aldersprig: a close up of an alder leaf (Leaf)

"Because everything is better with the end of the world."

Welcome! Below you can find hundreds - thousands, really - of posts, many of them fiction.

I write a lot - much in established universes, some in one-off settings. Much of what I write ends up here. In addition, you'll find homesteading blogging, the occasional crafts-and-clothing post, and journals of my wine-tourism of New York State.

Here (and here on Livejournal) you'll find an index of my universes. Each 'verse has its own landing page with an index of stories within.

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aldersprig: (Cya Surprise)
Acquiring Students
When my tablet runs out of battery...
The Crew Continues
Crew, Continued
The Day
A Pact
The Pact Slips, Part I
The Pact Slips, Part II
A Solution

Doomsday Academy, a couple weeks after "A Solution"

"Hey, Sunny. I was wondering, I mean, there's that dance..." Ketil set his hand on Sunny's arm, stepping close to her. The unseasonably warm day had all the students outside, enjoying a few moments of sunshine.

"The holiday dance?" Sunny smiled encouragingly. Ketil had a shock of red hair and horns like a demon's, a crooked smile and a scar across his nose that even Changing hadn't healed. "I hear it's coming up soon, yeah?"

"I was wondering..." He trailed off as Aron lifted his hand off Sunny's arm and dropped it as if it were dirty. "...I guess you already have a date?"

"No, no, I don't... I didn't..." Sunny's smile faded.

Ketil shook his head. "I can read the wind, Sunny. Enjoy your date."

"...what?" Sunny stared at Ketil's retreating back in distressed confusion.
aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
After Chapter 34A

“The problem is, I don’t really have a plan for this part,” Enrie admitted.  They were sitting over an early breakfast — it appeared her teammates couldn’t sleep any more than she could. “I have sort of… bits and pieces of a plan.  Go look here, go look there.  The first ‘here’

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aldersprig: (AylaSmile)
In the setting of Addergoole, beyond the school, there is a little Village, described variously as "out of a Normal Rockwell painting," "Small Town USA", and "far too quaint." It leads out to residential areas, where some people - parents, former students, staff - live, and where lady Maureen's creche for, to be frank, unwanted children live.

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P.S. The library says "Falk Memorial Library."
P.P.S. Click to embiggen.
aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
There will be a one-plus day Giraffe Call on Monday, June 27th!
(beginning with 24 hours and going forward as per tips, signal boosts, and new follows).

This call will need one or more themes!

Poll #17531 Summer Giraffe Call Theme Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 14

What themes would you like and prompt for?

View Answers

Love, Lust, and Obsession
4 (28.6%)

Drama Queens & Divas
2 (14.3%)

Green Thumbs
8 (57.1%)

Impossible Ideas
8 (57.1%)

Senses (including senses beyond/other than the best-known 5)
7 (50.0%)

Plants and a plant approach to growth
7 (50.0%)

When the best answer is FIRE
9 (64.3%)

Underwater Exploration
5 (35.7%)

Summer ritual celebrations
8 (57.1%)

The end of a dying town
3 (21.4%)

What's on the other side of...?
5 (35.7%)

Freaks, Geeks, and passing-normals
7 (50.0%)

Independance, freedom, and the lack thereof
4 (28.6%)

Are you likely to prompt in a prompt call?

View Answers

4 (33.3%)

0 (0.0%)

4 (33.3%)

4 (33.3%)

Thanks to [ profile] rix_scaedu, [personal profile] alatefeline, and [ profile] sauergeek for theme ideas!
aldersprig: (Wood)

Chapter One: Trouble at the Stamen
Chapter 2: The Stamen End
Chapter Three: A Slippery Stamen-End
Chapter Four: The Sharp Exit

Chapter Five: The First Rescue

“Nimbus! Billow! Can you hear us!” Didda sounded, NImbus realized with some surprise, worried. Panicked, really.

“Nimber, Billbill?” Nimbus wrinkled her nose as Pearl resorted to their baby names.

“We’re here!” she called out, careful to shout over Billow’s head and not into her ear. “We fell into a — into a stomach or something. Careful! The wall openings are full of prickers!”

“Oh, my babies…” Mem sounded miserable.

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aldersprig: (Wood)
The Aereaxerer archipelago hovers high above the Nevilla Forest, wobbling ever so slightly on stems up to a mile high. This unlikely feature is the home of the Expectant Wood serial story, available to Patreon readers.

These posts open to all
The Serial Family (Patreon)
Name the Serial Family (LJ)
The Serial Islands (Patreon)
A five-minute map of the islands (LJ)

The Serial
These posts available to Patreon patrons

Nimbus and her family are on an expedition, exploring the Center of Aereaxera, the biggest island in the Aereaxerer archipelago. But something is amiss at the center of their world...!

Chapter One: Trouble at the Stamen (Patreon)
Chapter Two: The Stamen End (Patreon)
Chapter Three: The Slippery Stamen-End (Patreon)
Chapter Four: The Sharp Exit (Patreon)
Chapter Five: The First Rescue (Patreon)

aldersprig: (Evangaline)


So this references and quotes from Asta's Journal (free for everyone, on Patreon) and references/comes after Even a Locked Chest Must be Unlocked. Everything in here that does not directly reference Captain America is canon for the Aunt Family 'verse... which, if you're new to it, has a landing page here.


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aldersprig: (Aldersprig Leaves Raining)

June 23, 2006: If I recall correctly, I had a lyric from Sweet Southern Comfort, by Buddy Jewel, stuck in my head. Out of that, we got this little piece:
Kissing Gary Williams' sister in the back of the arcade after prom while our dates played Street Fighter... what a way to start!

It all started innocently enough... okay, it didn't, but it looked innocent, at least. The two of us, dressed to the nines, with $50 hair cuts and 4" heels, rained out of the traditional post-prom miniature golf and three games past pretending to care who was winning. We sighed nearly in unison.

"I thought there'd be more kissing," she confessed.

"I thought there'd be necking in the back of Gary's car," I countered.

"That's my brother!" she exclaimed (not for the first time), shocked and titillated.

"That's okay," I grinned, "I like you better anyway."

She had eyes the same amazing, dangerous grey-blue as her brother, I noticed, tiny wrists, and the most beautiful collarbones I had ever seen. I put my hand on the back of her perfect neck and kissed her the way I wanted her brother to kiss me.

It wasn't until I pulled back, several heartbeats later, that I thought to be nervous. It was an excruciatingly long second before she looked up at me with a stunned look... and tilted her face in a way that I had no doubt meant she wanted me to do it again.

Our dates found us an hour or so later, entangled in each other in the landscaping by the 5th hole, soaked to the skin and loving it.
aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena Rin)

“I’m looking for something new.” The Princess Orenienarena didn’t so much walk into Tailor Kentor’s store as she snuck in, a long fitted jacket covering up her imperial silks. It took the tailor a second glance to recognize her, her head covered in a thin scarf in the way of tradesfolk and her face bare of her customary jewelry.

She spilled a double handful of buttons onto the tailor’s counter. A glance told him they were hand-carved of stone and bone; a quick look with a loupe told him they were well-done. ”I am looking for something a bit more buttoned-up.”

Tailor Kentor frowned thoughtfully at the buttons and the Princess. Without looking, he batted his weasel Nagyar away from the pile of buttons. Nagyar, like all of his kind, was a notorious thief...

(read on...)

So I said...

And Rix said...

And I was low on Reiassan prompts, so here you go. 3000 words: buttoning structures and weasels in waistcoats.

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aldersprig: a close up of an alder leaf (Leaf)
Every story & serialized piece posted to my Patreon page
in order by month

* - open for anyone to read
§ - repost of a previously-posted story
‡ - a post is owed here

Items not marked with a setting nor in a setting-theme are not set in a broader world of mine

For more information on any setting, see my
index of indices, also known as a landing page landing page 

July 2014: Tir na Cali
Naked Sushi

August 2014: Reiassan
A Hero of Reiassan*
Other Soldiers, Other Fates* - continuation here*

September 2014: Gender-funkery
The Haircut *
The Shape-Wizard's Apprentice

October 2014: Impossible Situations
Family Reunion*
The Trouble With O'Shareen Seven*

November 2014: "I'm Writing Nano"
After the Storm (Addergoole post-apoc)

December 2014: No theme
Excerpt, Rin & Girey/Into Lannamer

January 2015: "I'm writing A Lot of Doomsday"
The Storm Prince of Death *

$20 Pledge Reached - short story

February 2015: Music and Song
Abduction: a musical*

March 2015: Dragons Next Door
A Twisty Problem
A Meeting & an Education*

April 2015: Stranded World
Strands and Connections
Tangles and Knots, Snarls and Combs
A tangled Knot *

May 2015: Love Stories
Ashes & Love (Fae Apoc)
The Warlord's Cat *
Five Locks (Fae Apoc)

$30 pledge reached - bonus story at $7 pledge level

June 2015: Tír na Cali
Leaving the Land of the Free
Fox Hunt
Sale Price *
Last Bid *
The Queen's Councillor *

July 2015: Finish It! (More, Please)
Down, Down, Down *  
(After Into the History of Addergoole)The Hunt Continues  
(After Fox Hunt, June '15)
Commissioned continuations:
A Rescue in Kind
(after the Daxton/Esha story found at this tag)

August 2015: Faerie Apocalypse
Discovery Channel - during the apoc *§
Want Ad - pre-apoc * (continued with Desired Situation *)
The Scores, the Stories, and the Truths pre-apoc *§
Angelic Visitation* - After Storm Prince Of Death, Jan '15, far post-apoc
Field Trip - during the apoc
A Storm Over Addergoole East 
$40 pledge reached - serial

September 2015: Cats
In Training - Tír na Cali *§
The Invasion of the Kah-Tah *
Vermin Hunter - Aunt Family
Lilac in Spring - Aunt Family *
Purrrrsonnel Issues *

October 2015: The Aunt Family
Heirlooms & Old Lace - modern era, Eva *§
Asta's Journal - WWII Era *
Journals of Loss 
Let No Man Set Asunder - 1968
A Test, a Trial - Zenobia Era
Zenobia was the Aunt two aunts before Ruan,
who was before Asta, who was before Evangaline.
A Bear in Winter - a fairy tale *

November 2015: Legends & Myths
The Mall 
The Great Dragon - Faerie Apocalypse
Estrildis’ Ring and Bóinn’s - Tír na Cali

December 2015 - Holidays & Traditions
Later On, By the Fire - Faerie Apocalypse
You'd Better Watch Out - Aunt Family *
Light a Candle For Me - Reiassan/Edally

January 2016: Addergoole
Going to Addergoole East - sometime postapoc
When the Angels Came - during the apoc
Attrition - between years 12 & 17 *

February 2016: Dragons Next Door
Going to Asthrifel * 
The Tinies of Ogre-House 
A Model Student of the Pumpkin

March 2016: Doomsday Academy/Cloverleaf
The Year Cya Didn't Keep Anyone - origins of Cloverleaf *§
Second Thoughts, Third Thoughts
Aging in Cloverleaf 
The Facility 

April 2016: April Showers
Don't Cry, Baby - Addergoole  *§
The Baroness and the Pauper - Tír na Cali
(Mis)Use of Power - Faerie Apocalypse *
Priorities - Faerie Apocalypse

May 2016: Stranded World
The Deep Inks *§  
Private Party
 - at the festival 
Woven Together - other characters
Leftovers: Ficlets of Stranded World - Thanksgiving *

June 2016: Reiassan
Goat Diplomacy - just post-cut-off from the old world
The Tea Wars - during Rin & Girey's voyage  *§
Goat-Mad - ~100 years before Edally *
The Weasel that saved the Empire - sometime after Rin but before Edally (probably)

The Serials... )
aldersprig: (KinkBingo2)
After/in the same world as Earning your Keep

Content warning: slavery, humiliation, other things of that ilk loosely hinted at.

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Written to June 7th's Tell-Me Tuesday: "What's in the Crate?"
aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
Previous to Chapter 34A...

Kekdela and Tesdes were waiting just inside the entrance to the library when Enrie, Saydrie, and Taikie got there. Kekla looked as if she was about ready to bounce out of her uniform, while Tesdes looked — well, the same as Tesdes normally looked, which was reservedly

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aldersprig: (KinkBingo2)

This is my answer - or the beginnings of one - to the "guy has umpteen wives" trope.

Sefton was beyond nervous as his parents led him down the path to his bride, but he kept his chin up and smiled as if this was the best idea in the world.

Taisiya of Stonewall had three husbands already and six children, the oldest of which had been in classes with Sefton. At least he wouldn't have to look Isham in the eye; he'd been part of the three-way trade that had ended up with Sefton bare-footed in the grass and Taisiya waiting at the pillar.

His parents' hands were firm on his elbows, and behind him his mother's second and fourth husbands marched quietly. He could no more run away than if they had already put chains on him.
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aldersprig: (Buffy)

Part I
Part II

"I don’t normally…” The client looked around nervously. She was wearing an oversized baseball cap, wide sunglasses, and a trench coat. She couldn’t have been saying “look at me, I’m sneaky,” any more if she had been wearing a sign. “...I don’t really…”

“Let’s go in the back room, why don’t we?” Nate nodded at Elliot, waiting casually at the bar, and at Sophie, chatting up an out-of-town businessman two booths away. “I think you’ll be more comfortable back there. Oh, bring your drink. Joe won’t mind.”
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aldersprig: (LynConstruction)

a story of the Faerie Apocalypse: written for the April Patreon Theme (April Showers)

“Pass me a crowbar!” Aileen had crawled over the detritus of most of a trailer park and now was shouting from inside of the one mostly-intact trailer. ”And, uh, do we have a pipe wrench?”

“I’ve got a pipe torch,” Bracken called back. “And a hacksaw. Aileen, what the eff are you doing?” She had found a motherlode of canned goods...

(read on...)

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aldersprig: (DragonBaby)

After Hostage Situation, Ketchup, and Salt, for the Finish It! Bingo

There were too many things to do, and Sage and I were still frozen for a moment in indecision. Our child had passed out. Our child had just performed focus-less magic at a distance, using a TV as his scrying bowl. He had taken a hostage-taker hostage. He had sent an unregistered magic signature into the heart of a tense police stand-off.

He had saved the day.
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aldersprig: (Susan)

first: A Door in the Wall
Second: On the Other Side of the Door
Third: The Call Comes Again
Fourth: New Travelling Companions
Fifth: Complications and then Complications
Sixth: Stranger Things
Seventh: A Change and Changes
Eighth: But Not A Return
Ninth: The Gods Not Tamed

The town they’d slept in this time was big enough to sport a proper inn, as well as a tailor and a dressmaker who’d been more than willing to put together another outfit each for the Pevensies. Soleck had paid for everything before handing over to Peter a full purse and giving him a quick explanation of the currency.

“I feel as if we’re travelling in state now,” Lucy murmured to Susan. “We have proper changes of clothing, we have coins for largesse…”
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aldersprig: (Gremlin)
I'm filling this in slowly from the below list, but this is my [community profile] allbingo card for the "Finish It" challenge.

Rin's parents, and Rin's father, and ...
Carrying the Spirit.
Arisse and Chress (V) Take Me (V) The Hazards of Magic (V) Fated (III) Edally (α)
Robbie meets Radar (V) B is for Beryl and her Boys.
How The Family Does things (IV) Fifty Years. (I) King(maker) Cake.
Aetheric Cleansing. (II) Novella(α)
You'd Better Watch Out. (IV) Rin & Girey (V) Unicorn-Chaste (I) Discovery (IV) The Enemy's City (IV) Æ is for Ash. (II) Landing Pages (3 big) (α)
The Portal Closed (III) Bjorn (I) Mikary (III) Over the Wall (IV) The Cat's Paw. (III) Far Weston. (VI) Ghost Story I(α)
Daxton and Esha (II) Jin (III):
Hostage Situation
A Locked Chest is Locked for a Reason (VI) Wild Card(IV) Legacy Cat (VI) Charming (I) Kickstarter(α)
The Strength (VI) Shahin and Emrys (VI) Unicorn Strokes (II) Gremlins/Junie's kidnapping (I) Aetheric Cleansing. (I) Three Glass Beads, Peacock Blue (II) Submission(α)

working oncompletednext

At any point, I may sub out one of these for another suggested one or something else I need to finish.

The numbers (those that remain) correspond to the list below. This was arranged from the [community profile] allbingo public card, your suggestions, and's list randomizer.

The Roman numerals are another way of getting a bingo - do, say, all of the (I) instead of a line or a square or such.

see links here -

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aldersprig: (Shahin)
Addergoole is a story about three couples coming together, with varying degrees of manipulation, coercion, and mind control - and varying degrees of affection, attraction, and romance.

It is a story about three teenagers finding out about magic - and about how that magic relates to them. 

It is also a story about just how awful magically-powered teenagers under minimal supervision can be to one another. 

It's a story about choices, and the times when the only good choice is still awful.  It's a story about learning new things about the world around you, and learning new things about yourself. 

Addergoole is dark contemporary fantasy, and it earns every single one of those titles. 

(Pondering new descriptions for an old series...)

aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
I'm working on putting together a Giraffe Call!

Give me some theme ideas?

Options from [ profile] rix_scaedu:
Love, lust and obsession.
Drama queens and divas.
Green thumbs.
Impossible ideas.

Ideas from [personal profile] alatefeline:
Senses (including senses beyond/other than the best-known human 5).
Plants and a plant approach to growth.
When the best answer is FIRE.

Giraffes from [ profile] sauergeek:
* Underwater exploration (maybe a fjord)
* Summer ritual celebrations
* The end of a dying town
* What's on the other side of...?
aldersprig: (Ruan)
I think my favorite part of this setting is the fact that we really have no idea what's going on. :D ~[personal profile] inventrix

When Evangaline's Aunt Asta dies, Evangaline inherits the house, its mysterious artifacts, and the family mantle of Aunt.

Meanwhile and 4 decades earlier, Asta's Aunt Ruan is dealing with the mess left by another aunt, and struggling against taking on the Aunt title herself.

And in the present, while Evangaline deals with her Aunts' legacy, her niece Beryl struggles with the idea that she will, in time, be the next Aunt.

"The Aunt Family" is contemporary fantasy; Ruan's story is taking on elements of steampunk as well.

Born out of the October, 2011 Giraffe Call

The Aunt Family - A Welcome (LJ)

Origins of the family as they are now:
Building the Homes (LJ)
For All Time, a creation parable

Heirlooms and Old Lace (LJ) - Touched up on Patreon
Trash and Treasures (LJ)
Welcome to the Family (LJ)
Accepting the Welcome (LJ) after Welcome to the Family (LJ)
Visiting Aunt Eva (LJ)
In the Attic (LJ)
An Argument of Magic - an argument with the grannies
Family and Cocoa - Eva and Beryl
Visiting an Uncle (LJ) Rosaria, Evangaline
Family Uncle
Still in the Family
The Powers That Be (LJ)

Unexpected Guest (LJ)
In the Cards (LJ)
Older Witches (Eva & Robbie)
How the Family Does Things (LJ)

Midnight, Summer Solstice (LJ)

Chocolate Fudge for the Holidays (LJ)
You'd Better Watch Out (Patreon)
Happy Inter-Universal Women's (Week): Eva and the Tarot (LJ)
Wild Card (LJ)

Eva description (LJ)

Warm Visions and Warm Family (Lj)

Difficult Relations (LJ)
Charming (LJ) to [personal profile] moonwolf's prompt (Hadelai & Beryl)
What to do about Auntie X (LJ)
Cleaning House (LJ)
Kitten Switchen (LJ)
Kitten Negotiations (did not xpost)
Boy Trouble (LJ) [Donor Perk]
Kitten Troubles (LJ)
Auntie Kitty (LJ)
Courting (LJ)
Sister Help (LJ)
B is for Beryl and her Boys
A Locked Chest is Locked for a Reason (LJ)
Even a Locked Chest Must Be Unlocked (LJ)
(the Grannies Story:)
Cats and Grandmas (LJ)
Cat's in the... Attic (LJ)
Family Secrets & Cat Secrets (LJ)
The Cat's Paw (LJ)

Tell me a Story (LJ) (Rosaria, Cady)
Glitter Bomb, in Alder-by-Post Issue One
Princesses, Knights, and the Huntsman (LJ)
The Princess and the Hunstsman (LJ)
Big Bad Witch (LJ)
Frog Pancakes (LJ)
Princesses (LJ)
Heroes (LJ)
Sidekick (LJ) Evangaline & Rosaria
The Þorn-Giants

F for Feisty Friend Felines of the Family
Then and Now
Turn Left Story (AU) (Lj)
sex-canon: Radar

...Had a Great Fall (LJ)
Asta's Journal (Patreon)
Let No Man Set Asunder (Patreon)

Estate (LJ)
Lost Spirits (LJ)
Aetheric Cleansing (LJ)
Read my story "The Wish Machine" (from the Aunt Family 'verse) in this month's EMG-Zine!
Engraved Invitation (LJ), Ruan & Johias
...and Thou (LJ)
Ruan Description (LJ)

Securing One's Own Legacy
Treacherous Sister
Glass and Steel (LJ) Zenobia!
That Damn Cat (LJ)
Bless the Cat (LJ)
Zoology Sparks
Passing the Cat (LJ)
Legacy Cat (LJ)
A Test, A Trial (Patreon)

Others in Eva's Family
At Asta's Funeral (LJ) Estella
Continuation Chosen by Random Numbers - Three Glass Beads, Peacock-Blue (LJ) Lilyah
King(maker) Cake (LJ) to [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith's prompt (Stone, Grandma Ardella, and Hadelai & Eva's sister Fallon)
Journals of Loss (Patreon) - Rosaria & Willard

Intimately Involved (LJ)
The Strength

The Family Kudzu (LJ)
Sweater Set (LJ), a previously-unexplored branch, to [personal profile] clare_dragonfly's prompt
Fated (LJ)
I Am No Aunt (LJ)
The Hazards of Magic (LJ)
Rumors About the Family ()
Vermin Hunter (Patreon)

February Worldbuilding Q2
February Worldbuilding Q10
February Worldbuilding Q17
A rough family tree exists here.

Read demifiction of Aunt Family (LJ), written by dialecticdreamer
Things I find out when writing about my settings... (LJ)
The beginnings of a Cast List, Aunt Family (LJ)

Aunt Ruan Description & Icon (LJ)
The Aunt Family, and Uncles

Ruan icon by [personal profile] meeks

Aunt Evangaline
Aunt Evangaline Art by [ profile] bootheel

aldersprig: (LynBack)

I've been trying - with some success - to keep my postings to some sort of schedule. I thought it might keep me on track if I posted said schedule here.

I may be off by up to a day on any given post.

Edally Academy
Weekend blog post

Patreon "Bonus" post - a flashback, something I missed from the month before, or just a story not yet posted for the month

Edally Academy
Buffy fanfic (or Buffy Fanfic)

Patreon - alternating weeks story & serial until serial is caught up
Throwback Thursday: a fic from "today in xxxx", with commentary.

Edally Academy
Narnia Fanfic into Valdemar

Of course, other fiction will be posted as finished/as whim hits/as commissioned/etc.
aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
“And now, you know what we’re going to do, don’t you?”

The voice was deep, ominous, coming from somewhere behind her.  Enrie didn’t answer.  There was no point in answering, and the blade at her throat suggested it would be a bad idea anyway.

“We’ll erase everything you’ve ever done and eve

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aldersprig: (AylaSmile)
Hey, Addergoole fans! I need some ideas for short side fiction!

Consolidated from three tweets, looking for three separate-but-related things:

Addergoole year 5 - the original series. First week (showing up through 1st dance). Give me a character to write a side story about, pls.

what kind of addergoole: year 5 story could I fit on a postcard while still having it a discrete piece of fiction?

Need some what-if situations for Addergoole. What if a student []... What if they Change []... What if they find out...[] Looking for students that illustrate or exemplify Addergoole, essentially.
aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
“She has a plan?”’  Taikie very nearly waited until they were out of earshot of the house Monitor’s office.  “Do you think…  Do you think it will be a good plan?  I mean, last time, we ended up with Instructor Kaasmasik back teaching classes, and Instructor Pelnyen is still teaching…”

“Well,” En

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aldersprig: (Buffy)

Part I:
Part II:
Part III:
Part IV:
Part V:

“Wait.” Buffy leaned forward. “You’re serious. Really serious. Commitments were made. Those commitments, they, waht, overlap? Someone can do that? Someone can just be like ‘hey, this person, she’s going to go to an elite boarding school,’ and then someone else is like ‘oh hey, yoink, she’s going to stab vampires for us’? I mean, really? What if I’d died before I got to their fancy school? How does that work?”

“That is, indeed, the difficulty with making agreements or arrangements for other people.” Giles stared at the road as if he didn’t want to turn to look at Buffy. “If you had made these arrangements yourself, you would know that they might — were very likely to, indeed — conflict. However…” He made a thoughtful noise. “The commitment to be Slayer, such as it is, is not a commitment to a location. That is the choice of the Council and a choice of, ah, the situation. You can still be Slayer and not be in Sunnydale — as this summer so aptly proved.”
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aldersprig: (KinkBingo2)
Content warning: slavery, humiliation, other things of that ilk loosely hinted at.

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Written to June 9th's Thimbleful Thursday prompt, "Meal Ticket."

aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
House Monitor Libkazaari’s office was open and, thankfully, there was nobody there except the House Monitor.  Enrie knocked on the open door and waited until Libkazaari looked up.

The frown that crossed Libkazaari’s face made Enrie worry.  “Enerenerie, Tairiekie, Saydrie.  I believe I should give...

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aldersprig: (goatie goat)

“Can we have a goat now?”

When Latezya was nine years old, she spent every spare moment of her school break cleaning out the outbuilding behind her family’s home. Before her parents had bought the house, the old building had been a stable. Now that it was theirs, it served mostly as a junk room and home to the wild weasels that ran rampant through the city....

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aldersprig: (Lyn Calenyena)
In looking over information here and there on the site, it came to my attention that the page labelled "The World" still said "information about the world goes here."

I've begun to rectify that with a section on geography and one on history. Religion/Gods, Sira/Aether, and Language already have heir own sub-pages.

Is there anything else you'd like to know about Reiassan or the greater world?

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aldersprig: (Susan)

first: A Door in the Wall
Second: On the Other Side of the Door
Third: The Call Comes Again
Fourth: New Travelling Companions
Fifth: Complications and then Complications
Sixth: Stranger Things
Seventh: A Change and Changes
Eighth: But Not A Return

The next morning found mounts, Soleck, Leffen, breakfast, and packed saddle bags waiting for the four of them. Breakfast, as laid out by Marna and Orna, was heavy, filling, and delicious. The horses were horses only, as far as Susan could tell, solid working beasts that seemed placid, easy rides. Well, Soleck had no way of knowing they’d spent a lifetime in the saddle, and these may have been the rides available. Susan hoped she wasn’t taking a beast someone needed to pull a plow.
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aldersprig: (GIRAFFE!)
I have just wrapped up a major project and am looking to wrap up Edally in a few weeks (This book; then a break before Saydrie's book).

I am thinking of doing another Giraffe Call, and taking some feedback I have gotten that the live-writing-feel is often good.

So it would go something like:

The Call opens when I wake up on X day. That's all I write to that day, as long as there are prompts. I write to prompts I get from the first 16 people/the first 16 prompts.

Tipping assures a second ficlet for tipper, and tipping thresholds ($25? $20?) carry the writing on for a second/third/etc. day - possibly with new themes each day, possibly the same theme throughout.

As always, tipping could also buy continuations, although I might stick with my 2-cents-a-word normal rate just to not be writing forever and ever amen.

Thoughts? Also, theme suggestions?
aldersprig: (CyaSmile)
Acquiring Students
When my tablet runs out of battery...
The Crew Continues
Crew, Continued
The Day

Doomsday Academy, a few years under a decade before Cya Keeps Leo.

"It's not that it's gross..." Aron spoke carefully, his eyes darting between his three crewmates. "It's just that it seems wrong when they're just..." His hands lifted as if ready to make a gesture, then flopped to the bed, and his cheeks colored.

Today they were in Sunny's cy'Red dorm, stacked on her bed, because one of Aron's cy'ra were... engaged... with a cy'Sweetflower. Loudly.

"And I mean, sure, they're having fun, but then there's going to be that loud mess like there was with the last one, with Silva, and with Kit before that. At this rate, he's not going to be able to talk to anyone in the school by the time he graduates."

"We're not going to do that. Right?" Sunny looked between the three of them, her crew. "We're best friends. We're crew. We're not going to get all... all sexy and start fighting with each other, right? Right?"

"No sex," Astarte agreed with a sharp nod.

"Sex is for outside the crew," Kerr agreed, very quietly.

"It's a deal." They put their hands together and shook, all for one, one for all.
aldersprig: (Tairiekie)
Lady Ilonilarrona narrowed her eyes.  Enrie smiled, although she was beginning to feel as if her lips were made of stone.  Saydrie and Taikie moved forward a step on either side of her.

“You really don’t know, do you?  You’re stupider than I thought, and that little heel was lying to us.  Well,

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aldersprig: (Beryl)
After A Locked Chest is Locked for a Reason, a story of the Aunt Family. To the Finish It! Bingo.

If it weren’t for the angry cat sitting on top of the chest — currently in the form of a juvenile marmalade tom — the chest would not have stood out in the Aunt’s attic. This corner of the attic, furthest from windows, chimneys, and the two entrances, was stacked to the roof with such chests, leather-clad and metal-bound, each of them locked and the keys all hung on a ring downstairs. Aunt Eva had been cataloguing and numbering them, one giant chest of diaries at a time.

Beryl studied Radar. She’d started thinking of him as her cat, foolish as she knew that was. He was an Aunt cat, and she was not the aunt.

“Can I move the chest?” she offered. “By the handles, I mean. Or on a cart?”
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