Japan's celebration of the new year, Ōmisoka.
The Jewish celebration of Hanukkah.
The African-American holiday of Kwanzaa.
The pagan-derived Christian holiday of Christmas.
These are your prompts this week, be directly inspired by them, veer wildly, combine, mush, mix, invent a holiday or celebration all your own
As ever these challenges are here to prompt writing of any and all kinds. What you write may be connected or unconnected, loud or quiet, polite or profane. You do you.
The Whole Point is to Write Something
If you want to write something that is. And maybe think about that this month, as we close out a stressful year. Does writing make you happy or do you wish it did? Does writing bring you clarity or is it a series of frustrations?
Sometimes what we want is different from what we thought it would be. In which case, it might be time to either adapt the dream we had, or develop a new dream.
You're allowed to do that. You're the white knight of your life. You can give yourself the permission to change. Or if you don't want to change, you can decide to focus and follow through.
Let December help you figure that out.
Me, I'll write forever because there's nothing I'd rather do. Sometimes though the time slips away from me, so I have a new rule: 100 words a day. Just that. Having the permission to attend to all the other things after just that 100 has so far meant I write two and three and four times that amount regularly.
Find your rules. And dreams. And get on that horse, dear knight. It's time to rescue yourself.
Start here if you like. Write something. Share it with us.