coldseason

waterfall in ithaca

Dug out by giants
the gorge’s cliffs are
stone lego structures built to
mortalize tourists

waters fall alongside
flurries of April snow
unseasonably cold
seasonably stunning.

A reminder
of how it wished
or could wish
to fall as water does
catching air and soaring
towards a rocky bottom
ejected from the pool
a ghostly mist
a wisp of soul

molecules in air
are frozen substitutes
for April’s blossoms
but much more beautiful.

FUCKING COLD SEASON

NOW THAT SCHOOL HAS STARTED, THE FUCKING PLAGUE IS HERE.

IT. IS FUCKING. HERE. I HAVE IT, YOU HAVE IT, EVERYONE FUCKING HAS IT. AND IT FUCKING SUCKS. SO, I THOUGHT A POST ABOUT HOW TO NOT SUFFER WHILE YOU ARE HAVING THE FUCKING PLAGUE WOULD BE HELPFUL. HERE WE GO.

  • IF YOU FUCKING NEED CAFFEINE IN THE MORNING, START DRINKING BLACK OR CHAI TEA INSTEAD OF COFFEE, BLACK TEA HAS SHIT IN IT THAT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER.
  • GARGLE SALT WATER OR EAT MARSHMALLOWS FOR A SORE THROAT. CLOVE CANDY ALSO HELPS.
  • RAW HONEY CAN HELP A COUGH, PUT IT IN SOME TEA AND FUCKING DRINK IT, PEPPERMINT FOR NAUSEA, ANISE FOR SORE THROAT.
  • ICE WATER IN SMALL SIPS CAN HELP NAUSEA
  • SELENITE AND CARNELIAN ARE GOOD TO PUT UNDER YOUR PILLOW. 
  • PLACE YOUR BARE FEET ON THE BARE EARTH FOR 30 MINUETS, SOAK UP EARTHLY GOODNESS.
  • FUCKING GO TO SLEEP.
  • TAKE A HOT SHOWER WITH EUCALYPTUS TIED TO YOUR SHOWER-HEAD.
  • GET THE FUCKING FANCY AS SHIT TISSUES WITH LOTION IN THEM. 

I HOPE YOU ALL CONQUER THE NASTY ASS COLD SEASON THIS YEAR.

~Bloom

Castlefanfics Prompt Challenge

So I thought I’d start a little fic writing challenge, for a few reasons. I think there’s little inspiration for many at the moment, and people are either not wanting to write, or not knowing what to (not saying this is everyone, but just in general), and so the amount of fics published has gone down. It thought it would be nice to put out some vague prompts for people to write from, that aren’t stemming from season 8 and aren’t from the prompts blog. This is in no way a contest, or anything that anyone should feel obliged to do, but I thought it would be fun, and maybe inspire some new fics. Please message me with any further questions you may have!!

Rules

  • Write a fic based off one of the following prompts, under 5000 words
  • Post it on fanfiction.net or tumblr
  • I will reblog every entry and then make a list of all at the end
  • Tag it as ‘Castlefanfics Prompt Challenge’ (first five tags in original posts only) or tag me in it so I can see, or put it in the summary on ffn
  • If you want to fill more than one prompt go for it!!!
  • Challenge is open until the 9th of April, giving you a month.


Prompts:

These are reasonably vague so they can have many interpretations and no one will worry about stepping on toes etc. I gave them a time frame because it gives some specificity but still allowing lots of directions, though if you are so inclined I won’t protest if you change it :) I wrote a bunch and was going to cut it down, buuuut I couldn’t choose which ones to cut, so you get them all. Have fun!!!!

  • Season 1 - “I need help”
  • Season 1 - Broken glass everywhere
  • Season 1 - “I didn’t think you were the type of person who”
  • Season 1 - Beckett loses her necklace
  • Season 2 - Lost
  • Season 2 - “This storm is getting bad”
  • Season 2 - The water is cold
  • Season 2 - “I fell over”
  • Season 3 - Hotel
  • Season 3 - Running too fast
  • Season 3 - At the doctors
  • Season 3 - “Don’t touch that”
  • Season 4 - Candles
  • Season 4 - Travelling to a different state
  • Season 4 - “I’m in pain”
  • Season 4 - “We’re running out of time”
  • Season 5 - Blood
  • Season 5 - Penguins
  • Season 5 - “You bought this for me?”
  • Season 5 - “But it’s date night”
  • Season 6 - Blanket
  • Season 6 - Finding a spider web
  • Season 6 - “Stop frowning at me”
  • Season 6 - Disney Princess
  • Season 7 - Game
  • Season 7 - “Why did you do this?”
  • Season 7 - Babysitting Sarah Grace
  • Season 7 - “I’m just not sure anymore”
  • AU - Ocean
  • AU - A meeting involving any type of animal
  • AU - Meet outside of New York
  • AU - “Are you stalking me?”
  • Future fic - Dinosaur
  • Future fic - “Please stop crying”
  • Future fic - Cooking dinner
  • Future fic - “But he’s sick”