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Welcome to the SB Ashtray! A sister community to sb_fag_ends, we are here to provide a venue for anything you might ever have wanted to produce for that comm, but couldn't - whether it was because you didn't finish within the prompt month, because your prompt response got too long, or whether it didn't quite hit the Spuffy brief of that other comm.

Here there are no such restrictions - but you must respond to a prompt that once existed on sb_fag_ends. We've been going since August 2010, so hopefully you will be spoilt for choice!

To get started, feel free to browse our GoogleDocs Spreadsheet o' Prompts, or else check out the featured prompts tag, which will take you to the mod posts which highlight various prompts that have happened in the past. On Fag Ends, you can investigate the original posts under the prompts tag and the monthly theme tag.

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Good Work Team (Spike, PG13)

Title Good Work Team
Pairing Spike/Buffy
Rating PG13
Words 2700
Setting late season 5
Warnings This is the anti-Spuffy canon. Everything you loved about Intervention onwards, seen through a warped lens. Please don’t be surprised.
Prompt this never was a fag ends prompt, but it’s inspired by a round a long time ago called What If. It made me think, eventually. What if Out Of My Mind never happened? What if Spike didn’t love (or didn’t realise he loved) Buffy? Hence crossposting here, before being run out of Spuffy fandom on a rail.

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Drabble: Office Party

So I saw the prompt "The best is yet to come", and my poor overheated brain misread it a bit, and, well... this drabble came out before I could stop it. I really do apologize.

Title: Office Party
Author: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Word count: 100
Fandom: Buffyverse, all 12 seasons
Pairings: Um... a few, none of them remotely canon
Rating: R

Somehow the Big Bad conference always ended like thisCollapse )
Well, I was convinced I had to try and write something, because it's been too long! And so I started with this week's Fag Ends prompts, Land Rover and A Sudden Sandstorm, but then I got to a thousand words and it was a thing that needed more words. It is still a thing that is a thing that I don't know what it is. But there is Buffy, there is desert, there is dreams, and there is Spike who could be any number of phantasms. It's all pretty vintage and I hope you get something out of it! Oh yeah, and don't ask me the reason why in this AU Buffy and co. didn't vanish to Europe less than three weeks after the Hellmouth closed. I'm going to plead that such logistical nightmares take more time? Natch post-Chosen.

by Quinara.

It was about the time the sandstorm blew up that Buffy agreed the Land Rover had been a good idea. She’d been hearing Spike’s voice – Fuck the ritual; first rule you’d ever tell me is keep yourself alive – and she’d listened, begrudgingly, though there had been sixteen long days to prove he couldn’t even follow her advice himself. And that put her here, more than halfway to Vegas, a little life shy of Death Valley – but safe inside a sealed and cushioned monument to human engineering.

A hundred degrees were beating down the door, but behind the dull grey world of her sunglasses she had four bottles of water and snacks and the wheezing kiss of aircon. She was alive.

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If Evil Will Look The Other Way

Title: If Evil Will Look The Other Way
Author: Kat Lee
Characters/Pairing: Spike/Buffy
Rating: G/K
Challenge/Prompt: sb_fag_ends: Messing Up the Lace Doilies (and stuff)
Word Count: 1,042
Warnings: Mild Angst
Summary: If evil will ever look the other way, they might just be able to live their lives.Collapse )

Cookie Dough (PG/K+)

Title: Cookie Dough
Author: Kat Lee
Characters/Pairing: Spike/Buffy with cameos from the Scoobies, Giles, and Faith
Rating: PG/K+
Challenge/Prompt: SB_Fag_Ends: I Wish I Was, I Wish You Were Here
Word Count: 1,166
Warnings: Episode-centric taking place right at the end of the televised series
Summary: She'll never finish baking.Collapse )

Feb. 8th, 2014

Title: Her Blood
Rating: PG-13
Words: 1131
Setting: Summer after Season 5, very AU
Prompt: Cyrano de Bergerac and Roxane

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Deck the Crypt

I had to post this here as it is a Dawn and Spike friendship piece that was inspired by the prompt from the Christmas Calender - Deck the Halls.

Disclaimer: I don't own anything
Rating: General
Word Count: 484
Title: Deck the Crypt
Creator: Waddiwasiwitch

Deck the Crypt
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Fic: The Sleepless Beast Knows Best

Here's one that originally sprang from last year's sb_fag_ends Halloween prompt, The Boogieman Cometh. It's late, it's long, and it's over here! Well, actually, it's over at seasonal_spuffy but the link is here somewhere!

Title: The Sleepless Beast Knows Best
Author: Rebcake
Characters: Buffy, Spike, and a bunch of Angel Season 5 folks.
Rating: PG
Word count: 2350
Summary: It’s the 2003 Wolfram & Hart Halloween Party, and Buffy’s been invited.
A/N: For Angel non-watchers, it’s the one where Lorne accidentally starts broadcasting destinies rather than just reading them.

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Drunk guests? Check. Disco ball? Check. Unslayable demons dancing...

Title: Coffee, a Visit to a Satanic Ritual, and Then Bed
Note: The story is also posted at LJ just rudely not cut even though it's long.
Rating: G
Setting: late B8 or early B9 in San Francisco
Summary/Prompt: Lacrimosa's The Way of the Shadow: goat's blood
Note: It makes reference to the comics. I hope there are no discrepancies between them and what I've written but I'm making no promises.
Note: I hope I got this right. I'm a bit confused by the instructions.
Note: and I completely apologize for this but I'm posting the story at Ao3 because LJ is being a complete pain in my butt (what else is new?). A shorter story I could have managed but the LJ cut? Totally messing up.

Manila Envelope part 4

I'm an even more terrible person. Moving this here from sb_fag_ends.

Here is the fourth and final part. You can go here for the whole enchilada in one post.

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Drabble: 3D or Me

3D or Me by Bogwitch
Word Count: 100
Prompt: 3D or Real Life (July)
Summary: For Buffy 3D is just one D too many.

3D technology wasn’t for Buffy. Things leaping out of the screen made her twitchy, her Slayer instincts kicking in every time something reached out from the 2D plane. It was hard to enjoy a movie when she couldn’t sit still.

But Spike loved his new 3D television; especially the endless football, and he never seemed to notice how horrific Wayne Rooney was in high definition. Yet Buffy was happy he was happy. Really she was.


And if she just happened to throw a stake into the screen during the FA Cup, it wouldn’t be her fault now, would it?

Ten Years Gone

My first time posting here, I think. This got too long for the prompt, and took too long to finish. Then, I decided it would work to fill one of my prompts on trope bingo (future fic), except that I think I'm now going in a different direction there, so probably won't use it. There are a lot of similarities between this fic and one I wrote in 2004 (title: Buffyverse 2014), because - hey trope, you know? - which gave me the idea to fill my tropes with remixes of my own old fics. Not sure if that's going to work for anything else or not, but anyway, here's this one. Set ten years after. 7000+ words.
If Only I'd Known

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I've no idea what to do about tags. I'll check it out and come back to fix them. :)
Title: Auld Lang Syne, My Dear

Author: Gabrielle

Pairing: Buffy/Spike (mentions Willow/Angel)

Rating: FRT-13/PG-13

Prompt: What if Buffy finally sought out Spike after ten years apart?

Summary: *Set ten years after Chosen in my In Days of Auld Lang Syne 'verse* Buffy learns that Spike is human and finds the courage to pay him a visit.

Warning: While this is set post-series, you have a better chance of finding the Grail in your box of Frosted Flakes than of finding comic canon in this story.

Word Count: 1730

Feedback: Please.

Distribution: My LJ and my site only.

Disclaimer: I own nothing. It all belongs to Joss and a bunch of other people who are not now and have never been me.

Author's Notes: Written for the sb_fag_ends community, though it's going in sb_ashtray due to length. Also, the school mentioned in the story actually exists.

Auld Lang Syne, My Dear

Opportunity Knocks (Spike/Buffy, PG13)

Title Opportunity Knocks
Author Brutti ma buoni
Pairing Spike/Buffy
Rating PG13
Words 1370
Setting Post-series (duh)
Prompt What if Buffy finally sought out Spike after ten years apart?

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