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We are experiencing a really nice Indian Summer. It will last until Sunday. Then Fall arrives for real with rain and rain and rain.

The reno are almost done. The counter top (quartz) has been measured and will be installed on Monday afternoon along with the sink. Then the plumbing and back splash will be done when my guys are free. That might be a few weeks.

Hockey is in full swing. Surprise teams are the New Jersey's Devils with their three rookies. Nico Hischier, who scored his first goal last night and added another one. Ottawa's Senators are also doing good despite Captain Erik Karlsson's absence. He is back now but not fully ready. Baby steps on his rebuilt ankle. Toronto's Leafs are performing as expected. Against the Wings, Auston Matthews was fantastic. Again. They even shot out the Caps in Washington.

Nikita Kucherov in Tampa is a scoring machine.

I'm outlining what I want to write for Nanowrimo. I might not write much but I setting up a goal of 5000 words.

Outbox

Sherry Thomas' A Study in Scarlet Women. The first in her Lady Sherlock's series. Fabulous remixing of Sherlock Holmes. Totally. Charlotte is point on. So is Livia. Mrs Watson, so good. I liked how Thomas turned things around and a non fan of Holmes will like it too but for the fan there are Easter eggs hidden all through the book. Charlotte "Sherlock" Holmes is fun and logical. Genius but with some empathy, especially for her family. The twists and turns of the introductions of the "known or expected" characters are wonderful. Mrs Hudson, John Watson, Moriarty are there in one form or another.

Inbox

Cinder. Marissa Meyer. Android fairy tale. Looks interesting.

Currently reading

Level up. Cathy Yardley So far it's keeping me interested. Geek girl working in game developing looking to move up as an engineer.

Ces livres qui nous font du bien.
This week's hockey highlights

Sidetracks - October 19, 2017

Oct. 19th, 2017 09:54 am
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Sidetracks is a collaborative project featuring various essays, videos, reviews, or other Internet content that we want to share with each other. All past and current links for the Sidetracks project can be found in our Sidetracks tag. For more links and commentary you can follow us on Twitter, Tumblr. You can also support us on Patreon.


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Culture consumed

Oct. 18th, 2017 04:02 pm
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DVDs
  • Ella Enchanted - Very pretty reworking of some of the fairy tale tropes, especially focused on the fickleness of fairy gifts and human nature. There are some cringy scenes, and I really really struggle with the pushing of the agenda finding a perfect ever after partner is a thing that teenage girls/young women should be looking for (and yes, a little bit there is that for the young man, but he seemed that bit older). I'm dithering on giving this one away, or whether I would watch it again (will check with youngest). 7/10
  • Finding Neverland - Aii, movies that make me cranky. There is 'based on a true story', and then there is 'killing someone off at the wrong point in history so that you can make a scandal where there wouldn't have been one'. Supposedly about JM Barrie, his friendship with the Llewellyn-Davies family, and the writing of Peter Pan. I'm not intending to ever watch this one again, because shouting at the screen is not actually one of my hobbies, regardless of how much I indulge in it. 3/10
  • Hinterland, S1E1 "Devil's Bridge". Billed as a "Welsh Noir Crime Thriller", it wasn't surprising that this was on the dark side, and that the crime aspects opened with quite the nasty crime scene. There are a lot of dark elements in this story, and in some ways it isn't the opening murder that is the darkest part. I'm hoping that some of these will continue into the other episodes of the season, because there are historical crimes/events referenced that haven't been dealt with. I'm not going to specifically reference them here, because learning about them is an important part of the story, and wouldn't want to spoiler people who might be inclined to watch it.

Books
  • ICO: Castle in the Mist by Miyuki Miyabe. Novelisation of the computer game of the same name. Very pretty story, lush language and detailed set pieces. Pacing is a bit wonky, probably reflecting said origins as a computer game. Some fascinating world-building, but no idea how true it might be to the original game. 8/10
  • The Traitor and the Tunnel by Y S Lee. In this, the third of the four existing Mary Quinn mysteries, author Y S Lee has upped the ante, sending Mary in to the royal household to investigate a sequence of petty thefts. The story feels even more convoluted than the previous one that I read, which is quite the challenge. Characterisation is detailed and considered, the world-building and sense of place descriptive and evocative (although more so at the visual level than the tactile or olfactory), while the story thunders on at a great rate. An enjoyable read. 8/10
  • The Wicked and the Divine: Imperial Phase Part 1 by Gillen/McKelvie/Wilson/Cowles (Vol 5 of the trade paper back collections of the comics; issues 23-28). The conspiracy elements are ramping up, the remaining avatars are splitting in to camps, and the woman who might have been able to explain what was going on shared tidbits of information unevenly amongst her favourites before her death (in a previous volume) so no-one really has any idea of how bad things are going to get. The plot line of the coming Great Darkness gets a lot of attention, and the morality of the gods gets delved into. 9/10


I'll note that I'm not being particularly critical in my reading, or it might just be that these three really were all of a level. I enjoyed them, I'd probably be willing to reread them, but I'm not really feeling like recommending them all over the place. Except maybe the Lee, because actually that one has a lot of really interesting details that I don't see elsewhere (the graphic novels have a new conceit, but there are two many complex conspiracy theory comics out there for me to point to this one as special).

It's a BOO-tiful day!

Oct. 17th, 2017 07:01 pm
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Hello Mag7 Fandom!  It's *finally* FALL! )

-boogieshoes


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Title: To the Bone
Author: Tarlan ([personal profile] tarlanx)
Fandom: The Magnificent Seven (TV)
Pairing/Characters: Chris/Vin
Rating/Category: PG13 Slash
Word Count: 1762
Spoilers: None
Summary: It was a dark and stormy night, late in the Fall, at a time when the veil between the living and the dead was at its thinnest.
Notes/Warnings: None

Written for [community profile] hc_bingo Round 8: Haunted, [community profile] trope_bingo Round 9: Bodyswap, and [community profile] mag7bingo 2017: Bodyswap

On AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/12392517
 
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Title: Greenhorn
Characters: JD and Buck
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: JD and Buck: Partners

When the kid jumped off that stagecoach Buck hadn't expected to give a damn. He didn't have time for a greenhorn who had learned all he knew about the Frontier from dime store novels. But women and kids had always been a soft spot for him so maybe he should have figured he'd end up taking JD under his wing. Hell, he nearly died protecting the kid and bore the scar from the Colonel's sword that almost cut him down for good. It took a few years but the kid was now a man, and he made a fine partner.

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Title: Twilight Years
Characters: Nettie
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Nettie: Alone for too long

There had been a boy. She'd been sweet on him and he'd come a-courting, bringing her wild flowers. She decided he was the only boy she'd ever marry and they set a date for the wedding. He died just two weeks before the day, thrown from a horse when a rattler sent it spooking. Another man came a-courting a few years later but he couldn't measure up to her first great love.

Now she was in her twilight years, alone, and as she looked back she wondered if she'd been just a little too quick to dismiss him.

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Title: Natural
Characters: Vin and JD
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Vin and JD: Horse riding

Vin considered himself a good rider. He'd been taught on Indian ponies, riding bareback for the most part until he left the village and rejoined the white man's world, and saddled up. When JD arrived in town all he carried apart from a suitcase was a saddle. He said he could ride and he proved himself real quick, able to handle any terrain with ease. JD was a natural, knowing how to get the best out of a horse without resorting to spurs or whips. If Chris ever got himself that horse ranch, JD would also have a place there.

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Title: Enough to Forgive
Characters: Casey
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Casey: Stronger than she looks

She lost her parents young, turning up on her Aunt Nettie's doorstep with a chest filled with clothing and personal possessions, scared and alone. Perhaps she needed Nettie's gruffness, her indomitable spirit, and fiery independence, using her aunt as a role model as she started a new life out West. With no men around she learned pretty quick how to do all the heavy chores, leaving behind the pretty dresses that were useless when doing man's work. By the time she met JD she was as fiery and as independent as Nettie, and strong enough to forgive JD for Maddie.

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Title: Pedestal
Characters: JD and Chris
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: JD and Chris: Hero worship

Chris had seen the hero worship in JD's eyes from when they first met, saving Nathan from a hanging. He knew the kid was romanticizing him like a character from one of his books, putting him high on a pedestal. Chris knew he was fast and deadly with a gun, and he knew JD wanted to emulate him. Yet no matter how often Chris tried to tell him different, he knew in the end JD had to figure it out for himself. When the truth finally dawned, Chris hoped he didn't fall too far off that pedestal in JD's eyes.

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Title: Simply the Best
Characters: JD
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: JD: Better than everyone else

When he arrived in the town he was full of romantic ideas of life out West. He wanted to be the best so he practiced knife throwing like Nathan only to lose out to a girl, became faster and more accurate with a gun like Chris and Buck but never fast enough. He tried to shoot a rifle like Vin but couldn't always make the shot. He tried to drink whiskey like Josiah but found it disgusting, play cards like Ezra and lost every time. Maybe he'd never be better than everyone else... but he was the best horse rider.

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Title: Belief
Characters: Rain
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Rain: Belief

Rain believed in the goodness of others but not to the point where she blindly accepted a stranger into the lives of her people without having a knife to hand, ready to protect them if that person turned out bad. She believed the Spirits of the Ancestors would provide for her people, just as they had given them all a safe haven in the village. Her belief was rewarded when seven good men rode in and saved them.

When she found Nathan hanging upside-down in one of her traps, she discovered she also believed in love at first sight.

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Title: Valuable Lesson
Characters: JD
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: JD: Taught a lesson

He thought he was all grown up, often getting riled when Buck treated him like a kid. He was a man. Yet when Maddie dragged him into the livery, determined to show him a good time, JD felt so out of his depth, so young and afraid. He was almost grateful Casey walked in on them, apart from having her mad at him. He tried to explain it to Maddie later only to realize too late that he was nothing to her. It took getting shot to figure out why he hadn't wanted her. He was in love with Casey.

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Title: Rescue
Characters: Vin and Nathan
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 200 (double drabble)
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Vin and Nathan: Staying hidden

Nathan and Vin dropped down behind a boulder, breathing heavily from the exertion of running and dodging as they moved from cover to cover. So far the Greely Gang hadn't spotted them, focusing instead on Chris and the others who were trying to keep them pinned down and occupied. The Seven had the Greely Gang caught between them now, and Vin had a good shot of one of the men but knew he couldn't take it until they had freed the two women taken hostage by the gang. He and Nathan were both light on their feet, crossing the final piece of open ground swiftly while a volley of gunshots from Chris and the others kept the gang distracted. He watched as Nathan shushed the women, releasing their bonds, before quietly guiding them to safe place. Nathan ordered them to keep low, and to stay silent and well hidden.

Once Nathan was sure they would be safe from flying bullets he gave Vin a wide smile and nodded. It was time to join the fight, and with a whoop of delight, Vin took his first shot, bringing down one of the gang that had been creeping slowly up on Chris.

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Title: Silence
Characters: Nathan and Vin
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Nathan and Vin: Silence

Neither of them talked much about their past, preferring to share only when the whiskey had loosened their tongues and the words seemed necessary. They kept their secrets, hiding in the silence found in pockets around the crowded, noisy saloon. They listened to Ezra's tall tales as he distracted his opponents at the card table; to Josiah's sermons as he preached to those too drunk to care about the sin of debauchery, to JD's inane chatter, and Buck's reminiscing of the women he had loved. And when Chris grew broody, lost in his dark past, they kept his silence too.

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Title: Fire and Brimstone
Characters: Josiah and Vin
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Josiah and Vin: The Bible

Vin wasn't against religion. He recalled his Ma had a Bible, one of those large family heirlooms but it must have been sold off around the same time she died from putrid fever. Vin guessed he should be surprised he wasn't sold off too, though he did get handed around from stranger to stranger until he found a home with the The People. They had their beliefs and Josiah wasn't one to mock or cry damnation. Instead he'd sit with Vin, helping him learn to read by opening passages from the Bible. Fire and Brimstone. It was a good story.

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Authors' Note: This review was written before either of us had watched the second season. It is chock-full of major spoilers for S1, so proceed with caution!

Spoiler alert: we love, love, love this show. )

Marcus Wicker, Silencer, 2017

Oct. 12th, 2017 09:38 am
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I read this on the recommendation of the great Roxane Gay. Like everything she recommends, it's excellent.

grant me a few free hours each day. Grant me a Moleskine pad & a ballpoint pen with some mass. Grant me your gift of this voice. Pages & pages of this voice, in a good book from a loving press. & grant me a great love, too. Grant a way to provide for my love. Like, a tenure-track job at a small college in the Midwest.

Wicker draws the reader in with this likable, conversational-confessional frankness. His project isn't to emphasize our shared experience, though. It's to draw attention to the cracks.

The danger in consuming the Grey Poupon is believing that you, too, can be a first-generation member of the elite, turning your nose up at soul music, simple joy, fried foods, casual Fridays—essentially everything I’m made of.

Under late capitalism, we are all subject to precarity, but no one more so than a black man in a police state. Wicker challenges us not to look away.

What’s the use in playing it like everything’s going to be OK for me in the event of mortal catastrophe

Grant this guy tenure, and bulletproof skin.

Fanwork Recs — October 12th, 2017

Oct. 12th, 2017 04:13 pm
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Fanwork is awesome and sharing fanwork is even more awesome. Join us as we keymash and squee over our favorite fanwork, from fic (both written and podfic) to art to vids and meta and back again.

If you find something you love, we encourage you to comment/favorite and let the creator know you enjoyed their work. :D o/


Recommendations included:
  • DRAMAtical Murder — art (1)

  • Hawkeye — vid (1)

  • Hidden Figures — vid (3)

  • Pride & Prejudice — vid (1)

  • Rogue One — fic (1)

  • Sense & Sensibility — vid (1)

  • Star Trek: Discovery — art (1)


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What fanwork have you loved recently?
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Adventures Elsewhere collects our reviews, guest posts, articles, and other content we've spread across the Internet recently! See what we've been up in our other projects. :D


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Reading summary

Oct. 11th, 2017 06:31 pm
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I don't have the oomph to write much about what I've been reading, so some partial summaries:

Harbinger - graphic novel trade paperbacks volumes 3, 4, and 5. This is very twisty turny, dystopia with superpowers. The end of book five appears to be the end of the story, and it ends on a potentially optimistic but ultimately depressing note. Volume 3 covers a stack of depressing back story about the horrors that humans create and inflict on each other; volume 4 has a lot of wankery on what is reality; book 5 has the final conflict and a little bit of kind of epilogue. Ratings 3-4

Die for Me (Amy Plum) - teenage supernatural romance that was just a bit too far-fetched for my liking. Yes, the overwrought nature of the narrative was in keeping with the strength of teenage feelings, but some of it was just too tortured. Rating 2. This one is looking for a home; will happily post.

life lived in dotpoints

Oct. 11th, 2017 04:09 pm
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I keep remembering that I haven't updated here, but not bothering. So, some semi-random details:
  • work - did a short contract; was supposed to have a not-a-job-interview this morning, got cancelled on/rescheduled until tomorrow; complained that there isn't anything on seek, checked again, there are three possible jobs, closing date for one is tomorrow, argh.
  • Study - still haven't finished that report.
  • responsible adult - slowly getting sorted bits of the house; am making progress on tax (have all the income stuff, I think, not as stressed about the donations side). Mostly making sure that there is food. Attempting to track expenditure so that we can live within our means while we are on one income with one kid doing skating and two doing dancing (term fees came due last week, same time as the credit card and the fortnightly mortgage payment. Food budget much lower than usual).
  • kids - still growing. Middlest is officially taller than eldest; the younger two are suddenly looking all grown up
  • health - up and down. Wiped today, for no good reason. Lungs are mostly better than they were, the montelukast has made 20-30 [units] of difference in my FEVs, and that has held (except yesterday, when I triggered a coughing fit each time I tried to measure, and thus didn't get a valid measurement). Mood is a bit flat, but not problematically so. Ennui, rather than anything else.
  • garden - scruffy. Failed to prune the mulberry tree before it was in fruit *again* this year.
  • reading - I'm getting some done. I make myself pick up a printed book on a regular basis. Still not reading new books as fast as I should be.
  • craft - finished up the blue knitted blanket; blocked the green/yellow knitted blanket. These are both waiting for photos, then confirmation from AW as to whether they want the blankets for their hospital ward, if not they are going to the cat haven. Also, because was just ariaflame and I the other day/night, I have two new 8" patchwork blocks (I was showing the concept of leaders and enders, and designed a couple of simple blocks, which I then finished up the next day, because when I say simple, I mean I did two 16 patches from already cut blocks, so there wasn't a lot in it). Did four of the 365 day blocks on the weekend, cut a couple more as well.

Fall break renovation edition

Oct. 10th, 2017 09:03 am
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We are in week 2 of the bathroom renovations. Monday October 3rd was demo day. Much like those flip and renovation shows on HGTV, we had surprises, the plans and design were not quite exacts. But I had planned for extra up to 30% of the budget. So the shower drain was redone. The base of the ceramic shower was rethought and done and the first coat of primer was put on. That's week one. All my ceramic floor was saved as was my big, enormous mirror. The shower ceramic walls were done yesterday and ... of course the designer didn't evaluate the right amount of ceramic tiles. I am missing 4 titles. We are getting them today. Paint is being done now, first coat. With a second coat at the end of the day. The ceramic will be finish today and the coat of coulis will be applied tomorrow.

Thursday we have the new vanity being installed. Then the new sink and plumbing and either on Thursday or Friday the quartz countertop will be measured, cut for the sink and then maybe next week installed then the new sink will be finished.

Not much reading but much knitting.

Outbox

The Uncommon Reader. Alan Bennett. A book every reader can relate to. Here we have The Queen as the reader's surrogate and it does add some layer of intrigue but in the end the Queen proves to be one of us. Keep calm, love books and write. A quick read but not a meaningless one.

An Extraordinary Union by Alyssa Cole. Loved this a lot. Amazing Ellen is amazing. Malcolm is not too shabby also. I cast the Scottish accent John Barrowman as Malcolm. Don't no why but his voice fit the character for me. Elle is smart, sexy, intense and so much the spy heroine I've always wanted to read. Recommended to the power of 1000.

Inbox

Cathy Yardley's Fandom Hearts series. Starting with Level up.

Currently reading

Sherry Thomas' A Study in Scarlet Women. The first in her Lady Sherlock's series. It is just fabulous. Totally.

I've started to knit again. In the round with double pointed needles. My shoulder is not complaining. Which is wonderful.

Hockey is back fully. I've been watching or listening almost daily. Sophomore year for the Leafs rookies is going pretty nice so far. Habs' start of the season is pitiful. The Pens bounced back but ... are doing a really dumb thing today. Hawks are in Montreal today. Might hear Jonathan Toews speak French. Which he does really well.



Pics of the knitting

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I wanted to get some prompts done from my Mag7 bingo card....

Author: Tarlan ([personal profile] tarlanx)
Fandom: The Magnificent Seven (TV)

Title: Lies and Half Truths
Pairing/Characters: Josiah
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Josiah: Lies

There are lies and there are half-truths. As a preacher Josiah has heard them all but as he hears each confession he knows he must show compassion and give each sinner a chance to make amends and start their lives anew. He listens and tries not to judge, but he freely admits he is only human after all. He tries to direct, to lecture, or simply to offer a word of warning or advice. Josiah knows he cannot change anyone unless they are willing but he hopes his words reach them, if only to save their immortal souls from damnation.

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Title: Swords and Guns
Pairing/Characters: Buck and Nathan
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Guns

Nathan had been a slave, and no slave could carry a gun. When his master needed a fencing partner Nathan learned fast. Steel became his weapon of choice, and he practiced daily with knives and swords until he was as fast and accurate as any gunslinger. Buck only knew guns. He wasn't as fast as Chris or as accurate as Vin but he could hold his own in a fight. Teaching a beginner to fence would be hard especially with only days to learn what Nathan had spent years learning. To save his friend, he knew he had to try.

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Title: Sibling Smiles
Pairing/Characters: JD and Buck
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Secret siblings

Buck always wondered why he and JD had got on so well, right from the very beginning, looking upon the younger man like a little brother. It was a shock when they were sitting round a campfire one night and JD started to talk of his errant father. Buck had know of that man from his mother, before he found gold and took his riches back East. Buck knew he favored his mother in looks and on the following day he studied JD, seeing the similarities between them that might come from a shared father. They had the same smile.

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Title: Go West, Young Man
Pairing/Characters: JD
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Getting lost in a book

JD's love of books had come from his mother. He had spent many a glorious hour lost within the pages of a dime store novel, reading of heroic deeds out West, of gunslingers, Indians, and cowboys. When his mother died leaving him penniless and alone JD knew he could either work in a factory or follow his dream and head West. The stagecoach fare cost him what little money his mother had left for him but as he stepped off in a rough frontier town he knew he'd made the right choice, beginning a whole new chapter of his life.

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Title: Shame
Pairing/Characters: Josiah
Rating/Category: GEN
Word Count: 100
Notes/Warnings: Prompt: Confusion

The whiskey fogged his mind, numbing his thoughts and senses yet he could never escape the harshness of his youth and the pain of his sister, Hannah. The memories tore through him, dragging up the dirt of the past and leaving him raging and belligerent towards an uncaring father. When he awoke the following day the fog rarely cleared, leaving him confused yet ashamed of bad deeds and words hurled while in Pan's embrace. Each morning he swore he would not touch another drink, putting the past behind him so he could begin his life afresh. Every night he failed.

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