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.’