Happy Thanksgiving! Our friends in the U.S. are celebrating today, so let’s join them.
The Thanksgiving Day holiday traces its origins back to 1621, where at the Plymouth Plantation 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans sat down to a harvest feast after a successful growing season. It became a federal holiday in 1863 when President Lincoln proclaimed a national day of:
Thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.
Today, as well as giving thanks, the holiday is celebrated by spending time with family, enjoying foods of the season (especially turkey), charitable giving, watching and playing football, and watching the parade. Let’s join in the celebrations with this week’s photo prompt:
A story of between 90 and 110 words starting with THANKS and ending with GIVING and incorporating the photo prompt.
Anyone, but especially you!
Why not! Because it’s fun. Because it’s a challenge. Because the winner will receive their own winner’s page, their story on the winning stories list, a ‘who is the the author’ feature to be posted next week, entry into the ‘Micro Bookend of the Year’ competition, and a copy of this year’s winning stories compilation.
Now! Get your entry in BEFORE 5:00 am Friday (UK time: http://time.is/London).
Post your story in the comments section. Include the word count and your Twitter username (if you’re Twitterized). Don’t forget to read the full rules before submitting your story.
Please give your story a title. It will not be included in the word count.
Please try to leave comments on a couple of other stories. It’s all part of the fun, and everyone likes feedback!
Remember, only stories that use the bookends exactly as supplied (punctuation is allowed) will be eligible to win.