Saint Nick and the Fir Tree
a short story of the day after Christmas
by Nancy Adams
Copyright 2011 by Nancy Adams
Published by Green Fern Press at Smashwords
All rights reserved
Cover art and design by Carrie Spencer
To the memory of my mother,
who loved Santa Claus, and loved a good story
The fir tree had grown a punk haircut, as it did every summer. Sometimes Aunt Nancy wished the tree would act its age; trimming it could be quite a chore.
Once Aunt Nancy had finished, she stepped around the tree, examining its shape. Instead of a nice, smooth cone, the middle had become rather bulgy.