Misery Hates Company (miserywhip) wrote in 12daysofficmas,
Misery Hates Company

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All questions, comments, suggestions, and death threats can be addressed to this post. This is helpful because it also allows me to clarify anything that's unclear or missing below.

This community is based partly on communities such as 30_kisses and partly on a challenge issued to the kyou_kara_maou community last winter (2004). You can see the 25 drabbles I wrote for that holiday here [/shameless plugging]

This is a winter drabble community, based very very loosely on the 12 Days of Christmas. Pick a series, character, or pairing and write about them for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. You do not have to sign up - in the spirit of the season I think we can share our characters nicely, right? :) However, if everyone wants to talk about what they're writing, poke your head in here. More than one person can write about the same thing. There's no signup required, so just pick your topic and start posting on the first day. Or the second day. Or whenever you get around to it. Heck, you don't even have to stick with the same pairing/character/series for each day. Anything from drabble to full-length fic is just fine, though since there are 12 of them, I suggest shorter. I know how wordy some of you are, though!

Suggested posting format: (in other words, things you might want to mention before the fic).

Theme: (if not the one for the current day)
Rating: Since LJ is a 13+ community, you must indicate if your story exceeds a PG-13 rating. If you do not do this, Santa will leave coal in your stocking.
Anything else:

~Some suggested themes~

These are more like guidelines. :) The point is to really write 12 drabbles for Xmas on whatever. (Note that I've dated these Dec. 13th - December 25th but here like everywhere else I'm not picky. If you wanna do them on the 12 days leading up to Epiphany, that's cool too.)

1. ~December 13~
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree
Christmas trees, partridges, pears, the number one, advent calendars, etc.

2. ~December 14~
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, two turtle doves
Happiness, peace, joy, friendship, love, the number two, turtledoves, etc.

3. ~December 15~
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, three French hens
food, French hens, the number three, Christmas dinner, etc.

4. ~December 16~
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, four calling birds
Song, Carols, birds, good conversation, talking to the family, the number four, birds, etc.

5. ~December 17~
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, five gold rings
Marriage, love, unity, friendship, gold, rings, Christmas decorations, etc.

6. ~December 18~
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, six geese a-laying
Creation, birth, family, the number six, geese, feasts, hot chocolate, etc.

7. ~December 19~
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, seven swans a-swimming
Beauty, grace, swans, inner beauty, the number seven, swimming (or ice skating, maybe), white, snow, snowmen, snow angels, or snowball fights

8. ~December 20~
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, eight maids a-milking
Party preparations, baking cookies, author's choice

9. ~December 21~
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, nine ladies dancing
ballet, Nutcracker, the number nine, yule or midwinter, sledding

10. ~December 22~
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, ten lords a-leaping
Dance, parties, the number ten

11. ~December 23~
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me, eleven pipers piping
music, presents, concerts, sleigh rides, the number eleven

12. ~December 24~
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, twelve drummers drumming
Christmas, Christmas eve, the number 12 [author's choice]

X. General themes that could work on any day
Presents, stockings

Have fun, happy writing, and happy holidays.


1. Do I have to write all on the same couple/series/character?

No. You can write on as many the same or as many different as you like.

2. Do I have to write on the themes given?

Not really. They're pretty silly anyway. The point is to write drabbles in celebration of the holidays.
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