[A painting representing a Qajar family gathering for Nowruz, and sitting around the Haft-Sin and probably reading Hafez. Source: http://www.crystalinks.com/noruz.html]
Ah, the holidays. Whether we celebrate them or not, their presence can be felt in the commercials and the lighting and the store fronts and the religious buildings. I personally enjoy the holidays but many of my friends do not. With holidays comes family and not everyone gets along with their family as well as I get along with mine. That is this week’s writing prompt. Are you up to the challenge?
Challenge: An Unpleasant Gathering
- Word count: 4,000 words or less
- Genre: flash fiction, poem, short story, song, scene from film script or play, etc.
- Due date: next Friday*
- Prompt: Pick a holiday, any holiday (even the ones outside of the winter season). Now imagine why a family would meet on said holiday, whether it be expected or unexpected. Create a story in which all of the family members are experiencing different emotions and have different motivations concerning a central, unpleasant conflict.
*Link your writing to A Vase of Wildflowers on your blog and make sure to place the link to your story in the comments of this post.
Last week’s challenge: RESEARCHING THE UNKNOWN
Other Weekend Writing prompts:
- RED FRIDAY
- FOLKLORE FANCY
- ASSEMBLING A CYBORG
- THE APARTMENT HOME
- THE TOOTHLESS DENTIST
- A HORRIFIC LOVE STORY