What's good? I'm proud to begin the new year of the recommendation-of-the-month project with amilyn's novella "Slippery" (2003). Undeniably harsh, the story dramatically explores what might happen if, one of the times he tells Natalie to get away and she doesn't, a blood-stoked Nick unintentionally lashes out -- with his muscles (rather than his fangs).
"How long before someone in your department ends up with you as one of their cases -- just like you had to cut up Maggie Dwyer and God only knows how many others like her?"
"That is enough!" Natalie interjected, her voice sharp. "That was very different. This... this was an accident. He did not mean to hurt me. I know that, and he knows that."
"Oh, really?" Tracy caught Natalie's eyes. "Then why is he scared silly he's going to do it again?" Tracy paused, looking for a long moment at Nat, then added carefully, "And why are you?"
What's new? In December, fkfic-l saw three new stories, a filk, and one piece identified as a repost (which is technically against the list rules without permission, so I wouldn't advise it as a trend).
- "Disclosures" (6 posts) by pj1228
- "Dashing Through the Snow (Vampire Style)" (filk) (1 post) by Kristen F.
- "Birthdays" (1 post) by Walt D.
- "Snowy Knight" (1 post) by J.L.K.
- "Milepost" (1 post) by me
There is also a six-post story that began in December, and has finished in January. So this month so far is not empty, but not crowded.