Prompts can be any music lyrics and song titles from 2000 to let’s say 2010! 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 a 21st century 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 + any I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
I know right now you can't tell (Unwell Matchbox 20)
+ Star Trek (any), any, Drops of Jupiter,
+ any any And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life (Iris, Goo Goo Dolls)
+ Prodigal Son, Malcolm Bright Yesterday
A boy and already afraid
Locked deep inside
My place to hide
To hide from how you made me feel Yesterday Staind
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.