Prompts can be any 80s music lyrics and song titles! You can have them on the radio, the characters singing them or just plain use them for inspiration/make them part of the dialogue. However you want to tackle it. The character themselves don’t have to be from an 80s show but the lyrics do.
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...
+ Prodigal Son, Malcolm Bright +/Dani Powell the darkness inside you
Make you feel so small
But I see your true colors
Shining through (true colors, Cyndi Lauper)
+ Buffyverse, any vampire, Forever Young (by Alphaville)
+ Star Trek (any) any, New Moon on Monday (by Duran Duran)
+ Prodigal Son, Gil Arroyo/Jessica Whitly Your love is like bad medicine
Bad medicine is what I need (Bad Medicine, Bon Jovi)
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 2021 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.