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Espresso Recommendations

Innovative and stylish fanfiction, showcasing the very best across multiple sf, fantasy & literature fandoms. Good writing in all its forms can be found here, including gen, het, slash, OCs, AUs, crossovers, future fics, humour & pastiche

Contents: 901 recs in 208 fandoms; 64 links

The Little Mermaid

Into Something Rich and Strange by Lyrstzha

'Nia's kind darted through these tides, silver scales sliding lithely, quickly. They were ever vigilant and tireless, fighting in endless battles against wave after wave of invaders. They moved as one.' An sf reworking of 'The Little Mermaid', but that's just the beginning of this creative tale of awakening consciousness, which twists & turns towards an entirely unanticipated ending. Rich & strange indeed!

[Added 04/10/2013; Drama; 6000-20,000; The Little Mermaid]

Knives Beneath Her Feet by Miss Lanyon

'The sea-witch seized her head with one of those strong hands and turned her face to kiss her mouth deeply, drinking her voice.' An unusual & insightful take on the 'you will walk on knives' concept from 'The Little Mermaid'. I'd warn for darkness, but if you take that part of canon literally, dark is inevitable

[Added 28/05/2012; Drama; 2500-6000; The Little Mermaid; Adult]

The Sea Witch Sets The Record Straight by Ursula Vernon

'The story got around a bit differently. Stories always do. Turning your back on a story is like turning your back on the ocean.' This clever retelling does just what it says on the tin. There's a rich voice for the witch and plenty of dashes of humour

[Added 09/08/2014; Character Piece; 1000-2500; The Little Mermaid]