Title: Stay Awake (PG)
Author: benj_inbtw (billie)
Summary: Maybe he just watched a western too much, read one cowboy comic too much, but still, it's what he's always wanted for himself.
Notes: ~460 words, gen, no spoilers, post-S4. Written in 38 minutes and posted just in time, which means it's unbetaed (so please point out all the grave errors that are bound to be in this). Not mine, just playing with 'em.
( Stay Awake )
Title: Stay Awake (PG)
Warnings: AU, AU, AU. also? DEATHFIC!!! and crack.
Timeframe: Post S4
Length: 3390 words
Pairings: John /Elizabeth, Sam/Jack (both established)
Summary: "Mitchell's going to be so jealous."
For thesga_flashfic 2007 Amnesty. The "Ways to Die" Challenge.
( ZOMG! )
-author- Sophonisba (saphanibaal)
-warnings- Gen. Strong language and some violence. In my head, this is part of my canon-asymptotic AU, but it isn't doing anything alternative in particular here.
-timeframe- Between "Hot Zone" and "Sanctuary."
-spoilers- For "Hot Zone," and... well, it references something that happened in early SG-1, but something that's fairly general knowledge (and I don't know the episode title, anyway).
-characters- AR-1, Miko, Zelenka, Kavanagh, Simpson, Elizabeth, Bates, et al.
-disclaimer- SGA, of course, is not mine.
-word count- 1464
-summary- The emergency failsafes in the Ancient labs are ATA-compliant.
( In the movie, the device appeared to work on the same principle as the Stargate, so I see no reason why it couldn't be equally stolen here. )
-author- Sophonisba (saphanibaal)
-warnings- Gen. AU. Sort of a crossover, but not one that requires additional knowledge -- it was going to be longer, but then it would have, so I cut it off.
-timeframe- After "Sanctuary."
-spoilers- For "Hot Zone," a minor one for "Sanctuary" that probably everyone knows by now, and... um... the idea that Atlantis as-is is sort of a giant floating deathtrap is probably not actually new to anyone looking at this community, is it?
-characters- Teyla; an Ancient ^_^
-disclaimer- SGA, of course, is not mine. The, er, Ancient originally belonged to Alliance Atlantis (although his language choices were a little different when not speaking to an Athosian). One of the machine labels is gacked from one in a Star Trek: Next Gen novel; I cannot remember the title or who wrote it, but I rather believe it was #5 or #6. Thartessus/Tartessos was a thriving Bronze Age city near the mouth of, I believe, the Guadalquivir, well before the Classical Greek period; some authorities say it was part of the original inspiration for Atlantis, and others think they're wishful-thinking at best.
-word count- 1752
-summary- Teyla runs into a helpful Ancient, for a change. ^_^
( Teyla was walking in a long open unexplored hall curving around a tower, outer side floor-to-ceiling glass, when she saw the Ancestor. )
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
LENGTH/RATING: 100 words, PG, Gen
SUMMARY: sga_flashfic Ways to Die challenge.
( There were so many things that could go wrong, that she spent every waking hour not thinking about them. )
Word Count: 300
Rating: PG (contains talk of death but that's it)
Disclaimer: Sheppard isn't mine, a fact he's probably relieved about
Summary: John had always planned on going out fighting. (tag for The Siege)
Where death is the norm, in a limerick form,
Just click on the link there below.
But, reader, before you proceed, ensure that these warnings you read:
There's Death! but no kissing, and spoilers are missing*;
It's PG (so, parents, take heed.)
The small print: The rhymes herein work when read aloud in the author's native accent. If they do not work in your own accent, please return them to the author, describing in sonnet form what doesn't work for you, and enclosing a proof of purchase, and the money you spent on them will be refunded.
* Except for the season four cast.
Now, onto the story at last.
( Stories of murder and woe )
Author: the_drifter (fiercelydreamed)
Summary: "No names," Rodney tells them, one more time. "And no dates -- I'm serious about that. No one can know what anyone else is planning." John learns the structures of life and death.
Notes: 9500 words, vague spoilers through S4, mild language. Huge thanks to shaenie for betaing.
Download the soundtrack.
( John lays awake for a long time that night, imagining all the different ways that this could go down. )
Summary: After all he's seen, honest to God blood-sucking vampires just seem so... normal.
( John used to think how cool it would be to be able to see in the dark. )
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Atlantis
Summary: A city does not think except in terms of 'rational' and 'irrational'; it is designed to protect itself from everything... even it's inhabitants.
Author: [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com]
Pairing: John Sheppard/Elizabeth Weir
Challenge: Amnesty 2007, Ways To Die
Warnings: Character death. Cannibalism. Ickiness of the sort that involves the living dead.
Notes: Thank God for the Amnesty challenge at the end of every year, or I'd never get anything posted to this comm. This story's title is from The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allen Poe. ETA: Oh! Frell! I totally forgot to thank [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] and [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] for being their awesome betareading selves.
Summary: It was just a bite from some kind of Pegasus mosquito. How much harm could it do?
( In the Despairing Posture of His Fall )
The Ways to Die challenge is over. You can read the 32 challenge entries here or using the "ways to die" challenge tag.
New challenge coming right up.
Pairing: John/evil!John, passing McShep
Summary: An AU take on the end of Doppelganger.
Warnings: Non-con, Violence, character death
Disclaimer: I own nothing.
Authors notes: Oh there are so many people to
( Wherein John is Sheppard and his evil twin is John )
Category: A fun educational romp. Sort of.
Authors: argosy and _kiden
Disclaimer: With apologies and thanks to the late great Edward Gorey
Warnings: Complete crack and yet manages to have spoilers for all four seasons
Summary: Illustrated alphabet of death.
( The Pegasus Tinies )
ETA: Icons now available HERE.
Title: Leader of the Laundromat
Author: Audrey Lynne
Warnings: None needed :)
Category: Humor, AU, John-Rodney friendship
Summary: John and Rodney do their laundry. And talk. And if things like autoerotic asphyxiation and other undignified ways to die come up, along with the death of Rodney's single status...well, that's just par for the course around this place. Part of The Bar AU, found at thebarsga. No need to read the other stories first, though you're welcome to. Just know that they live in Manhattan, Rodney plays piano at a bar called Atlantis, and John at the bar is a friend of his. Oh, yeah, and Rodney's dating a totally hot Czech professor.
Word Count: 422
Category: Angst, dark
Disclaimer: I own nothing at all, Stargate Atlantis and all its characters belong to someone else far richer than me :)
Summary: His breathing seemed to echo round the small space. A harsh, ragged intake and release. With each breath becoming less certain he should even bother to take another.
A/N: First time I've ever attempted answering a challenge on here. Hope you enjoy :)