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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Magic Bath

Here’s my contribution to Jenny Matlock’s meme, Saturday Centus. Not familiar with this themed writing exercise? Click on the Saturday Centus link above and find out all about it. And don’t forget to check out Jenny’s on my tangent... She’s a wonderful writer. Please take time to read all the entries. You will find some very clever little stories.

This week's prompt is “The white-bearded fat man rolled through the church doors...”

Here is my little story:

The white-bearded fat man rolled through the church doors and tumbled like a red snowman all the way down to the feet of Baby Jesus. The preacher helped Santa to his feet and got a whif of what must have been rum.

“Welcome, Santa. What brings you to church on Christmas Eve when you have rounds to complete?”

The Schlottmans had egg nog instead of milk, and I’m afraid I overserved myself. Do you have any coffee?”

“We have Holy Water. Let me sprinkle your forehead and you’ll be good as new.”

“How’d it go?” asked the elves.

“I wanted coffee, but he gave me a bath. Let’s go.”

© cj Schlottman 12/25/10


jeff campbell said...

cj, this seems a very interesting mix of funny and sad with a twist of sarcasm...ya know I like it...peace and blessings

Judie said...

I LOVE this!! Perfect for Christmas! said...

Hilarious. I love your sense of humor. Merry Christmas. xo

Dazee Dreamer said...

hahahaha. That was hilarious. Great job.

Viki said...

LOL, too funny. He must have sprinkled a lot of Holy Water on Santa, ha.

noexcuses said...

Very funny!

Rek said...

hilarious ....poor Santa is having a tough time at the Centus...first his elves then him....good, he is on his way to a well deserved 364 day holiday... ;) Merry Christmas if its a little late and happy weekend...

jfb57 said...

Brilliant! Really funny!

Sue said...

Whatever works, eh?

I liked this one, CJ!


Christy said...

haha, this is great! the last line is my favorite!

Tgoette said...

LOL! Too funny, CJ! The last line was priceless!

Jo said...

oh this was funny ... and a little sad ... and a lot great!!!!

Anna said...

What a funny story! I love it! We all need to laugh a little.

I like the little autobiographical touch in it too! (=rum in the eggnog at Schlottmans') Very nice!

Hugs, Peace & Blessings,
Anna's SC#34

Jenny said...


I am laughing like crazy here!

I always drink the 'virgin' eggnog...that stuff smells wicked potent.

I guess I better continue to avoid it!

Thanks for this wonderful story.

I am so enjoying reading these links on a chilly January 1st!

Tina said...

a bath haha! a lovely funny tale perfect for christmas that :)

Happy new year

Deborah said...

LOL ... I loved this :o)