balsamandash: (s] time is fluid here)
Variation stolen from people who stole it from people who... you get the idea.

I've seen a lot of folks doing a January Meme. I'm shamelessly stealing the idea and adjusting. I'm asking for one- to three-word prompts. I'll do whatever first comes to mind with those words. It may be a graphic, it may be a poem or story, or even something about my life.

Dates. )
balsamandash: (misc] to track me down)
Day Five: Time Stands Still (from [personal profile] silveradept)
(Prompt list.)

the feeling of being in motion again
Despite the Abundance, 866 words, five times time stopped for Nathan
Content notes: Non-graphic blood and violence; passing mentions of suicidal feelings; hinted at d/s relationship elements; one scene, while it's not terribly obvious if you don't know the verse and the characters, refers to a recovered addict getting tricked into using drugs.

This is another verse people who follow [profile] thebonesofferalletters' writing are more likely to be familiar with, especially if you follow rainbowfic. In a nutshell: Nathan is a contract killer, Timothy is an editor, they end up roommates, and then fall into a (poorly negotiated, but as healthy as it can be for that) sort-of-d/s relationship. It's maybe not the healthiest thing in the world, but it works for them, considering they're both pretty bad off in their own ways before they find each other.
Also posted at [community profile] rainbowfic.

I don't really wanna know what's good for me; God's dead, I said 'baby that's alright with me' )
balsamandash: (ele] the cavalry with tea and sympathy)
Day Four: Nostalgia (from [personal profile] bethany_lauren)
(Prompt list.)

no place to call home anymore
This City's Got Grace (original); Bobby; 526 words
Content notes: Very roundabout mentions of the aftermath of torture, caregiver burnout (is I guess how I'm putting it), general unhappiness

So you're more likely to know this verse and this trio if you follow [profile] thebonesofferalletters's writing than mine, since I haven't really written them much, but in a nutshell: This City's Got Grace (or just Cityverse) is a giant urban fantasy kitchen sink universe of Bast's that they let me play in. Bobby is the angel of Brooklyn; his partners, Shaun and Hel, are also angels, who got kidnapped by these labs doing screwed-up experiments on various supernatural things and came back fucked up. The three of them deal with life and trying to get the two of them back to something at least sort of decent, in general; this is Bobby having a bad day of his own.'
Also posted at [community profile] rainbowfic because it just worked out that way.

You're not as brave as you were at the start. )
balsamandash: text: "Keep calm and have a cupcake." ({ncis} the shop motto)
I'm gonna try and do more than one at a time, but for right now, I did a thing and I'm not sure I'll do more before sleep, so -- posting it is!

Day Three: Snowflake (from [personal profile] misbegotten)
(Prompt list)

now I believe the sun, it's like a symphony
No Child is Spared (original, sometimes better known as Cupcake-verse), Dave & Teddy, 592 words
Content warnings: Mentions of seasonal depression

So I had a shit week and am finally starting to find my feet, so I... write about someone recovering from a hard couple of months and finding a good morning. This was not a weird kind of catharsis at all. Also I hadn't written Dave and Teddy being happy in a while and I wanted to, so, yeah. Anyone unfamiliar with the verse, basically, a lot of people with shitty childhoods and backgrounds for various reasons end up eventually happy and orbiting a bakery. That's the nutshell, anyway.

Also the snowflakes in question are less the weather and more the rosettes, which my family has called snowflakes my entire life and I actually had to google "snowflake cookie fryer" to figure out the real name.


'Cause thus far you are the best thing that this life has yet to lose )
balsamandash: (dw] to withstand the world)
Day Two: Headlights (from [profile] thebonesofferalletters)
(Prompt list; I'm 7 shy of the full month.)

and if you come to find me, I'll color you red
MCU AU, Pepper Potts & Bucky Barnes, 727 words
Content warnings: Red Room issues (nothing explicit, but very much there)

... Uh. This one might take some explaining. So there's a story I've been wanting to write, which is... backtracked into a canon AU from a totally modern AU. Basically it started with the modern AU where Pepper, Natasha, and Bucky are adopted siblings, and then it turned into the AU where Pepper is a Black Widow and escaped the Red Room with Bucky's help. It's... a very intricate AU and I have a lot of backstory and scenes planned for it and I love it even if Bast is probably the only other person who will ever give a damn about it. This is maybe the first scene, definitely a scene, that I had in mind for it; if I ever get around to writing it probably it may or may not be in the fic at all, let alone in this form exactly, but... dammit, I did the thing. Considering how long I've wanted to get any of this out, I'll take it.

Take if you can, give if you must, ain't nobody but yourself to trust. )
balsamandash: (mcu] can i worship at your shrine)
Day One: Endings (from [personal profile] bookblather)
((Prompt list; still need 7 prompts for the full month)

Whether or not it really ended up all that fitting for the prompt is debatable, but, uh, have New Years themed ficlet?

clouds on my agenda, and a spring in my feet
MCU, High School AU, Peggy Carter/Natasha Romanoff
479 words; brief mentions of death in the family, no other content warnings

'Cause I just wanna make her happy, no, I don't wanna lay no claim; if there's damage to be done, I am no good at taking blame. )

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