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Prismatic (Batch #2)
B&W B/B - lerdo

Title:  Prismatic
Summary:  Fifty sentences about Booth and Brennan--together and as individuals.
Everything through The Santa in the Slush is fair game.
Word Count: 279
Rating:   PG-13 or T
Disclaimer: Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This piece of writing is purely mean to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.
Notes:  So I can tell you right now that I'm finding writing these strangely addictive, and it's almost certain that I'll do more than fifty.  (If that makes you want to stick a fork in your eye, please don't read these.)  ;)  In an effort to keep from burning out, I'll be doing five in a batch from here on out and giving my other stories some love. 

My next update should be for Five Secrets That Brennan Will Never Tell Booth, though maybe I should just shut my mouth.

I owe a lot of people replies; I read everything, but I'm perpetually behind on responding.  Just please don't take it personally, as I'm not intentionally ignoring anyone. 


11. Name

"If you call me baby, sweetheart, or any other infantilizing endearment, I promise I will break every bone in your body," she said, brows lowered dangerously;  he wrapped a strand of her hair around his index finger and tugged gently before leaning in and whispering, "I don't need to call you any of those things--I already call you Bones."

12. Sensual

"Mmm, this is so good," Booth mumbles around a mouthful of his burger, eyes alight, and despite knowing full well the environmental impact of meat production, Brennan can't repress a smile at his enthusiastic show of appreciation. 

13. Death

Sometimes when their apartment is quiet except for the creaks, murmurs, and sighs that buildings and bodies make, Booth lies awake and contemplates death; on one hand he wants to go first because he can no longer fathom a world without her in it, while on the other hand he worries about how she'll handle being left behind again--their years together have changed them both in ways they could never have predicted--and he fears she doesn't know how to be alone, really alone, anymore.

14. Sex

Sex is bodies, sweat, and desire, but as Booth sweeps Brennan's legs out from under her and pins her to the mat, panting, it isn't her body he craves:  it's her soul.

15. Gift

He's walking home from the gym one Saturday afternoon when he sees the dress in a store window; the fabric slips through his fingers like a dream, the color shifting blue-green-gray like her eyes, and even though it's too expensive and he doesn't know if it'll ever be appropriate for him to give it to her, he buys it in her size.

To be continued...

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One-sentence stories are my favorite pleasures! Deceptively difficult -- and sometimes remarkably easy -- they're so much fun.

In your capable hands they are also beautiful things. These delectable bites leave me so satisfied and yet craving for more. Just....delicious.

They are fun; I hadn't realized how much until I started trying to write them.

Thank you very much. Your comments are like warm chocolate chip cookies. :)

Holy crap a-rooney!

These keep getting better and better!! I was all prepared to say, "Oh 11 is my favorite." But then I read 12, and it touched me as well, in a different way. And then 13 came along, and I was like, "oooh" and 14 was "ahhh" and then 15 was "damn!".

So, yeah. Good stuff. :)

-A Reader

LOL Your comments are wonderful. Thank you. I am very happy you enjoyed these.

I love the first one. It's so true.

Oh these are wonderful! Snippets and little windows into their life together - I love it! And so well written (as always) :D

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Thank you. I suppose we all have to face our own mortality at some point.

I loved them ALL. Couldn't choose one.

Great job.

Eep! These- I think I like these just as much as your longer stories! They're like little windows into their lives; they almost seem more insightful into their beings than any longer story could be.

They're like little windows into their lives...

That's a perfect way of putting it.

I'm glad you're liking these. It's fun to write short, it's fun to write long; it's just plain fun to write. :)

Thanks for reading and commenting.

I'm loving these so much! Wonderful little snippets, especially #13 (aptly numbered, of course).

Thank you, Piper. I didn't even notice the numbering on Death until you mentioned it. Good catch!

I can SEE these - and I can hear him whispering to her....

delicious. :-)

These are all great - no.15 is my favourite out of this batch.

The thing I love about these one sentence stories (and the drabbles) is the story that is suggested around what you write. You leave us wondering and imagining.

Thank you, Elena. I'm happy to know you're reading these.

You leave us wondering and imagining.

Some people love that, while others hate it. *g*

For what it's worth, I enjoy writing short, long, and in-between. There's something special about all of the above. :)

Uh, I'm loving these SO much. :D

:) I'm glad, Dayna. Thanks for commenting.

None of these make me want to stick a fork in my eye! I love them!

Thank you, Sarah. I'm happy they didn't provoke that kind of reaction. ;)

11 is my absolute favourite of these bar none! It made me catch my breath and then I let it out in a squee! It's so BOOTH and so Brennan and so very much true to them and awesome! :)

Thanks, Jodie. It's always so interesting hearing different peoples' reactions to any given story. Some people have mentioned #11 as a favorite, while one person told me she didn't like that sentence because she'd heard it in many stories and expected something more original from me. :)

11 made me squeal because I just wrote a short scene in my unfinished B/B fic about that EXACT same thing. Yay for being on similar wavelengths :D

These are lovely, per usual. Besides 11, I'd say 13 and this line: and he fears she doesn't know how to be alone, really alone, anymore are my faves.

Yay for being on similar wavelengths :D

Funny how that happens sometimes. ;)

Thank you so much for reading and commenting; I always appreciate that.