Blog Festivus #3 – Prancer’s Secret

bf12“What am I going to do,” Prancer asked.

“I don’t know,” was the reply.

“You know I am still on probation for the Mississippi Incident of 2009. The legal eagles in SC Inc kept the incident out of the news, but the people in Pascagula know that something weird caused their church steeple to crash to the ground.”

“Wasn’t that Dasher’s fault?”

“Well, he was the one that combined rum cake with too much of Mrs. C’s egg nog, which is strictly forbidden in the RCC.”


“The Reindeer Code of Conduct,” Prancer told Olive, the other reindeer. “So is the regulation, section 4, paragraph three that says if a reindeer’s vision gets bad enough they have to surrender their spot on the sleigh team.”

Olive had been biding her time to join the team for years and found this tidbit quite interesting.

“Does Rudolph Know?”

“No, if he did his beacon would flash non-stop!”

“Maybe you can keep it hidden a while longer.”

“I don’t know, this Flash that is replacing Dasher seems like a renegade. If he does something unusual and I make another mistake I am done for!”

“You worry too much! How long has your sight been affected?”

“About seven years now.”

Olive tried hard to suppress the smile, content the mustachioed one would have one large enough to compensate. She knew he had heard all of Prancer’s word through the transmitter disguised as a new brass bell around her neck.

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.

About Joe Owens

Can you tell from my writing I love God? I hope so because that is what I want you to know most about me. I am also a writer who loves taking on fiction prompts and crafting a story. One day you will read my work in print. Until then enjoy it here! For free!
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5 Responses to Blog Festivus #3 – Prancer’s Secret

  1. stevebetz says:

    Ooohhh — subterfuge! But you know, if you do the crime you gotta do the time. Or at least pay the bill.

  2. jrosenberry1 says:

    Oh — that Olive! What a sneaky bitch! The old transmitter-hidden-on-the-collar trick. Sheesh. Well done — love it!

  3. Amy says:

    Reindeer can be so conniving!

  4. Blogdramedy says:

    A spy in their midst. Very Mission Impossible. 🙂

  5. mcswhispers says:

    Really nice take on the challenge with old reindeers being pushed aside by a younger crew! 🙂

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