Author has written 11 stories for Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries, and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer.
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/
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.
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.
Fashion Crimes and Punishments — One-shot, complete.
Trust — Short, complete.
The Letter — One-shot, complete
Part 2: Crash and Burn — Multi-chapter, in progress.
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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