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Prompt Fic: Squirrel's Honor

Title: Squirrel's Honor
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1,753
Warnings: Peril of protagonist, Second Person POV
Original Prompt: The quote (shown below) from this Writing Prompts tumblr post.
Summary: You swerve to avoid a squirrel. Unknown to you, the squirrel pledges a life debt to you. In your darkest hour, the squirrel arrives.
Author's Notes: This came from the need to distract myself from some unpleasantness and the sudden spark from the prompt.


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Prompt Fic: Improbable Adventure

Title: Improbable Adventure
Rating: G
Word Count: 3,460
Warnings: Um... no?
Original Prompt: A FB post (details shown below)
Summary: Three adventurers - each not really falling in line with the classic tropes for their roles in life - meet a dragon, who doesn't seem to be conforming to the usual expectations, either.
Author's Notes: A friend of mine posted this on her FB, and when I showed enthusiasm, she gave me these prompts from the post:
*The elvish archer is the clumsiest, most inaccurate shit ever.
*The bard writes deep emo poetry, constantly quoting sonnets by the most talented musicians of the era- ‘fall out bard’ and ‘panic at the inn’.
*The Dragon that’s hunting them down for the whole story is actually just trying to give back the shoe that one of them lost while running away, and is actually very conversational ‘bro, you’ve got this all wrong- look, you dropped this bro, haha I’m always forgetting stuff, too, don’t worry’…
I gave those to the Muse and, after taking a few liberties with the characters, we made a thing.


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Prompt Fic: Coat And Candle

Title: Coat And Candle
Rating: PG
Word Count: 756
Original Prompt: A picture prompt in a tumblr post by Writeworld. (Pic source: Marklaszlo666 on DeviantART)
Summary: He isn't like the others, but what he is seems to slowly be changing.
Author's Notes: This post in the Writeworld tumblr, as with others, caught the Muse and I had to write this.


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Tumblr Ficlet: Customer Care

Title: Customer Care
Rating: G
Word Count: 366
Warnings: None other than beware silly and obscure writing.
Original Prompt: Post on Tumblr by Exxpelliarrmus, see Author's Notes for details.
Summary: Sometimes you really need to stomp off in a huff, but there isn't always someplace appropriate to stomp off in a huff to when you live in the middle of nowhere.
Author's Notes: On Tumblr, Exxpelliarrmus posted: "I wish I lived in the city like when ur pissed and you wanna storm off for a while you can go anywhere, to a cafe or a museum or a fucking park like where the hell am I gonna storm off to here in suburbia fucking walgreens?????" (source). A little snippet of imagery popped into my head and I responded to the post with it, as seen below.


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Title: Second Star To… Is That My Right Or Yours?
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2,227
Warnings: Non-graphic reference to past death, non-graphic reference to child-slavery.
Original Prompt: A picture prompt in a tumblr post by Writeworld. (Pic source: InsomniaWorks on DeviantART)
Summary: Pyewacket's rescuer wants to take her wherever she needs to go, but the directions Pye's giving are a little imprecise.
Author's Notes: A much vaguer version of this popped into my head upon seeing the image posted at Writeworld on Tumblr, but it took a little work to clarify. I had a hard time deciding what this ought to be categorized as - it's definitely scifi, but only barely fanfic - so I'm treating it like origfic, but acknowledging its very firm shoulder rub with fanfic. All the characters are OCs and the mention of Peter Pan is open to interpretation, or so it seems to me.
Extra Notes: I would like to thank Tysolna for not only talking with me about my story idea, but for also generously using the beta-stick and proof-loofah on it when she really didn't have the time for it. She is awesome and spifftacular, as well as a good friend. <3


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Title: At The Closing Of The Year
Rating: PG
Word Count: 3,016
Warnings: Not really - Paranormal situations, requires belief suspenders.
Original Prompt: An annual fic fest on Tumblr, The Longest Week Drabble Fest, and This Song (The Closing Of The Year) grabbed the Muse and sent us off and running.
Summary: Jeanine encounters something strange on her way home through the graveyard, but she's oddly okay with it.
Author's Notes:I wanted to do something for The Longest Week Drabble Fest, though I was pretty sure no one expected me to manage a drabble, so I'm not going to even pretend there was a chance of it. I was listening to some holiday mixes of mine while editing something else and when this song - The Closing Of The Year - and the idea for this fic popped into my head and the Muse was off. It's not exactly as I pictured at first, but I like this better. So, here we are.


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Title: Waste Not, Want Not
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 630
Warnings: Implied and Off-Screen violence leading to murder, Implied eating of the dead (not cannibalism, as the eater isn't a human).
Original Prompt: "Deep in the woods, there lived the most interesting of little creatures…" - Selkie3
Summary: This is a tale about a strange creature living in the woods and its even stranger sources of nourishment.
Author's Notes: Besides being a bit late for my 'Fairy Tale Tuesday' goal, this is a bit darker than the others, but no less a fairy tale for all that. Many of the original Grimm's Fairy Tales were pretty danged dark and brutal, so this is almost fluffy compared to some, but it's dark for my usual stuff. However, it's short and it's not elbows-deep in the darkness, but sort of ogling it from a little ways away, so hopefully everyone will be okay with it. It's late, it might not be all that dark, but I'd rather overwarn than underwarn, yaknow?


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Fairy Tale Prompt Fic: Eggum Lake

Title: Eggum Lake
Rating: PG
Word Count: 681
Warnings: Non-graphic mention of drowning and a spell gone fatally wrong, Tall tales, Implied tourists, Slap-dash ficcery.
Original Prompt: A pic post on Tumblr [here] - picture shown below.
Summary: The story behind the odd rock formations at Eggum Lake - One shouldn't go messing about on someone else's turf (or lakeshore), it's just asking for trouble.
Author’s Notes: I saw the picture and some story teller (the Muse) started rattling off this tale - so I wrote it down. That's all there is to it.


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Title: Prince Duncan And The Lost Princess – The Untold Story
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,079
Warnings: Non-graphic minor wounds, Improper use of a surcoat, Fudging history.
Original Prompt: "Five more minutes", she said and turned away from the Prince. - Tysolna
Summary: Prince Duncan's intention to bravely rescue the long lost Princess Solna from a dark tower guarded by a dragon doesn't really go to plan.
Author's Notes: I wanted to keep my hand in doing little ficlets and drabbles regularly while working on larger projects—sort of like little breaths of fresh air—and decided it would be fun to do them in a theme, so these will be for 'Fairy Tale Tuesdays' on Tumblr and, as a consequence, on LJ & AO3. I asked for prompts on Tumblr (and will welcome any here, as well, just msg me), and already have a handful of them. I may not use them all, or may use them out of turn, depending on the Muse.


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Beth And Yet Not Beth

Title: Beth And Yet Not Beth
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 3,009
Warnings: YES. Non-graphic mentions of past child abuse, Implications of possible past sexual assault - vaguely referenced, but potentially triggering for some, General trappings of a mental institution. I tried to make the tags reflect this, but if any of these things might trigger or disturb you, please don't read. Thanks.
Summary: She awoke to find something missing, something it should have been impossible to be missing.
Author's Notes: I wrote about ¾ of this in 2008, and meant for a long time to go back to try and finish it. I was looking for another document when I stopped to double-check what this one was; next thing I know, the ending is right there—SPROINK!—ready to go. So, I typed it and then went back to clean up the previously-written stuff and make it a bit smoother. It’s still not… *grimace and hand-waggle* meh… as good as I wish it could be, but I kind of like it, even so. Please forgive my self from six years ago and my current self for anything too lame, we’re still learning.
Added A/N: Also, please note, I am not a mental health professional, nor do I play one on TV. Mea Culpa for anything too far off from reality.


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