Winning Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Story – “Cookie Moose-ter”

Here is my story and the link to the announcement –

Cookie Moose-ter
by Dick Waters

“Sit down my children and gather around. I need to tell you a story of Christmas’ past. Some say it is just a legend, but you can judge for yourself. There is special magic that happens just on Christmas Eve.

Many years ago, Christmas morning joy had been threatened. When Santa assembled the reindeer that Christmas Eve, all the reindeer including Rudolph, had the dreaded ‘Reindeer Flu.’ The story that’s been passed down is that a moose named Mo the monster pulled the sleigh that year all by himself. When Santa’s sleigh returned early Christmas morning, the reindeer changed his name to Maurice because he was nice.

There have been other close calls to no presents on Christmas morning. This one is about Maureen the Christmas Moose. They say that Maureen was Maurice’s joyous offspring. She inherited the magic of being able to fly…but only on Christmas Eve, and followed Santa every year. They say it was to eat some left behind Christmas cookies.

Well this one year there was a mighty storm. Santa’s grand bag containing all those presents ripped, and children’s presents were falling out.

Did you ever not get Christmas presents?”

“No,” responded the children.

“That’s right! Legend has it that Maureen saw what was happening and quickly dove down and hooked a large burlap sack with her large antlers, and collected all those falling presents. Do you know what Santa did for Maureen?”

“No what?”

“He went on a diet that night.”

Indies Unlimited Winning Announcement


About Dick C Waters

Five published novels in the Scott Tucker series, and one short-story anthology. One romance novel published under Dixie Waters. Born in Boston Massachusetts Attended NorthEastern University Now Retired - Forty Plus Years in Computer Manufacturing/Distribution Former Real Estate Broker - MA Former PMI Certified Project Manager Several Director Level Positions Enjoy Reading and Writing
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