bradygirl_12 (bradygirl_12) wrote,

2nd Halloween Challenge Update Of The Day! (10/7/08)

Wow, the entries just keep on comin' for the 2008 DCU Fic/Art Halloween Challenge! :)

As I said earlier today, the Master List is growing! We've already got a nice mix of fic and art. I'm very excited about the quality of the entries. :)

The lastest entry is from icarus_chained. It's her first ghost story, and set in Victorian times, starring Bruce and Alfred and a host of other notable personages. :) She does Victorian atmosphere very well as evidenced by Steampunk I: The Wind At Midnight and Steampunk II: Angel Of Glory. :)

Get ready for spookiness! :)

Title: Hold The Candle Tightly
Author: icarus_chained
Characters: Bruce, Alfred, J'onn, cameo by Jason Blood
Continuity: Victorian gaslight AU
Genre: Ghost Story
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Ghouls and goblins and spirits, oh my!
Disclaimer: Characters are not mine.
Prompts used: Colours: red, black, silver, gold. Setting: Gotham. Traditional Elements: ghosts/spirits, haunted house, moon/moonlight, candles. Potpourri (Misc): Victorian ephemera.
Summary: It's October 1884, and in Wayne Manor, a spirit has begun to appear to the household. A spirit that causes particular upset for one small boy who lost his parents a bare two years before, a boy caught between a mind full of the scientific advancements of the age, and a heart that simply yearns for all that he has lost.
A/N: This is set in 1884 purely so I could use gaslight. Everything happened as in canon, except moved back to the 19thC. And gets screwy from there, naturally. Also, this is my first time attempting a ghost story.
Written for the 2008 Halloween Challenge by bradygirl_12.
Wordcount: 6935 (really, really long!)
Tags: 2008 dcu fic/art halloween challenge, challenge, master list
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