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Share your fic recs…?

At some time or other (since they’ve just postponed the delivery date… :() I’m expecting to receive My First E-reader.

While I won’t use it for DRM’ed books, out of sheer principle, I’m considering buying non-DRM books at some point. However, my main purpose in getting an e-reader is to be able to read fanfic away from a computer screen. More specifically, long!fic*. I don’t seem to have the patience to read those at a desk, or even when using a netbook. When there’s a keyboard, I’m gonna do stuff: write, chat, edit, surf the web, etc.

I’m thinking (hoping!) that having a proper eInk screen and a handy portable device will fix that.


I need actual fic-to-read. I do have some long!fics bookmarked or Delicious’ed (that is so a verb…), but I can do with more! Right now, I’m just collecting links, since I have no idea what format works best for the e-reader (too many options! not enough info!), but it’d be nice to have a goodly store of fics lined up by the time I’ll actually hold the device in my hands.

So, rec me long!fic! Gen, het, Action/adventure, Drama, Romance, whatever. I may even consider slash, depending on the pairing and author. I’d definitely like to read in fandoms I’ve written for, as well as plenty of other fandoms, like Farscape, Firefly, etc….

Ah heck, just rec me whatever has tickled your fancy in the past. In long!fic, I find, it’s less important to know all the intricacies of canon to enjoy the story than in shorter stories.

So, your recs…?

* Long!fic is anything bigbang’ish and over, so 20K words or more. The longer, the better….

End of Year Fic Roundup

Stories that were posted (if not necessarily written) during the second half of 2009 (all links go to AO3)*:

Jericho (82,602 words)

The Kill Point (3,707 words)

Stargate Atlantis (805 words)

Supernatural (24,781 words)

Total word count for July-December 2009: 106,482**

Word count of works posted in the first half of 2009: ~ 80,059

Total for 2009:  186,541…!!** No wonder the muses got burned out a little toward the end. And a big, BIG Thank You to Tanaqui, who beta’ed most (and probably all) for me.

For comparison’s sake, word count of fic posted in the last few years:

  • 2008:    73,811
  • 2007:    60,512
  • 2006:  128,653
  • 2005:    10,370*

* Since I can only be certain of when fic got posted, and stuff gets written all the time, then put on ice, sometimes for months or even a year, the numbers do not accurately reflect actual writing. 2006, for example, includes The Long Road Home, most of which was written over the course of 2005, while 2009 includes two long stories (Journey’s End and The Price Of Betrayal) that were both mostly written in previous years.

** AO3 counts words differently from Open Office, and generally seems to end up with a lower number, so the actual amount of words for this year is probably higher. Or lower, depending on which system you want to put your faith in :-).

Fic times

Writer’s block hasn’t entirely resolved itself (or the Muses are still absent due to me having been on holiday, which always makes it hard to get back into the game), but even so, I have fic!

Fandom: Jericho
Title: Lucky Man
Rating: General
Characters: Jake/Heather
Word count: 1,600
Summary: Jake Green is a lucky man: he has a wife that knows him better than he knows himself. And she has a surprise for him.


Written quite a while ago, when I still had muses, but collecting dust for some time while I worked out a couple of other things. Inspired by thoughts about the Roadrunner.


Fandom: Jericho
Title: The Harder You Try
Rating: Teen
Characters: Beck
Word count: 1,000
Summary: In spite of Major Beck’s best efforts, things are going from bad to worse, and the murder of John Goetz will bring everything to a head. Even so, Beck feels obliged to give Jericho a last chance.


Written at the height of the writer’s block phase, if you can believe that. Inspired by the [info]cliche_bingo prompt Second Person Narrative, apparently 2nd POV wasn’t enough for the muse, she also added present tense, both styles I hardly ever use.

I can remember writing 2nd POV only once, years ago, but that was for a Choose Your Own Adventure-type story, which by nature addresses the reader as a participant in the story. This, on the other hand, has no “reader = you”, so it was a strange, if interesting, experience.


Fandom: Supernatural
Title: Lost And Found
Rating: General
Characters: Dean
Word count: 1,700
Summary: Dean has never noticed anything special about his amulet. But when he loses it during a hunt, he feels compelled to go back for it.


My submission for [info]spn_summergen, this was finished quite a while ago, in mid-July, to be exact. Long before the writer’s block strike 😉 But now that the master list has gone up, I can finally claim it as mine!

And speaking of [info]spn_summergen, make sure you also check out the wonderful story that [info]kinsinger wrote for me, MusicSam was making his way through the endless fields of Iowa when the cassette player in the Impala finally gave out with a loud crackle of static. She did a great job with my prompt “Something to do with Sam’s iPod that Dean finds in the Impala”. Go, read!

What madness looks like…

…like this, I think. Look at all the stories we’ve still got planned! Many of those are WiP’s, actually.

And if that’s not enough, I also signed up for [info]cliche_bingo (signups still open until June 26, if you’re interested). The only good thing is that I can use some of the WiPs to fill some of my bingo squares.

(Oh, and there’s [info]spn_summergen….)

Why oh why does my boss actually expect to me work for my pay? I don’t have time for such nonsense…!

Jericho ficlet and drabble

Oh, time sure flies… A couple days ago I posted another Jericho ficlet and a drabble.

Fandom: Jericho
Title: Back To School
Rating: General
Characters: Jake, Emily
Word count: 1,000
Summary: Emily needs something to distract her from Roger’s forced departure.


Fandom: Jericho
Title: By Any Other Name
Rating: General
Characters: Beck
Word count: 100
Summary: Like symbols, names have a power of their own.


One missing scene, while the drabble just popped in my head when I was waking up (thank goodness it happened during the weekend… :-))

New fic… guess what? Yup!

Fandom: Jericho
Title: Bird Without A Song
Rating: Adult
Characters: Jake/Emily
Word count: 1,000
Summary: Emily is happy to have Jake back after his return from Texas, and Jake has a sudden insight.


Continuing on from where Home Brew left off, this is basically the third story in the Jake’s Texan Adventures trilogy. It could also serve as companion piece to my Jake/Emily’s first-time story (as yet unpublished), and I’ll admit to feeling a little guilty… 🙂 In both stories, Emily ends up getting the short end of the stick (no, not like that…!) and I’m sure they had some great times together in between.

More Fic: Jericho

Fandom: Jericho
Title: Home Brew
Rating: General
Characters: Jake, Heather, Chavez
Word count: 6,500
Summary: Upon his return from Texas, Jake learns more about the changes in Jericho that happened during his absence.


This is the second part of the story that I mentioned when announcing Green, Green Grass Of Home. It still contains particles of the very first Jericho story I wrote, which never made it to publication, because I came to realize it could set the stage for an entire post-series ‘verse, and as such required much more thought than I originally put into it.

That original version was also the story that turned Tanaqui into a Jake/Heather shipper before she’d ever seen a single second of the show…

Yup… Jericho… again :-)

Can you tell my muses really like this fandom?

Fandom: Jericho
Title: Green, Green Grass Of Home
Rating: General
Characters: Jake, Chavez, OCs
Word count: 7,300
Summary: After he’s delivered the bomb to Texas, there’s only one thing left that Jake desperately wants: to go back home to Jericho.


This started originally as a short piece for Jake-in-Texas, where he met with the governor and learned the hoped-for help was not forthcoming. Then I caught a smidgen of Tanaqui’s disorderly muse, and instead of writing scenes in chronological order (my usual MO for 99% of stories), I found myself writing bits and pieces of the journey home, scenes intertwined with Tanaqui’s The First Seventeen Hours, as well as rewriting large parts of my (never published) first Jericho story about Jake’s return home from Texas.

At one point, it was a monster fic of over 15,000 words. And then I realized it was really two stories. So, this is the first. Expect to see the sequel–what happens after Jake arrives back in Jericho–shortly.

Even more Jericho fic

First a small review rant: If a story is obviously a missing scene, set within an 0ff-screen moment in canon, and canon is picking up almost instantly after the final word of the fic…. Why do people insist that I “can’t leave it like that!”…?

Fandom: Jericho
Title: Thunder Road
Rating: General
Characters: Jake, Jonah
Word count: 980
Summary: Jake meets Jonah for the first time.


Lots of speculative pre-series characterization in this one.

Jericho fic: Missed Opportunities

Fandom: Jericho
Title: Missed Opportunities
Rating: General
Characters: Jake, Heather
Word count: 2,700
Summary: On the way to Black Jack, Heather isn’t sure if she wants to hear what Jake finally has to say to her.