DAY 25: A Gift for ciasteczko – Part IV

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THIS MARKS THE END OF BOTH THIS STORY AND THE CALENDAR I’M AFRAID. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL AND A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT HELPED OUT AND WERE A BIG PART OF IT. MANY THANKS ESPECIALLY TO NATSGIRL, KINNIK, EYS1214, LADYTARARA, QUEEN OF AREA V AND HISVIKS! WE MUST ALSO GIVE A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO THE BETAS WHO MADE THIS ALL RUN SMOOTHLY AND KEPT THINGS LEGIBLE, THANKS TO MSSTITCHER FOR HER WORK ON EYS1214’S STORY AND MSBUFFY FOR SEEING TO EVERYONE ELSE’S STORIES!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST, WE SHOULDN’T FORGET OUR SPECIAL DESERVING RECIPIENTS WITHOUT WHOM WE’D HAVE NO ONE TO GIFT THESE STORIES TO, ALISONACTUALLY, AMIRAMO11, 4XAMOM, HEATHER 218, MAZZABLUE, AND CIASTECZKO! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK ON THE STORY LOCATOR!
ENJOY THE FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE ADVENT CALENDAR BELOW AND WE’LL BE BACK TO OUR NORMAL SCHEDULED POSTS AGAIN NEXT YEAR!

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DAY 22: A Gift for ciasteczko from ???

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So we’re going to need a little disclaimer here and ruining the surprise element somewhat. As lovely and helpful some writers may be inevitably it happens that despite committing to something they can’t deliver. Given the late notice, there were little other possibilities to arrange for an alternate writer so it fell to me, hisviks, to write something in its place to avoid someone going without a gift. So despite having announced my retirement from writing a few months back I felt it important enough to contribute (even with the possibility of misgivings about utilising the platform here for my own works unfairly) because ciasteczko is probably our most prolific contributors with the story locator queries and I didn’t want to see her go without. She regularly checks in on her own accord and having sourced the missing story often far quicker than we’ve even managed to look at the query. She’s an invaluable contributor to this Directory and I do sincerely hope you’ll enjoy this tale, ciasteczko.

Unbetad due to time constraints.

-hv


 

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Story Recs: You Don’t Choose Your Family

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Orphaned and ‘unseen’ by her Faery relatives, Sookie isn’t one with a large family, and thankfully, there are the loveable Gran and idiotic Jason to fill some of that void. Though, in some cases, Sookie’s biological family isn’t all they promise to be, and the one she carves for herself through long and loyal friends or in the midst of a variety of Supernaturals, one of whom is, of course, always Eric, may mean just as much, if not more, than the one she was born into. So, during those moments when you’ve had quite enough of your own family, how about living vicariously through Sookie? We can’t help but mention EricIzMine’s “Mutli-verse”, who, without a doubt, lifted the ensemble casts of SVM into a warm bath of family with some of the most impressively written children in the fandom! If all you have time for is a quick dip in and out, may we suggest hisviks’ often hilarious “Thanksgiving Fixin’s” to put you just in the right mood in between all those family feuds and, just remember, they’ll all be gone by morning, but these stories won’t! Have a Happy Thanksgiving from us all here at the Directory!

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 Story Recs: Things that Go Bump in the Night

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It’s Halloween and not a Hallow in sight! Pam is under strict instructions to leave the razor blades alone and very much away from the candied apples, Eric is rather fond of those teacup humans after all; all efforts to make her smile at said teacup humans, however, went pointedly unnoticed. So, if like Pam, you are stuck at home in the name of teacups and cavity-inducing nightmares, we here at The Directory have a spectacular array of stories in all sorts of exciting flavors to sample. Just remember to listen for that doorbell now and then!  😉

 

If the offerings below aren’t enough, we have to give a special shout out to the Queen of all things Halloween, Carroll E. Stewart, at the very least  check out her somewhat recently finished “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”!

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