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    As a girl, Isabel hears a harper sing the tale of Tam Lin and the teind.
    Years—and a harrowing escape—later, she begins to understand it.

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    This is a memoir of a young woman with her friends who become trapped in a world of spirits, Sidhe, myths and legends!

    Genre(s): Romantic Fantasy, Fairy Tales, Supernatural Fiction and Erotic Literature

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    1/?
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    My father's wife changed me into a fish.

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    Ay at the end of seven years, Faerie pays a teind to Hell, and most of the time, there's no one waiting at the crossroads, is there?

    A tithe is delivered, the Brass Embassy throws a party, and one Fallen Londoner wonders who's going to be there for him.

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    Everyone knew the story: Once upon a time, humanity ruled the earth, but our self-destructive nature led to disaster. Climate crisis, war, disease, and radioactive dead zones killed enough of us to threaten extinction.

    But then, in our bleakest hour, the Fae stepped out of legend and into Southern California. Their magic cleansed the land, calmed the skies, and protected us from our own worst impulses. We showed our gratitude with obedience and, once every seven years, by surrendering an innocent life.

    Cassian thought the story was bullshit.

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    And if ye dare to kiss my lips--

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    I do dare you pilots all
    Who ‘cross the heavens tear,
    To venture out to CARTERHA,
    For quick Tam Lin is there.

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    The ballad of Tam Lin, as performed by the crew of the Aurora.

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    A bereaved sailor has come bearing songs. The Tundra's silence muffles them, at least at first. (aka "Sad Sea Shanties")

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    “If you—if you hate me after this please—please don't—” Wei Ying covers his mouth with his hand and takes a breath before looking back at Lan Wangji. “You know…I would understand. It would…I would understand, if you left, after learning this. It’s—”

    “I could never hate Wei Ying,” Lan Wangji interrupts. He is unable to listen to Wei Ying spiraling in this way. He is unable to listen to Wei Ying try to convince him that he would be fine if Lan Wangji left him. “I do not—I will not leave you over this, whatever it is.”

    Wei Ying nods, wiping away at the tears that had collected at the corners of his eyes. “So I—when I got Chenqing…in the Burial Mounds?” he begins…

    Or: There’s something horribly, deeply wrong with Chenqing.

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    A brave young maiden stumbles across a mysterious manor deep in the woods, and decides to explore, not knowing who awaits her...

    Language:
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    26,624
    Chapters:
    16/16
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    An art school assignment to redesign and recast the central characters of a movie in an alternate setting. I chose Labyrinth, and the Elizabethan era of west Europe.

    The assignment was over three weeks, so I've separated it into the general parts.

    Language:
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    Chapters:
    6/6
    Comments:
    14
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    14
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    Jaskier and his sister Juliana are both being courted by Geralt, though Juliana grows jealous of the affection Geralt gives to Jaskier and not to her.

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    “The song says a mantle or a maidenhead, but as far as I can see you have neither of those. How about we strike a deal witcher?”

    “I don’t bargain with the likes of you, fairy.” The witcher growled. He was tired from the journey to Carterhaugh and had no interest in playing games with the fae, no matter how pretty.

    “You don’t have a choice, witcher. You came to Carterhaugh of your own free will,” the fairy Jaskier then more sang than spoke: “You pulled the rose, you broke the tree. For that you must pay.”

    A retelling of the ballad Tam Lin wherein Jaskier is Tam Lin.

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    Chapters:
    2/?
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    13
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    “And,” said Jaskier, focusing desperately on his words and not the odor, “There’s bound to be more curses besides.”

    “There are?” said Geralt.

    “Gods, Geralt, yes, obviously there are. Have you spent these past centuries trapped in this forest with not a single thought flitting through your beautiful head?”

    Geralt glared very shiftily at his boots, before muttering, “I’ve been busy. Lots of things to do here.”

    Jaskier cast himself flat on his back and sighed very loudly.

    Language:
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    11
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    In the Shetland/Orkney folk song "The Grey Silkie of Sule Skerry" (Child ballad no. 113) a young woman sings to her infant son that she doesn't know who his father is. Later a grey silkie enters her bedroom and says he's the boy's father.

    I have always wondered how she and the grey silkie originally met. Here's how it might have begun.

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    "It can't be that easy," Tryn says.
    "Nothing is easy."
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    A man's trip through fairyland to try and get his friends back!

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    2/?
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    Ivo Carter, a former war photographer, is sent off to investigate the supposed haunted manor of Carterhaugh, but what really attracts his attention is the rose garden and the beautiful man who guards it. But one rash action on Ivo's part leads to drastic repercussions for everyone involved.

    Fate, Ivo discovers, cannot be avoided -- only rewritten.

    Language:
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    30
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    "Sigourney felt like the world was going to fall out from under her. But she knew, in her heart of hearts, that the words had been true. Loki, Norse God of Mischief, was sitting on her bed holding her hands. More than that, he had all but implied that he loved her." An alternate timeline story set just after the beginning of Ragnarok.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    35,215
    Chapters:
    14/?
    Comments:
    7
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    18
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    6
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    734
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    Otherwise known as the fic In Which Lupin and Tonks Run Face-First into A Child Ballad.

    Language:
    English
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    9,682
    Chapters:
    6/?
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    1
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    The other side… it’s not hell, you know? It’s just, like, a different perspective.

    Series
    Language:
    English
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    1/1
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