“Merry Christmas, Fluffy,” I said, producing an small and exquisitely wrapped box.
“Oh, you shouldn’t have!” Fluffy exclaimed as she took her present and quickly began to unwrap it. Opening the box, she let out a gasp of surprise wben she saw her new ruby bracelet. She slipped it on her wrist and then leaned forward to give me a kiss on the cheek. “Thank you,” she said, producing a gift wrapped box with my name on it and placed it before me on the table.
“Oh, you shouldn’t have,” I said as I reached for my present, but to my surprise, my hand passed right through it.
“Go on, open it!” Fluffy laughed.
Trying again, I reached for the box but once again my hand passed through it as if it was never there.
“What’s wrong?” she asked.
Then I noticed the box begin to fade from view until there was nothing there. I looked up at Fluffy but noticed she had vanished too.
It’s never easy celebrating Christmas with imaginary friends.