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 [personal profile] thebonesofferalletters is holding a gift-giving prompt session where you can leave a prompt and get fic or art as a present.
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Here is my card for Round Five of the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This bingo challenge encourages original or fanfic material across all formats and lengths. It's a terrific fest if you want general and/or gentle fiction, although people can interpret prompts any way they like. There are many categories, and you can choose to omit up to three. Read the rules first.  Browse the Round Five prompt list.  Request a Round Five card here. Prompt lists are renewed once a quarter, and you may request a new card then even without bingo on a previous card. (See all my 2014 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Round Five: December 1, 2014-February 28, 2015.
Cards may be requested prior to February 28.
Any content, fiction or poetry, etc. fanfic or original.
Minimum of 100 words for fiction, poetry, or other text fills.

Underlined prompts have been filled.

GENPROMPT BINGO CARD

Furnishing the Home Vulnerability Be Still My Beating Heart Parody Thank God it's Friday... Again: Time Loops
Warming / Cooling Drinks Pink (Love it, Loathe it, Embrace it, Reject it) Magical Horses (Centaurs, Unicorns, Pegasi) Best Friends Indefatiguable
Confessions Fear / Terror Wild CardEvening Trade Winds
Priceless Logic and Numbers The Heart of the Jungle / Forest Butcher / Baker / Candlestickmaker: Tradesman Rich and Poor
Toys Trapped! I Have a Rendezvous with Death Warning Signs Nauru

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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer just posted Part 1 of 7 for "Chance Meeting."  Mallory meets someone new on campus.  :D
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 [personal profile] brides_koneko is hosting a prompt call on the theme of "joy and connection."  A linkback guarantees something will get written for your prompt.  You can donate for more goodies too.
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted Part 2 of "Private Chat," now complete.  Halley's online friends help thon consider the pros and cons of graduating from high school early, and what alternative education options there are.
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 [personal profile] lb_lee has written two stories from my prompts, sponsored by other folks.  Thank you, generous donors!

"A Break from People" shows what happens when a multiple wants to get away from the people in their own head.

"Acts of Kindness" shows an asexual vampire caught up in someone else's abusive manipulations.
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 [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted Part 1 of 2 for "Private Chat."  This is a Polychrome Heroics story, featuring a young soup named Halley who's mulling over a difficult personal decision with the help of some friends.  It's basically an epistolary story done as a chat room conversation.
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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written the short story "Neighborhood Repair" in my Polychrome Heroics setting.  Street harassment still happens, but it tends to go differently.
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[personal profile] lb_lee has written to my prompt ...

I took your prompt and wrote A Break From People. Lorry is
starting to crack under the pressure of constantly being around news
crews and his teammates, and desperately needs some alone time. But how
do you get that when you're multiple?

This prompt is open for $30 if you sponsor it yourself; it's $15 for
everyone else!
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After I made the S-bingo on the Science Bingo Fest, [personal profile] dialecticdreamer wrote "In the Market" for me as a prize.  This is a shopping vignette featuring a mysterious device in The Blueshift Troupers.
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[personal profile] lb_lee is hosting a Kindathon this week.

* Leave prompts and get a ficlet written. Either boosting the signal or donating will guarantee something gets written.  Prompts may connect with a previously established setting or can be new.

* The theme is kindness:
What exactly is kindness? What are the kindest things someone has ever done for us? What does kindness even mean to us: generosity, a soft heart, a kick in the pants, something else? What are the "kindnesses" that we could do without? Most of us want to be kind; let's indulge in it this holiday season!

* Holiday special:
I am also doing a very special thing this writeathon--in honor of the winter holiday of your choice, I am offering half-price stories... but ONLY if you buy someone else's story! I'm really bad at giving and getting presents, so I figure this encourages people to use my writing as a vehicle to give to each other. Come on everybody, let's spread stories to everyone!
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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written the story "Over-wintering" for my series Frankenstein's Family, complete in one installment.  It features Bogdana making gifts, and having a very serious conversation with Csilla.  I like the weaving of lighter and darker threads in this one.
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"Patchwork Families" by [personal profile] dialecticdreamer is now complete with Part 5.  See how Aidan makes Saraphina part of his family.
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Below is my third card for the 2014 [community profile] hc_bingo fest. This fest encourages the creation of boundary-pushing material that explores what happens when things go horribly wrong and people actually care about each other. Remember, things always go wrong; what matters is how you deal with that. Some of the content may be NSFW. Read the FAQ and rules first.The signup post is here. (See all my 2014 bingo cards.)

I thought this might be an effective way to attract some new readers. It's also useful for developing some of my more danger-prone series.

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.


HURT/COMFORT BINGO CARD


hugs fever / delirium loss of home / shelter rejection septicemia / infected wounds
nervous breakdown bites planet destruction Stockholm syndrome kidnapping
forced to rely on enemy / rival headaches / migraines WILD CARD extortion orphans
hunger / starvation tentacles medication motion sickness cages
hospital stay loss of identity difficult / unexpected pregnancy nightmares abandonment issues

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[personal profile] thebonesofferalletters is hosting Stories from the Crossroads with a theme of "LGBTQA themes and/or creators and creations."  Leave prompts, get ficlets!  There are perks for donations.
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[personal profile] zeeth_kyrah has written a gorgeous, complex story for The Blueshift Troupers.  "Finding the God in the Gate" features a traveler who wants to meet God.  It deals with identity, transformation, sex/gender, beauty standards, the search for enlightenment, mortality, medical ethics, and other deep stuff. 
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 LJ user Lb_lee wrote "The Genie" based on my prompt, which has been partly sponsored.  It's an interesting twist on the genie trope.
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The November Crowdfunding Creative Jam is now open on Dreamwidth and on LiveJournal.  Our theme is "salvaging and repairing people or ideas."  Come give us prompts, or claim prompts to inspire your own work! 


From My Prompts:

"Homesick Day" -- [personal profile] dialecticdreamer offers a bittersweet story about emotional first aid for homesickness, set in Onion City of Terramagne.

"Road Repair" -- [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written about stopping street harassment.  This is another Onion City story, featuring the return of her construction workers Rudy and Gideon, plus Amada Durante from my storyline about Danso's family.

"Learning to Correct Yourself" -- [personal profile] dialecticdreamer presents an adorable fluff story about a little boy trying to figure out the complex etiquette of asking adults about their personal relationships.  It's another Polychrome Heroics story, set out on the west coast this time, featuring her Finn family.

"A Good Mistake" -- [personal profile] dialecticdreamer made another piece related to the Finns, this time told from the perspective of family friends Jules and Mariset as they try to untangle an ugly bit of professional chicanery.

"Chaotic, Not Evil" -- [personal profile] dialecticdreamer wrote this oddly charming piece about an assassin rescuing a superkid.  (Warning for child exploitation.)

"White Cats Are Evil" -- [personal profile] dialecticdreamer has written a crossover between Polychrome Heroics and Schrodinger's Heroes which directly follows "Chaotic, Not Evil."  This story has been continued, so look for the later installments in the thread on the Creative Jam post and in her DW journal.


What I Have Written:

"Mending Spirals" -- this session's freebie, about genetic ethics in Nine for the Nebula's Heart.

"In Dublin's Fair City" -- 224 lines, $112 (Polychrome Heroics)
Your chaotic prompt inspired the free-verse poem "In Dublin's Fair City." Instead of a Scottish referendum, Terramagne had an Irish one, and Backdraft got dragged into providing fire suppression service for the occasion.  
  
"My Greatest Source of Achievement" -- 168 lines, $84 (Polychrome Heroics)
From this I got the free-verse poem "My Greatest Source of Achievement." Danso deals with an unsupportive teacher, and Hannah suggests exploring church groups. 

"Wolf-Wind" -- 86 lines, $43 (Hart's Farm)
For an extended family, I wrote the free-verse poem "Wolf-Wind." Everyone in Hart's Farm pitches in to take care of the children -- even when there is an unexpected arrival. 

"Clipped" -- 387 lines, $193.50 (Polychrome Heroics)
This inspired the free-verse poem "Clipped."  When a runaway just turned 18 comes to SPOON for refuge, Groundhog struggles to deal with the challenges.  Then Granny Whammy drags Danso into the situation, hoping that he can help.

"Stretched" -- 232 lines, $116 (Polychrome Heroics)
"Stretched" is a free-verse poem that picks up after "Clipped." It shows what happens when Danso gets home after the fiasco at SPOON. Heavy duty hurt/comfort.
(Available for publication after "Clipped"  has been sponsored and posted.)

"Settled" -- 320 lines, $160 (Polychrome Heroics)
The third in this set is the free-verse poem "Settled." It picks up the morning after "Stretched" and shows how Danso feels in the aftermath, along with what Hannah and other folks have been doing to protect him. 
(Available for publication after "Clipped" and "Stretched"  have been sponsored and posted.)


See Also:

"Finding the God in the Gate" -- a Blueshift Troupers story by [personal profile] zeeth_kyrah  inspired by conversation between myself and [personal profile] dialecticdreamer.  A traveler wants to meet God by passing through a jumpgate.
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[personal profile] dialecticdreamer has posted Part 1 of "Patchwork Families."  This story follows my stories "To Save Those in Peril Upon It" and "Trouble on the Line."  Aidan meets his new daughter Saraphina.  Lots of fluff with a few bits of chewier plot tension.

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