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due South Fanfiction
Title: Florida
Author(s): brooklinegirl
Date(s): 21 November 2006
Length: 29K, 5103 words
Genre: slash
Fandom: due South
External Links: florida at the author's website
florida at AO3

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florida is a Vecchio/Kowalski story by brooklinegirl.

It was created for Vecchiofest. The prompt was a lyric from Patty Griffin's "Florida": "Isn’t it hard sometimes? Isn’t it lonely? How I still hang around here, there’s nothing to hold me."[1]

Reactions and Reviews

This isn't an uncommon setup: things have gone south (so to speak) with Fraser and Stella, and both Rays are drunk and miserable and realize that they have a shocking/depressing/amusing number of things in common, so maybe they should be drunk and somewhat-less-miserable together. (And hot. Let us not forget the hot.) What makes this fic exceptional is the execution. The atmosphere is absolutely brilliant; Florida just seeps off the page, all sticky heat and stagnation and overexposed colors, and you're completely enveloped before you realize it. The progression of the relationship is very deftly handled, a compelling and believable combination of hesitant steps and sudden leaps forward and stumbles backward. And did I mention the hot? Because these boys are really freaking hot together, and BLG brings that with the best of them. This is an angstier piece than some of my other recommendations, but it's to a purpose, and there's a surprisingly hopeful, possibility-filled ending that feels well-earned and just exactly right. [2]


  1. ^ brooklinegirl in vecchiofest at LiveJournal. "florida" by brooklinegirl, posted 21 November 2006.
  2. ^ 2007 rec at Crack Van by brynnmck