Title: Revelation
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG
Word Count: 4,200
Characters: Sam, Dean, Mary, Lucifer, original hunter characters
Genre: gen, hurt/comfort, intense angst, some humor, heroism, badassery, family feels, the consequences of growing up without a mother, hunter gathering
Summary: It's a good thing Mary hasn't asked her sons much about what they've been up to while she was dead, because they'd just as soon she didn't know about most of it, especially Sam. Maybe she wouldn't want anything to do with him anymore, if she knew. Unfortunately, it's no longer his choice.

"Sam really didn't want their mom to know Sam had been some kind of freak who had visions and was the devil's chosen vessel, that they'd both spent a great deal of time in hell .... Looking back, there was very little to go on the list of 'things you want to tell your long-lost mother about.'"

Spoilers through 12.6.


I LOVE S12. I've often felt inspired to write fic, watching this season, but never so much as watching 12.6, which included or hinted at things I've always wanted to see in canon: mainly, for Sam and Dean to finally get some of their due from other hunters for all their amazing accomplishments, and for Mary to get to know about them too, so this fic is putting all of that that I wanted to see into a story, plus more. I hope you like!

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Okay, LATE, but here is my first Future Tuesday post.



I want to finally find the place where I belong and am welcomed, instead of being the odd person out, or not understood, or straight-up unwanted, which has been the case alll too many times. I'm pretty damn sure that would make me happy!

If you haven't yet, come on over to [livejournal.com profile] amilliondays, where we post about things that make us happy, present, past, and future.
Title: Trouble
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,800
Genre: gen, angst, hurt no comfort, wee!chesters, wee!chesters fending for themselves, school, bullies, outcast
Characters: Sam, OCs
Summary: When 11-year-old Sam gets to stay home alone while Dad and Dean are on a hunt, he's thrilled to get to finally live like a normal kid, staying out of the trouble that always seems to come with being a Winchester, but things never work out as planned.


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Title: Bloom, bear fruit, sleep
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG
Word Count: 700
Genre: gen, ptsd, angst, hurt no comfort, confusion, memory recovery, remembered/implied violence, character study
Characters: Bucky
Setting: Between Winter Soldier and Civil War.
Summary: Contemplating the life cycle of plum trees, Bucky struggles to understand his own, and to figure out how to live in a normal world.


Ripe plums appeared at the market in late summer. All of the stone fruit did. Strawberries arrived sooner. The long days of winter with only a few oldening apples and pumpkins made the first appearance of strawberries so welcome, it seemed almost magical. Almost impossible.
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Oh, Prince, you never aged a day. How could you have gone before me? RIP, my purple genius.
Title: Process of Elimination
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Fandom: MCU
Rating: PG-13 for movie-style violence and disturbing concepts
Word Count: 3,700
Genre: gen, bromance, intense angst, hurt/comfort, abandonment, suicidal ideation, homelessness, remorse, badassery
Characters: Bucky, Steve Rogers (Captain America), Sam Wilson, OCs
Summary: At the end of Winter Soldier, Steve said he was going to look for Bucky, and that's what he's doing. Little does he know, Bucky also went looking for Steve.


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Title: Red Rover
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Fandoms: SPN and MCU (Winter Soldier) crossover
Rating: PG
Word Count: ~1,700
Genre: gen (but shades of Sam/Bucky crept in), badassery, "us against the world," angst, new connection/friend, loneliness, show-level violence
Characters: Sam Winchester, Bucky Barnes, Tim, Reggie, other SPN hunters
Summary: After the events of "Free to Be You and Me," Sam continues working at the bar. A customer comes along with whom Sam feels something he's seldom felt in his whole lonely life: a real kinship.


Inspired by this glorious work of art by [livejournal.com profile] amberdreams:



You can find her whole art post here.

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Title: Life Is What Happens to You
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Genre: gen, awesome brother Dean, brotherly feels, hurt!Sam, emotional h/c, angst, a little humor, resolution, Stanford references
Characters: Sam, Dean, OFC
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2500
Summary: An old college friend comes upon Sam and Dean looking rough after a hunt. Dean doesn't understand why Sam seems so ashamed of what he's become.

Title from this quote: "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." -John Lennon


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Title: Catching Up
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG
Genre: gen, both funny and dark
Word Count: ~1,300
Characters: Dean, Sam, Walt, Roy

Summary: "When I come back, I'mma be pissed." Those were Dean's last words before Walt and Roy killed him, and Sam too. He's pissed, all right.


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Title: Junkdrive
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
World: [livejournal.com profile] tricycleman
Rating: PG
Characters: Dieter, Angel Man, Sarah
Genre and Warnings: gen, depression, self-destructive tendencies, self-modification (mental modification), horrific concepts
Word Count: ~1,400
Summary: Dieter has never considered himself fully functional, never not been depressed or anxious, never been happy. He's never been how he wants to be, felt how he wants to feel. Fortunately, in New Detroit, there just might be a way to fix that.

This story references events in this (quite short) story, even if it's not a direct sequel.

It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that I am INCREDIBLY FREAKIN' EXCITED ABOUT THIS CHALLENGE. It started yesterday and runs through next week--check out the awesome stories (and soon, art!, not to mention the glorious photos [livejournal.com profile] blackrabbit42 took and posted to promote the challenge) over at [livejournal.com profile] tricycleman!




Obviously the brain stem and the cerebrum were right out. So were the hippocampus and everything that had “thalamus” in it. It all came down to the amygdala. Of course.

The amygdala took up a shocking amount of the code of the human brain, for being such a small physical presence within it. Worse, much of it was either the beginning or end of some if/then statement, which originated or terminated in some other part of the brain.

On the plus side, from a programmer’s point of view, the vast majority of it was meaningless, lines of code floating there with no evident purpose, like descriptors or notes to oneself a programmer might leave so he didn’t lose his place or so he remembered what a particular bit of code was for, or the beginning of a process that went nowhere and wasn’t worth hunting down and deleting, because it didn’t adversely impact the way the program ran. In other words, useless.
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Title: Aimless and Feckless
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
World: [livejournal.com profile] tricycleman
Rating: PG
Characters: Antoine, Frank, Angel Man, minor characters
Genre and Warnings: gen, some angst, some humor, teens on their own, self-destructive tendencies, grief, light violence
Word Count: ~3,600
Summary: Antoine and Frank were just elementary schoolers when the Cataclysm hit. Now teenagers, they have free run of downtown Detroit, but losing everything they knew and everyone they loved has taken a toll. Frank blames Angel Man.

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Title: mmmm
Author: [livejournal.com profile] kalliel
Podiccer: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Genre: gen, mostly pre-series (with pitstops in S3, S5, S9, and post-canon)
Characters: Dean, Sam
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1160
Duration: 6 min. 46 sec.
Summary: That one time Sam climbed on top of Carhenge, and that one time Dean waited to see him do it again.

Original fic here.

Streaming and download here.



This is a slightly early Christmas gift for [livejournal.com profile] kalliel. She really dug my first podfic, so it seemed like the perfect gift to give to podfic one of her fics.

This is an amazing fic, absolutely beautiful and indescribable, about Sam and Dean watching Carhenge go up as kids and revisiting it later. Here's my mini Reader's Note: I've actually been to Carhenge! While we were there, a class that was studying Stonehenge was there on a field trip because it was the closest they could get to Stonehenge. I'd always thought Carhenge was kind of a big joke, but seeing how remarkable it is, and listening to their teacher compare it to Stonehenge with such gravitas and respect, I realized it's a strange but amazing achievement.

Finally, I cannot more strongly recommend that you go read [livejournal.com profile] kalliel's author's notes for this fic, possibly before you actually read/listen to the fic; it gives real-world context for all the fic's events that makes it that much more intense.

I hope y'all enjoy! Especially you, [livejournal.com profile] kalliel! You were one of my first friends here, and your generous spirit is such a big part of making fandom what it is.
ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS MORE TRICYCLEMAN FIC!!

Actually, that's not all I want for Christmas. And in fact, someone should ask me on the December meme what I want for Christmas stat, because at least one OTHER item (in ADDITION to the awesomeness that is [livejournal.com profile] tricycleman fic, which you all should be reading, because it is glorious) would benefit y'all, too.

* waiting * * well satisfied *
Title: Blood in the Water
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG
Word Count: 300
Genre: gen, angst, alcoholism, 10.7 episode tag
Character: Dean
Warnings: heavy angst, alcoholism
Summary: Drunk Dean starts thinking about things he usually tries not to.

This is an early Christmas present for [livejournal.com profile] a_starfish, who made me this incredibly beautiful art for "In the Garden of Eden." (If you haven't already seen it, go look at it now now now!!)

I loved this sea-themed art of hers from the first moment I saw it, the whole metaphor of it, as well as the amazing scope of such a massive conceptual piece, so I wanted to write a fic to go with it. Hope you like it, dearie!


Dean's heartbreaking description of the end he imagines for himself to Cole in 10.7 helped this fic go where it did, as well, so I suppose it's also something of a 10.7 episode tag ...

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My first podfic! [livejournal.com profile] septembers_coda asked me to podfic one of her fics, and, well, even though this one involved singing (! -- only a little, though), I picked it because it hits me so deep. I had to pause now and then throughout recording to weep softly--seriously. I edited those parts out, but you can probably still tell. :-}

Here are the headers, and here's the link. Download it while the downloadin's good:

Title: A Marine Aubade
Author: [livejournal.com profile] septembers_coda
Performer: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG-13, for angst and disturbing concepts (it's gen)
Warnings: Brief mentions of suicidal ideation
Length: 22 minutes
Summary: Sam might be lost to the ocean forever. And Dean might have to let him be.

Original fic here.

Streaming and download here.
Title: The Winchester Way
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG
Genre: gen, angst, mindfuck, retcon, psychological torture, hurt!everyone, conceptual horror
Characters: Sam, Samifer
Word Count: 1,200
Summary: Sam was willing to do anything to get Dean out of Purgatory--anything at all ... Dean just never knew it.

"Third: act disappointed to learn your brother was alive. Oh, the look on Dean’s face ... Lucifer savored it still. When he played it right, he was able to draw it out of him any old day, knowing the pain of that was still as fresh for Dean as it was the very first time."


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Fic: Demons

Apr. 1st, 2014 08:53 pm
Title: Demons
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG
Genre: gen, angst, military, addiction, metafic
Characters: Sam, Dean
Word Count: ~1,400
Summary: Captain Sam Wesson and Sergeant Dean Smith have been fighting this war together for a decade ... but will their demons get them first?

Not a feel-good fic.

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Title: So Wrong It's Right
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG for language
Genre: gen, angst, metafic, resolution!fic, bi-bro, brother feels, hurt!Sam, emotionally hurt!Dean
Characters: Sam, Dean, Jess, John, Mary, ODC
Word Count: 8,000
Summary: Fighting bitterly with his brother on a hunt, Sam gets caught by the djinn they're hunting and gets to live the life he's always thought he wanted, only to discover maybe it's not what he really wants after all.

Written for the Bi-Bro Challenge at [livejournal.com profile] spn_bunker.

Takes place between the events of 9.16 and 9.17.


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Title: Broken (Sequel to Kintsugi)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG-13
Genre: gen, intense angst, h/c (mainly hurt!Sam, some emotionally hurt!Dean), brother feels, heroics and badassery, pathetic first time
Characters: Sam, Dean, OCs
Word Count: 16,000
Warnings: language, horrific concepts, mentions of child abuse and torture, PTSD
Summary: Dean spent his whole life searching for the little brother who was taken from him at age 6. He thought once he finally found him, everything would be perfect, but Sam is more broken than Dean could have imagined someone could be and still be able to function. Worse yet, Dean can't even tell if Sam wants his brother back in his life ...


Continued from here.

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Title: Broken
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG-13
Genre: gen, intense angst, h/c (mainly hurt!Sam, some emotionally hurt!Dean), brother feels, heroics and badassery, pathetic first time
Characters: Sam, Dean, OCs
Word Count: 16,000
Warnings: language, horrific concepts, mentions of child abuse and torture, PTSD
Summary: Dean spent his whole life searching for the little brother who was taken from him at age 6. He thought once he finally found him, everything would be perfect, but Sam is more broken than Dean could have imagined someone could be and still function. Worse yet, Dean can't even tell if Sam wants his brother back in his life ...



This is a sequel to "Kintsugi." It picks up directly after the last fic leaves off.

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