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5th-Mar-2005 10:24 am
It figures. The weeks that Hufflepuff is ahead, the Prompt doesn't change until late afternoon or evening. The week Hufflepuff is behind, the Prompt changes before I'm out of bed.

Congratulations, Ravenclaw! Well done!

That leaves me with two drabbles that I wrote this morning before I found out that the prompt had changed. Oh, well.

Here they are...

Title: Promptliness
House: Hufflepuff
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Prompt
Rating: G
Characters: Lily Evans, James Potter

Lily Evans was prompt.

James Potter was not.

Lily's homework was always handed in on time – neat, legible.

James handed his work in – his handwriting wasn't the worst in the school.

Lily was conscientious in her prefect duties.

James broke more rules than he enforced.

Lily was kind, and considerate of other people's feelings.

James liked to play jokes and didn't understand why anybody wouldn't think that humiliating a Slytherin wasn't funny.

James thought that Lily was beautiful and wonderful.

Lily thought James was a bully and a braggart.

James was prompt in falling in love.

Lily needed more time.

Title: Birth Day
House: Hufflepuff
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Prompt
Rating: G
Characters: Lily Potter, James Potter, Harry Potter

James knelt in front of Lily and spoke to her swelling belly. "Look, Harry or Rose, it's the end of May. The weather is lovely. You'd do yourself a world of good if you came out now."

Lily smiled sadly. "It doesn't work like that, James."

James' head drooped. "But the prophecy…"

"I know."

All through June and the first weeks of July, James implored his child-to-be to arrive before the "dying" of the seventh month.

Then his tune changed to "August is a great birth month. You'll still be a Leo, my little Gryffindor."

But Harry was stubbornly prompt.
5th-Mar-2005 10:40 am (UTC)
Omg, <3!!! These are wonderful drabbles!!
5th-Mar-2005 07:58 pm (UTC)

So, got any ideas for a "Stuffed" drabble? :-)
5th-Mar-2005 12:21 pm (UTC)
They were both delightful. I think you should make the second one into a one shot.
5th-Mar-2005 08:00 pm (UTC)

Hm, a one-shot? I can't think of what else to add to this.
5th-Mar-2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
5th-Mar-2005 12:58 pm (UTC)
Oh wow. I agree with Kelley's one shot idea... it's completely hearbreaking :o( Lovely, but heartbreaking.
5th-Mar-2005 08:04 pm (UTC)

Hm, I'm not sure about expanding it. I can't think of anything else to do with this.
6th-Mar-2005 01:45 pm (UTC)
You could expand the whole conversation thing right up till Harry's birth... James talking to his friends, Lily seeking counsel from Dumbledore. Really touching scenes that you've touched on here. Just an idea or three ;o)
5th-Mar-2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
These are great. I especially like the second one -- I can so see James and Lily hoping against hope that it wouldn't be their child... :(

But I'm glad the new prompt came promptly this week, because Ravenclaw finally won! *does victory dance*
5th-Mar-2005 03:41 pm (UTC)

Well, congratulations. We'll just have to work harder to get a decent overall win-count, I guess.
5th-Mar-2005 08:06 pm (UTC)

Great kid, don't get cocky
Congratulations on the win! :-)
18th-Apr-2005 09:03 pm (UTC)
I enjoyed the first - it's a cute list of contrasts. I especially like this line: James broke more rules than he enforced.

I loved the second. It's clever and sad, a great use of the challenge. The last two lines, with the "tune changing" to no avail, are great.
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