Cocoa

He was unconscious when I found him

Welcome to Wednesday’s flash fiction wherein I write as part of a group based on the same short prompt and post them. Here’s my contribution.

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My jingle bells jangled with my irritation, neither improving my mood or waking the snoring man. I’d ribbon whoever’d come up with the shoes’ design. Unless I ended up hunting for work tomorrow.

Today of all days. Why’d someone put sleeping pills in Santa’s cocoa? Flight was in two hours.

I turned to the elf who’d alerted me. “He was unconscious when I found him.” Paisley’s hands darted up, proclaiming her innocence and lack of information.

Jeff. Of course, Jeff. I turned and imagined the bells wafting ahead proclaiming my wraith. Or they would if they weren’t so persistently cheerful.

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One Comment:

  1. I love it! You were able to put Santa in the story!

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