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Snowflake challenge day 7 part 2
Day 7

In your own space, create a fanwork. Make a drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. Arts and crafts. Draft a critical essay about a particular media. Put together a picspam or a fanmix. Write a review of a Broadway show, a movie, a concert, a poetry reading, a museum trip, a you-should-be-listening-to-this-band essay. Compose some limericks, haikus, free-form poetry, 5-word stories. Document a particular bit of real person canon. Take some pictures. Draw a stick-figure comic. Create something. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


I'm going for it as I've enjoyed these writing responses in previous Snowflake challenges.

Therefore -- give me a prompt and pairing, or character, and I'll write you a drabble. In which I mean something exactly 100 words long. ETA: Or a double drabble or a triple one. Who's counting!?

I'm going for drabbles as I got a bit carried away last year. Fandoms anything I have/do talk about.

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egelantier From: egelantier Date: January 7th, 2017 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
OLD SCHOOL! mikey/ryan, cold winter.
turps33 From: turps33 Date: January 7th, 2017 03:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
A prompt of excellence!

“Hi.”

Mikey doesn’t ask what Ryan’s doing out here, or tell him it’s time to go back. All he does is sit down on the sidewalk and drape a blanket over Ryan’s shoulders, uncaring of the sideways glances from the shoppers hurrying past, bundled up with multiple bags over their arms.

For a long time there’s silence, Ryan making no attempt to take hold of the blanket. All he can do is sit still, eyes wide open and hands blue, the ache in his chest so solid he can hardly draw breath.

“I’m going to fuck up.” The words are rough, Ryan’s throat scratchy and he rubs at his eyes, fresh tears sparkling like jewels at the end of his lashes. “I’ll do something wrong and they’ll leave. They always do.”

“They haven’t left yet,” Mikey says, and shifts close, scowling at the group of people who’ve slowed down, obviously interested in what’s going on. “And they won’t.”

“How do you know?” If Ryan wasn’t so cold he’d be angry, because no one can know what Spencer and Brendon will do. One wrong word, one wrong decision and they’ll go off together, and Ryan will be left on his own. “You can’t know.”

“You’re right, I can’t,” Mikey admits, and he turns slightly, knee pressed against Ryan’s. “And neither can you. But what I do know is, they love you.”

Ryan shrugs and wants to flee, even while wanting Mikey to stay and move closer -- for him to grab hold and never let go. “Love just means it’s harder when they eventually leave.”

“Or it means even if you do fuck up, people keep on loving you regardless,” Mikey says, and takes hold of Ryan’s hands, holding them between his own. “You’re freezing.”

“I’ve been colder.” Ryan’s hands ache, and he shivers, head tucked down against another icy gust of wind.

“I’m sure you have.” Mikey keeps one of his hands wrapped around Ryan’s as he tugs at the blanket, setting it more securely as he says, “See that woman over there? I think she’s going to meet her lover.”

People watching and making stories is a game familiar to Ryan, but not here, not now when they’re both freezing, and he says, “You're doing this now?”

“Are you ready to go back yet?” Mikey asks, and when Ryan shakes his head, simply says, “Then yes, we’re doing this now.”

egelantier From: egelantier Date: January 7th, 2017 04:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
awwwwwwwwwww, terri, this is so adorable (and brings back memories!). i love the blanket, and i love ryan's worries, and i love the segue into telling stories. AWESOME. thank you!
turps33 From: turps33 Date: January 8th, 2017 12:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I couldn't resist going back to that verse. The idea popped into my head as soon as I saw your prompt.

You're welcome! Thank you for such a lovely prompt ♥
frausorge From: frausorge Date: January 10th, 2017 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
n'awww
turps33 From: turps33 Date: January 11th, 2017 03:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! ♥
nopseud From: nopseud Date: January 7th, 2017 10:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Popslash, Kevin/Chris. Prompt: "'Because baboons do it' is not a good reason."
brandywine28 From: brandywine28 Date: January 8th, 2017 11:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Popslash, TrickC? (But only if you feel like it!!) Prompt: um...operating a butter churn?
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