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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. :)

Comments

ayadec
Jun. 15th, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
Just because I'm curious, A Little Mermaid/Community crossover. You can take that any way you would like.
piesek
Jun. 21st, 2012 08:07 am (UTC)
(1/1)
Marine Economics | 530 words
ayadec: Just because I'm curious, A Little Mermaid/Community crossover. You can take that any way you would like.

"So let me get this straight," Jeff said, regarding the creature before him with cautious hope. "If I sign a contract with you, I can become a lawyer again, just like that? No degree needed, no bar exam to pass legitimately, nothing?"

The creature's face split into an enormous, toothy grin. "Precisely, my dear boy. Of course, there is a price to pay for this opportunity — a finder's fee, if you will."

"I'd expect no less," he said, pulling out his wallet. "Do you take Visa? Because if I need cash, I'll have to get to an ATM."

She held up a hand to stop him. "I don't want or need your money. I'm looking for something a bit more... unique."

Jeff narrowed his eyes. "If this is a sex thing, I'm going to have to get back to you."

She curled her lip in disgust. "With you? I'm afraid not."

"Good. I mean, hey— what's wrong with me?"

She waved her hand, indicating the whole of him. "You're pale and dry. Plus, those legs? Ugh!"

"So wait. Do mermaids not have sex? Because if that's the deal, it's a definite no."

"Oh, they do. I couldn't tell you exactly how, but there is sex." She sidled closer, her tentacles probing at his shoes. "Would you like to hear my price?"

Jeff considered a moment, but he knew he couldn't resist. "All right. Hit me."

"I only ask for your voice," she said sweetly, putting on a smile as wide as it was fake.

"Deal," he replied instantly. "Where do I sign?"

The creature looked taken aback. "Don't you want to think about it for a moment? You can't break my contract once you've signed it, you know."

"Yeah, yeah, I'm not really that concerned. Will normal pens work, or do I need one of those space pens that can write upside-down? I think my friend has one—"

"You're that willing to part with your voice? And your entire life, even these friends you keep talking about? You can live that lonely, difficult life?"

Jeff shrugged. "I have a cell phone. Even if I can't call, I can text them, and write out all my speeches that way."

The creature laughed heartily, her massive bosom heaving as she did. "And how do you think a cell phone will work under water?"

Jeff, for the first time, faltered. He considered it: a life where he could be a fish-man lawyer whose only competition would be particularly articulate lobsters, or a life without his cell phone.

There was no contest. He turned away, pulling his cell phone from his pocket to reassure himself that it was still there.

"Forget it. You can find another chump to be your fish-lawyer."

"Wait!" Ursula called, banging on the glass of her tank. "I still need to get out of here! I can give you— he's not coming back."

She curled her tentacles up around her arms and shoulders, sulking. She didn't even have her eels to keep her company. Then she saw him— a man with a lizard, a top hat, and star-shaped sideburns. Yes, that was a man looking for a new life. Jackpot!

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