Genre for the Holidays – The 12 Trials of Christmas

December 13, 2012 at 1:49 am (fantasy, Magic University, writing) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Picking up on the suggestion to match up one of my novels with a Christmas carol, and on a playful whim, I’ve written up my Magic University version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”:

On the first Trial of Christmas my MU gave to me, a soggy imp in an old sack

On the second Trial of Christmas my MU gave to me, two roasting nuts (dwarven ones) and a soggy imp in an old sack.

On the third Trial of Christmas MU gave to me, three fox-bats (demonic ones), two roasting nuts and a soggy imp in an old sack.

On the fourth Trial of Christmas my MU gave to me, four trinkets far, three fox-bats, two roasting nuts and a soggy imp in an old sack.

On the fifth Trial of Christmas my MU gave to me, **five gol*den sparks**, four trinkets far, three fox-bats, two roasting nuts and a soggy imp in an old sack.

On the sixth Trial of Christmas my MU gave to me, six illusions startling, **five gol*den sparks**, four trinkets far, three fox-bats, two roasting nuts and a soggy imp in an old sack.

On the seventh Trial of Christmas my MU gave to me, seven tokens hiding, six illusions startling, **five gol*den sparks**, four trinkets far, three fox-bats, two roasting nuts four trinkets far, three fox-bats, two roasting nuts and a soggy imp in an old sack.

On the eighth Trial of Christmas my MU gave to me, eight walls a shifting , seven tokens hiding, six illusions startling, **five gol*den sparks**, four trinkets far, three fox-bats, two roasting nuts and a soggy imp in an old sack.

On the nine Trial of Christmas my MU gave to me, nine contestants thinking,eight walls a shifting , seven tokens hiding, six illusions startling, **five gol*den sparks**, four trinkets far, three fox-bats, two roasting nuts and a soggy imp in an old sack.

On the tenth Trial of Christmas my MU gave to me, ten pillows warming, nine contestants thinking, eight walls a shifting , seven tokens hiding, six illusions startling, **five gol*den sparks**, four trinkets far, three fox-bats, two roasting nuts and a soggy imp in an old sack.

On the eleventh Trial of Christmas my MU gave to me, eleven candles flickering, ten pillows warming, nine contestants thinking, eight walls a shifting , seven tokens hiding, six illusions startling, **five gol*den sparks**, four trinkets far, three fox-bats, two roasting nuts and a soggy imp in an old sack.

On the twelfth Trial of Christmas my MU gave to me, twelve attendants watching, eleven candles flickering, ten pillows warming, nine contestants thinking, eight walls a shifting , seven tokens hiding, six illusions startling, **five gol*den sparks**, four trinkets far, three fox-bats, two roasting nuts and a soggy imp in an old sack.

Only 13 more days to Christmas – hope your preparations are going well if you celebrate it.

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2 Comments

  1. Giora said,

    Very Nice. Did you also try to sing it?

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