The 13th Annual 'A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words' Challenge: Unlucky You

So, It's Like This...

The challenge goes as follows: each participant is assigned a picture that will serve as the inspiration for a story (how you define "inspiration" is up to you). The catch is that each story must be exactly one thousand words in length, no more, no less - and trust me, it's not as easy as it sounds!

Everyone gets one picture to start. It's called a challenge for a reason, so you may need to get creative. Just remember: the picture itself need only serve as inspiration, not necessarily be a literal part of the story. 

Any fandom, pairing, rating or genre (including real person and original fic) is welcome. Stories won't be due until February 28, 2015, which means two full months to write! Woot! :D

The Twist

Every year I add a theme to the challenge. This year, the theme is Unlucky You: in some circles, the number 13 is considered unlucky, so each photo I assign will include some other sort of traditionally unlucky omen. Again, this need only serve as inspiration. Stories do not need to be explicitly about the photograph, and the omen does not need to appear in the story itself... just be creative!

Sign Me Up!

Ready to play? Comment here no later than Wednesday, December 31, 2014.

I will post assignments & instructions here in the comm on January 1, 2015, so you'll probably want to friend/bookmark the community, if you haven't already.

Please feel free to spread the word wherever you want. The more, the merrier, and everyone, in all fandoms, is welcome to play. If you don't have an LJ account, just comment and tell me your Tumblr/Twitter handle or whatever - that will do.

And please tell your friends, pimp at will, etc.!

If you have any further questions, please don't put them in this post. Send me a private message or email me at instead. Thanks!

FIC: There's a Somebody

Title: There's a Somebody
Author: draycevixen
Fandom: Person of Interest
Pairing: Finch/Reese
Rating: Teen
Warning: Brief passing mention of attempted rape.

There's a Somebody


Sins, Not Tragedies/BtVS, Almost Human

Title: Sins, Not Tragedies
Word Count: 1000
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Almost Human
Rating: FR13
Disclaimer: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and all related characters are copyright of Joss Whedon and ME. Almost Human and all related characters and concepts are copyright of J.H. Wyman, Bad Robot and 20th Century Fox.

Synopsis: It’s 2046 and Dawn has found her way back to Los Angeles. It’s improved since Angel and Co. nearly imploded it.

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Title: Winter's End
Author: graculus
Fandom: Man from UNCLE/Marvel Comic Universe
Rating: G

Summary: A dinner companion brings a little extra to the table.

Notes: All my anticipation about a certain upcoming movie must have seeped into my brain somehow, so once I thought of the idea behind this particular fusion of universes, I just couldn't resist...

Winter's End (AO3)

Ox and Bull (original)

Title: Ox and Bull
Author: catwalksalone
Fandom: Original
Rating: G

Summary: Whatever path is taken in life, Fate will always work its will.


Love Is A Place (Original)

Title: love is a place
Author: notworthy
Fandom: Original
Rating: G

love is a place
Title: A Balm To A Tattered Soul
Author: ladyoneill
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Spoilers (if any): Set post Season 3b so all of what's happening now on the show.
Disclaimer: I don't own Stiles or Teen Wolf; no profit being made here.
Picture: Yay, Goats!
A/N: Stiles POV. On AO3 where it shows 1001 words but "End" doesn't count in my book.
Link to Fic: A Balm To A Tattered Soul

Fic: Same Old Saddle, Same Old Rider

Title: "Same Old Saddle, Same Old Rider"
Author: scrunchy [stefwith1f on AO3]
Fandom: The Thrilling Adventure Hour
Rating: Gen
Spoilers: None

Same Old Saddle, Same Old Rider [AO3]
Title: The Subtle Thunder
Author: severinne
Fandom: Almost Human
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: John/Dorian (pre-slash/first-time)
Word Count: 1000 (of course)

Summary: John is on a mission he doesn't fully understand.

The Subtle Thunder (on my LJ) or on AO3

Illusion (Lewis TV)

Title: Illusion
Author: thesmallhobbit
Fandom: Lewis (TV)
Characters: Robbie Lewis & James Hathaway
Rating: Teen

From the Moody Blues "Days of Future Passed"
Cold hearted orb that rules the night
Removes the colour from our sight
Red is gray and yellow white
But we decide which is right
And which is an illusion?



Sign-ups for Challenge 13 open through December 31, 2014.




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