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30 March 2011 @ 11:56 pm
FK Recommendation March 2011  
What's Good?  For March, I'd like to recommend Susan G.'s "Where There's No Smoking" (1994, ~2K words), in which a shrewdly observant Miklos keeps the Raven running as Janette attempts to walk away from her cigarettes. Primarily a vehicle for light character sketches from the bartender's perspective, the piece builds up a charge from brushing across canon surfaces including addiction and survival.
     Why he was bothering to warn Nick away was beyond him--the entertainment value alone... But Janette seemed to care about this demented vampire who wanted to return to mortality. And Janette was the boss. Again, it was a matter of self-preservation. Besides, he felt some sympathy for Nick. Anyone who'd spent that many years in Janette's company and hadn't walked into the sun deserved more than a little consideration.
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What's New on FKFic-L?  Four stories by three authors posted to the list in February, and two stories by one author have posted in March so far.
 
 
 
greerwatsongreerwatson on April 2nd, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
Oh, my. I'd missed this one. Very nice. (Of course, it's Susan's.)
Amy R.: Janette Againbrightknightie on April 3rd, 2011 02:40 am (UTC)
I'm delighted to have been able to point you to a new-to-you Susan story! Those are so precious.

I read a book titled Bad Habits that mentioned, in passing, that 1989-1994 were interesting years in Canadian public-health efforts on tobacco -- including famously high taxes that inspired all sorts of black market behavior in otherwise law-abiding people -- and that of course made me think of our FK characters in those years... and reminded me of this story.