by Marianne Plumridge
infinityplus: Original • Kindle-friendly ((The Kindle-friendly version is NOT hosted on my site; this is a CGI script that filters the more annoying framing HTML from the story text. You can still save the filtered HTML and convert it for your Kindle (with some help from Amazon). And remember: don’t distribute this thing.))
Santa Claus is one of those super-myths: a folklore so powerful that he makes it into Coca-cola ads, prime-time TV, and the hearts of children and adults everywhere. Even the denial of Santa Claus is an acknowledgement of the jolly old man. Who can forget the belly like jelly, the reindeer, the elves at the North Pole, the toys?
But we’ve forgotten. Or at least, the we in 3604 have forgotten.
A warm science fiction Christmas story about rediscovering Santa Claus in the far future.
And please notify all future descendants that they should hang on to all their “Earth” things.