breakfastofchampions: (Default)
More mini-stories, continued from this post!

Same rules as before:
1. Write exactly one page in word processing document (to the line).
2. Write the first thing (that works) that pops into your head.
3. Don't think too hard!
3a. Don't edit, over-editor.

Title: Whisper (suggested by [ profile] redvelvetaddict)
Universe: Goldenhour
Character: Ileana, aka. Lily

It's wrong to leave your home. )

Title: Goodbye (suggested by [ profile] boredgods)
Universe: Goldenhour
Character: Nora, Bertrand, Bevan, Bernard

What was it that brought them together? )
breakfastofchampions: (raven storytelling)
I really needed to do a writing focus exercise, so I thought I would set myself the task of writing very small stories of no more than one page in my word processing document, using prompts from an old post in this journal in which I asked you kind readers for prompts.

I wrote two of them today. I didn't allow myself to be too critical, which is always my downfall, and I just wrote about the first subject that came to mind when I considered the prompt. I also didn't edit, since these are just exercises.

Title: Catfish (prompt suggested by [ profile] chypie)
Universe: Goldenhour
Character: Bernard (mentions of Bevan)

He leans into the water, immersing his head. )

Title: Neck (prompt suggested by [ profile] luckykitty)
Universe: Goldenhour
Character: Chester

Was it a dream that woke him? )
breakfastofchampions: (greatheart: alex)
Title: Two Traitors
Universe: Goldenhour
Word count: 4,540
Rating: PG
Warnings: mild violence, mentions of blood, references to death.
Characters/Pairings: Damien/Alex, John Good, references to Alex/James
Summary: Sometimes it is only our friends who keep us human.
Notes: Written for [ profile] redvelvetaddict. <3 Set after James' death but years before Branwen comes to Best-Loved.

It wasn't that he didn't regret the loss of his honor and the tarnishing of his title. )
breakfastofchampions: (monster alex)
I wanted to write a short piece about one or more of the Goldenhour characters, and to help inspire me, I asked for a prompt! And I got one.

If anyone else has a thematic prompt that might help me, please let me know in the comments here. It can be an object, idea, phrase, quote, a particular character from the story, a pairing--anything. Feel free to contribute as many as you like! (Oh yes, and if you prefer to ask for characters from another story of mine, that's cool, too.)

Title: By the Sword
Universe: Goldenhour
Character: Alexander Sable
Word count: 542
Warnings: none
Notes: For the prompt "skill", suggested by redvelvetaddict. This is from Alex's PoV, but before things really get started with Bertrand's plot, so his ideas about his future are not indicative of what actually happens to him.

He is not a real knight. )
breakfastofchampions: (bertrand)
Title: Secrets Past
Universe: Goldenhour
Characters: Branwen, Alex
Rating: PG
Warnings: none
Word count: 982
Summary: Branwen doesn't entirely trust her new guardians.
Notes: Written for [community profile] origfic_bingo, for the prompt "time travel". I decided to end this where I did because I think I'm going to incorporate it into the novel rather soon, so it'll be developed more, but not right now.

Was it normal for someone to keep absolutely no remnants of their past? )
breakfastofchampions: (acacia)
Title: The Quality of Light
Universe: Goldenhour
Characters, pairings: Fiorel/Acacia, Selwyn
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Word count: 1,239
Summary: Fiorel is planning a surprise for Acacia, with Selwyn's help.
Notes: Written for [community profile] origfic_bingo, for the prompt "candles". Also, this was written especially for Resemble; it just happened to fit with a prompt as well.

'How do you make candles?' )
breakfastofchampions: (fiorel: thoughts and trouble)
Title: Recurring
Universe: Goldenhour
Characters, pairings: Fiorel, Bertrand
Rating: R
Warnings: Violence, blood, death. Also, quite spoilery for the novel.
Word count: 555
Summary: Fiorel dreams.
Notes: Written for [community profile] origfic_bingo, for the prompt "nightmares".

The man's eyes are blue, dark, and wide as she slides her sword into his body. )
breakfastofchampions: (acacia)
Yay, I did it! I got a bingo this month. Whew.

Title: Stealing a Robot
Universe: Goldenhour (science fiction AU)
Characters, pairings: Fier, Hadia, Pan
Rating: PG
Word count: 1430
Summary: The world's greatest robot thief (as in, thief of robots), might well be a little mad.
Notes: For [community profile] origfic_bingo, for the prompt "AU: crossover/fusion". My interpretation of the prompt was pretty loose. Reading Urasawa's Pluto made me want to write about robots, so I created an AU of Goldenhour that features robots along the lines of the ones in Pluto--it diverges quite a bit from my original story, and it doesn't technically have anything taken directly from Pluto in it, but I think it's close enough.

Also, though I do like reading and watching science fiction media, I don't have a lot of practice writing it, so this might be a little closer to science fantasy.

It's the hardest job in the world, but she's good at it. )
breakfastofchampions: (alena)
Title: Coming Home
Universe: Goldenhour
Characters: Alex, Damien, Alena
Rating: G
Word count: 1,098
Summary: Home isn't always a place.
Notes: Written for [community profile] origfic_bingo, for the prompt "reunion". Though this information will only make sense to those familiar with the storyline, this is set during the time of "Chester's adventure", when Bertrand is still King's Sentinel.

'You're in a mood today.' )
breakfastofchampions: (chester)
Title: Evening Falls
Universe: Goldenhour
Characters/Pairings: suggested Chester/Matthew
Rating: PG13 (mentions of death, mutilation of shrubbery)
Wordcount: 2160
Spoilers: Various, for the novel, but things might change, as I'm always revising.
Summary: When the king falls ill, Chester is left to deal with the wreckage of Eastland's court, but Chester has his own wounds to deal with as well.
Notes: for [community profile] origfic_bingo, for the prompt "Sunset Stroll".

Chester was an old man already. )