really good fiction

I’d rather you didn’t reblog this, please.

I’ve been thinking about the characters from my detective story a lot these past couple of days and they’re really starting to take form and become dear to me. I don’t want to go into too much detail in case I actually end up writing the damn thing, but I figured the best place to start would be deciding how they ended up working together in the first place.

Crane is hired on to a pretty mundane case. A wealthy man suspects his wife is cheating on him and wants to find the man who’s made him a cuckold. Sure, whatever, Crane needs the money. As it turns out, there is no other man - his wife has been having an affair with their maid the whole time. Crane exposes them, and the wife claims that she was seduced, that the maid had lured her away from virtue. Everyone buys it and the maid is heartbroken, disgraced, disowned, and turned out onto the streets.

It slowly dawns on Crane that profiting off of a poor girl’s misery was maybe a shitty thing to do. Sure, it was a crime, and he was just doing his job, but she was guilty only of love. So he tracks her down, apologizes for ruining her life, and offers her a new one working as his secretary. Things are tense and awkward between them for a while, but she’s extremely clever and proves herself capable of saving his ass. They become more like business partners… he gets the credit, she gets the foxy ladies.

Eventually, they get married. It’s her idea. He’s flustered by the proposal: “Married?! But… I thought you were a lesbian!”
“And I thought you were a detective, you great oaf.” She then explains that a “lavender marriage” could be convenient to both of them and crush any career-threatening rumors. It also amuses her to play it up in public, just to annoy him. They enjoy a platonic understanding and, later, a “permanent houseguest” who is “very sisterly” with Prudence. I’m working on her story now….

- chapter one: part one -

“There’s a million reasons why this shouldn’t work…but there’s one reason why it should…”


7 Weeks

Two pink lines. What the fuck. No, this couldn’t be happening.

I shook the stick a few good times, knowing the box says you’re really not supposed to but I thought that maybe if I did it hard enough, maybe...just maybe, it would fix the error. Because this was clearly an error. This was clearly a manufacturing error. It was the test, it had to be. The test was defective, the test was clearly defective. Because there was no way this could be right, there was absolutely no way that this test could actually be positive, there was no way I could actually be…pregnant…

Oh God.

The air cinched from my lungs as I plopped down on the toilet seat of my bathroom, the test barely dangling between my loose fingertips over my bent kneecap. Shit. I flicked my head back and forth, shutting my eyes as the heat began to travel from the warped pit of my stomach up to my cheeks, filling them with a sickening flush. Shit, shit, shit. How could this have happened? How could I have let this happen?

My shaken thoughts quickly juggled between ‘what the fuck am I gonna do’ and ‘holy shit….I gotta tell him’. Him. Him being a guy that would probably want nothing to do with this, a guy that had a whole entire world of speculation and scrutiny to deal with considering he was…famous. Him being a guy that I didn’t even really know, a guy that I hadn’t even spoken to since the night he…well, apparently impregnated me. The mere thought of having to speak to him, to tell him this news when we literally didn’t know a lick about each other, made the nerves start to creep up my spine.

I popped my eyes open and tentatively peered down at the little stick of death that was in my hand. Maybe I don’t have to tell him, I innocently thought with a tiny shrug, the idea being swiftly washed away by my own good conscience.

Letting out a loud groan, my upper body tumbled over as I let my head hang down between my parted knees, my arms dramatically slumping to the floor.  

I had to tell him. I had to tell Niall.


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2

“Well? What do you think?”

“What are you  doing ?”

“Wearing your jacket.”

“I can see that moron! But why?! What does this accomplish apart from making you look stupid?”

“Hey!” Lance said indignantly, jumping back as Keith got up from the floor and advanced towards him.

“Give it back!”

“No!”

“Give. It. Back.”

“Just hear me out first!” Keith stilled with his hands clasped around the collar of his stolen jacket.

Fanart for @purpleneutrino‘s fic Entangled. It’s amazing and I’m sad it’s gonna end soon. I got really frustrated with the fanart and just kinda gave up (I can’t shade.. or colour?). I put in a quick Keith wearing Lance’s jacket from the next scene to make up for it.

Please teach me your ways of digital painting and shading because I‘m clearly not progressing as fast as I want to ;_;

Fun Fact: I actually rewatched some Voltron to find the episode where Lance and Hunk are wearing pyjamas to correctly reference the canon pyjamas for Lance. And they really do not go with that jacket, haha.
When you’re too obsessed with getting every detail right.

Anyway, I hope you’ll still like this, there’s definitely more coming even when Entangled ends because I really really really love it!

  • female YA protagonist: ...and this is my best friend, who I've known for my whole life; she's really beautiful (not like me) and graceful and smart and good at sports and all the boys want her but for SOME REASON she never seems interested, but we're so close and she supports me and understands me and I can tell her everything and just seeing her makes me feel happy...
  • female YA protagonist: ...
  • female YA protagonist: holy shit is that a CUTE SMIRKING WHITE BOY I think I'm in ~**~LOVE~**~
the End of a Series
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/// inspired by the magnificent works of @bogmoths (their style and syntax boggles my mind, it’s so sharp and intelligent) and @awhorableperson (their work constantly astounds me with its powerful emotions and memorable imagery) ///


love brought me to this, it was love and love alone

there’s no scepter to affirm Life’s rule. there’s no corkscrew, either

this one bottle just won’t open

the bubbles inside tremble at the thought of freedom like we once did, darling, don’t you remember?

it was love and love alone that brought us to this state,

past the welcome sign and past the trees,

past the truck stops and the rest stops and the bees,

past the past and past the neon dreamers, too

past the eternal crimes of passion…

why must i lie in a pool of cold sweat for hours on end and when i wake up call it sleep?

why should i be tormented by memories so bittersweet any seasoned food taste tester would vomit at the mere stench of them all?

why must i write and write and write like a hopeless hapless automaton hellbent on writing myself out of a maze, a hole, that none can truly escape?

why? just answer me (but of course you won’t answer me)

you don’t have the answers to any of my questions and i’d be a fool to try and expect that of you

here’s the thing,

i’m running out of paper, ink and time

i’m running out of ideas, concepts and Life

here’s the thing, 

when they pick up my bones and wash every room clean i’ll reappear at a seance and set the record straight

you might catch me and watch me set the record straight

love brought me to this, it was love and love alone

Petition for someone to write a supernatural and jacksepticeye crossover fic where the winchesters investigate antisepticeye

I need a full episode of that tbh haha

so I’m pretty sure the kinkiest thing an elf can do in the bedroom is ‘telling lies on purpose’ or as we humans call it ‘roleplay’

_

“You would rather do this with the gardener?” said Fingon, looking distressed.

“No!” said Maedhros. “I only want it with you, but you behaving as if… as if you were the gardener.”

“But I’m not the gardener.”

“I know you’re not the - that’s the point, I - oh, never mind.”

“I’m not even very good at gardening,” said Fingon. “Though I will learn, if it pleases you! I would beg lessons from Yavanna herself.” He looked determined.

“You don’t need to actually do any gardening!” Maedhros said. “Just… say you do. Say you’re the new gardener and you saw me and decided you wanted to -”

“You want me to lie?” said Fingon, sounding scandalised, but then he looked thoughtful. “But you’d know I was lying the whole time.”

“Yes,” said Maedhros. “That’s the idea.”

“So I could say anything at all. Anything I wanted. I’m the new gardener,” Fingon tried. “I’m the new gardener and my name is… Nognif.”

4

“Force Fiction” comics made me appreciate Mace Windu a bit more for two reasons: 1) he argued with Yoda about giving young Skywalker a chance and 2) I prefer his view of what Balance of Force could means - it’s not about destruction of one side in favor of another but to make it better, to add something sweet / good to the bitter “darkness”.

I have a dream...

Of the biggest and best tf2 fan fiction recommendation list. I find its hard to find REALLY REALLY good fan fictions once you read the few amazing ones that everyone knows. So im going to be slowly putting together a list of my favorites but i need you guys to submit anyones you think need some love or you think needs to be shared. It doesnt matter if it was written by you or not… Doesnt matter if its finished or how long… The ships or warnings will all be labled.

So if you know some look fics… Submit them ill check them out and maybe someday there will be an amazing list where we can find the best fandom picked fics.

i want some really good shit where like fictional characters meet real life like okay give me some shit where

  • oh my god this is my favorite tv show what am i doing here and holy shit it’s my favorite character ever im crying au
  • so i actually came up with this character for an english project i had to do but they are?? in my bedroom?? standing right in front of me?? what do i do au
  • listen i have no friends and this person was someone i found passed out in the park and now that they’re awake they’re saying a lot of stuff that sounds like the main character of my favorite book series?? and now that i think abt it they also look kind of like the description ho LY SHIT au
  • hey so i accidentally brought you out of your tv show/book/movie but not just you i also brought that person that wants you dead w h o o p s au
  • you come from a fantasy world and now welcome to modern times where you don’t understand anything time to help you fit in au
Crowd Pleaser

going to a concert with your best friend or aka nathan feels totally embarrassed about his height but willing to stick it out for you

word count: 1,311

Entering the outdoor arena you couldn’t help but feel your adrenaline pumping. It had been so long since you had been to a proper concert and having the feeling back made you more then excited for everything that was to come. Well, except for standing on your feet for hours before the main act arrived onstage.

“So where um exactly should we go?” Nathan asked you.

It was clear that he was uncomfortable, after all he had expressed to you weeks before, even when you had originally bought the tickets that it probably wasn’t best for you to go with him. He went on and on about how regardless of where he would be in the theater he would upset someone and indefinitely restrict their view, even if you both ended up sitting in the stands. How he probably wouldn’t be much fun since you would both have to leave early due to his early morning practice the following day. You spent awhile convincing him that there was no one you’d rather share this experience with, especially your best friend.  After all he was the one who had introduced you to the band in the first place, there was no way you would go without him.

“Do you mind if we stand over there?” You point to an empty spot right above the pit where you hoped it wouldn’t get too crazy. You were all for sitting in the stands, but your first choice was really getting an up close view. Nathan however bit his lip, and nodded his head, signaling that it was all right. All right being used loosely because you could tell he’d rather go anywhere else, but you also knew that if you brought it up he would disagree immediately.

Getting to the empty spot you hear a muttered, “oh great” behind you. Quickly, you glance to see what appeared to be a couple on a date. Deciding to ignore it, you look forward fixating your eyes on the empty stage hoping the opening act would start soon. The vow to pay no attention to the comments behind you was soon broken when the boy began to talk about Nathan.

“Jesus why the hell is tall, dark and annoying here? Doesn’t he know that the basketball court is on the other side of campus?” The guy from behind says while his annoyingly sqeauky girlfriend giggles.

You aren’t a huge fan of conflict, but when you look to the side to see Nathan looking at his feet, a clear sign of his embarrassment you know there’s no way you can’t say anything. Turning around to face the critic you plan on giving him a piece of my mind, “He’s actually a swimmer and if you could stop being so overtly rude that would be great. We paid to come to the same exact show as you, and we’d like to enjoy it just like you. So please, just shut up.”

The guy laughs, “Yeah well we didn’t pay to get stuck behind some dumb giant that can’t even speak for himself. His nuisance of a girlfriend has to apparently do it for him.”

There was no way you were going to let this guy get away with being such an asshole. Just as you begin to reply to the world’s worst person you feel Nathan grab your forearm and pull his mouth to your ear so you can hear him in the loud space.

“It’s not worth it. Listen I can just move to the stands and you can stay up here, I’ll just catch up with you after the show.”

Your heart warms and falls at the same time. He clearly didn’t want to be here but was so willing to let you still have the experience you wanted even if it was without him. Which you knew was in no way going to happen.

An idea suddenly emerged in your head. “I have an idea. Let’s go.” A more than confused Nathan responded, “What? The first act hasn’t even gone on yet. Come on I’ll just go up and-“

“Yes please just leave!” The guy says rolling his eyes.

You grabbed Nathan’s hand and say “follow me” while leading him out of the crowd, but not before turning to the guy, “please continue being a huge dickwad, we need so many more of you out there. Seriously.”

“Did you just say dickwad?” Nathan asks.

He follows you until your both out of the crowd and near the front entrance. “Can you please explain to me where we’re going?”

“We’re leaving.” You say simply, and by the look on his face you can tell he’s against the idea right away.

“No! You’ve been waiting for this for months; I can’t let you do that. I said I could move to the stands while you stand with the crowd.”

“Nathan I want to be here with you! Not a bunch of strangers so we’re just going to leave.”

“Just leave?”

You wink at him and walk out of the Greek Theater, “I have a plan.” 

You had managed to coax your friend who lives on campus into lending you and Nathan a blanket and two of her beers so you could both lay on the soccer field near the theater. “This way we can just lay down, hear the concert and look at the stars. No assholes in sight.”

Both on your backs looking up at the dark night sky, Nathan smiles, “Thanks. I know how much you wanted to get a good spot.”  

“Well I would much rather have the experience with you then that. I mean why did that guy have to make fun of you like that? Being tall is great, I mean it makes you a better swimmer, you can reach things off the highest shelf when I need you too, it makes you even more ridiculously good looking, you-”

“It makes me more good looking?” Nathan says cutting you off. You pause, realizing what you had said, “I mean yeah… You’re super good looking. You must know that.” He turns away and even in the dark you can tell his cheeks have turned red, “I don’t know… People have told me that before, but I’ve never really believed them.”

“Well you should, not to mention you’re such a talented athlete, so intelligent, and amazingly kind. I mean I could tell that you clearly didn’t want to be at the concert, but you still did it… for me.”

Nathan smiles sheepishly, “I would do anything for you… Even if it means some guy making me feel bad about my height. Which is really impressive because no one ever has.” He makes you laugh and you close your eyes for a moment just listening to the opening band that has finally started.

You open your eyes when you hear Nathan whisper your name beside you, “Can I do something that I’ve been wanting to do since I’ve known you?”

He’s on his side now and you roll to yours having a feeling of knowing what exactly it was that he wanted to do. Nodding your head, he puts his hands on the side of your face and places his lips on yours. He gently kisses you as the music from the theater continues to play on; both of your hearts beating faster then they ever have before.

Breaking apart, Nathan smiles ear to ear, the same one he had given you every single day for years. You knew he was a naturally smiley person, kind to everyone, but this time you knew that smile was just for you. You both roll over back onto your backs and he grabs your hand in his. Something you two had done countless times before, but now felt as though millions of little pieces were falling in place.

And as The Darkness spread across the earth, God paused his DVD copy of Supernatural The Musical and proclaimed, “Shit.”

Fanfic Recommendations!

I don’t read as much fan fiction as I’d like to now because I end up getting side tracked with school work. But I have found some really good fan fictions that I feel should have many more reads! These are some of my favourites that I have started reading or fully read. My all-time favourites are marked with ⭐ and the fan fictions I have finished/up to date are marked with ⏳

I don’t just read about one fandom, as well as 5SOS there are One Direction, Sidemen, Pretty Little Liars and Scream the TV Series (MTV Scream)


5 Seconds of Summer

a.i

Snapshot by Lukeivity
Vult by acidgrvnge ⏳ ⭐ 
Project Daddy by Esmereldah ⏳ ⭐
How To Live With a Popular Penis by nerdyirwin
Impulse Control Disorder by parahmore ⏳ ⭐

l.h

Strangers by BritishBums
17 Again by BritishBums
Sex Lessons by That5SOSFlower
How To Live With a Small Penis by nerdyirwin
Earth by tomlinsonstreet
Two Night Stand by BritishBums ⭐
Wrong Number - lxkespengxin
Schizophrenia by parahmore  ⏳ ⭐

m.c

Storm by ultralukes
Painting Flowers by BritishBums ⭐
How To Live With a Huge Penis by nerdyirwin
Water by tomlinsonstreet
Violet Skies dimple feels
Alice by irwxnhood
Dyslexia by parahmore ⏳ ⭐

c.h

Roommates by sugarplumluke ⏳ ⭐
Endlessly by AdeleDbt ⏳
Rewind by -drunkenluke-
7:15 by fivesaucewhoop
Science Bitch by Llamas ⏳ ⭐
How I Met Your Mother by ThunderLuke
Galaxy by tomlinsonstreet
Fire by tomlinsonstreet
Thin Walls by dimplefeels ⏳ ⭐
President’s Daughter by loveziaxcal ⭐
Incorrect User by lxkespengxin
Nightmare Disorder
by parahmore ⏳ ⭐

calm

She’s The Man by BritishBums
Single Dad’s Club + Me by calmemaybe_ ⏳ ⭐
Club of Misfits by Larry_lashton ⏳
Australian Horror Story by brighteyedirwin
Ouija by 90sgrungeboy ⏳
Girls by BritishBums
Scream by BritishBums ⏳ ⭐
Twitter by -lukehemmings
Boys by BritishBums

malum

Mute by 5Secondsof1D_2B1
Code Red by RoyalLashton ⭐

cake

Step Brothers by hemmofanatic ⏳ ⭐

lashton

Well This Is Awkward by Larry_lashton
Just Let Me Double Check by Larry_Lashton ⏳ ⭐

cashton

Bus Stop by bellamytrash

muke

Pretty Boy by kitten-Muke

Sidemen

miniminter

Barely Breathing by janoxhood ⏳ ⭐
Starting Over by Last_Glader
Internet Friends by grxngeaccxn ⭐
X Happy X by SDMN_trash ⏳

zerkaa

Heart In a Cage by astronomical ⭐

vikkstar123

Sweet Dreams by FlorJoUno
Definitions by agrilwhofans ⭐

behzinga

Letters by ohmhmerrick ⏳ ⭐

wroetoshaw

Be My Romeo by SDMN_trash

sdmn

50 Reasons I Hate The Boys Next Door by darkkskies
The Idiots Next Door by Notinvited
Suicide Club by agirlwhofans ⏳ ⭐

ministar

Pretty In Your Skirt by FlorJoUno
Elevator by FlorJoUno ⭐

One Direction

h.s

Cabin Three by inthepants
Nudes by calumf0rnia
Blind by terrible ⏳ ⭐
Yellow by thisnegra ⭐
27 Dresses by BritishBums ⭐
Hex by waysidestyles ⭐

l.t

Autism by terrible ⏳ ⭐

n.h

Mute by terrible ⏳ ⭐

l.p

Cancer by terrible ⏳ ⭐

z.m

Aesthetics by cathartics
Crippled by terrible ⏳ ⭐
Love Again by a_paige_a ⏳ ⭐

1d

The Accidental Skype Call by LouisYouHottie
The Accidental Reconnection by LouisYouHottie

MTV Scream

noah foster

Psychology by BeautyAndMarie_ ⏳
Death by ambreigns- ⏳
Twin Skeletons by marvelised- ⏳ ⭐
Crimson Curse by jameilia10189 ⏳
Scream My Name by -voidPietro  ⏳ ⭐

jake fitzgerald

Pity Party by ephemeralucy ⭐

Pretty Little Liars

jason dilaurentis

In My Veins by -langdonss ⏳ ⭐
Wicked by ninasour
The Lying Game by defences

Non Fanfics

The Bathroom Stall by infatuated
Social Climbers by smoakly
$$ The Stripper $$ by cold_lady19 ⭐
Blabber Mouth by _DaniMoon_ 

  • what they say: perfect cinnamon roll, too good for this world, too pure. this sweet child did nothing wrong
  • what I hear: this character is as bland as flour, super boring, but I won't get in trouble for publicly liking them like I would if they were a multifaceted character