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February 9th, 2010
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Seasonal and Topical - An Occasional Drabble Thingy
Hi, and welcome to the third Seasonal and Topical Drabble Thingy!

Top of the list this morning, and therefore our first prompt, would seem to be

It's Snowing Again

In other news:

On 11th February 1975 Margaret Thatcher was elected leader of the Conservative Party(*)
On 14th February 1984 Torvill and Dean won the Gold with Bolero.
On 11th February 1990 Nelson Mandela was freed

(*)For those of you who don't know our political system, this did not make Mrs Thatcher Prime Minister immediately. In essence it meant that she was guaranteed to become Prime Minister if/when the Conservatives won the next General Election.

(On 6th February there was an anniversary of major significance to Gene, but if you check out the stories for this week you'll see why I'm staying well away from death anniversaries).

So the prompts from the news today are:

A Hole in My Arse
Dancing on Ice

I’ll be having a go later on this morning, but in the meantime, if you’re interested, have at it!

Post your drabble as a comment to this post, and if you have any ideas for future seasonal prompts, let me know by PM. I may also use the occasional completely random prompt if something occurs to me.

The rules are minimal - One hundred words exactly, and be polite when commenting!
You can write any fandom or original fiction, any pairing or none.
You don’t even have to write in English if you don’t want to.

Please note that if you do choose to write in another language, I can't promise to comment beyond a simple "Thank You", although I will do my best via Google! A rough translation would be lovely, but is not essential. The translation does not have to be 100 words, nor does it need to be polished or “good English”. Just the gist is fine, to put across the idea.

And so long as you are confident that your response meets one of the prompts, that’s good enough for me!

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Date:February 9th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)

Dancing on Ice (Life on Mars, Gene/Sam)


“Come on, Dorothy, if I can do it, I’m sure you can! Mr Fitness and all that.”

“I’ve never skated before!”

“You need your hands out of your pockets - what’s the matter, scared you’ll chop your fingers off?”

“Where did you learn, anyway?”

“Granny May had a sister up Saddleworth way. Spent a week there in ’47 when the docks were all closed. Lots of ice. You’re not telling me you were the only kid in Manchester didn’t skate on the canals?”

“Oh. I just, um, preferred sledging, that’s all.”

“Always got to be different, you.”

“Tell me about it.”

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Date:February 9th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Dancing on Ice (Life on Mars, Gene/Sam)

Poor Sam, can't explain why he didn't go skating, so Gene once more thinks he's strange.
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Date:February 9th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)

Re: Dancing on Ice (Life on Mars, Gene/Sam)

Yes, that's going to happen to him forever more, poor thing. I think he'll have to tell Gene the truth at some point!
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Date:February 9th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)

Freedom (The Devil's Whore)

Back from exile, although no-one knows. The soldiers don’t notice a widow standing with the others, the only ones permitted to watch the great John Lillburne laid to rest. The clothes that limited movement have given him the freedom to return. “No words!” John must be buried without a eulogy. The one who had once fought for the liberty of all had forbidden any tribute to a former comrade.

But Sexby is wrong – someone has noticed his appearance, yet made no response. Later, in the safety of her home, Angelica will hold him close and they will share their freedom.
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Date:February 9th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)

Re: Freedom (The Devil's Whore)

Oh yes - that's a great use of the prompt. Really lovely, a whole story and so many ideas in such a short form!
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