starzki: (SM Dream & Death)
Since the last chapter only barely touches on the Miroku/Sango dynamic, I don't think that it's appropriate to enter it in a [livejournal.com profile] mirsan_fics contest.  Which is kind of a shame, because I think that was where I got most of my audience for this story.  So I'll pimp it here on my own journal with the hope that those who like it will find it over on ff.net or mm.org.  *fingers crossed*

Chapter Title:
Epilogue
Universe: Post-canon
Genre: Serial/Fantasy
Rating: K+
Word Count: 860
Summary:  Final chapter of Endless Sleep.  With Miroku's help, Sango does all that she can to convince the King of All Night's Dreaming to return her son.

Linkff.net/mm.org

Notes:  I took a major risk with this chapter.  I've been debating for weeks how I wanted to end this so that I really was able to drive the whole point of the story home.  I wanted it to be clear that, as a result of Sango's compromise from the last chapter, what Dream expected to happen came to fruition.  The warrior woman trope started there because now Sango and Miroku's daughter lives in Dreaming to inspire our stories.

I tried a bunch of different ways to end this.  I thought about doing it straight, from an omniscient point of view, that discussed Sango's guilt and despair from the vague memory of her dream, which would eventually slip away.  I thought about making the ending "classic fairy tale" to show how Sango's actions affected story-telling.  I even thought about writing it in verse.

But none of those ideas really seemed to fully explain the everlasting consequences of Sango's agreement.  So, to do that, I set the chapter in present-day LA, with a script writer (yes, he's based on Joss Whedon) discussing the end of the story with his agent.  I do an injustice to my story by glossing over the ending and the emotional weight that is there, but I think I make up for that in really underlining my main point: that Sango and Miroku's daughter is living on in our stories.

I also indulged in a little hubris in implying that my story would be good as a major motion picture, but there is a bit of hand waving there.  The script being discussed is not actually my story, just a close (much, much better) approximation of it.  That's why I kept details vague.

Anyway.  I've said what I wanted to say with my story.  It's over and now I don't have another WIP hanging over my head.  YAY!
starzki: (SM Dream)
I've not ever made a post like this before, so please bear with me.  Now, I finally have the time to update this fic properly, so here goes.

Chapter Title: Dream's Compromise
Prompt: Fire
Universe: Post-canon
Genre: Serial/Fantasy
Rating: K+
Word Count: 3,124
Summary:  Continuation of Endless Sleep.  With Miroku's help, Sango does all that she can to convince the King of All Night's Dreaming to return her son.

Links:  FF.net/MM.org

Notes. Careful, I have a lot to say about this fic. :) )

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