Did I get your attention?
One of the driving forces of humankind, let’s think on this. Sex can be a lot of different things, but it does fuel a lot of what we do. It causes passion, embarrassment, and oh, yeah, children. Sex is also used interchangeably with the word “gender.”
Anything is fair game. Sex scenes, the war of the sexes, “how to’s,” the sex talk... be creative.
You have 80 minutes.
“Down and Dirty Bonus:” 20 minutes, no PWPs.
Here's a challenge to chew on; a non-song songfic. A songfic is a piece of fiction preceded by or interspersed with lyrics from a song. This week, write a fic that uses lyrics in the dialogue or narration, but in such a way that the original musical nature of the line isn't obvious. For example, the contretemps mod chose these lyrics from the Backstreet Boys' Shape of My Heart (a very popular songfic choice):
Sadness is beautiful
Loneliness is tragical
So help me I can't win this war
Touch me now don't bother
If every second it makes me weaker
You can save me from the man I've become
And this is what she did with them:
"Your sadness is beautiful, Legolas," Aragorn said as he brushed back a wayward strand of mellifluous gold from the Elf's opaline face. "And my loneliness is tragical in these dark times. I may be a fighter, but so help me, I can't win this war in my heart! Help me!"
Legolas's liquid sapphire eyes brimmed with the crystalline juices of his devotion to the mortal man. "Oh no, my love," he whispered. "Do not beg for my help. Nay, touch me now, don't bother with sweet words!"
Aragorn sighed with relief as he cupped the elf's slender chin. "All this time I've spent loving you in silence has been such a burden, sweet prince. If every second it makes me weaker, you can save me from the man I've become."
Then the Man explored the shape of the Elf's heart all night long, and two times in the morning. The end.
Your fic can be cheesy, serious, or anything else. The challenge here is to take lyrics out of their original context and build a story around them. You have 90 minutes, so take your time, take out your CD's, and have fun!
Aishuu is open to suggestions for the temps_mort challenge. Always.