An Apple for Teacher Challenge

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Name: An Apple for Teacher Challenge
Date(s): 1 September 2012
Moderator(s): my_cnnr, trueriver
Founder: greerwatson
Type: fic
Fandom: Mary Renault
Associated Community: maryrenaultfics
URL: "An apple for teacher....story challenge!" (MRF post, members-locked)
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On 1 September 2012, greerwatson (a member of the maryrenaultfics LiveJournal community) posted a challenge to write a story based on the prompt "apple".


For several years previously, the moderators of the community (my_cnnr and trueriver) had posted a story challenge during the summer. However, in both 2011 and 2012, their activity during the summer had been limited; and, in 2012 particularly, the community had been extremely quiet in July and August. No prompt had been posted.

It was in concern over the quietness of the comm that one of the members decided to post a prompt herself in order to get things moving again.


A year ago, our mods returned from holiday to bestow upon us an unexpected story prompt.

Happy days are here again!

School is back for the fall term, apples are polished for teacher, pencils are sharp....

Okay, there's something anachronistic about sharp pencils these days. However, when Renault was writing, a sharp pencil (or a freshly filled pen) were necessities of authorship. And authorship is what this is all about. The summer drought is over. Let the fanfic reign!

Your prompt is: apple.


The first comment to the post was, in fact, made by one of the moderators of the community, whose reappearance was met with joy.


*snacks on the prompt by mistake*

— comment by my_cnnr, "**cr-runch*", 1st-Sep-2012 11:58 am (local)

You're alive! ((((((Hugs!)))))

Where've you been? Why'd you go? Why haven't you written? Don't you ever, ever go away like that again without telling us!!!!!

(I mean, go if you must, but not without telling us.)

And did you bring us back any prompts? (Pants eagerly.)

— comment by greerwatson, "Re: **cr-runch*", 1st-Sep-2012 12:53 pm (local)

Hip Hip Hurrah! The MODS ARE BACK!!!!

— comment by fawatson, "Re: **cr-runch*", 2nd-Sep-2012 06:23 pm (local)