{bracketverse, 31_days} when we arrive alive at last

Title: when we arrive alive at last
Rating: PG13 for dramatic irony
Wordcount: 8,325
Story / World: bracketverse
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] 31_days: January 11 2012, fine line between love and alibis
Other: Spanning from around Plenipotentiary to after There Are Bodies On The Ceiling And They’re Fluttering Their Wings to a bit before Chondrilla juncea, spoiling appropriately.
Characters: Arianna Castor, David Smith, Isaac Corwin, Margaret Lowes, Tania Clark, the Miriam, Ciel Noline, Tulio Huitrón, Zeke Cartman, Zöe Cartman, Marc Taylor, Ariadne Shaw, Cosma Noline, January Salt, Theresa Kyle, Arcturus, Catherine Jones
Notes: Look! Ensemble! (Look! Omniscient... narration...)


who will be there to catch us in his jaws when we arrive alive at last?
i can't hear you in the dark, wish i knew where you'd gone

Profession, vocation, and lifelong obligation, now. Maybe post is a better term, even with its associations of mail. )

{bracketverse, 31_days} they won't be stopped

Title: they won’t be stopped
Rating: PG (is necromancy child-safe?)
Wordcount: 429
Story / World: bracketverse
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] 31_days: January 07 2012, maybe in our circle, square pieces never fit
Other: Shortly before gold light.
Characters: Arcturus, January Salt, Cosma Noline.
Notes: Bird is the word but the bird is not a recurring character. (Arcturus has terrible luck with birds! Arcturus has terrible luck, full stop.)


christians and killers, they won't be stopped until
ambulance dancehall is burning on the hill

Arcturus isn't the dove whisperer or whatnot, anyway. )

{bracketverse, 31_days} gold light

Title: gold light
Rating: PG13 if we’re being strictly cinematic (swearing)
Wordcount: 884
Story / World: bracketverse
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] 31_days: January 06 2012, rules were always bent, but never broken
Other: After but not long after they won’t be stopped, before (among other things) ...Wings.
Characters: Cosma Noline, January Salt, Theresa Kyle, Arcturus
Notes: Arcturus’ lack of surname makes him awkward to tag for; Cosma’s speaking habits throw my ratings off; January Salt generally takes bad news much better than anyone else would expect (see also: her entire character arc).


shadows and their sources stealing away with you
gold light shining on so many things

but Cosma's lost her chance to be the hero now )

{bracketverse, 31_days} the loss of a lonely man never makes much of a sound

Title: the loss of a lonely man never makes much of a sound
Rating: PG13 at most
Wordcount: 2,295
Story / World: bracketverse
Challenge: [livejournal.com profile] 31_days: January 05 2012, everything reminds me of my baby
Other: after (long after) January 01 (there is an ebbing and flowing stream), spoilers for There Are Bodies On The Ceiling And They’re Fluttering Their Wings
Characters: January Salt, Ciel Noline, Cosma Noline and Arcturus (mentioned)
Notes: January’s one of the few people both native to the Side and almost baseline human that I write here. Her outlook’s kind of interesting.


well what if i am never thrown that bone, and what if this tear in my side just pours and pours and pours?
i wonder if they've noticed that i’m not around; the loss of a lonely man never makes much of a sound

As for the rest, she was so sure she had thrown it all away. Hadn't she? )