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12 days of Christmas...

By boxfiddler Moderator ·
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The game:
Using TR as a backdrop, create a Christmas Eve narrative.

The rules:

1. Christmas Eve in the village of TR is the subject.
2. Minimally, your portion of the narrative should involve you, and the member to whom you respond.
3. Other characters should be limited to TR members, and tidbits of information we know about you, and them, via TR posts.
4. The disappearing ?traditional spirit of the season? message should come through to some degree.
5. The entirety of the posts should be somewhere near coherent as one story when viewed in Print/View All.
6. It could be a good idea to leave room to expand in order to carry on for awhile. B-)
7. Should be a third-person narrative, please.
8. Only entries to the ongoing narrative will be awarded thumbs, and only those entries that meet the above listed requirements.

Commentary is welcome, as are emoticons, Christmas music, pictures, references to posts made by members; all within the context of the storyline.

It was Christmas Eve in the frequently fussy but magical village of Tech Republic. A hard, cold winter had set in. The kind that brings things to a grinding halt with lots and lots of snow. By mid-December major thoroughfares were closed to travelers. Villagers were restless.

The sky glowered, periodically sputtering snowflakes big as a fist. After an hour or two during which not much more than conversation and coffee with a few of the townsfolk took place, the local boxfiddler closed shop early and headed home. No sooner had she locked the door than snow began to fall slowly and steadily.

As she walked, she grinned broadly at the beauty the snow brought. When she thought no one was looking, she danced about a bit with her tongue out to catch the snowflakes, dim memories of childhood broadening her grin.

She stopped at NickNielsen?s shop for groceries, having invited some folk for dinner Christmas Day. Then, on to ScummyCands for TheScummyOne?s world famous homemade toffee. Plenty to do this afternoon, including some baking of her own. She still hadn?t finished with Christmas cookies, and had promised the local welder some homemade raisin bread.

Afternoon settled into evening. As dusk came on the snow began to fall in blizzard like fashion. Having completed her baking, as well as prep for Christmas dinner, boxy settled in for a peaceful Christmas Eve. The fire glowed warmly. She added a log to the fire, poured a snifter of blackberry brandy, and shut off the lights. Basking in the fire to her back, awed by the raging blizzard to her front, she quickly fell into deep reverie.

edit: fix NickNielsen, and a couple redundancies while I was at it.

edit again: it might be worth noting that TR members are residents of Tech Republic village. B-)

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Tig, on the other hand

by Tig2 In reply to Nick, not to be outdone

Just sings the Tigger song at the top of her voice.

Sorry guys. You Tube drives me nuts.

The wonderful thing about tiggers
Is tiggers are wonderful things!
Their tops are made out of rubber;
Their bottoms are made out of springs!
They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy,
Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun!
But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is
I'm the only one!

Oh the wonderful thing about tiggers
Is tiggers are wonderful chaps!
They're loaded with vim and with vigor;
They love to leap in your laps!
They're jumpy, bumpy, clumpy, thumpy,
Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun!
But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is
I'm the only one!

Tiggers are cuddly fellas.
Tiggers are awfully sweet.
Ev'ryone else is jealous.
That's why I repeat and repeat:

The wonderful thing about tiggers
Is tiggers are wonderful things!
Their tops are made out of rubber;
Their bottoms are made out of springs!
They're bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy,
Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun!
But the most wonderful thing about tiggers is
I'm the only one!

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On the other side of town

by Jacky Howe In reply to 12 days of Christmas...

at the airport Jacky Howe is waiting for a shuttle bus that will take him to his Hotel room. While he is waiting he ducks into a Bar to settle his nerves after the long flight from Kickatinalong. He ponders the invitation from Boxie and is looking forward to meeting up with the TR gang........

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Well

by Jacky Howe In reply to On the other side of town

eventually the shuttle bus arrived and he was on his way to the Red Roof Inn Discount Hotel‎. That didn't take long, he could have walked if he had realised that it was so close and it wasn't so bloody cold. He hasn't seen this much snow since he was last in Perisher Valley. Now he's off to find his room and stash his gear............

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Hint, hint..

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Well

Make all those 'I's' into 'he's'.

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Ooops not used to this <nt>

by Jacky Howe In reply to Hint, hint..
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At last he was settled and

by Jacky Howe In reply to Well

he checked the time and realised that he had time to spare before heading over to Boxies. Miserable bloody weather he thought, no sense going site seeing in this. He cauaght a cab to 1222 Holsworth Ln to purchase some snowflakes as they are an exceptionally fine gift and everyone will have something to remember him by. Fitting he thought as he fondled one and looked outside......http://www.kentuckysnow.com/

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Snow snow and more snow

by Jacky Howe In reply to At last he was settled an ...

will it ever let up he wonders as he takes his trinkets back to the Hotel. He then goes through his list of friends that Boxie had invited and ticked them of for the trinkets that he would be giving them. Jimmy-Jam he thought, ever since Jimmy-Jams interview Jacky has had MargaritaVille humming away in the background. It will be good to meet up with him Jacky thought.............

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Snow continued

by Jacky Howe In reply to On the other side of town

Lost in thought Jacky thinks of the people that are going to be at Boxies tonight. It's a long list and brings back fond memories

http://techrepublic.com.com/5236-1-0.html

Lucky that Boxie added the extension to be able to cater for such a gathering. Such a sweet girl Jacky thought. And that song came back

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=MUTf5qvS0Lo

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but what?

by .Martin. In reply to Snow continued

.Martin. HAD been invited to the festivities? Somebody had to stop him before he ruined Christmas!

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It was an impromptu gathering

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to but what?

silly fellow. Read the OP again, boxy had settled in for an evening alone (though she was secretly hoping for a visit from a certain someone).

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