November 12th, 2011

Leaf

What setting should the linkback incentive story be in?

Poll #1794414 What setting should the linkback incentive story be in?

What setting should the linkback incentive story be in?

Stranded
0(0.0%)
Reiassan
1(20.0%)
Tir na Cali
2(40.0%)
fae Apoc
2(40.0%)
Vas' World
0(0.0%)
Facets of Dusk
0(0.0%)
Planners
0(0.0%)
Unicorn/Factory
0(0.0%)
The Aunt Verse
0(0.0%)
Other
0(0.0%)
Leaf

November Giraffe Call Open!!

The call for prompts is now CLOSED!

The Summary is here on DW and here on LJ.

For the next 25 hours, I will taking I have taken your prompts on the theme of Family.

I will write (over the next week) at least one microfic (150-300 words) to each prompter. If you donate, I will write to all of your prompts,


If you have donated, I will write to every prompt you left.

In addition, for each $5 you donate, I will write an additional 500 words to the prompt(s) of your choice.

I'm playing with my incentives again.

For every linkback I receive, I will post another 50 words on a story (See the poll for setting here on DW and here on LJ

If I get three new commenters or one new donator, I will write a setting piece (setting chosen by poll).

And, of course, donations are always well-received:








If I reach $35 in donations, I will post an additional 1000-2000-word fic on the subject of the audience's choice.
Reached!!

If I reach $65, I will write at least 2 microfics for everyone, whether or not they donated.

If I reach $95, I will write to every prompt I get in the next 24 hours (limit 4 per person) - or third prompt for each original prompter. At this point, please allow up to 5 weeks for the writing to be completed.

If I reach $120, I will record a podcast of an audience-choice story and post it for everyone to read. Also, everyone who tipped will get double wordcount.

If I reach $150, I will release an e-book of all of the fiction written to this call and the last one. At this point, please allow up to 6 weeks for the writing to be completed.

I'm still saving up for the giraffe carpet, which will be installed the first week of October November December (still can't find a plumber, sigh)!




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Leaf

Giraffe Call: running behind on the linkback poll

I didn't get the linkback poll posted last night (I went to bed at 7:30, soo...) so I'm going to hold off posting an incentive story until the polls have a few more respondents.

I currently have one linkback (Anke).

Fae Apoc was, when I checked, winning with 3, with Tir Na Cali following with two

the polls are here:
http://www.livejournal.com/poll/?id=1794414&mode=enter
http://aldersprig.dreamwidth.org/170628.html

thanks!

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Leaf

Generations - #Addergoole yr. 21 - for the Giraffe Call

For ankewehner's prompt.

Shira Pelletier is a professor in Addergoole, whose youngest daughter Megan (a 1st Cohort student, and thus no longer in school in Year Five, when the story starts) is a constant disappointment and frustration to her. Chandra and Carrig are Megan's children.

For more on these characters during Year Five, see Motherhood



Addergoole, Year 21
Shira had had one year of quiet, true quiet, in her house.

Megan came and went, flitting back and forth to her mother's house when the latest job or boyfriend or get-rich-quick scheme failed, when her father got sick of her, or when she just wanted to hide and cry. Her children stayed with Shira, growing up into, she hoped, decent human beings despite their mother's choice in fathers for them.
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Leaf

Revelations, Addergoole Year... wow... 37... for the Giraffe Call

For natf's prompt.

After Generations, and on LJ, written for this Call as well.


Chandra had never been quite certain about her grandmother's misapprehensions about her mother, but she had been content to leave things as they were, for fear of rocking a boat that had been sailing uncomfortably for longer than she'd been alive.

It wasn't until her daughter [daughter] was ready to go to Addergoole, along with her half-brother and her uncle, and her mother was back home, disconsolate and miserable after another relationship had gone to hell, that Chandra decided she needed to intervene. For one, she'd realized that her mother and grandmother's relationship was barely older than her. For another, now in her thirties, the under-two-decades between her and Megan didn't seem like such a wide gap.

She cornered Grandma Shira first, while Mom was out in the Village shopping, uselessly.Collapse )

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Leaf

Talking it to death - Unicorn/Factory setting, for the Giraffe Call

For ysabetwordsmith's prompt.

This is in the Unicorn/Factory setting, which has a landing page now here (and on LJ)


"You're not old enough," her father protested weakly. They all knew it wasn't true. They all knew it didn't matter if it was true.

"You're not well enough," her mother protested, more strongly. They all knew that, too, was not true enough to matter.

"It should be me," her brother muttered softly. "Tisa, it's not safe."

"It's never safe, Farold. It's never safe for any of us."

She slapped her hand over her mouth the moment the words were out, but it was too late. All of them - her parents, her older brother, her younger sisters, her maiden aunt, especially her maiden aunt - reeled as if she'd hit them. Collapse )

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Leaf

The family kudzu - The Aunt Family - for the Giraffe Call

For the_vulture's prompt.

This is in the Aunt Family setting, which has a landing page now here (and on LJ).

I imagine the speaker to be one of Evangaline's nieces or cousins.


"Your family is insane."

"My family is prolific. My family is also insane, but the problem you're dealing with right now is an entirely separate one."

"What is this thing?"

"Cheat sheet. It's not going to help, in the long run, but at least you'll have some idea what you're getting into."

"How do you keep track of all this?"Collapse )

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