A Christmas Story by Gabe, 11

Gabe wrote this story in lieu of doing grammar pages. I cut and pasted it exactly as he sent it to me. Years ago, Katae also wrote a Christmas story. It’s fun to think my oldest and my youngest got their fiction on in time for the holidays.  In the story you’ll note Gabe used the year 281. That wasn’t just a year he pulled out of his imagination. Gabe researched the real Santa story, and 281 is about when the tradition began. Enjoy! 🙂

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Gabe’s Story

There were once three brother elves. These three elves lived with Santa in the North Pole. Jeremy and John were naughty elves, always getting in trouble in the workshop, and messing up toys. Jeremy and John were both always hated by the other elves in Santa’s workshop. However, the other brother, Justin, was the best elf in the workshop. He always woke up on time, did his chores, and made even more toys than he needed to every day. One day, as John and Jeremy were wreaking havoc in the dining hall, Justin was folding his clothes in his dorm. Suddenly, a deafening boom rang through Santa’s entire underground mansion. Every single elf in the secret home listened, and a booming voice rang out,

“John! Jeremy! My office! NOW!” Justin ran out of his dorm and straight towards the dining hall, where a massive door leading to Santa’s office stood. He ran through the dining hall to the big door, mumbling to himself as he went.

“Oh, what have those little terrors done now.” He knocked on the door, and it opened. He walked inside. The room was amazing, huge paintings of all his reindeer , and a picture of him in the year 281, with a massive sleigh that was only run by reindeer. The walls were red and white, with a huge wooden desk and a red and white striped chair. A massive chandelier with red and green lights hung from the ceiling, and a door leading into Santa’s Sleigh room, and another that led into Santa’s bedroom. Jeremy and John were barely as tall as Santa’s desk, and he was giving them a talk about how if they were naughty they wouldn’t be allowed to live in Santa’s underground mansion. They were sent away, and Santa got out of his chair and walked over to Justin.

“It seems that your brothers are nothing like you, and they are the naughtiest elves in this entire place, but you are the best elf in the entire mansion. As you know, every year a special elf gets chosen to go with me on the sleigh ride around the world to give children their presents.”

“Yes, I know, but I have never been chosen,” said Justin.

“Well, don’t tell any of the other elves, but if nothing changes, I will choose you as that special elf,”

said Santa. Suddenly, a huge crash sounded from the dining hall. Justin ran out of the room, and found that the enormous glass chandelier in the dining hall fell to the floor. He ran over to it and found heard maniacal laughs going down the hallway on the balcony near the chandelier. Justin ran down a hall and sprinted up the steps to where the balcony was. He heard the laughing, and ran towards them. Whatever was laughing was running towards the present storage room! Justin sprinted to the door and opened it. The room was an enormous white room filled with presents in aisles. He saw an elf in a red and black suit instead of the traditional green and gold. Justin crept up the aisle, and saw the elves unloading presents from an aisle. They took them to a hidden trapdoor on the other side of the room. Justin crept over to the trapdoor, hiding behind stacks of presents as he went. He could see into the trapdoor and saw a weird, tall creature with skinny limbs, grabbing presents from the elves and loading took them away, to a place Justin couldn’t see, but he knew they weren’t coming back. He walked over to the trapdoor and climbed down into it. He walked through the tunnel and after a walk, felt the tunnel getting cold. As he was walking, one of the elves came around a corner. Justin scrambled into a little crevice in the rock. The elf walked by the crevice without noticing Justin, sniggering as he went. Justin climbed into the freezing, rocky tunnel. He kept walking and finally made it to the end of the tunnel. He saw a weird sleigh, pulled by 7 black horses. Justin crept over to the sleigh, near the enormous black horses. One of them snorted loudly, and Justin disconnected the horses form the sleigh. Justin ran back into the tunnel and towards the underground mansion. The tunnel started to get warmer, and into the mansion. He ran through the present storage room and back into the dining hall. All of the elves were still eating, as if nothing happened.

“Some weird things are stealing our presents!” shouted Justin. The din suddenly ceased. Every elf looked as if it were frozen, staring at Justin. Suddenly, there was uproar. Elves grabbed anything that could be used as a weapon, butter knives, spoons, forks, and even pieces of glass form the chandelier. They ran with Justin towards the present room, and into the tunnel. A sea of elves filled the tunnel, shouting in uproar. One of the pour elves that had been stealing the presents was swept away by the masses of elves rushing out of the tunnel. For the first time, Justin and all of the others saw the weird long legged thing. It was green, with fur all over it, and it had an evil grin. They tramples him and the other elf, bound them with ropes, and took them back to the tunnel. It was complete chaos. No one could see anything going on, and when they had all gone back into the tunnel, the black horses that pulled the sleigh had all run away, and the sleigh itself lay in ruins. Once they had all returned to the mansion, they brought the weird creature and the strange elves to Santa. Santa took them outside to recover all the presents they had stolen, and eventually forgave them. After that, they lived with the elves and helped make presents, and the weird elves got real elf uniforms, and the green creature got an XXXXXXXL elf suit. After that, they all lived together and made presents together. Once Christmas came around, it turned out it was Justin that got to go on the sleigh ride and deliver his presents to the children of the world. THE END.

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5 thoughts on “A Christmas Story by Gabe, 11

  1. Tell Gabe I enjoyed his story. He is a gifted young man in the water and out. You can tell him I swam and swam and swam. Then I asked the lifeguard how far I’d gone. She said a little over a 1/4 mile. It felt like I swam at least a mile. :/ My hat is off to him – 10 10’s – 5 miles or something crazy like that! Nice job.

    • I told him and he was delighted– about both the story and the swimming! 🙂 I too took a turn in the pool lap lane recently and also got an appreciation for swimmers. Yikes. Masochistic lot, them. Thanks for reading Gabe’s story.

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