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08 January 2012 @ 02:02 pm
chalion_ibra will be back in the Spring with a new challenge, but for now we'd love to see some Chalion drabbles appearing at day_by_drabble a wonderful community run by some dear friends of ours. Their next drabble challenge kicks off on 15th January.

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11 July 2011 @ 08:34 pm
It's Summer here at chalion_ibra  and whilst we'd love to be hosting a new challenge, your faithful mods are somewhat taken up with real life at the moment (I know, who knew we had such things!)  So instead we are helping to prompt a challenge by some dear friends of ours (one of whom has been an amazing participant here too!), The Blue Skies Drabblethon at day_by_drabble !  If drabbling is your thing then please head over there!  It'd be fabulous if there were some Chalion related entries :)

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But one thing we would like to do here is some more discussions!  And for that we need your help!  Ever had a thought of something Chalion related that you'd like to discuss?  If you'd like to lead the discussion or you'd prefer a mod to do it for you, just let us know.  A mix of mod and member hosted discussions would be fabulous :)  Any thoughts and suggestions below.

And I haven't forgotten the masterlist from the April Flowers Challenge, it'll be along  sometime ;)

Current Mood: busy
09 May 2011 @ 01:38 pm
Posting has now closed for the April Flowers Festival.

Thank you for all the wonderful entries!  Don't forget to check them out and leave a review for our lovely participants!

We'll post a masterlist of entries in the next few days.  If you're still working on something, or if one of the prompts inspires you in the future, don't forget to let us know (you can drop us a line here or email chalionibra@gmail.com) and we'll add a link on the masterlist.

This was our second challenge here at chalion_ibra  and we'd really like your thoughts on how you think it went. 

And so a poll:

Poll #1739549 Challenge Thoughts

Which challenge format do you prefer?

Daily prompts (like April Flowers Festival)
Assigned prompts (like Gods' Delight Challenge)
Liked both
Other (please make suggestions in the comments)

Was April a good month for this challenge?

Other (please make suggestions in the comments)

Was there anything we could have done to increase your participation?

Yes (please make suggestions in the comments)

When would be the best times for next challenges to run? (Tick all times applicable)

July 2011
September 2011
November 2011
January 2012
March/April 2012

What other activities would you like at chalion_ibra? (Tick all applicable)

Mod-hosted discussions
Read-a-long discussions
Member-hosted discussions
Weekly/monthly challenges (e.g. for drabbles/drawbles)
Other (please make suggestions in the comments)
Please leave any other thoughts or queries on the April Flowers Festival or on the community generally in the comments.
09 May 2011 @ 12:28 am

Title: Come With Me
Author: bookish_brownie 
Rating and Warnings:
PG, innuendo
Prompt: 14 (Eric's Song by Vienna Teng)
Format and Word Count: ficlet, 526
Caz wakes Betriz.
Author's Notes: This was a fun challenge. Thanks to the mods for putting it together. Sorry if the format and font look weird, and for the wonky post, but LJ decided to be very difficult just as I was trying to post.

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Title: Mothers and Daughters (first part)
Author: shimotsuki
Rating & Warnings: PG, no warnings
Characters/Pairing: Iselle, Ista, Liss (Iselle/Bergon, Ista/Illvin, probably Liss/Foix)
Prompt: #24, image of a fortress by the sea
Format & Word Count: WIP | 696 words so far
Summary: After the conquest of Visping, Iselle sees her mother for the first time in months. But this new Ista is someone Iselle has never known.
Author's Notes: I've been wanting to write this for a couple of weeks now, but I haven't had time to work it all out -- so here is the first part, and I'll be posting the rest at my own journal here in a few more days. (Also, I've just realized that this story is oddly appropriate to be posting on Mother's Day.)

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01 May 2011 @ 09:01 am
Title: Mountain
Author: mrstater
Rating & Warnings: rated G for gooeyness
Characters/ Pairing: Caz/Betriz
Prompt: #30, a picture of wildflowers growing in a mountain meadow
Format & Word Count: double-drabble, 200 words
Summary: The mountains inspire Caz to poetic thoughts of Betriz.
Author’s Notes: A follow-up to Bouquet. Also: I've done it! All thirty prompts! You just can't know how, as a mom of a toddler, how important it's been to me as a writer to meet a daily writing challenge. Thanks so much to everyone who's read and reviewed my fics here, encouraging me to keep going, and especially to the fabulous Katymods for putting together such an inspiring and fun challenge. I ♥ this community!

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Current Mood: accomplished
01 May 2011 @ 08:25 am
Title: Rain, Rain
Author: mrstater
Rating & Warnings: PG for references to slavery
Characters/ Pairing: Cazaril
Prompt: #28, rain
Format & Word Count: drabble, 100 words
Summary: Cazaril's first rainfall in nineteen months.

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30 April 2011 @ 10:32 pm
Title: Consummate
Author: mrstater
Rating & Warnings: rated PG-13 for sexuality
Characters/ Pairing: Bergon/Iselle
Prompt: #29, missing scene
Format & Word Count: fic, 599 words
Summary: Wedded and bedded, Iselle reflects on how her new state has changed her.
Author’s Notes: Why yes, I did write something that is not Caz, Betriz, or Caz/Betriz. I fully intended to write a missing scene for them, but while skimming CoC came across the bit where Caz observes Iselle and Bergon looking nervous and excited before their wedding night, and in love after it, and had to write that in-between bit. Or some of it, anyway. Enjoy. :)

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30 April 2011 @ 01:31 pm
Today is the last day of April and so the last prompt for this challenge has been posted here.

But here at chalion_ibra  April will last a few more days! 

Posting for the challenge will remain open until midnight PST time on Sunday 8th May 2011!

Plenty of time to polish up your work or maybe to be inspired by another prompt or two!

The full list of prompts is here.

The challenge rules are here.

A very big thanks to those of you who have participated so far either through creating some wonderful fics or through reading and reviewing! 

30 April 2011 @ 10:42 am