Untitled Ficlet #1
Untitled promptfest ficlet (the prompt was "Neal - Stars)." This is the first White Collar piece I ever finished, as well as the first one I posted. Thanks to elrhiarhodan, wonderful hostess of many a Promptfest, for providing the forum that got me started writing and posting White Collar fic. Neal in prison after the plane explodes. (297 words)
Windy Days and Wishes
Three windy days in the life of Neal Caffrey (and some important people in his life). (946)
It's 5 am when Peter gets the call that Neal is out of his radius (though this is really an Elizabeth story). More promptfest. A bit of Neal whump and H/C. El POV. (1925)
Going to the Dogs
A couple of ficlets featuring the White Collar canines. "Broken Routine" (nighttime routines in Satchmo's house) and "What a Little Dog Knows" (Bugsy and what a little dog knows about power). (662, 162)
Blake - Anticipation and Satchmo - Smooth and Neal - Defiance and June - Collector
The stories on these two pages don't have anything to do with each other. I just had four ficlets (from the Promptfest that was running at the time), and had to split them into two posts. Probie Blake gets a pick me up from Jones (341). Satchmo's POV on trouble brewing with Neal (570). A possible future for Neal and Peter (Peter thought he could change Neal - could he?) (675). June is a collector of beautiful things (67 words of sentence fic).
My entry for the 1st round of the return of runthecon, a 24-hour flashfic writing challenge. The prompt was "if I could read your mind," and the fic takes place toward the end of the season finale. Neal goes to June for help with his final con. Reflection (and some flashbacks) ensue. (1494)
My entry for the 2nd round of runthecon. The theme of the round was "New Beginnings," and this is a somewhat liberal interpretation of the prompt "low batteries." Fills in the gap between when Peter turns down Neal's work release idea and when he comes to pick him up at the prison. (1330)
Some short stories from a time-stamp and/or drabble meme. Prompts were either time stamps or "character, one-word prompt."
Fill: Neal, barstool
Story snippet for pooh_collector. Set early Season 2. Neal is still dealing with the loss of Kate. Now available with lovely cover art by sheenianni, found here.
Fill: Elizabeth, sleep
For angelita26, El POV, takes place largely during Season 5.
Fill: Sara, alive
For sheenianni, post-S5 future fic featuring Neal & Sara
Fill: Continuation of "Bad Day at Red Bank"
For miri_thompson, a continuation of my Old West A/U (which is sort of an A/U of the first Old West A/U I wrote).
Fill: Continuation of "I'll Be Home for Christmas"
For kanarek13, a continuation of one of my whitecollarhc H/C advent fics. She asked for "just one lovely scene" of Neal spending Christmas with the Burkes, but I ended up writing ~3900 words (the original was about 2900).
Promptfest IX Fills:
I wrote three fills for elrhiarhodan's latest Promptfest. Two are post-series and one takes place during the finale. Prompts were (in order): Power, Any (I used Peter), Elizabeth, Evidence, and Peter, Cowboy Up. The first one is post-finale Neal in Paris. The second and third go together. The first of these is post-finale Elizabeth introspection, and the second focuses on Peter (set toward the end of the series finale).
All three can be found in a single LJ entry here.
This started as a response to a writing challenge at a fan gathering in Chicago, which turned into my contribution to a challenge on the HC community. And then, next thing I knew, there was a sequel...and then my entry for another challenge became the next entry...and then there was a meme fill. I think there may be at least one more of these at some point.
Find My Way Home
Peter never imagined anyone could have such an affinity for mystical de-aging objects. Then again, Neal Caffrey is good at defying expectations. And Peter is good at finding Neal Caffrey. De-aged Neal, posted as part of the Kid!Fic Challenge n whitecollarhc. (~1300)
Neal's strange affinity for de-aging objects continues. But what happens if Peter isn't there to find him when he's lost? Posted for Caffrey-Burke Day 2012. (~6360)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (or The Long Journey Home)
Neal encounters yet another mystical de-aging object, and Peter and Elizabeth try to find the right way path to turning him back. My entry for Round 2 of run_the_con, for dragueuse's prompt, "I'm on a boat!" (~4100)
Meme Fill - de-aged Neal and Halloween
Fill for a time-stamp and/or drabble meme. Prompt was de-aged Neal and Halloween. For elrhiarhodan. (~1000)
Sentence Fic, Ho!
No, really, each story is just one sentence...
Twenty-nine sentences of White Collar fic (some more succinct than others, and some fairly tortured). From the first "Single Sentence Challenge" Promptfest. They may just be sentences, but I kind of like them.
Some slightly longer fare:
Five Times Peter Burke Didn't Arrest Neal Caffrey
The title pretty much is the summary. Features a bit of both Neal!Whumpage and Peter!Whumpage. Pre-series cat-and-mouse between Peter and Neal. This is actually the first White Collar story I ever wrote (or at least the first one I *started* writing), and I still really like it. (~5300)
On the Trail
Old West AU Bounty hunter Peter Burke is on the trail of the notorious confidence man and safe-cracker, Neal Caffrey. I'm still not sure about the title (I needed to come up with something so I could post it), and the ending is really not the end of the bigger story of these two. Maybe I'll go back to this 'verse some day. (3023)
Clothes Make the Man (The 'In the Rain' Radio Mix)
One possible future (there’s something different about Neal, if Peter can just put his finger on it…. ). Written for wcpairings, which was a hugely fun WC fic exchange. If you haven't seen it, it produced a whole bunch of amazing stories and you should check it out. The prompt I was writing to was, "Neal barefoot in the rain. Peter watching." A little slice of life from Peter's POV, immediately post-anklet. (2261)
Learning How to Bend
The three of them are still learning what it takes to make this relationship work, but there's no question it's worth the effort. Luckily for Peter and Neal, they have El. And ice cream. A little bit of post-anklet domestic OT3, written for Round 2 of the wonderful wcpairings exchange. (3715)
I'll Be Home for Christmas
This was not the way Neal Caffrey planned on spending Christmas Eve. And it was just a little too close to another Christmas Eve from his past for comfort. My entry for the 2012 White Collar H/C Advent on whitecollarhc. (~2900)
Third Time's a Charm (or, Two times Mozzie was right, and one time he wasn't)
Maybe Neal should listen to Mozzie (and his quotes) more often.Then again, maybe not. Starts out pre-series, ends as future!fic. Makes reference to some of the events in Five Times Peter Burke Didn't Arrest Neal Caffrey, but is really a stand-alone story. My entry for round 3 of wcpairings. (6070)
Bad Day in Red Bank
Neal Caffrey, notorious confidence man, safecracker, and all-around Renaissance criminal, can't quite believe he's gotten himself arrested in the sleepy town of Red Bank. This is sort of an AU of my original Old West AU, On the Trail, both inspired by the same prompt in one of of elrhiarhodan's Promptfests. (~4400)
Welcome to the Family (or, The Great Christmas Tree Controversy)
Early Season 2 fic. Peter thought Neal had been doing better, but the holidays don't seem to be helping his mood. And having Neal over for dinner has, mysteriously, made things worse. Fear not, though - Peter, El and Mozzie (and June) are on the case. My entry for the whitecollarhc 2013 Advent. (~4050)
The Uninvited Guest
Peter is working late (again), when Elizabeth has an unexpected visitor. Comfort (and a bit of chaos) ensues. My entry for the 2014 White Collar H/C Advent on whitecollarhc. (~5400)
Long Road Home
Neal tells himself he's really cutting all his ties this time. And how's that going, Neal? Post-series fic. My entry for the 2015 White Collar H/C Advent on whitecollarhc (~2500)
Awake My Soul
Okay, so this is the only fic in this category so far, but someday, maybe, there will be more. A sort of AU mirror of Season 3.0, where the jumping off point is, "What if Peter decided to talk to Neal?" at some point after he found the scrap of painting. The rest sort of dominoes from there. Pre-OT3. Written for the lovely elrhiarhodan. (~19,600)