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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

Peter Pan

A Dream of Wind by Culumacilinte

'But there is another sort of boy as well; those who feel that they ought to grow up, that being a man is a far more interesting and reputable thing to be than a boy, and that the world, besides, is made for men, not those still in short trousers and buckled shoes.' Subtle character study of George Darling, which deftly mingles magic & prosaic

[Added 29/05/2012; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Peter Pan]

Never by Ursula Vernon

'There was no cheese in Neverland, as there were no cows. There was plenty of blood, but nobody ever thought to make pudding out of it. Possibly no one knew how.' A chilling vignette that makes Neverland's dark underpinning explicit

[Added 06/12/2011; Drama; 1000-2500; Peter Pan]

No Unworthy Aim by Sinope

'No matter how restless the patient, however so much he shuddered with waking nightmares or groaned with incurable pains, Wendy could always find the directest path from their heart to the Neverland. To one lad, she told tales of knights jousting for the honor of fine ladies; to another, she recounted travelers summiting Oriental peaks to discover lost cities of silk and gold.' It's a bit of a wish-fulfilment story for Wendy/Hook shippers, perhaps, but there are some interesting insights to be gained along the way to a genuinely moving end

[Added 15/04/2015; Romance/Erotica; 2500-6000; Peter Pan]

Songs of Innocence and Experience by The Alchemist

'Peter's laugh is the youngest thing you've ever heard. If babies came out laughing rather than crying, this is what they would sound like.' Thought-provoking metafic that starts out light but twists to deliver insights into the relationship between Peter & Hook, and the nature of all fictional characters

[Added 13/08/2015; Drama; 1000-2500; Peter Pan]