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I apologize for the late notice, but as you might have noticed, there is no picfor1000 challenge this year. I've been distracted with holiday/year-end stuff and work stress, and it just fell through the cracks for me.

I'm sorry to those of you who look forward to this challenge - thank you so much for your support over the years, and maybe we'll get back on track next year.
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[personal profile] cornerofmadness
Title -- Farewell
Author-- [personal profile] cornerofmadness
Fandom -- The Big Bang Theory
Disclaimer -- I don’t own them.
Rating -- teen
Characters/Pairing --Amy & Sheldon, Penny & Leonard, Raj
Warning -- angst
Summary -- They’ve come together to say goodbye.
Author’s Note --At first glance, I thought my prompt was an ice cream cone but it’s probably a spiral-carved pineapple. I’m going with ice cream. I had nothing for this prompt, but today Stephen Hawking died, and this story tumbled out. A few years ago I faced the same thing for this challenge, and then Leonard Nimoy died and I used this same crew to express my sorry (we have the same heroes as it turns out). If you want to see that one you can find The Sky Wept here
Photo Prompt here

The story’s on AO3 here
suzy_queue: (Agent Carter: Cool as Can Be)
[personal profile] suzy_queue
Title: Once Upon a Winter Time
Fandom: Agent Carter
Pairing: Peggy Carter/Angie Martinelli
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: Post-canon, but none

Summary: A private chalet, an enormous bath, a first anniversary celebration. Whose perfect holiday will it be?

Read on A03 // See the photo
goddess47: Emu! (Default)
[personal profile] goddess47
Title: Tuttle Butter
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Rating: G
Warnings: Fluff, literally
Genre: Romance, Established Relationship
Word Count: 1000 for Chapter 1

Summary: "What the heck is tuttle butter?"

For [community profile] picfor1000, Challenge 16 -- Picture here; as well as for [community profile] romancingmcshep 2018

Fic on AO3
delphi: Engineer from Team Fortress 2 playing guitar by the fireside. (Engineer)
[personal profile] delphi
Title: Sweat
Author: Delphi
Fandom: Team Fortress 2
Spoilers: n/a
Pairing: Engineer/Scout/Sniper
Rating: Mature
Prompt: Here
Summary: Dell and Mick ride out the heat on a scorching summer day and engage in a little lechery.

Sweat on AO3
mific: (stargate)
[personal profile] mific
Title: In the Eye of the Beholder
Author[personal profile] mific 
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Rodney Mckay/John Sheppard
Rating: Teen? Too cracky to say.
Spoilers: none
Warnings: No AO3 warnings apply.
Notes: Here's my picture prompt for pic-for-1000.
Summary: "Elizabeth!" Sheppard called, grinning. "Come say hi to Rodney – he's the hero of the hour."

Link to story on AO3
spikedluv: (teen wolf: peter&chris - laughing ian&jr)
[personal profile] spikedluv
Title: with whipped cream on top
Author: Spikedluv
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Rating: PG13/Slash
Pairing: Peter/Chris (implied Allison/Scott and Erica/Boyd)
Length: 1,000 words
Spoilers: None.
Summary: “When did you all start thinking it was okay to interfere in my love life?”
“When you started having one,” Allison said, then looked shocked that she’d said that out loud.

Author’s Note: Takes place a short while after my fic Into The Fire. You don’t need to read that fic to understand this, but I recommend it if you want to get all the little references. Written for [community profile] picfor1000 for the below photo inspiration.
Feedback: Would be greatly appreciated.
Disclaimer: None of these characters belong to me.
Written: February 27, 2018

photo )

Read Fic @ AO3:
minim_calibre: (AlanSmithee)
[personal profile] minim_calibre
Title: Good Fortune
Author: [personal profile] minim_calibre
Fandom: Catherine (Web Series)
Paring: Catherine/Samantha
Rating: G
Spoilers: Entire series

AO3 link
Image link
Link to twelve part web series on YouTube (This story makes absolutely no sense without a familiarity with the canon and the canon's tone.)
eledhwenlin: (Default)
[personal profile] eledhwenlin
Title: The Sandwich means I love You
Author: [personal profile] eledhwenlin
Fandom: original work
Rating: General audiences
Warnings: none

Link: AO3

Photo: here
corvidology: ([FANDOM] POI HEART)
[personal profile] corvidology
Take It With Me When I Go (1000 words) by Draycevixen
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Person of Interest (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Harold Finch/John Reese
Characters: Harold Finch, John Reese
Additional Tags: Mutual Pining, Community: picfor1000, Fix-It, Post-Canon Fix-It
Summary:Written for the Pic for 1000 challenge where you're given a picture prompt and in response have to write a story of exactly 1000 words.

My picture was of a beautiful box of macarons.

SPOILERS: Post-canon so some minor spoilers for the series ending.

brumeier: Meant to Be_SGA (Meant to Be)
[personal profile] brumeier
Title: Summer in the Adirondacks, 1955
Author: [personal profile] brumeier
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Rating: Teen & Up

Summary: Rodney is working at an ice cream stand over the summer to save money for university, and John is one of his regular customers. They have more in common than Rodney first thought.

Inspired by this photo.
smallhobbit: (Lucas 4)
[personal profile] smallhobbit
Title: Valentine's Day
Author: [personal profile] smallhobbit 
Fandom: Spooks (MI5)
Rating: G
Pairing: Lucas North/Adam Carter
Because my picture instantly said Lucas North to me.

Valentine's Day on AO3

goddess47: Emu! (Default)
[personal profile] goddess47
Title: Sloppy Sandwiches
Author: [personal profile] goddess47
Fandom: Check Please!
Pairing: Eric Bittle/Jack Zimmerman
Rating: G
Genre: Romance, humor
Warnings/Spoilers: None
Word Count: 1000

Summary: "You have... sandwich not made by B. He makes lunch for you... prettier."

Notes: For [community profile] picfor1000, Challenge 16

Fic on AO3
out_there: Picture of a orange-red tree (: Autumn tree)
[personal profile] out_there
Title: A Really Good Slushie
Author: out_there
Fandom: The Good Place
Spoilers: Set mid-s1. No spoilers for S2.
Pairing: Eleanor/Tahani
Rating: G
Summary: Eleanor wonders why good people all love frozen yogurt, but she's the only one missing Seven-Elevens. Maybe they've never had a really good slushie.

Picture prompt: here

Link to fic: On AO3

Fic also here... )
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[personal profile] fadedwings
Title: Strawberry Kisses
Author: fadedwings/dreamerfound (Ao3)
Fandom: Leverage
Spoilers: none
Pairing: Alec Hardison/Parker/Eliot Spencer
Rating: Teen
Summary: Eliot makes breakfast the morning after.
Picture Link Here.
Ao3 Link

Read more... )

taste_is_sweet: (A Shield on his Back)
[personal profile] taste_is_sweet
Title: And If We're All Just Soldiers
Author: Taste_is_Sweet
Fandom: Riverdale (2017 TV Series) and MCU
Warnings: Somewhat atypical Jughead angst
That's not the end of the world. That just started it, because when Jughead asked her why she didn't want him, Gladys said: I'm sorry. I love you, but you're not really my son.

Because he knows he's Gladys Jones' son. He looks like her; he looks like Jellybean. He's seen the picture of him as a wizened, incubated baby, with tubes everywhere and terror behind his parents' smiles. So if he's not really her son, what the hell is he?

Based on this picture prompt.

Here at AO3

Mods, could I have a Riverdale (2017) tag, please? Thank you!
respoftw: (Mcshep)
[personal profile] respoftw
Title: Anywhere But Here
Author[personal profile] respoftw
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Summary: Rodney had started playing ‘anywhere but here’ when he was six years old

Link to fic on AO3

Picture prompt here
nagi_schwarz: (Dimples)
[personal profile] nagi_schwarz
Title: Life is Short (Eat Dessert First)
Author: [personal profile] nagi_schwarz
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Rating: T
Warnings: implied/referenced suicide attempt
Summary: Ronon fumbles his way through being Major Lorne’s “emotional support”
Link to fic: On AO3
Picture prompt: here
catwalksalone: happy grey cat surrounded by flowers (Default)
[personal profile] catwalksalone
Title: Table Two
Author: catwalksalone
Rating: T
Summary: The Anatomy of a relationship

Photo prompt here

Link: DW
slodwick: do what you like (Default)
[personal profile] slodwick
It's that time, friends & foes! Here is the master list of all participants & their assigned photo. This year, each assignment is a link to a photo on Unsplash1. Please be sure to refresh your knowledge of the challenge guidelines below.

If you signed up and your name isn't here, or if the photo you were assigned has been removed, please let me know ASAP and I'll fix it!

Assignments! )

General Guidelines

  • As always, all stories must be exactly 1000 words, no more, no less2. Any fandom, pairing, rating or genre is welcome, including crossover, RPF or original fiction. Also, stories may be in any language you like, as long as there are words or word-equivalents.

  • The photos are intended to serve as inspiration; the subject of the photo can appear in your story, or any part can act as a starting point -- in other words photos need not be a literal part of the story! Feel free to gain inspiration from the title or description on the photo, as well, or to disregard it, as you choose. In short, just be creative and have fun!

  • If the muse strikes, you may write more than one story based on your photograph, but each must be a completely separate story of 1000 words. Your entry/entries can be part of series only if each story can stand on its own.

  • All stories should be completed no later than February 28, 2018. Participants may post their stories any time before that, in whatever forum they wish, but you should still post a link here in the community.

Community Guidelines

  • This is an open community, and all participants are free to join it. Participants are expected to either post their entire story here (behind a cut-tag, obvs), or post a link to the story here if it's posted elsewhere. If you have no Dreamwidth presence, I can post your link here for you - just let me know!

  • Please use the following header format when posting:

    (if any)

    You may also include pairings, ratings, disclaimers, author's notes, etc., if you want, but those are not required.

  • If you include the picture with your story, it must be behind a cut.

  • Participants should tag their posts with both "challenge 16" and the appropriate fandom tag. If the fandom does not exist, I'll follow along behind and create one later; just include whatever you can!

If you have any further questions or issues with your image, please leave a comment on this post!

Good luck everyone, and thanks for playing!

1. Unsplash is a delightful community of photographers who provide high-quality free photos for use by creative individuals. Some of their photos have different levels of attribution requirements, so please be sure to make a note of them before posting your assigned photo elsewhere. Management is not responsible if the picture's owner comes at you, is what I'm saying. Follow rules and be polite, guys. Both here, and in life generally, really. #goodadvice

2. We operate mostly on the honor system here, so you may use whatever method you like to count your words. As long as that method says you're at 1000 words exactly, you may consider yourself a #winner. (Disclaimer: winners do not receive a prize of any sort, beyond, you know... personal pride or whatever.)
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[personal profile] slodwick
The 16th Annual 'A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words' Challenge: Just Desserts

So, It's Like This...

The challenge goes as follows: each participant is assigned a picture that will serve as the inspiration for a story (how you define "inspiration" is up to you). The catch is that each story must be exactly one thousand words in length, no more, no less - and trust me, it's not as easy as it sounds!

Everyone gets one picture to start. It's called a challenge for a reason, so you may need to get creative. Just remember: the picture itself need only serve as inspiration, not necessarily be a literal part of the story. 

Any fandom, pairing, rating, or genre (including real person and original fic) is welcome. Stories won't be due until February 28, 2018, which means gives you two full months to write!

The Twist

Every year I add a theme to the challenge. This is the 16th year for the challenge - our sweet sixteen, kids! And while I might be tempted to make you all write about college basketball or teenage coming-of-age parties, I decided that each photo will instead feature some sort of nummy treat!

Again, this need only serve as inspiration. Stories do not need to be explicitly about the photograph, and the subject or item does not necessarily need to even feature in your story. We're just trying to get the motor running. (I mean, hey, if you WANT to write about college basketball, no one can stop you!)

Sign Me Up!

Ready to play? Excellent! Comment here no later than Friday, December 29, 2017. If you don't have an Dreamwidth account, just comment anonymously and tell me your Tumblr/Twitter/other handle of choice, and that that will do. Sign-ups closed for the year.

I will post assignments & instructions here in the comm on January 1, 2018, so you'll probably want to friend/bookmark the community, if you haven't already.

Please feel free to spread the word wherever you want. The more, the merrier, and as always, all fandoms are welcome to play!

If you have any further questions, please don't put them in this post. Send me a private message or email me at slodwick at instead. Thanks!
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[identity profile]
Title: Flotsam
Author: stefwith1f (née scrunchy)
Fandom: Original work
Summary: Love and loss and the superpower that is staying alive.


Sure, I have all this treasure, but I'm still not sure it was worth the shipwreck.

Posted by the moderator on behalf of the author.
ext_2524: do what you like (nerd monkey)
[identity profile]
Title: Solitary Soldier
Author: Deannie
Fandom: The Losers (comic)
Summary: The tree was tall and leafless until you got to the poof of scraggly hair at the top. It really was the only tree for about 200 yards, which had struck them both as strange the day they'd first come upon it.

Notes: Fulfills my picfor1000, which is here. Also, this is part of my Chasm-verse.

Posted by the moderator on behalf of the author.
[identity profile]
Title:Thunderstorms and Showers
Author: [ profile] isha_chan
Fandom: Sherlock
Spoilers: none
Rating: G
Picture: Here by cynthiakphotography
Summary: John comes home and finds Sherlock doing... nothing. And that's not normal.

Note: Just a little nice story because I wasn't in the mood for any drama. It has been a while since I wrote something and it's surprisingly difficult to write exactly 1000 words. I hope you enjoy it :-)

Thunderstorms and Showers )
[identity profile]
Title: White
Author: JoJo ([ profile] solosundance)
Fandom: Hawaii Five-O (2010)
Wordcount: 1,000
Spoilers: for episode 4.05 Kupu-eu (Fallen Hero)
Rating: PG for language
Pairing: Steve McGarrett/Danny Williams
Characters: Steve McGarrett, Danny Williams, Chin Ho Kelly, Catherine Rollins
Picture: here
Warnings: none

Summary: This is what would happen if he lost Steve

White )


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