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]

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/

 

 

 

Superhero Fiction Contest Entry

When I first read about Berti Bott’s Superhero contest, I was so effing excited. Ideas flowed like fountains in my head and the muse bathed in those fountains! I mean, what’s not inspiring about super hero’s right?

A month later, I still could not choose the superhero I wanted to write about, and absolutely no clue whatsoever about the companion story. So like the competitive person I am, I gave up thinking and let myself get excited about other things (Dinner, laundry, cleaning, folding clothes, you get the picture)

The night before the contest closed, I had a dream. And just like that, I knew what superhero I wanted to write about. I saw my school in this dream and so this story is set in my teenage awkward school years. A few things I took from true events but most of it is fictitious. Much superhero stuff that I have read is set in times when they are already full fledged world saving do gooders. So I wanted to steer away from the all-growed-up super awesome hot hero being and think about their growing up years too, sort of like what things were the triggers for them to become what they would later become.

I hope you like my take on this particular super awesome hot hero person 🙂 I didn’t win (big shocker!) but I loved writing this story. Bertie Bott made this awesome banner –

Superheroes are born at Science booths

 

Story Title- Superheroes are born at Science Booths

Summary- Clark Kent, aka Superman, is not Superman yet. He is in school, not sure about the extent of his abilities, oblivious to his true parentage and origin. What power he has, he hides. But he is not the only special kid around. Wait till the school faces a real danger and he discovers a secret his best friend is hiding. One Shot.

Status- Complete

Disclaimer– The plot- I imagined; the hero; I wish I could have; the franchisee- is not mine. Cheers!

Click the banner to get to the story…

New short story…romantic this time :)

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I started writing this for valentine’s day. Boy do I suck at deadlines!

Summary: Sookie is an executive assistant, working for lawyer Bill Compton. A chance assignment for a couple of months, has her, along with a team of lawyers, working at Appius Livius Ocella’s estate. Who could she possibly meet at such a dreary place? Surely not a hot blonde tattooed biker with a pierced lip and a penchant for breaking rules.

Rating and Categorization: AU/AH, K+

Beta: Veronika Dragulia

Click on the banner above to get to the story 🙂 …

New One Shot…Ghost of the Bayou

I wrote this piece for Kittyinaz’s January Writing Challenge, a piece to match a picture of a girl with a lantern in the dark.

I didn’t win any place and it ‘sucks major donkey ass’! But seriously, if I started feeling sorry for myself about the number of times I have not won in a competition I entered (and there is a whole range believe me), then I would be one sorry piece of human…

Anyways, since I wrote it sixteen days ago, I have been excited to post it on my blog, because well, I was kinda sorta feeling good about it. Kittyinaz kindly made me a banner too, which I am totally grabbing 🙂  These are the details –

Title: Ghost of the Bayou

Fandom: SVM/True Blood

AU/OOC/Rated K

Beta: Verónica Dragulia

Please click on the banner to get to the goods 🙂 🙂

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Dead and Alive…next chapter

It’s frikking 3:45 AM and I just realized I spent all night writing this thing.

And with the over confidence that comes with cola and chocolate spiked nerves, I am just posting it right now and not waiting till tomorrow morning to look over it again, and maybe tweak some parts.

Inspiration is a traitorous bitch! You grab it when it strikes and that’s what I did. With the following result. Click on the banner and read the next chapter for Dead and Alive 🙂

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Dirty Dancing… next chapter

Happy New Year everyone 🙂

So….New year…same resolutions…with a few more added to the ever growing list…Meanwhile, here’s one of them  –

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I wonder when I’ll start sticking to them however…Maybe I should start using some of this –

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If only it worked somehow 😦

Anyways…Here’s the next chapter for Dirty Dancing…Hope you enjoy it….

https://sakshichopra.wordpress.com/dirty-dancing-a-vampire-diaries-fanfiction/dirty-dancing-chapter-02/