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 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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So I was thinking…

It’s been really long since I posted something here. I’d like to tell myself that I was completely grossed out from the true-dud end of True Blood and couldn’t write anything worthwhile for a while. But I know thats not completely true.

I can also say that I didn’t get the time to sit still and write something. But you already know that’s another excuse.

I could say I hit the proverbial wall!

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All I can say now, is that I’ll stop looking for excuses and just be regular and responsible about updating my stories in the future. You know, crazy stuff about me not being lazy or unoriginal or disciplined about writing?

Yeah!

Truth is, I am lazy, unoriginal and completely lack discipline. So it’s a small wonder for me when I do come up with something to post (some positive reinforcement from VictoryInTrouble helped). Like this chapter from Heaven and Hell house of pleasures that took an entirely inappropriate amount of time to complete.

That being said, I wish to thank and cheer my favorite ff writers who dish out stories like pancakes on a sunday. I am in complete awe of you guys and can only hope to get there one day, someday.

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Sorry I couldn’t help the above gif  😀

So here ya go….The next chapter from Heaven and Hell house of pleasures…I should warn you that it is not completely rosy. But do let me know your thoughts on this piece.

https://sakshichopra.wordpress.com/520-2/chapter-9/

 

PS: On a completely different note, I just saw this article that they were making Zoolander part 2. Wonder if there’d be Meekus in it again. Although I am sure he pretty much died in the previous movie, but a girl can hope :)…Imagine Alex as the goof Meekus in a green shirt and much too gold hair… 🙂 🙂

Have a good one people 🙂