i'm so happy i get to have this incredible piece

I just HAVE to give @the-well-rested-one a huge shout out for that incredible little Book Club gift tonight and for being one of the nicest and best writers here.

That said, if you haven’t read 25 Tickets, you MUST. It’s by far my favorite piece of writing I’ve ever read. I couldn’t get enough during the first read last fall so I’m so happy it’s being reposted again. I even got @harryextrastyles to start reading and she doesn’t even read fic!! 

package deal

Tony wakes to a tiny finger in his left ear and a barely suppressed giggle.

Well two giggles actually.

One is the very familiar deep rumble of his husband, who as a matter of fact is catastrophically bad at suppressing giggles. Especially when it is this special brand of mischievous giggle. The other is a way higher tone, almost as familiar by now and even more mischievous.

It obviously belongs to the same person as the finger in his ear.

Even without opening his eyes he knows that Sarah’s whole face is probably lit up with glee right now - ever since she’s gotten big enough to climb onto their bed all on her own, waking like this has become kind of a fixture. And she doesn’t seem to be getting tired of it at all.

If it didn’t make her this exceptionally happy, it’d probably be a lot easier to tell her to stop doing it. As it is, Tony hasn’t even managed to say one word against it in all of almost three weeks.

“Steve, I think the ear-infiltrating aliens from last week are back!” Tony says, keeping his voice as grave as possible, even though the giggling intensifies. “I think we’ll have to tape our ears shut every night from now on the get this situation under control. Especially Miss Sarah’s ears, because I don’t want the aliens to get her!”

His words are accompanied by a little shriek, when he cracks open one eye while talking and clamps his hands over his daughters ears. “Noooo Daddy, no tape, no tape, no tape!” She is still giggling - she very well knows that Tony is not being serious. After all she’s almost as good at reading him as Steve and there is no denying who her Papa is.

Steve is trying really hard to sound stern when he answers.

“Yes, I think that is a very good idea. I’m sure Clint has some purple tape lying around and it is after all your favorite color, Sarahbee so we can start the taping right after dinner.” He is leaning forward and placing a smacking kiss on her forehead to try and hide that he is now full out laughing.

As expected Sarah is not fooled and easily wriggles free of Tony’s hands to poke Steve’s cheek with one of her fingers.

“You hate tape! No tape, Papa!” She demands and of course Steve nods seriously and his face looks actually really funny when he is trying so hard not to laugh again.

“Alright,” he says “but then you have to help us fend off the aliens with” - he wrinkles his forehead as if he is thinking very hard and Sarah is already hanging onto every word he is saying and Tony is so in love with this ridiculous dork - “lemon scent candles and hot cocoa in the evening, because aliens don’t like that, promise?”

“Promise, promise, promise!” Sarah singsongs with a bright, sunny smile on her face. Without warning she flops back against Tony, laying her hand flat against the arc reactor - an unconscious thing she almost always does - and smiles up at him. “Pancakes now?”

“Yeah I guess now that we’ve averted the alien crisis, we all deserve some pancakes with blueberries and syrup.” Tony says, and her whole face lights up at that and he’ll probably never get over the little flutter his heart still makes when he sees her this happy. “Alright, why don’t you go on ahead down to the communal floor and take a look if anyone else is already up and wants breakfast too? I bet Aunt Tasha will make you her special milk with honey if you ask her real nice.”

There’s literally always one or the other of the Avengers already awake at this time, who’ll happily entertain their little girl - after all none of them are immune to her big brown puppy eyes and her infectious smile.

“Honey milk!” She nods happily and starts climbing down the bed without hesitation and almost topples over in her hurry. In the doorframe she stops for a second looking back at them, contemplating. “You too?”

“Yeah, bee, we’ll be down in a minute, okay?” Steve says, already leaning over to pull Tony into his arms.

Sarah just nods satisfied, blows them both a smacking kiss and hurries on to the elevator.

“Jarvis, you have an eye on her!”

“Always, sir!”

Tony watches her go, before he tilts his head up to accept Steve’s good morning kiss, thinking that he probably couldn’t be more happy than he is right now. He loves them so much, he sometimes thinks he is just going to burst from how happy they make him and how grateful he is to have them.

“Aliens, huh?” Steve murmurs against his mouth, and Tony can feel his wide grin against his lips.

“Well, you’re not the one always woken by a sticky finger in their ear so you don’t get to talk!”

Not that he is complaining.

He actually loves the sticky finger and everything else that comes as a package deal with it.  

laurasomebody-deactivated201706  asked:

Where can I submit things so people can give me feedback? I write poetry and I'm currently taking a course on it and my final portfolio is due next week. I was hoping to get some honest feedback so I can make some edits! Thank you!

Great question! Good luck on your portfolio! I’d be happy to take a short piece once I finish looking at the other two pieces I have waiting on me.

Because I’m incredibly unobservant, I don’t really notice much who actually critiques writing, but looking at some of the blogs I recently followed, I found out that a few seem like they’d be open to looking at your stuff.


And here are some great ones I found on a list made by createandnarrate:



Writing Help

ANC Writing Resources

Clever Girl Helps

Fix Your Writing Habits

How To Fight Write

I Dare You to Write

It’s a Writer Thing

Legit Writing Tips

Late Night Novel Writing

Max Kirin

The Writing Cafe

The Writers Helpers

The UnNovelist


Write World

Writers Relief

Writing Questions Answered

Write Like a Freak

Writers Yoga

Yeah Write

Literature and Books

Teaching Literacy

Books and a Hot Beverage

Write to the Stars

Books and Publishing

I definitely follow some of these already, and I really recommend all of them.

This isn’t to say that I don’t follow a bunch of great writing blogs! These are just ones that are recommended and offer to help people with a variety of things related to writing.

Before you message any of them, be sure to check their ask policies and FAQs.

Above all, as writers, we should aim to be courteous and considerate of other people. If they don’t critique works, then that’s their personal business, and you have to respect that. :) (I’m not saying you wouldn’t–just a general note/reminder to all of us!)

If anyone sees this and wants to help, please do shoot her a message. <3

Best of luck! I hope this helps! :D