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Ben waits for his parents to fall asleep before carefully sneaking back downstairs.

He takes a cookie from the plate on the mantel, then sits down next to the fireplace to wait.

Last year, Santa brought him a pistol that shoots.

This year, he’s getting everything on his wish list.

This story originally appeared in Microfiction for Lunch, a weekly collection of bite-sized stories delivered to your inbox every Tuesday.

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