Modern Fantasy Things: Subways
  • subways that run on magic
  • ghosts and vampire conductors
  • goblins at toll booths licking metro cards to see if they have money on them
  • dwarves dug the original tunnels and are always digging new ones
  • elves riding completely still, unaffected by all the bumps and turns
  • hobbits, dwarves, and other smaller beings complaining about the lower railings always filling up first
  • underwater sections for merpeople
  • centaurs letting their friends sit on their backs when it’s crowded
  • rails under seats for gnomes, brownies, etc.
  • pixies and fairies sitting on high railings
  • witches bringing on cauldrons
  • runes/charms scrawled on seats and advertisements
  • florescent crystals and gems are the light
  • a train car possessed by the ghost of a dragon, never late but always smells like something is burning
  • train cars that levitate
  • train cars that arent corporeal

okay so since the carmilla fandom is basically dead / going into hibernation until the movie i figured i’d make a fic rec post just for fun (and then go drown myself in riverdale), going from my favourites to decent ones:

white blank page - angsty college sports au and the dopest thing ever

exposure - slow burn and internal suffering and emotions it is gorgeous, college au again but carmilla does photography

i’ll keep you safe if you keep me wild - bounty hunter carmilla moves to the country and an adorable love story 

pens - one shot (which is unusual bc i normally hate them) but its a subway strangers kinda thing

chasing ghosts - post military laura comes back to hometown, spoiler carmilla has a daughter shit gets real fluffy tbh but there’s also some angst

clockwork - i honestly don’t remember this one that well but apparently i liked it so heres a flower shop au 

pandemic - weird infection dystopian thriller au thing but holy shit the plot twist in this one is wild, also i cried at the end soooooo (happy tears i think)

this distant image of our tiny world - space au in a mars colony, hear me out, holy shit the setting is so well described and you can imagine this all so well its beautiful

the minister’s daughter - lgbt christian community, it’s acc quite sweet

absolution - short hollence-hollstein cheat fic, it’s a bit of a guilty pleasure

your mom called, you left your game at home - softball rivals and mucho angst turned hate sex??? turned dating (I’m spotting a trend here)

music to my ears - high school band and orchestra au don’t judge it’s cute alright

the road to home - road trip au with a v slow romance but hey ho its a good one

where your treasure is, there will your heart be also - fluffy but mostly plot based hogwarts au yet i ended up enjoying it v much so give it a go

the triwizard tournament - another sappy and soft but more hollstein centric hogwarts au why not

on our last leg - olympic running au, a v v v long one shot i believe

this just can’t be summer love - pretty writing, hawaii romance one shot

four walls - like a fucking action novel holy shit y’all

strangers - incomplete fwb story but damn i wish there was more

(of all persisting stars) - their first time from both povs 

the mirror between us - an okay one shot but i loved the twist

[also not with haste, back to back, god knows it’s not what we would choose to do, she smelled like lilacs, no space among the clouds, maybe the spark between us can light my cigarette, touched by stars, just stay with me, meet me halfway to your heart, gossip column, the sun dont set if we keep heading west]

okay I’m done (for now) (or maybe not wow this takes a long time)

Urban Legends

We ended up getting hundreds of submissions after we asked you guys to submit stories from your countries/cities/towns etc. We decided that it would be a lot easier to make a post with multiple urban legends that have been submitted. Here are 5 that we found to be interesting. We will continue posting more as they come in.

We have tagged those who have submitted these stories to us (unless they asked to be kept anonymous) 

Here we go:

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Subway, from Ghost Quartet performed live


Ghost Quartet:

A song cycle about love, death, and whiskey.
A camera breaks and four friends drink in an interwoven tale spanning seven centuries, with a murderous sister, a treehouse astronomer, a bear, a subway, and the ghost of Thelonious Monk.

A Ghost Quartet Timeline

* (holy shit I can’t believe I did it) This is presented in linear order, but Rose Red has her own timeline that is numbered so you can follow it. @unseeliecosette @rainycomets @animekuragin @roxieusher

  • Scheherazade tells stories to Dunyazad and Shah Zaman
  • I guess The Shah doesn’t kill Scheherazade after all, but Dunyazad dies
  • 11. Scheherazade meets the time-traveling/ghost Rose Red who gets a piece of her stardust
  • 1. Pearl White and Rose Red are born much much later
  • 2. Rose falls for the Astronomer
  • 3. Astronomer steals her work and breaks her heart
  • 4. Astronomer gets with Pearl
  • 5. Rose finds out and gets pissed
  • 6. Rose strikes a deal with the Bear
  • 15. Time-traveling/ghost Rose comes back to bring the objects to the Bear, but he doesn’t hold his end of the bargain
  • 16. Rose drinks a bunch and pushes Pearl into a river
  • 17. Pearl drowns and floats to the Miller’s pond
  • 18. The Miller pulls her out and dries her bones
  • 19. A Fiddler comes by and makes a fiddle out of her breastbone
  • 7. Rose seduces Soldier for her pot of honey
  • 8. The fiddle comes into Rose’s possession somehow and her future family inherits it
  • 9. Rose becomes Lady Usher’s mom??
  • 10. Rose becomes a ghost that travels through time and through people or something
  • Lady Usher grows up and marries Edgar
  • Roxie is born and so is Brent
  • 12. Time-travelling/ghost Rose becomes Roxie’s creepy ‘twin sister’ imaginary friend
  • Astronomer gets with teenage Roxie (after all that time, still going after young girls? Yikes. Or maybe it’s a different Astronomer or his child)
  • Starchild is born
  • 13. Time-travelling/ghost Rose steals Starchild for the secret baptism
  • Roxie dies
  • Lady Usher preserves the corpse
  • Fool/Brent leaves and eventually becomes the Pusher
  • Roxie rises from the grave and attacks Lady Usher, killing her
  • Maybe Starchild gives birth to the Camera Shop Owner! (no, that would make her Rose’s great-great granddaughter. Maybe she’s Brent’s child or Rose had another kid)
  • Modern Pearl stands on the subway platform playing a game on her phone
  • The Pusher pushes her onto the subway track
  • 14. Time-travelling/ghost Rose somehow gets into Modern Rose’s head and has her take a picture of Pearl down on the track, a “photo of a ghost”
  • Pearl gets run over by the train
  • Modern Rose freaks out and destroys the camera
  • Modern Rose goes to the camera shop and the Owner tells her the story of the fiddle
  • Modern Rose leaves with a new camera and the subway driver’s number written on her arm
  • The Driver, Modern Rose, the Camera Shop Owner, and Fool/Brent/Pusher all end up meeting together, remembering all the other versions of themselves.
  • The Driver and Rose finally end up together happily and apparently have two daughters, which might be important???

* I still have no idea where songs like I Don’t Know, Any Kind of Dead Person, or Four Friends would go, but I’ll worry about that later

paul-likes-things  asked:

Maybe 14 for the settings prompts? Looking forward to seeing what you write for them c:

ok so i know this has been in here forever along with the other angst one you sent but thank you so much for sending it. 

heres the setting prompt 

“Mulder would you please stop dangling your feet over the edge of the platform.”

“Come on, Scully, nothing’s going to happen.”

“A train’s going to come out of nowhere and take your feet off is what’s going to happen.”

He looked over his shoulder at Scully leaning against a wall looking more tired than he’d ever seen her.

“You okay?”

“No, I’m not okay. It’s two in the morning and you dragged me all the way to the subway station to investigate ghosts supposedly haunting the subway system.”

“I told you, there’s been multiple signtings of these aparitions…”

“Mulder, according to your sources, the ghosts only appear after midnight, and only at stations within two blocks of a bar.”

“What are you implying, Scully?”

“I’m implying, Mulder, that they might not be the most reliable of sources.”

“You’re saying it was just inebriated college kids who couldn’t tell a ghost from a cloud of smoke or dust?”

She paused, looking surprised. “Yeah, actually, that’s exactly what I was saying.”

“Well, what if there was something I left out about these sightings?”

Scully threw her head back against the wall and let out an echoing groan.

“What if I told you that there was a pattern between the victims of these sightings?”

She looked at him with the exact death-glare he was expecting.

“What if I told you that all the sightings made by redheads under five foot five?”



“You dragged me out of bed at one in the fucking morning for ghost bait?”

“Scully, you’re the only one I know who fits the match and I just wanted to check it out.”

“You really should get away from the edge of the platform because I might just push you over it.”

Mulder stood up and took a few steps towards her.

“Please Scully, just stick it out a few more minutes. Then I’ll drop it and won’t drag you out in the middle of the night again.”

She rolled her eyes and looked at him with “that’s bullshit” written on her face.

“Fine, I won’t drag you out of bed in the middle of the night for at least a month.”

She sighed. “Promise?”

“Cross my heart.” He even made the stupid crossing heart motion.

“Fine.” She plopped down on a bench and looked around. “Anything we can do to have these so called ghosts hurry it up a bit?”

“Patience, patience. It’ll come when you least expect it.”

“Well if that’s the case it should have showed itself when I first met you. Sure as hell didn’t expect this then.”


“So, Mulder. How did you even come across this case?” she asked.

“Skinner’s niece mentioned it casually and he likes to torture us.”


“I was actually really disappointed, I came down here a couple times myself and tried to get them to appear for me, but nothing happened. Then I noticed the pattern with the redheads.”

“Mulder, I hate to break it to you, but this whole thing is probably just an urban legend at one of the local colleges. Every school has ‘em.”

Mulder leaned back against the wall now being the one looking defeated. “You’re probably right. I just was kind of hoping to find at least something.”

She stood up and offered her hand to help him to his feet. “Get some sleep. I know I will.”

He nodded, rolling his eyes and followed her towards the exit. 

On their way out the door, an elderly man that was heading towards the platform grabbed Scully’s arm and stopped her abruptly.

“Excuse me, ma'am, is that your partner?” he pointed at Mulder.

“Yeah, why?”

“Can you please tell him to leave me the hell alone?”

Not the strangest interaction she’d had in a subway station at two am. She sighed. “Yeah, sure, sir. Get home safely.”

With that he nodded and released her arm, continuing on his way. Scully jogged up the hall to Mulder, who hadn’t even noticed she stopped.

“Some guy says to leave him alone, by the way.”

“What?” Mulder looked genuinely confused.

“That old guy,” she pointed behind her, “he said you should leave him the fuck alone.”


“Mulder please, I’m so tired don’t make me repeat it again.”

“No seriously Scully, what old guy?”

Corrupted Ghosts with @chariotsofthegodsman

It started in much the same way as it had before. A husky- a fairly uncommon sight in New York, trotted along down the sidewalk, sensing its prey all around it.

For now it was small. The humans that walked the streets, it understood, were a potential food source, but now it was looking for the easy prey. It shifted silently into different forms, a rat, a cat- a homeless man, drawing from the ambient energy around it.

It was stronger now. A dog again, six feet tall and ravenous. It rampaged the subway station, searching for ghosts that refused to manifest. The place was nearly evacuated once the Ghostbusters made the scene, running down the stairwell to see the giant thing, all matted fur and completely animal, jaws dripping ectoplasm as red as blood.

“Oh. Peter stopped when he saw the beast, blocking Palmer’s way down. "I think maybe you should sit this one out.”