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06 June 2010 @ 04:43 am
Round Five - Fic  
Hey, everyone! Time has come for the prompt post to be closed and the writing of fic to begin.

Some Rules/Guidelines for Submission and Feedback:

1. Drabbles should be submitted by commenting on this post. There is no word minimum or maximum. If your fic doesn't fit in one comment (about 4300 characters), that's perfectly fine. Just post an excerpt of your fic and a link to the rest of the story elsewhere.

2. You need to use a subject line for your submissions.

The format you should use is: Title, Prompt, Rating. Example: That's How I Was Raised And I Turned Out TV, The Simpsons reruns, PG

3. Each drabble should be submitted as a new comment to this post.

4. Anyone can submit as many drabbles as they'd like, using any prompts, even your own. More than one person can submit for the same prompt.

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The deadline for Round Five Submissions will be on September 23rd. Go on and write, everyone.

Prompt List

the absence of your company
accidental meeting
advice from Mom
after-hours drinking
aging un-gracefully
apples and oranges
around you
artificial insemination

baby names
baby shower
the ball's in your court
beach house
bee sting
better fit
bitch slap
brutal honesty
business juice
"business" trip

Can I play with your wii?
car ride
car service
catching the bouquet
Cheese Scarf
Chinese food
chocolate cake
cold feet
complete 180
Coney Island
cooking class
corporate bonding

do it again
Dream about you
drunk dialing
drunk on fish

easy bake oven

fake husband
Fate or Coincidence
four years and counting...

getting older
Ghost of You
girls night out
the glass is half empty
the glass is half full
good surprise?
green card

hair dye
Hard Equations And Rational Thinking
Heavy Heart
hot child in the city
how did you sleep?

I miss you
it's too big

Jack’s baby?
Jack gets punched
jeans in the oven
job interview
just like that

killing time

laser tag
Last Confession
lost pants
Love Lockdown
lovers (not in between meat and pizza)

make it without you
making amends
margarita Thursday
maybe not
movie premiere

never in a million years, Jack Donaghy
new glasses
not me

pizza party
Poison Ivy

quiet time

real estate
real love

sandwich rules
Saturday morning
Sean Hannity
Second City
second divorce
second marriage
sex therapist
she's fantastic
Shooting Stars
shut your face
silver lining
Snapple cap
sock it to me
sour lemon
Star Trek
stop doing that
streets ahead
surprising development

There’s only One Liz Lemon in the world!
thumbs up
time and time again
tissue paper
top chef
the trouble with dreams

underneath it all
unusual middle names

very, very wrong

wedding gift
who is it?
Wii Fit
worth it

you can do better
you don't say?
YouFace profile
you're cold

Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Andrew Belle - Replace Me
stephen@charleneforever.com: 30 rock: jack/liz & distancemichellek on July 1st, 2010 03:29 am (UTC)
Four Women, second divorce, brutal honesty, PG
Jack and Avery's daughter is born in January, three weeks before the anniversary of their first date and five months into their marriage. Avery picks the name.

(He's never considered baby names beyond his first son who will, of course, be named after him, but Avery already had a list of possibilities, sorted by gender and order of birth, that she further narrowed down based on compatibility with his last name.)

She's called Claire and, for a while, for almost a year, Jack would describe himself as (basically) happy.


Jack falls in love again. It happens quickly -- in a matter of moment, he'll tell Lemon later, and he couldn't stop it, didn't want to stop it -- and they end up in bed -- her bed -- that night.

(Avery is out of town; she took Claire with her.)

He never says that he's married, but he knows Priscilla -- and later, Lemon will sneer at her name, say, "Priscilla? Really?" and he'll assume her odd objection is born out of judging him, again, judging every aspect of his life -- is aware of the wedding ring on his finger. She mentions it in the morning, says:

"Is your wife out of town or does she not care what you do?"

Thinking of Avery, he does feel guilty. But he didn't plan this. He didn't plan to encounter a woman who makes him feel the way Avery used to.

"The former," he replies. She looks disappointed, troubled-- "But you know this means something, don't you? You know what happened last night means something."

--but not wary. She trusts him. They make love again before he leaves her apartment. (He checks his phone when he's in the elevator; there's a missed call from Avery.)

And as he steps out onto the sidewalk, this amazing woman on his mind, Jack, for the first time in months, feels elated. (It's too cliché to say he feels alive; wrong to imply marriage has killed him when it's simply made every day too predictable, too ordinary.) He feels like there's still the possibility of surprise in his life.

Avery returns two days later. He doesn't tell her anything about what happened, or what he believes is going to have to happen.

(What he knows has to happen, if what he feels for Priscilla is as real as it seems. He has obligations, doesn't want to be like the man he thought was his father, but knows it's possible to be there for a child despite divorce. Knows even more that he's too old to let what ifs rack up.)

He doesn't stop sleeping with Priscilla -- though he allows Lemon to believe he's put his relationship with her on hold while he tries to figure things out -- and, one month away from their second wedding anniversary, he tells his wife the truth.

His daughter is eighteen months old when they stop living in the same house.

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