Have You Seen The Christmas Goat?

December 2, 2021, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes the littlest Christmas goat. Who does the goat belong to? What is happening? Go where the prompt leads!

Have You Seen The Christmas Goat? – by Hugh W. Roberts

Many have admired the Littlest Christmas Goat. It shines as bright as the Northern Star on a dark, freezing December night.

Its sparkling eyes and inviting, warm interior help thaw out cold fingers and chilled bones. The surrounding Christmas illuminations fill the air with festivities, laughter and happy memories of Christmases’ past.

Legend says – ‘see the Littlest Christmas Goat on Christmas Eve, and all your Christmas wishes come true.’

True? Yes, but only the elf-like landlady of the Littest Christmas Goat alehouse knows the honest answer. In her world, all Christmas wishes come with a price. Your life.


Image of a small white goat standing next to Christmas tree in the snow
Image credit: Charli Mills

Written for the 99-word flash fiction challenge hosted by Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch.


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24 thoughts on “Have You Seen The Christmas Goat?

  1. Well, it seems like a festive story but the last words got me, Hugh! GOAT also means Greatest Of
    All Time, LOL. I have a couple of cute little Christmas goats in my nativity scene. So far they’ve left me alone, hahaha or should I write baabaabaa!

    1. You’re safe with the goats until Christmas Eve, Terri. Best hide them that night before they come out again. Christmas also occurs at the sign of the goat – Capricorn. ♑️

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