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02 February 2006 @ 10:25 pm
Supernatural100 "Candy" Drabble Challenge: Displacement  
Author: HalfshellVenus
Category: Sam & Dean (Genfic, drabble)
Rating: PG

Author’s Notes: Written for the supernatural100 “Candy” challenge. A twisty take on that theme.

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After the messiest of jobs, the air itself has flavor.

Blood, fire, gunpowder, and acid—they reek and climb and cling inside the soul.

Years ago, Sam turned to peppermints to cover up the memories. He keeps them in the car, always ready on the return.

The taste that makes things better is the taste that makes him sick, if it’s casual or isolated from its purpose. It brings horror and destruction, and the taint of darker knowledge.

Every Christmas, Sam forgets this when the Candy Canes appear... but one bite does him in.

He should have chosen cinnamon instead.
 
 
 
Are we back to hos over bros?: hot ass jensenlissa_bear on February 3rd, 2006 06:34 am (UTC)
Love this! As always, you amaze me with how much great stuff you can pack into so few words! Every sentence is beautifully written! Love!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2006 06:50 am (UTC)
Thanks, lissa_bear! Not the fluffy piece I expected for "Candy", but a fluffy one just didn't come.

Didn't post this one over at supernaturalfic because I wasn't sure it was worthy. Those packs of drabbles, and some of the other recent ones definitely. EvilMarySue drabble needed to bring catharsis to the masses.

God, Jensen just has the most perfect mouth. I could not look away in last week's episode.
Are we back to hos over bros?lissa_bear on February 3rd, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
I think it's definately worthy! It's so...I'm not sure what the right word is...real? Normal? I don't know, but it feels right to me, very Sam.

And yes, Jensen's mouth is very stare worthy! At one point, my roommate managed to sucker me into admitting that Jensen is hotter than Wentworth.
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on February 3rd, 2006 12:32 pm (UTC)
Love it lots. Err, what lissa said.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)
Heh. The part she said about Jensen being hotter than Wentworth ;) *Pokety-poke*
The Good, The Bad and The Lanathelana on February 3rd, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
Sacrilege! (sorry, Went is totally hotter.

I'm all for the tall and lanky. And tall and muscular. And tall with greasy hair. Ok, maybe I just really like tall :D
(no subject) - halfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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alazysod on February 3rd, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
You write Supernatural fic, too? Awesome!

I really like this, especially: The taste that makes things better is the taste that makes him sick, if it’s casual or isolated from its purpose. It brings horror and destruction, and the taint of darker knowledge.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on February 3rd, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, I do! It's like me discovering that you write House, M.D. fic. *Happy sigh*

The taste that makes things better is the taste that makes him sick, if it’s casual or isolated from its purpose. It brings horror and destruction, and the taint of darker knowledge.

Glad you liked that part. It seemed realistic to me-- that he uses the peppermint to cover up the bad tastes and memories, but then on the flip side that flavor EVOKES all those things when out of that context.

It's the kind of evil Murphy's Law that would follow Sam and Dean around everywhere...
i want to cause a ruckusgeminigrl11 on February 4th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
A love this! The meter is so lyrical - a perfect poem. I'm kind of in awe!!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on February 4th, 2006 06:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! My god, an actual comment on the drabble instead of JensenHotness vs. everybody else. :-)

Want to try your hand at drabbles? I could use the company on supernatural100 :-0
i want to cause a ruckusgeminigrl11 on February 4th, 2006 06:48 am (UTC)
LOL! Time and place for everything. I just loved the flow of these two lines: "After the messiest of jobs, the air itself has flavor. He should have chosen cinnamon instead." The cadence makes them perfect bookends. I am the Trusty Sidekick Geek-girl when it comes to stuff like that! *G* I have never tried a drabble, but to be honest, after reading yours, I thought I would love to try. Yours would be the standard to compare to! I might give it a whirl - would you be interested in beta-ing?
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paintercrow on February 7th, 2006 12:33 pm (UTC)
I read this last Friday to figure out what constitutes a drabble for my entry and wow this one was a hard act to follow. The whole appetite for destruction sweet/bitter memories motif. Sorry, I should have commented then but this overwhelmed me. Thanks so much for the inspiration.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on February 7th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
The whole appetite for destruction sweet/bitter memories motif.

Oh, I'm glad you liked this one. It was a comedown from the "Missing Scenes" Drabbles I'd done the week before, and so it was hard for me to determine how good it was.

Comments are always appreciated whenever they come. I got one yesterday for one of my earliest Supernatural stories, and I was so glad that the person left me some notes then-- and was not intimidated by the other comments being so far in the past.

The drabble needs to be 100 words, and that's pretty much it. Getting that to be a brief story in itself is what's hard! I do battle with this every week. :-)

Thank you for your lovely words.
tyrical: SPN_Modernsecret_S_against a walltyrical on February 10th, 2006 05:52 pm (UTC)
I will never look at a cany cane the same way again.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Gen: icon by Tinamishihalfshellvenus on February 10th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
Heh! For Sam, of all people, to lose that innocent enjoyment of Christmas is just so unfair. :-(