balsamandash: (dw] to withstand the world)
[personal profile] balsamandash
Name: August
Title: the feeling of being in motion again
Story: Despite the Abundance
Colors: Darling Grey #11, "I didn’t come looking for love, I didn’t come to pick a fight"; Halloween Orange #15, "A moment and my simple, careless plans were all unmade."; Pearls of Wisdom #6, "Beware of the person who has nothing to lose."
Supplies and Styles: Photography
Word Count: 866
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Non-graphic blood and violence; passing mentions of suicidal feelings; hinted at d/s relationship elements; one scene, while it's not terribly obvious if you don't know the verse and the characters, refers to a recovered addict getting tricked into using drugs.
Notes: I have been meaning to write one of the sections of this story for a while now. None of this is quite what I expected, including that part, but hey, it works.

Five moments time stopped for Nathan. )
balsamandash: (misc] to track me down)
[personal profile] balsamandash
Name: August
Title: no place to call home anymore
Story: This City's Got Grace
Colors: Darling Grey #10, "I was counting my losses, wasn’t sure if I should count you"; Halloween Orange #12, "Some little things get broken, and a little means a lot".
Supplies and Styles: N/A
Word Count: 526
Rating: PG
Warnings: Very roundaboutly refers to the aftermath of torture and horrible things, but doesn't go into details. (It's the angel trio, if you've read [profile] thebonesofferalletters' works in this verse.)
Notes: Not a warning but this is, uh. Not a happy story and not a... fair... one? In a lot of ways, to any of the three of them? Basically this is Bobby having a really bad day. I guess caregiver burnout is the best words I've got for it.

In which there is really unhappy nostalgia. )
crossfortune: y'shtola, ffxiv (tell us why we must suffer)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: as if words could be undone
Colors: octarine (I hope we are not going to have any of this 'foul fiend' business again), halloween orange (be wicked and lovely and don't live in fear), verdigris (mildew)
Supplies and Styles: canvas
Word Count: 367
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: N/A, I think
Summary: Sevda dies: Mikha lives.
Notes: ...once again, I forgot to get a tag for this story. Oops.

a choice to make )
crossfortune: lacie, pandora hearts (never is a promise)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: tales from the drowned world
Colors: octarine (the truth is too precious to die for), halloween orange (I am nothing you should trust), bistre (is it worth destroying a thing to save it?)
Supplies and Styles: fingerpainting
Word Count: 487
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: ...a lot of all-around creepy here. Torture, death.
Summary: Help me. Help us. But no one hears: no one can help. Melantha Valeth cannot make herself understood, even for the most important of truths - what happened when her brother died? And what happened after.


some things you let go in order to live )
crossfortune: labrador, 07-ghost (here in my web of dreams)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: tales from the drowned world
Colors: halloween orange (an island's not a prison -- that's what men make bridges for), octarine (The trouble is that things never get better, they just stay the same, only more so), verdigris (Place where the window used to be)
Supplies and Styles: fingerpainting, miniature
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: suicidal ideation, depression
Summary: There are many things Rusalka Semik has never been able to have or do, as the sea-god's son. He's given up dreams of ever leaving.
Notes:
...so after all this time, I just realized I never asked for a tag for this story. Oops.
there are no bridges between islands )
crossfortune: lacie, pandora hearts (never is a promise)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: i never promised you a rose garden
Colors: halloween orange (I think you'll find the line is fine between the saint and sinner), octarine (Sometimes it's better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.), bistre (The links that bind one person's ambition and desire to another's fate are complicated things)
Supplies and Styles: seed beads, charcoal, fingerpainting
Word Count: 1764
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: death, implied (described possibility) of mutilation, a country of religious fanaticism,
skip
suicidal ideation: new readers might not notice it without a lack of context for what Tristan's promise was, so far only mentioned in cages
.
Summary: "I am the Sword of the Morning. Witness me." Solange, daughter and heir of High House Lemieux, has always been in her elder brother's shadow, always second-best. Until she isn't, anymore.

Notes: I know I need to go back and revise cages to account for a lot of the details that I refined between when I originally wrote it and now. also wow my tendency to reuse names. I should really write a piece lampshading that somehow.

EDIT: I forgot to add a particular warning tag, and I'm sorry.

witness me )
crossfortune: lacie, pandora hearts (never is a promise)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: as if words could be undone
Colors: octarine (history, contrary to popular theories, is kings and dates and battles), halloween orange (Do you follow it because it's true, or just because you must?), bistre (Kin is not the same as family)
Supplies and Styles: canvas
Word Count: 621
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None needed, I think?
Summary: Iulia thinks on faith and truth, and her mother brings another sibling home.
Notes: finally an explanation for "what is going on with Mira and his siblings".

keep the faith )
crossfortune: alice, pandora hearts (i am not made to realize your dreams)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: as if words could be undone
Colors: octarine (asking someone to repeat a phrase you'd not only heard very clearly but were also exceedingly angry about was around Defcon II in the lexicon of squabble), bistre (It didn't make sense, not really; but truths of the heart owe nothing to logic), halloween orange (Don't think I've ever been betrayed, for that was never true)
Supplies and Styles:
Word Count: 188
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: none needed, I think
Summary: Ilya seeks out Mikha again, who has more of the same answer for him.
Notes:
do I need to repeat myself with smaller words? )
crossfortune: paracelsus, fate/ (and the flesh the hereafter)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: as if words could be undone
Colors: halloween orange (guard your little eggshell heart, for the moon tells lies), octarine (we've got a lot of experience of not having any experience), bistre (It's all right to yearn for things you can't even name)
Supplies and Styles: canvas
Word Count: 153
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: depression, self-worth & self-esteem issues. Mira's fucked-up headspace.
Summary: There is desire, and then there is desire. Mira has serious problems accepting the idea that Ilya is interested in him.


not to have to lie )
crossfortune: lacie, pandora hearts (never is a promise)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: as if words could be undone
Colors: octarine (The people who really run organizations are usually found several levels down, where it is still possible to get things done.), halloween orange (I find relationships so often are an awful bore),
Supplies and Styles: canvas
Word Count: 551
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None needed, I think?
Summary: Mikha hates upper-class parties, anything where she has to smile and pretend to be something she’s not, but she does like the wine. Information-gathering at a party thrown by nobles: not Mikha's style.
Notes: This takes place before Mira ever met Ilya.
i can see lights in the distance )
crossfortune: paracelsus, fate/ (and the flesh the hereafter)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: as if words could be undone
Colors: atomic tangerine (the four horsemen), verdigris (broken wall), octarine (he moved in a way that suggested he was attempting the world speed record for the nonchalant walk), halloween orange (all i long for is to roam -- must this be my only home?
Supplies and Styles:
Word Count: 217
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: depression, self-blame.
Summary: Mira wanders, does work, and has an unwanted meeting.
Notes: Someday I will get around to explaining exactly what is up with Mira and his siblings. This story is not that story.

playing a song to the land )
crossfortune: paracelsus, fate/ (and the flesh the hereafter)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: as if words could be undone
Colors: octarine (When the least they could do to you was everything, then the most they could do to you suddenly held no terror), halloween orange (I was a little more than they expected), verdigris (and no one remembers this place anymore)
Supplies and Styles: canvas
Word Count: 219
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: child abuse, (past) suicidal ideation, depression.
Summary: Mira's backstory, or at least part of it.
Notes: ...still couldn't figure out how to end it.
bury my lovely )
crossfortune: labrador, 07-ghost (here in my web of dreams)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: fragments of stars falling
Colors: atomic tangerine (apocalyptic log), halloween orange (it's just 'til my evil plan comes into flower), octarine (I expect I've saved the day, right?)
Supplies and Styles: graffiti (illegal Hollywood reboot)
Word Count: 761
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, biphobia: all the things that go with talking about Hollywood casting.
Summary: Meta about how Hollywood would probably completely butcher fragments of stars.

and this is why I don't watch movies )
crossfortune: paracelsus, fate/ (Default)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: fragments of stars falling
Colors: atomic tangerine (nuclear bomb), octarine (It is almost impossible for anyone to be in a street without breaking the law), verdigris (scavengers), halloween orange (you can't unmake your own mistakes)
Supplies and Styles: canvas
Word Count: 439
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: death, child/teenage soldiers, Zorya's swearing
Summary: A very long time ago, Alexia Laskaris made seven enchanted weapons for humanity. Zorya Starfall is taking one back (or: "so how did Zorya get her fancy magic sword, anyway").

meditation on war )
crossfortune: paracelsus, fate/ (never sigh for better world)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: as if words could be undone
Colors: dove grey (mourning is not forgetting...it is an undoing), octarine (Look, that's why there's rules, understand? So that you think before you break 'em.), halloween orange (some little things get broken, and a little means a lot.)
Supplies and Styles: fingerpainting
Word Count: 151
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: N/A
Summary: Mikha has never liked her youngest brother's lover: she hadn't liked Ilya, but he'd made Mira actually smile, and that had almost been good enough, until it hadn't been anymore.
Notes: I tried for this to be a miniature, and failed.

my brother loved you. be content with that. )
crossfortune: thancred, ffxiv (judgment binds all we hold)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: as if words could be undone
Colors: atomic tangerine (deserted), halloween orange (By the time you see the patterns, it's a hundred times too late), octarine (Why did you have to upset everybody?)
Supplies and Styles: oils, "I remember the day you told me you were leaving", fingerpainting, canvas
Word Count: 133
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: N/A
Summary: Mira leaves, without a word.
Notes: I tried for this to be a miniature, and failed.
let the morning come )
crossfortune: paracelsus, fate/ (Default)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: tales from the drowned world
Colors: dove grey (Here is one of the worst things about having someone you love die: It happens again every single morning), halloween orange (No one gets to tell me if I've lost or if I've won.), octarine (It wasn't blood in general he couldn't stand the sight of, it was just his blood in particular that was so upsetting.)
Supplies and Styles: canvas
Word Count: 151
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: death
Summary: Love is sacrifice.. Duty means keeping the world as whole as she can: no matter what the cost to herself.
Notes: It's best to read never a dawn like this first, as this is a direct sequel. I need to rework this piece a lot: I'm not really happy with it.

a new day for a mission )
balsamandash: (s] cause it's honest)
[personal profile] balsamandash
Name: August
Story: Don't Be Afraid of a Little Bit of Progress
Colors: Clean Again #9, "Color Me Happy"; Skyblue Pink with Striped Polka Dots #6, "You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room."
Supplies and Styles: Photography
Word Count: 380
Rating: G
Warnings: Very brief mentions of an abusive parent (no real detail to any of it)

In which Caleb reflects. )
crossfortune: thancred, ffxiv (judgment binds all we hold)
[personal profile] crossfortune
Name: Mischa
Story: i never promised you a rose garden
Colors: halloween orange (in mercy’s shadow nothing grows), dove grey (that is death - shifting from is to was), octarine (You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world for people. Otherwise it's just a cage.)
Supplies and Styles: charcoal, seed beads, canvas, fingerpainting
Word Count: 2036
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: abuse (reference to torture and a particularly brutal death), child abuse. also a reference to a teenager's consensual sexual activity at an age expected of the setting. I think that covers everything, but if I missed anything, let me know.
Summary: When he’d been younger, he’d hoped for a peace not forged in war and blood: but now that he was older, he understands the harsh truth. Oradea will never have peace, never have stability, unless it is through force, and he’s already long ago made peace with the harsh necessities of what he must do and the prices he must pay.
Notes: ...this was an interesting POV to write from, but definitely not fun to write. Razvan, voivode of voivodes, is very definitely the major antagonist for this story.

my will be done/until the day I see our kingdom has been won )
balsamandash: (mcu] memories you bury or live by)
[personal profile] balsamandash
Name: August
Title: i walked this line, a million and one times
Story: Don't Be Afraid of a Little Bit of Progress
Colors: Halloween Orange #4, "Blood burns like fire, and it always burns through."; Pearls of Wisdom #5, "When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go."; True Blue #12, "Understanding"
Supplies and Styles: N/A
Word Count: 1241
Rating: PG13
Warnings: skip
Child abuse of a nonindicative nature, and the ghost of said abuser showing up to his child; child death (not the main focus, but a good ~150-word side tangent); brief discussion of a facility that tests children with powers (it doesn't go indepth into anything but the testing is clearly unpleasant and unwanted); mentioned consensual possession (by a ghost, of a medium)

Notes: I need a story tag please, mods? (Story title is kind of long so if you want to abbreviate it a 'a little bit of progress', that might be better.)
This is a really new world for me, but I'm rather excited to try and get to writing it, so here goes. :D

In which Caleb and Adrian have issues. )

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