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
Title: Emily, Maybe.
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.
Dr. Rupert Giles.
Occult Investigations and Supernatural Solutions.
125B, Nelson Street, Bath. BA1
“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.
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.
Feedback: Always welcome! Pretty please? :)
Characters: Giles, Buffy
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... )
Title: The Uxbridge English Dictionary
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
Setting: Some time late season 3
( Read more... )
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.
Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: (Gen) Rupert Giles, Buffy Summers
Word Count: 100
Summary: Some things are better left in the dark.
A/N: The lovely 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 )
Pairings: A whole lot of unrequited feelings going on with a mention or two of past relationships
Notes: Written for the 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... )
Ficlets or drabbles or any length welcome. This week's prompt is: FOOL
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Fandom: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Characters/Pairing: Rupert Giles/Buffy Summers
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.”