therealsnape: (OLSB Poppy)
I'm an eager follower of The Austen Project, in which six famous, professional authors offer a new take on Austen's book. This summer [livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss and I discussed the various books, and especially the recently-published Emma.

We were our usual critical selves, and then I thought it would be fun to try a re-write myself. The result you'll find below. It's my take on Emma and my entry for this year's [livejournal.com profile] minerva_fest.

[livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss, ardent Austonian and beta-reader extra-ordinaire, offered invaluable advice, as always. Thank you, dear, for improving my writing and for five glorious years of Minerva-centered works!

Title: Sense and Persuasion
Rating: PG
Word Count: 7900
Characters and/or Pairings: Minerva McGonagall, Poppy Pomfrey, Pomona Sprout, Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank, Augusta Longbottom. In due course, pairings will develop.
Summary: Poppy Pomfrey has all the best characteristics of Emma Woodhouse, and the wisdom that comes with age. So when she interferes, it isn’t meddling. Not at all.
Warnings: None.

Sense and Persuasion )
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Title: Hunting the Unicorn, originally written for the fabulous [livejournal.com profile] minerva_fest.
Prompt: One of those stories in which we know where it's going -- toward sex and romance -- so the fun comes in seeing how it gets there. Premise: Minerva's a widow or a contented spinster who's never thought about being interested in women; Wilhelmina's a dyke, but, having been burned in her youth, she now has a strict "no straight women" policy. And yet, of course, they fall for each other anyway.
Rating: a very mild R
Word Count: 10K
Characters and/or Pairings: Minerva McGonagall/Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank
Summary: During her convalescense after the Stunner attack, Minerva enjoys a little light reading, i.e. a scholarly study on Unicorn lore. The tapestries of The Lady and the Unicorn lead to a most interesting hypothesis on love and the five senses. One that Minerva examines with her usual scholarly precision.
Warnings: None

Many thanks to my beta [livejournal.com profile] tetleythesecond for hand-holding, cheer-leading, and generally being beyond wonderful.

Hunting the Unicorn )
therealsnape: (zz happy holidays)
Title: Procrastination
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank/Minerva McGonagall
Rating: PG-13
Warnings (if any): no warnings

This story was written as a Christmas gift for [livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss and [livejournal.com profile] tetleythesecond. They were the inspiration for the story and the title, but above all they are a constant inspiration in my life. The marvellous [livejournal.com profile] miss_morland did a wonderful job as a beta.

Author's Notes:I think it's time to stop being in denial and to admit to my addiction.

"Hi, I'm TRS, and I'm a serial fic'er."

Warning after all:Don't read that line out loud. The statement "I know a serial fic'er" may get you into serious trouble on the home front.

Anyhow, this is officially a new installment in my Sleeping Dragons multilogy.
In order of story events, the other helpings are Sleeping Dragons, Fighting the Good Fight (set in the same universe, but Willa merely gets a mention), and A helping hand. And ... erm ... yes, this is a Christmas story, and this so isn't the time nor the place. I'm just reposting it here to have all my stories in one place. Stare a bit at the icon for atmosphere, please.

Procrastination )
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A little Christmas gift (a real one this time – no anticlimax under the cut) for [livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss and [livejournal.com profile] tetleythesecond, who are not only the best beta's in the world, but also wonderful friends.

Tetley asked for this story while she was beta-ing Sleeping Dragons, and I hope Kelly will enjoy it, too – you did ask for frontstory, backstory, any kind of story on Willa and Minerva … So here it is: a sequel.

The difficulty with writing a story for one's betas is, well, finding yet another beta. [livejournal.com profile] mountainmoira stepped into the breach and gave her time and efforts most generously. She joins me in wishing both of you a very merry Christmas!

A Helping Hand )
therealsnape: (Writing Fanfic is my Therapy)
Title: Sleeping Dragons
Author: [livejournal.com profile] therealsnape
Character(s)/Pairing(s): Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank/Minerva McGonagall
Rating: NC17
Warnings (if any): no warnings
Summary:When Harry escaped from Gringotts, he chose to ignore the problem of the dragon. So others had to clean up after him. And found that you can’t let sleeping dragons lie forever.
Written for the [livejournal.com profile] ownficfest
Author's Notes: My thanks to my wonderful beta, [livejournal.com profile] tetleythesecond, who spotted everything, from dragon-sized plot holes to missing dots. Everything belongs to Rowling, of course, and if you propose money or want to buy film rights, I’ll regretfully have to refuse. The events surrounding Albus’s death are based on [livejournal.com profile] kellychambliss’s wonderful story Storytelling

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