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The Big Short

The Big Short is a challenge prompt on Rough Trade in their new Workshop forum. These prompts fall into two types: Thematic, which are one word prompts, can be answered in 1000 words or less and Character prompts, which can be answered in 1000 – 2000 words. They are great little challenges to practice writing self-contained scenes in a set word count – which I suck at – and also a fantastic distraction from prepping for other, longer challenges (like NANO oh my god you moron what did you get yourself into?).

Prompt Responses:

Sentinel Fury (Harry Potter)

Jurassic Five-O (Jurassic World/Hawaii 5-0)
Steve McGarrett

The Fabulous Penelope Garcia (Criminal Minds/NCIS)
Penelope Garcia

Navy Spouse (NCIS/Hawaii 5-0)
Anthony DiNozzo Jr

The Perils of the Divine (Criminal Minds/NCIS)
Anthony DiNozzo Jr

Practical Witchcraft (Harry Potter/Practical Magic)

The Sentiment of Genius (Sherlock Holmes movie)

Fate and Joy; Redux (NCIS/Criminal Minds)
Anthony DiNozzo Jr

The Politics of Dating (Harry Potter)

A Guide’s Place (The Sentinel)

A Knock At The Door (MCU/Sentinel)
Rule 63

Consenting Magic (Harry Potter)
Rule 63

Hunter, Hunted (NCIS)
Original Male Character

Moonlight (Stargate Atlantis)
John Patrick Sheppard

Alchemy (Harry Potter)
Original Male Character

Worn (Criminal Minds/NCIS) EXPLICIT
Dr Spencer Reid

Gryffindor’s Champion (Harry Potter)

Mercy and Vengeance (NCIS/JAG)

Prohibited (Criminal Minds/NCIS)
Rule 63

Uniform Tastes (NCIS/JAG) EXPLICIT

War Brides (NCIS/Criminal Minds/Hawaii 5-0)
Rule 63

These stories are short prompt fills; they are not ongoing stories or part of series. I might use an idea I really like in a future story, but do not expect (or ask!) for more out of these. They are complete and stand-alone.



I have spent more time in fandom than in real life in the last decade. I'd offer cookies and a speech about joining the dark side, but if you found me here you've probably drunk the kool-aid already.

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