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Here's this week's prompt for Giles related ficlets.


Drabbles or ficlets of any length are most welcome. 
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We're back after our two months break. I hope everyone enjoyed the epic [community profile] summer_of_giles this year. Please remember to drop a few kind words on the entries over there. It can really brighten someone's day.

Shorts is up and running with a monthly theme for August of SUMMER. Anything 'summer' related is welcome and there will be weekly prompts to shake loose ideas. We accept short fic involving Giles here and at happy to take pimping links to longer works as well. The purpose of the comm is to encourage new writing and have a little fun. Pretty much anything goes!

This weeks prompt (which you are welcome to ignore and write your own thing) is: Cooling Down
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Final prompt before the comm's summer hiatus.
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It's Friday so I'm throwing out a new weekly prompt.  Aptly, I think.

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I'm slipping the prompts to Fridays until June when we take our summer break. Sign-ups are looking healthy and there are still available dates over at [community profile] summer_of_giles by the by! 

This week's prompt: Talking Shop
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Title: Emily, Maybe.
Author: DHW.
Rated: PG.
Prompt: Enquire Within.
Characters: Giles (kind of).
Word Count: 300.
Setting: Early Series 6.
Summary: There must always be a Slayer.
Disclaimer: Not mine (which is probably for the best, really).


Old Mrs Ripley picked her way through the Sunday shoppers, hand clutching the brim of her hat, granddaughter in tow. The sun was shining but the wind was fierce, whistling through the gaps and ginnels that branched out from the bustling high street. 

“Come on, Emily,” said Mrs Ripley, the grip on her hat tightening. “Don’t dawdle so.” 

But the girl, Emily, was not listening. She had just turned sixteen. Her hair was black, her eyes blue, and there was a significant power to her, despite her small stature. One that had not been there the previous year, when she had been fifteen and her dreams did not repeat themselves. In her hand was a business card, small and off-white.

It read:   

Dr. Rupert Giles.

Occult Investigations and Supernatural Solutions.

Reasonable Rates.

125B, Nelson Street, Bath. BA1

Enquire Within.

“Show me,” said her Grandmother, peering over her shoulder, aged eyes squinting as she read. “Nonsense. Utter nonsense.”

“But…” replied Emily, staring down at the words.

She could feel the draw of the card, the way it pulled and tugged, willing her to turn left down the alleyway that began with an ‘N’. It almost felt like destiny.

“No ‘buts’, Emily,” said Mrs Ripley as she grabbed her granddaughter’s hand, her gaze stern. “We’re late. Now come along.”

The wind picked up, as if on cue, battering the pair as they made their winding way towards the Church with the tolling bells, trying to change their path. But it did no good. And, as they reached the wrought iron gates of St. John’s, it gave one last gust, succeeding only in plucking the business card from the young girl’s fingers. 

“Silly girl,” her Grandmother muttered.  

Emily watched as the card blew away, coasting through the streets on the fierce spring wind.

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New prompt for this week: Enquire Within. Do with it as you wish...

Quick reminder, this is an 'anything is welcome' sort of place. You are free to use any prompts from whenever or to post something completely fresh. You can post here or merely post a link to your own dw, ff, LJ, ao3, Wordpress, blog, wherever. There really isn't a restriction on wordcount. I'm happy to accept any length if the muse posessed you. The only rule is to have Giles in the mix, but he doesn't have to be the Big Damn Hero or main focus. It's all about writing and sharing here. 
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*Waves* Hi everyone! I've missed all of you so much! :)

Characters: Xander & Giles
Rated: PG
Length: ~900 words
Beta: The fantastic All4Spike — thank you!
Summary: Rewrite of the scene from BtVS episode 4x17 "Superstar". With a simple incantation, Xander sets Giles's book on fire. Here, the rest of the scene goes a little differently. May contain gratuitous Star Wars references.
Disclaimer: Characters not mine, etc.
Feedback: Always welcome! Pretty please? :)

Too late, Xander slammed the book shut, extinguishing the flames that’d burst into existence upon his incantation. Judging by the acrid smell rising from the book before him, however, the damage had been done. Uh-oh.
“Good Lord!” Giles rushed forward and rescued the ancient text from his hands, tossing his glasses on the coffee table to bury his nose in the damaged spread for a very close inspection....

Continue reading...


Apr. 29th, 2017 10:31 pm
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Title: Something to Sign for
Author: lycomingst
Rating: G
Word Count: 100

Read more... )
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New prompt for this week. We shall continue through to the end of May and take our annual break for June and July. (I won't be offended if any of these prompts are used for [community profile] summer_of_giles  instead of course.)

This week's prompt is: Something to sign for
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 New week, new challenge. Ficlets or drabbles please prompted by:


Take that any way you will. :)

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Title: Waiting

Author: littleotter73

Characters: Giles, Buffy

Rating: FRT

Setting: Three weeks post Chosen

Word Count: 1001 

Prompt: Getting On

Disclaimer: Just playing in Joss’ sandbox.




A Watcher without a Slayer was a very pathetic thing indeed... )
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Title: The Uxbridge English Dictionary
Author: DHW
Pairing(s)/Characters: Giles, Wesley, Buffy (Gen)
Summary: Giles and Wesley decide to resolve their disagreement like adults. Childish adults.

Challenge: Getting On (or not, as the case may be)
Word Count: 1,320
Rating: G
Setting: Some time late season 3

Disclaimer: Not mine. They belong to the almighty Joss. I’m just playing in his sandpit. Sad, sad times. And neither is the Uxbridge English Dictionary. That belongs to the marvelous people at I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.

Read more... )
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Title: Getting On With It
Author: Quaggy
Category: Post-Series
Rating: PG
Notes: I've had this plot bunny for a while, but this week's theme of "Getting On" proved to be a rich soil to let it grow.

Willow's on a mission... )
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New week, new weekly prompt. Fics or drabbles of any length welcome taking inspiration from the prompt of:


Giles in the mix somehow, though he can be pretty slight. All previous prompts remain 'open' - we are not a strict comm - it's all about writing and encouraging everyone to experiment. 
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Title: Unfinished Business
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: (Gen) Rupert Giles, Buffy Summers
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Marathon
Summary: Some things are better left in the dark.
A/N: The lovely [personal profile] quaggy  was kind enough to point me here after we got talking about drabbling communities that were moving from LJ. Hope you don't mind me coming to play! =)

Unfinished Business )
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Title: Fool That I Am
Author: Quaggy
Category: Post-Series
Rating: G
Pairings: A whole lot of unrequited feelings going on with a mention or two of past relationships
Notes: Written for the [community profile] giles_shorts prompt "Fool". Dawn and Buffy talk about unrequited love. The focus is mainly on the sisters, but Giles does make and appearance at the end.

Fool that I am for falling in love with you... )

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As promised, there will be weekly prompts from now until end of May. Fics or drabbles of any length welcome taking inspiration from the prompt of:


Giles is the mix somehow, though he can be pretty slight. All previous prompts remain 'open' by the way. This is a comm that welcomes writing and encourages everyone to experiment. 
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My thanks to everyone who played and had some fun last month with last line first line challenge. I even managed a few myself - wonders will never cease. From today until the end of May, we are returning to weekly prompts at which point the mighty [ profile] summer_of_giles takes over for two months.

Ficlets or drabbles or any length welcome. This week's prompt is: FOOL

Archive of Our Own Collection

We now have an AO3 Collection if you are posting there and wish to link to us. Look for Giles_Shorts.

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Title: Show and Tell
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: Rupert Giles/Buffy Summers
Rating: PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: Giles is still able to shock Buffy.
A/N: written for giles_shorts for the last line Apparently he could shock her still.

Apparently he could shock her still.

“You’re very pleased with yourself, aren’t you?” As if she needed to ask. The huge smile on his face proved it.

Giles didn’t say a word but continued to regard her with a satisfied smile. They had been together for a few years and the fact that he could still shock her he considered quite the feat.

“What I don’t understand is why didn’t you say anything before now?”

“Would you have believed me if I had?” His smile widened as he moved closer. “Besides, I was always much better at show than tell.”


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