It's after Thanksgiving--no shame, its Christmas time. Hello beautiful people! I come to you with a challenge for both myself and to anyone else who wants to play. I'm pretty sure it qualifies as a writing prompt, so I'm posting it here! Every year, after Thanksgiving, I've made it a little personal hobby to write a Christmas story to the rhyme scheme of "'twas the night before Christmas" -- or if you prefer, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" since they're both pretty much the same. Basically the challenge is to write an entire short story that follows that rhyming pattern. The whole thing has to rhyme, right down to the last line. It's hilariously fun and you can get really creative with it, and every year I've managed to make the story just a little bit longer. The ones I write are usually personal 'feel good' stories, so I don't ever let anyone else see them. But I thought this year it would be fun to open it up and share whatever I end up writing, and also to see if anyone else wants to write one, too! It can be any kind of story you want! The only rules are that 1) it has to start with " 'twas the night before Christmas", and 2) it has to follow that story's rhyme pattern. I'll post an example below, and otherwise I'll really look forward to others maybe giving this a shot! Example: 'twas the Night before Christmas, bright fires aglow. The hanging of flags had replaced mistletoe. The cannons were ready, city walls prepared, no soldier was timid or frightened or scared. Each knight grabbed his sword and each archer a bow, each peasant a club in the soft falling snow. They gathered their armor, their horses and spears, and marched to the gates with deep cries and loud cheers. Tonight was not quiet or peaceful, you see, tonight was the night they would die or stay free.