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Summary: Aujae and Laura regroup after a dangerous encounter with the Keeper's enemies, and build on their fragile trust. (1000 words)

Note: This story is a response to the Cotton Candy Bingo prompt markings, and to a suggestion from [livejournal.com profile] cherokee1 that I write "something in the poison sigils world hopper story," aka Utilitarian Virtue, which is a tiny original fiction snippet I wrote back in December 2011. That snippet acted as the opening paragraphs of an unwritten novel; this excerpt is set about two days further into the story.

You should go read the first ficlet for context or this one won't make much sense. :-)

Signs and Portents )

I do have a very rough narrative outline for the entirety of this story, should I ever decide to write it properly. I think some of the plot can be inferred from the two extant snippets, but there's a bunch of other stuff that hasn't come up on-page and which will, I think, remain unstated for now.

(I will tell you for free that it's a love story. And also a story about ethics and space opera magical gunfights, because hey, I am still me! But the heart of the thing is love.)
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Tell me about a story I haven't written, and I'll give you between one and three sentences a few paragraphs from that story.

(I am trying to be honest about my length issues. *wry*)


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Responses so far:

Utilitarian Virtue for [livejournal.com profile] cherokee1 -- original fic about a wanderer between universes and her mysterious task (opening paragraphs of a novel, 350 words)

The Lion, the Witch, and the Ninja for [livejournal.com profile] aishuu -- Naruto/Narnia crossover, in which the Pevensies were originally from Konoha (fragments of a long fic, 850 words)

Legacies for [personal profile] jjhunter -- in which Naruto's grandkids add his name to the Memorial Stone (complete ficlet, 400 words)

Grass and Silence for [livejournal.com profile] animus_wyrmis -- in which Lucy and Susan go on a quest without their brothers, and Lucy makes a choice and Aslan takes Susan into his confidence. (opening paragraphs of a long fic, 375 words)
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Master List of Elizabeth Culmer's Fiction: Original Stories
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Organization: This list is organized primarily by... *ponders terminology* by universe, shall we say. Within each universe, I organized stories by timelines, by associated story cycles, or by degree of relation to the main story; the summaries should hopefully make the patterns clear. When the 'universe' is a category rather than a fully realized secondary world, the stories are arranged chronologically by writing date. Word counts and writing dates are approximations. (Especially the writing dates. *headdesk*)

Content/Warning Policy: 1) I am not consistent about warnings! I use them when I remember, for a few relatively broad categories of potentially problematic content, but if something is off-page, non-explicit, or generally backgrounded, I probably won't think to note it in the metadata. 2) The things I try to warn for are explicit sex, rape, murder, torture, cannibalism, incest, depression/suicide, familial dysfunction, and occasionally also societal dysfunction (aka dystopia). Sometimes I just slap a general content warning on all my fic for a given fandom and don't label each individual fic. I also don't generally warn for violence, unless the violence in a fic is dramatically out-of-step with the violence in its source canon. 3) I don't use any content rating system unless I'm posting to a site or community that requires or encourages ratings, because I find movie-style ratings counter-intuitive when applied to written fiction, and not particularly useful for anything other than denoting the presence of explicit sex, which I already note in the metadata.

Quality Rating System: I've marked my favorite stories with asterisks, on a scale of 1 to 4. The more asterisks, the more I like the story. This doesn't necessarily mean that stories without asterisks are bad, just that I don't like them as much. Also, I am not claiming to be an arbiter of taste; you may love stories I dislike, and vice versa. I am just providing a heads-up about the ones that I think are best written and/or most interesting.

Notes: I am shamefully slow about my original writing, and I almost never seem to finish anything. Nonetheless, a fair amount of the following stories are complete, if only because I try to avoid posting those likely to be permanently unfinished. *sigh*

Also, a general advisory: you may or may not have noticed while reading my fanfic -- my quirks are somewhat disguised and/or mitigated by working in other people's universes -- but I am fascinated by ethics, religion, families and other social networks, sociology, history, culture clashes, world-building, and the nature and structure of truth and stories. I also have a strong tendency to focus on female characters. A lot of my original fiction is slower and more 'thinky' than a lot of my fanfic, and my issues show through more clearly.

None of these are necessarily bad things, but I figure it's only fair to tell you what to expect from my work. :)

Contents: Firsthome, The Sum of Things, The Summoner's Tale, Ironheart's War, Winter's Daughter, The Witch of Immish, fables and fairy-tales, Camia ('Finding Marea'), modern America, autobiographical (kinda-sorta), Ithaca Paranormal, Elsewhere, Ashes, Sunbright and Shadowfall, Utilitarian Virtue, Intarre, random stuff

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Firsthome )

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The Sum of Things )

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The Summoner's Tale )

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Ironheart's War )

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Winter's Daughter )

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The Witch of Immish )

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Other fables and fairy tales )

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Camia ('Finding Marea') )

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Modern America (occasionally, I write stuff that isn't fantasy or sf) )

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Autobiographical (kinda-sorta) )

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Ithaca Paranormal )

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Elsewhere )

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Ashes )

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Sunbright and Shadowfall )

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Utilitarian Virtue )

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Intarre )

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Random stuff )

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