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As you know, the last several days have been filled with unimaginable grief over the horrific killings in Orlando. I have watched countless hours of news coverage of this terrible tragedy, and I still can’t even begin to make sense of it. I know this poem won’t bring any of those victims back to their families or take away any of the pain the survivors are feeling, but I just needed to get some thoughts out of my head…

Susan

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An Interview with the Mulderbabes

I originally wrote this silly interview fifteen years ago, but upon rereading it, I decided to add another Mulderbabe to the mix. For those who read the original version all those years ago, can you guess which Mulderbabe joined the interview?;)

I had so much fun writing this, and it is my hope that while reading it, you laughed out loud at least a few times. I know I did!

Susan

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Slow Motion

This is my take on Mulder’s state of mind before season ten started airing. Based on what I observed, not only was he fighting depression, but he and Scully had stopped living together at some point, which I have to admit really bothered me. These little snippets are just me rooting around in Mulder’s head to see what I could find.;)

Susan

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Words

In Home Again, I was struck by Scully’s desperation to go back to work after her mother died. She usually doesn’t let Mulder (or us) see her so vulnerable and out of control with her emotions, and I found that rather refreshing.:) Anyway, this little tale is about the time in between leaving Mulder standing there in the hospital and when they were discussing the case with another agent back in Philadelphia. Enjoy…

Susan

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I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am to see new episodes of the show! Having Mulder and Scully back on the screen is absolutely wonderful to watch. Although the characters are beaten down and aren’t together the way I’d like them to be, I think it’s realistic for them to be like this after all they’ve been through. I also think it’s great material for fanfic writers.:)

Of the two episodes so far, I enjoyed Founders Mutation more. It was an actual case, it had a great opening teaser, an emotional punch to the gut final scene, and it gave us some insight into how both Mulder and Scully have been feeling about not having William in their lives.  Over time, we’ve sort of gotten bits and pieces about how Scully feels about it, but this was really the first time we’ve gotten some insight into the pain Mulder’s been feeling about losing their child. I loved the scenes of him envisioning what it might have been like to be a father to William and the end scene of him sitting all alone at the kitchen table with a photo of his son really got to me…which is why I wrote this little tale. I hope you like it.

Susan

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Work of Art

Over the years, I have written many Christmas vignettes. I have written so many that for the past several years, I’ve been choosing one each holiday season to repost to Ephemeral and my mailing list. This year I chose “Work of Art”, which I wrote way back in 2006. I could picture the entire scenario as I was writing it, and I not only like it because of the way that Mulder and Scully interact with each other, but because it depicts a different kind of relationship with Mulder and his mom than what we saw on the show. I hope it warms your heart when you read it, and I hope you have a fabulous Christmas with your loved ones.:)

Susan

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This Place Called Home

I originally wrote this story seven years ago a couple months after seeing I Want to Believe. I have always seen Mulder and Scully as leading a quiet and rather solitary life together and being content with that. This vignette is a brief glimpse into what the Thanksgiving after the events of I Want to Believe might have been like for them, and although it’s not written in first person, it is written from Mulder’s perspective as I just can’t resist poking around in his head.<g> This gentle little moment in time in their lives always makes me smile when I read it, and I hope that it makes you smile too.:) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Susan

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