So it’s that time of year again, and usually for the November flash we have either a Halloween or a Thanksgiving theme. How very parochial of us! We’re not doing that. This year in the big wide rest-of-the-world, November 11th is the start of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights. Diwali is a fire festival celebrating the victory of good over evil, spiritual enlightenment, the harvest and the beginning of the new year. http://www.diwali2012.in/ See what you can do with one of those for a change. (To be clear, you don't have to actually write about Diwali itself, just some sort of festival along the above lines.) As usual, 1000 words maximum limit and your story must be recognisably scifi, fantasy or horror. Post your entries in the Stories sub-forum, and post a link here in this thread. Please label your submission clearly so it doesn't get lost, something like November 2012 Flash – Title of Story. Deadline is Wednesday November 21st, Midnight GMT (ish). Have fun. P.