The Big Short

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.

Vulcan Kisses Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Star Trek: AOS Relationship: Kirk/Spock Genre: Established Relationship Word Count: 850 Summary: Jim was the luckiest of men.

Sparky Title: Sparky Author: Keira Marcos Big Short Prompt: Gun Fandom: MCU Word Count: 563 Summary: Darcy’s first day at SHIELD goes just about how you’d expect.

Unchained Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: NCIS Characters: Tony DiNozzo, Jethro Gibbs Genre: Gen, AU, Chained Tag Word Count: 546 (complete) Warnings: No beta Summary: The cost of pity can be high

Stay Author: Keira Marcos Big Short Prompt: Survival Fandom: The Hobbit Relationship: Thorin Oakenshield/Bellarose Baggins Genre: Alternate Universe, Rule 63 Word Count: 979 Warnings: No beta Author's Note: I picture Annabelle Wallis as the female version of Bilbo. Summary: Bella tries to leave, and Thorin thinks that’s just hateful.

Problem Solving Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Harry Potter Relationship: Harry/Hermione Genre: Romance, AU, Soap Box Word Count: 964 (complete) Warnings: No beta, stalking Summary: Hermione decides a boyfriend will solve her problem.

Reckless and a Little Magical Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Harry Potter Genre: Romance Relationship: Harry Potter/Hermione Granger Warnings: Language, discussion of verbal abuse and domestic violence Word Count: 745 (complete) Summary: Hermione’s mother educates her daughter in a blunt fashion.

The Spell Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Harry Potter Characters: Harry Potter, Hermione Weasley Genre: Time Travel Word Count: 1,000 (complete) Warnings: No beta, minor character deaths, murder Summary: A man with nothing to lose is capable of anything.

The Quiet One Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: NCIS Genre: Gen, Semper Fidelis tag Rating: PG-13 Word Count: 743 Summary: Fornell does what Gibbs should’ve done.

Give In Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: NCIS/Hawaii Five-0 Relationship: DiNozzo/McGarrett Genre: Slash, AU, Aliyah tag Warnings: No beta, language Summary: Tony likes Hawaii and all the perks that came with it.

Hard Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis Relationship: McKay/Sheppard Genre: PWP, Porn Rating: R (sexually explicit content) Warnings: no beta Word Count: 987 (complete) Summary: Rodney never gets nice things (except when he does).

The Confession Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Jeannie McKay Miller Genre: Romance, Slash Word Count: 741 (complete) Warnings: No beta Summary: John is adept at picking the right weapon for the job..

The Box Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard Genre: Pre-slash Word Count: 1,000 (complete) Warnings: No beta Summary: John and Rodney get stuck in a cave and have a little heart to heart.

Julia Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis Relationship:  McKay/Sheppard Genre: Hostile Romance, AlwaysAGirl!John, genderbending Word Count: 1481 Summary: McKay hadn’t known what to expect as far as replacements went for Sumner who had died during the siege—but it hadn’t been the green-eyed Air Force officer they’d gotten.

Terrible Bastard Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis Characters: Rodney McKay, Jennifer Keller, John Sheppard Genre: Pre-Slash, Future Fic Word Count: 1343 Summary: If he were honest.

Let Them Try Title: Let Them Try Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Aliens Pairing: Hicks/Ripley Genre: AU Summary: She has a family now.

Unlucky Girl Title: Unlucky Girl Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: MCU Characters/Relationship: Darcy Lewis/Bruce Banner Summary: Darcy + SHIELD was just an accident waiting to happen.

The Other Evans Girl Author: Keira Marcos Big Short Prompt: Original Female Fandom: Harry Potter/The Sentinel Genre: Alternate Universe, Gen Word Count: 1,812 Warnings: No beta Author’s Note: I’d cast Mary-Louise Parker as my OFC. Summary: Albus Dumbledore gets a bit of a surprise when he comes to check on Harry Potter.

The Bridge Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis Characters/Relationship: Past Sheppard/OFC Genre: Gen, Alternate Universe Word Count: 1993 Warnings: No beta Summary: A personal situation on Earth changes John’s life for pretty much ever.

You Can’t Play a Player Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: NCIS Genre: Gen, Boxed In Tag Word Count: 1,354 Warnings: No beta Summary: Losing isn’t an option for Anthony DiNozzo, Jr. You can probably blame his father for that.

Riot Bar Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis Relationship: McKay/Sheppard Genre: Slash, Romance, Trio Tag Word Count: 1552 (Complete) Warnings: No beta Summary:  McKay’s ill-tempered and John’s a little insecure.

His Bright Spot Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Criminal Minds/Numb3rs Pairing: Penelope Garcia/Ian Edgerton Word Count: 1157 (complete) Summary: Come to find out, dudes apparently couldn’t care less about matching pajama sets.

Small Favors Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: Hawaii Five-0/NCIS Genre: Pre-Slash Word Count: 1059 Warnings: no beta Summary: Very Special Agent Tony DiNozzo gives Steve McGarrett some advice that changes everything, just a little.

Never Enough Author: Keira Marcos Fandom: MacGyver (2016)/Criminal Minds Relationship: Jack Dalton/Spencer Reid Genre: Porn, Slash Word Count: 1040 Summary: Jack Dalton is the patient sort.

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