December Fiction Fest Challenge Roundup

We began December with a challenge to fiction writers: write a short-short story in response to the Friday prompts! Two were visual; one was a list of seasonal titles.

Here’s a list of the resulting stories. Thanks to all who participated!

If you haven’t gone blog-hopping to read these holiday short-shorts, please visit them now:

Claudette Young’s  “Oh, to be Part of a Gang”

Gerry Wilson’s “Imagine”

Amy Pabalan’s “Elf Eyes”

Lauri Meyers’s “Mischievous Elf on the Shelf”

Kasie Whitener’s “Schickabusch Waits” 

April Galloway’s “Searching for Santa” 

Pearl Ketover Prilik’s “The Package” 


  A couple of us broke the rules and wrote non-fiction blog posts in response to a prompt:

  Gerry Wilson’s “Breaking the Rules: No Fiction Today”

  Kasie Whitener’s “Through the Season on an Elf with No Name”


Feeling inspired? It isn’t too late to participate! Re-visit the prompts, write a story, and add your link in a comment right here. And watch for an enticing prompt on December 28 to get your writing going in the new year.


6 comments for “December Fiction Fest Challenge Roundup

  1. December 21, 2012 at 9:38 am

    Writers, feel free to add your story links HERE, in a comment on this post!

  2. Jeannine Bergers Everett
    December 26, 2012 at 11:26 am

    This took me a while – the story took on a life of its own. It’s longer than the word limit, so I suppose I’m another rule-breaker 🙂

    • December 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm

      I just read and commented. I can see that it took on a life of its own; it’s really quite good.

  3. December 27, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Since we’re indulging in “rule breaking,” here’s another non-fiction take on the subject.

    • December 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm

      April, I just left a comment on your site, but it didn’t show up; maybe it’s awaiting moderation? Anyway, I’ll say here that I read and was moved by your piece. You’re so right about the crazy economics of Christmas.

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