As some of you may be aware, my birthday is coming up on May 07th, which is this Monday. I've decided to have a very quiet birthday and not go in to work. I still haven't yet decided whether I want to go out to lunch on that day since I'm having a big pizza pig-out the night before. Because the last couple of weeks have been so stressful, the thing that I want most at this point is to sit in an armchair in Starbucks, drink a very large whipped-cream covered mocha, read novels and write in my journal.
Anyway, I'm throwing a small request out there, and I know I'm not giving you a whole lot of notice, but I'm hoping it might be doable.
I'm pretty sure that a lot of the people who regularly come to check out my LJ page are either fellow writers or would-be writers. So what I would like for my birthday is... a little FAKE ficlet from whichever of my readers feel like writing me one. If you have the time and the inclination, then please go for it. If you don't feel up to it, or don't have time, or can't think of anything, don't worry about it.
If you would like to contribute a ficlet, then please keep it short. 500 words or less. It can even be 10 words! (Good luck with that) I don't want anyone to spend hours slaving over a story for me, honestly. As I said, I'm not giving you a lot of notice and we all have other things we would like to achieve this weekend in our Real Lives.
Choose any topic you like, as long as it's happy! No stress, no violence, no crying. Make me smile! I haven't smiled enough recently.
You have the option of either:
-emailing it to me at email@example.com, in which case it will be a private thing between you and me, or
-posting it in the comments of the birthday post I will make on May 07th, if you feel like sharing it with the world. Well, okay, not the world, but the Fake fans who swing by/comment/lurk in this particular location.
If you want to share it with everyone, but post anonymously so that no one knows who you are, then go ahead and do that.
If you just want to say Happy Birthday on the 7th and not write a ficlet, then that will be lovely and I will be very happy to hear from you!
So that's my birthday request. A modest selection of FAKE-fic candies, each one coated in the same recognizable 'FAKE-chocolate' that we all know and love, but with different and delicious fillings!