I’ve said it before. Fan fiction is one of my guilty pleasures. It gives me the same thrill as eating Nutella with a spoon directly from the jar. I know it’s not the best thing for me to do, but damn if I can stop myself from doing it. With Nutella, there’s no such thing as only one spoonful, and the next thing I know, none of my pants fit. With fan fiction, when I find an author I like, I can’t read just one chapter or just one story. No, I must consume it all rightnow in a mad frenzy, and the next thing I know, a week has passed and my family has forgotten my name because I’ve been too checked out to bother with the rest of life.
If Tara had her way, she’d ban me from fan fiction sites. In order for that to stick, though, she’d have to convince the administrators of those sites to somehow block me. And that would be an absolute tragedy.
So, since Women and Words is a website dedicated to women. And words. I want to share some of my favorite fan fiction words about women. Yeah, say that ten times fast.
First up is an author who wrote a handful of Skins fan fiction stories and then disappeared. Skins, in case you don’t know, was a British show about a group of completely out of control teens who drank, did drug, and had a lot of sex. MTV did an American version a few years ago, but it wasn’t nearly as good. Please note that I am in no way advocating for teenage promiscuity and drug use. That said, I really liked the first couple of seasons because it was gritty and brutally vivid, and it was one of the few shows at the time with a cast full of sexually fluid characters. If that sounds as though it might be your thing, you can check out HyperFitched at Fanfiction.net. And if anyone out there knows where this author is and if she’s writing under a different name, for the love of god, tell me about it, please?
Another author who I’ve been a long time fan of is Alsike. Recently, she’s written some Once Upon a Time stories, which is cool. Who doesn’t love that? But back in the day, she wrote a whole slew of X-Men/Criminal Minds crossover featuring Emma Frost and Emily Prentiss. It’s edgy and raw and dirty and so completely not approved for work. And what’s not to love about unrepentant smut with a plot? So, yeah, check her out at Alsike at Fanfiction.net.
I admit I haven’t watched a ton of Rookie Blue, but I really love Gail and Holly. I have a weakness for frosty bitches and adorable geeks. It’ a thing. Brace yourselves for a shock, folks, but the author I’m going to recommend doesn’t include much in the way of sexy good times. Lots and lots of romance and angst and elements of beautiful, real life relationships. Check out Baxley McTedders at FanFiction.net if that sounds like it might be up your alley.
There are so many more, but I’m going to stop here because there’s enough here to pull you all the way down into the rabbit hole and you won’t surface for weeks. What about the rest of y’all? Any other fan fiction addicts out there? Who are your favorite authors? You can tell me. I promise I won’t neglect my family too much. 🙂