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  1. Summary

    A series of interconnected drabbles (that can also be read as standalone) about Beth/Benny from the Queen's Gambit and loosely based on Taylor Swift's "All Too Well (10 Minute version)"

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  2. Summary

    Drabbles (100 words) for the queen's gambit

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    700
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    7
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    1
  3. Summary

    TQG drabbles and fics based on Taylor Swift's folklore/evermore. The drabbles might someday be turned into fics/ficlets

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  5. Summary

    Beth and Benny child prodigies/childhood sweethearts AU

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  1. Public Bookmark 12

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    “Night shifts require stamina, flexibility, commitment and the ability to pace yourself just right,” Hilton tells Beth.  He frowns.  “It’s sexier when Benny does the spiel.”

    “Is it,” Cleo says drily.

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    08 Jan 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 6

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    Beth’s like Alexander the Great. Nothing left to conquer.

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    25 Dec 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 6

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    “José Capablanca was a prodigy and lived his life handed to him on a silver platter, eschewed books and formal study for food and women and booze. They say the coroner put his ego as the cause of death. Alekhine played obsessively for years and years, became World Champion and then the alcoholic that showed up to every game drunk. His dead body was found hunched over a chess board. At least Beth isn’t like them.”

    “Harry?”

    “Yeah?”

    “Shut up.”

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    25 Dec 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 2

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    Alina has some complicated thoughts when it comes to the idea of soulmates.

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    26 Oct 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 1

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    Tally hasn’t thought much about the future in a long time, maybe never, not past the pretty operation and being happy and light forever, which hasn’t been anything close to her reality in such a long time anyway. It’s not like specials are made for the long term. But the few times that Tally has thought about it, scraped enough of herself together to wonder what the next years might be like, Shay is always there.

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    15 Oct 2021