January 21st, 2013


January Prompt Request

The Prompt Request is open from now (Monday, 21 January, my time) until sometime Sunday, 27 January, my time is now closed.

WARNING:  Prompts requesting seasonal weather are likely to get heat, mugginess, thunderstorms and a threat of bushfires because that’s what it’s like now where I live.  J

If you give me more than one prompt you need to know that I will work through the list in order starting at the top.

The rules and parameters:

1.     Each prompt will be:

a.     a short sentence or phrase;

b.     a story of mine posted to LJ you want to see more of – it does not need to come from a Prompt Request; or

c.      characters of mine from stories posted on LJ – they do not need to come from a Prompt Request.

2.     For each prompt I write to I will write 300±50 words.  If you want to see something I’ve done along these lines before, please see the results of my November and December Prompt Requests.  I have found that stories sometimes carry me away and you may get more than 350 words due to no fault of yours.

3.     I will write one prompt per person, unless you signal boost this Prompt Request or a story from it , in which case I will write an additional prompt per site/platform you boost on i.e. one prompt each on LJ, Twitter, Dreamwidth, etc, for each day of the prompt request you signal boost.  I am setting an arbitrary limit of 14 extra prompts per prompter from boosting.  You will need to tell me about your boosts because I am not across every site and platform.

4.     For each prompter I get, I will write 50 words in a prompting reward serial 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.  (Yes, I know, 1b & 1c could produce prompts that are almost like that.)

7.     For every ten prompt-based pieces I write I will I write a background piece on a world or character, subject to be chosen by audience poll.

Why am I doing this?  Practice!  Plus I’ve found that I enjoy the interaction with all of you.

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

1.     If I receive any money for extensions I can no longer be flabbergasted because that’s already happened but I will be very surprised. J

2.     For every $15 I receive for paid extensions I will write to one more prompt, chosen by those who have paid for extensions, from any ‘unsupported’ prompts received in the Prompt Request.  This will occur after I have written the paid extensions.  An ‘unsupported’ prompt is one which does not have a signal boost to support it.

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.

Prompt Extensions


Landing Page: The Winged Cat Universe

I wrote this in response to ankewehner's prompt "A landing page for one of your serials."

The “winged cat universe” is a modern world in which magic exists but is not necessarily socially acceptable. One family is finding that they have to make adjustments for current developments and past actions as the past’s shadows make themselves felt.

The stories in this series so far are:

Under theChristmas Tree;

November Prompt Request Background Piece - Familiars In The Winged Cat Universe 100.5;

At Christmas Lunch;

Familiar With Claws;

An Unexpected, Hidden…Truth;

So, What Does That Mean?;

A New Alliance; and

Green As Grass.


Landing Page: The Prince Of Cats

I wrote this in response to ankewehner's prompt "A landing page for one of your serials."

The Prince of Cats is a series of stories about kindergarten teacher, Elvira Madden, and her interactions with one of her pupils and his father. Recently the series has expanded to include a threat to the small family and other people in their school.

The stories so far are:

The Prince Of Cats;

A Confession;

On The Night Of Disguises;

Rescue By A Halloween Witch;

Trick Or Treat?;

Complications On Halloween;

Circling the Wagons;

In The Dark; and

Who And Why.