First off, thank you for agreeing to do this! I love getting (and giving) stories, and this is my seventh Yuletide. I hope the assignment doesn't give you TOO many fits.
Warning: I am one of the long letter-writers.
Optional details are optional, but I tend to be one of the people who always wants MORE information, so I provide plenty for you. Also, in case this isn't enough, previous letters can be found under the "dear yuletide writer" tag. Also of interest may be my "recs" tag, and of course on AO3 you can see the stuff I’ve written.
General wants/don't wants: Stories don’t need to be super sappy and sugary/fluffy, but please don’t get all grim and dark. Bittersweet can work if there are hopeful tinges. I like humor, and I don't think I do a good job of writing it - sparkling snappy dialogue always works! Holiday-themed is fine if that’s where the story takes you, but not required. I generally prefer het or gen. I'd rather not have too-explicit sex for Yuletide, but romance is always in - ESPECIALLY if you're going a holiday route because I love Christmas and mistletoe. The "fade to black" or implied sex is fine, or making out. I'm a fan of AU, but prefer canon-divergence or "what-if" scenarios, rather than "all the characters are at boarding school together" types.
For the mystery-related prompts, I am a huge fan of "seemingly unrelated group of people trapped somewhere and discover they a) have something in common and b) can't just leave" - see Clue, see And Then There Were None.
The good news is that last year’s author wrote my long-standing “really really really want” story, so this year’s prompts are a little newer.
If you're down for the Misses Clause challenge, all of my prompts/requests should be good for you!
On to the requests! ( And Then There Were None (play), The Scoop, Twilight Zone, The Nonesuch )