This story is part of BlogFestivus: 12 short stories, 12 days, 12 Days of Christmas. An I.Q. of 12 is also extremely helpful but not required. Oh, the stories have to be exactly 144 words in length, too. You know, that’s 12 times 12. (Use a calculator if you need proof.) The real bitch of this challenge is that you have to incorporate the words from the famous “12 Days of Christmas” song, too. Sick stuff, really. You can find more of these unique stories by clicking this link for a complete list of festive BlogFestivus participants.
Only One Gift
by Tom B. Taker
The young boy had dreams of running alongside a beloved companion, fierce beast, and loyal friend. So there he sat on Santa’s lap at the shopping mall and whispered his one and only wish: “I want a dog.”
In his dreams it was a little puppy who would grow up with him. He imagined all the adventures they would have.
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