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The Daily Special — Dec 8th

Fiction Prompt

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Welcome to the month of December, PW writers and readers! Things are going to be a bit different around here this month. Mon, Wed, Fri, and Sun will all be fiction! Tues, Thurs, and Sat will all be poetry! There will be a Weekly Special posted every Monday, but there will not be a Weekend Challenge this month. What is going to make December fun is that you may use fiction prompts to write poetry and poetry prompts to write fiction! Or, use the prompts as is. Let’s get on with the prompting, shall we?

Today’s Fiction prompt

Your job is doing the Secret Santa gifting this year. The name you pull out of the Santa hat is someone who has made your life miserable at work. Knowing this will be anonymous, what kind of gift will you buy? Write a scene or full story.

You may write a poem based on the theme of ‘Secret Santa’. Have you ever received an anonymous gift? Was it a great gift or not so great?

Word Length — 500 words exactly
Restriction — word length

‘Restrictions’ are to challenge you as a writer. However, with everything else here at PW, use these prompts in any way that allows the creative juices to flow.

Write promptly and enjoy! And don’t forget about the Monthly Theme!

Ravyne Hawke, EIC



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Ravyne Hawke

Ravyne Hawke

Writing Coach, Poet, Fiction Writer, Essayist, Artist, Dreamer | “Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the Ocean” ~Thich Nhat Hanh