It is all thisisyourfault‘s, er, fault. Back in May, she came up with the excellent idea of using the twitter medium as a writing exercise to get stories down to 140 characters. I’ve given it a couple of goes, and never got around to doing what people much more sensible than me have been doing: archiving them on a blog. So, here’s a few random snippets of brief fanfic I’ve been able to scrounge from Twitter’s unreliable archives: Behind the cut you’ll find very brief fanfiction for Animorphs, DC Comics, Discworld, Fray, Leonardo, Leverage, Revolting Rhymes, Pirates of the Caribbean, Quantum Leap and some roleplay continuities.
Marco survived. He never went home.
Dysfunctionally the Best There Is for Gabby:
Damien made Stephanie a valentine out of card and glitter like a real middle schooler. “I don’t want you to die.”
Ladder for Bing:
Ollie objects, saying that she’s capable of reaching the top shelf on her own. She shushes him, and enjoys the view.
Teacher’s Pet for Bjorn:
Shiva never ever made a joke. Even “if you steal the sheets again I will wake you and kill you,” was deadly serious.
Dinah-Annabeth Chase (Percy Jackson) I Got Your Back for Jen:
“You carry the sword.” “But what will you have?” “Oh, don’t worry. If I get into trouble, I’ll scream.”
Triumph for Gabby:
In 4th grade, Ted let Dinah sit on the Thunderbird. It was the first thing an adult taught her that wasn’t violence.
Smiles for Bjorn: The mask offers no protection, she’s sure. When things work out, her satisfied grin must be felt all the way back to Gotham.
Good Curry for Kate:
THE BEST THING ABOUT A CAPE OF INFINITE DARKNESS IS THAT NOT EVEN VINDALOO CAN STAIN IT.
Tacos for Bing:
HOW DO YOU GET THE LETTUCE TO STAY IN THE BREAD?
Graduation for Bing:
When the Archchancellor shakes her hand, he hesitates and squints. “Well done that man,” he mutters, confused. She sighs.
Stones, for Bjorn:
Broken masonry and cast offs; they start to throw them at her brother. She catches each one and hospitalizes the leader.
Freedom for Amanda:
Hot wind stinks of ozone and 100 mill living too close together, racing through hair and blowing out clothes.
Crazy Days for Gabby:
“You are never, EVER, getting me up in that thing.” Lisa mocked him for a coward. But she held his arm when Leo was busy.
Masks and Truths for Gabby:
Every hobby, every habit: invented for a character. She constructed herself out of blocks, and nothing original remains.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Will-Mal Reynolds (Firefly) Parenting Advice for Muji:
“Use a sword, not a gun. The explosion will hurt his ears.”
Proudest Moment for Jen
The cut wasn’t deep, but it stung. Rubbing his arm, surprise melts when he looks at his son’s face. First blood to the younger.
Family for Kate (This one has Milliways justified anachronisms)
He wears a locket now, and the crew exchange rumours, never daring to glimpse inside at the twin photographs of wife and son.
Little Red Riding Hood
Life for Sun:
Always at the height of fashion, perfect trendsetter. And under it all, a little girl who will always remember: She survived.
Something with Cats for Alice
“Sam, it can see me.” “So? Just walk through him.” Mrrrragh! “AGH! Sam, get it to move! Sam! Ziggy, get me out of here! Someone!”
Dinah Lance-Will Scarlett for Kate:
The summer after her mum died she turned up in Sherwood. “Everyone keeps asking how I’m doing.” Will taught her to use a bow.
Jo Harvelle-Leah Ross for Amanda:
The first time they were dragged in front of the headmaster they were belligerent and rude. There wasn’t a second time.
Dinah Lance rolling eyes at Urquhart for Maru:
He said he wasn’t capable of love, again. So she shared his chair and they played hangman and she didn’t even mention it.
Melaka Fray being upset at “one of my charries” for Maru
The shout reverberated around the office. “Tej! Count has been in the cookies again!” Under the desk, a monkey demon swallowed
Death meets a My Little Pony for Gabby:
YOU’RE NOT THE ONE I GAVE TO AMY, ARE YOU?
Making a Family for the Girls for Li:
Loo takes charge of John, presiding over every diaper. Hana gets a new knife with every visit. And Mel – she builds an army.
Writer’s Choice for Missy:
“How come you didn’t turn?” asked Joy, hand not moving from Hana’s scars. “Wrong sort of werewolf,” she replied.
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