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I am immensely pleased: the industrious [livejournal.com profile] stcoco has translated a Cat!Snarry of mine, An Inconvenient Affliction, into Chinese!

I could sit and stare it in total incomprehension all day! ;D
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My permanently legless alter ego has another story out: details here

NB: This one may be of particular interest to anyone I've ever Brit-picked for... ;D
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I am practically bouncing off the walls with excitement, because Sindustry Vol 1 is now available to buy from Dreamspinner Press in either e-book or print version! Yep, someone actually thought my story was worth cutting down a tree for! *feels guilty about the poor tree*

It's a fantastic anthology containing stories by several well-established m/m authors including (among others) Clare London, Rhianne Aile & Madeleine Urban and Bethany Brown. And one or two names you may not have seen so often, such as my fishy alter-ego JL Merrow... *g* Lenore Black is a new author to me, but I particularly enjoyed her story Fun and Games about a computer geek and a rentboy.

And rentboys and other male sex workers is what this anthology is all about - so what's not to like? ;D

Oh, and while my story is most emphatically not a file-off-the-serial-numbers version of a fanfic - that's always struck me as a rather joyless task, sort of like writing only without the fun bit, for me at any rate - anyone who's enjoyed my AU Snarries may just possibly find something to like in my story! ;D

Here's a snippet from As Beauty Does )

ETA: By the way, in an attempt to avoid me continually boring you all with non-fandom stuff, the scaly one has her own LJ here - feel free to friend me over there if you'd like to keep up with my original writing! :D

Surprise!

Jun. 28th, 2009 02:35 pm
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Title: Surprise!
Author
: [livejournal.com profile] drachenmina
Word Count: 750
Rating: R
Characters: Harry Potter/Severus Snape
AN: For the delightfully drabbling, cheerfully commenting, marvelously modding, persistently pimping, beneficently beta-reading, wonderfully writing and, of course all-round fabulous friend [livejournal.com profile] torino10154

Happy Birthday, darling! *kiss*

Oh, and as it’s for a happy occasion, nobody’s dead. *g*

Surprise! )
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Title: Expediting the Expiation
Author: [livejournal.com profile] drachenmina
Word Count: ~1,250
Rating: PG
Characters: Severus Snape/Sirius Black
AN: For [livejournal.com profile] nice_girls_play, who commented on Remembrance of Sweets Past: What? There's no sex OR chocolate in the afterlife?? Where did they end up??? and, um, this happened…


Expediting the Expiation )
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Title: Remembrance of Sweets Past
Author: [livejournal.com profile] drachenmina
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Snape 100 Challenge#287 the Solar System: Mars
Characters: Severus Snape/Sirius Black


“You know what I miss most about life, Sniv?” Sirius mused.

Snape rolled his eyes. “Shagging Lupin.”

“Apart from that.”

“Shagging Potter.”

“And that.”

“Please do not tell me you miss shagging Wormtail or I shall defy the laws of metaphysics and be violently ill.”

“Mars bars.”

“What?”

“Mars bars. C’mon, Sniv, you’re half Muggle, you must have eaten tons of them.”

“Quite possibly, Black, but I should hardly consider the lack of gooey confectionary to be my greatest regret in the afterlife.”

“Nah, you’re probably right. All right, shagging Moony it is.” Sirius paused, grinning. “With a Mars bar.”


Sequel: Expediting the Expiation
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Well, I had a fabulous weekend in Gloucester, involving much quaffing of wine and receiving of tongue-baths (unfortunately only from my friend's extremely friendly dog. Although I have to say, he is exceedingly cute... Nope, not going there *eg*).

I finally got to see the new Star Trek movie! Which I enjoyed just as much as I had expected to, based on the general squeeage on LJ and IJ. I thought the Spock/Uhura relationship was rather sweet, although I realise I'm probably making few friends here... ;D

And when I got back, I found my Torquere Sip had come out as promised! *bounces*

Yes, Good Company by JL Merrow is now available for the princely sum of $1.29! Yep, I am well cheap! *g* It's a contemporary short story centering on a young hitchhiker and the older man who picks him up.

Thanks so much to the wonderful and long-suffering [livejournal.com profile] me_midget and [livejournal.com profile] torino10154 who provided invaluable help with the story and thus are probably the only people who will understand the title of this post! *hugs you both*
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I am a very happy Mina indeed, for I had a lovely birthday last week, and was lucky enough to receive some fabulous gifts:

From the lovely [livejournal.com profile] torino10154, a fantastic double drabble: Pricked

From the adorable [livejournal.com profile] gin_tonic, a suitably tipsy offering: Whiskey

From the melodious [livejournal.com profile] mac_tunes, a lovely little play on words: Surprise!

And from the awesome [livejournal.com profile] alisanne, a fantabulous ficlet: Food For Thought

Thank you all so much! And thanks to all the lovely people who wished me a happy birthday!
*defies her Britishness to tackleglomp you all* :D
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Title: What Defines
Author: [livejournal.com profile] drachenmina
Rating: PG15
Word Count: 1,500
Pairing(s)/character(s): Severus Snape/Remus Lupin, Remus Lupin/Tonks, George Weasley, Tom Riddle
Challenge: Dark Side prompt: George Weasley, Tom Riddle, pain
Summary: Non-magic AU. England is under military rule following a coup by Tom Riddle, self-styled First Lord of the Treasury.
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Warnings - Highlight for warnings *Betrayal, mention of necrophilia, dead!Fred *
AN: I think it’s safe to say that this ficlet would not have taken anything like the shape it has, were it not for the lovely [livejournal.com profile] skitty_kat’s fantastic Red Serpent and in particular the illustration to chapter one, showing Snape smoking.
Thanks to the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] red_day_dawning for the beta! *hugs*


What Defines )
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Title: Speed and Expediency
Author: [livejournal.com profile] drachenmina
Other pairings/threesome: Some Regulus Black/Severus Snape, mention of Harry/OOC and Regulus/others
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 15,500
Warning(s): : The merest whiff of BDSM

Part One/Two


Part Two/Two )
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Now that the reveals are up, I'm posting my Snarry-a-thong fic here. Thank you so much to everyone who commented and/or recced it! *hugs you all* :D

Title: Speed and Expediency
Author: [livejournal.com profile] drachenmina
Other pairings/threesome: Some Regulus Black/Severus Snape, mention of Harry/OOC and Regulus/others
Rating: NC17
Word Count: 15,500
Warning(s): : The merest whiff of BDSM
Genre: : Post-war AU, humour.
Prompt: : (by [livejournal.com profile] accioslash) Now that Voldemort is gone for good, it's finally safe for Snape's former lover, Regulus Black, to return from the Muggle world where he had been safely hidden by Dumbledore. Regulus seems to think he and Severus can pick up their relationship where it left off, but Harry thinks he might want a chance with Snape. Neither Regulus nor Harry seem willing to take no for an answer and neither is willing to share. Prefer no threesomes (or moresomes), please.
Summary: Harry discovers motorbikes, sex, and Regulus Black. Severus discovers that you can’t go back, and that that’s not always a bad thing.
AN: Huge thanks to my wonderful beta, the lovely and talented [livejournal.com profile] gin_tonic!
Disclaimer: This story is based on characters and situations created and owned by JK Rowling, various publishers including but not limited to Bloomsbury Books, Scholastic Books and Raincoat Books, and Warner Bros., Inc. No money is being made and no copyright or trademark infringement is intended.

Part One/Two )
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I just had another story accepted by those lovely, lovely people at Torquere!

It's to go in their Sips line, and is a short story about a boy hitchhiking up to Glasgow. The working title was Deep Fried Mars Bar, although sad to say, there was no confectionary-related kink... ;P

Not a clue when it'll come out - I only got the email a minute ago. Will keep you posted!

*dances around house*

Dreamwidth

May. 1st, 2009 04:33 pm
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Right. So I have a dreamwidth thingy, but I'm not planning to move from IJ any time soon. So feel free to friend me over t/here, but be warned it will probably take me some time to get the hang of the reading circle whatsits.
*has not even managed to upload a user pic yet*

Will be mirroring all posts on IJ for the foreseeable.
*cuddles ticky box*
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Yep, I'm drachenmina over t/here too. Just seeing if the nifty crossposting thingy works!
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Yay! I can haz Dreamwidth! :)

But apparently, I can not haz userpic... :(
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...specifically, the US citizens among you.

If I were in an unspecified US city, and wished to get hold of a lump of coal (and I mean proper old-fashioned coal, not those charcoal bricquettes you get for the BBQ which I can't spell), how would I achieve this?

Yes, this is for a story! *g*
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OMG!!!

JL Merrow is in business!

I have just had an email to say that a short story of mine has, for the first time ever, been accepted for publication by those lovely people at Torquere Press!

It's called (unless they change it; I have not a clue how these things work) Different Strengths and was submitted for the Cherry Anthology due out in July. It's m/m and is set in Alabama, which should nicely confuse everyone who knows I'm English, and is the story of a young IT geek finding love on his first visit to a strip joint. As, ahem, you do... *g*

I'm so excited!!!

True Love

Apr. 3rd, 2009 03:03 pm
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Found this lurking, unfinished, in my files. So, having cheered myself up by writing #156, I finished it.

Title: True Love
Author: [livejournal.com profile] drachenmina
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Snarry 100 Challenge#151: Role Reversal
Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter


A dark figure tip-toed out of the Floo and promptly tripped over the fire-irons. “Oops! Bugger. Shhhh!” The resulting clatter was only worsened by the figure’s tipsy attempts to set things to rights.

“And what sort of a time do you call this, then?” The tight-lipped delivery and frigid body language of his waiting lover were lost upon the man, who beamed happily.

“S’four o’clock. Inna morning. You waited up! You do love me!”

Harry found himself enveloped in a 90-proof hug, and sighed. “I’m going to kill bloody Malfoy,” he muttered darkly.

Severus belched loudly, and passed out cold.

Instrument

Apr. 3rd, 2009 02:46 pm
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Title: Instrument
Author: [livejournal.com profile] drachenmina
Word Count: 100
Rating: NC17
Warning: Highlight for warnings * Nasty. But only if you look closely. Implied torture, imprisonment, non-con, whatever your imagination wishes to see.*
Snarry 100 Challenge#156: Music
Characters: Severus Snape/Harry Potter

Instrument )
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Title: Proof Positive
Author: [livejournal.com profile] drachenmina
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Challenge 202: Room of Requirement; lupin 100 #240: Remus/Sirius
Characters: Severus Snape/Remus Lupin, past Remus/Sirius, Severus/Lily implied


“Lupin, why have you dragged me here?”

“Because, Severus, I want you to finally see what I’ve been telling you all along – that I don’t wish I were with Sirius, or Tonks, or anyone else.”

Lupin stood in front of the Mirror of Erised for a moment, then turned to the Pensieve the Room of Requirement had provided conveniently at one side.

Sighing resignedly, Severus viewed the memory. It showed, as Lupin had promised, the two of them, happily embracing.

Vindicated, Lupin beamed. As they left the room, Severus glanced guiltily in the mirror, where Lily smiled for him alone.
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