Our monthly “created works round-ups” are Duck Prints Press’s opportunity to spotlight some of the amazing work that people working with us have done that ISN’T linked to their work with Duck Prints Press. We include fanworks, outside publications, and anything else that creators feel like sharing with y’all! Inclusion is voluntary and includes anything that they decided “hey, I want to put this on the created work’s round-up!”
Check out what they’ve shared with us this month…
And Then There Weren’t Nine (shhh) by firefly124
fiction || mcyt-evolution smp || no ships || general audiences || no major warnings apply || 607 || complete
summary: The portal they’d found in the maze under spawn had promised them freedom. Instead, Jimmy’d lost his best friend, and nobody was talking about it.
other tags: characters gone missing, watcher/listener lore
We Are Not Wise by Lucy K.R.
fiction || the scum villain’s self-saving system || m/m || shen yuan/luo binghe || teen & up || no major warnings apply || 52,243 || complete
summary: Transmigrated into a version of Proud Immortal Demon Way where cultivators manifest their own souls into spiritual weapons, Shen Yuan finds himself sort of kind of…accidentally blackmailing Shen Qingqiu into taking him on as a disciple before Luo Binghe joins the sect.
That should give Shen Yuan plenty of opportunities to make sure nothing goes wrong for his favorite protagonist, right? RIGHT!?
A story of twists, turns, hope, despair, and soul swords.
other tags: Utena-Inspired Setting, Everyone Lives/Nobody Dies, Shěn Yuán Transmigrates into an NPC
Love Like You by Lucy K.R.
fiction || the scum villain’s self-saving system || m/m || shen qingqiu/luo binghe || teen & up || no major warnings apply || 19,132 || complete
summary: Luo Binghe grows up in the shadow of his father, the red beryl Tianlang-jun. He loves his mother, and he loves his gem family, but there’s something missing from his life.
Enter the enigmatic, elegant, beautiful Shen Qingqiu–a pearl who quickly cements himself in Luo Binghe’s heart.
Unfortunately, their quiet days spent side-by-side on planet earth are quickly drawing to a close. When the appearance of Blue Diamond and his human pet changes everything, can Luo Binghe find a way back to Shen Qingqiu?
other tags: Steven Universe AU, He/Him pronouns for gems, mild body horror
to live without regrets by Shadaras
fiction || guardian (tv 2018) || f/f || ya qing/zhu hong || mature || no major warnings apply || 3,245 || complete
summary: Zhu Hong goes back in time. With greater experience and knowledge at her disposal, she makes choices she hopes will help everyone she loves to live without (as many) regrets.
other tags: Alternate Universe – Canon Divergence, Time Travel, Established Relationship, Developing Relationship, Post-Canon to Pre-Canon, Non-Linear Narrative, Light Dom/Sub
Cicada Sings Amongst Bamboo by Shadaras
fiction || 陈情令 | the untamed (tv), 魔道祖师 – 墨香铜臭 | módào zǔshī – mòxiāng tóngxiù || f/m || qin su/lan qiren || teen & up || no major warnings apply || 14,000 || complete
summary: Qin Su is given a second chance at life.
This time, instead of the sweet-faced soldier who rescued her during the war, she chooses the Cloud Recesses. And, to everyone’s surprise, she chooses Lan Qiren.
other tags: Alternate Universe – Canon Divergence, Courtship, Time Travel, Second Chances, Recovery, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, References to Canonical Rape, This Burn Could Be Slower
Desperate For It by unforth/Nina Waters
fiction || the husky and his white cat shizun || m/m || chu wanning/mo ran || explicit || no major warnings apply || 4,116 || complete
summary: Chu Wanning is walking, alone, down a narrow alley when he’s assaulted by a man far too powerful for him to resist.
Chu Wanning should have known better than to get into this situation.
After all, it’s happened before…
other tags: Modern AU, Consensual Non-Consent, Rough Sex
Drinking Vinegar by unforth/Nina Waters
fiction || scum villain’s self-saving system || m/m || liu qingge/shen qingqiu || mature || no major warnings apply || 3,439 || complete
summary: Most days, Liu Qingge goes to System Shock Bookstore to pick up the BL titles that Liu Mingyan wants, and he definitely DOESN’T go to System Shock Bookstore to ogle the cute twink owner Shen Yuan.
Most days, by the time he leaves, Liu Qingge resolves to never go back. He’s never going to get what he wants, not when Shen Yuan is so obviously interested in the beefy guy who works at the store’s cafe.
But, of course, Liu Qingge always goes back…
(Liu Mingyan might kill him if he doesn’t pick up her pre-orders, after all…that’s the only reason…)
other tags: Modern Setting, Idiots to Lovers
Dawn by unforth/Nina Waters
fiction || mo dao zu shi || m/m || lan wangji/wei wuxian || general audiences || no major warnings apply || 1,325 || complete
summary: Exhausted, Lan Zhan returns to his tent after a long day of battle during the Sunshot Campaign.
And, on his pillow, he finds a letter that cannot possibly exist.
other tags: Time Travel, Canon Divergence, Second Chances
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