Sheath and Knife: A Star Wars Fanfic

    “The galaxy will not know light unless you are out of it, Kylo Ren!” Rey’s voice was as furious as it was broken, and she drew her light saber to challenge him. “And if comes down to it, I will be the one to take you out of it!”     Kylo Ren supposed he had always known this moment would come, that the moment when she rejected his offer to rule with him had made this one necessary. They had been marked out as enemies forever. One side light, the other dark. Whoever was stronger with the Force would … Continue reading Sheath and Knife: A Star Wars Fanfic

Prodigal: A Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Fanfic

     Where has he gone? The son that was once my own, raised alone without a mother’s tenderness? Has he vanished into a world where reality has been turned on its head? Did I turn the little boy, with his love of sweets, into a man with love of…nothing? For pleasure, in the end, ebbs out to nothing…unless something deeper is found. Perhaps the same might be said of my own obsession with perfection. Will we ever find what we are looking for? Will we ever see each other again?      I keep clipping out the articles about him, in … Continue reading Prodigal: A Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Fanfic

A Gift of Thistle: A Braveheart Fanfic

     Mirron, come back…come back to me, before the lights behind my eyes are put out. You stood at the graveside with me before, in the years of my youth, and have kept your post there, always at the edge, always there to catch me when I fell, there to remind me what I was living for, with your gift of thistle, the harsh beauty ripped from the heart of our land. Stand with me now as this heart is ripped from me. I must be brave now, must be brave to the end of my heart’s beating, for everything … Continue reading A Gift of Thistle: A Braveheart Fanfic

The West Wind Comes Walking: A Lord of the Rings Fanfic

          The little ones…the little ones were in danger…      Boromir, still on his knees, clutches at the dead leaves around him, his thoughts turning from his desperation to claim the Ring for his father’s kingdom to his desperation to save his smallest friends from death. He doubts that the hobbits have ever seen death by hand-to-hand combat before. Their eyes have not yet been seared by the sight of blood, as his own have so many times over. He shivers with an unearthly resolve as he draws out his sword, and the sun’s blessing falls upon it with the … Continue reading The West Wind Comes Walking: A Lord of the Rings Fanfic

Eat of the Heart: A Harry Potter Fanfic

      Darkness reigns. It penetrates. It permeates. It sings. And the man who would plug his ears to that siren’s song, that suffering scream, finds himself taking solace in the drink. He must drink it down in a single swallow, let it slither down his throat like a snake…       Drop by drop, the drink dulls, dulls the memories of the blood shed yesterday, today, tomorrow. And the taste of the alcohol upon the tongue, bitter as the earth itself, is a portal of forgetfulness. Of haze. Of death…      And it is night here, in the dead headmaster’s chamber. … Continue reading Eat of the Heart: A Harry Potter Fanfic

Broken Things: A Game of Thrones Fanfic

     “What have you done? By the all the gods, what have you done to the poor girl?”      “Dearest Uncle, I’ve made her a present for you! I’ve made her worthy of you! I’ve conquered her, as we will conquer her brother!”      She lies as still as she can in the bed, naked, broken, shaking. There is no blanket, no coverlet, and everyone is looking at her. Her body aches, but she does not scream. When the monster had gotten off her, her voice seemed to have melted away somehow, somewhere between her giving up the fight and … Continue reading Broken Things: A Game of Thrones Fanfic

A Kiss Goodnight: A Game of Thrones Fanfic

     Tyrion entered Sansa’s chamber gingerly, not wanting to make her uneasy by his presence. He simply wanted to see if she was getting along alright. Their conversation earlier that day about her murdered family had ended with her running away to find seclusion. Perhaps, he thought, his efforts to console her had done more harm than good.      But now he just wanted to be sure…she was safe. That she was not contemplating doing any harm to herself. That she was not too terribly angry with him. It was true he was a Lannister, and she a Stark, and … Continue reading A Kiss Goodnight: A Game of Thrones Fanfic

Muffins and Moonflowers: A Harry Potter Fanfic

     From the first year Severus Snape taught Luna Lovegood in Potions Class, she was always getting on his nerves by being unfailingly cloudy in the head. She lived in a dream world, he decided, and he was determined to knock her out of it. In his class, he made a point to frighten everyone out of their day-dreams. Because dreams, he believed, were lies spun out of thin air to comfort the gullible with the idea of a loving universe, a meaningful life. But the universe was far from loving. And life wasn’t fair. Better to give his students … Continue reading Muffins and Moonflowers: A Harry Potter Fanfic