Hello, everyone. I’m gehayi and today's theme is Spells and Geases. If you don't know what a geas (or geis) is, here's a definition by World Wide Words:
The word is from Irish folklore, in which a geis could be a prohibition or taboo, a positive injunction or obligation, something unlawful or forbidden, a curse, or a spell or incantation. To violate one led to misfortune and death. In the heroic legends of Ireland, this is what happened to the hero Cuchulain and to Conaire Mor, the King of Ireland, both of whom were unable to avoid breaking their geasa (the Irish plural of geis). The latter had many geasa imposed on him, such as never to sleep in a house from which firelight could be seen after sunset and never to be away from his capital at Tara for more than nine nights at a time.
The spells and/or geases in question can be literal or metaphorical. Anything from a literal jinx to someone feeling that they've been cursed will work.
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 (or characters') full names and the fandom's full name for ease adding to the Lonely Prompts spreadsheet.
No spoilers in prompts for a month after airing/publication, or use the spoiler cut option found here.
If your fill contains spoilers, warn and leave plenty of space, or use the above mentioned spoiler cut.
Prompts should be formatted as follows: [Use the character's (or characters') full names and fandom's full name]
Fandom, Character +/ Character, Prompt
Some examples to get the ball rolling...
Benjamin January Mysteries - Barbara Hambly, Olympe "Olympia Snakebones" Corbier + Rose Vitrac January, spells of healing vs. science
Dresden Files (TV), Justin Morningway, cursing his sister to die
Matthew Swift series - Kate Griffin, Oda (Matthew Swift), under the geas of the Order
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Not feeling any of today’s prompts? Check out the just created lonely prompt spreadsheet. For more recent prompts to write, you can also use LJ’s advanced search options to limit keyword results to only comments in this community.
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