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Prompt Request!
Elf
rix_scaedu

 The prompt request is open from now until this time tomorrow.

The prompt request is now closed to new prompts.  I will keep writing and you may still request extensions.  Thank you for all your support.

I was thinking of having a theme but ankewehnerand kelkyagboth asked me what I want to write and I realised the answer was “better stories,” so what I need is practice.

The rules and parameters:

  1. Each prompt will be a short sentence or phrase;
  2. For each prompt I write to I will write 250±50 words.  If you want to see something I’ve done along these lines before, please see my 30 Days of Flash Fiction tag or the results of my previous prompt request on the Prompt Request 31 dec 11 tag.
  3. I will write one prompt per person, unless you signal boost this prompt request, in which case I will write an additional prompt per site/platform you boost on i.e. one prompt each for LJ, Twitter, Dreamwidth, etc.
  4. For each prompter I get, I will write 50 words in a prompting reward story;
  5. No fanfic, I just don’t know enough about enough current series and settings to do your favourites justice – give me a name or names and I promise what you get will not be the people you know and love; and
  6. Please, nothing that has to be porn – I have to be in the mood to write that sort of thing and I would like to be able to post these stories without warnings.

Why am I doing this?  Practice!  Plus I have some days off work and it is very, very wet outside.

And yes, there is a tip jar.  This is for extensions.  I will write extensions at 500 words per $5.00.

Prompt Extensions
(Um, yes, maybe I can have a nice picture instead of this button next time.  One step at a time.  Yes, it is a 'Buy' button, not a 'Donate' button - I'm a little uncomfortable about Paypal Australia's rules on the 'Donate' button.  Contact me if the options on the button aren't sufficient for your needs.)

If you are kind enough to give me more signal boosts than you want to prompt, I will use each of your ‘left over’ signal boosts to power another 50 words in the prompt reward story.  Please tell me where you’ve signal boosted as a reply to your comment giving me prompts.

Thank you for participating.


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The water just kept rising.

I knew he wanted me.

[I/she/he/name] woke up to a note in an empty bottle

The monster that wasn't.

Signal boosting inna minute, LJ/DW/Twitter.

Signals, they are boosted - #Addergoole fic and Prompt Call

User aldersprig referenced to your post from Signals, they are boosted - #Addergoole fic and Prompt Call saying: [...] FIRST is holding a call for prompts [...]

Yay! Prompt time!

(Anonymous)
I wish I could ask for more of the Solstice story, but that would be against the spirit of a "call for prompts".

Hmmm...


I request a story about a child who lives in a tree and can talk to clouds.

Re: Yay! Prompt time!

More Solstice story is underway and is already beyoond 300 words.

Re: Yay! Prompt time!

Your 50 words of the prompters' story have been posted.

Edited at 2012-01-26 06:44 am (UTC)

Re: Yay! Prompt time!

I have written to your prompt here http://rix-scaedu.livejournal.com/51981.html

And so three passed through the gate, while two remained behind.

The librarian peered at me over her glasses.

Only under the light of the full moon.

Tapping the sugar maples.

(I would love to hear more about Rensa, but I'm not sure what to offer by way of a prompt. That storyline surprised me frequently.)

Your 50 word extension to the Prompter's story is here http://rix-scaedu.livejournal.com/51009.html

Any boosting so I can write more than one?

Sadly not -- I was not online much during the target window or together enough to write a post while I was.

Fair enough. It must be said though, I know next to nothing about tapping sugar maples...

Do you want to? The basic process is straightforward. Identify your sugar maples (and other suitable trees -- some (but not all) other maples, and some birches, and I think a few others also give suitable sap). In late winter, bore a small hole in each tree, and install a little tap -- not much more than a tube with a hook for a bucket -- in each tree. Check and collect your buckets of sap occasionally. Come spring, take out the taps (and cover up the holes, I think). Take the collected sap and boil it down a whole lot until the syrup is as thick as you want it to be. (I gather that step produces a whole lot of sticky steam, and small operations usually do it outdoors.) I'm sure there are lots more subtleties I don't know about, though.

I wrote to your first prompt here http://rix-scaedu.livejournal.com/52488.html

Edited at 2012-01-27 04:12 am (UTC)

"There is no 'just' -- we're FRIENDS."

Two dragons walk into a bar; the unicorn ducks.

The Tall Steel Willows of Her Dreams

Prejudice as a blind spot

(Boosting the signal now on LiveJournal and Dreamwidth, echoed on Facebook.)

Your 50 word extension to the Prompters' story has been posted here http://rix-scaedu.livejournal.com/51009.html

I have written to your first prompt here http://rix-scaedu.livejournal.com/53132.html

(I had thought this would be finished sooner but this afternoon was One Of Those Days.)

I have prompted to your second prompt here http://rix-scaedu.livejournal.com/53615.html

Edited at 2012-02-05 04:24 am (UTC)

I have written to your third prompt here http://rix-scaedu.livejournal.com/54253.html

(I'm not sure if this idea worked. If you think it hasn't I will try again.)

I have written to your fourth prompt here http://rix-scaedu.livejournal.com/54790.html.

It's in the same world as Samella Clyde and the Solstice stories but earlier than either.

In before the end (hopefully)...

Your choice of:

* This city is laid out like a labyrinth

* The wolf is *guarding* the hen-house?

* I don't understand, why is he crying about getting an 'A' in the class?

Your 50 word extension to the Prompters' story has been posted here http://rix-scaedu.livejournal.com/51009.html

Prom: significantly involving a laybrinth or maze

Your 50 word extension to the Prompters' story has been posted here http://rix-scaedu.livejournal.com/51009.html

Er, sorry - did not notice the closed sign. I shall watch for the next one!

I wanted another prompter so I could post the last of my Prompter's Story. :)
And if you didn't see it, I was probably editing the message.
I hereby declare you to have prompted before the close off!

Thank you!

The last of the Prompters' Story, courtesy of your prompt, has been posted.http://rix-scaedu.livejournal.com/51009.html

I have written to your prompt here http://rix-scaedu.livejournal.com/54317.html

It went over length because to get it down I would have had to cut, oh, all of the 3rd & 4th paragraphs. I feel like I've failed to discipline myself. :)

It's in the same world as 'Cloud Whisperer.' I hope you enjoy it.

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