Friday, May 31, 2013

May 31st Challenge

Hi, it’s Christina –

Sorry so late today, I had some running around to do this morning, and quite frankly, I’m not feeling in a writing mood today. I think I will spend the day editing a piece which was submitted. It is not due until August, but I would feel better getting it off of my plate so the author has plenty of time to make her corrections and does not feel rushed. So, right to the challenges…


Tuesday’s challenge was:


Write a story containing the following three words: Horse, Woods, and Snow.


Christmas in the country, there’s nothing better. The cabin is filled with smells of the holiday; from the tree we chopped down from the woods out back, to the fire burning in the fireplace, to the bread and cookies which were baked the day before, to the roast in the oven which we will share before heading off to church for Christmas Eve services. The day before we all took time making ornaments to hang on the Douglas Fir. We laughed as we decorated and really got the chance to reconnect as a family. We argued good naturally over what decoration should go where and over who was stealing the cookies. Our gifts to each other were all wrapped and under the tree and the stockings were hung on the mantle waiting to be filled by you-know-who. Everything was perfect, a real Norman Rockwell Christmas.


We all gathered around the table and feasted on a sumptuous dinner of turkey with all the trimmings. Soon it was time to leave and my husband announced he had a surprise for us all. We bundled up, exited the cabin and awaiting us was a horse drawn sleigh. My husband explained it wouldn’t be a true country Christmas without one. We all piled in and headed the short distance to the church.  Right before we arrived, a gentle snow started falling. This was truly the perfect country Christmas.


Your Next Challenge is:


That was weird!


You have 10 minutes (be honest). There is no right or wrong, just write. Spelling and punctuation don’t count and NO ONE is allowed to criticize what someone else has written. Go.