It was that time of year again! Things were bustling at the North Pole. The elves were putting in long hours and they were worn out by the end of the day.
Alabaster, Snowball , Jinx and Jangle, were heading back to their cottages, anxious to go to bed.
“How is your head feeling Alabaster?” asked Snowball. Earlier in the day the big heavy Countdown to Christmas clock had fallen and clonked Alabaster on the head.
“Its still pretty sore!” Alabaster said, while rubbing it.
“I don’t know why Santa didn’t think my Countdown Calendar was enough. I made it big and bold. That wouldn’t have hurt your head as much.” replied Snowball.
“Well if you would have been paying attention instead of crunching on caramel popcorn, you probably would have been able to jump out of the way. Plus all that caramel isn’t very good for your teeth.” Jinx said.
Alabaster made no comment, besides a groan. Soon they were all back to their cottages and all sound asleep, before the clock struck 10.
What was that? Was the cottage moving? Jinx and Jangle looked out the window. They were up in the air! All kinds of objects were flying past them. What was going on?
After a wild ride they landed at last.
Jinx and Jangle were eager to get out of the rocking house. They walked out the front door, still feeling a little wobbly.
“Where are we?” asked Jangle.
“I am clueless!” said Jinx.
They started walking down a yellow brick road when they saw someone walking towards them. He was carrying a garbage can lid in front of him.
“Excuse me, but who are you guys, are you from here?”
“We are Jinx and Jangle and we are lost. Can you help us?”
“Hi! I am Snowball. Sorry can’t help you much. I am not from around here either. I can tell you though that you are on the yellow brick road!”
“You mean the yellow brick road that leads to Oz?” asked Jinx.
“Ummm…no, you are on a road that is made out of bricks and the bricks are yellow. Do you really believe in Oz?” Snowball asked, with a laugh.
“Did someone say Oz?” All heads turned at the voice coming from behind the bush. Out walked a man who was shaking all over.
“My…my name is Alabaster and is that where this road leads to?”
Snowball couldn’t believe it! Did everyone believe in the land of Oz?
“Why are you trembling?” he asked Alabaster.
“I….I.. saw her. …I saw the Wicked witch!”
Snowball smacked his head with the garbage can lid, had everyone gone…….
They all looked up as they heard someone cackling. ( to be continued)