Got this meme from sacae
. I think it's really cool.Post the first lines from your last 20 stories. Do you see a pattern?
Here we go! Oldest to newest. I am not counting new chapters of old works as new stories. I think some fe_contest
things I didn't archive anywhere also slipped through the cracks.( Cut for length. And a bit of yucky imagery. )
Well, I see two themes right off-- rain (or other precipitation) and offerings of/desire for food and drink. As opening lines go, I think I still like that from "A Knight In Reverse" the best, probably followed by "Mortal Corruption" for the visceral ick
factor. I'd better rewrite the opener to my current project, which features both rain and
Anyway, every other 'fic project has been abandoned for the week in favor of shining_valor
's Civil War prompt thing, which has taken on a life of its own. Basically, Innes and Ephraim jumped up from the margins of the story and demanded more "screen time," so I'm writing a few side-story ficlets that concentrate on them. They contain spoilers for the main plot of "Borderline" (and the main "plot" of the war if you don't know it), but that's OK.
Spoiler: the Confederates lose
I dunno. I am probably going way overboard on looking up stuff, like the historical details of the Army of the Cumberland's command structure. Is anyone
in the audience going to care if there really was an artillery brigade attached to the XIV Corps in March of 1863? Or when the city of Murfreesboro first had gaslighting? I don't know if I'm slouching toward finally writing original 'fic again, or what. But it kind of gives me an excuse to research a beloved subject in-depth instead of just cross-referencing details of medieval dress or... whatever.