icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (Fairytale)
( Nov. 9th, 2016 11:35 pm)
I wanted something small and soothing?

Title: A Silent Companionship
Rating: PG
Universe: Fae & Fairies
Characters/Pairings: Rue the River Gnome, The Grey Champion
Summary: To imagine the friendship of a lowly river gnome and a fae champion would be the height of foolishness. Rue doesn't particularly care. It's a quiet thing they have, her winter knight and her. A silent companionship.
Wordcount: 1543
Warnings/Notes: Fairies, silence, dangerous people, silent companionship
Claimer: Mine

A random thing that wanted to be written. WARNING for mob wars, murders, and people using floods as a weapon. Altogether a nasty little thing.

Title: Cityside Fairytale
Rating: R
Universe: Fairytale Noir
Characters/Pairings: The Detective, Carla James, Bernie Symes, Lori Allan, the hitwoman
Summary: "Don't nobody mess with Carla James. And don't nobody forget that the river will have its due." The city and the river feed each other, but if somebody murders the wrong man, if somebody tips things the wrong way, then the river will have its due. Urban fantasy, an ugly little slice of fairytale noir.
Wordcount: 4220
Warnings/Notes: Urban fantasy, fairytale noir, river spirits, elemental magic, organised crime, mob wars, murders, weaponised floods, magical abilities, detectives, criminals, highly inadvisable attraction
Claimer: Mostly mine

Written for a [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic prompt about a character being mistaken for a vampire but actually being something a lot stranger than that. I have no idea why this was what resulted -_-;

Title: Yves
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Original Urban Fantasy
Characters/Pairings: The Narrator, Great-Aunt Yvonne, Yves. Yves/Yvonne
Summary: Sometimes, for entirely understandable reasons, you end up under the impression that your great-aunt's secret lover may or may not be a vampire. Sometimes, it turns out that the universe is a whole lot stranger than that. All's well that end's well, though. Or close enough, anyway.
Wordcount: 7530
Warnings/Notes: First person. Violence, serial killers, vampires, spirits, violence, rescue, guardians, reincarnation, romance, age difference, happy ending
Claimer: Yep, one of mine

Yves )
Random bit of nonsense for a prompt on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic regarding 'the highest room of the tallest tower'.

Title: Manners Saveth Man
Rating: PG
Fandom: Original Fairytale
Characters/Pairings: Mellith the sorceress, Khered the dragoness, Sir Haradyth the knight. Mellith & Khered, potential Mellith/Haradyth
Summary: The trials of the exceptionally grumpy sorceress Mellith and her perhaps not entirely sympathetic friend Khered the dragoness. It turns out that manners may well save knightly lives, as a certain Sir Haradyth found out.
Wordcount: 1211
Warnings/Notes: Fractured fairy tale, grumpiness, angry magic users, violence, humour, friendship, manners
Claimer: All mine

For the following prompt on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic: Fairy Tales, any princess, peasant girl or nobleman's daughter, (potential modern AU) (631): I want to see a guy holding a pizza and a bottle of scotch and a box of magnums. I'm a simple woman.

Title: Guns and Glass Cases
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Grimm's Fairy Tales, specifically The Glass Coffin
Characters/Pairings: Gabriele (the maiden), Leo (the tailor), Alban (the stag/brother). Gabriele/Leo, maybe slight hints of Gabriele/Leo/Alban.
Summary: Nine months after they've escaped a monster's clutches, Gabriele's idiot husband and her idiot brother have gone to get her a birthday present. As it turns out, they know her very well indeed. Modern Crime AU of "The Glass Coffin"
Wordcount: 2922
Warnings/Notes: I suspect 'magnums' was meant to mean the ice-creams, but I couldn't resist the chance to play with one of my favourite fairytales, so I went with the guns. Mentions of crime, kidnappings, captivity, rescue, guns, recovery, family/friendship
Disclaimer: Not mine

These are just about 1700 words of rough notes, mostly outlining, research and associations, that I did in preparation for the Walpurgis Nacht story. Normally I wouldn't post these, but the stuff about the Harz and the Piper is really kind of interesting, so I thought I'd throw them up as well. The actual story shifted a bit from this outline as I was fighting with it (seriously, there were five separate drafts and two months of fighting involved), but since they're only rough notes I figured I'd leave them.

Something odd that I've been meaning to do for a while. This is likely riddled with historical and geographic inaccuracies. Heh. I've just wanted something with the Piper vs vampires for a while, and I've been fighting with this story for ages, so I thought I'd just throw it up as is before I got any more annoyed with it.

Title: Walpurgis Nacht
Rating: R
Fandom: Fairytales, Pied Piper of Hamelin, German Folklore, Vampire Folklore
Characters/Pairings: The Pied Piper, Mila (OC), the Lady in Red (OC)
Summary: In 1876, in the Harz mountains in Saxon Germany, a dark court takes possession of a ruined castle overlooking a village, led by a lady all in red. On Walpurgis Nacht, the most dangerous night of the year, a stranger wanders into the terrified town, and the world is made to realise that there are things that even vampires should not mess with
Wordcount: 5881
Warnings/Notes: Folklore, vampires, spelled thrall, conflict, bonfires, people being set very thoroughly on fire, horror. Happy ending, though. More or less.
Disclaimer: Oh, not mine.

icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (Fairytale)
( Jul. 6th, 2015 10:02 pm)
For the following prompt on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic: "Death, he can't remember if he was ever alive". Which, apparently, results in an odd mash-up of 'Death and the Maiden' and the Brothers Grimm.

Title: Das Lied Vom Tod
Rating: PG
Fandom: European Folklore, Grimm's Fairytales, Death and the Maiden
Characters/Pairings: Der Tod|Death
Summary: Death comes from life, and bones come from bodies, but Death cannot remember if he was ever alive
Wordcount: 471
Warnings/Notes: Death, amnesia, existential angst, and waxing philosophical
Disclaimer: Not mine

icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (Woman)
( Jun. 17th, 2015 11:54 pm)
Written for this image prompt on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic.

Title: With A Faerie Wild And Wary
Rating: PG
Universe: Original Fairy Tale
Characters/Pairings: The Maiden, the Faerie. Developing friendship
Summary: It was not wise to venture into the endless forests, nor to search for faeries there. She had never been wise, though, and of the two of them, the faerie and her, perhaps she was not the only one snared
Wordcount: 1827
Warnings/Notes: Forests, faeries, amnesia, being lost, danger, help, bargains, friendship, happy ending
Claimer: Mine, more or less

Written for the following [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic prompt: "any two couples, one partner from each couple dies and the remaining ones hook up in their grief". I am in an odd frame of mind, apparently, because grieving fairytale femslash was what suggested itself. Also, this is mostly the Disney versions, yes?

Title: Bella Rosa
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Beauty & the Beast, Sleeping Beauty
Characters/Pairings: Belle, Briar Rose. Past Belle/Beast and Briar Rose/Phillip, present Belle/Briar Rose
Summary: When her Beast is taken from her at last, after years together, Belle goes in search of something to take her back to him. What she finds, in an enchanted castle wreathed in thorns, is something else altogether. Two women reach out in grief, and take each other's hands
Wordcount: 3091
Warnings/Notes: Spells/curses, character deaths, skeletons, grief, deathwishes. Happy ending, though. Second loves.
Disclaimer: Not mine

Inspired by the 1868 painting The Enchantress by Heinrich Lossow.

Title: The Statue
Rating: Mature
Fandom: Original Work
Characters/Pairings: Heinrich, the Sphinx, Heinrich's mother. Heinrich/Sphinx
Summary: In Regency England, a bereaved and extremely eligible bachelor dreams of escape from society's demands, and takes solace -and perhaps more than that- in the company of a stone monstrosity
Wordcount: 3563
Warnings/Notes: Grief, duty, moping, marriage demands, sexual fantasy
Claimer: Mine. More or less.

icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (Consideration)
( Nov. 21st, 2014 05:55 pm)
Quick thing, written for the [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic prompt: "Fairy tales, any peasant, princess, or nobleman's daughter, clothing is another form of armor."

Title: My Sisters' Armour
Rating: PG
Fandom: Fairy Tales: Cinderella
Characters/Pairings: Cinderella, the Ugly Stepsisters, the Stepmother, the Queen
Summary: Cinderella: a life lived in clothing's armour, from one battlefield to the next
Wordcount: 900
Warnings/Notes: Clothing, social rules/access, court machinations, women in power, spies and secrets
Disclaimer: Not mine

Tiny thing written for a prompt on [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic of "Mother, you are blood red."

Title: Blood Wolf
Rating: M
Fandom: Original Work
Characters/Pairings: The Mother, The King. Mother & son.
Summary: "Mother, you are blood red." An outflanked army returns home, expecting ruin, and finds something else instead
Wordcount: 519
Warnings/Notes: Dark fairy tale, war, despair, blood, victory
Disclaimer: Mine, if only just

I've had writer's block for weeks now, and I have a job interview on Wednesday, so I thought I'd just write something to break the paralysis and post whatever came out of it. Um. This is what did? Dieselpunk gay faerie romance set approximately in 1938, because my brain is weird. Good luck.

Title: Castles in the Sky
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Original (Rook & Raven)
Characters/Pairings: Retim, Alem. Retim/Alem
Summary: While the shadows of fresh war draw closer and the age of airships draws to a close, two tainted exiles stand aboard a poisoned paradise and wait for reality to shatter old illusions. A world full of iron is not kind to fae, and a sky full of iron wings even less so
Wordcount: 3049
Warnings/Notes: Dodgy historical fantasy, dieselpunk, World Wars I and II, airships, poisoning, sacrifice, forbidden romance, period-ish homophobia & racism, faeries, immortality/mortality, sacrifice, transformation
Claimer: This one is mine

icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (Fantomas)
( Jun. 20th, 2014 09:27 pm)
For today's [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic theme. All 6 or 12 word ficlets. Um. Mostly 12.


Discworld, Vetinari, Ticking Clock

Irregularity is a state of mind. He doesn't flinch at disordered time.

Fairy Tales, Ariel/Cinderella, Shattered Glass Slippers

Ariel's limp worsens. Ella kneels, to slip whole glass onto tortured feet.

Highlander, Methos, Ultimate Pragmatist

"We eat our enemies' life-force, MacLeod. Cannibalism will hardly damn us faster."

MCU, Natasha, Truth

Truth isn't complicated, it's just rare.

Star Trek: TOS, Scotty, Working Miracles

Physics be damned, he's got God's own cheat sheet. Her name's Enterprise.

The Musketeers, Athos/d'Artagnan, Wanting

He's been burned by want before. D'Artagnan is too impetuous to care.
I saw RotG a few days ago. And Jack, and Sandy, and ... *spreads hands helplessly* Bear with me, yes?

Title: Pale-Gold Wonder
Rating: PG
Fandom: Rise of the Guardians (2012 movieverse)
Characters/Pairings: Sanderson Mansnoozie, Jack Frost. Jack & Sandy for definite, possibly Jack/Sandy
Summary: Centuries ago, in a dark and snowy forest, Sandy had met a dream of another's making. And Sandy, being Sandy, had decided he loved it and the spirit that made it both.
Wordcount: 1819
Warnings/Notes: First fic for this fandom, no idea what I'm doing.
Disclaimer: Not mine

icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (Loki)
( Aug. 2nd, 2012 08:58 pm)
For [livejournal.com profile] comment_fic prompts. *grins*

Avengers movieverse, Tony & Thor, Electricity

Thor's lightning is too clumsy, imprecise, but baby, oh baby, that's where he comes in - the lightning rod, the transformer, the goddamn conduit - and distantly he hears Thor whoop, pure joy, over the roar of electricity in his ears, and the rumble of masonry as the armour channels the lance of god into the fucking finger of man.

Discworld, Vimes & Vetinari, Quarter

There must never be visible quarter given between them - only reward and punishment, anger and remorseless law, the bristling defiance of an honest man against the powers that be - but sometimes, seeing the strange, flinching mercy in Vimes' eyes, feeling the bizarre turning in his own chest ... Havelock wishes it were not so.

African Diasporic Myth, Anansi, Nothing Strange

They say, his adversaries, that there is nothing strange in this world - nothing subtle or hidden, secret or sly, nothing turned from true, nothing new or different, nothing rebellious, nothing magical, nothing at all but what they know - this, he thinks, this soft belief, is the greatest gift they have ever given him.

The Snow Queen (fairytale), Snow Queen/Kai, Certain As The Sun

Though she had been given three kisses - once to touch, twice to keep, thrice to send them down to sleep - she knew, even as she looked at him, falling slowly frozen before her, waiting for the cold death of her touch, or the melting warmth of another, that certain as the sun, certain as the cold ... he was never hers to hold.

Nikita (Luc Besson), Nikita & Amande, Allure

She had learned allure, the softness of it, the killing of it, in front of a mirror - two faces, side by side, the resting of a soft, papery cheek against hers, the pull of her lips against the paint, and the ancient, serene knowing in Amande's eyes: we are infinite, we are soft, we are beloved ... and we are, at out hearts, the most dangerous things in all the world.

Saiyuki, Hakkai, Hold Nothing

Free of all (lost in the lakes of blood, a thousand demons, one love), bound by nothing (torn free in losing of an eye, sheared from the past by the changing of a name), you live your life (six oranges, because we're all gonna eat, umbrellas because it's always going to rain, a never-faltering smile because we're all gonna die) ... simply as it is (Hakkai).

Book of Enoch, Raphael/Azazel, Before

"Do you know what I find amusing," Azazel whispered, a dark curl in Raphael's ear, a searing chain holding him to the dark, "that I was Grigori, and yet it was you ... who watched us fall."
Random thing. But they do make a rather awesome reverse Beauty and Beast, don't they?

Title: La Bete et La Belle
Rating: PG
Fandoms: Avengers movieverse
Characters/Pairings: Bruce, Tony, Dummy, JARVIS. Bruce & Tony
Summary: Watching Tony move about his lab like a sorceror in an enchanted castle, Bruce has a thought
Wordcount: 745
Warnings/Notes: Angst
Disclaimer: Not mine

icarus_chained: lurid original bookcover for fantomas, cropped (rumpelstiltskin)
( Feb. 20th, 2012 02:42 pm)
Okay, so I'm finally caught up on Once Upon A Time. *grins* Went through all 13 episodes in a few days. Which is perhaps odd, because it's not the best show ever. It just ... pushed some happy buttons? *grins*

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