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May 1st, 2010

It's May 1st and time for a new challenge. This month it's a quote from Lao Tzu:

"Being deeply loved gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

This month we'll have the full 31 days to post our drabbles!

And don't forget you are welcome to post drabbles for previous challenges. :-)

So, a merry month of May and happy writing everyone!

April 4th, 2010

Happy April everyone!

I apologize for being late with this month's challenge and I won't waste your writing time any longer.

Dennis Hopper was recently honored with his name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His close friend, Viggo Mortensen, gave a wonderful speech about him and closed with this poem by William Stafford:


For My Young Friends Who Are Afraid

There is a country to cross you will
find in the corner of your eye, in
the quick slip of your foot--air far
down, a snap that might have caught.
And maybe for you, for me, a high, passing
voice that finds its way by being
afraid. That country is there, for us,
carried as it is crossed. What you fear
will not go away: it will take you into
yourself and bless you and keep you.
That's the world, and we all live there.

The poem is our prompt for the month. Take it as a whole, or in pieces, or on a single word. We have until April 30th to post our stories.

Have a wonderful April and happy writing, all!

March 4th, 2010

There has been some unusual and downright freakish weather around the country and around the world. So, this month's challenge is - Weather. Sunny, rainy, snowy, windy, cloudy, a heatwave, a freeze. Pick one (or more) and write a KA story.

The deadline is March 31st.

Happy Writing!

January 10th, 2010

Happy new year, everyone!

I'm very sorry I'm late with this month's challenge. Because it comes late the deadline will be extended to February 28th. We haven't had a photo prompt in a while and this time we have three.



Camelot from the movie First Knight



Lancelot, Guinevere, Arthur



On the ice

We have a month and half to post stories. Have fun and happy writing!

December 22nd, 2009

Title~ "In the Bleak Midwinter"
Challenge~December 2009
Word Count~498
Characters~All
Warnings~Pre and post movie canon(character death)
Disclaimer~ Nothing you recognize belongs to me, I make no profit from this
 A/N   Many Pagan religions incorporated some form of ancestor worship/veneration and I recall reading (a loooong time ago!) about an ancient Eastern European Midwinter custom of lighting fires on the graves of the dead and feasting “in the company of the ancestors”. And since Eastern Europe encompasses a great deal of what was once Sarmatia, well…my fevered imagination supplied the rest. Happy Holidays to all! Maggie           

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December 2nd, 2009

First, let's welcome our newest member yenneffer! So good to have you with us.

This time of year you hear Christmas songs and carols everywhere you go. This month's challenge is to pick a Christmas song title and use it as the inspiration for your story.

These are just a few examples of song titles:

Silent Night
Silver Bells
What Child Is This?
Midnight Clear
In the Bleak Midwinter
Oh, Holy Night

If you have a personal favorite feel free to use it. And let's post our stories by December 31st.

Happy holidays and happy writing!

November 29th, 2009

The Roman

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"The Roman"
November 2009 Challenge~Writer's Choice
Word Count~500
Characters~All
Warnings~None
Disclaimer~Nothing you recognize belongs to me, I make no profit from this.

A/N~ Turma was the basic unit of the Roman cavalry, consisting of 30-32 men, depending on the time period.

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November 1st, 2009

It's November 1st and time for a new challenge.

This month it's Writer's Choice.

You are welcome to write a story for any of the past challenges or create one of your own.

Let's see what we can come up with by November 30th.

Happy writing, everyone!

October 5th, 2009

Hello, everyone. It is October and time for a new challenge.

I've been reading about the United States Air Force's elite combat search and rescue teams called Pararescuemen. Affectionately called PJ's (pararescue jumpers) these are the guys that special forces units call on when they need rescue. PJ hopefuls spend two arduous years in training learning combat skills and tactics of US special forces such as the Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, and Green Berets. They can fit into any of these operations. But what makes them unique is that they are also paramedics highly trained and experienced in treating combat wounds and trauma cases. Their main purpose is to rescue, treat, stabilize, and evacuate soldiers from combat zones and will do whatever it takes to saves lives, including sacrificing their own.

The words that every PJ lives by are this month's challenge: "That Others May Live".

We have until October 31st to post stories. Happy writing!

September 30th, 2009

"His Will"

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arthur - so be it: brn_gamble
FIC: "His Will"
AUTHOR: mistressmarilyn
DATE: September 29, 2009
FANDOM: "King Arthur" (2004 movie)
DISCLAIMER: I don't own 'em. They belong to Touchstone Pictures, to the respective actors of the Jerry Bruckheimer movie, and to the ages. This is a work of a fan, done for no remuneration save the satisfaction of the work.
WARNINGS/RATING: A bit slashy, maybe . . .
WORD COUNT: 500
SUMMARY: Alecto has returned to Britain, now 18, to live in King Arthur's newly formed Court. This is a sequel to my (ambitious) story Alecto, written five years ago this month. (!)
AUTHOR NOTES: Written for round_table500, inspired by the reference to a quote from St. Francis of Assisi, a profligate-turned-ascetic who began his legendary religious career reluctantly. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, his biographers tell us that the night before Francis set forth in battle, he had a strange dream in which he saw a vast hall hung with armor all marked with the Cross. "These," said a voice, "are for you and your soldiers." St. Francis once said: There are beautiful and wild forces within us. (Even in such serious and circumspect characters as Arthur and Alecto.)

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