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October 29th, 2014

Title: Breakdown
Fandom: Original
Prompt: 432 - Kamikaze
Rating: PG (language)
Summary: They shouldn't have ignored him.

Note: Written for a prompt at Taming the Muse: Kamikaze
Note: I'm writing a second story for this prompt. My first one followed S7 of BtVS so closely I wasn't sure if it would count as my own story. Plus it gives me a chance to rant against my second-to-last job.
Word Count: 626

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Title: Different is Good
Fandom: Harry Potter
Prompts: #432 – Kamikaze
Warnings: slash
Pairings: Dean/Seamus
Rating: G
Word Count: 505
Summary: Seamus stops his relationship from crumbling.


https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10788178/1/

October 28th, 2014

Working title: Shanshu
Fandom: BtVS
Prompt: 432 - Kamikaze
Rating: PG
Summary: Spike shanshu's because of his sacrifice in "Chosen."
Disclaimer: They aren't mine, not yet, but they will be ... once I've taken over the world. Bwah-ha-ha.

Note: Written for a prompt at Taming the Muse: Kamikaze
Note: Written for a prompt from Pickamix's adopt a plot bunny post: Spike shanshu's because of his sacrifice in "Chosen." I don't know where this story is going. I'm writing it as a go, which doesn't necessarily work out well for me, so we'll see. I do know Spike will have amnesia, and idea I got from Lyl's In Another Life. I also belive it will head in a Spillowy direction.
Note: Some of the text taken from the BtVS episodes “First Date” and “Chosen.”
Word Count: 1270

She wasn't being fair. Spike had told her he loved her, but she hadn't believed it until that night, the way he'd looked at her, the way he'd reached out to her before she'd startled away. And she saw how he'd looked after, that hurt look, the same one he was giving her now.Collapse )

October 27th, 2014

Perfect Stranger

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Title: Perfect Stranger
Author: Forsaken2003
Pairing: S/X
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I own none, all belong to Joss Whedon
Comments: Always welcomed!
Summary:  Sequel to ‘Coach Harris and Naughty William’. More Roleplaying.
Warnings/Spoilers:
Beta’d by: Unbeta’d

Prompt #432 from tamingthemuse- Kamikaze
Note: From now on most of my tamingthemuse stories will be named as the challenge.


http://forsaken2003.livejournal.com/177784.html

October 26th, 2014

Title: Hellmouth Recidivism 8
Fandom: BtVS
Prompt: 431 - Spatchcock
Words: 563
Warnings: None

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For Mod's Eyes Only at the moment.  Due Sunday, so I'll open the story as soon as I get it finished.


The Kitchen Scene


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October 25th, 2014

Title: Hellmouth Recidivism 8
Fandom: BtVS
Prompt: 431 - Spatchcock
Words: 563
Warnings: This may be double posted, cuz I already posted once and got a message about a 'scheduled' post and it hasn't shown up yet, so I'm posting it again

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Title: F.F. C2.1 (R4)
Summary: Further divisions.
Rating: FRM: Mature Audience: Parents Cautioned.
Word Count: 2,602
Commas Brought to You By: Howard Russell.
Prompts:  #431 Spatchcock at Taming the Muse. Week of participation 146.
Disclaimer: All material derived from pop culture at large is the property of its respective owner. No copyright infringement is intended. All original concepts and characters are the property of Valyssia Leigh © 2009 to present. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is expressly prohibited.

Title: Fear
Author: mistressminx_13
Fandom: Original Fiction (guest appearances by Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters and Christine Feehan’s Carpathians)
Pairing: Kern/Camilla (OMC/OFC); Christian/Emily (OMC/OFC)
Prompt: Spatchcock
Warnings: Unbeta’d
Rating: R
Disclaimer: I own nothing.
Summary: A blast from Emily’s past

Follow the link: http://mistressminx-13.livejournal.com/516821.html#cutid1

Prompt #432

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Hiya Tamers! Welcome to another wondeful writing-filled week here at tamingthemuse. This week's prompt is:



Kamikaze



Remember, all prompts are open to interpretation by the author. Make the prompt your own!

Comments and Questions welcome via the Contact the Mods page

Tamingmods
=^-^=Xocoatl

*edited because autocorrect is often odd
Title: Caught in the Act
Author: theladymerlin
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Prompt: tamingthemuse #431 Spatchcock
Chapter: 1/1
Status: complete
Fandom: BtVS
Genre: AU
Beta (s): none, proofread
Disclaimer: not mine, all belongs to Joss
Graphic: none
Summary: Xander catches Spike doing something embarrassing
A/N: A bit of fun with the boys :) My apologies for being absent this week - I'm doing fine. Just a little tired.


~ Caught in the Act ~

October 24th, 2014

Title: Barbecue
Fandom: Original (Miranda & Pearl)
Prompt: Prompt 431 - Spatchcock
Warnings: N/A.
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: All is mine.
Beta: None, so any mistakes you see are mine.
Summary: Pearl cautiously crossed the threshold leading her into the garden. She eyed the smoke coming out of the metallic sphere suspiciously "What are you doing?"

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October 22nd, 2014

Title: Barbeque in October
Author: Forsaken2003
Pairing: S/X
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: I own none, all belong to Joss Whedon
Comments: Always welcomed!
Summary:  The weather was nice for a Barbeque.
Warnings/Spoilers: Season 5
Beta’d by: Unbeta’d

Prompt #431 from tamingthemuse- Spatchcock
Note: From now on most of my tamingthemuse stories will be named as the challenge.

http://forsaken2003.livejournal.com/177506.html

October 21st, 2014

Title: You're Mine!
Fandom: Harry Potter
Prompts: #431 – Spatchcock
Warnings: None
Pairings: Rodolphus Lestrange/Andromeda Black
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 981
Summary: Andromeda is a Slytherin; she goes after what she wants.


https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10772813/1/You-re-Mine
As some of you may know, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo or NaNo) is just around the corner.

For those not in the know: NaNo is a yearly writing challenge that happens during the Month of November. The goal of NaNo is to write a 50,000 word novel in 30days. Put away the skeptical looks, it is possible. For those interested, the FAQS are here and will help.

There are forums where you can connect with people in your region, genre, age group, etc. With that in mind, I created a post for those of us taking part in NaNo to come together. It's here.

If anyone has joined or plans to join, I'm Xocoatldreams and will accept any writing buddy.

And yes, you can definitely use the Taming prompts to further your NaNo project. If you would rather keep it locked down, just post it to your own journal and lock it there, post the link here at tamingthemuse, and make sure that one of the mods or the main mod journal (tamingmods) is friended. Simple.

Good luck to all those doing NaNo. May the Muses ever be tamed.


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Taming Mod Xocoatl/Asharia*

*yes, I'm slowly but surely changing my online name everywhere

October 19th, 2014

Title: Extraneous Tomes
Fandom: BtVS
Prompt: 431 - spatchcock; also prompt: war at Giles' Shorts
Rating: G
Summary: Giles finds a few books Willow hadn't fed on
Word Count: 638
Note: I'd already planned out what to write for this prompt. It went out the window when I read Beer Good Foamy's The Brian Situation.

Giles' few remaining tomes, those that thankfully hadn't been in the Magic Box when Willow had fed off of them, were scattered across the dining room table, treated no better than an assortment of paperback novels.Collapse )
Title: Spatchcocked
Rating: PG13, 15 maybe?  Well, this have a body and a description of what happened to it.
Prompt 431 Spatchcock
Wordcount: 507

The burned shape was lying on the examination table, oddly flat against the metallic surface. The skin was of a rich, golden brown, blackened only on a few parts. No blatant evidence of trauma, though it was difficut to say with any certainty given the roasted coloration of the whole body. Any small opening in the flesh would be nearly invisible for the same reasons. It didn't look like a victim's body, and yet it was.Collapse )
Current standings for authors writing through prompt #430 - Scrambled Brains.

The lists are sorted by author name followed by the number of weeks the author has written. The first list is for those that have continuing runs. The second list is for those that have missed a week and earned themselves a reward.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to comment to this post.


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~Zippit
For Mod's Eyes Only at the moment.  Due next Sunday, so I'll open the story then.


Spook Me Story, Chapter One


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October 18th, 2014

Title: Time is a Thief (Verse Drabble)
Fandom: BtVS
Prompt: 430 - Scrambled Brains
Words: 565

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Title: F.F. C1.3
Summary: Random acts of kindness.
Rating: FRM: Mature Audience: Parents Cautioned.
Word Count: 2,560
Commas Brought to You By: Howard Russell.
Prompts:  #430 Scrambled Brains at Taming the Muse. Week of participation 145.
Disclaimer: All material derived from pop culture at large is the property of its respective owner. No copyright infringement is intended. All original concepts and characters are the property of Valyssia Leigh © 2009 to present. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is expressly prohibited.

Prompt #431

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Hiya Tamers. This week's prompt is:


Spatchcock



Remember, all prompts are open to interpretation by the author. Make the prompt your own!

Comments and Questions welcome via the Contact the Mods page

Tamingmods
=^-^=Xocoatl
Title: Fear
Author: mistressminx_13
Fandom: Original Fiction (guest appearances by Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunters and Christine Feehan’s Carpathians)
Pairing: Kern/Camilla (OMC/OFC); Christian/Emily (OMC/OFC)
Prompt: Scrambled Brains
Warnings: Unbeta’d
Rating: R
Disclaimer: I own nothing.
Summary: A blast from Emily’s past

Follow the link: http://mistressminx-13.livejournal.com/516519.html#cutid1
Title: Under the Harvest Moon
Author: theladymerlin
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Prompt: tamingthemuse #430 Scrambled Brains
Chapter: 1/1
Status: complete
Fandom: BtVS
Genre: AU
Beta (s): none, proofread
Disclaimer: not mine, all belongs to Joss
Graphic: none
Summary: Xander goes on a job for the Council and finds someone unexpected.
A/N: Something a little eerie but sweet for Halloween. :)


~ Under a Harvest Moon ~
Title: Failure
Fandom: Arthurian legends
Prompt: Prompt 430 - Scrambled brains
Warnings: N/A
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: The Arthurian legends are in the public domain. I make no reference to any copyrighted work. So all is mine.
Beta: None, so any mistakes you see are mine.
Summary: "Are you completely out of your mind?" Gawain sprang up to his feet in a fit of anger, sending his chair crashing on to the floor in a loud noise.

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