Woo hoo!!! A new thread! Thread #1 is located here. Since some people wanted a holiday or school break and since some people wanted a new challenge, I've decided on a compromise. We'll do a sort of non-challenge challenge...extra time to write, a not-so-serious song, and a holiday theme to boot! If you want to write, you can, and if you want a break, that's okay too. So we're going to do a Christmas song theme! I've picked a song, and it's a perplexing case that haunts Nick this holiday season. There's been a gruesome death, and it's up to him to figure out if things are as they seem or if there is a cover-up going on. The question is, was it indeed a reindeer that killed grandma?? :lol: Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Written by Randy Brooks Grandma got run over by a reindeer walkin' home from our house Christmas eve. You can say there's no such thing as Santa. But as for me and Grandpa, we believe. She'd been drinkin' too much egg nog. And we'd begged her not to go. But she'd forgot her medication, and she staggered out the door into the snow. When we found her Christmas mornin,' at the scene of the attack. She had hoof prints on her forehead, And incriminatin' Claus marks on her back. Grandma got run over by a reindeer, walkin' home from our house Christmas eve. You can say there's no such thing as Santa, but as for me and Grandpa, we believe. Now were all so proud of Grandpa. He's been takin' this so well. See him in there watchin' football, drinkin' beer and playin' cards with cousin Belle. It's not Christmas without Grandma. All the family dressed in black. And we just can't help but wonder: Should we open up her gifts or send them back? (Send them back) Grandma got run over by a reindeer, walkin' home from our house Christmas eve. You can say there's no such thing as Santa, But as for me and Grandpa, we believe. Now the goose is on the table. And the pudding made of fig. And a blue and silver candle, that would just have matched the hair in Grandma's wig. I've warned all my friends and neighbors. "Better watch out for yourselves." They should never give a license, to a man who drives a sleigh and plays with elves. Grandma got run over by a reindeer, walkin' home from our house, Christmas eve. You can say there's no such thing as Santa, but as for me and Grandpa, we believe. (Sing it Grandpa) Grandma got run over by a reindeer, walkin' home from our house, Christmas eve. You can say there's no such thing as Santa, but as for me and Grandpa, we believe. You can listen to it here. Remember, everyone reading the thread is welcome to submit a story! And now the guidelines...PLEASE read them all carefully! If you have any questions, let me know here or via PM/email. Thanks! 1. Word limit on the fic is 2,500. Please remember to give the fic a title and a short summary (neither are counted in the word limit). 2. The only restrictions on the content of the fic are that Nick must be the main character and that the story must be based on the song lyrics (below). You can base your fic on the idea of the song, whole or in part, use some of the lyrics...whatever you want as long as the song is your inspiration. The fics will be presented later by way of a link, so there are no worries about mature content. 3. Please do not post your fic or any links here! Send your fic to me at the email in my profile (or you can PM it to me if it's short enough). If you email it, you can put it in the body of the email or send it as an attachment. Please put the title of your fic in the subject line of the PM or email. Deadline for submissions is Saturday, January 2, at midnight EST. 4. Submissions should be anonymous! Please do not share your story with anyone else or tell anyone which one is yours once they are posted! 5. If you would like to have someone beta (proofread) your story, please choose someone who is NOT a participant in this challenge. Or if you like, I will be happy to beta your story when you send it to me. Just let me know when you send it. 6. Once all of the stories are in, we will publish the links to them and everyone can start reading! 7. After you have read the fics, you can post feedback for them. I will post the feedback guidelines when we get the stories up.