The Christmas Letter

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I’m sure I’m not the only one who receives the occasional Christmas card with an accompanying duplicated ‘letter’ telling of their family’s adventures through the previous year. Some of these seem to me to make for astounding reading – is everything really going so brilliantly?

It occurred to me that there might be some entertainment from writing 2 (two) ficlets with the same title (+A, then B) that reproduce a possible year’s summary from a fictional family:

The Hendricks’ Christmas Letter A
>Eldest Daughter at University;
>Middle son doing well at school;
>Mum’s re-embarking on her teaching career;
>Dad’s practicing his golf swing.

The Hendricks’ Christmas Letter B
>Eldest Daughter started University in September but left after only three weeks;
>Middle son runs gambling den at school;
>Mum’s having to work again because…
>Dad hit someone with a golf club and is now in prison for assault.

Anyway, I thought it might be a fun way to get the creative juices flowing.

  • Started December 16th, 2013.
  • Ended January 31st, 2013.
  • Created by Funky Chunky

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  1. Avatar Funky Chunky

    Well done LittleSecrets. Obviously it’s both stories together that make the winning entry. :)

  2. Avatar Funky Chunky

    I’ve wimped out and extended the deadline just in case Reaver19 or anyone else fancies a go. (B-D#

  3. Avatar Funky Chunky

    Yup. Seems like the logical thing to do: post an entry as letter A, followed by a sequel for letter B

  4. Avatar LittleSecrets

    I don’t know exactly how you want this to be set up, so I will follow the leader and copy afternova’s route.
    Great challenge topic :)

  5. Avatar punpun

    Hope I did it correctly

  6. Avatar Reaver19

    Oh man this seems like fun! I;m gona need a minute to get my stories strait but look forward to entering them.

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