raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
This story was intended as a writing exercise. I have been revising a novel manuscript since February (and revising a previous version since the previous August). I am quite fed up. The object of this was to write something in about an hour and a half and revise it as little as possible. It was about Garak and Julian because I was in the Lakes with twelve of my friends who were reading three separate books they described as "the Garak book of Garak". You can read this story at the AO3 if you prefer.

fic:: everything as it was and everything as changed
by Raven
1200w, Deep Space Nine, Bashir/Garak. The fight started with why must you wear a chintz dressing gown covered in blue elephants and ended somewhere else.

there comes a point where nothing will serve )
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
I saw Wonder Woman yesterday and wrote this story, which you can also read at the AO3 if you like.

fic:: try to praise the mutilated world
by Raven
1200w, Wonder Woman. Diana: a hundred years, and change.

how the story goes )
raven: subway sign in black and white, text: "Times Square / 42 Street station" (stock - times square)
I wrote this a little while ago for [personal profile] happydork's birthday and then, what with everything else happening, forgot all about it. Here it is.

(NB - though this is a fic for The Sparrow, a book both [personal profile] happydork and I love for the exquisiteness of its wrenching despair, there are actually no content notes for this story.)

Fic:: Tipping
by Raven
700w, The Sparrow, Emilio and John Candotti. The aircraft circles O'Hare with care, wings tipping and straightening in clean angles. John touches the glass with reverence, then Emilio's shoulder. "Look," he says.

Christmas was four days ago )
raven: (vorkosigan - creepy planetary conquest)
You guys, I have literally been writing this story for two and a bit years. (Not all the time! A hundred words here and there.) But it's been in my head ever since someone on Twitter suggested that the only thing the Vorkosigan series needs is MOAR LADY SPIES. Because. You know.

Fic:: The Committee To Prepare The Ground
by Raven
8500w, gen, Vorkosigan series, Alys, Simon, Gregor, Ekaterin, Helen Vorthys, & ensemble. They were there all along: a secret history of women in Imperial Security.

it begins with a battle over pastries )
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
Further to the previous: on Tumblr, [personal profile] philomytha and [personal profile] soupytwist were talking about Rivers of London crossovers, and how the timing works, at least, for Nightingale to have made a sea voyage to Australia - and I wrote a story:

that shall be bright (1108 words) by Raven
"...and then Phryne Fisher steps into the room with the full radiance of the southern sun lighting up her hair, and he feels a long, long way from home."

Nightingale, aged twenty-eight and a diplomat par excellence, makes a visit.

I've cleaned it up a bit, and no content notes apply.
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
I have fallen so ridiculously head-over-heels for this show, I can't even. I should have been doing many things today other than writing this story but. *hands* No spoilers - I haven't made it through to the end of the show myself, yet.

fic:: don't need you to save me (you already forgave me)
by Raven
2000w, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Phryne/Jack. "I'll not be one of your waifs and strays," he had said - or, Jack and his best-laid plans.

you haven't been serious since 1918 )
raven: black and white street sign: "Hobbs Lane" (quatermass - hobbs end)
So I have just (re)discovered Pushing Daisies and have been emailing [personal profile] purplefringe very long screeds of ALL MY FEELINGS on it. (In brief: Ned! Chuck! Emerson! Olive! Moral culpability! PIE!) And she said, what the world needs is a story where the Scoobies come to the Pie Hole and Ned brings Tara back from the dead and everyone lives happily ever after.

This is what happened next.

fic:: how lucky, how lonely
700w, Pushing Daisies & Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Willow/Tara, Ned/Chuck, and their ensembles.

Ned listens to the whole story, about Warren and Jonathan, the bullet, the flaying, the darkness. )
raven: subway sign in black and white, text: "Times Square / 42 Street station" (stock - times square)
I wrote this a few weeks back for [community profile] trickortreatex - reveal was today.

fic:: feathered by the moonlight (change, change, change)
by Raven
6000w, How I Met Your Mother, Ted/Tracy, Robin/Barney, Marshall/Lily. Tracy's eleventh autumn in New York; or, robots, romance and all things yet to come.

it's not all walks in the park, under her yellow umbrella )
raven: TOS McCoy and Kirk frowning, text: "Well that's just maddeningly unhelpful" (st - MADDENINGLY UNHELPFUL)
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CAN'T SLEEP FOR WEEKS, OKAY. You write stories like this.

And then you find yourself googling, at 4am, "how long does it take to drive from Pasadena to San Francisco", oh really, how about in A FLYING CAR.

Be kind to me right now, please, I write Star Trek AUs in times of trouble. :)

fic:: we get on just fine (on those long long drives)
by Raven
10,000w, The Big Bang Theory (in a Star Trek AU! bet you didn't see that coming), gen(ish), Leonard/Penny, Sheldon/Amy, and Bernadette/Raj/Howard. In the autumn after the Federation goes to war with the Dominion, Penny moves to Pasadena to star in a mostly-Vulcan production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Captain Proton, defender of the universe! Only, I haven't built him the rocket ship yet )
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
I'm sure there were less productive things I could have done with my weekend than write this story, but I'm having trouble, right now, thinking of any.

Er - this story has major spoilers for season 4 of Deep Space Nine. I don't know, it's a thing. The episodes they watch are "Body Parts", "Broken Link", "Looking for par'Mach...", and "The Begotten", in case anyone, ah, cares.

Fic:: Looking For par'Mach In All The Wrong Places
by Raven
7000w, The Big Bang Theory, Penny/Leonard/Sheldon. Penny has started taking relationship advice from Star Trek. Things can only get better from here.

and you're gonna be like, Bashir gets replaced by his counterpart from an evil alternate universe, Quark starts a Zumba class, and the Dominion attacks with hummus... )
raven: TOS McCoy and Kirk frowning, text: "Well that's just maddeningly unhelpful" (st - MADDENINGLY UNHELPFUL)
I had a week off work, mostly under duress, and it turns out that holidays actually return you to your life rested and able to cope with things! Who even knew. Anyway, it was a lovely time in the north of Scotland - first to a family wedding, which was sweet and charming and full of small children, and I danced the Orcadian strip the willow to the dulcet tones of a calypso steel drum ceilidh band, I don't even know, it was awesome - and onwards and upwards into the Highlands. We drove along some incredibly beautiful and terrifying mountain roads (in my nightmares, I shall see the climb from the Well of the Lecht, and the speedometer dropping), including the highest classified road in the UK, which crosses the Cairngorms in a single track and is silent like flying, and spent several days staying in a teeny tiny cottage, super-cute, with lots of hot water, halfway up a mountain eight miles from the nearest village. You could step outside and hear birds calling and cattle lowing from across the glen, and when it got dark enough, there was the Milky Way. (I love that you can't - or at least, I can't, though my eyesight is pretty sharp - see the Milky Way straight on; it's there in your peripheral vision, like it's being gentle as it reminds you of your utter insignificance in the face of all things.)

So that was all very lovely. I finished the novel, finally. Well, I haven't finished it, but it's definitely into the editing stage. (Maybe four days with no internet or phone were what I needed all along.) And now I'm back, and September is coming, which I always think of as a time for change and promise even though I'm well out of academia - and that said, I will have to start job-hunting this month - and the weather is hanging pleasantly on the surface of autumn.

I wrote about 25k in August, not counting the novel, and I don't think I've posted any of it here, so rather than make a lot of story posts, here it all is.

For the Star Trek Friendshipfest:

Welcome, Wanderer (9201 words) by Raven
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Data & Jean-Luc Picard, Data & Geordi LaForge
Characters: Data, Jean-Luc Picard, Geordi La Forge, Deanna Troi, Ro Laren, Sonya Gomez
Additional Tags: Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream - Freeform, Darmok, Mixed Media, Fairgrounds, Ferris Wheels, Languages and Linguistics, There really is a perfectly sensible explanation for all of this
Summary:


"You're the ranking officer here. Would you care to explain this?"

It's a really long story.

Oh, sinners, let's go down (4752 words) by RavenFandom: Star Trek: The Original Series
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Leonard McCoy & Spock
Characters: Leonard McCoy, Spock, James T. Kirk
Summary:

"What you gonna do, Mr. Spock? You gonna save my soul?"


[Content note is a spoiler, so it's at the bottom of the story post]

For [community profile] trope_bingo:

Research Ethics (793 words) by RavenFandom: The Big Bang Theory (TV)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Leonard Hofstadter/Penny
Characters: Penny (Big Bang Theory), Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon Cooper, Bernadette Rostenkowski, Amy Farrah Fowler
Additional Tags: Community: trope_bingo
Summary:

Five things Penny doesn't understand about Leonard until she's met his mother.


[Please be aware of the content note on this one - it's at the top of the story post.]

where you gonna sleep tonight (3487 words) by Raven
Fandom: The Big Bang Theory (TV)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Leonard Hofstadter/Penny, Sheldon Cooper/Leonard Hofstadter
Characters: Leonard Hofstadter, Penny (Big Bang Theory), Sheldon Cooper, Bernadette Rostenkowski, Rajesh Koothrappali, Amy Farrah Fowler, Howard Wolowitz
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Apocalypse, Community: trope_bingo
Summary:

Sheldon doesn't snap at him for his lack of precision, which is how he knows the end of the world is coming.


Home (1065 words) by Raven
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Oversight - Charlie Fletcher
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sara Falk, Lucy Harker, Hodge, Wayland, Jack Sharp, Charlie Pye, Cook
Additional Tags: Community: trope_bingo
Summary:

They found Mr Sharp on his knees with his eyes blank and unseeing, and drained of all colour.


That's all, and quite enough too.

raven: subway sign in black and white, text: "Times Square / 42 Street station" (stock - times square)
Back from Nine Worlds. Mostly deaded.

Happy birthday, [personal profile] silly_cleo! Something short and sweet for you.

Fic:: Mississippi
by Raven
1000w, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Kira and Sisko. "She'll have the jambalaya."

it's hot as hell here )
raven: TOS McCoy and Kirk frowning, text: "Well that's just maddeningly unhelpful" (st - MADDENINGLY UNHELPFUL)
I keep messing with this story trying to make it ~deep~ and ~profound~ - and, no. This is my id, you guys. Sorry.

Fic: A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
by Raven
6000w, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Data/Tasha, and Geordi, Deanna, Beverly, Keiko and ensemble. Twenty-one nights in the life of the Enterprise Insomniacs' Club.

aromatic, interesting and blue )
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
With an enormous amount of assistance from [personal profile] silly_cleo and others, I give you the Star Trek daemon AU.

Fic:: Things
by Raven
10,000w, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, TNG, Voyager, Kira/Odo, Miles/Keiko, and ensemble. "Needs must in a time of war, sir" - or, Starfleet and its daemons.

Kira knows everything's going to hell when... )
raven: black and wite Kaylee, against the background of her parasol in colour (firefly - kaylee's parasol)
For [personal profile] such_heights' birthday! Mistakes definitely all my own - once again I am writing this on a keyboard with no "I" key. For all my lovely friends who are watching DS9 for the first time, there are no spoilers in this story.

Ficlet:: Signal Fire
by Raven
2000w, Deep Space Nine, Kira/Dax. Kira's ready for anything. Except this.

The Prophets don't always give us what we want. )
raven: subway sign in black and white, text: "Times Square / 42 Street station" (stock - times square)
I finished it, finally. This one did not come easy. My stories do not usually have content notes; this one does.

Content note: (skip) There is no sexual assault in this story. There is, however, a lot of discussion of non-con and some scenes that can easily be read that way. If you want more detail before reading, please feel free to contact me and I will answer any questions as best as I can.


Fic:: Wearing Shrapnel In Our Skin
by Raven
6500w, Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Janeway/Seven and Data/Geordi, with Picard and Tuvok turning up.

"Kindness," Data says, with a slight touch of irony in his voice, "is irrelevant." Data, and Seven, and some choices.

When Jean-Luc Picard walks into the old house in County Galway... )
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
If you follow me elsewhere, you may know I am writing a story about Janeway and Seven, and, ah, trying to avoid it. To that effect, yesterday I asked if anyone wanted a Star Trek ficlet, and ah, people did. I ended up writing many stories. My favourite is the one with Kirk, Spock, and McCoy meeting baby Tuvok, but, really, I had fun writing all of these:

Dress (1159 words) by Raven
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Julian Bashir/Elim Garak
Characters: Julian Bashir, Elim Garak, Keiko O'Brien, Benjamin Sisko, Miles O'Brien

"How do you know I'm not married?" Julian asks, playfully, then realises he's answered his own question.

Velocity (528 words) by Raven
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Kathryn Janeway/Seven of Nine
Characters: Kathryn Janeway, Seven of Nine

Preparation for command.

War Songs (1257 words) by Raven
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Benjamin Sisko, Miles O'Brien, Kira Nerys, Shakaar Edon, Keiko O'Brien, Odo (Star Trek), Jadzia Dax, Jake Sisko, Julian Bashir
Additional Tags: Families of Choice

The first requirement, when one is celebrating the Bajoran Festival of Alignment, is good food.

Learn The Sea (935 words) by Raven
Fandom:
Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies), Star Trek: Voyager
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: James T. Kirk, Spock, Leonard McCoy, T'Meni, Tuvok

“Well, now, little one,” McCoy says. “What’s your name?”

Scientific Interest (608 words) by Raven
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kira Nerys, Jadzia Dax

Mandatory Starfleet continuing professional development.

Orbiting (927 words) by Raven
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: B'Elanna Torres, Seven of Nine
Additional Tags: Post-Canon

Standing there with her eyes steady and clear, Seven looks as impeccable as B’Elanna remembers.

Numbers (691 words) by Raven
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Julian Bashir/Elim Garak
Characters: Elim Garak, Julian Bashir, Jadzia Dax, Benjamin Sisko, Data
Additional Tags: Deep Dish Nine

Garak comes to visit before lunch, and as a consequence Julian burns a tray of garlic bread and about two thirds of a ham and pineapple deep pan pizza. (This one is in the collective shared AU where Deep Space Nine is a pizzeria and the gang are all human. It's, ah, a long story.)

Evidence of Things Not Seen (1542 words) by Raven
Fandom: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Geordi La Forge, Data, Julian Bashir, Odo (Star Trek), Miles O'Brien
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe, Kinda

"We're really looking at Data as he would be if he were human," Geordi says, wonderingly.

...and that's it, and quite enough too. I am going to Inverness tomorrow for the weekend. Also, a long story.
raven: TOS McCoy and Kirk frowning, text: "Well that's just maddeningly unhelpful" (st - MADDENINGLY UNHELPFUL)
This is the last of my recent batch of Star Trek ficlets! For [personal profile] soupytwist, who wanted people to be happy.

Fic:: Wine, Poetry or Virtue
by Raven
3000w, Star Trek: The Next Generation, gen, kinda, ensemble (including Guinan and Lwaxana Troi!). The crew of the Enterprise-D get drunk and make poor decisions.

the important thing to remember is that they are on shore leave )
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
Two things Shim keeps telling me this week:

-I'm on holiday, I'm allowed to not do things;

-All writing is writing. Silly Star Trek ficlets are as much writing as the Great American Novel.

In that spirit, I wrote this.

fic:: can't you see, this is mercy
by Raven
2500w, Star Trek: The Next Generation, gen. Data and Geordi, also Picard and a host of reluctant Vulcans.

It takes Geordi a while to realise Data is evading his questions.

the trouble began with the team of Vulcan scientists )
raven: Karen Gillan as Amy Pond, wearing green and red and looking up (Default)
I wrote two little Star Trek stories yesterday; here they are for completion:

Fixing (584 words) by Raven
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Beverly Crusher, Keiko O'Brien
Additional Tags: ladies, Botany, Ladies who love botany
Summary: Miles wanted his son to be an officer.

there lies the port (890 words) by Raven
Fandom: Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Next Generation
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kathryn Janeway, Jean-Luc Picard
Summary: "I have acquired a fine blend of arabica for the occasion." Janeway visits Picard.

If you would like a Star Trek ficlet, do ask. I have spent my week off so far watching Voyager and TNG and not doing a lot else.

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