Present Perfect

March 29th, 2013 § 1 comment

Ages and ages and ages ago, I participated in The Fandom Gives Back: Eclipse Edition. I auctioned off the rights to prompt me for a 5,000-word short story. I had two winners: robsjenn, who asked for a piece about Alice and Edward (NOT Alice/Edward), and Team CarlWard Slash, who asked for a CarlWard slash piece, as close to canon as I could make it.

Out of those two prompts, and over two years later, came Present Perfect and (soon) Patroclus Rising. For both stories, I’ve written and tossed something on order of 3x as many words as made their way into the final version, and both are looking to be about 3x as long as I promised them.

Present Perfect will post today, and the next two Thursdays, April 4 and April 11, 2013. (And my apologies to anyone who got the screwy auto-update from earlier! I was using a new plugin and and didn’t know how it worked.) At the suggestion of both my prereader and beta, I’ve split it so that each section is its own chapter. Doing so was a bit crazymaking, but I think in the end, the results will be worth it. I will post the first “part” today, and the second and third parts over the next two posting days, with multiple chapters on each day (same goes on FFnet).

This was a long time coming, but it wound up being one of my favorite fics I’ve ever written. I hope you enjoy the read.

§ One Response to Present Perfect

  • ashling92 says:

    Reading Present Perfect at the moment over at ffnet, but am already intrigued with Patroclus Rising. The title appears to be a combination of “phoenix rising” and Patroclus, friend of Achilles, and I guess it will be a characterization of Edward. While I am not normally looking for slash fics, I enjoyed “For a Season” very much.
    Weird as timing in real life can be, I stumbled over Oliver Stone’s Alexander movie just last week and was intrigued by the intensity and endurance of Alexander and Hephaistion’s relationship. As a consequence I revised a lot of my knowledge of Greek mythology and history, especially Achilles and Patroclus, as Alexander frequently compared himself to Achilles. While I am convinced that I wouldn’t need extensive knowledge about the Ancient Greece to appreciate your new story, it is a nice coincidence and I’m very much looking forward to Carlisle and Edward’s relationship brought to life by your pen.

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