While I don’t imagine us using the actual word in every story (though you if you want to go for it!), the prompt should be in the spirit of the word. Me I should probably have menefreghista tattooed to me. Prompts can be that superhero who has had one too many bad guys in a single day, a parent who can’t handle one more thing on their plate, that person who doesn’t want to get out of bed and face the day today.
Just a few rules:
No more than five prompts in a row.
No more than three prompts in the same fandom.
Use the character's full names and fandom's full name for ease adding to the Lonely Prompts spreadsheet.
No spoilers in prompts for a month after airing, or use the spoiler cut option found here.
If your fill contains spoilers, warn and leave plenty of space, or use the spoiler cut.
If there are possible triggers in your story, please warn for them in the subject line!
Prompts should be formatted as follows: [Use the character's full names and fandom's full name]
Fandom, Character +/ Character, Prompt
Some examples to get the ball rolling...
+ Star Trek, Leonard “Bones” McCoy, It’s the middle of an epidemic and Kirk has asked him for a progress report one too many times
+ Prodigal Son, Malcolm Bright + Gil Arroyo, Gil knows Malcolm needs to rest and he’s not accepting one more excuse
+ Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Rupert Giles, Buffy Summers, + any, it’s the big school dance, and her Watcher thinks she should be training
We use AO3 to bookmark filled prompts. If you fill a prompt and post it to AO3 please add it to the Bite Sized Bits of Fic from 2019 collection. See further notes on this new option here.
Not feeling any of today’s prompts? Check out Lonely Prompts Spreadsheet 1 (not very current), Lonely Prompts Spreadsheet 2, or the Calendar Archives, or for more recent prompts, you can use LJ's advanced search options to find prompts to request and/or fill.
While the Lonely Prompts Spreadsheets and LJ's advanced search options are available, bookmarking the links of prompts you like might work better for searching for in the future.