Twas The Week Before Christmas

A stressful week leading up to Christmas, and some nice writing on the subject of homelessness
Posted by Douglas, Dec 22, 2007


Twas The Week Before Christmas

Posted by Douglas, Dec 22, 2007
This post was written in 10 minutes.

Well, this has been about the most stressful week-before-Christmas I've had in awhile. For the first three days of the week I was more-or-less incapacitated by the flu, and the whole time I was down with that, I couldn't help but think...

"I need to write 90 math problems for a math competition this week."

"I need to finish getting the new version of Quote Puzzler ready to launch this weekend."

"I need to wrap some Christmas presents."

"I should spend some time at Fifteen Minutes Of Fiction."

Well, as you might have guessed, I didn't get all that done, and I hardly even looked at FMOF all week long. But I did get on yesterday and read some of the stuff folks have written this week in my absence. Some very nice writing - both on the topic of the Writing Prompt and off the topic. Glad to see the site kept going without me!

I loved the writing on the "Homeless On Christmas" writing prompt - very moving, very compassionately written. Why We Liked Our House was written from the perspective of a little girl, God Bless Us All, Every One from the perspective of a homeless man at a shopping mall, and Alone On The Street Corner from the perspective of...well, just read it for yourself. :)

And, if you haven't read my piece The Toyota, please take a moment to do so - it's a bit lengthy, but is a true story.

Next weekend you probably won't find a blog post here on Saturday, as I'm going to be out of state for the weekend. I will probably check in on the site while I'm away, but I won't be doing much writing!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Posted by Douglas, Dec 22, 2007


Josiah T.
Dec 22, 2007
Ouch. Sorry to hear you were down with the flu. Go write those math problems! :-)
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Dec 22, 2007

Dec 22, 2007
Sorry you've been sick. :-(
That's no fun, especially this time of year.

I'm glad I decided not to lecture you about your lack of writing this week. ;-)

Merry Christmas Doug! :-)
   ~Posted by Katie, Dec 22, 2007
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