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Prompt Request!

The prompt request is open from now (very early Saturday my time) until I get home from work on Monday, my time.  That should have covered the weekend everywhere.

The rules and parameters:

  1. Each prompt will be:
    1.  a short sentence or phrase;
    2. a story of mine posted to LJ you want to see more of – it does not need to come from a Prompt Request; or
    3. 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 my tag or the results of my previous prompt request on the 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, for each day of the prompt request you signal boost.
  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.  (Yes, I know, 1b & 1c could produce prompts that are almost like that.)

Why am I doing this?  It’s almost a month since last time did it.  Practice!

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

Prompt Extensions

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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If a stitch in time saves nine, what does a dropped stitch lose?

The day the coffee maker died.

Chasing paperwork.

Daily devotions.

PENNY (i know it's fanfic, feel free to ignore)

I have responded to your first prompt here

Penny is a special case, isn't she? I've never posted one of her stories here...*falls to whistling thoughtfully*

How many signal boosts do I owe you for?

custom-made jewellery

Any mirror big enough is magic, it turns out when a skyscraper with an all-glass facade is finished.

fruit vampire

a prank backfires

I have written to your first month here

How many signal boosts do I owe you for? I've seen one on Twitter.







Clarence & Karyn

Chambourian verses

Anne & Andre

Rob Foussack


Princess Honoria

Gabal/Gaius & family

Captain Evelyn Bennett (& extended family)


I really enjoyed "Distraction" but it feels complete as it stands, so I'm not sure I have a prompt, there. "Ghosts", even more so -- complete, and excellent, and if you haven't submitted that one for publication I encourage you to.

... I suppose some actual prompts rather than a wishlist would be in order?

The nearly-empty bottle crashed to the floor and shattered, shards flying in all directions.

Twelfth in line

In that ridiculous red hat with the feathers

Rain rattled against the windowpane

By the dying fire, an orange cat uncurled and stretched

A delicate porcelain doll with wide brown eyes

and at least six ferrets, one of them pure white, getting into everything

The beans were sprouting

Edited at 2012-02-24 06:11 pm (UTC)

Everything in your list counts as a prompt for this one. Um, are you signal boosting at all or do you have anything that tops your 'I would like' list?

A cheerful willow tree.

A sea monster, entombed for ages in ice, is released by global warming to ravage the world.

A Muslim terrorist sneaks into the Pentagon and ... performs an exorcism. And 98% of Congress vanishes in a puff of sulfurous smoke.

Aliens install a billboard on Earth's moon. What does it say, and in what language?

I'll be signal-boosting this on LJ, DW, and Facebook.

I have written to your first prompt here

It didn't want to cut down to the word limit and my first pass at the idea didn't work, so I hope you like this one. :)

User ysabetwordsmith referenced to your post from Fiction by Rix_scaedu saying: [...] Here is a call for prompts [...]

Something in the world of Tree and Clouds please! I can't think of a prompt exactly, I'd just love to hear more of the story.


User aldersprig referenced to your post from Morning Signal Boost! saying: [...] Happy Sunday everyone! has a call for prompts [...]


For continuations, more Chambourian verses.

Some seedling sentences/phrases:

* And that was when we discovered magic squares are actually magic.

* Hiring a wizard in a post-apoc world to recapture the 'magic blue smoke' and re-bind it to the chips so a computer will work again.

* The real reason they say not to eat fish and cheese in the same meal.

* Counting coins

* The dragon rescues the knight from the princess.

* "Coffee is illegal? Since when!"

I have written to your first prompt here

How many signal boosts do I owe you for?

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