Long-time readers of the blog may recall that around this time of year we tend to take a break from talking about writers and writing and do a little storytelling instead. It’s like a multi-week version of our regular Friday Writing Sprints.
We’re kicking off this year’s Christmas Week Short Story Challenge today and several of the Eight Ladies will be posting their stories during the next few weeks. All of you blog-readers are welcome to participate as well. You can post your own story (or a link to your story) in the comments below on this post or on any of the upcoming Short Story posts.
The rules of the Challenge are simple – write a short story based on the specified theme and include at least three of the random words on the list; extra points for including more than three words and extra points with sparkles for Holiday references.
Theme: “. . . and they all lived happily ever after”
As always, feel free to interpret the “Theme” any way you choose (or ignore it completely) if your story-muse takes you in a different direction.
bucket actress escape feast
blaze determined bubble moan
royalty leather color warning
puppet freezing amethyst luminous
Whatever length story you want to write – that’s exactly the length we’re looking for.
While you wait for this year’s stories, feel free to get in the mood by checking out some of our previous entries:
- The Gift of Joy
- The Queen of Tropes
- Farewell to the Old, Long Live the New
- The Gift of the Wise Man
- A Gift Fit for a Queen
- They Shoot Lounge Lizards, Don’t They? Part 1
- They Shoot Lounge Lizards, Don’t They? A Christmas(ish) Tale Part 2
- A Christmas Ghost Story
- Breaking with Tradition
- Bear With Me On This
- A Change of Plans
- A Grizzly Wedding
Even better, try your hand at today’s words and post your results in the comments for all to enjoy.
Let the challenge begin!