The Toymaker's Dilemma (Solipsism / Holiday Stories Themes)

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The Toymaker's Dilemma (Solipsism / Holiday Stories Themes)

Post by Varda » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:57 pm

In the North lives a man, a giver of gifts, a Saint. He spends his days making toys and brooding over the airwaves, which bring in affirmations from around the world. Out there, they believe in him. So the songs say.

But as he broods and makes toys, he has his doubts. Who knows if they exist at all, out beyond the endless snowstorms? Their faith has never been a problem, but he’s not sure he believes in them.

Once a year, he rises, dons his red coat, and goes to find out.

He brings the toys-- just in case.

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(Is the title too telegraphing, perhaps? Not sure...)
(Edited to change title - formerly "Solip-Santa")
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Re: Solip-Santa (Solipsism / Holiday Stories Themes)

Post by gunsofchekhovia » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:17 pm

Yes.

However, the drabble is delightful. But yes, I'd change the title.

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Post by Varda » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:24 pm

Much appreciated - I thought so. Any ideas? I could do another Christmas Carol title... "In the Bleak Midwinter"? I hate titles... =/ Hrm....
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Post by gunsofchekhovia » Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:31 pm

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Re: Solip-Santa (Solipsism / Holiday Stories Themes)

Post by strawman » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:24 pm

Varda wrote: I hate titles... =/ Hrm....
There is one title you don't hate, but would "Connor Choadsworth Defender" make any sense?
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Post by Varda » Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:37 pm

If I could stamp "Connor Choadsworth Defender" on EVERYTHING belonging to/produced by me, I would. :D :D :D

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