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Even Santa Can Get It Wrong

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We can’t let the season go without a a Twittering Tale. The tales in Kat’s Roundup (note the bold instruction below) are much more than the tales told by …. well … you know …(Grinch in Chief). Go to her website for all the stories submitted last week. Meet new Bloggers! Have Fun! Tis the season and all that.

Of special interest to septagenarians like me (millenials rejected us) is the undoubted advanced age of Santa Claus. He has to be taking the short mental time-outs that can occur at the most embarrassing times. Which explains my submission for this week’s tale. True, he only works one night a year and worries about a penalty for not enrolling in the Afordable Care Act. This year, finally there is relief for Santa. Ms. Claus convinced him to outsource a lot of his work to a small start-up delivery service run by J. Bezos. Adapting to chimney delivery will require adaptation.

Twittering Tales #116 – 25 December 2018

About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. And if for some reason I missed your entry in the Roundup, as I have occasionally done, please let me know. I want to be sure to include your tale.

Finally, have fun!

And REMEMBER…you have 280 characters (spaces and punctuation included), to tell your tale…and a week to do it. I can’t wait to see what you create this week.

Twittering Tale #116 – 25 December 2018

Photo by Kat Myrman ©️2018

There had been a spree of holiday heists on Elm St. The neighborhood watch stepped up its surveillance thanks to Norman, who made ornaments fitted with cameras. As he watched monitors in Mrs. Dudley’s attic, the thief made his move.

Could it be? He gasped. The Grinch was real!


279 Characters

My Submission:

Norman rented them the fraternity house on Elm St in the town of Amityville for pledge night. Committee members Freddy, Jason, and Chucky would approve new members. Joker provided laughs. Jigsaw posed riddles to candidates. Wait! Yo! Santa, are you sure you want to pledge this?

278 characters


1 thought on “Even Santa Can Get It Wrong

  1. Well, that is quite a motley crew Ron! I’m thinking that there is one certain supreme court justice who would feel right at home with this gang of frat bro’s. As always, thank you for the reblog and shout out. This little challenge keeps going and going…and giving us great little tales to savor. Happiest of holidays to you. 🙂

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