Prancer liked to show off.
He wasn’t as headstrong as Dasher or Dancer, but he certainly was enough of a show off that he deserved to be up the front when pulling along Santa’s sleigh.
The fact that he was behind the two reindeers that led the way each year was a hit to his inflated ego.
He was the one with the shiniest coat, the most graceful gallops — even in the air — and he also felt he was the most charming of all the other reindeer.
He made the girls giggle where he nudged them, licking bare palms and exposed fingers, nuzzling people as he walked smoothly through the winter cold ground, the snow chased away from this town.
Little girls loved him. Little boys wanted to ride on his back, and he allowed a few at a time to do so, moving calmly around the space.
Teenage boys weren’t so impressed with him (no doubt jealous), but they stuck around with their girlfriends, enamored with how cute he was. Occasionally, he would step on those boys’ feet, knowing instinctively how you deal with rivals.
The older people just seemed content to sit and watch. He was glad for it; he was Santa’s gift to the world, after all. He encouraged some of the more curious of them the feel his fur. It was smooth, soft and beautiful; the smoothest there was.
It was clear that he was the most superior reindeer.
Third entry of BlogFestivus
Steve Betz – the holiday mixer.
Rewind Revise – newly married and on her very own joy train.
Lenore Diane — thoughts from the Elf Queen herself.
Shouts from the Abyss – Tom’s on a mission to blighten your holiday season.
FiX It or Deal — Amy Severson bringing it robot-style.
Lynn Schneider Books — Lynn, the BlogFestivus newbie.
1 Point Perspective — the Bruce Willis of WordPress.
So I Went Undercover — she’s undercover and that’s all I’ll say about that.
Joe Owen’s Blog — he’s got forty-something eyes. Not Betty Davis eyes.
MC’s Whispers – Maria-Christina works in PR. What kind of “spin” will she put on this writing challenge?
LittleWonder2 – a musical surfing vampire lover. I know. (Yup, that’s me.)
Blog It or Lose It! – One word. Minecraft.
Voice in Me — Reena’s from India…where reindeer go on vacation.
Apprentice, never master – Gwendolyn, the fearless.
A Year of Daily Posts — Sarah, the paperback writer (three manuscripts but they count.)
Diary of a Sensitive Soul — Immie, blogging from the U.K. (Why am I feeling Bruce Springsteen?)
Dot Knows! — Liz, the life changer.
k8edid — oh, yes. She did.
The Day After – A musing wannabe.
A Spoonful of Suga – Making reality sexy.
Random Says – in the moment. At the moment.