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Three Jericho ficlets…

I’ve got a triple dose of fic for ya! Yes, the muses have been busy… 🙂 All three stories are part of Awesome!Jakeverse, the shared (post-series, but some is in canon, or even pre-series) ‘verse of myself and Tanaqui.

Fandom: Jericho
Title: Not To Question Why
Rating: General
Characters: Jake, Thompson
Word count: 1,630
Summary: Col. Thompson of the Texas Air National Guard comes face to face with the man he went to war over..

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One of the first Awesome!Jakeverse stories that I drafted. It’s been held back for a little, while we hammered out a suitable timeline and figured out what was supposed to happen when. Also, I tried to fix (or at least, address) something that’s been bugging me in canon. That’s what fic is for, after all!

Fandom: Jericho
Title: Girl Geek
Rating: General
Characters: Heather
Word count: 447
Summary: Heather tends to babble when she gets nervous. And Jake Green brings out the worst in her….

Fandom: Jericho
Title: Forever Never
Rating: General
Characters: Jake
Word count: 281
Summary: Learning about Heather’s fate while in jail in New Bern, Jake has time for regrets.

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Two short pieces set during the first season. It was the ants that got to me first, and then Tanaqui said I needed to write a Famous Last Words companion piece for Jake set a little later in the show.

Supernatural ficlet

Fandom: Supernatural
Title: Desperate Remedy
Rating: General
Characters: Sam, Ruby
Word count: 575
Summary: Sam’s having trouble learning how to kill demons with his mind. Ruby has a solution.

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Probably another of those ‘mandatory’ ficlets for something in canon that just demands exploring.

Drabble, double drabble

(Also, [info]tanaquific and I are getting thisclose to posting the first of our post-series Awesome!Jakeverse (A!Jverse for short) Jericho stories. Squeee! I haven’t been this prolific in, well, forever!)

But first:

Fandom: Supernatural
Title
: Watcher In The Shadows
Rating
: General
Characters
: Jess
Word count: 200
Summary: Even in death, Jess still cares for Sam.

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Initially drafted while home sick with a headache and feeling like a zombie. I think it shows in that it’s somewhat… weird. Tanaqui likes it, though, so I can’t have gone wrong too badly 🙂

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Fandom: Jericho
Title: Old Habits
Rating: Teen
Characters: Jake/Emily
Word count: 100
Summary: Most of his life, Jake has drifted into situations… and only realized he’s made the wrong choices far, far too late…

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Already part of the Awesome!Jakeverse, in my mind, though it can be read separately.

Fic, muchly, plus actual announcement

Huh, a week off from work plus a shiny new fandom to play in (Jericho) makes the muses all atwitter with excitement and new ideas.  I think I wrote a piece of brand new fic (for various fandoms) every day last, week (except Tuesday, when I went to the zoo with The Nephew, and Friday, when there was too much squeeing over the new fandom going on).

Aside from the story below, I wrote 2 SPN pieces, 3 Jericho pieces, 1 Kill Point piece, and a Kill Point/Jericho crossover. Can you say prolific?

Needless to say, I did not work on the stories I’d planned to work on…

I also lured Tanaqui to follow me over the cliff into Jericho fandom, and I think she fell even harder than I did. With the result that we are now brainstorming and wiki’ing our very own post-series continuation ‘verse…

At the current rate of plot bunny spawning, we’ll be in fic for years to come…

Anyway, on top of that, we also co-wrote a story for the [info]enter_tzone Twilight Zone challence, for our other two-woman fandom (well, Jericho’s bigger than just us, but we haven’t venture far into the fandom yet; it’s those nuts-people, remember 🙂 )

Fandom: The Kill Point
Title: Long Distance Call
Rating: General
Characters: Jake Mendez
Word count: 1,830
Summary: Sometimes our lives turn on a single moment. For Jake Mendez, that moment is about to arrive.

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As said, co-written with the wonderful Tanaqui. This is the first time since forever that I co-wrote something with someone (and that actually turned into something publishable). It’ll be interesting to hear if people can easily spot who wrote what…

Story lottery

So, in a moment of insanity, I decided to sign up to [info]story_lottery. What I (and others) hadn’t counted on was that those prompts would also be part of a theme. Because seven stories written to prompts should be do’able, right? But seven stories about games… perhaps not so much.

But we’ll see…


0/7
01. 1 – hopscotch 02. 8 – frisbee 03. 14 – cards
04. 19 – swings 05. 23 – kite 06. 26 – poker
07. BONUS PROMPT! 28 – yoyo

Fic announcement: Jericho Sock!Fic

Fandom: Jericho
Title: Put On Your Smiley Face
Rating: General
Characters: Jake, Heather
Word count: 1,428
Summary: Jake finds he can no longer hide an embarrassing secret from Heather.

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Once upon a time, after I lemming’d tanaqui over the Jericho cliff, we got talking about Jake-inna-towel. So, having written about characters in towels before, I set out to write Jake-inna-towel fic for her. Except the muses reminded me that if I did that, I might have to set up yet another LJ community for towel!fic. And that there already was a sadly neglected sock!fic comm

And so, Jericho!sock!fic was spawned.

Then it turned out there was an issue with the timeline… It was nearly impossible to find where to insert this ficlet into the canon timeline. But with a lot of analysis and detective work and metaing, tanaqui and I located the one day where it could have happened (well, she did, I just fixed the fic)…

Ah, such are the troubles of a fanfic writer’s life.

Fic announcement: Supernatural fixit

Fandom: Supernatural
Title: Blind Man’s Bluff
Rating: General
Characters: Dean, Sam
Word count: 1,958
Summary: Grieving for yet another lost friend, Dean and Sam are in for a surprise. (spoilers for Supernatural 4.15 Death Takes A Holiday)

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My first thought when Dean brought Pamela into the room was, “Yay!” But as soon as she opened her mouth, my second thought was, “Who the hell is this bitter, cynical woman? ‘Cause it sure as hell ain’t Pamela Barnes!”

Mr. Carver, if you make me wanna write weirdo fix-it fic, you’re doing it wrong…!

Fanfic100 fic recs pt. 1

For starters, a few oldies that I rec’ed before in my own journal, but that bear repeating.

Title: A Thousand Square Miles of Wide Open
Author: ErinRua
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: Dean, OC
Prompt:  026 Teammates
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: Dean gets in touch with his inner cowboy. Set pre-series, shortly before Season 1, when Dean was flying solo.
Why: Erin wrote this in reply to my prompt for Cowboy!Dean, and wow, did she deliver!

As I said in my journal at the time: “Erin makes us feel every agonizing mile Dean has to suffer on horseback [to get to where he has a job to do]. Her landscape descriptions are very vivid, and you can almost smell the desert or touch the dust. OC Chris is likable and credible. He’s your typical cowboy: gruff, a man of few words, and clearly in love with his land and willing to do whatever it takes to keep it.”

Why the prompt teammates? Dean and Chris have to work together, each using his own skill set, to get the job done. And while Dean is definitely out of his depth in the first section of the story, the tables get turned in the second half, which makes for an interesting contrast.

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Title: When the Hour Turns Over
Author:  Dotfic
Fandom: Supernatural
Characters: Dean, Sam
Prompt:  091 Birthday
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Summary: In which Dean turns thirty.
Why: In an evening of moments leading up to Dean’s thirtieth birthday, not much of anything actually happens. And yet, there is so much going on beneath the surface…

Fic announcement: Supernatural coda

Oops… almost forgot to announce this…

Fandom: Supernatural
Title: Nobody’s Fault But Mine
Rating: General
Characters: Dean, Sam
Word count: 1,280
Summary: Deep down, Dean had always known Sam was no longer the same person he had left behind when he died. But to discover Sam trusted Ruby more than him? That cut deeper than all the harsh words spoken under the siren’s spell. (spoilers for Supernatural 4.14 Sex And Violence)

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This was an interesting coda to write. Show kinda ended in a strange place, which in itself didn’t bother me too much—Winchesters claiming all is well when all is anything but, is nothing new, really. They are masters at (self-)delusion.

And it required some thinking about what was said in the episode, and what wasn’t said, and what the dynamics lying under the surface of what we saw were really about. The end result was a jumble of snippets of dialog, which I had to move around a bit to make it fit. Quite the deviation from my usual mode of “start at beginning, write toward end”…

Fic Announcement: and another Crazy Crossover

Fandoms: Lord of the Rings/Supernatural
Title: Seeking God (also here)
Rating: General
Characters: Sam Winchester and Faramir
Word count: 947
Summary: Sam Winchester is determined to find answers. And when he can’t find them in our world, he’ll just have to go look elsewhere.

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It took me a while to figure out how to connect these two. They have so much in common that it was hard to decide. But once I knew what I wanted the story to be about, it basically wrote itself. One of those cases where I not only like to have written, but where the process of writing itself is fun too.

Linda, I hope you like it too!