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Oct. 26th, 2014

Title: the face of wind is on the sky
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 4756
Spoilers/Warnings: swearing, self-indulgent settings, vague blood and gore
Summary: Cal has been following Dia's trail for a year now, but any search is harder when Eyes are always Watching. And it never seems to stop raining.
Notes: Written for the October week 4 writing contest at brigits_flame. Somehow my short, sweet ficlet about scent turned into a cyberpunk lost love quest behemoth. I have no idea how this happened. I am so sorry. The poem used in this story is "Nightfall" by Katherine Bradley.



The rain makes the joints in Cal"s metal arm ache.Collapse )

Title: to be home again and built for kindness

Rating: PG-13

Word Count: 2155

Spoilers/Warning(s): none

Summary: They have gotten used to each other, over the years. Not friends, no, but not enemies, not anymore. Their initial dislike for one another was never personal, only circumstantial, a side effect of being the mothers of the wrong spouses for their children. But there is nothing like food to bring a family together.

Notes: Written for the October week 3 writing contest at brigits_flame.


“Some foods are so comforting, so nourishing of body and soul, that to eat them is to be home again after a long journey. To eat such a meal is to remember that, though the world is full of knives and storms, the body is built for kindness. The angels, who know no hunger, have never been as satisfied.”

Eli Brown, Cinnamon and Gunpowder


When Miriam arrives in the house, the flurry of activity has already started.Collapse )

the dreams in which i'm dying

Title: the dreams in which i'm dying
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2277
Spoilers/Warning(s): mental illness, TW suicide attempts and suicide ideation
Summary: They spend the drive up to the cabin sitting mostly in silence.
Notes: Written for the October week 2 writing contest at brigits_flame. Title taken from "Mad World" by Gary Jules.

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dying
Are the best I ever had

(Gary Jules, "Mad World")

They spend the drive up to the cabin sitting mostly in silence.Collapse )
Title: on the wings of my fancy (the world will open its arms)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2454
Spoilers/Warning(s): some mention of sex, drug use, identity theft
Summary: The prison counselor calls it a sensory writing exercise. Jess thinks this is ridulous.
Notes: Written for the October week 1 writing contest at brigits_flame. I missed you, you beautiful people.

I'm a thief in Calcutta I'm a queen in Peru.
I'm a mermaid dancing upon the sea
I'm a huntress on an African safari... it's a dangerous type of sport and yet it's fun
In the night I sally forth to seek my quarry
And I find I forgot to bring my gun.

(Oscar Hammerstein, Cinderella)





The prison counselor calls it a sensory writing exercise.Collapse )

a conversation by other means

Title: conversation by other means
Fandom/Pairing: Avengers, Clint/Natasha
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2350
Spoilers/Warning(s): none
Summary: Clint and Natasha’s first fight will go down in SHIELD legend.
Notes: Written for ashen_key, who gave this prompt over at the Good Ship C/N Promptathon of Magic and Joy: “Easy sex, where a woman lies on a bed and you get on top of her, isn't very interesting. I'm a man, I like a struggle, a conquest. I just happen to like being the loser, and then made to satisfy the female winner.” - Eric Stanton


Natasha sleeps with six SHIELD agents before she sleeps with ClintCollapse )

a gift like joy

Title: a gift like joy
Fandom/Pairing: Avengers, Clint/Natasha
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 1,000
Spoilers/Warning(s): none
Summary: It’s not often that SHIELD requires Natasha to use some of her more specialized skills. When they do, Clint has learned what to do—even if Natasha disagrees.
Notes: Written for rayruz, who gave this prompt in the Good Ship C/N Promptathon of Magic and Joy: Clint comforts Natasha (non-sexually) after a mission requires her to sleep with someone for information.


The SHIELD handler manual has a section on proper handling of an asset following missions of a sexual nature.Collapse )

Mr. & Mrs. Barton (3/3)

Title: Mr. & Mrs. Barton (Or, Why Natasha Sends Jennifer Aniston an Annual Apologetic Fruit Basket) (3/3) 
Fandom/Pairing: Avengers, Clint/Natasha 
Rating: NC-17 
Word Count: 5685 
Spoilers/Warnings: non-canon back-story, sexual content, implied sexual abuse 
Summary: Five years before they meet as Hawkeye and the Black Widow, they meet as Clint and Natasha. There is a romance, a marriage, and then, predictably, everything goes absolutely to hell, and Clint still thinks they should be getting royalty money from the DVD sales of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. (Or: boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl get married. Boy and girl neglect to do background checks.) 
Notes: OKAY HERE IS THE LAST CHAPTER. It took forever and turned into a total beast, but oh goodness I love it, and I hope you will too! Thank you so much to everyone who read the first bits—this is my first multi-part Avengers fic (and my first multi-part fic period in about four years!) and your feedback has been so wonderful!

Part One: The Courtship

Part Two: The Marriage


Part Three: The Ever AfterCollapse )

like a clock in a thunderstorm

Title: like a clock in a thunderstorm
Fandom/Pairing: Avengers, Clint/Natasha
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 3520
Spoilers/Warnings:
Summary: Natasha is a quiet mind raised in silence, Clint a whirlwind raised in chaos. In the early days of their partnership they are drowning under the weight of unanswered questions, and when the heavens open, Natasha breaks, and Clint is a good man after all.
Notes: Written for flying_android, who gave this prompt in the Good Ship C/N Promptathon of Magic and Joy: Rainstorms. Thunderstorms. Sex, intense conversations, playing in puddles, epic adventures, in any/all of the previous. Clint and/or Natasha soaked to the skin would be very nice.


"Quiet minds can"t be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."Collapse )

the highest reaches of human endeavor

Title: the highest reaches of human endeavor
Fandom/Pairing: Avengers, Clint/Natasha
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 2450
Spoilers/Warnings: sex, concern about sexual abuse, movie spoilers
Summary: Clint and Natasha are never awkward. Except for when they are. (Or, five times Clint and Natasha screw up during sex, and one time they really just don’t care.)
Notes: Written for sweetwatersong, who gave this prompt in the Good Ship C/N Promptathon of Magic and Joy: I adore smut; don't get me wrong. But perfect sex, all the time, every time? I wish. No, I want nose bumping, nerve pinching, actually awkward sex. It can be their first time, their worst time, any time at all; have at it!


The first time is--well. It"s the first time.Collapse )

Mr. & Mrs. Barton (2/3)

Title: Mr. & Mrs. Barton (Or, Why Natasha Sends Jennifer Aniston an Annual Apologetic Fruit Basket) (2/3)
Fandom/Pairing: Avengers, Clint/Natasha
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 4722
Spoilers/Warnings: non-canon back-story, sexual content, implied sexual abuse
Summary: Five years before they meet as Hawkeye and the Black Widow, they meet as Clint and Natasha. There is a romance, a marriage, and then, predictably, everything goes absolutely to hell, and Clint still thinks they should be getting royalty money from the DVD sales of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. (Or: boy meets girl. Boy and girl fall in love. Boy and girl get married. Boy and girl neglect to do background checks.)

(Part One: The Courtship)

Part Two: The MarriageCollapse )