FFfAW – My Christmas Story

It was the Christmas season and signs of the season were everywhere: Christmas lights, Christmas music, along with various Santa's and elves. I loaded my two children in the car to go do some Christmas shopping.

Six year old Brandon settled himself in the car while I settled in his three year old sister.

All of a sudden my son said, “Mommy, I know there isn't a Santa. It's you and daddy.”

My heart jumped out of my throat because his little sister still believed in Santa and I didn't want the experience ruined for her. I had to think quickly.

I stopped what I was doing and looked right at Brandon and said, “Oh really? Did you know that when you stop believing he stops coming?”

His little eyes got huge and he quickly replied, “I BELIEVE, I BELIEVE!”

Santa came to our house once again to bring gifts to two very excited little children.

156

Thank you Akshata Ram for our photo prompt this week!

 

This is my 156 word story for the flash fiction challenge, Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers. We are given a photo prompt that is kindly photographed by our participants and approximately 75-175 words with which to create our stories. It's fun and everyone is invited to participate. For more information, click HERE.

To read all the stories submitted for this challenge, click on the blue froggy button below:

 

Advertisements

37 thoughts on “FFfAW – My Christmas Story

  1. A magical story, May Santa live long for these two children and all who believe in Christmas. Compliments of the season to you PJ.

    • Thank you Iain! I didn’t mind Brandon knowing the truth but his sister was still young enough to believe in Santa and I didn’t want it spoiled for her. Yes, it is difficult to get them to believe even one more year.

  2. Is it really that bad if a little child believes his parents are getting him the gifts? For him they represent Santa in human form. This is just a thought.

  3. Awww … all the fun is gone once children don’t believe. A very nice response to his doubt.
    I know I still believe … LOLOL
    Nicely done, PJ. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season.
    May your New Year be filled with fabulous wonders.
    Izzy 😎

    • That is true! But older children shouldn’t ruin Santa for the younger kids. I still believe in Santa too! Hahaha! I hope you have a year filled with love, joy, happiness, good health and prosperity! XO

      >

I would love to read your thoughts...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s