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Thank you very much to everyone who commented on the new chapter of Intake Counselor. :) What can I say, I'm here to write slavefic and explore psychosocial dynamics, and I'm all out of slavery.

lyrics to Fiona Apple's A Mistake, theme song for that chapter )

And here's the song for this one.

The Mother, chapter 6 )
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Short chapter this time.

Chapter five )
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Chapter three went up yesterday

And chapter four )
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Chapter three )
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I'm working on a SB 'verse thingy-- besides Intake Counselor I mean-- and polishing the next couple chapters of The Mother, but it felt right to put this up before the next chapters. Read this first.

Thank you so much for all your kind comments and good wishes. It means a lot.

I'd like to say a few things at this juncture. )
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shortish chapter sorry )
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Thank you so much to everybody who commented on the end of The Maiden, and for all your extremely kind comments on my other stories in this interval. Your comments and responses give me such joy and encouragement to continue writing and posting, which obviously has been a difficult thing for me to keep up with lately, though I'm trying hard. Thank you all x a billion. You are wonderful and thoughtful and you make me a very happy writer lady.

Here's the first chapter of the sequel (it's called The Mother, natch, though as in The Maiden, you might not find out for a little while who the title actually refers to). It picks up pretty much exactly where The Maiden left off. I tried to work a teeny bit of "previously, in the Daughterverse" into the chapter but I think you probably need to have read The Maiden to make any sense of this. Maybe not, I dunno. Let me go ahead and post before I psych myself out of it again.

The Mother, chapter one )
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(well, until the sequel, coming soon to a livejournal near you)

(also don't miss Chapter 27 and The Interlude I just posted yesterday)

Chapter 28 )
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OK, I'm reposting this now, because this is where I decided it comes in the story. It's the exact same thing I posted here. Now with context! Last chapter up soon, promise!

Maiden interlude: Scheherezade )
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Okay, it ain't much for such a long wait, but it's the second-to-last chapter of Maiden, and I think I've got the last chapter worked out, and then quite a bit of the next story written, which is an immediate sequel and really only separated for stylistic purposes. So.

(Also, totally unrelated, except that the song I picked to go with this entry is one of the songs on my kickass new workout playlist that is enabling me to do seven miles per workout on the treadmill [impressive for me, okay!] and contract enormous blisters on my feet without even noticing because the music is so kickass,* and another kickass song from the playlist is available as a free mp3 download on Amazon at the moment, so everybody should get it: Shout Out Louds, "Walls")

*For the record, the playlist )


Maiden chapter 27 )
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OK, I'm still not-- entirely sure-- where I'm going to put this in the overall Daughterverse narrative, but that's one of the advantages of posting my stuff on a Livejournal as I go, is I can be like, "Hey guys, I wrote this thing, how bout that?" While I'm working on the structure of the end of The Maiden and all.

This might be like... an epilogue to The Maiden or a prologue to The Mother, I'm not sure. I'll figure it out and then index it properly. But anyway, it's done as a piece/chapter/whatever, so I'm putting it up. Cause I can! Cause I got no editor to say me nay!

Scheherezade )
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Holy crow this is a long friggin' chapter. But I think it's finally where I can bear to post it. And where I could conceivably wrap this volume up in two more chapters.


it don't get much more sick than you/ I could go on if you want me to )
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So as part of my trying to figure out (which I have been, lately, I've just been sort of slinking around ashamed to show my face) how I'm going to post what I've got written-- especially with The Maiden, which I'm trying to wrap up in 28 chapters, not counting Report Card Day or this, because I cheat and use "interludes" and whatnot) I wrote this, which I'm hoping can function as a sort of stepping stone in the gap in time between what I last posted and the next chapter. It's a letter from Sean to his mom, kind of updating her (and us, by extension) on what's been going on. It's also story-relevant and all, I mean even if you remember everything, but I'm hoping it will serve a memory-jogging purpose as well, so nobody has to go reread a bunch of previous chapters unless they feel like it.

So here, I'll go ahead and get this up.

(As the actress said to the bishop.)

Previously on The Maiden )
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Okay, so this bit is totally nonrequired reading for the story-- I wasn't even planning to post it, was just trying to get a couple of cultural details ironed out while I fiddle around with the last three chapters (because I still suck at endings)-- but then I remembered how annoyed a couple of you got when Leah took Kyle's book away, and figured someone might find it interesting. So!

(Let's get down to business/ To defeat the Huns!)

Excerpt from The Origins of Power, chapter 6, "Psychopompai"

Complete with footnotes )
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Thank you very much to everyone who's been reading and commenting. I'm currently working on a big "replies to comments" post, but in the meantime, please know how much I value each and every word of feedback. You guys keep me going. Thank you so much.

Chapter 23 )
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Hi guys. Sorry-- real life has exploded lately. Trying to get back in the writing saddle.

Maiden chapter twenty-two )
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Chapter 21 )
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Recent writing binge means I've got the next chapter (21) written too, and it's kind of eventful. It will probably go up later today, and then I'll devote some time to catching up on the comments I've missed before I post any more. Thank you all again so much for continuing to read and comment. Means more than I can say.

Chapter 20 )
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Long chapter. Sets up for some future, uh, stuff.

If you've a lesson to teach me/ I'm listening, ready to learn )
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As promised. )


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