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Writing Challenge #17: Holiday Edition!

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All I want for Christmas is.... Squirrels. :)

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.

#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? Get a-typin'! Help keep my Writing Challenges alive!

Now about my Christmas present under the tree? Cute squirrelgirl in nothing but red & green ribbons, that'll be nice.... :)

d.m.f.
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Added: 7 years, 5 months ago
 
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 5 months ago
Did you know:

~ reindeer and caribou are the same species of deer?
~ that reindeer are the only species of deer in which the females grow antlers?
~ that pregnant female reindeer keep their antlers until early spring so as to better compete with all the other reindeer while adult males have already lost their antlers by now?  Now is about the time of year when juvenile reindeer and castrated males shed their antlers.
~ that the now obsolete constellation of Rangifer (also Tarandus) was supposed to represent a reindeer?  French astronomer Pierre Charles Le Monnier put it near Polaris, using faint stars now in Camelopardalis, Cassiopeia, and Cepheus.


Also, don't forget to celebrate Christmas Adam on the 23rd.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 2 months ago
Hey, look!  It'll be like a broken skunk and be out of odor compared to Part 9, but here's
Moon Rabbit - Part 8 by CyberCornEntropic
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dmfalk
7 years, 2 months ago
Added to the list. :)

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 2 months ago
As I hinted above, Part 9 will use #12's keywords, technically putting it out of order with Part 8 if one goes by the chronology of your Challenges.  However, Part 10 will use #18's keywords.  Counting those two parts, this means I will have answered 13½ of 18 Challenges, leaving 4½ entries left to go.
dmfalk
7 years, 2 months ago
Being out of the order of the Challenges is not a problem- As long as you are still using the Challenges, that's all that matters. :)

Now, to just come up with new Challenges. :P

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
7 years, 2 months ago
Well, it's a moot argument now, as you no doubt already now. :p
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