Fantasy Humor Love fae christmas Santa Dryads

The Real Saint Nick

By H.L. Fullerton
Dec 5, 2018 · 1,086 words · 4 minutes

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From the author: A dryad and fae celebrate Christmas with surprisingly different ideas of the Santa Claus mythos.

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“Are you sure you don’t mind having a tree in the house?”Glitter’s eyes flick from me to the perfectly-coiffed pine tree I’d just coaxed from our hardwood floors. Her floor-length, iridescent wings thrum with delight and I’d hardly saynonow. This is to be our first Christmas together (we’d wed only a solstice ago) and we both want it to be greeting card-perfect. Neither of us has done this before, mostly because neither Fae nor Olympians celebrate Christian holidays. Different belief systems,...

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