The Vampire Was Pretty by Sigyn +26
Responses: 9
Categories: None
Characters: None
Summary:

My husband, in an attempt to make a joke about bad fanfiction, distinctly pretended to write out

 

"The vampire was pretty. His name was Spike."

 

It was so trite and so obvious and so disconnected from anything anyone actually writes in fiction that I must have laughed for a good ten minutes. That's the challenge. If you can, legitimately, put the phrase, "The vampire was pretty. His name was Spike," anywhere in your story, whether in narration or dialog, the challenge has been met. (Putting it in as an example of bad writing, however, does not fly. It has to actually be a natural part of the story.)



Summary: Spike and Buffy saved a little girl from a demon.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Surviving Sunnydale
Categories: Alternate Reality
Characters: None
Genres: Dramedy
Warnings: None
Challenges: The Vampire Was Pretty
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,326 Hit Count: 1,597 ePub Downloads: 31
Published: December 18, 2016 Updated: December 18, 2016
Summary: For Sigyn's challenge
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Challenges: The Vampire Was Pretty
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 252 Hit Count: 2,042 ePub Downloads: 32
Published: December 17, 2016 Updated: December 17, 2016
Summary: A parody of the famous "Twas Night Before Christmas Poem" that talks about a different holiday altogether.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Holiday Fic, Season 2, Challenge Response, Poetry
Characters: Buffy, Joyce, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy, Parody
Warnings: Adult Language
Challenges: The Vampire Was Pretty
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 512 Hit Count: 1,336 ePub Downloads: 48
Published: December 18, 2016 Updated: December 18, 2016
Summary: Buffy puts her daughter to sleep with tiny Story. AU. Post Chosen.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Character Death
Challenges: The Vampire Was Pretty
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 428 Hit Count: 1,419 ePub Downloads: 33
Published: November 26, 2017 Updated: November 26, 2017
Summary: Something is turning back the clock. Consequences abound. Giles faces his archnemesis, and loses his pocket-square.  
The lovely banner is by -Carrie-Ann-! S(team)P(unk)uffy.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: -Carrie-Ann-
Categories: Season 4, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: None
Genres: Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Any Steampunk Spuffy goodness!, The Vampire Was Pretty
Completed: No Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Word count: 36,103 Hit Count: 8,264 ePub Downloads: 89
Published: December 25, 2017 Updated: September 29, 2018
Summary: Summary: Buffy and Spike were settled into their life together and had their routine down with their seven-month-old son. He was sleeping through the night, and Buffy and Spike had a good balance of working, spending time as a family, and assisting the Louisiana Slayer team at the slippery New Orleans hellmouth. Then, Buffy gets tapped to help investigate a bunch of dead bodies with neck wounds in the Quarter, and Spike is left to watch their son on his own. He’s done it plenty of times before. What could possibly go wrong this time? **The wonderful banner is by OffYourBird!**
Dedication: This story is written especially for yellowb!
Disclaimer: I own nothing. Joss owns all.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Series: Small Boat
Categories: Post-Series, Baby/Kid Fic
Characters: Buffy, Clem, Drusilla, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Action/Adventure, Humor
Warnings: Adult Language, Violence
Challenges: The Vampire Was Pretty
Completed: Yes Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 25,291 Hit Count: 12,358 ePub Downloads: 217
Published: August 27, 2018 Updated: October 29, 2018
Summary: Buffy has writer's block. Spike is her muse. 
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Fluffy/Comedy
Warnings: None
Challenges: The Vampire Was Pretty
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 272 Hit Count: 482 ePub Downloads: 19
Published: October 10, 2018 Updated: October 10, 2018
Summary: A 12 years, 12 seasons anniversary fanfic - a 2-part homage to Gwennie’s Demons!verse set post her Epilogue: Buffy and Spike have recently moved to the UK to teach at Giles's newly set up school for Slayers, just outside Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire...
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Post-Series, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Erotica, Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Challenges: The Vampire Was Pretty
Event: 12 Years 12 Seasons Challenge
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,203 Hit Count: 1,370 ePub Downloads: 37
Published: October 28, 2018 Updated: October 29, 2018
Summary: In a world where the slayer never dived off the tower because Spike killed Doc before he made Dawn bleed, and where Buffy and Spike are on friendly terms, Buffy needs a little favor from the bleached-blond vampire.
And, oh yeah, Spike never declared his undying love, because he's still in denial, the big baby, and perhaps he's not the only one.

A story told in pictures and speech bubbles, designed and put together for Elysian Fields Challenge Month 2023.
Banner by me.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Artwork, Between Seasons (any), Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Ensemble
Genres: Erotica, HEA/HFN
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Challenges: The Vampire Was Pretty
Event: April Challenge 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Word count: 11 Hit Count: 3,511 ePub Downloads: 124
Published: April 26, 2023 Updated: August 22, 2023