Master post for all stories under 5k, though a few slightly longer works may be listed here to keep them with the rest of the stories of that type.
Some of the shorts are a response to prompts on the Workshop on Rough Trade or our writing server on Discord. Others are self-prompted in some fashion. And still others are part of a short-format challenge like a bingo or advent calendar.
Most of them are beta’d. There are a variety of fandoms, central characters, relationships, and gen fic. I write in Microsoft Word and rely on it to tell me my final word count. Programs can vary in how they determine what a word is. So, please don’t paste my story into gdocs and then write to tell me my word count is off. Seriously. (Yes, that happened.)
The stories are not connected to one other unless I specifically say so, nor are they connected to any of my other works. I may sometimes use worldbuilding, themes, or characters from another fic I’ve written. I may even write fanfic of my own work. Also, it’s possible a short story may inspire a longer work.
- They are complete as is.
- There is no plan for sequels or new “chapters,” but you never know…I might be inspired to continue something into a longer work.
- None of my stories are up for adoption, including the short ones.
- Most of these are a response to a prompt, not a prompt themselves.
- If you find inspiration in them, that’s great, but please write your own thing rather than continuing mine.
Where Keira Marcos, Ladyholder, and I write from the same, specific prompt. 2,000 – 5,000 words.
Perspective – MCU – Gen, future Dom/Tony Stark
Intervention – SGA – Gen, future John/Rodney
Jurisdiction – H50, NCIS – Tony DiNozzo/Steve McGarrett #mothership
An Unusual Malady – The Hobbit – Thorin/Bilbo
Choices – SGA, Sentinel Fusion – John/Rodney
Everybody Knows – MCU – Gen
A Common Disaster – MCU – Betty/Bruce
Daring – NCIS, Numb3rs – Pre-Tony/Ian Edgerton
I participated in the 2019 Profilers for Christmas Advent Calendar. Information about the challenge can be found here. There are four stories, and each story has a companion art piece that fills a separate prompt.
The goal for these is 1,000 – 5,000 in length.
White Christmas – NCIS, Criminal Minds – Tony DiNozzo/Aaron Hotchner
Handmade – NCIS – Tony DiNozzo/Randolph Rampart
That NCIS Guy – NCIS, Hawaii Five-0 – Tony DiNozzo/Steve McGarrett #mothership
The Fourth Want – Hannibal – Hannibal Lecter/Will Graham
The link to the prompt is to the Rough Trade Workshop, so you can see the image that inspired the story and read other answers to the prompt. You’ll have to be logged in over on Rough Trade in order to see any content on the Workshop.
The forum for Thursday Vignettes and Monthly Drabbles on the Rough Trade Workshop.
These stories are 500 – 2,000 words.
Short-story responses exploring a specific character. These stories are 1,000 – 2,000 words.
- Out – MacGyver 2016 – Tony DiNozzo/JackDalton – Prompt: Jack Dalton
- The Actual Words – NCIS, Hawaii Five-0 – Tony DiNozzo/Steve McGarrett- Prompt: Steve McGarrett
- Mend What’s Broken – Criminal Minds, NCIS – pre Tony DiNozzo/Penelope Garcia – Prompt: Penelope Garcia
- Interlude – NCIS, Hawaii Five-0 – Tony DiNozzo/Steve McGarrett & Tony/Steve/Gibbs – Prompt: Tony DiNozzo
- Force Protection – Stargate: Atlantis, NCIS – Gen – Prompt: John Sheppard
- Ruination – NCIS – pre-Toni/Cassie Yates – Prompt: Rule 63
Short-story responses to one-word thematic prompts on the Workshop. These stories are 500 – 1,000 words.
- The Broken Chain – NCIS – Gen – Prompt: Survival
- Something to Say – NCIS – pre Tony/Gibbs – Prompt: Cave
- The Calm Before the Storm – Harry Potter – pre Harry/Hermione, pre Draco/Neville – Prompt: Fury
- The Cave – SGA, NCIS – John/Rodney, Mitchell/Alex Sheppard, Carter/David Sheppard, Ronon/Matt Sheppard – Prompt: Cave
- Callous Disregard – SGA – pre John/Rodney – Prompt: Fury
- In Need of Handling – SGA – John/Rodney – Prompt: Revenge
- Saying No – NCIS – Gen – Prompt: Revenge
- Stay – NCIS – Tony/Gibbs – Prompt: Wet
- Foolishly – NCIS – Tony/Brad Pitt (the doctor, not the actor) – Prompt: Wet
- Desires – Hawaii Five-0 – Tony DiNozzo/Steve McGarrett – Prompt: Surrender
- Pink – NCIS, Harry Potter – Tony DiNozzo/Zale Wright – Prompt: Magic
- Famous Last Words – NCIS, Harry Potter – Tony DiNozzo/Zale Wright – Prompt: Sword