FanFic: Clumsy

I’ve been pondering what to put on this blog. There’s plenty I could do, but telling stories is what I love best. So I’m dusting off Clumsy. This is an IY fanfic I began back in 2011, and it involves a fave plot device—genderbending. I’ll post two chapters a week (only here, not on each Tuesday and Friday.

Story Summary: AU. She was the most sought-after demoness at court, but no suitor could conquer her. He was only trying to feed his family when his stray arrow felled a mythical beast. A kind-hearted man. A fierce lady. A romance told in bits and pieces. Genderbent SK.

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Disclaimer: I do hereby disclaim all rights and responsibilities for the characters in this topsy turvy tale… especially for the one who’ll be our hero. A nod of recognition is bent towards Rumiko Takahashi for her creative prowess.

Author’s Note: Gender-bending tales are nothing new in this fandom or any other. Body swapping, nefarious curses, wishes gone awry—they’re classic plot devices with built-in opportunities for silly and surreal fun. This story is an exercise in characterization, I suppose… because I want to see if Sesshoumaru and Kagome can stay true to themselves while having something as foundational as their gender switched. For my purposes, “Kagomaru” is a man, and “Sesshoume” is a demoness. This is their story.

Warnings: All chapters will be exactly 100 words long. And because I usually have to repeat myself, I’ll just repeat myself. All chapters will be 100 words in length. Trust me, I’ve done this before. It’ll be okay. ::twinkle::

Chapter 1: The Man of the House

Kagomaru crouched behind shrubbery, scanning the forest. Even with the sun setting, the day’s heat lingered, and sweat trickled between his shoulder blades. His long, black hair was bound, but he blew impatiently at the messy bangs curling against his forehead.

Please… something big enough and slow enough for me to hit. I’m not fussy… just hungry!

His prospects weren’t good, but it was embarrassing, always having to trade his mother’s garden produce for meat. Although he was a bachelor, Kagomaru was the man of the house, and he wanted to provide for his family.

Come my way! Something. Anything!

Original Posting Date: August 6, 2011
Prompt: Bachelor
Words: 100


91 thoughts on “FanFic: Clumsy

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  38. Oh my most magnificent Forthright! I’m sorry for not commenting sooner–it’s been a hectic year. I’m so happy to see your writing has continued to fill our lives with joy. I adore this story and, although I feel rather guilty for not keeping up with you in real time, I confess that I love being able to drop in when time permits to see a completed story that I can enjoy all at once.


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