Today’s writing prompt, Christmas Vacation, is the sixth prompt of the TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS PROMPTS on the Daily Drafts and Dialogues blog this year. Keep reading to see the full prompt and my completed version of it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: Christmas Vacation
Write a short scene in which two or more people are participating in a sport or outdoor activity of some sort while on a Christmas vacation.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
Christmas Vacation on the Lake, by K.E. Creighton
I may be grown now, but traditions are sacred, especially holiday traditions. And ice skating with my dad every Christmas Eve was always one of my favorite ones. He would always dress as an elf and spin me around the ice for hours while telling me stories of everything going on inside Santa’s workshop that night, making me happy and exhausted. I always slept like a baby every Christmas Eve night. And still do. This year was no different, except my dad was only wearing the elf ears and not the entire elf costume (jingle bells and all), like he usually did.
I’m older now with kids of my own, but we’ll still skate for hours, just the two of us, on the lake in the middle of nowhere. Well, technically the lake is roughly ten miles away from our family’s vacation cabin. But no one else ever comes with us to the lake in the winter, though. It’s all ours, our own mini Christmas vacation.