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Wow, I haven't written fic since January...

Anyhow, I was driving across Washington State today, and I had an idea for a fic based on a song from The Magnetic Fields album 69 Love Songs. And then I thought, maybe other people might be inspired by this, and wouldn't that make a good fic challenge?

So here it is. There are, as the title suggests, 69 songs on this album, all based on the theme of love. Some of them are sweet. Some of them are sad. Some of them are silly. I'm posting here the titles of the songs; the lyrics to all of them are available here. Feel free to use the title or the lyrics or even just the sound of the song if you know it as inspiration. (Most, if not all, of the songs are likely available in some form on YouTube...)

All pairings and fandoms are accepted. Just post a link to your finished fic once you're done along with the song it was inspired by. Obviously the goal is to have at least one fic for each song, but if you're inspired by a song someone has already written for, go for it! The more, the merrier, as they say.



1. "Absolutely Cuckoo"
2. "I Don't Believe in the Sun"
3. "All My Little Words"
4. "A Chicken with Its Head Cut Off"
5. "Reno Dakota"
6. "I Don't Want to Get Over You"
7. "Come Back from San Francisco" - Like the Moon Needs Poetry: on AO3 / on DW / on LJ
8. "The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side"
9. "Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits"
10. "The Cactus Where Your Heart Should Be"
11. "I Think I Need a New Heart"
12. "The Book of Love"
13. "Fido, Your Leash Is Too Long"
14. "How Fucking Romantic"
15. "The One You Really Love"
16. "Punk Love"
17. "Parades Go By"
18. "Boa Constrictor"
19. "A Pretty Girl Is Like..."
20. "My Sentimental Melody"
21. "Nothing Matters When We're Dancing"
22. "Sweet-Lovin' Man"
23. "The Things We Did and Didn't Do"
24. "Roses"
25. "Love Is Like Jazz"
26. "When My Boy Walks Down the Street"
27. "Time Enough for Rocking When We're Old"
28. "Very Funny"
29. "Grand Canyon"
30. "No One Will Ever Love You"
31. "If You Don't Cry"
32. "You're My Only Home"
33. "(Crazy for You But) Not That Crazy"
34. "My Only Friend"
35. "Promises of Eternity"
36. "World Love"
37. "Washington, D.C."
38. "Long-Forgotten Fairytale"
39. "Kiss Me Like You Mean It"
40. "Papa Was a Rodeo"
41. "Epitaph for My Heart"
42. "Asleep and Dreaming"
43. "The Sun Goes Down and the World Goes Dancing"
44. "The Way You Say Good-Night"
45. "Abigail, Belle of Kilronan"
46. "I Shatter"
47. "Underwear"
48. "It's a Crime"
49. "Busby Berkeley Dreams"
50. "I'm Sorry I Love You"
51. "Acoustic Guitar"
52. "The Death of Ferdinand de Saussure"
53. "Love in the Shadows"
54. "Bitter Tears"
55. "Wi' Nae Wee Bairn Ye'll Me Beget"
56. "Yeah! Oh, Yeah!"
57. "Experimental Music Love"
58. "Meaningless"
59. "Love Is Like a Bottle of Gin"
60. "Queen of the Savages"
61. "Blue You"
62. "I Can't Touch You Anymore"
63. "Two Kinds of People"
64. "How to Say Goodbye"
65. "The Night You Can't Remember"
66. "For We Are the King of the Boudoir"
67. "Strange Eyes"
68. "Xylophone Track"
69. "Zebra"



You can also view the challenge here on AO3. If you post your fics for the challenge there, please post them to the collection!

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