Summary: Buffy and Spike in various images from Prompt Board One and Prompt Board Three.  Visuals include episodes and original settings from dramatic to lighthearted.
Beta and Sensitivity Readers: None
Artists: None
Categories: Artwork
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, Established Relationship, Lighthearted, Romance
Warnings: None
Event: Drabblemania 2023
Completed: Yes Chapters: 8
Word count: 8 Hit Count: 713 ePub Downloads: 5
Published: July 29, 2023 Updated: July 30, 2023


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Story Notes: All images created with Photoshop, iPad Procreate and a combination of BFunky and Photoshop.  
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.

1. Fool For Love by nmcil - Likes: 7 Comments: 8 Word Count: 1 Hit Count: 190 Published: July 29, 2023

Spike goes from intense anger to sympathy when he finds Buffy sitting on the back yard steps.  My perspective is one of Spike in the early stages of his journey of redemption and his love for Buffy with their long journey toward a loving Spuffy relationship. 

Prompt: Fool For Love from board one

2. Ephemeral by nmcil - Likes: 6 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1 Hit Count: 79 Published: July 30, 2023

Prompt Board One 

Ephemeral - such a good description of the Buffy and Spike relationship.  They could go from anger to passion, from heroic to cruel, from love to despair and then to fighting to save the world, strangers, friends and loved ones.  

 

3. Wild Card - It's Magic by nmcil - Likes: 7 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1 Hit Count: 82 Published: July 30, 2023

Prompt Board One - Wild Card 

Buffy and Spike touched by magic - both good times and bad times. 

4. Wild Card - Vintage by nmcil - Likes: 5 Comments: 5 Word Count: 1 Hit Count: 79 Published: July 30, 2023

Prompt Board Three - Spike reads to Buffy 

This prompt was one of my favorites - ran across this vintage book cover - talk about serendipity.  This is used as Wild Card Two.

5. Wild Card - Jane Eyre by nmcil - Likes: 7 Comments: 6 Word Count: 1 Hit Count: 69 Published: July 30, 2023

Prompt Card Three - Spike Reads to Buffy Wild Card 3

Overindulge much with the Wild Cards.  Spike gives Buffy a lesson in the classics.  In the Me Too Movement some take offense with this novel but without all the desperation in the bad conduct there could not be the strong and courageous young woman as contrast.

The gorgeous portrait of Charlotte Bronte is by George Richmond - book cover art is by Paula Rego, her book on Jane Eyre. 

6. Wild Card - Bad Day by nmcil - Likes: 6 Comments: 6 Word Count: 1 Hit Count: 70 Published: July 30, 2023

Prompt Card One - The Goose Is Loose Wild Card 3

Fun Time with Buffy and Spike - the Wild Cards were neat to work with. 

7. Board One - Passion by nmcil - Likes: 6 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1 Hit Count: 67 Published: July 30, 2023

Prompt Board One - Locks and Keys

Locked in their passions - their journey included passions of all kinds - dreadful and cruel, loving and compassionate - always extremes of Good and Bad.  In the end, they were the best of their Better Angels and great heroes. 

8. Drabblemania - Thank You by nmcil - Likes: 6 Comments: 7 Word Count: 1 Hit Count: 77 Published: July 30, 2023

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Huge Thank You to all the Mods, writers, artists and readers who are making this Drabblemania 2023 such a great event - you are all the best in the world of Spuffy.