Thanksgiving table, people reaching for food

Things Said Thanksgiving Challenge

It's been nine long years since the last Thanksgiving challenge at The Nursery Files, wow. Let's do one this year, shall we?

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to:

A. Write a fic set at Thanksgiving - it does not need to be 2019's Thanksgiving - that includes a significant pregnant character(s) and/or a child(ren) between the ages of 0 and 19. The child/ren can have any, or no, relationship to the X-Files characters who are also in your story


B. Include a minimum of three of the following quotes in your story:

1. "The last time you threw a Thanksgiving dinner, the fire department ended up our honored guests."

2. "Did we really need a bird bigger than a toddler?"

3. "Please tell me that's not tofurky."

4. "Actually, you have to use last year's wishbone to make your wish."

5. "Get that cat off of the table - it makes a terrible centerpiece."

6. "I told her that I absolutely will not be buying an overpriced toy elf that's supposed to spy on children like the NSA."

7. "Mulder made the pies."

8. "I wish my mom was here."

9. "I haven't felt this full since my 50th birthday colonoscopy."

10. "...but at least the pilgrims didn't have to deal with this sort of thing."

11. "I'm not hungover!"

12. "Geez, after all of this, what do you have planned for Christmas?"

Please submit your story or the link to it to or post in on our submissions Tumblr by November 27th

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