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Title: a cat is a poem
Fandom: Star Trek: The Next Generation
Length: 115 words
Prompt: comment_fic: Star Trek: The Next Generation, Data + Spot, playtime
Pairing: Data gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: Cats require play as well, and this Data provides, with the careful precision that characterizes each of his movements.

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Title: everyone's a pacifist between wars
Fandom: Leverage
Length: 132 words
Prompt: comment_fic: Leverage, any, how he/she got to be the best thief/hitter/grifter/hacker/etc.
Pairing: Eliot gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: Eliot never quits thinking, not until his vision goes red around the edges and his body moves and he lets his fists do the work.

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Title: earthbenders have their faults
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 500 words
Prompt: Christmas cards: Old Toph trolling either Zuko or Izumi or both!
Pairing: Zuko and Toph gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: Finally, he turned it over and wrote, "I don't know. Where do rocks sleep?"

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Title: where's the man could ease a heart like a satin gown?
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 614 words
Prompt: fandom_stocking for [personal profile] starlit_purple
Pairing: Lin and Suyin gen
Other: Set at the end of S4.

Excerpt: When Suyin walked into the police station, a hush fell over the assembled officers. She had not been inside even once since her exile, but there was no doubting who she was, with the family resemblance. She kept walking, her feet clicking on the tiled floor, until she reached Lin's office, and she opened the door without knocking. She shut it behind her.

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Title: a sweet orange is as scripture
Fandom: Doctor Who
Length: 341 words
Prompt: fandom_stocking for [personal profile] tessercat
Pairing: Ten & Donna gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: "I'm not asking you to cook," she said, hands on hips, "because you'd probably make some other kind of terrifying spaceman food. What do Time Lords eat, anyway?"

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Title: you're aces for coming along
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Hunger Games
Length: 859 words
Prompt: fandom_stocking for [personal profile] ungoliant
Pairing: Zuko gen
Other: Fusion fic, ATLA characters in the HG universe. HG-typical violence.

Excerpt: Of course, Zuko would have been expected to put in an appearance regardless, assuming he was alive, being his father's son. The fact that he was also a victor was almost a minor detail, except that he thought about it every day and his scar still hurt, all these years later. He could never stop thinking about it, never.

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Title: we show off our different scarlet letters
Fandom: Thrilling Adventure Hour
Length: 2016 words
Prompt: Written for the Thrilling Adventure Hour Secret Santa for [tumblr.com profile] goggles-girl.
Pairing: Red gen with Red/Croach, Red/Sparks, and Croach/Red/Sparks
Other: Also at AO3.

Excerpt: "G'rop N'go-goth," Croach said, "I do not understand why I would be tied to the space train tracks in this scenario. You know that I have the ability to excrete a slippery solution that would help me escape these bonds."

"Shut up and listen, Croach," Red said.


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Title: always be chasing the sun
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 3147 words
Prompt: Written for [community profile] yuletide_admin 2014 for [personal profile] footnoterphone, who wanted Joan to go back to medicine.
Pairing: Joan gen
Other: Some spoilers for S3 and a number of Arthur Conan Doyle canon references, along with some themes of disability. Also at AO3.

Excerpt: When Joan got out of the hospital, her leg aching and stiff, Sherlock put her up in the front room, saying that the windows would be good for her. She would rather have had her room back, which was more private, but she couldn't imagine negotiating the stairs all the time, not any more. That was why she hadn't gone back to her own apartment. A lot of things would have to change, at least temporarily.

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Title: I know places we won't be found
Fandom: Gravity Falls/The X-Files
Length: 598 words
Prompt: Gravity Falls fic battle: Prompt: Any/ Gen. X Files Crossover
Pairing: Dipper gen
Other: Crossover, per prompt.

Excerpt: Dipper remembered the white light blinding him in a dark room. He remembered Mabel. He was never going to forget Mabel.

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Title: only the dead have seen the end of war
Fandom: Animorphs
Length: 766 words
Prompt: A [livejournal.com profile] genficswap treat for [livejournal.com profile] leidolette. She wanted to know what would happen if Rachel had survived the war.
Pairing: Rachel gen
Other: Major character death and war themes.

Excerpt: Rachel had clothes in her closet that she couldn't bring herself to wear. They would show off the leotard she didn't have to wear anymore, but she felt vulnerable without it. That was ridiculous, really; clothes wouldn't stop her from morphing. But there was something about the feel of the fabric tight against her skin that she couldn't give up.

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Title: waiting for a wandering poem
Fandom: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Length: 594 words
Prompt:comment_fic: Avatar TLA. Sokka (and/or Katara). The first time they see the forest
Pairing: Sokka gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: Katara says, "How long do you think it took for all these trees to grow?" There's wonder in her eyes. Aang has gotten her positively starry-eyed and he's not sure how to feel about it. He agreed to come with them, but he's not sure what they can really do against the Fire Nation, even with the Avatar. But she has always been the optimistic one.

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Title: all you had to do was stay
Fandom: Leverage
Length: 710 words
Prompt: comment_fic: Leverage, Eliot, The stray cat who sits at his window gets fed well on the nights he shows up.
Pairing: Eliot gen
Other: Set pre-canon.

Excerpt: Eliot had conflicting thoughts about the idea of a home base. He had one, because he'd spent years dreaming about it while he was in the service. It was a beautiful house too, far enough out of the city that he'd know if someone bad was headed his way, and secure as he could make it while allowing plenty of natural light. He went there in-between jobs, but never during. It was like a reward in that way.

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Title: haven't you heard what becomes of curious minds
Fandom: Venture Brothers
Length: 355 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: The Venture Bros., Dr. Rusty Venture, a catalog of failed inventions
Pairing: Brock gen
Other: Set pre-canon, with some spoilers for S3.

Excerpt: When Brock becomes Dr. Venture's bodyguard, he gets a tour of the grounds and the lab. Rusty vacillates between desperate pride and embarrassment.

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Title: I thought heaven can't help me now
Fandom: Gravity Falls
Length: 513 words
Prompt: Gravity Falls fic battle: Prompt: Sci Fi AU where Mabel and Dipper investigate space mysteries. Kinda like Star Trek meets X Files
Pairing: Dipper gen
Other: AU per prompt.

Excerpt: "Mabel!" he hissed in her ear. "The captain is an alien!"

"Of course she is, silly!" Mabel said, giggling. "She grew up on the Moon! I told her telling Grunkle Stan in the cafeteria last week."


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Title: the same lie I tell myself
Fandom: Gravity Falls
Length: 220 words
Prompt: Gravity Falls fic battle: Gideon, in the beginning
Pairing: Gideon gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: His dad tied his first bolero tie. By the time he was seven, Gideon was running the business himself.

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Title: lights flash and we run for the fences
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 1297 words
Prompt: n/a
Pairing: Joan gen
Other: Set directly before the first episode of season 3. Also at AO3.

Excerpt: Every time Joan convinced herself that Sherlock had finally figured out how to be a real boy, he proved her wrong. She went to sign her lease on a Wednesday afternoon and came back with two new keys in hand. There was a note on the kitchen table, pinned down by a padlock from Sherlock's collection. He was breaking their partnership and going back to London.

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Title: we show off our different scarlet letters
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 664 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Legend of Korra, Lin /& Pema, "You gonna try to arrest me again or do you want something to eat?"
Pairing: Lin and Pema gen
Other: Set mid S4.

Excerpt: Pema laughed. "I said, are you going to try to arrest me again, or do you want something to eat?"

"Arrest you?" For a moment Lin was confused, and then she flushed with embarrassment. "I'm not -- I'm just here to get the news on Korra and Kuvira."

"And I said, do you want something to eat? I know how you are, you probably didn't take a dinner break."


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Title: it's getting dark and it's all too quiet
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Length: 180 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Welcome to Night Vale - Any - Ceremonial Soft Meats Crown
Pairing: Tamika gen
Other: General Night Vale creepiness.

Excerpt: Tamika still gets surprised on a regular basis, but she likes to think she handles it better now that she's thirteen. Her mom helped her wrap up the librarian's head when she brought it home after the summer reading program, and they're going to put it in a shadow box once it's all dried out properly.

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Title: just close your eyes, the sun is going down
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Length: 371 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Welcome to Night Vale, Drugged-Up Government Bear, Another day at work
Pairing: Cecil gen
Other: PG for general Night Vale weirdness.

Excerpt: It would be just another day in Night Vale, except that it's Christmas, and so the drugged-up government bear we all call Santa Claus is roaming the streets. His red and white costume is still festive, listeners, none of the blood has dried. I would recommend avoiding children today if possible.

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Title: could end in burning flames or paradise
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 552 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Elementary, Sherlock/Joan, mystery solvers club.
Pairing: Sherlock and Joan gen
Other: College AU!

Excerpt: Joan and Sherlock have already had several talks about his habit of volunteering her for things, especially after he got her student ID and cracked her email password. She knows he thinks he can annoy her enough that she goes away. So far she hasn't. She likes seeing her amount of student debt decreasing slowly but steadily. But days like this, she really thinks about throwing in the towel.

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