Every year Santa takes a long vacation with his wife, and every year one special elf is chosen to take the mission on. When it’s Tinsel’s turn, he doesn’t expect it to be all too hard. Why would it? But Mr. and Mrs. Claus aren’t everything he thought they were.
excerpt: “Tinsel, I’m sure you’ve got a lot of questions about why you were chosen to be the elf. Unfortunately, we don’t have time for answers. By the end of the night, you should understand perfectly. You’re a smart guy, right?” He grinned at me while I nodded slowly, unsure if that was rhetorical or not. “What you’re going to do is head to the magic port. There, the elves will give you the coordinates for Santa’s vacationing spot. Everything you need to bring him back home will be in this bag.” He handed me a red backpack. “Change into something light and put on sunscreen. You’re going to want it!”
“Uh, sure!” I took the bag and he stood.
“Great, better get going, see you soon!” Sweat was beading down his forehead and he seemed nervous as he pushed me out the door of his office. The last thing I saw was him sitting back down in his desk and putting his head in his hands.
What was I missing?
Reindeer Tails: Our Christmas Nook II
Available November 5th
Cloud S. Riser is a Minnesota native. She has lived in Minnesota her whole life. She will probably remain there for her whole life too. The mother of The Squid, Skyscraper, and two cats, her life is definitely never dull. An adventure she braves with her husband. In order to stay sane, she creates massive amounts of fiction which she has decided to share with the rest of the world for the simple reason of: she is a storyteller.
Please tell us about what you typically write.
I am a writer of all things paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi. Sometimes all of them at the same time! There’s always a twist and a touch of romance.
Q: If we were having a real in-person conversation, where would like to be having this conversation?
Any place where we can sit and be left alone for a while. I absolutely love long conversations at parks and coffee shops. I also enjoy walking and talking, so that might be a thing that happens too!
Q: what got you into writing?
It started with a fanfic. I just decided to write up my own version of a TV Show’s events when I was twelveish and it stuck!
Q: What inspired you to write this particular short story?
I started thinking about what Santa did during the off season, and it spun from there!
Q: Do you prefer to write short, or longer?
I’ve been writing a lot shorter lately, but I used to write epic length novels. It really depends on the story, to be honest! 20-30k is the sweet spot!
Q: What currently compels you to write?
I still have a lot of stories in me to tell that I just HAVE to get out!
Q: Where do your characters come from?
They tend to introduce themselves to me.
Q: Who is your favorite character that you’ve written?
I’m not sure! That’s like choosing a favorite child!
Q: Would you rather have one of your works turned into a movie or a TV series?
TV series. More length and room to keep going. Movies are so limited and too much goes missing!
Q: What’s coming next for your readers?
I’ve got Dragon Shifters coming at the end of the year/early next, as well as the next installment of my Point Epoch Series which is a paranormal small town series.
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