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Tyche's Monthly Challenge: The Secret Santa Fic Gift Exchange! by TycheSong
Summary:

Tyche's Monthly Challenge: The Secret Santa Fic Gift Exchange!

Ladies and Gents (and Other) of The Maple Bookshelf, I, TycheSong, challenge you thusly:
Write and exchange fic-gifts based on each other’s prompts!

How it works: When you sign up, you’ll be submitting a prompt for a fic you would like to receive for Christmas. On 15 November, you’ll be receiving a prompt from one of the other entrants. You then have six weeks to write a fic based on that prompt for them. At the end of the challenge everyone who entered a prompt should be getting a fic back from someone else!

The prompt exchange will be done by random drawing out of a hat. Writer pairing squicks will be taken into account after the initial drawing and the prompt distribution rearranged accordingly.

The Parameters of the Challenge:

- To participate you must sign up by 14 November 2013.
- If you submit a prompt to be written, you are signing up to write a fic in return. Do not request a fic and then bail on the person waiting on one from you, please.
- The story you write must be based on the prompt you receive.
- The story must be completed by 31 December 2013. This gives you six full weeks to write the fic!
- Keep your prompts reasonable, please, and open enough to be creative with.
- The fic must be at least 1,000 words, and can be as long as you like!
- The prompts and the fics do not have to be Christmas/Holiday themed (but it is encouraged!).
- You may not request a specific author to write for or to receive your prompt.
- This is a Secret Santa gift exchange, and is anonymous. Please do not ruin the surprise! Do not tell people whose prompt you received or post your gift fic under your screen name on any site before the big reveal.

How To Enter:
Fill out the template below, and e-mail it to TycheSong@hotmail.com or TycheSong@gmail.com with the subject heading “Gift Exchange.” If you have any questions about this challenge, need a prompt clarification or an extension for whatever reason, please e-mail me at the same addresses and we will work it out. :-) Thanks, and happy writing! –Tyche

My TMB Screen Name:
My E-mail: (That I don’t mind another member having)

My Prompt:
The Pairing(s) I Like:
(Please offer from two to five options to choose from)
My Must Haves: (Gotta have it in your fic? Be sure to let your Santa know!)
My Squicks: (Does that quality/ character/rating totally make you cringe? Be sure to mention it!)


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Characters: None
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Summary:

 

It’s been 20 years since the war and each Christmas since, Severus has received a bottle of fine Scotch.  He suspected Minerva after the first two years, but she denied sending it to him.  Just who has been behind the gift all these years?


Categories: Fanfiction
Fandom : Harry Potter
Genre: Drama , Romance
Genre, Nonfiction : None
Other Languages: None
Warnings: Not Canon , Someone dies , Spoilers
Challenges: Tyche's Monthly Challenge: The Secret Santa Fic Gift Exchange!
Challenges: Tyche's Monthly Challenge: The Secret Santa Fic Gift Exchange!
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 7269 Read Count: 170;
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Published:
Jan 02, 2014 Updated: Jan 06, 2014


Summary:

Prompt:  Hermione Granger is having lonely Christmas. A certain wizard also feels particularly lonely this year. Can a chance meeting in a snowy London change it for the better?


Categories: Fanfiction
Fandom : Harry Potter
Genre: None
Genre, Nonfiction : None
Other Languages: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: Tyche's Monthly Challenge: The Secret Santa Fic Gift Exchange!
Challenges: Tyche's Monthly Challenge: The Secret Santa Fic Gift Exchange!
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Completed: Yes Word count: 7471 Read Count: 587;
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Published:
Jan 02, 2014 Updated: Jan 06, 2014


Summary: Forget the holly, the berries, the bows and tinsel. The loveliest sight of the season was the woman standing before him.

Pairing: Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy
Categories: Fanfiction
Fandom : Harry Potter
Genre: None
Genre, Nonfiction : None
Other Languages: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: Tyche's Monthly Challenge: The Secret Santa Fic Gift Exchange!
Challenges: Tyche's Monthly Challenge: The Secret Santa Fic Gift Exchange!
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1865 Read Count: 142;
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Published:
Jan 02, 2014 Updated: Jan 06, 2014


Bliss by Savva Rated: M [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

 

Prompt: Hermione's large extended family hold a massive Christmas celebration every year. They are quite close, lots of aunties, uncles and cousins and loving but formidable grandparents.  How does Hermione's new (wizard) partner cope with the Muggles and their traditions? (I'm sort of thinking along the line of My Big Fat Greek Wedding if inspiration is lacking, but go where your muse takes you)

Must Haves: Happy ending, Hermione-centric, sex scene(s) is okay but don't feel there has to be one, only if it fits.

My Squicks: Violence; too much angst; bashing (it is Christmas, we'll give everyone a break)


Categories: Fanfiction
Fandom : Harry Potter
Genre: Humour, Romance
Genre, Nonfiction : None
Other Languages: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: Tyche's Monthly Challenge: The Secret Santa Fic Gift Exchange!
Challenges: Tyche's Monthly Challenge: The Secret Santa Fic Gift Exchange!
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 1621 Read Count: 147;
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Published:
Jan 02, 2014 Updated: Jan 06, 2014


Almost Christmas by AnneM Rated: K+ [Reviews - 4]
Summary:

Christmas seems so dark and desolate this year. With a broken engagement, the loss of her job, and the death of her parents, Hermione can’t seem to find any reason to feel anything but dread with the approaching holiday. Perhaps it’s not only the spirit of Christmas that’s missing this year, but something else as well. Even though she knows she should look ahead and count her blessings, she can’t seem to see past her current woes. Perhaps it will take someone special to lift the darkness and make her Christmas bright once more.


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Categories: Fanfiction
Fandom : Harry Potter
Genre: Romance
Genre, Nonfiction : None
Other Languages: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: Tyche's Monthly Challenge: The Secret Santa Fic Gift Exchange!
Challenges: Tyche's Monthly Challenge: The Secret Santa Fic Gift Exchange!
Series: The Maple Bookshelf's Challenges and Carrots
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes Word count: 7009 Read Count: 434;
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Published:
Jan 02, 2014 Updated: Jan 06, 2014



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