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Fic Battle Entry - FIRE AWAY



Authors:
apartment303, ayadec, bottecellie, brittaforthewin, butterbadger, _carly_, colonialburn, crittab, curlydots, firthgal, fluffyfrolicker, hematitebadger, htbthomas, krilymcc, lextersdab, malo_malo, ogwriter, palgrave_golden, piesek, rosepetal9, rowboatcop, supercapo, telm_393, virtual_toast


The first shot has been fired - the Fic Battle will now begin! Full rules and guidelines here (please note the sign-up addition and the last prompt deadline edit), but the quick version is here:

1) Author A replies to this entry with their writing preferences (from here) to start their thread. Minor changes are allowed to preferences, if needed.
2) Prompter 1 replies to Author A's thread with a prompt
3) Author A fills said prompt with at least 300 words of fic and posts it in a reply to Prompter 1's comment.
4) Author A moves on to Prompter 2.
5) Prompter 1 may now give Author A another prompt if they so choose, continuing on until prompts close on Thursday, June 21st at 10am EST (7am PST).
6) Authors have until Thursday, June 21st at 12pm EST (9am PST) to post their fills.

The author with the MOST fills will be the Winner! Any author who fills EVERY prompt they receive will be a Survivor!

A few additional notes:
** The length of the battle is for two reasons: A) varying free time for writing (a work-a-day writer or a weekender), and B) varying writing speeds (a tortoise or a hare).
** As the battle goes on, try to spread your prompts among the authors. If you see an author who has completed all their prompts and there's plenty of time to the end of the battle, help them out!
** No ideas for prompts? Use resources like unfilled prompts at various comment fic memes and fests (even other fandoms which could be adapted), or random story idea generators.
** Anonymous comments are screened for the duration of the battle. Please prompt logged in.

Questions? See the first comment thread below.

GOOD LUCK, ALL!

CEASE FIRE! The battle is now over! No fills posted past 12:00pm EST will count toward the final totals. Masterpost with winners, survivors and breakdown will go up by tomorrow at noon.



Authors may continue to fill their prompts, just for fun, if they wish! And prompters, please continue to feedback. :)

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eleventhimpala
Jun. 15th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
Pete and Trudy are throwing a dinner party for Don and the other staffers. There's a sudden flash of light, and a young woman who looks exactly like Trudy suddenly appears, claiming to be their granddaughter from the future. (Community/Mad Men Crossover)
htbthomas
Jun. 15th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Mad Woman | PG | 627 words
“Grandpa!” the young woman cried as she strode through the shimmering light, directly towards Pete.

Their party guests gasped in shock and the room went dead quiet, other than the Beethoven playing on the HiFi.

Pete looked around, surely she didn’t mean him? He raised an eyebrow at Roger Sterling, who lifted two hands in denial. Well, this was Pete’s dinner party, he could easily regain control of it. “Young lady,” he began, “I don’t know what you--”

“You are Peter Campbell, right?” she asked, cutting him off.

Trudy appeared beside him, Tammy on her hip. “Yes, he is. Can I ask who you are, bursting in on us uninvited like this?”

“My name is Annie Edison, and I am,” she pointed at both he and his wife, “your granddaughter.”

“That’s ridiculous,” he answered, frowning.

“She does look a lot like Trudy,” Harry Crane put in, taking a drink of scotch. Looking between the two of them, Pete had to admit he was right. They were so similar they could be twins.

“Perhaps she is a long-lost sister of Trudy’s, then!” He clenched his fists. If he didn’t get this young lady -- Annie -- on her way, his colleagues would be talking about this longer than they had about Megan Draper’s sexy birthday song for Don.

“I’m sure I don’t have a sister, Peter,” she answered, more confused than upset.

“I’m from the future,” Annie explained, and murmurs started all around the room. “From 2012.”

Roger let out a braying sort of laugh and downed his drink. He was clearly enjoying this. Pete could feel anger bubbling up inside him. “That’s not only ridiculous, it’s impossible.”

“Maybe not for 2012,” Ken Cosgrove pointed out. Heads started to nod, including Megan’s. Don stood impassive; Pete wondered what was going on behind those steady eyes.

Trudy took a step away from him and placed a hand on Annie’s arm. “Why are you here, dear?” she asked. Pete shot her an incredulous look. Was she buying this load of crap?

“I’m here for my grandfather. I never knew him growing up. He was long gone by the time I was born.”

“Oh, that’s too bad,” Trudy said, running a gentle hand down the girl’s sweater sleeve. “What happened to him?”

“Too much heavy drinking, smoking, the usual for a man of his generation.” Pete’s guests murmured condolences. “I’ve been studying my family history, looking for clues to the past. When I found a way to go back in time, I just had to take it.”

Pete could only stand there open-mouthed. Had everyone gone mad? Fine, if everyone was going to listen to this clearly deranged young woman, he might as well play along. “So if I’m your grandfather, what do you want of me?”

“Just this.”

And then she pulled back a fist and decked him.

Pete found himself sprawled on the floor, covered in scotch from the highball glass he had held in his hand. It rolled across the carpet and landed next to one of his ‘granddaughter’’s shoes. He touched a finger to his bloody and swelling lip. “Hells Bells, Annie! What was that fo--!”

“That’s for everything you’ve done and you’re going to do!” She spun and marched back to the shimmering light. “Grandma, you were right to leave him. He is an ass.” she tossed over her shoulder. She walked through the opening and with another flash of light, was gone.

“Oh, my,” Trudy said, hugging Tammy tightly to her chest, and looking at the spot where the girl had disappeared.

The others just snickered quietly behind their drinks. Pete held a hand to his head. Could this year get any worse?
lightningmoon09
Jun. 17th, 2012 05:07 am (UTC)
Re: Mad Woman | PG | 627 words
Okay this is hilarious & amazing. Just brilliant.
htbthomas
Jun. 17th, 2012 05:28 am (UTC)
Re: Mad Woman | PG | 627 words
Hee, thanks! I totally couldn't help it, Pete was just so eminently punchable this season! :D
myr_soleil
Jun. 19th, 2012 06:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Mad Woman | PG | 627 words
Hahahhahahhah that punch was so unexpected. And yet, one should always expect Pete to get punched. Fun fic :D
htbthomas
Jun. 19th, 2012 08:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Mad Woman | PG | 627 words
Hee, thanks! That Pete is just asking for it lately. ;)
eleventhimpala
Jun. 21st, 2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Mad Woman | PG | 627 words
Fantastic and amazing! Thank you!
htbthomas
Jun. 21st, 2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Mad Woman | PG | 627 words
Thanks! It was fun to figure out how they might interact, and the way Pete behaved this season, I couldn't help it. XD
eleventhimpala
Apr. 15th, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
Re: Mad Woman | PG | 627 words
I thought about this story after the newest MAD MEN episode that was just on!

*****SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER*****

I'm so glad that Trudy finally gave Pete what was coming to him.
htbthomas
Apr. 15th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC)
Re: Mad Woman | PG | 627 words
lol, I had seriously forgotten this is what I wrote about! But yeah, go Trudy. :D

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