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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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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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