Saturday, December 22, 2012


Image: Courtesy of Grandma's Goulash

Note:1 Karin aka K, Manicddaily, suggested to write of 'presents or presence' at d'Verse. Can't think of anything better than the presence of old Santa himself - and of his stockings full of presents for boys and girls the world over!

Note:2 I had always thought it was spelled with an 'e' ie 'imposter' as many thought so too! But the dictionary ( The Little Oxford Dictionary) had it with an 'o' ie 'impostor'. I don't suppose the dictionary is a misprint

I'm everybody's point-man
Been that long and loving it
I'm universal, neutral and everywhere
but rarely seen

Beware of impostors
Be warned!

(140 characters)
verified through Design 215 character counter (here)

Grandma challenged us to write a Micro Fiction of 140 characters or
less based on the above picture and to include the word 'neutral'

Written for Karin's hosting at d"Verse, the Poetics of Presents/ce and Grandma's Goulash, Succinctly Yours # 92


  1. Not sure imposters take the warning as many are around, but only one truth with it seems to be found.

  2. Ha ha, yes, many imposters around. One in each shopping mall. I do hear they make pretty good money for their 'impostering' though. Growing that long white beard proves to be worth it for those who can.

  3. haha def dont want any imposter santas...just saying....that gets a little creepy around these parts...i know my boys are looking forward to his visit...smiles....merry chirstmas hank

  4. Yep, rarely seen except for those imposters... love this. Merry Christmas, Hank!

  5. My first visit to your blog...enjoyed your post.
    Merry of the elves.☺

  6. wonderful 140, Hank! my first writing ever was on Twitter in 140 characters or less. {smile}

    Happy Holidays!

  7. ha rarely seen, just once a true..and we def. look for the real one..smiles

  8. it is always fun to think of my younger years, santa claus is always fun...

    Happy Holidays to you and your family Pareng Hank!


  9. how can be beware of impostors when they are all impostors? All I ask is for a good impostor!

  10. Lol....I just watched Miracle on 34th street for the gazzillionth time... Loved this.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours Hank.

  11. So many impostors, its so merry ~

    Happy Holidays to you and your family Hank ~

  12. I think there may be an odd impostor or two out there...

    Have a wonderful Christmas Hank.

    Anna :o]

  13. The imposter is an impostor!

    But Santa continues to live on and on in the world.

    And neutral as Switzerland.

    Happy Festivus, Hank.


  14. When I was a kid, I was always told the "impostors" were 'Santa's helpers,' thus making the Big Guy more special, as you never really saw him in person. Took a few years for me to realize there was a reason for that. ;_) This was lots of fun in just a few characters, Hank--a very happy holiday to you and your family, and thanks so much for all your visits and comments this year.

  15. Impostors abound, do they not? What a fun take on Jolly Old Saint Nick, whom I described to my children as the "Spirit of Giving."
    Happy holidays, Hank!

  16. ...eversince i lived on earth i am always a believer of Santa even now that i'm 21 nothing's changed... and though i hate impostors too i must thank 'em still for somehow they make efforts to let Santa be known and loved....

    Merry Christmas to you Hank and to your family!!!


  17. There are plenty of real Santa's around...every time something is given with love! Fun take on "neutral."

  18. my kids are waiting too.. for the real one.. they are planning to camp out by the fireplace this time around and stay awake for Santa..

  19. Hahaha--and there are SO many impostors, but their hearts are in the right place.

  20. The real one will be visiting tonight :-)
    Nice one.

  21. You've packed more than one layer of meaning into this one. Nicely done. Wishing you a Merry Christmas. I always look forward to your succinct offerings and hope to see plenty more in the new year.