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family

Biological or found family; focused on familial interactions.


A Big and Little Joke

part 1 of Common People

A nice man! Tall, but not too tall, because then you -- you too short, eh-mar, for a very tall man with a beard...

Genre   realistic

Style   first person

Tags   australian, gender themes, post-migrant

Relationships   family


Advancing

part 1 of Threshold

FFXII. Fran, origins. The Wood is not a sanctuary.

Style   drabble

Tags   betrayal, violence, 500 creativity exercises, coming of age, 2007-11

Relationships   family


Airstrike

part 5 of Threshold

FFXII, three snapshots. Unfortunately, Judge Ffamran missed the part of the job description that involved mass killings. There is no comfort to be had at home.

Style   third person, present tense, drabble

Tags   angst, exile, imperialism, coming of age, 2009-04

Relationships   family


Alien

part 10 of Common People

She is polite to these strangers around her, radiates love, affection, hoping they will not hurt her. The same as when she came to this place the first time, her anger and the fear unexpected. Be polite, be modest, be loveable, and the strangers won't hurt her.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person, stream of consciousness

Tags   australian, aging, alienation, post-migrant

Relationships   family


Another Cup Of?

part 2 of Common People

Now, before I forget, darlin', here's your prezzie, you love Milk Tray, I remember you do, don't you?

Genre   satire

Style   conversational

Tags   australian, gender themes, modern life, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   family


Atonement

part 23 of Threshold

FFXII. The beginning of the end. Ivalice changes; the trouble with time is that every passing year devalues itself as currency.

Style   present tense, drabble

Tags   dystopia, angst, aging, duty, 500 creativity exercises, 2009-10

Relationships   partnership, f/m, friendship, family


Can't Do It

part 8 of Common People

Still, she's never been much for others, my mother: at the time I didn't know if she realised her sister was actually on her deathbed, but now I'm starting to think she just had no sympathy for the situation.

Genre   realistic

Style   first person

Tags   australian, aging, post-migrant, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   family


Couldn't Give Away The Pearls

part 9 of Common People

you're amazing! don't forget to wash your hands

Genre   satire

Style   free verse

Tags   gender themes, modern life

Relationships   family


For Love of Battle

part 4 of Threshold

FFXII. Ffamran and Fran, Basch and Vossler, Ffamran and Cidolphus. Three interludes, and the methodologies of freedom.

Style   third person, present tense, drabble

Tags   steampunk, alienation, 500 creativity exercises, coming of age, 2009-08

Relationships   partnership, friendship, family


Inconclusive

part 19 of Common People

However searing the sun, space was never a glorious frontier.

Genre   realistic

Style   sketch

Tags   australian, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   family


Lesson

part 3 of Imperial LaGatta

Thought dead during the LaGattan occupation of her city, Princess Aserecedes disappoints her father to be proven instead irresponsible.

Genre   fantasy

Style   third person

Tags   steampunk, imperialism, childhood

Relationships   family


Liberation

part 1 of Imperial LaGatta

A boy looks forward to his first sea voyage to the frontier, where he learns new habits.

Genre   fantasy

Style   third person

Tags   steampunk, imperialism, childhood

Relationships   family


No Tragedy Today

part 22 of Threshold

FFXII. Vossler, Balthier, Fran, Basch, and the kidlets. Vossler turns a riot's tide; rescue is as unexpected as it is welcomed.

Style   third person, present tense

Tags   class themes, violence, imperialism, parenthood, 2009-10

Relationships   family


Out Of Control

part 11 of Common People

...no, I'm thinking, oh no, no, no, did I really eat all that frozen bread, I'm not supposed to eat flour! I'm not supposed to eat bread! -- and I'm thinking of all those wasted days, days I tell you, of half-starving and it's all gone down the toilet like a huge gluten-fat floaty turd, you know, those slick yellow ones, I can't fight myself if I'm going to eat while I'm sleeping...

Genre   realistic

Style   sketch, dialogue only

Tags   australian, gender themes

Relationships   family


Roaches

Dragon Age II. In a lifetime of poverty Marian had never cohabited with cockroaches.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   angst, exile, class themes, 2015-01

Relationships   family


Solution

part 21 of Common People

Flicking between trite morning offerings, they come across a show listing in an astoundingly compressed point form (that is, under five criteria per side) the reasons why marriages succeed or fail.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   modern life

Relationships   family


Temptation

Dragon Age Inquisition. Dorian; the irony is, temptation has nothing to do with sex or sexuality.

Genre   realistic

Style   stream of consciousness

Tags   class themes, imperialism, coming of age, 2015-01

Relationships   family


The Joy of Everything Else

Dragon Age II, Fenris has a child AU. Fenris brings his daughter with him when he flees from Minrathous.

Style   first person, present tense

Tags   childhood, slavery, 2012-10

Relationships   family


The Weasel

Dragon Age II / Patrick White's "The Aunt" pastiche. Where Gamlen also loved the dashing apostate Malcolm.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   aging, depression, alienation, UST, 2013-04

Relationships   family


Too Much Head

part 7 of Common People

When I visited Over There, it had been forty two years since I left. Every second question was 'why aren't you married'. Gone forty two years and there's no 'how are you, what do you do, tell us about your life!' No, it's all, 'where's your husband? Where's your boyfriend? Why aren't you married?'

Genre   realistic

Style   first person

Tags   australian, gender themes, post-migrant, 500 creativity exercises

Relationships   family


Trust

part 21 of Threshold

FFXII, Balthier and Fran. Do we call this kidfic?

Genre   romance

Style   present tense, drabble

Tags   angst, aging, 500 creativity exercises, parenthood, 2009-06

Relationships   f/m, family


Who Needs Eden?

part 16 of Common People

If with no consideration for the fate of ferns.

Genre   realistic

Style   third person

Tags   australian, infidelity, 2010-11

Relationships   f/m, family


Within and Without

part 6 of Common People

Her mother could not find a photographer. No one sits at the bridal table. Beloved's friends are not by her side.

Genre   realistic

Style   sketch, third person

Tags   australian, consent issues, 500 creativity exercises, alcohol

Relationships   family


Worlds, Oysters, Pearls, and a Grain of Sand

part 8 of Threshold

FFXII. Balthier and Cid. Unexpectedly, Cidolphus finds his runaway son.

Style   third person, present tense, stream of consciousness

Tags   angst, violence, alienation, parenthood, coming of age, 2009-01

Relationships   family