I think most people guessed that I was Velma LaVeela, pornographer. I wrote "On the Life Expectancy of the Phoenix" for warped_factor
aka Venusia Shimpling. The request was for some smutty, plotty Snupin with a happy ending. I decided to set the story at Spinner's End, and I stared at a lot of L. S. Lowry paintings to get the mood.
I had two amazing betas. sor_bet
(who convinced me not to toss the story out the window) and mamadeb
(who among other helpful things caught my acorn, "slight of hand"). kennahijja
wrote for me The Art of Surrender
(Lucius/Percy, Lucius/Ron, Percy/Ron). It's kinky and dark and perfect. I actually feel a little thrilled to be associated with the story in some small way, it's that fantastic. Now I have to go read all of her stories. She's my new favorite drug. I still haven't read half the reversathon
stories. I have to finish writing for all these ficathons I've joined so I can get caught up on my reading.
Thanks to fluffyllama
for throwing the party.On the Life Expectancy of the Phoenix