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First sentence prompts to start your holiday stories this year

Craving a more fiction-forward prompt? These first sentences will help get you started.

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Try beginning a story with one of the following sentences:

“Santa hates cookies, actually.”


“It was their first Hanukkah together, but she now suspected it would be their last.”


“She’d said she had a surprise planned for Thanksgiving dinner, but he wasn’t expecting the surprise to be inside the turkey.”


“He had it timed perfectly: New Year’s Eve, stroke of midnight, mere seconds after the ball dropped.”

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