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by on June 3, 2012

It wasn’t the first time that Cathryn had gone searching for the real Santa. She was, however, immensely surprised when she actually found him, and in Vancouver too. Cathryn also failed to expect that bit about the mermaid.

This was written for the Trifectra weekend challenge, which was to finish a story in 33 words that begins with the phrase “It wasn’t the first time”. I should mention, this gave me some wonderful plot ideas. I’ve always thought there’s more to Santa Claus than everybody thinks….

  1. Oh, this is really great. My imagination is humming.

    • Mine, too, actually. I don’t even know myself what Santa was doing with the mermaid.

  2. more indeed . . . especially if he was really with that mermaid. 🙂

    • In Vancouver, no less. One doesn’t often see mermaids in Vancouver, I wouldn’t think.

  3. Lots of fun possibilities here. Like to know about your thoughts on Santa………

    • I think there’s a lot more potential for really good stories with Santa than one might think. It’s not all reindeer and hot cocoa, you know. 🙂

  4. I especially like the playfulness in this short piece.

  5. trifectawriting permalink

    Thanks for linking up; sorry for the late comment. Fantastic response to the prompt. Mermaids need more air time, I think, and what better way to showcase them than with Santa? Obviously. Hope to see you back soon.

    • I agree; mermaids definitely need to be in more stories. Disney doesn’t nearly explore their world enough to my satisfaction.

  6. Your imagination factory rules, my friend!

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