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Have you ever read a drabble and said to yourself, "Wow, this would make a cool fic"? Have you been itching to write something lately, but thought, "I just don't have time to write anything long"? I've had both feelings, lately, and they got me to thinking that it was time to host a new fest.



Drabblers, I invite you to write a 100-word HP drabble that you would like to see expanded into a fic and post it here in comments. In the Subject field of your reply, please give the title of your drabble, followed by its rating, pairing/threesome/foursome/character(s), and word count, like so:

Studying in the Common Room (G; Hermione, Ron; 100 words)

If your drabble is untitled, please title it "Untitled Drabble." If you wouldn't mind a ficcer altering your rating as he or she expands upon your drabble, please note this underneath your drabble in your comment.

All drabbles should be submitted by 30 June 2006.

Ficcers, I invite you to scan the comments, and then claim a drabble (by responding to the drabbler's comment) that you would like to turn into a fic of at least 1000 words (it may be as long as you like). If your drabbler has provided a rating, please honor it when writing your fic, unless your drabbler has noted that doing so isn't necessary. When you've written your fic, please return to this post and tell your drabbler that it is posted, giving the URL of your fic. In your post of the fic, please use the following header, like so:

Title: [The title you've created if your drabbler didn't provide one.]
Author: your_ljuserid
Beta Reader: your_beta [The use of a beta reader is optional, but encouraged. If you don't use a beta reader, this field is not required.]
Pairing: [The pairing, threesome, foursome, or character(s) that your drabbler provided.]
Rating: [The rating your drabbler indicated.]
Word Count: [The mininum word count is 1000 words; there is no required maximum word count.]
Summary: [ADD.]
Warnings: [If required. If not, this field is not required.]
Disclaimer: [A standard disclaimer.]
Notes: This fic was written for iulia_linnea's Harry Potter Drabble-to-Fic Fest [Link back to the fest, please]. It was inspired by your_drabbler's [Your Drabbler's Title, if given or Untitled Drabble], which may be found here. [Link back to your drabble writer's initial comment to this post.]

Please also place your fic under an lj-cut. Help in formatting an lj-cut and LJ userid may be found here. Help in formatting a link to another web site (which you'll need to do in order to link back to your drabbler's drabble and the fest page) may be found here (click "Read More" and then scroll down to the section titled "Linking to Other Journals or Web Sites with HTML").

All fics should be submitted by 31 August.

Drabbles may be claimed by up to three ficcers. Drabblers may submit up to three drabbles. Ficcers may select up to three drabbles. Anyone may participate in the fest as both a drabbler and a ficcer, but no one is permitted to fic his or her own drabble(s).

If you elect to participate as a drabbler, you agree to allow ficcers to expand upon your work as they see fit, except in terms of the rating guidelines you provide. If you elect to participate as a ficcer, you agree to accept your drabbler's wishes concerning the rating of your fic, and you further agree to present your fic in a Public post. All participants agree to follow the guidelines I've set for the fest.

Please play nicely (or I will delete your comments and exclude your work from the fest's master list) and feel free to pimp the fest. *g*

The Drabble-to-Fic Fest is open to any LJer. HP fandom gen, het, femslash, and slash drabbles and fics of all ratings are welcome. For this reason, readers should scan the Subject lines of the comments to this post and the headers of the fics written in response to the drabbles before reading them to avoid encountering material which they might find objectionable.

E.T.A. Anyone is welcome to provide feedback on the drabbles in this post, and drabblers may respond to it. When providing feedback for a drabble, please use "Feedback" as the first (or only) word in the Subject line of your reply. When claiming a drabble to fic, please use "Claim" as the first (or only) word in the Subject line of your reply.

The deadline for your 100-word drabbles is 30 June 2006.
The deadline for your 1000-word (or longer) fics is 31 August 2006.

On 1 September 2006, I will post a master list of all drabbles and fics submitted to the fest.

Comments

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gilly131
May. 9th, 2006 05:19 am (UTC)
Oh what a good idea. I am not a fiction writer, but you always inspire me, so I may try. And again thanks for the drabble thon you are doing now.
iulia_linnea
May. 9th, 2006 05:31 am (UTC)
Please do try; what's 100 words? *g* I'm glad you're enjoying the drabble-thon!
dmitchell1985
May. 9th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
What a great idea! I might have to find something to drabble about, especially since I had been planning to write a few multi-fandom drabbles for my own sake. : )
iulia_linnea
May. 9th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
Bring on those HP drabbles!

(And I have to apologize about Protective Services; I haven't forgotten it, but RL is distracting me from writing anything substantive, and I don't want the story to suck because I've written it when my mind wasn't on it. I'll complete it as soon as I can.)
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briarwolf
May. 10th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
Out of curiousity, would it be acceptable to put up a previously written double drabble for this? I've one that I'd love to see expanded into a full length fic should anyone be inclined.
iulia_linnea
May. 10th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
That would be just fine, so long as your drabble is 100 words in length. :)
heronmy_weasley
May. 10th, 2006 05:54 am (UTC)
This sounds fantastic. I just wrote a few drabbles today after never having written a single drabble, and I would very much like to see one of them expanded into fic. I look forward to fic-izing a drabble as well. Can we start posting drabbles now or will you make a separate entry?
iulia_linnea
May. 10th, 2006 06:00 am (UTC)
You may post up to three, 100-word drabbles in the fest; each drabble should be posted in a comment to the main fest post (to make it clearer for ficcers to find and claim them). You may also select up to three drabbles (not your own, of course) to fic.

I'm pleased you want to participate! :)
calanor
May. 10th, 2006 05:58 am (UTC)
Alright... Me.. I write a drabble.... and someone will take that drabble.. and make it into a story??? ficlet???


iulia_linnea
May. 10th, 2006 06:03 am (UTC)
Yes! Someone will (hopefully) claim it and turn it into an at least 1000-word fic, and possibly a longer one---and you may submit up to three drabbles. *g*
heronmy_weasley
May. 10th, 2006 08:18 am (UTC)
Skin (PG, Dean/Luna; 100 words)
Note to potential ficcer: Rating can be changed.


Dean’s mouth trembles as he and Luna emerge from the café.

“I’m sorry,” he mumbles. “We won’t go there again.”

As he speaks, Luna sees the same coldness that had been in the eyes of the Muggles that had glared at them in the restaurant.

Later, he explains that some Muggles don’t fancy seeing two people of different skin colours romantically involved.

She’s quiet. Then: “The adult male Sussanin Threelips is purple and the female a dark red. They look lovely together. It’s a shame Muggles don’t know about them.”

He smiles, sliding a finger down her cheek. “Their loss.”
iulia_linnea
May. 10th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
Feedback
She’s quiet. Then: “The adult male Sussanin Threelips is purple and the female a dark red. They look lovely together. It’s a shame Muggles don’t know about them.”

*sniffs* This is such a Luna thing to say. I really appreciate this drabble. :)
Re: Feedback - iulia_linnea - May. 10th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Feedback - heronmy_weasley - May. 10th, 2006 10:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Feedback - iulia_linnea - May. 10th, 2006 10:28 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Re: Feedback - iulia_linnea - May. 11th, 2006 01:09 am (UTC) - Expand
animimares
May. 10th, 2006 09:02 am (UTC)
Pimping
Hello,

This is really the best idea anyone's got in a very long time in the part of fandom where I come. I'm going to participate both as a drabbler and a ficcer if I can find any drabbles that trigger my imagination. For now I'm going to pimp this in my journal if that's okay. I'm sure I have some friends who'd love to join.

Btw, I'm here through hogwarts_today. I really do hope a lot of people choose to be part of this, it's great!

~ animimares
iulia_linnea
May. 10th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Pimping
Thank you. :) Please feel free to pimp this all over the place. *hugs*
unintendedmuse
May. 10th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
I'm so in, as a drabbler and a fic writer. :)
iulia_linnea
May. 10th, 2006 08:39 pm (UTC)
*dances*
animimares
May. 10th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
A Hundred Years From Here (G, Harry, Voldemort, mentions of Draco and Luna, 100 words)
"A hundred years from here," Harry says; facing Voldemort for the last time, "no one will remember us, Tom."

Voldemort only laughs mockingly, delivering a speech about immortality and superiority, but Harry doesn't listen.

He knows that all they'll remember in the future is the victory; the battles.

Not the names.

Not Draco who in the end turned against his own family. Not Luna; forever dreaming on in St. Mungo's .

Harry himself will be nothing but an echo in some dusty old book; a hundred years from here.

Raising his wand, Harry decides he will live to tell those tales.

~*~

(Ficcers, feel free to alter my rating, I look forward to see if anyone can work this one.)
iulia_linnea
May. 10th, 2006 08:47 pm (UTC)
Feedback
Oh, the angst---but you've mixed it with hope. :) Thank you for playing.
Claim - medawyn - May. 16th, 2006 09:50 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Re: Claim - iulia_linnea - May. 23rd, 2006 09:46 pm (UTC) - Expand
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iulia_linnea
May. 10th, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
Feedback
It's nice to see Percy having got over himself and settled down; I like how pleasant and hopeful this is, while not ignoring Percy's inner struggles (and it's only 99 words, but you needn't delete it).
Claim - unintendedmuse - May. 10th, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Claim - iulia_linnea - May. 23rd, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feedback - unintendedmuse - May. 18th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
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unintendedmuse
May. 10th, 2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
Colourless (G, Tonks, 100 words)
A rush of sudden cold, breaking out in a damp sweat, feeling like all the happiness you’ve ever experienced is draining out of you; these are text book symptoms of a dementor attack.

The first time Tonks comes face to face with a real, live dementor in training she freezes.

The textbook doesn’t mention how all the colour around you disappears.

It takes her nearly twenty seconds to remember how to move, and another sixty before she can cast a patronus. It is a weak mist. When she can’t produce anything stronger, the instructor steps in.

She is dismissed, shaking.


A/N: Feel free to change the rating, or add more characters to the mix :)
iulia_linnea
May. 10th, 2006 09:51 pm (UTC)
Feedback
I hope someone elects to fic this because there just isn't enough Tonks fic. :) I love the idea of the incomplete textbook. Thanks for playing!
heronmy_weasley
May. 11th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
The Letter (Snape/Ron unrequited, Hermione PG, 100 words)
(rating can be adjusted)

"S-Severus?"

Hermione takes a deep breath as the black-robed figure swung around. His gaze drops to the scroll she held.

"You've read it." A pronouncement, not a question.

Guilt and pity washes over her in turns. "I’m sorry, Severus, but Ron and I plan to be married."

"I see." A flash of pain lights the bottomless eyes. "Then I suppose I wasted my words." He nods at the scroll.

Biting her lip, she turns toward the door.

"Hermione?"

She freezes. "Yes, Severus?"

There is a long silence. "Might I have a better chance with one of Mr. Weasley's brothers?"
iulia_linnea
May. 11th, 2006 01:07 am (UTC)
Feedback
Oh my, what is Snape thinking? *g* (I've counted 98 words here, but that is fine.) Thank you for playing.
Feedback - bronze_ribbons - May. 26th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC) - Expand
Feedback - kinky_kneazle - May. 27th, 2006 09:18 am (UTC) - Expand
kateri_e
May. 11th, 2006 02:19 am (UTC)
Manipulating Prophecy (G; Dumbledore, Lily Potter; 100 words)
“I don’t understand.” Lily said, covering her still flat stomach.

“It’s really quite simple,” Said Dumbledore, “The Longbottems are experienced Auror’s in their thirties who feel perfectly capable of protecting themselves and their child. Therefore I need another child that will fit the prophecy and he must be born within 29 hours to parents I can control.”

Lily slowly began to back up as Dumbledore rose from behind his desk and held up a small device on a long chain, “I really am sorry my dear,” Dumbledore said as he placed the timeturner around the neck of the pregnant woman.


Any ficcer that chooses this may change the rating to anything
iulia_linnea
May. 11th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
Feedback
As much as I love Dumbledore, questionable-alignment!Albus is fun to contemplate. I hope someone explores this idea further. :) Thanks for playing.
Claim - shiv5468 - May. 23rd, 2006 11:41 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Claim - iulia_linnea - May. 23rd, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
hydrogen2oxygen
May. 11th, 2006 02:46 am (UTC)
A Regular Magellan (NC17; Dean/Seamus; 100 words)
There's a freckle on Seamus' right thigh that only two people in the world know about. One of them is his mother. The other only discovered it recently and exploits it.

"You are a freak, Dean. A freak."

"Mm. You like it, though."

"Not--" a hitched breath, "--true."

Dean's tongue grazes the freckle. "I can always stop you know."

It takes no time for Seamus to react; a firm hand on the back of Dean's head tells him all he needs to know. Dean continues to explore.

A laugh, then, "Did you know you have a freckle just here, too?"


Rating can, of course, be changed. Crit encouraged, too.
iulia_linnea
May. 11th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
Feedback
Sweet---I like this because I don't read much Dean/Seamus. :) Thanks for playing.
stasia
May. 12th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
The Once and Future King (G; Future Weasleys; 100 words)
Title: The Once and Future King
Author: stasia
Characters: Future Weasleys
Rating: G, but the fic can change the rating
Word Count: 100
Warnings: None
Disclaimer: Everything here is based off of JKRowling's wonderful work. I own nothing of this but the plot.
Notes: This is one of my first drabbles ever, written several years ago. I'd love to see a story based on it.

The High Lord's Victory Celebration was especially raucous this, the 500th year of His Unending Reign. The parties and events extended for a full month. The organizers of the local event near The Burrow had spared no expense, even flying in several Thestrals for the parade leaders to ride.

In the happy and cheering crowd, a small hand tugged at the gleaming dark robes next to it.

"Mummy?"

"Yes, dear?" Mummy turned and stroked the brilliant red hair, so like everyone's in the family, framing the little face at her side.

"Is it true that Thestrals used to be invisible?"
iulia_linnea
May. 12th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
Feedback
Wow, this is fascinating! I hope someone selects it. I might have to select it!

*is chilled*
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Re: Feedback - iulia_linnea - May. 12th, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC) - Expand
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