The Christmas Contract,
After that, he told me that everything I heard and everything I saw was confidential. I swore to him I would not say anything, but I lied. He told me about how Santa Fe was one of his favorite places in the world because of its good food and nice people. He said that every year he dressed up in a different disguise and went to a restaurant to eat. Then, suddenly, with no goodbye, he vanished into thin air, only leaving behind the gifts and a piece of paper.
The paper he left behind was a contract stating that if I told anyone about this I would get coal for Christmas. There was a place to sign my name, and I did. Suddenly, the paper vanished into thin air. I guess this year I might get coal, but it was worth it to get the story out. Those are the events that occurred on Dec. 25, 2008.
Dylan Herrera is a sixth-grade student at Carlos Gilbert Elementary School.