Saturday, October 31, 2015

Introduction to BELIEVING IN SANTA ~ Weekend Writing Warriors / #8sunday / 11/01/15

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For the next few weeks I'll be sharing snippets from my 2015 holiday-themed short story Believing in Santa 

In the opening lines of this short story we're introduced to the hero, Seth, and heroine, Dini, just as they are introduced to each other. 

  (the following may have been creatively edited to fit)  ...and now the eight nine ten:

“Here, let me help you with that,” Santa took the package from her hands and placed it on the trailer with all of the other wrapped presents.

Dini chuckled, “and here I thought the elves did all of the work getting Santa ready to deliver the gifts.”

“Well since I don’t have to deal with Rudolph or any of those temperamental reindeer today I figure I can lend a hand.” 

“Thank you, Santa,” she smirked.

He patted his flat stomach. “Maybe I should put a pillow in here or something?”

“They’re pushing for healthier Santas nowadays. Besides, I think the kids will be thrilled with any guy in a red jacket with a white beard who gives them a present.”

“It’s the first time I’ve ever played Santa, I don’t want to screw it up.” He adjusted the ear loops that held his beard in place.


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Dini didn’t want to think about her past. And, Seth wasn’t thinking about anything but his past. Thrown together as Santa and his Number One Elf at the homeless shelter, Dini and Seth seem to be on opposite sides... of everything. Her past is catching up to her, and Seth may risk his future to protect her. 

Believing in Santa


Anonymous said...

The guy's heart is obviously in the right place, but he does have a few things to learn about playing Santa!

Unknown said...

Awe, I already love it! I love to see sheer goodness in the world and everything about the people who volunteer to do it! Great scene!!!! Can't wait to read it.

Iris B said...

Lovely scene .... I like the characters already.

Fallon said...

This sounds like it's going to be lovely.

Cara Bristol said...

A thin Santa? Things have gone PC. Enjoyed your snippet though. I can feel the attraction between them.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Nice beginning of a Christmas story with romance thrown in. Lots of charm and fun in the writing.

PT said...

Cute snippet. (I vote for the pillow.)

Siobhan Muir said...

Sounds like a fun Christmas story, Chelle. Great snippet. :)

Elaine Cantrell said...

I like this one already. Very cute.

Veronica Scott said...

Nice beginning! I do vote for him finding a pillow to stuff that tummy...can't wait for more, excellent excerpt!

Unknown said...

A healthy Santa, huh? I'm not sure Santa is much of a health role model, either way. And the pillow might cushion him from flying elbows.

Teresa Cypher said...

Cute snippet. You've done marvelous character building in just a few sentences, Chelle. Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

Nahh, I still think he needs the pillow stuffed under his shirt for the part. LOL. Sounds like a cute story, I like the banter about the reindeer.

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

A Santa who is in shape--interesting. Enjoyed the snippet.

Linda said...

A healthier santa? That's so weird, seeing that he has been around like forever.

Cecilia said...

Cute dialogue between characters. I love the whole healthy santa lol.