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Original fiction – fantasy, science fiction, horror

Health to the Company (Stargate Atlantis)

Originally Posted: Apr. 15th, 2009
Length/Rating: 229 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: FADE TO BLACK. Written for sga_flashfic‘s Drunken/Alcohol Challenge.

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Janice Hardy’s Writing Challenge: That’s Hot

Length/Rating: 150 words, PG, Gen
Pairings/Warnings: None
Summary: I haven’t done a writing challenge in forever so when I saw the challenge from Fiction University pop up on my sidebar, I figured I’d give it a go. I think I ended up with ‘warmth’ more than ‘hot’. *pokes snippit*

The challenge is That’s Hot:  Write a scene that uses “hot” as a theme or motif, using as many words, images, or ideas for “hot” as you can—but don’t use the actual word “hot.” Extra Challenge: Also avoid using common synonyms for “hot,” such as: warm, heat, and blistering. Super Duper Challenge: Use “hot” as a motif, but set the scene in a cold, winter climate.

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.08.27]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. There’s some confusion at first if dragons cause fires or fires cause dragons.

2. It had been a once in a century sort of accident, but that didn’t stop his brain from panicking every time he stepped through automatic doors.

3. “Love does mean having to say you’re sorry… a lot actually.” He grinned up at the stars, lost in fond memories. “But as you learn each other, you end up saying it less and less, because you stop doing the things you’d have to apologize for.” He gave his nephew a measuring look. “So if you really love her, start apologizing and dammit you aren’t perfect, stop expecting her to be.”

4. As the world faded into the static of the void, she could have sworn she heard him say goodbye.

5. It doesn’t take long for time travelers to stop being human.

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Half Past Never 3/?? (Tales of the Drunken Unicorn)

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This is the semi-weekly posting of my Camp NaNoWriMo July 2016 NaNoWriMo ‘Novel’ in which I and my Fictives attempt to polish off all of the in-progress stories in the Tales of the Drunken Unicorn ‘verse!

So there will be snark and world-building and lots of spoilers and the process of rebuilding the short stories and flash fiction from the bones of the former corpses.

Blue writing is from old drafts of stories. Green writing is new drafts of stories. Black text is just the MuseFic.

Post Wordcount: 1,457
Total Wordcount: 4,529

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Why Botany and Xenobotany are Not The Same Thing (Stargate Atlantis)

Originally Posted: Aug. 11th, 2008
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
AU: Imaginary Gate Team 5
Summary: Written for drabbles Day 21 Prompts: Noun/Object: Horse (Mule/Donkey/Zebra).

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.08.20]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. “–will you stop shooting me? It’s–” … “–obviously not going to work–” … “–what part of ‘won’t stay dead’ is confusing you?”

2. She’d forgotten what it was like to live in a city, steeped in that sense of frantic urgency large clusterings of humanity exuded.

3. There’s a rock at the bottom of the lake with our initials on it. It was part of the spell that was supposed to make him love me, but we all know how that turned out.

4. Wood in the colony is cheap and expensive at the same time. Firm beams are rarer than unicorns, but the carpenters work their magic on the scraps of the wagons and there is thin decorative paneling to spare.5. They thought he was kidding at first, who really says they want to be an assassin when they grow up? But he got older and the answer never changed.

5. They thought he was kidding at first, who really says they want to be an assassin when they grow up? But he got older and the answer never changed.

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.08.13]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. When she was too young to know better she made the mistake of telling people she could see the creatures in the fog.

2. The roads are hard packed clay, roasted under the summer sun and worn smooth by the herds. When the monsoons arrive they’ll turn to mud, but for now the way is clear.

3. He’s loved the feeling of falling ever since he stepped off his first diving board.

4. There’s nothing organic about the city’s layout; every street, every building was carefully planned out centuries ago. They’ve followed those blueprints religiously for generations. If you see a tree, it’s because some ancient architect decreed the need for one, to balance some undecipherable mathematical equation. No one knows what would happen if they deviate from the plan, but there’s not one of us brave enough to find out.

5. “I’d say ‘follow your heart’, but let’s be honest– your heart has a terrible track record.”

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Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

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