Welcome to the 2003
Smallville Holiday Story/Manip Challenge.
All stories were required to be minimally 1,000 words and have a holiday or
winter theme. Participants were allowed a choice of pairings, or a one
character/anyone pairing with a restriction. Along with these, they also
were allowed a prompt. There were three manips and twenty stories submitted
for the challenge. You'll see several "Make Your Guess" links on some of
these pages--ignore them; we had a guessing contest last year and now that's
If you'd prefer to read in Live Journal format or get more author/website info: go here.
Fiction and Manips (click on the actual titles):
Title: The Season
Prompt: At a winter social event, like a charity auction or ball.
Written for carlanesses
Title: Super Gluing Cracks
Prompt: Stomping in the door like kids,
peeling off layers and flinging clods of snow in all directions.
Title: Surprise Present
Prompt: It’s Christmas morning.
Written for corbeaun
Title: To Believe
Prompt: Lillian doesn't believe in the impossible, didn't even believe in Santa Claus
as a little girl, and she certainly doesn't believe in Lionel.
Written for dameange
Title: Midwinter Night
Prompt: "All deeds are now done, forgiveness is mine, as two people share
a love for all time."
Title: I Can Be Your Hero, Baby
Prompt: Irony was a bitter pill to swallow, and she'd already swallowed the whole bottle.
Title: Snow Angels
Prompt: Someone teaches Lex the fun of making snow angels.
Title: A Change of Seasons
Prompt: Futurefic. Clark has the realization over the holiday season that his "friend"
means more to him than he ever knew when he realizes they've known about his secret for years.
Written for echoskeleton
Title: Shining Paper and Twinkling Lights
Prompt: I'd like a new look on an old holiday. Either new traditions, or a new attitude,
some change in perception.
and Manipped for edie22
Prompt: Clark wants to get a gift that really shows how he feels about Chloe, but has difficulties.
Title: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Prompt: “That was the winter of my discontent.”
Title: Study Hall
Prompt: Story in which one character believes he has lost the other.
Prompt: “You said it wouldn’t make you sick!”
Title: Happy Holidays
Prompt: It must involve a Christmas tree in some way, like picking it up,
decorating it, just watching it indoors or outdoors…
Title: 'Round About Midnight
Pairing: Surprise Pairing
Prompt: Chloe attends the LuthorCorp annual Christmas party.
Title: Forever Autumn
Prompt: Snow can either be a hindrance or a help.
Title: Snowball Fight
Prompt: The very first snow of the season is falling.
Title: Home For Christmas
Prompt: Something romantic, warm, that says holidays are all about the people you love.
Title: Midnight Lovers
Prompt: It was the perfect way to start the new year.
Title: A Long December
Prompt: Lex is tired of spending Christmas alone.
Title: Worth It
Prompt: “Come to me, run to me, do and be done with me.”
Title: Merrily on High
Prompt: The office party was in full, noisy swing. People laughed and chatted
while a quartet played jazzy renditions of Christmas songs. The mood was festive, and yet he felt a sense of...
Title: Spirit of the Season
Prompt: Playing in the snow, interpret play however you see fit.