Quill Grey

Dec. 12th, 2013 06:55 am
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Name: Mallory
Story: None
Colors: Quill Grey: The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. - Norbet Platt
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: non-graphic death of parents
Word count; 1077
Notes: I'm so sick and so tired. I have no idea where this came from other than I was trying to write for something else entirely and this came about instead.

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Quill Grey

Nov. 19th, 2013 04:55 am
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Name: Mallory
Story: And The Devil Makes Three
Colors: Quill Grey: 15. There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. - Flannery O'Connor
Rating: G
Warnings: Impostor syndrome.
Word count; 453
Notes: Percival and impostor syndrome because I've been dealing with it a bit and NaNo is upon us and...and yes. Reasons. id on't even know.

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bookblather: Sarah Porchetta in a pink sweater, smiling at the camera. (In the heart : joy : sarah porchetta)
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Author: Kat
Title: Happy Birthday
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Quill grey 1. Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia. - E.L. Doctorow) with kana's paint-by-numbers (Screw the rules. I never did like following them anyway)
Supplies and Materials: Stain ("When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” - Tecumseh, Native American Leader), pastels (orgy), glitter (What does happiness mean to you?), novelty beads ("It's My Party", Leslie Gore) (Joy's not unhappy, but the point stands).
Word Count: 194
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Happy birthday to Joy.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Meme fill for shipwreck_light: "Joy X EVERYONE: And /that/ is why her friends call her Joy."

Happy Birthday )
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Author: Kat
Title: Morning Meetings
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Glitter 11 (Let me entertain you. Gypsy), quill grey 14 (All my best thoughts were stolen by the ancients. - Ralph Waldo Emerson) with kana's paint-by-numbers (Running late)
Supplies and Materials: Illustration, fingerpainting (text messages), brush (betwixt), pastels (messenger), glitter (serve), novelty beads (give it a twist).
Word Count: Approximately 500.
Rating: PG
Summary: Jack covers a meeting for Miranda: a story told in text messages.
Warnings: Foul language.
Notes: I'm not sure if this counts as stained glass? Modly thoughts? For a meme prompt, Get Me, Jack and Miranda.

Morning Meetings )
bookblather: Ali Larter with messy hair staring intensely at the camera. (in the heart : yvonne : ali larter)
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Author: Kat
Title: Close Call
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Stars and stripes 13 (“Knock Knock. Who's there? The Truth. No joke.”), quill grey 10 (Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies. - Terri Guillemets) with kana's paint-by-numbers (They say eyes are the windows of the soul. Some windows should never be opened)
Supplies and Materials: Charcoal (it's all about Yvonne), canvas, acrylic (Good evening...), glitter (lie), novelty beads (Haunted or hunted?), seed beads
Word Count: 361
Rating: PG-13
Summary: One of Yvonne's boyfriends on their relationship.
Warnings: there's implied sexual content, that's it.
Notes: Hurray for writing sprints! Three more to go before I'm done with Naturalism.

Close Call )
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Author: Kat
Title: Won't Forget, Can't Regret
Story: Shine Like It Does -- Unnamed AU
Colors: Glitter 3 (What I did for love. - A Chorus Line), quill grey 17 (A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the other one. - Baltasar Gracián) with Kana's paint-by-numbers (But he held on to my hand, even if it was easier to let go)
Supplies and Materials: Eraser, canvas (Miranda is 22, Charlotte 20, Jack 18), acrylic (Good evening..), stain (We are an impossibility in an impossible universe. - Ray Bradbury), glitter (this picture), glue (An ongoing dilemma in your love life might be based on a basic conflict of values.), pastels (pillow talk), novelty beads (bedroom).
Word Count: 3934
Rating: NC-17
Summary: The Hennessy siblings will do anything for each other. Anything at all.
Warnings: skip
incestual sex, discussion of a consensual sexual encounter that was nevertheless deeply unhappy and unfun

Notes: All of my thanks go to Kelly for cheerleading, talking me down, helping me with scenes, betaing this monster of a fic (even if we do have fundamental disagreements about commas), and basically making this damn near interactive art. It never would have been finished without you.
All italicized dialogue is in Spanish.

Won't Forget, Can't Regret )
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: Mayonnaise
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Quill grey 7 (The wastebasket is a writer's best friend. - Isaac Bashevis Singer) with kana's paint-by-numbers (Never trust a man to do a woman's job...)
Supplies and Materials: Frame, fabric (apple), novelty beads (favorite flavor)
Word Count: 542
Rating: G
Summary: Ivy and Gina discover why letting your eight-year-old make the chicken salad is not necessarily a good idea.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Plain ol' domesticity.

Mayonnaise )
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Name: Elizabeth Conall
Story: n/a
Colors: Parchment (11), Quill Grey (20)
Supplies and Styles: Oils, Miniature
Word Count: 10
Rating: G
Warnings: n/a
Notes: Criticism welcome.

epode distich )
bookblather: Natalie Dormer looking smugly off-camera. (Miranda Hennessy: Natalie Dormer)
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Author: Kat
Title: understood
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Glitter 12 (I don't know how to love him. - Jesus Christ Superstar), quill grey 4 (The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. - Norbet Platt) with Kana's paint-by-numbers (We are all meant to shine, like children do)
Supplies and Materials: Oils (when your mind wanders), 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), glitter (Possession, by Sarah McLachlan), glue (You don't want to keep your fears quiet now, even if you're worried that giving them voice will just make you more vulnerable.), novelty beads ("somebody hears you. you know that. you know that./somebody hears you. you know that inside./someone is learning the colors of all your moods, to/(say just the right thing and) show that you’re understood./here you’re known." --Vienna Teng, "the hymn of acxiom")
Word Count: 976
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Miranda doesn't understand why Peter loves her.
Warnings: none.
Notes: I have no idea why all the Hennessys except Isobel have self-esteem issues.

understood )
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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 )
bookblather: A picture of Pink in a pink shirt and black beret. (in the heart: danny)
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Author: Kat
Title: Advice
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Summertime blues 14 (Day just like the last.), quill grey 15 (There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. - Flannery O'Connor) with kana's paint-by-numbers (I will not accept failure because I do not want everyone else to be right about me.)
Supplies and Materials: Fingerpainting (DONE. No more freaking first person. Well, except for that first person smut I swore would not defeat me. Urgh), brush (drub), feathers (You told me I was like the Dead Sea/You'll never sink when you are with me --from The Dead Sea by The Lumineers). novelty beads
Word Count: 685
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Here's a few friendly words of advice.
Warnings: one sexist insult.
Notes: Shipwreck Light asked Danny on the Lint Roller, "If you got to say something to all of the new recruits this year, what would you tell them about joining up if you could be perfectly honest?"

Advice )
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Author: Kat
Title: Running
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Summertime blues 2 (The band's breaking up.), quill grey 18 (Writing comes more easily if you have something to say. - Sholem Asch) with kana's paint-by-numbers (Memories are always beautiful, but with only that you cannot live)
Supplies and Materials: Fingerpainting (one more first person to go), beading wire (dark city skyline), glitter (betray), feathers (small hand in large).
Word Count: 305
Rating: PG
Summary: After Alicia died.
Warnings: racism, overt and subtle, violent death implied
Notes: On the Lint Roller, thelinesoflearning asked Daniel, "What are you most ashamed of?"

Running )
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Author: Kat
Title: Irresistably Contagious
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Summertime blues 4 (Stared at by the book you've been meaning to read.), stars and stripes 17 (“Think books aren't scary? Well, think about this: You can't spell "Book" without "Boo!"), quill grey 11 (I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. - James Michener) with kana's paint-by-numbers (You once told me white is the full moon. You once told me blood is red. You told me blue is the endless sea. You also told me you loved me. And to accept these simple truths, just to accept them, my soul wishes, my soul longs, that my heart could).
Supplies and Materials: Fingerpainting (only two more first person to go), glue (you may receive more support than you expect), glitter ("Nothing can wear you out like caring about people." – S.E. Hinton), pastels (give and take), novelty beads (Letter to a teacher).
Word Count: 577
Rating: PG
Summary: It was Dickens' Christmas Carol.
Warnings: none? I don't think?
Notes: On the Lint Roller, dray asked Peter "Tell us of an experience that moved you to tears (especially if it was caused by a piece of media; a story, a play, a music experience, etc.) and tell us what you felt about it."

Irresistably Contagious )
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Author: Kat
Title: Faith
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Summertime blues 15 (Droning insects), quill grey 2 (I try to leave out the parts that people skip. - Elmore Leonard) with Kana's paint-by-numbers (I’m an optimist, because being a pessimist doesn’t help either)
Supplies and Materials: Fingerpainting (nyaaaar first person), modeling clay (good and bad), oils (flying high), beading wire (people on a summer day), novelty beads (I love the world just as it is/And I won't lose my faith in it - Dar Williams, Miss You 'Til I Meet You).
Word Count: 754
Rating: PG-13
Summary: I am possibly the only homicide cop I know who still has faith in humanity.
Warnings: mentions of violent death, domestic violence, murder, description of a corpse.
Notes: On the Lint Roller, Kelly asked Felipe "What is the best thing someone has ever done for you?"

Faith )

Quill Grey

Aug. 27th, 2013 06:19 am
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Name: Mallory
Story: None
Colors: Quill Grey: Writing is my time machine, takes me to the precise time and place I belong. - Jeb Dickerson
Supplies: None
Rating: PG
Warnings: Death (not graphic)
Word count; 249
Notes: another one where I mixed up prompts but I think I am pleased with it, so that's nice.
Summary: A child thinks on the loss of their father.

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bookblather: A picture of Regina Spektor with her face half in shadow. (in the heart: olivia)
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Author: Kat
Title: Mommy's Little Girl
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Summertime blues 17 (It’s still not done), quill grey 6 (I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter. - James Michener) with kana's paint-by-numbers (Some voices stay with you forever)
Supplies and Materials: Fingerpainting (back to your regularly scheduled fucking obnoxious first person), pastels (ghosts/hauntings/afterlife), glitter (What’s holding you back?), brush (rowel).
Word Count: 150
Rating: PG
Summary: When I was a little girl, there were two things that people said to me, all the time.
Warnings: none
Notes: Jack asked Olivia on the Lint Roller, "Is there something you were told as a child that you suspect is true even though everyone tells you it isn't?"

Mommy's Little Girl )
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Author: Kat
Title: Sex and the Single Man
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Summertime blues 1 (L'esprit de l'escalier), quill grey 16 (God composes, why shouldn't we? - Terri Guillemets) with kana's paint-by-numbers (Some rules just can’t be broken)
Supplies and Materials: Fingerpainting (first person *fistshake*), pastels (cutting edge), glitter (restrict), glue (Although you could distract yourself for a while, following your curiosity doesn't necessarily resolve your basic questions about life.), novelty beads (a pretty man looking thoughtful).
Word Count: 564
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Let me preface this by saying that I know way too much about my sisters' sex lives.
Warnings: none.
Notes: On the Lint Roller, SWL asked Jack about BDSM. Jack wishes her to know also that he does trust Zephyr.

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Quill Grey

Aug. 23rd, 2013 05:51 am
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Name: Mallory
Story: And The Devil Makes Three
Colors: Quill Grey: All my best thoughts have been stolen by the ancients.
Supplies: None
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Word count; 687
Notes: My personal headcanon for this is that Thaddeus is the person who wrote in the letter. I don't even know why. It just is. Hi, my name is Mallory and I really need to write the crossover between these two verses.
Summary: Percival answers mail and dispenses some writing advice.

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bookblather: Mia Maestro pulling her hair back. (Charlotte Hennessy : Mia Maestro)
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Author: Kat
Title: Almost
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Summertime blues 3 (Aches like an old wound.), quill grey 8 (Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. - William Wordsworth) with Kana's paint-by-numbers (I found your letter tonight. I found the flower you left on the table tonight. I found the memory of your soft voice tonight. But not you, not you, not tonight. Maybe tomorrow night, I’ll find you by my side…)
Supplies and Materials: Fingerpainting (first person SUCKS), yarn (meteor shower), beading wire (yes, I know this is Chicago), glitter (restrict), modeling clay (21st birthday), canvas (Miranda and Sebastian are 21, Charlotte 19, Jack 17).
Word Count: 538
Rating: G
Summary: It's that almost.
Warnings: Er. Pining? Also a blink-and-miss-it mention of underage sex.
Notes: On the Lint Roller, feline_scribe asked Sebastian "What's your biggest regret?" One of these days I'll come up with a PB for him. So far all I know is that he's good-looking and British. Ish.

Almost )
bookblather: George Clooney in a suit and sunglasses, looking at the camera. (Christopher Hennessy : George Clooney)
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Author: Kat
Title: Today
Story: Shine Like It Does
Colors: Summertime blues 19 (And came there never again as a living person.), quill grey 19 (If I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad. - Lord Byron) with Kana's paint-by-numbers (The night before).
Supplies and Materials: Frame, novelty beads (All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” Henry Ellis), fingerpainting (at what point does effing first person stop being fingerpainting? Whatever, I hate it so much).
Word Count: 540
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It was worth it.
Warnings: planned suicide, terminal cancer.
Notes: On the Lint Roller, dray asked Christopher "If you could decide your own death, how would you design it?" Since he basically did...

Today )

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