bookblather: A picture of Neko Case in a green sweater. (in the heart: ivy)
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Author: Kat
Title: Pride
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Green 5 (greenbacks), Eton blue 8 (prom).
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, canvas, brush (facilitate), glitter (overcoming), novelty beads (Hearts on fire, you'll learn/End up with heartburn - Barenaked Ladies, "Wind It Up"), pastels (face).
Word Count: 100.
Rating: PG.
Summary: Ivy had plans for prom.
Warnings: offscreen homophobia.
Notes: Last green.

Pride )
bookblather: Rachel Hurd-Wood smiling at the camera (In the Heart: adult Summer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Time to Fly
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Green 4 (green eggs and ham), Eton blue 20 (graduation).
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, photography, frame, brush (fugacious: lasting a short time, evanescent), watercolors (a wagon, magic shoes, a toy camera), oils (crawling all over), stickers (locusts), chalk (Graduation Respite).
Word Count: 100.
Rating: G.
Summary: She blinked, and Thomas grew up.
Warnings: none.
Notes: I'm quite fond of the word "insouciant."

Time to Fly )
bookblather: Sarah Porchetta in a pink sweater, smiling at the camera. (In the heart : joy : sarah porchetta)
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Author: Kat
Title: Experience
Story: In The Heart and Second Genesis
Colors: Green 1 ( green with envy), Eton blue 17 (foreign language).
Supplies and Materials: Frame, eraser (Joy/Chloe AU), collage, mosaic, acrylic (these eyes are judging Wade), feathers (I need it more than you do), fabric (this picture), modeling clay (champion), charcoal (Wade), seed beads, glitter (Finish this sentence: in my experience...), glue (balance between your current need for immediate gratification and your willingness to wait until the time is right).
Word Count: 290.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Emmett drops some knowledge on his roommate. It doesn't take.
Warnings: minor misogyny.
Notes: Emmett is Joy and Chloe's son, and the only boy in his generation. If you don't count the raccoon. Nikki-approved.

Experience )
bookblather: Sarah Porchetta in a pink sweater, smiling at the camera. (In the heart : joy : sarah porchetta)
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Author: Kat
Title: Permanence
Story: In the Heart and Second Genesis
Colors: Green 3 (green vegetables), Eton blue 14 (guidance counselor)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, seed beeds, eraser (Joy/Chloe AU), feathers (your character spends time with their mother), stain ("In all the universe, nothing remains permanent and unchanged but the spirit." - Anton Chekhov), chalk (boy among giants), glitter (swings), collage, mosaic, novelty beads (this picture).
Word Count: 100.
Rating: G.
Summary: April's parents are always with her.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Loki is April's baby raccoon.

Permanence )
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: Hall Pass
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Green 10 (give the green light), Eton blue 11 (hall pass)
Supplies and Materials: Brush (agog), stain (Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. -Bertrand Russell), stickers (coffee causes bad breath), glitter (make a list of things you want), glue (Mischievous Mercury is in your pragmatic sign for the next two weeks, adding a high-frequency buzz to your usual air of practicality.), novelty beads (Well here’s your open invitation/With just a couple regulations/Let me warn you son, only come to have fun/We don’t take kindly to serious/So leave your troubles at the door/Unless you want some in here. - "The House Rules", Christian Kane).
Word Count: 447.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: The things you talk about on a Saturday afternoon when you're bored.
Warnings: none
Notes: There's no point to this. At all.

Hall Pass )
bookblather: Mia Maestro pulling her hair back. (Charlotte Hennessy : Mia Maestro)
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Author: Kat
Title: Bouquet
Story: Huge Scary New Story
Colors: Lilac saturation, green 2 (the grass is always greener).
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, canvas, seed beads (anything not with Charlotte, Miranda or Jackson), brush (validate), acrylic (sustainable energy), oils (atonement), modeling clay (love), feathers ("I just don't love you anymore"), novelty beads ("I know you've got your career in order. Don't forget to have a happy life." - Colonel Potter, M*A*S*H), glitter (roller coaster picture), glue (everything feels complicated today... you're tempted to withdraw as a defensive tactic), photography, graffiti, charcoal.
Word Count: 2500.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Another glimpse of the Hennessys, and some of their friends and family.
Warnings: racism, classism, minor depiction of depression, sexism.
Notes: Again, please please tell me if I fuck anything up.

Bouquet )
bookblather: (in the heart : joanna : hijab)
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Author: Kat
Title: Acceptance
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Green 14 (green goblin), Eton blue 12 (senior slump).
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, reimaging (Cracks), canvas, acrylic (haunted houses and trapped floors), stain (Oh! how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes. - William Shakespeare), feathers (your character makes a personal discovery), seed beads, novelty beads (Jar of Hearts, Christina Perry), glue (The moon... signals a return to normalcy. You don't know how everything will play out in the long run, so concentrate on keeping your life as stable as you can for now), glitter (Jar of Hearts), photography.
Word Count: 309.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Piece by piece, she lets him back in.
Warnings: None.
Notes: Fatimah is hard to write, sometimes.

Acceptance )
bookblather: Ali Larter with messy hair staring intensely at the camera. (in the heart : yvonne : ali larter)
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Author: Kat
Title: Sweet Nothings
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Green 6 (green-eyed monster), blush 7 (sweet nothings) with Isana's paint-by-numbers (How Yvonne pries Hugh from Theresa.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, stained glass, brush (lunette), stain (It's not a matter of whether or not someone's watching over you. It's just a question of their intentions. -Randy K. Milholland), feathers (Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers.--Mary Tyler Moore), reimaging (Theft), canvas, charcoal (hiya, Yvonne).
Word Count: 400.
Rating: PG.
Summary: Yvonne is up to something.
Warnings: Yvonne.
Notes: Nope.

Sweet Nothings )
five_steps_back: (Second Genesis: Noah)
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Name: Nikki and Kat
Colors: Green 13 (green behind the ears) and Eton blue 3 (sex ed) for Kat; Chocolate Brown 10. Fannie May, Tequila Rose 5. It's me and my crew and we've come for a screw for Nikki
Styles and Supplies: Interactive Art, Eraser (Joy/Chloe AU), Collage, Mosaic, Brush (abstruse), Portrait, Modeling Clay (#150: Love), Oils (breathtaking), Glue (You have an air of magic about you today and others will likely notice your sparkle.), Canvas (for In the Heart), Seed beads, Chalk (town and country), Novelty beads (Simple pleasures for Kat)
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 6,729
Story: Second Genesis and In the Heart; the title of this piece is 'Country Girl (Shake it for Me).'
Summary: Noah meets Joy while she travels America.
Notes: Noah is 19, Joy is 21.

Noah's beer was going ignored in his hand. )
bookblather: Sarah Porchetta in a pink sweater, smiling at the camera. (In the heart : joy : sarah porchetta)
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Author: Kat
Title: Reverence
Story: In the Heart and Second Genesis
Colors: Green 11 (going green)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, eraser (Joy/Chloe AU), collage, mosaic, frame, brush (notorious), oils (simple gifts), seed beads, glitter (what is the most important thing to you?), glue (Others might not understand you today because the words to describe your emotions don't come easily).
Word Count: 100.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Alex goes hunting.
Warnings: none
Notes: Alexandra is Joy and Chloe's daughter; Noah is her biological father. This story is based off Dar Williams' song "Crystal Creek," albeit with less murder.

Reverence )
bookblather: A picture of Regina Spektor with her face half in shadow. (in the heart: olivia)
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Author: Kat
Title: Fog
Story: In the Heart: The House
Colors: Fog grey saturation, green 15 (greenwashing)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, eraser (The House AU), brush (obliterate), acrylic (nothing to do but wait), stain (The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness. Andre Malraux), feathers (Your character makes a personal discovery.), oils (you flatter me), nubs (The House), glitter (this picture), graffiti, novelty beads (“The past cannot be cured.”).
Word Count: 1500.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: The house takes care of her.
Warnings: child abuse, neglect, kidnapping, enforced amneisa, misogynistic language, depiction of depression.
Notes: Been meaning to play with this AU some more.

Fog )
bookblather: Caterina Scorsone smiling at camera right. (in the heart: christine: caterina scorso)
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Author: Kat
Title: Sand and Snow
Story: In the Heart: Fairy Tale AU
Colors: Cloud white saturation, green 12 (greener pastures)
Supplies and Materials: Portrait, eraser (fairy tales), acrylic (life altering situations), stain ("whereof one cannot speak thereof one must be silent.” - Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1922), beading wire (hikers huddled around a fire), oils (escape), modeling clay (love), seed beads (Lars appears a couple of times but the story isn't about him), chalk (porters in snow), yarn (dawn light), glitter ("Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even." - Muhammad Ali), glue (the path ahead of you appears to be clear, enabling you to see where you're going.), graffiti.
Word Count: 7421.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Christine Warmind will not let them take her siblings.
Warnings: child disappearance, threats of being burned alive, bear-induced death.
Notes: Did anyone realize Christine was married to Joanna's youngest brother before this story?

Sand and Snow )
bookblather: Sarah Porchetta in a pink sweater, smiling at the camera. (In the heart : joy : sarah porchetta)
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Author: Kat
Title: Five Times Joy Did Jax's Nails (And Once He Did Hers)
Story: In the Heart and Second Genesis
Colors: Green 8 (green thumb), tractor red 11 (help on the farm) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (Joy/Chloe AU: Joy helps Jax with something.)
Supplies and Materials: Collage, mosaic, eraser (Joy/Chloe AU), miniature collection, novelty beads (this gif).
Word Count: 600.
Rating: PG-13 for one moment of explicit sexual content.
Summary: Exactly what it says on the tin.
Warnings: nope.
Notes: Approved by Nikki.

Five Times Joy Did Jax's Nails (And Once He Did Hers) )
bookblather: Kaylee fangirling: text is fangirl. (fangirl)
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Author: Kat
Title: Any Other Way
Story: Polyfaceted
Colors: Green 9 (green around the gills)
Supplies and Materials: Stained glass, miniature collection, stain (“A young man married is a man that’s marr’d.” - William Shakespeare), collage, modeling clay (sinking).
Word Count: 543.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: David getting married.
Warnings: Sexism.
Notes: This happened because of the stain. Thanks to Kelly and Geena for approving it.

Any Other Way )
bookblather: Teryl Rothery looking camera left with a raised eyebrow (in the heart : gail : teryl rothery)
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Author: Kat
Title: Assistance
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Green 7 (it's not easy being green), tractor red 14 (work the field) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (Sometimes, even money wasn't worth this job.)
Supplies and Materials: Canvas (Ivy being about sixteen), eraser (Framed AU), oils (painful healing), stain (Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught - Sir Winston Churchill), modeling clay (sinking), seed beads, chalk (mess with the bull), pastels (unnatural).
Word Count: 1213.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Gail goes to a job interview and winds up delivering a smackdown.
Warnings: lots and lots of autism-related ableism.
Notes: Hey, back to the rage. And it turns out this AU isn't all bad. Who knew.

Assistance )

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