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Bachelor Party
Spike gives Xander a Bachelor Party -- Just a little something that turned into a big something. Lots of action, lots of snarky descriptions and dialogue, and lots of Spike!
Post-Gone, Rated PG-13, Spike/Buffy, 43302 words.
A final thought
Post-Chosen, Rated G, Spike/Buffy, 466 words.
Crisis Management
I have no idea. There are no spoilers here though. This is so safe, it's pathetic.
Post-Storyteller, Rated PG-13, Spike/Buffy, WIP.
Mirror POV for "Healing"
Post-Showtime, Rated PG-13, Spike/Buffy, 8176 words.
Going Home Again
A little Spike and Clem re-bonding in a missing Potential scene. C'mon, you don't really think Clem would see Spike for the first time after all that time and not talk to him, right? They just had to let this go in the interest of time...
During Potential, Rated G, Spike & Clem, 1714 words.
Half Baked
A little POV piece after Angel leaves the tomb... and Sunnydale... for the last time.
During Chosen, Rated PG-13, Spike/Buffy, 820 words.
Even vampires need a little TLC.
Post-Showtime, Rated PG-13, Spike/Buffy, 5275 words.
One More Time
Spike and Xander have a short conversation on the sanctity of one's resting place.
Post-Storyteller, Rated PG, Spike & Xander, 786 words.
After Spike's return from Africa, he and Buffy begin to deal with the past…
Sequel to Voices in the Dark, Post-Grave, Rated PG-13, Spike/Buffy, 58241 words.
Seven Minutes
The missing scene. (I wish!)
Post-Beneath You, Rated PG, Spike & Xander, Spike/Buffy, 1114 words.
It's five years after the events of BtVS Season 7. Uses some actual plot points from the finale and some that are purely my own invention. I'm bad that way. Originally posted April 17, 2003, after reading the script and thinking about it way too much.
Post-Chosen, Alternate Universe, Rated NC-17, Spike/Buffy, Spike & Dawn, Spike & Xander, 12055 words.
Four months after Riley's death, Spike comes back to Sunnydale. Voicesverse AU.
Sequel to Reminders, Post-Grave, Rated PG-13, Spike/Buffy, 12371 words.
Two Days
If you read Shepherd, I think you *know* what this is!
Sequel to Shepherd, Post-Grave, Rated NC-17, Spike/Buffy, 4938 words.
Voices in the Dark
Spike returns to Sunnydale...
Post-Grave, Rated G, Spike/Buffy, 7598 words.
Watcher's Rights
The missing scene.
Post-Lies My Parents Told Me, Rated PG-13, 1727 words.
The Way It Works
Buffy reflects on... things. Immediately follows "Chosen"
Post-Chosen, Rated PG-13, Spike/Buffy, 2232 words.
What She Didn't Say
As much as I loved GID, I'm tired of waiting for them to get on the stick here. Decided to take matters into my own hands.
Post-Get it Done, Rated NC-17, Spike/Buffy, 5405 words.
White Picket Fence
Post-First Date, Rated PG-13, 1359 words.
Wicked Energy
Mental ramblings
Post-Get it Done, Rated PG-13, Spike/Buffy, 790 words.
Set post-Shepherd, in the Voicesverse, my Season 7 AU. Spike readies the Vail Project for Sunnydale.
Sequel to Two Days, Post-Grave, Rated PG-13, Spike/Buffy, WIP.

About Kimi
Tell us something about yourself: Where are you from? Age/Gender? Hobbies? Anything you'd like to share.
From Tennessee, spent years in Louisiana, now back in Tennessee. Nashville. Female and forty-sevenish. Hobbies not so much anymore.

How did you begin writing in general?
I always wrote. Mostly poetry in early high school. The first job I had was in retail and I found myself writing copy for the store's television commercials. I was approached by a local ad agency to do the same thing full-time.

What inspired you to begin writing fanfic?
Colleen Hillerup. And Buffy, of course.

What do you enjoy about writing fanfic?
I can cut to the chase and begin writing. No establishing the characters, no filling in history. It's all there for us in canon. The only fanfic I write is Whedonverse though. It's a real job to access the memory file of seven seasons of Buffy.

Why have you chosen to write about Spike? What do you find interesting about his character?
I think the most interesting thing is the multi-facetedness (oooh, a Buffyism!) of Spike. At one time or another, he's been just about everything in the show's dynamic. Villain, clown, leading man, love interest, tortured soul... What's not to like about that? Of course, Buffy herself is just as much fun to write, for pretty much the same reasons.

What other characters or relationships do you find most interesting to write?
Ooops. Already answered that. See above.

Of the work you've written, which piece is your favorite? Why?
Of all my pieces? Gee. I don't know. I guess I would have to say The Voicesverse/Shepherd series, although it's still a Work in Progress... or perhaps a Work in Non-Progress. The beauty of it is, I can hear the muse beginning to beckon. So perhaps all is not lost. But even unfinished, Wolf is my favorite. It has all the elements of a well-rounded piece. If I can just get the horse moving again.

Which piece was the most difficult to write? Why?
Beyond a doubt, Shadows was the most difficult to write. It was the one that I really couldn't beta to my satisfaction because it disturbed me so much to read it. I wonder what it must say about me. When I allow myself to think about it. It is my second favorite piece, and the one I do not reread.

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a fanfic writer?
Strength? Allowing the muse to take over and steer. Weakness? Being adversely affected by the show.

Do you feel that your work has improved as time has passed? If so, in what areas do you think you have improved the most?
Yes, it's improved. And I would say that the improvement is the surety that what I'm saying is being properly translated to the written word. Beta isn't nearly the 'bear' it once was.

What do you find to be the most difficult aspect of writing fanfic?
Getting back on the horse after a long hiatus of non-work, I think. Reestablishing the old, productive writing patterns. But that's with writing as a whole, right now.

What advice would you give to new fic writers?
Do your homework. Watch the show. All the shows. Get into the character's heads. Allow them to steer, because if you're truly doing good characterization, they have total control. All you can do is put them in the situation. Remember that the dynamic of the story is not about one character, but all of them. Spike plays off Xander, who plays off Willow, who plays off Buffy, who... you get it. It's not necessarily in that order. It depends on the situation. But they *all* make a story. They all affect each other. Buffy's responses to Spike are not just hers; they are influenced by the people around her. Only Spike, to an extent, functions on his own, since he is basically isolated as a character in most seasons.

Do you read other fanfic? If so, what are some of your favorite stories and/or authors?
I have so many favorite authors and stories that I wouldn't presume to single anyone out. For pure chutzpah and versatility, I would have to say Colleen Hillerup, Queen of the Ficlet, but of course, I'm biased...

Do you write original fiction? Or fiction in other fandoms? (If so, where can we find it?)
Original fiction? Beginning to. And it's not anywhere except on my hard drive. Other fandoms? Goodness, no! Nothing has ever moved me to do that kind of work before. Yay Joss!

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