Here are some newer Ao3 fics we enjoyed! These authors have a lot more to read too!
Title:Another Damn Grocery Store Fic, Okay? Author:elanev91 Rating: T Genre(s): Romance, Muggle AU, Modern AU Chapters: 1 Word Count: 9,584 Summary: Lily runs her father’s grocery store and the guy she
remembers from her childhood moves back into town. Thanks to petals for
the brilliant prompt – “grocery store AU where Lily works the counter
and he keeps buying things just to talk to her”
Title:Planning It For Years Author:Mollyraesly Rating: G Genre(s): Humour, Muggle AU Chapters: 1 Word Count: 2.011 Summary: A Jily/Sandlot crossover fic in which James in Squints and Lily
is Wendy Peffercorn. A crossover AU I didn’t know I needed until I did.Responding to this prompt:hey! welcome to the jilychallenge! your prompt is “if you cant swim
why are you hERE?” lifeguard au and feel free to interpret it as you
loosely as you wish (srsly idm)!
Title:I Want To Kiss You All The Time Author:vercna Rating: T Genre(s): Romance, Humour Chapters: 1 Word Count: 3,285 Summary: “Lily Evans was humming. James Potter was annoyed.” In which Lily and James are SO lucky Remus isn’t Sirius.
Title:Tooth Ache Author:SkinXLess Rating: G Genre(s): Romance, Humour, Muggle AU Chapters: 1 Word Count: 2,223 Summary: A sleep deprived Lily decides that 2 a.m. is a good a time as
ever to do her laundry. She runs into an equally as sleep deprived James
Potter. (2 a.m. college laundry AU)
Title:Free Tastes Better Author:cgner Rating: G Genre(s): Romance, Humour Chapters: 1 Word Count: 1,802 Summary: “we faked a proposal just to get free dessert” aka fake engagement turns into real engagement
Title:fortuitous Author:gryffindormischief Rating: G Genre(s): Romance, Humour, Modern AU, Muggle AU Chapters: 1 Word Count: 2,483 Summary: Lily Evans is having a trying week, but maybe it’s looking up.
If I ever kill someone I’m gonna make sure I kill the nicest person in the world so they go to heaven because I don’t want to get stuck in hell with the person I killed and have to be all like:
“Hey man, I’m really sorry I killed you back when we were alive. I didn’t know there was an afterlife, and I definitely didn’t realise that if there was an afterlife we’d end up in the same part of it.”
“Yeah, that is a little unlucky. But seriously don’t worry about the whole murder thing. I totally had it coming. I took your wife from you and ran your dog over with my car, I ruined your life so I get it. Don’t worry about it.”
“Cool, thanks for being so understanding man.”
“Yeah, no worries. Hey, I’m sorry about everything I put you through it was a shitty thing for me to do.”
“Its fine, water under the bridge.”
“Is that supposed to be a joke?”
“The water that you dumped my lifeless body was under a bridge.”
“Oh, I totally forgot about that part. Dude, I’m sorry.”
“So you forgot about that time you KILLED a guy.”
“I had a lot on that week. And also I lived a pretty long life. You start to forget the details you know? … well, I guess you wouldn’t know.”
“Yeah, thats right because you killed me when I was 32.”
“To be honest man life after 30 isn’t all that its cracked up to be. I get it why people used to die young in medieval times. You didn’t miss out on much.”
In an effort to pass as human, I taught myself how to tell jokes. But my ‘jokes’ always consisted of telling an outrageous lie (“my car doesn’t need oil changes because it runs on mana”) in the most deadpan tone imaginable.
And then when people go “What? Really?” I immediately come back with “No, of course not, that was a joke.” Because aren’t people supposed to look at the absurdity of the statement and realize it’s meant to be funny?
It wasn’t until much later that I realized this is not how jokes work. There’s supposed to be something in your face or tone that indicates you’re kidding, something I never picked up on.
I think this is why I always preferred British comedy; they’re masters of dry humor, which is more my style.