Category Archives: Seasonal Specials

War Stories APRIL 1ST

Please note that this is not the real Chapter 26 – this was Against the Shadows‘ April Fool’s Day stunt for 2016, designed to look like a distinctly un-Star-Wars ending to the story. The real Chapter 26 – which is, by the way, neither the last … Continue reading

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A Visitor in the Blue House

A ver’ Mer’ Christmas to all!  Good heavens, was it really a year ago that Tahl started off so much havoc in the AU circuit?  Unbelievable. Erin‘s Christmas present.  This is the eftest way to deliver it. Poor Helena… I … Continue reading

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Normal

A homeschooler’s response to being suddenly thrust into the midst of a bunch of ‘normal’ people her own age.  Let’s just say I wander around all day in a fog of total social bemusement. My figure for the total number of Padawans in the Order is based on a (canonical) … Continue reading

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The Groves of Academe

Given the relative success of Gradesaver last year, I thought it might be fun to do a what-happened-next document excerpt,  for April Fool’s Day 2015. Apologies to Ben. Thanks to Ding for the loan of a textbook. Thanks to ruth … Continue reading

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A Blue House Christmas

Joy to the world, ho ho  ho, and so forth. I’ve been a bit of an absentee landlord around this blog, I’m afraid, but it’s Christmas, which is an excuse for the stars and everything else interesting to come out, … Continue reading

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Bedtime Story

Well, sort of. I’ve been telling it to myself the last few nights, but then… I’m weird. You may not like it so much. Asterisks mark the point of no return, where it gets ‘really heavy’. Kudos to Geraldine McCaughrean … Continue reading

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Mea Culpa

Halloween Special 2014. I believe in Happy Halloween and Creepy Christmas, at least where specials are concerned – watch out for December! (My exams are not over. And I have a date for tonight. I just love the WordPress schedule … Continue reading

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For The Occasion

This story contains one line borrowed from one of Erin’s (as yet) unpublished stories – so thanks a million, Erin – but uses it in a rather different context. Also several lines lifted from a song currently popular. Question is: which … Continue reading

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Baral Favain and the Lesson in Luck

Seeing as how it’s Friday 13th – unlucky for some – I thought I might enlist Baral Favain and create a topical short story for the occasion. Please note that I subscribe to the Hermit of the Southern Marches’ philosophy on … Continue reading

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Per Solum Hodie

Happy Star Wars Day, everybody! To celebrate: cameo-fest at Against The Shadows – see how many you can count! Answers at the end. They’re not all named, nor does everybody named necessarily show up in person, but I’ve tried to make … Continue reading

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In The Morning

In honor of International Atheists’ Day. (See Psalm 14 verse 1) As usual there is somebody to thank: this time it’s Erin, for the kind loan of a truly annoying General, first seen here. It was nearly three years after the … Continue reading

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Valentine: A Misunderstanding in Several Short Scenes

Many thanks to Rachel for the education, and to Erin for worrying about exactly how cringe-worthy is this going to be, Rosalie? Hope I don’t live up to your fears.   This story is one of the few I have ever dedicated: it’s … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice – Part 3 of 3

Second part of Erin’s present. Please note this chapter is based mostly on my own experience: I’ve never had an American – or Coruscanti – Christmas! And I hope it’s not frightfully bad form to include the recipient’s avatar in … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice – Part 2 of 3

This chapter and the next are Erin’s Christmas present: Merry Christmas to Erin, and I’m so sorry it had to be virtual! Solstice Eve, or, The Ghost of Christmas Past. Checking the pockets to see he hadn’t forgotten anything, Obi-Wan shrugged … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice – Part 1 of 3

Many thanks to FanFiction.net’s ruth baulding for the loan of Chakora Seva: he’s worth his weight in glitterstim! A Week Before Solstice, or, The Ghost of Christmas To Come. In midwinter on Coruscant, although the temperature rarely dropped much below freezing, … Continue reading

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At the Going Down of the Sun

This story is in honor of Remembrance Sunday (UK). Dedicated to the memory of the ANZACs in general, and one Quartermaster-Sergeant in particular. “Yow! What was that?” Ben thrust his head out from under his blankets in shock as another … Continue reading

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