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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Title: Consequences
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG
Word Count: 2,200
Characters: Sam, Dean, Cas, OCs
Genre: gen, humor, kids, fluff, bunker
Summary: Soulless Sam got around quite a bit, and never faced a consequence ... until now.


I think we can all use something to make us smile this week ....


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I'ma leave all y'all's lovely comments on my post announcing my friend's death just as they are. I feel like responding to those particular comments would cheapen them, but I very much want you to know how much I appreciate your beautiful words.

There is a notification in my e-mail from that friend from not long before her death, which makes it feel like she's still around. I doubt I'll be filing that e-mail any time soon.

I'm so into the show Alone, on the History channel (wilderness survival was one of my favorite obsessions in my youth), even though I get constant errors as it creaks through the commercials, making watching the thing take about half again as long as it should. It's worth it! But now they're to the part where it gets really grim and everybody's having an awful time and it's no fun for them and no fun for you but by then you have to see who manages to stick it out the longest. One of the final four in this, its second season, who has been one of the most successful participants generally, is a woman! (The first season was only men.) She is pure awesome, but Mike had my heart from day one. They never let us get to know Mike well enough, or showed us enough of him. And he's from my very own state. Mike, you rock!!

I would like to take this space to wish the happiest of happy birthdays to [livejournal.com profile] quickreaver, who does such incredibly great work making so many of our favorite challenges and exchanges 'round here run smoothly, and is generally an awesome, smart, fun, kind lady. Glad you're here, and that we met! <3 <3 <3
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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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: Night Closure
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG
Genre: gen, humor, badassery, very slight casefic, brothers on the road together
Characters: Sam, Dean, OMC
Word Count: 1,250
Summary: Something's off about the construction worker stopping traffic in the middle of the night on a mountain road all by himself in the middle of winter. Very off.



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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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Fic: Troll

Oct. 5th, 2015 08:38 pm
Title: Troll
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: PG
Genre: gen, casefic, humor
Characters: Sam, Dean, the thing they're hunting
Word Count: ~1000
Summary: Sam and Dean hunt a monster they never have before: a troll.


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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.
Title: Canvas and Clay
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
World: [livejournal.com profile] tricycleman
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1,500
Genre: gen, slice of life, character study
Characters: AJ, Lisa, the White Man, phone guy, Peaki
Warnings: None
Summary: AJ was an artist, regardless of medium.

This is my second Christmas gift, a [livejournal.com profile] tricycleman story for AJ (since nobody else is writing any, ahem!), aka [livejournal.com profile] alexisjane. I know you're going through tough times, honey. Hope this helps. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

AJ has given me many wonderful things, some of which can't be quantified, but for something that can, go have a look at this beautiful painting she made for my story "A Real Angel."

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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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Fic: Boxes

Oct. 16th, 2014 08:49 pm
And another 10.2 episode tag! 150 words again, since I can’t seem to write less.

Title: Boxes
Warnings: horror (probably only PG-13), but gen
Summary: Sam knows exactly where Dean fits into his life, now.

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A wee drabble (well, 150 words) for the S10 Episode Tag thing various people are doing--this one’s for 10.2.

Title: The Best There Is
Warnings: None
Summary: Every hunter knows the Winchesters are the best, right?

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Title: Hotel Blues
Author: [livejournal.com profile] brightly_lit
Rating: G
Word Count: 500
Characters: Sam, Dean, hotel clerks
Genre: gen, slice of life, humor, brief outside POV
Summary: The hotel room was nice ... too nice.


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CHECK IT OUT--[livejournal.com profile] sylvia_locust podficced my soulless!Sam humor duo of fics, "Donut Run" and "Donuts on the Run." Here's the podfic--with art, too!!! SO COOL--I've never been podficced before (although I just for the first time recorded one myself), and podficcing is just the coolest thing. Yay for reading out loud and hearing each other instead of just reading each other!

Anyway, she did a great job--check it out! :-D

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