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Grimm Files #101 - Fallen Victim

Title: The Grimm Files #101: Fallen Victim
Author: grimmfiles
Series: Grimm Files Season 1
Paring/Fandom: Can't tell, it will give the plot away...
Rating: None

Summary: A murder has been committed in the Kingdom of Ferefortshire. It is up to Sherriff Red to figure out who dunnit, and why.

Genre: Fairy Tale Fantasy
Warning: Contains improbable situations, impossible characters, implausible plots, cheesy comparisons and atrocious humor.
Second warning: I don't know what I'm doing! I'm not a professional writer, but I enjoy this too much to stop.
Disclaimer: I wouldn't say I own them, but the idea and plot is my own. Characters have been borrowed, abducted, mutated and blatantly copied from existing fairy tales. There has been no response to my ransom demands, but I promise I'll put them back where I found them once I'm done. Please don't hurt me.
Beta: Thank you to rromantic and akintay for proof-reading and catching those invisible grammar and punctuation gnomes.
A/N: This story started when I let my mind wander one day when I was bored at work. I'm not bored anymore, but my mind still wanders...

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Title: Prince Fleetfoot [Harry/Draco, Harry Potter fandom; AU]
Author: megyal
Rating: PG
Summary: The tale of Fleetfoot.
Word Count: ~5,500
AN: xposted to harrydraco and hp_slash.

Name: Marie/Meg. You can even call me Princess Brightmane, I'm not particular.
Favorite fairy tale, folklore, fable, myth or legend: I like a lot of Eastern legends, they're always terribly tragic. But my favourite legends are the ones of Echo and of Clytie.
Favorite retellings [of/artworks for fairy tale, folklore, fable, myth or legend]: Hmm. Not sure.
Favorite authors/artists: Too many to list here on LJ. I like Stephen King, David Sedaris, Zadie Smith, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and others.
Link(s) to your works: All I write is archived here.

New Member: Felicia Kain

Name: Felicia, Feli, Felidork
Age and Location: 19, almost 20. Moriarty, New Mexico, USA.
Favorite fairy tale, folklore, fable, myth or legend: Beauty and the Beast
Favorite retellings of/artworks for fairy tale, folklore, fable, myth or legend: East by Edith Pattou [adaptation of Beauty and the Beast and East of the Sun and West of the Moon] and Beauty by Robin McKinley [retelling of Beauty and the Beast]
Favorite authors/artists: P.C. Cast, Robin McKinley, Stephanie Meyers, Tamora Pierce, Phillip Pullman, Anne Rice, J.K. Rowling, J.R.R. Tolkien, and many more.
Favorite LJ authors/artists: azuness, dualshine, getyourzexion, jinsunpyo_18, onionheeeeeeead, steam_pilot, thebombasticalx, yuismoon, zanni_smile, zexy_kay. [In alphabetical order.]
Link to your work: The Knight's Prince[Warning: Homosexuality present in this roleplay.]

Heard of this opportunity via musemuggers


Become a Flashshooter!

"Bet you can't submit just one!"

New limit, effective November 15, 2005: up to 100 words.

Fiction: horror, mystery, fantasy, SF, humor. Absolutely NO poetry. If you have something else in 100 words or less that you want me to see, try me! Reprints are fine, so long as you own the rights and tell us where they previously appeared. Submit up to three stories, and then wait until the last story is about to appear before sending up to three more.

What you get!

FLASHSHOT is not a paying market, but there are many good reasons to submit. You can use the brief bio that accompanies each story to promote whatever books or publications you wish. Exposure in FLASHSHOT can bring your work to the attention of anthologists and other editors looking for new talent. You may purchase an ad promoting your latest book to run below the FLASHSHOT for a certain number of days (check with GW Thomas for details).

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Send to Esther Schrader at flashshoteditor@yahoo.com

(X-posted @ slytherin100)

Introductory Post

Name: (what you want people to call you) Whatever you like. I've been known to respond to anything from themadpoker to Zeineb to Twinklyplank. It's all good. =)

[Optional] Age and Location: (be as vague or specific as you want) East of the Sun and West of the Moon, old enough to know better and young enough not to care.

Favorite fairy tale, folklore, fable, myth or legend: Don't make me pick please.

Favorite retellings of/artworks for fairy tale, folklore, fable, myth or legend: Again with the difficulties with the picking. Robin McKinley does consistently good stuff. I liked West which is by someone I can not remember the name of and there was re-telling of Tam Lin by either Pamela Dean or Tanith Lee that I really enjoyed.

Favorite authors/artists:
Deb Caletti, Markus Zusak, Hilary McKay, Sarah Dessen, Edward Eager, C.S. Lewis, Philip Pullman, everyone and anyone who is a good writer. =D

[Optional] Favorite LJ authors/artists:
[Optional] Link(s) to your works: I'll link once it's been long enough from writing my things for me to not be embarassed of them. ^^

Helpful Writing Exercises

How's the new year so far? Are you more inspired to write this year, or are your muses hiding from the cold? *g*

Below are some helpful writing exercises seen at let_us_suffer. Just click on the links to see more!

Exercise #17

Dreams are very useful in fiction, as well as fun to write. Sometimes we use dreams to give verisimilitude– they are, after all, a part of life. They can also be used to show a character's mood or even to make a point, as a sort of allegory in the mind of a character. Write a dream for a character in a piece of fiction you are writing or planning.

Exercise #34

I am too short to see the top of the table. I stand on my tip toes. I see.....

Exercise #51

If you are having trouble with a piece of prose, try these exercises to think of it as a whole:

1) If my piece (story, chapter, essay, novel) were an object small enough to hold in my hands, what would it be? An orange? A cage with a cricket in it?
2) My piece is a boat. I imagine it launching, and its journey, and where it ends up. Is it on a river, an ocean? a lake? What kind of boat? Weather?

Please comment here if you're using this. You can post your answers to the meme here or at your own LJ.

"D is for Draco"

(I've completely forgotten that I wrote this. Originally posted at fictionhaven here.)

Title: "D is for Draco"
Author: lilian_cho
Rating: PG for blood
Character(s): Draco-centric gen. Draco/Pansy but not really, H/D if you squint
The work is based on: fairy tales in general
Fandom: Harry Potter
Summary: Ten snapshots of Draco Malfoy, age 8 to 17.
Betas: gelsey, ruien, rea_saint
Word Count: 920 words
Disclaimer/claimer This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by J.K. Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books, Raincoast Books and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made, and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

This is the background for Draco Malfoy in Blood of the Mind, Tears of the World at fire_jasmine. Written pre-DH.
Read the companion piece: "C is for Castles" (823 words, Draco and Hermione, mentions of Snape and Harry)

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The Wizard of Oz: Ozma/Dorothy

Author: Bitterfig

Title: Princess Tippetarius

Fandom: L. Frank Baum’s Oz series

Pairing: Dorothy/Ozma

Summary: The boy Ozma was hasn’t disappeared entirely.

Beta Reader: Nzomniac

Word Count: 962

Rating: PG-13

Warnings: Cross-dressing, some sexual content.

Disclaimer:  This is a work of fiction. Any illegal acts taking place within that fiction are NOT condoned by the author. Depictions of any questionable, illegal, or potentially illegal activity in said fiction does not mean that I condone, promote, support, participate in, or approve of said activity. I grasp the distinction between fiction and reality and trust that readers will do the same. I do not profit from the fanfiction I write, and all rights to the characters remain firmly in the hands of their creator.

(Princess Tippetarius)


For You: Wizard of Oz Fic (Dorothy/Ozma)

Author: Bitterfig

Title: For You

Fandom: L. Frank Baum’s Oz series

Pairing: Dorothy/Ozma

Summary: While no one in Oz has to age, Dorothy and Ozma find they have a reason to grow up.

Beta Reader: Nzomniac

Word Count: 1306

Rating: R

Warnings: Shoujo-ai/femslash. This is not graphic but if you have fond childhood memories of a chaste Dorothy and Ozma you might wish to avoid it.

Author's Note: Written for yuri_challenge using prompt: young “In this land where we can stay young forever, I want to grow up just a little, just for you.”

For You


Too Close to the Sun

Title: Too Close to the Sun
Author: shini02
Rating: PG
Characters: Icarus, Cassandra, Hercules, Melampus; mentions Phil and Daedalus.
Pairing(s): Icarus x Cassandra, Melampus x Cassandra
Fandom: Disney's Hercules
Spoiler(s): For the episode The Big Kiss and a few others.
Warning(s): None.
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by Disney. No money is being made, and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.
Summary: Written for 1sentence. Their love burns hot like the sun - even if she does deny it.

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