Ages ago, the extraordinary Gaja emailed me with an idea for a writing challenge, and we think the time is right to get this thing going!
There are an incredible number of stories on THF, and after a while, you notice that some seem to have the same general theme, but are written so differently, they are still very different stories. So here's the idea: We put up 5 different prompts and you write a story for the one you choose.
If you don't write, you can still participate in the creative process. The incredibly creative and prolific writers and readers of THF have the opportunity to email to us the prompts from which we choose the 5 we'll ultimately use. The prompts should be just the idea, not specifying the characters to use, so the actual story could be any combination of characters the writer chooses.
For example (from a previous thfanfic prompt list): Tourbus stages of the 1000 Hotels tour. Everyone is going out to celebrate something but (character A) doesn't fancy it. He/she opts to stay on the bus alone. Not too late into the night, a tipsy (character B) comes stumbling back onto the bus and somehow they end up in (character A)'s bunk together, naked. Cutesy/tipsy (character B) and bewildered (character A) would be fun :) (Thanks to em_rose483 for the prompt!)
Email as many prompts as you'd like to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 4. We'll pick the 5 prompts to use for the challenge, and we'll post them by April 6. Then you'll have until June 1 to write your story. They can be longer, very involved stories, or they can be as short as 2000 words. It's up to you!