Happy Halloween, cock goblins! It will be all treats and no tricks here at Twitarded. I've got a few dark fic recs for you in honor of the holiday. Fair warning: these are not fluffy, upbeat little stories full of rainbows and bunnies. These are the shadowy back alleys of fan fiction.
Let's start off slow with some one-shots, or the Saturday Night Specials of fan fiction. These are quick and dirty and get the job done with a modicum of words.
First up is The Green Dress by littlesecret84. The official summary is "Isabella Swan and Edward Cullen cross paths one evening. This will be a night that he never forgets." I really can't say more than that without giving away the entire store.
Next on the list is one I just found yesterday and it blew me away. I love historical fiction and this was amazing. Very few people have the talent and the patience to research the little details of a time period. The Canonical Five by EchoesofTwilight rocked my socks. The official summary reads "What if before he became the respectable patriarch we all know and love, Carlisle was a killer? A very famous killer. DARK. M for disturbing themes and lemons. Entry for the There Will Be Blood contest." I kind of want to marry the author. If you are not familiar with Jack the Ripper and some of the lore surrounding it, you might want to wiki that before reading. It stands alone, but I'm a nerd who gets off on reading history.
The last one-shot I have for you is This Mortal Coil by the incomparable eddiescherry aka @moijojojo, The writing is so amazing I want to throw my laptop out the window and never attempt writing again. Official summary: "One soul in peril, the other lost for eternity. What begins on a dark night at a cliff's edge, will end in a way that neither of them could have foreseen." I don't even feel worthy enough to expound upon that. Just read it. Someone (I don't know whom) made this incredible banner for her.
If you're in the mood for a longer story, I highly recommend Incubus Anomaly by elusivetwilight. "Incubus: a sex demon that visits women in the deep dark of the night. Edward relies on his special gifts to consume his prey. What happens when he meets the one woman immune to his unique abilities? M for dark lemons and dark themes" The lemons in this are crazy hot and she writes a very good Darkward. Yum.
Those of you looking for a tamer fic should check out Deconstructing Dracula by hmonster4. "Fear, insecurity. They manifest themselves in different ways. An opportunity to spend 6 months in London working on a dissertation sets the wheels of fate in motion, radically changing the lives of 4 people in ways they never would have expected. AU/AH." It's brilliantly written and explores the different facets of the novel that started it all. No, not Twilight; the one before that.
If you haven't already, go give these stories a looksie and leave them some love. I can't believe some of these fics only have a handful of reviews.