This was a fun year because it's the 20-year anniversary, and so, I wrote a bunch of stuff. What made this even more wonderful was that eyesthatslay collaborated with me on a very special project. We created a story-art project together, and it really was together as she and I discussed ideas and planned the plot. What made it more special is that some of you helped write it, too, by giving me ideas on locations/little details. Anyway...linkage follows!
Something Special, Coming Up with a Plan - Somewhere in Texas
Something Special, Day One of the Plan, Somewhere in Arkansas
Something Special, Day Two, Somewhere in Ohio
Something Special, Day Three, Somewhere in Japan
Something Special, Day Four, Somewhere in Michigan
Something Special, Day Five, Somewhere in England
If anything, check out eyesthatslay's beautiful artwork! The manips she created are just beautiful and amazing (and not easy to create).
I wrote a companion piece for Something Special called Regarding Grief, and while you don't have to read it first, I wanted to write a fic about the parallels of Spike grieving Buffy and Buffy grieving Spike with Dawn as the witness to both. eyesthatslay created a gorgeous banner for this piece as well.
Regarding Grief, Part One
Regarding Grief, Part Two
And last but not least, a little piece, perhaps a little too on point for the theme, but here it is nonetheless.
As Time Goes By
Hope you enjoy... :o)