Advent 7th December

John Shelley
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December isn't all about illustration - writers we want you to join in too. Can you comment on our advent images with a tweetable micro story? @Words8Pictures and @SCBWI-BI will tweet those that fit into 140 characters with your twitter handle and #W8PAdvent.

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  1. Could he catch Santa with this forgotten sack of presents? Were these two young reindeer up to the journey? #W8Padvent @evangelinecluck

  2. "Faster, faster!" Engelbert the elf urged the reindeer as the Shadow-with-no-tree nearly overtook them #W8PAdvent @melgreen73

  3. This is going to take forever. I wonder, if I get a few more reindeer could I get airborne?W8Padvent@JEFoxley

  4. Frances Tosdevin7 December 2016 at 10:33

    Then shadows like arrows all guided the sleigh,
    And sent Santa galloping off on his way!
    #W8PAdvent @FrancesTosdevin

  5. Dancing and dashing
    Let's whizz through the snow,
    Faster and faster,
    It's Christmas, ho ho!

    Snowflakes are falling
    The stars shining bright,
    Jingle bells ringing
    It's Christmas tonight!

    (P.S. I know only the 1st verse will fit in a tweet!)

  6. On Christmas Eve,
    Santa races through the snow.
    Shadows from the trees,
    Point the way to go!

    #W8PAdvent @AlistairLane

  7. Each passing tree
    casts a shadowy shape
    as a festive James Bond
    makes his dashing escape!

    @JennyWriteMoore #w8padvent


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