Just to whet your appetite, here’s one of the notes Maggie receives from her unusual Secret Santa:
On the first day of Christmas, my Master gave to me, an adventure for the holidays.
I’m thrilled that you’ve decided to go along with my proposal. I know it was a difficult decision for you. As I said before, you can stop this at any time if you’re not happy or comfortable with it.
I’m giving you safe words to use. If you say “Yellow light” at any time, it means you need a break or a breather. If you say, “Red light,” that means whatever we’re doing stops, right then and there, and we talk about it. I promise to respect your wishes if you use those words. For your safety, I’m enclosing an envelope that contains my name and plans. Please don’t open it, but put it in your desk at home. It’s your insurance that I won’t do anything to harm you.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s what I want you to do next.
Tonight I want you to go to the Redwood Hotel and present yourself at room 344 at precisely seven-thirty. Before you knock on the door, I want you to put on the enclosed. Put on the blindfold first, then wind the scarf around your head over the blindfold. There will be no peeking. Once you have those on, knock on the door. From then until you leave that room, you will follow all directions I give you.
If you have another commitment tonight and cannot make it, put a note in this bag and leave it on the corner of your desk this afternoon.
Otherwise I’ll see you tonight.
Your Secret Admirer