Christmas Short Story Contest
Thanks to everyone for entering as always, i do enjoy the amount of time and effort people put into the stories and its a pleasure to read them all.
Sorry to all of you who don't win and also to those of you who enjoyed the Halloween stories video, i had planned on doing the same again but unfortunately i am a bit ill so no one wants to listen to that!
in no particular order here are my five favourite stories and poems. You each win a Santa sleigh and penguin pet!
The floorboards creaked silently under the pressure of two pairs of petite, delicate feet. The duo pranced and waltzed their way down the spiral staircase which led to the ever so mighty Christmas Tree.
"Merry Christmas, my dear children! Your presents are waiting for you. Open them for a wonderful surprise!" exclaimed Angel.
Without hesitation, both children rushed towards the towering Christmas Tree to unwrap their presents. They could hardly wait! Upon unboxing what lay in both their gift-wrapped boxes, what Tom and Eddie was expecting did not come true. Instead, what lay inside both of their presents were a note. Just a sheet of paper. Both boys were utterly disappointed. Though, the presented note read:
Treasure lies deep down in blankets of thick snow,
Never heard of, never once seen.
What you seek for lies within,
For this is what I bestow.
Tom and Eddie looked perplexed and exchanged glances. This was no ordinary Christmas present. They knew at once that it was something that should be sought for, something that should be lurking around in the chilly weather outside.
"Mother, what does this note symbolise? Why are we not given presents this year? Have we been too naughty?" asked Tom, looking confused.
He placed the note down and paced towards his mother. She was ready for this, and expected it.
With that, she heaved a heavy sigh and said:
"Look, you two, before you were born, your grandfather was a beta member of Cubic Castles and was in charge of everything. The things you see now and exist is all because of his hard work in testing them before releasing them to us Qbees. While he worked for the admins, he secretly hid a gift in our house, in which he kept it a secret from the Admins and, when he left us in search of a better real life, he told us his last wish, and from that I directly quote: Angel, remember this. I have hidden a secret gift in our house. Not even the All Seeing Eye knows about it. What I want you to do is put these notes in your children's presents. It is hidden somewhere in this household... the note specifies where it is..."
At once, both Tom and Eddie rose to their feet. They knew that this was something really important. Having understood what their mother had told them, they embarked on a journey. A journey so chilly and windy. One that froze their hands and chipped off at their feet. Yet, they were persistent.
Heading out into the blustery, cold weather, they both put on their Robes and their Ugly Christmas Sweaters and set out on their journey. The snow was at least three feet thick, enveloping the entrance of their very own house. They dug and dug, taking no breaks, not even stopping for a warm glass of Hot Cocoa. Their tiny, flailing arms found it hard to carry on mining.
After continuous hours of relentless mining, for once, they hit a hard spot. A block so hard that even their strongest and most refined Steel Hammers couldn't penetrate the thick walls of that single block. Mining away the blocks that surrounded it, they noticed something rather peculiar about it. It was no regular block. It was decorated and draped with Red Ribbons and had a festive Christmas outlook. After moments of scrutinizing at the peculiar block that they never had seen before, Eddie noticed a note which hung onto the bottom of the ribbon which read:
The treasure finally unfolds,
A prize for only the finest,
The actions done have been bold,
For this gift is truly the brightest.
Touch it and you shall see,
The various presents you will receive!
Enjoy, and have a Merry Christmas,
For this is my letter of forgiveness.
Both Tom and Eddie touched the gift simultaneously, and suddenly, a timer countdown was issued. They looked up, and heard loud ticks. 9... 8... 7... 6...
"What's going on??? screamed Tom, "It's about to blow!!!"
"Well, the note did say it would be the brightest gift we'd ever receive, so it'd better be good!" replied Eddie.
5... 4... 3... 2... 1...
The block EXPLODED in the air, handling out various prizes - Gingerbread Blocks, Jingle Bells Speaker, Christmas Chests, and even a Starry Scarf! What an epic block! With a scintillating performance, the block vanished, in all its might.
Tom and Eddie then headed around to collect the prizes that they had just received, and retreated back into their comfortable dwelling.
"Wow! What an amazing block that was! What was it?" queried Tom.
"Well, we will never know. I believe that will be the only time we'd be able to witness such a picturesque scene, though. We got some awesome stuff from it though. Really cool things!" exclaimed Eddie.
Yet, none of them heard the whispers of the wind, unceremoniously whipping in their faces, in the distance, whispering: "I hope you appreciated that Pow Gift."
A time to give and share!
There's presents everywhere!
Doogs and Meemews frollicking,
There's snowflakes in the air!
We gather round to feast!
We cut the roasted beast!
Candies, pies, and bread to eat
The joy will never cease!
The Christmas tree lights up!
The Present Pows blowup!
With items falling everywhere
We cannot get enough!
Treezilla drops his gifts!
We grab them just as swift!
With Qbees jumping, slamming here
"I didn't get anything..."
"PLS DONATE ME"
"ME WANT STUFF"
Ahem. Please ignore that. I promise you we're all generous, loving, kind, and thoughtful. Continue.
A day of love and kindness,
A day to share our joy
With penguin pets and candy canes,
All gifts for girls and boys.
And Krampus Claus will come as well,
We hope to see him soon
He hands out ugly brownish masks
By the full light of the moon.
We gather all together now
To share this holiday
We celebrate our joy and peace
On this wondrous Christmas Day.