Hop-along meets Zippy
Hop-along stood in line on Boxing Day to return his fruit and cookie gift basket. Bored, he pushed up the brim of his cowboy hat and took a gander at people pushing their shopping carts, until he finally made it to the exchange counter.
Zippy the puce alien waited on him. “Reason for the exchange? Wait, this has been opened.”
“Yes, I ate the cookies, but I’m allergic to the kumquats.”
“You can’t return it if it’s been opened.”
Hop pulled out his trusty six-gun. “I beg to differ.”
Zippy countered with his ray gun and shot Hop dead. “Next.”
It's Christmas (I know; you're shocked) and our leader Kay is still away, so let's end the year with a bang...and a prompt from someone else. The oft-renamed Silver Orb/Orbus Argentum/Zippy The Wonderbrick has suggested a little something like this.
Two people are meeting somewhere between Dec 24 and New Year's Day (your choice, since there probably won't be a prompt next week).
ONE of the people is:
-- -- -- -- a cowboy, Indian, spaceman, soldier, OR policeman
The OTHER person is:
-- -- -- -- a vampire, werewolf, alien, crook, OR politician
Choose one person from each group and describe their holiday encounter.
Throw in a kumquat and a shopping cart and I'll write a poem in your honor. ;-)
Your story may be serious or lighthearted or as silly as you like so long as it is 100 or fewer words.