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TwistedShorts August Oneshots by jedibuttercup

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Excerpts from ten years of short stories (so far) written for the yearly August challenge. This isn't the entire list, by any means, especially in the later years; these are only the ones that 'stand alone' and have not been made part of their own, independent series or compiled as multiple chapters.

(Hence part of the reason I'm collecting them this way; so I can revisit them for expansion in the future!)

I make no promises of quality; many of these were written down to the wire as the clock rolled toward midnight on their respective dates. But if you like the strange connections my mind tends to draw in my other work, you may enjoy some of the wilder possibilities I did my best to encapsulate here.
The death of Emperor Palpatine creates a vast disturbance in the Force, and a certain Jedi is unexpectedly caught up in the backwash.
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The Summers girls have a close encounter with the General Lee.
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Giles discusses a prophecy.
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Buffy isn't the only avatar of righteousness with a claim against Caleb.
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The locket discovered in the Black House finds a new owner, courtesy of Mundungus Fletcher.
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Angel has a perplexing encounter with another infamous resident of L.A.
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Reality television will never be the same.
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Not all heroes are destined to get along with one another.
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Booth and Brennan are the bearers of bad news.
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BtVS, The Rundown. Buffy and Willow dine out in São Paolo and encounter a very unusual chef.
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Auror Potter, wizarding hero and suspicious bastard, helps Andromeda Tonks conduct an interview. DH Spoilers.
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The former Tom Riddle was nothing if not a genius. DH Spoilers.
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Buffy and Willow clean up after the destruction of the Ocularis Infernum.
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If she knew Leeloo from before her five thousand year sleep, the green-haired girl couldn't be anything like as young as she seemed.
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As long as his job in Eureka never crossed the line into outright horror movie territory, Jack could tell himself it wasn't really all that bad.
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Buffy clung to Rick as the ripples of his revelation shook through the comfortable relationship she'd built around him.
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Nothing against Rosenberg, but Jack had never figured her for Teal'c's type.
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Crossover Story 18. Plan Z
FF4. "I'm sure," Mia confirmed, then bit her lip. "I'm still me, Brian. Just with a few extra modifications."
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Xander held on to his sister's contact information for about a year before he actually sent her an email.
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"Gotta say, that's the most creative way anyone's ever tried to scam me. Who are you supposed to be, my long lost daughter or niece or something?"
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He was unique, a being worth preserving; but like any fierce, broken creature, he was also a being that would not be preserved.
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Jack had been paying more attention to the grill than to the geeks when Summers handed over the pendant, but he'd seen enough to dismiss it as ordinary, unimportant. He should have known better.
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G.I. Joe (2009); B:tVS. "Major Finn," General Hawk was saying on the phone as Duke was escorted into his office.
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As long as Jo had any part of her arsenal along, she'd never be intimidated by anyone girly enough to wear high-heeled sandals with pink toe polish, or a shirt that low-cut, no matter how physically strong she was supposed to be.
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The money was never any part of the reason Lindsey had taken the job. FFA Pairing fic.
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"Right," the guy snorted, a deeply skeptical expression on his face. "How many people does that actually work on?"
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Harmony giggled at the man standing on the other side of the bars. Really, he was the cutest thing ever. FFA pairing.
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"Okay, so that thing where I said guns were never useful?" she babbled. "I take it back." (TF movieverse).
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CURRENT SPOILERS. "Dr. Burkle tilted her head, birdlike, and the hairs inexplicably stood up on the backs of Jo's arms."
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It was enough to make Sam wonder if there was anyone left in the universe worthy of awe.
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COMICSVERSE. "This wasn't the first afternoon Dawn had picked a vantage point to gaze out over the water, nor the first time she'd watched living things either vanish or mysteriously detour around a specific area."
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Oklahoma 1893: A series of savage attacks claimed the lives of seventeen homesteaders. The murders stopped when a young blacksmith passed through town.
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So much for the handsome man rescuing her from the monsters. Fred was gonna have to rescue herself.
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Buffy tilted her head to see who else was insane enough to attempt the long hike on a ninety-plus degree day.
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Lorne might be able to survive a temporary beheading with no permanent harm done, but he was pretty sure removing half a brain was problematic for the long-term health of any sentient species.
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Always female, these rare, solitary creatures are known to be extremely aggressive and will attack any other wesen they encounter.
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The captain's tentacle beard started to writhe in a completely nauseating dance, a strange gurgling sound emerging from it that Cordelia was horrified to realize was a chuckle.
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Even self-rescuing princesses could use a strong shoulder to lean on sometimes.
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They made a strange pair, standing at the top of the Silver Spire: mortal and angel, tall armored figure with wings of fire beside a small blonde female in decorative trousers and tunic.
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Here was another whose soul yet burned: who hadn't checked his passion at the door.
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Anya's back. But the justice business hasn't gotten any more satisfying since the last time she tried it.
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The Buffy that wasn't really Buffy was very confused by the metal beings battling in the streets of Mission City.
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The woman with the most generic name in the assassin biz looked as lively as ever... and she was making a beeline straight for Faith's seat at the bar.
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Was that really her dad? The same guy who refused to believe in vampires, covering up evidence of demons? What in the name of shopping malls and ice skates was going on?
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Agreeing to do a bit of clandestine goods trafficking between Sunnydale and Los Angeles in the summer of 2001 probably wasn't the brightest idea Spike had ever had.
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Dawn could practically feel Jon's eyes boring into her from the driver's seat, and couldn't quite keep the corner of her mouth from curling up in response.
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"Um. How many days of sleep deprivation does it take before you start hallucinating?" Buffy frowned, squinting at the stranger with the goatee hovering behind Giles' shoulder.
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The stranger was several inches taller than Jo, brown-haired and blue-eyed and scruffy around the jaw line, and fortunately a lot more British-sounding than Zane or she might have wondered just what message the universe was trying to send her.
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"It's amazing how many men refuse to take correction from a beautiful woman."
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This one, Vala would have been tempted to wink and woo, had she met him in another situation.
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Elsewhere in 'Fleet, a security officer surviving eight away missions was merely competent. But on this ship? Well, there was a reason the Captain knew Spike's name.
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