Blog Festivus #5 – Comet’s Clause

bf12“So I can invoke the clause?” Comet asked.


You are sure this is legal?”


“Shoud we check with you know who?”

“Are you kidding!”

“Ok, ok, I know you are right, he would go nuts.”

“Yeah, his little beacon would probably pop right off his nose.”

“We have rarely ever had two new members of the team, but I know there has never been four.”

“Something is up, I just do not know what.”

“Thanks for listening, Percy!”

“Anytime, friend. anytime.”

Percy Pogue punched the off button and turned to his boss.


“He will do it.”

“Very good.”

Percy risked a prolonged look at Atnas Sualc (At-nas Soo-Lac), the man paying his salary. He had no idea what was going on, but suspected it was not good for his friend. He wondered how he got to this point, but knew the answer. Bad bets on the Penguin Spinning Championships had him in debt to Sualc.

The dark featured man feared by many residents of the North Pole tapped away at his tablet, doing who knows what, but chuckling quite menacingly while doing so. Percy immediately regretted leading his friend down this path. He knew there was no turning back for him, Comet, the other reindeer or the big man himself.

Percy stood to leave, not waiting to be dismissed.

“You remember the non-disclosure Clause?”


“I trust my object lesson from last week was sufficient to motivate compliance?”

“Of course!”

NOTE: A note of apology if you checked in yesterday for this part of the Blog Festivus. I was on my way back from a week long mission trip in Belize and had absolutley no time or internet access to make it available.

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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3 Responses to Blog Festivus #5 – Comet’s Clause

  1. stevebetz says:

    If only I could figure out where Atnas Sualc came from! 🙂

    These are really fun.

  2. jrosenberry1 says:

    Sweet! I wish there was a penguin spinning league in Peeay!

  3. Blogdramedy says:

    These stories have been great!

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