away in a manger

Away in a Manger Challenge

Imagine that this manger contains a newborn baby. Is it a boy? Is it a girl? Is it a human child... or something else?

Your challenge is to write a fic that begins with a baby being lifted out of a manger. Perhaps it's an abandoned baby, or maybe it was put their by their parent for a live nativity scene, or something else entirely (if so, does your plot involve mad scientists? aliens on the run? errant fairies?)? Let us know when and where and why!

Please submit your fics, either as a whole story submitted as a document to this e-mail address nurseryfiles@mulderscreek.com or email a link to a completed story or WIP hosted elsewhere, by 12/24/2019. You are welcome to post your story to A03, FFnet, and/or tumblr too, but you need to submit it here as well (and please mention in your notes that it was written for this challenge)

New! Submit your fic to The Nursery Files' Submission Tumblr

No word count min or max!

Challenge Fics:


If this challenge doesn't suit your fancy, did you know you can still write fics for other years' Christmas challenges too or instead?

I’ll Be Home for Christmas (If Only in My Dreams) Challenge
2017 Christmas List II Challenge
2016 William's Favorite Ornament Challenge
2015 The Christmas Child Challenge
2014 First Christmas With You Challenge
2013 This Christmas Challenge
2012 Picture It Challenge, Christmas Edition
2010 I'll Be Cloned For Christmas challenge
2009 Christmas List Challenge
2008 Christmas Reunion challenge
2007 Given first line/photo challenges
2006 No Room At The Inn/Holiday Bizarre challenges
2005 Merry Multiples challenge
2004 Choose Your Own Holiday challenge

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