100 Words #358 - Tolkien, Polar Bears, and Creativity

100 Word Challenge writing promptThis is going to be short and sweet. Maybe it's writer's block, maybe I'm just sleep-deprived and suffering from climate shock -- Florida to Vermont in December is just wrong. The weather man was far too cheerful about informing us the temperature will be dropping to 8 degrees in a couple of days.

Whatever the reason, I'm fresh out of creative juice at the moment. I need to stop by the creative juice bar tomorrow and have them mix me up a nourishing brew. Or a few days of letting my brain lounge. Curling up under the covers in the evening with a good book, preferably with a purring cat, is usually restorative. Long baths too. I miss my claw-foot bathtub. There's only a shower here, and I'm having serious withdrawal.

So let's just get right to it.

This week's prompt is from one of my favorite Christmas books, J.R.R. Tolkien's Letters From Father Christmas. It inspired the artwork for my Christmas cards this year:


I've named him Valkotukka (Finnish for "white hair") after one of the baby polar bears in the book.

It also inspired this Etsy treasury list and features another polar guy from ShellsMysticFelts.

ShellsMysticFelts Polar Bear

“If you find that not many of the things you asked for have come, and not perhaps quite so many as sometimes, remember that this Christmas all over the world there are a terrible number of poor and starving people.”  ~J.R.R. Tolkien, Letters from Father Christmas

Your word this week Velveteers, is:


See you next week!