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.

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  1. Loren Eaton says:

    I really like this one, Lester. I particularly like that I’m not entirely sure on which side of the scales the narrator falls!

  2. A cautionary tale.
    Stay off the Naughty List.
    Avoid exotic fire-breathing pets.
    Stick to cats and dogs.
    Well done, Lester.

  3. I agree with Loren, the real strength of this one is the unreliable narrator of sorts. Or at least mysterious one!