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sunlight on your path [userpic]
The Golden Dreidel Drabblethon: Prompt #8
by sunlight on your path (thistlerose)
at December 10th, 2007 (08:40 pm)

The final prompt is...

EIGHT CRAZY NIGHTS!



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Sorry for the delay! I completely lost track of the time.

Happy Hanukkah!

By the way, if you still want to drabble, please do! Kind of like the oil, this 'thon lasts longer than you'd think.

sunlight on your path [userpic]
The Golden Dreidel Drabblethon: Prompt #7
by sunlight on your path (thistlerose)
at December 9th, 2007 (07:51 pm)

Prompt #7 is...

AND WHILE WE ARE DANCING...



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Anyone have a preference for the last prompt? I'm running out of ideas.

sunlight on your path [userpic]
The Golden Dreidel Drabblethon: Prompt #6
by sunlight on your path (thistlerose)
at December 8th, 2007 (07:59 pm)

Prompt #6 is...

ONE FOR EACH NIGHT

sunlight on your path [userpic]
The Golden Dreidel Drabblethon: Prompt #5
by sunlight on your path (thistlerose)
at December 7th, 2007 (08:32 pm)

Prompt five is...

JELLY DONUTS


(Or, if you prefer, latkes.)


* Please to be remembering that this is a community for holiday fics, so, even if your drabble isn't about Hanukkah, it should have something to do with some established holiday.

** Don't worry about tagging. I'll do it.

sunlight on your path [userpic]
by sunlight on your path (thistlerose)
at December 6th, 2007 (08:41 pm)

Prompt #4 is...

DREIDEL

Ruth [userpic]
AC 184 - January 17
by Ruth (just_ruth)
at December 6th, 2007 (07:35 pm)

Title: AC 184 – January 17
Author: Ruth
Characters: Very young Sally Po, Original characters
Prompt: Miracles
Rating: G
Warnings/Kinks: AU from Ashura Nagisa's "Things Fall Apart"
Disclaimers: Gundam Wing and it's characters are owned by the corporation Sotsu/Sunrise, Bandai and others and are being used for entertainment purposes only. You honestly think anyone would pay me for this?
Summary: Every birth is a miracle
Symbols: _italics_
Word Count: 363
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I've been at this for nine hoursCollapse )

Ruth [userpic]
Latkes by Just_Ruth
by Ruth (just_ruth)
at December 5th, 2007 (10:02 pm)

Title: Latkes
Author: Ruth
Characters: Original
Prompt: To Remind Us of Day Long Ago
Rating: G
Warnings/Kinks: discussion of religion
Notes: Marty is attempting to explain Hanukkah to a five year old. Any of her errors are mine.
Word Count: 817
Symbols: _italics_
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sunlight on your path [userpic]
The Golden Dreidel Drabblethon: Prompt #3
by sunlight on your path (thistlerose)
at December 5th, 2007 (08:01 pm)

Prompt #3 is...

MIRACLES

sunlight on your path [userpic]
The Golden Dreidel Drabblethon: Prompt #2
by sunlight on your path (thistlerose)
at December 4th, 2007 (08:09 pm)

Prompt #2 is...

*drumroll*

TO REMIND US OF DAYS LONG AGO

Ruth [userpic]
Candles by Just_Ruth
by Ruth (just_ruth)
at December 4th, 2007 (06:40 pm)

(yes, it's cheating, I posted this last year, but right now it's all I've got)

Title: Candles
Author: Ruth
Rating: G
Pairing: Noin/Zechs for certain -- others as you see fit.
Warnings: Angst, AU, OC point of view.
Archive: Gundanium Line, all others please ask
Feedback: Anglofans@aol.com
Disclaimers: Gundam Wing and it's characters are owned by the corporation Sotsu/Sunrise, Bandai and others and are being used for entertainment purposes only. You honestly think anyone would pay me for this?
Symbols: /=italics
Summary: When will Christmas be happy again?
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I didn't mean to make Momma cry. Aunt Relena understands. It's just, well, Uncle Duo says Christmas used to be happy. People would decorate with lots and lots of lights and music and people would give presents to make other people happy, he says.

Christmas isn't happy. There's candles and music, but it's all sad music. Aunt Relena says it's Memorial Day, because of the War. It was a big War, before I was even born.

My Daddy was in that War. I don't quite understand, but he was actually fighting with Uncle Duo, Uncle Heero, Uncle Quatre, Uncle Trowa and Uncle Wufei and Aunt Dorothy was helping him. Uncle Duo says Uncle Wufei and Aunt Dorothy are still fighting but now they only fight with each other because they like to. Aunt Relena says Uncle Duo tells me too much.

I didn't mean to make Momma cry. We were going to the park where they would read the names of all the people who didn't come back from the War. The ones that no one knows if they died or not because they just disappeared. Disappear is like a soap bubble popping, Uncle Trowa said. But nobody saw the bubbles of these people pop and so their families don't know anything about them. They light candles for those who are still missing. Momma always lights a candle for Daddy and Aunt Relena tells everyone that their loved ones are never forgotten.

I asked Momma when Christmas was going to be happy again, like Uncle Duo says it was. Momma began to cry. We went home and I ran into my room. I didn't mean to make Momma cry. I really didn't. Aunt Relena came in and gave me a hug and said she understood and that I was a good boy. Maybe next year we can make Christmas happy again, she said and gave me a kiss

Uncle Heero hit Uncle Duo.

nevermindirah [userpic]
Fic: Two Candles; Heroes; Matt/Mohinder, Molly; PG-13
by nevermindirah (nevermindirah)

Title: Two Candles
Author: nevermindirah
Fandom: Heroes
Characters: Matt/Mohinder, Molly
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: 2.11 Powerless
Words: 822 -- Big husky drabble, I know! Sorta split in two drabbles, 561 and 260 each.
Disclaimer: Heroes ain't mine -- if it were, these two would be canon.

Summary: This is why on the first night of Hanukkah there are two candles.

sunlight on your path [userpic]
The Golden Dreidel Drabblethon: Prompt #1
by sunlight on your path (thistlerose)
at December 3rd, 2007 (08:29 pm)

I apologize for the slight delay.

Just a quick rehash of the rules:

- After I post a prompt, you have 24 hours to write as many drabbles, inspired by the prompt, as you like. All fandoms, all characters, all ships, all ratings welcome. Since this is kind of a Hanukkah-centric drabblethon, Hanukkah-related stories are preferred, but not mandatory. (Go here for a list of fictional Jews, courtesy of Wikipedia.)

- Your drabble should be between 100 and 500 words, but who's counting? Not me.

- Post to the community or post to your journal and post a link to the community. Whatever. (Just don't post your drabble as a comment to this post.)

- Use the prompt however you like. Be literal, be figurative. Whatever.

- Use a header. Essentials: title, author, rating, characters, and/or ships.

- All drabbles, no matter how long or short, need to be behind a cut tag. Ask me if you don't know how to do one.

- I think that's it. Drabble early, drabble often. Have fun. Let me know if you have any questions.


*


Tonight's theme is...


CANDLES

sunlight on your path [userpic]
by sunlight on your path (thistlerose)
at December 2nd, 2007 (10:19 pm)

Don't forget that the Golden Dreidel Drabblethon begins tomorrow at 8 pm Central Standard Time!

One prompt a night, for 8 nights. All fandoms, all characters, all ships welcome.

sunlight on your path [userpic]
Golden Dreidel Drabblethon
by sunlight on your path (thistlerose)
at November 12th, 2007 (03:07 pm)

Unless anyone has any objections, the Golden Dreidel Drabblethon will commence at 8 pm CST, on December 3rd. At that time, I'll issue the first of eight prompts. You'll then have 24 hours to write as many drabbles as you like, inspired by the prompt.

Anyone can participate; all you have to do is join the community.

Drabbles can be as long or short as you desire, can be about any character from any fandom. They don't have to be about Hanukkah, but this is a holiday-themed community.

Whether reading or writing is your thing, I hope you'll participate.

Please pimp the drabblethon!

Questions? Comments?

Ruth [userpic]
(filk) Yellow Bird
by Ruth (just_ruth)
at November 5th, 2007 (10:50 pm)

(original by Lawrence Welk)

Yellow Bird
Sitting in a Christmas Tree
Yellow Bird
Chirping so mechanically

It's not a week since Halloween
I think you are obscene
In the supermart
Chriping until dark

"Santa Claus is coming to town"

Yellow Bird
Sitting in a Christmas Tree
Yellow Bird
Chirping so mechanically

Fuzzy yellow you
Maybe for Easter too?
Someone change your chip
And you will slip

"Here Comes Peter Cottontail"

Yellow Bird
Sitting in a Christmas Tree
Yellow Bird
Chirping so mechanically

My bah-humbug's on
so I will be gone
back to my own home
And leave you all alone

You can chirp away
Until Doom's Day
I'm not buying any
No, I'm not buying any. . .

sunlight on your path [userpic]
Hanukkah Drabblethon, anyone?
by sunlight on your path (thistlerose)
at October 28th, 2007 (05:49 pm)

I'm thinking of hosting a Hanukkah drabblethon here, and I'd like to hear your input/feedback.

It would run for eight days. Once per day, at a designated hour, I'll post a prompt that has something to do with Hanukkah, but isn't too specific (e.g. candles or a line from a song). You would then have twenty-four hours to post as many drabbles or ficlets as you like, inspired by the prompt. There's no committment; you wouldn't have to post every day. While your drabble should have something to do with the holiday, it needn't be overtly religious in nature. It needn't focus on a Jewish character, though there are plenty.

It would be multi-fandom.

It would probably begin on or around the first night of Hanukkah, which is the 5th of December.

What do you think?

sunlight on your path [userpic]
by sunlight on your path (thistlerose)
at March 15th, 2007 (03:02 pm)
Tags:

I know I haven't exactly been on top of things, but I want to thank everyone who participated in humbuggery's first challenge. The deadline was a month ago yesterday, but if you still have something to post, you're more than welcome to do so.

You're welcome to post a fic or a piece of artwork here anytime, providing you follow the rules of the community (which you can read in the userinfo). St. Patrick's Day is coming up very soon, don't forget.

If you have suggestions for future fests and challenges, I'd love to hear them. You can reply to this post.

Minnow [userpic]
Fic: The Worst Gift Ever
by Minnow (minnow_53)
at March 12th, 2007 (08:22 pm)

The Worst Gift Ever
By minnow_53

Disclaimer:
These characters belong to JKR and various corporations.
Pairing: Remus/Sirius
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Remus and Sirius are puzzled by a large stuffed animal.
Genre: Happy and fluffy.

(‘What on earth is that?’)

Danielle [userpic]
When Even the Famed Mars Focus Can't Turn Up Answers [PG-13 // Humor, Gen (1/1)]
by Danielle (dmitchell1985)
at February 14th, 2007 (10:22 am)
cranky

current location: Library
current mood: cranky
current song: Lacuna Coil

Fandom: Veronica Mars
Title: When Even the Famed Mars Focus Can't Turn Up Answers
Author: dmitchell1985
Betas: darthchaosis
Genre: Crackity, crack, crack Humor :: Gen
Summary: Veronica's on the most important mission of her life, to find her stolen Halloween stash! (Yeah, this is going to end well. . .)
Rating: PG-13 - for all of my cursing. And, yes, I am a sailor. Or, not.
Characters: Veronica Mars, Mystery Guy! (Yes, he is revealed in the fic.), Keith Mars, in that order. Ha.
Disclaimer: I don't own the Veronica Mars series. I wouldn't want to, because then I couldn't be wholly surprised by the twists and turns like everyone else.
Word Count:
Author's Note: Gosh, I can't believe that I actually managed to write this. I had no idea how I was going to write a VM fic when I signed up for humbuggery's challenge all the way back in October of 2006. Then, the first line came to me while in my thinking spot (Hee.) and I wrote this out in a couple of hours.

I'm not even technically a permanent member of the online fandom, even though I love the show like there is no tomorrow, but I thought I'd give it a go when I saw how funny the prompt was. (There isn't. A tomorrow, I mean. Just so you know. ; ) )

Lots of thanks to goes to my beta, darthchaosis, who I always force to read my fics when I can't get anyone else to do so. Or, when I run out of time. Heh. That's the beauty of having a beta reader built into the brother who lives with you. = D Thanks again!

Oh, and the prompt I chose is at the end of the story, so that it won't ruin the Mystery Guy surprise, or the thing that concerns him either. ; D
Spoilers:It's hit-and-run canon, so there are mild spoilers, depending on where you are in the series. Just know that they do go into the third season.
Version 1.0 Crossposted: humbuggery

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She was Veronica freakin' Mars, Sleuth Extraordinaire. Or, something like that.Collapse )

no sugar added [userpic]
[fic] Luna vs. the Nargles (Humbuggery's First Official Challenge entry)
by no sugar added (cranberry_crash)
at December 26th, 2006 (12:56 am)

Title: Luna vs. the Nargles
Author: cranberry_crash
Fandom: Harry Potter
Rating: G
Ship/Characters: Luna, ensemble (gen)
Summary: Luna doesn't understand why people keep hanging up mistletoe. Don't they know about the nargles?

Notes: Harry Potter etc. belong to JK Rowling. Written for humbuggery's First Official Challenge (prompt: "Luna vs. the Nargles"). Luna's line to Harry is lifted directly from Ch. 21 of OotP. Approx. 1200 words. Thanks to rufus for the beta.

It's just mistletoe. People kiss under it.Collapse )

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