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01 September 2010 @ 08:14 am
August's Winners and September's Contest!  
Holy cow. It's September.

It's nearly fall, which makes me super happy. I'm sitting out on the back porch enjoying the cool morning weather with the dogs and a cup of coffee, admiring the roses, crepe myrtle and butterfly bush (that Frank is very nearly obscured by - win), and the lawn that my 10 year-old mowed yesterday.

Everyone should have a 10 year-old to mow for them. It's the best.

So the poetry contest wasn't a hit. But I did have some clever entries!

The winners were leaper182 , seegrim amd mynuet , who'll need to tell me their color preference for their bags. Thanks for the entries, girls. They made me smile. :)

September's contest
: is going to be a the same as one of the month's past. You tell me which pairing you want to write, and I'll give you a prompt! (Or I'll give you both - I don't mind doing some of the work.) Fun times. No word limit, no parameters, low pressure, low stress, and you have 'til I drag myself out of bed on October 1 to reply in a comment to THIS POST.

Winners for September will receive their choice of a GAP or Old Navy gift certificate. Or if you're overseas and want to enter, something equally wonderful. I love Old Navy. I have a billion dresses (not hyperbole) from that store. They also have cute accessories and shoes. So. Comment to get a prompt, write, comment again with the story, and win a pair of pants from a chain store. Good times, right?

Now I'm off to get the house ready for home group and to spend the day cooking. I'm making Almond-Bacon-Cheese-Crostini, anitpasto kababs, peanut butter cookies, chocolate cake truffles, artichoke dip, and a small platter of fruit and veggies. Don't you wish you were coming over tonight?

You're invited, by the way. I do love a drop in. ;)
I feel:: calmcalm
I hear:: a distant coach's whistle from the middle school
Ayla: Sillyabitofayla on September 1st, 2010 01:39 pm (UTC)
You know me!

If I were in TX, I'd so drop in and surprise you.
Carrie Leigh: getting Gibbs a coffeecarrie_leigh on September 1st, 2010 08:32 pm (UTC)
Let's see. Tiva?

He corrects her (in some idiomatic phrase or pop culture reference), and then she corrects him. It's up to you how. :)
Jessica K Malfoy: hp: DEsignupjessicakmalfoy on September 1st, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
Something Harry Potter!
Carrie Leigh: Glamour Girlcarrie_leigh on September 1st, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
How about D/G or Ron/Pansy (or both) with the prompt of 'criminal mastermind.'
jamezilla1jamezilla1 on September 1st, 2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
Hi, I am new so to illustrate that point I'll try to sound doofy while I ask... What does this mean; "which pairing you want to write"? I am interested in entering, but don't get what that one line means.
Carrie Leigh: Mad Ninja Skillzcarrie_leigh on September 1st, 2010 08:38 pm (UTC)
Hullo there, new friend. *wave*

Well, I dabble a little bit in fan fiction: books, movies, TV shows, etc. And most of the people on my friend's list do, too. So what I meant was for you to tell me what pairing you like to write (for example, Dr. Brennan/Agent Booth for the TV show 'Bones' ) and I'd give you the prompt of an exploding car, or blueberries, or garden gnomes. Or something.

Make sense?

jamezilla1jamezilla1 on September 2nd, 2010 03:44 am (UTC)
hmmm, OK I was looking for a poetry contest and was sent here. BUT you're looking more for prose-y kinds of things.
But wait wait I should sit back and think about this a minute, I might get back to you and see what I can come up with. Are you limited on the shows/movies you'll accept? What kind of lengths and limits are there?
Carrie Leigh: coffee for breakfastcarrie_leigh on September 2nd, 2010 11:11 am (UTC)
It's true, last month's contest was poetry. No lengths and limits, and the list of ships that i really, really like can be found Here.

But I appreciate writing of all kinds, most especially a well written character, so...?
seegrim: Wow!seegrim on September 1st, 2010 05:28 pm (UTC)
Well, wooo!

And man, I wish I were going to be in your neighborhood this evening. :)
Carrie Leigh: kill off characherscarrie_leigh on September 1st, 2010 08:39 pm (UTC)
What color bag do you want? Or are you all bagged out? Maybe one for one of your girls?

I wish you were, too.
seegrim: ooh!seegrim on September 2nd, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)

Next you'll be asking me if I have too many shoes...

Silly woman.

Becca stole my smaller bag you made me already, and the larger bag is my church bag, so yes. Bag me, please! :D

Colors... Hrm. That's the hard part! Because my favorite's green, but purple's been making me happy lately. But then fall's coming and purple's not a fall color. See? I scare myself. I'm loving black and white, too. And red. GAH.

Save me from myself. I like what you like.
Carrie Leigh: Gwen's haircarrie_leigh on September 2nd, 2010 11:12 am (UTC)
Awesome. I'll hook you up.

As it were.
Leigh: Hoist the coloursleigh_adams on September 1st, 2010 10:50 pm (UTC)
Alright, I'll give this another shot- and this time, I'll actually write what I'm prompted. >.<

Harry Potter something, please. :*
Carrie Leigh: Corsetcarrie_leigh on September 2nd, 2010 11:16 am (UTC)
Ron/Pansy - Ron's POV about her less than moral past.


Does that even make sense?
Hyacinth Girl: No Ploteustacia_vye28 on September 2nd, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
Ooh. I've missed the last couple of contests. Woe.

In HP, I can do D/G, R/P, M/K. Maybe Neville/Luna?

In Firefly, I can do R/J, S/K.

I've been doing a heck of a lot of Inception fic lately, but I think that's it for what fandoms we have in common.
Carrie Leigh: Awkward Luke and Darthcarrie_leigh on September 2nd, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
How about D/G & R/P on a dinner date?

Hyacinth Girl: Sam Worthingtoneustacia_vye28 on September 13th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
I wrote you fic! Not beta'ed, but hey. It looked good to me on a re-read. :)

Your Heart Doesn't Stop

I'm not sure if this is worth the cackle, hon, but this is the idea that first popped into my head. There isn't as much D/G as I hoped there would be in this. Hope you like it anyway!

filia_umbrae on September 7th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
Man. August was some kind of crazy month for me, but I'm back! Hit me with some promptage, and a pairing, and I'll see what I can do. /excited
Carrie Leigh: D loves Gcarrie_leigh on September 10th, 2010 12:52 pm (UTC)
Sorry. You got lost in my inbox.

D/G? Do you write that?

With the prompt of this.
filia_umbrae on September 13th, 2010 07:41 pm (UTC)
Ohhhhhhhhhhh, damn. Yes, I do write it, and man that dress. This should be interesting ^_^
Carrie Leigh: Awkward Luke and Darthcarrie_leigh on September 13th, 2010 08:24 pm (UTC)
I left my email open to your comment, and my eight year-old just stood transfixed, mesmerized by your icon, before asking, "Mommy? Why are the Star Wars guys swearing?"

I said, "Oh, you never know about those Star Wars guys!" and minimized the window. :)

Looking forward to your drabble.

filia_umbrae on September 13th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)

Oh dear. My apologies...I have been trying to limit my corruption of children to any future nieces or nephews I might get. -_- /fail
Carrie Leigh: bad examplecarrie_leigh on September 13th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, no! I thought it was funny.

And if you don't think my kiddo has heard the word 'damn' from my lips, you'd be dead wrong. ;)
filia_umbrae on October 1st, 2010 05:21 am (UTC)
Ok. This thing. Is officially a monster. It completely got away from me and now there are just...ridiculous amounts of writing. *sigh*

Enjoy (at my lazy fic journal)~~

The Things We Do.
goeungurlgoeungurl on September 13th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC)
I've missed the past two months, but I'm back! Prompt me! D/G, Hermione and anyone (doesn't have to be a romantic pairing), Bones, Jim/Pam... take your pick. :)
Carrie Leigh: Booth/Brennan hand under chincarrie_leigh on September 13th, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)


Prompt: Helping Parker with his homework?


Having an argument about what family means.

I'm SOOOOO excited!
goeungurlgoeungurl on October 1st, 2010 08:44 am (UTC)
Squeaking in under the deadline as usual!

It wasn't what I imagined, but I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for being prompting me to be creative. :)

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