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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: 1010 recs in 235 fandoms; 65 links

Romeo and Juliet

Nothing But One of Your Nine Lives by Russian Blue

'Tybalt had died. Now he walked again, and he knew not what it meant.' When pulled off, the crack premise taken straight is among the most delicious of fanfiction flavours. This one forms an interesting lens on the Prince of Cat's character, and Russian Blue also paints a vivid picture of Verona before & during the play

[Added 14/04/2015; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Romeo and Juliet]

Starling by Loathlylady

'Black, white, black, white inside, still unlimited shades and nuances without. She had been ground between the nuances, caught in some space between maid and bawd.' Luscious prose draws one into this intriguing take on the events of the play, as Rosaline looks back in her old age

[Added 04/10/2013; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Romeo and Juliet]

Waste Our Lights in Vain by Nifra Idril

'There is a door inside Mercutio, in the shape of Romeo. It blows with the wind; open and shut, open and shut.' Sensuous descriptive prose and refreshing characterisations

[Added 13/01/2005; Drama; 1000-2500; Romeo and Juliet]