A Lump of Coal (with Coal New Problem)
by S.E. Batt
Every child wants to appease Santa. All except one, that is. Cassandra once again ruins a Christmas Eve celebration and is lectured by Santa for her bad behaviour, but baffles everyone by smiling the entire time. Could Cassandra have an ulterior motive for her naughtiness? A humorous Christmas short story totalling around 3,100 words, with a bonus short story, 'Coal New Problem', at 3,200 words.