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Author: Kat
Title: Presents
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Glitter 8 (Losing my mind. - Follies), nile green 8 (Unification of the Two Lands) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Gail and Nathan: a blended family means blended holiday traditions)
Supplies and Materials: Canvas (Ivy is five), brush (foofaraw), oils (home cooking), glitter (cookie dough), novelty beads (That went so much better in my head...).
Word Count: 483
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Ivy objects to the new way of Christmas presents.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Last Nile Green!

Presents )
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Author: Kat
Title: Comfort
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Nile green 3 (Flood Plane) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Some people find storms exhilerating. Some do not.)
Supplies and Materials: Acrylic (A dream/A laugh/A moment of love/A dream/A laugh-Sweet Disposition; The Temper Trap), glitter (What does happiness mean to you?), novelty beads (daddies do this too), frame.
Word Count: 561
Rating: G
Summary: Molly needs some comfort-- her daddy provides.
Warnings: none.
Notes: One more to go in Nile Green.

Comfort )
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Author: Kat
Title: Fortune
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Nile green 12 (Oracle) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers ("Why don't fortune cookies have actual fortunes in them anymore?")
Supplies and Materials: Chalk (two girls talking), glitter (serve), novelty beads (it takes real lovers to be silly).
Word Count: 355
Rating: PG
Summary: Ivy and Gina eat fortune cookies and flirt.
Warnings: none.
Notes: For a meme prompt by Shipwreck Light: "Ivy and Gina: This would go well with Chenin Blanc."

Fortune )
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Author: Kat
Title: Passing Notes
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Stars and stripes 5 (“Equations are the devil's sentences.”), glitter 19 (Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered. - Pal Joey), nile green 20 (Papyrus) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Creativity is a prerequisite for successful notepassing in class)
Supplies and Materials: Canvas (Jack and Felix are in college), illustration, stickers (Emperor penguins can hold their breath for 15 minutes and dive 1,700 feet deep.), oils (at a loss for words), brush (acquiesce), novelty beads (Don't look at me, I just know stuff.).
Word Count: 697
Rating: G
Summary: Jack tries to help.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Written for a meme prompt that apparently I already wrote a fill for? Ah well. HEY SARA YOU GET TWO.

Passing Notes )
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Author: Kat
Title: Break
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Nile green 6 (Obelisk) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Reach for the sky)
Supplies and Materials: Canvas, miniature, beading wire (this image), glitter (this image), oils (green train tracks), novelty beads (this picture)
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: Olivia in transit.
Warnings: none.
Notes: For once, something happy for my poor Livvy.

Break )
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Author: Kat
Title: Wonderland
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Glitter 17 (The impossible dream. - Man of La Mancha), nile green 16 (Story of Wenamun) with shadowsong's paint by numbers (Joanna and literary history)
Supplies and Materials: Canvas, fingerpainting (poetry), miniature, watercolors (this image), feathers (Your character feels listless.), glitter (loss), novelty beads (this picture)
Word Count: 59
Rating: G
Summary: Girls who go home.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Presented without comment.

Wonderland )
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Author: Kat
Title: Forgiveness
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Glitter 14 (I am what I am. - La Cage Aux Folles), nile green 13 (Sacrifice of oxen) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Miranda makes difficult choices every day)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, acrylic (cathedral door), oils (atonement), feathers (i never understood/what made your lips on my neck/such an intimate affair/until your teeth grazed my pulse/and i realized/you could/tear open my throat/and make me bleed out in your arms/but instead/you chose to kiss - Untitled by Nell) (sorry, it's just so appropriate for Miranda and Peter), canvas, frame, glitter (Make a list of apologies.), glue (You're emotionally on edge today, yet you can still project enough confidence so no one realizes what you're experiencing.), novelty beads (let me help).
Word Count: 500
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Miranda and forgiveness.
Warnings: Erm. Sex? Also a slightly incompetent therapist.
So's You Know: Entirely consensual BDSM takes place during this story.
Notes: Let me know if I've messed up BDSM in any way. Thank you!

Forgiveness )
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Author: Kat
Title: Classic
Story: In the Heart -- Mad Scientist AU
Colors: Nile green 2 (Pyramid) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (The AU where Ivy takes over the world: setting up a proper supervillain lair is an art)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (Mad Scientist AU), brush (orchidaceous), acrylic ("That rug really tied the room together." - The Big Lubowski), fabric (red flower), chalk (garden full of dogs), glue (You are tempted to overcompensate for your current uncertainty by acting as if you know exactly what's going on today), novelty beads (pop).
Word Count: 898
Rating: G
Summary: Ivy shows Gina her new lair.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Fun fact: there is a variety of plumeria called Yellow Gina. Also, Ivy is not a geologist and neither am I, so I wouldn't take anything said about volcanoes as truthful.

Classic )
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Author: Kat
Title: Molletes
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Glitter 23 (Not while I'm around. - Sweeney Todd), nile green 18 (House of Life) with El's paint-by-numbers (Jackson visits his abuela)
Supplies and Materials: Oils (something's burning), feathers (hands), modeling clay (exes), glitter ("Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first." – Steve Irwin), glue (If situations seem to be larger than life, remind yourself that there is a bit of illusory magnification going on now. However, it's time to be realistic by letting go of your inflated dreams and simplifying your life.), novelty beads (a house in the middle of nowhere)
Word Count: 756
Rating: PG
Summary: Jack needs some comfort.
Warnings: Some internalized/ableist homophobia.
Notes: Just happened. Also, it's kind of weird how comfortable Jack is with denying that part of himself-- must explore further, if anyone is interested.

Molletes )
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Author: Kat
Title: All He Said
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Glitter 20 (He wanted to say. - Ragtime), nile green 15 (Senet) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Jack, shots, and board games), quill grey 5 (It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. - Vita Sackville-West) with kana's paint-by-numbers (Si tu veux être heureux, oublie la logique! – If you want to be happy, forget the logic!)
Supplies and Materials: Glue (You are eager to share the magic of bold fantasies in the midst of difficult times, and today can be uplifting as long as you don't completely buy into your own illusions or the illusions of others.), stickers (Pizza boxes cannot be recycled if they have any bits of pizza on them.), brush (malapert), acrylic (feeling on top of the world), glitter (this picture), feathers (start with 1| plucking at guitar strings, end with c| hugging a friend), novelty beads ("Crash Into Me", Dave Matthews Band) (FYI lyrics slightly stalkery)
Word Count: 1158
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Jack and Felix eat pizza, play board games, get drunk, and ignore the obvious.
Warnings: Internalized ableism. Also a drunk guy kisses another drunk guy but it proceeds no further.
Notes: This was supposed to be cute and happy. Jack had other plans. Though I think Nile Green is a very appropriate color considering both Jack and Felix have wet feet and are staring at the pyramids.

All He Said )
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Author: Kat
Title: Extortion
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Glitter 9 (We're in the money. - 42nd Street), nile green 5 (Valley of the Kings) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (The Hennessy house is full of buried treasure)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, canvas (Miranda is eight, Charlotte six, Jack a rather well-spoken four), modeling clay (throwback: If you could go back and undo a photo that was taken of you, which one would it be and why?), oils (Why do you do this to yourself?), pastels (payment), novelty beads (Old photos).
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: He was raising extortionists.
Warnings: none
Notes: Kids.

Extortion )
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Author: Kat
Title: Go Fourth
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Stars and stripes 1 (“If our Founding Fathers wanted us to care about the rest of the world, they wouldn't have declared their independence from it.”), nile green 1 (Scarab) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Ahava and Duncan and creepy crawlies))
Supplies and Materials: Canvas (Duncan and Ahava are about six), stickers (Fireflies and glow-worms are neither flies nor worms. They are both beetles.), beading wire (fireflies), feathers (start with 3| the best day, end with c| hugging a friend), seed beads.
Word Count: 518
Rating: G
Summary: A good day.
Warnings: Bugs. That's it.
Notes: Kiiiiids.

Go Fourth )
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Author: Kat
Title: Queen
Story: In the Heart -- EPIC PIRATE AU
Colors: Stars and stripes 9 (“The only thing that gets me high is the musky scent of my enemy's fear.”), nile green 19 (Reed ship) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Epic Pirate AU: Ivy's first ship)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser, canvas, glue (Ultimately, if you are willing to be bold and dig beneath the surface, the current metamorphosis could be a very positive one. Your attitude makes all the difference in the world.), acrylic (a coastline), novelty beads (this is about how she feels), miniature.
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Summary: Ivy dreams.
Warnings: none
Notes: Er. I accidentally made someone cry. So here is something happy.

Queen )
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Author: Kat
Title: Grudge
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Summertime blues 9 (They're/It's gone now.), nile green 14 (Embalming) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Funeral homes have a distinctive smell)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, novelty beads (delete).
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Isobel Hennessy at her mother-in-law's funeral.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Isana asked Isobel on the Lint Roller "Is there anyone whose death or departure you don't regret at all?"

Grudge )
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Author: Kat
Title: Ostentatious
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Nile green 17 (Crocodile) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Yvonne can cry on cue)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, charcoal, brush (liaison), beading wire (canal in Venice), glitter (system), feathers (street cafe), novelty beads (I know this is actually Vienna but).
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Summary: He took her to a cafe in Venice to break up with her.
Warnings: manipulation.
Notes: Confluence of stuff.

Ostentatious )
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Author: Kat
Title: Sphinx
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Nile green 4 (Sphinx) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Miranda being deliberately enigmatic)
Supplies and Materials: Graffiti (Midsummer Night's Dream prompt, though she's riding something else...), fabric (camoflauge), glue (Don't try to intellectualize what's going on. Just enjoy your reactions to the current circumstances while they last.), glitter (restrict), pastels (chastity devices).
Word Count: 150
Rating: R
Summary: Peter and Miranda have sex.
Warnings: Sexytimes.
Notes: I think I'm proudest of this one.

Sphinx )
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Author: Kat
Title: Diaphanous
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Nile green 10 (Kohl) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Joy gets ready to go onstage)
Supplies and Materials: Graffiti (Midsummer Night's Dream prompt), miniature, glitter (What’s the most important thing to you?), novelty beads (I am now sufficiently glamorous.)
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG.
Summary: Joy gets ready for work.
Warnings: none.
Notes: nope.

Diaphanous )
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Author: Kat
Title: Quinceañera
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Summertime blues 13 (Lacrimae Rerum), nile green 9 (Faience) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (Many beautiful things are fragile, and many fragile things are beautiful.)
Supplies and Materials: Graffiti (Midsummer Night's Dream prompt), fingerpainting (god I hate first person), fabric (a close up flower (I think)), oils (and then things get a little fuzzy),
Word Count: 656
Rating: PG
Summary: The worst thing Charlotte's grandmother ever did. At least, to Charlotte.
Warnings: racism, guys. Seriously so. NANCY HENNESSY IS WORSE THAN YOU THOUGHT.
Notes: Regarding this story: please recall that I am a pasty white upper-middle-class English-speaking girl. If I have fucked something up regarding cultures or languages that are not my own, please, please, PLEASE tell me so I can fix it.

For the Lint Roller post, Kelly asked Charlotte "What is the worst thing someone has ever done for you with good intentions?"

Quinceañera )
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Author: Kat
Title: Storm Warning
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Summertime blues 5 (Storm clouds on the horizon.), true blue 8 (Friends to the end), nile green 11 (All may petition the vizier) with shadowsong's paint-by-numbers (But that doesn't mean you'll get the answers you want)
Supplies and Materials: Chalk (service dog), fingerpainting (first person), feathers (lights in the darkness), glitter (a man in darkness), novelty beads (You're a ghost/I'm in the church and I've come/To claim you with my iron drum).
Word Count: 1070
Rating: PG
Summary: Why Felix left, and why he came back.
Warnings: a lot of discussion of a depressive mindset and negative self-talk
Notes: And I'm BACK IN THE GAME. Though my BFF is visiting so I might take a little longer to get stories done. Hi everybody, I missed you! For Sara, who asked Felix: "How complicated are things with Jack? A lot of unresolved stuff there?" The answer: SO MUCH.

Storm Warning )

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