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Creativity Portal Imagination Prompt: My Favorite Christmas Traditions

 

Over the years, playing games during the holidays have become a big deal in my family.

We put as much thought and have as much fun putting together our prize gift bags as we do with the rest of the festivities.

We make endless calls, send texts and look for the best candy, little presents and yes, lottery tickets – those prizes matter.

Our game of choice is Bingo and losing is as much fun as winning.

You’ve never seen people enjoy losing because we get to make fun of the winner and blame the person calling the numbers for being on the take.

 

One  year my brother in law won more then half the games we played.

We keep threatening to ban him from the game, but that would spoil the fun of picking on him, right?

Right.

 

One year I made a bag with play-doh, popcorn flavored Jelly Bellies and Peppermint flavored chapstick.

I really wanted to win that bag back, but my niece won it.

I know, I could go out and buy myself that stuff, but darn it- I wanted to get those numbers to line up, I wanted to yell BINGO

 

This year I picked out some cool prizes- I may have even out done myself.

 

All I know is, I forgot to buy actual presents- funny right?

That’s the point though- to have fun.

And I am.

Winter In My Bones

meteor-showers

The cold

the dark

the promise of snow

Winter is in my bones

The warmth

the sun

the heat against my skin

Summer wants to roast my bones

Open the door, let me outside

when the sun doesn’t shine

and the night is quiet

and everyone

is

dreaming.

Creativity Portal:

Writing Prompt# 6:

What are three things that you enjoy most about the winter season?

What three things do you dislike?