Flash Fiction Challenge: “The War On Christmas”

First up, a bit of administrative duties — for the last flash fiction challenge I was to pick a random participant to receive an Art Harder mug or e-book? The winner on that one was Ashley Lorelle. Ashley, you should email me at terribleminds at gmail dot com.

Now: time for the actual flash fiction challenge.

I love the concept of the “War on Christmas.” I don’t mean that I like the actual faux-bullshit “war,” I mean, I like that term.

I want you to use that term literally.

I want you to write a war about — or even against — Christmas.

Or, really, any winter holiday that tickles your fancy. Hanukah, Solstice, Kwanzaa, whatever. Hell, all of ’em wrapped up in one.

Interpret that as you see fit.

You’ve got the traditional 1000 words.

Post online, then link to it in the comments.

You’ve got one week: till Friday the 21st at noon EST.

I’ll pick a random participant to receive a… random holiday gift from yours truly.

64 responses to “Flash Fiction Challenge: “The War On Christmas””

    • I loved that, especially the part about “…communication itself becoming decorative and ornamental?” You pretty much nailed it.

      Thanks for sharing!

  1. I’m back–by popular demand!
    Or maybe it was popular demand that caused me to disappear ever so briefly. In any event, I truly am best in small doses, which also explains why I like to write short fiction.
    I have two entries here for your reading…pleasure. I want to tell you that I come at this from the perspective that there really is a war on Christmas, and it will only escalate.

    Tell Santa What You Want

    This second one doesn’t count, I wrote it about 2 years ago, and tweaked it a bit for this, but this is the first time I’ve published it on my blog. If you like it, you are as wrong in the head as I am.

    One Night During Kwanzaa

    So…Merry Christmas.

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