A series of baby ficlets that capture the little moments in life that don't always make it to the screen.
A 100 Themes Challenge.
*THE WARNINGS DO NOT APPLY TO ALL CHAPTERS. CLARIFICATION WILL BE PROVIDED IN CHAPTER SUMMARIES.*
Categories: Season, Post-season, Short Characters: Buzz, Gus, Henry, Juliet, Karen, Lassiter, Shawn
Genres: Angst, Fluff, General, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Character Death, Tear Jerker
Challenges: 100 Themes
Challenges: 100 Themes
Chapters: 56 Completed: No
Word count: 31097 Read: 131062
Published: October 12, 2007 Updated: May 05, 2010
Okay, so quick primer for anyone who does NOT know what a '100 Themes Challenge' is:
You are given a list of one hundred words/phrases. You take each one and make something of it relating to the appropriate fandom. It can be art, or fic, or anything really. I chose fic (obviously or this would be in the forum. :D).
I was planning to be excessively masochistic and make them all 100 words in length. But then I wrote the first chapter and . . . yeah. I couldn't bear to cut it down. :D
Also, most of them are standalone, though some of them are vaguely/not so vaguely connected. This will also be noted in chapter notes.
Anyway, I'll be posting one a day EVERYDAY from now until the list is done.
Which, by my calculations (not forgetting to subtract my previous bad math that made me start two days late *facepalm*) should be right around the January premiere date of the second half of the season.
So, be kind. Leave reviews. And share the LOVE OF PSYCH!
(And no, for those of you considering backing slowly away, I'm not on crack. This is one of my normal days. *toothy and slightly freaky grin*)
P.S. This challenge list came from the 100 Themes deviantART community. Variation 1, I believe. I'm not doing them in order, thus the number annotation is the prompt number on the list.
Oh and Psych is mine and does not belong to the USA Network and Steve Franks.
No, wait. Switch that. ;D
1. #8 Innocence by windscryer [Reviews - 12] (132 words)
WARNINGS: Tear jerker. Possibly. *shrug* I dunno. It's kinda sad. We'll go with it. :D
2. #44 Two Roads by windscryer [Reviews - 7] (473 words)
Like I said in the story notes: Maja + Bad At Math = Behind on Posting.
So you get three today. YAYZ!
3. # 5 Seeking Solace by windscryer [Reviews - 7] (497 words)
WARNING: Tear jerker. Same as chapter 1. Not sure. Going with better safe than sorry.
This is a sequel of sorts to #8 Innocence.
As to who the 'she' is . . . I'm gonna leave that to you. My betas came up with quite a few possibles. :D
4. #42 Standing Still by windscryer [Reviews - 8] (254 words)
WOOT! So, it seems that this was a halfway decent idea. If the hit count is accurate anyway. :D
THANKS FOR THE LOVE! XD
5. #61 Fairy Tale by windscryer [Reviews - 9] (237 words)
What more is there to say? ;D
6. #9 Drive by windscryer [Reviews - 10] (510 words)
Shaking things up a little today. No Shules. No angst. BUT PLENTY OF AWESOME.
IMHO anyway. :D
7. #10 Breathe Again by windscryer [Reviews - 11] (422 words)
SHULES AGAIN! YAYZ!
I realize there are conflicts here with another of the Snapshots already published. Reconcile that how you will. I think of it as only two of many possibilities. :D
8. #81 Pen and Paper by windscryer [Reviews - 11] (292 words)
I CAN'T BELIEVE I FORGOT. HOW DID I FORGET?
I AM SO SORRY.
I owe y'all something . . . I'll see what I can do about that.
In the meantime . . . here ya go!
9. #85 Spiral by windscryer [Reviews - 13] (1512 words)
Because the idea of Shawn and sketching and Juliet wouldn't leave my head.
And because Shawn said that when he wasn't a coward he'd show Juliet his sketches.
My Muse and I decided that it would never happen if left up to him. So we took matters into our own hands.
Heh heh heh . . . >:D
10. #91 Drowning by windscryer [Reviews - 8] (149 words)
HA HA HA *HA*!
I FINALLY got on before midnight to post this! YES!
Because this was not intended to be a 100 Themes Shules Challenge, I'm mixing it up a bit.
Therefore I present to you: LASSIE-FACE!
11. #98 Puzzle by windscryer [Reviews - 7] (130 words)
And we're back to the Shules. Vaguely anyway.
I held off as long as I could. I swear. :D
12. #97 Safety First by windscryer [Reviews - 5] (223 words)
Okay so here's the deal with the broken promise to update daily: My beloved companion of two years and couldn't-have-stayed-sane-without-her-on-deployment Bastet kicked the bucket. (For those who are afraid it was a friend/pet, it . . . well, kind of both. But most of you would be less confused to think of her as my computer.)
Anyway, the cooling system is bad so I have to get it fixed. But that takes time that I don't have schoolwise so I bought a new one.
The point of all this rambling is to explain that I didn't forget or abandon you all. I just had to regroup and try to hunt down some of the ones I had written.
The plus side is that you all get a big ol' chunk of prompts all at once. :D
These won't catch me up completely but that would delay me further so I'm just gonna keep going and try to catch up as soon as possible. :D
Now, enough babbling. ON TO THE STORY!
13. #76 Broken Pieces by windscryer [Reviews - 6] (116 words)
A little Shules to brighten things up. YAYZ FOR SHULES! :D
14. #56 Danger Ahead by windscryer [Reviews - 6] (122 words)
Uh yeah, more Shules. You're shocked, I know.
Try to breathe deeply and if necessary put your head between your knees and it will pass.
15. #79 Starvation by windscryer [Reviews - 8] (769 words)
This is no more Shulesy than the show is. And it's kind of blink and miss at that. But it is very angsty.
And there is no more.
Not right now anyway.
But maybe that will change . . .
16. #46 Family by windscryer [Reviews - 5] (207 words)
Random. Kinda fluffy. Hopefully fun for the kids.
17. #24 No Time by windscryer [Reviews - 9] (503 words)
WARNING: TEAR JERKER
Okay, before anyone makes plans to kill me for this one, I should tell you that it's the first of a three-story arc and parts two and three will be coming in the next two days.
If you still want to kill me then, you're welcome to try.
I should warn you though that I'm a big believer in ninjas and the fifth amendment.
Wait . . . that's not the 'right to bear arms' one, is it?
Oh well. I still support it.
And the others.
I'll shut up now.
Oh and this is most definitely Shules. You've been warned.
18. #93 Give Up by windscryer [Reviews - 8] (186 words)
Part two of three, continuing yesterday's ficlet. Shules implied. Gonna keep the WARNING: TEAR JERKER too.
19. #7 Heaven by windscryer [Reviews - 8] (439 words)
I bet the chapter title has a lot of you scared. Fear not. And read on.
And now the conclusion . . .
20. #23 Cat by windscryer [Reviews - 11] (206 words)
YAYZ! HAPPY PROMPT!
And also, shamelessly Shules.
For those of you wondering, yes, it *was* pointed out to me that my only two genres in this challenge seems to be romance and angst.
I'm working on that. Really I am.
But until then . . . happy reading! :D
21. #96 In The Storm by windscryer [Reviews - 13] (1149 words)
So as part of my new resolution to expand my repertoire I mixed it up just a tidge this time: Angst *AND* Shules.
What do you mean I've already done that?
Okay so NEXT chappie I'll try to mix it up.
22. #4 Dark by windscryer [Reviews - 8] (2861 words)
Okay. This one is kinda mixing things up. Karen made an appearance I wasn't expecting.
Also it's long.
The longest I've ever written in present tense in fact.
Which sucked. Because I kept switching back.
Anyway. Read it. Review it. Please. Thanks! :D
23. #17 Blood by windscryer [Reviews - 4] (159 words)
I DIDN'T FORGET. NOT AT ALL.
SHUT UP JENN AND LUNA. YOU HAVE NO PROOF.
24. #21 Vacation by windscryer [Reviews - 6] (300 words)
Sorry it's so late.
25. #69 Annoyance by windscryer [Reviews - 4] (678 words)
HOLY LOTTA STORIES, PSYCHMAN!
We're on chapter 25? Srsly?
Wow. A fourth of the way through already.
Dang. Time flies.
Anyway, to celebrate this happy occasion (and because I haven't *quite* caught up yet from that black week of disconnectivity) I'm posting all three parts of this arc tonight.
26. #63 Do Not Disturb by windscryer [Reviews - 6] (756 words)
What is Juliet's master plan?
Will Lassiter be able to hold out until she can put it into motion?
And will Shawn survive to see another dawn?
Read on and find out . . .
27. #99 Solitude by windscryer [Reviews - 6] (114 words)
The conclusion to this fun little arc.
Hope all y'all enjoyed it as much as I did. :D
28. #45 Illusion by windscryer [Reviews - 6] (222 words)
This is SOOOOOOO mixing things up. Although I"m not sure what category I'd put it in . . .
But yeah, it's different.
29. #65 Horror by windscryer [Reviews - 8] (2824 words)
OKAY, NO CLUE WHERE THIS CAME FROM.
Now that I've made that cryptic and ominous statement, enjoy! :D
30. #62 Magic by windscryer [Reviews - 5] (263 words)
Written in response to the annoying t-shirts that refuse to cooperate with us fangirls. This is the only answer I've been able to find to the maddening question of why they don't obey the laws of physics and gravity.
31. #35 Hold My Hand by windscryer [Reviews - 10] (1231 words)
I AM TEH CAUGHT UP.
*does victory dance*
Shules if you choose to see it that way, though for you odd little non-shippers out there I think it stays pretty true to the show in that respect.
Angst most definitely.
And possibly a little bit of a tear jerker if, like me, you're so inclined.
32. #31 Flowers by windscryer [Reviews - 6] (379 words)
My brain is so not workng right now. I don't even know if this makes sense.
But hopefully it's still cute. :D
Shameless Shules follows. You've been warned.
33. #43 Dying by windscryer [Reviews - 2] (101 words)
I did have a specific person in mind when I wrote this one, but, really, I think it could apply to others.
34. #12 Insanity by windscryer [Reviews - 4] (172 words)
I blame my iPod for this one. I was just happily shuffling through my library when 'They're Coming To Take Me Away' came up.
This was the result.
35. #70 67% by windscryer [Reviews - 14] (343 words)
This one may be a tidge confusing. Hopefully not. if it just let me know and I'll explain.
Shules. In a big way.
No pun intended.
(You'll see what I mean. :D)
36. #67 Playing the Melody by windscryer [Reviews - 5] (222 words)
Um, yeah. We're back to the angst. Sorry.
You may want to grab a kleenex too. Just in case.
37. #68 Hero by windscryer [Reviews - 7] (241 words)
WARNING: CHARACTER DEATH, TEAR JERKER
I prolly should have gone with the happy cheesy shippy idea I originally had for this one . . . but my Muse was peeved with me. So she took the depressing road.
38. #18 Rainbow by windscryer [Reviews - 8] (268 words)
WOOT! HAPPY FIC! JUST AS PROMISED!
Shules. Beyond blatant. Just accept it. :D
39. #2 Love by windscryer [Reviews - 7] (1331 words)
So this was SOOOOOOOOO not what I envisioned for this prompt when I first began this challenge. In fact, I figured that it would quite obviously be Shules and promptly forgot about it for a while.
And then Luna started in with her Lassie/Polly fluff.
I figured that would be it.
But no. It was not to be. Somehow I managed to skip both of those (well, sort of) and go in a completely unexpected direction.
For which I blame Luna and Danny Phantom. (And yeah, that's where I got the name. I'd tell you to sue me, but technically, if you're Bruce Hartman or Nickelodeon, you can. So please don't. :D)
(Hey look! I managed to add a disclaimer thus negating the semi-theftiness. SWEET.)
And no, this is a totally different future-verse than my Never Say Never series with Jaime and Anna Spencer.
Why? I don't really know. Just go with it. ;D
40. #75 Mirror by windscryer [Reviews - 8] (256 words)
More Shules. Don't even pretend to be surprised.
And be grateful. It was this or something REALLY depressing.
Anyway, ENJOY! :D
41. #52 Keeping A Secret by windscryer [Reviews - 8] (599 words)
This is a continuation of yesterday's prompt and unless I'm horribly misunderstanding my Muse there is a third one in the works. I can't gaurantee a when though, except no later than Jan 18th. :D
But probably sooner.
I hope . . .
Anyway, ENJOY! :D
42. #40 Rated by windscryer [Reviews - 0] (267 words)
More Shules. Cute hopefully. Kinda cheesy. YAYZ! :D
43. #30 Under The Rain by windscryer [Reviews - 7] (540 words)
I've had this idea FOREVER.
And until now I had no way to make it work.
IT WAS DRIVING ME NUTS. @_@
But now it's done. And I can share.
This pleases me. :D
44. #48 Childhood by windscryer [Reviews - 0] (585 words)
A happy Thanksgiving to all of you in the USA and a happy . . . um . . . day to everyone else! :D
A little holiday cheer in this one as well as some mild Shules.
45. #89 Through The Fire by windscryer [Reviews - 8] (1253 words)
So, y'all are gonna want to kill me again.
Because this *seems* to be cut right out of a big long fantabulous story.
And it's not. This is all there is.
And I'll totally ignore the irony of any of you sending me flames over this chapter. I deserve them. I really do. :D
46. #37 Eyes by windscryer [Reviews - 0] (258 words)
RL did not get the memo about my vacation this weekend. So in retaliation it attacked when I got back. Thus the missing week of prompts. I'll try to fix that this weekend.
Until then . . .
Oh and Shameless Shules fluff. YAYZ! :D
47. #15 Silence by windscryer [Reviews - 5] (208 words)
Okay! Sorry about not being here this week. Gak. RL sux.
Anyway, I'll not quite be caught up with the slew of prompts going up tonight, but it'll definitely get me closer.
All of these are part of the 'Juliet's Got A Secret' arc that started with chapters 40-41 (Mirror and Keeping A Secret).
My Muse decided that each and every main or secondary character needed a separate POV on this one. So, let's get this party started, shall we?
First up is Buzz. ENJOY! :D
(I don't really have to say it's Shules, do I? Didn't think so. :D)
48. #25 Trouble Lurking by windscryer [Reviews - 2] (207 words)
Karen this time. Still 'Juliet's Got A Secret' arc.
49. #80 Words by windscryer [Reviews - 0] (106 words)
Gus is up. WOOT!
50. #55 Waiting by windscryer [Reviews - 0] (133 words)
Ooooh. Looks like Henry gets the magical 50th prompt.
HALFWAY POINT! YAYZ! :D
51. #33 Expectations by windscryer [Reviews - 0] (436 words)
I know we've only got Lassie left, but we're taking a break from the POV's for this happy little jewel. It is, however, still a part of the 'Juliet's Got A Secret' arc.
I'm trying to keep these chronologically in order as far as the story goes.
52. #47 Creation by windscryer [Reviews - 0] (186 words)
YAYZ FOR LASSIE-FACE! Still 'Juliet's Got A Secret' arc. WOOT!
53. #49 Stripes by windscryer [Reviews - 1] (1571 words)
I have been watching entirely too much Doctor Who lately and not nearly enough Psych.
Which is the only explanation I have for this.
YAYZ FOR THE CHRISTMAS EPI THIS FRIDAY! WOOT!
The only warning I can think of is a possible CRACK!FIC AHEAD.
Though it's really not.
Completely wonko, yes. Crack, no.
Anyway. Read. Enjoy. Review! :D
54. #86 Seeing Red by windscryer [Reviews - 6] (744 words)
This challenge haunts me late at night. The unfinished nature of it a horrible blight on my clean record. (And yes, we're all pointedly ignoring In Over Her Head.)
And I had this on my hard drive. I think I had plans to use it elsewhere, but I can't remember now so YAYZ FOR POSTIES!
I don't know how soon I'll get more done, but take hope, dear readers, I have not forgotten.
Oh and, it's Shules. :D
55. #54 Tower by windscryer [Reviews - 6] (157 words)
This might be reshuffled into another one of these suckers one day if Lu ever makes me finish it or if I'm magically struck by an overwhelming urge to commit acts of masochism.
But until then I'll stick it in this run of themes. :D
56. #73 I Can't by windscryer [Reviews - 2] (2598 words)
OMJ I AM BACK! o/
I won't make any false promises about WHEN this collection will be finished but I do promise that one day it WILL be completed.
Needing something to keep my brain from esploding this semester may spark some short writings though...
This is a follow on from #81 Pen and Paper and #85 Spiral, though it's a tidge darker than the other two.
And iz for my Lu. Don't let school et ur brainz. IZ ALMOST DONE! o/