Santa Throws a Party

SPF (2 of 2)

Photo prompt courtesy Susan Spaulding

Santa Claus checked the Cafe once again to see if anyone had been left behind. It wouldn’t do if any of the little ones didn’t return with him to the North Pole. Christmas Eve was just days away, and he needed each one of them desperately.

The party had been Mrs. Claus’s idea, and Santa had to admit that it had been a kick-ass one.

They’d spared no expense towards making it a grand success, right from advertising on Facebook, to hiring something called Influencers for Instagram and Snapchat, to arranging for the choicest of dishes from around the world (a fringe benefit of circumnavigating the globe every year). They’d pulled out all the stops, and it showed in the massive turnout.

Santa smiled as he recalled the wild excesses of the night. Yes, it was a night that all of them would remember for the rest of their lives.

Satisfied that no one was left, Santa got on to his sleigh.

“All done?” asked Mrs. Claus.

“Yes,” Santa Claus replied, as he looked behind at his sack, filled to the brim with all the children they’d kidnapped to replace the darned elves who had suddenly gone on strike.

*************************************************************************************199 words.

Written as a part of Sunday Photo Fiction, hosted by Susan Spaulding. The challenge is to write a story in 200 words or less, inspired by the weekly photo prompt. For more details, visit HERE. To read more stories based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

Here’s wishing all the lovely people whom I’ve ‘met’ through my blog the merriest of Christmases. Thank you so much for enriching my life in ways that you could not even have imagined. Ho Ho Ho!




About anuragbakhshi

At the age of 40, I decided to exit the corporate world, and enter the world of stories as a full-time writer. Wish me luck!
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17 Responses to Santa Throws a Party

  1. awwww naughty Santa! love it! 🙂

  2. Abhijit Ray says:

    Santa should drive a better vehicle now that he has access to Facebook, snapchat and other social media. Times are changing. How come PETA is not after him for flogging his reindeers across five continents?

  3. Piyali says:

    OOH! That was dark!

  4. I never realised Santa had a dark side! Clever!

  5. Violet Lentz says:

    He’ll send all those kids back when he finds out what dodgy workers they are!! hahaha Nice twist

  6. The kids will probably help themselves as they work and have their pick of the toys.

  7. Dahlia says:

    Someone tell the CBI! Nice twist Anurag – merry Christmas

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