The Grave: Next chapter

Happy New Year. I hope this year all our ghosts of the past year are shooed away 🙂

Two things I have learnt about myself. One, I write for two minutes if I stop myself from reading fanfiction for two minutes. Two, I write better feminism during PMS.

I know I have dawdled with this chapter. I wrote, deleted rewrote. In the end I decided upon a chapter with the little things of life and those little things adding up to make Sookie’s life at the temple better than she had before. Having a steady job, earning your own money, cooking your own food, having people to talk to even if it is through the wall and the like. I hope I delivered the things I was trying to deliver. Comments and reviews are much appreciated 🙂 …

Click to get to Chapter 7

The Grave: Chapter Update

Hello Dear Readers…

I hope all of you are doing well and holding up as best as you can in these trying times. One side effect of constantly being on edge is that my anxiety is coming out in the form of chapters for my ongoing stories. But I wish for the world to get better soon and find it’s way through the sickness going around.

About the update – This chapter is an introduction of the Ancient Pythoness in the story, and her first interaction with Sookie. It is a little short but I conducted thorough research into the things I wrote about Greek mythology and the site of the Ancient Temple of Apollo. Let me know if I got something wrong and I will be eternally grateful 🙂 I am going to treat The Ancient Pythoness’s story arc with respect and try not to relegate her to a token character. To make it so, I welcome comments and suggestions…

Click the link to get to the chapter- Chapter 6

Dead and alive – last chapter.

I started Dead and Alive with a plan of writing one or two chapters as a quick one shot and just reunite Sookie and Eric and feel all good and satisfied. When I actually started writing, I realized my size of issues with True Blood won’t fit into a one shot and I needed more chapter. Then one more. Then another. Add more characters to kill. And basically I just went on a merry ride with Eric and Sookie for years while life happened and the muse ran away.

But it circled back to me and I am so happy to say that I am finishing Dead and Alive today. It’s a longish chapter. I hope you guys like it and derive some measure of enjoyment from this story. I know the end could seem a little sudden but I am finishing it at a point where things are resolved for the main players. I am open to writing an epilogue if prodded. So if you have any ideas or requests on an epilogue or a loose thread, let me know and I’ll try doing it justice.

I love every one of my readers who stuck with me on this story. Stay happy and keep dreaming.  

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Running for time: Story and lockdown updates.

Me, trying to shave legs after a couple weeks.

Me, busted by the toddler who will keep banging the shower enclosure because she needs mommy now now now.

The husband, interrupts the meltdown and helpfully takes the kid away, puts on a cartoon and settles the tiny human with a lolly, hopefully for the next ten minutes.

Le me, wondering at the luxury of shaving legs and the five extra minutes I’ll have to condition hair.

Le husband, comes back, grins and locks the door behind him.

Le sigh…there goes conditioning and half of left leg hair!

Then again, he knows all about legs and hair and oh well!

 

I wrote things and am feeling quite proud of myself-

The Grave: Next Chapter

The Boy I Met In the Room of Requirement: Topsy Turvy

Haircuts in the time of Coronavirus (and story updates)

Me: Spends half an hour cutting my husband’s longish step cut hair, going centimeter by centimeter, sweating bullets, this being my first time cutting hair.

Husband (after the haircut): Huh. Looks good. You saved me thirty five dollars. I’ll do something else with the money we earned. Lets get the daughter a new toy.

Husband runs off to order a remote control car toy from amazon. Matte black with skull and web drawings.

Car Arrives. Time is spent on wiping and disinfecting. Daughter doesn’t play with it as she is busy banging the dishes.

Husband: I’ll test out the features. See if it is safe for a toddler.

Me all day: Avoiding the zip zap zooming car around the house as I do chores and pick up the dishes my daughter is spreading around.

Life goes on…

The End

 

Yayyy…I found time to work on some stories. Here are the updates-

 

 

The Boy I met in the Room of Requirement – On popular demand (AO3 and FF), I am extending this one shot to a multi chapter extravaganza. The next chapter is called Integral Differentials. Click on the pretty banner to get to the chapter

 

 

 

 

Dead Or Alive – At last, I am finishing this story. The next chapter is The M Word. After this one, only one more chapter to go, maybe an epilogue, and then we are freeeee (of suspense) 😀

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy! Do share some reviews. And stay safe….

Stories of my Life

Lockdown conversations with a Toddler be like…

Three year old daughter – Mumma it’s not time to work. It’s time to play now.

Me, the mumma – Mumma needs to finish her work and then we’ll play.

Three year old – No mumma. We can play now.

Me (full of doom and gloom) – Sorry baby. I can’t play. I need to work so that we can keep eating food.

Daughter runs away, rummages in the kitchen, comes back with a box of cheerios.

Three year old – Yaayyy. We have cheerios! We can play now!

Me – We will need more when these are finished. So I will work and then I get money. Then we go to the supermarket and get more food with our money.

Three year old – We no have moneys now?

Me (face in the laptop) – Nope.

Daughter runs away, rummages around the house, comes back with two pennies.

Three year old – Yayyy. Look mumma, look mumma, I found moneys. We can play now. ‘S not time to work anymore.

The End

 

So here are a few story updates I worked on this week. Click on the story banners below to get to the chapters.

The Grave-

Story Summary – After the death of the last remaining Stackhouse, Sookie gives up her life in Bon Temps and goes to the Fae with Claudine. But that was not the family she was looking for. Battered, abused and even more lost than she was, Sookie attempts an escape and literally falls into the arms of more trouble than she was prepared for.

 

 

The Dragon-

Story Summary – Hermione Granger is on a mission and she will do everything to uncover the secrets of Draco Malfoy. Malfoy is going to cooperate whether he likes it or not. But the closer she gets to winning, the more she loses herself. Now the mission is not just a mission, Draco is not what he seems and all of Hermione’s forbidden teenage fantasies want to come out and play. [Dramione][PostWar]

New Muses, New and Old Fan-fiction, Greener Pastures…

I hit a life block. Then I had a kid, lost a parent, got a real adult job.

I took a sabbatical from writing or reading SVM/True Blood books and fanfic and read books very different from the one romance genre I had been stuck to. It did me good. So much so that when I eventually got back to reading romance (proud of it too), I read more into it, absorbed more, felt more. I have gotten back to shedding tears while reading too. That is very good. So I guess, the numb has thawed and my inspiration is back.

I have started on some new fandoms and am finishing up my older incomplete works. To the readers who have given me so much love and motivation over the years, I want to apologize for leaving you awesome people for a while and not being able to finish things I started. I am working to be a better writer and a better reader now. I hope I am at least successful in that.

On to the fanfics then…

I am fairly new to the Harry Potter Fanfiction world, been swept up in it since a couple of months. I loved the books and read them years ago. What left me pleasantly surprised was the sheer possibilities with characters I used to think were one dimensional. I am working on a Draco Malfoy-Hermione Granger story (The Dragon) which has two chapters remaining till the end. I am also intrigued with the idea of Tom Riddle and Hermione Granger. In canon, there is so little interaction between Voldemort and Hermione but as students, they had so many things in common. I was intrigued enough to write The Boy I met In the Room Of Requirement, a Tomione romance. No time travel in this story on either end, but Tom and Hermione do meet as teens. What can I say? Hogwarts is a magical castle after all. It was a one-shot but I got a number of reader requests on AO3 to extend it, so I am working on that now.

Click on the Hogwarts Insignia to get to the Harry Potter Fanfics –

I also wrote two Star Wars fanfics, featuring Kylo Ren and Rey. The potential of these two characters is so off the charts. I cried out in rage when the last movie did what it did! Must makers always ruin fan favorite pairings like this? What’s the world come to !!! So I wrote fanfiction…Because I needed something happy and wholesome in my life…Because I was cheated of a happy ending some poor souls deserved…Because I may not own Star Wars but I can certainly write fan fiction…Thank the Maker for that. Also, Adam Driver!

Anyways, here are the links to the the Ben/Rey fanfics where I am giving them different endings and plots. Sue me JJ Abrams and Disney. I am not ashamed. Click on the gang to get to the stories –

With the coronavirus lockdowns all over the world, I hope people are doing as best as they can. We are all in this together. Things are very uncertain for now. I hope all of us can survive this crisis and that our friends and family stay healthy.

Try out the new work if it interests you and please share your thoughts/suggestions/critique. Until the next post then….

Mortal Instruments Fanfiction: Secret Shadows

So Mortal Instruments. New fandom for me. I have read the books and quite a bit of fanfiction there is. Saw the movie and the TV series and developed a fascination with the TV Alec – Matthew Daddario. That boy is something else!

Anyways, so I was toying with this story idea for a bit now and today I finally decided to put it out there and see where this thing goes. I am trying a hand at writing a historical. It is actually fun when I can’t cuss in writing and have to come up with good words to express something instead.

Here we go then. The summary and first chapter of my new fanfiction “Secret Shadows”

Summary: What if the down-worlders ruled the world? What if the all powerful Fae, Vampires, Warlocks and Shifters made sure that the Half angel warriors, the Nephilim, were crushed and forgotten and relegated to myth by constantly hunting them down and killing them indiscriminately? In this world where most nephilim don’t know their true identities, there is a secret society of Warriors who still keep the knowledge of Angels alive and fights in secret, trying to keep their legacy alive.

In the town of Idris, somewhere in London, Clarissa Fairchild lives a sedate and mundane life with her proper law abiding parents, unaware of the fact that her strange but taboo fascination with the new history teacher Jace Herondale, is going to be her first step into a world she couldn’t have imagined in her wildest dreams – a world of dangerous secrets, broken rules, unending war, mythical magic and all consuming love.

Rating: M ; AU

Do let me know if the idea holds intrigue and if you guys are interested in reading more of this story.

Chapter Link – https://sakshichopra.wordpress.com/fanfiction/secret-shadows-chapter-1/

 

 

 

Angels of the Night and Day: Last Chapter + Epilogue

Oh Wow!

Ok. This is the first story I am finishing and it’s a feet for me. Angels of the Night and Day was my first foray into writing fiction (ok fanfiction but so what!) and it might be a blip on the radar for bigger things to come but it means something and I will be shameless and blow my own trumpet over it 😀 😀

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Click on the link below to get to the last chapter – Alive and then use the next button for the Epilogue

https://sakshichopra.wordpress.com/fanfiction/svm-fanfiction/angels-of-the-night-and-day/chapter-32-alive/