stiffleaves
26 October 2012 @ 10:34 pm
Title: People Skills
Fandom: Parks and Recreation
Characters/Pairings: Chris and Ben friendship. With a dash of Jen Barkley and a dash of April.
Rating: PG
Word count: ~1700
Summary: Alternate take on Soda Tax: Ben remembers how to not be an idiot.
Notes: Happy birthday, [livejournal.com profile] stillscape! Hope you're having a literally fantastic day! This is based on how you said Soda Tax should have gone. Massive thanks to [livejournal.com profile] whimsical_irony and [livejournal.com profile] stars_inthe_sky for the lightning-fast beta!

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stiffleaves
31 August 2012 @ 05:10 pm
Title: Starvation (Leslie POV)
Fandom: Parks and Recreation
Pairing: Leslie/Ben
Rating: NC-17
Word count: ~10,100
Summary: My answer to the question: "How do we get from the breakup in I'm Leslie Knope to 'I miss you like crazy, I think about you all the time, so let's just say screw it' in Smallest Park?"
Notes: Written for the Behind Closed Doors Challenge. This is an experiment. The whole project is, and so is this piece, starting with the narrative situation, which I know some people will probably find really irritating. But that's okay. In fact, I think that's part of the fun! Big thank you to [livejournal.com profile] rikyl and [livejournal.com profile] princess_george for the beta—both your input was incredibly insightful—, and to [livejournal.com profile] sullen_aquarian for comments along the way! Enjoy. I hope. Comments are the best, of course.

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stiffleaves
22 August 2012 @ 01:25 am
Title: Beginning Again
Fandom: Parks and Recreation
Pairings: April/Chris, Chris/Jen Barkley (+ the merest hint of Leslie/Ben)
Rating: R
Word count: ~4900
Summary: This is a sequel to Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, which is about Chris and April's affair in January 2014 (while April is married to Andy and Chris is in a long-distance relationship with Jen Barkley). This story is the less despondent step-child to it; the spring to that winter. A story about getting unstuck and moving on.
Notes: Huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] saucydiva for the beta and continued enthusiasm for our twisted ship! Her name also sparkles. To avoid confusion: In this fic, Ron is Assistant City Manager after all. Leslie is the new Parks Director, and April Deputy Parks Director. The title is nicked from Leonard Woolf's autobiography of the years 1911-1918. Comments, expressing either outrage or praise or anything in between, make my day. Really.

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