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a new Sapphire and Steel story
by spikesgirl58 (spikesgirl58)
at August 4th, 2017 (06:42 am)

Title - The Wicked Stage
Author - spikesgirl58
Genre - Gen
Rating - PG

It was Ashleigh Murdock's opening night. She was expecting big things, but she never expected a visit from the theatre's ghost.

My thanks to sparky955 for her beta. Last week I posted about an actress who has seen a blonde ghost wearing a blue dress. This is the resulting story -

Ashleigh Murdock had worked hard to make a name for herself. The way some people talked, you’d think she’d been handed every one of her achievements on a silver platter, but she knew it was just the opposite. She worked hard and, as her fame grew, so did her opportunities. However, this was her first time on stage and she was both thrilled and terrified.

For just a moment, she held her breath as she pushed against the lobby door. By all rights, it should be locked, but it yielded to her. Ashleigh smiled and slipped inside. Without pausing, she walked quickly across the thick red carpet and pulled open the nearest door to the auditorium.

Before her, the house of the Tilley Theatre slept, its slumber not yet disturbed by the arrival of her fellow actors and technicians. The lighting instruments above her head were dark, the only illumination coming from a single lightbulb on stage – the ghost light. The story was that it was a light to keep the ghosts company, but she knew it was really to keep anyone from tripping over cables, scenery or whatever else might be left on the stage floor from the night before.

Ashleigh took a few steps closer to the stage, he eyes closed as she breathed in the scent of the theatre. Mostly it smelled dusty and faintly of furniture polish. In a few hours, it would be rich with perfume and cologne. It would be filled with excited voices and the rustle of programs.

Opening her eyes, she walked carefully down the center aisle, marveling that, in just a few short hours, she would be up there, finally fulfilling a lifelong dream. She worked so long and so hard for this that she almost didn’t want it to happen. Ashleigh knew that she would never be able to do this again for the very first time.

She paused, resting a hand on the crushed velvet back of the seats, soft and enticing, much like the lure of that stage. She took another step and then paused. There was a woman standing in front of the orchestra pit, staring at the ghost light, apparently as star struck as Ashleigh was.

Ashleigh smiled at this and approached her. “It’s incredible, isn’t it?”

The woman spun, shocked. Ashleigh, too, was surprised, not so much by the blueness of the stranger’s decades-old dress, not even by the look of sorrow and despair on the blonde woman’s face, it was the fact that Ashleigh could see through her to the stage beyond.

Ashleigh let out a little squeal and toppled backwards, never feeling the floor as she collapsed on it.


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spikesgirl58 [userpic]
A new Sapphire & Steel story
by spikesgirl58 (spikesgirl58)
at June 22nd, 2017 (05:05 am)

Title: Rest in Peace
Author: Spikesgirl58
Genre: Gen
Rating: PG
Word count: 1438

Summary: Rest in peace. You say that when someone dies and you think it’s what happens. I’m here to tell you, no such luck. Thanks for the beta, Sparky!

Rest in peace. You say that when someone dies and you think it’s what happens. I’m here to tell you, no such luck. I don’t remember much about dying and they tell me that’s pretty typical. Most of us have a vague memory of something happening, but we don’t pursue it. I mean, to what end? We’re dead. Knowing how we died really doesn’t impact that, although it does sort of come into play with the type of assignment you’ve given.

Yeah, that’s another thing. Peace, there’s no peace here. You’d think that once you shuffled off your mortal coil, it would be all daffodils and fuzzy puppy tummies… wrong! For whatever reason, very few of us are given the option of just hanging out and watching time go by. Our passing has to mean something to someone or tie us to something.
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kaffyr [userpic]
Sapphire & Steel Fic: Hachi
by kaffyr (kaffyr)
at December 20th, 2016 (07:56 pm)

Title: Hachi
Author:
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel
Characters: Sapphire, Silver, Steel
Words: 2,235
Summary: Bridges can be utilitarian or they can be beautiful. In either case, they allow people to cross obstacles and travel from one place to another - or, in the case of Elements, to break through hostile attacks of Time and rescue one of their own. Trust Silver to have an elegant touch ....
Edited by: the pricelessdr_whuh
Disclaimer: None of the characters in this story are mine. They are the sole property of the BBC, Peter J. Hammond, ATV, and their various creators. I intend no infringement and take no coin.

Read: Dreamwidth, LJ, AO3


kaffyr [userpic]
Sapphire and Steel fic: Dreaming of a Sea of Stars
by kaffyr (kaffyr)
at January 31st, 2016 (07:53 pm)

Title: Dreaming of a Sea of Stars
Author: kaffyr
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel
Characters: Sapphire, Silver, Steel, Lead, Ruby, Copper, Jet
Words: 1,565
Summary: Silver is curious about them. Steel doesn't want to talk about them. It is up to Sapphire to find an escape route.
Author's note: Written for the 2015 Fandom Stocking fun.
Edited by: Me. Although I reviewed it obsessively, there may be misspellings, mistakes, and missteps, all of which are solely my fault.
Disclaimer: None of the characters in this story are mine. They are the sole property of Peter J. Hammond, ATV and their various creators. I intend no infringement and take no coin.

spikesgirl58 [userpic]
An open invitation to all Sapphire and Steel fans toa new S&S comm.
by spikesgirl58 (spikesgirl58)
at February 13th, 2015 (07:53 am)

I have been asked to clarify my thoughts for why we would need a new community for S&S

The reason for a new com doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with this site, but as a poster, you are restricted to what you can post as the original owner set it up with a moderated queue for any posts that has links, video or pictures. Those posts go into a queue so that she could check to make sure they didn't violate the community rules or weren't spam. This worked fine until the owner/mod disappeared from LJ. She hasn't posted anything since 2009 and the queue is chock full of stuff. In fact, I have been told that I cannot add anything more to the queue (I was trying to post a photo I found as I had exceeded my allotment). I made many attempts to contact the owner, but to no avail. Even LJ couldn't help to empty out the queue or turn that function off.

At that point, it occurred to me that it might be nice to start a new comm with three maintainers and no queues to avoid this happening in the future. This is most certainly not a diss on this community, but something that I hope will breathe new life (and let us post pictures or even have a group watch) into it as we continue to celebrate the show and its message.

So, if you would like, come on over and check us out at Sapphire_Steel

spikesgirl58 [userpic]
by spikesgirl58 (spikesgirl58)
at February 11th, 2015 (11:35 am)

Is there enough interest in a Sapphire and Steel community to attempt to reboot this as a new community with a link back to this one?

kaffyr [userpic]
Sapphire and Steel/DW fic: The Bright Side of Time
by kaffyr (kaffyr)
at January 22nd, 2015 (06:06 pm)

Title: The Bright Side of Time
Author: kaffyr
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel/Doctor Who
Characters: Silver, Sapphire, Clara Oswald, the Twelfth Doctor
Rating: PG-13
Words: 2,022
Edited by: unedited
Summary: That Clara would investigate the change in the sound of the TARDIS was a foregone conclusion. That she'd find a strange man in a light grey suit kneeling in the hall, one ear pressed hard against the TARDIS' wall, wasn't.
Author's Note: This was written, with a great deal of affection, for lost_spook, as part of the 2014 fandom_stocking fun on Dreamwidth.
Disclaimer: None of the characters in this story are mine. They are the sole property of Peter J. Hammond, ATV, the BBC, and their various creators. I intend no infringement and take no coin.
Read at:  my DW, LJ, or AO3

kaffyr [userpic]
Sapphire and Steel fic: Ruby and the Good Time
by kaffyr (kaffyr)
at January 22nd, 2015 (04:46 pm)

Title: Ruby and the Good Time
Author: kaffyr
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel
Characters: Sapphire, Silver, Steel, Lead, Ruby
Rating: PG-13
Words: 2,898
Edited by: unedited
Summary: Ruby was used to fighting Time Gone Wrong. She was quite unprepared for what she met when she ran into Time Gone Right. A rumination on joy and Elements.
Author's Note: This was written, with a great deal of affection, for clocketpatch, during the 2014 fandom_stocking fun over on Dreamwidth.
Disclaimer: None of the characters in this story are mine. They are the sole property of Peter J. Hammond, ATV and their various creators. I intend no infringement and take no coin.
Read at: my DW, LJ, or AO3

lost_spook [userpic]
Fic: Paper Trail
by lost_spook (lost_spook)
at January 22nd, 2015 (09:06 pm)

Sapphire & Steel fic I wrote for yuletide:

Paper Trail (2201 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sapphire & Silver & Steel, Sapphire/Steel
Characters: Steel (Sapphire and Steel), Sapphire (Sapphire and Steel), Silver (Sapphire and Steel)
Additional Tags: Yuletide, Yuletide Treat
Summary:

Everything connects in surprising ways sometimes...




There were several S&S fics written for Yuletide this year & also some for fandom_stocking - a whole marvellous bunch of stories, including an excellent 30,000 word missing assignment fic, so do check out both collections here and here, if you haven't already!

Shannon the I Just Get These Headaches [userpic]
by Shannon the I Just Get These Headaches (shannonsequitur)
at October 20th, 2014 (04:56 pm)

So... did anyone else recognize the misanthropic community service leader from this week's Doctor Who as one of the transient beings from assignment 6?

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