1 person

    • Clive December 7, 2018 / 11:59 am

      There just had to be gloves – and latex conjures up such images 😂


      • ellenbest24 December 7, 2018 / 12:01 pm

        Let’s stick to the vinyl … knowing my luck my anaphylaxis will kick in on mention of the “L” word. 😃😣😂

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      • Clive December 7, 2018 / 12:03 pm

        Whatever floats your boat, I guess….😂


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