October Fanworks Challenge

First, my apologies for this post being a week late. I had held back due to the liner notes last Saturday, and then got hit with a wave of ridiculousness from the rest of my on- and offline life, including a cross-country flight. I’m in the Seattle area for another two weeks if anyone’s local and wants to get a coffee or will be attending Geek Girl Con.

Second, you can revisit the rules for submission to the Monthly Challenge here in full. The truncated version:

Fanfiction: 1500 words or less
Images: minimum of 640 pixels wide and 360 pixels tall, maximum of 1280 pixels wide and 720 pixels tall
Detail left out of previous post: Please rate your work as General Audiences, Teen, Mature, Explicit/NSFW.
Send submissions to dgcfanworks@gmail.com by 10/28, for posting on 10/31

Finally, this month’s prompts, to be interpreted in any way you like:

Your word/trope/kink/cliche is VAMPIRISM.

Your song and video prompt, Delta Rae’s “Bottom of the River”:

There are two image prompts because I couldn’t choose between them. Credits are below each image.
Chasing ghosts at Château de Vianden
Chasing Ghosts at Chateau de Vianden by Anna & Michal, under Creative Commons License, posted without alteration.

Ghosts in the Hall
Ghosts in the Hall by Rachel Titiriga, under Creative Commons License, presented without alteration.

If you’re in need of a beta or brainstormer, leave a comment here for help, and likewise if you’ve got questions.

I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with!


  • s says:

    Oooh I love those pics!

    I’m totally cursing my lack of home computer right now…

    • sanders says:

      Aren’t they gorgeous? I went searching for ‘ghosts’ and they came up. I don’t want to influence anyone, but the first looks kind of like they could be holding a guitar case, and the second makes me think about this whole subplot with Janessa. I have no idea what I’m going to do for my submission, but I hope other folks are getting inspired toward something.

  • s says:

    When you asked me about doing something spooky I thought I’d struggle with that because it’s just not a concept I think about with DGC, but I’ve already got an idea and nothing but a stupid phone to work with! Grrr.

    Didn’t see the “guitar” at first….that’s so cool/creepy! Love it!

    • s says:

      Interesting…I hit “reply” to the previous post. Not sure why it made a new one…

      • sanders says:

        I had accidentally posted a new comment instead of a reply to your first one, so maybe we crossed paths while I was deleting my response and moving it? Who knows?

        I say steal your kid’s computer. She’ll forgive you eventually.

    • Cecilia Tan says:

      Chris was just telling me she found an app that lets you add text to images on a phone, called Phonto. I haven’t had a chance to try it yet myself but maybe it’ll help?

      • s says:

        Oooh, that’s good to know. I got inspired to write this time (without the angstiness of writing the threesome scene. lol) but I’ll keep that in mind for next time.

  • Cecilia Tan says:

    I’m super excited you guys.

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