THE NAUGHTY LIST
His mother, Marion, teases her son about his dreams to build a large robot ant with a
drawing of her son riding on the ant's back. Then it comes true.
The 'Naughty List' is a book of the names of children who misbehave during the preceding years. If a boy or girl misbehave, but do some good deeds, it is possible to get back on the 'Nice List.' If they are persistently naughty, they can be excluded from Christmas cheer and good will for life. But for that to happen, they would have to be exceptionally naughty.
The Naughty List only applies to children who believe in Father Christmas, or once beleived. But, strangely, even those who do not believe in Santa Claus, deep down hope that he is real. And that means that they know about the Nice List. But, for some reason, are unable to behave themselves for long enough, to be nice.
Children who become adults and stay naughty, are reminded of their bad deeds from time to time, even though Santa would not deliver presents to them, because they are too old to believe, or become believers. Their bad deeds stay with them for life, excepting only if they do something really good to redeem themselves. But, that almost never happens.
Persistently bad children, might end up as civil servants in adult life, where they can continue to be bad, causing nice people a lot of unnecessary pain and suffering, such as unfair taxes, and overpriced food and energy, leading to an unstable planet. About which Father Christmas and his elves are very worried, as both the North and Antarctic South Poles are melting because of this bad behaviour. For sure, those habitually nasty persons do not go to heaven to see Saint Peter. They are more likely to end up visiting the Devil in Hades, spending time with Boris Johnson in the cells of the damned.
Jimmy does not want to be on the naught list. Though, he knows, or thinks, he has done some things that might put him there. He always tries to do better, so that where he may have strayed, he might neutralize his lapses in judgment.
of Jimmy Watson's friends, with the Magic Dinobot
THE MAGIC DINOBOT - From Jameson Hunter, an original TV series idea, germinated in 2016. Jimmy dreams of building a giant robot ant as a special project, then one day his dreams come true when the robot he has built is transformed into a living, breathing, companion. NOTE: This story is Copyright © Jameson Hunter Ltd, March 30 2016. All rights reserved. You will need permission from the author to reproduce the book cover on the right or any part of the story published on this page.
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