by Lester D. Crawford
Santa said, “There are two kinds of people: those who are on the naughty list, and those who are not.” He handed me my gift and added, “Both receive the same gift. Karma sorts things out.”
I love my gift. She’s wonderful. And, karma taught me which list I’m on.
It had been a little sneeze, but now I sit in the yard, in the snow, the cute baby dragon curled up in my lap, asleep, innocent and sweet, smoke still rising from her nostrils as I watch my house burn, the flaming Christmas tree still framed in the window.
My 100-word Christmas story for 2018.
I really like this one, Lester. I particularly like that I’m not entirely sure on which side of the scales the narrator falls!
A cautionary tale.
Stay off the Naughty List.
Avoid exotic fire-breathing pets.
Stick to cats and dogs.
Well done, Lester.
I agree with Loren, the real strength of this one is the unreliable narrator of sorts. Or at least mysterious one!