If the weather was cold, say like at the North Pole, you might be able to see the steam from Dasher’s nostrils as he waited to race, but here in Kansas it was much warmer. The thirtieth annual reindeer run was something he never missed. With seven consecutive wins he was guaranteed to retain his name and place on the nine team Santa Sleigh crew.
But there was a newcomer named Flash that had designs on his spot as the leader reindeer on the left side of the pack. Flash was a reindeer who wanted to be famous. His family had lost to Dasher one too many times, when his older brother Sven stumbled at the start and pulled his pork string.
Flash was determined not to repeat that painful day, the one everyone in the family remembered so well. While Dasher was busy laughing it up with the “Other Eight” Flash managed to slip some axle grease under the leaves in front of where Dasher would start the race.
Flash’s heart pounded as he waited for the whistle to start. The gasps of the crowd were loud as he tore out of the start and won too easily. Poor Dasher was crying as he saw his Christmas gig lost to this newcomer. He offered his congratulations and turned away to find a way to break the news to Santa. Flash had completed his task and nodded to his master, who smiled in response.
Please take a moment to visit the other Blog Festivus writers!
Blogdramedy – the Conductor of this Joy Train
Steve Betz – the holiday mixer.
Rewind Revise – newly married and on her very own joy train.
Lenore Diane — thoughts from the Elf Queen herself.
Shouts from the Abyss – Tom’s on a mission to blighten your holiday season.
Lynn Schneider Books — Lynn, the BlogFestivus newbie.
1 Point Perspective — the Bruce Willis of WordPress.
So I Went Undercover — she’s undercover and that’s all I’ll say about that.
Joe Owens’ Blog — he’s got forty-something eyes. Not Betty Davis eyes.
MC’s Whispers – Maria-Christina works in PR. What kind of “spin” will she put on this writing challenge?
LittleWonder2 – a musical surfing vampire lover. I know.
Blog It or Lose It! – One word. Minecraft.
Voice in Me — Reena’s from India…where reindeer go on vacation.
Apprentice, never master – Gwendolyn, the fearless.
A Year of Daily Posts — Sarah, the paperback writer (three manuscripts but they count.)
Dot Knows! — Liz, the life changer.
k8edid — oh, yes. She did.
The Day After — A musing wannabe.
A Spoonful of Suga — Making reality sexy.
Random Says – In the moment. At the moment.