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The Short Fic Weekly Challenge Thread!
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Lady_Thorne
08.15.2018 , 04:34 PM | #6151
Quote: Originally Posted by RatchetGuyClanks View Post
@Lady_Thorne I wouldn't want to get in Maioni's way, lol.
One of the most personally terrifying experiences of my own life involved a 7 year old with behavior disorders, wielding one of those old fashioned, solid wood school chairs. I sometimes wonder how that kid turned out...

And we used to have a cat that we literally couldn't handle. My husband, fully armored with a leather jacket and gloves wasn't able to hold her. (We didn't know when we named the 4 year old "indoor feral" cat that she would grow into her new name of Janga Pett.) In some ways, Mai is something of a cross between those two, at least with how feisty she can be.



I didn't quote your story, but I love how you used the rocket tram to good effect. And good for Risha - glad she found someone! (I can't run a Smuggler who follows through with a romance with her. I've tried, and it just doesn't gel.)

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frauzet
08.17.2018 , 10:36 AM | #6152
@Lady_Thorne: I like how Var Suthra doesn‘t talk to Maioni like she is a child, which probably wouldn‘t have worked out half as well.

@RatchetGuyClanks : Welcome back!
Romantic settings and no interruptions are for the weak. True love can‘t be stopped by holograms!
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
08.17.2018 , 10:37 AM | #6153
This week’s SFWC prompt:

Week of August 17, 2018

Lovers Back to Friends: Then again, love doesn’t always work out. It’s easy to take the hostile view of a breakup. Where both characters end up disliking or avoiding each other. This time try something harder: they remain friends despite their previous intimacy. It needn’t happen right away. Few people are so mature. This time, imagine it does or has to and how your character handles it anywhere along the timeline. Explore what it means to retain real friendship, not merely stating “we’re friends.”

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:

Starting Over - Rarely, your character may get the chance to start over. To try again. Do it right this time, or at least differently. What would your character do with such an opportunity? Would they take it or are they content with their current situation? What might they pay, give up, to start over? Or have they already done so? Did it work as well as they hoped? In most cultures the new year is a time to get a fresh start. What about your character?

Scary Stories–As long as there have been campfires, there have been spooky stories. The kind that send a chill up your spine, make you look over your shoulder, or sleep with the light on for a bit. This week’s challenge is to tell a scary story, either one featuring your character or an in-universe story they know and relate to others. Get creative and have fun!
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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Lady_Thorne
08.17.2018 , 12:58 PM | #6154
A little late on last week's main prompt. I wasn't sure how to go about this one, and never defined details. These prompts are great at getting me to think outside my boxes. (For the record, one of my main job requirements is thinking outside the box, so I'm pretty good at it. As Jorgan would say, "It's not just what I do, it's who I am." So realizing I do have boxes is a very good thing for me!)

Prompt: Friends to Lovers
Setting: BT-7 Thunderclap, which is a much smaller ship than you might think, especially when EVERYBODY has to be Right There (except Yuun, who is quietly staying out of everyone's way, because he's a great guy, like that...)
Characters: Havoc Squad (minus Yuun, who saw the signs and chose the wisest path of invisibility...)
Title: "Huh. Really? Interesting...."


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Lord_Thorne
08.17.2018 , 07:47 PM | #6155
@Lady_Thorne: There's an official form for everything. Trust Dorne to find it and use it. Especially as a social shield.

Prompt: Scary Stories
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Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.
"The incomprehensibility of your statement in no way validates it." (HK-51)
"I'm a lump with a bad attitude! Honor! Misplaced loyalty! Grr!" (Z0-OM)

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drug_cartel
08.19.2018 , 03:16 PM | #6156
Prompt: Scary Stories

Pansey, the Mirialan Sith Warrior of Satele Shan server

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frauzet
08.25.2018 , 12:55 AM | #6157
This week’s SFWC prompt:

Week of August 24, 2018

Friends to Enemies: Hate is always easier to evoke than love or friendship, so easy prompt this week. Or is it? Imagine one of your character’s friends becoming an enemy. Why do they diverge when they obviously got along well? A slow drift or one inciting event? Losing a good friend hurts, and making one an enemy means the wound never really heals. How does your character live with it?

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:

Affection - It’s more than just a game mechanic. How do your characters show it, whether to their lover or their family or to their friends? Does it always have the intended effect, or do things get lost in translation?

Star-Crossed Lovers - Back when most marriages were arranged, falling in love with someone wasn’t always wonderful. It caused all sorts of complications. Love can be an all-consuming fire, beautiful and terrible at the same time. People in love were prone to ridiculous acts–and that hasn’t changed. Cupid’s golden arrow doesn’t always choose a wise or appropriate match. This week, write about a time when your character or someone they care about loved not wisely, but too well.
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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drug_cartel
08.31.2018 , 04:36 AM | #6158
Prompt: Friends to Enemies

Pansey, the Mirialan Sith Warrior of Satele Shan server

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frauzet
09.01.2018 , 07:14 AM | #6159
This week’s SFWC prompt:

Week of August 31, 2018

Enemies to Friends: Occasionally, your character and an enemy end up on the same side. And beyond sharing a common goal or working together just this once, they begin hanging out and relying on each other. Why? What converts their enemy to a friend? Note: this is not necessarily a heel-face turn. If your character is villainous their enemy might end up on the dark side. They have cookies, after all. Maybe both decide the struggle is futile and retire together. What about your character’s other friends?

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:

Piercing the Veil–When has your character seen things for what they truly are? Seen past the plots and the machinations of other characters to what was really going on? That sudden flash of insight when the pieces come together and everything makes sense. Was it real? How do they deal with their new-found insight? Do others believe them, or are they alone with the truth? Explore a time when your character’s intuition guided their actions.

Changes in Appearance–People don’t keep the same appearance their whole lives. We cut or grow hair, change styles, choose different clothes, sometimes even consider surgery, tattoos, piercings, or other permanent alterations to our appearances. Yet written characters often stay the same. This week, make a change to your character’s appearance and write about why it happened. There’s always a reason, and it’s bound to be interesting.
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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Antonine
09.02.2018 , 02:47 PM | #6160
Sorry, technically for last week's prompt but took a bit to get together. For one of my Sith Warriors and companions.

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