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Santa's Death (S&D)

by Karl Cobbe
(Stanford, CA)

I'm biking around Stanford with Kyle and Cartman from South Park. There are several other kids with us, but I don't know any of them. Together, we form a gang of about 20 bikers... and we're all using training wheels.

In this dream world, Stanford is very different. The usual buildings have been replaced by Roman ruins. The architecture is spectacular, but the buildings are clearly decaying. The sky is a murky emerald color.

I ask Kyle what we're all doing. He says Cartman is leading us to kill Santa.

We come to a river outside campus. It's not wide, but the current is very powerful. I vividly remember the mist coming off the rapids. Somehow we all need to get across on our bikes.

Cartman yells at me and says I'm supposed to know what to do. I have a weird feeling that I've been here before. Following my gut, I look under a rock to find a secret panel, covered in brightly glowing symbols. Strangely confident, I randomly press the symbols.

I guess the code correctly, and a bridge rises from the water. We all bike across and arrive at Santa's village.

Once there, Cartman summons his demon friend, Cthulhu, to kill Santa and his helpers. Cthulhu hurls down fireballs, making quick work of the village. As the elves scream in horror, the dream fades and I wake up.

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