We're halfway through the Twelve Drabbles of Christmas and for this sixth drabble Nav Logan provides a different version of the nativity:
Nativity by Nav Logan
Many moons ago, a bright light shone in the heavens.
Far, far away, a group of shepherds watched their flocks by night, and gazed up in wonder at the bright star.
Somewhere nearby, at the outskirts of the nearby town, a man led his pregnant wife into a cow byre, for her waters had broken and there was no room at the inn.
Soon, the cries of the new-born filled the night sky, drawing the shepherds down from the hills. A shepherd’s life was indeed boring.
Three wise men stayed far away, as they had seen the deadly meteor’s approach.