He Sees You When You're Sleeping

by Robert McEvily

Six-year-old Wallace Partridge didn’t like Christmas. He was the youngest of four boys, the frailest, the slowest to learn. He liked to play by himself, away from other voices, their suggestions and demands. He frequently wet his bed, enjoying the release, hating the embarrassment. Santa was not his friend. Santa was a man with lists, a man who never wrote back.


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Robert McEvily is the creator and editor of Six Sentences. He lives in New York City.