A Special Speck of Dust for lalalalalawhy.
6451 words, T, gen. Expert Judgement on Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (Sandia Labs) (categorized with the 5-minute fandoms but it's a long US government report and you don't have to read it to understand)
Earth has fallen silent.
Essentially, far-future sci-fi which passes the Bechdel Test. I wanted to put in all the things I liked about Golden Age SF and managed to put in some. Also try out some new stuff, and it went well!
Only Memories Mine for karanguni.
1750 words, E, M/M. Vorkosigan Saga. Exhibitionism and Bitterness, Simon Illyan + Aral Vorkosigan/Oliver Jole.
Aral gives Simon enough material to oust him with.
Writing a porny treat for karanguni: a fine tradition, no?
Selected Correspondence of Aris Merrick, Martian Surveyor for lalalalalawhy.
2230 words, G, gen. Official NASA Journey to Mars Posters. (5-minute fandom)
A new Martian sends letters to friends and family on Earth.
I was feeling panicky about having written DREADFUL COAL for my recip and RUINING YULETIDE, so I sat down and wrote epistolatory that does not incorporate but is based on the search-and-rescue long reads I've been reading. Mars!
The Huntsman's Reel (Simon/Alys, saving the Imperium) is by philomytha, and color me utterly unsurprised. :P
Found in the Stars (Yoko Tsuno/Khâny) is by renquise. Thanks for breaking my monopoly on English-language Yoko Tsuno fic!
* shallow cluster * deep dive * Streaker find * is by keerawa.
I'm not sure whether to be mildly concerned about the fact that I have come across everyone involved beforehand, or to be cheered by it.