Vixen left the gym and headed to the spa. She had to work out twice as hard as her male counterparts to keep in shape, especially since her propensity for drinking the fellas under the table perpetuated her tendency toward saddlebags . Between the training regimen for her annual gig on the sleigh team, maintaining her blog and cranking out stories for the local rag – the Arctic Circle, there weren’t enough hours in the day. Unfortunately, none of those enterprises were lucrative – her creditors were getting a little testy.
With her hooves soaking and a hot oil treatment on her luxurious coat, Vixen sipped a lichen tea. She wondered how she was going to come up with the rent money – the paper had cut her hours and Santa had threatened to cut staff since that red-nosed rabble-rouser had tried unionizing the elves. She hoped her debit card could cover today’s spa visit – the credit cards were all maxed out. Between the Pole dancing lessons, increasing costs for her high-maintenance look, and her love of harness bling Vixen was in deep deer doo-doo in the credit arena.
She held her breath as the receptionist swiped her card…and it wasn’t rejected. She had ten days till Christmas and the next paycheck. Time to reap the benefits of the plan she’d worked out so carefully. She replaced the card in her wallet and smiled to herself.
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