Story Spotlight: A World Without You

Title: A World Without You
Author: Gyllene
Fandom: True Blood/SVM
Rating: M
AU/Canon/AH: Canon/AU
Complete? yes

Summary: Anyway, I was clearing away Tumblr and saw this gif of Sookie staking Bill from season 6.  Inspiration immediately bloomed for a one-shot and here it is.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
So I usually love anything that Gyllene writes and this little one shot is no exception. It’s simple and perfect.

It’s basically her take one what would’ve happened if Sookie’s stake HAD killed Bill. (Ah, we can all dream, right???) I loved the uncertainty that pervades this fic and the adorable quality that comes in at the end.

(I’ve been watching too many cooking shows…gah!) Anyhoo-it’s a sweet and short little fic that will leave you all fuzzy and happy. So go head on over and check it out. And don’t forget to leave her some love!

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Story Spotlight: Help Me

Title: Help Me
Author: Ti Amo La Luna E Ritorno
Fandom: Mortal Instruments
Rating: M (but really more like T)
AU/Canon/AH: Canon
Complete? yes

Summary: Clary, Jace, Alec, Isabelle and Simon are out hunting demons when one of them gets hurt while fighting. Will they be able to help who got hurt? Or will it be too late? One-Shot! (Rated M just because I’m paranoid!)

My oh-so-humble thoughts
This is just a simple little one shot that totally kinda ripped my heart out. It’s no secret that I have anxiety-I’ve been pretty open about that. And all my anxiety (lately) centers around something happening to Mr. Kelpie or the kidlets. Seriously I’m tearing up just thinking about it.

So putting myself in Clary’s shoes in this fic was absolutely gut wrenching. I can feel the anguish and heartache and uncertainty. And it’s horrible. But extremely compelling, which is why you’re getting a spotlight on it. :)

You should head on over and check it out-she’s got a couple more fics that I may delve into when I recover. Seriously, like no joke. But that’s a good thing!!! So go and don’t have a heart attack cause I did warn you. Thanks lovelies!

Story Spotlight: Needles are for Sewing, Swan

Title: Needles are for Sewing, Swan
Author: SabbyStarlight
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Rating: T
AU/Canon/AH: Canon
Complete? yes

Summary: “Trying to convey the benefits of modern vaccinations, or modern medicine in general, to a pirate whose first aid kit was made entirely of clothing scraps and rum had been one the more difficult battles she had fought since the job of “modernizing” Hook had been taken on by her and her family. Or, Operation: Sparrow. As Henry liked to call it. (Yes, Sparrow as in Captain Jack, because, hey, her son was 13 and thats what happens when Mom starts dating a pirate).”

Or: Emma takes Killian to the hospital to get all the suggested booster vaccinations for this world and discovers that even pirates have their limits.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
I found this-like always-on the Captain Swan Forever Facebook page. It’s probably safe to assume that I get everything Captain Swan from there simply because it appears in my Facebook feed and I don’t have time to search for myself.

But this is a hilarious one shot that I loved!! It’s hilarious. Seriously this is something I can totally picture. And it’s so simple, just like the dentist one I posted awhile back. Of all the things in this world, these are two that I can totally see Killian being freaked about. Medicine is barbaric. >:(

It’s worth the read and it’s short so it’s not like you’ll be languishing over it to get to the funny parts. It’s all funny, all 2500 words. So go over to AO3 and leave her some kudos and comments. Thanks lovelies!!

Story Spotlight: Clace at the Beach

Title: Clace at the Beach
Author: i-will-write-for-you
Fandom: Mortal Instruments
Rating: Kish
AU/Canon/AH: Canon
Complete? yes

Summary: prompt was clace at the beach

My oh-so-humble thoughts
Okay so this isn’t really a one shot, so much as a tumblr drabble. But it’s hearted on my page just the same and it has been for awhile. It’s so simple. It’s really just a snippet of our fave TMI characters at the beach.

It’s adorable and teasing in its simplicity. It sounds like something that could happen to any one of us on a summer day at the beach. People are teasing each other, swimming, tricks-everything.

This is actually over on tumblr and she’s so talented. You should really go follow her cause she posts all kinds of stuff. :)

Story Spotlight: Dental Discord

Title: Dental Discord
Author: onceuponajollyroger
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Rating: G
AU/Canon/AH: Canon
Complete? yes

Summary: After Killian moves in with Emma, she quickly learns that he has quite the sweet tooth, so it comes as no surprise when he ends up needing to see a dentist. What does shock Emma are the extreme, and somewhat humorous, measures her pirate takes to get out of that appointment.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
This fic-I have to say-made me laugh. And not like a gentle chuckle or a feminine giggle. This was a full out guffaw, sprinkled with a bit of cackle, and a snort at the end for good measure.

When you think about it, it makes TOTAL sense that Killian would be…wary…of the dentist. I mean, dentistry is a pretty barbaric profession. Can you tell how alike Killian and I are in this regard?!?

So yeah, this quick little one shot will tickle your funny bone completely. So, head on over to AO3-read, comment and leave kudos. Because this chick is awesome!

BTW-the link above is for AO3, but is ff.net is more your thing, head here. :)

Story Spotlight: Remember Us

Title: Remember Us
Author: Virala
Fandom: True Blood/SVM
Rating: M
AU/Canon/AH: Canon/AU
Complete? yes

Summary: What if the witches cursed Sookie instead of Eric? How far will Eric go to help her?

My oh-so-humble thoughts
This is such a quick read (7 chapters in total) that explores a completely different outcome of the witch’s curse in season 4. What if SOOKIE were the one cursed? I know there are at least a few fics out there with this premise, but as always, this lovely lady has delivered an exceptional fic.

I love the evolution of the characters in this…and the last few chapters-SO FUCKING true to character! The stubbornness and misunderstandings are just…well, she writes them damn well.

Since this is so short, I don’t want to give too much away. Obviously it’s pretty self explanatory from the summary what the premise is. But I can promise a truly awesome read if you click on the link above. Seriously, when does she NOT give us an awesome story, but whatever. :)

So head on over to her wordpress site-you’ll find this fic, a bunch of others and of course the obligatory SkarsPorn. So read on a leave her some love cause she deserves it. Enjoy lovelies!

Story Spotlight: Stay With Me

Title: Stay With Me
Author: dark__swan
Fandom: Once Upon a Time
Rating: G
AU/Canon/AH: canon
Complete? no

Summary: After months of trying to save Emma, True Love’s Kiss destroys the Dark One for good. That night, Killian works up the courage to ask her to stay the night with him.

My oh-so-humble thoughts
This fic is one that I stumbled across on instagram believe it or not. It’s got 4 chapters out of ???. I know I usually try to wait for ten chapters if it’s a multi, but these chapters are fairly stand alone in nature. Like, each one could be the end, so it’s not like you get a really unfulfilled feeling as you reach the last one written.

It’s all about the aftermath of Emma’s curse and it’s so perfect. She’s captured the trauma that Emma put everyone through as well as the trauma she suffered herself, without dwelling and making the fic seem overly depressing.

I still haven’t managed to find time to watch the finale, though I do know what happens, so this is an awesome take on the whole situation. I love the little flashbacks and tidbits she’s built into this version of canon and they’d honestly be awesome options to see on the show. So head on over to AO3 and leave her some kudos and/or comments. :)