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What: Puzzle for May 2017
Why: For striving, accomplishment, glory, and banners!
When: To enter the contest proper and receive a banner, post fics to [livejournal.com profile] puzzleprompts by 11pm EST, Wednesday, May 31st. Give or take 12 hours for emergencies.
Otherwise, puzzles may be posted wherever and whenever you want, including to our AO3 archive.
Reminder: Entries may also be answers to other comms' prompts. But please, wherever you post, include a link to [livejournal.com profile] puzzleprompts, thanks!
Note: Some pieces are marked as not to be used as metaphors, only a couple have to be shown in the fic.
Author Notes: Please use notes to clarify how you are using the pieces. Especially for long fics, metaphorical uses, and fics from original or small fandoms.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask below, or PM me if you feel more comfortable.
*All powers and attempts at magic/sci-tech, etc. can go horribly wrong, or simply not succeed, and still count.
*Possible interpretations are not limited to the below. These are just examples to intrigue your muses.
Crack/Bad Fic Challenge
AO3 archive coming soon.

Power Hour: Size shifting
Using magic, sci-tech, super power, etc. to change something/someone’s physical size.
Can be permanent or temporary.
Examples:
Ant Man
Alice in Wonderland
The Illiad
Inner Space
Harry Potter
The Venture Bros
ST-DS9

Creature Feature: Rodentia
Must be alien, magical, sci-tech, sentient, talking, mysterious/legendary, etc.
Can be a human-rodent shape shifter.
Can be a spirit animal.
Can be mundane earth animal only if the companion of a hero, villain, god/dess, etc.
Acceptable rodents:
mice, rats, squirrels, prairie dogs, porcupines, beavers, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rabbits, and hares. (I know rabbits are no longer considered rodents, but for our purposes...)
*Sugar gliders do not count! We will be doing marsupials later.
Examples:
Psychically or chemically altered attack gerbils
Robot rat spies
Bio-weaponized porcupines
Cinderella’s mice
Rabbits belonging to a fertility goddess
The White Rabbit (Wonderland)
Watership Down
Reepicheep (Narnia)
Templeton (Charlotte’s web)

Classifieds Section: Sewing
Can be by hand, machine, magic, sci-tech, etc.
Can be a hat maker (mad or otherwise), bead-worker/embroiderer, or leather worker.
Doesn't have to be actual sewing, can be hot-glueing/bedazzling/etc if person makes costumes for cosplay, drag queens, dancers, ice skaters, show animals, ect.
Examples:
Tailor/seamstress
Cloth or thread weaver
Fashion designer
Sweatshop worker
Magically protective clothing/armor maker
*Models don’t count. They will be included when we get to acting.

Sports & Recc: County fair/Amusement Park
Can be attended or remembered (give us some details!) in the fic.
Can be a theme/amusement park with rides.
Can be a water park.
Can be on earth, a cruise ship, an alien planet, a space station, an entire moon, etc.

Mother Nature: Clouds
Must be literal, not metaphorical.
Can be magical/super powered, or unnatural, like sci-tech, planetary weather control, etc.
Can be mist or fog.
Can be in the sky, at ground level, at sea, in space, etc.
Does not have to be made of H2O, as long as it a cloud/mist/fog/vapor of some sort.
Cannot be a cloud of smoke or smog to count for both prompts!

Geology Rocks:  Burrow or tunnel
Can be natural, magic, sci-tech, etc.
Can be part of a catecomb or cave system, etc.
If used with Creature Feature, must be shown/used in fic.
Examples:
An animal's home
Jeffries tubes
Subway tunnels
The Tunnel of Love at an amusement park.
Made by dwarves (possibly to mine fairy crystals).
Tunnels under Washington DC, Paris, or Rome.
The tunnel leading to the Bat Cave.

Random Object: Cup/Glass
Can be any kind of cup/glass used to drink out of.
Can be for soup, tea, saki, etc.
Can be a tea cup, juice glass, bronze goblet, giant smoothie cup, travel mug, etc.
Can be an animal’s horn or a human skull as long as it is now used for drinking liquids out of.

Random Descriptor: Smoking/Smoky, Smoggy, or Foggy
Can be metaphorical or literal, but one of those words must be used to describe something/someone in the fic.
Examples:
Smoking hot person.
Feeling foggy headed.
A smoggy day in 1880's London or 1980's LA.
A smoking pipe or a pipe/device for smoking.
A smoky room (from a fire, incense, cigar, etc.)
Clothing/breath/hair/room/car/tent that smells like cigarette, marijuana, opium, or camp fire smoke.
Cannot be a cloud of smoke or smog to count for both prompts!
But you can use both prompts, separately.
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