parakletos's blog: Tiger Stripes

    Another one-shot that has been lingering on the hard drive has been polished up and published.

    Summary:

    Harry finds post-war Britain is not the land flowing with milk and honey he'd thought it would be. And so he takes off to France and learns to enjoy the sun & sand in the all together. Life changes dramatically when Ginny finally tracks him down.

    http://www.phoenixsong.net/fanfiction/story/6532/

    Rhetor's blog: "The Plausibility of Dragons" is live online!

      You can now read my sorta-allegorical, sorta-parody fantasy story "The Plausibility of Dragons" on Lightspeed Magazine! http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/the-plausibility-of-dragons/

      parakletos's blog: Worth a Thousand Words?

        A one shot I wrote last year is now available at the normal places.

        So, England finally won the World Cup, but at what price? A bittersweet piece.

        http://www.siye.co.uk/siye/viewstory.php?sid=130025

        http://www.phoenixsong.net/fanfiction/story/6516/

        https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11624520/1/

        parakletos's blog: Anyone still writing?

          Its been a while since I posted an entry and even longer since I published anything. I have loads of ideas but preciously little time/energy/inclination to thresh out the idea into something bigger. I allow stories to grow in my head but it appears that once i have let the thing loose in my brain that it enough and it fades from memory never to take form again.

          I do have to add that it is the same with my songwriting but at least musically I've been working on learning scales for the first time in life/

          parakletos's blog: Sins of the Fathers

            In a move that surprised anyone my plan to finish writing the story by the end of 2014 failed miserably. However, I did do enough so that a recent break enabled me to finish what should be the penultimate chapter. I say should be, because I am thinking that the final chapter may get split in two. It's taken me 5,000 words to set the scene and I know that word count will increase when I begin to revise it. A lot of commercially published works have chapters of 10k words or more, but this is fanfic and apart from a few honourable mentions 10k is rare.

            parakletos's blog: The Sins of the Fathers Chapter Twelve

              The next chapter is up at Phoenix Song for those interested. In an effort to bring the whole thing to a end, I've skipped one of the chapters I'd originally planned. TBH it was a bit dull as it was all reflection by the characters, but only time will tell if the narrative falls over because of its absence.

              http://www.phoenixsong.net/fanfiction/review.php?sid=1443&cid=6444

              parakletos's blog: The Sins of the Fathers (or excuse me whilst I muse on my writing)

                The next chapter is on the verge of being posted and work is underway on the final two chapters of the story.

                When I started this story, I kept the timeline straightforward and, more importantly, the thing was plotted out. Ill heath and other issues have meant that six years later I still haven't finished it. Once I started to work on the final chapter (the two chapters are being written at the same time) I felt a real lifting of the burden of having two unfinished chapters and my thoughts started to turn to the next project.

                parakletos's blog: Harrius Potter et Camera Secretorum

                  If anyone has a copy of this, the Latin translation of CoS, or has better Latin than my very rusty O-Level, can they provide a translation of:

                  “Open in the name of Slytherin, the greatest of the Hogwarts Four.”

                  Aperite Slytherin nomine , quatuor potissimum necromanticas, as given by Google translate, is ,even to my eyes, sadly lacking. Slytherinus, I think, is the Latinised version of the name and as Hogvartensem for Hogwarts. Or perhaps you've seen it in a fanfic somewhere and you can point me to it.

                  Thanks

                  R

                  parakletos's blog: Stronger and Harder Than A Bad Girl's Dream

                    I originally wrote this fic for the SIYE Time-Turner challenge, but never got around to completing it until now. Even then its been a bit of a struggle as Canon!Harry is an atypical British teenager and is not a randy git and I found another word that means something different over here to the land of the brave etc...So joining the more guffaw inducing 'fanny' and 'rubber' is the lowly 'homely'.

                    parakletos's blog: Taking Turns Ficafest

                      At the height of H/G fanfic fandom, Livejournal was the place to be and a lot of communities ran ficafests. Imagine my surprise to find that the Taking Turns community pops up again inviting entries (H&G only). It is linked to the HP reunion community on Lj so you might want to try that out as well.

                      http://takingitinturns.livejournal.com/58849.html

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