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06 July 2015 @ 11:10 pm
Summer Ficlet Exchange  

Hello people who still faithfully follow great_tales!

We haven't had a post since October of last year, and that is something I am determined to change.  So we are beginning a Ficlet Exchange!  I know we've all enjoyed the December Drabble exchanges of the past, so I hope a Summer Ficlet Exchange will be just as fun!

For those who do not remember our Drabble Exchange, here is the general overview:

You sign up to write and to receive a story of between 100 and 250 words, I pair you up according to fandom, you write a story and send it to me, and I post them anonymously over a week or so.  Then we get to play "guess whose story" until the a big reveal.

Of course, the most important part of a story exchange is the participants, so please sign up, and get your friends to join, too! I will be posting micro challenges over the next two months for anyone who wants to get creative writing juices flowing, and hope to resume normal monthly challenges beginning in September.

If you plan to participate, I only need a little bit of information from each of you:

  1. Name

  2. Fandoms you’re willing to write for

  3. Fandoms you’d like to receive

  4. Two or Three prompts for your writer (just suggestions -- writer is not required to use them)

  5. Anything else you need to tell you writer

This is open to anyone, so tell all your friends!  Remember also that you're not limited to fandoms frequently written on this comm, or even fandoms we have a tag for.  In the past, there have been new fandoms represented in exchanges.  I'll be posting a banner to make advertising simple in a minute or two.  Please bear in mind, though, that this is a low-rating gen-het only comm.  The comm rules apply to this exchange just as much as to anything else.  Thank you!

Comm Rules

Please sign up in the comments to this post, using this form:



Here is the timeline:

Signups:  July 7-July 29
Assignments:  August 1 (I will be PMing you -- please make sure that you can receive PMs from me, if I'm not your lj friend!)
Drabbles Due:  August 22
Drabbles Posted:  August 24-August 31
Reveals:  September 5

As always, please comment with questions/concerns/typos/etc.  And have fun!
 
 
 
dreamflower02dreamflower02 on July 8th, 2015 03:09 pm (UTC)
Name: Dreamflower
Fandoms you’re willing to write for: Books--The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, other works by Tolkien; works by C.S. Lewis; works by Dumas, pere; works by classic mystery authors Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Rex Stout, Ellis Peters. Movies--The Wizard of Oz, Shrek, most classic Disney animated fairy tales, most Pixar movies. (Except the latest one; I haven't seen it yet.)
Fandoms you’d like to receive: The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Two or Three prompts for your writer: Childhood story of either Frodo or Bilbo;
The first few days of the Fellowship on Quest
Anything else you need to tell your writer: I'm big on friendship fic, humor or light angst. Not interested in romance of any flavor. I love "getting acquainted" fics.
OWL OF DEATHgoldvermilion87 on July 8th, 2015 06:18 pm (UTC)
Name: goldvermilion87
Fandoms you’re willing to write for: Sherlock, Star Trek, The Mentalist, Sherlock Holmes, Cabin Pressure
Fandoms you’d like to receive: Sherlock, Star Trek, The Mentalist, Sherlock Holmes, Cabin Pressure, Charles Dickens
Two or Three prompts for your writer: 1. Incorporate the color blue into your story. 2. Have one character steal another's catchphase.
Anything else you need to tell you writer: Have fun! Feel free to ignore my lame prompts. :)
imbecamiel: BookStackLightimbecamiel on July 9th, 2015 01:19 pm (UTC)
Name:Imbecamiel

Fandoms you’re willing to write for:
Lord of the Rings, White Collar, MCU, Sherlock, Star Trek TOS
Fandoms you’d like to receive:
Lord of the Rings, White Collar, Rex Stout, MCU, Hawaii 5-0 (new series), Sherlock, Star Trek TOS
Two or Three prompts for your writer:
First impressions; Shopping; Are you actually trying to get us killed, or is that just an exciting bonus?
Anything else you need to tell you writer: I've definitely been in the mood for fluffiness and humor this summer, but I do prefer humor that isn't over-the-top slapstick/borderline cracfic variety.

Edited at 2015-07-09 01:20 pm (UTC)
lindahoylandlindahoyland on July 11th, 2015 11:53 pm (UTC)
Name: Linda Hoyland
Fandoms you’re willing to write for: LOTR (Preferred) Harry Potter, Star Trek, Supernatural, Cadfael
Fandoms you’d like to receive: LOTR, Supernatural, Sherlock Holmes, Cadfael, Harry Potter
Two or Three prompts for your writer: A first meeting, encountering a cat, something going wrong
Anything else you need to tell you writer:I love friendship stories, and stories about cats.
capt_facepalmcapt_facepalm on July 25th, 2015 08:35 pm (UTC)
Name: capt_facepalm
Fandoms I'm willing to write for: ACD Sherlock Holmes
Fandoms I would like to receive: ACD Sherlock Holmes; Ritchie Sherlock Holmes; Without A Clue Sherlock Holmes
Two or Three prompts for your writer: A horse; archery; wet blanket
Anything else you need to tell you writer: Watson is my favourite character
litlover12: DLS1litlover12 on July 29th, 2015 11:36 pm (UTC)
Name: litlover12

Fandoms you’re willing to write for: Cabin Pressure, Charles Dickens, Lord Peter Wimsey

Fandoms you’d like to receive: Cabin Pressure, Charles Dickens, Lord Peter Wimsey

Two or three prompts for your writer (just suggestions -- writer is not required to use them): A rainy day. (That's the only one I can think of right now.)

Anything else you need to tell your writer: Just have fun with it!