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The Fishy Call Follow-Up Summary

Way back at the beginning of August, I opened a prompt call on fishing!

Since then I have written, well, a number of stories to the prompts provided.

If you would like another continuation of any of these – a) see the Want More; currently three people are owed continuations; b) get the comments up! The current goal is 9 – the first two posts (original or continuation) to get to nine total comments (or, say, 14 or 16 or 18 if they’ve already had one continuation written, i.e., 9 more than the first continuation cost) – will get a continuation.

The *️⃣ marks stories who have gotten a continuation.

The Stories So Far

Clean…?  The plant offered clean energy.  Cleaner might’ve been more accurate.  The fish living downstream of the runoff might’ve said something different entirely.   This is set in the universe/city/power plant featured in Saving the Cult (If not the World), a ‘verse tagged Organization.

Cleaning Up – The problem begins Austin not understanding what’s going on with the plant.  Then it gets worse.
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Seek And…?  Long long ago, I began a story about a woman lost in a blizzard and ending up in a different world. This story peeks in on her life, as she fishes for answers and is caught in turn.

Fresh Fish  The city of Scheffenon, on the North Sea high on the edges of the Empire, is known for many things.  But one thing that it is not known for – at least in modern times – is fish, or at least fish pulled from the North Sea.  They do not fish, not as such, on the North Sea. (Things Unspoken ‘verse)

The Freshest Fish – Eliška goes fishing for information about the fish in the North Sea.  She finds mostly more questions – and some gods to fish for, as well.
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Unplumbed Depths – Fishing in Minecraft can get you some strange results.  This fictional view of the fishing strips out a lot of the blockier elements but does leave a fishing pole with, perhaps, a little too much Luck enchanted into it.

(In the Depths coming soon)

…A Break…? – Jess works security at The Facility, a place where science which nobody calls mad (in the hearing of the scientists) is perpetrated.  It’s a really good job.  But sometimes, your friend up in the top end of things asks for a favor…

Breaking Out – Jess didn’t think she’d find herself saying okay, next year, we’ll…  with these interns, but then again, she didn’t expect to feel so protective of them, either.
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The Night Fishers – they only fished at day.  Murph was about to find out why.

Fishing Day – She should’ve done something better with the body, but it was her fishing day, and she didn’t want to be interrupted.

Biting – She needed this fishing day.  On the other hand, the police were far too worried about this body…
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Fountain Fishing – There’s nothing alive in this abandoned mall except Abby, Liv, and the fish in the fountain. Not even a protein bar.  So going fishing seemed like the reasonable idea, right?

Robotic – How do you get away from a robot?  Abby and Liv had tried any number of things in the neverending Mall On Infinite Earths.  This time, they find something that seems to work…
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Giraffe (Zebra) Call Day Two: Prompt Away

Good morning everyone!

(or good afternoon, good evening, good night)

It’s Day Two of my Giraffe (Zebra) Call, and it’s looking to be a good one!

Check out the Call for prompts, read the stories I’ve already posted, and, if you haven’t left a prompt, go and leave some.

I’ll be here, writing about falling leaves 😀 Continue reading

Giraffe Call Landing Page

What is a Giraffe Call?
Once a month, on the second Saturday after the first Tuesday of the month, Updated: once in a while, about 1-2 times/year, 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 attic.)

What do you do on a Giraffe Call?
I will write at least one microfic (around 150-400 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!

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.  However, I do not write fanfiction for prompt calls.

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

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)

2011 – Giraffe Carpet Funds!

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Giraffe Call Summary

This month, rather than a single prompt, I had several small prompts.

I don’t think it worked as well as a single prompt, and probably won’t try this again.

I do not think I had any new prompters (If I am wrong, please let me know), and the call earned $25 – enough for T. & I to get take-out this weekend!

MicroPrompt One: Mushrooms
Wise Mushroom (Fairy Town)
Trip-Tripping through the Apoc (Fae Apoc)

Fairy Rings (Fae Post-Apoc)
Fairy Ring Shortcuts (Fae Post-Apoc)
Terroir (Fae Post-Apoc)

MicroPrompt Two: Circles
Like Wolves (fae post-apoc)
Artist Wanted (Planners)
What Comes Around (Addergoole)
Oh, No, Not Again (fanfic)

MicroPrompt Three: Packages
Brown paper packages… ♪♫ (Addergoole)
Itty Bitty Package

MicroPrompt Four: Variant
The Three of Guldenton
Take Me, Unicorn/Factory
A Game (Space/Colony)
In a Fashion, Science!

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Giraffe Call So Far: A Summary

The Call

And so far my villainous stories:

What, He’s Got Two Legs (no Verse)
Hard Choices
The Good Fight

Bully for You, Addergoole Yr 15
Dance the Dance, Addergoole Yr 15
Addergoole Microbits
Planning – Regine, and her plans
By the Time Anyone Noticed
Back Around Again

Pirates & Bad People – Space/Accountant

The Church in the Park – Fairy Town

Tangles and Knots – Stranded World
Stranded in Winter

Blame Game – Superheroes and villains.
Bad Dialogue and other Problems – Superheroes and villains.
Through Biology!

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Giraffe Call OPEN

My Giraffe Call is open for twenty-four more hours here.

The theme is bad guys and villains. Please stop by and leave a prompt!

We’re just $5 from everyone who donates getting a second prompt $10 from a livewrite, which means that your donation has an immediate effect:

Saturday, I wrote nothing, because we were out wine tasting and, while wine puts me in the mood to write, it’s not really the place for it. (Note to self: take laptop, find cafes. Taste, write, taste, write, etc.)

Sunday, I wrote:
By the Time Anyone Noticed (and on LJ) – Addergoole Post Apoc
The Good Fight (and on LJ)
Back Around Again (and on LJ) – Addergoole, Ardell & Delaney
(funny how Addergoole comes to mind when thinking of villains… 😉

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Bingo! Column One

This is a fill for my January 2nd card:

B1: A Favorite Place
Prompt: A Favorite Place
Verse: Stranded Universe
Summer knows her sister Autumn has a favorite place.

B2: Team D
Prompt: A Cunning Plan
Verse: Dragons Next Door
Whose brilliant idea was it to kidnap her?

B3: Time of Testing
Prompt: Test/Exam
Verse: n/a
“This is how we’ve tested since the dawn of time.”

B4: Unwelcome Guests
Prompt: Unwelcome Guest
Verse: Addergoole/Baram’s House Elves
In the middle of an apoc, most guests are unwelcome

B5: Victimization
Prompt: Victim
Verse: Dragons Next Door
Follows after Cunning Plan, above.

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S is for Summary – an annotated summary of the last Giraffe Call

This is my alpha call’s summary in whole.
Those marked with an ** are Addergoole setting; those marked with a * are in the greater fae apoc setting.

A is for Alpha
B is for Beryl and her Boys (Aunt Family)
C is for the Cats’ Cruise *
D is for Dances Down in that [Dystopic] Underground School **
E is for Euphoric
F is for Friendly Fiend Forgetting
G is for Great Deals!
H is for Holy Hot Hell Night, Batman **
I is for the Individual
J is for the Last Jubilee *
K is for Stolen Karma
L is for Llama Lawyers
M is for Mimosas in the Morning ** (Shahin & Ty Post-apoc)
N is for Notice
O is for the Open Order
P is for the Possum Postulate (Science!)
Q is for the Queen’s Quilt
R is for Runaway (Tír na Cali)
S is for Shahin (see Mimosas first) **
T is for the Impossible
U is for Under the Weather Unexpectedly
V is for Vindicated (Viatrix, Baram’s House-Elves) **
W is for Whisk(e)y (Ninefold)
X is for Xeno-Everything
Y is for Yoshi (Boom, apoc-era) **
Z is for Zoology Sparks (Aunt Family, Zenobia)
A is for Antlers (Tilden, 3rd generation Boom) **
B Bizzare Beetles
C is for Creation
D is for Dungeon
E is for Emrys – Harder than Diamonds (Post-apoc) **
F is for Feisty Friend Felines of the Family (Aunt family, Beryl, DamnCat)
G is for the Gate (Facets)
H is for (I don’t know why you say Good-Bye)
I is for Icarus Fallen (Third generation)**

K is for Kleptēs(after Karma)
R – Running Away (Tír na Cali)
I – is for the Interloper (After Individual)

Þ – The Þorn-Giants (Aunt Family)

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April Giraffe Call Update

I keep plugging away at the April Giraffe Call. At this rate, I’m not sure there’ll be a *May* Giraffe Call… but the April one keeps going!

My Signal Boost Poem awaits more signal boosts (or art).

I have written so far:
A BCDE – F – G – H – I – J


Prompter Count: 23
Extra Prompt count: 1
Donator Count: 6
Total letters to be written: 36/26

And we’ve reached $70 in donations!

Just $5 from being able to get the accessories for the foyer; just $10 from 2 people getting extra 500-word continuations!

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I’m excited! This is a much more energetic call than I’ve had in a while. And, once I get through all the prompts owed to people… on to the non-English letters!

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March Giraffe Call: Summary

The Call (LJ)

We reached $45 in donation from three donors; there were 12 prompters. No new prompters or donors.

Oh HEY! You guys, I still owe you two setting stories from last month. What settings would you like to see expanded on?

We reached this level of donations:
At $40 in donations, everyone who donated will get an additional microfic written to their prompts. I will choose 1 non-donater at random to receive an additional microfic as well.

[personal profile] thnidu! You will get a second story written. Do you have a new prompt or should I write again from the first one?

The stories so far:
Blade (LJ)

Reiassan Early
Sword (LJ)

In Theory (LJ)

Misc: Fantasy
The Toll (LJ)
The Tower Needs (LJ)
Into the Fire (LJ)
Clean (LJ)

Fae Apoc
Zelda and Solange in the post-apoc
Short/Cut (LJ)
Teamwork (LJ)

Stranded World
Ax Fight (LJ)

Facets of Dusk
The Sword/Sorcery World
Cloaked (did not xpost)
Deep in the Autumn Air (LJ)
Thick (LJ)
Changing (LJ)

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