August 27, 2010
Dear Santa Clause,
Mommy and Daddy say you don’t exist because we’re Jewish. But my best friend Wanda says that you do and she’s my best friend so I’m going to listen to her.
I’m 8 and I’m starting 3d grade tomorrow. I don’t want to go back to school. But Wanda says that Christmas will be here very soon (in 4 months) and that then I can get presents from you if I ask for them nicely.
Wanda got a lot of nice presents last year. She got another pony doll for her collection and a bathing suit for the summer (she says that was a funny present to get in the winter but I said it was a good idea and that you’re smart for thinking ahead) and a computer game about ponies (how do you know that she likes ponies? Does she tell you?) and also a book that’s about a horse (she likes ponies better than horses but she still liked the book. It was about a ghost horse! It was a good book. We read it together.)
I have been very good this year Santa. I wrote in my diary every day like the reading and writing teacher said I should last year because I wasn’t so good at it. Mommy helped me with spelling all the time but then she also showed me how to find the right spelling on Google. Do you know about Google Santa? I bet you do. Maybe you started it. I asked Wanda why I couldn’t email you and she said that you didn’t have internet in the North Pole (or South Pole? I can’t remember but I’ll ask Wanda before I send the letter).
I have also been helping Mommy do shopping for food every week and I take my dog Pesky for a walk every day (Mommy and Daddy take him for walks too) but only around the park because Mommy doesn’t want me to cross the street alone yet. I crossed the street alone once because Wanda dared me to but except for that I have been very good!
I know it is early to write to you, but I wanted to tell you that even though I’m Jewish and we have Hanukah I still want to have Christmas too. It’s not just for the presents. I’m not greedy! It’s just that Wanda has a fireplace and we don’t so I think you’ll have to come in through the window in my room (it’s biggest) and then I’ll get to see you. I want to meet your raindeer. Why are they called that Santa? Do they like the rain?
Like Mommy said to do I’m reading everything I wrote now to check for spelling and I fixed some stuff (ok a lot of stuff but I’m getting better!) and I know that I asked you a lot of questions. Will you write back to me Santa? I hope you will. I want a penpal.
I hope I see you in December!
Me (Wanda says you know who we are and that we shouldn’t write our names in case someone else finds the letter and tries to find out where we live. But you know where we live already so that’s ok)
7 thoughts on “Dear Santa”
Fabulous flash fiction!
Oh my gosh! That is sooo cute! The raindeer comment made me giggle… the only thing I could think of was– There’s an 8 year-old who would write that long of a letter to Santa and not even mention what they might want? What 8 year old has that kind of attention (and beautiful writing, I might add… haha)?
What a gorgeous letter. Kind of a bit sad though, isn’t it? As she probably isn’t going to get any presents. 😦
Oh God- this was so good! Making an eight-year old’s voice work is not an easy thing to do but that was so realistic, I actually wondered if you really wrote this when you were eight! 🙂
Hahahaha, so cute! ^__^
Not to burst any 8-year-old bubbles, but they’re called “reindeer” from a Norse word meaning horned animal. (Old Norse hreinn from Proto-Germanic hraina from Proto-Indo-European kroino.) Or so Wikipedia tells me. =]
I also thought this was very cute and it sucked me right in. I also LOL when I read about the “raindeer.” Very cute.
this is so cute. You’ve captured the excitement and the subject changes very well!