aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)

It’s time for a Zebra Call, which is a special black-and-white and stripey version of a Giraffe Call.

 

The theme for the month is Autumn, Autumn (Roundtree)*, Fall, and Falling

There’s a longer post about what this call is for [here]. The short version is: We’re redoing our bathroom and the cabinets I really, really want cost $700 more than our budget.

If you’re interested in Giraffe Calls in general, check out the Giraffe Call: Call tag [here].

Leave a prompt (or several), get a short fic written. 

Tip and get TWO fics written and 100 words/$1.50 tipped

Join my Patreon and get TWO fics written. 

My goal is $500 between new Patreon Patrons and tips (Counting each $1 of Patreon-age as $3)

For every $50 in tips, I will choose a prompter at random and write another story to their prompts (so leave lots of prompts!)

For every multiple of 5 Patreon Patrons we reach (30, 35, 40…) I will do the same. 

Milestones for this Call

$25 – Take-out!  Which is useful, because we don’t have a kitchen sink right now.

$50 – Second fic written to a randomly-chosen prompter

$75 – We get the awesome zebra shower curtain instead of the pretty-neat shower curtain

$100 – Second fic written to a randomly-chosen prompter (and so on at every $X50)

$125 – New towels!  All the new towels!

$150 – Second fic written to a randomly-chosen prompter

$200 – This fic is written to a randomly-chosen tipper or Patron

$300 – we can get the slightly-less-cool second-choice cabinets

$400 – This fic is written to a randomly-chosen tipper or Patron

$450 – Everyone who prompts can choose a story to add another 200 words to.

$500 – New Awesome Cabinets, thank you!

I encourage you to leave as many prompts as you feel like.

Prompts can be general (The Year Autumn Didn’t Come) or specific (Autumn Roundtree deals with Tattercoats); they can be in extant universes of mine (no fanfic please) or in something entirely new.

I also encourage – nay, request! – you to signal boost this far and wide, and to that end, for every signal boost, I will write 100 words of the signal boost story.

Prompt away!


so Autumn Roundtree is a character in my Stranded World setting. I was originally going to use the runner-up in my Patreon Theme Poll as the theme for this Zebra Call, but there was no clear winner, just a 3-way tie between settings.  But Stranded was one of those settings…

 
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aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
Welcome to my summer giraffe Call!

The theme today is "Green Thumbs"

Please feel free to leave as many prompts as come to your mind!

You may prompt whether or not you prompted in round one.

I will write a short flash fiction or the beginning of a story (approx 150-300 words) for the first twelve prompters who post their prompts within the next 48 hours.

I will start posting stories around 8:30 a.m. Eastern time and continue until I run out of prompters/until 9:30 p.m., and then pick up again tomorrow morning with whatever's left.


I'll write a second (or more) story for you if:
  • You tip or pledge to my patreon
  • You are a new prompter - don't forget to tell me!
  • Your signal boost brings in a new prompter

If you qualify for a second-plus story, I will also waive the twelve-prompter limit and the 48-hour limit for you.

Please remember to tell me if you are a new prompter, AND what/who brought you to this Giraffe Call!
If your Paypal or Patreon account name does not match your posting/prompting account name, please remember to leave a note letting me know you tipped/pledged.

Any tip you leave will buy you more words, at my reduced Giraffe Call rate of $5/300 words.


In Addition, if I receive $25 in tips, $10 in new Pledges, or 10 new followers between LiveJournal and Dreamwidth - or a combination thereof - I will run the Giraffe Call for a third day, with a third theme, and a third chance to prompt! The prompt options for tomorrow are currently tied at "Impossible Ideas" and "Summer ritual celebrations."

aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
Welcome to my summer giraffe Call!

The theme today is "When the best answer is FIRE"

Please feel free to leave as many prompts as come to your mind!

The Prompt Call is now closed to everyone except: tippers, new Patreons, people who have never
prompted in a Giraffe Call of mine before, and people whose signal boost brought me a new person. However, if we cross a combined new friend/new Patron/tip threshold by 9 p.m. 6/27, there will be a second day of prompt-calling with a new theme!


I will write a short flash fiction or the beginning of a story (approx 150-300 words) for the first twelve prompters who post their prompts within the next 24 hours.

I will start posting stories around 7:30 a.m. Eastern time and continue until I run out of prompters/until 9:30 p.m., and then pick up again tomorrow morning with whatever's left.


I'll write a second (or more) story for you if:
  • You tip or pledge to my patreon
  • You are a new prompter - don't forget to tell me!
  • Your signal boost brings in a new prompter

If you qualify for a second-plus story, I will also waive the twelve-prompter limit and the 24-hour limit for you.

Please remember to tell me if you are a new prompter, AND what/who brought you to this Giraffe Call!
If your Paypal or Patreon account name does not match your posting/prompting account name, please remember to leave a note letting me know you tipped/pledged.

Any tip you leave will buy you more words, at my reduced Giraffe Call rate of $5/300 words.


In Addition, if I receive $25 in tips, $10 in new Pledges, or 10 new followers between LiveJournal and Dreamwidth - or a combination thereof - I will run the Giraffe Call for a second day, with a second theme, and a second chance to prompt! The prompt options for tomorrow are currently tied at "Green Thumbs," "Impossible Ideas," and "Summer ritual celebrations."

aldersprig: (unspoken)
This is a sibling piece with N is for Nereid, O is for Octopi, and P is for Poinsettias, and follows after R is for Rituals.

It is set in the Things Unspoken 'verse, and was written to [personal profile] chanter_greenie's prompt here to the current Giraffe Call.


Eliška Konvalinka had been in Scheffenon for less than a month, and already she found herself learning a new language.

One of the key skills looked for in potential Informers - next to a keen eye for detail and a flawless memory - was a good ear for languages and dialects. Eliška's primary linguistic family was the West Torvaldic, of which Cornesc, the language spoken in Scheffenon, was a key example. That was one of the reasons the Informers had placed her here. In three days, she was speaking Cornesc, if not like a native, then like a long-time visitor.
Read more... )


If you want more, Eliška's story has plenty more coming! Drop a tip in the tip pack below.

Giraffe Call rates apply: $1/100 words.
aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
Giraffe Call Open!!

The call will be open for *one week* from time of posting, and the theme is Survival.

Leave me your prompts about surviving - emotional survival, physical survival, survivalists, human-vs-nature, whatever you want. Any setting of mine or no setting at all. It just has to involve "survival."

Leave a prompt, and I will write a micro/flash-fic. Leave as many prompts as you want; I will answer at least one for each person (although I may use more than one prompt in a fic).

I almost forgot! For every NEW DONOR or NEW PROMPTER (please tell me when donating/prompting if you are new!), I will write one SETTING PIECE (i.e., Demifiction, a piece of historical fact, you name it) for a poll-chosen setting/question.

Current count: 1 new prompter

Want more words, or just really like something you read? Drop some money in the tip pack!







Edited to add: OR add paid time to my DW account. Out of time again!

For every $1 you donate, I will write 75-100 words on the Giraffe story of your choice. Donate more than $1, and I'll write a second fic to one of your prompts.

And the more money donated, the more I'll write!




At $25, T. & I get take-out. Thai, I think, though it may be Indian.

at $40, I will commission a piece of character art from a crowdfunded artist

At $50, I will write an extra fic for everyone.

At $75, three prompters chosen at random will get an extra 500-word story written to their prompt

At $100, I'll write a 1500-word story based on the input of everyone who prompted for this call.

At $125, I'll add three more 500-word stories, chosen at random from all prompters.


Have fun! Prompt!
aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
Did you know I had a prompt call open? (Here: http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/819607.html).

The theme is "submissive men, chained men, captive men," and funds earned will go towards making my writing cave a comfy place for writing this winter.

We got to the "take-out" level quickly this month, so last night, T. and I had Chinese take-out. (Sesame chicken, shrimp fried rice, fried dumplings, & crab Rangoon) (turns out the kitten approves of shrimp fried rice!)

We've also reached the $40 art-from-a-crowdfunded-artist level (And I've just commissioned [livejournal.com profile] djinni to do a picture of the Samurai Catboy from the last giraffe call). I'll have to see if the choice is as easy this time as it was last time; if there's no clear favorite, I'll put up a poll when the Call is closed.

And we're $2 from everyone-gets-a-second-story!




So go prompt! Prompts don't have to be kinky and fics won't be sexually explicit unless you ask for it.

Then, if you like what you read, you can always tip for more story, at the discounted rate of $1/100 words.

~
aldersprig: (KinkBingo2)
This prompt call is all about Lyn comfort writing. *cough*

I want to write a bunch of fun, self-indulgent pieces, and I'm raising money to make my "cave," the room where I write, prettier and more comfortable to write in. So: caves and dungeons.

I noticed, looking at pretty pictures on Deviantart the other day, that there were lots of pictures of collared women, submissive women - and very few of collared, submissive men. So this prompt call is all about captured men, enslaved men, kidnapped men, submissive men, trapped men.

(Note: I will default to non-sexual-explicit content unless you ask for explicit stuff, to avoid discomfort all around. There will, otoh, be lots of slavery and tying up and kink, probably).

Leave a prompt, and I will write a micro/flash-fic. Leave as many prompts as you want; I will try answer at least one for each person (although I may use more than one prompt in a fic) and I WILL write at least to the first 10 people to prompt.

Want more words, or just really like something you read? Drop some money in the tip jar!
(The cuffs are the tip jar)

For every $1 you donate, I will write 75-100 words on the Giraffe story of your choice. Donate more than $1, and I'll write a second fic to your prompts.

And the more money donated, the more I'll write!




At $25, T. & I get take-out. Thai, I think, though it may be Indian. Reached!

at $40, I will commission a piece of character art from a crowdfunded artist Reached!

At $50, I will write an extra fic for everyone. One prompter chosen at random will get an extra 500-word story. Reached!

At $75, three prompters chosen at random will get an extra 500-word story written to their prompt Reached!

At $100, three more prompters chosen at random will get an extra 500-word story.

At $120, I get a rug for my cave!

Have fun! Prompt!
aldersprig: a close up of an alder leaf (Leaf)
What is a Giraffe Call?
Once a month, on the second Saturday after the first Tuesday of the month, I open up a post calling for prompts on a monthly theme.

Why is it a "Giraffe Call?"
I was saving up for some pretty awesome giraffe-print carpet for the bedroom of Our New House. :-) Thus Giraffe. (I have a lot more renovations to go after the carpet! Currently up is my Foyer.)

What do you do on a Giraffe Call?Read more... )
Past CallsRead more... )
aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
Giraffe Call Closed!

You can always get more words by donating, however.

The call will be open for *one week* from time of posting, and the theme is Animalia.

What's this theme include? Centaurs and fauns, bull-boys and fox-girls, talking cats and telepathic pink horses. It includes transfurry things and sentient animal things, moddies and Changes and animal-shaped aliens. In short, if it's somehow an animal/person, it counts.

Leave a prompt, and I will write a micro/flash-fic. Leave as many prompts as you want; I will answer at least one for each person (although I may use more than one prompt in a fic).

Bonus points and an extra 50 words/extra microfic if you prompt in the style of the Animalia book) (it's a really good book) OR if you somehow manage to come up with an animalia prompt for this month's theme setting, Reiassan.

Animalia sample pages here, here, here, here, and here

Want more words, or just really like something you read? Drop some money in the tip jar!


(the tip jar is a kitty for reasons)

For every $1 you donate, I will write 75-100 words on the Giraffe story of your choice. Donate more than $1, and I'll write a second fic to your prompts.

And the more money donated, the more I'll write!




At $25, T. & I get take-out. Thai, I think, though it may be Indian.

at $40, I will commission a piece of character art from a crowdfunded artist

At $50, I will write an extra fic for everyone.

At $75, three prompters chosen at random will get an extra 500-word story written to their prompt

At $80, I will commission another piece of character art from a crowdfunded artist

Have fun! Prompt!
aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)
Doing something different this time!

I'm going to post a series of themes, to which I'll take 3-5 prompts; I'll write a story - a drabble, really, 100-250 words - to each prompter, and then post a new prompt, for five-or-more prompts.


The current prompt is here - Variants
Closed Prompts:
Mushrooms
Circles
Packages

As always, there are tip incentives:

* If I get to $25 in tips, I get take-out (mmm take-out)

* If I get to $50 in tips, I will either:
- write to a second prompt for each tipper
or
- let each tipper who has not left more than one prompt suggest a new theme for prompts

* If we get to $75 in tips, I will write two extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator.

* At $120, everyone who donated will get an additional (3rd) microfic written to their prompts.

And of course, I will write 100 words of continuation to a story of your choice for every $1 you donate.









aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
And now I have this:

BINGO
a favorite placepromises madenightmaresoutnumberedlove at first sight
a cunning plan[knowledge]managementhallucinations /visions[honor]
[test/exam][flirting][PICK ANYTHING][youth]innocent
unwelcome guest[fast & loose]betrayalfriendshipexhaustion
exhausted
exhausting
victimsports & games[a crowd][gravity]holy place
holy, holy


from [community profile] origfic_bingo

And this is what I'm going to do:

Pick a square, and give me a prompt with that as a theme. I.e., Promises Broken, Junie and her teacher.

First prompt will get written; after that I'm going to go for a Bingo, so prompts that are within a line of the first prompt are more likely to get written.

Squares that have been prompted to will be [bolded and bracketed] (if there's two prompts, it'll also be italicized); squares that have been written will have a link. Please feel free to prompt any square, even those filled.

I will post at least the first BINGO.

If you tip, I will write to at least two of your prompts; I will also write you a continuation of your choice at the giraffe call rate of $1/100 Words

For every $20 received in tips, I will post another line of BINGO written.






All the Words!





(I am likely to write many more of the squares from last month still as well!)
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (evilcat)
It's time for a Giraffe Call!

February's theme is Villains! Bring me all your stories about bad guys & gals, antiheroes, creeps, jerks.

Caveat for this call only: I will write no more than two prompts per character, or I might end up writing an entire call about Rozen and Baram.


Leave one or many prompts, and over the next weeks, I will write at least one story to everyone's prompts.

(If you posted in the pre-Giraffe Bus call last week, you can post again and get two stories, or reference your earlier prompts)


Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

For each $5 you donate, I will write an additional 500 words to the prompt(s) of your choice.
I will also write 100 words to another one of your prompts.

Read more... )
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Identity)
It's time for a Giraffe Call!

August's theme is Identity!

Leave one or many prompts, and over the next weeks, I will write at least one story to everyone's prompts.

(If you posted in the pre-Giraffe Bus call last week, you can post again and get two stories, or reference your earlier prompts)

Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

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

Read more... )
aldersprig: an ancient-looking world map (map)
I have opened a Prompt Call!

The theme is Loose Ends; that is, pick an unfinished piece of mine, anywhere in my archives, and I will write approx. 250 more words on that piece.

Prompt as many times as you want; I will write one prompt per person, more as donation/prompter/signal boost incentive allow.

As always, prompting is free; donations will get you 500 more words per $5 donated, on the piece of your choice.

Prompt Away!




Donations go towards summer renovations: still working on the foyer! I want to make a new bench, a storage area, and a slippers-for-guests arrangement. It's an 8x4 space; budget is $300.
aldersprig: an ancient-looking world map (map)
Today's Prompt Call is on the theme of Loose Ends; that is, pick an unfinished piece of mine, anywhere in my archives, and I will write approx. 250 more words on that piece.

Prompt as many times as you want; I will write one prompt per person, more as donation/prompter/signal boost incentive allow.

As always, prompting is free; donations will get you 500 more words per $5 donated, on the piece of your choice.donations )
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (AlphaZed)
Today's Giraffe Call Theme is based off the Blogging from A-Z Challenge.

Over the next 2 weeks, I will write one fic to prompts for each letter of the English Alphabet - one prompt per person; a second prompt for donators.


If I receive enough prompts/donations to write a prompt for each letter of the alphabet, I will write two bonus stories to non-English (real or fictional) letter themes.


Leave as many prompts as you wish. Please leave your prompts in the form of:

A is for Apple
C - Cephalopod Creeps.
and so on.

I will list the letters here. As one becomes "full;" i.e., 4 or more prompts, I will cross it out.

If I get a large number of overlapping prompts, I may ask people to re-prompts with new letters.

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z
- A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J

Continuations:
I - K

Prompter Count: 23
Extra Prompt count: 1
Donator Count: 6
Total letters to be written: 36/26

the donation details )
aldersprig: A Roman Gladius, with the words "Keep Sharp, Live Long" against a leather background. (Lyuda)
It's time for a Giraffe Call, fine gentlefolk!

The theme of today's Giraffe Call is Swords and Sorcery, sword-fighters and sorceresses.

(There've been a lot of calls for this sort of story, lately, and I'm out of ideas)

Leave one or many prompts, and I will write (over the next month) at least one microfic (150-500 words) to each prompter (prompts may be combined)

Prompts can be related to one of my extant settings (See my landing page-landing page) or they can be for something completely different.

Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

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


Donations are earmarked towards our foyer right now: It's currently stripped-down drywall. I want to make a new bench, a storage area, and a slippers-for-guests arrangement. It's an 8x4 space; budget is $300.

If I get two new prompters or one new donator, I will write a setting piece (setting chosen by poll) explaining something about one of my universes.

At $20 in donations, I will buy the awesome mug featured here, fill it with doctored hot cocoa, and post our recipe for such with a picture.

At $40 in donations, everyone who donated will get an additional microfic written to their prompts. I will choose 1 non-donater at random to receive an additional microfic as well.

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

At $50, I will buy the hardwood boards for the front of the storage area and post my plans for such.

For every $50 donated, I will do a one-hour livewrite on Etherpad or googledocs during the next month.

At $80, I will write two extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator.

At $100, I'll buy the accessories for the storage area. And post pictures!

At $120, everyone who donated will get an additional (3rd) microfic written to their prompts. I will choose 2 more non-donaters at random to receive an additional microfic as well.

If we get to $120, I will take suggestions for further incentives!

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






Donate below








I also take payment by Dwolla
aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (Shades of Love)


The call for prompts is now OPEN!

I am now taking prompts on the themes of Love

Love comes in many shapes and sizes, many colors and shades. Tell me about it. Prompt me about it. What sort of love shall I write about today?


Leave one or many prompts, and I will write (over the next month) at least one microfic (150-500 words) to each prompter (prompts may be combined)

Prompts can be related to one of my extant settings (See my landing page-landing page) or they can be for something completely different.

Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

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


Donations are earmarked towards our foyer right now: It's currently stripped-down drywall. I want to make a new bench, a storage area, and a slippers-for-guests arrangement. It's an 8x4 space; budget is $300.

If I get two new prompters or one new donator, I will write a setting piece (setting chosen by poll) explaining something about one of my universes.

At $30 in donations, I will buy the awesome mug featured here, fill it with doctored hot cocoa, and post our recipe for such with a picture.

At $40 in donations, everyone who donated will get an additional microfic written to their prompts. I will choose 1 non-donater at random to receive an additional microfic as well.

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

At $50, I will buy the hardwood boards for the front of the storage area and post my plans for such

For every $50 donated, I will do a one-hour livewrite on Etherpad or googledocs during the next month.

At $80, I will write two extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator.

At $100, I'll buy the accessories for the storage area. And post pictures!

At $120, everyone who donated will get an additional (3rd) microfic written to their prompts. I will choose 2 more non-donaters at random to receive an additional microfic as well.

If we get to $120, I will take suggestions for further incentives!

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





Donate below








I also take payment by Dwolla
aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
Today's Giraffe Call Theme is 7 Deadly Sins

The Call for Prompts is now Open, and will remain so for about an hour!

The call is "closed," but the first commenter each in DW and LJ after this point can sneak in a prompt! (after me on LJ, after Clare on DW)

Leave one or many prompts, and I will write (over the next week) at least one microfic (150-500 words) to each prompter (prompts may be combined)

Prompts can be related to one of my extant settings (See my landing page-landing page) or they can be for something completely different.

Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

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

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


Because this is a mini-Call, there will be mini-perks!

* For every $15 donated, one prompter chosen at random will get an extra fic written - Got to two!
* For every $30 donated, one random prompter will get a 500-word continuation. - Got to one!

* Every-$60 level open for suggestions!!

Incentives will carry over the three mini-calls in January.






Words




aldersprig: (Dragon Orange)
Today's Giraffe Call Theme is Transitions

The Call for Prompts is now CLOSED!

Leave one or many prompts, and I will write (over the next week) at least one microfic (150-500 words) to each prompter (prompts may be combined)

Prompts can be related to one of my extant settings (See my landing page-landing page) or they can be for something completely different.

Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

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

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


Because this is a mini-Call, there will be mini-perks!

* For every $15 donated, one prompter chosen at random will get an extra fic written -
* For every $30 donated, one random prompter will get a 500-word continuation.
* Every-$60 level open for suggestions!!

Incentives will carry over the three mini-calls in January.




Words




aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (snow)
Today's Giraffe Call Theme is The Weather

The Call for Prompts is now CLOSED!

Leave one or many prompts, and I will write (over the next week) at least one microfic (150-500 words) to each prompter (prompts may be combined)

Prompts can be related to one of my extant settings (See my landing page-landing page) or they can be for something completely different.

Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

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

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


Because this is a mini-Call, there will be mini-perks!

* For every $15 donated, one prompter chosen at random will get an extra fic written -
* For every $30 donated, one random prompter will get a 500-word continuation.
* Every-$60 level open for suggestions!!

Incentives will carry over the three mini-calls in January.







Words




aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (siblings)

Today's Giraffe Theme is Siblings

The call for prompts is now OPEN!

I am now taking prompts on the themes of "Siblings:" having them, not having them, hating them, loving them, becoming them...

Leave one or many prompts, and I will write (over the next month) at least one microfic (150-500 words) to each prompter (prompts may be combined)

Prompts can be related to one of my extant settings (See my landing page-landing page) or they can be for something completely different.

Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

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



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

At $30 in donations, T. and I will get take-out.
Reached!

At $40 in donations, everyone who donated will get an additional microfic written to their prompts. I will choose 1 non-donater at random to receive an additional microfic as well.
Reached!

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

For every $50 donated, I will do a one-hour livewrite on Etherpad or googledocs during the next month.

At $80, I will write two extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator.

At $120, everyone who donated will get an additional (3rd) microfic written to their prompts. I will choose 2 more non-donaters at random to receive an additional microfic as well.

If we get to $120, I will take suggestions for further incentives!

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






Since the theme is "siblings," my kid brother Eli will count the donations today. Yes, he's a dog. ;-)




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aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
The call for prompts is now OPEN!

I am now taking prompts on the themes of the Norm: finding it, subverting it, ignoring it, or whatever you want to do to it.

Leave one or many prompts, and I will write (over the next month) at least one microfic (150-500 words) to each prompter (prompts may be combined)

Prompts can be related to one of my extant settings (See my landing page-landing page) or they can be for something completely different.

Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

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



Donations are going to go directly towards the price of a new laptop - mine is on its last legs, and it's my only writing machine.



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

At $30 in donations, I will order happy-fun socks/armwarmers from Sock Dreams! Winter is coming!

At $40 in donations, everyone who donated will get an additional microfic written to their prompts. I will choose 1 non-donater at random to receive an additional microfic as well.

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

For every $50 donated, I will do a one-hour livewrite on Etherpad or googledocs during the next month.

At $80, I will write two extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator.

At $120, everyone who donated will get an additional (3rd) microfic written to their prompts. I will choose 2 more non-donaters at random to receive an additional microfic as well.

If we get to $120, I will take suggestions for further incentives!

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




Donate below








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aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (bunny)
The call for prompts is now OPEN!

I am now taking prompts on the themes of Fuzzy (and/or) Adventures & Quests. Leave one or many prompts, and I will write (over the next month) at least one microfic (150-500 words) to each prompter (prompts may be combined)

Prompts can be related to one of my extant settings (See my landing page-landing page) or they can be for something completely different.

Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

If you have donated, I will write to one extra prompt of yours.


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

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

At $30 in donations, T & I will get take-out!

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

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

At $70, I will write two extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator

At $100, I will write three extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator

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

For more about the Rabbit Safari, click here

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




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aldersprig: (AylaSmile)
The July Mini-Giraffe Call is OPEN!

The theme this month is Addergoole Summer Camp

For the next 60 hours, leave your prompts on Addergoole characters, Addergoole themes, and the like... in the summer. Or at camp. Be creative, be silly. I know I will be!

Reiassan has a landing page here (and on LJ)

Because this is a mini-Call, there will be mini-perks!

* For every $10 donated, one prompter chosen at random will get an extra 500-word story -
* For every $30 donated, I will write a second story to three people's prompts - chosen at random
* $60 level pending ;-)

* If you donate, as always, you have sponsored 100 words continuation on any Giraffe story for every $1US donated, and I will write to at least one additional prompt of yours.

* For every prompter I will write 50 words on an extra story. For every linkback, 25 words. Every donation, 75 words!

At least 1/2 the proceeds of this Call will go towards hiring crowdfunded art or editing for the Addergoole Year 9 e-book.





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aldersprig: (Rin)
The June Mini-Giraffe Call is CLOSED!! (Although, if your name is Eseme or Cluudle (or you want to donate ;-), you may still prompt. I understand job busies)

For the next 36 hours, leave your prompts on My Reiassan 'verse.

Reiassan has a landing page here (and on LJ)

Because this is a mini-Call, there will be mini-perks!

* For every $10 donated, one prompter chosen at random will get an extra 500-word story - up to 3!
* If the call reaches $30, I will write to second prompt from everyone.- reached!
* If the call reaches $60, I will post a setting piece chosen by the readers and write Callenian poetry.reached!
* If the call reaches $90, I will throw a party! For 2 hours on a Saturday, you can ask anything and everything! With photos!
* If you donate, as always, you have sponsored 100 words continuation on any Giraffe story for every $1US donated, and I will write to at least one additional prompt of yours.

* For every prompter I will write 50 words on an extra story. For every linkback, 25 words. Every donation, 75 words!

At least 1/2 the proceeds of this Call will go towards hiring crowdfunded art or editing for the Reiassan e-book.




Donate below







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aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
My May Giraffe Call is open (and on LJ). The theme is Origins and Creations.





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Art by [livejournal.com profile] djinni!
I also take payment by Dwolla
aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
The call for prompts is now OPEN!

I am now taking prompts on the theme of Origins and Creation Leave one or many prompts, and I will write (over the next month) at least one microfic (150-500 words) to each prompter (prompts may be combined)

Prompts can be related to one of my extant settings (See my landing page) or they can be for something completely different.

Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

If you have donated, I will write to one extra prompt of yours.


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

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

At $30 in donations, T & I will get take-out!

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

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

At $70, I will write two extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator

At $100, I will write three extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator

At $105, T & I will buy ourselves a reel mower!

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

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

This is the Call of Nature, Mark 1, Because I am saving up for: (1) Yard stuff, and then (2) Bathroom fixtures. ;-)

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




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I also take payment by Dwolla
aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
The call for prompts is now OPEN!

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

Prompts can be related to one of my extant setting (See my landing page) or they can be for something completely different.

Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

If you have donated, I will write to one extra prompt of yours.


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

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

At $30 in donations, T & I will get delicious cake for our birthdays!

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

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

At $70, I will write two extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator

At $100, I will write three extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator

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

At $145, T & I will buy ourselves a reel mower!

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

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











I also take payment by Dwolla
aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
The call for prompts is now OPEN!

I am now taking prompts on the theme of "Weren't you going to write...?" Leave one or many prompts, and I will write (over the next month) at least one microfic (150-500 words) to each prompter.

This month's theme is a little different; it's an attempt to knock some of the balls out of my rafters (where they get stuck when I have too many balls in the air). Did you hear me say "I want to write about...?" or think I should write more on a story? Now's the time to bring it up.

Need ideas?Read more... )


Prompting is free! But Donations are always welcome.

If you have donated, I will write to one extra prompt of your.


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

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

At $30 in donations, we'll get take out.
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 wish

At $70, I will write two extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator

At $75, we will upgrade our wheelbarrow to an AWESOME CARD

At $100, I will write three extra 500-word continuations - chosen by prompters picked by random number generator

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

At $150, we'll upgrade the awesome cart to awesome-cart-with-sides and be able to haul EVERYTHING!< 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

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




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aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (wineandroses)
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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aldersprig: (Ruan)
The Mini-Giraffe Call is CLOSED! Thanks to all that participated!

For the next 36 hours, leave your prompts on the Aunt Family 'Verse.

The Aunt Family has a landing page here (and on LJ)

Because this is a mini-Call, there will be mini-perks!

* For every $10 donated, one prompter chosen at random will get an extra 500-word story
* If the call reaches $30, I will write a second prompt for everyone
* If you donate, as always, you had sponsored 100 words continuation on any Giraffe story for every $1US donated.




Also! Because my goal for this mini-call is to raise $$ for character art, I will take donations in art as well. Talk to me to discuss reasonable words-for-art rate.








(Dwolla account available on request)
aldersprig: (City)
I opened the Giraffe Call for this month a little early, last night -
The Call is Open! (and on LJ)

The Theme is "In the City."

The Linkback Incentive Story (and on LJ) is going strong; remember to leave me a comment if you've linked back.


I have written 2 stories already, both one-offs:
First Steps (LJ) The city remembers
The Dark Places, the Numbered Streets (LJ) - Ance seeks a real adventure. And finds it.

Come leave a prompt! (and on LJ)
aldersprig: (City)
The call for prompts is now OPEN!

I am now taking prompts on the theme of In the City

When Evangaline’s Aunt died, it fell to her to clean out the old house where her Aunt had lived and, before her Aunt Asta, her Aunt’s Aunt Ruan (family history stopped there, but Evangaline felt as if, if she tracked it back far enough, there would be an unbroken line of Aunts back into pre-history). As a childless Aunt herself, she accepted that the house would now become hers, but not that she needed to keep the piles of accumulated auntieness that filled it.

Thus began Heirlooms & Old Lace (LJ), the first story in Aunt Family (LJ) series, from a prompt of "A tarot deck (or seer) that is possessed by demon(s)" See my Landing Page (LJ) for more of my settings.


I will write (over the next week) at least one microfic (150-500 words) to each prompter.

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 $50, T. and I will have Indian take-out. At this level, anyone who donated $7.50 or more will have a copy of "Alder by Post" mailed to them if they wish
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 at least 3 microfics for everyone, whether or not they donated. reached!

If I reach $120, I will record a podcast of an audience-choice story and post it for everyone to read. reached!

If I reach $150, I will release an e-book of all of the fiction written to this call and the last one. Also, everyone who tipped will get wordcount-and-a-half reached!

If I reach $201, I will have paid our furnace bill! I will hold a mid-month Call on a single setting of the readers' choice. reached!

If I reach $240, we'll get to eat delicious cake! I'll hold an ask-the-characters chat session. reached!

If I reach $286, after our detour into furnaceland, we will reach giraffe-kingdom! The giraffe carpet will be entirely funded, and I will post a bajillion pictures of the lovely carpet and half-complete room. I will also write another encyclopedia pages for a setting of your choice. A lucky prompter will get, also, their own 1000-word special.

If we reach $300, we'll have covered the hardware for the bedroom!


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


This Giraffe's Call's goal, $201, is to pay for my our recent emergency furnace repair bills.




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aldersprig: a close up of an alder leaf (Leaf)
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.




aldersprig: a close up of an alder leaf (Leaf)
The call for prompts is now CLOSED!

The Summary is here on DW and here on LJ.

For the next 25 hours, I will taking I have taken your prompts on the theme of Family.

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.

I'm playing with my incentives again.

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 three 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.

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 the first week of October November December (still can't find a plumber, sigh)!


aldersprig: an egyptian sandcat looking out of a terra-cotta pipe (spookscreeps)
The call for prompts is now Closed!!

open! For the next 24 hours Until I write all the current prompts, I will taking your prompts on the theme of Spooks and Creeps, Ghosts and Ghouls.

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, and write at last 500 additional words for each $5 you donate, to the prompt(s) of your choice.

In addition to the donation incentives below, I have two new incentives:

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

I will write, for the story with the most commenters by Friday morning, a piece about that setting.

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! Add a second prompt if you haven't already!!

If I reach $95, I will write to every prompt I get in the next 24 hours - if something truly bugs me, I'll ask you to re-prompt (or a third prompt to each prompter). At this point, please allow up to 2 weeks for the writing to be completed. REACHED!!!

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 4 weeks for the writing to be completed.

I'm still saving up for the giraffe carpet, which will be installed the first week of October November (still can't find a plumber)!










aldersprig: a woman's wrists in handcuffs (cuffs)
The call for prompts is now open! For the next 24 hours, I will taking your prompts on the theme of Abduction and Rescue.

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, and write at last 300 additional words for each $5 you donate, to the prompt of your choice.

If I reach $30 in donations today, I will post an additional 2000-word fic on the subject of the audience's choice. This has been reached!

If I reach $60, I will write at least 2 microfics for everyone, whether or not they donated.

If I reach $90, I will write to every prompt I get in the next 24 hours - if something truly bugs me, I'll ask you to re-prompt. At this point, please allow up to 2 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 24 weeks for the writing to be completed.











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