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Dear My-Mystery-Yuletide-Writer:

Dear My-Mystery-Yuletide-Writer:

I know my journal is very bare... as you can see, I only use it for fic! Still, some of the stories I've posted might give you an idea of what I like. My fic preference is gen, unless otherwise indicated.

I already included some prompts in my requests, so I won't repeat myself, except to say please don't feel bound by any of the ideas I suggested - they are just ideas. If they trigger a story for you, great; if it doesn't click with you, don't force it - I'm sure you have plenty of ideas of your own that I would enjoy just as much... maybe more.

In case you came here looking for some extra inspiration, here are a few of my general fic likes:

I like stories that show me something new about a character, or remind me why I love them so much in the first place. I like to see people prove themselves, to fight for the people they love and the reasons they love them. I like it when characters grow. I like happy(ish) endings, or sadder ones with hope shining through. I love relationships, the dynamics of interacting with another person, and what it means to trust someone, people protecting those they care about and fighting for things that matter.

... Obviously I don't expect all of this in one story! You don't even have to include any of these if they don't work with what you have in mind. I am just super-excited that someone is writing a story just.for.me. Thank you so much, and I cannot wait to read what you come up with.

I love Yuletide, and I hope you enjoy writing the story you choose to write. Thanks in advance for making my merry Christmas even merrier.

Happy holidays!

Marie x

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Master fic list

.. since I've posted quite a few things over at AO3 that aren't on my lj, here's the links to all my fic, by fandom:

A Tangled Web - L.M. Montgomery.Collapse )

The Blue Castle - L.M. Montgomery.Collapse )

GleeCollapse )

LeverageCollapse )

Merlin (BBC)Collapse )

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fic: dragon's bane

Written for the nightmares and monsters challenge at merlin_flashfic

Title: dragon's bane
Length: 1,200
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Uther, Igraine, Gaius. Pre-series.

Read it here:
And this, at last, was a foe he could face.

fic: words and other weapons

Written for the weapons challenge at merlin_flashfic

Title: words and other weapons
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Arthur, Merlin, Uther
Length: 1,042

Read it here:
Arthur witnessed his first execution when he was seven years old.

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[fic] failure to communicate

Title: failure to communicate
Author: hardlygolden
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Sam, Dean [gen]
Wordcount: 1,280

Summary: After the flash of light faded, all that was left is the two of them. Coda to 4.22.

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fic: a stranger in a strange land

Written for the outsider challenge at merlin_flashfic

Title: a stranger in a strange land
Length: 4,600
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Merlin and Arthur, pre-slash.

Summary: Merlin forgets. Arthur doesn’t.


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“Who are you,” was the first thing he said when he woke up – well, it’s what he would have said, if he’d been able to say anything at all. Instead, he ended up reaching his hand out towards the blond boy beside him.

and pray to god i see headlights [SPN]

. and pray to god i see headlights .

Supernatural. Gen, weechesters, pre-series.
9,652 words. Title from Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show // Bob Dylan.


For peganix in the spn holiday exchange spn_j2_xmas. The prompt I chose went in a bit of a different direction than you may have had in mind, but I hope you still enjoy it.

Summary: "Oh for fuck’s sake," Dad said, "there’s two of you," and that’s when Dean knew they were in trouble.

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