Monday, December 23, 2013
FINISH THAT THOUGHT #25
Happy Christmas Eve!!!! Thanks for spending part of your day with us. Hopefully this is a time for rest and relaxation in addition to decking the halls and any last minute gifts you need to procure. Time with family and friends should be full of laughter and good memories. I pray it is for you. I have a gift for you! Due to the holidays, we're extending our time this week! You have until Thursday the 26th at 11:59:59 to get your story in!!!! TWO WHOLE EXTRA DAYS! Merry Christmas.
On to the Festive Award Challenge! In addition to the prompts given to you by the judge, I'm adding an extra challenge: Include as many Christmas Carols as you can, hidden within the text - titles or phrases. Yes, there can be punctuation within the phrase. Specify how many you included next to where you accept the challenge (I wouldn't want to miss any). Then, in a reply to your post list the phrases you included and the song they're from, like this:
"It's lovely weather" - Sleigh Ride
"In the frosty air" - Jingle Bell Rock
"Fall on your knees" - Oh Holy Night
You get the picture. :) (I'm doing it this way so I can see if I can find them all first before I see which ones they were.) So let me hear it!!!!
*Remember, this is OPTIONAL. This challenge shouldn't get in the way of your awesome story. Go check out the judge's prompts below! Go tell me who's invited to this special Christmas dinner!
If you need to read the full version of the rules, go here. Otherwise, here's the short version:
1. Up to 500 words
2. Keep it clean (nothing rated R or above)
3. Start with the given first sentence.
4. Optional Special Challenge
5. Include Twitter/email, word count, Special Challenge accepted
6. The challenge is open for 24 hours on Tuesday EST EXTRA TIME this week! Two more days to get your story in! Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday! Get it in by the end of the day on the 26th. YAY!
Oh, and feel free to change pronouns, punctuation, tense, and anything in brackets to fit the story/pov/tone. I'm not going to be TOO picky... Our judge however...
Our Judge today is Charles Short also known as @CharlesWShort. Check out his blog here. Read his winning tale from last week here!
Your first sentence for FINISH THAT THOUGHT #25 is:
Who invited [Uncle Jasper] to Christmas dinner?
Your SPECIAL CHALLENGE from the judge is:
most creative use for a water pistol
AAAAAAAND WE'RE OFF!!!