Muse on Monday – December 5, 2022

It’s December. In a lot of the world, it’s a month dominated by Christmas, with all the traditions and shopping that go along with that. It’s also a time when many people get together with family to celebrate the holiday.

Families are interesting since we don’t get to choose ours and they can either be our biggest allies or biggest antagonists. They are one of the biggest sources of conflicts in stories, since family is something that almost everyone can relate to.

Story Prompt: December 5, 2022

Write a tone-switched story about family during the holidays.

Tone-switching is a fun writing exercise. Think of a story and but once you have it, change the tone of the story. If it’s a serious story, make it funny. If it’s light-hearted, make it creepy, etc. It makes you look closely at what goes into setting the tone of a story and how to change it.

If you want to share your story, you can either email me at or submit it at the link here. I’d love to publish your story as well.

One Comment Add yours

  1. I’m in love with this graphic. Look at the kid’s face. Says it all. The premise is cool…to flip it. I really like that David, the idea of it.


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