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Writing Challenge #16: Something to be thankful for?

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It's Thanksgiving, you and your family are done mutilating the bird (with belches and drowsiness as proof!), you put the kids in front of the plasma screen, pop in the Blu-Ray of The Wizard of Oz (old Turkey Day tradition), although someone in the room is grumbling about missing the San Francisco-Baltimore ball game (hey, the coaches of both teams are brothers!), but what the hell-- Satisfy them with a classic, let the turkey's magic set in, and once passed out, switch to the ball game... Heh, heh... ;)

It's also time for yet another Writing Challenge!

Well, I couldn't settle on three keywords this time, so you get four to fiddle with, in keeping with this Challenge's Thanksgiving theme, so here they are:

TURKEY is our species this time...
PILGRIM - We're all traveling, making pilgrimages to our families for the extended holiday weekend...
STUFFING - Take your pick. >;)
and...
THANKSGIVING - Not necessarily the day, but the act of giving thanks. :)

Unlike other writing prompts, I use keywords instead of phrases. The whole point being to do something primarily for Inkbunny and its nascent writing community to participate in.

As per usual, submissions are not tied to the calendar events or themes I use to set these Challenges around (except certain events specifically mentioned in that Challenge, like my birthday, or Japan), and as such, these Challenges have no expiry date. They may be any length (I don't care how short or long), any genre, any rating, including any "controversial" subject matter...or not. It's up to you. :) All I ask is that you have fun writing your submission. The only caveat is that I'm not expecting the obvious, so be creative! :) These are YOUR stories, and you may post them as you please (within any site's restrictions, of course), but I do ask that I be informed about it, ideally here on Inkbunny (this is my primary site, though I'm on FA and SoFurry as well). There are no prizes, except the feeling of having accomplished something, gotten it reviewed & +faved, and listed with this and past Challenges (see below). That said, if you feel you have a better story idea fitting any of my previous Challenges (and there're no rules that says you're limited to using only one Challenge per story!), be my guest-- I'd love to read whatever you submit to ANY of my Challenges! :) (16 so far- Collect them all!)

Below is a list of past and current Challenges, with links to all submissions for each.

#1: no theme
SQUIRREL
PANTIES
RADIO
  
  
  
  


#2: Chinese Lunar New Year-- Year of the Rabbit
BUNNY
MOON
TRAVEL
Moon Rabbit - Part 1 by CyberCornEntropic


#3: Valentine's Day
CAT
HEART
LOVE
Cat Heart Love by DOtter
  
Moon Rabbit - Part 2 by CyberCornEntropic


#4: Mardi Gras
OTTER
BEADS
JAZZ
Moon Rabbit - Part 3 by CyberCornEntropic


#5: St. Patrick's Day
FOX
GOLD
LUCK
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Moon Rabbit - Part 4 by CyberCornEntropic


#6: Tribute to Japan
No keywords, but had to either take place in Japan or have something Japanese-related.
Why the Ground Quakes by CyberCornEntropic
  
Support Japan by DOtter


#7: April Fool's Day
PLUSHIE
LONELINESS
DRESS
Plushies Loneliness Dress by DOtter
  
[Story] Mimzy's Sigh by dmfalk
  
Moon Rabbit - Part 5 by CyberCornEntropic


#8: Easter
BILBY
RAIN
FLOWER
How Deidrei Saved Easter by CyberCornEntropic


#9 (#9, #9, #9, #9....): SF Golden Gate Bridge, ruptured Rapture, Memorial Day
FIREFOX (lesser/red panda, sankam, nin wah)
SERVICE
FUTURE
Moon Rabbit - Part 6 by CyberCornEntropic


#10: Father's Day
DAD
WEEKEND
PICNIC
Moon Rabbit - Part 7 by CyberCornEntropic


#11: National & personal birthdays
DOG
BEANS
BIRTHDAY
Behind Enemy Limas by Winterimage
  
Moon Rabbit - Part 7 by CyberCornEntropic


#12: Apollo 11 anniversary/Space Shuttle is grounded
EAGLE
SUN
SEA
Moon Rabbit - Part 9 by CyberCornEntropic


#13: Dog Days of Summer
DOG
CAMPING
STARS

#14: Special 46th Birthday Edition
SQUIRREL, MOUSE, BUNNY, SKUNK and/or LEPTICTIDIUM (any one or more or all)
BIRTHDAY
BRIDGE
D.M.F. Writing Challenge #14 by Tigresse
(species chosen: BUNNY, SKUNK)

#15: The War of the Worlds broadcast of 1938...
RADIO
PANIC
ALIENS

#16: Thanksgiving
TURKEY
PILGRIM
STUFFING
THANKSGIVING
The Toughest Turkey That Ever Were by CyberCornEntropic


#17: Holiday Season
DEER
GIFTS
HOLIDAYS
Moon Rabbit - Part 8 by CyberCornEntropic


#18: New Year's Resolutions
MOUSE
YEAR
RESOLUTION
Moon Rabbit - Part 10 by CyberCornEntropic


Wanna add to these? Write! Give me a reason to keep the Writing Challenges going! PLEASE!

Pass the pumpkin pie, please....and not the piece with the ruby slippers shoved in, OK?

SUBMISSIONS SO FAR:
CyberCornEntropic
CyberCornEntropic
supplies the first submission for this holiday's Challenge at warp speed:
The Toughest Turkey That Ever Were by CyberCornEntropic


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Added: 6 years, 8 months ago
 
CyberCornEntropic
6 years, 8 months ago
Fortunately, birds are safe from me considering I'm vegetarian.   I don't like sports, so no worries about a couple teams of helmeted mooks grabbing their crotches and swearing at flying baseballs.  Heck, I don't even have a couch, and the TV only works with the outdoor cameras.  Can I be a loveable curmudgeon now? :p No?  How about just a curmudgeon?  Still no? :o Well, dang. ;p

On another note, I just banged this up on a whim.  Will it work?  -->  
The Toughest Turkey That Ever Were by CyberCornEntropic


You villain.  I should have been sleeping when the muse shanghaied me. ;p
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