sam_storyteller: (Torchwood)
Title: Handler
Rating: PG
Summary: There are some staff changes going on at SHIELD.
Warnings: None.

Also here on AO3 and here in Russian!

[livejournal.com profile] reena_jenkins has done a podfic of this fic!

You need a new handler. )

Symmetry

Jan. 17th, 2011 03:31 pm
sam_storyteller: (Torchwood)
Title: Symmetry
Rating: PG
Warning: Discussion of canon minor-character deaths.
Summary: Ianto buys Tosh a drink. It's just symmetry.
Notes: For my <1000 project. Clocks in around 1200 words.

Also available at AO3.

Tosh! Tosh, hey, wait a minute. )
sam_storyteller: (Blue Moon Coffee)
Title: The Temporal Gourmet (Index)
Rating: PG
Warnings: None.
Summary: Produced by the Ladies and Gentlemen of the Companion Auxiliary Board, Price 3 Credits.

Originally Posted 7.17.10

Also available at AO3.

THE TEMPORAL GOURMET )
sam_storyteller: (Torchwood)
Title: Blink Twice For Coffee
Rating: PG
Fandom: Torchwood
Authors: [personal profile] cruentum and [personal profile] sam_storyteller
Summary: It's like this: I died and turned into a fifty-second century bartender. It's very distracting.
Notes: This arose out of a discussion we had in Sam's meta post for The Pandorica Opens. No spoilers, but it will make marginally more sense if you've seen that. Not that it's ever going to make that much sense, so you shouldn't try too hard. Just let it wash over you. That's best really.
Warnings: None.

First Posted 6.20.2010

So a Captain walks into a bar in the future. )
sam_storyteller: (Torchwood)
Title: #LOVESTORY
Rating: PG
Summary: "I await your variable input." "You say the nicest things."
Notes: Torchwood/Iron Man crossover. Now with 100% totally made up computer code! Seriously, if you speak Computer, try not to cry. Also, I have not seen Iron Man II. Consider this an interlude or something.
BETA CREDIT JESUS: [personal profile] hija_paloma and [personal profile] juniper200. Junie also contributed a section of text in the final portion. Dare you to pick out which bit.
Warnings: None.

First Posted 5.13.2010

Also available at AO3.

[personal profile] solsticezero has also written a companion to #LOVESTORY from Mr. Smith's point of view, entitled #HEARTBREAK.

#LOVESTORY )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Family Secrets
Rating: PG
Summary: Ianto and Rhi finally manage to have Words about his new job and his new boyfriend. Predictably, nothing goes as planned.
Notes: This is a coda to Family Business, the 10th episode of the Torchwood Virtual Season being "aired" at [livejournal.com profile] tw_itallchanges. If you're not following the Virtual Season, which takes place after canonical S2, essentially what you need to know is that in Family Business, Rhiannon is inadvertently involved in a Torchwood investigation, leading to her discovery of Ianto's secret life and Torchwood's discovery of Ianto's secret relatives.
Warnings: Discussion of domestic violence (no portrayal).
Beta Credit: Nick, C, Anya, Foxy, Jenny, Spider, Mandr. Dude, sometimes it takes a village.

First Posted 4.29.2010

Also available at AO3.

Family Secrets )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Rotten Petty Perfect Sexy
Rating: R for sexy shenanigans of all kinds. Sexnanigans.
Summary: For the first time in four hundred years, the Doctor regenerated with a sex drive. Fortunately, he knew exactly who to consult about it.
Betas: [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox, [livejournal.com profile] misswinterhill, [livejournal.com profile] neifile7; along with my pre-readers, they told me to make it kind of kinky. Who am I to refuse?
Notes: Temporally set between Journey's End and CoE; for the Doctor, between his second and third visit to Amy Pond. ("Short hop to the moon" my ass.)
Warnings: Light bondage.

First Posted 4.10.2010

Also available at AO3.

Rotten Petty Perfect Sexy )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
This is a collection of story-starts and scenes that never went anywhere; they're coherent enough to stand on their own, if not as stories then at least as interesting slices, so I thought I'd turn them out to sparkle. These are all in the PG to PG-13 range; bit of swearing, bit of ass-grabbery, some guns, no porn.
Warnings: Canonical character death (Toshiko).

First Posted 4.15.2010




Title: For A Good Time, Call A Human
Summary: Rose and the Doctor require a lot of thought.

Sex took a lot of thinking about. )




Title: A Handshake Would Have Sufficed
Summary: A new Torchwood agent meets its most famous freelancer.

Ben had been with Torchwood Three for about a month when Jack the Bulldog showed up for the first time. )




Title: Something Beautiful
Summary: There's a coded meaning in Ianto's diary that Jack can't quite parse at first.

Ianto's diary was not half so interesting as first-look had tantalisingly implied. )




Title: Chips Down The Pub
Summary: Ianto and Gwen discuss Jack's dating habits.

Stakeout. Just fucking great. )




Title: The Obvious Perk
Summary: Jack knows what makes a marriage, and what makes a survivor.

Once I was capable of it. )




Title: Composition
Summary: John Hart is a master composer, and frankly he's running rings around the Harkness boys.

When John finally realises the scope and breadth of Gray's insanity, of this insane plan, he shuts his eyes for a brief moment... )




Title: Ghosting
Summary: Tosh has left more of herself behind than she intended. (Warning for character death.)

Tosh started ghosting a week after she died. )




Title: Guest of Torchwood
Summary: An unexpected family friend crashes in Cardiff.

She came down with the rain. )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: The Edge Of The Roof
Rating: R
Summary: Ianto's only seen Jack drunk three times; two of them weren't pleasant.
Beta Credit: [livejournal.com profile] neifile7 and [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox rule like rulin' things.
Warnings: While I don't consider any of the events to be dubcon, it comes close at times.

First Posted 4.13.2010

Also available at AO3.

The Edge of The Roof )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Beggars for Roses
Pairing: Jack/Ianto
Rating: PG-13
Notes, Warnings: COE fix-it fic; passively sort of ignores the events of "The End of Time". With many thanks to the kindness of strangers.

Note: Sam did not write this! It is an anonymous fanfic written to say thank-you to the Cafe for their generosity and good wishes. If you comment here, the author will get your feedback. :)

Posted by Sam on 3.11.2010.

Beggars for Roses )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Delight Of Battle
Rating: R (Jack Harkness/Ian Chesterton)
Summary: Earth is a hard place to be stuck after having all of time and space at your feet. Sometimes, even Torchwood can mean freedom.
Author's Notes: This arose out of a discussion I was having with [livejournal.com profile] bodlon about Classic Who, and a few patches of dialogue are actually his, full credit where it's due.
BETA CREDIT JESUS: [livejournal.com profile] misswinterhill read a FUCKLOT OF STUFF about lifts in order to verify that we don't know when the Invisible Lift was installed. [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox and [livejournal.com profile] neifile7 were their excellent meticulous selves.
Warnings: None.

First Posted 3.21.2010.

Also available at AO3.
Delight Of Battle )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: At The Still Point
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] sam_storyteller, [livejournal.com profile] shane_mayhem and [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox
Pairing: Ten/Jack
Rating: R
Summary: On the eve of regeneration, the Doctor has one last gift for Jack. Spoilers through End of Time pt II.
Notes: Beta credit to [livejournal.com profile] neifile7 for making it SPARKLY. This began on Shane's idea, Sam wrote a bit, Foxy wrote a bit, Shane wrote a bit, and somehow we made a fic. Yay!
Warnings: None.

First posted 1.27.2010

Also available at AO3.

Alonso -- that's the story he tells Gwen, when he gets back to Earth. )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: The Justice League Of Cardiff Is A Stupid Name
Rating: PG
Summary: Superman is evil and Batman wants to know why Torchwood's agents don't wear capes.
BETA CREDIT JESUS: Like, everyone ever. [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox, [livejournal.com profile] neifile7, [livejournal.com profile] juniper200, [livejournal.com profile] misswinterhill, [livejournal.com profile] gypsylady, and [livejournal.com profile] paragraphs.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] bluejeans07, because I lost a bet over an episode of Doctor Who.
Warnings: None.

Originally posted 1.11.10

Also available at AO3.

BLUEJEAAAAANS! *Barrowman fist-shake*

He's an alien. He's the last of his kind. )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: The Tin Box
Rating: PG-13 (all images are worksafe)
Summary: Jack goes down in history. And he has the photos to prove it.
Author's Notes: Thanks to Gypsy, Foxy, Amandr, Nick, Claire, Spider, C, and Thad for providing photos, inspiration, and encouragement (AND BETAS, JESUS). I know not all of these manips are perfect, but I learned a lot while doing them. If you click on each photo, there's a link to the same photo at my gallery, with commentary on my process and my thoughts. Some are more sublime than others.
Warnings: None.

Originally Posted 10.12.09

Also available at AO3.

The Tin Box )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: On The Run From The Lunar Mafia
Rating: PG-13 (language)
Summary: Gareth David-Lloyd's quiet evening is interrupted by time travel. And robots.
Notes: This is without a doubt the most ridiculous thing I have ever written. I was actually going to make it a semi-serious piece, and then...this came out. I don't even know, you guys.
BLAME: [livejournal.com profile] hija_paloma is to blame for this, as illustrated here. [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox beta'd this hard. [livejournal.com profile] cruentum convinced me to post it. THEY ARE BAD PEOPLE.
Warnings: None.

Originally Posted 8.9.09

Also available at AO3.

On The Run From The Lunar Mafia )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: The Harkness Variations
Rating: PG-13 (violence, innuendo)
Summary: Ten ways Jack's life could have been different -- some better, some worse, for him and for others.
Warnings: Character death. #10 has very, very mild CoE spoilers (translation: Not THAT character).
BETA CREDIT JESUS: [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox beta'd the hell out of this.

Originally Posted 7.25.09

Also available at AO3.

The Harkness Variations )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Price (Rewritten)
Spoilers: Children of Earth, Day One
Rating: NC-17. Ianto/Gwen/Jack.
Summary: Surely, given that Ianto had made his own peace with Jack and Gwen's bizarre sexless love affair, they had known they were having it.
Notes: This is a rewrite of the original "Price", which may be found here. Basically I have added a ton of pornography. While writing it I called it a "centrefold" which really it is; it folds right into the middle of the fic, with the original essentially bookending it. The whole thing kind of ignores CoE in general; the first version was written after episode one aired, and while I could go back and retcon either the fic or the canon ending of CoE so that they fitted, I find I'm disinclined to do so. Alternate universe, denial, whatever. :D
BETA CREDIT JESUS: [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox beta'd the original. She, [livejournal.com profile] neifile7, and [livejournal.com profile] spiderine beta'd the "centrefold".
Warnings: Infidelity and (consenting) somnophilia.

Also available at AO3.

Price Rewritten )

Price

Jul. 18th, 2005 01:06 pm
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Spoilers: Children of Earth, Day One
Rating: PG-13, Ianto/Gwen/Jack.
Summary: Surely, given that Ianto had made his own peace with Jack and Gwen's bizarre sexless love affair, they had known they were having it.
BETA CREDIT: [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox beta'd this leik whoa for me.
Warnings: Infidelity.

Originally posted on 7.07.2009.

There is an extended rewrite of this story archived here on DW and here on AO3.

Price )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Originally Posted 6.24.09

Big Bang is up!

For those just joining us, TARDIS Big Bang is a fic-and-art festival where writers submit a fanfic of 20k words or more, and then artists illustrate or vid the fic. You can find a more complete linkslist over at Copperbadge, but if you just want to find my fic and art they are located here:

Title: Sing Morning Out Of Night
Fandom: Torchwood, New Who, Sarah Jane Adventures
Rating: PG-13 (mostly for dark themes; no explicit sex)
Summary: A strange deck of Tarot cards, a dying TARDIS, and UNIT's invasion of a coastal Welsh village lead Torchwood to investigate the disappearance of the Doctor, with some help from Sarah Jane and Luke Smith. This is a new incarnation of the Doctor, however, and none of them are prepared for what they find as they unravel the mystery.
Warnings: None.

TARDIS Tarot card by [livejournal.com profile] caersmane
Book Cover by [livejournal.com profile] mad_jaks
Back Cover by [livejournal.com profile] mizz_destiny. (slightly spoilery, this one)

[livejournal.com profile] laurab1 also did two images not linked formally from Big Bang:
Jack with the TARDIS
Laughing Doctor Fourteen

Enjoy!
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Defender of the Faith
Rating: PG
Summary: Torchwood answers to the Queen, serves the people, and shoots some wildlife.
Notes: Set after Exit Wounds and before Children of Earth. I suppose in one sense this could be considered RPF.
Warnings: None.

Now available at AO3.

Defender of the Faith )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: In Every Minute
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Jack will live forever, but that's no reason not to live for now. Shortfic.
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] 51stcenturyfox and [livejournal.com profile] cruentum for betas.
Warnings: None.

Originally Posted 5.30.09

Now available at AO3.

You spent five years with John Hart. )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Compromise
Rating: PG
Characters: Team; mild Jack/Ianto
Summary: After the Beacons, Ianto's inner censor is offline and Jack refuses to go home. German expressionism ensues.
Warnings: None.

Originally Posted 10.31.08

Also available at AO3.

Compromise )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: The Stainless Steel Rat Lives Forever
Authors: [livejournal.com profile] copperbadge and [livejournal.com profile] madripoor_rose
Fandoms: Torchwood and the Stainless Steel Rat series of novels.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: It was a quiet Tuesday afternoon when a beautiful, heavily armed woman fell through the Rift, and Jack swore in Esperanto and tried to hide under his desk.
Warnings: None.

Originally Posted 9.24.05

The Stainless Steel Rat Lives Forever )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Trying to Communicate
Rating: PG
Characters: Team, hints of Jack/Ianto
Spoilers: Through 2.07, Dead Man Walking
Summary: There's an alien in the Hub, and it's trying to communicate. This borders perilously on crackfic.
Warnings: None.

Originally Posted 5.5.08

Also available at AO3.

There was a sentence he never thought he'd think. )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: I Make No Promises As To Historical Veracity
Rating: PG
Summary: Ianto copes by inventing the coffee machine. Gwen copes by crossdressing. Shortfic.
Notes: Written in response to [livejournal.com profile] rm posting a steampunky coffeemaker and demanding a Torchwood steampunk AU. Which is not really AU so much as an unexplored branch, really. The original comment is on that post, this is the expanded and enhanced version.
Warnings: None.

Now a podfic by [livejournal.com profile] dreamwaffles!

Originally posted 5.16.09

Also available at AO3!

What are you doing? )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Interrogation
Rating: Light R
Summary: After Jack returns and John Hart departs, Ianto and Owen both get to confront Jack about his immortality in their own way. (Jack/Ianto)
Notes: Something that occurred to me recently was that none of the Torchwood agents except Gwen really had the opportunity to process Jack's immortality when they found out about it, and they would naturally have questions when he returned. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] mcgonagalls_cat for betaz!
Warnings: None.

Originally posted 2.15.09

Also available at AO3.

Interrogation )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Not What You're Thinking
Summary: Gwen can't help but ask. Ianto can't quite resist telling.
Rating: PG-13
Ships/Characters: Jack/Ianto, Gwen, Tosh.
Warnings: None.
Notes: Coming up with this made me feel like a god damned genius. I love a tidy fanfic. *dusts hands*

Originally posted 10.18.08

Also available at AO3.

Not What You're Thinking )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: It Was Not Death, For I Stood Up
Rating: PG
Summary: In the months leading up to Suzie's suicide, Ianto comes under her wing and learns from her example.
Author's notes: Originally these scenes were part of a larger fic, where they served as interludes and flashbacks, but as they had nothing, ever, to do with the rest of the fic I culled them out and reworked them into something standalone. This owes much to Lady Paperclip's "Acquaint Me With Your Fuck-Ups", in which she suggested that Ianto and Suzie probably had a pretty fascinating relationship dynamic going on.
Warnings: Discussions of suicide.

Originally posted 10.12.08

Now available at AO3.

It Was Not Death, For I Stood Up )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: The Quiet Room
Rating: R
Couplings: (please to note that not all of these are ships) Gwen/Owen, Ianto/Tosh, Ianto/Jack, Ianto/Gwen/Jack
Summary: "Inside this room, no one talks," Ianto said, his voice carefully neutral. "It isn't allowed. What goes on here stays here and, outside of it, never happened. Other than that there are no rules, in a manner of speaking."
Author's Notes: This was written in response to [livejournal.com profile] exuberantself, who said here: Personally, I "believe" that there is a reasonably large room in the back end of the Hub where there is nothing but a lamp and a very nice bed. Inside the room, no one speaks and there are no consequences. At the end of a particularly trying day, the members of Torchwood Cardiff, in whole or part, go to it. This does not follow the details of the rest precisely, but does chase the spirit of the thing.
Warnings: Infidelity; quasi-public sex.

Now a podfic by [livejournal.com profile] filthgoblin! Also this fic inspired an Avengers fic, The Room Of Requirement.

Also available at AO3.

Originally posted 10.7.08

The Quiet Room )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Care And Feeding
Pairing: Jack/OMC, Jack/Ianto
Rating: PG
Spoilers: None, really.
Notes: This is a sort of paradox; it's a chronological prequel to Nice Coat, by [livejournal.com profile] adina_atl, but was written second. Nice Coat is a genius of a fic and you should definitely read it first; the ideas laid out in this fic are all Adina's, I just nicked them to play around with.
Warnings: None.

Now a podfic by [livejournal.com profile] aethel!

Originally posted 8.31.08

Also available at AO3.

Care And Feeding )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Torchwood and Doctor Who Snippets
Rating: PG-13 for language and sexual themes.
Notes: So, I cleaned out my LJ the other day (I clean when I'm nervous) and found a whole bunch of old fic snippets I'd never got round to doing anything with. I thought I might as well archive them here. These aren't going to go any further, I think, but they were fun to write and I may as well share them, eh?
Warnings: None.

Originally posted 8.3.08

Torchwood and Doctor Who Snippets )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: No Word For Yes
Rating: PG-13 for shenanigans
Summary: Someday he will have a Jack-to-English dictionary. Though it will contain more than just the words, he supposes. And be unsuitable for children.
Notes: Spoilers for Torchwood post-S2, Doctor who post-S4, with Torchwood S3 casting speculation. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] adina_atl for betareading.
Warnings: None.

Originally posted 7.14.08

Now available at AO3.

No Word For Yes )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Five Stories Sam Won't Write And One He Did By Accident
Fandoms: Torchwood, Doctor Who, and SGA
Rating: PG-13, I suppose. I'm not sure how to rate implicit sex with frondy aliens.
Summary: Extended summaries of five fanfics I'm never going to write, and one fanfic that I wrote accidentally while trying to write a summary for it.
Spoilers: Through the end of S2 for Torchwood and SGA, S4 for Doctor Who
Warnings: Discussion of PTSD.

Originally posted 7.2.08

1. Typing, Telephones, Light Filing - Torchwood/Who, Donna/Jack/Ianto )

2. The One On The Right Is On The Left - SGA, hints of McKay/Sheppard )

3. Please, Don't Ask - SGA, Sheppard/Other, Sheppard/McKay )

4. Employee Assessment - Torchwood, Gen )

5. Talking is Overrated - Torchwood, Jack/Ianto, Ianto/Gwen )

6. Stupid Human Tricks -- Torchwood/Who crossover, Jack/Ianto, Jack/OAC ( )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: All That I Ain't Got
Rating: PG
Summary: The letters exchanged between Jack and Ianto during the three month time period of "Won't You Come Home To Me".
Warnings: None.
Author's Notes:
1. Read the prequel first. No, really. It's short and painless.
2. Fuck postage stamps. I am not so dedicated to my art that I'm going to look up what kind of stamp would go on a postcard from Nairobi to Cardiff.
3. Jack's handwriting font, I think you all should know, is called "Attract More Women".
3a. That petting-zoo joke is all me. Sorry, Wales.

Originally posted 6.24.08

Also available at AO3.

All That I Ain't Got )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Won't You Come Home To Me
Rating: PG
Summary: Jack doubles back on himself, and Ianto is left to arrange matters.
Notes: Having been linked by [livejournal.com profile] martyfan to a list of fics where Jack crosses his own timeline, I noticed that most if not all of them were terribly bittersweet. So I decided to write a funny one, and this is it. I originally said I wasn't going to post the letters between Jack and Ianto during this fic, but then I changed my mind. You should read this first, though, so you understand All That I Ain't Got.
Warnings: None.

Originally posted 6.22.08

Also available at AO3.

Won't You Come Home To Me )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Troublemaker (In A Nice Suit)
Rating: G
Summary: Afon Jones was a tailor with a shop convenient to the Plass and a son called Troublemaker.
Notes: Normally I wouldn't announce the fact that I wrote this in forty minutes, but it's my justification against the fact that I announced I wasn't going to write anything new until I'd finished my WiPs.
Warnings: None.

Originally posted 6.13.08

Also available at AO3.

Ianto loved his father's shop. )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: First Day
Rating: PG
Summary: "Ianto Jones. I hired him last night after he almost got me killed by a pterodactyl. Good times."
Warnings: None.

Originally posted 5.31.08

Also available at AO3.

First Day )
sam_storyteller: (Torchwood)
Title: Sleeping My Way To The Top
Rating: PG
Summary: "I quit. You be leader." "Nice coat. Want a job?"
Warnings: Discussion of suicide.

Originally posted 5.31.08

Also available at AO3.

Sleeping My Way To The Top )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Manchild
Rating: G
Summary: "So we made a new rule: if you shoot the Captain you buy dinner."
Warnings: None.

Now a podfic by [livejournal.com profile] dreamwaffles!

Also available at AO3.

Originally posted 5.31.08

Manchild )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Naked
Rating: PG-13, for...naked, I guess. :D
Summary: Jack thinks this is all about him (Jack would). That's okay.
Authors' Notes: This is a sort of sequel, sort of coda to Dresser. I was hesitant to post it because I love Dresser and it stands so well on its own, but there it was, waiting to be written. I've done a little tiny bit of handwaving in the last section, but only to correct a random canonical plot hole. :D
Warnings: None.

Originally posted 5.31.08

Now available at AO3.

Naked )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Four People David Tennant Didn't Have Sex With And One He Did. (Sort Of.)
Rating: Call it PG-13.
Summary: If he could just get people to seduce him on a regular basis instead of the other way round, things would go much easier.
Notes: I didn't even have this in mind, but as I was searching for a particular thread in Close Your Eyes And Think Of England I stumbled across this thread instead, which led to this fic. I suppose you could think of it as a sort-of sequel.
Warnings: None.

This RPS business is a slippery slope, isn't it?

Originally Posted 5.20.08

Also available at AO3.

Four People David Tennant Didn't Have Sex With And One He Did. Sort Of. )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
I feel guilty and awful every time I write about real people, and yet I do it anyway.

Well, guilt is overrated.

Title: Close Your Eyes And Think Of England
Rating: PG at most, for talk of pornography
Summary: "Oh, are we talking about slash again?" (various actors from Doctor Who/Torchwood/Harry Potter)
Warnings: None.

Now a podfic by [personal profile] letsgofriday!

Originally posted 5.6.08

Also available at AO3.

It wasn't anything weird. )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: And Yet
Rating: PG
Pairings: Ianto/Lisa, Ianto/Tosh, Ianto/Jack, Ianto/Rose
Summary: Three ways that things were; three ways that things could have been.
Spoilers: Through Fragments, 2.12.
Warnings: None.

Originally posted 3.28.08

Also available at AO3.

Lisa, it's me. )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: Carnival Show
Rating: PG-13ish. Scary stuff, violence, some (canon) slash.
Characters: Team; Jack/Ianto, a hint of Tosh/Owen.
Summary: Something has gone horribly wrong at the Electro Cinema. As it falls through time, the team must find a way to escape without Jack's help -- or at any rate, without their Jack's help.
Author's Notes: While I by no means disliked "From Out Of the Rain", I thought it was -- not what I wanted. Not as much as I wanted, anyway. It felt like there could have been so much more to it. I'm not in the habit of thinking this, but when I finished watching it I sat back and thought, you know, I really could write a better episode than that. So...I tried. This is a shooting-script format redux of From Out Of The Rain, and should conform to canon behaviour and characterisation for all involved. It is almost certainly not long enough, but the idea is there. It just needs a bit of padding.
Warnings: None.

As ever, you cannot blame Doctor Who for this, but you can blame [livejournal.com profile] amanuensis1, who taunted me into putting my money where my mouth is.

Originally posted 3.19.08

Also available at AO3.
Carnival Show. )
sam_storyteller: (Default)
Title: If We Haven't Got Nightingales, Glenn Miller Will Suffice
Rating: PG. If you aren't old enough to read sex scenes you probably aren't old enough to recognise the sex scene in this fic.
Characters: Team, Gerald and Harriet, assorted minor OCs, the Hub
Pairing: Ahahahaha ahem. Jack/Hub. No, for serious. Plus also Jack/Ianto, but you know. That's canon and stuff.
Spoilers: Through 2.09, Something Borrowed.
Summary: In which Gerald Carter is distinctly annoyed, Ianto Jones goes exploring, Lisa Hallet is the cause of a falling-out, Owen Harper contemplates new digs, Jack Harkness has sex (with architecture), Gwen Cooper weds, and Glenn Miller plays.
Warnings: None.

Originally posted 3.14.08

Also available at AO3.

If We Haven't Got Nightingales, Glenn Miller Will Suffice )
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Title: Headcase
Fandom: Torchwood
Rating: PG; Jack/Ianto implied
Summary: Concussions are hardly unknown in their line of work.
Author's Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] villainny, poor concussed thing. Quite short, by my standards anyway; just under 350 words.
Warnings: None.

Originally Posted 3.12.08

Headcase )
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Title: Dresser
Fandom: Torchwood
Characters: Jack/Ianto primarily.
Rating: PG-13 for shenanigans.
Summary: "To be dressed by a skillful man is something to be proud of."
Author's note: You can't blame Doctor Who for this. You can't even blame Jean for this one. It's all [livejournal.com profile] spiderine's fault for pointing out the coat thing. Actually, probably a good deal of blame rests at the feet of Dorothy Sayers, as well.
Warnings: None.

Originally Posted 3.11.08

Now available at AO3.

Dresser )
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Title: Hard Bargain
Fandom: Torchwood
Rating: G. (wow, I know)
Characters: Pre-pilot Team (Jack, Suzie, Owen, Tosh, Ianto)
Summary: Pterodactyl-hunting in the Welsh countryside nets Jack Harkness an unexpected ally.
Warnings: None.

Originally Posted 3.02.08

Also available at AO3.

Hard Bargain )




Title: Zero-Sum
Fandom: Torchwood
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Jack/Ianto implied
Summary: "I don't think that anyone has ever questioned my manners in bed before. Restaurants, cars, the course of my duties, but never in bed." "I'm not surprised. I doubt many were around long enough afterwards."
Notes: This arose from a discussion [livejournal.com profile] spiderine and I had here.
Warnings: None.

Also available at AO3.

Ianto. A word please. )
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Title: Lambert & Butler
Rating: PG
Summary: Well, when coffee, alcohol, and sex fail us...
Pairing: Strictly speaking, gen Owen and Ianto; Jack/Ianto implied.
Notes: Spoilers for everything up through 2.08, A Day In The Death. This was in my head, but probably would never have been written down if not for this macro popping up in [livejournal.com profile] ihazastopwatch today. I mean, come on. That's some kind of sign.
Warnings: None.

Originally Posted 2.29.08

Also available at AO3.

After Owen spent three days sulking... )

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On Storytelling:

Fanfiction is a way of the culture repairing the damage done in a system where contemporary myths are owned by corporations instead of owned by folk.
-- Henry Jenkins

Life is very short. We die on the march. But there is nothing outside the march so nothing can be lost to it. The missing plays of Sophocles will turn up piece by piece, or be written again in another language.
-- Tom Stoppard

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
-- G. Bernard Shaw

A good story should provoke discussion, debate, argument...and the occasional bar fight.
-- J. Michael Strazynski

Here's how to become a great artist. First, get miserable. Misery drives you to become a great artist, but the art does nothing for your misery, which drives you to drugs, which makes you a lousy artist.
-- House M.D.

Humans? They're long gone. Vanished. Extinct. They only exist in stories.
-- Ferngully

Anton Chekov, who was a doctor, said, "Medicine is my wife; writing is my mistress."

Se non e vero, e ben trovato. (Even if it’s not true, it’s a good story.)
-- Italian Proverb

The recipe for becoming a good novelist is easy to give, but to carry it out presupposes qualities one is accustomed to overlook. One has only to make a hundred or so sketches for novels, none longer than two pages but of such distinctness that every word in them is necessary. One should write down anecdotes every day until one has learnt how to give them the most pregnant and effective form; one should be tireless in collecting and describing human types and characters; one should above all relate things to others and listen to others relate, keeping one's eyes and ears open for the effect produced on those present, one should travel like a landscape painter or costume designer. One should, finally, reflect on the motives of human actions, disdain no signpost for instruction about them and be a collector of these things by day and night. One should continue in this many-sided exercise for some ten years; what is then created in the workshop will be fit to go out into the world.
-- Nietzsche

The thief. Once committed beyond a certain point he should not worry himself too much. Thieving is God's message to him. Let him try and be a good thief.
-- Samuel Butler

What is written without effort is generally read without pleasure.
-- Samuel Johnson

Same story, different versions, and all are true.
-- POTC: Dead Man's Chest

I am a humble artist
moulding my earthly clod,
adding my labour to nature's,
simply assisting God.
-- Piet Hein

Every archaeologist knows in his heart why he digs. He digs, in pity and humility, that the dead may live again, that what is past may not be forever lost, that something may be salvaged from the wrack of the ages.
-- From "The Testimony of the Spade"

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.
-- Francis Bacon

It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.
-- Seneca epistles 88 45

When asked how she acquired her knowledge of science, Octavia Butler replied, "I read."

Imagination is more important than information.
-- Albert Einstein

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