I get a weekly email prompt on writing from Pam Sourelis of Winged Horse Writing Studios that I find very helpful. She recently suggested writing a scene about a cultural celebration that I thought fit the season. Here is a snippet from the prompt:
How someone responds to or engages with a cultural celebration (are they part of it? excluded from it?) can reveal a great deal about them. How they engage with, or ignore, the solstices and equinoxes can also be revealing.
If you think this might be a valuable weekly prod to help freshen up your writing, you can sign up here:
In the vein of holiday stories, here’s an anthology from Area 42 Team Five