Well, here we are, just 1- days to go before Christmas Day (that's 9 more shopping days, for what it's worth), and only 5 days before the first day of Hanukkah, so once again, I'm early.... Still a shocker that I'm early at all... :P Hope your excuse for being quiet was not a colonoscopy as I just had a bit over a week ago. :P
ANYHOO.... Onto this month's Challenge, shall we?
The holidays. This is that time of year that at least 6 separate major holidays coincide, all with a gift-giving theme: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year's, Eastern Orthodox Christmas, and various festivities that surround the Winter Solstice.
So what shall we do, here? Well, we have GIFTS and HOLIDAYS, but what of species? (Rein)DEER, of course. :) (What, you thought it would be a Christmas Mouse... or even a squirrel? Maybe next time. :) )
As it is, I'm 5 stories behind in my goal of 13 stories in 12 months- Think I can squeeze 5 stories out in 2 weeks? Gonna try, at least. :P Might even do something with Helia again-- I think I've fallen in love with my newest character... :)
So, this is how the 17th Writing Challenge looks: DEER GIFTS HOLIDAYS
Rules? What rules? ;) Just use the three keywords offered in this Challenge creatively. Length doesn't matter. Neither does genre or rating. As usual, I don't expect the obvious-- I like seeing creativity. :) Oh, and most importantly, HAVE FUN with the Challenge. :) Part of the whole point of this is to have fun writing stories, and hopefully some others here (and anywhere else they're posted) will get comments and +faves.
If you can't think of anything for this Challenge, there are 16 other Challenges you could go back to-- There is no espiry date on any of these Challenges. I would, at least, like to know if something's coming up, of course. :) (Why? Because I often feel like my Challenges might be just a waste of time. :( )
Below is a list of past and current Challenges, with links to all submissions for each.