|xie_xie_xie (xie_xie_xie) wrote in qaf_retread,|
@ 2010-05-14 16:38:00
|Entry tags:||bigboobedcanuck, ragingpixie, theme: losing jennifer, xie_xie_xie|
Themed retread: Losing Jennifer
I was talking to Bunny the other day about one of my favorite fics, ragingpixie and bigboobedcanuck's "The Long Way," a post-513 series in which Jennifer dies of breast cancer.
I've always loved this story, but reading it after losing my mother to breast cancer was a very different experience. It felt in some odd way very comforting to me.
Then I commented on how odd it was that I'd written a story in which Jennifer died "before I even knew my mom was sick." And yet, when I look at the dates I wrote that story, that's completely wrong. I wrote it in December 2008, after she'd been diagnosed although months before we found out the cancer had spread and her treatment wasn't working. Odd how the mind and memory play tricks on us.
I will say that when I wrote the story, I had nothing consciously in mind about my own mom. And in my story, Jennifer doesn't die of breast cancer.
Bunny suggested I post these as a themed retread, so I'm doing just that. I hope you enjoy "The Long Way" as much as I do, and although I guess retreading one's own fic is a little weird, of course I hope you enjoy that, too!
"Fixing It" by Xie
"The Long Way" by ragingpixie and bigboobedcanuck