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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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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
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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.
( The plan had been to find some answers, but she’d only just turned off the interstate when the Mojave had come to her.Collapse )
Author: Kat Lee
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 )
Author: Kat Lee
Characters/Pairing: Spike/Buffy with cameos from the Scoobies, Giles, and Faith
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 )
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