DISCUSSION THREAD -- December 2023 -- 75 Word Writing Challenge

Bowler1

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The Department for Christmas Affairs is a real thing, so you have all been warned. Anyone who doesn't vote for me this month will have their name submitted by me to the Department of Christmas affairs naughty list and next year you won't get any presents. I know this is naughty of me, but I checked and I'm already on the naughty list so I have nothing to lose, which should worry all of you.

So remember this warning when it comes to voting... or else!
 

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ANNOUNCEMENT!

Urgent work is going on to set up a special poll for those -- indeed, listing those -- who submit the names of others to the Department of Christmas affairs, a poll where everyone can vote for every person named in the poll. These votes will then be subtracted from the listed's total in the main December poll.

:devilish:
 

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ANNOUNCEMENT!

Urgent work is going on to set up a special poll for those -- indeed, listing those -- who submit the names of others to the Department of Christmas affairs, a poll where everyone can vote for every person named in the poll. These votes will then be subtracted from the listed's total in the main December poll.

:devilish:
Can you vote for yourself?
 

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Not only can you vote for yourself in the special poll, but you can place yourself on the list by publicly threatening to report yourself for not voting for yourself. Of course, if you give in to your own blackmail, you will be disqualified.

(I'm not sure, but it looks as if there's at least a slight possibility that doing any of the above is not a winning strategy.)
 

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But it perfect for this season and this genre.
 

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@Lacedaemonian .... The Ghoul of Godthåb .... A story short on saccharine and long on satire.

@THX1138 .... The Snow Geese .... A story which lets us see the magic in the mundane.

@Guttersnipe .... A Yuletide Miracle, 1920 .... A story about the real thing and it's true value.

@Cat's Cradle .... Peppermint Candy Canes .... A story that lets us know that Santa Claus is not the only one coming to town.

@Bowler1 .... Santa Claus is coming to town… hopefully! .... Sometimes the new must give way to the old reliable.

@Yozh .... The Lantern .... A story which does not let us underestimate the old ways.
 

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@VRlass .... The eternal’s night off .... A story to put a stamp on the idea that it's nice to have a night off.
 

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@Provincial .... Meet the Team: a Handful of Haiku .... This is a five-pack which will fly off the shelves and leave everyone smiling.
 

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@Astro Pen .... Marital Holiday .... A story that reminds us that the holidays are only here for a short time.
 

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Well, I'm in and well before I normally post. This was one of those times when the subject and the theme just coalesced into a story idea almost immediately. I might be kinda prejudiced but I thought it was a fun story to write and hopefully to read.

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@Hugh .... Sol Invictus .... A story about the victory which is seen every year.
 
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@nixie .... Sometimes wishes come true .... Nixie writes us a story of grace and probably a little magic.
 

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Lacedaemonian: A dark side of legend.

THX1138: A small miracle of nature.

Guttersnipe: A special kind of talent.

Cat's Cradle: A rare variety of being.

Bowler1: A maddening failure of technology.

Yozh: A valuable relic of ancestors.

VRlass: A peaceful moment of deity.

Provincial: A proud team of workers.

Astro Pen: A troubling change of circumstances.

Parson: A painful experience of employment.

Hugh: A joyful moment of music.

nixie: A remarkable case of transportation.
 

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