bookblather: A closeup of Daniel Vettori in glasses and a baseball hat (in the heart: aaron)
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Author: Kat
Title: Stay
Story: In the Heart:
Colors: Tractor red 12 (old hound dog) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (People always know where to find Aaron.)
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, eraser (apocalypse AU), acrylic (life altering situations), watercolors (write a story about the end of the world that takes place in a coffee shop), stain ("whereof one cannot speak thereof one must be silent.” - Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1922), beading wire (hikers huddled around a fire), glitter (coffee).
Word Count: 100.
Rating: PG.
Summary: Aaron stays.
Warnings: lots of unspecific, off-screen death via disease.
Notes: Look at that, last tractor red. Don't worry, the fairy tale is still coming tonight. And is happier.

Stay )
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: 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 )
bookblather: A picture of Pink in a pink shirt and black beret. (in the heart: danny)
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Author: Kat
Title: Offense/Defense
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Red 13 (redheaded stepchild), tractor red 5 (fox in the henhouse) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (Danny knows an asshole when she sees one.)
Supplies and Materials: Canvas, acrylic (all's well that ends well), oils (the most embarrassing moment ever), stain (“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” - James Joyce), stickers (15 common grammar mistakes), glitter (You walk into a bar. Tell us what happens.), chalk (crash and burn).
Word Count: 975.
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Danny knows an asshole when she sees one.
Warnings: sexism, homophobia, forcible correction of such
Notes: For Kelly, who prompted me this last Christmas.

Offense/Defense )
bookblather: Enver Gjokaj in black and white smiling camera left. (in the heart : felipe : enver gjokaj)
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Author: Kat
Title: Games
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Blue 18 (boys in blue), daffodil 12 (build a fort), tractor red 8 (bring out the slops) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (Someone on the force is a douchey bigot about Summer, Zack, and Felipe's relationship.).
Supplies and Materials: Frame, modeling clay (strong), glitter (Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain-- and most fools do. - Dale Carnegie), pastels (wound(s)).
Word Count: 834
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Summer came home in tears, and none of it was funny anymore.
Warnings: sexual insults and slurs, minor violence.
Notes: I doubt we've heard the last of this guy. Last blue.

Games )
bookblather: Annalise Basso looking to the left of the camera, with long red hair and a blue shirt. (in the heart: young ivy)
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Author: Kat
Title: Inevitable
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Daffodil 10 (fresh grass), yellow 11 (yellow journalism), tractor red 13 (clothes on the line) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (Gail asks Ivy why her clothes have so many grass stains.)
Supplies and Materials: Canvas (Ivy is about seven), brush (rash), chalk (riding into the sunset).
Word Count: 120.
Rating: G.
Summary: So much for family picture day.
Warnings: none
Notes: I've done this too.

Inevitable )
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: drop
Story: In the Heart -- Straight AU
Colors: Tractor red 3 (bring in the hay) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (Someone has to beat the rain home.).
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, eraser, brush (pippin).
Word Count: 83.
Rating: G.
Summary: She won't let this go.
Warnings: mentioned domestic abuse.
Notes: Me again, because apparently insomnia = poetry. This is a double etheree.

drop )
bookblather: A picture of Rachel Hurd-Wood with red, curly hair. (in the heart: summer)
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Author: Kat
Title: Sunrise
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Red 19 (seeing red), tractor red 2 (the rooster's crow) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (Summer gets everyone up early to watch the sunrise.).
Supplies and Materials: Miniature, fabric (this endlessly applicable picture).
Word Count: 28
Rating: G
Summary: Wake up.
Warnings: none.
Notes: It's World Poetry Day, and I've been meaning to write a cinquain. This is specifically a butterfly cinquain.

Sunrise )
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: Could Have Been
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Red 4 (red in the face), tractor red 6 (cows in the corn) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (Gina gets in over her head when she tries to help somebody.).
Supplies and Materials: Miniature collection, eraser (Regency AU hurray!), graffiti (new AU challenge), modeling clay (cuddle).
Word Count: 1000
Rating: PG
Summary: They are happy as they are.
Warnings: none.
Notes: I may have been reading too much Georgette Heyer. Also, I am fond of Sir Timothy already.

Could Have Been )
bookblather: A closeup of Daniel Vettori in glasses and a baseball hat (in the heart: aaron)
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Author: Kat
Title: Rooster
Story: In the Heart
Colors: Earth 3 (sloth), tractor red 1 (asleep with the chickens) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (For the love of pants, all s/he wants to do is sleep.).
Supplies and Materials: Modeling clay (sleep), canvas (Ivy is about fifteen, Summer four, Aaron twenty).
Word Count: 300
Rating: G
Summary: Aaron would have loved to sleep in for once.
Warnings: None.
Notes: The modeling clay made me do it. References Adjustments.

Rooster )
bookblather: Bindu Madhavi in a blue shirt, smiling off-camera. (in the heart : maya : bindu madhavi)
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Author: Kat
Title: Laundry
Story: In The Heart
Colors: Lust 5 (stockings), tractor red 9 (suds in the bucket) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (A lot of Joy's stripper clothes require handwashing.).
Supplies and Materials: Canvas (takes place about fourish years before the story starts), fabric (this picture), oils (drips), pastels (guardian), seed beads (Joy and Maya).
Word Count: 1405
Rating: PG-13.
Summary: Joy and Maya do laundry and talk about the future.
Warnings: blink-and-you-miss it reference to abortion, some cussing.
Notes: I've been wanting to write about that routine of Joy's for AGES.

Laundry )
bookblather: Teryl Rothery looking camera left with a raised eyebrow (in the heart : gail : teryl rothery)
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Author: Kat
Title: Press Conference
Story: In The Heart
Colors: Blue 17 (blue in the face), lust 23 (in public), tractor red 10 (up in the hayloft) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (Sex in semi-public places isn't as fun when you get caught).
Supplies and Materials: Canvas, brush (upbraid), oils (not a good omen), pastels (holding one's ground).
Word Count: 864
Rating: PG.
Summary: The press conference after Notes on a (Minor) Scandal.
Warnings: none, I don't think?
Notes: Gail is very short of patience at this point.

Press Conference )
bookblather: Teryl Rothery looking camera left with a raised eyebrow (in the heart : gail : teryl rothery)
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Author: Kat
Title: Grow
Story: In The Heart
Colors: Tractor red 15 (let the crops and children grow) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers (Moments between Gail and her children as they grow up.).
Supplies and Materials: Pastels (growing up), frame (Summer's grown up).
Word Count: 106
Rating: G.
Summary: Gail on her children.
Warnings: none.
Notes: I wanted to write a sonnet.

Grow )
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: To the Moon and Back
Story: In The Heart
Colors: Earth 6 (pride), rust 12 (abandoned building) with Sara's paint-by-numbers (Ivy loves to explore.), tractor red 4 (big green tractor) with Nikki's paint-by-numbers ("What are you even going to do with that?").
Supplies and Materials: Eraser (Mad Scientist AU, also known as Crack AU), brush (henchman), feathers (this picture), yarn (this picture).
Word Count: 1517
Rating: PG.
Summary: Ivy's plans draw towards their successful conclusions.
Warnings: none.
Notes: Hands... who remembers the AU where Ivy took over the world?

To the Moon and Back )

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