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Summer 2018
Aaaaand that's a wrap!!! 
13th-Sep-2018 10:26 am
Mod2018
This is the road so far as we know it! Yesterday's piece marked the end of the 2018 edition of spn_summergen, with 70 beautiful pieces whisking us through our summer Hellatus.

Of course, S14 doesn't start for another month, so even if the posting is over, why stop the fun n' games, right? ;)

Below we've listed all of this year's Summergen pieces with their summaries, but there's one piece of crucial information still left off.

Can you guess any of the makers?

If you've got an inkling--or even if you just wanna guess wildly and randomly, for the fun of it--post your guess in the comments to this post! In a week or so we'll do creator reveals, and you can see how close you came!

In the meantime, please enjoy/re-enjoy this summer's pieces, or discover the gems you might have missed. Thank you all for playing!!





Summer School for cowboyguy
Summary: Very loosely based on this prompt: "Sam didn't realize his summer breaks weren't like other kids' summers -- not at first. But the older he gets, the more he realizes how different his family is from other kids he meets." I imagined this was what "summer school" was for Sam...

Mongrels for just_ruth
Summary: One time in the first grade, Sam's art teacher had assigned self-portraits--a picture meant to show the world who you really were. In his self-portrait, Sam had given himself approximately 37 heads, and Dean had been sent to the principal's office for shouting "oh FUCK" when he saw it.

Just New Mexico things. S9 post-Gadreel H/C casefic.

A Typical Winchester Vacation for kuwlshadow
Summary: Sam and Jack convincing Dean to take a vacation on an island full of dinosaurs maybe wasn't the best idea.

Wreckage for themegalosaurus
Summary: It’s a slow procession out the front door of the Bunker that first week until it’s just the two of them left. Jack wants to comfort Sam after Michael takes off with Dean but doesn’t know how, and Sam is obsessed with how to get his brother back, no matter what the cost.

At first I was afraid for lennelle
Summary: Three months after Michael leaves Dean's body, Sam wants to take on a case.

West of House for zubeneschamali
Summary: “Oh, come on, don’t do this to me Baby,” Dean groans as the Impala sputters to a jerking halt along the edge of a dusty, pothole strewn road. “You and I spent some quality time just last weekend and you were purring like a kitten.”

Friendship of the Unusual Kind for ohwillothewisp
Summary: Castiel falls from Heaven in search of becoming a human and hopes to find some people that would become lifelong friends.

These are the days of miracle and wonder (this is the long distance call) for quickreaver
Summary: Sam Winchester's life has been touched by many things - love, loss, fear, hope, pain, and always, in the background, witchcraft.

A Night at Clown Hotel for citrusjava
Summary: Dean and Sam face what might very well be there most terrifying hunt yet: staying the night at a clown themed motel!

Watershed for astarloa
Summary: Dean has a concussion. Sam to the rescue. Mayhem, water, and worry, all around. Set in season one.

Naughty Children for troll_la_la
Summary: Casefic. While John’s out on a case, Sam and Dean get caught up in a hunt—and have to figure out how to stay alive and kill the monster. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s CPS.

And Incident Arose From Circumstance for kimenem
Summary: I knew I was probably being a fool, especially since they didn’t seem to appreciate the help, but it just wasn’t in me to leave them boys to the fates of the winds.

The Call for jaredsnuggles
Summary: Sam called Dean from Stanford once.

Saints Preserve Us for dizzojay
Summary: Dean has convinced Sam that Mark of Cain or not, he’s still perfectly capable of a straightforward salt and burn. Hint: he may have exaggerated slightly. Meanwhile, the Fates are locked in a bureaucratic battle with Heaven over the supply of basic utilities and are just generally dysfunctional. These things are not unrelated.

Northern Explosure for red_b_rackham
Summary: Immediately after Sam and Dean escape from Green River County Detention Centre, they go deeper than deep by taking a long road trip to a job in Alaska.

I Write Fluff Not Angst for emmatheslayer
Summary: Just a normal day in the life of Team Free Will 2.0 (a.k.a. the one where Henry lives and all is fine!!).

A Forever Home for spn_summergen
Summary: As a favor for a friend, Sam volunteers at the local shelter. There he finds a friend.

Jolly Green for milly_gal
Summary: "Dude, did you know you turn green when you get angry?"

The Invaders for tifaching
Summary: When Dean starts losing time and hallucinating he's sure he's being abducted by aliens while Sam's convinced his brother's going mad. Sometimes in life, you don't get all the answers.

Crossed Paths for backrose_17
Summary: MCU Crossover. Sam and Dean meet the MCU heroes when they return Mjölnir to Thor.

Patterns for finchandsparrow
Summary: These are the peaceful parts of Sam’s life.

Family Never Dies: The Continuation for birdsofthesoul
Summary: “Kevin Tran,” he said this time, then sighed, and muttered, “Prophet of the Lord. Sam and Dean know me. Tell them … God sent me with a message.”

Misplaced for AnotherWriterWhoWrites
Summary: Dean facilitated a divine family reunion and God’s sister gifted him John Winchester. The world is upside-down—but they’ve rescued Sam, and doesn’t the world somehow (always) hinge on him? For the prompt: Season 12 Au where John was brought back to life instead of Mary.

To Be Settled for annie46
Summary: Sam and Dean don't find retirement, retirement finds them, whether they want it or not.

pain is a well-intentioned weatherman for the_ladykiki
Summary: When Dean gets home from apocalypse world, Sam is on traumatic brain injury protocol. He was fine when Dean left. He was fine.

Christmas At The Bunker for marciaelena
Summary: Christmas lights twinkled everywhere; it was almost blinding at times, and Dean found himself having to shield his eyes as he drove. He huffed out in frustration, damn Christmas, why did it have to happen every year?

i could not see to see for interstellarstorms
Summary: Death is not always final. It is not always a choice. It cannot always be orchestrated by his weary hands—not when Lucifer can still reach him. Sam knows.

Compsky and the Chainsaw for broken_cinders
Summary: After a job goes belly-up thanks to a podcast, Dean is struggling to recover from both a physical injury and the mental aches that come with it. It’s up to Sam to come up with a solution.

Those Who Can't Do... for excoyote
Summary: Sam takes a job as a college counselor for a hunt. He might actually like doing this gig.

Aces and Eights for were_lemur
Summary: After the Angel Apocalypse, stories might not seem all that important when faced with surviving day to day. But Bobby knows that some stories still need to be told. What better way to keep someone alive, even after they're gone?

Independent for amypond45
Summary: Hunting alone doesn't always work out as well as it's supposed to.

scenes from a highway at the edge of night for tyrsibs
Summary: Birthdays are also anniversaries.

Sicko for unabashedbird
Summary: Now fully human, Jack navigates the realities of both past and present.

Look Out On A Summer’s Day for gotaprettymouth
Summary: Heaven and Hell aren’t the same anymore.

A broken heart still beats - and fear still pounds. for twistofapen
Summary: Brothers are an interesting breed of infuriating creature.

Wintering for fridayblues
Summary: Dean is hurt on his first hunt and lets Sam take care of him.

"Fractured I" / "Fractured II" / "Where is He" / "Chariot" / "The 3 R's: Rest, Recovery, & Research" / "Back on the Road" for jennytork
Summary: Even the hunts that seem like milk runs have a touch of danger. Sam is injured on the job, with no way to contact an increasingly concerned Dean.

Fledgling for tammyrenh
Summary: When four-year-old Emma arrives the Bunker, Sam wonders exactly what it is that Cas brought him—what he made without his soul.

Knit Two, Purl One for theymp
Summary: What started as a way for Sam to keep himself out of trouble turns out to be the key to solving a case. Now, he just needs to keep Dean from finding out what it is he can do…

Open Sky for Mads
Summary: Magda lives, and ends up spending some time at the bunker.

Black Coffee in Bed for verucasalt123
Summary: Breakdown in Nebraska, and the mornings after.

Smith & Wesson: Bad Ink for pingnova
Summary: Everyone said there was something evil about the lead singer of Dethlok. No one suspected it was Vinnie Vincent’s signature tattoo.

Best of Intentions for septembers_coda
Summary: A few days ago, Sam would never have expected to find himself holding a shotgun on his brother while Dean tries to prevent him from shooting what he thinks is Casper the Friendly Ghost. But that’s exactly where he finds himself tonight.

No Rest for the Wicked for jdl71
Summary: Crowley wonders if being the King of Hell was really worth it or if he should have stayed a Crossroads demon.

Freeport, Illinois for ammcj062
Summary: June, 1998. John has left Sam and Dean in a small Illinois town while he is working. Two teenage boys, not much money, and time to kill…

A Night to (Not) Remember for theatregirl7299
Summary: For the prompt "Sam's getting married. Dean organizes the bachelor party in Vegas. Mistakes were made. (Think - The Hangover)"

All Through The Night for altschmerzes
Summary: Sam is having nightmares, and Cas, who is alone with Sam in the bunker, doesn’t know how to help. So he does what he always does when he is unsure of what to do, he calls Dean for help. Cue: tea, patting of shoulders, awkwardness and maybe a softly sang lullaby from deep in Cas’ memory.

Visions Softly Creeping for thesupplanter
Summary: Dean’s driving late one night, with Sam asleep next to him, when the lyrics of an old song make the visions and memories of hell he’s been dealing with overwhelm him. This is set early Season Four, before ‘In The Beginning’.

Sweet Dreams are Made of This for gluedwithgold
Summary: You don't have a plan at all, if you don't have a plan B. Stanford era.

Untitled for brightly_lit
Summary: Jack grew up as the younger brother of Sam and Dean--just a regular kid with profound powers trying to hide from his hunter family that he's the son of Lucifer.

It's An Experience for kribban
Summary: Claire is working through some feelings about the death of a certain angel. When Jack tries to help, they both realize something new.

DREAMS TO REALITY for DLWinchester
Summary: Sam and Dean used to have a bucket list. Now Dean's just glad they're both alive, but there's one thing on Sam's list he would like to make sure gets crossed off, what is it he wants to help Sam with?

Transposition for alyndra
Summary: Mary never wanted her sons to be raised in the hunting life. Unfortunately, fate (and Azazel) had other plans. AU if Mary fended Azazel off Sammy that night and lived — but not before Sammy tasted his blood.

Saving Him from Hell for lyryk
Summary: Dean was stone number one.

On My Summer Vacation for giacinta2
Summary: Dean decides to inform Sam all of the things that went wrong during their summer vacation.

Doppelganger for caranfindel
Summary: He’d done reasonably well before; over three months together and Dean hadn’t questioned, not once. It had been difficult, almost impossible and, eventually, the cracks had started to show.

Leaving Las Vegas for cassiopeia7
Summary: It's a simple case of a cursed book in a haunted bookshop. Except for the part where Sam and Dean are trapped in Las Vegas, there's a super-powered ghost, a strange poem, and a possible serial killer. No, the case isn't simple at all.

death unhinged its jaw for juliasets
Summary: death unhinged its jaw and swallowed them whole, only to spit them back out again after.

Sleeping With the Fishes for amberdreams
Summary: Dean won’t rest until Sam sleeps.

Family Day for borgmama1of5
Summary: Dean drops in on Sam at Stanford.

Chick Lit References for marietwist
Summary: “This is just typical,” Dean says angrily. “Cas puts us in a yurt, and you won’t let me leave because you think we need this to ‘fix us,’ but here’s the thing, Sam, next time you’re mad at me, maybe you should try this thing called talking instead of going straight to chick lit references that will soar over my head.”

Two boys, two beers, and a whole lotta fireworks for Starshine2375
Summary: One of Dean's fondest memories is of July 4, 1996 when he, Sam, and a box of purloined fireworks made magic in an unsuspecting farmer's field. This year, he recreated that night. Starshine2375, I hope you enjoy!

Riptide for madebyme_x
Summary: Sam just wants to be a normal college student and normal college students go on spring break.

Of course, that’s when bodies begin washing up on the beach.

Apollo for jj1564
Summary: Dean is suffering from Hell and has stopped talking. Sam is off doing Lord knows what and coming home hopped up and angry. Bobby is at the end of his rope. Then he finds a dog – who turns out to be much more than he seems. This may be the start of healing not only for Dean, but for everyone else.

copchesters for gigis89
Summary: Sam and Dean as cops.

Bunker Tales for crowroad3
Summary: The brothers have just finished a hunt and Dean’s in full relax mode, but Sam always manages to throw a new problem into his lap!

Scorched Earth for kalliel
Summary: Inspired by this prompt: "How do you mourn angelic genocide?"

Haunted Hollywood for yonkyu
Summary: While exploring the depths of the bunker, Sam and Dean Winchester discovered a room full of old movie prompts and costumes. They were quite intrigued by the Creature of the Black Lagoon costume and was taken by surprise when it started glowing green and moving towards them. They soon learned that the room stored cursed objects from various Hollywood sets.

Reassurance for wetsammy
Summary: For the Prompt: Outsider POV in S13 Alt World on Sam and Dean.

The Room Upstairs for chris9065
Summary: Sam comes back from hell, but he’s inside-out and all wrong, and Dean can’t fix him.
Comments 
13th-Sep-2018 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for organising this, it's always such a highlight of the summer. I've read quite a few of the fics and they've all been fabulous, the artwork too. Thanks for the summary :)
13th-Sep-2018 03:47 pm (UTC)
Ooh I've still got some catching up to do and there were very few of the one's I've checked out this year where I had even an inkling of who the filler might be, so I don't think I'll be putting any guesses here!! LOL

But THANK YOU, mods, for keeping this wonderful challenge alive for another year. You are The Best!
13th-Sep-2018 05:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks to all the mods for your hard work!!! <3

Is anybody guessing? I’m pretty sure I know what crowroad3 and quickreaver contributed (sorry guys, you’re too distinctive!) and I have one or two theories about other pieces.

Also, I barely commented this year but I’m looking forward to more extensive commenting/squeeing when people post their works to their own accounts, since that way you’ve got the comment there in your own LJ. Everyone does post to their own account, don’t they?
13th-Sep-2018 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks mods! Got some catching up to do. I have a few guesses but I'm really only sure about quickreaver's gorgeous art.
13th-Sep-2018 08:46 pm (UTC)
I suspect just about everyone recognized quickreaver's art LOL

I want to give a big thank you to the mods for running this challenge. This was my first time participating, and that was fun, but really the volume of high-quality stories made the summer hiatus so much more bearable--so a big thank you to all the participants!!!
13th-Sep-2018 09:06 pm (UTC)
All right, I’m going to venture a couple of guesses.

I think Mongrels could be kalliel, because the writer did such a good job getting inside Dean’s head, and that’s one of her trademarks (to me), that wonderful internal dialogue.

I think At first I was afraid could be themegalosaurus. It was written by a Brit, and it just has a megalosaurus feel to it that I cannot really explain.

I’d have to go back and read some earlier ones to see if anything jumps out at me. But I’m pleased to see writers here who I’m not familiar with. More people to stalk! :D

(And if anybody guesses me, I will neither confirm nor deny. I guess I just confirmed that I didn’t write either of the above, but they’re so much better than my work that it’s pretty moot.)

18th-Sep-2018 04:12 pm (UTC)
Ah, I haven't read "Mongrels" (based on your comment, I should). But I actually suspect kalliel for "these are the days of miracle and wonder," so unless she wrote two, it'll be interesting to see which of us is right! It would be funny if NEITHER was her. :-)

I had guesses on one or two other ones, besides a couple of artists I'll leave nameless but actually know (cough cough). :-D But there's one piece of art that I can't wait to find out whose it is, the untitled piece for brightly_lit. I love it, and I feel like I've maybe seen this artist's work before, but I don't have any guesses.
25th-Sep-2018 07:53 pm (UTC)
I’m very flattered that you could read something I wrote and suspect kalliel! <3
25th-Sep-2018 08:40 pm (UTC)
I bet! I would be too! It's a great fic. <3
18th-Sep-2018 04:14 pm (UTC)
Ah, I just saw that someone else thought YOU wrote "these are the days!" LOL. The plot thickens.
25th-Sep-2018 05:08 pm (UTC)
"these are the days" is definitely a trademark caranfindel kind of title! ;P

Though of course given a choice between picking Caranfindel or Kalliel as the writer, I may be at a slight advantage with that guessing game... ;)


-- Kalliel
25th-Sep-2018 07:52 pm (UTC)
May I point out that SEVERAL writers used song lyrics as titles? Harrumph.
25th-Sep-2018 08:39 pm (UTC)
LOL, this is the first time I really tried guessing fic, and I was ALL WRONG. And I was pretty sure, too! I knew you couldn't answer my comment until reveals... you never USE your advantage. :-D
13th-Sep-2018 09:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for all your hard work on this event, mods! It's a challenge I look forward to each year, and I feel like you and all the writers and artists have outdone themselves this time around. I'm excited for the reveal!
13th-Sep-2018 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for your work on this! Quickreaver art <3 you can't hide from us. I agree with carafindel about themegalosaurus for At First I Was Afraid but some of these others are tough to figure out.

Edited at 2018-09-13 10:42 pm (UTC)
14th-Sep-2018 12:03 am (UTC)
I’m terrible at guessing, but I love discovering new writers to love. This is always my favorite challenge of the year for that reason, so I look forward to reading and finding new writers to follow as I catch up over the next few days!

Thank you, mods, for doing this every year! Your hard work is SO MUCH appreciated!!
14th-Sep-2018 12:31 am (UTC)
Thank you to the mods for running such a great event! I'm so impressed that you all were able to keep up that posting schedule, that's not a simple task! You guys make running an event look easy. I had a great time. It was my first time and you were very gentle with me ;)

I forgot to mention that I have no clue who wrote my gift but I love it and I hope they know that I will be reading their whole back catalog as soon as I find out.

Edited at 2018-09-14 12:53 pm (UTC)
14th-Sep-2018 06:02 am (UTC)
It's heart-warming to know our wonderful Sam and Dean still inspire authors to write about their relationship and their hunting lives.

I always feel gen stories are pushed a little to the side in favour of the more 'piquant' type, such as wincest, so it's good that there's a growing amount of writers for Summergen.
Thanks to the mods for organizing and dedicating their time to us all. :)

As to guessing, I'm afraid I'm not expert enough to spot authors' individual styles of writing, so I'm curious to see the reveal. Thanks again to you all. :)
14th-Sep-2018 06:51 am (UTC)
Thank you mods for another lovely year! I'll have to go back through and make my annual rec list before reveals ☺️ a nice task!

I'm so entertained that people have been guessing me as a fic author (tho obv I neither confirm nor deny) (it does make one wonder what it is that makes people associate a particular fic with you). In return I'd like to guess that caranfindel wrote "These are the days of miracle and wonder". It sounds like a caranfindel title and feels like her writing and I also would note her suspicious absence from the comments of this lovely Sam centric treat. THE PLOT THICKENS
14th-Sep-2018 08:22 am (UTC)
Thank you mods!
I needed this!

As for who -
I wrote this a day or two ago privately, and will write this now here too:

Mongrels is kalliel 's:
Amazing intricate characterization of Dean, to a level almost no one writes. That tiny little.... endearing toxic maaculinity (like the tit for tat thing)

Emotionally altered state of mimd, written well (rare).

The surroundings are important, written well, are unique. There's love in the details,

The hellhound even has details, who does that

made me really feel for her

Almost no one deals with Dean and Sam issues at those times, too painful, too hopeless - but as Kalliel often finds gold in things people avoid

Thoughtfulness and love for all members of tfw .

Takes the time to tell the story. Doen't spoonfeed or rush into it ?


Really great writing .
14th-Sep-2018 09:53 am (UTC)
So many wonderful entries again this year - what a treats it's been! I'm happy to see some old and new faces as well.

Guessing is always hard. I think the artist out there are the only ones I was sure about because you all have very distinct styles, but I agree that Mongerl could be kalliel and I've been trying to figure out who wrote my wonderful gift fic that I loved loved loved; could it be finchandsparrow? Honestly I'm not sure, but whoever you are you're made of awesome!!!
15th-Sep-2018 01:38 am (UTC)
Still reading and admiring so many of these...thank you mods for all your hard work!!
15th-Sep-2018 06:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks to the mods for running this great exchange!
15th-Sep-2018 09:29 pm (UTC)
I do know who wrote my gift fic though. I'd never have guessed from the writing alone but the art gave it away. :D
19th-Sep-2018 02:14 pm (UTC)
Ahhhh!! THANK YOU SO MUCH, MODS! I adore this challenge and comm. I am mega behind on reading everything, but I have been going through them and genuinely adoring everything. <3 Everyone here is so awesomely talented, and thank you so much mods for the work you put into making this all happen. :D

As for guessing who is who... I definitely don't know anybody's style well enough to make any sort of educated guess, but, I have some feelings about a few of the more "artistic" fics, if that makes sense, based on who ended up writing in that sort of style last year. XD

And as for me, my lips are sealed, but I definitely tried to change my "style" this year so I wouldn't be easily guessable... ;P
19th-Sep-2018 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you to the mods for putting all of this together! It was so much fun to see a new fic or art every day, and I'm looking forward to going back and reading the ones I didn't have time to read earlier!
20th-Sep-2018 07:31 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for all the hard work my lovelies, and the usual amazeballs effort of getting all of us squeaking squawking ducks in a row ;) As for guessing, I pretty much know who a couple are (mostly listed above) and DEFINITELY my gifter :DDD but other than that, not a clue ;)
20th-Sep-2018 09:02 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that crowroad3 wrote Black Coffee in Bed. And I'm going to hazard a guess and say that juliasets wrote Riptide. And maybe tifaching wrote death unhinged its jaw. I could be way off since I still haven't read about half of the entries. I know who wrote Wintering but can't say. ;-) And, of course, quickreaver did Summer School.

Thank you, mods, for running such a lovely challenge. I still have a ton of catching up to do and I'm looking forward to it. And I'll probably be back for more next year. <3

Edited at 2018-09-21 04:20 pm (UTC)
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