December 21st, 2014

charioteer

Christmas drabble #3 - It's Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas

In the back room of the Raven, Nick and Janette were opening the day's mail. Cardinals and snow, fir trees and poinsettias all passed muster, more or less, depending on the quality of the art. Occasionally, a vampire finger was snatched back hastily from a sizzling star-and-manger or Three Wise Men.

"Bah, humbug!" said Lacroix. He left the club--knowing precisely the effect those words had--and flew to CERK, where he gave a Nightcrawler broadcast that was scathing on the subject of tawdry sentimentality.

His own mantel still was empty of cards from his Cousins, and he wondered why.

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charioteer

Christmas Drabble Challenge

FKFIC-L has been very quiet this year. Even the people who, in the past, have crossposted their [community profile] fkficfest stories have mostly not done so yet. So I've just posted a challenge to the Forever Knight mailing list. I decided to cross-post here as well, since I know that there are people on LJ/DW who were on list once, or still lurk but seldom post anything.

Here's the challenge:
It's been a long time since we've had a Christmas Challenge on list. Seems to me about time we had one again. The list could use a little love so ... let's all give it a present for the holidays.

Here's the challenge:
Write a seasonal drabble: Christmas and FK in 100 words. No more; no less.

(You will have noticed that, in the true tradition of FK challenges, I've gone first. Not to mention second, and third.)

Have fun!
It's tradition, when posting a challenge, to fulfil it oneself first, which is why I've already done so. (Speed over quality, I dare say. The big day is coming fast.)

By all means put your drabbles on AO3, or on your journal or website. But do please crosspost to FKFIC-L, too. And, if you're no longer on that list, you can always rejoin, you know.

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