Giraffe Calls

Giraffe Calls

What is a Giraffe Call?
Occasionally (they were monthly, now about biannually), I open up a post calling for prompts on a monthly theme.

Why is it a “Giraffe Call?”
I was saving up for some pretty awesome giraffe-print carpet for the bedroom of Our New House. 🙂 Thus Giraffe. (I have a lot more renovations to go after the carpet! Currently up is my Bathroom.)

What do you do on a Giraffe Call?
I will write at least one microfic (around 250-500 words) for everyone who prompts.

I not only accept but welcome and encourage prompts without donation; the more prompts, the better! It makes a fuller, more exciting Call!

If you do donate, I will write to another one of your prompt, and, in addition, write 100 MORE words to any story of your choice for every $1.50 you donate.

But Wait, There’s More
Donation incentives vary by month, but the short version is: as the Call reaches total-dollars-donated levels, the entire call gets more things – a longer short story, writing to more prompts by everyone, or to all the prompts, a podcast of a story, even, if I reach my top goal for the call, an e-book.

In addition, there are perks for new donors, new commenters/prompters, and linking back to the call. Check each individual call for their perks.

What can I prompt?
Anything at all, as long as it’s somehow related to the theme.

If you want to prompt something related to one of my extant settings, that’s cool; if you want to prompt something completely new, that’s also cool. Photo prompts, art prompts, are awesome; I’ll take auditory prompts too, though I’ve never tried writing to those.

If I find I really can’t work with your prompt (I have trouble with zombies, for instance), I’ll ask you to prompt again.

Past Calls
August 2014 (LJ) Animalia
May/June 2014 (LJ) Micro Prompts
January 2014 (LJ) OrigFic Bingo
February 2014 (LJ) Evildoers & Bad Guys
August 2013 (LJ) Identity
June 2013 (LJ) Finish It!
April 2013 (LJ) A-Z
March 2013 (LJ) Swords and Sorcery!
February 2013 (LJ) – Shades and Hues of Love (Summary)
January Mini 3 (LJ) – 7 Deadlies (Summary)
January Mini 2 (LJ) – Transitions (Summary)
January Mini 1 (LJ) – The Weather (Summary)
December 2012 (LJ) – Siblings (Summary)
October 2012 (LJ) – The Norm (Summary)
August 2012 (LJ) – (Fuzzy) Adventures and Quests
July Mini (LJ) – Addergoole Summer Camp (Summary)
June Mini (LJ) – Reiassan (Summary)
May 2012 (LJ) – Origins and Creations (Summary)
April 2012 (LJ) – Celebrations and Special Events (Summary)
(LJ) – xx (Summary)
March 2012 (LJ) – Spring Cleaning (Summary)
January Mini (LJ) – Aunt Family (Summary)
February 2012 LJ – Wine and/or Roses (Summary)
January 2012 (LJ) – In the City ( Summary)
December (DW) – Gifts, Gifts, and the Gifted. (Summary)
November (LJ) – “Family”
October (LJ) – “Spooks, Creeps, Ghosts, and Ghouls”
September (LJ) – “Lost, Abandoned, & Left Behind”
August (LJ) – “Abduction & Rescue”
August Early (LJ) – “Gender, sexuality, & how they go funky”
July (LJ) – no topic
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Pre-Giraffe Calls:
January 11 – Steampunk
Dec. 2010 – The Green
November 2010 – Ways and/or Means
Sept. 6-19, 2010 – Beginning with B
August 2-8 2010 – Beginning with A
August 9-15 – Exotic, Erotic, or Exogenous
July 2010 – The Great Outdoors
June 2010 – Roll your Own

Call for Ideas
Prompt Poll (as opposed to a late one)