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  1. Public Bookmark 29

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    “Okay, so. The problem: Austin wants to ask you out. Solution: His sister asks you out first.”

    Sue tamps down the heat that slinks up her chest by sticking her face in the couch cushion. She hopes she’s audible when she mumbles, “H-How is it that your solution involves turning down two Dickinsons instead of one?”

    **Or: The fake-dating AU no one asked for.**

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    22 Jan 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 10

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    "I need to speak to Emily Dickinson." She says, puffing out with barely contained frustration.

    "Miss Dickinson doesn't work from the office. None of our critics do." The man behind the desk doesn't even look up at her.

    She puffs out another breath of air and her nostrils flare. "Well, then I need her address. I need to speak to her."

    He looks up at her now, eyes boring into hers. "Ma'am, I'm not going to give you the address of one of our employees." And okay, yeah, it seems a little unhinged when you put it like that.

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    A Dickinson food critic/chef AU no one asked for, but I decided to write anyway.

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    22 Jan 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 81

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    A peek into Shelby's thoughts and feelings as she falls in love with Toni.

    Companion piece to 'Say It Out Loud'.

    Note: I recommend not only reading SIOL first, but having it up in another tab to follow along with as a reference while you read this one. This fic leaves out enough details on a scene-by-scene basis that it'll be confusing otherwise, and is dependent directly on SIOL to help fill in the blanks during scenes that are present in both fics. So please use both, and don't bother with this one if you haven't read the original yet because it will make zero sense as a standalone!

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    14 Jan 2022

  4. Public Bookmark 11

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    April’s perfect pink mouth is moving, and it takes Sterling a second to realize that she’s saying something: “Nobody told me.”

    “Told you what?” Sterling replies a beat too late.

    “That you were Margo’s teacher.”

    Sterling blinks, the accusation behind the "you" stinging just a little. She also isn’t sure how to respond—it’s not like the school board would send April an email saying, "Welcome to Orchard Elementary, the girl whose first orgasm you’re responsible for is your daughter’s new teacher."

    April, fresh off a divorce, reappears in Sterling's life in a way that neither of them could ever expect.

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    14 Jan 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 47

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    Sue liked to think of herself as someone who wasn’t totally miserable, and found fun in a lot of activities — telling or hearing a good joke, eating a tub of ice cream, watching the first ice hockey game of the season. But joining Emily’s amateur production of As You Like It, due to open in six weeks at the local theatre, was nowhere on her list of fun pastimes.

     

    (In which Sue discovers the joys of iambic pentameter, confronts long-repressed emotional issues, and tries to figure out how to pretend to be in love with your best friend for theatrical purposes without acknowledging that you're actually already in love with your best friend. Not necessarily in that order.)

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    13 Jan 2022

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