Between the lines

|| a collection of stories ||

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            Foreword:

                        This is a collection of short fiction based on the manga "Card Captor Sakura" by CLAMP. These stories are all independent of each other. They are in no way related. Some of them, you will find, are cannon and move within a specific arc of the series, and others you will find are very non-cannon. Among this collection of short fiction you will find romance, humor, introspective, monologue, narrative, drama, shounen-ai, shoujo-ai, hetero, and some other different categories and ratings.

                        Below you will find a listing of the stories as they are posted, and a short description of what they are about, and a rating beside them. If you see a title that is not posted that means that, well, it's not posted yet. I'm not an incredibly fast writer so it might take a while for some of the stories to be added. But do not lose heart; they will come eventually.

                        I want to thank my sister for razzing me enough to make me get my act in gear and get writing, and my grade 11 English teachers for convincing me that I could write at all. I also want to say that all of the stories within this fiction collection are just that: fiction. These will never happen in CLAMP's original story arc. These characters will never act the way I write them, so it would be pointless to flame me about it.

                        Writing is about free thought. Writing fiction is about free speech. Writing fanfiction is about independent thought, which is a combination of both. I would like it if people reading these stories could just leave all their expectations at the door and just enjoy them as good stories. I would like it even more if people could take something away with them after reading them as well, just as any true author would. As a writer I am trying to make some kind of impression on my readers. I want to write something that will stay with them long after they've read it. I may not always succeed, but that is always what I'm striving for. That is why it is so important to be open-minded when you read. If you don't like what you are reading, you can leave or put the book down. It's just that simple.

                        But, if you like what you are reading, encourage the writer! It's hard for anybody to do their best at anything if they receive no form of encouragement whatsoever. So it can't ever really be stressed enough just how important it is to review a writer's work. And if you didn't like it, but read it anyway, you should still review, but give valid reasons for why you disliked it. It really is a great help to the author. And this goes for every author out there, not just me.

                        So please, with that said, drop your baggage at the door and come in; I've got some interesting stories to tell.

                        Esmee.

                        ~02. 11. 01.

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Title: Thin lines.

Gener: Introspective, internal monologue. Angst-ish.

Rating: PG-13.

Summary: Short cannon piece about Eriol's thoughts. No real setting or timeframe.

Title: Honor and Duty.

Gener: Narrative monologue. Drama/angst.

Rating: PG-13

Summary: Short non-cannon piece concerning a future where Syaoran has chosen not to have a relationship with Sakura and is now living with the repercussions of his actions. Slight hints of S + Y.

Title: These cold dark places.

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Title: Sins

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Title: The Stars are swallowing the Moon.

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Title: Me, myself, and I

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Title: Stargazing.

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Title: Blue Cotton candy and Penny Goldfish.

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Title: Hold Tightly

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Title: Liquid music made of storms.

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Title: I smell snow

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Title: Weakness

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