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Amnesty Week: The End is Nigh!

Hi-ho mistletwers,

Amnesty Week is nearly over, and the deadline for posting is nigh! Niiiiiigh! (Believe me, I know. Hope has been working me hard in the beta mines. :)

You still have around 24 hours to get something posted (which is when it stops being Saturday 16th anywhere), and then I will start compiling the list of unfilled prompts.

A suggestion for those struggling to finish War and Peace II: From Russia With a Whole Lot of Love: The Jack Harkness Edition
If you know you won't finish your epic by the end of the weekend, please consider posting a stand-alone extract. Often with long stories, there will be a scene which will work quite well on its own, with minimal tweaking -- at this stage, that would be the perfect thing to post in order to fill the prompt. You are welcome to tell your recipient a longer fic is in the works, and then post an announcement to the longer fic in this community once it's done.

What happens next?
I am going to post the list of unfilled prompts some time on Sunday, and then it will be open season on those prompts (so that we can shoot them in the face!). We're going to have a week-long LOL-a-thon, in which we, and anyone else we'd like to invite, will fill those prompts with as much good humour as possible. Come one, come all... and especially come Jack, probably multiple times and in multiple positions. :) And verily we shall bring the crack!

My cunning plan is that no-one shall go without some festive cheer here at mistletw!

As always, if you have questions, you can leave a comment here, or email me: cupidsbower[at]gmail[dot]com.

Finally, although it's pretty much too late for this to be an issue, if you suddenly have a tragic fic-related accident, you can leave a message saying so on the Defaulter Confessions and Pinch-hit Post.


Title: Two Moons of Boeshane
Author: alba17
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating: PG-13
Length: ~2600 words
Warning/Spoilers: Takes place between S2 and S3, after TW Exit Wounds and DW Stolen Earth/Journey's End and before Children of Earth
Summary: Jack is haunted by memories of the solstice on Boeshane.
Beta: kel_reiley Thanks so much for your help. Also many thanks to dvanulya for very useful feedback on an earlier version of this.
Disclaimer: I own nothing.
A/N: Written for temporal_witch's prompt at mistletw:
1) Characters: Jack/Ianto, other team members optional
2) Genre: Fluff, smut, angst, romance, h/c - mix or match at least two
3) Festive Theme: Winter Solstice, moonlight, memories, loneliness

Two Moons of Boeshane
Title: Ancient Magic
Author: wynkat1313 
Pairing: Jack / Ianto, OC
Rating: NC-17 NC-17 for sexual content and some violence
Word Count: 7949
Warnings/Enticements: Near character death, magic, explicit sex
Spoilers: Mentions of events in EW

Summary:  The first time I spoke Gwyn’s name out loud was the night my tad died. Standing in the park on the edge of the council estate, under a full moon, I threw my head back and called out to the King of the Tylwyth Teg to take me away or bring my tad back and make my mum stop crying every damn hour of every damn day.

Disclaimer: I don’t own the boys or their toys, I only wish I did.

Prompt: Written for temporal_witch  and her request in the Mistletw Prompt Fest (whose link is breaking LJ code today for some reason)
Characters: Jack / Ianto (other team members optional)
Genre: Fluff, smut, angst, romance, h/c - mix or match at least two
Festive Theme: Winter Solstice, moonlight, memories, loneliness

Author’s Note One: Um… I’m not sure how to classify this story. It’s not an AU, though it’s dangerously close. It is fluff, mostly. But not. Um… yeah. Also I managed to most of Temp’s desires into one story, not sure if that’s good or bad. Hope this works for her

Author's Note Two: Mind the end notes, I've put all the translations in there for your viewing pleasure. :)

Silent Night for slythrngodss

Title: Silent Night
Author: lovin_torture
Rating: R
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
POV: 3rd
Summary: Jack lets Ianto in on a ritual that he usually kept to himself...but he soon ends partaking in another that lets him see the more human side of his lover.
Warnings: Technically spoilers for season one and possibly CoE for some information....with maybe a little OCness.
Disclaimer: The whole concept of Torchwood © the awesomeness that is RTD and the BBC, don’t sue because the contents of my bank account is only worth about a third of the amount in European currency. Plot mostly based on fiction…i.e not real….but a girl can wish <3
Author Notes: Set in Season one before Abaddon, written for slythrngodss for mistletw who requested Evening/Night church service and meeting the family. Hope it fits close to what you were thinking of. Beta'd by the awesome badly_knitted :)

Fic: Domestic Bliss for angstslashhope

Title: Domestic Bliss
Author: blue_fjords
Rating: PG
Word count: 2300
Prompts -- Pairing: Jack/Ianto, but am more than happy to have team action in there too.
Genre: Slash
Festive Theme: Failing at (conventional) domestic bliss! bonus for fluff/humour over angst :)

Written for angstslashhope in mistletw.
Disclaimer: I own nothing.

A/N: Um. This is not festive at all. There is fluff failing at domestic bliss! Just not snowy and ivy and holly and such. I hope it's still okay! Happy birthday (late) to angstslashhope. Special thanks to paragraphs for the speedy beta.

Amnesty Week and Stocking Stuffers

Hello mistletwers,

Several of you have contacted me with tales of woe, needing just a little more time to post. So, as I made it clear at the start of this fest that I have an anti-nagging policy, I have decided that it's Amnesty Week. That means you all have a few more days to find your back-ups, poke your betas, scan the lining of your dog's stomach, or, if all else fails, create a fic/art/vid from scratch. :)

You should post your stories/art/vids by Saturday 16 January.

If you haven't posted by Saturday the 16th, I will assume that you have defaulted. I will compile a list of all the unfilled prompts and post them on Sunday 17th, so that we can all have a bit of fun writing drabbles and making LOLcats and seeing if we can out-crack each other in filling the remaining prompts.

What to do if you know you won't make the 16th

Just drop by the Defaulter Confessions and Pinch-hit Post and copy and paste the prompt and/or leave a link to the original prompt. That way pinch-hitters can find it and get cracking on filling it!

Any questions? You can email me at cupidsbower[at]gmail[dot]com, or leave a comment here.

PS -- To those who have posted on time? I love you all! <3


Fic: Snowed In, for galacticconman

Title: Snowed In
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Owen Harper, Jack Harkness, vague hints of Owen/Gwen
Spoilers: Set just before Out of Time
Summary: A blizzard strands Owen at the Hub.
Notes: Written for mistletw promptathon for galacticconman Their prompt was: Characters/Pairing: Owen, any of the others, but Owen as the main please.
Genre: Het/Gen/Slash/Fluff
Festive Theme: Tinsel (and other decorations), eggnog and the awful weather Cardiff has been getting at the moment.
Hope this fits your expectations ^^
Word Count: 1533
Title: There Shall a Star
Author: neurotictealeaf
Summary: 'The boys were determined that one year, they'd figure out a way to convince their parents to let them stay up all night.'
Characters: Jack + Gray (and a very teensy hint of implied Jack/Ianto)
Rated: G
Words: ~1450
Notes: For lovin_torture, who requested Jack's last Christmas at Boeshane Peninsula before Gray got taken. Think... Christmastime when you were a kid. Hope this serves! Innumerable thanks to pocky_slash for the fabulous and speedy beta. Jack, Gray, their parents, Boeshane Peninsula, Ianto, and The Holly and the Ivy aren't mine, but any mistakes herein certainly are. Oh, and this is m'first Torchwood fic ever.

Jack always smiles wistfully for a moment before making the obligatory off-color 'Yule log' jokeCollapse )

Pom-pom post!

Woohoo! We have some lovely stories so far for mistletw. Good work to those of you organised enough to post early!

For the rest of us who are still beavering away at filling our prompts, just a reminder that you have until the 10th of January to post your stories/art/vids.

As the rules for this fest are fairly relaxed, I'm sure there won't be many people dropping out. But if you cannot fulfil your prompt, please say so on the Defaulter Confessions and Pinch-hit Post. Don't leave this until the last minute, as it will make Myfanwy (and quite possibly me) cry.

If any of you have fest-related problems, you can email me at cupidsbower [at] gmail [dot] come, or leave a comment on this post.

Happy creating, everyone. *waves pom-poms*


Fic: 'Perhaps a Mince Pie', for jemariel

Title: Perhaps a Mince Pie
For: jemariel
Prompt: Jack/Ianto, theme of 'Bah, humbug'.
Rating: R
Summary: Jack loves Christmas, Ianto less so. Hilarity ensues. And shagging. Well, this is Torchwood.
Notes: This is the first Jack/Ianto I've committed in writing. It was really fun to write, so thanks for letting me use your prompt - and I hope you like it (happy, smutty fic is my favourite too). Ably betaed by msilverstar, for which many thanks are due. I've loved taking part in this, and am now going to go search out other Torchwood fic challenges!