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So last month my mom and I, randomly, wrote a fairy tale. Via texts. Y'know, a sentence or two at a time, back and forth.

I cleaned it up a bit for typos, auto correct shenanigans, and my mom's inability to find the quotes on her phone )




My Auntie Ethel died yesterday. This grief is strange to me--she's been fading away for years now, mentally, to the point the past few times I've seen her I'm not always sure she remembers who I am, only that she knows and likes me; my mom today said she's been missing her sister for years, and it's true. (We used to have such conversations--she was the best aunt for a precocious pre-teen, who would sit and listen and engage; I could still talk to her about what I was studying up until grad school.) And after the wrench that was my dad last year, after the pain and duty that came after his passing, this is...strangely light. I can grieve without having to worry about who will look after mom and how the hell do I administer an estate and who will take care of the cat. I can just be sad.
wishfulaces: (sexy beckett)
Title: The Pleasures of Thievery
Author: aces
Rating: all ages
Fandom, characters: Doctor Who, Liz X/River Song
Word count: approx. 1100 words
For [personal profile] lyssie, for the [profile] dw_femslash ficathon.
Summary: “Do you always have to nick my stuff when you come visiting?” Liz asked.

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wishfulaces: (toshiko)
Title: Drag me through the best of years
Author: aces
Fandom, characters: Doctor Who, Nyssa/Tegan, Five’s era
Rating: all ages
Word count: approx 2250 words
Summary: I want to see the colours of another sky - Mexico, the Staves

From this prompt, for [personal profile] livii:
The weird sisters, hand in hand,
Posters of the sea and land,
Thus do go about, about.


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wishfulaces: (team)
Title: Got your back
Author: aces
Rating: teen and up
Relationships: Beckett/Esposito, also Beckett/Demming, Beckett/Josh, Beckett/Castle, Esposito/OFC, Esposito/Lanie
Warnings/spoilers: Spoilery for throughout all aired episodes (quoted lines at beginning of certain scenes from 1x7 "Home is Where the Heart Stops," 2x3 "Inventing the Girl")
Word count: approx 6400 words
Summary: Beckett and Esposito: they’ve got each other’s backs, through the years.
A/N: from a prompt and for [profile] harper_m, for the Planned Parenthood [community profile] fandom_helps auction. I’ve really got to thank you for your patience on waiting for this one!
A/N part II: I’ve probably taken some liberties with everyone’s backgrounds in this fic, but I did try to double-check as many of my facts as possible. I apologize for any remaining errors and discontinuities.

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wishfulaces: (toshiko)
Title: Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails
Author: aces
Fandom, pairing: Doctor Who, Peri/Erimem
Word count: approx. 1450 words
Rating: all ages
Belated pinch hit for the LJ femslash ficathon for purple_bug.
A/N: I can’t resist drag with these two, okay?! And one of the suggestions was ballroom dance…

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wishfulaces: (smug but lovely)
You could consider this a slightly belated More Joy Day present. You could also consider this the most un-flash of flash fics, from a prompt [personal profile] troyswann left me.

A/N: All because suddenly one day I realized that Esposito & Ryan are the Chekov and Sulu of the 21st century.

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wishfulaces: (mostly harmless)
A/N: Written in approximately one hour on a plane, this is probably both wildly OOC and wildly inaccurate. Happy holidays, anyway! *big, cheesy grin*

The Holiday Ficathon Exchange Job

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wishfulaces: (beatles)
Title: when I come to terms with this
Author: aces
Fandom, characters: Doctor Who, Amy/Rory, River, Eleven
Word count: approx. 4200 words
Warning(s): spoilery for all of the new 5th and 6th series; will be completely jossed by the 7th series whenever it starts.
A/N: This story started for two reasons: I thought of the first line, and I totally misheard a line in Tori Amos’ Parasol off the Beekeeper album.
Summary: It’s a sort of fairy tale, if you squint right.


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wishfulaces: (toshiko)
Title: an exercise in vanity
Author: aces
Fandom, characters: Doctor Who, River Song/Ace McShane
Rating: Teen and up
Word count: approx. 3500 words
A/N: Written for [identity profile] ionlylurkhere.livejournal.com in the dw_femslash ficathon. You give me timestreams-crossing and femslash, of course I’m going to involve Ace somehow. Vague mentions of NAs and BF audios shenanigans, but that should probably also be expected; and general spoilers for the latest series and River's storyline.
Summary: Linear timelines? We don’t need no stinking linear timelines.


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wishfulaces: (raven in winter)
I recorded this for a friend and decided, what the heck, I'll be an attention whore and post it here too.

Title: In the copper light
Author and speaker: aces
Fandom: Slings & Arrows
Length: 10:06, 9.25 mb
Format: mp3
Summary: Follow the light.
Go here on DW or here on LJ to read the fic.
Can be downloaded on sendspace.
wishfulaces: (smug but lovely)
Title: a day in the life
Author: aces
Fandom: Warehouse 13, team s3 (non-spoilery for later episodes in the season), Artie-centric
Rating: all ages
Word count: approx. 5000 words
Summary: Being in charge of America’s attic, your work is really never done.

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wishfulaces: (parker is awesomer than you)
Title: Freefall
Author: aces
Fandom: Leverage, Parker/Hardison
Spoilers: for “Grave Danger Job” and “Queen’s Gambit Job,” specifically, for the show overall generally.
Word count: approx 3100 words
Summary: They got each other’s backs.

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wishfulaces: (fiiiiitz)
but first, I have to say something spoilery about The Girl Who Waited )




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Space to avoid spoilers

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Title: [out of order]
Author: aces
Fandom: Doctor Who, Fitz Kreiner, Eleven, Amy, Rory
Word count: approx 3500 words
Summary: "I'm usually quite good at linear. Some people are just--special."
A/N: I’ve been wanting to write this for ages, apparently being offline on a holiday weekend was the only way it could happen.


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wishfulaces: (parker is awesomer than you)
Title: Starfire
Author: aces
Word count: approx. 2500 words
Fandom: Doctor Who
Pairing/characters: the TARDIS, the Doctor, numerous female companions
Rating: all ages
Disclaimer: Doctor Who and its characters and concepts do not belong to me, and no copyright infringement is intended.
Prompt from queer_fest: The TARDIS. The reason why the Doctor's companions have tended to be female actually has little to do with the Time Lord's preferences in such matters.
Author’s note: I wrote this before I saw “The Doctor’s Wife” and was a little startled at how well it meshed. I’ve only done a little tweaking since, to help it fall even more in line with that story (so, y’know, spoilers).
Summary: She made her own choices, every nanosecond of her existence.


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Note: On a whim, I've also made this available in audio form (15.5 mb, not quite 16 minutes long, the quality could be better but it's not bad either).
wishfulaces: (parker is awesomer than you)
Title: Options
Author: aces
Word count: approx. 2500 words
Fandom: Castle
Pairing/characters: Castle, Alexis, Beckett, Esposito, Ryan; Beckett/OFC
Rating: all ages
Disclaimer: Castle and its characters do not belong to me; no copyright infringement intended.
Prompt, from queer_fest: Beckett, Beckett quietly having a girlfriend the same way she quietly has boyfriends. Negotiating explaining her bisexuality to the others when the relationship comes to light.
Summary: Oh Castle, the things you don’t know about me could fill a book. ~“Vampire Weekend”
Author's Notes: Thanks to [personal profile] troyswann for her awesome betaing, as always.

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wishfulaces: (growf)
I appear incapable of sustaining a good mood for more than a day or two at a time right now, and then only under unusual circumstances, and today has been--well. It's been a day in which, were I not stuck inside my own head and body, I would have vacated the premises with alacrity.

So let's have some music.
April, Come She Will, Simon & Garfunkel, because this song never fails to give me some sort of sense of peace, and I just discovered the S&G station on Sirius and am in consequence in some kind of 1960s folk heaven.

House of the Rising Sun, the Be Good Tanyas, because who doesn't love another cover of another old, old song? Also, I appear to be developing a relationship with New Orleans. I...think I like that, actually.

That's How You Know, Lori McKenna. This is off her latest album that just came out--last month? Or January?--and I heard it six months ago in a little Unitarian church and cried because it was right after the death of my Uncle Richard, and, well, yeah.

The Parting Glass, Wailin' Jennys. I sort of think I want this played at my funeral. (Um. I really don't take time planning my funeral, I promise. But it's been that kind of day.)

The Party's Over, Nat King Cole, because there is comfort in Nat's voice, despite the sentiment of the song.

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And for the sake of completeness, I posted a philosopher and a vagabond to AO3 last night. A crossover fic involving Hannibal Sefton from the Benjamin January novels by Barbara Hambly and Julian Kestrel from the novels by Kate Ross. Because these two musicians really needed to have a chance to pass each other like two ships in the night.

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Tomorrow will be better. I'll make sure of it.
wishfulaces: (chinchin)
I may or may not be posting this today due to a certain Salieri's birthday. *looks entirely innocent*

Title: in the copper light
Author: aces
Fandom: Slings & Arrows
Word count: approx. 1500 words, minus Shakespeare’s.
A/N: Geoffrey quotes from one of Henry’s speeches in Henry VI. Takes place sometime after the end of the third season, but is not spoilery.
Summary: Follow the light.






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wishfulaces: (toshiko)
Title: Gin and Other Coping Mechanisms
Author: aces
Fandom: Castle
Word count: approx 2000 words
Spoilers/episode tag for 3x06, “3XK,” (serial killer ep, for those of you who have as much trouble remembering episode titles as I do), though this was also sparked by Martha’s scene in “Knockdown.”
A/N: written for halfamoon.
Summary: Martha had only switched to rum when she’d run out of the gin.

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wishfulaces: (jack--o'neill that is)
Title: T is for Time [subtitle: Non-Encounters of the Deeply Weird Kind]
Author: aces
Fandom(s): Stargate SG-1 (all seasons), Doctor Who (all eras)
Word count: approx. 3000 words
A/N: for [personal profile] fignewton’s crossover Alphabet Soup.
A/N, part 2: In the Eighth Doctor Adventures (EDAs), the novels produced by the BBC from the late 1990s through 2005, the 8th Doctor had an extreme bout of amnesia and spent well over a century on Earth attempting to recover from it. That period spans all of the 20th century and, well, you’ll see later why I mention it.
Summary: Never did they realize that really, he was all the same person.


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wishfulaces: (toshiko)
Title: Fathers and daughters
Author: aces
Fandom: Castle
Word count: approx. 2500 words
Spoilers: Mildly spoilery for 3x10, “Last Call,” 3x11, “Nikki Heat,” and generally for the show.
A/N: Future!fic, about 2-3 years in the future.
Summary: “Am I the last person Alexis decided to tell about her expanded sexual identity?... Those are words that should never come out of a father’s mouth.”

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