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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Title: The Sleepless Beast Knows Best
Characters: Buffy, Spike, and a bunch of Angel Season 5 folks.
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.
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.
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?
Pairing: Buffy/Spike (mentions Willow/Angel)
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
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
Author Brutti ma buoni
Rating R, I suppose. Very weak R.
Setting AU post NFA
Prompt This is for Seasonal Spuffy’s free for all and also inspired by this week’s sb_fag_ends prompts which are James and Sarah’s other films. But contrarily I picked a different one, which is this, from The Air I Breathe.
And since it's neither the right prompt nor the right word length for the original comm, but the mods deserve the credit anyway, I am bunging it into the ashtray. Enjoy!
Prompt: James in Chance (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v
Setting: What if Spike hadn't come to the Scoobies after escaping from the Initiative in Season 4? Season 5 AU.
Characters: Spike, Dawn.
( He put on his best fake American accent. 'Hello, Ms. Summers. My name is William and I am calling from Quality Life Insurance. I'm calling to let you know--'Collapse )
Set in the denouement of Lies My Parents Told Me this fic is PG-13 or thereabouts and around 4,500 words long.
Broken by Degree.
Instead of using the trigger, what if Robin Wood used Toth's magic rod from The Replacement to split Spike's demon from his soul?
“What the bloody hell is this?” Spike asked as he walked through the door. Wood’s garage was covered in crosses, no inch unsanctified. It was… A bit unnerving, to say the least.
With the unwavering expression of a man with a plan, Wood shrugged. ( ...Collapse )