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Title: Ghost and the Machine
Fandom/Characters: Dollhouse; Echo
Rating/Warning/Spoilers: PG; no warnings, no spoilers
Disclaimer: I don’t own, but I do enjoy.
Summary: 150 words; hints at a crossover. For [livejournal.com profile] dollhousefics , challenge 001, "ghost."

She’s all body; pure feeling. The roaring engine shakes her bones, ears filled with her own screaming, whooping. Eyes wide with lights zipping past at warp speed. Knuckles burn around the handgrips. She dips her head down quick, and catches a whiff of leather.

Suddenly, the wild sensations jolt into a memory, sharp and bright. She’s pressed against a school window, outside looking in. The sun on her back, smell of the leather on her body, the joyful vibrancy of being young and alive. It’s there, filling her, like a spirit…

A shout cuts through the glow; shadowed walls close in, then tilt and whirl; the hunk between her thighs lurches; and her body goes into a split-second freefall. Hits the ground hard. Engine sputtering, blinding pain, the stench of dirt and smoke. Slammed into reality, she leaps to her feet, and looks around. But the ghost is gone.

Date: 2009-02-17 03:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wytchcroft.livejournal.com
sharp as cordite:) i enjoyed that:)

Date: 2009-02-17 12:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dana-serenity.livejournal.com
Oh nice, it's short, but it has so many hidden layers. Great work!

Date: 2009-02-17 02:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lavastar.livejournal.com
Oh, yummy description. I love the idea that Echo was Faith in the past - I have a feeling (or a hope, at least) that there will be lots of crossovers like that.

Date: 2009-02-17 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sabaceanbabe.livejournal.com
Beautiful. The short, choppy style really fits the story you're telling. I love the descriptions and prose. :)

Date: 2009-02-19 04:13 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] aaronlisa.livejournal.com
I loved the way that you managed to combine the two fandoms.

And I love the idea that Echo was Faith in a past lifetime.

Date: 2009-02-19 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmademarais.livejournal.com
Oh, very nice! Quite visceral and wonderful in its immediacy. (And bonus goes nicely with your icon!)

Thank you so much for posting this to [livejournal.com profile] dollhouseflash!

Date: 2009-02-19 06:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmademarais.livejournal.com
Cool!

Speaking of, I just wrote a fic for the Control prompt. How would you feel about giving it a look? You don't have to beta, but I'd love to get someone else's view of it since the show's so new.

My email's my LJ name at gmail if you're interested.

Date: 2009-02-19 06:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmademarais.livejournal.com
Thanks!

First draft on its way in a bit.

Date: 2009-02-19 06:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emmademarais.livejournal.com
My gmail kind of hung up a little on send so if you don't get it LMK. It says it's sent but I'm not so sure.

Date: 2009-02-19 04:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quirkysmuse.livejournal.com
Very nice. Lovely and poignant descriptions. Good job.

Date: 2009-02-19 11:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] juliet316
I think alot of us are going to go with the Faith is Echo theme until Joss shows us otherwise, but good job with this take on it.

Date: 2009-02-20 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pacejunkie.livejournal.com
How did I miss this? Nice take on that scene that I think really confused a lot of people when they saw it. After watching the episode twice I finally got what Joss was trying to do and that was to fake you out into thinking you were seeing a scene from Caroline's past and learning what mess she got herself into. Of course it turns out it's a whole new mess, as she now has that clean slate Adelle boasted about. So I guess it was all part of a spoiled rich kid's birthday party entrance. They had to do something that would work with both the actual story and the fakeout, though it was a bit of a stretch.

But I rambled, brave you for trying a dollhouse fic already. I need to watch some more and get a better feel for the story, the first episode was a little too confusing. But I see how in your fic you're hinting at the ghost of Caroline bleeding into Echo's wiped mind which is cool.

Date: 2009-02-20 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mamaboolj.livejournal.com
Great description of the scene from Echo's perspective. And I love the last line.

Date: 2009-02-21 03:18 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] snowpuppies
Brilliant.

Fantastic imagery.

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