Shana finished her page proofs right quick!
She knew in a moment she might meet St. Nick.
More rapid than wifi her fingers they flew,
Then she tweeted, and facebooked, and wrapped presents too!
Then the Quills got all nestled snug at their desks
In warm, cozy offices that were quite picturesque.
They looked over their day’s work in a quick recap
As Kate settled her kitties for a long winter’s nap.
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
That Cindy’s Blue Heeler shot outside to see what was the matter.
Away to the windows the Quills flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash.
The wind was howling like a cold winter demon
And Jan was bundled up, lost in copy edit readin’
Just when she got to the best part of all
Down the chimney St. Nick came with a fall.
But Robyn had her own hero – the professor she had wed,
A sweet, funny guy with plenty of brains in his head.
They set out their cookies for St. Nick on a plate
And watched as he grabbed one and returned to the grate.
The Quills they all rushed from their crannies and nooks
To find stockings filled with fresh muses … and books!
Emily’s little ones were so surprised and thrilled
That their Christmas wishes had all been fulfilled.
Christmas morning dawned crisp and clear
All the Quill lawns marked with prints from reindeer.
They reached out to their readers with holiday cheer
And sent out their good wishes – all true and sincere!