In honour of the season, I decided to offer one new prompt every day, for the Twelve Days of Christmas. All the stories have either an SF or a fantasy element. Each one will be themed to correspond (with a good deal of creative license) with the verses of the traditional song.
But here's the thing. The first day of Christmas is, well, Christmas day. What to do until then?
I decided to do a countdown, with some pre-Christmas prompts. I'll offer one a day until Christmas. Then I'll switch to my Twelve Days of Christmas prompts, blog willing, ending up on Twelve Night, January 5th.
My goal is to keep to my theme, but also to offer ideas that I hope will entertain you, whether you're interested in writing about them or not.
Here's the first one. I hope you enjoy today's offering.
Your heroine is exhausted. On top of her demanding job, she’s juggling the additional demands of three overexcited children. She’s been up to midnight many nights in a row, finishing costumes, making cookies for bake sales, fielding the demands of relatives, planning holiday menus, and wrapping gifts. Now, with only a few days to go to Christmas, she’s running a fever. It’s time to resort to desperate measures. She pulls out the small vial her grandmother gave her, of fairy dust. Her grandmother's last words were, “It’s powerful stuff, dear. Use it only in great need, and only one grain at a time.” Your heroine opens the lid, and sneezes …
Feel free to join in, with your own prompts. Let me know, and I'll add you to my list.
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