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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?”

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  1. December 10, 2018 at 11:28 am

    Very cute!

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  2. December 7, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Brilliant Clive. You had me giggling.

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    • December 7, 2018 at 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!

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      • December 7, 2018 at 1:47 pm

        It looks to me like you are a very creative writer Clive.

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      • December 7, 2018 at 1:54 pm

        That’s very kind of you, Brigid, you flatter me!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. December 7, 2018 at 11:33 am

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

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    • December 7, 2018 at 11:59 am

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


      • December 7, 2018 at 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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      • December 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm

        Whatever floats your boat, I guess….😂


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