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Title: Substitute
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): Lemon-Lime Sorbet 5 (sweet nothings); Cookies & Cream 24 (play)
Toppings/Extras: Brownie + Chopped Nuts + Gummy Bunnies (also written for hc_bingo square “grief” and Gen Prompt Bingo square “Happy Endings.”)
Rating: All ages/PG
Word Count: 13,508
Notes: Coffee shop AU, mostly because oonaseckar once said I probably couldn’t write a 21st C Edward/Julia AU, so obviously I had to try.
Summary: Julia Graves has perfectly reasonable motives for fake-dating a customer – it’s all about interior decorating, honestly…

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Part Two

Cookies & Cream 3 [Divide and Rule]

Title: Everything But Words
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): Cookies & Cream 3 (spin).
Toppings/Extras: Gummy Bunnies (also for genprompt_bingo square “revelations and concealments.”)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1921
Notes: Nov 1949; Edward Iveson/Julia Graves. Follows on from Sent to Coventry (in which Edward and Julia finally confess their feelings for each other).
Summary: Everything has changed between Edward and Julia – but the rest of the world mustn’t know.

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Title: Hero of the Lower Sixth
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): Sangria 11 (cruelty has a human heart and jealousy a human face) + Cookies & Cream 12 (strike)
Toppings/Extras: Whipped cream + Brownie + Gummy Bunnies (also for hc_bingo square “bruises”).
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5738
Notes: April 1930; Edward Iveson, James Seymour. (The backstory referred to in Shot in the Park, which came about trying to write Edward being a prefect at school, and then went in an odd direction. Warning for some (mild, brief) non-con/underage elements.)
Summary: Edward’s only trying to do his duty as a prefect …

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White Chocolate 5 [Divide and Rule]

Title: Shot in the Park
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): White Chocolate 5 (outrage)
Toppings/Extras: Brownie + Gummy Bunnies (also for hc_bingo square “orphans”).
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 6925
Notes: Aug 1951; Edward Iveson, Julia Graves, Roderick Howe, Amyas Harding, Diana Foyle, Lionel Graves, James Seymour.
Summary: Edward can’t seem to get through a visit to the Howes’s without injury. This time it’s worse than the last.

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Author: winebabe
Title: Raise Me Up
Story: The Gemini Occurrence
Rating: PG-13 (Vague sex mention, inappropriate adult/teenager relationship dynamics)
Flavor(s): Cherry Chocolate Chip #26: stress; Poached Pear #22: older & wiser; Toasted Almond #27: no strings
Topping(s)/Extra(s): Butterscotch.
Word Count: 2,247
Summary: 1995. The cycle begins with 16 year old Evette.
Notes: Evette Neumann/Laurence Kessler.

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Author: winebabe
Title: So Let Go
Story: The Gemini Occurrence
Rating: PG
Flavor(s): Blueberry Yogurt #28: for your own good; Coffee #10: vase; Sour Apple #2: it’s not you; it’s me
Extra(s)/Topping(s): Malt Prompt: lost_spook: “How would Genevieve/Devyn go (or not) in a non-Soulmate AU?”
Word Count: 5,251
Summary: Genevieve doesn’t hold out hope that there’s anything better, which somehow makes the situation that much more believable.
Notes: Genevieve Kessler-Downing/Devyn Lively, Adelina Garland. (A very super AU where Gen and Devyn meet on SoulMeet, a dating site. Also, I’m bitter about something that went down with a guy so, Gen’s misery is vaguely inspired by my own.)

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Title: Misdirection
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): Cookies & Cream 30 (climb) + Peach 16 (pay it forward)
Toppings/Extras: Malt (Edward & Julia get hopelessly lost in the countryside, from roisin_farrell) + Gummy Bunnies (also for origfic_bingo “holiday.”)
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1505
Notes: Aug 1950; Edward Iveson/Julia Graves. (A shamefully slight piece that nevertheless fills a Malt and gets me a bingo.)
Summary: “That’s the third time we’ve passed that house now. People are beginning to stare.”

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Rocky Road #24 (Part 2)

Author: winebabe
Title: Six Months in Hell (Part 2)
Story: Still TBD
Rating: R (violence, supernatural gore, language)
Flavor(s): Rocky Road #24: on the roof
Extra(s)/Topping(s): Malt [Truth or Dare Game, courtesy of lost_spook: “Supernatural AU” which of course to me means zombies.]
Word Count: 8,105
Summary: New York City falls fast; thank God they're (almost) all police officers.
Notes: Noel Reyes, Katharine Chastain, Leah Grant, Franklin Moeller, Laurent Marion. (I want to write, but lately I have no ideas. So here's the next part just so I don't go too stagnant on here.)

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Lemon-Lime Sorbet 4 [Divide and Rule]

Title: Carried Away
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): Lemon-Lime Sorbet 4 (under the stars)
Toppings/Extras: Chopped Nuts + Brownie + Gummy Bunnies (also for Trope Bingo square “au: historical” and origfic_bingo square "first time").
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 5082
Notes: 1740s AU: Julia Graves/Edward Iveson, Christy Graves. (Mainly fluff, written ages ago because I needed some fluff, what can I say?)
Summary: Edward Iveson is not well versed in the art of abducting young ladies.

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Title: By My Side
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): Peach 8 (all in a day’s work), Cookies and Cream 2 (fall).
Toppings/Extras: Chopped Nuts + Malt (Truth or Dare prompt Role-reversal! Julia is the one in a position of power, always being called away to work, and Edward is just "the husband." from winebabe) + Gummy Bunnies (also for origfic_bingo square “drugs/intoxication” and Trope Bingo square “power dynamics.”)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1887
Notes: Continuation of the AU begun in My Tomorrows In Your Hands; Edward Iveson/Julia Graves.
Summary: Julia’s worried that Edward’s getting tired of playing second fiddle to his wife.

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Title: Emergency Contact
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): Prune 24 (if looks could kill); Cookies & Cream 29 (shake)
Toppings/Extras: Brownie + Whipped Cream + Gummy Bunnies (also for hc_bingo square “lost childhood” and origfic_bingo square “coming of age”).
Rating: PG
Word Count: 5095
Notes: February 1928; Daisy Long, Edward Iveson, Elizabeth Long, Hugh Taylor, Nancy Long.
Summary: Edward’s not well and yet again, his mother is nowhere to be found. At least there’s always Aunt Daisy…

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Rocky Road #24

Author:winebabe
Title: Six Months in Hell (Part 1 of 3)
Story: TBD--Whatever I wanna call pieces focused around my detective group
Rating: R (violence, supernatural gore, language)
Flavor(s): Rocky Road #24: on the roof
Extra(s)/Topping(s): Malt [Truth or Dare Game, courtesy of lost_spook: “Supernatural AU” which of course to me means zombies.]
Word Count: 6,870
Summary: New York City falls fast; thank God they're all police officers.
Notes: Noel Reyes, Katharine Chastain, Leah Grant, Charles Meyer. (Okay, so this was initially going to be all in one go, but I’m happy with the first part and not so happy with the rest, so I figured I’d post this while I rewrite the other crap. Also, I blame this on drunken hours wasted playing Left 4 Dead 2, and my former obsession with The Walking Dead.)

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Author: winebabe
Title: Home Sweet Whatever
Story: The Gemini Occurrence
Rating: PG-13
Flavor(s): Apple Cider #23: how sweet the sound; Maple Syrup #30: ride off into the sunset; Wildberry #12: according to plan
Extra(s)/Topping(s): Malt Prompt: lost_spook: “Happiest memory (for Mona).”
Word Count: 3,011
Summary: 2010. Cassandra comes back from her last serious stint in rehab and decides she wants to take her children away from the mess she’s created.
Notes: Mona Lively, Devyn Lively, Cassandra Lively. (I think we all know where this ends up...but I decided to end it on a happier note.)

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The Magical Land of Uza
The Tale of the Princess En

Ch. 1

  Hi my name is Roxanne at least that is the name I always was called. I’m still trying to wrap my head the fact that I’m actually a princess from a magical kingdom. I know totally weird right? Apparently my name is En...Princess En. I am soon to be crowned Queen En on my 18th birthday but I am getting ahead of myself here, let me back up a bit and tell you exactly how I come to find out about all this crazy mess.

  It all started with my best friend Todd. It was my 16th birthday; we had planned on taking a road trip to the falls, which is about three hours from our house. However, his grandmother had got sick so he went with his parents to see her. Before he left we decided to take our bikes and ride down to the park. We was talking and walking along the pond and he seen something shining on the ground. “What’s this?” he said. He picks it up and it’s a necklace and the charm on the necklace was a weird looking dragon with rubies for the eyes. “Here Happy Birthday Roxanne, I’m sorry we can’t go on our trip but wear this till I get back and then we will go to the falls” “Thanks Todd, you know this thing is weird looking but it’s actually really cool” So I put the necklace on and when I did something strange happened it was like I had a vision of something. I saw a beautiful queen but she was sad, she was holding a baby and around the babe’s neck was this necklace. Roxanne! Roxanne! ROXANNE! Todd was shaking me fiercely. “What…huh?” I was so confused as to what I had just saw. “Where did you go?” Todd asked looking at me with a very concerned look on his face. “Ohh sorry was just thinking about how crazy it is that I am 16 already”. “Yeah we are going to be graduating and going to college soon” Todd said. I didn’t mention anything else. I put my hand over the dragon and just started walking with Todd again.

  Later on that night my parents surprised me with a birthday cake and my favorite meal spaghetti with salad for the side. We are sitting at the table eating and my mom looks at me and says “Roxanne that’s an interesting looking necklace you have there. Where did you get it?” “Oh Todd found it when was at the park earlier down by the pond.” My mom just stops eating and looks at my dad they both look really strange at each other like they had seen a ghost. “What?” I said “I know it wasn’t much of a birthday present but I kinda like it”. My mom looks at me with the most scared look on her face “Roxanne you need to take off that necklace right now!” “NO! I’m not taking this off this is mine.” She was freaking out! “Mom what is wrong with you?” She kept saying take it off to me over and over. Finally my dad got her to calm down. I left the kitchen and went upstairs to my bed room. Later on that night I heard my parent’s talking at first it was muffled sounds but then as the conversation went on they got louder….

“Steve I’m scared, that necklace, that necklace”

“Margie calm down, I’m sure it’s not the same one”

“But it looks exactly like the one she had on when we found her, what if they try to get her again? What if they succeed this time? Steve I don’t…no I can’t lose my little girl.”

“Honey calm down I’m sure it’s…..

“IT’S WHAT!” I burst through the door. “What about this necklace? Who is going to get me? What are you guys talking about?”

  My mom just sat there completely silent, tears was rolling down her face. My dad looked at me “Honey sit down we need to talk”. As I sat there and listened to their story I couldn’t believe it. First of all they had told me that basically they had been lying about my whole life. My parents are not my real parents, those pictures of my mom holding me when I was first born was not me, but another baby they had lost shortly after she had gave birth. They had found me at the park by the pond a week after they lost their baby and adopted me. When they found me there was a note and around my neck was a necklace, a dragon necklace! The note only said please take care of my En. They had told me that they think the necklace was used to track my whereabouts because for several years after they had found me there was something evil that had tried more than once to capture me. They described it as a shadow that would come in the middle of the night. Finally my parents threw the necklace in the ocean on a beach trip when I was 6. That was ten years ago, they thought they had seen the last of whatever it is that was following me. With them seeing that necklace return had made them nervous. They said it looked exactly like the necklace they had threw in the ocean all those years ago.

“So all these years you have been lying to me?”

“Honey we love you, we wanted you from the moment we saw you, we knew we couldn’t let you go in the system, we have done everything to protect you and keep you safe.”

“But you lied… and the fact that your story is completely ridiculous doesn’t make this any better. I mean come on stuff like that doesn’t exist…. Evil following me pffft….what a bunch of crock!”

“Roxanne we know it sounds crazy but we swear it’s true….look here is the note we found on you.”

  I open the note and as soon as I read the note I saw that same flash of queen holding a baby. “That’s me…..omg that’s me!” I sat there and was so distraught about everything, tears was rolling down my face. “Mom, dad, I have to find out who my parents are, where I come from, why they abandoned me, I have to know why.” They knew that I had to know who I was, I deserved that much since I was lied to for 16 years. My dad looked at me and sighed "honey I will help you anyway I can but know we wasn't able to find any record of birth or anything about you, it was like you come from thin air almost. We was walking in the park that night and had already walked around the pond twice that night. We never saw anybody drop you off there. We searched for two years to find your birth parents but we never had any luck."

Great this is going to harder than I thought....


Ch. 2

  The next day at school I was all alone in class. Todd was still with his parents visiting his sick grandma. I wasn’t necessarily one of those kids who were friends with a whole lot of people really Todd was my only friend in school. Except for Amanda but we didn’t have any classes together that year she was a senior, we had met my freshman year in an elective class. She was really popular but always made sure she made time for me. We always sat together at lunch so I had to wait through till lunch time to even have a friend to talk to that day.

  Finally lunch rolled around, “Uggh thank God finally some social interaction from someone normal”. I went through the lunch line and felt a poke at my side. “What’s up Roxi! Did you see who Tony Adams is dating now?” Amanda said. “Oh no I haven’t who?” Amanda went on about how he was dating Crystal Sizemore, the school slut basically, she had went out with every guy in the school almost. “I guess it was only a matter of time before she got to Tony” I said. “See this is why I don’t date guys from our school, they are all used up” Amanda laughed. The whole time during lunch I wanted to tell Amanda so bad what I had found out the night before but couldn’t bring myself to do it but I know I had to. “Hey what are doing after school, Todd is away with a sick grandma thing and I am in desperate need to spill some things to someone?” I asked her. “Oooooh gossip with miss Roxi Anne!” I rolled my eyes “No it’s nothing like that it’s more like….well I….just meet me after school and I will tell you everything!” “This sounds serious” she said, “do I need to bring tissues or boxing gloves?” Amanda always had a way of looking on the bright side of even the most messed up situation. “Just meet me after school K? P.J.’s?”

“Sure sounds like a plan I will see you around 3:30!”

  School let out and I headed over to P.J.’s, it is this local typical teenage hangout pizza joint and most kids come here after school to eat because the food at school is terrible. Anyways I get over to P.J.’s and order mine, Amanda’s, and Todd’s typical pizza with mushrooms, roma tomatoes, and green peppers with extra cheese. It’s crazy how the three of us bond over the simple fact that we all are vegetarians. Amanda finally shows up, fashionably late right at 4:00 pm; with a story about how she had to put her dad back in bed again because he fell out. Her father is in stage 4 brain cancer and basically it is a matter of time when he goes. Amanda used to play sports in school but quit all of her after school activities to take care of her dad. Her mother had passed away when she was a baby from a terminal illness, so needless to say for Amanda to have such turmoil in her life she was such a bright and lovely individual to be around. “Ok so tell me this Roxi Anne secret that you couldn’t spit out at school”. Amanda always calls me Roxi Anne when there is gossip to be told. So I went in to the story about how I was found at the pond by my parents, and told her about the necklace, and the note, and how Todd had found the same necklace at the pond.

“Ok so you’re a pond baby, no big deal, your parents love you and it doesn’t matter right?”

  “Well there is something else too which I don’t really understand. My parents told me that this necklace tracks me. They said something evil is after me. So that’s how I found out about my parents not even being my real parents. They said they threw this necklace in the ocean ten years ago. How did it manage to get back here? Is this the same necklace? Ohh I don’t know what to think Amanda, it all sounds so ridiculous, I mean come on? Doesn’t it sound ridiculous to you?”
Amanda paused for a second and took a deep breath and said “I don’t think it sounds ridiculous at all, as a matter of fact I think you are about to find out what you destiny is going to be”. “Exactly what do you mean by that? My destiny?” I exclaimed. Amanda looked at me and stared hard at me.

“What? Why are you staring at me like that? Damn it Amanda talk to me!”

“Roxanne or better yet I should say Princess En there is something you should know about where you come from and why you have that necklace.”

Wait hold on did she call me Princess? I didn’t even tell her what the note said or anything!

“Amanda….”

“No listen your real name is En, you was born in the Kingdom of Uza. Your parents are King Fargo and Queen Holly. You are not from this realm En. You were sent here to be protected from Lord Akma, he killed your parents just shortly after you was sent away. I was asked to watch over and in time when you got older I would tell you who you truly are and take you back to Uza to claim your throne and overthrow Lord Akma.”

“Amanda come on don’t….what… this is all bullshit! There is no way I am some princess from some different dimension thingy, no, that’s just ridiculous.”

“It’s true I promise.”

“And furthermore how the hell do you explain the fact that you have parents here? Hmm? What is up with that and if you was sent here to PROTECT ME then how is it that you’re only a year older than me? And further more…..”

“Let me stop you right there Princess. I am not what you think I am, I am what you call a marlan, I can take form of whatever I choose. That shadow your parents was so scared of when you was a kid was me. I was watching over you not trying to steal you away. That necklace is what gives you your powers, see I have one too (Amanda pulls out her necklace). The reason I have a family is because about ten years ago right after I seen that my shadow form had scared your parents I saw an opportunity to transform into a little girl who was dying in the hospital. I’m the only reason this body is still alive. The real Amanda’s soul left a long time ago. I was able to attach myself to her body. Her dad never knew it wasn’t his real daughter in there. See I have the ability to also know what memories of whoever’s body I take over, how they act, everything about them. When we return to Uza you will be able to find out what powers you have.”

“Wait so you’re saying I’m not human? I have powers? I’m so confused right now. Like what is your real name?”
Like what the hell is going on? This is just so out of this world.

“My real name Dayana. No you are not human; when we return to Uza you will know what you are your necklace will guide you to that. We don’t have to return to Uza right away, I’m sure Lord Akma probably knows you have your necklace back by now. Every Uzaian has an orb that floats in the castle’s planetarium and when they die or their necklace gets lost, taken from them or whatever; their orb goes out. See royals orb’s shine brighter than of the others and yours was the only orb left that shined brighter and when yours went out, Lord Akma thought you was lost to this realm forever. We do need to get back to Uza as soon as we can though because he will start searching the realms for you. He has the dorbans on his side and they are the most evil race in Uza. They have the ability to mimic any other power that one has and use it for evil. They are not ones we need to encounter just yet.”

  I am sitting here, the pizza has gotten cold, and I’ve lost my appetite anyways. I can’t believe what I am hearing but at the same time I feel something deep in my gut that Amanda isn’t lying to me. So I continue to humor the conversation because by this time I’m already in deep right?

“So how many races are there in umm Uza?”

“There are 7 races, the Marlans which is what I am, the Dorbans which are the evil ones they are usually born as a Dorban very rarely do any other race create Dorbans, The Vistens which is what your father was they have the ability to harness the power of the moon, The Shylins which is what your mother was they have the ability to harness the sun, The Creedos which is what Lord Akma is and they have the ability to manipulate time they are a peaceful race with the except of Lord Akma, he has kept our realm in constant time loop since you left Uza, then there are the two rare races which is the Jargins they have the ability to read minds and see the future there is only 5 of them left they are the oldest of the races and then you have the Holpipins there is only one left and no one knows exactly what a Holpipin does. There are rumors that they can travel through time and space and that they left Uza long ago to explore other worlds. The only one left in Uza lives on top of Mt Toll he has not left his home for thousands of years and nobody knows why. Legend has it that he waits there for the one ruler that will bring Uza back to life and once they do he will create a time portal and bring all the races that died during the grand war of Nan back to Uza once again to live in peace and prosperity. They say this ruler will be the most power ruler ever to be in Uza and that they will gain immortality and reign over Uza forever. But we don’t know if that is what he can actually do because he never leaves his home. So I guess we shall see.”

“Okay so exactly how are we going to get back to this other realm… Uza how do we get there?”

“Leave that me I will take us back. I have a key to open the door to Uza from this realm. Your mother and father gave it to me when they sent you here.”

“If I actually do go with you to this Uza place can I come back whenever I want to if I don’t want to stay there?”

“Yes you can always return back to here, you will have the key to come back anytime you want but I must warn you this key only has a certain amount of times it can be used once you use it the last time it will vanish and whatever realm you are in you will be trapped there for forever. So you must use it wisely.”

“Well how many times can I use it?”

“There isn’t an exact number on how many times you can use it but it is very limited. You will know if they key is getting close to its last use it will start to become weak.”

“Okay Amanda I have a lot to soak in I need to get home and just reflect on all this.”

“Sure let’s get out here.”

  We leave the P.J.’s and as we walk out the door this man bumps into me accidentally or so I thought and grabs my arm and whispers in my ear “Do not return”. Amanda grabs a hold of me and we take off running down the street. I am scared, could all this be true? Am I really this Princess En?
Title: My Tomorrows in Your Hands
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): Lemon-Lime Sorbet 2 (public place); Cookies and Cream 19 (serve); White Chocolate 27 (loathing)
Toppings/Extras: Brownie + Chopped Nuts + Gummy Bunnies (also for origfic_bingo square “learning what love is” and Trope Bingo square "poor communication skills") + Malt – Truth or Dare (Role-reversal! Julia is the one in a position of power, always being called away to work, and Edward is just "the husband." from winebabe), & Birthday Prompt (The next time I make you cry, they'll be tears of joy!| from shayna611)
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 8600
Notes: AU, 1948; Edward Iveson/Julia Graves, Lionel Graves. (This one didn’t quite get to the point of the AU prompted for, because I got distracted working out how they would have got together in that AU, the result being this piece, but I plan to do another in this AU where it’s set later.)
Summary: Julia thinks the only solution right now for her is to marry someone, and Edward will do nicely. It’s all perfectly straightforward until it isn’t.

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Sour Grape #2, Wintergreen #12

Author: winebabe
Title: Put Up a Fight
Story: The Gemini Occurrence (Poverty Club ‘Verse)
Rating: R (offensive language, gratuitous swearing)
Flavor(s): Sour Grape #2: don’t just stand there; Wintergreen #12: off the cuff
Extra(s)/Topping(s): Malt Prompt: roisin_farrell: "Vic causes a brawl in the cafeteria."
Word Count: 2,536
Summary: October 2020. Vic quits high school but the first thing he does is go back.
Notes: Victor Eastman, Ruby Eastman, Mona Lively, Casey Calhoun. (I was so drunk when I came up with this idea and I started watching Shameless again, just for reference as to why this piece exists.)

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Author: winebabe
Title: Come Home
Story: The Gemini Occurrence
Rating: PG-13 (language)
Flavor(s): Blueberry Yogurt #11: out of my hands; Sour Apple #11: such a pity; White Chocolate #19: rage
Extra(s)/Topping(s): Sprinkles
Word Count: 2,095
Summary: 2018; Evette needs to make amends for her mistakes in one of two ways.
Notes: Evette Kessler, Laurence Kessler.

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Title: Bleeding Out
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): White Chocolate #10 (agony), Cookies & Cream #22 (lean), Sangria #18 (I am terrified by this dark thing that sleeps in me)
Toppings/Extras: Gummy Bunnies (also for origfic_bingo square “reunion”).
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1478
Notes: 1961; Julia Graves, Diana Foyle.
Summary: Julia’s contact unexpectedly turns out to be someone familiar.

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Marmalade #14, Spiced Pear #2

Author: winebabe
Title: Smoke-Stung Eyes
Story: The Gemini Occurrence
Rating: PG
Flavor(s): Marmalade #14: seat belt; Spiced Pear #2: live & learn
Extra(s)/Topping(s): None.
Word Count: 1,721
Summary: 2026; Genevieve is determined to stop being such a baby.
Notes: Previously: The New Wolves Await. Genevieve Kessler-Downing/Devyn Lively. (Working full time and trying to do Camp NaNoWriMo is...so hard. I don't even feel like I remember how to write anymore.)

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Author: winebabe
Title: Alone
Story: The Gemini Occurrence
Rating: PG
Flavor(s): Black Currant #21: epidemic; Triple Berry #20: me, myself & I; White Chocolate #4: corruption
Extra(s)/Topping(s): None.
Word Count: 1,464
Summary: 2025; Genevieve spends her time watching videos from Soulmate vloggers.
Notes: Genevieve Kessler-Downing, Jude Downing. (I don’t talk much about Soulmates anymore, which is ridiculous considering that’s what my whole plot is based upon. Anyway, getting back to the premise!)

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White Chocolate 2 [Divide and Rule]

Title: Homecoming
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): White Chocolate #2 (boredom)
Toppings/Extras: None.
Rating: All ages.
Word Count: 1146
Notes: early September 1949; Edward Iveson/Julia Graves.
Summary: Edward Iveson had never considered his life to be especially dull, but he’s beginning to believe he was wrong.

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Sightseeing

Title: Sightseeing
Author: Roisin Farrell
Flavors: Marshmallow #23 (sightseeing), Cloves #6 (six feet under), Candied Pear #19 (zig zag)
Extras: Banana, Malt (PFAH: Look out below!)
Word Count: NA
Rating: PG
Summary: In the ground
Notes: Colassal Cave in Vail, AZ. Large picture under the cut.


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Sangria 12 [Divide and Rule]

Title: Devil’s Bargain
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): Sangria #12 (Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.)
Toppings/Extras: Chopped Nuts, Malt – Truth or Dare x2 (Time travel AU - what if one (or more?) of your characters could go back to the past and change something? How would it go dreadfully wrong and how quickly would attempts to rectify it multiply? Would the end result be a world that any of your characters would even recognize anymore? and One of your characters is offered their dearest wish but it comes at a steep price. This can involve a genie or devil or other magical means or just a set of logical circumstances and opportunities., both from shayna611), Gummy Bunnies (also for hc_bingo square “deals with demons” and Trope Bingo square “Trust and Vows.”)
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4274
Notes: 1960; Edward Iveson/Julia Graves. (It was this or have Arran, Liesa and Arran on a mission to assassinate Hallam before he came to power, but I’m pretty sure that would have turned into a novel of its own.)
Summary: Edward gets a chance to go back in time and fix his and Julia’s most fatal mistake, and he’s not sure he even cares about the consequences...

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Marmalade #19, Wintergreen #8

Author: winebabe
Title: Losing Touch
Story: The Gemini Occurrence (Poverty Club 'Verse)
Rating: R (gratuitous swearing, mentions of sex)
Flavor(s): Marmalade #19: aspirin; Wintergreen #8: like there’s no tomorrow
Extra(s)/Topping(s): Malt [Truth or Dare Game, courtesy of roisin_farrell: “I can’t believe I didn’t see that coming.”]
Word Count: 3,354
Summary: October 2020. Vic goes off the deep end.
Notes: Previous: Take It as a Sign. Victor Eastman, Casey Calhoun, Ruby Eastman. (Unfortunately, I haven't yet found a place to stop the angst, so here's more of me ruining my characters' lives.)

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Prune 30 [Heroes of the Revolution]

Title: The Letter
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution
Flavor(s): Prune #30 (if it’s the last thing I do)
Toppings/Extras: Cherry, Malt – Truth or Dare (Emily/Liz reads the files on her parents, from roisin_farrell)
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 2515
Notes: 1991/1961; Liz Cardew, Charles Terrell, Edward Iveson.
Summary: Liz gets an unexpected and maybe unwanted answer to some of her questions.

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Sour Grape #18, Wintergreen #6

Author: winebabe
Title: Take It as a Sign
Story: The Gemini Occurrence (Poverty Club 'Verse)
Rating: R (language, violence, general garbage characters)
Flavor(s): Sour Grape #18: not so fast; Wintergreen #6: good as new
Word Count: 1,802
Summary: October 2020. Cara has the procedure, Vic and Casey use their fists to express their feelings, and Mona reaches out to her brother.
Notes: Previous: Too Late for Plan B. Cara McLaughlin, Isaac Eastman, Mona Lively, Casey Calhoun, Victor Eastman, Devyn Lively. (The abortion content warning still stands, and I've never been to a Planned Parenthood or had an abortion so I make no claims of knowing what that is like.)

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March Malt MADNESS

Hi folks!

Just a quick little message to let you know that I am running March Malt Madness over at the_malt_shoppe. If you haven't joined or aren't following the_malt_shoppe, do so now. We run a lot of games over there. And if you ever wondered about the [extra] malt tag and how to earn malts, check it out!

Peach 5

Title: Family Gossip
Author: lost_spook
Story: Heroes of the Revolution (Divide & Rule)
Flavor(s): Peach #5 (live and let live)
Toppings/Extras: Rainbow Sprinkles
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2643
Notes: June 1949; Nancy Long, Isabel Andrews, Daisy Long, Amy Long, Anne Long, Ted Long, Edward Iveson. (I realised I’d never written about how the Longs reacted to Edward’s sudden marriage, and then just had to do it.)
Summary: Edward has some unexpected news for the rest of the family.

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Sour Grape #11, Strawberry Banana #26

Author: winebabe
Title: Too Late for Plan B
Story: The Gemini Occurrence (Poverty Club 'Verse)
Rating: R (offensive language, gratuitous swearing, see content warning in notes)
Flavor(s): Sour Grape #11: look before you leap; Strawberry Banana #26: indecision
Word Count: 2,837
Summary: October 2020. Isaac's not free of the Eastman curse.
Notes: Previous: In the Cold Light of Morning. Isaac Eastman, Cara McLaughlin, Victor Eastman, Casey Calhoun, Mona Lively. (Content warning: abortion.)

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