Summary: Write a fic from the POV of a watcher, or Watcher. We have plenty of examples in canon (Joe Dawson, James Horton, that nameless guy who tried to pull an axe on Carl Robinson in "Run For Your Life," and the guy who wanted the Methuselah Stone to be immortal all come to mind) or write an original character and see what they think about all this.
Categories: Short Stories, Novels, Ficlets, Poetry, Novellas Characters: Amy Thomas, Joe, Original Character(s), Other canon character(s)
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: Ever wondered where Methos goes when he vanishes for months at a time? Devo did, so she issued this challenge years ago. Any length, short to long, any genre (historical, future, slash, gen, het) -- have fun!
Categories: Short Stories, Novels, Ficlets, Poetry, Essays, Filks, Novellas 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: OK... Let's keep Richie Ryan alive.

In Ian M. Banks' Culture SF novels The Culture is a galaxy-spanning civilization which discovered Earth in the 1970s (The State of the Art), took a look, and decided to leave us to get more civilised. But we know that their Special Circumstances agency recruits agents on primitive worlds, often ones that have had no overt contact with The Culture (Use of Weapons). Worlds like Earth, for example. So let's say that Special Circumstances hears about Earth and comes headhunting (in the employment sense) in the nineties, and discovers the existence of immortals. Someone who can survive being shot etc. would make a wonderful agent; there are a few problems, of course, such as not being able to make use of any of the Culture's advanced implants (I'm guessing that a regenerating immortal would reject them) or plastic surgery, but on the whole it would be a definite plus.

Now The Culture doesn't want to take anyone off Earth who is likely to be missed, but they have good cloning technology. As in being able to regrow someone's body from their head after they have been decapitated (again in Use of Weapons). Given the number of Immortals decapitated every year, it shouldn't take too long for them to be able to get hold of a head or two.

So let's assume that a few seconds after Richie was decapitated his head rolls out of view, and is promptly displaced (transported) up to a Special Circumstances ship, placed in stasis, then connected to life support. Months pass as the body is regrown, and eventually a new Richie Ryan is born. Problem solved, and we can have a Richie Ryan: Culture Agent spinoff series.

The snag, I suspect, is that he's no longer an Immortal - his killer got his Quickening, and I can't see any obvious way to get it back, unless there's some sort of residue left in the head, and if that was the case the heads of all of the decapitated Immortals would presumably be growing new bodies, which is something we don't see on the show. But this snag apart it's one way to get Richie back into play. Or any other character from Highlander who is decapitated, of course. And whoever it is will still be a highly trained swordsman and warrior, in all probability, so very useful to Special Circumstances.

I've said "Novellas" as category but any length will be fine. I'd strongly suggest reading at least a couple of the Culture novels before writing this, they're immense fun.
Categories: Novellas Characters: Richie

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: 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: 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: 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: 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)
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: 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: Highlander/Magnificent 7 ATF crossover. several ideas:these can be mystery/thriller/funny/sex-sex-and more sex, any one of those or something else or a mixed bag. I'm not fussy as long as Methos is involved.-------------------------------------------- 1) How would it play out if Methos was somehow involved in one of Ezra Standish's undercover operations? ------------------------------------------------------- 2) Methos moves in next door/nearby Ezra Standish and inadvertently catches his attention. ------------------------------------------------------- 3) Shit hits the fan, the ATF guys have to call in the feds for help. Mathew McCormick to the rescue... they need the ultimate undercover guy, McCormick calls in a favour... enter Methos.
Categories: Short Stories, Ficlets, Novellas Characters: Methos
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