I slept in this morning, it was glorious!
That was followed by an exchange of gifts and, of course, the consumption of ungodly amounts of delicious melt-in-your-mouth chocolate.
And there was talk. Talk of Christmases when we were kids, and that got me thinking about gift-giving.
Have any of you written a story as a Christmas gift?
I have. Sometimes it turned out well, sometimes not so well (read: spectacularly terrible). It turns out sometimes folks like tangible gifts and don't see the value in several pages of paper covered in ink. (Note to self: Horror stories are NOT appropriate for the holidays!)
But that's okay. Sometimes the pleasure of the gift is in the giving, or the creating, and I find this especially true for stories.
If you haven't given a story as a gift I should warn you. In my experience it works best if you do both. Get the recipient of your generosity the best gift you can afford--even if that turns out to be a candy bar from the local 7-Eleven--in addition to your story.
If they like the story, great! And if not, they have another gift even if it isn't a lavish one. Hopefully they'll be of a mind that it's the thought that counts.
I'm curious, have any of you written stories for friends or family? How'd it turn out?
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