The Big Short is a short-form writing challenge hosted on Rough Trade’s forum, The Workshop. The prompts come in two forms — a word challenge (the theme) and a single character challenge. I post my responses to the prompts on the forum first and eventually they’ll make it to my website. Each is a stand alone piece with no potential for expansion.
These short works are NOT prompts! These are my responses to the forum prompts. No, you cannot use them as prompts. No you cannot continue my short work with a longer work or write a sequel. For fuck’s sake.
Sparky (MCU) Darcy’s first day at SHIELD goes just about how you’d expect.
Unchained (NCIS) The cost of pity can be high.
Stay (The Hobbit) Bella tries to leave, and Thorin thinks that’s just hateful.
Problem Solving (Harry Potter) Hermione decides a boyfriend will solve her problem
Reckless and a Little Magical (Harry Potter) Hermione’s mother educates her daughter in a blunt fashion.
The Spell (Harry Potter) A man with nothing to lose is capable of anything.
The Quiet One (NCIS) Fornell does what Gibbs should’ve done.
Give In (NCIS) Tony likes Hawaii and all the perks that came with it.
Hard (Stargate: Atlantis) Rodney never gets nice things (except when he does).
The Confession (Stargate: Atlantis) John is adept at picking the right weapon for the job.
The Box (Stargate: Atlantis) John and Rodney get stuck in a cave and have a little heart to heart.
Let Them Try (Aliens) She has a family now.
Unlucky Girl (MCU) Darcy + SHIELD was just an accident waiting to happen.
The Other Evans Girl (Harry Potter) Albus Dumbledore gets a bit of a surprise when he comes to check on Harry Potter.
The Bridge (Stargate: Atlantis) A personal situation on Earth changes John’s life for pretty much ever.
You Can’t Play a Player (NCIS) Losing isn’t an option for Anthony DiNozzo, Jr. You can probably blame his father for that.
Riot Bar (Stargate: Atlantis) McKay’s ill-tempered and John’s a little insecure.
His Bright Spot (Criminal Minds) Come to find out, dudes apparently couldn’t care less about matching pajama sets.
Small Favors (Hawaii Five-0) Very Special Agent Tony DiNozzo gives Steve McGarrett some advice that changes everything, just a little.
Never Enough (MacGyver -2016) Jack Dalton is the patient sort.