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Slow News Day

Title: Slow News Day
Disclaimer: Once Upon A Time and its characters are the property of ABC. No infringement intended.
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Swan Queen
Word Count: 830
AN: The story is written for Onceuponaland challenge, using an original character in a story. Diane/Artimis is an original character was by confessoralana


“Oh, God. Not again,” Emma Swan grumbled under her breath as she stepped out of the cruiser and refrained from rolling her eyes.

“Emma, be nice. You remember what happened last time,” David said softly, a fake smile coming to his lips as he met his daughter’s eyes. It had taken him days to talk Snow down, assuring her that Emma was perfectly safe despite the write up and photo evidence in the local paper of their daughter singed and smoking after rescuing a so called "firebreathing dragon" hatchling, that instead was simply a poor cat stuck half way down Old Mother Hubbard's fireplace chimney. Still, it made for a fun feel good news story, albeit embarrassing, by their resident intrepid reporter. The same resident reporter bearing down on them as quickly as possible without breaking a heel.

“Sheriff Swan! Sheriff Swan!” The thin elegant woman called out, getting her attention before dashing down the sidewalk looking both ways before scampering across the street to catch up to the two Storybrooke police officials making their way to the local high school.

“Diane, I don’t have time for this right now,” Emma moved away, hoping that the nosey reporter took the not at all subtle hint and would leave them be. “Surely there has to be something more interesting than the Lost Boys latest vandalism escapade for you to investigate.”

“The police and crime beat may not be the busiest section of the Mirror, Sheriff, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t something here to report.” The woman smiled winningly and flicked back her shoulder length light brown hair.

The truth was it was a slow news day and the Lost Boys were the last thing on Diane’s mind, if indeed they had anything at all to do with it, which she highly doubted. In fact the bizarrely scrawled pentagram shaped markings on the side of the high school wall that had just been described over the police radio frequency she scanned on a regular basis certainly screamed that this was not a normal case at all. And then there was the trail of glowing orange ooze that went out of the yard, through the school baseball field and disappeared into the nearby woods. None of it made sense and while she was unsure about how to figure it all out, the intrepid reporter was determined to get to the bottom of it.

The one thing Diane did know for sure was that where Sheriff Swan went, very often trouble followed. And that meant a great news day. Like it or not, she would follow this case to the end. If that meant using everything at her disposal, then so be it. Diane stepped closer and spoke quietly with the reluctant Sheriff.

“Perhaps those photos I have of a certain blonde intruder making out with my next door neighbour, the town’s former mayor would make for an interesting piece, on a slow news day…” Diane let the sentence dangle in the tense air between them. It was really so tacky to stoop to this level, but if it got her the story then it would be worth it. Besides it was always fun to tweak the Saviour.

“Fuck.” Emma growled under her breath and glared at the woman. She should have just let Regina use her damn cloaking spell that night like she had wanted and been done with it. That had been a pretty hot rendezvous, so she couldn’t begrudge the interlude, however she was not only embarrassed at being caught, but she was being manipulated with the information.

David covered his smile just barely in time before turning and dashing up the high school steps and pulling open the door for the two ladies.

“Fine.” Emma leaned closer to the woman to make her point. “But this is the last time you pull that blackmail stunt with me, or so help me God, I will rat you out to said former mayor. You know, your neighbour. The former Evil Queen, destroyer of nations.”

“I think that might have been Xena,” Diane patted the Sheriff’s arm and cocked an eyebrow.

“You know what I mean.” Emma ground out, not really wanting to bring her lover into this. There would be hell to pay on many fronts if Regina did find out that people knew that they were together. Having it splashed across the Mirror would not be a good thing at all.

“Of course, Sheriff.” Diane said, smirking to herself as she made her way up the steps and passed through the open door. She had pushed the limit this time, but she was sure it would be worth it. Diane glanced into sparkling blue eyes and grinned up at the man holding the door open for her. “Thanks, Charming.”

“Pleasure as always, Artemis.” He smiled, waiting for his daughter to follow the determined reporter into the school.

“Not a word.” Emma stalked past him, fuming silently at how much pleasure he was getting at her expense.

“Never.” David chuckled under his breath and followed his daughter inside the high school, knowing that the days adventure was likely just beginning. Suddenly there was a great rumbling from under foot and the three exchanged very worried looks.

So much for a slow news day.

Paperwork and Peppermint Kahlua

Title: Paperwork and Peppermint Kahlua
Author: Geekgrrllurking
Disclaimer: Once Upon A Time and its characters are the property of ABC. No infringement intended.
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Swan Queen
Rating: NC-14 for swearing
Words: 1159
AN: For Ariestess and anyone else having a pissy day/month/year out there.



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The Soundtrack To Your Life - Meme

A little meme I found on Tumblr and thought I'd share...

Put your iTunes on shuffle and create the soundtrack to your life.


  • Opening credits: Still - Daughter

  • Waking up: Cross That Line – Joshua Rodin

  • Falling in love: Push – Avril Lavigne

  • Fight song: Electric Feel - MGMT

  • Breaking Up Song: Breath of Life – Florence + the Machine

  • Getting back together: I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt

  • Wedding: Save My Heart – Jason Reeves

  • Birth of child: Need Some Sleep – Eels (Shrek 2 sdtk)

  • Death scene: For Good – Wicked Soundtrack

  • Final battle: Fix You – Cold Play

  • Funeral song: For Your Entertainment – Adam Lambert

  • End credits: Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

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In Sickness and In Health

Title:In Sickness and In Health
Disclaimer: Once Upon a Time and its characters are the property of ABC. No infringement intended.
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Swan Queen
Rating: G
AN: Written for Onceuponaland challenge Promptly in Order, to write a fic to include using words provided and you must use them in the order provided.
Prompt word list: doctor, apple light

“Maybe we should go see the doctor.” Emma said softly, checking the thermometer before glancing down at the grumbling mound of blankets piled in the center of the bed. A tousled dark head popped up and glared back at her, grumpy from her fever.

“That quack?” Regina grumped, digging for a tissue under her pillow before wiping at her running nose. “I’d rather take my chances with your mother’s quaint home remedies then let Whale anywhere near me.” She blew her nose loudly and flopped back down under the comforter once more, miserable.

Emma sighed but couldn’t disagree. She didn’t trust Whale much either. She could never remember if it was starve a cold and feed a fever or the other way around, but Snow’s pot of chicken soup was certainly worth having regardless. Emma was a little more leery about the slathering of Regina’s chest in mustard or eating a clove of garlic. At the very least she should get some fluids into her restless patient.

“Alright then, how about some orange juice and a book to read to pass the time.” Emma said gently, hoping that might settle her lover. The blanket was quickly flattened and Regina just frowned up at her, before cocking an eyebrow.

“Ok, so let’s make that apple juice instead,” Emma said putting the thermometer down on the nightstand. “It’s almost as great a source of vitamin C, or at least that’s what Henry said.” Emma glanced down at the shiny dark eyes staring up at her, bright from sickness but at least not pissed off at her at the moment. Emma smiled softly, unable to stop herself she reached out to press her hand to the flushed forehead, checking how hot it was to the touch. Regina’s eyes fluttered shut at the gentle touch, her head turning towards her, sighing softly. Emma brushed back some dark strands of hair clinging to the damp skin, before threading her fingers through the thick locks. Regina almost purred with pleasure.

“Better yet, why don’t I turn off the light and just snuggle down in bed with you?” Emma said softly, as Regina’s eyes opened wide as if disbelieving. After all this time together, Regina could still be stunned to find Emma at her side, standing there through thick and thin, caring for her in sickness and in health. They had never officially exchanged the vows; they had never felt the need to. It was just the way it was, for better or worse.

Regina nodded, her eyes big and fragile, saying so much more than words ever could. She sniffed and shifted over, pleased as Emma slid in beside her and flicked off the lamp on the nightstand. Emma pulled her close and Regina seemed to settle right down. Emma smiled as she sensed Regina finally fall asleep. Emma shook her head, as she should have realized it sooner. After all, true love was always the best medicine.

Onceuponaland Mini-Bang Challenge 1

6 word
story
poem
[min 10
lines]
drabble
[100 words
exactly]
ficlet
[300-500
words]
wild
card
3 sentence
story
haiku character
letter or
journal
entry
[250 words]
meta
[300-500
words]



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Consequences - Part 3

Title: Consequences
Author: Geekgrrllurking
Disclaimer: Once Upon A Time and its characters are the property of ABC. No infringement intended.
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Swan Queen
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Did Emma really not think about the consequences of bringing Marion back to Storybrooke? Or was it all going according to the Saviour's plan...
Prompt: Okay, okay...I'd love to see how you'd write SQ post S3 finale. Maybe Regina storms off after realizing what Emma had done and Emma goes after her. I love it when these two fight and then realize why they're really fighting. Plus, it'll be a first time story and you know I love first time stories. :)
AN: Written for Calliopes Muse with all my best wishes for a very happy birthday. 



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Consequences - Part 2

Title: Consequences
Author: Geekgrrllurking
Disclaimer: Once Upon A Time and its characters are the property of ABC. No infringement intended.
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Swan Queen
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Did Emma really not think about the consequences of bringing Marion back to Storybrooke? Or was it all going according to the Saviour's plan...
Prompt: Okay, okay...I'd love to see how you'd write SQ post S3 finale. Maybe Regina storms off after realizing what Emma had done and Emma goes after her. I love it when these two fight and then realize why they're really fighting. Plus, it'll be a first time story and you know I love first time stories. :)
AN: Written for Calliopes Muse with all my best wishes for a very happy birthday. 



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Consequences - Part 1

Title: Consequences
Author: Geekgrrllurking
Disclaimer: Once Upon A Time and its characters are the property of ABC. No infringement intended.
Fandom: Once Upon A Time
Pairing: Swan Queen
Rating: NC-17
Summary: Did Emma really not think about the consequences of bringing Marion back to Storybrooke? Or was it all going according to the Saviour's plan...
Prompt: Okay, okay...I'd love to see how you'd write SQ post S3 finale. Maybe Regina storms off after realizing what Emma had done and Emma goes after her. I love it when these two fight and then realize why they're really fighting. Plus, it'll be a first time story and you know I love first time stories. :)
AN:  Written for Calliopes Muse with all my best wishes for a very happy birthday. 


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Camp Nanowrimo

Ever hopeful, I have signed up for Camp Nanowrimo. Fingers crossed that I can actually find time in July to write something. Work should be relatively calm and I am on vacation mid month so this all bodes well. So if there are any other campers out there let me know, I'm looking for cabin mates. I don't snore (much) and can watch your gear while you are splashing around in the lake because I don't swim. I also can identify poison ivy and am good at crafts. Then there is the whole writing cheerleading thing, "Rah, rah, you can write it! Yes you can! Yes you can!" (Come on ariestess, shake that pompom girl!)

Ahem.

Anyway you get the idea. So if you are up for a bit of summer fun to go along with the Dog Days of Summer or the International Day of Femslash then come on and join me at Camp!

I double dog dare yah!

Movies Meme

Snagged by the ever lovely ariestess

Everyone should post their ten most CRUCIAL CRUCIAL CRUCIAL-ASS movies, like the movies that explain everything about yourselves in your current incarnations (not necessarily your ten favorite movies but the ten movies that you, as a person existing currently, feel would help people get to know you) (they can change later on obviously).

In no particular order:

1. Gravity
2. Sleeping Beauty
3. Casablanca
4. Singing in the Rain
5. Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas
6. 13 Going On 30
7. Miss Congeniality
8. August Rush
9. Alien Resurrection
10. Never Been Kissed

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30 Days About Me - Day 7: My 5 Pet Peeves

Day 7 here we go, the master post can be found here by the way. My 5 pet peeves:

Cyclists who don't stop at stop signs. REALLY? You can't obey a simple thing like a stop sign? And if I accidentally run into you when you are blasting through an intersection, I'd be the one charged. This is SO annoying.

Piling all the dirty dishes into the sink instead of stacking the dishwasher or neatly stacking them on the counter somewhere. I'm not a neat freak by any means, but it's one of those things, y'know?

People reading my texts over my shoulder. It's my text people, on MY phone, therefore it's personal and private and if I want to share the content with you I will.

The organic food movement and the holier than thou attitude that goes with it. It would be nice if we all had organic food, but it is SO much more expensive that what any normal family can afford. So either bring down the price so everyone can purchase it or stop with the yuppie snootiness.

God, I love Drew Barrymore. Sorry not a peeve, just a random observation as I watch Music and Lyrics for the zillionth time :)

Fandom ship wars. Really people, can't we all just get along and enjoy the tv show for what it is? We all see different things, we all ship different people together, do we really need to troll and dump on people because you don't agree with what a person says on their own blog? It is their blog after all.

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30 Days About Me Meme - Day 6

And I've been bad and keeping this meme going, quelle surprise. Anyway, I shall continue on at my own pace, and so here we go with Day 6. Your views on mainstream music.

I like mainstream music, generally speaking. I'm not talking about rap or dance/house music, which I don't consider mainstream music, but I adore some of the songs out there now. My current favourite is Say Something by Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, which just makes me feel so much. And I guess that's the qualifier right there, I like songs that make me feel something and there are plenty of new mainstream music that does that.

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30 Days About Me Meme - Day 5

Master post can be found here, as I try to catch up on some of my missing days. This is for day 5. Things you want to say to an ex:

Well to be honest, it has been a long time since my last relationship. However, I guess I could go back to my other relatively long term relationship, which was my boyfriend from college. We dated through second year and then lived together for 3rd year (actually I finished and graduated 3rd year and he dropped out after 2nd) and then when school ended, so did our relationship. Then about a year later, we both ended up working at the same studio in Ottawa and we sort of got back together again for a few months. Then the studio in Ottawa went bust and I got stiffed for my last few weeks of pay, so I said screw this and moved to Toronto with friends. Years later he was visiting a mutual friend I was working with at another studio and we had coffee and caught up. I found out that he had stuck around Ottawa and had started having an affair with the wife of one of the guys we worked with. He was all proud of himself about it and clearly enjoyed sneaking around. I just shake my head now and think what a shitty thing to do to someone we worked with. And then to tell me about it, really? How tacky is that? I had the feeling that he seemed to be sniffing around to see if I was still into him and thank God I had finally figured out that I was GAY and had found someone who was worth my time and effort and who really loved me.  I guess what I would want to say to him would be "Grow the fuck up, buddy." And this post makes me realize how lucky I truly am to have Jo in my life :)

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30 Day Meme - Day 4

Master post can be found here. Today is 4. Bullet your whole day. Well I'm going to bullet my Wednesday May 7th.

8:00 am - Alarm went off, Sam and Ella, our cats have decided they wanted to play, I decided I wanted to play hookey, called in sick to work, fed the cats, closed the bedroom door and crawled back into bed. Told Jo I was staying home and we went back to sleep.

10:00 am - Got up finally, sat on couch for a bit. Realized we needed breakfast items, volunteered to go get some.

10:30 am - Went to Metro grocery store, bought oj, hashbrowns, ham and coffee filter. Went back home.

11 am - Did dishes as Jo made breakfast. Perked coffee, we ate yummy breakfast.

12 noon - Set up air compressor with new spot sand blaster. Jo did a few practice blasts on the back deck. I went into the basement and began to work on latest stained glass project. We are making a fire services logo for auction at a friends fundraiser, due on Saturday. First time we have ever sand blasted glass, so definitely fun.

1 pm - Cutting glass in basement studio.

2 pm - While Jo grinds glass, I am now cutting frisket, an adjustible vinyl product to resist the sand. We will use this to etch the words Fire Services and the two symbols on each side.

3 pm - Still cutting and grinding. Ella and Sam have decided we need supervision and have fallen asleep on the chair beside us. Jo has begun to spot blast the pieces outside on the deck. She is covered in dust and grit.

5 pm - Jo has a shower, she even has dust between her toes and we stop to eat, feed the cats who have begun to bug us for crunchies, we have chili while discussing how slowly this process is. If we sell this panel to anyone the price has now gone up as it is so freakin' fiddly.

6 pm - Back into the basement I go, now moving onto foiling glass pieces. The etched glass pieces look awesome and we are all pleased with ourselves.

7 pm - More foiling. Cats are playing with foil strips and generally being naughty. Sam hops up and steals the sponge out of the glass grinder. Ella falls asleep watching me foil beside her. Jo is grumbling about how the pieces are not fitting as tightly as she would like.

8 - 11 pm - Foiling winds down to an end, and I'm pooped. Head upstairs, cats in tow as Jo finishes up her last bits.

11 pm - Pour a bath, wash away the glue and basement grit, Sam and Ella play with the towels and in the sink with the plug. Blow dry hair and feel human again. Head out to the living room and my spot on the couch. Jo is watching something on the cooking channel.

12 midnight - Fire up the computer and surf. Tumblr sucks the rest of my energy and I toddle off to bed.

1 am - Ella is playing with that damn pompom in the bedroom. Snag it from her and hide it under my pillow. Finally fall asleep.

Here's the stained glass project (in progress) in case you're interested:

panel in progress

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30 Days About Me Meme - Day 3

The masterpost for this meme can be found here. Todays topic is 3. A book you love

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham. It was one of those books I was forced to read for a book report in Engish in high school, Grade 10 I think, and it really stayed with me. It sucked me into the sci-fi/fantasy genre and I've never really left. AND it's set in Canada, Labrador to be exact, which I thought was awesome. From there I headed off into Anne McCaffery's Dragon Riders of Pern and Piers Anthony's Incarnations of Immortality series. It's been so long since I've read The Chrysalids, I really need to dig out my battered copy and reread it one more time.

So do you have a book that you love?

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30 Days About Me Meme - Day 2

Master post can be found here. Today's topic is  for day 2. Something you feel strongly about.

This is a tough one really, as I don't normally have extremely strong feelings about anything, I'm kinda happy go lucky that way. I suppose though I do feel strongly about universal health care and how everyone should have access to it. I hear stories about friends in the States who avoid going to the hospital because of the cost of a visit, etc. and it disgusts me that in a first world country that their citizens can't look after each other in even a basic way. Canada is a bit better, but even still, dental and vision care are not included in our health care system either. How can you expect to work and live a happy life if you can't see properly or your mouth is killing you because you need a tooth pulled or a filling put in? Really? Don't you think we could all just toss in some extra tax funds and cover it all? Yes, I get that we are still paying for it just in a different way, but spreading it out among all of us is better than an already stressed sick person having to go bankrupt to cover a necessary medical bill. And I cannont believe there are people in the States AGAINST Obamacare. *shakes head*

Ok, stepping off my soapbox now. I guess I do feel rather strongly about that health care thing, lol!
Later kiddies.

PS. May the 4th be with you, if you celebrate Star Wars Day. Hugs!

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