And it felt INCREDIBLE!
Okay, get your thoughts out of the gutter!
I’m talking about writing… this time!
I’m still feeling about the same as I was with my last post with the exception of writing!
I had, like I often do, printed off the email from Reedsy with the five story starters in it from before Christmas. Of course the idea of these starters is to write a short story in a week and upload it to them for a chance to win $50. I’m a little slow!
I thought about it on Wednesday and found the printout. The five were based on characters from five Christmas movies and the challenge was to write the story from the perspective of another character. The one I chose was this:
You are a judge presiding over a case regarding a man who claims he is Santa.
In case you need assistance, because you’ve never seen it, this is from Miracle on 34th Street. I ended up at almost 3700 words. Unfortunately after Wednesday and Thursday I haven’t returned to it.
I can hear all of you whispering but it’s supposed to be a short story, shouldn’t it be DONE? Well it should be but I think it’s going to go on longer because, as a romance/women’s fiction author I can’t help but add a side story! So I am into the side story, really deep. I have strayed from my judge, Scott, taking home the testimony transcripts and the evidence and doing the thinking he should with a bit of assistance from his grandson to adding in a little bit of romance with his legal assistant. My judge is also a fair bit younger than the judge in the movie.
I am very excited about the fact that this one single story starter was enough to set me off on this story. Of course it might never go anywhere but maybe it will… the last time the movie was made was 1994 so anything is possible! Isn’t Hollywood always looking for a new spin on the old material?
The newest starters are about dreams… not sure I want to delve into that one but there was one that was intriguing if nothing else.
I also got my blog post finished for Enhanced Wellness so I’ll share the link when it’s posted! There will be teaser blog first and then the series will start to roll out with posts from a number of us.
So go give that story starter a try! If you haven’t seen the movie you won’t have to story and the ending in mind. Just write a story about a judge who is presiding over a case where the question is whether the man who thinks he’s Santa is insane or not. What are your thoughts?