ShapeShifter Fiction: Protection (just before Trevor’s Song era)


I found this new prompt site, Velvet Verbosity, which challenges you to be inspired by a one-word prompt, but to make your inspiration fit into 100 words. No more, no less. This week’s word: Protection.

Yeah. I thought the same thing.

“It’s time,” ShapeShifter’s manager said. “You need to protect yourselves.”

“Sounds like it’s the girls who need to be protected from us.”

“Either way. You’re at the point in your career where you need to be careful. Paternity suits might be only nine months away.”

No one smiled. Trevor didn’t smirk. It wasn’t funny. This was about contracts and rules and following them, three things Trevor particularly hated. This was about growing up, which was one of those things Trevor had vowed to never do.

“If we have to, we have to,” Mitchell said. He wasn’t happy about it, either.

To learn more about ShapeShifter, Trevor, and Mitchell, follow these links. You’ll be taken to their bio pages, and from there, you can read more of their fictional hijinks.



  1. Jill

    June 22, 2008 9:11 pm

    Imaging either guy being a father is funny!

  2. Amy Ruttan

    June 22, 2008 9:59 pm

    Awww Shapeshifter is becoming responsible. *wink*

  3. bunnygirl

    June 22, 2008 11:15 pm

    Well, this is one time when Trevor might want to follow the rules after all, since I’m pretty sure kids aren’t big on his list of interests. Not at this stage of his life, at least.

  4. Thomma Lyn

    June 22, 2008 11:41 pm

    Heh! Great take on Protection! 🙂

  5. Winter

    June 22, 2008 11:43 pm

    Nice. Most musicians don’t think about that stuff. Ask me about Ron Welty formerly of the Offspring some time. LOL

  6. Robin

    June 23, 2008 2:04 am

    World domination is such a bitch.

  7. Joy Renee

    June 23, 2008 10:27 am

    so the boys say good-by to the halcyon days of having nothing to loose and join the ranks of men with ever-growing arsenals for protection.

  8. Julia Smith

    June 23, 2008 10:38 am

    ‘Paternity suits might be only nine months away.’BR/BR/LOL!! Excellent short piece, Susan. It’s the other side of ‘watch what you wish for – you might get it.’

  9. Missy

    June 23, 2008 10:54 am

    I think they are at the stage where they need to separate responsibility from rules. One small step…

  10. Darla

    June 23, 2008 11:09 am

    They might not have smiled, but I sure did. 🙂

  11. anthonynorth

    June 23, 2008 11:23 am

    Sounds like a cover-up to me 😉

  12. Susan Helene Gottfried

    June 23, 2008 11:24 am

    *groan*BR/BR/Oh, Anthony!

  13. FRIGGA

    June 23, 2008 1:16 pm

    Wow that would a a hard assignment, 100 words, exactly? Good job!! 🙂

  14. Motherhood for Dummies

    June 23, 2008 3:03 pm

    ha ha I agree with Robin

  15. Bob-kat

    June 23, 2008 6:40 pm

    A potential paternity suit is one kind of ‘protection’ I suppose, LOL!

  16. Wylie Kinson

    June 23, 2008 10:21 pm

    Even your short shorts are brilliant! Trevor was rendered smirkless… priceless

  17. karen!

    June 25, 2008 4:24 pm

    Great take on the challenge word. Very appropriate for ShapeShifter.

  18. Shelley Munro

    June 25, 2008 4:33 pm

    The rules speaketh :)BR/Great piece, Susan. It’s hard to write something that short!

  19. one more believer

    June 25, 2008 10:15 pm

    haven’t been here in awhile.. but sure did enjoy hearing abt the boys again… nine months… that’s great… definitely like the 100 word format too…

  20. Velvet Verbosity

    June 26, 2008 8:20 pm

    Welcome to the 100 Word Challenge! I’ve been flaking out recently but I do hope you’ll join in again! I’m excited to have such a variety of writers.

  21. Edward S Gault

    June 27, 2008 12:09 am

    Paterinity suits might be the least of Trevor’s Troubles in the Years to come.

  22. Susan Helene Gottfried

    June 27, 2008 7:50 am

    Oh, Edward, how true that statement is…

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