DISCUSSION THREAD- December 2018- 75 Word Writing Challenge :

RJM Corbet

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#43
Sometimes it still surprises me. Especially when all the newer members are just as bad.

Or worse.

But probably not.
Ah @Perpetual Man they're just stories. Santa and Rudolph are ok really, I promise, lol :)

EDIT: I do think some of it may be a reaction to the modern over-commercialism of Christmas?
 
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Calliopenjo

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#45
I know I'm disturbed. I freely admit it. That's how I come up with the stories I do.

Thank you, Victoria, for your summary. Yours always sound better than the real thing in my case. :D
 

Parson

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#46
@Calliopenjo .... You Are The Winner .... Reminds us of the truth of the maxim that "Hard work will always beat talent that doesn't work hard."

@Luiglin .... The Reindeer .... Waxes lyrical as he puts a humorous twist into the Rudolph lore.

@stevietee .... Day at the Zoo .... Points us to a date when Christmas is even more commercialized.

@Daysman .... Sleighed .... Gives us an example of a Christmas decorating win without peer.

@Matteo .... North Pole: 23.12.2312 .... Puts the science of Rudolf's instantaneous delivery into perspective.

@D.A. Xiaolin Spires .... Reindeer need gifts, too .... D.A. makes us consider that if Christmas is about gift giving then someone needs to be remembered.

@Justin Swanton .... Bright Christmas .... Justin brings us a story where even a sacrifice is not enough to save from disaster.

@Culhwch .... The Thirst .... Cul thinks about times when in the current crisis one loses track of one's moral compass.

@Pedro Del Mar .... The Hunt for the Mysterious Meh-Teh .... After a reindeer massacre a hunter seeks a scary kind of justice.

@Tywin .... Cashed in the Sleigh and the Fat Man Three Light-Years Ago… Tywin gives us a space battle complete with reindeer.

@Ashleyne .... CHRISTMAS IS CANCELLED: RUDOLPH'S POORLY .... Sometimes horrid actions call for drastic reactions even when its reindeer.

@mosaix .... Horses For Courses .... Sometimes the original cannot be topped.
 

Perpetual Man

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#54
The red clad fat man strode into his command centre, a belly laugh rumbling up from the depth and past his lips, “Ho, Ho Ho! It’s nearly my time of year again!” He smiled from behind his bushy white beard at one of his elves, “Ahh, peace and goodwill to all mankind, let us take a moment and see what’s out there shall we?”

He reached out and carefully accessed his Temporal Interdimensional Machine, looking in at all those realities that would be celebrating his special time of year.


“Victoria – Well, that’s a rather grim indictment, loss of innocence, pessimism brought on by a modern society. It’s as if the magic of the world is drained away and children grow up far too soon. Ho, ho ummm ho?”

“CC – Oh. My. God. Zombie , murderous reindeer on the hoof, with a santa saviour that knows his sacrifice is a temporary one, and ultimately he might be the instigator of the doom he tries to hold off. I do not like this reality one bit. Al the same, go check on the reindeer will you. Perhaps put muzzles on them.”

“RJM – The headlines say it all, the modern world infringes and contaminates age old legends and dreams, bringing murder and tragedy to the North Pole. Well, this is disturbing. Is Betty back from the reindeer yet? I need her to look into False news for me. Someone get me a Brandy.”

“Cathbad – Many are the rumours of secret weapons, and undercover spies scattered throughout the armies from James Bond to Santa Clau… wait one moment, how did they find out about this? I want this ‘Cathbad’ looked into! Dammit they promised me this would never be leaked. Obviously, fiction, but still….”

“Elvet – Well, this one is rather… sad. Deep breath, I could see this happening, you know. I mean the little red sticker at the end… anyway, of course all the REINDEER died, they were bloody zombies! And.. no, no… Betty! Betty! Some one get that elf, and top up my glass while you’re at it.”

“Karn – Rudolph! Rudolph! Sod the zombie rot setting in, I’m going to strangle that red-nosed misanthrope myself. Fake News Fake News, it’s nothing but blatant lies and misinformation trying to tarnish my sterling reputation. I’m jolly, dammit! Ho. Ho Ho?”

The big man shifted on his wooden seat, wiping a single crystal tear from his crinkled eyes, still looking at the screen in disbelief, is this what Christmas has become he thought, sipping at his glass of Hine.
 

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The red clad fat man strode into his command centre, a belly laugh rumbling up from the depth and past his lips, “Ho, Ho Ho! It’s nearly my time of year again!” He smiled from behind his bushy white beard at one of his elves, “Ahh, peace and goodwill to all mankind, let us take a moment ...

... "RJM – The headlines say it all, the modern world infringes and contaminates age old legends and dreams, bringing murder and tragedy to the North Pole. Well, this is disturbing. Is Betty back from the reindeer yet? I need her to look into False news for me. Someone get me a Brandy.”

The big man shifted on his wooden seat, wiping a single crystal tear from his crinkled eyes, still looking at the screen in disbelief, is this what Christmas has become he thought, sipping at his glass of Hine.
Stop it! Bro, you make me feel so bad. Because you're right, of course.
sorry ...
 
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Karn's Return

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The red clad fat man strode into his command centre, a belly laugh rumbling up from the depth and past his lips, “Ho, Ho Ho! It’s nearly my time of year again!” He smiled from behind his bushy white beard at one of his elves, “Ahh, peace and goodwill to all mankind, let us take a moment and see what’s out there shall we?”

He reached out and carefully accessed his Temporal Interdimensional Machine, looking in at all those realities that would be celebrating his special time of year.

“Victoria – Well, that’s a rather grim indictment, loss of innocence, pessimism brought on by a modern society. It’s as if the magic of the world is drained away and children grow up far too soon. Ho, ho ummm ho?”

“CC – Oh. My. God. Zombie , murderous reindeer on the hoof, with a santa saviour that knows his sacrifice is a temporary one, and ultimately he might be the instigator of the doom he tries to hold off. I do not like this reality one bit. Al the same, go check on the reindeer will you. Perhaps put muzzles on them.”

“RJM – The headlines say it all, the modern world infringes and contaminates age old legends and dreams, bringing murder and tragedy to the North Pole. Well, this is disturbing. Is Betty back from the reindeer yet? I need her to look into False news for me. Someone get me a Brandy.”

“Cathbad – Many are the rumours of secret weapons, and undercover spies scattered throughout the armies from James Bond to Santa Clau… wait one moment, how did they find out about this? I want this ‘Cathbad’ looked into! Dammit they promised me this would never be leaked. Obviously, fiction, but still….”

“Elvet – Well, this one is rather… sad. Deep breath, I could see this happening, you know. I mean the little red sticker at the end… anyway, of course all the REINDEER died, they were bloody zombies! And.. no, no… Betty! Betty! Some one get that elf, and top up my glass while you’re at it.”

“Karn – Rudolph! Rudolph! Sod the zombie rot setting in, I’m going to strangle that red-nosed misanthrope myself. Fake News Fake News, it’s nothing but blatant lies and misinformation trying to tarnish my sterling reputation. I’m jolly, dammit! Ho. Ho Ho?”

The big man shifted on his wooden seat, wiping a single crystal tear from his crinkled eyes, still looking at the screen in disbelief, is this what Christmas has become he thought, sipping at his glass of Hine.


Now, now, Perp, you have to understand, don't you find it a little weird that a big old fat guy who loves toys a little too much sneaks into your house at night while you're sleeping and leaves behind mysterious items for your children? You know there's something up with that. Not to mention that he's got to be drunk. I mean, big fat belly, nose and cheeks as red as holly?

Yeah... :eek:
 
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