Daily Writing Prompt: The Night Before Christmas

For December, I looked to the titles of songs, movies, and books for my daily writing prompts. Although I tried to provide an interesting variety of prompts, these turned out more Christmas heavy than I intended.  My apologies to those of other faiths and/or traditions.

These prompts are designed to inspire you to write a poem, prose piece, piece of flash fiction, or create a piece of art in 30 minutes or less.

The only rule is that you use the book title as your piece title OR integrate all the words in the title into your piece in some way

If you would like to have your piece considered for publication on Brave and Reckless, please email your prompt-inspired pieces to me at her.red.pen.wordsmithing@gmail.com.

You can also share your response pieces in the comments below the Daily Prompt.

The Night Before Christmas



  1. ‘‘Twas the night before Christmas
    And all through the house
    The stench of vomit was
    Scaring even Santa mouse

    When what to my dismay
    The gentle knock on the door
    “Forgive me dad if I may
    Take a bath for on the floor

    Of my room I have left more puke
    I hear sister is vomiting too?”
    “Yes, yes Son, please pray to Saint Luke
    But the fact you state is true

    We have a vomitorium
    Brewing right here at home
    I might need a sanitorium
    Before a taste of sugar plum

    Passes these lips this pretty eve”
    When what to my ears do I hear?
    The echo from upstairs of a heave
    I hopes Sister has her bucket near!

    Merry Christmas to all
    And to all Pepto Bismal!

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