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  3. Summary

    I’m trying something a little “new” here. I keep getting really bad writer’s block staring at a list of projects I’m supposed to be working on, and I’m hoping that some low-stakes writing will help me get unblocked. Everything in this collection is going to have minimal editing and world-building as the works are meant to be more of a quick-write kind of thing to get the juices flowing. Some might be connected, if that’s the way the wind blows, but it’s not the intention from the outset. I won’t deny the likelihood that these will be batfam-centric, but you’ll probably see some other DC characters pop up from time to time, too.

    For now, I'm working from a 100-word prompt table, but that might not be true for everything in the series. Unless it's a particularly convoluted prompt, the title will likely just be whatever the prompt is.

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  1. Public Bookmark 33

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    He was tired of being cast aside like a broken toy, or worse, treated like he was some sort of monster.
    In a house full of heroes, he was still a villain it seemed.
    Well, at least there was one good thing to being the demon child. No one gave it a second thought if he kept a knife in his bed stand.

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    Damian getting caught self-harming and Jason gives Damian the love and comfort he so desperately needs.

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    16 Oct 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 17

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    The Team meets the Joker. It doesn't go well, especially for their resident bird.

    Or Robin gets tortured by the Joker in front of the Team. Batman is angry.

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    15 Oct 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 33

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    He calls the summer of his eighth birthday the Summer of Starvation.

    It starts out as a joke, something he coins on the third day without food when his stomach is rumbling and his head is light and dizzy. He giggles when he thinks of it, feet dangling at least a foot from the floor as he swivels on a kitchen barstool.

    He laughs at it because he has to. If he doesn’t laugh, he has to address the fact that his parents forgot that he needs food and hence, address that doing so is a serious case of child neglect.

     

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    whumptober day 6: hunger

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    14 Oct 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 77

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    Dick Grayson never met Bruce Wayne until one of his pups tried to steal Batman's tires, and Batman decided to take them in. Now, he's just waiting for the alpha to take what he's earned from Dick. But maybe...maybe this alpha isn't like the others.

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    06 Sep 2021

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    [He had –
    He hadn’t realized. There’s been a green haze over everything since the instant Jason Todd came back to himself in a League of Assassins stronghold, and he hadn’t even realized it was there - until the green lens warping his vision had suddenly cracked in a sterile hallway in Titans Tower, as he watched a broken Robin crawl away from him, staining the floor tiles with his blood.
    He can see clearly, now, for the first time since Talia threw him into that godforsaken pit.
    He can finally understand exactly what had survived that warehouse in Ethiopia - and everything that hadn’t.]

    Or: During Jason's attack on Tim in Titans Tower, he snaps out of his Lazarus Pit-induced rage and has a moment of clarity. Horrified by what he's done, he flees; but, terrified that the pit rage will return and he'll take it out on another innocent victim, he decides he has no choice but to go to Batman and turn himself in.

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    05 Sep 2021