Six days to Christmas and Mrs Claus has pulled off her masterstroke. All around the Claus compound there are sleeping elves. Santa has been in bed for thirteen hours straight. Nothing is stirring, not even a mouse. It’s amazing what can be achieved with a little sleeping powder-laced sherry.
She creeps to the gate and peeks out. She sees the devastation the Santa War has wrought on the North Pole for the first time. No Elf’s Land is a mess of spent streamers, broken candy canes and unexploded baubles.
She blinks back the tears. Her resolve stiffens.
‘Rudolf,’ she says. ‘I must find Rudolf.’
She pulls up her voluminous red scarf and heads out into No Elf’s Land. Behind her, only the snoring of Claus the Sleepy can be heard, rumbling across the compound…
With Christmas so close, what better way to celebrate than with a huge sale on all Afterblight Chronicles eBooks? Yes, these tales of humanity’s post-apocalyptic future are now only 99p, so head on over to Amazon and grab yourself some stories of a grim future – just the ticket for the forthcoming holidays…