Outside the Box Challenge by Enthusiastic Fish

*Issued by flootzavut*

Outside The Box challenge
crush that comfort zone...

This challenge is a chance to step outside your comfort zone; the challenge of this challenge is to challenge yourself!

Write someone you haven't written before:

a different story length to what you're used to
a new pairing
a character you haven't written before
a new genre
a crossover you've tried (as long as you check I know the other fandom well enough, please!)
a rating that's unfamiliar to you
... or whatever else you can think of that will represent pastures new for YOU.

Pretty much any genre, you can even go wildly AU if the muse moves you. Just get outside your box and push the boundaries of your comfort zone, write a story there, and tell me about it :D

ETA: it's okay if the story is centred around or entirely set in the NCIS LA show :) if I get my hands on NCIS NOLA, I'll include this also, but there's no certainty yet if I will get to see any of them before the deadline.

General Rules & Specs--

Characters: Whoever you like! I'm not wild about MAllison or Sam Ryan, but if you really want to write them, I'll read it! Recurring and supporting characters also very welcome, eg Borin, Fornell, etc, and even bad guys like Harper Dearing, I more or less enjoy them all, and feel free to use OCs, too.

Crossovers: any in the JAGverse, others please check before writing to avoid disappointment, but I'm open to suggestions... ;D there are a good number of shows that I know reeeeeally well, and a whole stack morewhere I'm familiar enough with the fandom that I would be able to follow a crossover without an issue.

Pairings: Any or none; I'll read anything, I do have preferences and I'm open to telling you them if you want to butter me up ;) but I'm leaving it open.

Genre: Any except mpreg; besides that, go wild.

Rating & Warnings: Fr18 for torture/gore. I just don't have the stomach for explicit gore/horror porn! Sorreeeeeeee ;D

Length Requirement: Minimum 100, no maximum

Spoilers: general (Ziva leaving, Ellie joining, Ducky not dying of the heart attack, Abby meeting her brother, Jackson dying :'( etc) up to present, case specific spoilers (whodunnits, etc) only up to the end of season 10, please!

I will accept sequels as long as you either make them standalone OR warn me in advance so I can read the backstory.

You can only get Karma for up to three entries, but if you write more than that (a girl can dream!) I will happily include them.

I'm very happy for you to use a story in this challenge that you're also using elsewhere, as long as the other challenger is okay with it.

Deadline: 30th January 2015
Categories: Slash / Femslash, General, Het
Characters: Any NCIS Character(s)
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Intruder  ||  Reviews - 2  ||  starstarstarstarstar Table of Contents
Author: fallenangel218
Rating: FR18
Summary: There is an intruder in Ellie's house. She's alone and scared.

Categories: General
Characters: Eleanor "Ellie" Bishop, Timothy McGee
Chapters: 1
Genre: Action, Horror
Warnings: None
Challenges: On Their Own Challenge, Outside the Box Challenge
Series: None
Completed: Yes Word count: 1576 Read Count: 553
[Report This] Published: 11/07/2014 Updated: 11/07/2014
Author: Rogue Tomato
Rating: FR13
Summary: Murphy's Law of Nursing: If something big is going to happen, it will happen at the end of your shift. For Kathleen Simmons, one such night reminds her why she loves her job, introduces her to the tenacity of a wounded patient, and something called NCIS.

Tag to one of my older stories, "The Black House." Written for the Outside the Box Challenge, in which I wanted to write a story from an OC point of view.

Categories: General, General > Drama
Characters: Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Original Character(s)
Chapters: 1
Genre: Drama
Warnings: None
Challenges: Outside the Box Challenge
Series: None
Completed: Yes Word count: 2671 Read Count: 905
[Report This] Published: 01/15/2015 Updated: 01/15/2015
Author: Enthusiastic Fish
Rating: FR13

Tony-centered entry for the We Love Tony and Out of the Box challenges.

Tony convinces Tim to go hiking with him and it turns into the worst vacation ever.

Categories: General
Characters: Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo, Timothy McGee
Chapters: 7
Genre: Drama, Friendship, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Challenges: We Love Tony Challenge, Outside the Box Challenge
Series: None
Completed: Yes Word count: 15347 Read Count: 2977
[Report This] Published: 02/03/2015 Updated: 02/03/2015
Wake Up Call  ||  Reviews - 4  ||  starstarstarstarstar Table of Contents
Past Featured StoryAuthor: DNAchemLia
Rating: FR13

A tragic incident leads one agent to take a step he's been avoiding for far too long.

Categories: Slash / Femslash, Slash / Femslash > DiNozzo/McGee
Characters: Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo, Jimmy Palmer, Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Timothy McGee, Ziva David
Chapters: 1
Genre: Angst, Character Study
Warnings: None
Challenges: We Love Tony Challenge, Outside the Box Challenge, Gif It Challenge, My Slashy Valentine Challenge
Series: None
Completed: Yes Word count: 3786 Read Count: 2629
[Report This] Published: 02/08/2015 Updated: 02/08/2015
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