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05 May 2009 @ 10:41 pm
Last Fiction Writer Standing (LFWS) Round 1 Story  
Title: Auditions
Author: dr_dredd
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Stargate belongs to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. Original characters belong to the author. No infringements of any rights is intended.
Spoilers: None
Prompt for the Round: Write any story, but only using original characters. You may mention others very briefly, but only the OCs can participate of the main plot. 200-word limit.

AUDITIONS by dr_dredd

Dr. Jana Lindstrom stared at the envelope that contained her future. In it would be either a polite dismissal or instructions to join the Atlantis expedition. The xenopsychologist desperately wanted to go to Pegasus, and her work at Area 51 made her the best candidate for the job.

Yet she was afraid to open the damned envelope.

At first, things had gone well during her interview at the SGC. She gave a presentation that Colonel Carter had praised. She’d also met with Kate Heightmeyer and Carson Beckett, her hopefully-future bosses. (Dr. Beckett in particular expressed enthusiasm at her ideas; always a good sign.)

Then it happened. Carter was escorting her out when they met Dr. McKay and Colonel Sheppard. McKay and Carter had argued about something, and when Carter tried to introduce her, McKay had rolled his eyes and muttered something about “another dumb blonde.” Furious, she spoke without thinking.

“I’m blonde,” she’d said. “What’s your excuse?”

There was dead silence, then Carter’s lips twitched. Sheppard had grinned broadly and said, “I like her already.” But later, Jana was certain she’d lost any chance at Atlantis.

She sighed. No sense in putting it off any further. She whooped when she saw the envelope’s contents, though, especially the note from Carter.

“Congratulations to the only person who’s ever rendered McKay speechless.”

lizbet0lizbet0 on May 6th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)

I guess I should ease off the shouting & exclamation points, but really, this was so wonderful!

“I’m blonde,” she’d said. “What’s your excuse?”
{mad giggles}

Thank you for writing & posting this gem!

(P.S. Have you continued the Memoranda series, by the way? That was *scads* of fun to read!)
dr_dredddr_dredd on May 6th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I've had that scene in my head for awhile, I just needed an excuse to write it. :-)

I haven't restarted the Memos yet, but I hope to do it soon.
kensiegkensieg on May 6th, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
oh yay!
dr_dredddr_dredd on May 6th, 2009 05:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
Will write for cakesgatazmy on May 6th, 2009 11:38 pm (UTC)
he he. I love the idea of someone saying that to McKay.
dr_dredddr_dredd on May 7th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
merlins_sistermerlins_sister on May 18th, 2009 06:29 pm (UTC)

Excellent. :D