Remember back in the summer, when Blogdramedy challenged all comers to do Blogshorts, which had a goal of writing 30 short stories of 30 words each day for a whole month?
Well, the jolly, besunglassed elf is back in December with BlogFestivus – another challenge to write 12 stories based on the verses of the Twelve Days of Christmas, with each story 12 144 words in length. And for some reason, a couple of weeks ago, it seemed like a good idea.
I’m so not ready for this, he thought as he stopped and contorted himself to try and reach THAT SPOT on his back where the Douglas fir needles had settled underneath his sweater while he was wrestling the tree from the car into the living room. He grimaced and knew those tiny daggers of chlorophyll had to be serrated and were starting what was sure to be a calamine-lotion-requiring-rash. The tree itself now canted at a disturbing angle, with the angel leaning towards the window as if it was about to attempt escape.
She must have sensed his rising frustration and greeted him with a perfectly made, icy-cold Pear Sling: rye, pear nectar and lemon, served up and dusted with a little nutmeg.
Wait – was that the first inkling of Christmas Spirit he felt? Maybe this would all turn out okay after all.
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Mmmm. I’d like one of those, please!
I’m taking part in this craziness, as well. How does she talk us into these things?
Amy — I can vouch for their tastiness and you can find the recipe here (https://stevebetz.wordpress.com/2009/05/08/friday-happy-hour-the-pear-sling/) — and I don’t know how she does it. I think it’s the glasses.
The glasses give me super Magno-Kriptonite powers. Nothing can resist! ;-)
I should have known you’d work a new drink into this challenge! Impressive…can we expect more of the same over the next 11 days? (She asked hopefully.)
BD — you know, I never considered that this could be a completely happy hour themed Festivus. Genius or cop-out? I’m not sure. We’ll have to see where inspiration (or is that desperation) takes us!
I don’t care if it’s inspiration or desperation…all I know is I’m thirsty.
This is so fun. I almost signed up, but its already 7:45pm and my brain hurts. Next time. I’ll just enjoy yours, Steve.
SS — I think my brain is going to hurt a lot over the next couple of weeks. :)
“And for some reason, a couple of weeks ago, it seemed like a good idea.” Hahahahaha!
Well, I am looking forward to these 12 days of 144-word posts. You have a way of saying so much in so few words. I don’t have that gift. I talk too much – I write too much – and … well, see, there I go.
That drink sounds divine. Cheers!
:D We’ll see how it goes. I’ve never had to write so much about the same topic (Christmas) before. Hopefully, I can come up with a couple of fresh looks.
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Yes please! Cheers!
Serving nightly — aww, who am i kidding — daily at the Aerie!
Daily, nightly, anytimely!
That does sound tasty!
I can vouch for it!
I once read a short story about someone getting the twelve days of christmas and the nightmare that it was.
Apparently, it will rum more than $100k this year!
Pear Sling! Brilliant. Great opening to this challenge.
Booze is a good way to start off most things… :)
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