blancwene: (She shoots me dead - SW)
Title: That Secret (That You Knew)
Genre: drama, ficlet, AU (Certain Dark Things 'verse)
Summary: Three lies Luke has told, and the truth.

Notes: I've been working on a short story called "Certain Dark Things," an intertrilogy/original trilogy Imperial AU that follows Luke & Mara & Shira Brie. But since it's all from Mara's POV, I wanted a chance to dive into Luke's head, albeit briefly. Consider this a teaser prologue, with the short story starting very soon.



His true first memories are of blinding suns and flattening heat, landscapes and inhabitants alike bleached dry by harsh light. )
blancwene: (A well-fairing maiden - N&S)
Title: Involved with Past and Future
Genre: drama, ficlet, AU
Summary: One path Lorana Jinzler didn't take.

Notes: After finishing Outbound Flight, I really wanted to read an AU where Lorana survived. (Preferably going on to train Evlyn Tabory and the Force-sensitives, and creating an Empire of the Hand's version of the Imperial Knights.) Alas, that story does not exist. So here, have a short AU ficlet instead.

Eight years later, during the Siege of Saleucami, her mind keeps circling back to Outbound Flight. )
blancwene: (She shoots me dead - SW)
Title: Dance, Future Tense, & Reality
Genre: drama, ficlet
Summary: Three Mara ficlets, before, during, and after the Thrawn trilogy. (First one inspired by this ficlet by [livejournal.com profile] deaka/Knight_Aragorn)

Notes: For Gabri. ♥

Dance. )

Future Tense. )

Reality. )
blancwene: (She shoots me dead - SW)
Title: Bringing Up Baby
Timeframe: post-VotF
Characters: Mara Jade, Luke Skywalker
Genre: poem, humour, drama
Summary: Mara goads Luke into revealing his thoughts about parenthood. A poem.

Notes: A late Valentine's gift for Gabri, who always patiently awaits poems that take months to appear. We covered Robert Frost in my AmLit course this week, and reading pieces like "The Death of the Hired Man" inspired me to try a similiar style for one of my ongoing series of Luke & Mara poems. Fortunately, my subject matter is a bit lighter - and fluffier - than Frost's. Enjoy!

( Luke, do you hate babies? )
blancwene: (She shoots me dead - SW)
Title: The Simplification of Conflict
Timeframe: Thrawn trilogy
Characters: Mara Jade, Luke Skywalker
Genre: poem, drama
Summary: "Conflict simplifies things: the woman / misguided, the man resolute." A poem for Mara and Luke.

Notes: For Gabri and my sister. A bit of the structure for this poem is stolen from Sylvia Plath; I'm sure she wouldn't have minded. The other day, I found the first stanza jotted down in my notebook for Boulean Algebra - the last two stanzas came out differently than I intended, so I might edit some more. Also, I've just realized that I've never written a poem from Luke's POV. Coincidence? (Maybe not.)

I remember darkness )

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It is always remarkable when someone sees your soul to a better degree than you see it yourself. You could count the people who see your soul on one hand. Others might know you but they would forget; their knowledge of you was like a weak and undisciplined thing. But that wasn’t so with him. He didn’t forget. It stuck in his mind. He had seen a kindred soul. He had seen it long ago. She only saw it now. But she was stricken with it. Suddenly she had identified him. There was the man she loved. As a result, she proceeded dementedly to behave as if the opposite were true.

–Nancy Lemann, The Fiery Pantheon

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