Big Moxie -Q1 2023- Link Submissions

The Rules:

  1. Minimum 5,000 words count (no maximum)
  2. Any fandom (no RPF)
  3. No limit on the number of stories
  4. Only unpublished completed works qualify

Q1 – January – March 2023

Posting Date: March 1 March 31, 2023
Theme: Inexplicable Babies

Posting Information

Word Count:

If you would like to post on the Wild Hare Project (not required, and not encouraged if you already post to AO3), and don’t already have an account, you must notify us of that when you are signing up so we can prepare you for posting in that environment.

Note: We reserve the right not to link to a story if you write chan, RPF, or fail to warn properly for common trigger content (rape, murder, domestic violence, major character death, adultery/cheating, etc).


Q. When can I post?
A. Any time during the posting period listed with each quarterly challenge. You cannot post the assigned theme outside of the quarter to count towards the Big Moxie challenge. For instance, you can’t post quarter one’s theme in quarter four to be included in the challenge list.

Q. Can I post a work in progress?
A. No. Only completed works will be accepted during the posting period.

Q. Can I use a work already published?
A. No.

Q. Can I use a work I’ve written for a different challenge if it meets the requirements and posting dates?
A. We don’t care. Organizers of other challenges might so be careful with that. If your Big Moxie story happens to fit one of your Just Write Bingo squares, lucky you! Carry on and double up.

Q. Can I use a Rough Trade project (past, present, or future)?
A. If you’ve posted any part of it, the answer is no. If you created a project file but never participated in the challenge then that would be fine regarding past works. Obviously, you couldn’t use present content or ideas you might have for future RT challenges since that would violate the rules of Rough Trade.

Q. Can I write more than one story?
A. Yes.

Q. Why are the themes confined to a single quarter?
A. To provide structure and discipline for those who need it.

Q. Can I post my work before the posting period of each quarter?
A. Not if you want to be included in our list of successful participants.

Q. If I have a work in progress that has never been published that fits the theme, can I use that?
A. Absolutely, look at you already owning the hell out of this challenge.

Q. What are the options on the Fusion/The Sentinel theme?
A. You can write a fusion of two (or more fandoms), a fusion with The Sentinel, or a story set entirely in The Sentinel fandom.

Q. What if I signed up and can’t finish?
A. That’s fine, life happens. We don’t need to be informed.

Q. Will there be an AO3 collection?
A. Yes. We’ll provide a link to the collection as the posting window approaches.

Q. Can I discuss my fics publicly?
A. Do what is comfortable for you. You might find that you don’t want those kinds of expectations from others or whatever. The choice is yours.

Q. Do I have to sign up for all four themes?
A. No, but there is no penalty for not participating after the fact. Each form will have check boxes so you can pick and chose between the the themes during the sign up window. Signing up for all four, just in case you end up wanting to write all of the themes, is better than skipping them and regretting it later.

Keira Marcos

In my spare time, I write fanfiction and lead a cult of cock worshippers on the Internet. It's not the usual kind of hobby for a 40ish "domestic engineer" but we live in a modern world and I like fucking with people's expectations.


  1. Title: On the Wings of a Wish
    Author: DarkJediQueen
    Challenge: Big Moxie -Q1 2023 – Inexplicable Babies
    Fandom: 9-1-1
    Relationship: Ana Flores/Eddie Diaz, Evan Buckley/Tommy Kinard
    Warnings: Anti Chim, Anti Maddie, On Screen Assualt, Major Character Death (Maddie), Suicide (Maddie),
    Word Count: 27,206
    Summary: In the wake of Eddie marrying Ana, Buck finds his life changed forever.

  2. Title: Wish Day
    Author: hedwig_edwiges
    Challenge: Big Moxie -Q1 2023 – Inexplicable Babies
    Fandom: NCIS
    Relationship: Gen
    Warnings: no warnings
    Word Count: 7375
    Summary: Tony gave up on Wish Day when Senior threw him into a military school after the whole Hawaii debacle. This year different wishes may coalesce into something unexpected.

  3. Title: The Wishful Heart
    Author: Keira Marcos
    Challenge: Big Moxie Q1
    Fandom: 9-1-1
    Relationship: Evan Buckley/Eddie Diaz, Other Canon Pairings
    Warnings: Explicit sex, Discussion-Domestic Violence, Discussion-Murder, Canon Character Death, Canon-Level Violence, Canon-Level Angst, Stalking, Serial Bomber, Discussion-Combat, Discussion-Combat Injury, Discussion-Domestic Violence, Fictional Court Proceedings, Character Bashing, Grammarly Beta
    Word Count: 52,540
    Summary: In the days following the bank robbery and Bobby’s suspension from duty, Buck makes a wish that changes his life and his priorities.

  4. Title: The Gift
    Author: TrekCat
    Challenge: Q1, Inexplicable Babies
    Fandom: Star Trek Picard, Star Trek The Next Generation
    Relationship: Jean-Luc Picard/Beverly Crusher, Deanna Troi/William Riker
    Warnings: Discussion of miscarriage/grief, Q, spoilers for Picard
    Word Count: 6,889
    Summary: In the wake of leaving the Enterprise, Beverly realises that she needs a greater professional challenge, but life becomes complicated when an old adversary stops by with a very unexpected personal gift which will have implications for her life and relationships for years to come.

  5. Title: A Wish Come True… Finally
    Author: Duochanfan
    Challenge: Big Moxie 2023 Q1 – Inexplicable Babies
    Fandom: 9-1-1
    Relationship: Eddie/Buck, brief Eddie/Ana
    Warnings: Character Bashing, Ableism, Wishbaby, Fae Magic, Drama,
    Word Count: 7640
    Summary: Buck’s heart pined for Eddie, but he was dating Ana Flores. Not that it will last long when Eddie finds out a few things. Now single, they mingle and an annoyed Fae finally gets to do her job.

  6. Title: Inexplicable Luck
    Author: a_clockwork_of_scars (ScarsLikeVelvet)
    Challenge: The Big Moxie Q1 – Inexplicable Babies
    Fandom: 9-1-1 (TV), Criminal Minds, Hawaii Five-O (2010)
    Relationship: Evan “Buck” Buckley/Eddie Diaz, David Rossi/Spencer Reid
    Warnings: Graphic Depictions of Violence, Violence-Canon Level, Death Minor Character (OC), Character Bashing (Chimney), POW Evan “Buck” Buckley
    Word Count: 6.343
    Summary: When Evan Christopher Buckley’s birth parents made the choice to give him up into foster care his whole life changed. A bunch of lucky ‘coincidences’ leads him to the family he always wished he had.

  7. Title: The Basket
    Author: rogue53
    Challenge: The Big Moxie Q1 – Inexplicable Babies
    Fandom: Gundam Wing
    Relationship: Duo Maxwell/Heero Yuy, Trowa Barton/Quatre Raberba Winner, Chang Wufei
    Warnings: Fae Magic
    Word Count: 7918
    Summary: Just the boys being busy in their lives, until something unexpected happens.

  8. Title: Can’t Stop Loving You
    Author: Starkindler
    Challenge: Big Moxie Q1 – Inexplicable Babies
    Fandom: 9-1-1
    Relationship: Evan Buckley/Eddie Diaz
    Warnings: Character Bashing, Discussions of past child abuse, Discussion of a teen pregnancy and miscarriage
    Word Count: 43,852
    Summary: Buck hasn’t seen Eddie and Christopher for five years. He hasn’t seen Maddie and Chimney for seven. He’s been living his best life the best way he knows how through all the bumps and twists of his life path. All of the sudden both are back living in Los Angeles and it impacts his life in very different ways.

  9. Blue_Eyed_Dreamer

    Title: Chosen by Magic
    Author: Blue_Eyed_Dreamer
    Challenge: Big Moxie Q1 – Inexplicable Babies
    Fandom: 9-1-1
    Relationship: General
    Warnings: Harm to Children, Discussion of murder, Referenced Child Abuse, Referenced domestic abuse
    Word Count: 8804
    Summary: In one universe, today is the day Evan Buckley meets Eddie Diaz. In this universe, today is the day a baby literally falls into Buck’s arms, and Buck’s life changes forever.

  10. Title: The Trusted and the Deserving
    Author: AngelicInsanity
    Challenge: Big Moxie Q1 – Inexplicable Babies
    Fandom: Harry Potter
    Relationship: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy, Various background pairings
    Warnings: Character Bashing, Prior death of major characters canon and non-canon.
    Word Count: 12,055
    Summary: Draco attends what he expects to be an ordinary, mostly boring meeting of the Wizengamot that ends with him getting his soul’s greatest wish. In the aftermath, Draco checks the Book of Souls, and finds out that maybe, he has more of a chance to make Harry Potter his than he ever expected. After all, Lady Magic declared Draco Malfoy to be one of the Trusted and the Deserving.

  11. Title: From One Life to Another
    Author: taibhrigh
    Challenge: Big Moxie, Q1 2023 – Inexplicable Babies
    Fandom(s): Inception
    Rating: PG-13
    Characters: Arthur, Eames, Phillipa Cobb, James Cobb
    Pairings: Arthur/Eames
    Warnings: Character Death: Dom and Mallorie Cobb. I’m not overly fond of Dominic Cobb. You may not like how I treat him or Mal in this story.
    Word Count: 8709
    Author’s Notes: Not beta’ed.

    Summary: Arthur’s life ends and begins again when the 747 lands at LAX.


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