Not Today

When The Truth ended and the last image I saw of Mulder and Scully was in bed together in each other’s arms, just the two of them against the world, I was inspired. The next morning, I wrote Not Today. It’s a short vignette about the morning after, but it continues to be one of my favorite little moments-in-time stories. Enjoy.:)

Susan

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i’m fine, she said

One of the types of fanfic writing that I’ve really enjoyed experimenting with is what I like to call “prose thingies.” They’re not really poems and not really vignettes, but a combination of both. This post-episode prose thingie that I wrote way back in 2002 is about the episode Irresistible and takes place back at the motel after Scully’s encounter with Donnie Pfaster. I just love how compassionate Mulder was with Scully at the end of that episode.:)

Susan

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Today’s Brand X vignette was written way back in 2005. I have written a lot of “other pov” stories over the years, particularly stories in which doctors and nurses make their observations of Mulder and Scully. I guess that’s not really surprising though considering the amount of time both of them have spent in the hospital.;) This story is written from a nurse’s point of view, and I wanted to share it in honor of all the extremely hard work that’s being done by the medical profession right now.

Susan

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A Happier Place

Hello everyone.

With our daily lives now dramatically altered due to the coronavirus, I thought I’d try to bring a little sunshine to you (and myself) in three different ways.

1–If you pop over to my “just a thought” blog: http://justathought34.wordpress.com/,  you will see what I’m going to be doing over there.

2–I also have my photography blog: http://susan34.wordpress.com/ and it’s my goal to add some new photos to it more regularly. I haven’t updated it since June, (Yikes, that’s not good.), but I’m going to aim for at least once a week while I’m at home.

3–On this blog, I’d like to go back in time a bit and dig out some of my oldies that were written years ago to share with you. Since I’m home for a while now, it is my goal to post something 3-5 times a week if I’m able to. Reading about Mulder and Scully is always something that makes me smile, and hopefully some of these stories will cheer you up too.

All of this being said, what I really want is to hear from you as I post. Being stuck in the house is great for a while, but if it goes on for weeks and maybe even months, the connection with people outside of your family (and I do consider my x-philes friends to be family) is going to become really important.:)

Sooooo…..here’s today’s blast from the past: A Happier Place. This is a Je Souhaite vignette I wrote 9 years ago that takes place after the Caddyshack movie and explores the “more-than-just partners” relationship between Mulder and Scully. Enjoy, and drop me a line at any of my blogs if you feel so inclined. I would love to hear from you!

Susan

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After the Shot and Other Afterthoughts…

Happy New Year, and Happy New Story!

Wow, it’s been a long time, hasn’t it? Combine the fact that it’s been ages since there have been any new episodes for me to watch and be inspired by with the fact that my job leaves me exhausted at the end of every day, and you have a writer who’s been in a seven month motivational drought. Thankfully though, my dry spell has finally been broken.:)

I’ve always enjoyed writing from the point of view of characters on the show other than Mulder and Scully, and this little vignette for Fight the Future is written from Frohike’s point of view. I recently reread another Frohike vignette I wrote several years ago about when Scully was abducted in season two. That got to me thinking about how he might’ve felt when Mulder was shot and Scully went missing again in FTF, which led me to writing After the Shot. I hope you enjoy it.:)

And on a completely different side note, I recently discovered that seasons 1-9 are all on Amazon Prime video (Duh, how did I not know that?), and one night last week, I watched Sein und Zeit and Closure. I hadn’t seen either of those episodes in probably more than a year, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching them. I know a lot of people didn’t like the way the whole Samantha thing was resolved, but man, David’s acting was SO good in those episodes. I thought that scene with Scully when he was reading Samantha’s diary in the diner and the scene in the woods with his sister at the end of Closure were just exceptional.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on After the Shot, on these two emotional episodes, or anything else X-Files related. Drop me a line sometime, and who knows? Maybe it will get me motivated to write something else, and you won’t have to wait another seven months to read it <g>

Happy 2020.

Susan

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After the Impossible

After a long drought, my muse decided to make an appearance. To be honest, I still don’t know how I feel about the ending of My Struggle IV, but I do know how I feel about Mulder and Scully finally getting a chance to live their lives. In this vignette, I gave them that chance.:)

Susan

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