Sunday, December 10, 2017

Susanna Leonard Hill's 7th Annual Holiday Contest!!!

My brain had just barely returned to normal after the Halloweensie contest when the 7th Annual Holiday Contest was announced. I began brainstorming idea's and came up with nothing. After several glasses of eggnog and brandy, I came up with this story which is loosely based on actual events. I hope you enjoy it.

Santa in the Side Pocket245 words

Ah…Christmas Eve. The longest day in any present-loving kid’s life. One more obstacle to hurdle before Santa arrives with gifts.

My family went to my uncle’s house for Christmas Eve. The evening consisted of playing with cousins, dinner and the highlight of the evening: opening a few gifts.

I was greeted by the usual kaleidoscope of M & M’s. I grabbed a large handful and walked into the living room where I discovered a new piece of furniture… a pool table.

My cousins and I played pool all night long. I had so much fun that I wished I asked Santa for a pool table instead of LEGOs.

On the drive home, a bright streak in the sky caught my eye. SANTA!

“Can you bring me a pool table please, Santa?”

“I don’t think Santa will have time to fly all the way back up to the North Pole to get you a pool table, honey,” my mom responded.

I went to bed a little disheartened.

The morning sun hit my face and I sprang into gift opening mode.

I rounded the corner into the living room and…

KABLAMEY!

I ran smack into a kid-sized pool table.

“Thanks Santa!” I shouted. I unwrapped my other gifts so quickly that I had no idea what I received.

I played pool all day long until it was time for bed.

The next day, I woke up and played with LEGOs. I never touched the pool table again.

Thanks for reading. Check out the other great entries here.

Happy Holidays!



22 comments:

  1. Oh, this is such a true portrayal of what happens with some of the presents kids get. I'm glad your mc enjoyed his LEGOS. ;) Lots of fun, Gregory!

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  2. Isn't it amazing how often Santa gets it right? I hope the pool table finally went to a good home :)

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  3. LOL, this is so true to life! The quickly changing desires of youth. Great job! Good luck in the contest!

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  4. Santa certainly was good to your MC! LEGOs and a pool table, wow, that was quite a haul.
    Delightful tale of Christmas loot!
    best of luck to you, Gregory.

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  5. Hahaha! Apparently eggnog and brandy are a recipe for a funny--but painfully accurate--story. Nice job, Greg!

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    1. Sometimes I don't remember writing the story after eggnog and brandy. ;) Thanks Delfina.

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  6. My kids always find toys they love at other people's houses but I know if I bought them the same thing they'd never play with it in our house. So this was a very accurate story! Good luck with the contest!

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    1. My son is the same way. Thanks Christine.

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  7. Ha! Ain't that the way it goes! Eggnog and brandy always help when you have a deadline to meet. Great story!

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    1. I wish they made eggnog year round. Thanks Jill.

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  8. Christmas fun-LOL Your story reached into my heart and memories. Happy holidays and good luck!

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  9. Wait a second, was this about your kids or my kids?! I swear I have to play with all the toys around here or none of them get any love!

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    1. I'm finding this to be a common problem among all children. =)

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  10. Hahaha, Greg! You sure no how to write kid! Why is that the most wished-for thing is often such a passing interest... or that the box it comes in turns out to be more interesting than the gift itself! Thanks for a very entertaining entry! Go egg nog :)

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    1. It helps that I am a big kid. =) Thank you Susanna. And thanks for hosting another fun contest.

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  11. LOL, this is so true! For my child it was a train table. Good luck!

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    1. My son wanted a train table for a bit. We waited him out and he ended up not wanting it anymore.

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