Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Christmas Gift
“I wonder what Santa will gift me this year.” Rimi mused.
“Lucky you,” Rimi’s grandfather was jealous, “In my time there was no Santa.”
“That’s not possible!” Rimi protested. “Perhaps you were a bad boy.”
“I was always a good boy.” Huffed Dadu. “It’s not fair that I didn’t get any toys. Not even on my birthday.”
“Aww.” Rimi commiserated. “I’ll ask Santa!”
“As if he’ll agree.” Dadu snorted.
The next morning, Rimi ran to Dadu. “Guess what I saw last night?”
“A thick blanket of snow covered the garden…”
“But it never snows here!”
She stamped her foot. “It did last night.”
“Elves sat around the stumps talking when a sleigh drew up in a shower of snow. I jumped out and asked Santa why he didn’t give you gifts.”
“What did he say?”
“He said his GPS wasn’t as advanced then.”
“I said, why not gift him now? But Santa said he brought gifts for only children.”
“I told you so!” Dadu grumbled.
“But I managed to convince him!” Rimi was triumphant.
“I said what about those in their second childhood?”
Dadu laughed and enfolded Rimi in his arms. “My best gift ever!”
Written (after ages) for the Sunday Photo Fiction – a story in 200 words or less. Thanks to Susan Spaulding for hosting the challenge and for the photo prompt. To read the other stories inspired by this prompt click here.