Friday, April 28, 2017

Posted by Laurel Garver on Friday, April 28, 2017 12 comments
Welcome, A-Z Blogging Challenge friends. This year, my theme is Prompt-a-day, with fun or thought-provoking writing prompts to use as a story start, warm up, or creativity stretching exercise.

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Describe how an eight-year-old feels on Christmas Eve.



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12 comments:

  1. I could spin this prompt in a different direction by writing a story on how an 8 year old my feel on Eid, a muslim holiday. It celebrates the day after a month's worth of fasting.
    X is for X-ordinary
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    1. Cool idea to go more multicultural, instead of the same old-same old Western holidays. Have fun with it!

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  2. I wouldn't want to make this anything too dark or ruin that feeling! Not really anything else like it, is there?

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    1. It's sort of the apex of unadulterated excitement, isn't it? And yes. I've tried to mix some lighter prompts in with the heavier stuff for the sake of variety.

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  3. Holidays are the best when you're a kid, aren't they? Except for trying to fall asleep the night before. My daughter stays up all night eating snacks and reading, while I, on the other hand, sleep extremely well after all the work of wrapping presents or hiding eggs or packing for the vacation.

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    1. For sure. A bit less fun for the parents. Though it might be fun writing experiment to role-switch--the kid is in a sleepy phase of a growth spurt, and Mom is bouncing off the wall with excitement looking forward to all the fun the family will have with the new toys.

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  4. The eight year old has never been so excited for Christmas Day. It is the day his mother returns from her tour of duty. Dad has been trying to be both Mom and Dad but there is nothing like Mom's hugs and kisses.

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador | Xanthophobia, Xenoepist, Xyzlacatosis

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    1. Nice! Togetherness is a far better cause for anticipation than just new toys. I was always most especially excited for my older siblings to come home from college.

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  5. how about a giant bear instead of a present? the bear tells the 8-year-old girl to come with him on an adventure and they will travel by flying... now it sounds too much like like that East of the sun & West of the moon. no matter, who doesn't like an adventure instead of a present?

    thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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    1. I'm sure you'd find a way to make the flying bear unique. Indeed--adventure is the best kind of gift.

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  6. Hi Laurel - tummy full to bursting, stomach saying ... oh how much longer ... Muuuuum when does Santa come? Can we get the mince pies ready for him ... and w-h-aaat ... 'sherry' ... oh oh all right- must get everything right for him ... when, when - jumping up and down and running round and round .. oh when, when ...

    Daarling go to bed - then Santa will come sooner ... caaaaan't - dooon't want to ... want to see him ... I'm going to give you a good night kiss and tomorrow will be Christmas and Santa will ahave visited ... probably, but only if you're good and go to sleep ... head sinks into pillow, exhaustion takes over ... quiet reigns .... now for that sherry, before Santa drinks the lot!

    Cheers sorry - this was long ... but I enjoyed writing it! Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/y-is-for-y-artists.html

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    1. Glad you had fun with it. Thanks for coming by!

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