by Lester D. Crawford
I love my Christmas gift: dragon ornaments that can be brought to life by speaking a spell. I selected the most fearsome looking ornament to try.
The instructions said a perfect accent must speak the spell or the spell will fade. I gave it my best.
The ornament came to life as a huge, fire breathing dragon that roared, opened its jaws, and lunged for me. As its jaws closed, the spell faded returning the dragon to being an ornament.
I’ll practice my accent while changing my pants and then try again, this time selecting the most benign looking ornament.
This is my 100-word Christmas story for 2020.
Stories submitted by other writers are here: Advent Ghosts 2020: The Stories.
Years ago, I was inspired to attempt writing a 100-word Christmas story by Loren Eaton of the I Saw Lightning Fall blog. I tend toward long stories, so a 100-word story seemed like something I might not be able to do. I began typing, finished the story, and had exactly 100-words. I was surprised I did it first try. (Read it here. Click 100-word Christmas Stories to see all of them. Some are better than others, but they were all fun to write.) Now, every year, I write a 100-word Christmas story. It’s always fun.