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The call for prompts is now CLOSED!

The Summary of stories is here on DW and here on LJ.

I am now taking prompts on the theme of Gifts, gifts, and the gifted

I will write (over the next week) at least one microfic (150-300 words) to each prompter. If you donate, I will write to all of your prompts,

If you have donated, I will write to every prompt you left.

In addition, for each $5 you donate, I will write an additional 500 words to the prompt(s) of your choice.

For every linkback I receive, I will post another 50 words on a story (See the poll for setting here on DW and here on LJ

If I get two new commenters or one new donator, I will write a setting piece (setting chosen by poll).

And, of course, donations are always well-received:




If I reach $35 in donations, I will post an additional 1000-2000-word fic on the subject of the audience's choice.
reached!

If I reach $65, I will write at least 2 microfics for everyone, whether or not they donated.
reached!

If I reach $95, I will write to every prompt I get in the next 24 hours (limit 4 per person) - or third prompt for each original prompter. At this point, please allow up to 5 weeks for the writing to be completed.

If I reach $120, I will record a podcast of an audience-choice story and post it for everyone to read. Also, everyone who tipped will get double wordcount.

If I reach $150, I will release an e-book of all of the fiction written to this call and the last one. At this point, please allow up to 6 weeks for the writing to be completed.

I'm still saving up for the giraffe carpet, which will be installed THIS COMING WEDNESDAY (knock on wood!)

For more information on Giraffe Calls, see the landing page.

Donate below, OR! my Dreamwidth account could use renewing.




Date: 2011-12-17 03:45 pm (UTC)
anke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anke
Someone with the minor magic gift of being able to talk to insects and spiders.

Someone who did not know of the tradition receives a birthday (or christmas or valentine or similar) present.

Using a time machine to provide the perfect(?) present for a history buff.

A gifted but poor student with a scholarship at a school mostly full of rich people's kids.

What does an Evil Overlord type person give as presents, and how do they wrap them in style?

Hm, not sure if this works as a prompt, but does this drabble spark any idea? http://ankewehner.de/fiction/4010

Date: 2011-12-17 03:53 pm (UTC)
kc_obrien: A gold ballpoint pend with a black quill feather. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kc_obrien
1) The Christmas Story (Christ version, not 'You'll shoot your eye out' version) set in the modern world (your definition of modern, be it now, the Renaissance, the future, Steampunk or Cyberpunk) where the gift of the three kings is sweet sweet death.

2) A gifted child is found in America. Gifted in the dangerous way. Gifted in a way that, depending on the universe, may draw the eye of the 'Facets' team, The Agency or the staff at Ag. Not to mention the government.

3) Autumn gets an unexpected Yule gift from an unexpected person.

Date: 2011-12-17 04:10 pm (UTC)
k_a_webb: (Default)
From: [personal profile] k_a_webb
Christmas/Yule/whatever-winter-festival-you-choose celebrated by dragons in DND.

Someone is given a charm bracelet as a gift - what do the charms do?

Date: 2011-12-17 05:23 pm (UTC)
inventrix: (Default)
From: [personal profile] inventrix
Someone whose special ability is that they, unlike everyone else, don't have one.

Getting exactly the gift you wanted, and then discovering it wasn't what you really wanted after all.

Oh dear, mine are all winding up depressing. xD; Ummm ummmmm... something happy...... uhmmmm.....

Date: 2011-12-17 05:45 pm (UTC)
lilfluff: On of my RP characters, a mouse who happens to be a student librarian. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilfluff
Someone in Tir na Cali who always thought they had no Gift discovers they do at the worst possible time (poor dear is stuck in a story after all).

A kept Addergoole student tries to remember how he ended up one of the gifts in a staff white-elephant gift exchange.

The invading bugs discover their human hosts are determined that there will be gift giving at this time of year.

Hmm... Post fae-apoc a former Addergoole student tracks down their former keeper to give them a gift for forcing them to wake up and take life seriously.

Our exploration team (facets?) goes through a doorway and finds gifts addressed not for this world's versions of them but specifically *them*.

Date: 2011-12-17 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I don't know how this works... am I allowed to ask for more Yngvi stories?

—theladyisugly

Prompts

Date: 2011-12-17 09:20 pm (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith: Cartoon of me in Wordsmith persona (Default)
From: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith
Gifts: a macguffin gets accidentally baked into a batch of holiday muffins and placed under the Christmas tree.

Gifts: a magical ability is more trouble than it's worth, so the user wants to exchange it -- how is this achieved?

The gifted: what's it like for a nonhuman genius gifted in an area their species is not usually known for doing well?

Date: 2011-12-17 09:26 pm (UTC)
jjhunter: Drawing of human JJ in ink tinted with blue watercolor; woman wearing glasses with arched eyebrows (JJ inked)
From: [personal profile] jjhunter
Gifts: the talent of contagious emotion

gifts: fishing pole for the proverbial person taught to fish

gifted: an elderly person with the gift of telling tales that come true

Story prompts!

Date: 2011-12-18 02:08 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
In Addergoole, a girl who always asked for a pony for Christmas finally gets what she wants but it isn't quite what she expected.

Tir na Cali, the characters you wrote about before with a free brother and a slave brother, the boys try to give holiday gifts to each other.

Secret Santa gift exchange with super heros.





Date: 2011-12-18 04:29 am (UTC)
wyld_dandelyon: An exuberant dandelion I painted (dandelion art)
From: [personal profile] wyld_dandelyon
Regifting

A gift that helps someone realize that their strange features are beautiful, at least in some eyes.

Intangible gifts

A gift of knowledge

Glitter

Date: 2011-12-18 05:12 am (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Writing: plot bunnies)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Holiday gift exchange in Addergoole Year 1 (or any other year except... we're in year 5, right? I can never keep track of these things).

Annoying Aunt Edna always gave you itchy sweaters. But now that she's given you a different kind of Gift, you're thinking you should have been grateful for just being itchy.

Date: 2011-12-18 06:05 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
A gift of the sun in dark places.

Date: 2011-12-22 03:48 am (UTC)
eseme: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eseme
You know what, the people exploring Vas met a couple of kinds of aliens. DO they have any gift-giving traditions? I am thinking of the blue McAliens, but I suppose telepathic pastel horses could give gifts too... and they would always be PERFECT gifts. Because they are telepathic. Right?

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