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01 January 2013 @ 06:11 pm
FK Fanfic: "Fair Shares" (a Christmas Cookies and Mistletoe story)  

I conceived this fairly light gen piece for the [community profile] fkcommentfic/fkcommentfic "Bloor Mistletoe Challenge" (open through January 6), but it grew all out of commentfic proportions. I considered bonsai-ing it. However, after very generous betareading from [personal profile] batdina and pj1228 on New Year's Day itself, I concluded that a short story fit the idea best.

  Available: The AO3 | I'll put it on my fansite soon.
  Length: 2,408 words
  Date: FKFic-L and AO3 01/01/13
  Rating: G
  Characters:  Nick, Schanke, Natalie; cameo by Stonetree; passing mentions of Myra, Jenny, Janette, Lacroix, Norma, Grace, Fleur, Patrice, Dietrich, Lipinski
  Summary: Schanke has Christmas cookies for almost everyone.
  Quotation: "I feel lousy resorting to this for my own partner, but— go on, open it."
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greerwatsongreerwatson on January 2nd, 2013 03:51 am (UTC)
It's a charming story. Myra and Jenny clearly have a lot of energy, though. All that delicious baking. (Poor Nick.)
Amy R.: Thanksbrightknightie on January 3rd, 2013 05:31 am (UTC)
Thank you for reading (and so promptly!) and for pronouncing "Fair Shares" charming. :-)

Yes, it is indeed an improbable lot of baking for just one mom and one daughter, even if the mom is the sort to have all the wildly energetic enthusiasms Schanke has attributed to her in canon. (I originally had Myra's mother participating in the baking, too, but pruned that.)
greerwatsongreerwatson on January 2nd, 2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
Annoyingly, despite the report in the news article that the stations were supposed to be up until the 3rd, I went along this afternoon with my camera and found they were already down.

I just wish I'd taken it with me back before Christmas, when I walked the street to see which corner by Honest Ed's they stopped at, so I could put Myra in the right place. However, I'd actually gone out to do shopping, and only remembered when I saw them. And since then, of course, it's been frantic.
Amy R.: Torontobrightknightie on January 3rd, 2013 05:33 am (UTC)
Already Down
Thanks for sharing the news that the mistletoe stations are already down. That was very prompt of them... but not at all fun. (I wonder whether the Star got the date wrong originally, or whether the BIA changed the schedule.)
greerwatsongreerwatson on January 3rd, 2013 10:26 am (UTC)
Re: Already Down
Despite not having my own pictures, I made an icon for the Bloor Mistletoe Stations Challenge. (I cropped a bit out of one of the pictures you linked to.)

Obviously I can't post it to fkcommentfic, since that is for stories. So here it is:

As with all my other icons, it's available for anyone to use if they like it.