My stocking was generously stuffed with:
- Six assorted jolly holiday greetings.
- A lovely drawing of Cassiopeia (G, Battlestar Galactica) by ani_bester. To an original BSG (1978) fan, the image is rich in New Year's hope, inspiration and determination!
- "Bedtime Stories" (G, ~300, Once Upon a Time), a bittersweet "missing scene" by celli. Beautiful! The characters bravely steel themselves for what the reader knows (from canon) is the wrong disaster. I love the double layers, with the hope doomed in one destined to break out in the other.
- A charming ficlet (G, ~200, Once Upon a Time) by teh_bug. It approximates the narrative voice of the ABC promotions for use as the adult articulation of what Henry's child-mind can't yet assemble.
- Plus, a sweet promise of new Forever Knight fanfic (to be completed). Yay!
Interesting stuffers I've spotted in other people's stockings include:
- Spock-kitten wallpaper (G, Star Trek TOS), from masteralida.
- Illustrations of "My Little Pony" Magneto and Green Lantern by moonlettuce.
- "Acting Sheriff" (G, ~1K, Once Upon a Time) by celli for havocthecat: Parts 1 & 2. ("Emma, with an inner strength she hadn't realized she possessed, did not roll her eyes.")
- juniperphoenix podfic'd "Catalyzer" (G, Firefly), which celli wrote for my prompt in the most recent Oldschoolfic game.
As a stuffer, I met my goal of writing a unique new story for each stocking requesting FK. It was only three this year, not counting me (Skieswidopen, Havocthecat, Amilyn), but that's the most writing I've done in many months, and I have high hopes that the stories are not bad. (All were 1-2K, too long for commentfic, so I linked them from AO3. Perhaps more FK requests would have helped me hold down word counts?) I thank Skieswideopen, MalinaldaRose and Celli — above all, Celli, who generously tackled all three! — for beta-reading.
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