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Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 09:42 am
One assignment, one pinch hit.

My assignment was for [archiveofourown.org profile] nasimwrites, who asked for Narnia, Cor/Aravis futurefic.

title: sons of kings, daughter of tisrocs
summary:
Aravis has renounced all else, but she cannot renounce the blood running in her veins. She is born out of the line of Tisrocs and Tarkaans, blood of Calormene rulers who have laid siege to Archenland by means both foul and fair through the ages, and she may not lay claim to Archenland’s heir.
tags: Aravis/Shasta|Cor, Aravis, Shasta | Cor, King Lune, Corin, Original Characters, Hwin.
notes: My assignment, which I left until the last minute, submitted about 4K of average fic, and over the next week wrote it into 8K of something I'm actually quite happy with. Man, trying to get the language right was difficult. As was imagining the politics of not only nationalism but also race and gender in a world that was written by a clueless white guy. I guess I pulled it off; the response appears to have been positive.

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The pinch-hit was for [archiveofourown.org profile] DesertVixen who wanted a Wonder Woman/Captain America crossover.

title: Last Night I Dreamed Of Peace
summary:
Her first sight of Bucky Barnes is over the barrel of a sniper rifle in the hills to the west of Wroclaw, deep in German-occupied territory. He is young and martial then, frowning slightly as he watches the prison camp in the snowy valley below through the scope of his rifle.
Some seventy years later, Diana’s first sight of the Winter Soldier is sitting on a seat of carved stone in a tropical garden in Wakanda, leaning back so the hot sun falls across his body, the rough arm prosthetic a jarring sight in the fluid greenery of the garden.
tags:James "Bucky" Barnes/Diana Prince, Crossover, Post-Captain America: Civil War (Movie)
notes: This was a mad-panic 'waiting on this story' pinch hit that I took up after I spent the week rewriting my assignment. Do you know how hard it is to confine a meeting, history, relationship, and changed world canon in under 2K with a satisfying resolution? It's HARD. Probably just as well I wrote it in four hours last Sunday night or I'd have spent a lot of emotional energy fretting about it. As it stands, I'm pretty happy with the result.

On the off-chance that someone was wondering about the unusual word I used in both (last post), it was "ablutions".
Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 12:10 am (UTC)
Your Narnia fic was my favourite from the whole fic collection! I told loads of people to go and read it :D
Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 12:55 am (UTC)
OMG, I wondered about the Maria references in the Bucky/Diana fic, but didn't pick up on the word.
Monday, September 4th, 2017 03:32 am (UTC)
I reeeeeeallllllllly love the Aravis story. You did an excellent job.