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The Short Fic Weekly Challenge Thread!
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frauzet
12.14.2018 , 12:54 PM | #6191
Look at that! For once I'm not late

This week’s SFWC prompt:

Week of December 14, 2018:

Happy Together: Your character encounters numerous others in their story. Who’s special? Who is the one they just want to see happy, preferably with them? It could be their SO but it doesn’t have to be; happiness comes in all flavors and sizes and doesn’t have to involve romance. Or, for that matter, even being outwardly nice. There are lots of relationships (fictional or otherwise) where observers would never know how much the people involved respect and care for each other given how often they throw insults around. This week, write your character and another happy together, in whatever form that happiness takes.

This week’s prompt not for you? Look for something more to your taste in the Prompt Archive. Consider all the prompts active and waiting to inspire you.

This week’s featured previous prompts are:

Current Events–Events in the larger fictional world shape your character’s little slice of it, whether they want it to or not. What things are in the news for your character? What do they hear about on the Holonet or from the town crier, read about in the paper or posted on boards? How do these events affect them? Are they concerned about current events or blissfully unaware of anything outside their immediate experience? Maybe your character is the ones making headlines. Write about it!

Teachers and Heroes - Everyone has someone they look up to, or someone who’s taught them something important. Or a hero that they strive to be like. Who does your character admire and look toward when they’re not sure what to do? Who has had an impact on making them the person they are today?
Author of "Trouble, Destiny and Other Complications" and the AU "Caught"
Participant of the "Short Fic Weekly Challlenge Thread!"
All my stories from TDaOC and SFWC in chronological order

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AlexiUlaorn
12.18.2018 , 11:32 AM | #6192
Hello! This is a first time fanfic post on these boards. Hopefully, I have read all the rules that apply. If I missed anything please let me know.

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"Nobody's ever sacrificed himself for any of us before. Couldn't let you go around thinking that was sensible behavior." - Jarael

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Iheaca
12.20.2018 , 02:37 AM | #6193
@AlexiUlaorn
Sometimes the most simple things are refreshing and cute. I like short stories with simple plots that just draw a small scene of daily life (OK, not everyone spars with lightsabers and get stopped by an assassin droid, but you see my point. )
The Leviathan - Nyx-Nocturna, Ihrae, Del'Ihrae, Shanti-Adamanta, Ainlanna, Ijadyia
From Ashes We Will Rise - fanfiction

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frauzet
12.21.2018 , 10:38 AM | #6194
@AlexiUlaorn: Welcome to the thread!
Don't worry about rules. Apart from the general forum rules, the only important rule around here is to be nice to each other
Your story made me smile.
I am glad HK found a solution that didn't involve killing someone.
(Also, Gault being Gault is always good!)

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This week’s SFWC prompt:

Week of December 21, 2018:

Good Intentions: It’s said the road to hell is paved with them. Most characters, outside of the truly villainous, want to help and to make things better. Usually we let them. Good intentions can backfire or have unintended consequences, some of which might be worse than the original situation. They can also be far better! It’s our story; we do what we want, and things need not always be bad. This week, begin with your character’s good intentions and tell us what happens.

This week’s prompt not for you? Look for something more to your taste in the Prompt Archive. Consider all the prompts active and waiting to inspire you.

This week’s featured previous prompts are:

Relaxing–When your character takes time off to kick back and relax, what do they do? Do they have to travel? Go somewhere where they can avoid pressure and constant requests for aid or advice? Do they escape into a good book or other entertainment? Perhaps they indulge in a hobby or visit a spa. What does your character do to relax? Or do they find it impossible?

Home Ec - Our ships and everyday living arrangements have to keep running somehow. Maybe a slave or ship’s droid handles it all for you; maybe…not so much. How do your characters manage cooking, cleaning, budgeting, ship maintenance, appliance repair, and more?
Author of "Trouble, Destiny and Other Complications" and the AU "Caught"
Participant of the "Short Fic Weekly Challlenge Thread!"
All my stories from TDaOC and SFWC in chronological order

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frauzet
12.30.2018 , 11:47 AM | #6195
I am late, but I bring gifts

This week’s SFWC prompt:

Week of December 28, 2018:

The Fine Print: Any Bounty Hunter knows better than to sign anything from Gault without reading it first, still there may have been contracts our OCs wish they hadn’t signed. What details did they miss? Was it something small and insignificant, even humorous? Something major and problematic? How did they inconvenience your character? Did they get back at the beings who made the contract and took advantage of them? Chalk it up to a learning experience and move on? Something else? Was the contract more akin to our familiar Terms of Service Agreements that no one reads deciphers anyway? Did they fulfill the contract or did they renege? Why? This week consider what may be hiding in the fine print and how it affects your character.

This week’s prompt not for you? Look for something more to your taste in the Prompt Archive. Consider all the prompts active and waiting to inspire you.

This week’s featured previous prompts are:

Disguises - Sometimes our characters have to gain entry to places that it’s not easy to get into. What’s a good strategy? A disguise, of course! Write about a time in which your character had to pretend to be someone or something else, and how they dealt with trying to be convincing.

Allies - When something huge is going down, or just when you need a hand, who can you call that you know is going to have your back? Whether it’s someone completely unlikely or exactly what you’d expect, who can you ultimately always rely on?
Author of "Trouble, Destiny and Other Complications" and the AU "Caught"
Participant of the "Short Fic Weekly Challlenge Thread!"
All my stories from TDaOC and SFWC in chronological order

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RatchetGuyClanks
01.01.2019 , 04:50 PM | #6196
Sorry, this is a bit late, but here is a story for the Good Intentions prompt.

Prompt: Good Intentions
Character: Bounty Hunter male Zabrak named Burzek
Location: Bounty Hunter Ship
SPOILERS: This story takes place shortly after leaving Dromund Kaas

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Antonine
01.01.2019 , 06:56 PM | #6197
Short one for a female Cathar bounty hunter.

The Fine Print
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frauzet
01.05.2019 , 08:00 AM | #6198
Did I mention I love bounty hunters?
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This week’s SFWC prompt:

Week of January 4, 2019:

Keep Grandma Happy: Okay, okay, not necessarily Grandma. Every family (or other social unit) has that one person whom you simply appease. The one you don’t want flying off the handle because it’s such a bother and not worth the resulting tirade and calming down process. Surely your character’s circle has one. Who is it? Is it your character? What’s their hot button and why? What do the other characters do to avoid it? How do they settle them down when, inevitably, it gets pushed? Does someone push it on purpose for the fireworks? (note: while the intent of this prompt is humorous, feel free to make a more serious case, i.e. trigger or content warnings. Polite characters avoid the topic out of empathy or compassion and only dickish ones bring it up.)

This week’s prompt not for you? Look for something more to your taste in the Prompt Archive. Consider all the prompts active and waiting to inspire you.

This week’s featured previous prompts are:

Can’t Live Without: Everyone has something, whether literal or figurative. Is is a person? A loved one? A pet? A country, a job, or a purpose? A moral conviction. Is it a medicine that holds a disease or condition at bay? Something less serious, like a favorite book, delicacy, or entertainment. A special item. What one person perceives as necessary someone else might regard as silly–but try taking away a toddler’s Special Blanket. Everyone has something. What is it that your character can’t live without?

As Time Goes By - No matter where you are in your character’s story they are probably quite different from when they started. Maybe some are ready to settle down and others are starting to feel the passage of time. (All that Force leaping can’t be good for the knees!) Has your character noticed any changes or have they stayed the same while others changed around them? Tell us about it.
Author of "Trouble, Destiny and Other Complications" and the AU "Caught"
Participant of the "Short Fic Weekly Challlenge Thread!"
All my stories from TDaOC and SFWC in chronological order

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RatchetGuyClanks
01.08.2019 , 09:52 PM | #6199
@Antonine
I love the way you write Gault; I feel like I can hear his voice with your lines.

Yet again, I am a week behind, lol.

Prompt: Allies
Characters: Male Zabrak Bounty Hunter named Burzek and his crew
Setting: Mantis Ship
Synopsis: Burzek looks to spend the night relaxing with a nice drink, but who will he choose to join him?
SPOILERS: This story takes place shortly after the Belsavis arc for the Bounty Hunter.
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Thoughts:
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frauzet
01.12.2019 , 03:28 AM | #6200
This week’s SFWC prompt:

Week of January 11, 2019:

If Wishes Were Horses: then beggars would ride. We often think of wishes as something for children, but everyone does it. Wishes can be for anything from a lucky chance through feasible-but-difficult to outright impossible. What things does your character wish for? Little wishes? Not much more than good luck? Middling-possible wishes? Things that could happen given some work and luck? Something that could never happen? Prohibited by the laws of physics or just wildly improbable? There’s nothing really wrong with wishes, however impractical or unlikely. Every so often, wishes come true.

This week’s prompt not for you? Look for something more to your taste in the Prompt Archive. Consider all the prompts active and waiting to inspire you.

This week’s featured previous prompts are:

Conversion or Proselytizing: You! Yes, you! Can we talk for a bit about…what? What ideas does your character hope to pass on to others? What ideology moves them? Did they convert to their current mindset from a different one? How and why did they make the change? While religion and politics are most obvious choices with this prompt, consider also scientific theories, dietary or exercise regimens, brand loyalty, or comic book heroes. Which version was better, the movie or the book? Why? Does your character have to win the debate, or are they most invested in the discussion itself?

Lone Wolf - Our characters rely on companions, but sometimes they have to do something by themselves. It could be a classic “come alone” challenge, something they need to prove to themselves, or maybe the transport only seats one. Maybe they’re the only one capable. Regardless, they’ve only themselves to rely on. Their skills and experience alone. How do they fare?
Author of "Trouble, Destiny and Other Complications" and the AU "Caught"
Participant of the "Short Fic Weekly Challlenge Thread!"
All my stories from TDaOC and SFWC in chronological order