Holy Imperative, Batman! :) We had eleven stories show up for this, and all of them are really interesting! I actually sat and read and re-read them all a few times last night. Because there are so many, I'll remind people not to feel pressured to comment on each one, just pick a few that particularly grabbed you.
It always intrigues me that when I write something for a prompt or challenge like this I assume that was the only way to write it. And then I see what other people wrote and am amazed at the variety in ways people approach a vague exercise like this. There were stories where it was made explicit who was speaking and being spoken to, stories where it was hinted enough I felt I could guess, stories where it remains a total mystery. There's a huge range in tone and narrative approach as well. And...I suppose I can give specific feedback in comments soon. :)
I know I found it really hard to stay in the imperative form and ended up finding little "cheats" to allow me to do things other than make commands while still technically keeping the form, which was kind of fun. :)
I'm giving each ficlet a number; use them when you can because it'll make figuring out which story is being discussed about easier. Maybe I should require a title if we do it again...
Oh, and feel free to post it in your own journal if you liked the results, of course! If you do, could you send me a PM telling me you did (or at least that you don't need to stay anonymous anymore) and I'll link them in the next Open Thread so people can find out who's who?
You're all awesome and these made my day to read, every one of them.
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