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Fic: Know Thine Enemy
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Title: Know Thine Enemy
Rating: G
Fandom: White Collar
Characters: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke (vague, barely-there attraction)
Words: ~1,200
Summary: After his first run-in with Peter, Neal can't leave well enough alone, and runs into him again. (Part of the "Forging Bonds" flashback section.)

Author's Note: I just rediscovered this on my hard drive, and I kind of love it. I wrote it literally minutes after watching "Forging Bonds" for the first time. It was initially going to be less work safe, but that never works when I try it, so then it was going to be a complicated longfic, but it ended up just being this, and I am okay with that. I wanted it to go up somewhere, so here it is. I hope you enjoy it! I have no idea if this works with the actual canon of the show, timing- or anything-wise, so please forgive me if it breaks the show somehow.

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Zombie Fic Fest!
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April 8, the dead will rise at zombi_fic_ation

I am breaking this unintentional radio silence to pimp my lovely friend kel_reiley's Zombie Fest, which starts on Easter Sunday. Because nothing says Good Christian Values like the raising of the dead and the eating of flesh! Fanfiction, Original Fiction, whatever you want to prompt or write.

GO FORTH.

Here then at long last is my darkness. (SlenderMythos, Yuletide)
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Title: Here then at long last is my darkness.
Rating: PG-13
Words: ~3,000
Summary: Many different elements of the Slender Man mythos, squished together into some semblance of a logical narrative. (The title is a quote from House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski.)

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Drowning Lessons
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Title: Drowning Lessons
Rating: G
Characters: Sherlock/John
Words: ~3,000
Summary: In which Sherlock nearly drowns, and John deduces the nature of a situation quite accurately.

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The Upwards March
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Title: The Upwards March
Rating: PG
Characters: John/Sherlock (established), Sarah
Words: ~1,600
Summary: Originally posted to sherlockbbc_fic as a fill for this prompt: "Sherlock knows that John's too good for him and John will leave. One day, John does." The request was for angst, and I supplied that in abundance.

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The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
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Title: The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle
Rating: G
Characters: Sherlock, John, Lestrade, brief OC's
Words: ~5,000
Summary: A modernization of The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, sort of. No geese were harmed or mentioned in the making of this fic. A jewel is stolen on Christmas Eve. John and Sherlock play at being the Grinch.
Notes: This was a gift for the lovely xxbakacoconutxx. Merry Christmas, darling. Your physical copy has a lot more Stuff than this version, obviously.

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The Lucifer Effect
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Title: The Lucifer Effect
Rating: PG
Characters: John Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock Holmes
Words: ~4,000
Summary: Originally posted as a fill for this prompt on sherlockbbc_fic. "AU. Where John (in his early twenties) is still at uni and his psychology prof gives him an assignment questioning the aloof, mysterious, highly intelligent[, psychopathic] Mycroft Holmes." In short, Mycroft Holmes is Hannibal Lecter, and John Watson is Clarice Starling.

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Time Flies Like An Arrow (Fruit Flies Like A Banana)
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Title: Time Flies Like An Arrow (Fruit Flies Like A Banana)
Rating: G
Characters: Clyde Langer, Rani Chandra
Words: ~1400
Beta: pocky_slash
Summary: In which there are giant spiders, hiding places and puns.
Note: If the jokes sound familiar, there is a reason.
hc_bingo prompt: arachnophobia


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Object Permanence
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Title: Object Permanence
Rating: PG
Warnings: Major discussion of depression, grief, post traumatic stress-related emotional issues; possible triggers regarding those topics.
Characters: Gwen+Ianto, Jack/Ianto; Ianto-centric
Summary: You need to learn that we won't disappear if you close your eyes. -pocky_slash, "Separation Anxiety"

Note: So I sat down yesterday in order to finally write the fic I've been meaning to write for pocky_slash. It was supposed to be a small piece set between Club Wales and Club Wales II (Separation Anxiety), in which Jack is annoyingly overprotective of Gwen and Ianto in the aftermath of Exit Wounds. What came out instead was absolutely nothing like that; it isn't about Jack, and it has no ties to the Club Wales-verse -- other than Gwen and Ianto being best friends and Jack enjoying doing laundry while Ianto sleeps. This probably has more in common with cardigan_verse than Club Wales, just in terms of being depressing. It is a strange little thing, which really was not part of my headcanon at all. I'm not sure where it came from. But I hope you enjoy it.

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Someday The Waves
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Title: Someday The Waves
Rating: PG
Characters: Jack, Sam, Ianto
Words: ~2,000
Spoilers: MAJOR for the Torchwood novel Trace Memory
Beta: pocky_slash, as ever.
Summary: When Jack pulls himself out of the water in 1967, it's Sam he goes to see, the seer from the museum. In 2008, the things Sam said start to make sense.

A/N: This was written for neifile7 for retconbookwrite. It picks up at the end of the 1967 (Hamilton's Sugar) portion of Trace Memory, and then again at the end of the 2008 portion. I hope you like it, neifile7! ♥

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