I had the chance to write two pieces this year, both in fandoms I'd never gotten a crack at before. Those two posts are to follow.
I'm afraid I failed to compile a recs list before author names went live, but I really want to take a chance to mention the absolutely amazing stories I received.
This year, my request was in the 'Three remaining unfilled requests' list up until the last minute. I think this means I was somewhat troublesome for the fantastic organizers, for which I am sorry. On a selfish level, however, I have no problem with this whatsoever: it means I got four
absolutely amazing stories. Three were Chronicles of the Kencyrath: That Which Preserves
, a lush piece with gorgeous undertones, in which Kindrie contemplates the mercy of murder; the warm A Quiet Place
, in which Kindrie finally gets a much-deserved moment of peace (<33); and Sins of the Fathers
, a short, sharp, and chilling bit of reflection. I also received a Mambo Italiano piece, You Mixed Up Siciliano
, which is a fabulous post-movie piece with a Nino who's finally come to terms with himself reaching out to the one friend who'd understand.
Hurrah for Yuletide!