briarwood: (SPN John Grey)

Title: Hunter's Haven
Author: Morgan Briarwood
Fandom: Haven/Supernatural
Wordcount: 24,500
Rating: Mature
Characters: Audrey Parker, Reverend Driscoll, Duke Crocker, Nathan Wuornos, John Winchester, Gabriel
Spoilers: Spoilers for Haven up to 2.10: Who, What, Where, Wendigo and for Supernatural up to 5.22: Swan Song
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] deadflowers5 for hosting [livejournal.com profile] john_w_bigbang and to [livejournal.com profile] bdrixhaettc for the amazing artwork. I swore off big bangs this year, but how could I resist one dedicated to John Winchester? I first started this story after the shape-shifter episode of Haven - it was so close to the Supernatural version of shape-shifters I couldn't resist. Then I got to thinking how someone like John would fit into Haven. This story is the result of those musings. I hope you enjoy it.

Summary: Haven, Maine is a town full of mysteries, but even among the weirdness, John Winchester is a puzzle. At first, Audrey Parker is only intrigued. When a series of strange deaths appears to involve him, she decides she needs to solve the puzzle soon. But John, too, is trying to solve one of Haven's mysteries, and this one involves Audrey herself.

Link to Art: Art Masterpost

Links to fic:
LJ: One | Two | Three | Four | Five | Six
DW: Hunter's Haven
AO3: Hunter's Haven


briarwood: (SPN John Grey)

Title: Hunter's Haven
Author: Morgan Briarwood
Fandom: Haven/Supernatural
Wordcount: 24,500
Rating: Mature
Characters: Audrey Parker, Reverend Driscoll, Duke Crocker, Nathan Wuornos, John Winchester, Gabriel
Spoilers: Spoilers for Haven up to 2.10: Who, What, Where, Wendigo and for Supernatural up to 5.22: Swan Song
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] deadflowers5 for hosting [livejournal.com profile] john_w_bigbang and to [livejournal.com profile] bdrixhaettc for the amazing artwork. I swore off big bangs this year, but how could I resist one dedicated to John Winchester? I first started this story after the shape-shifter episode of Haven - it was so close to the Supernatural version of shape-shifters I couldn't resist. Then I got to thinking how someone like John would fit into Haven. This story is the result of those musings. I hope you enjoy it.

Summary: Haven, Maine is a town full of mysteries, but even among the weirdness, John Winchester is a puzzle. At first, Audrey Parker is only intrigued. When a series of strange deaths appears to involve him, she decides she needs to solve the puzzle soon. But John, too, is trying to solve one of Haven's mysteries, and this one involves Audrey herself.

Hunter's Haven )
briarwood: (SPN John Grey)
Happy new year to one and all!

I think I forgot to say that yesterday.

I finished the second draft of my fic for [livejournal.com profile] john_w_bigbang this morning. 22,800 words. Actually, I don't think it's very good. At least not yet. It feels more like the beginning of the story than a story in itself but I don't have any plans to continue it.

It's a Haven crossover, and that's one of the reasons it's sort of slippery plot-wise: Haven has so many unanswered questions that I found it difficult to merge the canons in a way that satisfied me. But I think I can bang it into shape and iron out the crappy bits. It's only on draft two; I usually go through at least four.

Finishing this one was my end-of-year goal; I didn't want to have to drop out of another big bang. I want to finish the first sequel to When The World Is Burning next. It's all there in my head, I'm just procrastinating because I have to write something that squicks me. Big time, but the plot demands it.

Other than that, my main writing goal for the new year is going to be my novel. I mentioned it in this post just before Christmas. While I was away I did some more work on the idea and I do think it will work. Me writing original fic? It's been a hell of a long time. But I can do this. I will share, when I have some written, but that may be a while yet. I can't write the way I write fanfic, because I've got to create the world myself. Which means planning is everything.

My other new year goal is to get back into baking, properly. I asked for (and received) Dan Lepard's Short and Sweet for Christmas - it's a brilliant baking book. Much more than just a recipe collection, though it's that too. I am tempted to try to do a "Julie and Julia" with it - bake everything, in other words, but that would be expensive and there are bound to be things in there not to my taste. But I'm going to do a lot. Starting with re-learning how to bake my own bread. I used to do it all the time but I've rather lost the knack. Time to get down and practice.

Day 2 of the snowflake project coming up later!
briarwood: (SPN Mary)

Title: Kingdom Come
Author: Morgan Briarwood
Fandom: Supernatural
Wordcount: 32,000 approx
Rating: Mature
Characters: Mary Winchester, John Winchester, Dean Winchester, Bobby Singer
Warning(s): (highlight to reveal) Some bloody violence (but not sexual violence)
Notes: Written for [community profile] ladiesbigbang, with thanks to the mods for organising and to [personal profile] bliumchik for beta help. This story is a prequel to Deliver Us From Evil, but the two stories stand alone and could be read in any order.

Summary: AU in which Mary lived and the Winchesters stayed in Lawrence, Kansas and never became hunters. On his 23rd birthday, Sam Winchester disappeared without a trace. His disappearance brings to light a secret Mary has kept for thirty years. If she has any hope of finding her son alive, she will have to reclaim the skills as a hunter that she left behind when she married. Even worse, she must lead Dean into that life.


Links to the story: Read on Dreamwidth | Read on AO3 | Read on Livejournal: Prologue - Part One - Part Two - Part Three - Part Four - Part Five
or download ePub file | Mobi (Kindle compatible) | PDF (Printable)
And don't forget to check out Laurie's brilliant fanmix: on Dreamwidth | on AO3 | or on Livejournal

briarwood: Heroes: Hiro celebrating in New York street (Heroes Hiro)
I finally finished my rough draft of Kingdom Come, my fic for [community profile] ladiesbigbang. I was hoping to submit two, but the other won't be ready in time.

Kingdom Come is a prequel to Deliver Us From Evil which is my AU post-apocalyptic fic in which Sam is king of the demons. That one was in Mary's POV.

The prequel is also mostly in Mary's POV, mostly. AU because Mary is still alive and the Winchesters are not hunters. It begins in what would be SPN season one with Sam going missing, and continues through the apocalypse to explain why the characters ended up where they are in the other fic. It's dark, but actually less so than my usual darkfic because it's a prequel: everyone has to survive :)

It was really fun to write: a John and Dean who are not hunters, a Dean carrying none of his canon baggage (but a fair amount of AU stuff instead). A Mary who is a hunter, even if she doesn't want to be. I had loads of fun with badass!Mary in one battle scene. And a Sam who knows nothing about the supernatural until he's in the middle of it, making all the wrong choices.

Rough drafts are due on Sept 1st...posting is in October. Which really suits this one - it'll be a good Halloween fic.

ETA - sample/teaser under the cut )
briarwood: Fic icon for When The World Is Burning - dark image of the Impala with fic title (Fic WTWIB Impala)
Created using the Fanfiction Header Builder
Title: When The World Is Burning
Author: Morgan Briarwood
Fandom: Supernatural
Wordcount: 54,347
Rating: Mature (adult themes, no explicit sex)
Pairings: Sam/Lenore, Dean/Jo
Characters: Dean, Sam, Lenore, Bobby, Castiel, Jo, Ellen, Lucifer, original characters.
Warning(s): (highlight to reveal) |Mentions of rape, imprisonment, drug and alcohol abuse and related PTSD. There's some gory detail in the case-related parts and one scene of torture (Dean, Hell) which might be triggering for some readers. Also, there's some stuff about a religious cult which I guess could be problematic if a reader has been in that situation.|
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang 2011. Although there are het pairings in the story, this isn't a romance fic. It's really about Sam and Dean.

Summary: AU from Lucifer Rising. The Apocalypse is here. Lucifer walks the Earth. The angels say one man is destined to stop the world going down in blood and flame: Dean Winchester. But Dean is not interested in saving the world without the brother he loves, and Sam is dying.

When The World Is Burning - banner by quickreaver


Links:

[livejournal.com profile] quickreaver's fabulous art post.

Read on Livejournal:
One: In The Blood
Two: Kill or Cure
Three: Training
Four: Confessions
Five: If You Go Down To The Woods Today...
Six: God Has Left The Building
Seven: Crossroads Angel
Eight: Broken
Epilogue: Six Impossible Things
Author Notes/Commentary

Read on Dreamwidth:
Chapters 1-7
Chapter 8 & Epilogue
Author Notes/Commentary

Read on AO3:
When The World Is Burning

Download (including cover art):
PDF | Mobi | Epub

And don't forget to check out the amazing cover art by [livejournal.com profile] quickreaver. I feel so lucky that she chose my story; her artwork is so good I've run out of superlatives and she captured the story perfectly. Working with her on this was a brilliant big bang experience.
briarwood: Fic icon for When The World Is Burning - Dean Winchester with bloody knife (Fic WTWIB Dean)
Created using the Fanfiction Header Builder

Title: When The World Is Burning
Author: Morgan Briarwood
Fandom: Supernatural
Wordcount: TBC
Rating: Adult
Pairing(s): Sam/Lenore, Dean/Jo
Warning(s): (highlight to reveal) Mentions of rape, imprisonment, drug and alcohol abuse and related PTSD. There's also one scene of torture (Dean, Hell) which is potentially triggering.

Summary: The Apocalypse is here. Lucifer walks the Earth. The angels say one man is destined to stop the world going down in blood and flame: Dean Winchester. But Dean is not interested in saving the world without the brother he loves, and Sam is dying.

When The World Is Burning 1-7 )

briarwood: (SPN J2BigBang)
I wasn't sure I'd ever get here, but I'm done. A complete first draft of my fic for this year's SPN_J2_BigBang.

It's 53,000 words total. I may end up cutting some of that when I re-write, but my revisions usually end up increasing the word count, not cutting it.

[livejournal.com profile] krazykipper this is the one with Kat in it, albeit briefly. She only has two tiny cameos, but I figured you'd want to know :) Also I ended up with a cliffhanger ending so there'll probably be a sequel, and if there is she'll have a larger role in that. Eventually.

Now all I have to do it come up with a decent summary and I can send it in to the mods.

When the World is Burning. Het, hints in the Wincest direction but nothing explicit. AU of SPN season 5. 53,000 words written.



briarwood: (SPN Meg Blue)
I've been sick for the past week. Oh, nothing serious, it's just a cold, but unusually for me this one hit me hard. Usually I shake them off in a day or two. Anyhow, I'm recovering well now. I've still got a cough but that's the worst of it now.

Big bang signups in SPN fandom opened last week...I signed up for both sncross_bigbang and spn_j2_bigbang. I am still undecided which stories to use, but for now, I'm just working on all of them and we'll see how it ends up. Quite possibly, this strategy will mean I don't finish any of them. Who knows?

Progress and word counts under the cut )
briarwood: Fic icon for 'The Haunting of Jessica Moore' (SPN Jessica (Fic))

Title: The Haunting of Jessica Moore
Author: Morgan Briarwood / [personal profile] briarwood
Fandom: Supernatural
Genre: Het, Pre-series, AU(ish)
Rating: Adult
Characters/Pairing: Sam/Jess, Dean, Brady, Original Characters.
Words: 36,000 approx
Warnings: (highlight to reveal) Violent death (of a non-canon character) See my warnings policy.
Summary: Written for [community profile] ladiesbigbang: Jessica loved cheesy horror movies and ghost stories, but she didn't believe in any of it. They were college kids, having fun on a summer vacation. All that talk about the house being haunted was just joking around. When one of her friends had a frightening accident, it didn't seem so funny any more. And just why did Jessica's brand-new boyfriend, Sam, insist on buying so much salt?
Disclaimer: Supernatural belongs to Eric Kripke et. al. But they left Jessica in a refrigerator, so I figure it's only fair I let her out and give her a story of her own.








Story Links:
Read (with artwork) on Dreamwidth
Read (with artwork) on Livejournal 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7
Read (text only) on AO3
Download PDF
Download .epub
Download .mobi

About the download formats: PDF works best if you prefer to print it out to read (the PDF is 150dpi so should scale and print nicely); epub is compatible with most popular electronic readers except Amazon's Kindle; mobi is Kindle-compatible. All the download files are unprotected so you can convert to other formats if you want to (and know how).

For anyone interested, I also have a commentary on the story posted in my journal.









briarwood: Fic icon for 'The Haunting of Jessica Moore' (SPN Jessica (Fic))

Title: The Haunting of Jessica Moore
Author: Morgan Briarwood / [personal profile] briarwood
Fandom: Supernatural
Genre: Het, Pre-series, AU(ish)
Rating: Adult
Characters/Pairing: Sam/Jess, Dean, Brady, Original Characters.
Words: 36,000 approx
Warnings: (highlight to reveal) Violent death (of a non-canon character) See my warnings policy.

Summary: Jessica loved cheesy horror movies and ghost stories, but she didn't believe in any of it. They were college kids, having fun on a summer vacation. All that talk about the house being haunted was just joking around. When one of her friends had a frightening accident, it didn't seem so funny any more. And just why did Jessica's brand-new boyfriend, Sam, insist on buying so much salt?

Disclaimer: Supernatural belongs to Eric Kripke et. al. But they left Jessica in a refrigerator, so I figure it's only fair I let her out and give her a story of her own.










The Haunting of Jessica Moore )
briarwood: Fic icon for 'The Haunting of Jessica Moore' (SPN Jessica (Fic))
Writing The Haunting of Jessica Moore was an interesting experience. I found myself struggling to remember my own student-days, and working really hard to portray the kind of female friendships that, being fundamentally anti-social, I never really experienced myself.

These are just my own musings on the story and what I hope people will find in it.

Read more... )
briarwood: Supernatural Crossover bigbang (SPN XBigBang2)

Title: Trust Doesn’t Rust
Author: Morgan Briarwood / [personal profile] briarwood
Fandom: Supernatural/Jennifer’s Body
Timeline: Supernatural - AU from 5.03 Free To Be You And Me; Jennifer’s Body - post movie
Genre: Het, Crossover, AU
Characters/Pairing: Dean Winchester, Sam Winchester, Castiel, Lucifer, Needy Lesnicki, Jennifer Check. Sam/Needy is the het pairing.
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Graphic violence (not rape, though rape is mentioned in the story, briefly); implied Sam/Dean, but no more than is canon; implied Jennifer/Needy, again no more than is canon.
Notes: Written for [info]sncross_bigbang. Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] raynedanser and [livejournal.com profile] thanatos_kalos for beta help and special thanks to Mel for music advice: she is to blame - or to thank - for Dean singing Bob Dylan.

Summary: For Anita “Needy” Lesnicki, life really sucks. Six months ago she was your average high school girl. That was before her best friend Jennifer turned into a demon and ate Needy's boyfriend at the prom. Now Needy has escaped from a nuthouse, she’s wanted for murder (they totally deserved it), she’s got some kind of demonic infection and she’s on the run with no money, no car and nothing to wear but a bright orange prison jump suit. She’s pretty sure her life sucks the worst. But then she runs into Sam Winchester, ex-demon-blood junkie, ex-hero and ex-antichrist. His story (the Apocalypse, seriously?) makes the last few months of Needy’s life seem like a trip to Disneyland. Meanwhile, Dean Winchester is trying to figure out just what kind of supernatural creature slaughtered the members of a successful a rock band, unaware that the trail will lead him right where he doesn’t want to go: back to his estranged brother.










Read in chapters on Livejournal: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Part Seven | Part Eight | Part Nine

Read all in one post on Dreamwidth: Trust Doesn't Rust

Read on AO3: Trust Doesn't Rust

PDF Download for e-readers: Trust Doesn't Rust (0.7 MB download)

Art by [livejournal.com profile] second_encore: [link to follow]

Fanmix/Soundtrack by [personal profile] briarwood

briarwood: Supernatural Crossover bigbang (SPN XBigBang2)
Supernatural Crossover Big Bang



Okay...I'm by no means confident of meeting the challenge but I did it. I signed up for [profile] sncross_bigbang. I have no title. I have no plot. I do have a cool idea and some notes written on paper.

And this is my official plug for the challenge: it's a minimum word count of 15k, which is less than most of the big bangs out there. I had so much fun with this last year: the mods make it a wonderfully supportive community. If you have a Supernatural crossover idea brewin', this is a great time to dig it out and join the fun. (Author sign-ups are open until Feb 15.)

As I did last year, I'm going to keep track of my writing progress in locked posts on a special filter - that's not to keep secrets so much as I don't annoy the hell out of you if you don't give a crap :)

If you want in on the filter, please comment here and let me know. If you were on last year's filter and want out, likewise. (If you don't know if you're on the filter, click on my fic:bigbang tag and skip back about 20 entries. If you're on the filter you'll see lots of posts that look like this one with a banner and counter at the top.)
briarwood: (SPN J2BigBang)
Title: Reap The Whirlwind
Author: Morgan Briarwood / [personal profile] briarwood
Fandom: Supernatural
Genre: Het, AU
Pairing: Sam/Jessica, Dean/Jo
Rating: Adult
Warnings: Story features non-graphic references to rape and child abuse.

Summary: Doctor Sam Grey (once Sam Winchester) is a dreamwalker, and the most powerful psychic in the country. Called back to the Psi Project to investigate a mysterious epidemic of night terrors among the students, Sam discovers not a malicious psychic but a malevolent spirit. Sam calls on the one person he knows is an expert in such things: his brother Dean. But Sam has seriously underestimated the danger and when Dean is badly injured it looks like the solution is up to him after all.

Link to Art: Art by [livejournal.com profile] quiet_rebel here.

Links to story: Read in chapters on LJ: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five | Part Six | Part Seven | Epilogue
Read all in one post on Dreamwidth: All Chapters or at AO3 All Chapters.

Notes: Reap The Whirlwind is set in an alternate universe, and in the future (2019). Sam is not a hunter. He and Jess are both 36, Dean is 40, Jo is 35 and has been hunting for a long time, so she's a rather different character from the Jo of canon. Also in this 'verse the named demons we know in canon don't exist: there are demons but no YED, no Lilith and no Alastair. Dean's had a tough life but he's never been to Hell. Mary Winchester was killed by a (human) pyrokinetic. Other supernatural nasties: ghosts, werewolves, vampires etc. exist as in SPN canon.

This is a stand-alone story, but set in the same 'verse as my earlier fic Dreamwalker. It is not necessary to read Dreamwalker first, but as this is an AU 'verse there's a quick primer under the cut. You don't really need to read it: all the relevant info is in the story. But it's there for those who want it.

About the Dreamwalker 'verse )



Lastly, a huge thank you [livejournal.com profile] quiet_rebel for the lovely artwork.

briarwood: (SPN J2BigBang)

Title: Reap The Whirlwind
Author: Morgan Briarwood / [profile] morgan32
Fandom: Supernatural
Genre: Het, AU
Pairing: Sam/Jessica, Dean/Jo
Rating: Adult
Warnings, Notes, Summary: See Master Post





Reap The Whirlwind )
briarwood: (Fic The Exiles)

Title: The Exiles
Fandom: Supernatural/Angel
Rating: Mature
Pairing: None
Warnings: None
Summary: Two years ago, Kate Lockley was kicked out of LAPD because of her obsession with the things out there in the dark. Now she’s a deputy in a small California town and something she knows isn’t human has abducted a young woman. Kate tracks the thing to its lair but she’s not the only one hunting it. When she runs into John and Dean Winchester, she comes to realise that despite her experience fighting vampires, demons and zombies, she ain’t seen nothing yet.
Notes: Gen, though it can be read as UST if you swing that way :)





The Exiles )

briarwood: Gal Godot as Wonder Woman (Default)
If you can see my post before this one with [Big Bang Filter] in the subject line, you're on the filter. If you asked to be added when I posted the poll last week, you should be able to see it.

I created a filter for my Big Bang fic progress posts because I don't want to clutter up everyone's flists if I get anal and start posting updates every day :-) and also so I can talk a bit more freely about the two fics I'm writing than I would in a not-locked post. This is the last public post I'm going to make about my big bang fics until I come to post the stories.

If you can't see my Big Bang post and want to, please comment.

ETA: I just got a "Your order has despatched" email from Amazon for a book I definitely don't remember pre-ordering. Hell, I checked my pending orders a few days ago to make sure I had nothing unexpected this month! It's a book I wanted (the latest Retrieval Artist novel) so I'm not complaining...but this is spooky.

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