Sunday Photo Fiction – December 20th 2015

Sunday Photo Fiction is a weekly writing challenge where a photo is used as a prompt for a piece of fiction using around 200 words. The piece doesn’t have to centre around exactly what the photo is, it can be just used as a basis for a story. As it is less than a week until Christmas, I thought I would use a Christmas themed photo to see what you can come up with. This old man always used to dress up as Santa, every year you could guarantee he would be in several places around the village. In the summer months, he would walk past a young child who was being naughty and say something along the lines of “I take it you know who I am? Well, I’m watching you, and I have you on my list”. He wasn’t at all creepy with it. He was great with the characterisation he always portrayed. I moved out of that village nine years ago. I can only hope he is still doing well. The child is not a random child she is my (now 17 year old) daughter.

If you have the time, please read some of the other stories that have been written via the InLinkz page below. Remember though, the main thing is to have fun, enjoy what you write, and write what you enjoy.

135 12 December 20th 2015

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17 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction – December 20th 2015

  1. http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/a35832/i-hate-elf-on-the-shelf/

    Holy and holly days are celebrated by many. But this article caught my eye… Kind of like a Brother always watching you… And while I may not agree with ‘I hate’ any particular thing…
    there are some valid points made in this article.

    I kind of respect the whole Guardian Angel thing. But I think I’m just going to have to pass on this prompt for now. Someone sent me a link to how the US got ‘hooked’ on Santa. And well it wasn’t really all that pretty. While I did read that the X in X-mas was supposed to represent the Greek letter that represents the word King. But the whole campaign in regards to keep the King in Christmas has taken on a negative flare as an abbreviation for or lack there of the spiritual aspect of the holy day, which by the way has borrowed from every religion this and that side of the North Pole.

    I do wish everyone wondrous happenings in this season of many lights and traditions. And all the best for the New Year. I might come back and revisit this prompt with a short piece. Just because I haven’t missed one of these prompts by my good friend yet…. (I may put it in the links when I have time).

    Awe.. why wait. Here you go: (it’s an Elfje poem):

    Elf?

    Jolly
    Father in
    the red suit
    will you grant my
    wishes?

    ©JP/dh

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