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New Chapter: An Unexpected Attraction Nov. 5th, 2006 @ 10:03 pm
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Letters Home, Chapter 6: An Unexpected Attraction

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taken by
i is Ashby
Story Type: Original
Content Cautions: None
Critique: Very welcome, no kid gloves needed. Commentary in general also very welcome.
Summary: Leigh moves from Earth to a station orbiting Mars for business reasons, but gradually becomes more and more attached to the place, for reasons her family can't fathom. I still have no plot; have some romantic comedy instead. That's *totally* Leigh over on the left. Or, at least, the woman who should play her in the 'Letters Home' movie.
Previous Chapters: Click here for all of them in reverse order.


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New Chapter: Tea and Chagrin Nov. 5th, 2006 @ 02:02 pm
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Letters Home, Chapter 5: Tea and Chagrin

Inspired by:


taken by tantek
Prompt posted Oct 7 2006
Story Type: Original
Content Cautions: Exposition ahead, hiking boots possibly desired.
Critique: Very welcome, no kid gloves needed. Commentary in general very welcome, since hashing stuff out with folks is one of the best ways to get my creative juices flowing to write *more*.
Summary: Leigh moves from Earth to a station orbiting Mars for business reasons, but gradually becomes more and more attached to the place, for reasons her family can't fathom. I still have no plot. But at least I'm starting to get to the romance.
Previous Chapters: The Grand Tour, Futures and Pasts, Great Expectations, The Remembering Gardens. Wordcount is now 5991 (of at least 50,000).
Acknowledgements: Deepest thanks to peteralway (for calculus -- I now know how big my station is and what the gravity is on all decks, yay!) and dormouse_in_tea (for letting me babble incoherently at her until I had a better handle on where things were going).


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New Chapter: The Remembering Gardens Nov. 3rd, 2006 @ 02:04 pm
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Letters Home, Chapter 4: The Remembering Gardens

Inspired by:



taken by Suviko

Prompt posted Nov 3 2006
Story Type: Original
Content Cautions: None, unless you've got a phobia about history.
Critique: Very welcome, no kid gloves needed. Commentary in general very welcome, since hashing stuff out with folks is one of the best ways to get my creative juices flowing to write *more*.
Summary: Leigh moves from Earth to a station orbiting Mars for business reasons, but gradually becomes more and more attached to the place, for reasons her family can't fathom. I still have no plot. Here, have some backstory instead. It has blood and thunder, honest!
Previous Chapters: The Grand Tour, Futures and Pasts, Great Expectations. Wordcount is now 4,322(of at least 50,000).


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Prompts VI Nov. 3rd, 2006 @ 08:57 am
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Some more for your muse's pleasure. And mine, of course, but please feel free to jump in and participate, too.

If one of these inspires you, comment and I'll put your name beside it -- not so we can name and shame, but to help motivate you to get it done. When you've written your piece, post or link it back into the community so we can help you celebrate! If you want to put the traditional formatting block at the top of your storypost, just cutpaste out the stuff to the right of the picture you want to use, and change the generic 'Title' and so on to match your story.

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Nov. 2nd, 2006 @ 05:27 pm
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Letters Home, Chapter 3: Great Expectations

Inspired by:



taken by mirsasha
Prompt posted Oct 9 2006
Story Type: Original
Content Cautions: None.
Critique: Very welcome, no kid gloves needed. Commentary in general very welcome, since hashing stuff out with folks is one of the best ways to get my creative juices flowing to write *more*.
Summary: Chapter three of my ongoing story about an everyday Earthborn gal learning to love her new home, a space station orbiting Mars. Note: from here on out, order-written (which is Chapter Number order) may well not reflect order-occurred. Chapter one is here. Chapter two is here. I'm tempted to retitle this thing, "Leigh Becomes A Proper Martian," since I'm not sure her letters home are going to be all that important in the ongoing story, but we'll see. I still don't have a plot; here, have some backstory instead!
Administrative note: Oh, and by the way, nekosensei, I hope you're happy now; I'm putting my wordcount on this in for NaNoWriMo status. :-> Puts a bit of teeth behind my on-my-own determination to write a chapter at least every day or three.


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New story: Futures and Pasts Nov. 1st, 2006 @ 12:07 pm
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Letters Home, Chapter 2: Futures and Pasts

Inspired by:



taken by T. Hammond

Prompt posted Oct 9 2006
Story Type: Original
Content Cautions: None
Critique: Very welcome, no kid gloves needed.
Summary: Chapter two of my apparently-ongoing story about an everyday Earthborn gal learning to love her new home, a space station orbiting Mars. Chapter one is here. Chapter two is gratefully dedicated to Peter and the rest of the helpful filkhaven astronomical accuracy team.

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New story Oct. 30th, 2006 @ 06:49 pm
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Letters Home, Chapter 1: the Grand Tour

Inspired by:



taken by partylikechewie
Prompt posted
Oct 16 2006
Story Type: Original
Content Cautions: Absolutely none, though if you're insanely extremely agoraphobic you might find this story a little squicky in the implications. As you can tell from the picture. :-> Other than that, G-rated and innocuous.
Critique: Very welcome, no kid gloves needed.
Summary: Kids always move away in diasporas to the Frontier, but sometimes they still write home. Quite short. Possibly first in a series.

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Prompts V -- creepier for your viewing pleasure. Oct. 28th, 2006 @ 06:05 pm
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Some spookier shots this time, for Halloween.

If one of these images inspires you, call dibs by posting a comment. I'll put your name after it, and when you've finished your piece, post or link it into this community so we can all cheer you on! Don't worry about it if someone else has already been inspired by the picture that inspires you; there is no 'ownership' of a prompt in this community.

Original or derivative (fanfiction) works are both welcome. G-rated and explicit are both welcome, and everything in between, though anything past PG should be noted as such, for the benefit of those who don't like to read about Dangly Bits.

You don't need to 'explain' a picture; just imagine it as an illustration to your unwritten story. Any connection is fair game (however slim), feel free to go hog-wild.

If you'd like a larger version of any of these pictures, click the image. To help keep our community's look uniform, you can copy/paste the info in the rightmost box of your photo's row into the top of your story post, and change anything in [square brackets] to apply to your story.

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Is this thing on? Oct. 18th, 2006 @ 04:16 pm
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Seriously, no nibbles on the community in over a week. At least post a comment telling me how much the prompt selection sucks, or something! :-> What am I doing wrong?

Prompts IV -- still mixing it up for your muse's viewing pleasure Oct. 16th, 2006 @ 02:31 pm
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I've been trying to change it up a bit from post to post on how I pick what to show you; if you still haven't seen anything that makes your muse sit up and beg, please comment about what you'd like to see less/more of in future prompt posts.

If one of these images inspires you, call dibs by posting a comment. I'll put your name after it, and when you've finished your piece, post or link it into this community so we can all cheer you on! Don't worry about it if someone else has already been inspired by the picture that inspires you; there is no 'ownership' of a prompt in this community.

Original or derivative (fanfiction) works are both welcome. G-rated and explicit are both welcome, and everything in between, though anything past PG should be noted as such, for the benefit of those who don't like to read about Dangly Bits.

You don't need to 'explain' a picture; just imagine it as an illustration to your unwritten story. Any connection is fair game (however slim), feel free to go hog-wild.

If you'd like a larger version of any of these pictures, click the image. To help keep our community's look uniform, you can copy/paste the info in the rightmost box of your photo's row into the top of your story post, and change anything in [square brackets] to apply to your story.

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