Countdown to 2019 Flash Fiction Challenge!

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What the hey, let's try it for another year! Join us as we count down the days to 2019!

This is your very own advent calendar, except instead of being full of chocolate you get tasty, tasty oh-so-sweet writing prompts every day. What could be better?!

Here's how it works:
This thread will be updated every day* of December with a new prompt. Some will be serious, some will be silly, but all will be sensationally fabulous**.

Here's what you do:
If you wish to participate, start a new thread with your own name, e.g., if your name is jschmoe, call your thread jschmoe's countdown thread. When you see a new day's prompt (bust down that imagination door!) you should write and post a piece inspired by the prompt in your own thread with the subject Dec. 1st, Dec. 2nd, etc. as matches the calendar countdown day. There is no specific time limit, unlike the regular Flash Fiction Challenge.

If you miss a day -- pesky holidays, peskier relatives -- it's okay to catch up on another day, but don't lag too far behind because the prompts will build up fast! Microfiction and poetry are entirely acceptable, as are novellas and sweeping odes to the awesomeness of the FFC mods.

Participants and non-participants alike should feel free to read and comment on each other's pieces, but unless a participant has explicitly said otherwise, assume these pieces are NOT here for critique. If your piece includes adult and/or triggery content, please put a warning in the subject line.

Here's a list of individual threads:
(so if we get a bunch of people they don't drop off the front page)
* ajaye
* BryanT
* dpaterso
* ElaineA
* J. A. Rama
* Jaymz Connelly
* lilywhite
* Maggie Maxwell
* Marlys
* Sage
* themindstream
* yesandno
* Yzjdriel


Here are the collected prompts so far:
(Prompts will be added both as a separate post below and here)

week one
31) Sat, Dec. 1st: all through the house
30) Sun, Dec. 2nd: not even a mouse
29) Mon, Dec 3rd: over the river
28) Tue, Dec 4th: on the rooftop
27) Wed, Dec 5th: through the woods
26) Thu, Dec 6th: all in a row
25) Fri, Dec 7th: time to gather

week two
24) Sat, Dec 8th: golden rings
23) Sun, Dec 9th: all is bright
22) Mon, Dec 10th: as we dream by the fire
21) Tue, Dec 11th: in the mire
20) Wed, Dec 12th: eyes all aglow
19) Thu, Dec 13th: heedless of the wind
18) Fri, Dec 14th: welcome to the party, pal

week three
17) Sat, Dec 15th: naughty
16) Sun, Dec 16th: nice
15) Mon, Dec 17th: just because I cannot see it
14) Tue, Dec 18th: bad banana
13) Wed, Dec 19th: conspire
12) Thu, Dec 20th: as in olden days


Good luck, and good writing! :)

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* except when it isn't; I have dialup internet (and a novel deadline) so sometimes I'll be late with a prompt. Apologies given in advance. Also I apologize for being US-centric in my definition of "day", but that's where I am, and those are the days I have.
** fabulousness in the eye of the prompt-giver, natch.
** dang you people read too far
 
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Your first prompt, for Saturday, December 1st, is:


all through the house


Good luck and have fun!
 

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Your prompt for Sunday, December 2nd, is:


not even a mouse
 

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Your prompt for Monday, December 3rd, is:


over the river
 

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Your prompt for Tuesday, December 4th, is:


on the rooftop
 

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Your prompt for Wednesday, December 5th, is:


through the woods
 

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Your prompt for Thursday, December 6th, is:


all in a row
 

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Your prompt for Friday, December 7th, is:


time to gather
 

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Your prompt for Saturday, December 8th, is:


golden rings
 

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Your prompt for Sunday, December 9th, is:


all is bright
 

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Your prompt for Monday, December 10th, is:


as we dream by the fire
 

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Your prompt for Tuesday, December 11th, is:


in the mire
 

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Your prompt for Wednesday, December 12th, is:


eyes all aglow
 

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Your prompt for Thursday, December 13th, is:


heedless of the wind
 

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Your prompt for Friday, December 14th, is:


welcome to the party, pal
 

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Ooops. Every time I sat down to do this yesterday I got distracted, and ended up forgetting. Me bad. Sorry about that.

Your prompts for Saturday, December 15th, and Sunday, December 16th, are


naughty

nice
 

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Your prompt for Monday, December 17th, is:


just because I cannot see it
 

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Your prompt for Tuesday, December 18th, is:


bad banana
 

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Your prompt for Wednesday, December 19, is:


conspire
 
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Your prompt for Thursday, December 20th, is:


as in olden days
 

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Your prompts for Friday, December 21st and Saturday, December 22nd, is:


lost its wheel


grandmother's house
 

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Your prompt for Sunday, December 23rd is:


Laughing all the way


(On the road, having some connectivity challenges, sorry for the delay)
 

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Your prompt for Monday, December 24th, is:


under the mistletoe
 

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Your prompt for Tuesday, December 25th, is:


must be Santa
 

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Sorry, my connectivity has been really terrible this trip.

Your use prompts for Wednesday and Thursday, December 26 & 27, are:

When the bells all ring

We all have a vision
 
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