Why so early? It’s my experience that sometimes these ideas need to simmer in the, ahem, cauldron for a little while. :) And, hey, while the thermometer reads 95 degrees, what better than to think of the cold, crisp days of autumn?
Edit: And now the leaves are just starting to turn, though the weather remains warm, so we could really use those thoughts about the crisp, cold days of autumn! ;)
Here is the Master List for easy reference to all the entries.
Deadline: October 31st
However, since I’m a ‘Christmas-in-July’ person, if you choose to answer this prompt after that date, I’ll certainly be thrilled to read it or gaze upon the art! The deadline is for seasonal timeliness and for people who work better with one.
Note to Artists: I know it's difficult to incorporate all these elements into a piece of art, so if you can do at least one, that's fine, or if you decide on a general Halloween-style illo, icon, or manip, please feel free to add it!
You may start posting fics and art at any time, starting now!
For writers or artists:
- Any pairing (or threesome, or orgy! ;) )
- Any rating
- No. 1 suggests I’m looking for slash (I am!) but if you have a pre-slash, gen, or het idea, go for it!
- Any genre(s) (drama, humor, hurt/comfort, PWP, historical, angst, romance, darkfic, deathfic, etc.)
- Please use at least one of the following prompts in the following categories. All prompts in each category can be combined, i.e., start your story in Salem and cut back-and-forth between that city and Gotham, or wind up in Metropolis, or use all four of the foods, whatever works for you:
- Apples (Candy apples acceptable, heh heh!)
- Candy corn
- Pie (Pumpkin, apple, or something else that’s your favorite!)
Colors (of course I’m not asking people to limit their colors, just to use at least one of the following in some way):
- Witches (Zatanna-like magic)
- Wiccans (Modern practitioners of the Old Religion)
- Pumpkins and/or Jack O’Lanterns
- Jewelry (perhaps with magical significance?)
- Black cat(s)
- Fall foliage
- Houses decorated for Halloween
- Masquerade Ball
- Haunted house(s)
- Books on Halloween and/or magic (ancient or modern)
- Tarot cards
- Fishnet stockings (nod to Zatanna)
- Red silk
- Black lace
- The Munsters/The Addams Family (TV shows, but in the DCU, could be ‘real’. ;))
- Salem, Massachusetts
- New Orleans
- Gotham City
- Another DCU city/town/countryside (aka Anywhere On Earth!)
- Off-world (as in, could the North American Halloween tradition work on Rigel or Orion? ;) )
- Any combination!
I think that covers everything time-wise, eh? ;)
- Create your own prompt and use it for your fiction or artwork and let us know what it is!
When you’re finished, please give me your link in this entry and link back from your journal to this entry. Also, don't hesitate to post to any appropriate LJ comm and let them know all about us! :)
*DCU for the purpose of this Challenge covers comicsverse, toonverse, movieverse, and Smallville. Of course, in Smallville it’s Halloween every day! ;)