Random Notes

Nicholas was…

Posted by mfluch on December 24, 2007

older than sin, and his beard could grow
no whiter. He wanted to die.

The dwarfish natives of the Arctic caverns did
not speak his language, but conversed in their own,
twittering tongue, conducted incomprehensible
rituals, when they were not actually
working in the factories.

Once every year they forced him, sobbing
and protesting, into Endless Night. During
the journey he would stand near every child
in the world, leave one of the dwarves
invisible gifts by its bedside. The
children slept, frozen into time.

He envied Prometheus and Loki, Sisyphus and
Judas. His punishment was harsher.


(Nicolas Was… by Neil Gaiman)

100 words long (102 words including the title) this short story was once written by Neil Gaiman for a post card he send to his friends…


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