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Can I do it? Perhaps....

For the Christmas season I wanted to see if I was up to writing one of these that didn't contain the character that's one after "K."

I didn't fathom how taxing it was before I attempted this. 100 words and none containing THAT character.

It's rather restricting, though not as cumbersome as if I were barred from using an "S" or a "T."

At the very minimum, there's one key phrase that didn't contain that character:

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

(With thanks to great movie director Hitchcock for the idea.)

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    Hitchcock would send his Christmas cards that had every letter on the front of the card except the letter "L." That was his way of saying Noel.

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    Neville Hunt 5 months ago

    Great concept, great drabble, have a great Christmas, without a Hitch.

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    Thanks, Neville. You too.

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    Drew Martyn 5 months ago

    That's excellent Christopher, I love writing like this. The French writer Georges Perec wrote a novel "A Void" without using the letter "e", and then a David Bellos translated it into English, again without the letter "e". Well worth a read, but not as succinct as yours mate :)

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    Wow. That must've been extremely difficult. When I finished this drabble I proofread it four times and then realized I had a word that had an L in it and had to alter it.

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    Steve McBrevity 5 months ago

    That must have been an L of a challenge. Well done! No L’s in New Year either.

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    Christopher 5 months ago

    Thanks, Steve.

    No L in that either.

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