I called another All-Write on the Discord, in the interest of getting those restarted! The prompt was “A thwarting? Now? But I was just-”, and several people wrote several deeply amusing pieces. We're putting them here, so additional participants can leave feedback - part of the point of the exercise is practicing giving, and receiving, concrit.
In no particular order!
Stream of Consciousness (bl1 if you squint even slightly), by FourMoonsWatching. Content warning: Significant discussions of suicidality. Falloren continues to be angsty.
Office Hours, by Calliope. A continuation of her delightful series about a slightly demonic corporation.
Off the Clock, by Thoth. Just about the closest to the prompt that I had in mind - it's about villains and how rude it is to interrupt them.
Hellhound, by Cicada. Also warnings for suicidality, and one of the coolest depictions of magic I've seen in a while.
Unnecessary Heroics, by Delta Juliette. In which a pair of retired protagonists find new reasons to be tired.
Forced Beginnings, by Silv. New beginnings are hard, some times.
Last Mile, by Tomash. Adventures in outer space get a little bit hair-raising.
A thwarting? Now?, by The Foolish Maker of Worlds. I'm fond of the protagonist and her perspective!
How To Run Someone's Day, by Literature's Hanafuda. The only directly PPC entry in today's series!