Soul Magic on Rough Trade

Title: Soul Magic
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Genre: Alternate Universe, Established Relationship, Fantasy, Romance, Suspense
Summary: Harry Potter is living a quiet life on the shores of Loch Ness with his soulmate, Draco Malfoy, and working for the Department of Mysteries when their case involving ritual circles takes a violent and horrific turn.

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Heart’s Desire 3/3

Title: Heart’s Desire
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, First Time, Soulmates, Alternate Universe
Summary:  Two years after the war, Harry is heartsore and lonely. Agreeing to marry Ginny Weasley just seemed like the thing to do, but their marriage application is rejected by the ministry because he has an active soulmate record in the Book of Souls.

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Heart’s Desire 2/3

Title: Heart’s Desire
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, First Time, Soulmates, Alternate Universe
Summary:  Two years after the war, Harry is heartsore and lonely. Agreeing to marry Ginny Weasley just seemed like the thing to do, but their marriage application is rejected by the ministry because he has an active soulmate record in the Book of Souls.

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Heart’s Desire 1/3

Title: Heart’s Desire
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, First Time, Soulmates, Alternate Universe
Summary:  Two years after the war, Harry is heartsore and lonely. Agreeing to marry Ginny Weasley just seemed like the thing to do, but their marriage application is rejected by the ministry because he has an active soulmate record in the Book of Souls.

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The Quantum Bang – 2021

Reading Time: 4 Minutes We’re moving into day 2 of the Quantum Bang and I meant to write this yesterday! In our third year, we’re offering 2.7 million freaking words for your reading pleasure. The total site word count is 6,528,393 words and at an average reading speed of 200…

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The Absence of War 3/3

Title: The Absence of War
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Drama, Family, Het, Kid!fic, Slash
Relationship(s): Sirius Black/OMC, OMC/OFC
Summary: Arcturus Black uses the last moments of his life to change the circumstances of his grandson, Sirius black, in Azkaban in a way that no one could ignore. The ramifications of his choices change everything for both Sirius Black and Harry Potter.

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The Absence of War 2/3

Title: The Absence of War
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Drama, Family, Het, Kid!fic, Slash
Relationship(s): Sirius Black/OMC, OMC/OFC
Summary: Arcturus Black uses the last moments of his life to change the circumstances of his grandson, Sirius black, in Azkaban in a way that no one could ignore. The ramifications of his choices change everything for both Sirius Black and Harry Potter.

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The Absence of War 1/3

Title: The Absence of War
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Genre: Drama, Family, Het, Kid!fic, Slash
Relationship(s): Sirius Black/OMC, OMC/OFC
Summary: Arcturus Black uses the last moments of his life to change the circumstances of his grandson, Sirius black, in Azkaban in a way that no one could ignore. The ramifications of his choices change everything for both Sirius Black and Harry Potter.

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Heart of a Lion 3/3

Title: Heart of a Lion
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis/The Sentinel
Relationship: Meredith McKay/John Sheppard
Genre: Romance, Fusion, Rule!63
Summary: On Earth, Dr. Meredith McKay wakes up from a dead sleep in the worst pain of her life, and in Pegasus, Colonel John Sheppard has just come online as a Sentinel while being fed to a wraith. While he fights for his life, she wades through emotional trauma and political fallout regarding her departure from the SGC so she can bring her Sentinel home.

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Heart of a Lion 2/3

Title: Heart of a Lion
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis/The Sentinel
Relationship: Meredith McKay/John Sheppard
Genre: Romance, Fusion, Rule!63
Summary: On Earth, Dr. Meredith McKay wakes up from a dead sleep in the worst pain of her life, and in Pegasus, Colonel John Sheppard has just come online as a Sentinel while being fed to a wraith. While he fights for his life, she wades through emotional trauma and political fallout regarding her departure from the SGC so she can bring her Sentinel home.

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Heart of a Lion 1/3

Title: Heart of a Lion
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis/The Sentinel
Relationship: Meredith McKay/John Sheppard
Genre: Romance, Fusion, Rule!63
Summary: On Earth, Dr. Meredith McKay wakes up from a dead sleep in the worst pain of her life, and in Pegasus, Colonel John Sheppard has just come online as a Sentinel while being fed to a wraith. While he fights for his life, she wades through emotional trauma and political fallout regarding her departure from the SGC so she can bring her Sentinel home.

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Rough Trade Ruminations

In November of this year, Rough Trade will turn 10 years old. I can’t say I expected my NANOWRIMO challenge to morph into what it is today but overall I’m pleased with it. Sometimes the struggle has been real. As a writer, I think I’ve grown with each challenge, but I think I learned more during the times that I failed.

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Everyday Kind of Love

Title: Everyday Kind of Love
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom:  9-1-1
Relationship: Evan “Buck” Buckley/Eddie Diaz
Genre:  Romance
Summary:  “Well, if you’re not terrible in bed…” Buck trailed off and grinned when Eddie glared at him. “And it’s not because of how pretty she thinks I am…then why did your very attractive and perfect girlfriend dump you?”

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Let’s Talk About Quantum Banging

I officially “joined” fandom in May of 2008. I’ll be celebrating my site anniversary on May 20th (13 years) and I didn’t do my first fan fiction bang until 2019. I’ve rarely participated in fandom-specific challenges outside of events on Rough Trade. I could go into a long-winded explanation about my reasons for joining fandom, to begin with, and how many of those planned events in the past looked so fucking stressful I could barely breathe at the mere thought of signing up.

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House of Wolves

Title: House of Wolves
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Star Trek (AOS)
Relationship: James Kirk/Spock
Summary:  James Kirk online as an Alpha Sentinel as he fights to save Vulcan from a rogue Romulan and finally meets Spock, the former first officer of the starship Enterprise.

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Winter 2021

Reading Time: 3 MinutesSo, I had this epiphany last night. It was empowering, honestly. It’s something I knew on an intellectual level but it’s not something I’d ever really embraced emotionally. Let me lay it out for you: My work is a product of my creative drive and no matter…

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Eye of the Tiger

Title: Eye of the Tiger
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis, The Sentinel
Relationship: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Genre: Science Fiction, Fusion, Romance
Summary: The Genii invasion pushes John Sheppard online and he must deal with the political fall-out, the changing relationship with his lover, and unexpected betrayal from within.

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Fall 2020

Reading Time: 3 MinutesIt’s been a hard year (for everyone) and I’ve had this weird relationship with my writing that I’ve struggled with throughout Rough Trade events. I feel deeply unproductive due to my messy approach to the RT events. It’s not true — I’ve written upwards of 400k this…

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That’s a No From Me Dawg

About halfway through July, I took a moment to reset. Frankly, it was a hard reset and it had nothing to do with the story I was writing. I’m actually quite enamored with House of Wolves and will certainly finish it when the inspiration returns.

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Unforgettable

Title: Unforgettable
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Relationship: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Established Relationship
Summary: John Sheppard is growing increasingly frustrated with his circumstances on the city of the Ancients and that starts and ends with the fact that no one will tell him anything about Rodney McKay.

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Website Issues & Hosting

You might have noticed that there have been some loading issues with my site (and the Quantum Bang) this is due to the limits on the server/hosting service we’re currently using. Simply put, the hosted WordPress we’re using can’t handle the size of the two sites or the traffic. I expect it will also be a problem (traffic-wise) for Rough Trade in July.

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Summer 2020

Earlier in the month, I made some changes to the site and accidentally broke commenting. I was just trying to keep bots from hitting my comment form like a berserker. I think it’s fixed now! Sorry about that ;-).

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All the World – 3/3

Title: All the World
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Ragnok/OFC, Harry Potter/Hermione Granger, Sirius Black/OFC, OMC/OFC, OMC/OMC
Genre: Time Travel, Fix-It, Canon Divergence, Romance, Established Relationship, Fantasy
Summary: The corruption of magic leads Ragnok Windrider, Chieftain of the Dverger Horde, to choose a path into the past. Saving Harry Potter from himself and Dumbledore will alter the fate of his people and the fabric of the magical world.

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All the World – 2/3

Title: All the World
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Ragnok/OFC, Harry Potter/Hermione Granger, Sirius Black/OFC, OMC/OFC, OMC/OMC
Genre: Time Travel, Fix-It, Canon Divergence, Romance, Established Relationship, Fantasy
Summary: The corruption of magic leads Ragnok Windrider, Chieftain of the Dverger Horde, to choose a path into the past. Saving Harry Potter from himself and Dumbledore will alter the fate of his people and the fabric of the magical world.

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All the World – 1/3

Title: All the World
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Harry Potter
Relationship: Ragnok/OFC, Harry Potter/Hermione Granger, Sirius Black/OFC, OMC/OFC, OMC/OMC
Genre: Time Travel, Fix-It, Canon Divergence, Romance, Established Relationship, Fantasy
Summary: The corruption of magic leads Ragnok Windrider, Chieftain of the Dverger Horde, to choose a path into the past. Saving Harry Potter from himself and Dumbledore will alter the fate of his people and the fabric of the magical world.

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Oh, Daddy! 100 Baby Challenge

I’m super bored and one of the ways I clear my head so I can concentrate and write is to play games. I started the 100 Baby Challenge on Discord but I’ll be trying streaming on Twitch today. It promises to be a disaster. I’ve archived the first episode on Youtube but the second one didn’t render properly (hence my move to Twitch).

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Spring 2020

To start, I’ve had to make some changes to my website in response to my very fragile database. I’ve been having issues on and off for the last year, and I’ve tried a lot of workarounds to fix it, but nothing really worked. This morning I woke up, and all of the comments had detached from my posts. They were just free-floating, and it was horrifying. Thankfully, I was able to back up to yesterday and resolve that issue, but this is the fourth time that’s happened, so I had to make a decision about the size of my database.

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Imzadi

Title: Imzadi
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom
: Star Trek (AOS)
Relationship: Kirk/Spock
Genre: Romance, First Time, Science Fiction, Alternate Universe
Summary:  Spock has issues. He could write a whole novel on them if he were inclined to such displays of angst. But he isn’t. Besides, Jim wouldn’t even read it because he’d rather read letters from Ambassador Spock. Not that Spock cares, because he doesn’t. Clearly.

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