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 calledĀ 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) šŸ˜€

 

 

 

 

 

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 Hermioneā€™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.Ā 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.Ā 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….