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Summary: Stories written for the hlh_shortcuts holiday story exchange created by amand_r.
Categories: Short Stories Characters: Alexa Bond, Amanda, Amy Thomas, Brian Cullen, Byron, Caspian, Cassandra, Connor, Consone, Cory Raines, Darius, Dr. Anne, Duncan, Fitzcairn, Joe, Kastagir, Kronos, Matthew McCormick, Methos, Nick Wolfe, Original Character
Summary: Stories written for amand_r's challenge in 2008.
Categories: Short Stories Characters: Alexa Bond, Amanda, Amy Thomas, Brian Cullen, Byron, Caspian, Cassandra, Connor, Consone, Cory Raines, Darius, Dr. Anne, Duncan, Fitzcairn, Joe, Kastagir, Kronos, Matthew McCormick, Methos, Nick Wolfe, Original Character
Summary: Stories written for amand_r's challenge in 2009.
Categories: Short Stories, Novels, Ficlets, Novellas Characters: Alexa Bond, Amanda, Amy Thomas, Brian Cullen, Byron, Caspian, Cassandra, Connor, Consone, Cory Raines, Darius, Dr. Anne, Duncan, Fitzcairn, Joe, Kastagir, Kronos, Matthew McCormick, Methos, Nick Wolfe, Original Character
Summary: Stories written for the hlh_shortcuts holiday story exchange created by amand_r.
Categories: Short Stories, Novellas Characters: Alexa Bond, Amanda, Amy Thomas, Brian Cullen, Byron, Caspian, Cassandra, Connor, Consone, Cory Raines, Darius, Dr. Anne, Duncan, Fitzcairn, Joe, Kastagir, Kronos, Matthew McCormick, Methos, Nick Wolfe, Original Character
Summary: Stories from the 2010 hlh_shortcuts holiday challenge.
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: Write a short fic where each sentence (or paragraph; either works) starts with a successive letter of the alphabet. Start anywhere you like. Work backwards or forwards. Just include them all as you go. Challenge originally issued years ago by Rac. Play, have fun!
Categories: Short Stories, Ficlets, Poetry Characters: None
Summary: This idea is something I have been thinking about for a while- what if Adam Pierson was in fact human and not immortal- and Methos was an immortal with an infatuation for the young Watcher in charge of his chronicles. One he attempts to seduce and make his own... Possible things to include: Kronos and the other horsemen making an appearance- Methos protecting Adam from Kronos. Vulnerable!Adam and protective!Methos
Categories: Novellas Characters: Caspian, Duncan, Joe, Kronos, Methos, Richie, Silas
Summary: I'm probably going to go to Hell for this one...

In Futurama you can survive decapitation by having your head put in a jar on life support. It's common to have celebrities appear on TV that way.

What if it was an Immortal that came up with the technology and is using it to offer other Immortals an alternative to permanent death?

The challenge is to write a story on this premise set in the Futurama world. I'd prefer humour for this one, for obvious reasons, any length but it'll probably work best as a short or ficlet.
Categories: Short Stories Characters: None

Summary: I would like to see a Methos on Pandora crossover, drabbles and short stories are fine since I can't see how anyone could write a long fic for this. Some other immortal on Pandora is fine too but I'd prefer Methos.
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: most Stargate crossovers feature Methos, I've also seen a few with Amanda or Rebecca. I would like to see one with Cassandra, at least being the 'first contact' with stargate, I would love for her to bring Methos into it, if only to see how you all manage that without turning her into a shrew, and still make it believable. so must have: 1.stargate(sg-1 or atlantis) 2.Cassandra as 'first contact' (she 'finds out' about them or they her). 3.At least one other immortal involved at some point (preferably methos - 'cause I love him) can't think of anything else.
Categories: None Characters: Cassandra
Summary: Methos was in Rutledge Asylum when Alice was there and fighting in Wonderland (she goes there when she sleeps). Methos can be a doctor there or Alice's doctor. The main setting is in the present day and can be during any episode as long as Richie is not dead. Alice is still alive and is one of the queens of Wonderland (in the book, she did become a queen). She does not look like an old grandma, but around the age she is in at Alice:Madness Returns (look at trailers) and can be a bit older. Alice still has her weapons and the characters from the game are still alive. Alice meets Methos and the other Immortals (and Joe). They are not enemies with each other. Pairings are optional and this can be however long you want it to be as long as it's not a one-shot. No Methos/Alexa though (don't ask why).
Categories: Short Stories, Novels, Novellas Characters: Methos
Summary: I'm probably going to get shunned and stoned for this. We all know that 'Dramatic Licence' (s5 ep5) while being very silly and sweet, is probably not one of the better eps of the series. But at the end, didn't it seem like Carolyn almost liked/amired Amanda? And if you watch the ep, she knew that Amanda and Duncan were in Turkey. So my challenge is thus. A 'Blade of the MacLoed' book Set in Turkey. A way for Carolyn to say 'thank you' to Amanda and Duncan for saving her marriage. The story must only vaguely resemble the truth as it is known to be in 'Finale Part 2' as the idea here is to take a dramatic licence to the truth.
Categories: Short Stories, Novels, Essays, Novellas Characters: Amanda, Duncan, Other canon character(s)
Summary: Write a story or short story where Endgame never happened, happened differently, or was fixed somehow so that Connor isn't dead. Emphasis on brother/clan bonding between Duncan and Connor preferred.
Categories: Short Stories, Ficlets, Novellas Characters: Connor, Duncan
Summary:

Voldemort's greatest desire is to achieve immortality. Unfortunately, this is something Methos knows all too much about.

Feel free to replace "Methos" with whatever character. I just like him the best. So, I suppose this can either be an AU where Voldemort decides to go after Immortals and crack their secret, so to speak, in an attempt to himself become immortal. Or it could be a past fic where he tries the Immortal possibility before he turns to Horcruxes. Or, whatever you can think of.

An interesting problem in connecting the two fandoms: older Immortals such as Methos and perhaps Amanda would have been around at a time before the Statute of Secrecy, when wizards used to mingle within "normal" society, so they would not be surprised to be approached by someone with magic. Duncan may not be aware of magic, although he could have been told. However, when Duncan becomes possessed by Ahriman or whatever, everyone is incredulous and cannot believe that the supernatural could actually exist, which suggests they have never been confronted with magic. So, why didn't they know? Memory charms? Would a memory charm be broken if say, an immortal received a bad head injury and then healed? Or through Legimency?

Okay, I'll stop before I write the whole story for you. :)
Categories: None Characters: None
Summary: Aside from the epic win of Methos as a Survivor contestant (because of course he'd win and have a blast doing so), what would happen if either A) something happened, like a natural disaster, and the Survivor crew really WERE separated from civilization or B) Methos got it into his head that if he was going to be there, he was going to be there in STYLE. I really just want Methos showing a group of Modern day people how to survive in the wilderness, how it was really done, and how alien he still sometimes is, because you don't get to be that old and not learn a thing or ten.
Categories: None Characters: Methos
Summary: Doctor Who/Highlander perhaps with something else thrown in. Doctor/Methos prompt: "I've known him much longer than he's known himself".---------------------------------------------- I came up with a basic concept but just couldn't turn it into a story, nor even a drabble...just parts of one. Here's what I do have:-------------- Doctor rushing around saving the day as usual but finds he needs help...in walks Methos...Doc. says "what are you doing here?!" Methos:"You said you needed some help" Doc "I did?! Oh!of course I did!" ...( add something here)... at some point I see Doc being usual cheeky self and Methos naturally joins in ( an oh no there's 2 of them moment) perhaps Methos even saying exactly what Doc says at the exact same moment (you know...usual childish behavior)... some bystander saying " How do you DO that?!" Methos replies "I've known him much longer than he's known himself". .... at some point Methos says to Doc something along the lines of "Don't you need to go and send me a message?"(refer back to beginning).---------------------------------------------- That's all I've got, someone please finish this. play around with it as much as you like.
Categories: Ficlets Characters: Methos
Summary: I once read a fic where Duncan and Methos were jokingly discussing the possibility that the immortals were all children and Methos was therefore in his late teens about to approach adulthood. What if they were right? What would be the difference between a child and an adult? if any? would it be a slow or sudden change? physical,mental or some other type of change? How would Methos handle it?Is the game real or started by someone to prevent immortals from 'maturing'? Can be a crossover or not.
Categories: Short Stories, Novels, Ficlets, Novellas Characters: Methos
Summary: Basically, the general public finds out that immortals exist. How, when or where are up to you. Whose fault was it? What are the results? Be creative! It can be any length, any characters and any warnings. Have fun!
Categories: Short Stories, Novels, Ficlets, Poetry, Filks, Novellas Characters: None
Summary: A: "I hear you're one of those guys who likes to Watch." J: "It's, uh, clinical. For history. We don't get involved." A: "Tell me, do you watch us do everything?" J: "Only the things I can't get arrested for." A: "I like this guy." (From The Cross of St. Antoine) From the moment they met there was a spark. Joe didn't even know her name and gave her a white rose just for being beautiful. Amanda told Duncan she thought he was, "cute." When Joe was down, she came by to check on him and offer breakfast and a shoulder to lean on. She was impressed with his musical ability. Joe was just plain impressed. Both of them were willing to help the other out in a jam. Joe even gave Amanda information when an "old friend" was in the area making trouble. He lied for her. She interceded for him. He broke The Oath for her. She trusted him with her sword. Much is made of Duncan and Methos being Joe's Immortals, but Amanda is just as much Joe's as the boys are. She's a bit of a fickle friend, a featherweight and fly-by-night compared to the other two, but the affection is just as deep. Amanda is not afraid of using her feminine charms to get her way. Joe -- well he's certainly not the type to leave a girl hanging. And let's not even mention all the kissing. It's meant to be. Ports in a storm? A little bit of comfort? Outright attraction? A night of drinking with an unexpected end? Friendship with benefits? A girl wanting information and willing to do whatever it takes to get it? Something clandestine just for the hell of it? An outright romance? A long-term affair without strings? True love? You decide!
Categories: Ficlets Characters: Amanda, Joe
Summary: This is just an idea that came to me of a possible explanation why Methos has survived for such a long time. Once upon a time he discovered that if an Immortal sincerely surrenders their head to another Immortal, the two become bonded somehow, and the one cannot behead the other. The surrendering one is affected by the psyche and values of the one who won the challenge, who develops a protective attitude and an attachment to the one who surrendered, according to his character. This happened for the first time with Kronos, and this explains why Methos became Death, and why he cannot go against Kronos - or why Kronos cannot kill Methos, even if he often threatens to do it. Methos could escape the bond with Kronos only after thousands of years. Again, he entered such a bond with MacLeod, and was again affected by MacLeod's values. Since MacLeod has a more benevolent nature, however, the bond is not so invasive. When Kronos goes against MacLeod, Methos is caught in the middle, unable to go radically against one or the other, but with a margin of freedom that allows him to choose in the end. I am no writer, so I can only hope this plot will inspire someone to write a story based on this premise. A novella would be most satisfying!
Categories: Novellas Characters: Caspian, Duncan, Joe, Kronos, Methos, Silas
Summary: I think that since Peter Wingfield is going back to school we should write about Merhos going back to medical school. Let's see who can write the best Methos story!!!!! Anything goes:) and remember have fun!!
Categories: Short Stories Characters: Methos
Summary: I like Fic's where Methos is sneaky/clever/subtly manipulative. My challenge is to make use of the following ideas in some way for a fic:------------------- 1)Methos sneaks advice/useful knowledge/wisdom? in amongst all his 'stories/blarney/snark' that only becomes clear to the recipient much later, preferably at some crucial moment. For example the boys are discussing monsters for some reason, Methos says something like 'If I was grey and wrinkly with 3 horns and oh maybe some slime, I'd probably be allergic to detergent.' A year later on his way home from the shops Richie comes across a slimy,grey,wrinkly, 3horned demon and..... well use your imagination. Although my example is really lacking in the subtlety department.---------------------------- 2)also thought he would happily give advice/wisdom/useful information to people that need it but don't want it, but would avoid like mad to give advice to those that ask him for it. I just had a glimpse of Duncan pouting and saying 'You'll give that stranger advice but not me, why won't you help me', I'm sure Methos would have plenty to say to that!
Categories: Short Stories, Ficlets Characters: Methos
Summary: Here's a crossover fic challenge. Here's a Highlander/Stargate: SG1 crossover challenge. You have 5 to pick from. (1) Methos used to be Pierce Adams an Archeologist who was friends with Daniel's parents. After their deaths he took Daniel to live with him and raised him as a son. He encourages his facination with history. They live together for a few years before he "dies" in a very public scene. Daniel is placed somewhere else before Methos could get back to him. Now at the SGC Daniel is called on to invite Adam Pierson to join up. (2) General Hammond and General Carter meet Adam Pierson but they think he looks an awful lot like their translator in Vietnam, one Michael Adamson. (3) While at the cult house, Seth brings in an old enemy of his to show his followers what happens to those against him. He calls him Daedalus but the man keeps insisting his name is Adam Pierson. Later Seth kills him in front of SG1 and to there surprise he wakes up after everything is over. (4) Thor claims the SGC needs to find the current incarnation of Leonidas as he was the one who lead the rebellion against RA. He gives them a device to find him. It leads them to a mild mannered researcher named Adam Pierson who is an old schoolmate of Daniel's. (5) Your own Highlander/ STargate SG1 crossover with Methos as a major player. Have Fun. No SLASH preferably.
Categories: Short Stories, Novels, Ficlets, Novellas Characters: Methos
Summary: Pirates of the Caribbean had a challenge to write a story for each cursed piece of Aztec gold. Methos had a thousand regrets -- care to tell us about one of them?
Categories: Short Stories, Novels, Ficlets, Poetry, Filks, Novellas Characters: Methos
Summary: Stargate/highlander crossover Challenge: Immortal Wraith Neutralizing Life-form SGA and/or SG1 discover Alteran ‘Project Deva’, either they just find it in their travels (as they often do), or while researching a Goa’uld who took up the same name as the project. Here is my rough idea of what Project Deva would be: Project Deva Objectives: 1. Humanoid Life-form (preferably able to blend in with Alterans and Humans). 2. Capable of feeding Wraith indefinitely (ie. Immortal). 3. Growth in strength and ‘Talent’ with age(artificially induced by Wraith feeding, Wraith will inadvertently strengthen Devans). 4. ‘Talent’ to include Telepathy with intent to infiltrate and eventually control Wraith telepathic network. 5. Replace Humans as Wraith primary food group. 6. Neutralize Wraith, see objective 4. 7. Convert/Adjust/Modify Wraith to fit within current Alteran Ethics ( no killing of intelligent life-forms). 8. If Objectives 6 and 7 are unsuccessful then Annihilation of Wraith must be implemented. 9. Due to failure with Project Asura (humanoid replicators), Devans must include a self-destruct/limiting option. (there can be only one…?!) 10. Devan variation Pure/Prime (light quickening) developed to offset Wraith sabotage of variation now designated Devan Vile (dark quickening). Feel free to play around with the names and ideas, I came up with ‘Deva’ while researching Asura on wiki. The Project must have been finished after the Alterans left the Pegasus galaxy and returned to Earth as there is no indication of Immortals in the Pegasus Galaxy. The Project could also have been discovered when some Wraith get to earth and have an unpleasant encounter with an Immortal, naturally SGA are in hot pursuit and witness the exchange. On a slightly different note... I can just see/hear Methos calling Immortals "The Intergalactic Pest Control" My apologies I can't seem to get the page to setup as I want, ie there are no spaces where there are meant to be some!!
Categories: Short Stories, Novels, Ficlets, Novellas Characters: Cassandra, Duncan, Joe, Matthew McCormick, Methos, Nick Wolfe, Other canon character(s)