“You do this one.
Screams and tears don’t bother you, right?
Good, you’ll see plenty tonight.
Quiet! Don’t wake the others.
The Boss don’t dirty his hands on this, just does the nice stuff, image conscious, see?
Hurt them? Hell, yeah, but that’s kinda the point.
Now for the fun part.
There – the redheaded kid.
He’s gonna suffer alright.
Of course we have to, don’t wimp out!
He’s the reason we’re here.
An object lesson, the Boss calls it.
Yes, I’ve checked twice, like always.
Let’s show the little bastard what it really means to be on Santa’s naughty list!”
This story was written for Loren Eaton's Advent Ghosts 2014 Drabble Event