Oh Crikey

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Title: Oh Crikey
Author(s): jgraeme2007
Date(s): 28 August 2007
Length: 367 words
Genre: sequel
Fandom: Mary Renault
External Links: archived on MRF

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"Oh Crikey" is a ficlet by jgraeme2007 based on Mary Renault's 1953 novel The Charioteer. It is set some time after the end of the novel, while the war is still on.


Laurie and Ralph are in an air raid shelter, surrounded by strangers. It is a long night.


"Oh Crikey" was written for The Dog Days of Summer Challenge to the prompt "dog days of summer".


Comments on the story included:

  • "Oh, I love this - taut, restrained, with a wonderfully moving ending - aaaah! I love the detail, and of course I long to know more about what's going on. Thanks for playing! :)"—comment by trueriver
  • "WOW! this is wonderful. deep, intense, touching...all of the above. and more :}"—comment by bijoux_box