Anyhow, I've also been working on festive limericks, two of which are below. The former limerick is due for publication in the Daily Mail. The latter, the Rudolph limerick, alas, proved a bit too fruity for the esteemed daily.
So without any more ado:
Though Christmas is just once a year,
it isn't a time to hold dear;
for that red-coated bloke
who makes everyone broke
is really a pain in the rear.
Though ballads of wonder are sung
of how Rudolph the Reindeer is hung,
you have to admit
he's an arrogant shit
and he smells like a mountain of dung.
I hope that's put you in the spirit of things.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Below are links to my most recent Global Short Story Competition winning story, my short-listed story for the National newspaper (Abu Dhabi's, annual short story competition) and a story that appeared on the Every Day Fiction site - where you can leave a comment: