People tell us that this is the most wonderful time of the year. Advent: a season of anticipation. And boy have I been anticipating what I’m about to tell you!
The idea was simple. I wanted to write a short story for Christmas. Something I could share with family and friends. And I thought, perhaps I could even share it over 12 different installments, like some literary version of the “12 days of Christmas.”
But how can you keep people invested in a story when there’s so much else going on? Christmas shopping, presents to buy, traveling to do… the list goes on and on. Plus, I’ve always been befuddled by this whole “12 days of Christmas” thing… aren’t there actually twenty-four days before Christmas Day? I began to wonder. What if I did something with the other 12 days?
And thus, this project was born. As a gift to you.
THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS … AND ONE STORY.
EVEN DAYS IN DECEMBER:
Come check out great giveaways on Growing Up Gibson! Write a comment, link on Twitter (with @clairecgibson and #12days1story), or follow the blog to enter any giveaway contest. All winners will be mailed their prizes free of charge! (Just wait til you see what I have lined up!)
ODD DAYS IN DECEMBER:
Come check out installments of my very first short story, “Longspur.”
It’s as easy as that!
So, to get started… go ahead an comment/tweet/share this post! What do you think of this idea? Am I totally nuts? Any comment or share will enter you in the first drawing for…well you’ll have to come back to see!
Photos captured by: Jason Mundie @ A Dream Within