Enjoying Recent HL Gen

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 02:43 pm
brightknightie: Duncan and Tessa embrace on the sidewalk. (Other Fandom Highlander)
I don't talk about it as often, but I am very much a Highlander fan, too.  These days, I read HL mostly via the [livejournal.com profile] hl_flash bulletin.  Here are some gen pieces from there that I've enjoyed recently:

  • "Fight Another Day" by [personal profile] sholio (PG, ~1K words, Duncan and Methos and Amanda).  Duncan loses a hand (as Xavier St. Cloud did) and holds on to his honor.

  • "Watcher" by [personal profile] elistaire (G, 320 words, Joe, implied Duncan/Tessa).  It's the '80s.  As Joe watches Duncan, he also gets to know Tessa.

  • "Next Time, Buy a Ferrari" by [archiveofourown.org profile] medie (PG, ~2K words, Methos and Connor and Heather, implied Connor/Heather).  What if Methos, rather than Ramirez, had taught Connor?

  • "Convent Mouse" by [personal profile] elistaire (G, ~2K words, original character, Methos, implied Methos/Alexa).  This predator and this prey... are both survivors.

  • "Spring" by [livejournal.com profile] devohoneybee (G, 69 words, Methos).  A poem.
brightknightie: Collage of Joe with books, with guitar, and in the hospital tent in Vietnam (Other Fandom HL Joe)

This little Highlander Christmas story is not for any fest or ficathon.  It's just because.  My thanks to [personal profile] batdina for beta-reading, and to [personal profile] celli for Chicago-checking.  As always, constructive criticism is welcome.

  •   Title: "Comes but Once a Year" (also on AO3)
  •   Length: ~1,400 words
  •   Date: December 2010
  •   Rating: G
 •  Characters:   Starring Joe Dawson.  Also with Lynn Horton and other relatives.
  •   Summary: Joe babysits his sleepy niece on Christmas Eve 1978.
 •   Quotation: "For ten years, Joe had gotten fairly sedate, settled assignments, and it wasn’t like he didn’t know why.  But that was about to change, he told himself."

Posted in the [livejournal.com profile] oldschoolfic community.

brightknightie: Charlie stands and Duncan sits on the dojo steps (Other Fandom HL Charlie)

This is the Highlander story that I wrote for the Summer 2010 [livejournal.com profile] oldschoolfic event.  My thanks to [livejournal.com profile] karrenia_rune for the prompt, and to [personal profile] batdina for the beta-reading.  (As always, constructive criticism is welcome.)

I'd never written Charlie DeSalvo before, and I'm not sure that I'd ever read a story from Charlie's perspective, either.  When I looked for screenshots from which to make an icon to go with this story on the ficathon, I found only half a dozen unique images of Charlie on the entire Internet.  It's curious.  He really is a significant character, if not as significant as some.

  •   Title: "Present Company" (also on AO3)
  •   Length: ~2,900 words
  •   Date: July 2010
  •   Rating: PG
 •  Characters:   Starring Charlie.  Also with Richie, Randi, Duncan and Joe.
  •   Summary: Charlie has a lot on his mind when Duncan finally returns to Seacouver.
 •  Quotation: "Charlie thought again about legitimate reasons that a stranger might have popped up like this -- and about how very little he wanted to end up charged with assault -- but the weight in the man's right hand inside his pocket skewed the odds."
brightknightie: Duncan with his sword against the Paris skyline (Other Fandom HL Duncan)

I wrote these Highlander snippets in my notebook back when I used to take the train to work.  There are two ripped-out pages between them; I don't remember why I ripped them out.

  •   Title: "Conversational Snippets"
  •   Length: ~200 words
  •   Date: February 2005
  •   Rating: G
  •   Summary: Just two unrelated snatches of dialogue.
  •   Setting:   Unspecified, after third-season
  •   Characters:   Duncan, Methos and Joe

 

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