brightknightie: Richie parries prime as Duncan teaches him (Other Fandom HL Richie)

The story that I wrote for the 2016 [livejournal.com profile] hlh_shortcuts released (appropriately) on December 21: the winter solstice, Duncan MacLeod's birthday. The fest authors revealed (even more appropriately) on January 6: Epiphany.

This is the first time that I've participated in this fest. I was all over anxious that I'd blow it. As long and deep as I've loved HL, my HL love doesn't usually seem to fit in HL fandom. Many, many thanks to [personal profile] argentum_ls and [personal profile] skieswideopen for each helping me brainstorm toward the story. When it came, the idea warranted a novella, but the time allowed a short. (Thanks also to [personal profile] skieswideopen, [personal profile] celli, and [personal profile] sholio for beta-reading at the last minute, catching typos and confusions!)

  On the AO3: "Ships in the Night
  Length: 1,406 words
  Date: December 2016
  Rating: PG; gen
  Characters:  Richie/Angie, Michelle
  Setting: Winter 2017, Oakland, CA; divergent reality; branched from canon in early fifth season
  Summary: A hundred times since he’d tried to lay down his sword, Richie had walked away without a confrontation. Didn’t look like this was gonna be one of those times.

If you read it, please consider letting me know what I should learn from this to improve the next? (And check out the other fest stories!)

I'm often canon-bound. This "Clan Denial" request cracked that shell. I discovered that I very much like the man Richie might have grown to be, given the example and support of those he respects and loves.

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: Richie parries prime as Duncan teaches him (Other Fandom HL Richie)

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This is the Highlander story I contributed to the December 2008 [livejournal.com profile] oldschoolfic ficathon.  My thanks to Dragonsinger for her prompt of "Richie never expected that his first Christmas with Duncan and Tessa would involve a swordfight," and to Batdina and Wiliqueen for beta-reading.

  •   Title: "So This is Home" (also on AO3)
  •   Length: ~5,400 words
  •   Date: December 2008
  •   Rating: G (gen plot, m/f subplot)
  •   Summary: A first-season Christmas season, with a theft at the shelter where Angie works.
  •   Setting:   December 1992 Seacouver
  •   Characters:   Starring Richie.  Also with Duncan, Tessa, Angie, Randi, Powell and many more.


brightknightie: Tessa working with a chisel tool at her desk in the barge (Other Fandom HL Tessa)

I wrote this Highlander story as a gift for Leela-cat and a challenge for myself.

  •   Title: "Get Well Soon" (also on AO3)
  •   Length: ~900 words
  •   Date: December 2007
  •   Rating: G (gen)
  •   Summary: Tessa is home sick.
  •   Setting:   1992-1993 Seacouver
  •   Characters:   Starring Tessa.  Also with Richie.

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