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The Pandemic Prompt Challenge: Week 1

What exactly is an “essential” business?


CALLING ALL WRITERS! We are starting a Pandemic Writer's Challenge. I have started a forum on here to help explain the rules. We have a discord server you can join as well. I will be using my profile page to give updates as well. Please share this info so everyone can join in on the fun:

Final Fantasy Fanfiction Challenge- Pandemic Edition

It's been a year since COVID-19 has swept through our communities, altering all of our lives in unforeseeable ways. While returning to a "normal" life might be a long way away for many of us, this fandom gives us a safe place to return to what was familiar. With that, I am issuing a Final Fantasy challenge!

The Challenge: A global pandemic has interrupted Final Fantasy's worlds. Pull from your own experiences. How have you coped? What has your experience been like? How would that translate into your character's world? Your body of work could include humorously light coping strategies (like a misguided effort into baking bread or projects to pass the time) AND/OR take on more challenging subject matters like isolation, illness, or loss.

Guidelines:

Timing: Well, we don't know when Covid will end, but this challenge will run from now until July 31st. Posting: In the story's description, lead with PandemicChallenge so people can find your works. Email your submission or link: ff pandemic challenge @ gmail (DOT) com (Make that all one word with no spaces). I will do my best to add everyone into a collection.

If you have an alternative idea that you wish to include under the Pandemic Challenge that doesn't quite fit in with these guidelines, that's okay too. Just write in the story description PandemicChallenge(alt).

The purpose: This is meant to bring us together and start communicating creatively again. It's my belief that the process of storytelling contains powerful healing properties that benefit us at this time.

The Pandemic Bi-Weekly Prompt Challenge:

For those who wish for an extra challenge, we are offering a bi-weekly prompt challenge as well. These challenges may have theme, character, or word count limitations. First prompt will start March 13th and will be shared on Discord: htt ps : // discord. gg / 87vjYVwT

(remove spaces). I’ll also update on Community spots and forms.

Guidelines:

· Timing: These will be disclosed bi-weekly, but there is no time limit for completion.

· Posting: Use the PandemicChallengePrompt as a tag in the description.

· Email your submission or link: ff pandemic challenge @ gmail (DOT) com (Make that all one word with no spaces). I will do my best to add everyone into a collection.


Wow, 2020 sucked. There was so much potential there. I hope everyone is doing okay. I for one am sick of online learning. It's so much harder (for me) to try to take anything in while watching awkward professors try to navigate technology they are clearly uncomfortable with. When I haven't been studying, I've been attempting (HA!) to teach my kids classes... and well... Then I become the awkward professor. On the plus side, we have our health. I hope you all are doing okay too.

I have actually written a lot lately. I just posted a messy little start to a new mini series I've been hinting at regarding Seifer's trial. If you haven't read ITA, best you skip it until if or when you do. I was planning on posting it all at once, but today is Seifer's bday and I just felt like it was owed.

I also have a good partial chapter of the next ITA waiting for my attention. It's not a fast process since there will be so many things happening at once. It's quite the challenge trying to plan everything so it executes correctly (in theory).

I also have several chapters of a fluff story waiting on the side. I'm not sure why I haven't posted. I guess I feel like I need to finish something before posting anything more.

Anyway, I wanted to check in. Let you all know I still exist and don't be surprised if you find me reading your stories. I have so much fanfic to catch up on!

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Stuck In Second Gear by Rydia Pryde reviews
Feeling like everyone is moving on but her, Quistis feels stuck. A chance encounter with Seifer leaves her flustered, and plants the seeds of a budding romance. And Zell, because we all need a little more Zell. Set seven years post-game. Seiftis.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 66,036 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 10/6 - Published: 1/31 - [Seifer A., Quistis T.] Zell D. - Complete
Nuvole Bianche by Alessia Heartilly reviews
The melody in her memories is hazy, but it's there. She'll nurture it and care for it, and bring it to the world again. Tears have nothing to do with that. Resolve does. Love does. [Rinoa, music, and the pain that heals.]
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 15,420 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/28 - Published: 3/2 - [Rinoa H., Squall L.] Laguna L.
the lotus eater by irishais reviews
Rinoa has put more than thirty years between herself and Garden; too bad that it's going to take more than time and distance to keep the past where she wants it to stay. (Cowritten with KindOfAGirl.)
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 18 - Words: 36,132 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/14 - Published: 2/18 - Edea K., Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L.
Together We Will Live Forever by Summoner Luna reviews
A Knightless Sorceress. Because a woman with power unchecked by a man is the thing the world fears the most. -Rinoa, fear, and the enormity of loss.- -What is grief, if not love persevering?-
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,548 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/16 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Under the Mask by colobonema reviews
The Galbadian government has pledged to send 10,000 healthcare workers as aid relief during Esthar's pandemic, and Rinoa signs up, determined to give all that she can. AU Squinoa oneshot written for the 2021 #PandemicChallenge.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,540 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 7 - Published: 3/7 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
On The Tides Of Fate by Strings805 reviews
A year after Ultimecia's defeat, Rinoa's powers have begun to grow out of control. While the group does everything they can to help her, a startling truth behind their victory comes to light, and remnants of the late Sorceress's reign emerge from the shadows. As more revelations about the past are revealed, is it only a matter of time before history repeats itself? Hyne only knows…
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 164,290 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 3/1 - Published: 9/18/2015 - Squall L., Rinoa H., Selphie T., Irvine K.
Predestined by Galkimasera reviews
What if Squall had never graduated? What if Rinoa had never been to Timber? She may have ended up being Seed and Squall a member of Timber's resistance. The important question is: can fate be eluded or is it inescapable? Written for Secret Santa Event 2020.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,420 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/31/2020 - [Squall L., Rinoa H.] - Complete
Waking Up Beside You by Summoner Luna reviews
The years have grown and so has the space between them. And now it might be too late for everything that wasn't said. [SeiferxQuistis. For The Successor Challenge 2020]
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,015 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Published: 8/31/2020 - Quistis T., Seifer A. - Complete
Angel's Scar by colobonema reviews
A year after the events of the game, Squall finds himself troubled by Rinoa's growing unhappiness and fleeting glimpses of a woman who causes him to doubt his girlfriend's state of mind, as well as his own sanity.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 36,508 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 4/7/2020 - Published: 12/24/2019 - [Rinoa H., Squall L.] Quistis T., Zell D. - Complete
God's Dirty Work by Freyjadour reviews
COMPLETE: My name is Squall Leonhart...I am Not corrupt, I am Not a murderer, I am Not insane... I am simply doing God's Dirty Work. Squall X Rinoa, Selphie X Irvine, Quistis X Seifer, Zell X maybe someone
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Crime - Chapters: 27 - Words: 289,738 - Reviews: 425 - Favs: 151 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 7/27/2017 - Published: 9/21/2008 - Quistis T., Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L. - Complete
The Nether Rippers by nimmieamee reviews
Seven months after Ultimecia, Rinoa, Irvine, and Selphie become enmeshed in magical double-dealings in Deling City. Meanwhile Squall, Zell, and Quistis find themselves on a faintly ludicrous assignment for former headmaster Cid. As the questions pile up in both cases, the only answers seem to lie in old myths, children's stories, and their old enemy: Seifer Almasy.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 20 - Words: 178,418 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 1/30/2017 - Published: 7/2/2014 - Cid K., Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L.
Somebody That I Used To Know by siobhane reviews
Squall's too busy raising his 9 year old niece and running a business to think about the past he's made himself forget. When he encounters the beautiful wife of a wealthy client, he's sure he knows her from somewhere, he just can't remember where. An unknown threat lurks behind the scenes, and Squall is forced to face his past, present, and maybe his future. Squinoa.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 188,214 - Reviews: 177 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 55 - Updated: 1/5/2016 - Published: 5/28/2015 - [Rinoa H., Squall L.] Seifer A. - Complete
Falling and Laughing by Nemi Almasy reviews
Takes place 18 months after the events of the game. Seifer Almasy has been living on the streets of Dollet surviving on a steady intake of alcohol. When he faces the choice of sobriety or hard time in prison, he must learn to connect with the people he once hated the most, and find a way to reconcile who he was with who he's become. (Seifstis) Contains strong language.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,368 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 10/6/2015 - Published: 4/20/2014 - [Seifer A., Quistis T.]
Nothing's Ever Easy by Bebedora reviews
Sometimes nothing is easy. Sometimes no matter how hard you try, life just kicks you in the ass. Sometimes...you need to be pushed to your limit to realize what was in front of you all along. Squall and Selphie friendship fic. [ONESHOT]
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,896 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/27/2015 - Squall L., Selphie T. - Complete
songbird by irishais reviews
Irvine's the first one to forgive him, after it's all over. Seifer, Irvine, and an apology of sorts.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 654 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/30/2015 - Irvine K., Seifer A. - Complete
Keep Me In Your Heart by Victor reviews
What do you do after saving the world from an evil Sorceress? If you're Irvine, you visit Raine's grave. Submitted for The Successor Challenge.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,185 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/29/2015
Like Knives by Savae reviews
[Post-game / Squall] When does one become greater than the sum of his mistakes? Reeling in the aftermath of all that could have been, Squall Leonhart—a year shy of thirty, weekend father, and disgraced SeeD—delves into a criminal underworld beyond his imagining, where he learns about the deep scars, and the true price of regret.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama/Crime - Chapters: 15 - Words: 69,737 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 3/13/2015 - Published: 11/19/2012 - [Squall L., Rinoa H.] Laguna L., Quistis T.
After the Fall by Ashbear reviews
It's the fall that defines your path. It's how you continue after the fall that defines who you are. In one second, a bullet changed everything. If the words you confessed weren't meant to be heard, would it be enough to erase the past?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 90 - Words: 613,948 - Reviews: 2088 - Favs: 467 - Follows: 354 - Updated: 10/16/2014 - Published: 10/10/2004 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
The Bells of Freedom by Ronin-ai reviews
Ultimecia is defeated. The world is safe. Now what? Now its time to tie up loose ends and for Squall at least, figure out this relationship thing...
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 32 - Words: 232,974 - Reviews: 229 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 6/13/2014 - Published: 6/26/2011 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
Phenomenon by RadiantKeybladeFantasy reviews
One year after the defeat of Ultimecia, Rinoa is still adjusting to her sorceress powers. Unfortunately, peace is shattered when Galbadia suddenly ignites a plan that ultimately threatens the very existence of SeeD...with Rinoa as the final key. What exactly is the sorceress' role in their endeavors? And, what is their mysterious, new experiment?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 127,161 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 9/30/2013 - Published: 4/7/2012 - [Squall L., Rinoa H.] - Complete
All In by kjwrit reviews
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay there. Can Sookie and Eric beat the odds or will their house of cards come tumbling down? Rated M for later chapters. AH/AU
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 122 - Words: 501,805 - Reviews: 9426 - Favs: 1,297 - Follows: 1,074 - Updated: 5/22/2013 - Published: 4/2/2011 - Eric, Sookie - Complete
The Contract by xxCinnamon-spicexx reviews
Rinoa hated him. Good. So why didn't it feel as satisfying as he'd imagined? It was what he had wanted, wasn't it? AU
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 14,714 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 1/4/2013 - Published: 5/29/2007 - Squall L., Rinoa H.
Hyperion Rising by EvaCybele reviews
What if Ellone had succeeded in changing the past, and Squall had grown up with Laguna in Esthar? What would happen to the world without its Legendary SeeD - who would step in and fill the void? Seifer-centric AU; currently Seifer/Rinoa, future Seifer/Quistis and Squall/Rinoa.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 32,255 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/2/2013 - Published: 5/11/2011 - Seifer A.
Endless Waltz by Ashbear reviews
Rinoa & Squall - One year. Two lives. The path to love isn't always easy, but for them there could be no other choice. The story follows the first year of a growing relationship between a sorceress and her knight. Continuation of "Dancing in Time."
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 103,084 - Reviews: 474 - Favs: 255 - Follows: 232 - Updated: 5/6/2012 - Published: 6/19/2008 - Squall L., Rinoa H.
God's Forsaken Land by Freyjadour reviews
Squinoa AU: Galbadia and Esthar start a bloody war on Balamb's plains and Squall a mysterious gunblader leads a resistance against it. Meanwhile Rinoa, a medic for Galbadia, join an elite squad that only has one task. Kill Squall Leonhart.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 45,755 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 9/25/2011 - Published: 1/22/2009 - Squall L., Rinoa H.
On Angel's Wings by Ronin-ai reviews
Romantic Squinoa fic: As the date of his and Rinoa's wedding approaches, Squall assists his father Laguna in a salvage and retrieval operation of the destroyed Lunar Base, while secretly planning a unique getaway for his honeymoon with Rinoa.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 100,734 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 12/19/2010 - Published: 6/20/2010 - Squall L., Rinoa H. - Complete
Sound of a Trembling Heart by staceums reviews
The real reason Seifer Almasy wasn't openly promoted to SeeD status. Post-FFVIII, after Ultimecia's defeat. A take on a Seifer-Quistis fic based loosely on a few elements from the movie "The Departed."
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 206,840 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 172 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 5/12/2010 - Published: 1/9/2009 - Seifer A., Quistis T. - Complete
The World Falls Down by sissyHIYAH reviews
A birthday gift for Aurenare. Seifer and Quistis share a moment together. Title inspired by the film 'Labyrinth'.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,789 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/5/2010 - Quistis T., Seifer A. - Complete
Emersion by Baby Rose reviews
COMPLETE Sequel to Binary: After months of searching, Rinoa has given up almost all hope of finding Squall. But when a disfigured mercenary crosses paths with Laguna, hope seems to be renewed. Who is this disfigured man, and how does he know Rinoa?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 34,105 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 8/28/2007 - Published: 4/17/2007 - Squall L., Rinoa H. - Complete
The Path Of Time by Lionheart1 reviews
Four years after the game. Things were pretty normal until the disappearance of Rinoa. A new war is starting, protests have started over the new Sorceress, and Squall's finding it hard to chose between SeeD and his personal life. COMPLETE!
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 122,269 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 8/17/2007 - Published: 2/16/2005 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
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Difficulties in Communicating reviews
*Pandemic Challenge* A global pandemic begins to spread out of Esthar... Dribble Drabbles.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,610 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/8 - Quistis T., Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L.
Into the Darkness: The Seifer Almasy Trial reviews
His life began in a world unfit for survival. The donor he owed his existence to wasn't worthy of record. The woman who carried him? She succumbed to its hardships early on. His first breaths were a struggle, so he grew in nature to live every moment like it was his last. In a bid not to be forgotten, he started his journey with a dream but a hail of bullets could mark his end.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,817 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/1 - Published: 12/22/2020 - Cid K., Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L.
Into Thin Air reviews
[SquallXRinoaXSeifer] It had been a year since they woke up from a night of deep sleep to realize he had gone missing. A year to the day, since they found out that to the rest of the world, Commander Squall Leonheart, had never existed. Refusing to abandon hope on her missing Knight, is Rinoa willing to follow her most hated enemy over the edge to find him?
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 24 - Words: 156,868 - Reviews: 166 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 73 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 2/17/2012 - Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L., Zell D.
Blue Dusters and Faux Fur Collars reviews
A silly take on what might have happened after the game featuring our favorite young commander.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,688 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/4/2015 - Rinoa H., Squall L., Zell D. - Complete
All I need reviews
A sweet tribute in honor of Squall's birthday.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 861 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/23/2015 - Complete
Into The Storm reviews
Forced apart due to of their forbidden love, Squall must make a choice between the love of his life and the only world he has ever known. *Part of the 'Into Thin Air' timeline, although it's not necessary to read that story before enjoying this. This is what would have happened had Squall not disappeared from the timeline. Squinoa
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,163 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/5/2015 - Complete
The Last Reverie reviews
"No matter what the world decides, I will stand by you as your knight until the end. I'll protect you from those who are cruel, and vanquish those who've come to destroy you. The only thing you have to fear is getting lost in our own romantic dream." Life after Ultimecia should have been peaceful, but a break in Squall's sanity proves his troubles have just begun.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 78,214 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 1/3/2015 - Published: 11/17/2011 - Quistis T., Rinoa H., Seifer A., Squall L.
One Night In Esthar reviews
Waking up from a one night stand with no memory on how you got there is bad enough, but what happens when that mistake turns out to be your new boss? AU-RH&SL (Various Cameos) Think Sex and the City meets Grey Anatomy meets Devil Wears Prada.
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 21,091 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 9/9/2014 - Published: 10/18/2012 - Rinoa H., Squall L.
In Your Arms I Belong reviews
So many trials and tribulations has lead up to this very moment. And now they stand on a beach, just hoping to survive this last journey without anyone getting injured. Submission for the "WIB" challenge!
Final Fantasy VIII - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,239 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 8/31/2012 - Published: 8/30/2012 - Rinoa H., Squall L. - Complete
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