It’s Christmas – time to start writing!



You are ALL invited to participate in a Christmas writing event. Here are the rules. Write a story about you, a famous person, and Santa Claus. It has to be under 200 words. Post it to Quills Writing Tuition. All through December I’ll be posting the results.


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    • Riding Shotgun with Santa
      He was stooped, using the hat to shield his eyes from the rain. Shadows from the streetlight hid his features. The sole occupant of the red convertible looked asleep when “Hey kid,” an arm extended, beckoning me to approach. I stepped cautiously from my blind wondering how he saw me through the leaves, the drizzle and the hat.
      “Heck of a night to be out,” his head lifted and turned my way. “Well come on. I won’t bite.” The words came in Thompson bursts and hit with the force of heavy rain. An awry smile looked like it needed a cigarette. “What’s your name?”
      “T-T-Tommy,” I stammered and his eyes said he wanted more, “Thomas Mayne, from number twenty four.” indicating the apartment complex down the street, but looking at the red paint, the chrome, bells and the ……
      “You ain’t on the list.” he said scrutinising a clipboard. “You skedaddle before the old man comes back a catches you. We got deliveries to make.”
      I turned and ran from the approaching bells. “Who’s next Humphrey?” reverberated a jolly voice.
      “Some kid named Tommy Mayne? Guess it pays to check this list twice Chris.”

  1. Keep your eyes on the road

    “What’s that in the middle of the road?”
    The red and white material looked like a squished candy cane – all tumbled and dirty and stretched and smelly.
    “I know! I know!” yelled Sarah. “It’s a strawberry jam covered giant pikelet that was going to be served to the queen and the baker was going too fast and it fell out of his wagon.”
    “No it’s not!” chimed in Bradley, “It’s what’s left of Michael Jordan’s Ferrari when it smashed into an ice cream van. That’s what happens when you don’t keep you eyes on the road.” He said in a very authoritative voice.
    I really love playing the who-can-come-up-with-the-most-interesting-story game. It’s great for stretching the imagination.
    Just then the most amazing thing happened. Out of the clear blue sky, what seemed to be a flaming skyrocket, appeared a gleaming sleigh pulled by two or three or maybe even six reindeer. With an enormous “Ho ho ho” Santa leaned over as the sleigh swooped past us and picked up the somewhat road-weary hat.
    “Thank goodness I found you.” Santa said to his hat. And with one more “Ho ho ho” he, his reindeer and his sleigh were gone.

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