A little Christmas present for you…

Every year for over the past 20 years, I have written some type of holiday-related poem, vignette, or story. Although I have only written six new things this year up to this point, I really wanted to write something new for Christmas and keep my tradition alive. I also wanted to write something uplifting, especially with so many difficult things going on in our world right now. Hopefully, I succeeded on both fronts with this little prose thingie for My Struggle IV.

Stay safe and enjoy the holiday.

Susan

Important Yahoo Groups Announcement

After over 20 years (Wow, that’s a long time!) of using susanstuff@yahoogroups.com to announce new stories, poems, photos, thoughts, etc., I am sad to say that Yahoo is discontinuing their Yahoo Groups feature as of December 15.

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/yahoo-announces-shutdown-social-platform-034108123.html

Because of this move, I have two ways I could go in regards to sending out announcements when I post new material. One is to simply compile a list of individual people who would like to continue to receive emails from me when I update any of my three sites. (possibilities, just a thought, Susan’s Photography Blog) The other option is to create a Google Group, which is a forum similar to Yahoo Groups. if you follow any of these sites and want to continue to keep up to date with new posts, please make your preference known by either leaving me a comment in the link to the left or by emailing me directly at touchstone98@tx.rr.com or 98possibilities@gmail.com.

That being said, if you just want to check any of these sites whenever you want to and don’t want any alerts from me, that’s okay too. Although I don’t post new things nearly as often as I used to, I will continue to write and take photographs regardless.<g>

Stay safe, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.:)

Susan

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Tithonus was a really good, but depressing episode. Mulder and Scully were apart, and that’s never a good thing. And the subject of death…well, that’s not a good thing either. This is one of those prose thingies I enjoy writing and is about a moment in time in which Mulder is waiting for Scully to wake up in the hospital after she was shot.

Susan

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On the Edge

Way back in 2008 after I came home from seeing I Want to Believe for the first time, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Although there were parts of the movie I thought could’ve been better, I was fascinated with the new dynamic of Mulder and Scully’s relationship. I found it to be complicated and heartbreaking, yet beautifully raw and intimate, and as a result, this story poured out of me.:)

Those were the notes I wrote in July of 2008. Upon rereading this story recently, I found that I had more of Mulder and Scully’s story to tell so I’ve added six more parts to the eleven parts I already had written. This story starts three months after they go on the run at the end of The Truth, go through the drama of I Want to Believe, and then on from there as if seasons 10 and 11 didn’t happen.

I really enjoyed envisioning Mulder and Scully navigate their new life together, and I’m not opposed to adding more snippets to this story. If after reading it, you have any other possible ideas for me to add to their tale, you are more than welcome to send them to me, and maybe I can use them in the future.:) Enjoy!

Susan

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Parts Unknown

6/24 – Well folks, Parts Unknown is finally done! You can find part 10 below as well as a complete file of all 10 parts. I’m so pleased that I was finally able to finish telling this story, and I’m even more pleased with how it turned out.:) If you have the time, I’d appreciate hearing your thoughts about Mulder’s emotional journey. You can leave a comment by clicking the comments link to the left, or by emailing me at touchstone98@tx.rr.com .

Thanks for your support!

Susan

6/23 – added part 9 below

6/21 – added part 8 below

6/20 – added part 7 below

6/18 – added part 6 below

6/17 – added part 5 below

6/16 – added part 4 below

6/15 – added parts 2 and 3 -click on the links below

Way back in January of 2006, I posted the first few parts of my WIP – Parts Unknown only on my site and nowhere else as I didn’t really know what I was going to do with it. Shortly afterwards, I took it down and wrote nothing new on it for years. I tried to reboot my muse about six years ago, and actually did add a little more to it, but it wasn’t until now, 14 years later (Yikes!), that my extremely fussy muse and I decided that we should probably finish the darn thing…so we finally did.;)

When I originally thought of the concept for this story, I started with the image of Mulder on a motorcycle, then came up with a reason for WHY he might be on a motorcycle. All those years ago, I was also into creating dustcovers for a lot of my stories, and an idea for that came to me easily. If only the words had come to me as easily as those ideas did! <g>

Anyway…although the story itself is technically finished, the extra tweaks and formatting is not. Therefore, I will be posting 1-2 parts a day until it’s done as I fix some of those nudgy words and sentences that might not quite sound right. Currently the story is 10 parts, and it is my goal to have all of it posted within ten days or less.

I can’t begin to tell you how relieved and excited I am to have finally finished something I started to write so long ago. Back during the heyday of the X-Files when I was constantly inspired and writing like crazy, I used to love the rush I’d get whenever I finished and posted a new story, especially if it was one I’d been working on for a long time, and it feels great to experience that rush again. It also feels great to simply spend some time with Mulder and Scully again. I’ve missed them.:)

Susan

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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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