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Eerie, Indiana fanfiction: Wildlife [Jul. 26th, 2016|06:38 pm]
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Written for Day 26 of the 31_days July challenge. The prompt was "well, this is getting weird."



The horizon was obscured by a thick blue haze that covered the surface of the lake. The gritty grey sand baked in the midday sun and the air smelled of salt and water weeds. Socks and shoes were discarded at the water’s edge and summer picnickers hopped barefoot from their beach towels to the shoreline and back again. The ground scorched their bared soles.

The little disposable barbeque released erratic puffs of black smoke and the cheap frozen hamburgers laid over the foil grill were raw and charred in equal measure. Simon gave them a dubious poke with a pair of salad tongs, then abandoned them in favour of a peanut-butter sandwich.

Marshall was skipping stones across the lake, ankle-deep in the surf. The trip to the beach had been his mother’s idea. Marilyn had produced the loaded ice chest full of picnic supplies with the sort of alacrity that suggested she’d had it ready to go for some time. Syndi was on a weekend trip with friends, enjoying the freedom that came with a license and a borrowed car and Marilyn thought that getting out of the house for the rest of the day would do him some good as well.

He’d taken the hint.

The retreating tide had left a scattering of detritus in its wake; small white shells, smooth cloudy lumps of sea-glass, driftwood worn light and pale by the tumbling salt water. Questing tentacles groped blindly amongst the mess, the sand-squids and those kraken still young enough to lurk in shallow water hunting for a tasty snack.

Some of them were wrapping around the cooler, surreptitiously attempting to pull it closer to the water. Sparky barked out little puffs of hellfire in warning, and the tendrils released their grip with a noticeable air of sulkiness.

Simon reached for the bag of semi-stale burger buns, slid a partially-cooked mystery-meat patty between the two hard rounds of bread, and handed one to a retreating appendage. The be-suckered limb had barely curled around the proffered food before it’s companions were swarming across the sand, crowding around Simon’s ankles and reaching expectantly upwards.

Seeing the surface of the lake churned white with motion, Marshall glanced back towards the sandy slopes to where Simon as making lunch. He rolled his eyes.

“I told you not to feed them!” he yelled.

Simon shrugged helplessly and began tearing a second burger bun into smaller pieces, scattering them at the hungry crowd of sea-monsters before him.






Microwave-verse

Bonfire by froodle, in which Pinocchio is ruined forever

Gingerbread by froodle, in which there is a witch in the Eerie Woods

Leaves by froodle, in which plantlife finds Marshall entirely too enticing

Offspring by froodle, in which there are dragons

Based on Your Previous Purchases by froodle, in which Mars should really pay attention to Amazon's reccomendations

Housework by froodle, in which a rota cannot be agreed upon

Breakfast by froodle, in which Dash's attempts at cookery do not go well

Ghost in the Machine by froodle, in which a new laptop opens an old wound

Consequences by froodle, in which an encounter with leprechauns leaves the boys very tired indeed

The Microwave by froodle, in which Andrea Fantucci returns to Eerie after a considerable absense

The Eldritch Abomination in the Room by froodle, in which the microwave is most definitely not discussed

Basic Household Maintenance by froodle, in which manticores are inconsiderate houseguests

Torrential by froodle, in which there is a storm, and the boys eat ice-cream

Linens by froodle, in which Dash X makes a bed

Night Music by froodle, in which Simon is woken by a nocturnal visitor

In For The Night by froodle, in which Dash refuses to leave the house

Hound by froodle, in which Simon makes a friend

Errands by froodle, in which Simon has a to-do list

Waterlogged by froodle, in which Eerie experiences heavy rainfall

Rainbow by froodle, in which Dash fails to properly appreciate Michael Flatley






Trusted Associates, Inc.

Halloween by froodle, in which Mars and Simon celebrate a Von Orloff-free All Hallows Eve

Surprise by froodle, in which Mars tries to make sure Simon's birthday goes a little better this year

The Glade by froodle, in which Simon and Mars visit a place that only exists on February 29th

Egg Hunt by froodle, in which Simon and Mars partake of some traditional Easter activities

Boardwalk by froodle, in which Simon and Mars are swayed by radio advertising

Lady in Red by froodle, in which Simon experiments on the old-fashioned radio in the Secret Spot, and horror ensues

Seafoam by froodle, in which Simon and Marshall go to the seaside

Taking a Break by froodle, in which Simon and Marshall enjoy some much-needed R&R

Shoreline by froodle, in which Simon and Marshall investigate strange happenings on the shores of Lake Eerie

Parade by froodle, in which Mars takes issue with the Eerie Beekeepers Association's choice of mascot

Homestead by froodle, in which Marshall finally gets something useful out of shop class

Slyboots by froodle, in which a certain corporal of the infernal regions comes to Eerie. Crossover with Johannes Cabal the Necromancer.

Waterlogged by froodle, in which Eerie experiences heavy rainfall

Facilities by froodle, in which the Eerie Bus Station and Supper Club has a problem with the men's toilet

Castle by froodle, in which there is unexpected architecture in Eerie

Visitor in which Marshall's grandma comes to stay

Phonebooth by froodle, in which someone goes to great lengths to ensure a certain call does not go through

Festival by froodle, in which Eerie's local businesses celebrate the summer

Strawberry by froodle, in which there is unauthorised hubbub in Eerie

World Chocolate Day by froodle, in which even chocolate can be weird in Eerie

Shrubbery by froodle, in which there is malevolent greenery in Eerie. Maybe.

A Night at the Circus by froodle, in which a carnivale comes to town, and Marshall and Simon do not enjoy themselves

Hound by froodle, in which Simon makes a friend

Errands by froodle, in which Simon has a to-do list






Teller Family History

First Date by froodle, in which a young Edgar Teller shows off one of his earlier inventions

Popcorn by froodle. Friday night is always movie night in the Teller household.

The Teller Home for Displaced Youth by froodle, in which Edgar harbours some doubts about his new home town

Tornado Day, Revisited by froodle, in which Syndi learns exactly what it means to be Miss Tornado Day

Culinary Delights by froodle, in which Syndi's terrible cooking may or may not have been an accident

Camping by froodle, in which Syndi cannot sleep

Artist in the Family by froodle, in which an immortal creature takes a liking to Syndi

Without Due Care and Attention by froodle, in which Syndi finally becomes mobile

Brunch by froodle, in which Marilyn does not appreciate Edgar's help in the kitchen

Handmade by froodle, in which the Tellers receive a Christmas package from Marilyn's mother

Poor Life Choices by froodle, in which Syndi loves her brother anyway

Lillian by froodle, in which Marilyn's mother has concerns

Visitor by froodle, in which Marshall's grandma comes to stay

Cygnet by froodle, in which Lillian and Harley go fishing

Fresh Sheets by froodle

Tradition by froodle, in which Dash and Marshall decorate a Christmas tree

Hometown by froodle, in which Mars and Syndi visit New Jersey

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Comments:
[User Picture]From: eviinsanemonkey
2016-07-26 10:43 pm (UTC)
SIMON IS THE CUTEST

of course he'd feed the sea monsters

<3
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2016-07-27 07:02 am (UTC)
he cant resist any animal, no matter how unnatural
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[User Picture]From: deifire
2016-07-27 12:11 am (UTC)
I love the way you can combine adorable and creepy in the same scene! <3
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2016-07-27 07:03 am (UTC)
Cant ever have simon without it being cute. And can rarely have tentacles without it being creepy.
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[User Picture]From: livejournal
2016-07-27 12:56 pm (UTC)

newsletter (4th week of July)

User misura referenced to your post from newsletter (4th week of July) saying: [...] (G, Marianne & Millie) [Eerie, Indiana] posted Wildlife [...]
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[User Picture]From: undeadpeach
2016-12-13 04:01 pm (UTC)
LOL I love that story. It's very entertaining too!
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2016-12-13 05:43 pm (UTC)
thank you!
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[User Picture]From: undeadpeach
2016-12-15 03:54 pm (UTC)
I'm going to read some more of your fic later on.
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2016-12-15 04:23 pm (UTC)
hope you enjoy it!
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[User Picture]From: undeadpeach
2016-12-15 04:25 pm (UTC)
Always do. :-)
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2016-12-15 04:28 pm (UTC)
:D
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[User Picture]From: undeadpeach
2016-12-15 04:35 pm (UTC)
I need to get off my keister and write. :-) I keep putting it off. lol
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2016-12-15 04:38 pm (UTC)
i know that feeling well!
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[User Picture]From: undeadpeach
2016-12-15 04:40 pm (UTC)
I will post the link with the first chapter soon. :-)
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2016-12-15 04:41 pm (UTC)
im looking forward to it :)
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[User Picture]From: undeadpeach
2016-12-15 05:13 pm (UTC)
It's going to be a bit of a prologue with story elements in it.
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2016-12-15 05:20 pm (UTC)
sounds awesome
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[User Picture]From: undeadpeach
2016-12-15 05:23 pm (UTC)
Mulder is going to be in heaven with Eerie. :-)
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2016-12-15 05:47 pm (UTC)
OH my God, they would never get him back to Washington.
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[User Picture]From: undeadpeach
2016-12-16 11:10 pm (UTC)
Yes. Trust no1. (except Dash.)
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2016-12-17 11:34 am (UTC)
or maybe esp. not dash
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[User Picture]From: undeadpeach
2016-12-17 02:06 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... maybe there is something to do with Dash? Maybe Dash has been a bad boy this year? lol
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2016-12-17 04:24 pm (UTC)
thats dash every year surely
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[User Picture]From: undeadpeach
2016-12-17 05:36 pm (UTC)
And Syndi too. lol
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[User Picture]From: froodle
2016-12-17 06:22 pm (UTC)
:D
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