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Title: My Dancing Day
Fandom: Anne of Green Gables series - LM Montgomery
Rating: G
Length: 1150 words
Content notes: Set between Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside. Title taken from 'Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day'.
Author notes: For disastersaurus, for Yuletide 2015. Thanks to my fantastic beta, [livejournal.com profile] bluealoe! (Sorry I didn't manage all the changes you suggested!)
Summary: “Of course you manse folk can’t dance, but it will be fun all the same.” Thus Mary Vance, winding up her announcement of the dance that was to be held at Lowbridge.

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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: 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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Title: Tomorrow
Fandom: X-Factor USA 2012
Rating: G
Length: 462 words
Author notes: Written for sev313, for Yuletide Madness 2012. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] xsabrix for her help with this fic! 
Summary: An atrocity has been committed, and Simon will not rest until he finds the culprit. 

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Title: So Close Yet So Far
Fandom: X-Factor USA 2012
Rating: G
Length: 2072 words
Author notes: Written for take_liberties, for Yuletide Madness 2012.
Summary: "Demi and Camila come down the steps, stopping in front of the judges’ table. This close, it’s even harder to stop watching her - he has no idea, really, what any of the others are doing - but she ignores him, performing to LA and Britney’s empty seats, or the audience seats behind them. Well, he can’t have that." Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, and that performance with Fifth Harmony.

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Title: Bended Bows
Fandom: Flower Fairies - Cicely Mary Barker
Rating: G
Length: 2241 words 
Author notes: Written for Morgan, for Yuletide 2012. Thank you so much to my awesome beta [livejournal.com profile] bluealoe, who did an utterly fantastic job! Any remaining errors are entirely my fault.
Summary:"The longbows belonged as much to Yew as to the archers that wielded them, just as the arrows were as much Dogwood’s as theirs."
Yew and Dogwood at the Battle of Agincourt.

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Christmas!

Dec. 26th, 2012 10:49 pm
elen_nare: (elen)
"On the first day of Christmas, the power company gave to me, a 30 hour long power cut".

Seriously. 3pm Christmas Eve to 9pm Christmas Day, on some of the hottest days of the year; and we couldn't open the windows at night because there was a dust storm, and it was impossible to sleep... I wound up going to my mum for an aspirin at about 4:30 am because I had a headache just from being so hot and so tired. Hopefully the power company doesn't give us another present for a long time ;)

Other than that, it was a fun Christmas :) We went to my aunt's house for dinner on Christmas Eve (which is when people celebrate here - remember, it's summer, so you don't want a big meal in the middle of the day), which was nice - even if they did exile us "kids" to eating in the kitchen. It made sense, there were far too many of us to all eat in one room, and my sister refused to eat there without me, lol. It was only for the main course, anyway. After eating, we watched the midnight fireworks - did I say we ate really late? Like hurrying to finish before midnight late? - then came back inside and opened presents, had a toast (I was allowed champagne then, considering I'm old enough to drink even in the US :P) and ate fruit cake, fruit salad, chocolate-covered peanuts, and other sweet stuff. I got a lovely necklace from my aunt's family :)

On Christmas day itself we opened presents from my family - since my dad's English, we split the celebrations. I got a book ("Polar City Nightmare" - started reading it today), a CD ("Mylo Xyloto" by Coldplay - listening to it right now!), another necklace, a pair of earrings and a beach dress. All very nice!

I also got presents from the internet! ;) I did the Yuletide exchange this year, and got not one but two lovely fics! Both are about Bridget Walker, from Swallows and Amazons: 

New Adventures, which is set at the very beginning of WWII, and has a lovely mix of Bridget's childish unconcern for the war and excitement about going to stay at The Lake and planning adventures, with her mother and the Amazon's mother being far more worried but trying not to worry her. 
Prelude To The Holidays, set after the last book, "Great Northern?", at the very beginning of a new holiday, with all the planning - and Bridget very determined that she is not going to be left out of things!

They're both lovely, and I'm really happy that someone (well, maybe two someones? I won't know until the author reveal!) wrote them for me. 

I wrote fics too, but I can't link them until the author reveals, so they'll probably go in a New Year's Resolution post. Those of you who're on my friends list know about my assignment, so please don't be specific about fandom and such in comments! I wrote a couple of treats as well, which was a first for me - I'm looking forwards to posting them all here. And the recipient of the assigment and one of the treats have commented saying they loved them!

*Yuletide-induced squeee!*

How were your Christmases? 

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