Elf pay sucked. Hans gladly took the bribe from one of Santa’s outsource workshops to move kids from the naughty list to the nice.
Step off assuredly into the blank of your mind. Something will come to you. – Richard Wilbur
early December – an inch of welcome rain precedes the fog
Bob heard a prowler, but he didn’t find anyone. The life-size elf by the tree was unfamiliar, but there were lots of decorations.
The scariest moment is always just before you start. — Stephen King
cat back from the vet – sniffing all around to make sure she’s home
Tim had only a vague sense of time passing. Things were happening in slow motion around him. Thanksgiving at his sister’s again.
It’s always you versus a blank sheet of paper (or a blank screen) and quite often the blank piece of paper wins. – Neil Gaiman
dense fog – humidifier on in the house
The fog hid the road, never mind the homes across it. Cy crouched and crawled softly to the left, away from the killer behind him.