New Writing Prompt for December

Close up of a small Christmas tree inside a spherical glass

Thank you to those who took part last month and to all who voted for my entry. I appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to do so.

At the risk of being completely obvious, I am going to set December’s prompt as, ‘CHRISTMAS‘.

As such, I invite you to submit either a piece of flash fiction of under 500 words or a poem on the theme on the designated competition page.

Last entry date for this month is 24th of December (when I realise one or two of us will have a few other things on our minds 😉 ) and then people have between then and the end of the month to vote for their favourite.  The next competition will start in the New Year at the beginning of January, with the winner of this month setting the next writing prompt.

Once again, thank you in advance to all taking part and good luck! :)

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3 thoughts on “New Writing Prompt for December

  1. Here’s my entry for the December comp. I hope this is the right way to send it>

    Afterwards

    It’s the day after the day after Christmas
    The kids have got bored with their toys
    They’ve broken the trainset and eaten their sweets
    And they’re making one hell of a noise.

    Dad sits by the fire with a paper
    And tries to work out what it cost
    For the turkey, the booze and the mincepies
    But gives up the struggle as lost.

    In the kitchen Mum looks at the carcass
    Can they scrape one more meal from the bird?
    Her head aches, they’ve run out of aspirin
    “I’m knackered! Aye, that’s the right word!”

    Miss Jenkins, now eighty and housebound
    Sits alone in her thirteenth-floor flat
    Feasted and fussed over at Christmas
    Now left like some jumble sale hat.

    How generous we all are at Christmas
    So full of good will and good cheer
    We’ve a real Christian spirit at Christmas:
    But what of the rest of the year?

  2. Hi and thank you for your entry, which I’m sure will ring true for a lot of people. I found the verse about Miss Jenkins particularly effective and it is all well observed. I have now copied this on to the December Mini Monthly Competition page and do appreciate you taking the time to enter. 🙂
    Kind regards, Elizabeth

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