We got our highest number of submissions yet for August’s fic prompts! Not every prompt got a submission, but there was quite a good spread among those we did receive.
Great work, everyone! We’re so excited these keep garnering more followers and even more excited that we have not one, not two, but three newer authors who submitted work this month. Keep ‘em coming.
Option Two - Guest Prompt Submission - Fleet Week: This fic prompt comes from alilamba. She wrote this: “Two words: FLEET WEEK.” Make it happen, fic writers
Pairing: Veronica/Logan, Lilly Kane, Hunter Scott
Setting: Pre-series and Post-TDTL
Spoilers: The Thousand Dollar Tan Line
Word Count: 1, 312
Summary: Two fleet weeks, years apart.
Notes: This is dbsavmlvr’s first fanfic attempt and she did a great job with it. Some really good, fun, and flirty Lilly Kane as a bonus which we are BIG TIME fans of.
Truth for a Dream
Pairing: Logan Echolls, Parker Lee
Spoilers: The Veronica Mars Movice
Word Count: 5, 681
Summary: Fleet Week 2012. A reformed bad boy turned sailor and a former party girl turned career woman meet in a bar
Notes: Okay, so we put this under the ‘fleet week’ prompt — but it actually fulfills three of them! Prompt 2, obviously, and then 5d (“the way you flirt is shameful”) and prompt 6c which is Parker and Logan clearing the air post breakup. Logan could really use a friend like Parker Lee. That’s exactly what he gets, and it’s glorious.
We Hate to Leave
Setting: Post-series, AU
Spoilers: The Veronica Mars Movie
Word Count: 2, 003
Summary: Logan goes to Fleet Week, Veronica is interning in the same city, and fate deigns to bring them together for a brief moment.
Notes: Oh happiness! Oh joy! Sardonic Logan is here and ready to play and it’s glorious. This: “Logan turns his head to hide his grin, raps a shave and a haircut against the window with his knuckles.” is the best.
Option Four - Random Scenario: Using a scenario generator (x)
One of your characters is forging someone’s signature but they insist it’s for a good reason.
Partners, and Their Crimes
Pairing: Veronica Mars, Wallace Fennel
Setting: Season one
Spoilers: 1.01, “Pilot”
Word Count: 1, 490
Summary: Veronica forges her father’s signature. Wallace tries to act as the voice of reason.
Notes: Some of the last lines of the fic, “The perpetrators: a duo, Mars and Fennel. Fennel and Mars. The way, he thinks, it should be.” We’re inclined to agree. Absolutely perfect Wallace and Veronica and their schemes. We’d read an entire novel filled with Veronica, Wallace, and their schemes. This fic is an excellent start.
Option Five - Dialogue Prompt: Incorporate one of the following lines into your fic.
5d. “The way you flirt is shameful.”
Pairing: Veronica/Logan, Lilly Kane, Mac/Dick
Setting: Pre series, AU
Spoilers: 1.01, Pilot”
Word Count: 10, 072
Summary: This story goes AU from the pep squad car wash, when Lilly goes home to sulk after reading Logan’s note to Veronica, and thereby saves her own life. About the entire group of four, and how they manage to muck things up.
Notes: Jeanie thought she could slip this one past us! Yes, it’s technically way over 5,000 words (which we recommended as the max) but we’re not letting it go, got it!? Fun, and flirty, with some great Veronica/Logan banter. Definitely worth reading, once, twice, or thirty-two times.
She Knows Now
Pairing: Veronica/Logan, Duncan Kane, Wallace Fennel, Eli Navarro,
Setting: Season one, AU
Spoilers: 1.10, “An Echolls Family Christmas”
Word Count: 19, 512
Status: In progress
Summary: Veronica doesn’t destroy the DNA results and she doesn’t pass up the chance to find out why Duncan broke up with her. Things escalate from there.
Notes: Started off as a one-shot and has now expanded to a multi-chapter fic! Another first time author and it’s started off with a bang. Incredibly dynamic season one AU where we see what may have happened if Veronica found out some information much earlier than 1.22.
Option Six — Mars Verse Prompts: Inspired by the old challenge community “Game On,” which posted some amazing prompts for fic we never got to read.
6a. Logan/Veronica AU where they don’t meet until college.
Same Old Story (But it’s Told a Different Way)
Pairing: Veronica/Logan, Keith Mars
Setting: Season three (freshman year of college), AU
Spoilers: 1.01, “Pilot”
Word Count: 4, 694
Summary: Veronica and Logan don’t meet until college. “The more things change, the more they stay the same” applies.
Notes: Leah is the meanest. Because she refuses to write a sequel. Why, Leah?!? Why?!? Seriously, this is a great mix of what we know from the series and what may have been. Veronica goes to Pan instead of Neptune High and that changes everything. Also, FAKE DATING TROPE!!! WE LOVE FAKE DATING.