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Our Girl, Pansy [MA (NC-17)]
by MHaydn
[Reviews: 7]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
The editor inspires the troops. Warning: The motley crew of writers is back....
Last Updated: 2015/07/03
Chapters: 4 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 8029

Unexpected Bedfellows [T (PG-13)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 12]
Category: Azkaban Prison
Category: Hogwarts Castle
After waking up in bed with a former Death Eater, Hermione panics and is eager to put the ordeal from her mind. However, she just can’t get him out of...
Last Updated: 2015/07/03
Chapters: 2 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3157

His Own True Heir [M (R)]
by scaranda
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Forbidden Forest
When Severus frees Lucius from Azkaban, he has nowhere else to take him but the safe house, the one in which Sirius Black is hiding....
Last Updated: 2015/06/29
Chapters: 8 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 25676

Dragons in the Dungeon [K+ (PG)]
by MsTree
[Reviews: 31]
Category: Potions Under Duress
This story is a sequel to Velvet Song's "Damsels and Dragons". Severus apparently has not conquered the curse after all, or is there something else go...
Last Updated: 2015/06/29
Chapters: 10 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 25608

The Leather-Bound Promise [M (R)]
by Helena Rickman
[Reviews: 64]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Snape is in a bad place following the war. Hermione wants to help. Can they find enough in common to become friends, maybe more?...
Last Updated: 2015/05/28
Chapters: 14 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 18508

You Don't Know What You're Missing [MA (NC-17)]
by CaramelMonkPA
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Severus begins the Battle of Hogwarts a bit more prepared than we expected....
Last Updated: 2015/05/27
Chapters: 2 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 4908

Stand by Your Man [K+ (PG)]
by Minerva
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Lily is finally ready to forgive Severus for that dreadful word, but he is nowhere to find....
Last Updated: 2015/05/11
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 766

The Twists of Fate [MA (NC-17)]
by nagandsev
[Reviews: 51]
Category: Shrieking Shack
Category: Hogwarts Castle
The final pairings of Remus and Nagini, and Severus against Sirius, in the Dark Arts competition for the Young Wizards Merit Award during their sixth ...
Last Updated: 2015/05/09
Chapters: 12 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 46461

Before I Saw Your Face [MA (NC-17)]
by Subversa
[Reviews: 66]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Two years post-war, the world is settling again into a regular rhythm. The Boy Who Lived has a lover and a new business, and his two best friends are ...
Last Updated: 2015/04/25
Chapters: 10 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 32561

I've Got Voldemort Licked. [K (G)]
by peskipiksi
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Azkaban Prison
Harry gloats over his defeat of the Dark Lord....
Last Updated: 2015/04/23
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 165

Winter Heat [MA (NC-17)]
by unamadridista
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Malfoy Manor
While holidaying with her friends at a ski resort in the French Alps, Hermione becomes unexpectedly reacquainted with someone from her past. Despite t...
Last Updated: 2015/04/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 2448

Swallows and Stars [MA (NC-17)]
by Hikorichan
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Hermione and Severus find themselves lost and struggling after the war, but in very different ways. Can the memories of a dead man bring Hermione clar...
Last Updated: 2015/04/15
Chapters: 2 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 3311

An Orphan For Christmas [M (R)]
by Bardsdaughter
[Reviews: 175]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Sometimes an unwanted gift becomes the most treasured possession....
Last Updated: 2015/04/15
Chapters: 19 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 27311

Dark Veela [K+ (PG)]
by kittyperry
[Reviews: 426]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Severus Snape lies dying in the Shrieking Shack when he sees a vision of his mother....
Last Updated: 2015/04/14
Chapters: 40 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 173022

The Love Letter [K+ (PG)]
by Helena Rickman
[Reviews: 8]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Valentine's Day can be full of love and can be bittersweet....
Last Updated: 2015/03/09
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 964

Cloak of Darkness [MA (NC-17)]
by unamadridista
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Spying on her Defense teacher for Harry was supposed to be a boring task, but Hermione soon discovers just how thrilling it really is. In the dark, fo...
Last Updated: 2015/03/08
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 2825

A Christmas Vow [M (R)]
by Alexannah
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
One Christmas Eve, after a particularly unpleasant Occlumency lesson, Severus is visited by a ghost. Lily is furious over how he has treated her son—a...
Last Updated: 2015/03/04
Chapters: 3 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 3325

Cupid’s Debt to Dumbledore or Thanks to a Venereal Rat with Wings [T (PG-13)]
by Betz
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Potions Under Duress
A response to the 2005 Valentine's Day Carny Ride challenge issued by MsJessicaAllen on WIKTT. Hermione is a lone rider on "The Tunnel of Love" until ...
Last Updated: 2015/03/03
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 10065

Playing a New Game [M (R)]
by Ladymage Samiko
[Reviews: 12]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: Malfoy Manor
Hermione and Snape get along fairly well as housemates following the war when the invitation to the Anniversary Ball causes Hermione to take a good, l...
Last Updated: 2015/02/27
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 8290

A Place in the World [M (R)]
by noodle
[Reviews: 278]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Apart from it being an artefact of considerable antiquity, no one at the Department Of Mysteries could determine what it was. It was taken from the bo...
Last Updated: 2015/02/24
Chapters: 32 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 254751

Tale As Old As Time [M (R)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 11]
Category: Shrieking Shack
This is their story, of the girl who tamed the beast within....
Last Updated: 2015/02/21
Chapters: 5 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 5462

Draco Malfoy and the Jewels of Power [T (PG-13)]
by MHaydn
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Malfoy Manor
Courage and determination save the day....
Last Updated: 2015/02/21
Chapters: 3 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3972

Traveling With Her Soul In His Pocket [MA (NC-17)]
by TeddyRadiator
[Reviews: 14]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Ever since her second year, Hermione’s relationship with Professor Snape has been complicated. How can she explain to him how the touch of his wool ro...
Last Updated: 2015/02/21
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 7678

All I Want [T (PG-13)]
by Dreamy_Dragon
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Category: Forbidden Forest
Some things never change. Or do they?...
Last Updated: 2015/02/21
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1137

Of Myth and Magic [T (PG-13)]
by Wonk
[Reviews: 13]
Category: Potions Under Duress
She knew it wasn't good for her, standing here like this, waiting for something that wasn't there to appear. Something spectacular to happen between m...
Last Updated: 2015/02/21
Chapters: 2 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 2668

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Dumbledore's Bequest [M (R)]
by melusin
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: Drabbles
Drabble series for LJ's grangersnape100 Challenge: Through the Keyhole....
Last Updated: 2015/06/14
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 933

The Sly Puss [K (G)]
by stgulik
[Reviews: 3]
Category: GrangerSnape100
Severus and Hermione learn something new about the familiar....
Last Updated: 2015/05/30
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 229

His Hands [M (R)]
by Savva
[Reviews: 4]
Category: GrangerSnape100
Category: Potions Under Duress
There is something about his hands....
Last Updated: 2015/05/08
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 182

Many Thanks, Part 6 [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Malfoy Manor
Scorpius saved his most important thank-you note for last. It took until he returned to school to find the words. Another “A Credit to Their Houses” s...
Last Updated: 2015/03/31
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 309

Hogwarts' New Portrait [K (G)]
by richardgloucester
[Reviews: 20]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Category: GrangerSnape100
This double drabble was written as a small tribute to Terry Pratchett, who died on March 12th, 2015. Of course he knew about Hogwarts. Of course he ...
Last Updated: 2015/03/14
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 209

Many Thanks, Part 5 [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Malfoy Manor
The day after Christmas, Scorpius dutifully sits down with quill, ink, and parchment. Another “A Credit to Their Houses” sequel, set in our trio’s Fir...
Last Updated: 2015/02/26
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 127

Body Language [T (PG-13)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
A small, intimate moment between them. ...
Last Updated: 2015/02/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 155

Half-pecked [K (G)]
by stgulik
[Reviews: 6]
Category: GrangerSnape100
Further adventures of Granger & Snape, wand core hunters...
Last Updated: 2015/02/16
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 126

Many Thanks, Part 4 [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Malfoy Manor
The day after Christmas, Scorpius dutifully sits down with quill, ink, and parchment. . Another “A Credit to Their Houses” sequel, set in our trio’s F...
Last Updated: 2015/01/31
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 104

1998. June 20. Sunset. [T (PG-13)]
by Savva
[Reviews: 6]
Category: GrangerSnape100
Category: Potions Under Duress
Just a short conversation in a moonlit garden. Drabble....
Last Updated: 2015/01/24
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 332

As the Confetti Rained Down [K+ (PG)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
Hermione, Severus, and their daughter share a small moment during the Christmas season....
Last Updated: 2015/01/16
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 149

Vampire!Hermione Relapsed [MA (NC-17)]
by Amita
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Chronicle of a descent. Not much is held back. ...
Last Updated: 2015/01/14
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3465

Many Thanks, Part 3 [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 5]
Category: Malfoy Manor
The day after Christmas, Scorpius dutifully sits down with quill, ink, and parchment. Some notes inspire a reply. Another “A Credit to Their Houses” s...
Last Updated: 2015/01/11
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 238

Many Thanks, Part 2 [K (G)]
by dracontia
[Reviews: 7]
Category: Malfoy Manor
The day after Christmas, Scorpius dutifully sits down with quill, ink, and parchment--for which he also shows due gratitude. Another “A Credit to Thei...
Last Updated: 2015/01/06
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 148

A Very Long Christmas Eve Day [K+ (PG)]
by articcat621
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Category: GrangerSnape100
Hermione and Severus are woken up by their son, Silas....
Last Updated: 2015/01/05
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 164

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Rage--Forbidden Monastery [K+ (PG)]
by chivalric
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Novelette
Rage, a seasoned assassin, lives by his own rules. Lucinda, his latest target, is sixteen, snappish, and can truly take care of herself. She grew up...
Last Updated: 2015/05/06
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 2806

Pet Haiku [K+ (PG)]
by MHaydn
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Category: Poetry: Haiku
About two sisters...
Last Updated: 2015/02/27
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 15

Reality Check [K (G)]
by kittylefish
[Reviews: 1]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
What's there to forgive, really?...
Last Updated: 2014/10/13
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 18

Crow and Crown [K+ (PG)]
by chivalric
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Novelette
Four years after Ari and Dagur’s forced marriage, not many know the man at the future king’s side. Dagur, the king’s nephew, is convinced secrecy is n...
Last Updated: 2014/01/29
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1004

I Am a Lover of the Universe [K+ (PG)]
by kittylefish
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Ecstatic love poem that came to me on the morning of New Year's Eve....
Last Updated: 2014/01/23
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 105

The Universe Addresses a Bully [K+ (PG)]
by karelia
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Short Story
You caught him once again unawares, well done. He shrinks before your eyes, even though every word you utter is meaningless and without any shred of t...
Last Updated: 2014/01/12
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 791

The Music of the Spheres [K+ (PG)]
by karelia
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Short Story
Music. Intricately woven into the tapestry of the universe. Such immense beauty, words fail....
Last Updated: 2013/12/26
Chapters: 5 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 1568

Me and You [K+ (PG)]
by oohdear
[Reviews: 1]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Something I wrote in a haze!!...
Last Updated: 2013/10/12
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 118

Tree of my Heart [K+ (PG)]
by JunoMagic
[Reviews: 8]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Category:
Category: Poetry: Other
A tree poem....
Last Updated: 2013/05/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 100

The Gallery of Seasons [K+ (PG)]
by JunoMagic
[Reviews: 3]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Category:
Category: Poetry: Other
A poem of the seasons....
Last Updated: 2013/05/17
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 144

Me, me and me [K (G)]
by oohdear
[Reviews: 2]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
Category:
Category: Poetry: Free Form
Greed, sleeping, too stupid to care, oh no wait, too brain washed to care...
Last Updated: 2013/03/01
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 157

Brimstone [K+ (PG)]
by shosier
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Novelette
Amanda Ryder never asked for her special ESP gifts--only her family never believed her innocence. Now, her virginity just became a matter of life and ...
Last Updated: 2013/01/07
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 2084

Crow and Firefly [K+ (PG)]
by chivalric
[Reviews: 4]
Category: Novelette
With the life of his sister and newborn nephew at stake, shapeshifter Ari is trapped in a castle and compelled to accept a situation he’d dreaded: he ...
Last Updated: 2012/11/13
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: No ~ Words: 555

Nine Dates [K+ (PG)]
by shosier
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Novelette
Finalist, 2011 Valley Forge RWA "Sheila" Award... John and Paul have build a strong foundation of love between them. Will Beth be added strength to th...
Last Updated: 2012/10/01
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 3623

Searching for Love [K+ (PG)]
by BloodTraitor
[Reviews: 223]
Category: Category: Poetry: Free Form
A song-like poem about finding love and keeping it....
Last Updated: 2012/08/31
Chapters: 1 ~ Completed: Yes ~ Words: 192

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George & Annie: An Unofficial Biography [MA (NC-17)]
by shosier
[Reviews: 291]
Category: Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes
Fred and George Weasley’s troublemaking careers didn’t start the day they reached Hogwarts. In fact, ...

Caramel [MA (NC-17)]
by corianderpie
[Reviews: 771]
Category: Potions Under Duress
Is there such a thing as a harmless crush? Over the course of a year, two people experience the peri ...

Water -- Leaves -- Ice [T (PG-13)]
by Amita
[Reviews: 8]
Category: Category: Saturday Night Drabbles
Two icy souls thaw. ...

Be Neither [K+ (PG)]
by moiramountain
[Reviews: 25]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
"Assuming you have been sorted correctly... " Professor Severus Snape offers both advice and a chal ...

My Never [K+ (PG)]
by BrenaMarie
[Reviews: 9]
Category: Category: Saturday Night Drabbles
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Remus is trying to get something done, but he keeps getting interrupted. What could he possibly be ...

Scylla, Charybdis and the Delicate Art of Secret-Keeping [M (R)]
by diabolica
[Reviews: 34]
Category: Malfoy Manor
Category: Azkaban Prison
The most convincing lies come dressed in layers of truth; the best-kept secrets hide themselves in a ...

The Inheritance [MA (NC-17)]
by drcjsnider
[Reviews: 8]
Category: Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes
Scorpius Malfoy is in serious trouble. When he can’t turn to his family or his friends for help, he ...

Memoirs of a Lady - What Really Happened in the Shrieking Shack. [M (R)]
by sunny33
[Reviews: 95]
Category: Category: Free of THAT Challenge
How did Snape survive Nagini's bite? Here is the REAL story. No THATs were harmed in the writing o ...

Ball is a Four-Letter Word [MA (NC-17)]
by juniperus
[Reviews: 11]
Category: Forbidden Forest
An unexpected guest attends a charity event... with very unexpected consequences. ...

Flourishings [K+ (PG)]
by Stefdarlin
[Reviews: 6]
Category: Hogwarts Castle
Filius tells Pomona a special bedtime story involving a twist on The Secret Garden. ...



New Admins
The Petulant Poetess administrative staff would like to thank all applicants for their interest in our Call for Admins. We reviewed many applications and corresponding skill tests over the past week, and are pleased to welcome linlawless, nagandsev, and TeaOli as our newest queue admins!
~Juniperus~
2011/12/19 - 09:38AM
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Call for new Admins
The Petulant Poetess moderated online fiction archive is searching for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to add to its skilled administrative staff. If you have adequate time to devote (approximately 6-8 hours per week), have a solid knowledge of grammar and punctuation, and a willingness to follow guidelines set for admins to help preserve our reputation for being consistent, we invite you to apply.

The application consists of a Q&A section and a short test (which will help us to see how you would admin a submission). We are not looking for perfection on this test; we are merely trying to assess how you would fit in and how much training you would need. Please do not have anyone beta your test—it needs to be as honest as possible.

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, December 11 at Midnight, EST.

Click HERE to begin your Admin Application!
~Juniperus~
2011/11/21 - 02:34PM
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Petulant LDWS - Sign-up Post
Welcome, drabble writers, to Petulant LDWS. We are very pleased to be hosting the archive's first ever drabble challenge. We hope you are excited as well.

Please keep in mind this challenge will last nine weeks, ending approximately in mid-November.

The first prompt will post on LJ, yahoogroups, and here on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th.

The first drabble will be due by MIDNIGHT (GMT) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th.

Voting for the first week's challenge will end at MIDNIGHT (GMT) SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th.

Sign-ups will close at the time the first prompt posts.

****TPP members who don't have LJ accounts can still reply to the LJ post in a comment signing with your TPP penname. Sign up here: http://petulantpoetess.livejournal.com/42436.html****

Drabble Format:

Authors, please send your drabbles to ladyinthecloak at gmail dot com.  All entries need the following information in the body of the email:

TPP penname:
Name(s) of beta reader(s):
Title:
Chapter Title:
Main Category: Petulant_LDWS
Secondary Category (if applicable):
Genre(s):
Character(s):
Warnings:  
Rating:
Word Count (verified by http://www.wordcounttool.com/ ):

Attach the drabble (complete with html coding ) to the message as a .doc or .rtf file, containing nothing but the actual story and A/N. Beta thanks are appropriate and welcome, but please do not reveal the name of your beta until the reveal.

The deadline for drabble submission each week is Midnight (GMT) Thursday.

Thanks and happy writing.

ETA:  please include your e-mail address -- written in long form such as  username at gmail dot com --  in the comment box on LJ.
~Clairvoyant~
2011/09/03 - 07:51PM
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Announcing a New Challenge!
Announcing The Petulant Poetess' Last Drabble Writer Standing (Petulant LDWS) Challenge Fall 2011. Participants write drabbles and compete against one another in a round. There will be a different prompt every week, and each week readers vote on which responses they liked the most. One or two writers are eliminated each week, and one person is declared the winner of the week.  Eliminations continue until the grand finale when the finalists compete for top honors.

Rules:
This round will have x number of writers, depending on how many respond to the sign-up post. This  round will last approximately nine weeks, so participants should be sure they will be able to commit to that time frame before they sign up.

Prompts will be posted on TPP and LJ on Monday, and drabbles are due by Midnight (GMT) Thursday.  Anyone who fails to turn in a drabble is eliminated.

Voting will begin as soon as all entries have been posted and will last until Midnight (GMT) Sunday.

Winners will be announced when voting is complete.

ANONYMITY IS IMPORTANT TO A FAIR COMPETITION. Drabbles are anonymous and should not be shown to anyone (not counting beta readers) until voting has concluded. If any of the competitors or community members are found directly posting about a specify entry, they will be eliminated and/or blocked from the challenge. 

Please do not post your drabble anywhere else until voting has been completed and the winners are announced.

All drabbles will be between 100 and 499 words. Please use a beta before submitting your entry to the archive.

Drabbles  should be written and submitted only for the current challenge. Do not write drabbles that are continuations of previous challenges.

The deadline for drabble submission each week is Midnight (GMT) Thursday. Drabble format and further submission details will follow in the sign-up post.

Please make sure to review our submission rules before posting.

Keep in mind that we have readers of all ages. Rate your story accordingly and include warnings. All characters engaging in sexual activity must be  at least 18 years old.

Ratings:
 
K= suitable for everyone
K+= may contain material inappropriate for younger and more sensitive readers.
T= may contain material inappropriate for readers under the age of 13.  This may include some mild language and violence.
M= not appropriate for younger audiences; mature themes, including language, violence, sex, and other dark  things.
MA= definitely not appropriate for the young or sensitive; very mature themes, especially the sexual sort.

We encourage participants and readers alike to have an open mind to all ships, het and slash. Please do not discriminate based upon pairing—instead focus on quality of writing. We welcome all ships and gen fic. Because the SS/HG Exchange will be posting at the same time as this challenge, we insist the pairings be non-SS/HG.

We encourage competitors to vote, but any votes cast for themselves will be disqualified. Remember reviews are love.

Readers should vote for one favorite drabble using the screened poll on TPP (www.thepetulantpoetess.com/voting.php).  Each week the drabble(s) with the least amount of points will be eliminated.

As  an example, for the first six weeks of a 16 participant round, the two authors who receive the lowest scores will be eliminated; for the remainder of the round, the single contestant with the lowest score will be eliminated until there is a winner. For a 10 participant round, the author with the lowest score will be eliminated each week.

Everymember of TPP is invited to submit a drabble in response to a challenge whether they are competing or not. Only those writers still in Petulant LDWS are eligible to win each week.

The “Real Life” Clause:
Occasionally allowances will be made  in cases of disaster (hurricane, flood, fire, etc.), illness (bad flu – sudden onset) or computer failure (hard drive dies). Please let the moderators know as soon as possible that you intend to continue competing. To be fair to the other participants, the RL clause cannot be invoked after 6 participants remain.

Tie Breakers:
In the event of a tie for Most Favorite, all writers selected as most favorite will win for that week.

This post is for comments or questions about the Petulant LDWS. Any questions or comments should
be submitted here. Sign-ups will be in a following post.
~Clairvoyant~
2011/09/03 - 04:45PM
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