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23 November 2008 @ 01:14 pm
Short Fic Recs (Supernatural)  
A bunch of us were having a discussion over at brynwulf's journal Friday about good ultra-short stories, and I was asked to make some recs for these.

I write a lot of shorter stories myself (tons of drabbles, and some stories under 500-700 words). But it took me a while to track down other authors' work (including copying off stories to check the wordcount), and one of the authors had moved off of LJ (I've relocated her stories). I went up from my target goal of <=500 words to <=700 words here, and I still don't have the variety of authors I'd like. If you know of other short-fic gems, please chime in below in the comments!

Short SPN Gen:
"Gas Stations and Mini-Marts" drabble (100 Words) by witchofthedogs. The last line packs such a punch here.
"Stars" drabble (183 words) by witchofthedogs. I really miss having Witchy write in this fandom.
Shiver (177 words) by gravi_girl123, a little pre-Series slice of bittersweetness.
Old Denim (100 Words) by radiophonic. Fantastic use of the "Photographs" drabble prompt here. Pre-Series.
I Find My Brother In There (700 words) by whipper. This is a series of seven 100-word drabbles on color prompts, and while the author thought this was a throwaway story, I really didn't. Each is individually moving, and collectively they leave you breathless.
Will The Circle Be Unbroken (387 Words) by Olivia (whose stories are all collected here. Olivia is primarily a micro-ficcer, one of my favorites from the early days of the SPN fandom.
Lost (100 Words) by Olivia. This drabble is for the prompt "Crossover", and what a wonderful, unique take on that word she chose.
Bleed Like Rain (700 words), post-"Born Under A Bad Sign" by plutogirl10. This author is another of my favorite micro-ficcers. Such an incredibly concise use of words to create a resounding mood.
Perchance To Dream (three 100-word drabbles) by maygra. You probably all know of Maygra's ability to spin a long, complex and satisfying story, but she is versatile enough to pull off drabbles with the same level of skill.
When Siblings e-Attack (700 Words) by eighth_horizon. About 25% of this very popular all-texting story is to identify POV, so really it's almost shorter. \o/ Funny, perfect, and unusual humor piece with a bite of pathos.

Short SPN Wincest:
New World Coming (700 Words) by Olivia. This is a stark AU, written around Season 2, and it's a compelling and different view of the boys. One of my favorites by this author.
The Razor In The Apple (125 Words) by Olivia. Even in these few words, you can sense how trapped Dean feels.
Like Water Over Stones (125 Words) by Oliva. Beautiful language throughout, in this glimpse of the futility of denial.
Genesis (100 Words) by Olivia. Gorgeous, poetic piece: Life starts out like that, Like spilled stars.
Untitled (313 Words) by whereupon. This is another author with a spare, quiet style— her words are so carefully chosen. Sam twists into awareness with thunder echoing in his bones.
Untitled (401 Words, rated R) by plutogirl10: "We can never have this, can we?"
Milestone (417 Words, rated R) by plutogirl10. Really nice vignette, and the schmoop is so stealthy you'll only notice how it makes you feel.
These last two make me feel better about not being able to include her "Sanctuary" here, which is my favorite but is 978 words.





If you enjoy these stories, please remember to leave the authors some love!

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cutedevil666cutedevil666 on November 25th, 2008 02:22 am (UTC)
Thanks for the recs! I really enjoyed some of these :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on November 25th, 2008 07:17 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear it! It makes the effort of compiling the lists (and searching and word-counting) entirely worthwhile knowing that someone read and enjoyed some of these stories.

Thanks for letting me know!
Antyantychan on November 25th, 2008 12:02 pm (UTC)
I AM VERY OFFENDED THAT MY ONE SPN FICLET ISN'T IN THERE!!111

XD
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on November 28th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
I have no words for this!

You might have noticed that most of the stories were older, unfortunately, which dates from when there were fewer authors in the fandom and I did more reading. Not enough reading time now! :(
Antyantychan on November 28th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
BUT YOU READ IT AND EVEN COMMENTED! EXCUSES!!111111

*coughs* Bear with me; I just like to pimp my writing or have it done for me. XD
jeza_jezaro: bqlo_cvetejeza_jezaro on November 27th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing ^.^
I finally got around to read them and I love them. Every single one. :)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Sam & Dean Genhalfshellvenus on November 28th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
You read them all?!?

*runs around the room doing this:* \o/

That's amazing and wonderful, and I'm really glad you enjoyed them.

So much beauty/angst/perfection in so few words in those stories. :)
jeza_jezaro: nelegalni_morningsjeza_jezaro on November 28th, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
Well, they are kind of short, so I red them :D:D
But what captured me was excatly how short they are and how much they contain. All the emotions, meanings, past and hints for something... love them as I said.
Thanx for sharing once again. :)