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[Mod] Open Challenge

Haven't had one of these in a while!

The next four weeks will be an 'open challenge'. During this time, you may post responses to any previous challenge.

- Please include the c: open challenge tag in your responses.
- You can combine more than one prompt in one response.

For a bonus challenge, see if you can fill any of the unfilled prompts.

Flashfic is 100 to 1000 words, but longer responses are allowed. You may also post drabbles (exactly 100 words) in response to the prompt.

The Open Challenge will end on 28 September 2015.
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[Mod] Flashfic challenge 245: flower-covered guns

The next flashfic prompt is this quote, suggested by karavila:
flower-covered guns --Schumann, on Chopin's melodies


Flashfic is 100 to 1000 words, but longer responses are allowed. You may also post drabbles (exactly 100 words) in response to the prompt. Challenges run for two weeks. This one will end on 31 August 2015.
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[Mod] Flashfic challenge 243: sonnet

The next flashfic challenge is this quote, suggested by karavila:
For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright,
Who art as black as hell, as dark as night.
-Shakespeare, Sonnet CXLVII


Flashfic is 100 to 1000 words, but longer responses are allowed. You may also post drabbles (exactly 100 words) in response to the prompt. Challenges run for two weeks. This one will end on 3 August 2015.
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[Mod] Flashfic challenge 241: poison that fascinates

The next flashfic prompt is this quote, suggested by karavila:
They do not know how to write with pencils or pens.
They write with their fingers dipped in blood.
They can draw straight lines and perfect circles.
They do not write this word: Mercy.
--Jennifer Clement, The Poison That Fascinates


Flashfic is 100 to 1000 words, but longer responses are allowed. You may also post drabbles (exactly 100 words) in response to the prompt. Challenges run for two weeks. This one will end on 22 June 2015.

Ergo Decipiatur (Flashfic Challenge 238: Reality Is)

Title: Ergo Decipiatur
Author: owned_by_a_cat
Length: 240
Concrit? Yes
Rating: PG
Summary: Defiance, fan service, arrogance… whatever you call it won't change what it really is.

Ergo Decipiatur

"You can't do that!" Yunho stared at the script decorating Changmin's arm, the black ink a beautiful contrast against his partner's caramel skin. It was a simple Latin sentence. One that Yunho knew only too well. Changmin had been quoting it for years. First, to convince himself. Later, to convince others. Right then, Yunho couldn't have said whom the words were aimed at: Changmin, himself, or the world at large. "They will be able to see it when we're on stage," he cautioned. "They'll read it. And they'll take it the wrong way."

"And that's the beauty of it." Changmin's smile didn't reach his eyes. He looked older that afternoon, with his hair newly dyed black. Harsher, and even less pliable than usual. "Everyone can read into it whatever they want. And nobody will be any the wiser."

"Management will know."

"They'll consider it fan service. God knows they're forever bugging me."

"And you're okay with that?" Yunho stepped closer and let his fingers trail over the words, before settling his hand lower, over the mark that would tell the whole story to those who knew how to read.

"Why not?" Changmin shivered under the gentle touch, but he didn't move away. "People can say what they want. They can believe what they want. They can change their mind six times an hour or stop believing altogether." The chocolate gaze turned fierce. "It doesn't change what's real. It never has."