the haunted bookstore

Of Women and Winchesters

A/N: Okay, so I was gonna try to write this angsty sister fic, but it turned into this little drabble. It’s a little longer than I expected, but still a not as long as my usual fics. I apologize if you don’t find it as funny as me, but I do have  weird sense of humor. So…tell me what you think and all that good stuff

Warnings: Language (Inappropriate), Mentions of Sexy Times, Slightly Drunk Reader, Terribly Funny (Or Terribly Not Funny…), Slight sexual spoilers from the show I guess…let me know if I missed anything

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Word Count: 902

Sam x sister!reader (Twins)

Dean x sister!reader

I face claim Sophia Bush as Sam’s twin because this (but of course imagine yourself or whoever you want)


Originally posted by ice-eternity

Another week, another successful hunt. There were after all perks to being the best hunters in the business. It had been a fairly simple one. Some vengeful spirit haunting a small town bookstore. Something that Dean hadn’t stopped bugging Sam about since you hit the road.

“You say books aren’t evil? I beg to differ! That damn spirit almost took me out with a book about pregnancy. What To Expect When You’re Expecting or some crap.”

“Bet you weren’t expecting that.” You mumble from the back seat of the beloved impala.

“What was that?” Dean glares at you through the rear-view.

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AUBeacon Hills library has a less than decent selection, so Kira takes to haunting the massive bookstore around the corner, curling up on the floor and reading novels she fully intends to buy – until she finishes them. She’s not exactly subtle, as Allison discovers when she’s scheduled to work over Christmas, tripping over her every time she goes to restock The Hunger Games. Still, Allison has to admit, the girl is pretty cute.

The fourth time Allison finds her, Kira asks her to a party, and it’s all over from there.

Rough Seas

Rough Seas by palominopup
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 71,600
Summary: Lieutenant Commander Dean Winchester was coming home after fourteen years with his two year old baby in tow.  He’d left the town of Winchester Bay after his father caught him and his best friend/lover together.  He ran from his father, from the town and from Cas.  Now, he’s back.  The Novak brothers warned Dean to stay away from Cas, but in a town the size of Winchester Bay, how could he do that…no matter how hard he wanted to.  A rescue at sea starts a series of events that brings the men together again, but the years took their toll on any love they once shared.

I have a confession. I love romance novels. I can hear the gasps of shock reverberating!! No seriously, even before discovering fanfic, I would haunt the bookstore waiting for the next Nora Roberts book and then tuck it in the bottom of my knapsack, saving it for a nice sunny day. This fic has all the hallmarks of those classic romances: small towns, young love, heartbreak, and the reigniting of old flames. Add to that Lt Commander Winchester of the US Coast Guard (dear lord above) and Castiel Novak of the Novak Bros fishing fleet and it is a recipe that works! Need a break from angst, death, torture and all the other thing we love about SPN? Then this fic is for you! The author has now finished Castles in the Sand, which is a follow up story told from Cas’ POV.

Ghastly Truth Ch. 1

Well, hello friends! Remember me? First off, let me apologize for being MIA for the last far too many weeks. Things have been crazy here and I’ve been theoretically writing a novel, so I haven’t been around as much. But I’m tired of that. I miss you guys and I miss Finn and Rae and the gang. So, busy or not, I’m going to endeavor to be obnoxiously around again!

Secretly, or not so secretly probably, I am a huge fan of all things spooky and ghosty and horror-y, so I didn’t want to let Halloween go by without indulging a little. I doubt I’ll be done with this by Halloween, but here’s a little bit to start with.

My thanks to @madfatty and @slitherouter, who are relentlessly supportive and enthusiastic about even my craziest of ideas. You guys are the best. Thank you, too, to YOU. Please see the author’s note at the bottom for more.

“You’re something of a modern day Nancy Drew then,” Danielle O’Day laughs her million dollar chuckle. Finn grunts at the television from his seat at one of the break-room tables. “Exposing all the secrets of so-called hauntings.”

Rae laughs and the camera slowly zooms in close on her. She looks good on camera, he’s discovered over these last few months. Her shimmering sheet of hair reflects back the stage lights, and she grins a razor smile from behind ruby-painted lips. She crosses and recrosses her legs a lot. “Well, it’s been my great delight to debunk so many pervasive fallacies. You’d be surprised how many people still believe in ghosts even in this day and age!”

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The Haunted Bookstore - Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Today, I got the chance to visit The Haunted Bookstore in Iowa City- local to me, since I live in the Amanas and can easily walk here from my art classes on Sunday mornings.

I took lots more photos than this, but this place was fucking huge. No walls were left uncovered in books. It takes up an entire strip of commercial space in downtown Iowa City and has everything from first editions to new releases. They have at least 20 shelves of each genre and more. Most books are in their original languages and print.

There are chairs in every corner and 2 cats, Sylvia and Cola, that roam freely around the shop. The cats often jump up and rest with people as they read within the store. I found myself in the science fiction wing with my nose in an X-Files encyclopedia.

The shop owner, Emily, was more than happy to let me feature her shop on my blog, unfortunately I was not able to get a photograph of her or her daughter that were at the shop that day. Sadly, a camera battery can only last so long in a maze of books. I found myself literally lost a few times, following the cats (who also followed me).

When I saw the inside of this place- the only thing I could think of was writing a story about it.

-Audrey A. Sandersfeld

Do you haunt bookstores? Find yourself looking for one of those quirky independents even on vacation? Do you fantasize about owning such a place, preferably a jumble of rooms encouraging browsers to meander all afternoon, ideally located in a quaint New England town?

Gabrielle Zevin has written this novel for you.

I bought the cutest little witchy mug at the markets this weekend!

I also got chatting with the owner of the stall about her shop based in Brisbane called Mystical Realms Witchcraft. Admittedly there were a lot of ‘Old Religion’ mentions on the flyers for her shop/coven/Facebook page and since I’m just a 20-something there was no way she was gonna listen to me if I told her that Wicca isn’t an 'old religion’ in the grand scheme of things…

Oh well - I’ve got tomorrow off from work so the plan is to take my grandmother out for lunch/coffee and then go haunt some local bookstores together 👻📖 Hopefully I will also get time to work on my grimoire ~

- Marci