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Author's Note: I was really attempting to keep to the word count for the meme. I really really was. Was not aiming for the second longest piece I'd written since coming over to DreamWidth. :-D

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"It's going down." Water poured off the shoulders of Malcolm's rain slicker as the little cabin they kept us in was shaken by another clap of thunder. He made an imposing figure, standing there with a lantern in one hand and a massive key ring in the other. "It's now or never. Are you all with me or not?"

Jazzy was the first to speak up. "Of course we're with you," she blurted out, quickly looking to the rest of us who shared the chain that bound us to the wall.

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Welcome to the Second Semester of "30 Days of Fic." Today's prompt was to write a story that starts with the words "It's going down."

For a full rundown on my Second Semester of 30 Days of Fic, please click here for future prompts and to find all the stories I've created.
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 After [personal profile] ravenswept's meme and with permission, [personal profile] aldersprig  and I present the second 30 days meme. 

The rules, such as they are:
Write something of approximately 250 words, +/- 50 words, to each prompt. 
Go wild with genres!
Have fun.

Here is your month of prompts:

1) the story starts with the words "It's going down." "The Price of Insolence" (LJ Link)
2) write a scene that takes place in a train station "The Keening" (LJ Link)
3) the story must involve a goblet and a set of three [somethings] "Heart of Hearts" (LJ Link)
4) prompt: one for the road "Horizons" (LJ Link)
5) write a story using an imaginary color "Searching" (LJ Link)
6) write the pitch for a new Final Fantasy styled RPG "Super Yaoi Fun Adventures XIV!!!" (LJ Link)
7) prompt: frigid "A Cold (not so) Dark Night" (LJ Link)
8) write a scene in the middle of a novel called "The Long, Dirty Afterwards." "Breakdown" (LJ Link)
9) prompt: mourning dead gods
10) write a story set in three different time periods
11) Write a movie trailer style trailer for a story, existing or not-yet-written
12) prompt: sweet iced tea
13) re-write a story that everyone knows 
14) write a vanilla story dealing with kinky subject matter
15) prompt: ascension
16) write a scene that takes place at the end of a long road trip
17) write an uncomfortable story
18) prompt: a step too far
19) write a story in which something goes BOOM 
20) Write the end of the story "The Purple Bag."
21) Roll a d20 twice (Random.Org). Combine the themes of the two previous stories for those numbers
22) prompt: knight in shining armor
23) write a scene that takes place in a place that is war-torn
24) prompt: founding fathers
25) write a story set in a library
26) prompt: elemental
27) write a story using only one period. Bonus: write the story using only one /ending punctuation at all.
28) write a story set in a laundromat 
29) (from Lilifluff) Randomly pick a number between 1 and 28 (Random.Org) . Re-write that prompt as a Spaghetti Western or Melodrama 
30) the story ends with the words "coming up."

I'm going to tag this thirty days as 'Second Semester' for ease of order. And I will be picking it up on the morrow.
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Hey all!

I have finally completed the initial 30 Days of Fiction meme from [personal profile] ravenswept. Not everything is perfect, but if it was, what fun would that be? Below are links to all the different stories written as a part of this challenge with both DreamWidth and LiveJournal links for everything. Thank you for reading and for all your support through all this.

A little bit on dreaded numbers, because I think it's interesting to look at. The 30 Entries (stripped of titling and everything extraneous) total out to 15,871 words. To a large extent, I failed at the challenge as it was SUPPOSED to be within 50 words of 250 (Which I was only able to do 10% of the time). Using my math skills, I averaged just more than 529 words per story, though the three longest stories account for 4021 words, just over a quarter of the lot. Without those words, the rest average out to about 439 words.

The shortest entry is #3, but the shortest story is one of my favorites (dead heat between how fun it was to write and how extreme the reactions were to it) #8 "Gone" clocking in at 251 words (also one of only two stories where I stuck the dismount on the length).

The longest entry is the last, #30 "Regrets" which came in at a whopping 1761 words.

Over the course of the meme, I created three distinct universe to play in.
  1. Kingdom's Fall - A contemporary Faerie setting (Stories 1, 7, 11 and 15 as well as another non 30 days story)
  2. An as yet unnamed low/medieval fantasy setting (Stories 4 and 6)
  3. Century City - Cyberpunk Noir stories told from the perspective of Covert Information Acquisition Specialist Jackson Altair (Stories 25, 27 and 28)
I've also had the pleasure of playing in a few of Lyn Thorne-Alder's ([personal profile] aldersprig ) worlds.
  1. Tir Na Cali - As part of a five part series between both of us for this meme (Stories 18, 19 and 20 for me, 18 and 19 for her, to be read in numerical order, starting with mine)
  2. Addergoole - Story number 22 is an off-screen scene linked to some role playing being done in that world that includes my character getting the shit kicked out of him.
And now the warning; as part of this task, some of the stories written are not necessarily appropriate for a younger audience or for the workplace. They may include some triggery elements including extreme physical abuse, human trafficking/slavery, nudity and mind control. They primarily include stories 13, 19, 20 and 22. In addition, stories 1 and 18 have very minor elements of the same.

Finally, thank you for reading, and for those of you who are interested, stay tuned to this space, as Lynnie and I are putting together thirty more prompts because clearly we are not sane.

Thanks again, and enjoy!!!

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"It's like something out of a bad soap opera," Jackie quipped from the back seat with all the bravado of a teenager.

"Is there such a thing as a good soap opera?" Her mother Carolyn replied, trying to head the rest of the conversation off at the pass, knowing how it had gone when she had it with Tom.

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This marks the 30th (and final) '30 Days of Fic' story. The task was to write a scene saying "good bye."

Click Here for a complete rundown of the works from this challenge.
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Essie ran like she'd never run before.

Outside the cabin where the terrible men had kept her in bondage since stealing her out of her own home, the rain was starting to come down in sheets. It took her a moment to register the cold and the wet, or even to realize that it was nighttime. The horror of her experience and fear of ever going back there pushed her on and on. An unkempt backyard gave way to woodland and woodland to dense forest.

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Today's 30 Days of Fic task was to write a scene scene about a [person] and their [animal]

Click Here for a rundown of the tasks that are a part of the '30 Days of Fic' challenge and links to all the works I've created for it.
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There is nothing more off-putting than ones first time experiencing a video feed. The feed from Professor Karl Strauss-Vasquez' class was not the first that I had tuned into over the course of my investigations, but it was different from others I had tapped into throughout my career. Strauss-Vasquez was one of the foremost authorities in Biological Computing and his lectures here at the Academy were broadcast to universities across the world. He was something of a superstar scientist and it showed in the way that the Academy presented him.

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Today's 30 Days of Fic task was to write a scene using the prompt: 'overhearing a conversation'

Click Here for a rundown of the tasks that are a part of the '30 Days of Fic' challenge and links to all the works I've created for it.
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There was a piercing pain in my right side and then the water was rushing up to meet my body. It was cold, terribly, achingly cold and took the wind from me. The black depths surrounded me and then all was black. I took small solace in how quickly unconsciousness was coming for me; I'd always assumed that if I were to die, no matter how soon it took me, the seconds would feel like forever.

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Today's 30 Days of Fic task was to write a scene using the prompt: 'Trapped'

Click Here for a rundown of the tasks that are a part of the '30 Days of Fic' challenge and links to all the works I've created for it.
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Dear Mrs. Meyer,

Thank you for submitting your manuscript to our management firm. As you might expect, we receive many manuscripts on any given day from 'undiscovered' authors such as yourself. To help you to understand the process, your manuscript was read by a number of our staffers before it was passed up to my desk. I must admit that your writing shows a great deal of promise, and that the manuscript you sent is an excellent start for you as a writing sample.

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Today's 30 Days of Fic task was to write a personalized rejection letter for the YA novel "Sparkle Lust"

Click Here for a rundown of the tasks that are a part of the '30 Days of Fic' challenge and links to all the works I've created for it.
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Growing up in the farmlands south of what was still called the Armistice Line, in a land that hadn't seen war in seven generations, we all dreamed of Century City. Born of the same war that gave us the A.L., Century City was founded one-hundred years to the day that the Armistice brought it all to an end. An independent city that was neither East nor West, belonging to both nations and to neither. A sparkling metropolis that would proclaim, for all time, not just peace but the unity of a world sick of such conflicts.

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Today's '30 Days of Fic' task was to write a story using the prompt: Noir.

Click Here for rundown of tasks that are part of the "30 Days of Fic" challenge, including a link to all completed works!
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It was a cold and blustery winter's day when they did the final table read of my script. Principal photography was going to begin the next day; the sex scene. The director insisted that it was the best way to break the ice and get everyone into character. Personally, I thought it was the best way to creep out the starlet-of-the-moment they'd cast as the anjenue, but what did I know; as the screenwriter, I had about as much say on set as the production assistant (less, actually, the PA had to watch the clock and make sure they didn't get into trouble with the trade unions).

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Today's '30 Days of Fic' task was to write a scene that takes place on a movie set.

Click Here for rundown of tasks that are part of the "30 Days of Fic" challenge, including a link to all completed works!
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Author's Notes: Trying something completely different here, sort of using the prompt as a free-writing exercise and seeing where the stream of consciousness goes. Hope I'm not wasting everyone's time, and if I did, hey, at least it's short. ;D

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Flash.

I'm falling. I'm falling and I can't stop it. My balance is skewed and the ground is gone, but rushing at me at the same time.

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Today's '30 Days of Fic' task was to write a scene using the prompt: Falling.

Click Here for rundown of tasks that are part of the "30 Days of Fic" challenge, including a link to all completed works!
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Author's Note: This story includes elements of extreme physical violence. Reader discretion is advised.

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With a murmured word, Ari awoke. He tried to gain his bearings, only to have something that felt like a baseball bat strike him in the side of the head, sending him sprawling into what felt like a wall, but wasn't.

"This is your fault," Aries said from far far away. "If you just weren't such a fucking child, this wouldn't be happening.

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Today's '30 Days of Fic' task was to write a scene with children. It also is in response to the [community profile] dailyprompt  prompt of 'fighting for dominance'.

Click Here for rundown of tasks that are part of the "30 Days of Fic" challenge, including a link to all completed works!

This story is tied to role-playing based in the world of Addergoole, a web serial by Lyn Thorne-Alder ([personal profile] aldersprig ). It is very very good, and I promise she doesn't treat her characters as badly as I treat mine (most of the time).
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"Come on, I'll buy you a drink."

"You'll buy me a drink?" Sam giggled as she wrapped her arms around the one Max had offered, "It's an open bar."

"Even better, I can get you liquored up and not spend a dime." His laugh was soft, infectious and innocently flirtatious.

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Today's '30 Days of Fic' task was to write a scene with a drink(ing) of some sort

Click Here for rundown of tasks that are part of the "30 Days of Fic" challenge, including a link to all completed works!
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Author's Note: This story features elements of human trafficking. Reader discretion is advised.

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“I hate you; I just want you to know that”

The woman's laughter was gentle and filled with youthful pleasure. "You don't even know me, silly boy." She slipped a hand into his hair, looking down at the bound slave. "You are absolutely gorgeous."

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Today's '30 Days of Fic' task was to write a scene with the opening line “I hate you; I just want you to know that”

Click Here for rundown of tasks that are part of the "30 Days of Fic" challenge, including a link to all completed works!

It is also the third of a three part story set in Tir na Cali, a fantastic setting that has been borrowed lovingly (and with permission) from [personal profile] aldersprig  (whose work you should REALLY be reading).
kc_obrien: Two hands grip the sides of a gurney, bound there by tourniquet tubing. (bound)
Author's Note: Story contains elements of human trafficking. Reader discretion is advised.

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The first thing Tom noticed when he woke up was the pinch he felt between his shoulders, followed quickly by the raw ache of his wrists. He opened his eyes and found only darkness. "What the fuck!"

"Looks like the boy is finally awake." An unfamiliar voice replied from somewhere across the room. A hand went into his hair and untied the blindfold, and he realized that after the darkness, the bright wasn't much better.

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Today's '30 Days of Fic' task was to write a scene using the prompt: "in the marketplace."

Click Here for rundown of tasks that are part of the "30 Days of Fic" challenge, including a link to all completed works!

It is also the second of a three part story set in Tir na Cali, a fantastic setting that has been borrowed lovingly (and with permission) from [personal profile] aldersprig  (whose work you should REALLY be reading).
kc_obrien: Two hands grip the sides of a gurney, bound there by tourniquet tubing. (bound)
"Thomas Daniel Walker!"

Her voice followed him out into the night, quickly drowned out by the distant thunder. It didn't matter. Complain as his mother might, Tom was determined to go out and have a good night. What did her care if a couple of kids had gone missing? They were, well, kids and he was seventeen years old. So, seventeen and with all that bravado and testosterone pumping through him, he marched out into what promised to be bad weather.

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Today's '30 Days of Fic' task was to write a scene using the prompt: "the name Thomas Daniel"

Click Here for rundown of tasks that are part of the "30 Days of Fic" challenge, including a link to all completed works!

It is also the first of a three part story set in Tir na Cali, a fantastic setting that has been borrowed lovingly (and with permission) from [personal profile] aldersprig  (whose work you should REALLY be reading).
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"God damnit," Kyle grunted as he sent the English-to-French dictionary skittering across the cobblestones that lined the square, collapsing exasperated into a wrought iron bench, ignoring the little plate that proclaimed something in French.

"You are American?" A thickly accented voice called from behind him, interrupting what was already promising to be an impressive sulk.

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Today's '30 Days of Fic' task was to write a scene with a character in a foreign land, unable to speak the local language

Click Here for rundown of tasks that are part of the "30 Days of Fic" challenge, including a link to all completed works!
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The plains seemed to stretch on until Judgement Day. Wyatt and Malcolm rode on in silence, their eyes scanning forward and back to see if they were being followed (or if there was a likely place to be ambushed, for that matter). It was odd; even the wildlife seemed to have deserted their path. They rode in silence for what seemed like days, though when Malcolm finally spoke, the sun had yet to completely set.

"Wyatt," he murmured, just loud enough to overcome the hooves of their mounts.

"Not a word out of you," his companion bit back angrily.

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Today's '30 Days of Fic' task was to write a scene that takes place on horseback.

Click Here for rundown of tasks that are part of the "30 Days of Fic" challenge, including a link to all completed works!

In addition to being part of the 30 Days Meme, this also featured a prompt from our friends over at [community profile] dailyprompt . The Prompt was; "Don't say it"
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"This can only end in blood!"

The assembly broke into a murmur of discussion. Lord Tybalt's words were not out of bounds; it was clear that if the worst fears of his daughter's disappearance were true that the uneasy tension between the courts may soon come to war. It was another thing all together to have one of the most powerful of the Dawning Court bring it up in assembly.

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Today's '30 Days of Fic' task was to write a scene using the prompt "shots fired."

Click Here for rundown of tasks that are part of the "30 Days of Fic" challenge, including a link to all completed works!
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"Damnit, Josie, I said to stop!" Mark cocked back the hammer of his pistol, and the sound did what his voice wouldn't.

"Mark," she replied, turning towards him, her hands in the air, "you can't do this."

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Today's '30 Days of Fic' task was to write the end of a romance novel entitled "Never Been Caught"

Click Here for rundown of tasks that are part of the "30 Days of Fic" challenge, including a link to all completed works!

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