bookblather: George Clooney in a suit and sunglasses, looking at the camera. (Christopher Hennessy : George Clooney)
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Author: Kat
Title: Perseverance
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: First light 18 (Ironheart), midnight 3 (Ferrous), lapis lazuli 7 (persevere) with paint by numbers (The Hennessys never give up.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, brush (morass), acrylics (envy), stain (“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.” - Calvin Coolidge), fabric (luck), novelty beads (don't let go)
Word Count: 500
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The Hennessys never give up.
Warnings: racism, abuse.
Notes: Ha, finished two colors at once. Come to me, David Bowie colors...

Perseverance )
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Author: Kat
Title: Whatever Works
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Midnight 17 (Roil), lapis lazuli 20 (jerk) with paint-by-numbers (It was her pleasure to handle this situation.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, graffiti (Lilith Faire Main Stage: U + Ur Hand, P!nk), modeling clay (What are you just SO DONE with today?), seed beads
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: Nadia just wants to feel good.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Nadia is Joanna's little sister.

Whatever Works )
bookblather: Rachel Hurd-Wood smiling at the camera (In the Heart: adult Summer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Party Time
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Lapis lazuli 11 (encroach) with paint-by-numbers (Summer thinks you're too close, okay?)
Supplies and Materials: Frame (Summer's in med school), graffiti (Lilith Faire Village Stage: 22, Taylor Swift)
Word Count: 120
Rating: PG
Summary: Summer in a club.
Warnings: violence.
Notes: Summer has several friends I haven't mentioned. Here's one!

Party Time )
bookblather: Matt Bomer in an open grey shirt against a landscape. (Jackson Hennessy : Matt Bomer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Cancel All Our Vows
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Midnight 4 (Abolish), lapis lazuli 15 (aloof) with paint-by-numbers (Jack doesn't understand why)
Supplies and Materials: Graffiti (Lilith Faire Main Stage: Loosen the Knot, Lissie), chalk (how to tell if a volcano is active, dormant, or extinct), glitter (As If I Am Someone Else, Douglas Piccinnini), miniature
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: Vera leaves Jack.
Warnings: none.
Notes: The poem Jack and Vera briefly quote is Since there's no help, come let us kiss and part by Michael Drayton. The title also comes from there.

Cancel All Our Vows )
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: Magic
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Lapis lazuli 2 (cavort) with paint-by-numbers (Gina and Ivy in a park.)
Supplies and Materials: Graffiti (Lilith Faire Second Stage: Magic, Colbie Caillat), miniature, frame, stain (Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature. - Tom Robbins)
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: Spring.
Warnings: sexism.
Notes: Brush your teeth before and after reading.

Magic )
bookblather: A picture of Pink in a pink shirt and black beret. (in the heart: danny)
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Author: Kat
Title: Freedom
Story: In the Heart - IN SPAAAACE AU
Colors: Lapis lazuli 10 (disabuse) with paint-by-numbers (Danny knows this person is wrong about the navy.)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (IN SPAAAACE AU), miniature, yarn (this picture), graffiti (Lilith Faire Second Stage: Wonders Never Cease, Morcheeba
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: Danny on the Navy.
Warnings: none.
Notes: none.

Freedom )
bookblather: Sarah Porchetta in a pink sweater, smiling at the camera. (In the heart : joy : sarah porchetta)
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Author: Kat
Title: Easy to Love
Story: In the Heart - Poly AU
Colors: Lapis lazuli 12 (gravity) with paint-by-numbers (Joy was the center of things.)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (poly AU), miniature, graffiti (Lilith Faire Village Stage: Better than Sunday, Ladyhawke), novelty beads (heart full of rainbows)
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: She's so easy to love.
Warnings: none.
Notes: I'm aware Joy is a Mary Sue. I don't care.

Easy to Love )
bookblather: Alan Tudyk in a suit looking at the camera. (in the heart : zack : alan tudyk)
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Author: Kat
Title: Murders
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Spring green 16 (we stand for the living and we stand for the dead), lapis lazuli 19 (qualm) with paint-by-numbers (Zack could not stop thinking about this.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, frame, graffiti (Duck Gallery), glitter (<http://www.poets.org/print/node/413421>Summer, by Robin Coste Lewis).
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: You're supposed to want homicide.
Warnings: mentions of murder.
Notes: Zack has read too much Edgar Allen Poe. Personally I like crows and welcome our new corvid overlords.

Murders )
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Author: Kat
Title: Down
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Octarine 22 (Asking someone to repeat a phrase you'd not only heard very clearly but were also exceedingly angry about was around Defcon II in the lexicon of squabble.), lapis lazuli 1 (fabrication) with paint-by-numbers (tiny things really should not blow up like this)
Supplies and Materials: Seed beads, novelty beads (Mercury's rising)
Word Count: 215
Rating: PG-13 for swearing
Summary: Cecily and Chris, towards the end of their marriage.
Warnings: none.
Notes: HA. HAHA. FINISHED OCTARINE. I AM THE BOSS. Cecily being Gail's sister and Ivy's aunt.

Down )
bookblather: Natalie Dormer looking smugly off-camera. (Miranda Hennessy: Natalie Dormer)
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Author: Kat
Title: the price is paid in blood
Story: Shine Like It Does - CIA AU
Colors: Octarine 14 (It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us.), lapis lazuli 6 (cocksure) and paint by numbers (Miranda wasn't too sure about this guy.)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (CIA AU), acrylic (Making a huge mistake), watercolors (an urgent matter), stain (We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong. - Sir Arthur Eddington), glitter (Bears I have to say/Pretend we are children), glue (You often pull back into your shell when you're feeling insecure because creating boundaries gives you the illusion of safety. However, something is different these days; you're more likely to reach out to others instead of withdrawing away from them.)
Word Count: 2077
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Miranda gets a call in the middle of the night.
Warnings: implications of torture and mention of terrorism.
Notes: I said more CIA AU anon. This takes place in an AU where Miranda accepted the offer the CIA made her in college and became an agent instead of a lawyer.

Read more... )
bookblather: Rachel Hurd-Wood smiling at the camera (In the Heart: adult Summer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Space
Story: In the Heart - Wild West AU
Colors: Octarine 24 (You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage.), lapis lazuli 17 (covet) with paint-by-numbers (These are the things that Summer fears she can't have.)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (Wild West AU), brush (waddy), acrylic (Making a huge mistake), oils (something is missing and I don't know what it is)
Word Count: 317
Rating: PG
Summary: Felipe leaves.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Okay, two sad stories, then happy queer people.

Space )
bookblather: A picture of Neko Case in a green sweater. (in the heart: ivy)
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Author: Kat
Title: Science
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Octarine 19 (He'd never realized that, deep down inside, what he really wanted to do was make things go splat.), lapis lazuli 3 (flux) with Tom's paint-by-numbers (setting things on fire is more fun than it looks)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, canvas, frame, glue (You might not be able to make too much sense of recent events and have trouble shaking off a belief that you should know more than you do.), yarn (this image), feathers (this post), oils (suspended in space), chalk (Nasa Warp Drive: Yeah, Still Poppycock), novelty beads (Discard an axiom).
Word Count: 400
Rating: PG
Summary: Ivy and Science.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Apparently I am writing stories based off school subjects. IDEK. Suggestions for other subjects gladly accepted.

Science )
bookblather: Natalie Dormer looking smugly off-camera. (Miranda Hennessy: Natalie Dormer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Marriage
Story: Shine Like It Does - Tudor AU
Colors: Octarine 11 (A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores.), rose pink 10 (you're my heart), lapis lazuli 13 (lackluster) with Tom's paint-by-numbers (Sometimes things just felt not right for Miranda.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, eraser (Tudor AU), acrylic (I'm so happy right now.), pastels (cotton candy bingo: free)
Word Count: 631
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Miranda married three times for her family, and once for herself.
Warnings: Implied sexual assault and domestic abuse, outright murder.
Notes: Been watching The Tudors.

Marriage )
bookblather: Rachel Hurd-Wood smiling at the camera (In the Heart: adult Summer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Clean
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Clean again 1 (Classic Clean), lapis lazuli 5 (antiperspirant) with Tom's paint-by-numbers (Summer has intense feelings about what she puts on her skin.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, stain (Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. - Laurence J. Peter), novelty beads (this gif)
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: Summer really hates deoderant.
Warnings: none. Well, some gross imagery maybe.
Notes: And done with Clean Again! Just under the wire. Muahaha.

Clean )
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Author: Kat
Title: Just Before the Battle
Story: In the Heart -- ??? AU
Colors: Lapis lazuli 14 (placid) with Tom's paint-by-numbers (It was surprising how she could be in the face of utter doom.)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (post-apocalyptic AU? war AU? idek, not canon), stickers (Wars kill more civilians than soldiers: in a war the safest place to be is usually in the army.), modeling clay (Your / your protagonist's country is at war. The town your scene will be set in is about to be invaded by the attacking army. Write a story about how your characters prepare emotionally and practically to survive... or fight back.).
Word Count: 381
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Some people cope with humor.
Warnings: mention of explosions, immediately pre-battle, joking/serious discussion of death.
Notes: Needed a few extra words for today's word count and the prompts inspired me.

Just Before the Battle )
bookblather: A picture of Regina Spektor with her face half in shadow. (in the heart: olivia)
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Author: Kat
Title: The Child
Story: In the Heart -- Spartacus AU
Colors: Spring green 4 (what's the future, who will choose it?), lapis lazuli 9 (gingerly) with Tom's paint-by-numbers (He doesn't know what to do when she cries.)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (Spartacus AU), modeling clay (In your opinion, what is the worst thing a parent can do to their child?), novelty beads ("I thought I saw...")
Word Count: 240
Rating: PG-13
Summary: The child wept silently.
Warnings: slavery, parent selling their child.
Notes: It was not unknown for Roman parents to sell their children into slavery in order to ensure they could eat regularly. Of course, this is Yvonne.

The Child )
bookblather: Lucy Hale looking back over her shoulder with a smile. (in the heart: Ahava: Lucy Hale)
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Author: Kat
Title: Stockings
Story: In the Heart
Colors: White 6 (red, white, and blue), hills of Iowa 5 (And if we want a god we had to follow, follow him down.), lapis lazuli 4 (yarn) with serpentine's paint-by-numbers (learning to knit can't be that hard can it?)
Supplies and Materials: Seed beads, acrylic (distrust), glitter ("Sometimes you just have to try, even though you know it won't work." – Junot Diaz), glue (You're approaching the end of the road, but you are confident that another route will soon appear to take you in a different direction. In fact, you have been eagerly anticipating this change and now that it's almost here, it's quite irritating that you're still dealing with the old stuff rather than pushing off into new territory.), bichromatic, pastels (Putting up the stockings)
Word Count: 200
Rating: PG
Summary: Knitting the Christmas stockings was a bad idea.
Warnings: very brief mention of infertility, swearing
Notes: none.

Stockings )
bookblather: Caterina Scorsone smiling at camera right. (in the heart: christine: caterina scorso)
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Author: Kat
Title: safety
Story: In the Heart
Colors: White 7 (wite out), hills of Iowa 14 (This is not the house that pain built.), lapis lazuli 18 (breathtaking) with Tom's paint-by-numbers (There was something about the river that felt right.)
Supplies and Materials: Seed beads (Anna), bichromatic, fabric (this image), glitter ("You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought." – Lauren Bacall)
Word Count: 200
Rating: PG
Summary: Anna has a safe place.
Warnings: Brief mention of torture.
Notes: Anna is one of Lars's sisters, for those who don't remember.

safety )
bookblather: A picture of Neko Case in a green sweater. (in the heart: ivy)
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Author: Kat
Title: Nothing Is More Real
Story: In the Heart - EPIC PIRATE AU
Colors: Mystic beach blue 2 (this picture), lapis lazuli 16 (beguile) with Tom's paint-by-numbers (Ivy could not take her eyes off Gina.)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (EPIC PIRATE), stain (My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.), glue (A wave of optimism encourages you to make a significant commitment today. ), novelty beads (this picture), fingerpainting (whatever the hell this is)
Word Count: 486
Rating: PG
Summary: Ivy and Gina on their wedding day.
Warnings: none.
Notes: This got weird on me.

Nothing Is More Real )
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Author: Kat
Title: Fireflies
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Mystic beach blue 14 (this picture), lapis lazuli 8 (vestige) with Tom's paint-by-numbers (The summer is fading away fast.)
Supplies and Materials: Stickers (Fireflies and glow-worms are neither flies nor worms. They are both beetles.), glitter (Discovery), glue (A smile on your face seems to appear for no reason at all, but you can tell that circumstances are definitely improving.), novelty beads (Leaf)
Word Count: 148
Rating: PG
Summary: Jack's fallen in love.
Warnings: none.
Notes: One of the things I miss about the east coast: the fireflies.

Fireflies )

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