bookblather: Natalie Dormer looking smugly off-camera. (Miranda Hennessy: Natalie Dormer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Salted Earth
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Electric purple 12 (Your former glories and all the stories/Dragged and washed with eager hands/But ohh oh your city lies in dust, my friend (Siouxsie & The Banshees- Cities in Dust)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Miranda. Crushes. Someone.), cotton candy 8 (climbing trees) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Miranda thinks about her life as she moves up the corporate ladder), old lace 10 (However, girls were just as obstinate then as they are now, and as they always will be.) with Sara's paint-by-numbers (Miranda always gets the job done.).
Supplies and Materials: Glue (It really shouldn't be so complicated to just let someone know how you feel. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to express yourself today, prompting others to think you're not being very sincere at all.), oils (life on the line), stain (I've accepted that I'm not going to die of natural causes, [but] getting killed 'cuz you're naturally a dick seems like natural causes to me. - Randy K. Milholland), novelty beads (this image), pastels (vengeance).
Word Count: 952
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It all comes back to Andrew Dalton.
Warnings: mentioned drug use, sexual harassment, minors having sex, and a blink and miss it mention of unwanted sexual activity (in the midst of otherwise consensual sexual activity. Plus inherent misogyny and racism.
Notes: LAST OF ALL OF THESE AND I HAVE DEFEATED CLOISONNISM WITH ONE MINUTE TO SPARE. HA.

Salted Earth )
bookblather: A picture of Neko Case in a green sweater. (in the heart: ivy)
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Author: Kat
Title: Political Discourse
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Cotton candy 15 (tea party) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Ivy deals with people from the tea party)
Supplies and Materials: Fingerpainting, novelty beads (this gif).
Word Count: 215
Rating: G
Summary: Ivy encounters her uncle.
Warnings: Tea Party politics, may be triggering to some people. Also casual homophobia and "welfare queen" mythology.
Notes: Technically this is before the Tea Party movement, but eh.

Political Discourse )
bookblather: A picture of Regina Spektor with her face half in shadow. (in the heart: olivia)
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Author: Kat
Title: be ok
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Cotton candy 16 (rolling down the hill) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Olivia has a bad day; Jake helps her with it the best way he can.), old lace 5 (It is pretty and it is quaint, but it is very self-consciously so.) with Sara's paint-by-numbers (Someone's mask slips.)
Supplies and Materials: Novelty beads (take a deep breath).
Word Count: 460
Rating: PG
Summary: Olivia has a rough day, and Jake helps. A little, but it's help.
Warnings: depiction of depression.
Notes: It's Olivia and Jake day, apparently. Except for the Shine Like It Does stuff coming up. And Michael. Fuck yeah Michael.

be ok )
bookblather: Matt Bomer in an open grey shirt against a landscape. (Jackson Hennessy : Matt Bomer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Thankfully Content
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Cotton candy 7 (Treehouse) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Felix loves/hates when Jack calls him up for a night to hang out at his place), electric purple 1 (It's my own design/It's my own remorse/Help me to decide/Help make the most/Of freedom and of pleasure (Tears For Fears- Everybody Wants To Rule The World)) with SWL's paint-by-numbers (Felix. The man. The legend. THE EPIC OF... OK, how about a day-in-the-life?).
Supplies and Materials: Glue (You can feel the pressure to say more than you want to now. However, you're still trying to resist the need to jump into the flow. The more others push, the more you resist their efforts.), modeling clay (uncomfortable conversations), chalk (jumping into summer), glitter (wait), novelty beads (I want to find my Enkidu.)
Word Count: 2026
Rating: PG
Summary: A day in the life of Felix Alvarez.
Warnings: brief mention of homophobic culture.
Notes: I have a term paper due tomorrow, and instead I wrote this. PRIORITIES. Meme fill for Sara.

Thankfully Content )
bookblather: Rachel Hurd-Wood smiling at the camera (In the Heart: adult Summer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Letters
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Cotton candy 19 (security blanket) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Summer has two people she can count on).
Supplies and Materials: Fingerpainting (letters), frame, glitter ("You know that in nine hundred years of time and space and I've never met anybody who wasn't important before." – The Eleventh Doctor, Doctor Who), novelty beads (this gif).
Word Count: 502
Rating: PG
Summary: To the people Summer depends on.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Last one for tonight, I promise. CLOISONNISM WILL NOT DEFEAT ME.

Letters )
bookblather: A picture of Neko Case in a green sweater. (in the heart: ivy)
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Author: Kat
Title: Starting Small
Story: In the Heart - Mad Science AU
Colors: Cotton candy 13 (lemonade stand) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Ivy’s first job)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (Mad Science AU), glue (Feisty Mars fires up your enthusiasm about the exciting potential in your life. Yet you're also bored with your current obligations and regular routines. Instead of attempting to temper your extreme feelings and find a middle ground now, try holding on to the opposite desires until you're ready to resolve the energy creatively.), brush (ransack), acrylic (A horrible mess/disaster/fire in the kitchen), glitter (burn), pastels (job / career), novelty beads (she's essentially doing this).
Word Count: 401
Rating: PG
Summary: Ivy loses her first job. Explosively.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Ivy's canon first job went rather better than this.

Starting Small )
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Author: Kat
Title: Bucket and Shovel
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Cotton candy 4 (Sandbox) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Daniel wonders if he should keep Benjy close or hide him away from the world).
Supplies and Materials: Fabric (buckets and shovels), novelty beads (ice cream cone).
Word Count: 210
Rating: G
Summary: The space between protection and stifling.
Warnings: none
Notes: A father-son moment. Because.

Buckets and Shovels )
bookblather: George Clooney in a suit and sunglasses, looking at the camera. (Christopher Hennessy : George Clooney)
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Author: Kat
Title: Our People
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Burgundy saturation with cotton candy 3 (Seesaw) and blossom's paint-by-numbers (Christopher thinks about how his childhood differs from Isobel’s).
Supplies and Materials: Canvas (Christopher's childhood), oils (conditional love), stain (Life is a long lesson in humility. - James M. Barrie), feathers (The girl who disappears from the pool/will never return. A woman will return,/looking for the girl she was. - excerpt from The Myth of Innocence by Louise Glück), miniature collection, novelty beads (Accretion).
Word Count: 1000
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Christopher's childhood.
Warnings: references child death, emotional abuse
Notes: Christopher's family is messed up.

Our People )
bookblather: John Hannah with folded arms smiling at the camera. (in the heart : hugh : john hannah)
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Author: Kat
Title: Prelapsarian
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Xanadu 8 (Eden), cotton candy 5 (Trampoline) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Hugh thinking about Olivia as he bounces place to place in his search)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, canvas, acrylic (exempt), pastels (wandering), photography.
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: Hugh thinks about his daughter and children in general.
Warnings: none
Notes: yeah okay, just one more. With SYMBOLISM. Also, if you know what the title means without looking it up, then we should be friends. ENGLISH MAJORS UNITE.

Prelapsarian )
bookblather: Ali Larter with messy hair staring intensely at the camera. (in the heart : yvonne : ali larter)
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Author: Kat
Title: Out
Story: In the Heart -- Regency AU
Colors: Xanadu 10 (paradise lost), cotton candy 11 (play house) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Yvonne knows that being the perfect wife and mother is not the life for her)
Supplies and Materials: Canvas, miniature, eraser (Regency AU), glitter ("The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself." – Benjamin Franklin)
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: Yvonne comes to a conclusion.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Written with a headache, ow.

Out )
bookblather: A picture of Neko Case in a green sweater. (in the heart: ivy)
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Author: Kat
Title: Stories
Story: In the Heart -- Spartacus AU
Colors: Xanadu 6 (Arcadia), cotton candy 20 (Bedtime) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Ivy tells her kids a bedtime story)
Supplies and Materials: Frame, eraser (Spartacus AU), novelty beads (“The life of the dead is set in the memory of the living.”-―Marcus Tullius Cicero, Philippics),
Word Count: 500
Rating: PG
Summary: Ivy's daughters want a story.
Warnings: mention of slavery and everything that goes with it; nothing graphic.
Notes: Two of the three girls were alive during the rebellion, but they were too young to remember. Just FYI.

Stories )
bookblather: A picture of Regina Spektor with her face half in shadow. (in the heart: olivia)
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Author: Kat
Title: Getting Through
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Transparent saturation, cotton candy 9 (Wading) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Some days Olivia is just going through the motions)
Supplies and Materials: Fingerpainting (imitating JT's nifty saturation here), chalk (Manhettenge. We're going to pretend it's a sunrise.), glitter (this picture), novelty beads (In the pale light of dawn), photography.
Word Count: 568
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Olivia gets through.
Warnings: depiction of depression
Notes: I dared myself to do a transparent saturation as well as a list. I should stop daring myself to do things. Anyway, this is basically how I deal with depressive episodes, and apparently how Olivia does too. This is not a prescription. Everyone's methods are different.

Getting Through )
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Author: Kat
Title: Scent
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Transparent 17 (Incense), cotton candy 18 (catching fireflies) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Gail and Nathan spend a lazy summer night together).
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, yarn (milky way), frame, glitter ("The Summer night is like a perfection of thought." – Wallace Stevens), novelty beads (Sense memory).
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: Gail and Nathan at the lake.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Sensory exercise. Writing about smell is hard.

Scent )
bookblather: Alan Tudyk in a suit looking at the camera. (in the heart : zack : alan tudyk)
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Author: Kat
Title: Race
Story: In the Heart - Urban Fantasy AU
Colors: Transparent 15 (Spring ), cotton candy 17 (race you home) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Urban Fantasy AU: Felipe and Zack wants to see who can make it home first.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, eraser (Urban Fantasy AU), chalk (exuberance), glitter ("The Summer night is like a perfection of thought." – Wallace Stevens), novelty beads (Eye of the Tiger).
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: The boys race home.
Warnings: none
Notes: I needed some happy queer people. Brace for more.

Race )
bookblather: A picture of Tricia Helfer in a white shirt, smiling, with her chin in her hand. (in the heart: gina)
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Author: Kat
Title: Swoop
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Transparent 1 (Wind/Breeze), cotton candy 6 (Swingset) with blossomdream's paint-by-numbers (Ivy and Gina swings after a date).
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, novelty beads (this picture, fingerpainting (free verse).
Word Count: 86
Rating: PG
Summary: Falling is like this.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Poetry wooo.

Swoop )
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Author: Kat
Title: Fetch
Story: In the Heart - Urban Fantasy AU
Colors: Transparent 9 (Shift), cotton candy 10 (play catch) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Urban Fantasy AU: Someone makes a crack about the wolf in Zack. It doesn’t go well for that person.)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (Urban Fantasy AU).
Word Count:
Rating: PG
Summary: Zack makes the change.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Sibling rivalry's a little more fraught when shifters are in the family. Also, here, have an infodump! Zack is about eleven/twelve.

Fetch )
bookblather: A closeup of Daniel Vettori in glasses and a baseball hat (in the heart: aaron)
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Author: Kat
Title: one step
Story: In the Heart -- Unnamed AU
Colors: Bubblegum pink 7 (Playground), cotton candy 2 (Tag) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Little Ivy gives Aaron a scare when he can’t find her during a game).
Supplies and Materials: Canvas (ages in story), miniature, eraser (I Do Not Like This AU).
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: Between one step and the next, Ivy disappeared.
Warnings: missing child.
Notes: I wrote all of these before midnight-- here's hoping they still count.

one step )
bookblather: Michael Wetherby turning back and smiling. (in the heart : michael : michael weather)
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Author: Kat
Title: Toof
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Bubblegum pink 3 (Baby Teeth), cotton candy 1 (playing outside) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Danny gets in trouble when she plays outside with Michael)
Supplies and Materials: Canvas (Danny and Michael are eight and six), miniature, fingerpainting (dialog).
Word Count: 83
Rating: PG
Summary: Michael has a loose tooth.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Turned out to not be so much about the trouble.

Toof )
bookblather: A picture of Tricia Helfer in a white shirt, smiling, with her chin in her hand. (in the heart: gina)
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Author: Kat
Title: Immersion
Story: In the Heart -- Urban Fantasy AU
Colors: Bubblegum pink 2 (Memory Box), bittersweet 7 (the way things were), cotton candy 14 (going swimming) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Urban Fantasy AU: There are times Gina doesn’t want to leave the water.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, eraser (Urban Fantasy AU), canvas (Gina spans two to nineteen), chalk (diving into a river), brush (lamia), oils (finding your inner child), modeling clay (free), glitter (this), novelty beads (vamp).
Word Count: 600
Rating: PG
Summary: Gina is the water.
Warnings: sexism, mention of abuse (nonspecific).
Notes: none.

Immersion )
bookblather: A picture of Rachel Hurd-Wood with red, curly hair. (in the heart: summer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Hopscotch
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Bubblegum pink 10 (Time Out), cotton candy 12 (Hopscotch) with blossom's paint-by-numbers (Summer has trouble playing in school).
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, canvas (Summer is maybe eight), glitter (vulnerable), novelty beads (Classmate).
Word Count: 397
Rating: PG
Summary: Summer just wanted to play.
Warnings: kids being cruel
Notes: This is just after Summer is integrated into mainstream education.

Hopscotch )

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