First up - go and read the ridiculously awesome gift I got. It is Culture fic which has made me very hopeful that people will be able to continue to write stuff in the Culture universe, because it is pitch-perfect and contains all the things I like about Culture stories:http://archiveofourown.org/works/2810819
Done that? Good, so here is the rubbish that I managed to write. I was hideously ill for most of the Yuletide writing season this year, so I have been way less prolific than usual and the results are rather shorter, but this is what I did manage to put out.
My actual assignment, a songfic to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYUwIzjg7rs
with the request to do something new with it rather than follow the obvious reference; I think this one turned out okay, although I'd have liked to make it a bit longer if I'd had the energy:http://archiveofourown.org/works/2718938
The one straight-up treat that I wrote, because @worstmuse on Twitter had me giggling for some time when I was perusing the fandom lists and I was itching to use it as a series of terrible writing prompts:http://archiveofourown.org/works/2718971
The first pinch-hit I picked up because I was kind of missing my usual habit of getting to read a book and write fic to it, and it was posted to the list a few times before I gave in; I sourced The Lastborn of Elvinwood for review from https://openlibrary.org/books/OL4557372M/The_lastborn_of_Elvinwood
and the novel itself comes highly recommended if you like very English fantasy like the early parts of The Dark Is Rising.
I feel slightly bad about writing something very derivative and obvious, and kind of feel like I should have picked one of the request prompts (I initially planned to do something with 'what are the Vicar's origins?') but I didn't have the energy to develop my own plot to my satisfaction, so this is an interstitial piece (which you shouldn't even _open_ before the book, because even the tags are spoilers):http://archiveofourown.org/works/2818172
The second pinch-hit I acquired was because I couldn't believe no-one was picking it up - I have a strict policy of not picking up pinch-hits unless they've been returned to the list, and here was one with a prompt I'd already stuck on my Potential Treats list under 'easy fandoms to pick up'. (Okay, so the heading in my document is actually 'Crack'.) So, without further ado - sex geckos in space:http://archiveofourown.org/works/2820890