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Title: Baking at Beckfoot
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons
Rating: G
Length: 2092 words
Content notes: Set just before 'Winter Holiday'.
Author notes: This started out inspired by the new movie missing all Susan's awesomeness and claiming she can't bake yes I am that petty but grew rather longer than I was expecting!
Summary: In which the Swallows and Amazons celebrate Susan's birthday, a cake is baked, and a Christmas tree gets a lucky reprieve.

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Title: Beginnings
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons/Chronicles of Narnia
Rating: G
Length: 1028 words
Content notes: set just after Prince Caspian, and after the Swallows and Amazons series.
Author notes: For the 'Shot' challenge at [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks. Fills the 'Crossover' square in my Trope Bingo card. There was supposed to be more about archery in this, but it got lost along the way somehow... I made my best guess at what form Bridget and Susan (both around 14) should be in, but please tell me if it's wrong, the upper-lower form numbering system confuses me a little.
Summary: On her first day at Saint Finbar's, Bridget Walker meets the Pevensie sisters.


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Title: Wish You Were Here
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons (book series) - Arthur Ransome
Rating: G
Length: 642 words
Content notes: Set during Pigeon Post.
Author notes: For the 'Wish' challenge at [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks. Also fills the 'perspective flip' square of my trope_bingo card.
Summary: Timothy's search for copper is constantly being hampered, and he can't help but wish for Jim.

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I did this yet again... It really is a fun meme!

1: Pick five fandoms. List them in alphabetical order.

2: Visit this site to find your first RANDOM POEM OF POWER. Write down the 5th line (yes, even if it's an E.E. Cummings poem and you wind up with an apostrophe). Repeat five times and - you guessed it - list 'em in alphabetical order! (No cheating, mind! This is a challenge and it's always been about creativity.)

3: I think you can see where this is going. Write a very quick 50-word half-drabble for each fandom (try to do it all in one sitting - make your brain explode!), using the line from the poem as a prompt. You don't have to include it in the half-drabble - it's just inspiration.

4: Bravo! Have a cookie.


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Title: Telephone
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons series
Rating: G
Length: 500 words
Content notes: Spoilers for Pigeon Post. One side of the conversation is borrowed (with minor tweaks for flow) from the book.
Author notes: Written for the "telephone" prompt at [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks. Also fits the "communication" and "burn" challenges. 9th in my personal 50x500 Swallows and Amazons fic challenge (prompt: telephone).
Summary: "Colonel Jolys sat down by the telephone after dinner, ready to answer immediately if anyone should ring. But a full stomach and a hot day conspired against him, and though he would never have admitted it, he fell into a doze. The jangling telephone bell woke him with a start."

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Title: Don't Lie
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons
Rating: T
Length: 1166 words
Author notes: written for the prompt meme - still taking prompts :)
In the last section, Nancy has joined the SOE - John doesn't know this, or possibly even that the SOE exists precisely, but he suspects she's doing some sort of intelligence work. (There should at some point be a prequel to that bit... I think it stands alone well, hopefully).

Summary: Truths, half-truths, and lies John and Nancy tell each other over the years.

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Title: Sorting the Swallows, Amazons, and Ds
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons series
Length: 1264 words
Author notes: Because all characters ever must be sorted into Hogwarts Houses, and I don't think anyone has sorted this lot. It's my fannish duty :P Written for the "school" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks.
Summary: Exactly what it says on the tin.

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Title: Travellers' Tales
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons
Rating: G
Length: 1880 words
Content notes: Set right after Secret Water.
Author notes: Written for mrsredboots for Yuletide 2014. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] bluealoe for betaing! <3 Thanks also to Andrew and Solo2863 for spotting my accidental remodelling of the Goblin - the tiller has been returned aft where it belongs :)
Summary: As they sail away from Secret Water, the Swallows and Amazons tell Commander and Mrs Walker some of their adventures.

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Title: Tea and Thunder
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons
Rating: G
Length: 615 words
Content notes: set after "Pigeon Post". Follows on from Rain, but stands alone. Written for the 'sweet and sour' challenge at [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks.
Summary: "As Susan lifted the boiling kettle off the campfire, Peggy ran down to the landing place to fetch the milk, which had been put in the water to keep cool." The Swallows, Amazons and Ds' first afternoon camping on Wild Cat again.

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Title: Mementoes
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons
Rating: G
Length: 52 words
Content notes: A Triolet. Spoilers(ish) for Winter Holiday and Secret Water? Written for the "expedition" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks.
Summary: Reminders of the North Polar and Secret Archipelago Expeditions.

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Title: Happiness
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons series
Rating: G
Length: 500 words
Content notes: Set after the end of the series.
Author notes: For the 'communication' challenge at [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks; also fits the 'question' and 'old friends' prompts. Doubles as a fill for my 50x500 challenge (prompt: happiness). Pre Dorothea Callum / Tom Dudgeon.
Summary: "“I got it!” Tom yelled as he ran into the Coot Club shed, waving an envelope like a flag." A letter, a question, and a promise.

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elen_nare: (elen)
Title: Chocolate
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons
Wordcount: 500 words
Rating: G
Author's Notes: No, I hadn't forgotten this drabble series, though it has been a long time - sorry! I hope there won't be such a long gap between this and the next one.
Thanks to Solo2863 of fanfiction.net for pointing out out that 'railway station' would be more appropriate, and 'younger' son correct :)
Summary: "Titty looked around frantically, hoping Roger would appear soon. She didn’t want to go without saying goodbye to him, but she wanted to find her train as quickly as possible."

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Title: Confidences
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons
Rating: G
Length: 1323 words
Author notes: Written for mrsredboots, for Yuletide 2013.
A thousand thank-yous to my awesome beta, bluealoe, for her fantastic work on this story. Any remaining mistakes are entirely my fault!
Summary:"As for Mother actually crying over something they’d done, Susan couldn’t understand how the Amazons could bear it."
A conversation between Susan and Peggy, after the Amazons' attack on Swallowdale.

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(Meme borrowed from [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook; no, of course I shouldn't be studying instead of writing... *shifty look*)

1: Pick five fandoms.

2: Visit this site to find your first RANDOM POEM OF POWER. Write down the 5th line (yes, even if it's an E.E. Cummings poem and you wind up with an apostrophe). Repeat five times and - you guessed it - list 'em in alphabetical order! (No cheating, mind! This is a challenge and it's always been about creativity.)

3: I think you can see where this is going. Write a very quick 50-word half-drabble for each fandom (try to do it all in one sitting - make your brain explode!), using the line from the poem as a prompt. You don't have to include it in the half-drabble - it's just inspiration.

4: Bravo! Have a cookie.

(I missed the 'list them in alphabetical order' bit, just put one down next to each fandom in the list in the order they came up! It's really fun, I may have another go soon.)


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Title: Sensible
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons
Rating: G
Artist notes: Edited in GIMP. Images are from the 1974 "Swallows and Amazons" movie, quote from "Brick by Boring Brick" by Paramore. Made for the "Self-portrait" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks.
Summary: "On questions of milk and drinking water and getting able seamen to bed in proper time, Susan was the one the natives trusted."(Pigeon Post)

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Title: Cloak and Dagger
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons
Rating: G
Length: 591 words plus two pictures of a letter.
Content notes: Set between Winter Holiday and Pigeon Post.
Author notes: Written for the "communication" challenge at [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks (I've fallen rather behind in crossposting from there, I just realised).
While we never see Nancy’s handwriting, her printing is in a couple of illustrations, and is much neater than mine. My excuse is that she was in a hurry, and it’s hard to be neat when you can’t see what you’re writing!
Since Titty Walker’s name isn’t given in canon, I named her Mavis after Mavis “Titty” Altounyan, her real-life inspiration.
Summary: the Amazons seek a way to communicate secretly with the Swallows while at school.


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Title: Rain
Fandom: Swallows and Amazons
Rating: G
WIP/Length: 500 words
Content notes: Takes place after "Pigeon Post", some spoilers for that book.
Author notes: Written for the [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks "stages" challenge; doubles as a fill for prompt #6, "rain", in my 50x500 Swallows and Amazons challenge. Un-beta'd, any corrections welcome :)
Summary: "The sail vanished from his sight, and he looked around. There was still no sign of the mates." A bored Roger, left guarding the Amazon, speculates on the weather.


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Title: Potatoes
Rating: G
WIP: Complete/500 words
Main Characters/Pairings: Susan Walker, Peggy Blackett.
Genre: Friendship
Spoilers: None
Summary: "As it turned out, however, Susan was completely unprepared – for the new arrival was none other than Peggy Blackett."
Author's notes: Fifth in my 50x500 Swallows and Amazons challenge.


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Title: Pain
Rating: G
WIP: Complete/500 words
Main Characters/Pairings: Titty Walker.
Genre: Future fic (WWII)
Spoilers: None
Summary:"Lungs constricting in a pain she shouldn’t be able to remember, that feels like a lost memory from a nightmare." 
Author's notes: Fourth in my 50x500 Swallows and Amazons challenge. (More at the end)


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Title: Soft
Rating: G
WIP: Complete/500 words
Main Characters/Pairings: Nancy Blackett, Peggy Blackett, Susan Walker, Titty Walker, Dorothea "Dot" Callum.
Genre: Character Studies
Spoilers: None 
Summary: Snippets from the lives of the girls of the Amazon, the Swallow, and the Scarab.
Author's notes: Third in my 50x500 Swallows and Amazons challenge. Posting while LJ is up! Each character's part is (I hope :P) a hundred words long.
 
 
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