This Challenge is a Theme Exercise. We want to challenge not only your creativity and writing skills, but your idea formulation.
You can write in any style, genre or voice as long as it complies with the rules below. Think outside the box. Look at Christmas from the viewpoint of other cultures, nationalities and religions, in situ or displaced. How does it affect a person’s fellowship, charity, isolation and depression? What are the implications of Faith juxtaposed to commercialism? Examine the battle ground for political and cultural bias. Do the myths and legends of Christmas add to or detract from the acculturation of society? And finally consider your story from an unusual perspective, a pet, a homeless person in a mission, an orphan, the guy dressed as Santa at the mall, or a pickpocket / criminal looking to exploit the season.
All we ask is that it pertains to Christmas.
-Each participant is responsible for his/her own edits.
-Minimum word count is 2,000. Maximum is 4,000.
-Entries must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
-Any entries submitted via Post or thread will not be included in the Challenge.
-Voting will take place December 16, 2013 to December 20, 2013.
-Everyone submits their own work.
-Voting will be open to the public. All votes will be tallied through ‘’Likes’’ and Ratings.
-There will be 1 winner chosen by the public by popular vote.
-Winner will receive his/her own copy of one of the following books listed at the bottom. Winner chooses.
-Winning entry displayed in the Writer’s Gallery with a photo and short bio of the author.
-There will be up to four others chosen by your hosts, David Kent and Adrianna Joleigh. (The number of choices depends on how many entries there are.) These chosen few will be shown in the Galleries showcase along with photograph of the author and a short bio, sharing a link to their sites, etc.