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Halloween Half-Pagers: Not-so Good St. Nick

Halloween Half-Pagers Not-so Good St. Nick

Around town they always called him St. Nick because he would nick your kids. He was supposed to be jolly and kindhearted, leaving presents for children on Christmas day, but something in him changed a few years ago, and now the town was full of dread every Christmas Eve. You see, he became more demanding, more finicky about the cookies we left for him. If the treats were not good enough he would take one of your children. Oh, he would still leave you a gift wrapped present, something every parent fears, a matching set of your child’s ears. This Christmas I was going to put a stop to all this. He had already taken all three of my boys because my baking wasn’t good enough for him. I was now at wits end with nothing to lose, so I formed a desperate plan to stop him. Other people had tried, setting a trap to ambush him, but before he ever arrived, a strange tiredness would overcome everyone and they were all asleep as he left his presents. My plan was perfect, I didn’t need to be awake, I had poisoned my cookies. While dozing off in my chair, I was suddenly awakened by a loud crunching noise. Then I heard someone spitting out something followed by a hideous voice. “You are a bad boy Christopher, your cookies are terrible! You will be punished for that. Your children will greet you a merry Christmas!

Even though I felt groggy, I forced my eyes open, and standing there were my three boys! Except they were different, dressed in strange elfin clothes, eyes red, inhuman pointy ears. They hissed and growled at me. Then I felt Santa’s claws around my neck…

….John Kohlbrenner……