GWJ Writer's Throwdown: December 2012: 'Tis the Season!
Oh, December...they tell us we should be merry. They say it's the season of giving, of brotherhood; the season that brings out the best in us. "They" have obviously never tried to get near a mall, or deflected the insane desires of rapacious children pumped full of advertising. But we know, my gweejer friends...we know. This month's challenge; tell us a holiday story. Make it happy, make it tragic, but make it less than 5000 words. Decorate it with lights, or show us the shadows, bring us the joy, or show us the the tragedy of unrelenting cheer. Make us laugh, make us cry, but wrap up your story and present it by Christmas morning.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to tell us a holiday story. Pick any of the holidays available in December; there's a ton. See this list.
Bonus: work in a crazy holiday like Bicarbonate of Soda Day or Mitten Tree Day.
Ridiculous vocabulary bonus (actually pretty easy this time): Icicles, Wassail, Mincemeat, Creche, Dreidel, Nostalgia.
Now, put down your credit cards, put on your elf hat, and get to writing.