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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

Jungle Book

How the Rock Python Made Three Meals Out of One Monkey by Minutia R

'The law of the porcupines is twofold: It is better to go hungry than to eat a yam with a spot on it, and it is better to keep silence than to tell the plain, unadorned truth.' A deft tale-within-a-tale that could fit perfectly into canon. Sweet & funny

[Added 21/05/2015; Humour; 2500-6000; Rudyard Kipling – Jungle Book]

Jungle Favour Go With Thee by Sullen Siren

'The seasons drift on and on, and Mowgli slips from windows and into jungles less often. When he catches his own scent, it is of smoke and men-villages.' A perceptive look into Mowgli's future, with an ending no less heart wrenching for its inevitability. Lovely use of language. Highly recommended

[Added 01/02/2011; Drama; 2500-6000; Rudyard Kipling – Jungle Book]