Picture Challenge 44: Christmas


Anxious Tomato Will Bite You!
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Posting Speed
  1. 1-3 posts per day
  2. One post per day
  3. 1-3 posts per week
  4. One post per week
  5. Slow As Molasses
Online Availability
Afternoons, evenings and nights.
Writing Levels
  1. Intermediate
  2. Adept
  3. Advanced
  4. Adaptable
Preferred Character Gender
  1. Male
  2. Female
Historical, fantasy, magic, horror, supernatural, survival, vampires, demons, pirates, mutants, ghosts, romance (FxF, MxM, MxF) (Romance should be part of the plot and not the whole plot in itself), etc.
INFO: They say that a picture can tell a thousand words. How many can you find?

Each week a new image will be posted, and your challenge will be to write whatever the image inspires you to write. It can be anything as long as it relates to the picture. A plot, a scene, a short story, a poem, a character, etc. You can write as much or as little as you wish. It's not the length that matters, it's what you put into it. There is no time limit to these challenges, so feel free to jump in at any time.



Fallen Child

It has been a rough year for Princess Zinnia in the kingdom of Dragonstone, what with hatred to dragons growing to devastating proportions that wars have almost started and both dragons and humans are turning up dead mysteriously. Zinnia along with her best friend...Who was a dragon, Zyra departing there kingdom after Zinnia was given a glowing star to a mysterious old man in a blue robe and a long beard, he said to Zinnia. "Place the star on the towns tree and a miracle will be be preformed that you desire." And left without saying another word.

Zinnia and Zyra soon flew to a giant tree in the centre of the town that was made for Christmas, hundreds upon hundreds of presents surrounded the tree at the bottom and decorations were hanging everywhere, Zyra looked worried and asked the princess. "Is it wise Zinnia...What if we get caught by someone?" She said as she rose Zinnia towards the top of the tree as Zinnia herself held onto the star close to her body. "It will be Zyra...If this star works then a miracle will happen to our kingdom...It will be like the old days!" She said as she two came to the top of the tree and in an instant Zinnia placed the star on the tree and closed her eyes.

As Zinnia closed her eyes, she wished for a miracle she deeply desired...And she opened her eyes, as she looked towards the star, Zyra looked at her...Wondering what the miracle will be.

"Princess Zinnia...What was the miracle?"
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Sora Blade

A wolf howls because it longs for the light
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Horror, romance, sacrifice, fantasy
Lady Ren had been pushed aside for years. The only female to join the guard in a century she was laughed at and looked down on for years. It had only gotten worse when Isis, the legendary dragon of ice and snow who had been sleeping since before time, awakened and choose her as her lone rider. It was one night in midwinter when the horns sounded. The star of Ravenwood had disappeared from the harrison, the shield that protected there home was falling. Guards rallied there weapons even as she slipped out to seek the advice of her olders friend and stead. "My dearest Isis, we are in need of a miracle." she said as she brushed her fingers over smooth white scales. The great dragon laughed lowly before she spoke. "Rest at ease young hatchling. The star of Ravenswood his not gone, it had simply lost its hope, we must show it that there is still a person of pure heart that is willing to give all they are for there people." The dragon rose to its feet, towering over the slight elfin knight. "Are you ready to ride young one?" there journey was desided as soon as Ran swung up gracefully into her place between the regal dragons mighty wings.
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