It’s time for the third December story – and of course it has to be a Beaufort Christmas story. What else could it possibly be? Read on for a few details, or head on over now to read Beaufort Scales & A Problem with Snowmen. Enjoy!
One of the Christmas stories was always going to be a Beaufort story, because what is Christmas without dragons? But that didn’t mean I had any idea where my story was going. I knew there was a snowman competition, and what the aftermath would be, but that was as close as it got.
Luckily, after the last two stories – which I intended to be in the region of 1500 words, and instead both clocked in at just under 4,000 – I had no illusions that this would be a short short story.
I did not expect it to be as long as it is.
And when I sat down to edit it, I realised that getting it back to under 4,000 words would mean taking a lot of Beaufort out, which seemed a shame because I like spending time with him. But at just under 6,000 words I wasn’t entirely sure I could even call this a short story.
Naturally, the only way to answer this dilemma was to ask Twitter. And Twitter spoke.
So – enjoy, read on, and be careful what sort of snowcreatures you build…
Have you built snowmen? Probably a silly question for a lot of my Northern hemisphere readers, but I’d never built one until last year. I present my snowcat for your
enjoyment entertainment. (I realise it looks like a weird cat/pig hybrid. I am not good at these things.) What other sort of snowcreatures have you built? Let me know below!