Title: Redefining Reality
Fandom: To Aru Kagaku no Railgun | A Certain Scientific Railgun
Rating: G
Summary: The thing about Personal Reality, Ruiko knows, is that it means something different to everyone. Finding her own definition of it is not quite as simple as everyone else would have her believe. But she'll find it, no matter what it takes.
Notes: Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] Starrie_Wolf for Yuletide 2016. (Also on AO3.) Spoilers for the first full season of the Railgun anime. Additional notes are at the end.

Redefining Reality )

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Title: Water Offerings
Fandom: Gakkou Gurashi! | School-Live!
Rating: T
Summary: In any survival situation, the importance of water cannot be underestimated.
Notes: Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] ried for Yuletide 2015. (Also on AO3.) Spoilers for the series in general, at least through EP 10. All notes are at the end.


Water Offerings )

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Title: Cold Reading
Fandom: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto
Rating: U/G
Summary: Midnight Flight's performance of On the Eve of Legend opens in less than two weeks, but Takuto is still struggling with his part. Wako and Sugata offer to help him with his lines, only to find that they're not quite as confident in their roles as they thought they were, either.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] Nonesane for Yuletide 2014. (Also on AO3.) Spoilers for much of the series, up through and including the performance of On the Eve of Legend in EP 22. All other notes are at the end.

Cold Reading )

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Title: The Articles of War
Fandom: Treasure Planet
Rating: 12/PG
Summary: Nasty business, but I won't bore you with my scars. (Or, a formative incident in Amelia's service with the interstellar fleet.)
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] wildgoosery for Yuletide 2013. (Also on AO3.) This story contains descriptions of military corporal punishment that are a bit more graphic than anything Disney would've sanctioned. Further notes are at the end.

The Articles of War )

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Title: Always Sanchōme no Ōmisoka | Always New Year's Eve on Third Street
Fandom: Always Sanchōme no Yūhi | Always Sunset on Third Street
Rating: U
Summary: When Mutsuko goes home to her family in Aomori every New Year, Ippei has a special way of keeping in touch with her even though she's far away. But when their arrangements are threatened by a Suzuki family quarrel, Junnosuke gives them a little help to keep their New Year's Eve tradition alive.
Notes: Written for [personal profile] valmora for Yuletide 2012. (Also on AO3.) This story begins in the year following the end of Always Sanchōme no Yūhi (December 1959) and ends in early January 1964. It incorporates some story points from the sequel films Always Zoku Sanchōme no Yūhi and Always Sanchōme no Yūhi '64, but does not follow their plot lines. Additional notes are at the end.

Always Sanchōme no Ōmisoka | Always New Year's Eve on Third Street )

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Title: The Monster at the End of This Book
Fandom: Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
Rating: U
Summary: 'Even when I ask about him, all that anyone will ever say is that he is the Arch-Enemy of all Stories, the Prince of Silence, the Foe of Speech. But they will not tell me what he is like, or what he can do, or how he will react to those who try to stop him. How can we spy on him if we don't know the first thing about him?'
Notes: Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] Lalaith for Yuletide 2011. (Also at AO3). A missing scene that takes place shortly before the Plentimaw Fishes find that they cannot go on any further, and Haroun and the others leave them behind to continue their journey towards the Old Zone.

The Monster at the End of This Book )

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Title: Frontispiece
Fandom: The Dark Is Rising Sequence
Rating: U
Originally posted: Yuletide 2010 (also available at AO3)
Summary: It began, as it ended, with a book and an outstretched hand.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: This story is an expansion of a short piece I wrote several years ago, a scene that I have always wanted to flesh out beyond the 100-word limit imposed by a drabble. It is really only the prelude to a much longer story, one that I hope to write out fully one day, but for now I hope this will suffice.

A note of caution: This story describes an incident of corporal punishment of a child -- not in particularly graphic detail, but enough to require a brief warning all the same.

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Title: Reservoirs
Fandom: The Dark Is Rising Sequence
Rating: U
Originally posted: Yuletide 2009 (also available at AO3)
Summary: Friendships, like reservoirs, are often shaped by what lies well below the surface. But even after thirty years of friendship, Will Stanton is not entirely prepared to find some unexpected depths.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: Like any good piece of political fiction, this story has its origins in a kernel of truth. On 19 October 2005, the Liverpool City Council did in fact issue an apology for the flooding of the Tryweryn valley, an act that was instrumental in building support for Plaid Cymru as a Welsh nationalist political party and for Welsh devolution in general. I hope that I have changed or obscured sufficient details -- including Bran's constituency and ministerial office -- to avoid giving any offence. Any factual errors in this fictional world, however inadvertently introduced, are entirely my own.

Reservoirs )

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Title: A Matter of Finesse
Fandom: House of Cards
Rating: 12/PG (implied noncanonical m/m relationship)
Originally posted: Yuletide 2007 (also available at AO3)
Summary: In March 1979, Conservative Party whip Francis Urquhart is about to engineer the downfall of the Labour Government -- and he has no intention of letting an overeager young policy researcher muck things up. Pre-canon, implied (but only implied) Francis Urquhart/Tim Stamper.
Disclaimer: All original works are copyright of their respective owners; I lay claim only to this particular story.
Notes: The initial framing idea for 'A Matter of Finesse' is heavily based on the actual series of events that led up to the 1979 General Election, in which Jim Callaghan's Labour Government was turned out of office and replaced by a Conservative Government under Margaret Thatcher. As a result, the events of this story take place approximately 11 years before the events of House of Cards. With a few minor adjustments to compensate for the fictional nature of the series, all of the parliamentary procedures and other political aspects of this story -- including the arcane legal and constitutional regulations of life and death in the Palace of Westminster -- are quite true and accurate.

A Matter of Finesse )

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