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 [ profile] rikyl and [ profile] princess_george for the beta—both your input was incredibly insightful—, and to [ profile] sullen_aquarian for comments along the way! Enjoy. I hope. Comments are the best, of course.

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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 [ 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.

20 July 2012 @ 12:26 am
Title: Vertigo
Fandom: Parks and Recreation
Characters: Chris, Ben, Leslie, Ron
Rating: PG
Word count: ~8180
Summary: This is a character study of Chris as Ben confesses to his relationship with Leslie and then resigns. Covers The Trial of Leslie Knope (briefly) and Citizen Knope (extensively).
Notes: For [ profile] stillscape, who prompted a Citizen Knope Chris POV during the Other Characters Week of Government Shutdown over at [ profile] leslie_ben. It just took me this long to finish. Massive thanks to [ profile] jncar for the beta and Chris-Traeger-level encouragement. [ profile] rikyl also suggested something to me once for another fic, about what happens to Ben after the resignation-meeting, and I used that idea here. The title is not meant as a Hitchcock reference, by the way. Comments are like pitchers of green smoothie. They cure everything.

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