100-Word Story for Christmas 2023

santa hat

The Santa-Verse
by Lester D. Crawford

Every Santa is real. I know. I’ve met them.

I invented a transdimensional door. I opened it. A red and green and silver and gold Christmas dragon wearing a Santa hat fell through. He was angry because taking him from his Earth was ruining Christmas.

His Santa Ring’s distress signal summoned more Santas from the Santa-Verse, Santas of every type and species. Chaos ensued. I was sure I would be crushed.

Our Santa brought order by returning the others to their Earths.

He told me to stop making transdimensional doors.

I think, instead of a door, I’ll make a window.

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Audio Version of The Santa-Verse

I have a tradition of writing a 100-word Christmas story for the Advent Ghosts Flash Fiction Challenge run by Loren Eaton of the I Saw Lightning Fall blog.

If you wish to explore other people’s stories, check out Advent Ghosts 2023: The Stories.

I Can Do This

“The mother dragon gave me the responsibility to protect and care for the dragon egg. That responsibility is now to protect and care for the baby dragon.”
— Hope in “Hope and the Last Dragon”

Every paragraph, every sentence, every word of this story has been a struggle, but as Hope says, “I can do this.”

I Want to Be Just Like Them

There are people I admire and want to be just like. Their sex, gender, race, creed, heritage, national origins, or any other classification are superfluous and irrelevant. What I’m talking about when I say I want to be just like them is based on their character.