Hey, take a break from the cookies, from the wrapping, from the shopping. Go get yourself a spicy cup of Holiday tea, some hot coffee, whatever warms you. Sit back and enjoy a little story I wrote for fun and an answer to my own writing challenge (for my writing group). We all know the Christmas story and the "stars of the show." But what about those "extras?" We see how Christ' birth excited the world, in both a glorious way; unto the shepherds and the wise men and also in a threatening way as to Herod's bloody rampage. I didn't name my character here; let's call him "Pragmatus"... (root word meaning skilled, busy, businessman)... How did the birth of a baby play into this Innkeepers busy life?
P.S. In further research, maybe our Inn Keeper's name was Thaddeus. Let's say " Pragmatus" was his middle name.