My Watch Says It’s Christmas
by Lester D. Crawford
Christmas. My watch says it’s Christmas. Why do I still wear this thing? On this world, days are longer making my watch useless. Yet, I still wear it. It’s telling me it’s Christmas. I want Christmas. I want a Christmas tree, a tree like I had growing up, a tree that means happiness and joy, and gifts. I want Christmas. Instead, I’m on this God forsaken alien planet, hiding, hunted by a huge, carnivorous monster, a dragon who stalks me, a dragon who wants me for his Christmas dinner. I must move. I need a better hiding place. Merry Christmas.
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This 100-word story is for the “Advent Ghosts 2011” flash-fiction challenge as described on Loren Eaton’s blog I Saw Lightning Fall, in post: “Shared Storytelling: Advent Ghosts 2011,” with links to submitted stories posted here: “Advent Ghosts 2011: The Stories.”
I wish him luck getting his christmas wish, a better hiding place. I like the setting you’ve captured.
Ack! What a terrible way to spend Christmas. 🙂
Don’t hide in the caves!! And merry Christmas.
LOL; I like it 🙂
Merry Christmas Lester
Thank you Aidan, Michelle, B Nagel, Donna, and Craig.
Your kind comments feed my need for praise.
Nice! I love seeing an SF short in Advent Ghosts, and it’s fun to see one. Hope the protagonist makes it to New Years and beyond.
Thank you, Loren. I had fun. Considering how verbose I am, I did not think I could write something in only 100 words. When I typed the story, first try, it came out exactly 100-words, perfect, without corrections. I felt like Mozart.
I like how it sounds like a hurried message while he catches his breath.
Interesting. I had not thought of it that way.