"Wait... if we're allowed to reply to any prompt, does that mean there will be more replies than prompts total?"
Essentially, YES! In the spirit of the holidays this exchange will be all about giving. Therefore multiple responses to prompts are encouraged. However, I will try my best to make sure every prompt has at least one fill.
"If I am going to reply to multiple prompts, can I submit more than one of my own?"
You can only submit one prompt. One of the only strict rules of this exchange.
"Does my story have to take place on Christmas?"
Umm, how about New Year's? Since this is a themed exchange, a mention, even a slight mention of the holiday season is gladly appreciated!
"When is the last day to submit a prompt?"
You have until 12/15/16 to submit your prompt. However, you're more likely to get multiple responses to your prompt if you post ASAP.
"Can I post my story before 01/07/17?"
Yes, of course.
"Do I post my story here?"
Nope. You post it as a public entry on your journal or online archive (fanfiction.net, ao3, etc). Just link your story as a reply to the prompt with the subject "Story". When the exchange is over, I will post a masterlist to this community.
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- From now until January 7th, you can write stories for any of the prompts posted. All stories must be 800 words or more. There are no guidelines. You can answer all of them if you'd like (not joking!). The idea of this author to author exchange is the excess of giving.
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im_runwild56: AU/AH: Damon has given up. Life is just not going right (up to you, however you choose to make his life be miserable). He is about to give up when he comes across a brown eyed beauty- Elena volunteering at an animal shelter. He gets to know her they have a heart to heart about life. Elena gets him to see that things could be looking up, nothing is ever as bad as it seems. Any rating. Extra points for Fun flirty banter, an adopted animal finding its forever home, hot cocoa, sleigh rides, and a mistletoe kiss.
dannielle1989: My prompt goes as follows: A different take on the 12 days of Christmas. I'm thinking somehow, miracle, magic I don't really care Elena wakes up from her evil induced sleeping curse far earlier than she was supposed to. But she doesn't tell Damon or Damon doesn't find out because he's away. Details are up to you. She wants to make sure his Christmas is special. So for the 12 days before Christmas she sends him anonymous gifts until the final day when she reveals herself. Bonus points for well thought out gifts that speak "Damon", a tender love scene, mistletoe and hot cocoa.alwayselisabeth: Damon and Elena's relationship are not going very well - they've been fighting, screaming at each other and been miserable for months, until Damon decides to make a change. He wants to show Elena just how exciting their relationship used to be and how good they were together, before they started fighting. He starts putting every second of his day into their relationship, making this Christmas the best one Elena has had since her parents died. Points for Damon giving gifts, a fight ending up in lovemaking and the happy couple decorating a tree together!
seethegoodinyou: Caroline organizes a "Sexy Santa" contest at Whitmore, and Elena suggests to Damon that he enter, never expecting him to actually take her up on it. Luckily for her, he's feeling festive this year, but does he have what it takes to win the contest and make this Christmas a memorable one for Elena? Feel free to make it as fluffy and/or smutty as you'd like. ;) Bonus points for naughty/nice jokes and other Santa-related snark from Damon.
thisis_myescape: I'm an angst-addict. I don't have a super specific prompt, do whatever you want, but I'm craving for someone to take my heart in their hand and crush it. Make me cry big, fat crocodile tears with your words! Make me need to take a break so that I need to calm down before continuing on, and then I want to cry again when it ends on a heartbreakingly beautiful note (fluffy or tragic, it's your call). Basically, just make it painful. Please.
Simply Existing By Danni1989
Two Halves of a Whole By tamilnadu09
One Last Christmas by bibi 13ca
tamilnadu09: ELF! If you haven't seen the movie (and really, who hasn't!?) Elf is about a human who ends up at Santa's workshop. When he grows up, Santa lets him go to NYC to find his real family. His father is a jerk- total workaholic, cares only about money, appearances, etc. Anyway, when he goes to a popular store, the manager ends up thinking he's there to WORK as an elf. So there's a whole comedy of miscommunication going on. There he also meets a girl, who he falls in love with and they date and he shows her what the spirit of the holidays is all about. SO: Damon- the human who grew up as an elf / Elena- the girl he falls in love with, who shows him around NYC. / Giuseppe- the mean spirited father, obviously. But he's not too important for this story. / Should be fun & cute :) If you've seen the movie, then feel free to add in any other of the plot details, as I just gave a broad overview in my summary.scarlett2112: Damon and Elena are married, on the verge of divorce. They visited with their parents, trying to act civil but knowing their marriage is over, they leave to go home a few days before Christmas. They have car trouble in a tiny remote town surrounded by mountains. Because the car parts needed for their car repair have to be shipped in, they're stuck in the town for several days. The town goes all out for the holiday, Christmas pageant, decorations, Christmas trees galore, you name it. The town's people take Damon and Elena under their wing so to speak. Somehow amidst the magic of this little town and the magic of Christmas, they realize that they still love each other too much to give up.
elizabeth85cec: For my prompt I'm thinking that somehow Elena ends up in 1864 when she goes into that deep slumber, somehow pulled into that era because of Damon's heartbroken despair. Katherine never existed, or did and it's after she's gone, or Elena drops into her body or whatever, your choice really. All I would love to see is an 1864 Christmas love story where Elena makes the holiday for 1864 Damon. PS. I'm thinking that's a good loophole that brings her back in the present to Damon, but it doesn't have to be that intricate. Just good lovey dovey fluff!! I'm more of a smutty story kind of girl, but pure DE swoon worthy romance will be perfect as well!
dope_rev (Twitter Login): Set after 3x14, the Mikaelson's Ball during which Elena states that Damon's love for her might be the problem. Elena realises that this Christmas is not going to be merry at all as she finds herself alone at home on the 24th until the phone rings and an exhausted Sheriff Forbes begs her to come and pick up a drunk Damon Salvatore, who's compelled half the girls to be his playmates [not sexually, just for entertainment like dancing on the table ;)]. I'd like to see a cocky and tough Damon.
License To Chill By nicolebaka
Everyone's So Happy (Except for Me Tonight) By faith2727 (seethegoodinyou)
Hard To Love By Danni1989
nicole_baka (Twitter Login): So it's Christmas Day and I'd like to see a grumpy Damon and a cheerful Elena. She's decorating the boarding house but Damon is being Damon. He tells her the reason for his bad mood (childhood memories, etc whatever you feel like) and she tries to cheer him up and show him that this day can be really magical. It's up to you if they are together or not (if they aren't then make them before the end of the fic), but I'd like to see a vulnerable Damon and Elena comforting him. Extra points for a really sarcastic Damon, gift exchanging and lots of kisses! ;)
txvdfan: This is for an AU/AH story (heat level's up to you). Damon and Elena have been married for a few years now. Elena has a BIG surprise for Damon, and she's wanting to wait until Christmas morning to tell him that their attempts to get pregnant have finally worked out. I anticipate this being more fluffy than hot, but I'm leaving it open ended. As long as there's a positive pregnancy announcement on Christmas morning, I'm cool with whatever happens in your story. Bonus points for: snow, making cookies, an appearance by Elena's teddy bear. Thanks!