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The Tempest


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After She Wakes by Fresne

'...It wasn't that she wasn't allowed to run. It was that she couldn't. The weight of her clothes were too heavy.' A little different from the run of Tempest stories, 'After She Wakes' focuses on a Miranda trying to make the best of her happily ever after. It's a bit of an issuefic but I adore Fresne's solution to Milan's rigid gender roles

[Added 11/08/2015; Character Piece; 1000-2500; The Tempest; Characters: Miranda, Ferdinand, OCs]

And His Innocent Child by Fadeaccompli

'...Ariel sees Miranda as a double-image: infant and adult, and all the stages of childhood between. Her father is a single fixed point. There is no change to Prospero, whatever he says, that reaches to his core; he is a man of magic and books, even when the books are gone.' Unusual portrait of Ariel that catches its nature, alien & out of time

[Added 15/10/2015; Character Piece; 1000-2500; The Tempest; Characters: Ariel, Miranda, Caliban, Prospero]

The Blue-Eyed Witch by Selden

'The queen leans forwards with a creak of stays, watching her son as he nods and turns, and tosses back a jest to his half-seen companions. He moves within the glass like a small flickering fish caught in a child's cupped hands, unknowing as the water drains away.' Rich writing in this tale of two witches

[Added 19/10/2017; Drama; 1000-2500; The Tempest; Characters: Miranda, Sycorax, Caliban]

Whom Stripes May Move, Not Kindness by Airgiodslv

'He charmed Caliban with his own magic, with books and pictures, tricks of physics, and he forgot longing for women.' A dark prequel to the play, packed with rich details

[Added 07/12/2011; Drama; <1000; The Tempest; Characters: Caliban, Prospero, Miranda]