Christmas Stocking

Watercolor (gouache), markers, and typewriter on watercolor paper



I already knew what was in the stocking.

It was something I'd been wanting for an awfully long time.

She was full of surprises, so I didn't figure it would spoil my enjoyment of Christmas too much if I unwrapped just this one thing a little bit early.

She had a different idea. "Christmas isn't until tomorrow," she said. "Besides, I gotta run."

If she did, I couldn't find it. As far as I was concerned, this was the most perfect Christmas stocking I'd ever seen.

ShoeStories™ by Claudia Lynch