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Joined 08-06-13, id: 4980988, Profile Updated: 08-07-19
Author has written 11 stories for Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries, and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.

Hello there!

How did I get into this? Well, I've enjoyed vampire stories ever since I read Dracula as a teenager, but I'd read mostly traditional horror versions. The Sookie Stackhouse series was very different and it grabbed my imagination by the throat and wouldn't let go. I found fanfiction in the wait between books and enjoyed the wide variety of stories so much that I decided to 'pay it forward' by writing my own. I picked Magpie as a name because once I started writing I found that snippets of real life, other books, TV shows and films crept onto the page, much like the random bits and pieces magpies collect to line their nests.

My stories are also over on AO3 – thanks for the invite ws! – so if FF ever decide they're the wrong side of the M/MA rating line and take them down, that's where they'll be. (That is entirely FF's prerogative: their site, their rules.) You can download copies over there, if you really want to clutter up your hard drives with my nonsense.

Here's the url (just copypaste): archiveofourown.org /users/MagpieTales/


Reviews:
Constructive criticism is welcome. I want to hear it even if you hated something. I'm afraid you're stuck with my British spelling, but I've done my best to use American terms and stay true to the Southern setting. Please tell me if I've messed that up, or if I've dropped any clangers of spelling, phrasing or grammar so I can correct them. Thanks!

Please be polite. I have a thick skin, but I will report/delete anything truly offensive, particularly if it's not related to the story. I've only done that a few times; let's keep it that way.

Ownership:
I write for other fans and for fun, and I think collaboration can produce great things. So, in that spirit, consider my stories as having a Non-commercial Creative Commons license, with Attribution. Basically, my fics must remain free and I must be acknowledged as the author.

If you want to use ideas from my stories in your own fanfic go ahead, I'll be flattered! Credit would be nice if it's something major, but it's not essential. And I'm very approachable, feel free to PM me.

No cut&paste jobs though. Passing someone else's words off as your own is plagiarism, and readers will notice.


Guide to The Long Haul Saga:

Note these are rated M for serious themes, not graphic lemons or gratuitous violence.

I've stayed true to canon up to Death in the Family, but only loosely beyond that. Major events from the last three books have happened, but not all the minor ones. Special thanks to the ladies of amazonia & in particular the 'Zanne Interpretation' of Eric's actions in DEA which inspired some of the plot.

I have three multi-chapter fics and assorted shorts planned. So far we have, in recommended reading order:

Part 1: Turbulence Multi-chapter, complete.
Set three years after Dead Ever After. Centred on Sookie and Eric, but they aren't together.
[Content Warnings: miscarriage, marriage breakdown, bereavement, violence and torture.]

Fashion Crimes and Punishments One-shot, complete.
A comedy set right after Turbulence. Pam and Thalia have a prank war.

Trust Short, complete.
Eric & Rory's friendship develops during the six month interval between Turbulence and Crash & Burn.

The Letter One-shot, complete
Sam reads a letter from Sookie, about 3 months after Turbulence.

Part 2: Crash and BurnMulti-chapter, in progress.
Picks up 6 months after Turbulence. Sookie returns to Louisiana only to be drawn back into the supernatural world. Eric, meanwhile, has moved on.


Announcements: August 2019

Well, as you can see I totally failed to finish Crash & Burn this spring/summer like I hoped. That monster is proving difficult to wrap up and for various reasons I haven't had the time to get back to it and do it justice. But I haven't forgotten it. I'm still working on it when I can.

As always, watch this space for updates.


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A Handful of Earth by SmokeAndEmber reviews
Set six weeks after 'A Change of Worlds' concludes. See what happens next in the post-apoc world of Sookie Stackhouse now that she is safe, healed, and home.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 32,762 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 7/16 - Published: 8/30/2017 - Eric, Pam, Sookie - Complete
Susannah Still Alive by SmokeAndEmber reviews
After suffering great loss, Sookie returns to Lake Douglas - home of the Stackhouse family cabin & many happy childhood memories. Hoping to heal and recover, she's immediately dragged into a mystery that has haunted the nearby town for two decades. As dark forces threaten her sanity and safety, Sookie quickly discovers her focus is no longer on healing but simply survival. A/H E/S
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Horror/Mystery - Chapters: 35 - Words: 140,860 - Reviews: 585 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 4/1/2018 - Published: 5/20/2017 - Complete
The Nunnery by SixThings reviews
Darcy and Bingley are stranded in Meryton and become entangled with an eccentric cluster of sisters—The Nunnery at Longbourn. Colonel Fitzwilliam blows in. Mr. Collins writes Lady Catherine to come. Bingley asks Caroline to keep house and she brings a friend. Intrigues occur as the weather keeps everyone in village. Excerpt only, story pulled for publication.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,993 - Reviews: 182 - Favs: 75 - Follows: 140 - Updated: 1/26/2018 - Published: 2/23/2017 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy, Col. Fitzwilliam - Complete
Darcy after the proposal by elag reviews
I'm not the first and won't be the last to wonder just what went through Darcy's mind after his failed proposal at Hunsford. One-shot.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,921 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 13 - Published: 12/12/2017 - Mr. Darcy - Complete
Rune Songs: The Collected Short Stories of Eric Northman by Melusine10 reviews
Upon his maker's urging, Eric Northman has kept a diary from his earliest days. Ever wonder about his turning? What he did in his first years as a young vampire? Curl up and read his recollections. Historical fiction. Eric/Godric pairing. Marked COMPLETE but STILL UPDATING.
True Blood - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 61,749 - Reviews: 98 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 8/28/2017 - Published: 10/20/2013 - Eric N., Godric - Complete
Sookie Takes Charge by Meridiean reviews
*on likely permanent hiatus* A complete rewrite of how I think the story should have gone from after the vampires died for the day leaving Sookie babysitting Russell (after Eric's betrayal). M for language (so far). Non-canon/Slightly-Muchly OOC *There WILL be an E/S HEA...eventually*ANTI-BILL*
True Blood - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 5,547 - Reviews: 220 - Favs: 133 - Follows: 219 - Updated: 3/14/2017 - Published: 1/20/2013 - Eric N., Sookie S.
A Change of Worlds by SmokeAndEmber reviews
Sookie is one of the remaining few to have escaped The Great Death and survive in the ghost town that is modern civilization. After traveling across country and seeking safety within a small community in South Carolina, the telepath finds herself in an impossible position and forced to beg for help from the one breed of survivors who are most feared post-apocalypse… Vampires.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 80,172 - Reviews: 396 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 2/18/2017 - Published: 1/27/2017 - [Sookie, Eric] Pam, Appius - Complete
The New Normal by Malmo722 reviews
Sookie, Eric, Tara and Alcide are what's left of the massively successful rock group Perihelion after frontman Bill not only quits the band but ends his ten year relationship with Sookie. The remaining members head to a secluded island to try to put the pieces together professional, personally and romantically. AU/AH/Sooric. Angst/Music/Rated M for later sexy stuffs and swearing.
True Blood - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 78,382 - Reviews: 232 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 134 - Updated: 1/2/2017 - Published: 1/8/2015 - Eric N., Sookie S.
The Time-Traveller's Portion by Dr. Breifs Cat reviews
Darcy always knew she was to be his wife. He simply had not known she was poor. Regency. One shot.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,282 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 275 - Follows: 59 - Published: 11/7/2016 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Call On Me Again by w.s.caer reviews
Four times Eric and Sookie part ways and one time they don't.
True Blood - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 12,922 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 9/23/2016 - Published: 1/22/2015 - Eric N., Sookie S.
Caught at Pemberley by somandyjo reviews
Elizabeth's northern tour is for a purpose other than pleasure. This is a short Regency AU exploring the idea of Elizabeth as a spy in counterintelligence.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 12 - Words: 44,091 - Reviews: 369 - Favs: 440 - Follows: 477 - Updated: 9/9/2016 - Published: 10/21/2015 - [Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy] - Complete
6 Months to Live by hisviks reviews
Eric/Sookie – AU/AH -When the man who raised Eric to be the expert killer that he is, reveals he has six months left to live nothing seems to matter anymore. The revenge and unanswered questions that have haunted him for over 16 years catapult into acceleration as his last job in Russell's employ throws all his plans off centre. -NOW COMPLETE WITH EPILOGUE-
True Blood - Rated: M - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 45 - Words: 168,833 - Reviews: 247 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 3/20/2016 - Published: 6/5/2014 - [Sookie S., Eric N.] - Complete
Dead Alone by choices2make reviews
Sookie makes choices that tear her from everything she knows and set into motion changes that never could have been predicted. How will she evolve and find balance when there is danger at every turn? Set partway through Dead Reckoning.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 67 - Words: 440,689 - Reviews: 1664 - Favs: 377 - Follows: 510 - Updated: 12/10/2015 - Published: 12/20/2011 - Eric, Sookie - Complete
Snobbery, Ceilings, and the Art of Scavenging by MWard reviews
When life gives you lemons, you should probably wonder where the hell they came from since no one in New England has seen any citrus in the past five years. At least, that would be Lizzie Bennet's first instinct. But then again, her instincts aren't always perfect, as evidenced by the case of one William Darcy. A light, modernish, distopian take on the classic story. *updated*
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 17 - Words: 59,492 - Reviews: 125 - Favs: 159 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 9/22/2015 - Published: 2/21/2015 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Summer Nights by Malmo722 reviews
Heiress to her father's recording company Sookie Stackhouse returns to Bon Temps with her brother Jason after years of living in Nashville for one relaxing summer before taking over for their retiring father. Sookie realizes quickly that not much has changed in Bon Temps but Eric Northman and Bill Compton are no longer the boys she left behind. AU and AH. Romance/Humor/Angst
True Blood - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 21 - Words: 103,027 - Reviews: 285 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 9/9/2015 - Published: 7/19/2014 - Bill C., Eric N., Sookie S.
The Big Bang by Idream3223 reviews
AU/OOC/M The Great Reveal was for a different race of Supernaturals not vampires. Change one thing, change everything, and some love stories find their own way to happen no matter the odds. This is an Eric and Sookie story. Go Viking! :)
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 38 - Words: 88,296 - Reviews: 532 - Favs: 260 - Follows: 193 - Updated: 5/13/2015 - Published: 5/13/2014 - Eric, Sookie - Complete
Inner by California Kat reviews
Inner is an Eric-POV re-offering of Season 5 of True Blood with an Eric/Sookie endgame in mind. If you have read my other stuff, you know that I'm an unabashed Sookie/Eric fan, so I am going to warp Season 5 toward an E/S HEA, despite any idiocy that happened during the season. (I will be ignoring the happenings of Seasons 6 & 7.)
True Blood - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 51 - Words: 151,860 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 102 - Updated: 4/14/2015 - Published: 12/10/2014 - [Sookie S., Eric N.] Bill C. - Complete
Northman's Nanny by VictoryInTrouble reviews
He- gorgeous, successful, lonely single father. She- smart, friendly, awkward college senior. When they meet, there's an instant attraction but their working relationship should prevent anything from happening. However, good intentions are sometimes not good enough. M for strong language and sexual content. AU/AH Funny, sometimes heavy, but often joyful and sweet. Take a look!
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 58 - Words: 289,129 - Reviews: 1269 - Favs: 256 - Follows: 464 - Updated: 4/2/2015 - Published: 2/15/2014 - [Eric, Sookie]
Healed by kardamon reviews
Sookie reacts differently when Eric comes to tell her that he's healed.
True Blood - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,110 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 155 - Follows: 172 - Updated: 2/20/2015 - Published: 9/8/2014 - [Eric N., Sookie S.] - Complete
FauX by Idream3223 reviews
What if you could have superpowers? There is a new drug on the market called FauX and for the right price you can see for yourself what it's like to be a vampire, werewolf, fairy, or shifter. The only thing that might save you is VBI Agent Eric Northman and SIN Agent Sookie Stackhouse who are in a race to find the source and stop the FauX from exposing all Supes to the world.
True Blood - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 35,177 - Reviews: 86 - Favs: 49 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 2/13/2015 - Published: 10/12/2014 - Eric N., Sookie S. - Complete
Folklore by SharaMoon reviews
What happens when the story Sookie's Gran once told her as a child about Vampires, Werewolves, and other Supernatural beings turned out to be more than just a fairytale after all, and that somehow she is connected to it? Sookie is whisked away to another world to fulfill a destiny that was predetermined so very many years ago. Can she truly save them all from what is to come?AU/OOC
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 208,449 - Reviews: 1074 - Favs: 390 - Follows: 476 - Updated: 12/21/2014 - Published: 5/11/2011 - Sookie, Eric - Complete
Burn out the Pain by California Kat reviews
Part 3 of The Comfortably Numb Trilogy, Burn out the Pain continues the story of Eric and Sookie's journey to find happiness. When secrets are revealed about Sookie's family, Eric defies Appius. However, will the cost be the person Eric loves the most when Appius refuses to let Eric win? (Read Comfortably Numb and Touch the Flame first) E/S
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 155,975 - Reviews: 288 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 11/21/2014 - Published: 7/2/2014 - [Eric, Sookie] Appius - Complete
Addicted To Love by BonTempsBaby reviews
Sequel to "Pour Some Sugar On Me". Sookie and Eric come to terms with their new relationship. Very romantic, with more action in second half. Told from multiple POV's. Rated M for mature situations. Eric/Sookie/Bill/Pam
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 53 - Words: 922,330 - Reviews: 6310 - Favs: 1,502 - Follows: 1,585 - Updated: 12/26/2013 - Published: 9/20/2009 - Sookie, Eric
Bored To Death by EricIzMine reviews
EPOV. A 'What-If' AU. What if Eric and Sookie's first meeting at Fangtasia had gone differently. Bored To Death was the first story in the MultiVerse.
Crossover - Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries & True Blood - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 211,628 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 384 - Follows: 162 - Published: 12/11/2012 - Eric, Eric N. - Complete
Back and Forth by California Kat reviews
When Sookie realizes that her feelings for both Bill and Eric might have been caused just by their blood, she takes drastic steps that will change her life―and the lives of Eric and Bill―forever. Rated M for language and eventual lemons. E/S
True Blood - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 98 - Words: 302,877 - Reviews: 2573 - Favs: 1,108 - Follows: 489 - Updated: 3/17/2012 - Published: 10/23/2011 - Eric N., Sookie S. - Complete
What Happened in Vegas by All About Eric reviews
Eric takes a trip to Vegas, but when Sookie follows him...love, betrayal, sacrifice, and a hint of lemon
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 131,963 - Reviews: 934 - Favs: 402 - Follows: 195 - Updated: 12/30/2010 - Published: 11/6/2010 - Eric, Sookie - Complete
Homestay by Ooshka reviews
AH/OOC Set in New Zealand. Eric is a consultant sent to work on a project, Sookie is the contractor they hire to provide the data he needs. Can the pair of them overcome their histories and make it work?
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 33 - Words: 104,977 - Reviews: 481 - Favs: 192 - Follows: 89 - Updated: 8/2/2010 - Published: 7/7/2010 - [Eric, Sookie] - Complete
Let Love In by Terri Botta reviews
Eric decides it's time for him and Sookie to come to an understanding.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 27 - Words: 209,764 - Reviews: 1640 - Favs: 2,833 - Follows: 872 - Updated: 1/13/2009 - Published: 10/1/2008 - Eric, Sookie - Complete
The Price of Family by DJ Clawson reviews
The very extended Bennet, Darcy, and Bingley family is disturbed by a letter from the Continent. Continuing the series that began with 'A Bit of Advice.'
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 93,902 - Reviews: 299 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 10/15/2006 - Published: 6/27/2006 - Complete
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The Halloween Special reviews
Eric didn't believe in ghosts. He was a scientist, and no ghost ever survived contact with cold hard logic. He and his friends knew that if something went bump in the night, it was a door slamming or the cat knocking a plant over. Not anything supernatural. (All Human)
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 46,663 - Reviews: 158 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 10/31/2018 - Published: 9/28/2018 - [Eric, Sookie] Pam, Stan - Complete
Crash and Burn reviews
Long Haul Saga: Part 2. Sookie returns to Bon Temps, free of the effects of the fairy wish and determined to build a new life for herself. But things never go smoothly for our girl. She finds herself dragged deeper into the supernatural world, in ways she didn't imagine. Spoilers for all books, Sookie and Eric PoV. - ON HIATUS-
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 51 - Words: 383,915 - Reviews: 1494 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 239 - Updated: 10/28/2016 - Published: 10/10/2014 - Eric, Pam, Sam, Sookie
Culture Clash reviews
Eric has a strange night. A very strange night. It's enough to give even a vampire a headache.
Crossover - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer & Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,990 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 27 - Published: 4/19/2016
The Night Market reviews
A vacation. A few weeks off. Was that really too much to ask? I deserved it, surely. After the takeover, after everything I'd done for the vampires. And when the one vamp who was supposed to be on my side told me I couldn't go, that was never going to fly with me. (Sookie's POV) *A Valentine's Treat- see inside*
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12,954 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/13/2016
Hell for Leather reviews
Ever wonder what Eric and Pam got up to when they visited London ten years after Pam became a vampire? This is my take on what they did for fun back then. Written for Writers Anonymous 10 Year Challenge.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,048 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/30/2015 - Complete
The Black Forest reviews
Germany, 1378. It was quiet in the forest, too quiet. Eric was bored and the devil finds mischief for idle fangs. My entry for American Android's Historical Fanfiction Contest.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,352 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/23/2015 - Eric - Complete
Stakes and Stones reviews
Sookie had seen plenty of shocking things since she started hanging with the vamps, but this one wasn't even on her radar. She never saw it coming. One shot.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,518 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 11 - Published: 4/6/2015 - [Sookie, Eric] Pam - Complete
Fashion Crimes and Punishments reviews
Long Haul saga: after Turbulence. One shot. A little ditty about Pam and Thalia, a tale of revenge and one-upmanship between vampires.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,528 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/3/2014 - Pam, Thalia - Complete
Trust reviews
Long Haul Saga: set after Turbulence. An Eric and OC Rory short. Centuries of never trusting anyone had kept Eric Northman undead. So why did his instincts tell him to trust some-one he had just met? Especially a fairy, even if she was only half-fae.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,723 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 11 - Published: 5/23/2014 - Eric - Complete
The Letter reviews
Sam wasn't ready to let go of his wife, even if all he had left of her was a letter. Long Haul Saga. Set after Turbulence, but can be read alone.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,742 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 13 - Published: 2/14/2014 - Sam - Complete
Turbulence reviews
Long Haul Saga : Part 1: It's over three years since the events of DEA. Those years have not passed smoothly for Sookie or for Eric. Life is unpredictable, disrupting the best laid plans. Sookie & Eric POVs.
Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 25 - Words: 192,321 - Reviews: 652 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 140 - Updated: 12/19/2013 - Published: 11/12/2013 - Sookie, Sam, Eric, Pam - Complete