maidenjedi: (fanfic writer)
Texas is experiencing spring - in other words, that late March-late May stormy season - and given tonight's forecast I suspect I may be up late tonight.

So let's meme. Pick a story of mine, choose a question from below, I will answer.

My stories.

1: What inspired you to write the fic this way?
2: What scene did you first put down?
3: What's your favorite line of narration?
4: What's your favorite line of dialogue?
5: What part was hardest to write?
6: What makes this fic special or different from all your other fics?
7: Where did the title come from?
8: Did any real people or events inspire any part of it?
9: Were there any alternate versions of this fic?
10: Why did you choose this pairing for this particular story?
11: What do you like best about this fic?
12: What do you like least about this fic?
13: What music did you listen to, if any, to get in the mood for writing this story? Or if you didn't listen to anything, what do you think readers should listen to to accompany us while reading?
14: Is there anything you wanted readers to learn from reading this fic?
15: What did you learn from writing this fic?


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TITLE: They Who Bear the Cost
FANDOM: Mercy Street
PAIRING: Jed/Mary, Henry/Emma
RATING: PG-13
SUMMARY: The inhabitants of Mansion House and the Battle of Antietam.

On AO3.

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I had no intention of staying up to actually finish this.  I came into my home office at 11 and picked up a book I have on Civil War battlefields, to get a sense of the timeline of Antietam for this story.  It was originally meant to be a shorter vignette for the series "Sea of Tranquility, Ocean of Storms" (indeed, "Ocean of Storms" was the working title), and I had intended it to be about just one or two of the characters.  It kind of grew as I went, so I just wrote.  It felt longer, while I was writing.  I am sure it could be, if I felt equal to the task of conveying 1860s hospital chaos with no visual aid.  

It is about Antietam, obvs, also called the Battle of Sharpsburg (in the South).  I was struck when watching the series finale (spoiler!) that they didn't really....talk about the battle, per se.  The show went with the political aftermath, which I get.  This battle didn't have the impact on Alexandria that others did, in a physical sense, plus battle scenes cost more, and the show is and isn't about the war itself.  But the single bloodiest day of the war does warrant more than a political tussle onscreen, I thought.  And that's how this grew in my head.


maidenjedi: (what i like)
TITLE:  By God's Kindness Alone
FANDOM:  Mercy Street
PAIRING:  Jed Foster/Mary Phinney
RATING:  PG
SUMMARY:  Jed and Mary contemplate the next steps, after the events of the season two finale, "House of Bondage."

On AO3

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I intend this to be the first of a series of vignettes set after the series ending and during the American Civil War.  We'll see how it goes (that's why a series and not a WIP).  The series title is "Sea of Tranquility, Ocean of Storms" (which came about because I've been binging episodes of both The West Wing and The West Wing Weekly, and I just got through "Galileo").
maidenjedi: (princess leia)
Title: Untitled 
Fandom: When Harry Met Sally
Rating: PG-13, warning for character death
Summary: Five moments in Sally and Marie’s friendship. 
Notes:  This has been knocking around in my head all day.   And I'm sorry.

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TITLE: The Twelfth of December
AUTHOR: Maidenjedi
FANDOM: The X-Files
RATING: R
SPOILERS: Whole series up for grabs.
DISCLAIMER: Not my characters, my concept, or my show. Damn it.

SUMMARY: What happened when it ended.

NOTES:  This entire concept came from a comment [livejournal.com profile] timesink made in the wake of "My Struggle."  Headcanon developed, fic resulted.  Fandom is a wonderful place to play.

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Under the cut, or on AO3.

She awoke when the bed grew cold, and knew only vaguely that he was not there. )
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TITLE: Assurance
AUTHOR: Maidenjedi
FANDOM: The X-Files
RATING: R
SPOILERS: My Struggle, Part 1 (post-ep, none for following episodes)
SUMMARY: Tad O'Malley escapes with his life, just barely.

NOTES: Spoilers. Lots and lots of spoilers. But none for the upcoming episodes, so this is likely gonna get jossed to hell (Cartered?). No beta, just good old-fashioned write and post.

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maidenjedi: (mulder and scully)
You know you wanna.


[livejournal.com profile] haremxf
The Women of The X-Files Comment Ficathon!



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TITLE: To Give My Love Good-Morrow
AUTHOR: Maidenjedi
RATING: PG, no warnings necessary
PAIRING: Margaret Hale/John Thornton
SUMMARY: Margaret Hale has the world at her feet, and all she wants is to go home again.

NOTES: Written for [community profile] rarepairfest 2015 for [livejournal.com profile] tree.

A few bits and pieces are more book-inspired, but this is very much a series story. The title is from a poem by Thomas Heywood, from which Mrs. Gaskell pulled the title of the book's final chapter.

Read on AO3 or below the cut.

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Well, the Not Prime Time reveal happened while I was away, so I'm late in posting this here. This fic ate my brain for a good number of weeks. It's wildly AU and went in a totally different direction than I thought it would when I decided I wanted to write about Shireen surviving.

TITLE: In Spite of All Terror
FANDOM: Game of Thrones
RATING:  PG-13
CHARACTERS: Shireen Baratheon, Brienne of Tarth, Sansa Stark, Dacey Mormont, Theon Greyjoy, Podrick Payne, Samwell Tarly, a few others make cameos, and an OC
PAIRING: None
SUMMARY: Shireen Baratheon escapes, and gathers companions, each seeking to survive and none able to continue alone, whether because of danger or duty. This is the tale of how they meet.

Written for Sumi for Not Prime Time 2015

This is long, so I'm just going to provide the link.

In Spite of All Terror (AO3)

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TITLE: Don’t Look Up, the Sky is Falling
AUTHOR: Maidenjedi
RATING: R
SUMMARY: Byers and Scully chase down yet another lead in the ongoing search for Mulder.
SPOILERS: Through Requiem but skews AU just short of the end of that episode.
DISCLAIMER: Not mine. Nope nope nope.

Well, here it is.  The rewritten story.  A lot shorter than I initially anticipated, but long by my usual standards.  

This took a lot of Tori Amos (hence the title) and general folk music to get through.  And wine.  I had a harder time doing this than I initially anticipated, for all sorts of reasons.  

At AO3 

maidenjedi: (Default)
Okay y'all.  There are just a few X-Files sign-ups on Not Prime Time.   Hoping to entice some of you who may have some time and interest to sign up for this!!  Also, there are other fandoms that may fall in your interests.  This sucker is pretty Marvel-heavy right now and while that's totally cool, I'd love a little diversity.

All the relevant info and links are here

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TITLE: Wings Like Noah's Dove
RATING: R
PAIRING: Larry Underwood/Lucy Swann
SPOILERS: the novel
DISCLAIMER: Not mine and I'm not selling.
SUMMARY: Larry Underwood comes back to Boulder.

Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] marien in Yuletide Madness 2014. Title from 'Fare Thee Well (Dink's Song)', as I was listening to Oscar Isaac's version on the 'Inside Llewyn Davis' soundtrack on perpetual loop while writing this.

Also on AO3.

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TITLE: It's Bound to Scare You, Boy
FANDOM: The Stand by Stephen King
RATING: R
PAIRING: n/a
SPOILERS: the novel
DISCLAIMER: Not mine and I'm not selling.
SUMMARY: Larry Underwood and a stranger. Los Angeles, 1989.

Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] ninety6tears for Yuletide 2014. Lyrics from 'Eve of Destruction' by Barry McGuire (the title, too) and 'Baby, Can You Dig Your Man?' by Stephen King.

Also on AO3.

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TITLE: Reflection
FANDOM: Jane Austen's Persuasion
RATING: PG
PAIRING: Anne Elliott/Frederick Wentworth
SPOILERS: the novel
DISCLAIMER: Not mine and I'm not selling.
SUMMARY: Lady Russell has some things to consider on the morning of Anne's wedding.

Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] missgiven in Yuletide Madness 2014

Also on AO3

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maidenjedi: (ironman)
TITLE: The Light of Day
RATING: R
PAIRING: Haymitch Abernathy/Effie Trinket
SPOILERS: The Hunger Games series through Mockingjay
DISCLAIMER: Not mine and I'm not selling.
SUMMARY: Effie returns home.

NOTES: For now, I choose comfort. Also available on AO3.

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maidenjedi: (fanfic writer)
Not Prime Time authors are revealed today, so I can cop to writing the following:

The Man in the Gabardine Suit is a Spy (Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America movies)
Steve and Natasha are on the run. Until one day, they aren't.  This one was written for [livejournal.com profile] snickfic and was from my actual assignment.  I wasn't able to see Captain America: Winter Soldier a second time so my canon is a bit squiffy, and my tonal inspiration was drawn a bit from the final episodes of the first season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  But truthfully, I started shipping Steve/Natasha after that movie and the idea of them on the run fascinates me.  

To Humbler Functions, I Call Thee (Game of Thrones)
Catelyn Stark, mother.  For [archiveofourown.org profile] etoilecourageuse tried a few different ways of writing what I was driving at: Catelyn Stark's identity as a mother is her highest calling, and how does mothering five children of her own and serving in that function for two other children really become rooted in her?  I also originally tagged this as also being a Song of Ice and Fire story, for which I was chastised in the comments because I shifted the canon to suit my needs re: Robb Stark's birth.  But frankly, since a certain incarnation of Cat is unlikely to grace our screens, and I'm theorizing that every decision, every opportunity of mothering contributes to that eventual fate, I think this story is for both canons.  ::shrug::
maidenjedi: (mulder and scully)
Title: Ruins
Author: Maidenjedi
Rating: R
Warnings: None really, but this is bleak, as it's post-col.

Summary: Three months after the world ends, Mulder and Scully are heading west.  XF Santa 2013 gift for [livejournal.com profile] memories_child 

NOTES: This functions as a sort of prequel to my post-col story Left Standing. There’s no real need to read that first but they do tie in together. [livejournal.com profile] memories_child  asked for post-col/post-series, and this came to mind. As in the previous story, I’m ignoring finale canon and the second film.


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TITLE: Crushed to Ashes
RATING: PG-13
Pairing: Mulder/Scully, more partnership than relationship
SPOILERS: The End; series through Season 5
DISCLAIMER: Not mine and I'm not selling.
SUMMARY: Mulder, as his office is destroyed and his work set aflame. Written for XF is Love 2013.

A/N: A Mulder-POV companion to "Leaves Her Fingerprints," but all you really need to know is that this is post-"The End" and it's Mulder, coping.

Part 2 of what I'm calling the "Ashes" series. I have no idea if there really will be more. I hope so. I have some ideas.

Also on AO3

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maidenjedi: (mulder and scully)
TITLE: Leaves Her Fingerprints
RATING: PG-13
Pairing: Mulder/Scully, more partnership than relationship
SPOILERS: The End; series through Season 5
DISCLAIMER: Not mine and I'm not selling.
SUMMARY: "Mary stays behind, and starts cleaning up the place." Scully during and after 'The End.'

A/N: Written for XF_is_Love 2013. Inspired by 'Mary' by Patty Griffin.

Also on AO3.

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