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This week we only have to deal with a few natural disasters!

1. Hurricane
2. Landslide
3. Drought
4. Earthquake
5. Flood

May Theme

Buckle up, it's...

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... And we all feel fine - despite a month of disasters and apocalypses!

The month's theme is adapted from a suggestion by feliciacraft. Congratulations!

April Poll

PLEASE READ THE WHOLE POST FOR INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE ANSWERING THE POLL!


The poll contains all the suggestions from last month's poll. We have also added suggestions from earlier polls and made up a few more to make up the numbers.

Pick which theme you would like to see us feature for MAY. As usual, we are not going to explain what each theme is; they may or may not be what you think! In the box beneath the main poll, we’d like you to suggest the theme(s) YOU would like to see for JUNE.

These suggestions will then form next month’s poll in a mixed up kind of way* along with at least one other suggestion that the mods will throw in themselves. In the event that we have less than 10 suggestions, the mods will fill in the rest to make up the numbers. If your theme suggestion isn’t picked, then you are welcome to suggest it again in other polls.

Remember: your suggestions for themes should be broad so that it’s easy for us to make up 20 prompts. For instance, ‘teacup’ is too narrow, but ‘Alice in Wonderland' works (more or less). Please expand on your suggestion in the comments to this post.

* We reserve the right to reject, tweak or combine any suggestions that are unsuitable, inappropriate for everyone or unworkable for us in any way. This might be because the suggested theme is a) too narrow and we can’t think of 20 prompts, b) too similar to a previous theme, c) because we don’t understand your suggestion or d) because it’s just plain unpleasant (i.e. sexist, racist, homophobic etc).

The poll will probably close around 12.00 GMT, (i.e. when I remember), on Saturday, 30th April 2016. If there is a tie, the mods will choose the theme to do first from the winners and the other winner(s) will follow the month(s) after and there will be no poll for that month(s).

Onto the good stuff:

This poll is closed.

What theme would you like to see for MAY?

She Blinded Me with Science
0(0.0%)
The End of the World as We Know It
7(70.0%)
The Language of Flowers
0(0.0%)
The Fear
0(0.0%)
Brush Strokes
1(10.0%)
Castaway
0(0.0%)
It Came from Outer Space
0(0.0%)
Another one bites the dust
0(0.0%)
Must have, Should have, Could have
1(10.0%)
Beyond the Pale
1(10.0%)

My suggestion for a theme for JUNE is:



Thank you for your time.

True Thomas

I've been away for ages, and it's entirely probable I've forgotten how to write in the interim, but I can't let the month go by without posting something to the comm, so a ficlet for this month's prompts:

Setting: BtVS season 7, the last night before the battle with the First
Rating: PG
For the prompt: Thomas the Rhymer, who, in legend, with given the gift of prophecy by the fairy queen, and was also unable to lie. It sort of fits, if you squint.
250 words

True Thomas

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April Week Four

Our last visit to fairyland...

... is this why the year has moved so fast????

1. Tam Lin
2. The Seelie and the Unseelie Courts
3. Sour Milk
4. La fée verte
5. Lost in the Woods

April Week Three

More fair folk for your fantastic fan fic.


A piece of literature
A type of fae
Something particularly associated with the little folk
A fairy we know
A consequence of getting on their bad side


1. The Faerie Queene
2. Callicantzaroi the Chicken-Riders
3. A Fairy Fort
4. Mavis Cruet
5. Swapped for a Changeling

Fic: But My Sorrow Has No Friend

But My Sorrow Has No Friend
by Barb C.

Characters/Pairing: Buffy/Spike
Rating: T
Words: 620
Setting: BtVS Comics Season 10 Issue #24
Notes: For the SB_Fag_Ends prompt "Thomas the Rhymer." Just an idea I had about how the fight with the Soul Glutton could have gone down differently. The comics are where I get my angst on.



Buffy pieces out the hows of it later: The Soul Glutton lunging for Dawn, Spike throwing himself in the way. In the moment, all she sees is the look in his eyes: a revelation and a loss, all in one. But he keeps on fighting, till they've defeated the monsters and closed the portal and saved the world, again.

As the dust settles, Spike turns to her, panting that way he does after a fight, even though he doesn't technically need to breathe. Everyone else is frozen, awaiting the conclusion of their last dance. She's circling him now, gauging her opening. They're both a bit banged up, but she's certain she can take him. If she wants to. Does she want to? Of course she doesn't. She can knock him out, tie him up, chain him to the wall, call Riley and get another chip installed, something, anything to bring him back –

But she's no Janet, and he's not been stolen away. He's still right here.

She raises the Scythe – can he hear her heart pounding? "Buffy," he says, voice low. "Don't."

Ironically, that erases her doubts. Want is irrelevant. She knows what Spike – the real Spike – wanted her to do if this ever happened. "So now all of a sudden you're afraid to die?" she asks. Trying to keep it light. For Buffy Summers, killing-your-vampire-boyfriend, again, values of light. "Even without a soul I never thought you were a coward, Spike."

He grimaces, squeezes his eyes shut and opens them again. She tells herself that they're different now – flatter, less human. But the truth is, they're just blue. Just as Angel's were always just brown. "That's not it." A muscle in his jaw flexes. "Souled me is a wanker."

"Shut up," she snarls.

Spike dodges her half-hearted swing, flashing into and out of game face in a startled instant. "Did you love him?" he asks.

Did she? She's said the L-word in connection with Spike twice. The first time he blew her off, and the second time, she blew him off. If she really did love him, she'd have gotten up the courage at some point to revisit the issue, wouldn't she? If she's held off this long, she must have a good reason, and maybe that reason is that vampires with souls are still vampires, and souls are impermanent things at the best of times. Spike dodges again, sidestepping with supernal grace – he really is a better fighter without a soul, she thinks ruefully. Doesn't matter. She's better still. "That's none of your business."

"Perhaps so. Like to think you held him in some degree of fond regard, though," he says. "I'd say held me, but he doesn't do me the courtesy, so I don't see why I should return the favor."

And he's hooking a foot out to trip her. She rolls into the fall and is on her feet again in seconds, but he grabs the haft of the Scythe as she comes up, not to fling it away (she's expecting that) but to aim the stake-end at his own chest. She falls back, hands dropping nerveless from the weapon. "Spike – "

That look in his eyes isn't – what it looks like. He'd said so himself. His other self. Oh God why does this keep happening to her? He laughs, a short, ugly sound. "Either way, he's a wanker. Asking you to do his dirty work. He'd say this isn't love," he adds, conversational. "But buggered if I know what else to call it."

And he's dust. Just like any other vampire.

Buffy kneels there on the cavern floor for a long time, arms wrapped around herself. When she rises, her eyes are dry. There's no point in tears. She's not even sure who she'd be crying for.

End

April Week Two

More airy fairy business!

A piece of literature
A type of fae
Something particularly associated with the little folk
A fairy we know
A consequence of getting on their bad side


1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream
2. Bribing the Boggarts
3. On Top of the Toadstool
4. Nuala
5. Abducted to Fairyland

April Week One

This month, we are going to explore a world that is beyond our own – at the bottom of the garden, deep in the dark forest, beneath the earth; the lost land that is known as Faerie (or something else). Just don’t insult them!

There will be five different elements to the prompts:
A pisce of literature
A type of fae
Something particularly associated with the little folk
A fairy we know
A consequence of getting on their bad side

So...

1. Thomas the Rhymer
2. Playing with the Pillywiggins
3. Don’t Step Inside the Fairy Ring
4. Robin Goodfellow
5. Forced to Dance All Night

April Theme

Ssh! We're going to take you off to...

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March Poll

PLEASE READ THE WHOLE POST FOR INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE ANSWERING THE POLL!


The poll contains all the suggestions from last month's poll. We have also added suggestions from earlier polls and made up a few more to make up the numbers.

Pick which theme you would like to see us feature for APRIL. As usual, we are not going to explain what each theme is; they may or may not be what you think! In the box beneath the main poll, we’d like you to suggest the theme(s) YOU would like to see for MAY.

These suggestions will then form next month’s poll in a mixed up kind of way* along with at least one other suggestion that the mods will throw in themselves. In the event that we have less than 10 suggestions, the mods will fill in the rest to make up the numbers. If your theme suggestion isn’t picked, then you are welcome to suggest it again in other polls.

Remember: your suggestions for themes should be broad so that it’s easy for us to make up 20 prompts. For instance, ‘teacup’ is too narrow, but ‘Alice in Wonderland' works (more or less). Please expand on your suggestion in the comments to this post.

* We reserve the right to reject, tweak or combine any suggestions that are unsuitable, inappropriate for everyone or unworkable for us in any way. This might be because the suggested theme is a) too narrow and we can’t think of 20 prompts, b) too similar to a previous theme, c) because we don’t understand your suggestion or d) because it’s just plain unpleasant (i.e. sexist, racist, homophobic etc).

The poll will probably close around 12.00 GMT, (i.e. when I remember), on Thurssday, 31st March 2015. If there is a tie, the mods will choose the theme to do first from the winners and the other winner(s) will follow the month(s) after and there will be no poll for that month(s).

Onto the good stuff:

This poll is closed.

What theme would you like to see for APRIL?

Fairyland
3(37.5%)
These Foolish Things
2(25.0%)
Death and Taxes
0(0.0%)
Invasion!
0(0.0%)
A Fine Vintage
1(12.5%)
Symmetery
0(0.0%)
A to Z
0(0.0%)
New York, New York
0(0.0%)
Foolish Games
0(0.0%)
Eight Sabbats
1(12.5%)
Brands
0(0.0%)
Outdoor Camping Fun
1(12.5%)

My suggestion for a theme for MAY is:



Thank you for your time.

**Yes, I am aware I can't spell Symmetry

Synchronised Moves

My first entry here, I hope I did everything right...
I'm not a native speaker, and I couldn't find a beta for this on short notice. I'll be happily editing out any mistakes that are pointed out to me, though :)

A drabble for this week's prompt 'Synchronised Moves'

Creator: freecat15
Prompt: Synchronised Moves
Setting: BtVS early s6/ around 'All the Way'
Rating: PG 15
Length: 100 words


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Skating, figures?

Prompt: Skating! Figures

I know that this is more than lame, and I'm a bit embarrassed to post it. But it's the only thing I'll be able to do this month, so I figured (heh) that at least it's better than nothing!

Just sit back and enjoy / cringe at the bad hair...

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March Week Four

Well, it's nearly the end of March, Fag Ends (whaaat??? we all say). Now, we're sure certain characters would be disappointed to hear about this last topic we don't know about, but, alas, it is ice skating!

1. Skating! Figures
2. Balanced on a Blade’s Edge
3. We'll Fall Together
4. Out on the Ice
5. Synchronised Moves

Enjoy them while they last!!!

March Week Three

Well, Fag Enders, we continue to plumb our deep veins of ignorance (and mixed metaphors) this week with the mysteries that are quantity surveying...

1. From me to the BOQ
2. I dream of your tender returns
3. You know what they say: manage the value before the value manages you
4. Reckoning by order of magnitude
5. Capitalise! Those! Assets!

Not sure what they're on about? Neither are we, so have at it!

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