Eve: A Christmas Short Horror Story
Author: Matt Shaw
Format: Kindle Edition
It's the night before Christmas and Eve's parents aren't entirely sure they've made the right decisions with regards to presents for their daughter. They repeatedly asked her to write Santa a letter, detailing what she wanted, but she said there was no need because he knew. Apparently, when you're magic like he is, letters are a waste of time. He reaches out to children in their dreams, according to Eve, and learns all they truly want.
That might have been easy for the parents to do too; watch their child and see what she is paying attention to but Eve is closed off to pretty much everyone, including them. She spends most of her time in her bedroom, or just looking out of the window. She doesn't have a favourite cartoon, she shows no care for the latest toys. They don't feel like they really know her and - in the morning - the last thing they want to do is disappoint her by presenting the wrong gifts.
As the clock struck midnight, they knew they only had a few more hours before she'd wake and their day would begin. Neither of them could sleep. Neither of them wanted to ruin the magic of Christmas by having Santa "guess wrong"...
This is a short story, for your enjoyment on Christmas Eve