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31 March 2012 @ 04:24 pm
Some 42-word Ficlets (Random-Fandom)  
I've missed writing fanfic, and found myself haunting the comment_fic meme yesterday. The theme was 42-word ficlets, which I've never done before. Shorter than drabbles, longer than 6-word fics. Have some random!

Chuck, any, hiding in plain sight

Casey takes pride in his work—all work—so let's be clear: you will not outsell him in Beastmasters or outgun him in kills.

No, it's not for the commission or the glory.

If you have to ask, you just wouldn't understand.



Burn Notice, Sam (+Any), "Chuck Finley says"

Sam knows cons and coercion, and how to work the charm, but Chuck Finley wrote the book: be the environment, sell it like you mean it, and convince people they want to help you.

After that, the rest takes care of itself.



The Hunger Games, Katniss/Cinna, separation

Cinna never said he cared, but his actions showed it.

He called Katniss weekly, helped fabricate her fashion "talents" while reminding her that he, too, remembered the truth of her ordeal.

They spoke carefully—anyone might be listening.

Still, it always helped.



Dexter, author's choice, the one that got away

Maria still loved Angel, but it wasn't enough.

For the right opportunity, she would shed her loyalties like she'd forgotten everything but the sound of her own name.

Angel deserved better. She was almost glad he was smart enough to know it.



The Avengers (60's TV Series), Emma Peel, Dress for Success

Emma loved elegant clothes, and valued catsuits for their simple practicality.

But she adored the outrageous-looking getups—Mod patterns, psychedelic colors, bouffant hairdos. People noticed the packaging, not her pointed questions.

Still, the same problem remained: where, exactly, to hide the Berretta?



 
 
 
similiesslipsimiliesslip on April 1st, 2012 12:01 am (UTC)
I'm not familiar with any but the Hunger Games. I like what you made for that one! It's true, it's what you DO that shows love.

I emailed you another draft of my..scribbles, LOL
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 1st, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
Cinna was such a reserved character, too. He was very strong, and helped Katniss be strong, but it was always indirect. I liked that about him.

I got your draft! We had a long family-movie-night detour, so I haven't gotten a chance to look at it much. I'll email you some information back tonight, which you probably won't see until tomorrow. That's where that 2-hour difference costs us, since it looks like we both do our writing/etc. at the end of the day!
similiesslipsimiliesslip on April 1st, 2012 04:35 am (UTC)
I'm glad you got to see a family movie. What did you watch?

I'm sorry it took so long to get the draft to you. 2 kids had a practice this morning, then one needed a trip to the shoe store (his feet are growing fast!) and then another needed me to buy a birthday gift for a party for a friend tomorrow.

Then we finally were getting the lawn cut so I had to pick up all the sticks and move the dog houses and the little slide etc. It was a busy day.

I'll try to put a lot more time in tomorrow. You can suggest large things (certain scenes, dialogue about __ etc) and I will write whatever you suggest and then you can still cut it all. I won't be mad, I promise. I'm trying to be a good partner!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 1st, 2012 06:49 am (UTC)
Our movie night is sometimes TV stuff, so now that the kids are older we watched some Scrubs on DVD (couldn't get Leverage running). We also sometimes watch Monk (we borrow these from the library), but in the past have watched all of Wonderfalls and Reaper. We're kind of restrictive on the topics/etc. we'll let them watch, probably more than most parents.

I'm hoping to get more writing on my own half tomorrow. Our basketball season is over, so no games to go to. Just need some time with nobody coming to chatter at me every few minutes, and where my brain shows up to participate!