“A sheen like fire and the presence of smoke” — from English Eerie: The Beast on the Moor

“This isn’t something for you,” he said, his polite façade a mist dissipating from the surface of water. “Ms. Ainsley--” “Ileiana.” “Ileiana, then,” he continued. “We’ve been well-briefed on your constitution and are under strict orders not to let you run about as you please.” “I wasn’t asking for your permission, Daniel,” I announced, testing the waters. When no rebuke came, I continued. “I think you’ll find I’m quite capable of making my own decisions in this regard and of any other."

The Best Retort is Rising to a Challenge — an excerpt of “1863, December”

(full story here) 1864, July -- The Kinmon Rebellion, Aftermath “How cruel, calling all of you that…” “Well, this is how others treat us. Don’t you worry yourself.” “But, it--” Chizuru is angry, and she doesn’t know what to do with it.  By all accounts, the Shinsengumi’s reputation shouldn’t really be her business. She is … Continue reading The Best Retort is Rising to a Challenge — an excerpt of “1863, December”

Blooming from the Mouth of Spring — an excerpt of “1863, December” (HaraChi fanfic)

1864, March Chizuru is often quiet, but when she laughs, it’s rain. She’s joined the captains again for dinner, as has become her custom, and Hijikata steadfastly pretends the girl doesn’t exist. That seems to suit her fine.  Chizuru isn’t a spectacle. She watches and listens as Heisuke and Shinpachi argue over thefts of food, … Continue reading Blooming from the Mouth of Spring — an excerpt of “1863, December” (HaraChi fanfic)

FanFiction Friday 6/26/20 — “Just now as I’m dying do I find a reason to keep on living.”

Featured Fandom: Fullmetal Alchemist-- Brotherhood and Manga Title – Imperfect Affection Author – Elfpen Stats – 1 Chapter, Completed 7/29/18 Author’s Synopsis – “Post-Manga/FMAB. As Edward and Alphonse recover from the Promised Day, Hohenheim struggles to convey his love for his sons before it's too late." Shoujo’s Comments – I read this fiction piece on a vague premise, I'll give you … Continue reading FanFiction Friday 6/26/20 — “Just now as I’m dying do I find a reason to keep on living.”

CHAPTER 5: UNSEASONABLE ACTS OF REASON (OR, “A LONGING INVOCATION OF THE CASTAWAY”) — A HARACHI FANFICTION

Summary: “I wouldn’t call it nothing.”“Look, nothing I can just… say!” he snaps, but then he sighs again. “I’m sorry, Hijikata-san. It’s been a long few days.”“For Yukimura’s sake, we’re all going to pretend we have no idea what’s going on. We’re going to let you handle this at home where it belongs.” His voice … Continue reading CHAPTER 5: UNSEASONABLE ACTS OF REASON (OR, “A LONGING INVOCATION OF THE CASTAWAY”) — A HARACHI FANFICTION

CHAPTER 4: UNSEASONABLE ACTS OF REASON (OR, “A LONGING INVOCATION OF THE CASTAWAY”) — A HARACHI FANFICTION

Unseasonable Acts of Reason (or, "a longing invocation of the castaway") Shoujothoughts (The entire work can be found here and the complete list of my fictions here.) Chapter 4 Summary: She examines him as a child examines a stranger, peering at him from behind porch posts like a girl hiding behind the legs of her father. There’s a … Continue reading CHAPTER 4: UNSEASONABLE ACTS OF REASON (OR, “A LONGING INVOCATION OF THE CASTAWAY”) — A HARACHI FANFICTION

“The New Threat!/For the Love of a Child” — DBZ Re-Written as Shoujo (Ep 1, Part 1)

The idea of this project is so ridiculous and difficult that I almost didn't know where to begin. I mean, come on, who else do you know is silly enough to attempt a re-write of the ultimate shounen fighter, Dragon Ball Z, as a shoujo of all things. It's pretty crazy, all right, but it … Continue reading “The New Threat!/For the Love of a Child” — DBZ Re-Written as Shoujo (Ep 1, Part 1)

Chapter 3: Unseasonable Acts of Reason (or, “a longing invocation of the castaway”) — a HaraChi Fanfiction

Unseasonable Acts of Reason (or, "a longing invocation of the castaway") Shoujothoughts(The entire work can be found here and the complete list of my fictions here.) Chapter 3 Summary: “I-I am being honest with you? H-Harada-san? You’re scaring me.” Suddenly, she’s being crushed to a broad, nearly bare chest, and her face is ten shades of red even … Continue reading Chapter 3: Unseasonable Acts of Reason (or, “a longing invocation of the castaway”) — a HaraChi Fanfiction

Sci-fi and Sparkles: Shoujo and Scott Design an Anime (pt 1)

"In the year 2675, intergalactic exploration has reached new heights. Alien species commingle between solar systems in matters of science, trade, military, and socialization. Higashi Yumi has grown up within this world and is pursuing a degree in interstellar archaeological sciences when the discovery is made: an abandoned solar system on the outskirts of explored … Continue reading Sci-fi and Sparkles: Shoujo and Scott Design an Anime (pt 1)

“Street Corners and Cemeteries” (Create-A-Story Tag)

While I was nominated by Hazelyn over at Archi-Anime, Keiko’s Anime Blog originated the Create-A-Story tag. Rules 1. You pick your first word, your setting and your story genre from the list below. As individuals, your brand of creativity is unique to yours, so we want to highlight that by letting you choose from a bunch … Continue reading “Street Corners and Cemeteries” (Create-A-Story Tag)