My Watch Says It’s Christmas


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.”

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10 comments

  1. Aidan Fritz says:

    I wish him luck getting his christmas wish, a better hiding place. I like the setting you’ve captured.

  2. Ack! What a terrible way to spend Christmas. 🙂

  3. B Nagel says:

    Don’t hide in the caves!! And merry Christmas.

  4. Donna Hole says:

    LOL; I like it 🙂

    Merry Christmas Lester

    ……..dhole

  5. Lester D. Crawford says:

    Thank you Aidan, Michelle, B Nagel, Donna, and Craig.
    Your kind comments feed my need for praise.

  6. Loren Eaton says:

    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.

    • Lester D. Crawford says:

      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.

  7. Jason Evans says:

    I like how it sounds like a hurried message while he catches his breath.