What's Good? This month, I am thrilled to get to spotlight annlarimer's landmark "Knighty-Knight, Nick" (1996, G, ~1K) in the recommendations project. Read it aloud (really). This sparkling retelling of the cancellation experience in the style of a children's picture book is silly and snide, nostalgic and grieved, rousing and defiant. It may make you cry; it may make you write.
They all lived in a television show, and even though a whole lot of real people loved them enough to make them real as well, Nick and Nat and Don and LaCroix and Janette belonged -- lock, stake, and barrel -- to a whole lot of people in suits and neckties.
Now, as everyone knows, every time you put on a suit and a necktie, the necktie chokes away a little bit of your soul. And the people who owned Nick and Nat and Don and LaCroix and Janette had been wearing neckties for years and years and years, and hardly had any souls left.
By the way, the "Amy" mentioned is amilyn, not me, and yes, this is the second "Susan's Birthday Story" recommendation in a row, extending that memorial.
- "Boys and Their Toys" by pj1228 (R, ~6K)
- "The New Guy" by greerwatson
- "Belonging" by pj1228 (PG, ~9K)
- "Malicious Mischief" by me (PG, ~9K)
- "Party Favors" by me (PG, 8x100)
- "Dead Reckoning" by waltd (G, ~4K)
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