Reed '03: Costume Challenge: Write a story with your favorite couple (or grouping, whatever) in costume for any reason.

Reed '04: The "just do it/no excuses" challenge. You are allowed to write anything, so long as you write. Time yourself. You have 1:20 in which to write because it's all the time you can wring out of your schedule for the month-long challenge period. So sit and write, damn it. Just go. Who cares about if it sucks or isn't working or etc. At the end of 1:20 call yourself done, tell us your circumstances and post it.

  • Title: Visitors
  • Universe: AU
  • Pairing: J/V
  • Rating: PG-13

Reed '05: Let there be dragons. Doesn't have to be a D&D role-playing fantasy world sort of thing; could be a dream, or a story someone's reading, or a horse's name. Maybe someone collects dragon statues, or has a dragon tattoo. Or maybe dragons are simply a metaphor for something else. All that matters is that a dragon or dragons are somehow included in the storyline, ideally as a central part rather than just a cast off mention (where'd be the challenge in that, after all?).

Elder '03: Write a story involving any couple of your choosing that involves them dealing with living together. You can make it riddled with angst or funny. There is a wide range of things that one has to rethink when you go from being single to 'married'. I want stories that showcase those life adjustments, good or bad, I leave it to you to decide.

  • Title: Moving In
  • Universe: ATF
  • Pairing: E/C
  • Rating: NC-17

Elder '05: Write a story about one of the Seven's gear - I'm thinking mainly Old West like spurs, saddle, bridle, chaps, hat, lariat, boots, horse, etc but if you're into ATF or one of the modern series then a car or computer or secret decoder ring would work also. Bonus points if the gear comes or is given as a Christmas present. 'Tis the season coming up!

Birch '05: Make the setting central to your story. I don't care if it's inside or out of doors, seasonal, local or foreign climes - just spend a bit of time helping us to really *see* and *feel* where we and the boys are - and bonus points for making the place pivotal to the plot.

Rowan '04: This challenge comes with physical instructions. Here we go:
1) Go to your music collection (for the sake of arguement we will call it your cd collection; however, feel free to replace cd with cassette, album, 8-track, or fluglehorn if you so prefer).
2) Select, at random and without forethought, ten cds of vocal artists.
3) Shuffle the cds into a random and unplanned order without looking at them.
4) Pick a number between one and ten.
5) Pick another number, between one and thirteen. 6) The first number is your cd. The second is the song on the cd (if you pick a cd with less songs than the number you selected, the last song on the cd is your song).
7) Listen to that song.
8) Write a story based on the ideas that come to your mind while listening to that song.
RULES: You cannot quote the song during the story, and you cannot have any character listen to that song, or mention it in any way. I'm looking for an 'inspired by' rather than a songfic. However, you should list what song you picked and who it is performed by, so the rest of us know. You can do it at the beginning, or at the end of the story. You can list the lyrics at the end if you want to, but you don't have to.

Rowan '07: Only 100 challenge. Drabble, any universe, include or be inspired by: seasonal changes.

Ash '05: The challenge is to write the boys of your choice participating in, practicing for, or going to a rodeo. Short or long, present day or Old West, let's see and hear 'em.

Ash '07: 15 minute challenge. Set the timer for fifteen minutes. Write until it dings. Post what you churn out in that time. Done. If you need a more specific prompt, consider: the elements.

Willow '04: "Other" challenge: Write that niggling idea that you've put off or thought "hmm, no, I can't write *that*." Write in a universe you don't normally [expand into old west, go to the ATF, any other open au], especially if it's a good idea you've never quite made yourself do -- write a pairing you don't usually, whether it's a fleeing idea between the coupling or a rather involved plot you'd put off because it isn't the two [or hell, three or four] you are "comfortable" dealing in.

  • Title: Demons
  • Universe: ATF
  • Pairing: JD/?
  • Rating: R

Hawthorn '04: A crossover fic. It could be one of the guys with a new guy, or it could be someone from another fandom that crossover's with the M7 guys in any universe.

Hawthorn '05: Small rituals that govern one's day. Secret vices that rule one's night. Pick either or both.

Mistletoe '04: Holiday/winter drabble, on the romantic side.

Mistletoe '05: "Festival of light." This can be taken literally or liberally. Luminaries tucked into the snow, what brings light to the holiday season for the boys or, more specifically, to their lives by the light of the Christmas tree, firelight, so on and so forth.