The Heretic Loremaster
The Many Faces of LiveJournal. The complexity of LiveJournal's myriad uses as a blog, forum, and personal journal often makes it difficult to know how to leave an appropriate comment, particularly when that comment is critical, or use and link to information that people make publicly available in their journals.
Fandom: A Reader's World? Fan-writing communities are often criticized for being too easy on authors. However, readers get their share of privileges unknown to the writing world at large. To what degree to fan authors and sites owe compliance with these norms?
Please note that these stories are friend-locked. However, I have been requested to link to them in an unlocked post for those who tend to read their friends' pages on computers where they cannot log in.
Traffic Jam. "Traffic Jam" is a story about a mother who, in the course of taking her sick son to the doctor, gets caught in a traffic jam. It is a character-driven story about the horrors that lurk in the ordinary.
Quail. In "Quail," a young family takes a trip to the zoo. Only it is not a normal zoo: It is known not so much for its animals as the "spectacle" of involving guests in all aspects of operations, including the feedings. Come, take a walk with them ...