It's twelve, twelve, twelve with twelve days to Christmas Eve.
So, since I've finished my Christmas shopping, twelve... written pieces shall I post, one every day. (Unless, of course, we all die in an apocalyptic inferno on 21 December, in which case, I probably won't be posting the rest.)
The Unknown Reindeer
The game show contestant was only 200 points behind the leader and about
to answer the final question - worth 500 points!
"To be today's champion," the show's smiling host intoned, "name two of
The contestant, a man in his early thirties, gave a sigh of relief,
gratified that he had drawn such an easy question. "Rudolph!" he said
confidently, "and, ...Olive!"
The studio audience started to applaud (like the little sign above their
heads said to do,) but the clapping quickly faded into mumbling, and the
confused host replied, "Yes, we'll accept Rudolph, but could you please
"You know," the man circled his hand forward impatiently and began to
sing, "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - had a very shiny nose. And if
you ever saw it, you would even say it glowed. *Olive,* the other