Blog Festivus # 8 – Blitzen get his kicks


Blitzen trotted on to the field as the others in the stands cheered with delight. He knew he only needed a few more games like this one to cement his legacy as the best non-human to play football since that donkey Disney made the movie about when he was just a kid. He tried to remember the name of the movie but all he could recall as he watched his line get into position was the silly little man that held the ball and yelled out something like “Oyich” before the donkey did what donkeys do and kicked backwards. Blitzen had to admit seeing the donkey manage to only kick with one leg was unusual.

He pawed at the ground one, two, three times as discussed in the huddle, which triggered the long snapper’s reaction and delivery of the brown shiny leather ball. His holder scooped the delivery from the air and spun the laces away in anticipation of his kick. Blitzen eyed the ball and looked up through the goal post as it left his foot and sailed exactly where he wanted.

His teammates mobbed him on the field and carried him off to cheers of the fans. Blitzen wanted to enjoy the moment, but saw Santa Claus waiting inside the home team tunnel and knew something was up. He tossed the game winning football to his holder and trotted over to meet his boss.

“Blitzen, I have some bad news!”

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.

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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2 Responses to Blog Festivus # 8 – Blitzen get his kicks

  1. Blogdramedy says:

    A blitz IS a football term. Way to work it into your story. 🙂

  2. stevebetz says:

    I’m still not feeling good about this…

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