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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.


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. :)


Jun. 20th, 2012 02:16 am (UTC)
Annie glared at the list in front of her, each line crossed out. She sighed and turned to look at her husband, who looked equally frustrated.

“Can’t we just name it when it pops out?” Jeff asked.

Annie shot him a horrified look, and Jeff held up his hands in surrender. “Kidding, kidding,” he said, although he muttered something afterward.

“Our baby can’t have just any name. It has to be special,” Annie said, exasperated.

“Here’s the thing, babe, you seem to think special means incredibly obscure or impossible to pronounce.”

“Right, and if it was up to you our kids would be named John and Jane.”

Jeff rolled his eyes. “Better than Seymour and Chrysanthemum. Those poor kids would be terrorized on the playground.”

“Or they would be looked up to for their independence and originality,” Annie retorted.

Jeff laughed, shaking his head at her stubbornness. “Come here,” he said and pulled her into his lap.

“I’m too big for that!” Annie tried to protest, but Jeff didn’t stop until she was firmly settled on his lap. She squirmed, causing Jeff to groan.

“No squirming unless you’re prepared to pay the consequences,” Jeff mock-threatened her.

Annie giggled and relaxed in his arms, sighing contentedly as Jeff began to massage her lower back. “We do need to pick a name, though. I don’t want to be referring to our baby as ‘it’ when he or she is finally born.”

“We still have two more months, babe. And you’re only a third of the way through that book of names Shirley gave you,” Jeff said reassuringly.

Annie sighed. “It’s just such a huge thing, picking out our baby’s name.” She wiggled so she could look back at him. “And I don’t even know if it’s going to be a boy or a girl, which makes it that much harder.”

“Hey, you wanted to be surprised, too, remember?” Jeff said.

“I know, I know,” Annie grumbled.

“You could always look at that gender-neutral book Britta gave us,” Jeff teased.

Annie laughed and swatted his arm. “Fine, I guess we can just wait until we both agree on a name.”

Jeff kissed the top of her head and smiled as he placed his hands on top of Annie’s stomach and felt their baby kick.

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