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One last thank you
by librarian2003 (librarian2003)
at December 6th, 2013 (12:26 am)

Good Morning! Good Evening!

I was (pleasantly) surprised to find that not all the thank you's have been said.

Dark Star definitely kept this one under her hat!

So, a big thank you to snowpuppies for the lovely Participants' Banners that she has made for everyone, individually. They are beautiful, and must have taken ages to do.

They are much appreciated (and definitely so by me!).

Thank you!

Jo

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IWRY Fic Marathon 2013 - The Day After
by librarian2003 (librarian2003)
at December 1st, 2013 (01:03 pm)

Good morning! Good Evening!

Here we are, at IWRY 2013, plus a day. I think we’ve all had fun. I know I have enjoyed being your host for this year, and I’ve read some great stories. Thank you’s have been said, and we can roll up the bunting.

It isn’t the end, though. It’s never the end for Our Heroes, is it? The links in these LJ entries will continue to work, because they take you to the individual story page, so you can easily find any story you want. Additionally, this year’s crop of stories, together with those of previous years, are archived for you to read as and when you want. You can find them here:

IWRY 2013

Links to previous years are also on that page.

People will almost certainly still continue to visit, so authors, do remember to check back occasionally, or to track your entries.

It’s been a blast, hasn’t it? Will we be back again for next year? I certainly hope so, but that depends on whether we all want another round. Whether you, the authors, are up for it; whether you the readers are still here to do the reading; whether Dark Star is able to take the strain for another year.

My hope is that we can, but that is down to all you out there.

Have a good year, and watch this space next summer for next year’s call.

See you all around, I hope.

Jo

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IWRY Fic Marathon 2013 – Day Thirty : Jo’s Schism
by librarian2003 (librarian2003)
at November 30th, 2013 (09:13 am)

Good Morning! Good Evening!

It’s Day Thirty of the IWRY Fic Marathon. That means that this is our last story for this year, although I will be back tomorrow to wrap things up.

Today’s story is from me, librarian2003. It is the final story in my ‘The Nature of the Beast’ series, and it’s quite long. I feel that I should apologize to those who have waited a long time for this – but it’s here now. And I should apologize for one other thing. I had intended that this second cycle of stories in the series should be at least as long as the first cycle, but I have cut that ambition short. None of us is getting any younger, and I have lots of other things I want to write. So much to do, so little time! So many stories in this series left untold, but I hope that does not spoil your enjoyment.

For those who haven’t read the previous stories, I hope that this is sufficiently standalone. I have tried to make it so

So, make sure you have a comfy cushion to sit on, with ample supplies of comestibles – a whole picnic basket full – and settle down to enjoy Schism.

Feedback? Yes, please. Please be kind. :~)))))

Enjoy!

Jo

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Not quite the last story yet
by librarian2003 (librarian2003)
at November 30th, 2013 (09:09 am)

It’s the final day of the IWRY Fic Marathon 2013, and we still have one more story for you. I’ll introduce that in a few minutes, but first, before you all slip off into the sunset of this marvellous event, I want to say a few thank you’s.

+ To our authors, without whom there would be no stories, and therefore no event. We have had a wide range of tales this November, with something to surely please everyone.

+ To our readers, who have encouraged each and every author, and hopefully have found enjoyment, and cake, in everything they have read.

+ To the unseen Mike, who, unknown to the rest of us, has patiently provided the coding that allows the site to unfailingly put up one story a day, on the right day, and at the right time. And who will have to come back on 1 December and redo all the coding to stop it doing that, so that we can see the full list of this year’s fiction.

+ To Dark Star. I don’t think any of us understand quite how much this event takes over your life for a large chunk of the year, because the IWRY Fic Marathon is run with such quiet and uncomplaining efficiency. Thank you, Ma’am, for undertaking this mammoth task again.

Who would have thought that even such a wonderful event as this would still be here, in its tenth year? The fact that it is is testimony to everyone who has been willing to give their time and effort freely to make it so.

THANK YOU

Jo

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IWRY Fic Marathon 2013 – Day Twenty Nine : Wren’s Stages
by librarian2003 (librarian2003)
at November 29th, 2013 (09:11 am)

Good Morning! Good Evening!

It’s Day Twenty Nine of the IWRY Fic Marathon. Day Twenty Nine! That means that this is our penultimate story.

Today, we have another, but very different, story about grief, a post-apocalyptic one this time. Our author, Wren, is new to us, which is really good to see. So, comfort blanket, soothing cup of hot chocolate and cream, and a slice of your favourite cake, and settle down for the beautiful Stages.

Feedback is the best welcome an author can get!

Enjoy!

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IWRY Fic Marathon 2013 – Day Twenty Eight : Zuriel’s Through the Eyes of Grief Immeasurable
by librarian2003 (librarian2003)
at November 28th, 2013 (08:50 am)

Good Morning! Good Evening!

It’s Day Twenty Eight of the IWRY Fic Marathon and there aren’t many more stories to go.

Today, we have a second story from Zuriel, a heart-wrenching story of darkest grief. So, comfort blanket at the ready, a soothing cup of hot chocolate with sprinkles, and a lovely sticky cake, and here’s Through the Eyes of Grief Immeasurable

Feedback is better than the most beautiful cup cake!

Enjoy!

Jo

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IWRY Fic Marathon 2013 – Day Twenty Seven : Dark Star’s Stella’s Place
by librarian2003 (librarian2003)
at November 27th, 2013 (09:13 am)

Good Morning! Good Evening!

It’s Day Twenty Seven of the IWRY Fic Marathon, and we have another treat for you today.

Our story of the day is from Dark Star scribesds, her second of the month, and it’s a great tale, and just a bit saucy.

You know the drill by now – put the kettle on, make a mug of your beverage of choice, break into that new packet of cupcakes, and settle down for Stella’s Place

Feedback? It’s the best way of coaxing new stories out of any author!

Enjoy!

Jo

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IWRY Fic Marathon 2013 – Day Twenty Six : Leni’s The Unchosen One
by librarian2003 (librarian2003)
at November 26th, 2013 (09:42 am)

Good Morning! Good Evening!

It’s Day Twenty Six of the IWRY Fic Marathon. Can you believe it?

Today, though, I’m going to allow myself the third small fangirl squee.

Squeeee!

Because, today’s story is from Leni - leni_ba, who I’m sure you all know created and ran the very first IWRY Fic Marathon in 2004. We owe all this to you, Ma’am!

And what a treat this story is, so get your beverage of choice, and your favourite cake, put your feet up and get ready for The Unchosen One

Feedback? Better than melted chocolate with cream and marshmallows!

Enjoy!

PS *Sob* Once more, I'm told there's an issue with the link and it works for me. I'm having a technical breakdown here....

Here is the link again, redone from scratch. Speak now if it's still jinxed...

The Unchosen One

*Goes off for a comforting cup of tea*

Jo

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IWRY Fic Marathon 2013 – Day Twenty Five : Ares’ Justice
by librarian2003 (librarian2003)
at November 25th, 2013 (09:44 am)

Good Morning! Good Evening!

It’s Day Twenty Five of the IWRY Fic Marathon, and it’s power cut morning. I think that was not so much to do with the gods of electricity, and more to do with the pneumatic drilling outside. It’s just come back, so sorry for the delay.

Today we have another great story for you. It’s from Ares - ares132006, and it’s her third one this month.

This is definitely one where you need a heartening cup of tea and a nice, comforting cupcake. Take a tip from me. Eat the cake first.

Settle down for the very shivery Justice

Feedback? As good as a round of applause.

Enjoy!

PS - You'll see there's a report of the above link not working, although it works for me. I've re-done the link, which still looks identical in all its parts, so I'm leaving both, in my technically challenged panic.

Justice

Use whichever one works for you, or speak now.

*Frets*. Sorry, Ares.

Jo

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IWRY Fic Marathon 2013 – Day Twenty Four : Dark Star’s Metamorphic
by librarian2003 (librarian2003)
at November 24th, 2013 (09:49 am)

Good Morning! Good Evening!

It’s Day Twenty Four of the IWRY Fic Marathon, and I’m a little tardy again – Sunday, right?

Today, I’m going to allow myself another small fangirl squee.

Squeeee!

Because, today’s story is from Dark Star scribesds, who took over from Chrislee the mantle of running the IWRY Fic Marathon and is now Mistress of this marvellous event for the fourth year.

We know that Dark Star is noted for her often bleak post-Apocalyptic fic, but this is something entirely different. So, get a cup of your favourite beverage, and a slice of rich fruit cake with a piece of cheddar cheese, and settle down for Metamorphic

Feedback? It’s better than having grapes with your cheese!

Enjoy!

Jo

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