Friday 12 April 2024

Friday Fics Fix - Most Of You Aren't Gonna Read This


'He feels faint himself, his head swimming with a startling lack of oxygen. Stars peek through the leaves ahead, and he turns his eyes upwards, counting them over and over again.'

Title: F3. Background: kaleidoscopic purple-ish patterns

Never have I been tested so much by my 'if it's well-written, I must rec' rule...

...I genuinely didn't know whether to rec this fic.

Because it's so well-written. 

...But everyone's gonna hate it. I even hate it a little bit.

And most of you probably shouldn't read it at all.

Bucky Barnes saying 'stay there'
Via Giphy

This is a The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (TFATWS) fic. It's also a horror novella.

It's a freaking excellent horror novella.

Like... this fic author has skills, and I am jealous.

This sees Bucky Barnes rejoin Brock Rumlow (aka his horrible Hydra ex-co-worker,) to confront something from their joint past.

...A soul-scarring incident where they were confronted with... something... in the woods.

Something horrifying. 

Something bad enough to scare a brainwashed murder assassin and his handler. 

Something they absolutely, 600%, did not tell Hydra about.

Something that's back.

Argh, I loved it. And I hated it.

...It's good horror, dearest nerdlets. It is good horror.

BUT - and I guess this is a SPOILER for the fic, but I think you 100% NEED to be aware of this:

The dog dies.

The dog dies horribly. And its graphic. And its disturbing. 

...And I need you to know that, before reading it, so that no-one yells at me for rec'ing this fic.

Which is why I was hesitant to rec this.

I mean... most of you aren't gonna read this now, so what's the point of rec'ing, right?

Except it's good.

And its so well-written.

Like... I couldn't ignore that level of talent, y'know? (Please forgive me!)

OK, Content Warnings for this one, buckle up, and assume everything is graphic:

- general violence

- general horror

- murder

- gore

- body horror

- blood


- torture

- loss of autonomy

- PTSD and flashbacks

- panic attacks

- implied suicidal thoughts

- passive suicidiality

...I think that's everything. But please, for the love of God, be careful with this one. BE. CAREFUL.

This week's fic rec is:

Through These Hollow Trees by vostok3_ka

Friday Fics Fix is going on a break next week, and will be back on 26th April 2024

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