October 30, 2004
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Last year the Great Pumpkin recommended Halloween stories. This year, the ghosts here at The Other Side wanted to make sure that a ghost from X-Files past had the Halloween job. It is our favorite holiday around here, after all. Since I had more time to come back and be a ghost on the X-Files than any other character, I got the job. All the following classic stories feature ghosts or hauntings, and along with the new stories, they're frightfully good. Break my Trust No One motto this once and trust me!

New Stories
Even Thieves and Scoundrels
By bardsmaid (bardsmaid@imagesmithstudio.com)
Waking in the middle of the night, Marita finds herself lured by thoughts of a simpler life.
(V ** PG ** 11K)
Deep Throat's Rec: I like this glimpse into the lives of secret agents and government operatives because it contrasts with the hard exteriors we saw on the show. This story makes them more real, people who quietly sleep in the moonlight and wake up in the middle of the night and think about simplicity and their lives.
Fourth Morning
By Oracle (apollostemple@yahoo.com)
"Why did you stay last night?"
(VRA ** PG-13 ** 5K)
Deep Throat's Rec: Oracle manages to quickly set a mood crackling with UST (or is it RST?) in this delectable vignette. Mulder is particularly good here, sleepy and charming.
Homecoming
By frey_at_last (frey_at_last@livejournal.com)
No summary
(S, V, MSR ** PG ** 7K)
Deep Throat's Rec: Scully's point of view perfectly suits this gentle, utterly gorgeous story that's about Mulder and Scully spending some time purposely together as their deepening relationship comes to surface. The only bad thing about this story is that it ends.
The Lost Land
By Bonetree (Bonetree@aol.com)
Months after the events of "The Mercy Seat," past, present and future collide as Mulder, Scully, Skinner and Granger go cross-country and around the world in a race against time to find a serial bomber on a very personal mission.
(Novel, Angst, X-File, MSR, AU ** NC-17 ** 746K)
Deep Throat's Rec: Bonetree created a fantastic world for Mulder, Scully, and a collection of terrific original characters in this sweeping story. Tense, emotional, and intriguing throughout, this story is a keeper! (For this story to make the most sense, you should read Bonetree's first four stories in this alternate universe: Goshen, Secret World, City of Light, and The Mercy Seat.)
Low Profile
By mountainphile (mountainphile@yahoo.com)
No summary
(M/S friendship, H, UST ** PG-13 ** 22K)
Deep Throat's Rec: If you're a fan of "Bad Blood," great characterization and conversation, and UST, then you will love this story. This story picks up at the end of Mulder and Scully's investigation in Cheney, Texas and gives an amusing and sweet account of how they might have explained the end of the case to each other.
October Skies
By Oracle (apollostemple@yahoo.com)
"We'll be partying all night long, anyway," says Mulder, planning to take her home as soon as she yawns. "Right?" "You got it."
(SRA ** PG-13 ** 38K)
Deep Throat's Rec: This is the sort of spooky Halloween story us ghosts at The Other Side like to see! It's got pie, costumes, a party, holiday tunes, and a gothic mansion. Put all that together with Scully abduction angst and UST, and you've got a winning story!


Classic Stories
Admirers, Part 1 and Part 2
By Donna (donnah@donnas-stories.com)
Does Scully have a stalker?
(MSR ** PG ** 40K)
Deep Throat's Rec: This story is a little bit goofy, but that's part of what makes it so much fun to read. The other part is that every character is so very sweet.
After I Have Dreamed
By Tara Avery (tarysande@hotmail.com)
The agents investigate a missing persons case only to realize that the nightmares Scully has been suffering from may be an X-File in their own right.
(X, A, MS UST, MSR ** PG-13/R ** 122K)
Deep Throat's Rec: It's the rare casefile that effectively merges the case itself with the angsty romance of Mulder and Scully. Tara writes one that does just that with the bonus of a haunted Scully. There's something you don't see every day!
Conversations With the Dead
By Lisa DaFoe (LisaDX@aol.com)
Scully receives a visit from Mulder's ghost twenty years after his death.
(VA ** PG ** 25K)
Deep Throat's Rec: Both Mulder and Scully are spot-on perfect with their humor and angst in this melancholy but very charming story. Scully is particularly good in the skeptical way you might expect her to react to a ghost, even if it is of Mulder.
The Crouching Thing
By Sarah Ellen Parsons (se_parsons@yahoo.com)
Sometimes we see things we don't want to see.
(Story, horror ** PG-13 ** 31K)
Deep Throat's Rec: Set many years in the future, this story focuses on Scully and her family. It's a very strange story, but it is also very emotionally gripping in the way it presents the aftermath of Mulder's going missing in "Requiem."
Hannah's House
By dtg (dgoggans@earthlink.net)
A stormy night, a ghost story and herb tea.
(No classifications ** PG ** 30K)
Deep Throat's Rec: It is fun to read about Mulder and Scully unexpectedly finding themselves in a troubling spot, and this story does that with great Halloween style.
Lucky Lizzy
By Analise (analise@2cowherd.net)
As Mulder and Scully's relationship takes a turn for the worse, they are called up to Colorado on a case where nothing seems quite solid.
(S,X,MSR ** PG-13 ** 207K)
Deep Throat's Rec: Analise has a concise, descriptive, and engaging writing style that makes this ghost story effortless to read. It doesn't hurt that her Mulder and Scully are perfectly emotionally fragile as they struggle to define and then live with their relationship.
Moonlight Becomes You
By Jamie Greco (JGreco217@aol.com)
Mulder and Scully investigate a house along the coast of Michigan where a number of men have disappeared over the last fifty years without a trace of foul play.
(X, A ** PG-13 ** 71K)
Deep Throat's Rec: This story is a straight-up spooky, cool casefile with touches of sweet romance and friendship between Mulder and Scully. Scully is particularly good here, taking charge and tending to a sort of sick Mulder at his believer best.
Much Abides
By Maggie McCain (Maggie@maggiefic.com)
I remember his rare, wide smile, his eyes, full of love and joy and heartwrenching trust. I will not betray those eyes.
(SRA, CD ** R ** 60K)
Deep Throat's Rec: Don't let the headers scare you away. This is a beautiful, romantic story even as it's drenched in heartbreak and sadness. (Ghosts too!) Mulder's and Scully's voices both sound perfect, and their feelings ring very true. A gorgeous, gorgeous story.
Resurgam
By Ophelia (OpheliaMac@aol.com)
Something very angry is haunting a tiny graveyard on the Vineyard.
(X, A, MSR ** NC-17 ** 463K)
Deep Throat's Rec: One of the most involved, most emotional, and most engaging stories you could ever hope to find! Ophelia also does a marvelous job with characterization, and even though it's long, you'll want the story to keep on going.
Shades
By CiCi Lean (dbkate@yahoo.com)
Ghost!Scully angst
(V, SA ** PG ** 4K)
Deep Throat's Rec: This story is completely AU, but it's also completely spot-on Scully. Her longing here is as wrenching as it is morbid.
The Vardoger
By Corinne Hansen
"I'm inclined to think we are all ghosts--every one of us." ---Henrik Ibsen
(S, A, MSR, Horror ** R ** 18K)
Deep Throat's Rec: Scully had her share of spooky experiences on the show, and this story continues that trend to hair-raising effect. A very cool story that feels like it could've happened.
Vicious Aloysius
By Allison J.
Scully and Mulder chase down a vengeful ghost in wintry Northern Montana. Minimal angst, some oddness, a nice, *friendly* way to keep warm.
(X, H ** PG-13 ** 138K)
Deep Throat's Rec: The playful, intellectual, and humorous dynamic between the two lead agents makes this story stand out. The casefile is intriguing too, as is the way it draws on Scully's forensic expertise and Mulder's paranormal bent. Absolutely delightful!


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