I do apologize that it is already the middle of December and I am just now putting out this memo. But as many of us are on break from school, work, etc, I imagine everyone has ample time to complete at least one of these! However, for anyone that completes all of these prompts by December 31st and sends us a message with the appropriate links leading to each post, we will have a special post made to thank you for your participation. [If you do not send us all four links that work your message will be deleted. Apologies.]
Mistletoe (Please tag with #mistletoeink)
Describe a kiss through prose or poetry. We encourage you to exceed 100 words. Use whatever details to shape the environment, the other person, or the motions of the kiss itself to lend readers a clear image. Although it does not have to actually be related to a mistletoe experience, since the holidays are about it would be nice to see some follow that theme. This can be a kiss you’ve experienced or want to experience. Delight us.
Christmas Characters (Please tag with #xmascharacters)
Have you ever truly considered the characters of Christmas? Santa Clause, Mrs. Clause, the elves, etc. Take one of these characters, or any others that strike your fancy, and create a bit of prose or poetry relating to these characters. Feel free to use any characters that have sprouted from religious celebrations, as long as they are in relation to winter holidays.
Stripping Christmas (Please tag with #strippingxmas)
Describe Christmas, or any other holiday you celebrate, while avoiding the cliches. So, for Christmas, things that wouldn’t be included: a tree, presents, decorations, fireplaces, Santa, etc. Through poetry or prose render what Christmas means on a deeper level. Although we all love our family, you will not be taking this prompt in a creative manner if you solely go on about the presence of family.
A Holiday Letter (Please tag with #holidayletter)
Consider the people in your life during this holiday season. Now, although we love and appreciate all of the constant presences in our lives, consider a recent friend, lover, or new family member that was not in your life last holiday season. Write them a letter. That is all. I will not say what you must write, only that it should be a letter or poem of some sort that is addressed to them. It’d be great if you sent it, but of course that’s not something in our power to demand. (Many of us meet new people continuously through Tumblr and we would be happy for you to include whoever you wish even if you may not be friends outside of this site.)
Please be sure to tag your posts properly. We will only be reblogging from the particular tags stated above. Do not submit links to us of these prompts! If you’d like some extra holiday reading I would suggest tracking each of these tags to see how everyone interprets the prompts. Questions, comments, complains deposited here.