Top Secret Santa by @LynnCahoon (SMP Anthology teaser)
Today I’m featuring Lynn Cahoon and her short story from the anthology. It’s titled Top Secret Santa.
The Hook: Two strangers, each starting a new life, realize that visiting Santa really is about Christmas magic . . .
“I’ve got to get back to Toyland anyway. My dinner break is about over.”
“No rest for the elven population this time of year.” He’d almost said ‘wicked.’ He watched her face as she considered his comment.
She tugged her hat over her head, bending the tip so the bell hung just right. She cocked her head toward a little girl staring from her chair. “You wouldn’t believe the working conditions. If I’m not making toys, I’m down here helping Santa get wish lists from all the kids. And manning the camera. Then there’s all the magic decorating we do every year. Keeping those lights twinkling takes work.”
“Thank you for your service to our holiday.” He mirrored the standard response he typically got when people found out he’d done four years in the Marines.
With a smile, the elf/girl/woman curtsied. “Your Christmas joy is all the thanks we elves need.” She waved at the little girl and skipped out of the food court.
He called after her. “I’m Chris. Make sure I’m not on the naughty list, okay?”
About the author:
Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters, modern cowboys, or hot doctors, sexy in scrubs. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want. She blogs at her website http://www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com
Where you can find Lynn:
Goodreads – Twitter – Facebook – Website – Amazon – Soul Mate website
But the anthology on Amazon! There’s a ton of good stories in here!