This post came down to the wire this morning, as yesterday found me partially falling victim to a phone scam and having to scramble to stop the damage. I can’t say I’m in the most festive mood, but I did my best to wrap up the Krampus story.
Rage of Krampus
“Oh, for crap’s sake. What do they teach you these days in school?” The creature snorted. “See, that’s why I’m here. It’s all Santa, Santa, Santa. Even now. We were a team back in the day, but does anyone remember old Krampus? No, sir.”
Who is this clown?
“That’s sad.” Frankie moved forward. “But it doesn’t justify what you did to Rudolf!”
“He stole my limelight! And he wasn’t even one of us! Just an add on.”
I sighed. “What do you want? What are your unreasonable demands, or world domination plans? Let’s hear them and get this over with.”
Krampus blinked. “Um, I don’t have any. I’m just looking to vent some steam, rage against the cruel world and all that.”
“So you don’t plan to take over the world?”
“No. Why would anyone want to do that? This world is crazy. Running the whole madhouse is not my idea of fun. I just wanted some recognition. I want people to remember me.”
“So, this is a temper tantrum?”
“Hey. If you were an integral part of the holiday season and then got sidelined for a nose-glowing reindeer you’d be testy too.”
Frankie piped up, “We could fix that.”
“So he wasn’t a bad guy after all.” Frankie grinned over his eggnog.
“He was a nutcase who thought he was some holiday demon god that punished naughty children.”
“Still, he was awfully nice when they came to take him back to the psychiatric facility. He thanked us for adding a Krampus display to the holiday roster.”
“Yeah, it does make an interesting addition. The horror fans will love it.”
“It’s not for kids, though. Seeing children stuffed in a sack will give them nightmares.”
It was my turn to grin. “That’s my favourite part.”
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