I pull a piece of paper out of the hat and look at the name written on it. Curtis. I smile with relief.
This is my first Christmas at Grey Chapman Chartered Accountants and I was worried I’d get one of the partners who I don’t really know very well. Curtis is a big Lord of the Rings fan so it should be easy enough to find a Secret Santa gift for him.
At lunch time I pop out to the $2 shop to see what I can find and voilà, there it is. The One Ring, soon to be re-labeled as The Eakring – the Greatest of all the Rings of Power and the most Powerful Artifact in all of Accounting. Perfect.
For 100 consecutive days I will write and post a short story (about 100 words) incorporating a randomly selected word from Afterliff: A new dictionary of things there should be words for.
A token of undying thrift.
To inveigle someone into a game you know they cannot play.