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6th-Jun-2011 11:46 am
cridecoeur: (hero crossing)
title: machines and spirits ought to know
author: [personal profile] cridecoeur
prompt: faith for [community profile] parthenon
pairing: hestia/leper (or daniel/gabriel if you're freaky.)
rating: r
word count: 1232
warnings: a sociopath with super powers and a serious god complex, a cross-dressing negative who does not wear shoes despite the fact that it's really not working in his favor, and a serious disregard for quotation marks. also, i've killed off another minor character, isn't this fun?
a/n: god, does anyone but me even remember this story? i've had this part sitting on my hard drive for probably a year, and finally decided to finish it. here you go, internet, another scene from a kind-of horror story about a super powered sociopath who kills other super powered folk in really nasty ways! it's good times for all!


The shadow of a cross bisects the ground: a tilting steeple, moss-green and slick, white walls chipped away to bare boards, a door hanging off its hinges, creaking as the wind blows it back and forth, rock-shattered windows, littering colored glass, and, within, the groaning of an organ, badly played. )
24th-Aug-2009 09:16 am
cridecoeur: (Default)
title: machines and spirits ought to know
author: [personal profile] cridecoeur
prompt: self-searching for [community profile] parthenon
characters: sin, virtue, hestia
rating: r
word count 810
warnings: hestia's still a crossdresser who needs to put on some fucking shoes, and a minor character gets offed.
a/n: this is a character study piece for someone i'm trying to take longer than 700 words to kill - at which i'm utterly failing - because i like his character so much and whose voice i was having trouble capturing from the outside. this also contains a bit more of hestia's back story. the structure may seem familiar; the opening scene of machines and spirits was a character study of leper that worked so well i decided to keep it as part of the storyline. that said, i will say another thing: leper may be a sociopath but this kid's fucking crazy.

She burned with brightness, a pinnacle and a beacon, light blooming out of dark, bursts of color, red and green and blue, sliding over skin, wavering reflections, underwater bodies, reaching out, hand to hand, mouth to mouth, like to like. )
17th-Aug-2009 03:38 pm
cridecoeur: (what manner of creature is this?)
title: machines and spirits ought to know
author: [personal profile] cridecoeur
rating: r
word count: 942
prompt: personal quest for [community profile] parthenon
warnings: leper's still a sociopath, hestia's still a crossdresser who needs to put on some fucking shoes, and i still don't like quotation marks. also, there's the little matter of murder in this chapter, and a truly upsetting reaction to that murder. (omg leper, you just killed somebody, cut it out D:).
a/n: this does skip ahead somewhat, chronologically. sorry to be confusing, but I'm not a very good linear writer. also, for those interested in the creative process (what of it there was), i kept listening to these three songs on repeat as i was writing. creative process aside, those are good songs. sin fang bous: \o/

The sun casts the shadow of Jubilation’s body against the ground, a twist of darkness, a slender nothing, while Jubilation herself rises and rises and falls, a rhythmic exercise, occupying atmosphere, height. Hestia and I stand side by side, heads tipped back, hands brushing, watching her acrobatics, her vain performance for those people gathered below. Hestia cups his hands to his mouth and shouts, Jubilation! )
cridecoeur: (machines and spirits)
title: machines and spirits ought to know
author: [personal profile] cridecoeur
rating: pg-13 for scheming
word count: 711
a/n: i'm posting this solely so I'll stop obsessing over it. i'm going to rewrite the shit out of this eventually. what i wanted to come across in here really just doesn't. D: note that a negative, in this universe, is a person who negates the super powers of anyone they come into contact with. there's a lot of prejudice against them; they're pretty much universally considered villains. people you'd otherwise consider heroes will routinely kill negatives. also, leper reaches a new level of creepy here (I love him, the freak), and I continue naming people weird things.

Hestia talks as he drives, one hand tight on the old wooden steering wheel, the other on the stick, white-knuckled and elbow-locked. )
cridecoeur: (machines and spirits)
title: machines and spirits ought to know
author: [personal profile] cridecoeur
rating: pg-13? i don't know i suck at rating things.
word count: 1122
warnings: superpowers, crossdressing, minor character death, a sociopath with a serious god complex, and a complete disregard for quotation marks. also, later installments are going to involve quite a bit of violence and even more minor character death. yes, you really did just read all those warnings in one place.

Her meteor split the sky, shuddered the ground to shaking, a white-light blinding body, burning with love, burning with atmosphere, burning and burning to hips and knees and finger bones, knots of her bones, bare, down to the essentials, the elements, the earth, the ash of her body fallen from the heavens. )
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