A Gift for Readers: A Case of the Flue

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In honor of Christmas, I’m sharing the following flash fiction piece with y’all.

 

 

 

A Case of the Flue

 

“Santa has a fever. Mrs. Claus put him to bed.”  Rudolph pawed the snowy ground. “Who will drive the sleigh?”

“No one,” Blixen said. “We’ll send everything by Federal Express.”

“Belief in Santa is at an all-time low. If we send everything by mail, no one will believe.” Rudolph tossed his antlers, almost skewering Blixen.

“And Santa will feel useless and become depressed.” Blixen led the way into the barn.

LineDrawTrees2“Ready to get hitched?” one of the elves asked. Without waiting for an answer, he began harnessing the reindeer.

Blixen  said, “Rudolph is in the lead. He could grab the gifts by the ribbons and drop them down the chimneys.”

“But what if the children spot the Santa-less sleigh? Then no one will ever believe again.”

“We should go. It’s our best chance to save Christmas.” Blixen stamped his hoof and turned to the elf. “Freddie, go tell Mrs. Claus to tell Santa not to worry, we’re on top of the delivery crisis.”

“Better hope everyone’s cleaned their chimney,” Blixen muttered as they rose into the air.

The rest of the reindeer snickered.

 

And so, boys and girls, don’t feel too bad if you got a lump or two of coal this year.

 

Have a very merry holiday, and be sure to check out the posts of my fellow bloggers

 

Ginger Simpson http://mizging.blogspot.com/
Beverley Bateman http://beverleybateman.blogspot.ca/
Fiona McGier http://www.fionamcgier.com/
Diane Bator http://dbator.blogspot.ca/
Rachael Kosnski http://the-doodling-booktease.tumblr.com/
Margaret Fieland http://www.margaretfieland.com/blog1/
Helena Fairfax  http://helenafairfax.com/
Anne Stenhouse  http://annestenhousenovelist.wordpress.com/
Marci Baun  http://www.marcibaun.com/
A.J. Maguire  http://ajmaguire.wordpress.com/
Victoria Chatham http://victoriachatham.webs.com/
Kay Sisk http://kaysisk.blogspot.com
Rhobin Courtright http://www.rhobinleecourtright.com/

Skye Taylor http://www.askyetaylor.com/blogging_at_the_beach

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6 thoughts on “A Gift for Readers: A Case of the Flue

  1. Marci Baun

    I hope I don’t get any coal this Christmas. Alas, I still haven’t found a gift for my husband. What to get a man who has everything? (Well, everything I can afford. LOL)

    Cute story. 🙂 Blixen is a hoot.

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  2. Lynn Crain

    Very cute bit of flash fiction. And a great explanation for the coal I should have found in my stocking. Yeah, it was one of those types of years.

    Thanks for sharing, Margaret.

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