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Birthday Mathoms 2011

Madoka Mafia AU She’s nervous, of course. To be selected as a bodyguard for the head’s granddaughter at her age, when there are those far older and more experienced who would (and have) lost their heads over this particular dream, … Continue reading

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Birthday Mathoms — 2010

“Be careful of how much time you spend with that Nightray boy,” her nurse clucks as she fixes the last ribbon in Ada’s hair. “He’s a strange one–his brother might have been all right, but he’s no longer one of … Continue reading

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always the same thing

Waka awakens to the sounds of their screams. The shock propels him out of his restless doze and the uncomfortable pilot’s seat; he lurches and catches himself on the Ark’s dashboard with both hands, panting hard alongside the sound of … Continue reading

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Birthday Mathoms — 2009

“You will be beautiful,” her new handmaiden says. Cool hands card through the ratty mass of her hair, easing a comb through it. “You already are beautiful, ma petite, though you may complain now.” Himiko lifts her chin, staring at … Continue reading

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homecoming

The birds are first to notice: they build their nests high and see her approach. By the time the ship lands and she finally sets foot on the soil of her homeland, they have gathered to wait for her. She … Continue reading

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various songlines

Ayakashi/Mononoke The kitten is a small, shivering thing, so scrawny that its ribs are clearly visible through thin layers of skin and muscle and fur. Rain drums hard against its side, drips off its whiskers. It breathes slowly, pathetically; its … Continue reading

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Assorted Drabbles (from lj)

The cutest thing about humans is how hard they try to ignore their fragility: they struggle to the bitter end, battering their tiny bodies of ash and dust like it could mean something. Sebastian personally finds it charming. His tiny … Continue reading

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various genderswitch

Firefly (Mal) It ain’t that he’s got a problem with women in charge — his momma’d whup him good if she ever heard him saying gorram idjit things like that — it’s just that the woman who’s tryin’ to bargain … Continue reading

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songs of the passing day

In his own way, this is worship. Ushiwaka goes to her, because it is not seemly for the goddess to bow another. If he finds her in the shadow of the grandfather tree that sprouted from Sakuya’s sapling, then he … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat — 2007

Loveless: on gossamer wings he flies “Oh look,” says Yuiko. “A butterfly.” — It rains all throughout the end of the month, and only on the very last day does the sun break through. It’s almost too late in the … Continue reading

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the wind in the trees

There is wind in the trees: listen. Shhhhhh. Shhhhhh. There is a young man walking the road by himself. He carries a large box upon his back and walks upright. If he leaves footprints in the dust, they are blown … Continue reading

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Birthday Mathoms — 2007

Ahiru finds Fakir in his studio, tottering in on the new legs he has written for her. She keeps a hand pressed to the wall for balance, watching as he goes through the long arching stretches of warmup. Without looking … Continue reading

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Thirteen Facts (for thirteen gods)

1. Yomigami ages with the changing of the year, and on the last day he turns his brush on himself, painting over the wrinkles that line his face, the pouches of fat that roll off his belly, the tremor in … Continue reading

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The Long Road

There are no oceans in Takamagahara. There are rivers that feed into deep still lakes, there are babbling brooks and dainty ponds, so clear that someone looking down could see straight to the bottom. Some have fishes, some have dragons, … Continue reading

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RESET

i. The thing is, he’s spent his entire life hearing the stories about the great god Amaterasu, of her beauty and nobility and purity of heart. There is not a one among their tribe who hasn’t, and even Princess Kaguya … Continue reading

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