Breakfast 1947

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Title: Breakfast 1947
Author(s): fawatson
Date(s): 26 March 2011
Length: 916 words
Genre: AU futurefic
Fandom: Mary Renault
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"Breakfast 1947" is a short story by fawatson based on Mary Renault's 1953 novel The Charioteer. It provides an unexpected AU future for the characters, especially Ralph.


A CARE parcel from Andrew arrives in England, where rationing is still in force. It contains sugar and jam...and two letters.


The story was written as part of the Unwritten Charioteer Writing Project (Chapter Ten), for which the prompt was to write an AU fic based on the novel.


Comments on the story included the following:

  • "It's a seriously way-out AU, but it works really well!"—comment by fanged_geranium
  • "You know I always read AU through my fingers...except for yours. This is fun and, of course, not *quite* just an amusement. [...]"—comment by my_cnnr