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Author: Tom and Kat
Title: A Lesson in Strangers
Story: In the Heart and [community profile] starikov_chronicles
Colors: Midnight #1 - Profane, Candy Apple Red #2 - Life doesn't always have a happy ending for Tom, Ibiza Blue 11 (Astro- Mezz Blue Bar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPXNae4lJ3Q) for Kat
Supplies and Materials: Bichromatic (for Tom), interactive art, collage, mosaic, beading wire, chalk, novelty beads (spirit-shaming)
Word Count: 2076
Rating: G
Summary: Why you shouldn't talk to strangers.
Warnings: none.
Notes:

A Lesson in Strangers )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: An Adorable Visitor
Universe: [community profile] starikov_chronicles
Colors: Fish Blue #7 - Pygmy goby
Supplies and Styles: Novelty Beads (Hippo Kisses)
Character(s): Koschei
Word Count: 371
Rating: G
Warning: None.

Summary: Koschei meets a kitten.
Notes: Written for [personal profile] finch's prompt "That Time A Kitten Found Her Way Into His Bedroom"

An Adorable Visitor )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: Stitching
Universe: [community profile] starikov_chronicles
Colors: Harvest Gold #11 - new sweater; White Russian #14 - Хоро́ший това́р сам себя́ хва́лит. (Quality sells itself.); Transparent #19 - East
Supplies and Styles: seed beads
Word Count: 478
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

Summary: Marya talks about why mornings are her favorite time of day.
Notes: Written for my lint roller. [personal profile] auguris asked Marya, "What is your favorite time of day?" Marya is Kostya's younger sister by eight years.

Stitching )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: A Parent's Fears
Universe: [community profile] starikov_chronicles
Colors: Summertime Blues (Special Color) #8 - I thought I could trust you; White Russian #15 - Чему́ быть, того́ не минова́ть. (Whatever will be, will be.)
Supplies and Styles: graffiti (Midsummer Night's Dream prompt), modeling clay (mom)
Word Count: 485
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Dysfunctional family.

Summary: Irina vents about Alexei.
Notes: Piece number twenty-nine for Midsummer Nights Dream. Written for my lint roller. [personal profile] bookblather asked Irina, "do you ever have times when you just. can't. deal? Doesn't matter with what." Last Summertime Blues.

A Parent's Fears )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: Meeting Hestia
Universe: [community profile] starikov_chronicles
Colors: Ember #20 - Salamander; Sulphur #16 - Fire; Bone #16 - ashes to ashes
Supplies and Styles: graffiti (Midsummer Night's Dream prompt), eraser (Magical Girl AU)
Word Count: 684
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

Summary: Zita meets Hestia, a fire salamander and is told she is a magical girl.
Notes: Piece number fourteen for Midsummer Nights Dream. More of the magical girl AU!

Meeting Hestia )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: Family Expectations
Universe: [community profile] starikov_chronicles
Colors: Summertime Blues (Special Color) #1 - L'esprit de l'escalier; Bone #1 - corpse road
Supplies and Styles: seed beads, novelty beads (Never again)
Word Count: 332
Rating: PG
Warnings: Discussion of dysfunctional family.

Summary: Sofiya talks about why she left her family.
Notes: Written for my lint roller. [personal profile] finch asked Sofiya, "What were you afraid to tell your family?"

Family Expectations )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: The Problem with Dragons
Universe: [community profile] starikov_chronicles
Colors: Sulphur #11 - Possession
Supplies and Styles: graffiti (Midsummer Nights Dream prompt: this picture), eraser (Magical Girl AU)
Word Count: 429
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

Summary: Zita is tired of the dragon coming by.
Notes: Piece number three for Midsummer Nights Dream. Also, this takes place in the Magical Girl AU that I've been toying with for a while now.

The Problem with Dragons )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: Music (or the Lack Of)
Universe: [community profile] starikov_chronicles
Colors: Summertime Blues (Special Color) #14 - Day just like the last.; Ember #4 - Ashes
Supplies and Styles: none
Word Count: 218
Rating: G
Warnings: No standard warnings apply.

Summary: Kostya and music.
Notes: Written for my lint roller. [personal profile] finch asked Kostya, "Is there something you wanted to learn but never mastered?"

Music evades me. )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: Human Watching
Universe: [community profile] starikov_chronicles
Colors: Summertime Blues (Special Color) #7 - Unfulfilled; Ember #9 - Choleric; Sulphur #15 - Jealousy
Supplies and Styles: charcoal
Word Count: 374
Rating: PG
Warnings: no standard warnings apply. some possessive creepiness though.

Summary: Vale people watches and thinks about Kostya.
Notes: Written as a response to the question "What are your thoughts on humans and their ways?" on my Lint Roll. Happens sometime in the later parts of the second book after Kostya starts standing up to Vale.

Human Watching )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: A Conversation Over Tea
Universe: [community profile] starikov_chronicles
Colors: Summertime Blues (Special Color) #3 - Aches like an old wound; Heart Gold #13 - "Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along." - Rumi
Supplies and Styles: none
Word Count: 833
Rating: PG
Warnings: vagues references to past and on-going abuse, current situation is safe however

Summary: Zita has a conversation with Sofiya over tea about Kostya.
Notes: First piece I've written from Zita's point of view. I got very sad while writing this. Written in response to a prompt on my lint roll.

I met your nephew the other day. )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: Coming Out
Universe: [community profile] starikov_chronicles
Colors: Iceberg #10 - winter wonderland; Ember #1 - Active Force; Heart Gold #12 - "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Supplies and Styles: frame
Word Count: 708
Rating: G
Warnings: none

Summary: Kseniya tells her parents that she is in love with another woman. It goes well.
Notes: I wanted to write happy lesbians and so I did. Takes place in the country to the north and the west of Vaelan. The Prince Konstantin mentioned in this story is Kostya. Marya is his sister.

Ksenyia had something very important to tell her parents )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: Dangerous Mistakes
Universe: [community profile] starikov_chronicles
Colors: Ember #7 - Burn; Iceberg #14 - hibernation; Sulphur #4 - Summoning
Supplies and Styles: eraser (steampunk AU)
Word Count: 490
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: spirit summoning gone wrong

Summary: The perils of summoning without proper protection.
Notes: So, I went to a steampunk convention over the weekend and it got me wondering how well Kostya would translate to a steampunk-type universe...this is the result. I think I like it.

He had gone through his father's diaries despite the man's wish for them to be burned upon his death. )
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Author: Kat, original story by Tom (serpentine)
Title: Learning Ice Magic
Story: Starikov Chronicles
Colors: Iceberg 12 (snowman) with geena's paint-by-numbers (And when it is closed, he already knows/He's forgotten all he knew before)
Supplies and Materials: Performance art, collage, graffiti, brush (euchre: to cheat or trick), watercolors (no unicorn or narwhal, but the demon's pretty awful), oils (words in winter), stain (Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad.- Diogenes the Cynic), glitter (a frozen lake), novelty beads (the cool factor)
Word Count: 830 in the original. Podfic is approximately four minutes long.
Rating: R.
Summary: The demon starts to teach Koschei how to use his cold magic.
Warnings: Sexual touch with minor (age seventeen), dubious consent, manipulation and being forced to sit in the cold.
Notes: Takes place when Kostya (also known as Koschei) is seventeen, years before he meets Zita. The demon in this is the demon who essentially owns the male bloodline of the Starikov family. I do hope I've pronounced Koschei correctly. Original here.

Learning Ice Magic )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: A New Life
Universe: Starikov Chronicles ([community profile] starikov_chronicles)
Colors: Heart Gold #10: "Where there is love there is life." - Gandhi
Supplies and Styles: canvas (before novel), pastels ("Pregnancy" - card), tapestry
Word Count: 531
Rating: G
Warnings: Mentioning of morning sickness, pregnancy

Summary: Alexei and Irina find out that there will be a new addition to their family.

Alexei paced back and forth outside his wife's room... )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: The Fire and the Ice
Universe: Starikov Chronicles
Colors: Heart Gold #24: Love is a little haven of refuge from the world. - Bertrand A. Russell; Iceberg #2: Ice
Supplies and Styles: pastels ("peace offering" - from my card here), tapestry
Word Count: 657
Rating: PG
Warnings: Touch avoidance, talk of death

Summary: Kostya apologizes to Zita about the day before.
Notes: Another couple from the same universe, but from later on in the time line. Kostya is Alexei and Irina's son for your reference.

Zita... )
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Name: Tom ([personal profile] serpentine)
Title: Small Reminders
Universe: Starikov Chronicles
Colors: Heart Gold #1: "I love you - those three words have my life in them." - Tsarina Alexandra
Supplies and Styles: canvas, pastels ("Nightmares" - card, tapestry
Word Count: 552
Rating: G
Warnings: None

Summary: Alexei and Irina get ready for a dinner gathering.
Notes: Written in the same universe as my NaNoWriMo 2012 universe. Takes place before my NaNoWriMo novel.

Prince Alexei and his wife Irina were hosting a dinner party that night... )

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