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July 27th, 2014

Title: A Little B&E, Part Six
Fandom: Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
Author: dustandroses
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG13
Genre: First Time, Seduction, Humor
Warnings: none
Summary: Finally, Xander's plans are about to be revealed.  All he has to do is pray that Spike doesn't think he's an idiot for making them in the first place.
Spoilers: None
Word Count: 2919 words
Disclaimer: Don't own 'em - not making any money off 'em. Dern it.
Prompt Notes: Inspiration for this fic taken from tamingthemuse prompt #418: Arsenal
Notes: A Little B&E is now complete.
The film Xander mentions is Ladyhawke.
This story is fourth in the Possession series.
The rest of the notes are at the bottom of the chapter, so as to not spoil Xander's surprise.


Read the past stories in the Possession series here on AO3, or here on LJ.

Read parts One through Five of A Little B&E here on AO3, and here on LJ.


A Little B&E, Part Six at AO3

A Little B&E, Part Six at LJ


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Title- Seeds of Friendship
Fandom- H50
Rating- G
Prompt- 418-arsenal- tamingthemuse
Pairing- McDanno
Warning- None
Wordcount- 500

Steve always turned to Danny for help.

Steve missed the war
Author :skargasm
Title : → Picture Perfect (a conclusion to Postcards from the Edge)
Pairing : → Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Rating : → Explicit
Part: → 1
Word Count : → 1672
Summary : → This night had been coming for nearly a year..
Prompt: → Prompt #418: Arsenal @ tamingthemuse
Disclaimer: → Not mine.
A/N:→ Apologies for the delay – for some reason, they wouldn’t cooperate until now. The last bit of the Postcards from the Edge series.
Picture Perfect
Title: scene from Spring Fling
Fandom: Original
Prompt: 419 - Splatter
Warnings: None
Rating: PG
Summary: Start of ritual to end the eternal winter

Note: This post should be accessible by the Taming Mods only. It's my first time trying this so I'm hoping it works.

July 26th, 2014


Title: Significant Shadows
Summary: The truth is rarely simple.
Rating: FRT: Mature Themes: Parental Supervision Suggested.
Word Count: 6,871.
Commas Brought to You By: Howard Russell.
Prompts:  #418 Arsenal at Taming the Muse. Week of participation 133.
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)
Pairing: Kern/Camilla (OMC/OFC); Christian/Emily (OMC/OFC)
Prompt: Arsenal
Warnings: Unbeta’d
Rating: R
Disclaimer: I own nothing.
Summary: A blast from Emily’s past

Follow the link: http://mistressminx-13.livejournal.com/509693.html#cutid1

July 27th, 2014

Title: Arsenal
Prompt 418 Arsenal
Rating: PG

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Title: Liar
Fandom: Arthurian legends
Prompt: Prompt 418 - Arsenal
Warnings: Written while heavily tired...
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: Galahad had been in Camelot for a few days but hadn’t managed to catch sight of Lancelot.

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July 26th, 2014

Prompt #419

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Hiya Tamers! Welcome to another writing-filled week here at tamingthemuse! I hope your muses have been suitably tamed! Well, on to the prompt. This week's prompt is:


Splatter




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

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Title: Restoration
Author: theladymerlin
Rating: R
Warnings: None
Pairing: Spike/Willow
Prompt: tamingthemuse #418 Arsenal
Chapter: 7/?
Status: In progress
Fandom: BtVS
Genre: AU
Beta (s): none, proofread
Disclaimer: not mine, all belongs to Joss
Graphic: Banner by theladymerlin
Summary: After fighting for his soul Spike heads to England
A/N: A bit longer for you this week and I've given in to the inevitable and changed the paring. :)


~ Chapter 7 ~

July 25th, 2014

Title: A Present
Fandom: Harry Potter
Prompts: #418 – Arsenal
Warnings: AU
Pairings: Tom/Harry
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1,399
Summary: The future changes when Tom Riddle is given a present.
Disclaimer: Don't own 'em - not making any money off 'em. Dern it.


https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10566599/1/A-Present
Author :skargasm
Title : → Stiles Stilinski, Master of Romance
Pairing : → Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
Rating : → Teen and Up
Series: → Abandon All Hope All Ye Who Enter or however that goes.
Part: → 1
Word Count : → 769
Summary : → Stiles is ready to go out and get his man – ahem – werewolf!
Prompt: → Prompt #418: Arsenal @ tamingthemuse
Disclaimer: → Not mine.
A/N:→ Basically half-baked ideas, mini ficlets or brain farts that will probably never be expanded upon but I needed out of my headspace!
Stiles Stilinski, Master of Romance

Arsenal

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Title: Arsenal
Author: Forsaken2003
Pairing: S/X
Rating: R
Disclaimer: I own none, all belong to Joss Whedon
Comments: Always welcomed!
Summary: Spike never imagined Xander to be such a clean freak. He finds out why.
Warnings/Spoilers: Season 5
Beta’d by: Unbeta’d

Prompt #418 from tamingthemuse- Arsenal
Note: From now on most of my tamingthemuse stories will be named as the challenge.

http://forsaken2003.livejournal.com/173678.html

July 23rd, 2014

Working Title: Memories of the Gone
Author: Kat Lee
Fandom: X-Force/X-Men
Character/Pairing: Cable/Domino
Rating: PG-13/T
Challenge: #418: Arsenal
Warning(s): Mild spoilers for events happening in the last few years of the comics
Word Count: 705
Summary: There's a little piece of paper hidden on Domino's belt.Collapse )
Title: The Judas Chalice A SPANDER & STEREK Fic.
Fandom: SPANDER from BTVS and STEREK From Teen Wolf (Xover??)
Tamingthemuse prompt: #418 ARSENAL
warnings: Contemporary AU. Explicit, Graphic M/M sex. Original verse. Some original Characters. Stylized violence, mild Dom/sub. Established mate pairings. Complete disregard of the canon of both shows. OOC.
Genre: Action, Romance, Adventure, Mystery. Vampires & Werewolves
Pairing;100% S/X SPANDER (BTVS) 100% Derek/Stiles, STEREK. (Teen Wolf)
Rating: NC17 (M/M sex throughout) PG this chapter
Unbeta'd:
Author: Naughty_Fae
Status: WIP 1426 words this chapter.
Comments: If you want to, it's nice to know it's being read.
Copyright Disclaimer I do not own any characters, products or services depicted in this story which you recognize. Original characters/ characterization/ and this version are mine. Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Teen Wolf characters are OOC and I cite section 107 of the US copyright clause on 'fair use' to be found HERE

Distribution:Written and posted Weekly for Tamingthemuse Prompts, Archived on A03 and in my LJ and Eternal Spander (FLocked) only. Links from, TTM, Basementofdoom, NS and Bloodclaim to A03.

Summary: A human archaeologist and treasure hunter has found a vital clue to long lost vampire treasure, the werewolves also claim it as their's. A Master vampire called Spike and an Alpha werewolf called Derek work together to retrieve it along with their young, human, male mates.

Loosely based on ideas from the 2008 TV movie The Curse of The Judas Chalice and Novel 'Moon Rising', but is an ORIGINAL story.

Chapter 25
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July 22nd, 2014

Title: (Working Title) EX
Fandom: BtVS/Teen Titans
Prompt: 418 - Arsenal
Words: 4222
Warnings: Past Character Death
Rating: Teen
Summary: Xander sets up in Jump City


EX 2 - #418 - Arsenal

Tragedies

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Title- End of the Line
Fandom- Original
Rating- G
Prompt- 417-fireworks- tamingthemuse

Sneaking this one in a little late because I've been bouncing around airports for the last few days and haven't managed to find good enough internet to post this. Let me know if it's too late and I'll delete.



This week has been absolutely horrendous

July 20th, 2014

Current standings for authors writing through prompt #417 - Fireworks.

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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Title: A Little B&E, Part Five
Fandom: Buffy, the Vampire Slayer
Author: dustandroses
Pairing: Spike/Xander
Rating: PG13
Genre: First Time, Seduction, Humor
Warnings: none
Summary: Everything goes as planned at the museum.  Now all Xander needs to do is get through the rest of the night without panicking.
Spoilers: None
Word Count: 1054 words
Disclaimer: Don't own 'em - not making any money off 'em. Dern it.
Prompt Notes: Inspiration for this fic taken from tamingthemuse prompt #417: Fireworks
Notes: This story is fourth in the Possession series.  You can find links to the other parts below.
If you're interested in more info on the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, you can find it at the link.
Due to illness, this part is only half the length I intended.  So it looks like this story will be six parts long, instead of five.


Read the past stories in the Possession series here on AO3, or here on LJ.

Read the earlier parts of A Little B&E here on AO3, and here on LJ.


A Little B&E, Part Five at AO3

A Little B&E, Part Five at LJ


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July 19th, 2014

Title: (Working Title) EX
Fandom: BtVS
Prompt: 417 - Fireworks
Words: 1227
Warnings: Character Death
Rating: Teen
Summary: The Scoobies all die at the hands of Angelus and Xander flees town.

417 - Fireworks

July 20th, 2014

Title: scene from Giles as the Big Bad, which now has a name: Don't Ask Why You Must Hurt So Much
Fandom: BtVS
Prompt: 418 - Arsenal
Warnings: None
Rating: PG
Summary: After Jenny's funeral, Council Enforcers come visiting

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July 19th, 2014

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

Follow the link: http://mistressminx-13.livejournal.com/508782.html#cutid1

Prompt #418

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This week's prompt is courtesy for slashluv18:


Arsenal



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

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Title: Fireworks
Fandom: Original (Miranda & Pearl)
Prompt: Prompt 417 - Fireworks
Warnings: N/A.
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: All is mine.
Beta: None, so any mistakes you see are mine.
Summary: Pearl extended her arm and grabbed Miranda’s hand and held on tight to it. “Wait,” she yelled hoping the words would reach her friend over the cacophony of the crowd

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Title: Restoration
Author: theladymerlin
Rating: R
Warnings: None
Pairing: Spike, Willow
Prompt: tamingthemuse #417 Fireworks
Chapter: 6/?
Status: In progress
Fandom: BtVS
Genre: AU
Beta (s): none, proofread
Disclaimer: not mine, all belongs to Joss
Graphic: Banner by theladymerlin
Summary: After fighting for his soul Spike heads to England
A/N: pickamix had asked for some Spike/Willow after reading my pre Buffy/Spike and my muse hasn't shut up about since. I'm not entirely sure where this is going to go or how long it will be, but it's a start. I consider it dipping my toe in the water to see how it feels. :) Sorry for the short chapter this week.



~ Chapter 6 ~
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