May. 1st, 2008

khriskin: (The Unforgotten Country)



The following are the first lines from all of the original fiction postings from the April 2008. These are friends-locked posts sorted under my Writing filter, as I have no desire to spam those on my flist who aren't interested. *grin*

Please comment on this post in order to be added to the filter or check out my archive: The Unforgotten Country over at EverydayDragons.com.

Note: The number is the date of the entry and the stuff in parenthesis is the genre and/or working title of the universe in which the story snippit took place.

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29 - Once upon a time there was a city by the sea. (Fantasy)
28 - Werewolves were supposed to be lucky, although Simon wasn't quite sure who'd decided that fact. (Urban Fantasy; Everyday Wolves)
25 - Dev had wanted to be a knight since he was old enough to swing sticks and imagine monsters. (Fantasy)
22 - "Better you than me, and I mean that in the nicest way possible." (Science Fiction; Starcrossed)
14 - It worried her, more than anything else, how easily she fell into the rhythms of the cultures she adopted. (Science Fiction)
13 - If this had been a proper fairy tale story Shea would have had a magical companion animal or wise mentor by now. (Fantasy)
10 - John woke up one morning to find that he'd been replaced. (Science Fiction)
9 - Laughter was a welcome change from the emptiness of the plains. (Fantasy)
4 - "Unless the world is ending in the next-" she glanced at the timer, "-four minutes, then I'm busy." (Fantasy)
2 - There was a solace in the pain she hadn't expected to find. (Dark Fantasy/Horror; Rise and Walk)
1 - Sitting here staring into the stars, remembering how little I'd thought of traveling from one planet to another --one system to another-- and now I was here, stuck dirtside forever... on purpose. (Science Fiction; Carson and Ship)

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khriskin: (The Unforgotten Country)



All of the fanfiction listed here can also be found at The Unforgotten Country over at EverydayDragons.com. Clicking on the name of the fandom will take you to the matching archive page on the website.

Stargate Atlantis
khriskin: (Stargate)
TITLE: Till Morning
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
LENGTH/RATING: 230 words, PG, Gen
WARNINGS/SPOILERS: None
SUMMARY: "Second star to the right and straight on till morning." That, Peter had told Wendy, was the way to the Neverland; but even birds, carrying maps and consulting them at windy corners, could not have sighted it with these instructions. Peter, you see, just said anything that came into his head. -- Peter Pan. Written for [livejournal.com profile] sga_flashfic Must Be Dreaming challenge.


It's never 'just dreams' to a medical board, even when night terrors are par for the course in Atlantis. Declaring someone fit for duty isn't a responsibility the SGC takes lightly; too many lives depend upon that designation.

The returnees argue that everyone has nightmares, heck, in Pegasus they even have nightmares about having nightmares. --not 'just' a vase of flowers, the smell-- It's normal, accepted, a minor stumbling point that everyone has learned to deal with. After all, they still manage to save the world and that's what counts. --how can you not hear that--

The SGC's well acquainted with the kind of damage a universe can bestow --he was acting suspicious, I had to be sure--, and still they don't realize how badly Atlantis is broken. --I left it right here, I must have-- Not until medical teams on the near side of the gate start dealing with the city's refugees. --wasn't a shadow, now check the damned sensor agai--

They seem so normal --second star to the right-- but somewhere along the way --every breath, every heartbeat, everything you see and everything you can't see; all of it can kill you-- Atlantis has forgotten where nightmares begin and end. --want me to think it was just a dream--

It's the central lie in Peter Pan, that Lost Boys can come home again.

--spent too long in Neverland--

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"STARGATE ATLANTIS", "STARGATE SG1" and other related entities are owned, (TM) and © by MGM TELEVISION and DOUBLE SECRET PRODUCTION in association with GEKKO FILMS and THE SCIFI CHANNEL. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

PETER PAN is possibly still under copyright to Sir James Matthew Barrie and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, but apparently it depends on who you ask. All rights reserved. No copyright infringement is intended nor implied.

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