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Saturday, May 6th, 2006
10:08 pm
[hobsonphile]
First Lines Challenge: May 6, 2006 - May 20, 2006
I have neglected this space station for far too long, and for that, you have my humble apologies.

Let us begin again, shall we? The world can always use more DS9 fic.

The First Lines Challenge

Choose a line from this list of famous opening lines and build a drabble/ficlet from that line.

This challenge will be open until May 20, 2006.

Current Mood: motivated
Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
6:32 pm
[megthelegend]
Thursday, December 2nd, 2004
1:26 pm
[from_red_earth]
newbie
Hi all. I'm Adam and I'm a new member from Australia. Just wanted to introduce myself :)

Current Mood: thirsty
Tuesday, October 12th, 2004
9:33 am
[selenak]
More Kira fic: Second Coming
Title: Second Coming

Author: Selena

Word Count: 245

Timeline: Post-show. Spoilers specifically for season 7.

Disclaimer: All owned by Paramount.

Author's note: Originally written as a drabble for muffinmonster. Title courtesy of Yeats.

...surely some revelation is at hand....Collapse )

Current Mood: heretic
Monday, October 4th, 2004
3:17 pm
[selenak]
"Give Me Kira Fic"-Challenge: Messages
Title: Messages

Author: Selena

Word Count: 664

Disclaimer: Characters and situations owned by Paramount.

Timeline: Post-show.

Summary: Kira pays a visit to the Founder.


So a terrorist meets a war criminal, and they say...Collapse )

Current Mood: awake
Sunday, October 3rd, 2004
4:02 pm
[hobsonphile]
The "Give Me Kira-Fic" Challenge- October 3, 2004 - October 17, 2004
Recently, soulonds9 and I got into an interesting meta discussion about Kira in which we both agreed that Kira is judgemental, that this probably served her well for survival purposes, but that this is a key character flaw that should generate much penetrating fic.

So. Inspired by this discussion- and also because Kira has been my favorite character ever since my teenaged fangirl days- I'm going to assert my privilege as community moderator and demand that all of you:

Give Me Kira-Fic

This challenge will run until October 17, 2004.

Current Mood: contemplative
Thursday, September 30th, 2004
2:20 am
[betareject]
Renewal? Rebirth? Resurection?
Authors note: I'm not sure if this tale really fits in here, its an older fic that I did sometime ago about Kira for natoth_muse who gave me the idea in the first place. But if I was to put it into a challenge this one would best describe the events that occur. This is part 5 of the Five part tale.

Just a warning this does deal with issues concerning the effects of terrorism and oppression of freedom.

Disclaimer:These characters are obviously property of Paramount and such related peoples. I'm just borrowing them briefly to get this ugly troll of a story out of my head.

This has been rated PG-13 and may not be suitable for all readers.

To New Beginnings

"...Your honest feelings,
Can't stop my bleeding..."
Bleeding - Callenish Circle


The screaming pain in her throat causes her to wake up violently. Gasping desperately for air, she soon discovers that is isn't necessary. A small device placed over her mouth offers her easy access to an Oxygen rich supply. Quickly taking in her surroundings her sharp eyes notice the dim lighting and the angular shaped symbols along the different pieces of machinery. The high humidity and warmth seems to answer the nagging doubts and disorientation in her mind. Lost to the dreams of the past she attempts to move off the bed desperate to make an escape anything to get her back to her "cell". Read more...Collapse )

Current Mood: accomplished
Wednesday, September 29th, 2004
2:08 am
[betareject]
Renewal? Rebirth? Resurection?
Authors note: I'm not sure if this tale really fits in here, its an older fic that I did sometime ago about Kira for natoth_muse who gave me the idea in the first place. But if I was to put it into a challenge this one would best describe the events that occur. This is part 4 of the Five part tale.

Just a warning this does deal with issues concerning the effects of terrorism and oppression of freedom.

Disclaimer:These characters are obviously property of Paramount and such related peoples. I'm just borrowing them briefly to get this ugly troll of a story out of my head.

This tale is rated R for scenes of graphic violence and may not be considered suitable for all readers.

Traitors

"Time melts away in this living inferno,
Trapped by a cause that I once understood.
Feeling a sickness building inside of me,
Who will I really have to answer to?"
Behind the crooked Cross - Slayer



Moving through the ruins of the old Ore factory Kira is careful to remain in the shadows. Though cloudy it's not hard to make out the moon's forms, which shine through like silvery orbs. The deathly silence seems to add to the dark nostalgia of this place as she stares ahead at the half burnt monument to the past. She knows her contact should be here by now and the fact there is no one here causes her to be concerned. As she slowly makes her way to the meeting point she can't help but feel as though something is terribly wrong.

The sound of rustling leaves causes her eyes to snap up sharply as she instinctively stares ahead poised to attack. But at the sight of dead leaves skittering across the empty street she sighs disappointed watching quietly as the wind tosses them about without any real purpose save to distract her. Snapping out of the quiet daze she strains to pick up any other signs of possible danger all the while keeping an eye for her contact to her arrive.Read more...Collapse )

Current Mood: hopeful
Monday, September 27th, 2004
9:34 pm
[betareject]
Rebirth? Renewal? Resurrection?
Authors note: I'm not sure if this tale really fits in here, its an older fic that I did sometime ago about Kira for natoth_muse who gave me the idea in the first place. But if I was to put it into a challenge this one would best describe the events that occur. This is part 3 of the Five part tale.

Just a warning this does deal with issues concerning the effects of terrorism and oppression of freedom.

Disclaimer:These characters are obviously property of Paramount and such related peoples. I'm just borrowing them briefly to get this ugly troll of a story out of my head.

This tale is rated R for scenes of graphic violence and may not be considered suitable for all readers.

Turning Points
"All these years we've fought to win
And sometimes almost died
I tell you now we won't give in
without a vicious fight
we've been battered and left for dead
we've been beaten and we have bled
versus the world"
Versus the world - Amon Amarth


It has been 48 standard hours since the message was sent and about as long since Kira had rested. After much preparations, tactical planning and training of the new resistance she had hoped for a brief moment to get some peace in sleep. But peace is too much to ask and soon her dreams take her back to a fateful day in her childhood. A nightmare from the past that molded her future.Read more...Collapse )

Current Mood: drained
Sunday, September 26th, 2004
4:49 pm
[selenak]
In the Cards Challenge: Those Billy Wilder Blues
Title: Those Billy Wilder Blues

Author: Selena

Word Count: 594 (sorry, couldn't make it shorter)

Disclaimer: All owned by Paramount. And I mean all.

Timeline: During the episode Profit and Lace, season 6.

Author's note: BW, forgive me. It's hobsonphile's fault. She asked for a story build around a bad joke or bad pun.

Summary: Brunt makes one last attempt to expose Quark.

He would!Collapse )

Current Mood: silly
Sunday, September 19th, 2004
12:51 pm
[hobsonphile]
The "In the Cards" Challenge: September 19, 2004 - October 3, 2004
Inspired by Tim Lynch's sneaking suspicion that the episode In the Cards was written around the groaner of an exchange, "Lions and Geigers and bears." "Oh, my!" I give you:

The In the Cards Challenge

Take a bad joke or pun and write a story around it.

Why yes, this is the drabble challenge on crack. *g*

This challenge will be open until October 3, 2004, at which time I will dream up something saner. Or not.

Current Mood: amused
Wednesday, September 15th, 2004
12:51 am
[betareject]
Rebirth? Renewal? Resurrection?
Authors note: I'm not sure if this tale really fits in here, its an older fic that I did sometime ago about Kira for natoth_muse who gave me the idea in the first place. But if I was to put it into a challenge this one would best describe the events that occur. This is part 2 of the Five part tale.

Just a warning this does deal with issues concerning the effects of terrorism and oppression of freedom.

Disclaimer:These characters are obviously property of Paramount and such related peoples. I'm just borrowing them briefly to get this ugly troll of a story out of my head.

This particular part in the tale may be considered PG13.

Title:Shifting of Priorities

"You have asked forgiveness
You have asked respect
Only something that you did forget...
Years of pain I will take and hone
Manifest with your broken bones
My heart bleeds for none but my own,
My own..."
None but my own - Machine Head


Frowning deeply Damar uses all his control to keep his temper in check. This conversation was trying right from the beginning but now he had about enough.
We don't have a choice; you have these connections we don't.
He states in blunt tones as Colonel Kira glares at him her expression betraying her thoughts.

"You can't be serious! What about Garak? We both know he has contacts, surely they can find a way around this."

Moving away from her the tall Cardassian shakes his head slightly before retorting sharply.

"You don't think I haven't already tried? His contacts are dead or too deep in Dominion territory to reach. You wish to aid us you will have to do this our way."

Her eyes flash angrily at his remarks as she rushes forward at him.

"Damar this is your war not mine remember? Your "hero" Gul Dukat signed the alliance with Dominion not me. I'm only here on orders of Federation. Lets not forget who is training whom on how to fight in a resistance."Read more...Collapse )

Current Mood: contemplative
Monday, September 13th, 2004
1:15 pm
[selenak]
Missed Opportunities Challenge: Frozen
Title: Frozen

Author: Selena

Word Count: 414

Disclaimer: All owned by Paramount.

Timeline: Children of Time, fifth season.

Author's note: Inspired by a discussion with andrastewhite.

Summary: Future!Odo's thoughts while reprogramming the Defiant.

Genocide and the Unchanging Romantic...Collapse )

Current Mood: distressed
1:02 am
[betareject]
Rebirth?, Renewal?, Resurrection?
Authors note: I'm not sure if this tale really fits in here, its an older fic that I did sometime ago about Kira for natoth_muse who gave me the idea in the first place. But if I was to put it into a challenge this one would best describe the events that occur. It is a five part tale, but for now I'm going to post part one up just to see how it goes.

Just a warning this does deal with issues concerning the effects of terrorism and oppression of freedom.

Disclaimer:These characters are obviously property of Paramount and such related peoples. I'm just borrowing them briefly to get this ugly troll of a story out of my head.

I've rated this tale R because of the violence represented in this scene and would not be considered suitable younger readers.

Title:Where Does Loyalty Lie?

"Should have taken warning
It's just, people mourning, running, hiding, lost.
You can't find, find a place to hide,
So its red skies at night..."

Red Skies - Fixx


The wind blows violently and whips through the trees causing them to shake as icicles and snow get swept up in this grasp; the beginnings of another snow storm. In the midst of the blinding whiteness a lanky form stands with a phaser rifle in hand, towering over a shivering Cardassian. Beside her another watches with dagger in hand her sharp eyes missing nothing.

Upon closer examination one can make out the blue and purplish bruises that decorate the humanoid's soft-scaled skin. While the caked blood now frozen by the wind reveals the more savage attacks he has experienced in the past 48hrs. Gasping desperately for air his lungs struggle to function properly, as his temperature drops well below the comfort zone of his race. His skin once a soft grey color now begins to resemble Onyx, another reaction to the cold.

Both females remain silent as they stand over the form staring at him as though unsure what do next. Stepping slightly closer the observer nears the one holding the rifle; her booted feet make a soft crunching sound in the snow that is barely audible over by the winds howls. Stopping she glances to the girl and waits for her to act, but receives no response as the gunner continues to stare intently at her victim.
Read more...Collapse )

Current Mood: Disturbed
Wednesday, September 8th, 2004
1:13 pm
[selenak]
Missed Opportunities Challenge: Stain
Disclaimer: All characters owned by Paramount.

Timeline: During the season 2 episode, The Collaborator.

Title: Stain

Author: Selena

Word Count: 289.

Author's note: Inspired by Deborah's reaction to viewing The Collaborator, as well as several discussions at ds9agogo.

Summary: Bareil chooses not to become Kai.


Who knows what shadows lurk in the hearts of men?Collapse )

Current Mood: evil
Tuesday, September 7th, 2004
3:48 pm
[hobsonphile]
Challenge: September 7, 2004 - September 19, 2004
Inspired by discussions this weekend regarding characters on another space station entirely, this fortnight's challenge will be on missed opportunities.

The Missed Opportunities Challenge

Peronal growth and change can often be stymied by betrayal, fear, pride, trauma, loss, and other obstacles. The aim of this challenge is to explore moments in which a character was presented with the opportunity to change... but didn't. What was the opportunity in question? And what was in the way?

This challenge will be open until September 19, 2004.

Current Mood: groggy
Monday, August 23rd, 2004
2:09 pm
[selenak]
Renewal, Rebirth, Resurrection Challenge: Five Drabbles
Still on a Winn trip here, thanks to deborah_judge, I offer five drabbles for the new challenge which can be read seperately or together.

Author: Selena

(Working) Title: Faith Manages

Disclaimer: All owned by Paramount.

Summary: Winn Adami and renewal, rebirth and resurrection.

Timeline: First drabble pre-show, last drabble series finale, everything else in between.


...or: Winn through the agesCollapse )

Current Mood: artistic
Sunday, August 22nd, 2004
1:55 pm
[hobsonphile]
I have shamefully let this community fall by the wayside...
... but now that I have one less job to worry about, celestial_templ will be reborn!

In honor of this new commitment, I propose the following challenge:

Rebirth, Resurrection and Renewal

This, I think, can be interpreted in many ways, whether literal or metaphorical.

This challenge will be open until the morning of September 3, 2004, when I am scheduled to depart for Dragon*Con. Beyond this, a new challenge will be proposed every second Sunday. Go forth and write, intrepid fen!

Current Mood: guilty
Tuesday, July 27th, 2004
2:49 pm
[selenak]
Formative Years Challenge: Chosen
Author: Selena

Title: Chosen

Word Count: 787 (sorry, couldn't make it less)

Summary: Winn Adami knows what is fair.

Disclaimer: All owned by Paramount.

Portrait of the Kai as a young girlCollapse )

Current Mood: creative
Sunday, May 2nd, 2004
8:00 pm
[megthelegend]
TOS ficathon
The damn sexy nostalgia_lj has given me permission to pimp my bright new TOS ficathon here.

Please, nice peoples, sign up, or they kill me children!

Thank you!

Current Mood: cheerful
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