What’s that Noddy? It’s CHRIIIIIISTMAS? Oh, okay…

 

Well, Noddy Holder’s another year older and it’s that time of year again. Well almost, but of course if we left it until the day itself to announce our Christmas Countdown it would be too late to do anything about it…

So, cutting to the chase, Christmas – or whatever your favourite non-denominational term for the period of time surrounding the winter solstice – will soon be upon us, and it’s time to put pen to paper in readiness for our annual advent calendar. This year’s theme has been proposed by Sue Marlow, and takes the first line of Terry Pratchett’s yuletide offering, Hogfather, as its inspiration. What you make with that first line (story, poem, life-writing, playlet, historical essay…) is entirely up to you, so have fun with it. And just what is that opening line, I hear you ask? Patience, Patience… All in good time… …

Oh alright then. It’s:

  • Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.

So there you have it. Whether this year’s offering will be a full twenty-four window advent calendar or a funsize  “12 days of…” remains to be seen, but individual pieces are best kept to around 500-750 words max. There’s no lower limit, so if Haiku’s more your style then that’s fine too. Let Sue know via the contact box below if you intend submitting. She’ll be organising the running order etc, and will keep us all updated regarding the final format and available slots.

 

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