I was going to write something short and amusing so I'd do my part (not being a writer, I've got an out there don't you know).
But so many of my Flist are posting I think I'll use an even bigger cop out and post links to some really good work:
(Roughly in reverse order - all will open in their own window, so click away.)
kradical posts Wild Bill Got Shot
fjm posts a section of her upcoming book The Child Reader and the Reading Child
monissaw posts not just Fairy Prince but also Shepherd's Watch
deannahoak points out that S. K. S. Perry has posted an entire novel Darkside (her post is here)
jaylake posts a short from Greetings from Lake Wu: Glass: A Love Story (The whole collection bing illustrated by the talented frankwu and this story's artwork was posed for by the ever beautiful deviathan )
lnhammer posts The Myrmidons
nick_kaufmann (source of my idea, actually) posts some possibly Not Work Safe fanfic from someone else at Here
janni posts the original story Dragon Offerings
ogre_san has a great counter point in his post
and in a slightly different vein there's salvius's post (well deserved rant?) about the idiocy that is M$ Vista (Hey it's original, and it's even related to his chosen field!)
Go read, if you like it, post thanks, if you really like it, check out their websites and buy something or even throw a donation their way.
May this be the first of many International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Days!