Happy Last Shopping Weekend Before Christmas! This week on My Sexy Saturday the theme is Our Sexy Holidays. I’ll admit to stealing an idea I saw on a blog last week, in which writers took characters from one of their books and dropped them into the chaos of Black Friday. I couldn’t help but imagining my dark elf Zeke from Betwixt and Between coming in contact in with Santa’s elves in the mall, and what he might think about how his race is depicted. If I get ambitious I might finish the story and post it for the holidays. In the meantime, hope you enjoy these seven paragraphs.
Ian squeezed out of the mob in the games aisle with the last box of Star Wars Legos clutched in both hands, and was horrified to find himself face to face with a twenty foot tinsle-swathed Christmas tree, a bleary-eyed Santa, three irritable elf impersonators and line of squealing, screaming, crying, shouting kids and their parents that extended all the way to perfumes. Where the hell was Zeke? They had to pay for the damn toy and get the hell out of this winter nuthouse land.
Through the muzak version of Jingle Bells and the tumult of the Meet and Be Terrified by Santa line, a deep voice growled in his ear, “Those are supposed to be elves? In my entire life I’ve never seen an elf who looked like that.”
Zeke’s heat enveloped Ian and he relaxed, the crowd becoming a distant whirlpool of color and noise.
“That is what happens when elves hide from humans for a thousand years. Memories become distorted and, well, wrong.”
They both stared at the humans with enormous plastic ears, extended red noses and huge padded slippers ending in curled toes with bells on the tips, not to mention the entirely ludicrous attire of tights, odd little tunics and pointy hats.
“If anything, they look like trolls. Skinny little trolls,” Ian said.
“Trolls wouldn’t be caught dead with bells on their toes.”
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