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Master List of Elizabeth Culmer's Fanfiction: Chronicles of Narnia

Organization: This list is organized by associated narrative cycles; within each section, stories are arranged first by timeline (if applicable) and then by writing date. Word counts and writing dates are approximations.

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 tried not to fall into this fandom. I really, really tried. But I reread all seven books and there's so much to love! There are also several lifetimes' worth of loose ends to tie up, empty spaces to fill, backstory to create, and theological ideas to dig out, explain, and either affirm or denounce with extreme prejudice. I have a terrible feeling I may be writing here for a while.

All stories are book canon only unless specifically noted. This is because I never consider filmizations canon. They're just somebody else's vaguely AU retelling of the true story. Please also note that while I am not Christian, I do consider Lewis's theology an integral -- albeit infuriating and inconsistent -- part of his world-building, so most of these stories will have religious and/or philosophical elements to some degree. I am trying to work out my issues as I go. *grin*

Where To Read: As always, if an AO3 version exists, it is definitive. FF.net versions are definitive in the absence of an AO3 version. Journal versions are the equivalent of beta drafts, though the shorter and/or fragmentary works may never be posted anywhere else.

Quick navigation links, because this page has grown long: Lost Chronicles of Narnia overview, Lost Chronicles - MN era, Lost Chronicles - LWW/HHB era, Lost Chronicles - PC/VDT era, Lost Chronicles - TLB and general worldbuilding, The 'Problem' of Susan, As the Morning and the Night, And All Around Is the Desert, miscellaneous other Narnia fics, Narnia meta.


The Lost Chronicles of Narnia

This began as my attempt to make sense of Jadis and put her in context, as it were. However, most of my other Narnian stories are also part of this unified timeline, so it has grown much less Jadis-centric over time. The stories are listed in chronological order, insofar as that was possible. For instance, "A High and Lonely Destiny" begins before "Parallel" but continues until immediately before "No Light Oath," "Do not stand at my grave and weep," takes place in the middle of "Tribute," and "Little Sister" takes place during the fourth section of "The Corners of the World" -- rather like HHB takes place sometime during the last chapter of LWW.

Stories set in Charn are placed normally on the timeline, since Jadis's life makes a coherent narrative thread between Charn and Narnia and nobody ever returns to Charn to complicate the issue. Stories set in England, on the other hand, are placed in little offsets at the ends of the sections for their associated books, since they occur in a different world whose timeline has sod-all to do with the Narnian world's timeline beyond obeying thermodynamics and thus running in the same general direction.


The Magician's Nephew era

Parallel: (AO3 version) 650 words, March 2011. Jadis didn't meet her sister until they were seven years old. Until then, she had nothing but rumors and dreams. Implied dysfunctional family and society.

*The Beginning of Wisdom: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 425 words, May 2010. "It is foolish to become attached to anything or anyone. We are all replaceable -- even the gods. That is the foremost of Lilith's teachings." Severely dysfunctional family and society, forced suicide, emotional abuse of a child. [15-minute fic]

*By the Sword: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 900 words, June 2009. When Jadis and Cynara were twelve, they killed their older brother. An experiment in backstory and world-building. Severely dysfunctional family and society, off-screen human sacrifice, off-screen murder. [15-minute fic]

*A High and Lonely Destiny: 3,375 words, Sept. 2016. All the stories Jadis knows begin with Lilith. Severely dysfunctional family and society. Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] Komadori in the Narnia Fic Exchange 2016.

No Light Oath: (AO3 version) 300 words, June 2013. Jadis and Cynara, upon the occasion of their grandmother's death. [15-minute fic]

*No Quarter: (AO3 version) 200 words, Jan. 2010. Jadis and Cynara: the end of the war vs. the end of the world. [15-minute fic]

*Prayers to Broken Stone: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 400 words, Sept. 2009. This is Charn, after Jadis and the children leave. This is the grave of a universe. [15-minute fic]

***Heart's Desire: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 375 words, April 2009. Jadis in the garden: separation from God is only a punishment if you believe in him. Discussion of theology. [15-minute fic]

thus do we covenant: (AO3 version) 275 words, Jan. 2018. A discussion of religion on Narnia's second day. Written for anonymous in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2017.

*Have Dominion: (AO3 version) 1,075 words, May 2016. The Talking Beasts of Narnia are waiting for their names. Regardless of Aslan's words, Helen isn't at all sure she has any right to name them. Prompt: names/naming. Written for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo. [prompt!fic for [personal profile] syrena_of_the_lake]

An Outstretched Hand: 1,825 words, Sept. 2017. The giants came in the summer of the seventh year, in the long golden days between planting and harvest, when the people of Narnia worked to lay the bones of their new land: roads and wells, fords and harbors, and towers along the borders for they knew that an Evil walked abroad and their protection would not last forever. Written for [personal profile] redsnake05 in the Narnia Fic Exchange 2017.

Rich and Rare: (AO3 version) 250 words, July 2010. Jadis, on magic, jewelry, and the symbolism of crowns. [15-minute fic]

**The Corners of the World: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 6,300 words, Sept. 2009-Sept. 2013. For nigh on a thousand years after the Lion planted the poison tree in Narnia, Jadis bided her time, exploring her new world's outer reaches and sowing disaster for the green land at its heart -- aka, what Jadis did between The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as told in four geographic sections. Dark.

*Little Sister: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 2,400 words, Oct. 2009. Charn is gone; nostalgia is useless. Jadis has new worlds to conquer, if she can only find the way. (Also featuring the Lady of the Green Kirtle.) Written for Femgenficathon 2009.

great nature's second course: (AO3 version) 100 words, March 2013. Narnia goes willing into sleep. Prompt: Any, any, "Falling flowering snow/ and gentle dancing rain". Written for [livejournal.com profile] with_rainfall in the spring Three Sentence Ficathon 2013.

**White Lady of the Eastern Sea: 1,725 words, Aug. 2015. In the third year of her conquest, Jadis locked Aslan out of Narnia and plunged that country into endless winter. But there are other powers in the world, and not all of them are pleased at the sudden changes. Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] redsnake05 in the Narnia Fic Exchange 2015.


**The Vastness of the Sky: 8,250 words, Sept. 2014. Digory Kirke invites Polly Plummer to watch the 1912 Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race with him, hoping to catch up with his oldest friend. But lives once touched by magic never return altogether to normal, and when both crews sink in adverse weather, Digory and Polly stumble into a strange new world in search of a missing rower. Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] FiKate in the Narnia Fic Exchange 2014.

*How the Skeleton Aches: 1,100 words, Oct. 2014. Two days after Polly returned from Germany, she appeared at Digory's doorstep with no prior warning. Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] rthstewart, [archiveofourown.org profile] Heliopause, [archiveofourown.org profile] FiKate, [archiveofourown.org profile] redsnake05, and [archiveofourown.org profile] Moriwen in NFE Madness 2014.


The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe/The Horse and His Boy era

Of Horses: (AO3 version.) 125 words, Dec. 2011. When he was a boy, Rabadash wished for a Talking Horse. Prompt: Rabadash, that one mare in the stable... Brutality to animals. Written for [livejournal.com profile] wingedflight21 in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2011.

White Lies: (AO3 version) 75 words, Dec. 2018. Everyone's a collaborator to some degree. Written for [personal profile] ernest in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2018-19.

*Liminality: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 1,850 words, Aug. 2009. Lucy adjusts to her new position as a queen of Narnia while coping with the lingering aftermath of the battle and the reality of death. Contains mention of cannibalism, off-screen death of an original character, and discussion of theology. [15-minute fic]

untitled, aftermath of LWW: 300 words, Feb. 2014. What happens after the coronation. Fragment.

*Queen of the Night: (AO3 version) 1,250 words, July 2017. Lucy Pevensie in the early days at Cair Paravel: surely a queen of Narnia doesn't need a bedtime. Prompt: midnight. Written for [community profile] genprompt_bingo. [prompt!fic for [livejournal.com profile] priscipixie]

untitled, Lune and Elwen visit Cair Paravel: 150 words, Feb. 2014. The Pevensies' first venture into international diplomacy. Fragment.

For what you have tamed: (AO3 version) 200 words, March 2016. Tumnus would give his life rather than let Lucy come to harm at his hands again. [prompt!fic for [livejournal.com profile] cat_i_th_adage]

Swarm: (AO3 version) 100 words, Dec. 2018. The strength of a bee is the Hive. Written for [personal profile] candlesinthewell in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2018-19.

*Dedication: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 1,050 words, Oct. 2012. Susan's journey to accepting Narnia as her new home is not easy, either within or without. Drought, famine, and flood. [[livejournal.com profile] nffr_party prompt!fic]

hope, like roads across the earth: (AO3 version) 250 words, Dec. 2017. Edmund rebuilds Narnia's transportation network. Written for [livejournal.com profile] lizzie_marie_23 in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2017.

Zoonosis: (AO3 version) 125 words, Jan. 2019. Flu season in Narnia. Written for anonymous in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2018-19.

Responsibility: (AO3 version) 2,575 words, June 2016. Susan only stopped to fetch a jar of jam, en route to her fight with the castle account books. Meanwhile the daring Captain Lucy, accompanied by her loyal crew of Otter pups, set sail to the Port of Pantry... Prompt: adventure/quest. Written for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo. [prompt!fic for [personal profile] marmota_b]

untitled, Susan prepares to visit the Lone Isles: 600 words, Feb. 2014. Susan and Peter talk about diplomacy and politics. Fragment.

***To Every Thing There Is a Season: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 21,300 words, Nov. 2011-April 2012. Ilgamuth Tarkaan was fourteen when he first rode to war. He was likewise fourteen when he pledged his life and his name to Prince Rabadash, a decision that would shape the rest of his life. Prequel to Out of Season. Contains character death, violence, and moral dilemmas. Written for the 2012 Narnia Big Bang challenge on [livejournal.com profile] narniaexchange.

untitled, Ilgamuth meets Shezan: 175 words, June 2013. One way the ending of To Every Thing There Is a Season did not go.

*Folk Etymology of Naval Jargon: (AO3 version) 100 words, Jan. 2019. Ramming ships means something slightly different in Narnia. Written for anonymous in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2018-19.

**Into Something Rich and Strange: (AO3 version) 4,375 words, Sept. 2013. "The siren is a creature of reflections, born of lightning on the winter sea," the mer-woman said, her tail fins twitching in signs Susan had no skill to read. "Cold and light feed its power and no being born of the sea can gainsay its command, though we who are female can at the least resist its lure. You are a Daughter of Eve, born of dreams and flesh. Your power comes from the warmth of blood and the darkness of the beating heart; the siren has no strength against that magic. You must close your eyes and dream the enemy into the final dark." Written for [personal profile] snacky in the Narnia Fic Exchange 2013.

A Heady Draught: 475 words, Aug. 2015. The Fauns of Narnia attempt to reclaim their winemaking heritage after the long winter. Bacchus takes an interest in the results. Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] songsmith in NFE Madness 2015.

*In Song and Story: (AO3 version) 1,700 words, July 2014. Edmund wants to establish a Narnian newspaper, to further the cause of truth and check the spread of lies and embarrassing songs vicious slander. Nobody else seems to understand the depth of his conviction. Written for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo.

("In Song and Story" was remixed by [archiveofourown.org profile] marmota_b in Remix Madness 2015 as Truth and Nothing But Truth (In Song and Story remix), which provides a missing scene in which Edmund speaks with Peridan about newspapers and the nature of truth.)

The Court of Conscience: 1,775 words, Sept. 2018. With Peter and Edmund away at the wars, Susan is left to preside over Narnian justice. It's a responsibility she takes very seriously, and would give anything not to have on her shoulders. Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] snitchnipped in the Narnia Fic Exchange 2018.

of last resort: (AO3 version) 200 words, June 2013. Wherein Shezan deals with orphans at the Ulvaan temple.

Commonly to the Wars: (AO3 version) 900 words, Nov. 2011. Queen Lucy the Valiant rides to the wars, despite Father Christmas's prescription that women should avoid battles. How did that come about? Prompt: Lucy Pevensie, age 13, wanting...something? [Request!fic for [livejournal.com profile] annearchy; 15-minute fic]

*Kiss the Bride: (AO3 version) 425 words, Sept. 2015. Corin proposes to Susan. [prompt!fic for [profile] madamehardy]

**Queen Lucy, the Firebird, and the Death of Koschei the Deathless: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 2,700 words, Sept. 2012. In which Queen Lucy of Narnia and Princess Elena of Vinyedvyeri go on a quest to defeat Koschei the Deathless, rescue Elena's brothers, and incidentally get Lucy back home after she was carried off by a magical bird. Written for [personal profile] rthstewart in the Narnia Fic Exchange 2012.

Crowning Glory: (AO3 version) 625 words, Sept. 2015. Edmund combs Susan's hair. Prompt: lazy day. Written for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo. [prompt!fic for [livejournal.com profile] cat_i_th_adage]

living creatures, according to their kinds: (AO3 version) 250 words, June 2013. Wherein Shasta wants a cat.

*Interesting Times: (AO3 version) 725 words, Feb. 2015. "I am never getting on a ship with you again," Susan proclaimed with great and injured dignity as their Galman merchant transport and its piratical attacker sank, smoldering, into the seas off the western shore of Terebinthia. Written for [livejournal.com profile] saoirse7 in the early 2015 Three Sentence Ficathon.

*A boat, beneath a sunny sky: 1,025 words, Oct. 2014. At the Lake of Mezreel, Lasaraleen distracts Aravis from her father's impending remarriage. Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] rthstewart in NFE Madness 2014.

****Out of Season: (ff.net version; AO3 version) 27,000 words, July-Sept. 2011. In the fourteenth year of Rishti Tisroc's reign, a demon in the shape of a beaver is captured and brought to Tashbaan. Shezan Tolkheera, high priestess of the goddess Achadith, is given the responsibility of guarding the demon until its sacrifice at the Spring Festival. Complications ensue. Background presence of slavery, discussion of and planning for something equivalent to human sacrifice. Written for [livejournal.com profile] lady_songsmith in Narnia Fic Exchange 2011.

*Out of Season: Shezan's Dream: (AO3 version) 1,100 words, Dec. 2012. The dream Shezan doesn't remember from the night before the Spring Festival, featuring visitations from two gods, a request, an order, and a polite argument over the nature of free will. A cut scene posted for the sake of completeness.

That darkened over coming years: (AO3 version) 1,550 words, June 2014. In the days following Axartha Tarkaan's death, Zardis Tarkheena raises cautions about Shezan's courtship of Ilgamuth. [15-minute fic]

How Easy All Can See: (AO3 version) 1,200 words, July 2017. "My milk-sister's heart is her own to guard," Rabadash said as he swung down from his stallion and led the bay horse, gleaming with sweat, down to the bank of the Shirush to drink. Background Shezan/Ilgamuth. Prompt: heart on sleeve. Written for [community profile] genprompt_bingo. [prompt!fic for [livejournal.com profile] priscipixie]

Tribute: (AO3 version) 125 words, Dec. 2011. Rabadash gives Susan a necklace. Prompt: Susan & Lucy Pevensie, jewelry. Written for [livejournal.com profile] katakokk in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2011.

Or Wonder, Till It Drives You Mad: (AO3 version) 300 words, July 2015. Shezan and Ilgamuth talk of paths not taken. [15-minute fic]

Tall Ship of War: (AO3 version 225 words, Sept. 2015. Shezan and Ilgamuth discuss types of watercraft as the Narnian delegation arrives in Tashbaan. [prompt!fic for [personal profile] autumnia]

Missed Connections: (AO3 version) 575 words, Aug. 2018. Shezan and Susan meet in Tashbaan. Prompt: steadfast. Written for [community profile] genprompt_bingo. [prompt!fic for [personal profile] sheliak]

Do not stand at my grave and weep: (ff.net version; AO3 version) 600 words, Sept. 2011. Shezan Tolkheera and Ilgamuth Tarkaan during HHB -- brief thoughts on love, politics, poetry, and grief. [Request!fic for [personal profile] rthstewart]

one for the road: (AO3 version) 175 words, Dec. 2017. Campfire stories on the road to Narnia and the North. Written for anonymous in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2017.

A Change of Season, prologue: 575 words, Nov. 2013. Opening scene of the sequel to "Out of Season" and "To Every Thing There Is a Season," which will follow Shezan and Ilgamuth through the aftermath of HHB. Fragment.

the ethics of duty: 150 words, Dec. 2016. Ilgamuth Tarkaan during the Battle of Anvard. Written for [livejournal.com profile] reeby10 in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2016.

*Any Sentry from His Post: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 2,700 words, Sept. 2011. A week after the battle of Anvard, Shasta despairs of fitting in to his new life, until a chance meeting with King Edmund of Narnia opens his eyes to new perspectives. [15-minute fic]

Visiting Narnia: 900 words, June 2015. Aravis, Cor, and Corin visit Narnia for the Summer Festival. Fragment.

These bringing with them unknown gods and rites: (AO3 version) 925 words, Feb. 2014. Aravis attempts to honor Zardeenah in Anvard. This proves slightly more complicated than she might wish, particularly when Cor intrudes. Prompt: candles. Written for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo.

Grass and Silence: 375 words, Dec. 2011. In which Lucy and Susan go on a quest without their brothers, Lucy makes a choice, and Aslan takes Susan into his confidence. Fragment. [Prompt!fic for [livejournal.com profile] animus_wyrmis]

the sun, the moon, and the truth: 100 words, Jan. 2018. "I wanted to kill Rabadash," Susan said; "What kind of person does that make me?" Written for [livejournal.com profile] ama_ranth_827 in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2017.

*The Mystery of Mount Pire: 2,600 words, Aug. 2015. Aravis joins Lucy and Susan on a winter exploration of Archenland. Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] Heliopause in the Narnia Fic Exchange 2015.

Of Mourning: (AO3 version) 200 words, Dec. 2011. The privy council stops using the throne room within a month, after. Prompt: Lord Peridan and/or Tumnus, the decision to lock up the treasury once and for all. Written for [livejournal.com profile] snitchnipped in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2011.

Before the Dawn: (AO3 version) 575 words, July 2015. Rabadash and Shezan share a few private words on the eve of his coronation. [15-minute fic]

**The Courting Dance: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 21,100 words, Feb. 2010-Aug. 2016. Marriage is a bit more complicated than quarreling and making it up again, especially for the crown prince of Archenland and an exiled Calormene Tarkheena. Aravis/Cor, finished for WIP Big Bang 2016. [contains one 15-minute fic]

Ancient Lands: 475 words, Dec. 2013. Aravis and Cor return to Tashbaan. Fragment. [prompt!fic for [personal profile] rthstewart]

*Silence at the Proper Season: (AO3 version) 1,850 words, Dec. 2013. While in Tashbaan, Cor and Aravis receive two invitations from Shezan and Ilgamuth: one to a ritual, one to a conversation. The latter is more dangerous. [prompt!fic for [personal profile] rthstewart]

Terms and Conditions May apply: (AO3 version) 1,050 words, Nov. 2017. Aravis and Cor negotiate the results of a bet. Prompt: three wishes. Written for [community profile] genprompt_bingo. [prompt!fic for [personal profile] musesfool]

Happily Married: (AO3 version) 100 words, Dec. 2011. Aravis interrupts a meeting. Prompt: Cor/Aravis, so kiss me first/ then do your worst to me. Written for [livejournal.com profile] vialethe in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2011.

*Playing Politics: (AO3 version) 725 words, Feb 2014. Aravis and Cor discuss his choice of negotiation strategies. In bed. *grin* Prompt: back rub. Written for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo. [Request!fic for [personal profile] rthstewart]

*Scheherazade, After: (AO3 version) 225 words, March 2013. Aravis tells Ram a bedtime story; Cor listens in. Prompt: Aravis(/Cor) and Ram, tales of Calormen. Written for [personal profile] betony in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2013.

a language all nations understand: (AO3 version) 375 words, Dec. 2017. Two artisans work on the king of Archenland's anniversary gift to his queen. Written for anonymous in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2017.


*Stewardship: (AO3 version) 175 words, Jan. 2019. Lady Steward Evelyn Scrapemoss claims the Narnian crown. Written for [personal profile] alexseanchai in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2018-19.

Occam's Razor, Misapplied: (AO3 version) 450 words, July 2012. A brief excerpt from a volume of Calormene history. [15-minute fic]

The Golden Age: A Historical and Cultural Survey: (AO3 version) 225 words, Aug. 2015. An excerpt from the introduction to The Golden Age: A Historical and Cultural Survey, published by the University of Redhaven in the year 1667. [15-minute fic]


nothing gold can stay: (AO3 version) 175 words, April 2013. The Pevensies are not the only ones to find their Narnia swallowed by time. Prompt: Narnia, Digory +/ Polly, when the Pevensies come back and they share stories of Narnia. Written for [livejournal.com profile] saoirse7 in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2013.

*Babel: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 650 words, March 2009, revised Feb. 2010. Susan and Edmund talk about linguistics, post-LWW. Meta thinly cloaked by dialogue. (Canon-compliant now!) [15-minute fic]


Prince Caspian/The Voyage of the Dawn Treader era

*To Sail Beyond the Sunrise: 850 words, May 2018. Sketch of an unwritten story in which a young woman sails east to hold Aslan to account after the Telmarine Conquest. Fragment.

*We Hold On: (AO3 version) 1,125 words, April 2014. Old Narnia went into hiding, but there are more places to hide than the wilderness. The hardest secrets to find are the ones in plain sight. [15-minute fic]

None Sing Hymns to Breath: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 800 words, March 2009. After Miraz's death and the Telmarines' surrender, Lucy finds herself at loose ends for a day. Introspective. [15-minute fic]

*Out of Sight, Out of Mind: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 1,025 words, Jan. 2010. They forgot England for fifteen years. Peter wants to know why. Implicit discussion of theology and the ethics of power. [15-minute fic] (If you are curious about what I was trying to do in this story, here is a post about thematic and theological issues, and the difficulty of expressing subtle authorial disagreement with the opinions of a POV character.)

As through a Glass, with Joy: (AO3 version) 325 words, Sept. 2014. When the Dawn Treader turned and began rowing west, Caspian thought he would never recover from the piercing sweetness of the uttermost East. [15-minute fic]


Bright the hawk's flight on the empty sky: (AO3 version) 150 words, Dec. 2018. Susan travels across America. Written for anonymous in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2018-19.

To Breathe Free: (AO3 version) 150 words, March 2015. Susan sails home from America. Written for [personal profile] heliopausa in the early 2015 Three Sentence Ficathon.


The Last Battle era

*They Do Not Always Like It: (AO3 version) 250 words, Sept. 2014. Who ever heard of a witch that really died? Fridge horror. [15-minute fic]


Non-time-specific world-building

**Iconography: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 500 words, Aug. 2012. A meditation on the theme of apples. Contains incidental theology. [15-minute fic]

*Further Down and Further In: (AO3 version) 175 words, Feb. 2015. This is the secret the dwarfs keep to themselves: the earth itself is alive. Written for [personal profile] isabelquinn in the early 2015 Three Sentence Ficathon.


The 'Problem' of Susan

Unlike the Lost Chronicles, these stories do not share continuity. (Even the sequel is less a strict sequel and more a related thought experiment.) This is because what fascinates me most about Susan is her separation from her family in The Last Battle, and I do not have anything remotely like a defined headcanon about the reason for that separation and loss of faith, nor about what becomes of her afterwards. Besides, keeping my options open is useful for testing meta theories. *grin*

Endurance: (AO3 version; ff.net.version) 675 words, April 2009. "The thing is," Susan tells Edmund once, "you have to live in the world you're given." (The obligatory 'problem of Susan' fic everyone in this fandom seems to write sooner or later. *sigh*) Implicit discussion of theology. [15-minute fic]

("Endurance" was remixed by [archiveofourown.org profile] furies in RemixRedux 9, as Once a Queen (The Reality Bites Remix): Susan, and Narnia. What a tangled web we weave.)

Remembrance: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 875 words, March 2010. One potential continuation of Endurance, written nominally in the form of a human interest news article on the inclusion of Dr. Susan Pevensie in the Church of England's calendar of Common Worship. (Yes, really. No, I have no idea what I was thinking either.) [Request!fic for [livejournal.com profile] uminohikari]

*Form and Function: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 575 words, Sept. 2009. Aslan is a lion, utterly and undeniably. Susan finds this hard to reconcile with an equally undeniable correspondence that Lucy points out. Discussion of theology. [15-minute fic]

As Love from Lies, or Truth from Art: (AO3 version) 600 words, Oct. 2009. Susan left England, afterward. Prompt: Narnia, Susan after the last book? I was thinking something later in her life, with her trying to continue living an ordinary life. Regarding Aslan, I tend to think that she would probably continue rejecting Narnia and yet I also kind of hope that at the end of her life she will be able to see her family again. However, I'm sort of curious how her day to day life is, which is not complete connected to Narnia, if that makes sense? [Request!fic for [livejournal.com profile] silverblade219]

To All Good Will: (AO3 version; ff.net version) 600 words, Jan. 2011. Five letters exchanged between Susan and Edmund Pevensie in the week leading up to Christmas 1948. [15-minute fic]

*here comes the sun: (AO3 version) 150 words, March 2013. Prompt: Susan (+/ any), "come someone, make my heavy heart light." Written for [personal profile] psyche29 in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2013.

*the iron queens: (AO3 version) 350 words, Dec. 2016. In the cold and dark of Narnia after the end, Susan offers Jadis a bargain. Written for [livejournal.com profile] silvr_dagger in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2016.

*that have chalked forth the way: (AO3 version) 200 words, Dec. 2017. Susan makes her own worlds. Written for [livejournal.com profile] caramelsilver in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2017.

**Between the Light and Darkness: (AO3 version) 800 words, Oct. 2018. "Every world is a bubble," Susan says, "a fragile bubble we build despite the darkness, and tend with mercy, patience, and faith. If everyone who heard the call chased it to the ends of the earth, who would be left to keep the sunlight kindled?" Prompt: chiaroscuro. Written for [community profile] ladiesbingo. [prompt!fic for [personal profile] alexseanchai]

A Long Time Ago on My Grave: (AO3 version) 125 words, Dec. 2018. Sometimes there's no way home. Written for [personal profile] shinon in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2018-19.


As the Morning and the Night - genderswap AU

This is a thought experiment wherein the four Pevensies were born with the opposite sex and gender from canon. In other words, instead of Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy, they are Mary, Stephen, Edith, and Laurence (called Laurie). I am trying to see what effect that would have on Lewis's characterization and plot, since he relies so heavily on gender assumptions as a shorthand in LWW. So far, all I have are a few character study snippets, but someday I may give in and write the full alternate version of the Pevensies' first time in Narnia, from LWW through HHB. (If I get to VDT, I might flip Eustace into Eunice, but so far, only the Pevensies are altered.)

Fester Like a Sore: (AO3 version) 575 words, Sept. 2010. When Edith is very young, she wants to be exactly like Mary. This doesn't last. [15-minute fic]

Summer of '39: (AO3 version) 1,275 words, Sept. 2010. The year before the Pevensies go to Narnia, their family is falling apart. Stephen makes the best of it, as much as he can.

Anchor Points: (AO3 version) 550 words, Oct. 2010. Laurie's world always makes sense, even if his siblings don't see what he does. [15-minute fic]

How Does Your Garden Grow?: (AO3 version) 2,225 words, May 2011. Mary Pevensie and her family: a character study in three parts. (Beware of excessive angst and melodrama.)

*Winter in the Shade: (AO3 version) 525 words, June 2015. Years later, Edith still missed the crisp silence of that handful of days, the clear cadence of Jadis's voice as she talked about Charn, about law, about power. About magic. [15-minute fic]

*The Spell Begins To Break: (AO3 version) 1,075 words, May 2011. Laurie, Stephen, and Mary receive their gifts from Father Christmas.

*Maxims and Verses: (AO3 version) 825 words, Sept. 2010. Upon leaving Tashbaan, Edith writes Rabadash a poem. He declares war in response. Edith/Rabadash. [15-minute fic]

*Come Close to Your Own World: (AO3 version) 4,375 words, Aug. 2014. The Pevensies can only take one child with them to America. Mary is the logical choice -- she's the eldest, and the only one who has any interest in Father's work -- but she's not sure that's a good idea. Prompt: unexpected love. Written for [community profile] cottoncandy_bingo. [Request!fic for [tumblr.com profile] asphodelimago]


And a tiny AU of this AU, because I can do that if I want to. :)

Cold and Light: (AO3 version) 125 words, Dec. 2018. For Edith Pevensie, second chances are spun from ice. Written for [personal profile] ernest in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2018-19.


And All Around Is the Desert

An alternate universe in which the other sister won the war in Charn. *evil grin*

*the mournful kingdom of sand: (AO3 version) 125 words, Jan. 2018. A hundred years of summer and never a drop of rain. Written for anonymous in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2017.

The Way the World Ends: (AO3 version) 275 words, March 2018. Jadis takes a deep breath and sets her feet and shoulders before she begins to speak the Deplorable Word. That moment is her undoing. Prompt: apocalypse. Written for [community profile] genprompt_bingo.


Everything Else

This is a catch-all for everything that doesn't fit into my Lost Chronicles timeline, without comprising enough of a category on its own to have a separate section. So there's one fic that ended up set in Disney film canon, one fic in Aslan's Country that I'm not sure can be put into a timeline, one fic that almost fits into the Lost Chronicles except for a single character's name, and a bunch of random AUs, mostly written in response to prompts.

Babel: 600 words, March 2009. Susan and Edmund talk about linguistics, post-LWW. Meta thinly cloaked by dialogue. (Disney movie canon, because I failed to do my research thoroughly enough. *makes face* Please read the revised book canon version instead.) [15-minute fic]

Birds in the Hand: (AO3 version) 250 words, Dec. 2011. The Thiefmaker takes an apprentice. She may live to regret her choice. Prompt: Edmund Pevensie, pickpocket!AU, jack of all trades. Crime, child abuse, prostitution. Written for [livejournal.com profile] caramelsilver in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2011.

*Wrong Turn at Albuquerque: (AO3 version) 275 words, Dec. 2011. There are many doors between worlds, even within Aslan's Country. Prompt: Pevensies & Tirian, "I don't think this is where we're supposed to be." Written for [livejournal.com profile] snacky in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2011.

always at a price: (AO3 version) 150 words, March 2013. Jadis's magic food wakes more than one kind of hunger. Prompt: Narnia, Any, vampire!AU. Written for [personal profile] lady_songsmith in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2013.

*call that a bargain: (AO3 version) 200 words, March 2013. A continuation of the above AU, now with added Lucy being awesome!

grand tour: (AO3 version) 325 words, June 2013. Three weeks after Peter closed the stable door, Eustace turned to Jill and said, "Let's go home." [15-minute fic]

What Might Have Been, What May Yet Be: (AO3 version) 425 words, Dec. 2013. "You have been touched by the Deep Magic. Few emerge unchanged from such an encounter." Prompt: Edmund's encounter with the White Witch turns him into a mage. Written for Doctordolly in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2013.

*Without Any External or Physical Form: (AO3 version) 1,275 words, Dec. 2013. Lucy and Mr. Tumnus discuss history and hypotheticals over tea, in the second summer after the end of the Witch's reign. Daemon AU. Written for [livejournal.com profile] betonyb in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2013.

**Bitter Work: 2,075 words, Sept. 2014. Things always work according to their nature. If any Narnian, unbidden, had stolen an apple and planted it here to protect Narnia... Peridan, Tumnus, and the rest of the privy council consider their options post-LWW. Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] cofax in the Narnia Fic Exchange 2014.

*Start of Line: 2,550 words, Oct. 2014. Lucy looks around, wondering what makes the Professor's workshop so dangerous. At first glance, she can't see anything special: just a bunch of computers on a rack and a half-dozen monitors scattered about to no apparent plan, each surrounded by drifts of notepaper and graph paper. But then one monitor switches from its screensaver -- snow falling onto pine trees -- to a black screen with a single line of text. Lucy steps closer, curious. <Hello?> the computer says again. The cursor blinks in silent invitation. Alternate universe, Tron fusion. Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] songsmith in NFE Madness 2014.

*Hierogamy: (AO3 version) 150 words, Jan. 2015. There is only ever one human family allowed to live in Narnia. Susan & Edmund, implied incest. Written for [livejournal.com profile] vialethe in the Three Sentence Ficathon 2014/2015.

*Follow the Story (One Queen, Bearing Gifts): 1,825 words, June 2015. On Ramandu's island, Lucy and the Star's daughter speak of stories, choices, and new beginnings. Written for Remix Madness 2015, based on Follow the Star by [personal profile] rthstewart.

in exchange, a bride: (AO3 version) Chronicles of Narnia, 175 words, Dec. 2015. The escape from Tashbaan fails. Susan pays the price. Written for [livejournal.com profile] vialethe in the late 2015 Three Sentence Ficathon.

enchantments: 450 words, Sept. 2016. One night, the Lady will let him out of the chair and not recast her spell. Rilian fears that day more than anything. Dark. Written for [archiveofourown.org profile] Komadori in NFE Madness 2016.



Not actually fic, but kind of interesting in its own right, and also useful if you want to understand my approach to canon. *grin*

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Disney vs. BBC: Wherein I analyze the two most popular filmizations of the story and compare them to each other and the book.

Thoughts on Prince Caspian: Wherein Disney attempts to hit every sympathetic embarrassment squick button I have, as well as invent plot out of whole cloth. At least the political maneuvering is cool and the battle staging makes more sense than in their version of LWW. *wry*

A Theory about Narnian Linguistics: Wherein I argue that A) the Narnian world has a universal language that does not experience linguistic drift, and B) that language is English. Trust me on this.

Thoughts on Calormen, Part One and Part Two: Wherein I do a lot of world-building and attempt to mitigate some of Lewis's racism, ethnocentrism, and religious insensitivity along the way.

Narnian Timelines: Definitive timelines for the world of Narnian, the world of Charn, and the world of England, as seen in my interconnected fanfiction. Also contains a bunch of incidental world-building for Calormen and Archenland, because yay world-building!


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