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The Big Sleigh Catastrophe of 2011 – Story by Musk Oxen

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December 2012

First of all, I’m not sure if I’m following the correct format as stated in the rules. So if I am doing it wrong, will someone please inform me so I can rectify my mistake.

Secondly, and most importantly, this post does contain scenes classed as inappropriate for younger viewers (I’d hate to be the one to spoil the illusion!). If you still wish to read and comment, then please do, carry on. But don’t forget to check out my fellow passengers stories, as well. You’ll find the links on yesterdays post.


English: Santa Claus with a little girl Espera...

We miss you, Santa.

I managed to con my way past the armed guard at the North Pole, scooping brief interviews with the Reindeer involved in the not-so-secret fiasco of last years horrific event, which saw the untimely death of the most famous icon in history. Santa himself. Christmas operations cancelled, children worldwide cried hysterically. Their angered parents vengeful, without ‘The Big Man‘ around, what excuse could they use for forgetting little Bert or Mo’s present.

People everywhere had failed to understand the ‘no comment‘ answers from the shameful culprits. Their sleazy, Wolverine lawyers’ adamant of their innocence. Lucky for me, I found Dasher cowering in the gents toilets in the flight observation tower. He appeared reluctant at first to comment. However, a handful of fresh, peppermint hay coaxed him from the stall.

Dasher, a once proud and lively reindeer, leaned against the wall, dishevelled, antlers broken, his breath reeking of Candy-Cane Ale.

I gave him time to steady himself, before hitting him with the important question… ‘Who caused Santa’s death?’

His bloodshot eyes blinked slowly, a solitary tear glistened against his dirty, brown face. Then he answered… ‘It wasn’t my fault. I needed the toilet, okay!’ He screamed, galloping haphazardly from the room, wailing like a banshee. I ran after the inebriated coward, who dashed to the fire exit and vanished in a puff of golden elf-dust.

So, was it Dasher, who caused ‘The Big Sleigh Catastrophe of 2011’? He acted guilty, but I couldn‘t be sure.


  1. shoutabyss says:

    I feel like we both captured the true spirit of BlogFestivus on the first day. I also feel like I just read the plot of the sequel to A Nightmare Before Christmas. Well done! 🙂

    • sarahneeve says:

      Had to make it mucky and dark, what other route coud I take. *whistling as I look absently round the room*.
      But big thanks, being compared to Tim Burton can’t be bad. ;D
      Although, as the challenge commences, I’m sure you’ll think differently!

  2. Amy says:

    The plot thickens! Is this gonna be a serial? I wanna know who killed Santa!

    And this is prolly just me (being the nerd I am) but when I read “Wolverine lawyers’ adamant” I automatically in my mind changed the word “adamant” to “adamantium.” Cause, you know. Wolverine. Never mind. I’m leaving now . . .

    • sarahneeve says:

      No, you’re not a nerd, Wolverine is my most favourite Marvel hero. And I wondered if someone would notice, but no, Wolverine are stoat-like animals, ferocious little critters apparently. 🙂
      As to the other, can’t say, apart from it gets really mucky! 😉

      • Amy says:

        Oh, I am a nerd, but I’m proud of it! And Wolverine is awesome. My first love has always been Hulk, though.

      • sarahneeve says:

        Hulk was my brothers favourite, when he was younger he collected all the comics (from the very first one), then sold them for pennies. I bet he regrets that now!

  3. stevebetz says:

    I love a good mystery!!! And to hell with the rules! I mean, to heck…

  4. Blogdramedy says:

    Say it ain’t so! Not Dasher. I guess we’ll have to wait and see. Well done you! 🙂

  5. […] Thank you, https://sarahneeve.wordpress.com/, for your writing and encouragement.  And for braving BlogFestivus […]

  6. jrosenberry1 says:

    Hello there! I have nominated you for the VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD! If you are interested, please click on the link to accept this award and check out the rules. I understand how time-consuming it can be to accept these awards (!) but wanted you to know that your blog has inspired me. CONGRATULATIONS, and all the best to you. Jen

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