aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (wineandroses)
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The call for prompts is now CLOSED! Please come back next month for another call!!

I am now taking prompts on the theme of Wine and/or Roses! Leave one or many prompts, and I will write (over the next month) at least one microfic (150-500 words) to each prompter.

Jordan's older sisters had all, when they were young, old enough to be maidens but still pure, gone down to the river. Each of them, in turn, had received the unicorn's bloodly blessing, as did every girl of the village, their village and every hamlet along the Pure River. Their blood blessed the fields, kept the water clean despite the factories upstream, kept the crops coming. Their blood made their bellies rise with unicorn babies; there wasn't a household along the river that didn't have a white-haired child in their midst.

Thus began Down the River (LJ), the first story in Unicorn/Factory series, from a prompt of "Female unicorn, male virgin." See my Landing Page (LJ) for more of my settings.


Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

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


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 (setting poll here and here)

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

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

At $30 in donations, I will buy T. new boots & myself some seeds to start inside. Reached!


At $40 in donations, I will post an additional 1000-2000-word fic on the subject of the audience's choice.Reached!

At $50, anyone who donated $7.50 or more will have a copy of "Alder by Post" mailed to them if they wishReached!

At $70, I will write at least 2 microfics for everyone, whether or not they donated. Reached!

At $75, we will buy a wheelbarrow for hauling everything around our yard!Reached!

At $100, I will write at least 3 microfics for everyone, whether or not they donated.

At $130, I will record a podcast of an audience-choice story and post it for everyone to read.

At $150, we will upgrade the wheelbarrow to an awesome cart! Also I will release an e-book of all of the fiction written to this call.

If I reach $200, I will hold a mid-month Call on a single setting of the readers' choice. Everyone who tipped will get wordcount-and-a-half

If I reach $210, we'll upgrade the awesome cart to awesome-cart-with-sides and be able to haul EVERYTHING!

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


(Image will be modified when I get home: this is at $80 now!)

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Art by Inventrix!

Date: 2012-02-18 04:34 pm (UTC)
anke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] anke
And of course I forgot taking notes when prompt ideas occurred. Oh, well.

Floral perfume.

Harvesting ice wine. (For ice wine, grapes must be frozen through when harvested and pressed for juice. So that means being out at 4am in the cold...)

Saving a vinyard from mildew or some kind of pest.

A rose hedge getting in the way of a break-in.

A legendary vintage.

Breeding an exceptional rose.

Speaking of exceptional roses, the Aunt setting had glass roses. Anything interesting up with those?

Fancy cooking. (whether with wine or candied rose petals)

Prompts

Date: 2012-02-18 04:36 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Little Rosie realizes that she has thorns.

She wasn't the sort of girl you brought roses and wine.

The most interesting wine in the world.

A dozen roses for a dozen daughters.

Pruning will make the specimen healthier this year.

Maybe what they needed was a little old fashioned romance; roses, chocolates, wine and a little box wrapped up brightly.

-Anon, who was feeling prompty this morning.

Date: 2012-02-18 04:59 pm (UTC)
ariestess: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ariestess
A rose blooming in a snowstorm.

Date: 2012-02-21 04:42 am (UTC)
ariestess: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ariestess
Thank you! That was fascinating!

Date: 2012-02-18 05:12 pm (UTC)
inventrix: (Default)
From: [personal profile] inventrix
- a rainbow of roses

- every wine has its thorns

- the last of the rose wine

Date: 2012-02-18 07:20 pm (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Witchy: bottles)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
She had not picked a double rose, a rose but only two, when up there came young Tam Lin, said "Lady, pull no more."

Two roses (or a rose and a briar) growing from the graves of lovers.

Ruan (or perhaps another Aunt, but this seems like a Ruan thing to me) tries her hand at making wine.

A rose Change.

A hedge of hawthorn, disguised as roses.

http://greenweddingshoes.com/diy-giant-paper-rose-flower/
Edited (another prompt!) Date: 2012-02-18 09:00 pm (UTC)

Wine and/or Roses prompts

Date: 2012-02-19 12:12 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
A wine made of roses.

Rose hips floating in wine.

Those who would be drunk upon the bloody roses of the morning beware the price of the wine.

Oh, thou Rose red hue of the velvet grape, the blush of ice or dusting of must upon the skin. The drop that quivers upon the lip of life's edge about to pour out. Into a glass?
Into a bowl? Onto dusty ground and wasted? I look up not down and I do not know.

Date: 2012-02-19 07:04 pm (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Default)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Psst, I signal boosted (again) here: http://promoting.dreamwidth.org/4505.html

Date: 2012-02-19 11:45 pm (UTC)
lilfluff: On of my RP characters, a mouse who happens to be a student librarian. (Default)
From: [personal profile] lilfluff
* A rosebush with retractable thorns?

* A visit to a small wine shop in a big city -- a shop where the owner insists on selecting the wine you take home.

* A bottle is found washed ashore... Rather than a note this bottle has a single rose within.

Date: 2012-02-20 12:38 am (UTC)
kc_obrien: A gold ballpoint pend with a black quill feather. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kc_obrien
<*> "Wine, Women and Song," The Facets team goes to a world dedicated to Bacchus, a Bacchus whose imagery looks curiously like Cole.

<*> Winter finds himself stockpiling romantic gifts from a secret admirer.

<*> The tale of Rose Red, a crime-fighting Burlesque dancer.

Date: 2012-02-20 03:04 am (UTC)
wyld_dandelyon: A happily sleeping purple, green & gold dragon (sleeping dragon)
From: [personal profile] wyld_dandelyon
"Your flowers stung me!"

Mead and leather

tatoo of an indigo rose

kept in a rose garden

Date: 2012-02-20 04:32 pm (UTC)
becka_sutton: Becka's default icon (Default)
From: [personal profile] becka_sutton
Sharing salt and wine as a promise of peace.

"What's in it?" "Blood of grape and juice of girl."

A vintier seeks new recipes in a world without grapes.

Finding a lost vintage.

Date: 2012-02-21 01:03 am (UTC)
avia: Text: "feel infinite with me". (feel infinite with me)
From: [personal profile] avia
I donated~ 2P919709B21965908

Wine made by the swan maidens.

Wine sacrificed instead of blood.

How Snow White became Rose Red.

Date: 2012-02-21 01:33 am (UTC)
avia: A girl with folded and fluffed mute swan wings in a "busking" pose, seen from behind. (swan maiden self)
From: [personal profile] avia
Ahh, I love that picture! I have loved it for a long time, so fae and alien looking ^v^

Date: 2012-02-24 03:44 am (UTC)
avia: A girl holding a littletoy bird on her fingers. (holding bird)
From: [personal profile] avia
Ahh, thank you! I'm going to read this soon~~~

Date: 2012-03-02 09:58 pm (UTC)
avia: A girl with folded and fluffed mute swan wings in a "busking" pose, seen from behind. (swan maiden self)
From: [personal profile] avia
Yay, thank you! ^v^ I'll read this soon~~!

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