dialecticdreamer is running Magpie Monday with a theme of "strength." Leave prompts, get ficlets! Boosting the signal extends the length of your fill. The goal for this session is $100 in donations; if we meet that, the author will immediately post the entirety of the sequel to last month's bonus story, "Accidents in the Home," which focuses on Graham and Shiv, and rebuilding some of the young man's coping skills. This is nine parts long, over eleven thousand words. So if you've got pocket money, watch the Magpie for things you'd like to sponsor -- and if what you really want is that sequel, you're basically getting the new stuff free.