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July Created Works Round-Up: 11 New Works by Our Creators!

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…


Reports by MizuShiba

art || cod: modern warfare ii || m/m || ghost/soap || general audiences || no major warnings apply || complete

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Ikarose by Elsin

fiction || the good place || platonic or familial || general audiences || creator choses not to use warnings || 1,105 || complete

summary: Icarus, in dual.

(or: what’s it like, to be Kamilah Al-Jamil?)

other tags: Character Study, Relationship Study, Canonical Character Death, Grief/Mourning, Mythology, Magic, A Study in Metaphor

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Home is Where the Hearts Are (Shared or Otherwise) by firefly124

fiction || mcyt, hermitcraft smp, double life smp || m/m, poly (one gender: male) || tango/jimmy, tango/impulse/zedaph || general audiences || no major warnings apply || 1,263 || complete

summary: Tango was happy to be home on Hermitcraft after Double Life, even though he already missed Jimmy. Adding a new relationship to this already-complicated family, across servers no less, seems like it’s going to be like wiring up some seriously wonky redstone. Good thing Impulse and Zedaph have a knack for that sort of thing.

other tags: offscreen Impulse/Skizzleman

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I Came Here to Have a Good Time and I’m Honestly Feeling So Attacked Right Now by nursinggeek

fiction || mcyt, hermitcraft smp, new life smp || no ships || n/a || general audiences || creator choses not to use warnings || 3,554 || complete

summary: Pearl let Gem talk her into spending some time on the New Life SMP.

“It’s a different sort of server,” she said.

“It’ll be fun” she said.

Why does Pearl let herself get talked into these things?

other tags: canon-typical non-permanent character deaths, mentions of EVO SMP, Hermitcraft SMP, and Traffic Life series

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Modulate the Minor to the Major by Shadaras

fiction || modao zushi – moxiang tongxiu || m/m, poly (one gender: male) || lan wangji/mo xuanyu/wei wuxian || explicit || no major warnings apply || 5,555 || complete

summary: Mo Xuanyu travels back in time to prevent Wei Wuxian’s death. He does this, of course, by going to Lan Wangji and warning him of Wei Wuxian’s impending doom.

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In Preparation for Another Day by Shadaras

fiction || link click (donghua) || platonic or familial || cheng xiaoshi & lu guang & qiao ling || general audiences || no major warnings apply || 2,455 || complete

summary: In theory—and solo practice!—Cheng Xiaoshi is great at gongfu. When it comes to sparring, however, he always hesitates. Liu Siwen offers him some advice about how to improve.

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The White-petal Rose by Terra P. Waters

fiction || stranger things || m/m || jonathan byers/steve harrington || teen & up || no major warnings apply || 2,636 || complete

summary: Steve always thought he was bad at magic, unable to do even the simplest spells. Then he meets a boy named Jonathan and flowers begin growing in his wake.

other tags: Alternate Universe – Fantasy, Alternate Universe – Soulmates, Alternate Universe – Magic, War, Serious Injuries

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To Sleep Underneath by Terra P. Waters

fiction || stranger things || m/nb, “m/agender alien” is more accurate… || steve harrington/demogorgon || explicit || creator choses not to use warnings || 35,579 || complete

summary: When the demogorgon is drawn by the scent of blood to Steve Harrington’s backyard, Nancy and Barb have already left. Instead, it finds Steve Harrington, whose scent doesn’t scream “food” but instead “MATE.”

other tags: Non/Dub-con, Human/Monster romance, Transformation, Mating, Oviposition, Alien Biology, Alternate Universe — Canon Divergence, Memory Loss, Sex Pollen

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The Definitive Leda House and the Kraken Verse by Vee Sloane

fiction || our flag means death || f/f, m/m, m/nb, poly (one gender: male) || ed(dy)/stede, izzy/lucius, lucius/pete, jim/oluwande, frenchie/john || mature || no major warnings apply || 700,819 || complete

summary: A modern AU that follows the entire staff of the drag bar named Revenge as well as their partners and the Bonnet children. Features drag shows, late in life coming out stories, romance in many forms, and as much found family as you could ask for.

other tags: Modern AU, Found Family, Gender Journeys

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“Welcome to the Internet” but it’s wuxia tropes by theleakypen

filk || wuxia fiction || no ships || teen & up || no major warnings apply || 371 || complete

summary: It’s exactly what it says on the tin: I’ve written a filk of “Welcome to the Internet” focusing entirely on wuxia tropes.

other tags: some mentions of violence and death, including child death

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Enjoy! 😀

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Creator’s Spotlight: 6 Recent Works Created in April by Duck Prints Press Contributors!

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…


Waiting Between Worlds by Era JM Couts

fiction || naruto || f/f, m/m, f/m || haruno sakura/yamanaka ino, uchiha sasuke/uzumaki naruto, hyuuga neji/nara shikamaru || explicit || no major warnings apply || 1,896 || work in progress

summary: The war was over but there was no sudden happiness. Their problems didn’t disappear, their trauma didn’t disappear, and the political landmine of the post-war relations didn’t suddenly solve itself. In a perverse, twisted way, the post-war was harder than the war itself.

Anbu offered an exit. A broken, temporary solution. A way to erase the emotional pain.

Ten years later, they’re deeply entwined in the reality of life politics and the hard choices of a grey world.

But Sakura has a goal, Hinata has a plan, Ino has a mission.

And they’re done waiting.

other tags: Post-Fourth Shinobi War, ANBU, Konoha politics, Hyuuga Clan Politics, Fighting the System, Mostly Canon Compliant until Manga #698, Drama, Angst, Friendships, SNS in Denial, Friends to Lovers, Idiots to lovers, A lot of emotional damage from the war, Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms, Casual Sex, ONS Naru/Saku, FWB Ino/Tema, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Fake Engagement Sasu/Hina, Hyuuga Hinata & Uchiha Sasuke Friendship, Depression, Canon-Typical Violence, Explicit Sexual Content

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Rules Were Made to Be Twistificated by firefly124

fiction || mcyt, traffic life series, double life smp, hermitcraft smp, empires smp || m/m || jimmy solidarity/tango tek || teen & up || no major warnings apply || 2,190 || ongoing series

summary: His communicator vibrated. Jimmy looked at it and was surprised to see it was a message from Grian and not an inquiry about when the coffee shop would be handling custom orders again. It wasn’t even his eight-millionth request for tea. That would’ve just been funny. Instead, it was pretty ominous.

“Meet me at the entity. We need to talk.”

other tags: mention of past Jimmy/Scott, blaze hybrid Tango, avian Jimmy, watcher-listener lore

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We Were Always Going to End Up Together by jumblejen

fiction || supernatural || f/f, m/m, f/m || castiel/dean winchester, eileen leahy/sam winchester || mature || no major warnings apply || 52,289 || complete

summary: When Dean’s best friend Charlie drags him to a haunted corn maze, he’d expected a few scares, a few laughs and maybe pie afterward. Instead he meets someone that might just change everything.

other tags: au – no supernatural, something at first sight, dean is trying to be a person, happy ending, dean’s dating history is not pretty, some angst, mostly fluff, mention of alcoholism, panic attacks, big thoughts

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In Bloom by unforth

fiction || heaven official’s blessing || m/m || hua cheng/xie lian || general audiences || no major warnings apply || 705 || complete

summary: Hua Cheng gives Xie Lian a gift. Xie Lian worries that history will repeat itself.

other tags: Post canon, fluff, emotional hurt/comfort

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Like You Can Stop Us? by unforth

fiction || daomu biji || poly (one gender: male) || wu xie/zhang qiling/wang pangzi || general audiences || no major warnings apply || 100 || complete

summary: Wu Erbai meets Pangzi for the first time.

other tags: outsider point of view, drabble

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Double Vision by unforth

fiction || supernatural || poly (one gender: male) || dean winchester/castiel/jimmy || mature || no major warnings apply || 972 || complete

summary: Dean is somewhere between “still drunk” and “annoyingly hungover” when he wakes up in an unfamiliar bedroom with the certainty that he got laid the previous night.

But nothing could have prepared him for who he wakes up to…

other tags: incest/twincest trigger warning, drunk sex (implied),

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Who We Are: Duck Prints Press LLC is an independent publisher based in New York State. Our founding vision is to help fanfiction authors navigate the complex process of bringing their original works from first draft to print, culminating in publishing their work under our imprint. We are particularly dedicated to working with queer authors and publishing stories featuring characters from across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Love what we do? Sign up for our monthly newsletter and get previews, behind-the-scenes information, coupons, and more!

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Creator’s Spotlight: Recent Works Created by Duck Prints Press Contributors

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…


Any Size, Any Shape by firefly124

fiction || mcyt, hermitcraft smp, empires smp, double life smp || m/m || jimmy solidarity/tango tek || teen & up || no major warnings apply || 2,788 || ongoing series

summary: Now that Tango knows Jimmy’s got a coffee shop on Hermitcraft, he obviously has to drag him to see how Decked Out is coming along. This is absolutely not a distraction from what’s been knocking around the back of his brain since going through the Rift to Empires. At all.

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The Trail of Compassion by Shadaras

fiction || star wars: obi-wan kenobi (tv) || platonic or familial || reva sevander & obi-wan kenobi, reva sevander & tala durith, reva sevander & original characters || teen & up || no major warnings apply || 15,741 || complete

summary: Reva heals—both physically and emotionally—and works towards understanding what she wants her future to be.

other tags: Canon-Typical Violence, Post-Canon, Alternate Universe – Tala Durith Lives, Jedi Philosophy, The Rebellion | Alliance to Restore the Republic, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Healing, Service Jobs as a Crash Course in Empathy, Mentorship as a Path Towards Planning for the Future

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when that fox howls I’ll howl with it by theleakypen

fiction || all for the game – nora sakavic || platonic or familial || abby winfield & david wymack; kevin day & david wymack || teen & up || no major warnings apply || 2,865 || complete

summary: Wymack and Abby cope after the events of Baltimore in The King’s Men, and Wymack has a difficult conversation with Kevin Day.

other tags: Missing Scene; POV David Wymack; difficult conversations; The Adults Aren’t OK Either; But they’re doing their best; Everybody needs therapy; past Kayleigh Day/David Wymack; post-Baltimore (All For The Game); During Book 3: The King’s Men (All For The Game)

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Solar Punks by J.D. Harlock

poetry || original work || no ships || general audiences || no major warnings apply || complete

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Who We Are: Duck Prints Press LLC is an independent publisher based in New York State. Our founding vision is to help fanfiction authors navigate the complex process of bringing their original works from first draft to print, culminating in publishing their work under our imprint. We are particularly dedicated to working with queer authors and publishing stories featuring characters from across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum. Love what we do? Sign up for our monthly newsletter and get previews, behind-the-scenes information, coupons, and more!