My son, as my end draws near, the time has come for you to learn The Gift.
This sacred Gift – the power to slow time – has been passed down since time immemorial. Billions of folk around the world rely on The Gift being mastered. Without its mastery you cannot fulfil the annual obligation of our family.
First, you must learn the mystical incantation to invoke The Gift. Repeat after me: “Ho! Ho! Ho!”
My entry in the December 2019 75 Word Story Challenge at SFFChronicles
Genre: Science Fiction/ Fantasy or Speculative Fiction.