Sisyphus

All Is Not Lost, Parts I, II, & III

Title: All Is Not Lost
Author: Camudekyu
Rating: M
Characters: Roy & Winry
Warnings: Spoilers for end of the first series. Some gore & adult situations. Perhaps a touch of colorful language.
Summary: Practice losing every day
A/N: First series. Ignore the movie. This story was inspired by an NPR piece I heard about Representative Gabrielle Giffords. For those of you who are not American, she was a congresswoman who on January 8th of last year, was shot during an apparent assassination attempt that also wounded thirteen people and killed six more. She survived the shot, miraculously, and the NPR story was about some of the tremendous challenges facing those who have survived gunshot wounds to the head.

Part I: Typically, after a conversation of this duration with a woman, Roy offered up his first name. A token of his sincerity.
Part II: "It means knowing the difference between the choice that is right and the choice that is comfortable."
Part III: "I think the only person you're misleading is yourself, Roy."
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Here Dead We Lie 12/13 - Here Dead We Lie (Complete)

Title: Here Dead We Lie
Author:   mebh_me
Genre: War/suspense/mystery
Characters: Roy, Tachi, Riza, Ed, Hughes (royai)
Summary: Following a disasterous operation in Aerugo, Colonel Mustang wakes from a coma to discover his world has fallen apart.  Under the shadow of the state, he tries to find impossible answers before it is too late.
Rating: Violence, gore, language.
Word count: 91,735.



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Fic: "In Broken Dreams" Parts 1 and 2

Title: In Broken Dreams
Author: evil_little_dog
Fandoms: Fullmetal Alchemist – 2003 Anime/Conqueror of Shamballa
H/C: Atonement
Rating: Teen
Warnings: 2nd Person POV. Nightmares. Gore. Mentions of character(s) death(s) (canon and O.C.). Heartbreak.
Summary: Al is the one who dreamed of returning to Risembool, but Ed goes home alone. (Edward+/Winry, Roy Mustang, some original characters)
Word Count: Appx. 13,000
Disclaimer: Arakawa owns absolutely everything.
Notes: Much thanks to cornerofmadness for reading this over and telling me it didn’t suck. If I got anything wrong with CoS history/alchemy, that’s my fault, and not hers.
This story should be considered the conclusion to the two ficlets below. When I started writing In Broken Dreams as that conclusion, I didn't expect it to take on such a life of its own, and certainly not become an almost-thirty-page story.
Ghost of You
Come Home

In Broken Dreams: Part One: You’ve been here for over an hour now, staring at the yellow house on the hill.
In Broken Dreams: Part Two: Another storm arrives a couple of days later in the form of a knock at the door.

Crossposted. Happy 3 October!
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Fic: "Ringmaster" 1/1

Author: evil_little_dog
Fandoms: Fullmetal Alchemist
H/C: Slaves
Title: Ringmaster
Medium: Fanfiction
Rating: K+
Warnings: Alternate reality, post-108. Edward keeps his alchemy/automail.
Summary: Drachma instituted alchemists battling in the ring. It’s Edward’s turn to enter it.
Word Count: Appx. 1,200
Disclaimer: Arakawa owns absolutely everything.
Notes: Thank you to gaia_lulia for her edits! Additionally, there might be more of this. Just don’t hold your breath.

Edward pressed his flesh fingers over his mouth, trying to keep from vomiting.

Fake cut takes you to my LJ. Crossposted.
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How a Spider Devours a Fly [Lust/Lujon, PG-13]

Title: How a Spider Devours a Fly
Author: anat_astarte

Series: First Anime

Word Count: 984

Rating: PG-13 or T

Character(s): Lujon, Lust

Summary: Lujon reflects on his love for Lust.

Warnings: character deaths

Disclaimer: Full Metal Alchemist and its characters and settings were created by Hiromu Arakawa and are distributed by Square-Enix, Viz and Funimation. I'm just borrowing them for my own amusement and hopefully your enjoyment. All for fun, not for profit.

Author's Notes: The stanza I’m using is from “La Belle Dame Sans Merci “ (translation: “the beautiful woman without mercy”, ) by John Keats. One analysis of the poem is available here.

Prompt(s): Use a line or stanza of poetry in your story + 501-1000 words max


It takes Lujon six seconds to fall in love and seven days to tell her.

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Here Dead We Lie 10

Title: Here Dead We Lie
Author:   mebh_me
Genre: War/suspense/mystery
Characters: Roy, Tachi, Riza, Ed, Hughes (royai)
Summary: Following a disasterous operation in Aerugo, Colonel Mustang wakes from a coma to discover his world has fallen apart.  Under the shadow of the state, he tries to find impossible answers before it is too late.
Rating: Violence, gore, language.
Length: 76,200 (ongoing)

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6400747/10/Here_Dead_We_Lie
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Fic: "Breakfast Conversations" 1/1

Title: Breakfast Conversations
Author: evil_little_dog
Series: Manga
Word Count: 249
Rating: K+
Characters: Edward, Alphonse, Pinako, Winry
Summary: Breakfast conversations just got a little more interesting.
Warnings: Post-108
Disclaimer: If only I could make money writing for this universe.
fma_fic_contest prompt: Breakfast
Notes: Thanks to CoM for her edits.
"In certain parts of Xing, you get soup every morning for breakfast!”

Fake cut takes you to my LJ, where the fic lives. Crossposted.