BlogFestivus: Tortuga

This story is the fifth and final installment themed “Tiny Tim” in a five-part series of 200-word stories for BlogFestivus, A Christmas Carol. Check out the links (at the bottom of this post) to all the participating “ghost” writers for this year’s challenge. We’re spanking the candy cane now. -BD

happy-fill-in-the-blank blogfestivusTortuga
by Tom B. Taker

At the end of the room loomed a high-backed chair facing a large round window. The smell of mistletoe hung in the air. An end table was nearby upon which sat a glass of eggnog and a bouquet of red and white tulips.

Ominous symphonic music began to fill the air as the chair imperceptibly swiveled. It took a long time, but the occupant, finally, was revealed. He lounged, his wee feet extending just beyond the seat, his arms extended and resting on the arms of the chair. Atop a tiny head a festive pork pie hat had been donned.

chamber“Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen,” he cackled.

“You!” shouted Scrooge.

“Yes, me. My production facility is state of the art. Candy canes are running at full capacity. Fruitcakes are ramping up and will soon be the perfect method for delivering your product. You’re out, Scrooge. Out!”

“Wait,” Scrooge stammered. “Dammit, Tim, wait!”

“Give me one good reason why.”

“I’m your father.”

“Noooooooooo!”

Scrooge, sensing a momentary advantage, tiptoed carefully. “My company has developed the black armor. I can still be of value to you.”

Tim smiled.

“Then, together, we shall rule the galaxy as father and son!”

Click on the links below for more takes on A Christmas Carol from our other BlogFestivus bloggers:

Linda penning at linda vernon humor
Steve from Stevil
Maria-Christina blogging at MCWhispers
Dylan of Treatment of Visions
Sarah from Parent Your Business
Dawn blogging at Lingering Visions
K8edid from k8edid
Dave bringing it at 1pointperspective
Eileen from Not The Sword But The Pen
Lindsey at RewindRevise
Kandy of Kandy Talk
Sandra writing at In Love With Words
Natalie from So I Went Undercover
Jen at Blog It or Lose It
Amelie from In the Barberry
Cee Cee blogging at Cee Cee’s Blog
Ashley from LittleWonder2
BD writing Blogdramedy

6 responses

  1. Hark! Darth I say it? You are the master of evil. If there’s a bright center to the universe, you’re on the planet that it’s farthest from. And for that we are all very thankful, every one.

    Happy Christmas, Shouts! Three years in a row now…you are my Jedi knight of delight.

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    1. I guess that puts my planet in the Blight Belt just beyond the Outer Rim. It’s true, there’s a place for everyone.

      Merry Festivus to you and yours. Three years and I’m still here. Every time BlogFestivus rolls around I may bitch about the commitment but at least I’m glad when it’s over. 🙂

      Now, back to our regularly scheduled programming. Roll the crap.

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  2. Merry Christmas and have the happiest ever New Year ahead 😀

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    1. Thank you! I see you stealthily liking a lot of my posts. It is very much appreciated. Merry Christmas to you, too. I hope it’s a good one!

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  3. Sadly, someone in line spoiled that for me. :-/

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