quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Down)
I asked some friends for drabble prompts.  At the same time, [livejournal.com profile] giles_shorts has offered a bunch of Shakespeare related prompts. So, here are the first few with more to come.


Chatterbox (Harry Potter) )


Still of the Night (West Wing) )


Father’s Son (BtVS) )

quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Minds)
Title: Toby's Book Club
Show: West Wing
Category: Post-Season 6 AU
Rating: PG
Notes: Do you guys remember Less Traveled By? I hope you do, because I think it's the best fanfic I've ever written. As many of you know, I've been working on a sort-of sequel for a while now. It's been pretty close to done for months and I didn't want the year to end with it still incomplete. Happy New Year, everyone!

Good guests come with gifts... )
quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Him)
For this meme, [livejournal.com profile] zinke asked for commentary for Back Against The Wall, the first part of my first and (so far) only series Things Not Meant To Be. She couldn't have chosen a better fic. This was a pretty significant piece for me and so I have a lot to say about it, to the point I nearly did commentary for the whole fic. But if I did that, then I would want to do it for the whole series, and I'm only going to do that if there's a lot of interest. So, rather bite off more than I can chew, I stuck to commenting on the snippet itself and not go into the more spoilery things about the rest of the fic and the rest of the series.

Back Against The Wall snippet - DVD Commentary )
quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Her)
Title: Less Traveled By
Author: Quaggy
Category: Drama, post-Season 6 AU
Rating: G
Notes: Well, it looks like I might have gotten my Christmas wish for my muse to come back. I started this fic ages ago. I was inspired by a couple of brilliant, angsty AUs where Josh and Donna both get burnt out on politics and disappear (seperately) only to meet up years later. Mine, however, somehow got mixed up with holiday travel. So, in honor of the season, I offer it as a Christmas present. A great big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] christinekh , [livejournal.com profile] edgeriffic and [livejournal.com profile] gatsbyfan for the speedy beta! Peppermint hot chocolate's on me, ladies!

Airports are the worst place to be during the holidays... )
quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (My Show)

Title: For The Best
Author: Quaggy
Category:  AU
Rating: PG
Notes: This is an AU that diverges from the canon in Season 4 right before Commencement, though I will occasionally make a reference to minor plotlines.  Things that did NOT happen: Zoey’s kidnapping, Amy Redux, Carrick, Gaza, Leo’s heart attack.  Oh, and, after Sam lost his election, he came back as Senior Legal Council… because I wanted him to.   I've literally been working on this fic off and on for over a year and I never could have finished if not for the help and encouragement of Caz, Gatz and Edgy.  Thank you so much, you guys!

quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Their Backs)
Title:  The Honorable Thing
Series: Things Not Meant To Be (Part 4 of 4)
             Part 1: Back Against The Wall
             Part 2: Best Keep This To Myself
             Part 3: Tilting At Windmills
             Part 4: The Honorable Thing
Category:  Angst
Disclaimer: I do not own The West Wing or any West Wing characters.
Rating: PG-13
Note: Who she is.  I've included =more thoughts at the end of the piece.  A great big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] caz963 for the beta and the hand holding throughout this entire series.  You encouraged me right from the moment I first told you about this slightly crazy idea and stood behind me with a big stick when I needed it.  Thank you to [personal profile] seri_scribble for being willing to be my blind beta, so to speak.  I know it was frusterating no knowing who she was for months and months, but I can't tell you how valuable it was to have an "outsider's" opinion!  And finally thank you to [livejournal.com profile] phla for providing me with my own personal transcript of a needed scene!

Please read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 first. 

Loving the love I love... )
quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Their Backs)
Title:  Tilting At Windmills
Series: Things Not Meant To Be (Part 3 of 4)
             Part 1: Back Against The Wall
            
 Part 2: Best Keep This To Myself
             Part 3: Tilting Windmills
             Part 4: The Honorable Thing
Category:  Angst
Disclaimer: I do not own The West Wing or any West Wing characters.
Rating: PG-13
Note:  Sam has issues of his own that he needs to deal with.  I want to thank everyone for their understanding and their support during the hiatus.  It meant the world to me.  And, as always, a big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] caz963 and [livejournal.com profile] seri_scribble for their help and encouragement.

Please read Part 1 and Part 2 first.

Dreaming the dreams I dreamed, my friend... )
 
quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Their Backs)
Title:  Best Keep This To Myself
Series: Things Not Meant To Be (Part 2 of 4)
             Part 1: Back Against The Wall
             Part 2: Best Keep This To Myself
             Part 3: Tilting At Windmills
             Part 4: The Honorable Thing
Category:  Angst
Disclaimer: I do not own The West Wing or any West Wing characters.
Rating: PG-13
Note:   Ronna's got something to say about this situation.  For story purposes, the election of the DNC Chair is held every 2 years in October.  I know that this isn’t true in real life, but if Sorkin can make 2002 a Presidential Election year, than I should be allowed a little leeway too!  Again a big that you to [info]caz963 for being my beta and to [info]seri_scribble for just being awesome and for telling me if I tipped my hand too much.  She had to wait MONTHS to find out who the Other Woman was! 

Please read Part One first.

quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Their Backs)
Title:  Back Against The Wall
Series: Things Not Meant To Be (Part 1 of 4)
             Part 1: Back Against The Wall
             Part 2: Best Keep This To Myself
             Part 3: Tilting At Windmills
             Part 4: The Honorable Thing
Category:  Angst
Disclaimer: I do not own The West Wing or any West Wing characters.
Rating: R (mostly for language)
Note: This is a much darker look at the future of the Santos Administration (and of Josh and Donna's relationship) that I normally take.  The series title is from the James Taylor song "Long Ago And Far Away."  If  you never heard it before, you really should.  I've been working on this series for almost a year and, after months and months of waiting, I'm finally going to post this!  A HUGE thank you to [info]caz963 for holding my hand throughout this whole process and to [info]seri_scribble for being my canary.  Six months is a LONG time to be kept in the dark!!!  Be thankful that you guys are only going to have to wait a week between installments!

quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Her)

Title:  Left Waiting
Category:  Angst
Disclaimer: I do not own The West Wing or any West Wing characters.
Rating: PG 
Summary: AU set right before The Ticket.  The day before Donna's interview with Josh, she gets a very upseting phone call.
Note: As a lot of you might remember, I wrote What Happens In Hospitals about a year ago.  It seems to be my most popular fic… probably because it features drugged!Josh.  I still proud of it, but because it was one of my earliest fics, there were things about it that I just didn’t handle very well.  First, the whole open timeline thing was a dumb idea.  I always though of it as a Season 6/7 AU and really should have just written it as such.  Second, I didn’t deal with the more serious, melancholy side of the premise well at all.  Though I had tried to weave it through the entire fic, the somber side really didn’t come across until the very, very end and then it was more a discordant note than anything else.  But what can you do?  Just chalk it up to a learning experience and move on? 

Well, I recently realized that I could solve both problems with a prequel.  I realize that I’m messing with something that a lot of people like (not that I believe there’s a huge number of people reading my stuff to begin with, but still) and that can really be tricky.   I mean, look at the Star Wars prequels!!  But since I write mainly for my own enjoyment, I decided to be fearless and just go for it!  As always, a great big thank you to [info]caz963 for proofing for me again.  I can't tell you how thankful I am you're my beta (even if I don't always listen!)  So, to show my love, I used "Hannah" like you wanted! :-)
 

Because I just can't leave things well enough alone... )

 

quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Down)
Title:  Could Have Been
Author: Quaggy
Category:  Angst
Disclaimer: I do not own The West Wing or any West Wing characters.
Rating: PG
Notes: Just a sad little fic I had in my head. Dedicated to [personal profile] caz963 for her constant encouragement while I dispaired of ever being able to finish a fic again and for slogging through my creative use of the English language when I finally got on the other side.



quaggy: Josh and Donna looking at each other (Them)
Title:  Cures for Insomnia Part 2 (of 2)
Author: Quaggy
Category:  Post-Ep for Artic Radar
Disclaimer: I do not own The West Wing or any West Wing characters.
Rating: PG-13
Notes: This is my take on the little cliff hanger we left you on last time.  Please read Part 1… then go over to [personal profile] caz963 to read her ending!


quaggy: Giles hugging Buffy in Season 6 (Tight)

Title:  Cures for Insomnia Part 1 (of 2)
Authors: Caz & Quaggy
Category:  Post-Ep for Artic Radar
Disclaimer: I do not own The West Wing or any West Wing characters.
Rating: PG-13
Notes: I never thought I would collaborate on fic before.  It seemed too complicated.  But [personal profile] caz963 and I seem to share a braincell and we were both taken with the concept, though we were fond of different endings.  So, we shared writing duties for Part 1 and shamelessly stole the idea of “choose your own ending” from Yana…. but that comes into play later.  A big thank you to [profile] coloneljack for making sure that Caz and I weren’t speaking in our own little language and HUGE thank you to Caz for letting me share the writing duty on this.  I totally owe you one!


 

Because sometimes two heads ARE better than one... )
quaggy: Elizabeth looking back at Mr. Darcy (Him)
Title: Uncertain Conversations
Author: Quaggy
Rating: TEEN/MATURE (Sam swears… I know. Surprised me too.)
Show: West Wing
Category: Spoiler Speculation
Spoiler Info: Based on spoilers for Transition… DO NOT READ IF YOU DON’T ALREADY KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!!
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters or this show.
Notes: BAH! This took forever! Normally, conversation fics come very fast for me. “Know” took me a couple of hours. “What Happens In Hospitals” took maybe two days. This one took almost two weeks! It’s not the greatest thing I’ve ever done, but at least I managed to finish it before Transition aired.  





quaggy: Scene from Season 7 where Josh lifts Annabeth in a bear hug. (Why The Hugging?)
Title: What Happens in Hospitals
Author: Quaggy
Rating: YTEEN
Show: West Wing
Category: Humor
Spoiler Info: None... Unless you don't know who Matt Santos is.
Disclaimer: I do not own these characters or this show. Not even a little.
Notes: I wanted to write something light for the time in between Election Day Part II and Requiem.  So, I set this in a hospital.  I’m not sure how that works.  Since its basically AU, I wrote it so that you can place it wherever you want in the West Wing timeline…as long as its during the campaign trail or the first few years of the Santos Administration.

3/06/07 ETA: I've written a prequel for this fic, Left Waiting, told from Donna's perspective.  The open timeline has been replaced.  This is now an AU set right before the start of season 7.

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