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Friday, September 29th, 2017 08:13 pm
Well, that's been embarrassing. The stories have been up for 2 weeks, but, errr, things have been intense in RL. BUT, let me share with you that the Narnia Fic Exchange in live on AO3 with a lovely variety of stories, most of which I've not been able to read yet. You can find the whole collection here and there is something of every taste and flavor.

I received a wonderful, creative, fun story by Airawyn, so go read it and them how wonderful they are!!

Old Enough For a Fairy Tale Wedding (5085 words) by Airawyn
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - All Media Types, Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Susan Pevensie/Original Male Character(s), Edmund Pevensie & Lucy Pevensie & Peter Pevensie & Susan Pevensie, Jill Pole/Eustace Scrubb
Characters: Susan Pevensie, Peter Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Lucy Pevensie, Original Characters, Eustace Scrubb, Jill Pole, Digory Kirke, Polly Plummer
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Everyone Lives/Nobody Dies

All children play games, and all children grow up, and so if you should meet someone as an adult who played the same games you did as a child, perhaps it isn't so strange. Cultural influences and whatnot and so forth and doesn't every child dream of lions?

And I managed with the mad assistance of [personal profile] syrena_of_the_lake beta and editing skills to get a story in on time. I do feel it's a bit of re-tread for me. Nothing really new but I'm thrilled that I managed to pull it together and write something and get it posted, especially given my insane RL schedule recently and a whole lot of technical writing. Baby steps. But it's up and done and thank you for being such wonderful, kind, supportive readers and friends. I wrote it for FiKate who asked for something about Digory and why he became a teacher and they noted Digory's special relationship with Lucy. So, that's what I did.

This Scepter’d Isle (2738 words) by rthstewart
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Digory Kirke, Polly Plummer, Lucy Pevensie, Edmund Pevensie, Mrs. Macready, Peter Pevensie, Susan Pevensie

Digory delivers a lesson on "This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England."


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Friday, July 21st, 2017 10:40 pm
A placeholder for the sign up I hope I don't regret given what else must be written in the month of August. (Phew, got a first draft of something due end of August done so on Tuesday I can sit with a committee of 20 and have them shred it to pieces!  GO ME)

So I signed up, there's a link on my NFE entry, and here's a few more things, mostly copy and pasted from previous NFEs.

First, thanks so much!  Despite the character-centric match up, the fact is, I’m pretty agnostic as to characters for the NFE. Whatever we've been matched on, don't worry because I like just about anything and what I don't like has to do with tone and characterization, not particular characters.   I've pretty consistently requested adults but I also like adults in children's bodies -- in other words, they can be  young in appearance but old in terms of years lived, wisdom and experience.  From my previous prompts, you can glean the following, and I'm surprised at how little they've changed

What I love:
  • UST; witty banter and snark; Politics, finance or military strategy; World War 2; Worldbuilding; Gap-filling; Culture clash (within Narnia or Narnia vs. Spare Oom); healthy, normal, romantic relationship between consenting adults (canon pairing or OC); someone being extraordinarily clever and getting out of a jam; any Narnian (Pevensie or otherwise) observed from a third person point of view; anything sly, wry, and silly; rapid fire dialogue; a delightful sense of the absurd
  • A happy ending, delightful characterization, and to laugh at least once
  • Pagan and/or mythological influences;
  • Adults and old souls in young bodies;
  • A Narnia with creaky wheels, the faint smell of manure, grass stains, open windows, and lots of animal hair that everyone is too polite to comment upon
  • I prefer humor over angst and sex over violence.
  • Cross-overs! 
  •  AU and canon divergence is great too.  A Golden Age > 15 years, so, therefore I'd love an AU look with adult Pevensies, OC consorts, and the next gen.  Similarly, I’d love a Spare Oom AU with a happily ever after and no train crash
  • I'm more interested in periods other than the Telmarine era onward and really I'd be very happy if you just ignore TLB completely.

 What I definitely don't want in my fic: it's a short list but pretty strongly held:  explicit m/m (everything else is OK); excessive angst, gore or violence; any dub-con whatsoever (Rilian & Lady of the Green Kirtle (OK); Susan written as "Fallen Away From Narnia because of Lipstick and Nylons"; Lucy sidelined or being protected by her overbearing big brothers and worry-wart sister.  I have a strong preference for humor over angst and romance/sex rather than violence.

I've got a big body of Narnia work and some people like to play in it.  If that's something that you are interested in, you don't need my permission!