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Author: Malapropism
Story: Battle For the Sun
Colors: Alice Blue 14 (everything's got a moral, if you can only find it), Sulphur 3 (make a contract), Fire Opal 18 (hell or high water)
Supply: Canvas (Takes place a day or three before the start of BFTS)
Word Count: 1419-ish
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Lewis Wainwright listens. A young woman calling herself Amanda Knight tells him more than he wants to hear.
Notes: Warnings for mentions of human trafficking and forced prostitution. Constructive criticism welcome.

Sleep was going to be a distant dream soon, and he knew it. )

Closure

May. 12th, 2013 11:47 pm
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Title: Closure
Canon: The Lethean Glamour
Colors: Alice Blue 7 (begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop), Mouse Grey 15 (just around the riverbend), Celestial Blue 7 (heavenly choir)
Styles and Materials: Canvas (a fortnight before the start of the story), Paint-by-numbers (Isana: Holly's favorite music)
Word Count: 692
Characters: Holly
Summary: Holly has made a ritual of writing a letter to her mother each year. This time, though, it feels different.

It's hard enough being loudly angry at no one in particular; I don't think I'd like to be specifically angry. )
malapropism: (noooo my brain)
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Title: Jaida Dreams
Canon: Battle For the Sun
Colors: Fire Opal 9 (adrenaline), Sulphur 18 (unclean), Mouse Grey 11 (supcalifragilisticexpialidocious)
Style: illustration
Rating: PG
Character: Jaida
Summary: One day she'll take back the shadows for Adanvari. It isn't a dream really, more of an inevitability.

If the abyss doesn't blink first, you're doing it wrong. )
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Title: Never Coming Back
Canon: Battle For the Sun
Colors: Harvest Gold (back to school)
Supply: Eraser (high school AU)
Characters: Kristen
Rating: PG with trigger warnings for domestic abuse
Summary: Kristen contemplates school.


Read more... )
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Title: Queen of the Neighborhood
Canon: Battle For the Sun/The Lethean Glamour
Colors: Harvest Gold 4 (raking), Fire Opal 17 (like a hurricane), Mouse Grey 23 (friends forever)
Supply: Eraser (high school AU), miniature
Characters: Jaida, Helene
Rating: G
Word Count: 100
Summary: Jaida meets Helene.

That girl thinks she's the queen of the neighborhood / I got news for you, she is! )
malapropism: (i remember fields of flowers)
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Title: Hallowe'en
Canon: Battle For the Sun
Colors: Harvest Gold 7 (pumpkins), Fire Opal 5 (ravenous), Mouse Grey 26 (he's a tramp, he's a rover)
Characters: Cyprian Corvo, Cliff Knight, Jaida Ames
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 692
Summary: Cyprian still hates autumn, and Jaida loves genocide.
Note: Looked over by isana, who has my thanks.

I give you the means to save yourself. )
malapropism: (jailed maria)
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Title: I am Cold Wind Over Home
Canon: Down By the Water
Colors: Harvest Gold 3 (crisp breeze), Mouse Grey 30 (oo-de-lally)
Word count: 246
Characters: Dawn Billingslea-Graymarch, Jemesk Graymarch (peripherally)
Rating: PG
Summary: Jem asks Dawn what death is like.

Breath did not make life. )
malapropism: (jailed maria)
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Title: Watcher in the Woods
Canon: The Lethean Glamour
Colors: Harvest Gold 5 (orange and gold), Sulphur 1 (snake)
Style: Illustration, charcoal
Character: Helene Mossing
Rating: G
Summary: Yes, there are demons in the Redwood.

So don't go out tonight, it's bound to take your life )
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Title: Red and Yellow
Canon: Battle For the Sun
Colors: Harvest Gold 11 (new sweater), Mouse Grey 10 (why should I worry?)
Character/s: Cliff Knight, Jaida Ames
Word Count: 157
Rating: G
Summary: Cliff always liked autumn, but it doesn't mean the same things anymore.

'Words were air, and air didn't bother him.' )
malapropism: (i remember fields of flowers)
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Title: The Only Exception
Canon: Battle For the Sun
Colors: Harvest Gold 6 (asters), Mouse Grey 25 (you can learn a lot of things from the flowers), Alice Blue 23 (it would be so nice if something made sense for a change)
Style: miniature
Character/s: Cyprian Corvo, an aster
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: There's just something about asters that isn't right.
Note: Looked over by [personal profile] isana , who has my thanks. Please excuse me as I rush to finish the Harvest Gold challenge.

They communicated in shocks of emotion and impression and spectral color. )
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Title: Irrevocable
Canon: Battle For the Sun
Colors: Harvest Gold 12 (napping), Alice Blue 5 (if I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense), Mouse Grey 29 (seize the day)
Supply: Canvas (Cyprian is nine)
Characters: Cyprian Corvo, Lauren Corvo
Word Count: 349
Rating: PG
Summary: That one time Cyprian tried to "save" the world when he was nine and ended up paying for it.

Winter was the most painful of the four seasons, without contest. )
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Title: Ghosts
Canon: The Lethean Glamour
Colors: Harvest Gold 9 (fall back), Fire Opal 10 (fury), Celestial Blue 10 (dearly departed)
Supplies/Styles: Paint-by-numbers (the few lives Helene regretted taking), charcoal, miniature collection, canvas (1, 3, 4, and 5)
Characters: Helene Mossing and a chorus of victims
Word count: 500 (excluding headers)
Rating/Warnings: PG-13, with warnings for violence including violence against children
Summary: Helene and the five kills that left an aftertaste almost like regret.
Notes: Beta read by [personal profile] isana  , who has my thanks!

Killing wasn't meant to feel like a crime. )
malapropism: (noooo my brain)
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Title: Warding
Canon: Battle For the Sun
Colors: Harvest Gold 8 (harvest), Mouse Grey 2 (the age of not believing), Sulphur 6 (Unholy)
Supply: Canvas (Rue is seven)
Character: Rue Alessio
Word count: 205
Rating: PG
Summary: Rue wants to see the rites of supplication.

Six harvests Rue had seen, gold and green and plentiful, but this one was singular. )
malapropism: (i remember fields of flowers)
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Title: Spark
Canon: Down By the Water
Colors: Harvest Gold 13 (equinox), Fire Opal 7 (lusting after), Mouse Grey 18 (be prepared)
Supply: Canvas (Annie and Clyde are still in their teens)
Characters: Annie Tark, Clyde Jones
Rating: PG-13 (underage drinking)
Word Count: 700
Summary: Annie has something to discuss.

'What do you say to that? I will let them think me docile and subservient while I burn their empire down around their golden, gilded ankles.' )
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Title: White Out
Canon: Down By the Water
Colors: Harvest Gold 14 (south for the winter), Fire Opal 13 (it consumed...), Mouse Grey 19 (somewhere out there)
Supply: Canvas (Dawn is still alive and unmarried)
Character: Dawn Billingslea
Words: 177
Rating: PG (warnings for sexism?)
Summary: Dawn and winter do not mix well.

Her happiness is as inevitable as the first snowfall. )
malapropism: (who we remember ourselves to be)
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Title: Masters of the Universe
Canon: Down By the Water
Colors: Harvest Gold 1 (falling leaves), Fire Opal 2 (insatiable), Mouse Grey 3 (are you in or out)
Supplies: charcoal (Caius Wray at the very least), canvas (takes place four months before Jemesk loses his memory), pastels (family)
Characters: John Hardy (the Smoking Faeborn), Armand Carron, Caius Wray, Patriarch Errol Wells
Rating: PG
Word count: 1119
Summary: The shadowy elite of New Kaddar meet under a gaslight to discuss the fate of the nation.
Notes: Beta read by isana.

There had been a time when he would have been happy to mingle with friends, when his business was not all that was keeping him alive; but this was not that time, and time had proven his fellows no friends. )
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Title: As I Lay Here Gazing
Canon: The Lethean Glamour
Colors: Harvest Gold 10 (giving thanks), Mouse Grey 16 (let me be good to you), Alice Blue 15 (remember who you are)
Supply: canvas (near the end of the War of Ascension)
Characters: Valentio Melman, Cygnelius Corvo
Rating: PG
Summary: Valentio and Cygnelius, the night before Lysandro took back the throne.
Notes: Val/Cyg heavily implied, but they're not together yet. Watch out for the diabeetus.

'We're binary, and you can never take that back.' )
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Title: The Shadows of My Bad Bones
Canon: Battle For the Sun
Colors: Harvest Gold 15 (nothing gold can stay), Sulphur 7 (deceiver), Alice Blue 1 (we're all mad here)
Style/supplies: mixed media, canvas (Ragnar is under 18 in the first 4-5 sections), charcoal, pastels (first fight)
Characters: Ragnar Merridan, Martin Merridan, Nadya Ericksdottir, Mashiro Yuki
Rating: PG-13, with warnings for child abuse, possible disproportionate revenge, violence, and general awfulness.
Summary: Ragnar Merridan, the man who was not really a man, in 13 songs. Beta read by isana, who has my thanks.
Note: Beware the inclusion of Tom Waits, who some people re-he-eally don't like. If he's not your bag, remember to delete his song.

'I have inspired more worthy warriors to take up arms in months than his propaganda has in years. And also you, I suppose. A shame.' )

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Title: Inevitable
Canon: The Lethean Glamour
Colors: Celestial Blue 1 (blessed), Fire Opal 8 (zealot/zealous), Alice Blue 12 (if everybody minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does)
Supplies: Canvas, paint-by-numbers (Holly, the day she was chosen), glitter (one word: problem)
Characters: Holly, Sofia
Ratings: PG
Word count: 378
Summary: Holly does not want to go home.

There was only glory written in a thousand different hands, all violently ended. )
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Title: Dawn Rising From the Faindown at Dusk
Canon: Down By the Water
Colors: Alice Blue 22 (I have seen so many extraordinary things, nothing seems extraordinary any more), Mouse Grey 14 (second star to the right), Fire Opal 16 (and got no peace)
Style/Supply: Illustration, canvas (the night Dawn was killed)
Character: Dawn Billingslea-Graymarch, various and sundry souls
Rating: PG (blood)
Summary: Dawn returns to New Kaddar as a ghost.

But I will find you still. )

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