Great Summary Challenge by Enthusiastic Fish

*Issued by PhoenixRising*

On fanfiction dot net I see a lot of entries where the author specifically states they suck at writing summaries. I find this curious because the summary is the hook that gets people to read. So, for this challenge, you already have your summary, now write a story that more than delivers on it. I'm looking for best overall story that more than delivers on the promise of the summary, the more creative, the better. Let your imagination run wild.

Choose one of the following summaries. Substitute character A, B, etc with the names of the characters featured, fix any gender pronouns and object noun where applicable.

Summary 1
After a grueling case, character A and character B start down an emotional journey that leaves them reeling.

I more or less ripped off this summary from another story I read. I thought the summary was too good to have it only describe one story. The "them" in the summary can be just the two characters or it can include more.

Summary 2
Character A had no idea what s/he was getting him/herself into when s/he opened the door/window/letter/package/can of worms/whatever.

I know it sounds like the summary for SWAK but for the sake of this challenge, Tony can't open any letters and get a medieval disease. Do something different. Be creative.

Summary 3
Character A resigns from NCIS but when character B finds out why, it changes the way s/he sees the rest of the team with a reverberating effect.

Summary 4
Character A accidentally discovers a secret about character B and has no idea how to handle the information and it changes how character B sees character A. But is this change for better or for worse?


Crossovers: NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans and Hawaii-Five-O.

Characters: You may use some or all of the main characters and recurring characters. If you want to use Kate Todd or Jenny Shepherd, please set the story within one or more of the seasons they appeared on the show. OCs are welcome as secondary characters though I would like familiar characters cast in the main roles.

Genre: Any except meta.

Rating: Any.

Length: Minimum 1000 words, no maximum.

Setting: Any season, pre-series or post-series.

Miscellaneous: No main/recurring character deaths.

No graphic depictions of rape or sexual abuse (mentions of it for the sake of story-telling are fine, just don't want to read it in graphic detail).

Please don't go over the top on the violence if the story can be told and be effective without it. Would prefer nothing worse than what we would see on the show if possible.

You may enter the story in any other challenge with permission of the challenge giver.

Deadline: Thursday, January 28, 2016.

Categories: Slash / Femslash, General, Het
Characters: Any NCIS Character(s)
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Author: thecookiemomma
Rating: FR21
Summary: After a grueling case, Gibbs and Tony start down an emotional journey that leaves them reeling.

Categories: Slash / Femslash > Gibbs/DiNozzo
Characters: Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo, Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Chapters: 5
Genre: Angst, Hurt/Comfort, Romance
Warnings: Sex
Challenges: Awkward Romance Challenge, Great Summary Challenge, Love Is in the Air Challenge
Series: None
Completed: Yes Word count: 8292 Read Count: 2233
[Report This] Published: 01/18/2016 Updated: 01/18/2016
Author: Enthusiastic Fish
Rating: FR13

Oneshot entry in the Great Summary Challenge. It's a tag to a season 4 episode, but I'm not sharing the characters or the episode. I want to have the story read without knowing what to expect.

Categories: General > Drama, General
Characters: Any NCIS Character(s)
Chapters: 1
Genre: Angst, Character Study, Drama, Episode Tag, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: None
Challenges: Great Summary Challenge
Series: None
Completed: Yes Word count: 1487 Read Count: 607
[Report This] Published: 01/23/2016 Updated: 01/23/2016
Author: Fingersnaps
Rating: FR13

Tony had no idea what he was getting himself into when he opened the door on a cold and wet DC morning.

Categories: General, General > Family
Characters: Anthony "Tony" DiNozzo, Timothy McGee
Chapters: 2
Genre: Friendship
Warnings: Spoilers
Challenges: Great Summary Challenge
Series: None
Completed: Yes Word count: 4244 Read Count: 1338
[Report This] Published: 01/25/2016 Updated: 01/28/2016
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