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Title: who would bear the whips and scorns of time
Fandom: Rivers of London
Length: 170 words
Prompt: 3 Sentence Ficathon: Rivers of London, Thomas Nightingale, sleepless nights
Pairing: Nightingale gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: Molly let him clean a few of the rooms, but as he grew more lank and exhausted, she would hiss at him and shepherd him back to his bedroom, where he had nothing but his thoughts to keep him company.

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Title: history's like an amusement park, except instead of rides you have dates to memorize
Fandom: The Simpsons/Doctor Who
Length: 96 words
Prompt: 3 Sentence Ficathon: The Simpsons/Doctor Who, Marge Simpson & The Doctor, exploring the TARDIS
Pairing: Marge and the Doctor gen
Other: Unspecified Doctor.

Excerpt: "Well, I'm not one to judge," she says at last, in her gravelly voice, "but it really could use a good going-over -- where do you keep your vacuum cleaner?"

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Title: fear that has said its prayers
Fandom: Star Wars
Length: 101 words
Prompt: 3 Sentence Ficathon: Star Wars, Obi-Wan, don't mind me while I save the day again
Pairing: Obi-Wan gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: Obi-Wan acts; he can't stop himself when he sees something that needs to be done and it looks like it might go unnoticed.

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Title: harmony seldom makes a headline
Fandom: Doctor Who
Length: 119 words
Prompt: 3 Sentence Ficathon: Doctor Who, 4 & Sarah Jane Smith, running in your own footsteps
Pairing: Four and Sarah gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: "We've been this way before, Doctor!" Sarah exclaims, grabbing his arm and pointing, "--See, there's our footsteps, this has to be the wrong way!"

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Title: the soul consists of its sufferings
Fandom: Star Wars
Length: 149 words
Prompt: 3 Sentence Ficathon: Star Wars, any, daemon AU
Pairing: Anakin gen
Other: AU as per prompt.

Excerpt: Vader doesn't have a daemon, they say: none of the Sith do, separated from their souls as part of their training so that nothing could distract them from their pursuit of the Dark Side.

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Title: time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils
Fandom: Discworld
Length: 89 words
Prompt: 3 Sentence Ficathon: Discworld, Susan Sto Helit & Vimes, comparing notes on temporal anomalies
Pairing: Susan & Vimes gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: If Vimes had been a woman, the right kind of woman, of course, Susan would have said that Time had left him just a kiss on the cheek, a hint of strangeness.

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Title: wings but no feet
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 93 words
Prompt: 3 Sentence Ficathon: Elementary, Joan Watson, Sherlock, tortoises, dragons, and other reptilia
Pairing: Joan gen
Other: Also at AO3 (with sequels written by other people!).

Excerpt: "SHERLOCK!" she shouted; the creature chirruped at her, but the house was suspiciously silent.

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Title: here is the steeple
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Length: 143 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Welcome to Night Vale, Dana, Open the door and see all the people
Pairing: Dana gen
Other: Spoilers for Old Oak Door Part B.

Excerpt: Dana clipped the ribbon and moved into the darkened space, empty and desolate and prepared for new growth.

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Title: Christmas still a shining thing
Fandom: Elementary
Length: 719 words
Prompt: comment_fic: Elementary, Sherlock&Joan, Sherlock spends the holidays with Joan's family
Pairing: Sherlock and Joan gen
Other: Set during some ambiguous previous season.

Excerpt: Joan's grandma was beating Sherlock at mahjong, and he kept looking at her sideways in that feral way of his, as if trying to confirm she wasn't cheating. It made Joan smile a little. Her grandma beat everyone at mahjong, and reveled in finding a new victim.

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Title: I threw my life in the air
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 2783 words
Prompt: poetry_fiction: I light a match. / Still the heart won't burn.
Pairing: Mostly gen with canon pairings
Other: Also at AO3.

Summary/Excerpt: Five times when the women of Legend of Korra showed their own strength.

Izumi loved to read from the time she was a little girl. Fiction, non-fiction, whatever she could find, she devoured. The royal library was enormous, but not in the best condition; her father's predecessors hadn't cared much for books. She loved the smell of the old parchment and spent many a happy hour dreaming of far off places and times. For her twelfth birthday her father gave over care of the library to her, including an allowance to buy new books and repair old ones. It was her favorite gift.

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Title: Wendy's Guide to the Perfect Summer
Fandom: Gravity Falls
Length: 1402 words
Prompt: Written for [community profile] rarelywritten for [Bad username or site: greyjinxed @ ao3"].
Pairing: Wendy/Robbie; mostly Wendy gen
Other: Also at AO3. Spoilers for 2x11 Not What He Seems.

Summary: Wendy's summer is going to be awesome, no matter what kind of weirdness is going on at the Mystery Shack.

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Title: alone, most strangely, I live on
Fandom: Steven Universe
Length: 787 words
Prompt: n/a
Pairing: Amethyst gen
Other: Also at AO3.

Summary: Amethyst, alone in the kindergarten. Just a touch of backstory prompted by rewatching On the Run.

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Title: ultramarine
Fandom: Steven Universe
Length: 471 words
Prompt: n/a
Pairing: Lapis and Jasper gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: Lapis held onto Jasper for as long as she could, her mind pushing down on Jasper's. She channeled her rage and frustration and worry into the fusion, and she liked, for a long moment, hearing Jasper scream into her brain.

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Title: quenchless fidelity
Fandom: Steven Universe
Length: 281 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Steven Universe, Garnet + Amethyst + Pearl + Steven, sometimes Steven says or does things that remind them of Rose Quartz
Pairing: Pearl gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: Pearl had thought things would be easier once he mastered his powers and joined them as much as a full Gem as he was able to be, given his half-human limitations. She hadn't thought that the older Steven would get, the more he would remind her of his mother in other ways.

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Title: the last drink on Mars
Fandom: Thrilling Adventure Hour
Length: 752 words
Prompt: comment_fic: Thrilling Adventure Hour, the Mars Marshaling Team meets the Doyles
Pairing: Frank/Sadie + Mars team gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: "Humans do not possess sufficiently advanced senses to perceive ghosts," Croach said.

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Title: do not live like living men
Fandom: Star Wars
Length: 158 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Star Wars original trilogy, Leia Organa, prophetic dreams
Pairing: Leia gen
Other: Set precanon.

Excerpt: The dreams are vivid -- not just her mother, but a blonde man with a crooked smile, a man in a black vest, a boy taking off a storm-trooper's helmet -- but none of them make any sense.

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Title: just and loyal
Fandom: Leverage
Length: 225 words
Prompt: comment_fic: Leverage, Eliot Spencer + Alec Hardison, it takes him awhile to realize Eliot is basically the biggest Hufflepuff he’s ever met
Pairing: Hardison, Parker, and Eliot gen
Other: n/a

Excerpt: "I still vote Gryffindor," Parker says. "Cedric Diggory had terrible reaction time. You couldn't take Eliot out that easily."

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Title: a whit more just
Fandom: Brooklyn 99
Length: 243 words
Prompt: comment_fic: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, ensemble, everyone gets superpowers except for Peralta
Pairing: precinct gen
Other: AU as per prompt.

Excerpt: "This is so unfair!" Peralta says. If sulking was a superpower, he'd have it, but unfortunately, it is not. He watches sullenly as Rosa sets the copier on fire.

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Title: open the door and fly on your heavy feet
Fandom: Legend of Korra
Length: 3113 words
Prompt: Written for [community profile] galentinesday 2015 for [archiveofourown.org profile] Elleth.
Pairing: minor Lin/Tenzin and Suyin/Bataar Sr.; mostly Suyin and Lin gen
Other: Also at AO3.

Summary/Excerpt: Suyin, Lin, and Toph fell apart as a family when Su left for Gaoling. It took a long time for them to come back together.
Tenzin bit his lip. "Your mom isn't very good with feelings," he said. "You know that."

Lin drummed her feet on the ground in frustration. "I know," Lin said. "I know. I'm not -- well, you know. Not great at talking about them either. But she just pretends that nothing ever happened. My sister is halfway across the Earth Kingdom over nothing and I am never going to be able to hide
this after that nothing."

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Title: the illusion is always one of normality
Fandom: Elementary/Doctor Who
Length: 348 words
Prompt: fic_promptly: Elementary, Joan + Sherlock, Doctor Who AU
Pairing: Sherlock gen
Other: Doctor Who fusion, Elementary characters in the Doctor Who universe.

Excerpt: He loves it. There is nothing Sherlock loves more than space travel, and he'd thought there would never be anything better than being a detective. But now he is a detective in space.

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