[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
Hello all,

I have posted the themes for the challenges for the rest of the year. These deadlines are pretty sturdy, so there will be little room for extensions. Please, feel free to start getting those writing muscles flexed now! :)

Participation has been dwindling, which is to be expected between a long break of new episodes and summer, but as autumn approaches I hope we can pick things back up again. The amount of participation will always give me an idea of it's worth keeping this community open, especially after the holiday break. If anyone has any thoughts on this, let me know. If we could improve anything, like themes or deadlines or anything else, I'm open to suggestions.

I apologize for the delay of banners again. I have started on them. Who knew a screaming infant could dictate your free time! I should have those up this week, latest next week.

Your mod,
Paynesgrey
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
"Eyes"

Interpret that however you want.

Word Count requirement 550 words or less. One entry per person. All entries must be new and relate to this challenge. You may post to the community, link to your journal or off-site. Please make sure your links work. Please read the rules if you do not know them!

Submissions are due Monday August 28th at 9:00 pm US Central time. Voting will go up very soon and the next challenge will be announced after that.
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
It's time to vote!

Please take the time to look over the following entries and vote for your favorite three: 1st, 2nd and 3rd places (NO MORE, NO LESS). THERE IS NO VOTING FOR YOURSELF, and only members and watchers may vote.

Please follow the rules on our profile page, vote fairly and do not get sock puppets or your friends to vote for you. Do not ask for votes outside the community. Please leave your votes as a comment to this post. The votes are all screened. All members are encouraged to vote, even those who did not post an entry. Please help our community stay active by reading and voting!

Vote like so:

1st - B. title, author
2nd - A. title, author
3rd - C. title, author

You must use the letter, title, and author when voting. Please use all three; it's much easier to tally that way. My voting system is simple: first place gets 3 points, 2nd place gets 2 points, and 3rd places gets 1 point when added up at the end.

The entries:

A. We'll Be Okay by [livejournal.com profile] gallif_migrant

B. The Virus by [livejournal.com profile] matimae03

C. Like I could run forever by [livejournal.com profile] romanajo123

D. Only Animals by [livejournal.com profile] roseglade

E. Birds Gotta Bird. (Monkeys Gotta Monkey. Silurians...) by [livejournal.com profile] dancingdragon3

Voting will end on Saturday August 19th at 11:59 Central US Time, or until we get enough votes. Winners will be announced the next day and then winning banners will be up some time within the next week. Please vote and leave comments for our authors!

Please, please, PLEASE, find time to vote. It's not required for authors to vote but it's really helpful to all the other participants that DO read and vote to have a fair chance. I know it's not mandatory (and I've been considering changing that) but I really hope that I can have enough faith in you guys for full participation of this contest that means entering (if inspired), reading, commenting and voting. It really helps the community stay alive. Thank you so much!
[identity profile] dancingdragon3.livejournal.com
Title: Birds Gotta Bird. (Monkeys Gotta Monkey. Silurians...)
Author: dancingdragon3
Characters: Vastra, Jenny, Twelve, Missy, Bill, Nordole.
Rating/Genre: PG, gen, mild violence, dark humor, possibly disturbing to animal lovers.
Length: ~ 630 words.
Warnings:
Accidental violence to a pet, dining on wildlife.
Disclaimer: Written for fun, not profit.
Summary: Once again, time travel goes awry, landing our heroes on the prehistoric Pacific coast. This is me seeing what would happen if I threw them all together.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] who_contest, prompt “wild animal”.
Also written for [livejournal.com profile] puzzleprompts August 2017.
Language Note: The word ‘malaq’ is based on the word for ‘large bird’ in Halkomelem, the Native American language ‘sasquatch’ derives from. (Guess what this fic was originally supposed to be about :-)
Read more... )
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
This is just a reminder that our "Wild Animal" one-shots are due tonight. We definitely need more entries so please get those in if you can. And don't forget to read and give feedback to the entries already posted.

Thanks! Happy reading and writing!
[identity profile] roseglade.livejournal.com

Title: Only Animals 


Rating: G


Word Count:  847  words


Characters: The New Earth Clones ( The New Humans) references the Sisters of Plenitude


Spoilers:  “New Earth”


Warnings: N/A


Episode Setting:  During “New Earth”


Summary: They call us animals. 


Read more... )



[identity profile] romanajo123.livejournal.com
Title:  Like I could run forever
Genre: Introspection
Author: romanajo123/ human_nature
Word Count:  c. 264
Characters:  Ace McShane, Seventh Doctor, mention of Karra
Rating/Warnings: PG, a bit dark
Spoilers: For Survival
Summary:Some days, the Cheetah part of Ace stays hidden, some days it takes over...

Read it here!
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
Thanks for the last minute votes. Here are your winners for the "Wrinkle" challenge!

1st place - Survival Lines by [livejournal.com profile] gallif_migrant

2nd place - You are Beautiful by [livejournal.com profile] roseglade

3rd place - Future Tense by [livejournal.com profile] locker_monster

Congratulations to the winners! Thanks for those who participated and voted. I'll have a double banner post up later.

Don't forget to enter our "Wild Animal" one-shot challenge!"
[identity profile] matimae03.livejournal.com

Title: The Virus
Characters: the 10th Doctor, Donna, OC
Warnings: Character death
Episode setting: Season 4, before 'Turn Left'
Word count: 1,361
Summary: The Doctor and Donna find themselves in a mystery, all surrounding a virus.

Read more... )

[identity profile] gallif-migrant.livejournal.com
Title: "We'll Be Okay
Genre: Horror
Author: Gallifrey_Immigrant
Word Count: 562
Characters: Thirteenth Doctor; mention of Twelfth Doctor
Rating/Warnings: None
Spoilers: For the 13th Doctor casting announcement
Summary: Monsters. Late nights. The Doctor, no matter what the form.


Jimmy was closing up shop, happy to finally end this day of work. He didn't really enjoy this job, but ever since he stopped his attempts at a rock band, this had been his main source of income. It was steady work, and his manager promised that when he noticed the strange woman in the corner of the club. She was staring at her reflection, and muttering to herself. Jim figured the woman might be a homeless person. She was dressed in a hoodie and jacket, with blonde hair. Maybe she wanted some shelter. Either way, the woman had to leave. He walked up to her, and tapped her on the shoulder. The woma turned around, and her gaze shocked him. She smiled, but then ignored him, continuing to stare at her reflection.

“Hmm, my boy? No, that voice isn't me. What do you think, Jimmy?” said the woman. Her voice had an some form of English accent, which Jim couldn't place. She spoke his name like they were old friends.

“I don't think much about your voice. I need you to leave, ma'am,” said Jim.

“Ma'am? I haven't been called that in a whle. I think I missed it,” said the woman. She gave Jim her full attention now, sporting a toothy grin. Her hands touched her mouth, and she said “I think that I'm a smiler this time around.”

“Wonderful, ma'am. I need you to leave,” said Jim.

“Why?”

“Well, because the store's hours are over. I'm not sure how you got in here,” said Jim.

“Well, that is not the question—no, no, no! That's not my voice either!” said the woman, shaking her head. She crossed her arms, and tousled her hair, then paused. “Blonde. Looks odd. Also, my name is the Doctor, in case you forgot,” said the woman.

Jim was about to point out that they had never met before, when a loud scream came from outside. Jim jumped, while the girl stayed calm, and looked out the window. Street lights lit up the road. A large shadow covered the ground, like some giant animal was roaming outside.

“Rikos. Creatures with fire in their veins, who hunt in the midnight hour. If you go outside, you'll die,” said the Doctor. She shot up from her sitting position in a flash, and moved to the doors, her ear at the wood.

“Like, magical creatures?” said Jim. He stepped closer to the window, trying to get a better look. A claw ripped at the glass, making him jump.

“Yeah, let's go with magic. It's not magic, but okay, works for me. Jim, it's very important you stay inside. The creatures outside are wild animals from the dark spaces in the world ,” said the Doctor. Her nose sniffed at the door, and her eyes widened. “And these ones are from a very dark space, indeed.”

Small, slithery wisps of blackness crept over the windows. Light slowly disappeared from outside. More screams echoed. Jim backed away from the doors, and jumped when the Doctor grabbed him. She turned him toward her. Her eyes reminded him of a white-haired man who had saved his life, years ago.

“Listen, Jim. We'll be okay. Do you know why?”

“No.”

The sound of glass breaking reverberated through his ears. Something was climbing in. But the woman didn't look afraid.

“Because I'm the Doctor.”

[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
"Wild Animal"

Interpret that however you want.

Word Count requirement is 200 words or more. One entry per person. All entries must be new and relate to this challenge. You may post to the community, link to your journal or off-site. Please make sure your links work. Please read the rules if you do not know them!

Submissions are due Monday August 14th at 9:00 pm US Central time. Voting will go up very soon and the next challenge will be announced after that.
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
Sorry for the delay!

It's time to vote!

Please take the time to look over the following entries and vote for your favorite three: 1st, 2nd and 3rd places (NO MORE, NO LESS). THERE IS NO VOTING FOR YOURSELF, and only members and watchers may vote.

Please follow the rules on our profile page, vote fairly and do not get sock puppets or your friends to vote for you. Do not ask for votes outside the community. Please leave your votes as a comment to this post. The votes are all screened. All members are encouraged to vote, even those who did not post an entry. Please help our community stay active by reading and voting!

Vote like so:

1st - B. title, author
2nd - A. title, author
3rd - C. title, author

You must use the letter, title, and author when voting. Please use all three; it's much easier to tally that way. My voting system is simple: first place gets 3 points, 2nd place gets 2 points, and 3rd places gets 1 point when added up at the end.

The entries:

A. Decompression by [livejournal.com profile] templeremus

B. Survival Lines by [livejournal.com profile] gallif_migrant

C. You are Beautiful by [livejournal.com profile] roseglade

D. Even the Bees have gone by [livejournal.com profile] matimae03

E. Future Tense by [livejournal.com profile] locker_monster

Voting will end on Sunday July 23rd 9 p.m. Central US Time, or until we get enough votes. Winners will be announced the next day and then winning banners will be up some time within the next week. Please vote and leave comments for our authors!

Please, please, PLEASE, find time to vote. It's not required for authors to vote but it's really helpful to all the other participants that DO read and vote to have a fair chance. I know it's not mandatory (and I've been considering changing that) but I really hope that I can have enough faith in you guys for full participation of this contest that means entering (if inspired), reading, commenting and voting. It really helps the community stay alive. Thank you so much!

Extension

Jul. 13th, 2017 08:04 pm
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com

Well, I didn't intend this, but this week got away from me and I forgot about the "Wrinkle" drabble challenge, so I'm extending it until this coming Monday. You can get your "Wrinkle" drabbles up by July 17th 9 pm US central time.

I will extend out all the upcoming challenges a week too. Thanks!

[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
Well, I logged in today to find that Photobucket has blocked all my images, and I've been using them for over a decade. Sooo.... There will be a short period of time this weekend where I will be finding an alternative place for our banners, promo banners and journal info.

Until then please bear with me. If you need a banner and missed it on one of my posts. Please let me know and I'll get that to you.

Thanks,
Your Mod paynesgrey
[identity profile] locker-monster.livejournal.com
Title: Future Tense
Rating: G
Genre: General
Word Count: 500
Characters: Harry, Sarah Jane
Spoilers: None. Set pre-"Terror of the Zygons".
Warnings: None
Summary: Harry gets an unexpected glimpse of the future.

Future Tense
[identity profile] paynesgrey.livejournal.com
Here are your winners for the "Heaven's Gate" challenge!

1st place - Last Request by [livejournal.com profile] locker_monster

2nd place - Mysteries, Golden and True by [livejournal.com profile] dancingdragon3

3rd place - The Void Spreads by [livejournal.com profile] gallif_migrant

Congratulations! Thanks to all who participated and voted. I will have your banners up later.

Don't forget to enter our "Wrinkle" drabble challenge!
[identity profile] matimae03.livejournal.com

Title: Even the Bees have gone
Word Count: 451
Warning: N/A
Spoilers: N/A
Characters: O.C.(Maisie), Doctor, Donna
Episode Setting: Before “The Stolen Earth,” S4
Rating: G
Summery: Maisie has befriended the bees, but then they leave.

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[identity profile] gallif-migrant.livejournal.com

Title: Survival Lines
Rating: PG
Word Count: 481
Genre: Angst
Characters: Clara, Me, cameo by Eleventh Doctor
Summary: Wrinkles show proof of experience. Clara has no proof.

Marceline traced her fingers on the witch's face. Indeed, no wrinkles.

The witch opened her eyes slowly. She often slept for long.



“Marcy, what's wrong?” asked the witch.

“You do not age, Clara,” said Marcy.

“I never will,” said Clara. She stretched her limbs.

Later

Henry rolled over on the bed. His lover, Clara, looked far away.

“What's wrong, baby?” said Henry. Was she thinking about the Danny she always mentioned in her sleep?

“Nothing,” said Clara. He couldn't tell whether or not she was lying. He never could.

Later

Nessa hid under the floorbeds. She could hear the Nazis outside the house, and prayed that Me or Clara wouldn't give up her husband. Her stomach dropped farther with each footstep.

Somehow understanding, Clara whispered to her “I never will.”

Later (and earlier)

The Doctor hung on the ledge. Clara held out her hand, and he grabbed it.

“Oswald, please don't let go of me!” said the man, his bowtie all askew as he dangled helplessly.

“You know I never will,” quipped Clara. Brave, strong Clara, always hiding her fear. If the Doctor hadn't been scared for his life, he would have cheered her.

Later

“I hate you. You miserable, pretentious immortal. You think just because you're older that you get to be condescending to everyone else,” said Clara to Me. She stormed off, leaving Me to nurse her drink.

“Do you want to leave me?” asked Me. A surprising amount of emotion was in the statement.

Clara didn't respond.

Later

The answer was no,” said Clara.

Me and her were locked in a dark room. The guards had locked away the key. Unfortunately, the plague that had crept through the countryside meant that the two immortals were probably going to be stuck here for a long time. Perhaps forever.

Answer to what?” asked Me sharply. In the dark, with her anti-radiation cloak, she looked like a fairy.

Whether or not I would leave you. I never would,” said Clara.

Me stared straight at Clara for some time. Then, Me grinned slowly.

Yes you would. But thank you,” said Me.

Later

The crew excavating the site of the Orion Wars had found only two corpses. Both were young humanoid woman of unknown physiology, whose bodies were in qurantine. Billy had been dared by his classmates to check the bodies.

He crept down into where the bodies were. He was looking at them, when one opened their eyes.

“Hi. I'm Clara.”

“Ahh! What are you?” said Billy.

“Old ladies,” said the other young girl.

Later

Billy traced his fingers on the zombie's face. Nope, no wrinkles.

The zombie opened her eyes slowly. She often slept for long..

“Marcy, what's wrong?” asked the zombie. She frowned. “I mean Billy.”

“You don't age, Clara,” said Billy.

“I never will,” said Clara. She stretched her limbs.

[identity profile] roseglade.livejournal.com

Title: You are Beautiful

Rating: G

Word Count:  498 words

Characters:  Cassandra O’Brien and Chip (Technically Future Cassandra)

Spoilers:  “New Earth”

Warnings: N/A

Episode Setting: During “New Earth”

Summary: “No matter how much it hurts.  No matter how much it costs.  No matter how many commoners tell you that you aren’t worth their time, remember this. You are beautiful.  You are beautiful.”

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[identity profile] templeremus.livejournal.com
Title: Decompression
Rating: PG
Author: templeremus
Word Count: 500
Genre: Missing Scene
Characters: Nardole, Twelfh Doctor
Summary: Nardole deals with the fallout from events at Chasm Forge.
Set in the interval between Oxygen and Extremis.
Decompression )

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