Sunday, December 26, 2021

Writing Prompt: The Reindeer Offseason

With Christmas over, it's officially the offseason for Santa's elves and reindeer.  The elves won't have to build toys like crazy for a few months.  The reindeer won't have to fly around the world overnight for another year.  So how on Earth do they pass the time?

Reindeer by Johan Christian Dahl (circa 1850)

For today's writing prompt, spin us a tale of -

what the elves and the reindeer do in the offseason!

Monday, December 13, 2021

Writing Prompt: Mystery at the North Pole

It's almost Christmas and a season of celebration and good cheer.  But, just as Grinches roam mall parking lots looking for unsecured loot, there can be crimes and mysteries among the celebrations.  For today's writing prompt, spin us a tale of --

 mystery and intrigue at the North Pole.  

With a workshop full of mischievous elves and talking reindeer, the place seems perfect for a light hearted cozy mystery. What could go wrong at the North Pole?  Lots of things.  Where is Santa's sack of toys?  Who painted Rudolph's nose blue?  Who tripped Prancer?  There could many mysteries in the Christmas village.  Try something light or sinister and serious.  Your imagination is the limit!

Setting Writing Prompt: The Old Shack

America's countryside is littered with old houses, barns, and shacks.  Many of these are documented and explored in Abandoned Places pho...