Miss Fisher’s Bookshelf, part 1: Collections and Series
Hello, Miss Fisher fandom! A group of us fic writers and readers were talking about how much we love the MFMM fanfic in all its guises. We worried, though, that the newer fans (and some of ones who’ve been here a while) might not know where to start, now that there is so much to choose from. So we decided (there may have been alcohol involved) that we could put together some recommendations for people who might be looking for fic but don’t know where to start. This is the first of an eight-part series, and each piece will be posted by a different contributor; we’ll tag each entry so (we hope) you can find them all! (Coincidentally, there are about eight weeks between now and when the ficathon entries will begin to be posted. No idea how that happened.) Oh. And this one? Is the shortest of them all, which is why it’s going up first.
I’ve also created a story by this name on AO3 that lists all the crazies who were involved in this discussion; I’ll add each section of recommendations there as they go up on tumblr.
These lists are all things that at least one of us has read and enjoyed - if you don’t see your favorite on here, please feel free to reblog with it! (There is no way we could list them all, though it sure seemed like we were trying.) We did our best to keep ourselves to seven or fewer entries per category, by as many authors as possible (some authors are more prolific than others, so they do show up more often, and we did try to keep from repeating authors within a given category). We also tried to make sure we had varying takes on each subject.
Happy reading! Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some fic to catch up on…
Collections (Ratings Vary)
Phryne Ficathon (2015); Sassassam, ed. Works based on prompts given anonymously.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries – 500 Words; Fire_Sign, ed. Other writers’ takes on prompts from the book 500 Words You Should Know.
The B Side; Sarahtoo, ed. A collection of purposely non-Phrack stories.
Smitcoin Chronicles; RakishAngle (afterndinnerminx), ed. A collection of smut and knitfic (loosely defined) based on the Sunday rewatch episodes.
Ficlets and Drabbles
You Asked For It by gaslightgallows. 400 drabbles strong and still going, every pairing you’ve ever thought of, and some you’d never guess. (Rated M overall, but many are Gen/T level)
Nightcaps and Other Notions by Dispatch22705. Shorts based around drink recipes. (Rated M)
Billets-Doux by Sarahtoo. Short stories based around correspondence between Jack and Phryne. (Rated T)
The Singer - A Paisley Fantasy by TheHonorableMrsMcCarthy
Each drabble in this collection uses a Prince song as it’s prompt. He sometimes will make an appearance as a character called the The Singer. It is loosely based on his lounge singer character in Under the Cherry Moon, which was set in the 30’s. (Rated M)
Phryne Twiction by YouKnowMeAsJ. Teeny tiny stories, in 140 characters or less! (Rated G)
Investigations by deedeeinfj. Drabbles about sexytimes between Phryne and Jack. (Rated M)
The Ride Worthwhile by farawayfiction. A variety of unrelated short stories and drabbles. (Rated M, individual fics vary)
Meta-fiction (Fanfic About Fanfic)
Café Blend by JackPhryne4eva. Modern, a fangirl reads fanfic on her lunch hour. (Rated T)
Ridiculosity by HazelH. The fourth wall comes down with a crash. (Rated T)