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Camp NaNoWriMo - Autumn Lightning
Leaf
aldersprig
So, a year and a half ago or so, I wrote this story - Lightning in Autumn - to Inspector Caracal‘s (Cal's) prompt.

This story features Leofric Lightning-Blade, from Addergoole: Ghost Story (before he was Lightning Blade), the Princess and the Elf AU/Fanfiction, approximately 8 million stories in 7 million AUs on my blog, and probably half that many or more on Cal's blog. In addition to prominently featuring Leo,  it's from the point of view of a man named Nathan, who is actually three people in one body - Public Face, Social Face, and The Other (though that doesn't really come up in that story).

Then I... kept writing the story.  Through the apoc and out the other side and I kept going until it was 100000 words of a gay romance post-apoc travel journal exploration of Addergoole.

For Camp Nano this year, I'm trying to finish it!

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April Patreon Theme Poll: Results!
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It looks like I'm gardening this month!





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Haunted House 42: Thieves, Thick As
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aldersprig
First: A story featuring a male keeper and a female Kept.
Previous:  Market

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Mélanie stepped closer to Jasper and surveyed the area.  There were people everywhere. More than half of them hadn’t seemed to notice the shouting at all.  A few of them were looking across the market. A few more were looking at Jasper.

Was she going to have to do Workings again?  Was she even allowed to?

Jasper waved enthusiastically with one arm, balancing the packages with the other.  “George Ridges! I haven’t seen you in forever!”

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Hidden Mall 61: Bad Ideas
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They turned around.  Abby forced herself to look at the bodies in front of her.

The ghosts.  They weren't corpses, they might just be illusions.  This place had certainly given them enough of those already - fakes and shames and traps.

The one that looked like Vic was gesturing to them.

"I - Vic doesn't even like us," Liv protested.

"But we don't like her either," Abby countered, "and that hasn't stopped us from saving her life.  Or anything else, you know?"

"This can't be a good idea."

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Running in the Bear Empire 39: Prices and Paranoia
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First: Running in the Bear EmpirePrevious: Loyalty



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Deline didn’t so much freeze as she tried to strip all tells from her body language and expression.  Where’s your loyalty?  That was a good question.  Did she want the answer?
"My loyalty?"  Carrone sneered at the Haloran spy.  "I'm a bounty hunter. My loyalty is to the highest bidder."
"Then I'll pay you more than whoever's paying you right now!  Come on, you know the Haloran government has deep pockets."
He turned to look at Deline, raised an eyebrow, and looked back at the bounty hunter.  She held her breath.
"You can't meet what she's paying me, I assure you.   And I wouldn't want you to."
He turned his back on the woman, who kept shouting.  Deline did not smile.  She held his arm and started walking, hoping he would walk along with her.
You can't match what she's paying me.

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Haunted House 43: Buying & Selling
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First: A story featuring a male keeper and a female Kept.
Previous:  Thieves

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A job.  No matter the discussions, she knew what Jasper was offering Kearney.

Mélanie wanted to protest - this is a kid we’re talking about! -  but no matter how young Kearney looked, they were clearly already getting comfortable with being on their own. She smiled instead, like she thought this was a great idea.

Kearney looked between them, coughed a couple times, and seemed to decide.  “Sure. I can do that. But only because the lady here is nice.”

“She is nice,” Jasper agreed.  “She’s quite nice, and I would suggest you remember that as you deal with her.  Because I’m not the nice one.”

Kearney didn’t shudder, didn’t even look all that impressed, but there was a slight change in their manner as they looked at the booth Jasper had been setting up.  “So, where do I put this? What can I do?”

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Hidden Mall 62: Another Door Opens
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The ghosts led them past the cracked and melted remains of a Ground Round and a nail salon to a door that, in a normal world, might to go the outside.  To a parking lot. Abby stared at the doors - smoked overs and opaque - and reached for one of the handles.

A ghost caught her wrist with what remained of its hand.  No.  The meaning was clear even if the phantoms made no noise.

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