16 May 2011 @ 09:58 am
Drabble Day: Prompt No. 11  
This hour's prompt is a little bit different. You'll find it in episode 626 (which we've retitled "All About Stella")

Timestamp: 8:09-9:20

Yes, that's right, folks, we want Stella drabbles. Or more to the point, Dead Mother's Dress drabbles. HAVE FUN!
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Lilith: actor-nadine looks windswept[info]lilithilien on May 15th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC)
Any price
“It’s very old,” the dry cleaner said, examining the faded fabric. “It will take special chemicals… could be awfully expensive.”

“I’ll pay anything!” The girl’s earnest voice rose above the hum of laundry machines. “It’s a very special dress – my mother wore it until she went to skate in heav—”

“Okay,” she said, cutting short the insipid story. “I’ll do what I can. Pick it up on Tuesday.”


A few shakes to dislodge the dust, fabric softener spritzed under the arms for the smell, and a plastic sheath; that and a €110 pricetag, and the dry cleaner was done.
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Aldi: AWZ: Vanessa BAMF[info]aldiara on May 16th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
Re: Any price
Ahahahahaha. Oh dry cleaner, you cunning minx. Charging 110 for fabric softener and a sheath? ILU.
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geekchick1013: AWZ Hide the Body[info]geekchick1013 on May 15th, 2011 11:08 pm (UTC)
I don't even know.
The hollow drip of the shower. The ever-present smell of cleaning solution; underneath it, faint, mildew mixed with the dull tang of sweat-soaked material.

Ignoring her surroundings, she takes the dress carefully off the hanger and holds it to her face. Although her mother has been dead for years, she can still smell lavender and ice as she breathes in, and there is a sting behind her closed lids.

“Mama,” she whispers.

Carefully she slips the thin material down over her unitard. She looks in the mirror, shakes her blonde curls, wipes the tears away.

For you, Mama.
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Lilith: ff-no sense[info]lilithilien on May 15th, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Re: I don't even know.
Oh my! That's lovely. And it's about Stella. My brain cannot comprehend this paradox.
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geekchick1013: Firefly Yes 'Rly' Wash[info]geekchick1013 on May 15th, 2011 11:14 pm (UTC)
Re: I don't even know.
LOLOLOL that icon. Too perfect. <33333333
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Aldi: AWZ: Deniz big eyes rainbow effects[info]aldiara on May 16th, 2011 02:33 am (UTC)
Re: I don't even know.
Yeah, I'm with Lil. This shouldn't be successfully working the Stella woe. Why does it?? OMG you have broken some kind of careful universal balance and we're all GOING TO DIE.

Beautiful job, love, so evocative. Smelling lavender and ice moves me particularly, IDK why.
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winterlover: AWZ - Katja rainbow[info]winterlover on May 15th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Her Mother's Dress
"That's my mummy's favourite skating-dress, it brings me luck, it comforts me, It reminds me of her."

Stella would go on endlessly about the dress, putting it on, then carefully placing it back in the cardboard box.

Her father viewed this with mixed feelings. On one hand he was happy that she could draw so much enthusiasm and optimism from the little flowery fabric, on the other hand with growing woe that she somehow might find out that actually her mother was buried in her skating-dress and he had given little nagging Stella the emergency-copy which had never been worn.
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geekchick1013: AWZ Sadface Flo[info]geekchick1013 on May 15th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Her Mother's Dress
D'AWWWWWWWWWWWW. Poor wee Stella! *pets her*
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Aldi: AWZ: Deniz detects bullshit[info]aldiara on May 16th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Re: Her Mother's Dress
Oh, perfect! Precious mother's precious skating dress is just some replacement rag! I love it <3333

(also, why is tiny!Stella kind of cute with her cardboard box?? What is this madness?)
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Aldi: AWZ: Jenny haz a floating axe[info]aldiara on May 16th, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
I Clipped Your Wings,That's All
Anton hands her the dress with pride and nostalgia warring in his chest. Stella. His precious little morning star. She reminds him so much of Christa it hurts; when she's not with him, the bright colours of the circus fade.

He knows it can't last forever, this life washed grey without his glittering snowflake. Eventually he'll find a way to bind her, as he did with Christa. It was his job to secure her rope the day she fell and smashed her kneecap, the day her skating dream ended. She never blamed him, nor will Stella. Their glow is his.
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geekchick1013: AWZ EEEK![info]geekchick1013 on May 16th, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
Re: I Clipped Your Wings,That's All
*points to icon*
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Lilith: actor-nadine looks windswept[info]lilithilien on May 16th, 2011 06:17 am (UTC)
Re: I Clipped Your Wings,That's All
Eeeeek! Psycho Anton is Psycho! And I can totally see him doing something twisted like this, justifying it as being for their own good. Gaaaah shivery goodness!
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