Tags: 100 words

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Posting two versions of this seems appropriate

I wrote two versions of the same idea, in a long(er) and a short version, and now I'm almost more interested in the differences between the two versions than in the idea itself. Cutting something down from 277 words to 100 words changed the story radically, for all that they appear similar superficially. The different implications you get when you leave things out - and the even more different implications when you say something completely different because it takes fewer words! This is not to say that word count alone determined my choices; it just got me thinking of all sorts of interesting alternatives, some of which I incorporated into the short version. (I'll stop before I get too deeply into meta-mode here.)

This is one of those weird, feral bunnies which leaps up out of nowhere and bites you. Sort of like in Monty Python. I mean, I haven't even read the Dark Nest trilogy (or past Book 2 of the NJO, actually...), let alone any of the Legacy books, so why on Earth would I want to write post-Sacrifice anything? But here it is. Consider yourself warned: this may not know canon if it met canon on the street.

And yes, I realize this wouldn't solve all of the Expanded Universe's problems. A girl can dream.


A Weighty Decision
Fandom: Star Wars EU (Disclaimer)
Categories: Gen, PG, Drama
Word Count: 277
Summary: Han and Leia resort to desperate measures to fix the Darth Jacen problem. Like "Two Roads Diverged," but not. And longer.

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Two Roads Diverged
Fandom: Star Wars EU (Disclaimer)
Categories: Gen, PG, Drama
Word Count: 100
Summary: Han and Leia resort to desperate measures to fix the Darth Jacen problem. Like "A Weighty Decision," but not. And shorter.

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And now, because I might as well use this feature while I have it, poll time!

Which version do you prefer?

Short!
2(66.7%)
Long!
1(33.3%)
Neither!
0(0.0%)
WTF are you doing writing fic for a book you haven't read?
0(0.0%)
Your first title is dumb and your second title is pretentious and not entirely fitting.
0(0.0%)
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"Saruman the Wise," Saruman drabble

LotR canon intimidates me with its hugeness, but there's nothing like practice to get more comfortable with it. I have tried to look up enough chronology and character backstory not to screw up too badly.

On the bright side, I have the perfect icon for this drabble.

Title: Saruman the Wise
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (Disclaimer)
Categories: Gen, PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: Shortly after the White Council's banishment of the Necromancer, Saruman decides that he must handle matters his own way from now on.

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Galadriel drabble

Happy Friday the 13th, everyone! A propitious day for posting a drabble, surely ;-D

Yesterday's post was long, so today's will be extremely short to balance it.

Title: They Who Dwell
Fandom: Lord of the Rings (Disclaimer)
Categories: Gen, PG
Word Count: 100
Summary: She knows it's necessary, but Galadriel can't quite let go of Lothlórien. Inspired by Teasel's post on Lothlórien, Galadriel, power, and knowledge.

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"Sunday Dinner," or, another WTF moment from the ol' notebook

I love digging through my notebooks. I sometimes find things I've completely forgotten I've written. Today I found a drabble. I don't know what I was thinking, but it was very clearly tongue-in-cheek and probably more a commentary on what I get out of reading spoilers for Star Wars EU books I never read. Although I think I wrote this before I ever heard that there was some sort of dinner table argument in the first Legacy of the Force book. They're in my journal, reading my words...

Title: Sunday Dinner
Fandom: Star Wars (Disclaimer)
Categories: Gen, PG (if ANH is PG, smoking corpses and all, then this is too.)
Word Count: 100
Summary: At the Solo/Skywalker dinner table early in the Legacy of the Force timeline, Han realizes just when things went wrong.

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