“You will be undercover.”
“Yes. You will start tonight on the night shift.”
Donder thought about what this meant. Her old training with the 2nd Reindeer Squadron, the ones charged with maintaining the five mile perimeter round Santa’s compound, would come in handy if things got hairy. She wondered if any of the other reindeer knew as much as she about what was happening. According to the Elf Intelligence Agency a systematic attack on the sleigh team was underway. So far four of the team had been replaced through various means.
Comet had managed to stop the bleeding by invoking clause 3 of the Reindeer Conduct Code. It stated that no more than half the team could be new in one calendar year. Comet had been promoted to lead reindeer on the left side and Prancer would take a new position on the right.
The best EIA could tell the Reindeer Training and Flight Center was involved somehow. Donder would go in under the pretense of teaching bad weather maneuvers to the cadets training to maintain the no fly zone over SC Inc. Six years before a research aircraft came within two miles of the compound and triggered the scramble of the airborne response force.
Donder wondered what she could find to explain the situation. Could it all just be a coincidence?
Santa Claus had come to her personally instead of sending Bernard, his chief of elf operations, so she could not refuse.
Please take a moment to visit the other Blog Festivus writers!
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.
Fix It or Deal – Amy Severson bringing it robot-style.
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 Owen’s 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.