01 January 2008 @ 06:03 pm
Happy 2008, all! *offers everyone a big, wide Jack-like grin*

Yes, just like the old year, the Wide Open Grin Challenge is over - the entries can be found using the "challenge: wide open grin" tag - or just click here. But a new challenge is coming up shortly, and hopefully it'll bring an all-new smile to your face. *beams*
14 December 2007 @ 08:10 pm
Title: "Mistletoe"
Author: dameruth
Challenge: Wide Open Grin
Rating: PG
Spoilers/warnings: Nothing in particular that I can think of . . .
Summary: Jack gets a Christmas visit from the Doctor.  Takes place after "Glass Houses" from the "crossing the lines" challenge.  Set in my AU "Flowers" series, but should be capable of standing alone.
08 December 2007 @ 02:52 am
Title: My Smile
Author: Sarkywoman
Challenge: Wide Open Grin
Rating: PG
Spoilers/warnings: Um... nothing, really. Sex is there, but not explicit at all, really. Oh, fluff warning! This is so fluffy you may puke!
Summary: After my non-con nasty for the last challenge, I thought a spot of cutesy fluff would balance it out. Cue easily-resolved jealousy and angst that brushes away like dust on the shoulder.

You gave her my smile... )
29 November 2007 @ 12:10 am
After so much darkness, it's time to lighten things up - and I think it's fair to say that there's no better definition of "beaming" than when Jack or the Doctor (or, be still my heart, both at once, and you KNOW what scene I mean!) break into full-on, wide open, totally joyous grins. And it couldn't be a better time - we're coming up on the shortest day of the year, and it's time for holiday lights and New Year's fireworks and all sorts of merriment.

So we're challenging you - tell us how those megawatt smiles came to happen!

The "Wide Open Grin" Challenge!

Maybe Jack sets out on a mission to make the Doctor laugh. Maybe Jack's own grin is just infectious all on it's own. Maybe it's something in the champagne they served at the Bilaxian harvest festival that went straight to their heads. Maybe it's wistful, and a little sad, but still appreciative of what's good in the world. Maybe the fact they can smile at all is its own sort of miracle.

It's so delightful when they show those pearly whites - you tell us what made 'em grin. Here's a few ideas to get them started!
  • Jack's got lots of smiles - but only one of them's real - can the Doctor see through the others? Does Jack think so?
  • Or: Smiles are so compelling - just what do they make Jack and the Doctor want to do?
  • Or: Just what made the Mona Lisa smile like that? That scenery looks like something out of the Doctor's travels - were they behind the scenes pulling faces?
  • Or: Just what did Jack and the Doctor do to celebrate with the Bilaxians?
So make 'em laugh, make 'em smile - just so we all get to share the joy. Posting guidelines can be found here. Interpret the prompt as you like, take any of our suggestions or not - anything's good so long as Jack or the Doctor - or both of them - spend some time in the dark. What are you waiting for?

As a gentle reminder, please don't crosspost stories for this challenge to other comms until the challenge closes. As for me, I'll be over here catching up on my comments for last month's submissions and waiting to see what comes along next. (And don't forget - leave a comment in THIS post and tell us what you think the next challenge should be!)