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11 January 2008 @ 08:54 pm
FK Fanfic: "Fireweed"  

"Fireweed" is my longest story to date.  (To my surprise, "In the Light of Day" falls short by 11,000 words!)

This alternate universe diverges during the "Be My Valentine" flashbacks with Janette bringing Fleur across, and then parallels canon, asking what would have been different had Fleur been there.  I named the story for Epilobium angustifolium, a particular flower species [Fleur] that thrives in the aftermath of wildfires ["Ashes to Ashes"] in northern climates [Toronto].

  •  Title: "Fireweed"
  •   Length: ~64,600 words
  •   Date: Posted to FKFic-L in December 1998
  •   Rating: PG-13 (m/f)
  •   Summary: As Natalie strives to derive a cure for vampirism from Divia's lethal venom, Fleur returns to her family.
  •   Setting: After "Ashes to Ashes," with flashbacks to 1229
  •   Characters:   Nick, Natalie, Janette, Lacroix, Fleur, Grace, Tracy, Others
  •   Quotation: "I hope, Doctor Lambert, that you will tell my brother of my attempt last night to dissuade you.  He will be looking for a scapegoat, and I'm not eager to take on the role again so soon."

And Another Thing 10:39 PM:  I almost forgot to mention that "Fireweed" was a nominee in the 1998 FK Fanfiction Awards!  My sincere thanks to those who nominated it and voted for it.  Your kindness still matters.

st_catastrophe: Peanut facest_catastrophe on January 12th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
This has always been one of my favorite FK fan fics!
Amy R.: Fleur & Lacroixbrightknightie on January 13th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
>"This has always been one of my favorite FK fan fics!"

Thank you very much! It's been years since anyone mentioned "Fireweed;" that's very kind of you.

Do we know each other from forkni/fkfic days?
st_catastrophest_catastrophe on January 13th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
it's been a while, but yes, indeed, we've conversed! I used to be wizkid2u@comcast.net before I moved and had to change my email address. You've got the greatest stories....for shorts, I've always loved Grievances.

Amy R.: Nickbrightknightie on January 14th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)
Oh, yes: you asked about my zine stories! I did eventually get permission to post all but the one I co-wrote, but I admit I never got around to posting those from My Parental Units Invaded Earth and All I Got was This Lousy T-Shirt, even though I have permission.

>"for shorts, I've always loved Grievances."

Oh, thank you! I've always been fond of "Grievances," but what with one thing and another soon after it was written in 2001, I never put it on list, and I didn't try a pure humor piece again until just last year.