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How The Whitegobbler Stole Innocence

Whitegobbler (Noun): An adult that enjoys stealing the innocence from children.

By Real PoeticPublished about a month ago 1 min read

Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is a red and white guitar with an all white pick. My friends and I talk about making music and starting a band almost every day. They already have their instruments, so please bring my friends their favorite toy.


Steven in Eldersberry

I sure hope my wish comes true. I was such a good boy this year. The whole month of July I cut Ms. Darlene’s grass and watered her plants. I didn’t do it for free, but I gave it my best. She wasn’t the old lady in the movies that baked cookies and rocked you to sleep either. Ms. Darlene was downright mean.

I tiptoe down the hall towards the living room where Jerrel, my foster Dad, is watching football. I try not to make too much noise to avoid upsetting him; he believes that children should be seen and not heard.

I carefully enter the room and lower my head and hide my letter behind my back. Jerrel looks at me from the corner of his eye and says with a raspy voice, “What are you doing out of bed?”

Without hesitation, I explain, “I was wondering if you have a stamp to mail my letter to the North Pole.”

He turns around to look me directly in the eye and chuckles.

“Your parents never told you before? Santa isn’t real. Give me that letter.”

Teary eyed, I hand him the letter. Jerrel teases, “A guitar? Keep dreaming kid.”

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    I mean, sooner or later he's gonna learn the truth about Santa. The sooner the better. But Jerrel didn't have to be an asshole about it. He could have been nicer. Loved your story!

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    Dammit, Jerrel. If he had any decency he would have gone out and bought the guitar. Loved this story! 💖

  • Tiffany Gordon about a month ago

    Aww... poor baby! What an a-hole! Fantastic writing RP!

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    What a nasty bugger. Well done.

  • Naveedabout a month ago

    This story is a reminder that even the smallest acts of kindness can make a big difference in someone's life.

  • Mother Combsabout a month ago

    Cruel man

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