Do they know it’s Christmas

If another person wearing a saccharine smile oozed out a holiday greeting there would be blood.

Bell ringers stationed outside were avoided with military precision, as she zig-zagged through hordes of shoppers. Standing at center court, she was overwhelmed by a sea of hideous Christmas sweaters.

Music blared from every corner. The childish song lied. Santa didn’t know who was being naughty or nice, nor cared.

“I think this is yours,” a child materialized at her side, holding a tiny silver bell.

Accepting the gift on impulse, he left before she could react to his random act of kindness.

The 100 Word Challenge, a writing prompt founded by Velvet Verbosity, takes a single theme to tell a story in only 100 words ~ no more, no less. This week’s theme is ‘Act.’

17 thoughts on “Do they know it’s Christmas

  1. I think you may have inspired me to pursue the re-design of my place that I’ve been considering. I love the look and feel here. Almost as much as I love this 100 Words you’ve constructed.


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