22/12/2016

NOT ALL SANTAS

NOT ALL SANTAS

I still believed in Santa until he took off his red outfit that time and hurt me – my own Pa – but this year I couldn’t face Christmas again so I packed my bag and quit
I almost didn’t get into Brad’s truck when I saw his Santa hat, but I was more afraid of Pa catching me, so I chanced it.
Then Brad stopped at this diner and bought me dinner and I thought, Here it comes – payment time, but he just showed me photos and talked about what he’d bought for his kids.
Not all Santas are monsters after all.
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Finding a Christmas story to fit the photo prompt wasn't easy this year, but I've managed it. Also if you scroll down you will find a slightly longer Christmas story I wrote at the weekend. 
Thanks to Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers on her blog  https://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/, from whence you can follow the link to read how other writers interpreted Roger Bultot's photograph.
Please leave comments on my stories before you go, and I wish you all a very Happy Christmas, and Happy Holidays to those of different faiths or none.


11 comments:

  1. That was a tough one. A good reminder that not everyone has good memories of Christmas.

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    1. It did have a kind of happy ending.

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  2. Thank goodness she saw that Santa is a good thing in the end, what a terrible way to ruin Christmas from her father! Nice take Lizy

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    1. I hope she'll go on from that diner to a happier life.

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  3. I'm happy for her... chilling with your own father, but it does happen.

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  4. Well done on finding a suitable Christmas themed story to fit that photo!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thanks Susan - I've been mulling another one over today too!

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  5. I like it - this one would be my pick of the three.

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    1. I'm glad it wasn't a total failure, Robert.

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