Dec 1 : shooting star

December 1 : Verse 1

Day 1 of this Christmas Countdown writing challenge, and I’m already bending the rules!

Instead of selecting only one word from today’s verse, I chose to focus on two:

In all fairness, it is meant as one word since both words together describe one thing – a shooting star!

Encyclopedia Britannica describes this magnificent incandescent sight as a glowing streak in the sky caused by a small meteor travelling at incredible speed while entering the earth’s atmosphere.

Also known as a falling star, if it survives its journey and reaches earth’s surface, it is said to be called a meteorite.

While reading about this atmospheric phenomenon, my imagination immediately shifted to the sight of snowflakes falling from the sky. A big part of how the poem Snowflake Kisses came to be, stars and snowflakes take on different shapes and meaning throughout these verses.

Be sure to catch the next verse describing this shooting star’s purpose and meaning.

But before you go, take a minute to add a sentence of your own to the Snowflake Kisses Writing Challenge:


For more on todays shooting star, visit Britannica’s online encyclopedia and Merriam Webster’s online dictionary:


Return to the Christmas Countdown calendar for another verse and more Snowflake Kisses:


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