Santa Akbar! Nate Bushmill

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Santa Akbar!  by  Nate Bushmill

Santa Akbar! by Nate Bushmill
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Laugh out loud funny!This is a short story (13,500 words) about a young couple, the Wheelers, who move to a charming, Christmas themed community called Santaville. They soon come to realize that the residents of Santaville take the story of SantaMore Laugh out loud funny!This is a short story (13,500 words) about a young couple, the Wheelers, who move to a charming, Christmas themed community called Santaville.

They soon come to realize that the residents of Santaville take the story of Santa Claus seriously. Very seriously.Soon the Wheelers are seen as having a lack of orthodoxy and become unwelcome in their new community. After a series of escalating events they are finally faced by a mob of Santa extremists bent on the Wheelers expulsion from the community.Sample from Chapter 2 - Neighborhood BarbecueDave wanted to broach the subject but knew he should be tactful.“Boy, I can see you guys really love Christmas.

This time of year I’m used to people talking about Thanksgiving more than Christmas,” said Dave.Faces turned to stone.“Well, a lot of people celebrate Thanksgiving, but we believe the real holiday of giving and thanks is provided by Santa,” said Dick.Ken added, “When you think about it, Dave, Thanksgiving is rather vague about what to be thankful for or who to be thankful to. That’s no proper guide for people. But at Christmas we all know to thank Santa and we know exactly what to thank him for because he brought it to us.

Christmas is about giving from Santa and being grateful and thankful to Santa for what he has provided. It’s much more of a thanksgiving holiday than Thanksgiving ever was or ever will be. And of course it’s older too and has deeper roots. Santa has always been with us.”“Fa la la la la,” said the others in quiet unison.Dave felt an uneasy smile come across his face. Were these guys putting him on? Was this some kind of initiation into the neighborhood? He was waiting for them to bust out laughing and then start talking about football or where the hot cocktail waitresses worked in town.

He tried another tack, “Sure, Karen and I are parents, we always played along and filled Lance’s stocking and put gifts from Santa under the tree.”The friendly faces returned.“OK, you’re one of Santa helpers, then,” said Dick with relief in his voice. “Santa needs people like us to take up some of the slack. The population grows every year and there’s only one Santa so he appreciates and rewards the truly faithful who show gratitude by deeds and help Santa perform his rounds,” said Ken with a slap on the back.

“You guys are going to love it here.”As they were chatting a man wearing a clerical collar stepped into their circle. “Pastor Greg, I’d like to introduce the newest members of our community, this is Dave and Karen Wheeler,” said Dick.Dave was happy to meet someone who might have a broader perspective on Christmas and he used the opportunity to move the conversation away from Santa Claus.

“Nice to meet you Reverend. We were just talking about Christmas and the meaning of the holiday.”“Call me Greg, please,” he said as a warm grin filled his round, elderly face. “Oh, it’s a wonderful holiday we wait all year for. As old as I am, when I think of Christmas and Santa I can still get a tear in my eye.”“Ken was just telling me about how the holiday is about being thankful to Santa.

What do you think Christmas is about, Greg?” asked Dave.“Well, of course it is about being thankful and it also goes much deeper,” began Greg.“Sure. The birth of Christ and everything that means,” Dave prompted.“Yes, Christ was at the first Christmas. We know that. And the early religious texts talk about the three wise men who brought gifts on that day.



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