Standing under it at the college’s Christmas celebration, the first temptation of the professor of mythology was to tell the professor of botany how the only vulnerability of the Norse god Baldr was a mistletoe arrow to the heart.
Her first temptation was to explain to him that mistletoe was a hemi-parasitic plant native to Northern Europe.
Both of their second temptations were to kiss the other.
They went with that, instead.
“Academics of Mistletoe” was originally published by Paragraph Planet in 2013.