Duck Prints Press’s monthly “created works round-ups” are our 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…
The Story Reaper by The Story Reaper Podcast Crew
audio || original work || no ships, platonic or familial, f/f || general audiences || no major warnings apply || 00:32:42 || ongoing series
summary: In this anthology podcast, The Story Reaper, an otherworldly entity and their young apprentice visit individuals to acquire an untold story. This spooky yet family-friendly collection will take listeners all over the world as the duo listens to and collects the mysterious accounts of the strangers they seek out. This world is full of untold stories – frightful and profound, fantastical and honest: a mother’s brujería, an insatiable house, a cursed 90s reality game show, a cove housing ghosts of persecuted Indian girls, and a monstrous entity haunting a fishing town. These stories are waiting. And they must be collected.
Midnight in Middle Earth by Rascal Hartley
fiction || tolkien – all media types, hobbit – all media types, lord of the rings – all media types || platonic or familial, m/m || bilbo/thorin, frodo/sam, legolas/gimli, aragorn/arwen || mature || creator choses not to use warnings, graphic depictions of violence || 375,048 (with the caveat that i am reading through the last two chapters again so +/- 20 words or so) || complete
summary: The stars are restless.
They twinkle in the night sky, shoving back and forth, trying to catch a glimpse. For all soft songs written of them, for all the kisses shared under them and childlike wonder directed at them, the stars care not for gentleness, nor kind words or deeds. No, when the stars crane their necks, it is to see things like this: a Hobbit, curled up on a path, sobbing, alone. He is covered in blood. It is not his own. He has a traveling companion, a tall wizard who slumbers. Even were the wizard not truly sleeping, Hobbits are such quiet creatures that he never would have noticed the state of his companion.
The stars watch as salty tears shed upon the ground, as dried blood is rewet; and perhaps that is something in itself, something a planet or a galaxy might call an omen, but for right now only the stars see as Bilbo Baggins, Hobbit of the Shire, mourns.
other tags: disabled characters handled lovingly, dances with canon, slight dubcon kissing, war violence, the process of grief
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