The stockings were flung in haste over the chair, For hopes of St. Nicholas were no longer there.
The downtown Christmas decorations and holiday cheer did nothing to brighten his dark mood. The bright lights, the caroling, the pervading good will and charm on the faces of those going by just made him want to throw up.
There was blood on his coat. Fluffy snowflakes fluttered, flitted and swirled narcotic, taking their time to land and give the whole scene a dusting in gentle white. But the picture postcard moment was lost on Jack.
His heart ached, his head pounded and now the ringing in his ears was getting louder and louder. The midget ringing the bell in front of the black pot had capitalized seasonally on his stunted frame and was in full-on elf regalia from the little green hat to the bells on his boots.
Jack got a kick out of little people and for a moment the funk and fog began to lift. The little man looked up and sneered.
He reached back into the pot to retrieve his pittance. The elf sprang back up and lunged with a yell, head-butting Jack in the groin like a pint-sized battering ram. Jack doubled over in half with an audible wheeze. That was it; Jack retaliated with an uppercut that would have been below the belt on a regular sized man and sent the midget flying, his little arms and legs flailing, into the glass door of the book store he had set up in front of.
It shattered into a thousand twinkling little pieces. The little man lay there bleeding and motionless. Jack looked around, warily. Fingers were pointing, gasps could be heard. The caroling had ceased. The sidewalk was teaming with Christmas shoppers who had just seen him beat up an elf.
He was soon joined by others. The revelers were quickly turning into a mob. He beat feet and took off down the street.
He zigged and zagged through the throng on the sidewalk, jumping into the edge of the street to a litany of honking horns, curses and screeching tires when the crowd got too heavy. He eventually lost the would-be lynch mob and breathlessly ducked into a corner bar.
The place was near empty, tumbleweed town. Breathing hard, Jack bellied up and flagged down the pharmacist.
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