Sunday Photo Fiction – December 20th 2015

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly writing challenge where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using around 200 words. The piece doesn’t have to centre around exactly what the photo is, it can be just used as a basis for a story.

135 12 December 20th 2015


“Bella, don’t tell me you left your coat at school again!”

“I’m sorry dad, we were outside and I got too warm, so I took it off.”

“Bella, you have to to be more responsible.  You are always leaving things everywhere and losing them.”

“I’ve bought you so many things lately!”

“Santa Claus is watching you and he’s checking that list to see who’s been naughty or nice.  I bet it includes watching how you are so careless with your things lately.”

“Dad, do you think Santa Claus will bring me the Tiny Tears doll I want so much?”

“It sure looks doubtful right now, considering what I just told you.”

“But, I’ll get better now dad!”

“You tell that to Santa when you see him at the mall today, he’s in charge of giving out the toys!”

“Hi! Ralph.  How was your job playing Santa Claus this year?”

“I talked with Bella as she cried while telling me she felt she needed to give her friend, Darcy, all those things you said are missing.”


“Darcy’s mother is disabled and they are barely existing on her disability check.”

“Bella is a real sweet and caring soul, Jim.”

CHRISTMAS MORNING…..Bella finds a Tiny Tears doll under the tree.

Copyright © 2015 Written by Jessie Cross ~ All rights reserved


17 thoughts on “SANTA CLAUS

  1. This story is sweet Jessie. Her Dad though she was forgetting her stuff but she was giving it to a child who really needed it because his Mom couldn’t afford it. From the mouths of babes… She embodies the Christmas spirit! Great writing.


  2. I will not Grinch, just because this prompt image generated so much sweetness overload. [Not your fault, just perused too many stories in one sitting, getting a toothache from all the sugar!!]

    Sorry P.J., nothing wrong with happy endings at Christmas!


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