Secret Rendezvous

I knew he had already arrived at the rendezvous point because I could smell him.
Discreet? Fat chance.
Demure? Even fatter.
Secret? None whatsoever.

It was that time of year when everyone makes merry, tipsy, sloshed, you name it, he has to try a sample and it’s not even Christmas yet! Even rum in the babas, buns or pies were fair game and he has scoffed them all. It came as no surprise that the missus made his belt out of elastic this year, but even that was protesting heavily at the latest onslaught of mince pies and brandy nog. It was a wonder he wasn’t sick last year. Now that would be a lovely present to leave under the tree wouldn’t it!
So what happens? It’s left to us, his minion workers and loyal transport to steer him on the right path so as not to disappoint anyone.
Well enough already.
The rosy cheeks and glowing nose will NOT be alcohol induced this year.
Me and the guys are going to tie him up in his jingle bells and gag him for a silent night.
It was so easy to entice him here. The sleigh had to have a refit to match his girth so our rendezvous was slightly south of the North Pole.
Ha! The Santa Sack holds a whole new meaning, and provided we can sober him up enough, we’ll be off delivering toys and goodies on schedule to millions.
Maybe some kids will leave out some carrots for us. I’m rather partial to apples myself.

Written for This week’s Story Starter:

I knew he had already arrived at the rendezvous point because I could…


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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18 Responses to Secret Rendezvous

  1. Carol anne says:

    ah what a fab story di! Well done! I loved it! ❤

  2. Magnificent! There must be reindeer scent in the air or something… O_o Heh heh 🦌

  3. murisopsis says:

    This is a wonderful take on Santa and his relationship with the reindeer!!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Di , even 💜💜💜💜

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