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kisahawklin ([personal profile] kisahawklin) wrote in [community profile] 15_minute_ficlets2010-05-17 01:11 am

Prompt #32

If you wish to do this as a spontaneous exercise, don't look at the word until you're ready to write (I recommend having Write or Die open in another tab). If you're going to mull over the word and write later, peek away.

Once you've completed your ficlet, please either comment here, or post a link to it, if you're posting on your own journal. Feel free to reference the community or number of the prompt in your outside posts, but if you use the actual word, please put it under a cut to avoid spoiling others, should they want to write spontaneously.

Today's word is: tattoo
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)

coda to Supernatural 2x14

[personal profile] alexseanchai 2010-05-17 05:56 am (UTC)(link)
The charms Bobby gives them have a modified devil's trap on them. It's probably the symbol that actually prevents the possession, not the charms themselves.

The charm knocks against Sam's sternum every time he moves, though. The weight of it is a millstone crushing him when he lies down; the cord strangles him when he stands. There's a man dead in Iowa, possibly more Sam doesn't know about, and what he almost did to Jo—

Out, damned spot! But Sam knows better: will all great Neptune's oceans wash this blood clean from my hand?

Dean wears the charm like he doesn't even notice it. It comes off for showers, though. Dean's amulet doesn't. The amulet has no actual protective value that Sam knows of, and it isn't actually feasible to lay salt lines inside the pipes into the bathroom.

Sam takes a pen to his forearm one day, carefully copying the design from the charm, and when it's done he takes a breath and yanks the charm off his neck.

For the first time in weeks, Sam feels free.

Dean comes out of the bathroom, hair wet from a shower, and glances at Sam, then double-takes. "Where's your charm?"

"Where's yours?" Sam retorts. Dean grabs it off the counter and holds it up. Sam shows him his artwork.

They find a tattoo artist the next day.
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Re: coda to Supernatural 2x14

[personal profile] alexseanchai 2010-07-06 02:53 am (UTC)(link)
Glad you liked!
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[personal profile] asecretchord 2010-05-18 01:19 am (UTC)(link)
"They do what???" Pippin looked at Merry, aghast. He couldn't believe the tale Merry was telling him and believed that, once again, his friend had been nipping at Treebeard's ent-draught. "But why?"

Merry leaned his head closer, clearly enjoying Pippin's discomfiture. "They use it as decoration. After battle, and after they'd consumed a great many pints of ale, they found the youngest soldier on the field that day," his face darkened for a moment as he recalled those how never left the deadly place. Taking a deep breath, he shook his head and resumed the tale. "Once the company had drained the barrel, they found the poor lad, yanked down his trousers and bend him over a log."

"Now you're having me on," Pippin declared. Why, that would be akin to Gandalf threatening to drop him down a mineshaft.... Perhaps there was a grain of truth to Merry's tale after all.

"No, Pip. I saw it. After Cormallen. Eówyn was in the Houses of Healing, or it's likely she'd have been honoured." Merry had considered himself blessed that he had escaped the status of being the youngest amongst the Rohirrim, though he had protested vehemently when the rules were amended to include a new category--the shortest. Not that it did any good. "Anyway, they took good hold of poor Ormwë and it took four horselords to hold him down. Three, actually if you don't count the one who was too drunk to stay on properly. Then Thindorel took a pot of something, they said ink but I don't know, Pip. It looked a lot like Gimli's idea of stew. Then he dipped a quill in it and poked a bunch of holes in and made a design."

His hand going to his backside, Pippin looked a bit fearful about where his thoughts were leading him. "They poked holes in? In what?" Merry was many things; storyteller wasn't one of them.

"In his backside, Pip. Try listening, eh?" Merry snorted in disgust. "They made a picture in his backside with a quill and Gimli's stew. And it doesn't wash off, neither."

The need to quaff some ale after hearing this was strong. "Do they have a name for this...drawing? Art? Thing?" Pippin wasn't sure what word to use to describe the outcome.

"They do," Merry replied. "They call it a tattoo."
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[personal profile] purkledragon 2010-05-19 02:28 am (UTC)(link)
Untitled original piece
300 words
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[personal profile] edenfalling 2010-05-19 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
Title: Cobweb Maze: In the Morning Light
Original: Ithaca Paranormal series
Characters: Takeshi Fitzroy, Lia Reynard
Rating: PG
Word count: 550

"You have a tattoo!" Takeshi said, his hand stretching involuntarily toward Lia's back where the hem of her t-shirt had ridden up.