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13 February 2014 @ 04:01 pm
A Scully Fest Challenge  
I know it's only Thursday the 13th here in my time zone but since it's just after midnight in London and it's been Friday for hours and hours already in Australia, I am declaring scully_fest officially open.

The rewatch starts tonight in my timezone with "Beyond the Sea." Check the schedule post for your timezone and don't forget to cast your votes for the TBD on February 23.

Back in the day, there was an X-Files community, meaning a mailing list, called Scullyfic. In 2001, the list administrator Jill Selby issued a challenge: write a 155 word story about Dana Scully. You can read the stories that resulted at Scully in 155. The fics are not all exactly 155 words: some are a little longer, some shorter.

In honor of her upcoming 50th birthday, we thought it would be fun to issue the same challenge to the scully_fest members. You can post the stories as a comment to this post, either in a comment or a link. You can post your story on your day if you signed up for one. Or if you'd rather, you can wait for her birthday free-for-all day.

Oh heck, post whenever the muse strikes, but let's try to stay close to the 155 word limit.

Remember, if you track the post, you'll get all of the comments to your email or inbox.

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In conclusion, SCULLY FEST!
estella_cestella_c on February 19th, 2014 07:26 pm (UTC)
Scully in 155: "Big Day"
Wendy said to do this. Without Wendy there would be nothing. Wendy is another name for the Big Bang.

William loved bath time. Scully powdered and diapered him with care and put on the triceratops jammies he seemed to prefer. The evening after she put him down stretched endlessly, and when she tried to watch a classic movie her stomach churned.

She turned it off and went to bed. Hour after sleepless hour. She'd known that would happen. Twice she went to look at her baby. No drugs. She had to be clear. She considered a glass of wine. No, not that route. Please, she prayed to her saints and ancestors.

She remembered when she'd prayed to God.

When she fell into an early-morning fever dream she saw a small, vicious alien riding on William's mobile. She woke to sunlight and immediately had a photosensitive headache. She dressed William and sang to him.

What was that film. Citizen Kane. Mother of mercy.

At ten o'clock the social workers were at her door.
All the letters I can write: scully festwendelah1 on February 19th, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Scully in 155: "Big Day"
This is excellent and so, so sad.

I have never forgiven 1013 for William, but that's a discussion for another time and place.
estella_cestella_c on February 19th, 2014 09:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Scully in 155: "Big Day"
We can always find a time and place to hate on 1013. But not now. Thanks, Kiddo.
peace like the ham in a sandwich: dana scullyidella on February 19th, 2014 08:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Scully in 155: "Big Day"
Citizen Kane would be an excellent movie to turn off right about then. D:

This is so good.
estella_cestella_c on February 19th, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Scully in 155: "Big Day"
Thank you very much.