The Stocking Cap Five Ride Again
A (Slightly-Inappropriate) 100-Word Short Story
By Nate Melcher
Inspired by the card’s artwork
“Waitasec,” said Lou. “How do we know this reindeer really is one of those flyin’ reindeer? We just happen to find one in the North Pole and assume he can fly?”
“Because he’s all decorated and what-not,” said Jimmy. “Who’s gonna decorate a non-flyin’ reindeer, eh?”
“Waitasec,” said Frisco. “We’re in the North Pole?!”
“Of course we are,” said Billy the Wrench. “Reindeer ain’t in the South Pole!
“Yeah, but penguins ain’t from the North Pole, either,” said Benny.
“Quit overthinkin’ and help me make this reindeer fly,” said Jimmy. “We’ll never get back to the South Pole without ‘em!’
You can read more about my process in crafting fifteen short stories based on Christmas greeting cards. Thank you for reading!