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2014 Christmas Short Story #15 | The Last House

2014 Christmas Short Story #15 | The Last House

The Last House A (Slightly-Inappropriate) 100-Word Short Story By Nate Melcher Inspired by the card’s artwork   “Here,” said the Claus. “You sort your own toys this year.” He poured the sack’s contents down the chimney and listened to their clattering and rattling the whole way down. He snorted as they landed with crashings and … Continue reading

2014 Christmas Short Story #14 | The Stocking Cap

2014 Christmas Short Story #14 | The Stocking Cap

The Stocking Cap A (Slightly-Inappropriate) 100-Word Short Story By Nate Melcher Inspired by the card’s artwork Susie was overjoyed. She’d finally found a stocking cap that fit the exact size and shape of her conical head. No more would the other snowpeople laugh at her or her designers, little Joey and Carmen Wilkenson. They’d worked … Continue reading

2014 Christmas Short Story #12 | Jolly Old Folly

2014 Christmas Short Story #12 | Jolly Old Folly

Jolly Old Folly A (Slightly-Inappropriate) 100-Word Short Story By Nate Melcher Inspired by the card’s artwork The stockings were hung by the chimney with care. And Santa had taken them each from there. He waddled outside with a jolly old chuckle, That shook his great belly where it met his brass buckle. Tied to the … Continue reading

2014 Christmas Short Story #11 | The Little Things

2014 Christmas Short Story #11 | The Little Things

The Little Things A (Slightly-Inappropriate) 100-Word Short Story By Nate Melcher Inspired by the card’s artwork Everyone trusts penguins! They’re so cute and fun and the way they waddle across the ice, well, it’s just enough to melt any heart at the sight of the little things. It’s probably why the Penguin Gang was able … Continue reading

2014 Christmas Short Story #10 | The Santa Snare

2014 Christmas Short Story #10 | The Santa Snare

The Santa Snare A (Slightly-Inappropriate) 100-Word Short Story By Nate Melcher Inspired by the card’s artwork Santa had encountered many traps over the years. Set by skeptical children just reaching that age where wonder and rationality meet, he’d found them all quite simple to avoid. Tripwires, rattling cans, live animals, even snares ready to snatch … Continue reading

2014 Christmas Short Story #7 | Santa Bear

2014 Christmas Short Story #7 | Santa Bear

Santa Bear – or – Santa + Bear + Obscure 1980s Reference A (Slightly-Inappropriate) 100-Word Short Story By Nate Melcher Inspired by the card’s artwork   Santa Claus didn’t know what to do. He couldn’t go back to the workshop, not like this. No, they wouldn’t see him as Santa Claus. They’d see him as … Continue reading