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This post is a day early, tomorrow being Christmas Day and all. I’ve been silent this past week, but I hope this story will be enough to fill in the blanks.


The Night Before Christmas

By Ronel Janse van Vuuren

Zoey cried softly, clutching the black-and-brown soft toy to her chest. Even while her nightlight showed that there wasn’t anyone else in the room, she was still frightened.

Only Emmy had been able to keep the monsters away. Only Emmy had been able to bring calm to her world.

She wiped her tears off on Fudge, the stuffed animal that was a weak representation of the friend she’d lost.

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I hope you enjoyed this story. More realism stories await you in 2017. This story wasn’t exactly what I’d planned for this Christmas, but seeing as Emmett was euthanised because of bone cancer last week…

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