Sam Winchester Big Bang

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Name: Sam Winchester Big Bang
Date(s): 2015 - 2019
Moderator(s): agelade, themegalosaurus
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Type: Big Bang - fanfiction, fanart
Fandom: Supernatural
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The Sam Winchester Big Bang is a big bang challenge in Supernatural fandom, focused on the character of Sam Winchester. Authors had to write a minimum of 5000 words for a mini-bang or 15,000 words for a big bang, artists had to create a a minimum of one piece for the mini-bang or two pieces for a big bang.

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2015

Title: Handprints
Author: jennytork
Artist: electriclita
Character(s)/Pairing: Sam/Jess
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Summary: It’s Christmas, 2004, and Sam stumbles onto a case at Stanford: tiny handprints appearing in the glass at a residence hall that used to be exclusively for women. He falls back on his training both as a hunter and a researcher to find the cause, using Jess as information and listening ear. And all along, he can’t help wishing Dean was there.

Title: Faith, Trust, and a Dog or Four
Author: quakerhobbit
Artist: carpecaseum
Ships: Sam/Jess, Megstiel, Charlie/Dorothy
Characters: Sam Winchester, Jody Mills, Dean Winchester, Castiel, Alex Jones, Meg, Charlie Bradbury, Dorothy Baum, Jessica Moore
Rating: T
Warnings: none
Summary: Sam adopts a dog because, like Jody keeps telling him, he’s allowed to want and have nice things. Somehow, thanks in part to the large dog forcefully impressing on Dean the necessity of an attitude adjustment, this leads to a bunker occupied by two humans, four dogs, an ex-angel, and an ex-demon. And when Charlie, Dorothy, and a surprise guest return from Oz just in time for Christmas, the fun really begins.

Title: The Labors of Sam
Author: Lan-ri
Artist: Amberdreams
Characters: Sam, Dean, The Trickster
Rating: PG for violence
Word Count: 21,140
Summary: Sam was willing to do anything to break Dean’s deal. Even something like striking up a deal of his own with the Trickster. In Broward County, Sam agrees to do ten labors for the Trickster, becoming a metaphorical Hercules. If he completes them, he will save Dean, but if he fails … he loses everything.

Fic Title: Finding Normal
Author: annie46
Artist: ash48
Fandom/Genre: SPN
Pairing(s): Gen
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 10,800
Warnings: None
Summary Sam finds out that there is something else Ruby was hiding from him. Can he & Dean make a home for the child he never knew he had? He might have cured his brother once but the Mark of Cain still haunts the Winchesters and it’s dark shadow hangs over every move they make. Sam wants to keep his daughter but, deep down, he knows he will never ‘Find Normal’

Title: Close to Normal
Author: cutiepiekevin
Artist: carpecaseum
Rating: T
Warnings: Graphic depiction of violence
Pairings: Sam Winchester/original female character
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, John Winchester, original female character, original male character
Summary: When John leaves Sam and Dean in a small town in North Dakota, Sam thinks it will be just another awful, boring town. On his first day of school, he finds out about a murder that happened a few months earlier. When teachers start getting murdered in the same way, Sam is suspicious and makes it his job to stop the killing while hiding what his family does from his crush.

Title: Kingdoms
Author: Ciardah
Artist: girl-of-braids

Title: The Blood Curse
Author: Aria_Lerendeair
Artist: evian-fork
Rating: Explicit
Word Count: 17,042
Warnings: Blindness, Mental Torture (Lucifer), Depression, Angst
Pairing: Sabriel - Sam Winchester/Gabriel, with a side of Destiel
Setting: It is set in a canon-esque verse where Gabriel lives.
Summary: Sam and Dean are finishing up a simple Salt&Burn when Sam suddenly finds himself unable to see. His blindness is the cause of something much more complicated than a simple spell. It’s a blood curse, placed on him by a demon. There’s only one being on the planet who knows enough about blood curse to break them. Kali, the Destroyer. Good thing Sam knows a certain archangel who Kali owes a favor.

Title: This Kid’s Not Alright
Author(s): imagesafiyabat
Artist: imagem14mouse
Beta: angstyteenagesam
Characters: Sam Winchester, Bobby Singer, John Winchester
Rating: T
Word Count: 22,961 words over 4 chapters
Warning(s): Show-level violence, implied past child sexual abuse, depression, fire
Summary: What exactly did Sam get up to at Bobby’s while Dean was at Sonny’s? When John makes a very odd request of the older hunter, Bobby takes the boy into his home for a few months. It isn’t an easy time for either of them.

Title: Children’s Crusade (Tomorrow Never Comes)
Author: shrapnelcascade
Artist: marikah
Rating: T
Pairings: gen
Characters: Sam, Dean, John, Pastor Jim
Warnings: violence, emotional and physical abuse, neglect, underage drinking, bad medical practice
Word count: 15k
Summery: Everything changes when Dad knocks on the door. Dean changes, most of all, and Sam hates that. He wants them staying safe in Blue Earth with his soccer ball, Dean’s essay on Vonnegut, and the ceaseless fountain of weird ideas that seems to flow when they don’t have to worry about making Dad mad. But it’s not about what Sam wants. It never is. So instead, he’s sitting in the car in the middle of the night on the side of an abandoned highway, trying to stay awake while Dad and Dean try not to die.

Title: Cold As A Stone
Author: greymichaela
Artist: umi_malfoy
Summery: In the heart of Chicago, a thrift store called Reruns acts as a haven for the young, homeless, and destitute. Its owner, Gabriel Novak, is always willing to lend a hand to people in need, but Sam Winchester doesn’t seem to want anyone’s help. Gabriel is drawn to the too-skinny young man with the startling eyes, even as Sam pushes him and his charity away. When Sam is busted for prostitution, Gabriel bails him out and agrees to take custody of him for thirty days to keep him out of jail. But Sam’s pimp, the notorious and deadly Jed Prince, is looking for him, and what begins as a budding friendship soon turns to romance as Gabriel fights to keep Sam safe.

Title: The Boy Without Hands
Author: themegalosaurus
Artist: winchesterchola
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Characters: Sam, Dean, John, Mary
Word Count: 7789
Warnings: fairytale violence, amputation, suicidal thoughts
Summery: Cornered, Mary makes a deal with the devil. Fourteen years later, he comes for her youngest son. This is a fairy tale AU based on the Grimm Brothers story The Girl Without Hands (you might want to read this after you have read the fic). Thanks to caranfindel for her expert beta-ing and to the mods at the Sam Winchester Big Bang for running this inaugural challenge so brilliantly!

Title: Bread and Circuses
Author(s): safiyabat
Artist: majestic_duxk
Beta: elwarre
Characters: Sam winchester, John Winchester, Dean Winchester, OCs
Pairing: Sam/OMC
Rating: M
Word Count: 24,834
Warning(s): Show-level violence, child abuse, child death, negative depiction of John Winchester, creepy gladiator cult, consensual underage (both parties) sexual content.
Summary: When Sam is taken by a gladiator-obsessed cult in Idaho, he has nothing to rely on but his wits and his fellow prisoners to get him out.

Title: Inaction Inertia
Author: idiotbrothers
Artist: girl-of-braids
Beta: mimblexwimble
Word Count: 5473
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Body horror, parental neglect, discussion of mental health issues
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, John Winchester
Pairing(s): Largely gen. Mentions of Sam/Jessica, Sam/Brady, and Sam/Jessica/Brady.
Summary: What might have been different about Sam’s life if he’d been born with the ability to see demons’ true faces, on top of the other unfavorable hands that fate dealt him? This story touches on the mental distress that canon events could have caused Sam, while adding another layer to the malaise of Sam’s struggles over the seasons.

Title : Forgive me Father, for I have sinned
Author: tarienemrys
Artist: quickreaver
Fandom/Genre: SPN - Gen
Pairing(s): None
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 6375
Warnings: None
Summary: Pastor Thomas life took an interesting turn when he met a young stranger at his church in Sioux Falls. (Spoilers for IMToD, ELAC and Dead men don’t wear plaid)

Title: Somehow We Still End Up Here
Author: evelyncarver
Artist: tarienemrys
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Sam, Dean, Castiel, Kevin, Ezekiel, Farmer Angel
Pairing(s): Gen
Genre: H/C, Gen
Warning(s): None
Summary: After Sam fails to complete the Trials, the brothers Winchester return to the bunker and wait for Sam to get his strength back. They’ve got a long time to wait and their bunker mates: powerless angel and a sulky prophet don’t do much to help.

Title: Tempting Sin
Author: sweet-sammy-kisses/backrose_17
Artist: sammycolt24
Rating: Mature
Characters: Sam, Dean, Meg, Castiel, Benny, Jessica, Ruby and orginal children
Pairings: Dean/Sam, Castiel/Meg, Ruby/Jess
Genre: Romance
Warnings: non-related Dean and Sam, smut, a/o/b, mpreg, mob boss Dean, omega Sam, alpha Dean
Word Count: 22900
Summary: Dean Winchester rules New York City underground and always gets what he wants so when he lays eyes on the newest dancer at his club a sweet little omega named Sam Campbell he knows that Sam is meant to be his and nothing and no one will stop him from claiming his omega. Sam never had much luck in love, his one and only boyfriend used him and then dumped him like trash so when Dean starts to court him Sam surprises everyone when he's the one who seduces the playboy alpha.

Title: One More Time Around
Author: its-only-a-paper-m0on
Artist: mydearesthenry
Rating: T+
Characters: Sam, Dean, John, Bobby, OMC, OFC
Warning: angst, depression, canon-typical violence, minor character death
Summary: Sixteen year old Sam struggles to keep school and hunting separate, until, in true Supernatural fashion, it all falls apart, and Sam has to piece it all back together and find out what happened to his friend Sophie.

Title: Punching In A Dream
Author: felixfelicius
Artist: winchesterchola
Rating: PG-13
Timeline: Teen!chester (Sam 17 almost 18/Dean 22)
Characters: Sam, Dean, John
Word Count: 30,268
Warnings: suicide attempt/suicidal thoughts/drug use
Summery: After being told he can’t go to Stanford, Sam is found with his wrists slit in an apparent suicide attempt. Only thing is, he doesn’t remember doing it…

Title: Ground Zero
Author: Wings90
Artist: Foolscapper
Rating: Mature
Category: Gen
Warnings: show-level violence, blood, attempted suicide and suicide by proxy
Word count: 8061
Summary: Sam does not get put on that plane. Sam is right there at ground zero when Lucifer rises. The first part in a series which will be an angsty post-season 4 AU with a Sam who has not been depowered but feels just as guilty as in canon, and a Dean who has to figure out if his brother is human enough in his eyes to let live.

Title: Gonna Watch You Shine
Author: jealoussam
Artist: dollarformyname
Rating: Gen
Characters: Sam, Dean and original character
Warnings: none
Summary: Sam gets a call from someone who had old contact information for him from five years ago. It turns out he had a daughter with a woman he knew when he was soulless. The little girl needs a family and it’s up to Sam to step up and take care of her the best way he knows how.

Title: Five Times Sam Thought He Understood Enochian and Two Times He Wished He had not (and that one time he was glad he did)
Author: Acidspider
Artist: Mein
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester, Castiel
Pairings: None
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 6,100
Warning(s): partial spoilers for until 9 season.
Summary: sometimes Sam thinks he understands the foreign words when he hears Enochian. Sometimes he knows he has understood, and sometimes he wishes he had not.

2016

Title:Behind Black Eyes
Author: fallintosanity
Artist: emmatheslayer
Rating: General Audiences
Relationships: Tyson Brady/Sam Winchester, Jessica Moore/Sam Winchester
Characters: Sam Winchester, Tyson Brady, Jessica Moore, Dean Winchester
Additional Tags: Canon-Typical Violence
Words: 9491
Summary: Before Brady was possessed by a demon, he was someone Sam considered a friend - and possibly more than that.

Title: Alighieri Ink
Author: Daredreamingakf
Artist: 2blueshoes
Rating: Explicit
Relationship: Sam Winchester/Lucifer
Words: 8245
Additional tags: AU - Tattoo Parlor, Consent is sexy, Stanford Era, Tattoos, Semi-Public Sex, Tattoo Artist Lucifer, First time, POV Lucifer
Summary: The first time Sam Winchester walked into Luke Milton’s tattoo shop was a Monday afternoon. At least that’s the way Luke tells the story, since Sam cannot for the life of him remember that first moment. The second time Sam Winchester walked into Luke Milton’s tattoo shop was a Monday evening, and they were both soon to realize they’ll remember it for the rest of their lives.

Title: Vicious Fate
Author: Lanri
Artist: Kuwlshadow
Rating: Gen
Words: 7808
Summary: It starts with Crowley stabbing Sam with an angel blade. It ends with Sam in a wheelchair.

Title: Won’t Get Fooled Again
Author: AmyPond45
Artist: stormbrite
Pairing: Sam/Dean, non-con Lucifer/Sam
Genre: Hurt/Comfort, romance
Rating: NC-17
Warnings/Tags: Non-con, torture, Lucifer messing with Sam’s memories and sense of reality, established Wincest, Major Character Death (imagined and temporary)
Word Count: 13,570
Summary: Sam’s in the “Cage.” Nothing is real. AU for 11.09 & 11.10.

Title: Blood Red Roses
Author: Crucis01
Artist: Tarienemrys
Rating: PG
Summery: Though dying, Eve had one more surprise for the world. For the people of Lawler’s Pond, their children would pay would pay a high price for her final gift. For two Hunters, Lawlers Pond would be a place of danger where blod would be shed, secrets would be exposed and a brothers bond would become even stronger

Art by chomaisky for Tether

Title: Tether
Author: foolscapper
Artist: chomaisky
Rating: Teen+ / PG-13
Warnings: Brief gore/violence.
Summary: “It’s hard to explain, what if feels like to just — stop being whole. I remember thinking about it a lot, when Dad and Dean started actually letting me go on hunts, you know…? I wondered what pain felt like to them, when they don’t have the chemicals and nerves for it, no bodies to replicate the feeling. I wondered what tethers them to that kind of hurt, instead of running away from it.“

Title: Scented
Author: SakuAi
Artist: casslastheaven
Rating: R/NC-17
Warnings: This story contains a scared human Gabriel with a battered and bruised leg; a large, intimidating but teddy-bear like werewolf, Sam; lots of cute flirting; awkwardness, and a lot of fluff and smut as Sam looks after Gabriel and they try to understand their feelings for one another.
Summary: Sam was a lone wolf. He liked living alone in the mountain cabin. Or that’s what he always told himself. He was a monster, after all. A monster so bad he chained himself up every time the full moon waned.How would he ever find someone who could deal with his other self – the wolf? He was better off alone. But when a reckless hiker named Gabriel got his leg caught in a bear trap. Sam rescued the man, tracking him down by his sweet scent alone. But, while Gabriel healed from his injuries, Sam could feel his defences wavering under Gabriel’s bright and sunny presence. But as the moon slowly rises, Sam found himself struggling between the urge to protect Gabriel, or to do the only thing his wolf demands, claim Gabriel as his mate.

Title: 1626, Eldridge Street
Authors: winchesterpooja, spn_bookworm
Artist: : boykvngs
Beta reader: iamremy
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Swearing, references to mental illness, suicide attempt, panic attacks, a bit of sex which is non-graphic
Summary: “Going away for the holidays, Sam?”

“Yeah. My brother and I are taking a road trip to Kansas. We grew up in Lawrence.”

What was supposed to be a light, fun reunion with some old family friends over the holidays turns into something worse for Sam and Dean when their past creeps up on them. Sam realises there are things tucked away in his mind that he doesn’t want to remember. Unfortunately, when it comes to this particular train-wreck, there might not be a way out of it for either him or Dean.

This is Sam’s journey through rediscovering himself, his family, and a little bit of love. Most importantly, this is Sam’s journey through finding his Christmas miracle.

[Non-hunters AU with Art TA!Sam and pre-med!Dean]

Title: Creek Don’t Rise
Author: crowroad3
Artist: salmondine
Beta: laughablelament
Rating: G
Warnings/Spoilers: pre-Bunker S8
Summary: a terrible flood, a magic ring, and a pair of doomed lovers (and that’s just the Winchesters): There are things that water can’t wash away

Title: The Lighthouse
Author: shadovvmoon
Artist: electriclita
Rating: PG-13/R
Warnings: some rough language and non-graphic sexytimes
Summary: On a lonely cliff on the coast of Maine, a lighthouse stands watch over the pounding, restless sea below. There is a house nearby, a rambling white Victorian, as cozy and warm as the cliffs are bleak and cold. Lighthouses are hunter waypoints, small rest stops where a hunter can get a “hot and a cot.” This particular lighthouse is maintained by a petite redhead who smells like lavender and mint. Her name is Olivia, she tells Sam, and when he finds himself temporarily abandoned by his brother and injured by a monster they were hunting, she takes him in. Though they only spend a few days together in the cozy house on the lonely cliff, Sam finds that the enigmatic lighthouse keeper has a cure for more than just his aching head.

Title: A Thirst for Knowledge
Author: CeKayCe
Artist: foolscapper
Beta Reader: TWhitehair
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Canon-Typical Violence, Sexual References, Mild Language
Summary: Season 11 Monster of the Week Episode: Winchesters in the bunker, in the Impala, Sam in the shower (and he’s not alone), solving a small town mystery. Lots of brotherly banter, and plenty of pie.

Title: The Palest Ink
Author: wetsammywinchester
Artist: m14mouse
Beta: anotherwinchesterfangirl
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Memory loss, manipulation, sexual content, implied slash, angst
Summary: Sam suffers from short-term memory loss after the brothers’ showdown with Lilith. Unsure who to trust or what has happened to him since Dean was taken to hell, he survives by reading the tattoos and notes on his body. When a demon from his past shows up, offering to help him kill Lilith and rescue his brother, he jumps at the chance. But who is lying and who is telling the truth?

Title: Smile Because It Happened
Author: meangreenlimabean
Artist: amberdreams
Rating: M
Warnings: Explicit sexual content and NSFW images. Implied underage.
Summary: Going back through five moments in Sam’s life that molded his ideas of sex and relationships. It begins with a time in the near future when Sam stumbles across one of Gabriel’s porn films. Next is a recent (and unexpected) post-hunt hookup with Jody, followed by pre-series Sam when he was roommates with Brady. Then Sam remembers his first girlfriend, and how they made it official during theater practice. Last is a young Sam waiting up for Dean to come home from a date.

Title: The Sprial Notebook
Author: hastendownthewinchesters
Artist: nonexistenz
Pairing: Wincest
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: some self-harm and self loathing, crossdressing, incest and underage (Sam’s 17 when things start really heating up for him.)
Beta: adamsdreamthief
Summery: Sam writes in a spiral notebook. I never understood how people could be lovesick. Love is a good emotion, right? A happy one? It makes you feel all fluttery and excited and energetic? Fuck that. You shouldn’t believe all of the things you hear. Being in love is the worst. I can’t sit still for three goddamn seconds. I’m always wondering where Dean is, what he’s doing, who he’s with. I’m always waiting for him to come pick me up from school, or to come home from work. Whatever I’m doing, I want him there to help me with it, and once he’s there I become completely useless.

Title: Make Thick My Blood
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: M
Wordcount: 20669
Author: themegalosaurus
Artist: stormbrite
Beta: agelade
Warnings: discussion of past noncon, possession, vomiting, seizures, self-harm
Summery: “You’re going to kill me, Dean,” Sam says, eventually. And all Dean can say is, “I think I am.”

A season 10 AU, set after 10x14 (’The Executioner’s Song’). Cas finds a solution that might cure the Mark of Cain; but if they’re going to go through with it, Sam has a terrible price to pay.

Title: Picking Up My Shattered World
Author: sweet-sammy-kisses
Artist: casslastheaven
Title: Picking Up My Shattered World
Rating: Teen and Up
Relationship: Dean/Sam with past Sam/Jess and Dean/Jess
Wordcount: 23200
Warnings: Cheating, Dean is a jerk for a while, minor character death, emotionally hurt Sam
Summary: At one time Sam and Dean used to be close then one day it all changed and Dean couldn’t stand to be around his nerdy little brother. Sam was sure that Dean realised his more than brotherly love that he carried for Dean and that’s why he hated the very sight of Sam and he vowed to move on from Dean. Enter Jessica Moore who Sam was sure could be the one to help him get over Dean.

Two years later Sam is unhappily married to Jess and the only joy he has in his life is his son Jaden, until his world comes crashing down around him as he learns the truth that his wife has been having an affair with Dean and the little boy he adores might not be his son. After a confrontation that ends with Sam sole parent of his son, he vows to never let anyone hurt him that deeply again.

Can Dean make amends for all the hurt he caused Sam in his strange attempt to protect Sam from the feelings that Dean was sure Sam could never feel for him. Can the brothers overcome years of pain and hurt to see the love they was sure would forever be unrequited was returned all along?

Title: That Question Again
Author: smalltrolven
Artist: milly_gal
Pairing: Sam/Dean, established
Rating: R
Word Count: 8,600
Summary: Why do I stay with him? The answer Sam gives himself is always the same. Explaining the answer to others when he is asked, is not always easy. Until Dean asks the same question himself.

Title: Steps Toward the Water
Author: peanutbutterandbananasandwichs
Artist: winchesterchola
Title: Steps Toward the Water
Rating: G
Relationship: mentions of Sam/Jess
Wordcount: 16,199
Summary: Winter has come early bringing with it the biting chill of the years first frost, there is the hum of electricity in the air and people are going missing. Sam dreams of Jess and faces in the ice. When a young woman named Liz disappears Sam is certain there’s more to the case than first appears, whilst Dean is drawn in by tales of people vanishing on the shores of Coldwater lake, strange wordless songs and a woman standing out on the frozen water. It will take all of Sam’s cleverness, bravery and perhaps just a smidgen of psychic ability for him to be able to piece together the cases and bring a lost soul to rest.

Title: A Walking Cliche
Author: Aria Lerendeair
Artist: SammyColt24
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: Angst, Miscommunication
Characters: Sam Winchester, Gabriel, Dean Winchester, Castiel, Mary Winchester, John Winchester
Pairing: Sam Winchester/Gabriel, Dean Winchester/Castiel
Summary: Sam is six years old when he gets a chance to pick a muse. Not all kids get a muse, only the special ones, and he’s special just like Dean. He knows exactly which muse he’s going to pick, the one with the pretty golden eyes. Eighteen years as Muse and Aspirant later, there’s a big misunderstanding, which leads to some revelations and catching up on lost opportunities for them both.

Title Unleashed
Author: tarienemrys
Artist: kuwlshadow
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: None
Summary: AU: Pre-series: Winchesters were called for a hunt at Sioux Falls when multiple demon attacks have happened and some of the attacks, are similar to Mary’s death. What they didn’t realize that it was a trap for a certain Winchester and Azazel was looking for his prize

Title: Slings and Arrows
Author: firesign10
Artist: emmatheslayer
Pairing(s): Sam/Dean
Word Count: 5947
Rating: R
Warnings: none
Disclaimer: Not even close to real, folks
Summary: Recently reunited as lovers after Sam’s return from Stanford, Sam tells Dean about the events that led to his unjust expulsion, and Dean considers taking action. A timestamp to And Light Remains After Thunder.

Title: Speak of the Devil
Author: indiachick
Artist: amberdreams
Rating: NC- 17
Words: 21k
Pairing: Sam/Dean; implied Sam/Lucifer
Warnings: spoilers for season 11, horror
Summary: It’s been ten years since Sam met with Lucifer to discuss about the Darkness. Ten years since Amara declared war on Earth. Ten years since Dean vanished. A deal with Lucifer, a bunch of Castiel’s acolytes, and a motorbike is all the help that Sam has had in going against the Darkness.Now, his deal is up, and the Devil wants him to re-negotiate. Castiel wants him to make a delivery that’ll have him riding through a wasteland of fire and radiation. The Darkness wants to get her claws in him. And Dean…well, there’s the million dollar question.The one thing Sam knows: it’s gonna be a hell of a ride.

Title: Sam I Am
Author: amberdreams
Artist: quickreaver
Words: ~12k
Rating: NC17
Warnings: mental illness, hallucinations, a dash of incest, angst
Characters: Sam/Dean, Castiel, Meg, OCs
Summary: An alternative to the Born Again Identity. Here Castiel doesn’t immediately think of the idea of transferring Sam’s madness onto himself. As a result, Sam’s brain is still fried. He escapes from the Westville asylum wing by himself, steals a car and drives until he runs out of road in Idaho. In the parking lot of a motel in a small town, Sam finds a kind of peace for a while.

Title: Locked In
Author: hugglewolf
Artist: fallenidols
Rating: Teen
Warnings: captivity, hurt Sam, injury, threat, mental breakdown, emotional breakdown, hurt dean
Summary: When Dean and Sam are taken prisoner during a case, Sam is forced to admit he is not yet over the trauma of being trapped with Lucifer and Michael. Maybe he never will be. But since he and Dean about to die, it might not matter all that much.

Title: Clockwork Hearts
Author: SakuAi
Artist: sastieloquent
Rating: R
Warnings: Involves m/m pairing, steam punk politics, airships, pilots and a butt load of fluff and smut.
Summary: Hunter’s City is a major airship port that welcomes visitors from all over the world. But despite being surrounded by new inventions and intriguing people, Sam Winchester’s world doesn’t go further from his books and his studies. He dreams of an adventure, any sort of excitement, but he’s been forced under the rules and expectations of his father – the owner of Winchester Port. Five airships arrive on port, keeping his father busy, and Sam’s best friend Charlie tells him forthright that they will sneak out to the parties full of crew members. Sam meets the charming airship pilot, Gabriel, who invites him on a tour of his airship, The Archangel. With Gabriel by his side, Sam discovers a world beyond books and takes a step into independence.

Title: Away to Darker Dreams
Author: Excoyote
Artist: Cassiopeia7
Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Characters: Sam Winchester, Dean Winchester
Word count: 30k
Warnings: Mentions of prostitution, darker subjects, depictions of gore, psychic powers
Summary: Finally hunting on his own, Dean makes a trip to Stanford to visit Sam, only to find his little brother’s gone missing. And when he finally does stumble upon him in a dark twist of fate, Sam is not the boy he used to be. Season one AU.

2017

Title: Patience
Artist: nisaki-chan
Author: gatorgurl94
Big/Mini: Mini
Rating: PG-13
Pairing: Dean/Sam
Wordcount: 7000 words
Warnings: mild language, boy kissing, AU, powers!boys
Summary: Sam will never understand. What are their abilities good for, if not for helping them get what they want? There’s nothing more Sam wants than to be free. He wants his freedom and his brother and the first step to getting both for good is being free of John. Sam shakes his head. His forehead sweaty against Dean’s back. He pulls Dean in closer, until there is no space between them. He and John can’t co-exist. As long as John is around Sam can’t be who wants, can’t take what he wants and god knows, Sam wants.

Title: The Ship that Lost its Soul
Author: amberdreams
Artist: azziria
Words: ~19600
Rating: R (mainly for swearing)
Pairings: Gen
Summary: Set in another universe where humanity is spread across the galaxy, the Winchesters roam far and wide in the American galaxy, hunting monsters in their spaceship, the Impala. Then Sam sacrificed himself in order to stop the apocalypse, steering Lucifer’s vessel into a black hole known as the Cage. Dean thinks Sam is lost to him forever, so it’s a mystery to be solved when Dean receives Sam’s frozen body in the post. Obviously Dean’s first priority is to unfreeze Sam, but nothing is ever that simple for the Winchesters.

Title: Aim to Misbehave
Author: lan-ri
Artist: stormbrite
Rating: PG (language), Gen
Wordcount: ~23000
Summary: Supernatural, but set in the Firefly ‘verse. A story of two boys, searching for their father. In space. Fighting cannibalistic monsters. This will go well.

Title: Beelzebub Has a Devil Put Aside For Me
Authors: chestercbennington, spnxbookworm, winchesterpooja
Artist: happilysammy
Beta: quickreaver Fandom/Genre: SPN/AU, gen, drama, hurt/comfort, angst
Pairings: none (mentions of Sam/Jess but the fic is gen)
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~27k
Warnings: Permanent injury, depression, self worth issues, nightmares
Summary: Sam is an up and coming dancer living with his supportive big brother Dean, both of them blissfully unaware that this is not their real world. Everything changes when Sam has a life-altering accident, and suddenly neither of them is sure of anything anymore. In the struggle to find out what’s real and what isn’t, they rediscover everything about themselves that they had forgotten - including the fact that the Devil wants to wear Sam to the prom.

Title: A Recap of Sam Winchester
Author: abbirae99
Artist: owehimeverything
Rating: R (Violence and descriptions of pain and torture)
Pairing: Mentions of Sam x Jessica, Sam x Ruby, and Sam x Amelia
Words: Around 5,000
Summary: A brief recap of the major events in Sam Winchester’s life, told to his talk with Sully in 11x08.

Title: Hanged, Drawn, and Quartered
Author: Foolscapper
Artist: Quickreaver
Wordcount: 8,000+
Rating: Teen to Mature
Pairings: N/A, Gen
Warning for psychological issues, mental anguish, mentions of torture, and so on. Also has minor self-harm (unintentional harm).
Summary: “Bar fight. Don’t tell Dean. I don’t want to hear it. You just… You understand best. You get it best, y'know? You get me.” Death brings Sam back — sort of. A domestic, curtain-fic sort of piece that explores different sections of what makes Sam Winchester. An alternative to S07E01, where raising our boy’s soul doesn’t go exactly to plan.

Title: Where the Earth Erodes
Author: Transgendersam
Artist: Amberdreams
Wordcount: 11.3k
Rating: Explicit (for sexual content, graphic violence, and implied noncon)
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Summary: When Sam explores a mysterious cavern deep in the woods behind the Bunker, he accidentally awakens a sheevra, a mischievous fairy spirit that intrudes the minds of its victims and feeds on emotions. The primary emotions the sheevra feels from Sam are not happy ones, and the steady diet of doubt and loathing drives the sheevra mad, bombarding Sam with religious hallucinations, deafening messages of failure, and attacks his soul. The sheevra’s malice and Sam’s resulting confessions teach both boys something about Sam. He’s not fine.

Title: Model Behavior
Author: Aria Lerendeair
Artist: sastieloquent
Pairings: Sabriel (Sam Winchester/Gabriel Novak)
Warnings: Explicit sex scene, Nude Photoshoots
Ratings: Explicit
Characters: Sam Winchester, Gabriel Novak, Charlie Bradbury, Meg Masters, Gilda
Summary: Sam Winchester knows that Gabriel Novak is just flirting with him to get a rise out of him. But damn, the more that he photographs Gabriel, the hotter under the collar he ends up. When they end up falling into bed with each other, it turns out that love isn’t that far away…but in a cut-throat industry, will Sam and Gabriel get their happily ever after?

Title: Learning Curve
Author: jamesnovakwinchester
Artist: emmatheslayer
Rating: Teen and Up
Pairing: Sam Winchester/Castiel
Word Count: 13,564
Warnings for: mentions of suicidal thoughts, mentions of hormone therapy, non-traditional A/B/O
Summary: Sam Harvelle-Winchester finally got his first job teaching at North Star Academy, one of the best private schools in the city. It’s a good job but the issue is Castiel Novak, the fifth-grade teacher down that hall he’s absolutely smitten with, but probably doesn’t have a chance with. After so many awful dating experiences, Sam just doesn’t have it in him to ask him out and even if he did, there’s always the chance that Sam’s sex would be an issue anyway.

Title: what We Never Had
Author: imagineteamfreewill
Artist: loracine
Pairing: Reader x Sam
Rating: PG
Total Word Count: 12,978
Warnings: Mentions of heavy drinking, witches/spells
Summary: Sam Winchester has a history of his relationships ending poorly, something you didn’t know when you hooked up with him the next morning. After something goes very wrong the next morning, he has the option to right the wrong and let you go, or hope that you can still reciprocate the feelings he has for you when all is the way it’s supposed to be. Your time together would change both of your lives forever, but it’s up to Sam as to whether the change would happen at all.

Title: Pick Myself Up Off The Ground
Author: wetsammywinchester
Artist: winchesterchola
Rating: NC-17
Ship: Sam Winchester/Sam Winchester (implied Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester)
Words: 14,804
Warnings: None
Tags: Angst, Time Travel, Spells, Canon Divergent after 3.16
Summery: When hellhounds came for his brother, Sam was overwhelmed by grief and guilt, and willing to do anything to bring Dean back - even sell his soul or trust a demon. Then a man who looks just like him shows up from the future with a story of angels and Armageddon. This other Sam is dealing with his own guilt and loss, but he has a plan to stop the apocalypse before it begins and to rescue Dean. Now, the two of them must work together - two Sams to bring back one Dean.

Title: All Other Lights Go Out
Author: AlulaSpeaks
Artist: casquecest
Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Sam Winchester/Dean Winchester
Word Count: 38,457
Summary: Caught between the London Chapter House’s politics, a strange and ancient force that visits him in his cell, and vivid dreams of his dead brother searching for him, Sam must decide what kind of legacy he wants to leave behind.

Title: Peace When You Are Done
Author: captainangua
Artist: lux-tuli
Words: 13016
Rating: NC-17 (language/themes)
Pairings: Mostly Gen, with some Sam/Jess
Summary: Death is ready to put Sam’s soul back, but Dean might not be. And though sending Sam’s soul to Heaven instead of back in his body leaves Dean with a still soulless brother, it may end up winning Cas his war.

Title: Color the World
Author: revwinchester
Artist: bluefire986
Main Pairings: Sam x Jessica, Sam x Gabriel
Background Pairings: - Charlie x Dorothy, Dean x Castiel
Word Count: 22237
Rating: Teen (see author master post for warnings)
Summary: Sam meets Jessica early in their freshman year at Stanford and his world is suddenly brighter. When he loses her during their senior year, Sam’s life is plunged back into grayscale. With the help of his family and friends, Sam starts to get his life back together. He works and travels with Dean, restoring classic cars, and eventually meets Gabriel but struggles to let the other man in.

Title: Hopeful Wanderer
Author: deanie-weenie-sammy-whammy
Artist: kuwlshadow
Pairing: Sam/Castiel
Word Count: 5,155
Rating: Teen
Summary: Takes place between seasons 7 and 8. Sam feels lost without Dean. For the first time in his life he is completely alone. Sam struggles with the guilt of not being able to help his brother. Hunting isn’t keeping him distracted enough, so he fixes up the Impala and drives. Not to find Dean, but to find himself. Castiel shows up to help him on his journey and helps him discover feelings he never got to experience before. Sam goes to history museums, nightclubs, kisses a boy for the first time, and studies the colors of the Colorado sky. This is Sam’s adventure and Sam’s only.

Title: Choices Seal Our Fate
Author: enmuse
Artist: kuwlshadow
Rating: Teen
Relationships: Gen - Sam Winchester & Jo Harvelle, Crowley & Sam Winchester, Jo Harvelle & Crowley
Word Count: ~81,500
Summary: Dean and Sam Winchester split ways in the wake of Lucifer’s rising. When his last conversation with Dean leaves Sam convinced there’s no hope of reconciliation, Sam sets out to find his redemption in stopping Lucifer on his own. Little did he know that he would find companionship with an old friend, Jo Harvelle, and the King of the Crossroads during his pursuit.

Title: Limbo
Author: dandymot
Artist: dmsilvisart
Pairings: Sam/Gabriel, Dean/Castiel (background)
Word Count: 23,425
Rating: Mature (themes, language)
Summary: Sam got a scholarship; full ride. Yes, he’s been doing those breathing exercises, and no, they don’t work. He just forgets to eat sometimes, it’s no big deal. Yes, he still has those nightmares. No, he doesn’t know what they mean.

No, it is not a memory; Dean was never bleeding out in the back seat.

Sam is a law major at Stanford University, with his brother and friends by his side. He has mostly everything he’s ever wanted, except for the uncontrollable nightmares, instant anxiety in most public situations, and unhelpful therapists who talk more of themselves than him. But, he does have good memories; dancing under multi-colored lights; fields of wild grass and dandelions at the side of crystal rivers; Dean taking him swimming at the age of fifteen, the water clear and the sand burning his feet, the evening sky orange and cloudless. But, good things can’t last forever.

One day at a time, Sam begins to wake up.

Title: Sam in Wonderland
Author: lux-tuli
Artist: illiminal
Words: 5,058
Rating: Teen
Pairings: Gen (Some minor past Sam/Jess)
Summary: Sam finds himself sucked into a journey that appears to have taken a page out of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. He slowly starts to wonder if he has lost his mind…or there is something else lurking beneath the surface of this quite vivid hallucination.

Title: Still Life
Author: themegalosaurus
Artist: amberdreams
Wordcount: 20,200
Rating: M
Pairing: Sam/Jess, kind of
Warnings: unreliable narrator, psychological horror, body horror, reference to past torture, implied/referenced noncon
Summary: “On any other day, in any other year, maybe, he’d doubt what he was seeing. But over the past couple months Sam’s supped with God and the devil, had a hug from his long-dead mom, seen his brother restored to life. So yeah, maybe he’s never quite sure that this isn’t an hallucination; not sure that he isn’t in the basement with the British, in the cage with Lucifer, in another of the Wednesdays that just won’t end. But in this reality, whatever its authenticity, what he’s seeing now outside the bunker isn’t alien enough to shock.” Jessica Moore comes back to life. It’s not what Sam expects.

Cover art by awaart for Stardust and Hunting Go Hand in Hand

Title: Stardust and Hunting Go Hand in Hand
Author: sweet-sammy-kisses/backrose_17
Artist: awaart
Word count: 19,405
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Jack Harkness/Sam Winchester, Dean/Sam, Jack/Ianto
Warnings: a/o/b, mpreg!Sam, bottom!Sam, omega!Sam
Summary: Sam Winchester was supposed to go to Stanford but a chance meeting with a Police Box changed his destiny and all those around him. Sam had known from a young age that Dean was his mate, his alpha but Dean didn’t see him as anything but a little brother. Jack on the other hand saw Sam for the omega he was and very interested. The last thing Dean ever expected to see back in his life was his little brother who’s heart he broke pregnant and mourning the loss of his lover. But together they realize that they are whole together and the other half of each other’s soul.

Title: Time Keeps on Ticking
Author: leahlisabeth
Artist: thefriendlypigeon
​ Pairing(s): None
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 7598
Warnings: The usual violence and gore. Unhealthy coping mechanisms.
Summary: Dean is gone. He disappeared in a splatter of black leviathan goo. And Sam is lost and grieving. Until he finds two young children on the edge of the road, scared, still smelling of the fire that stole their mother’s life.

Title: No Dream Can Heal A Broken Heart
Author: little-escapist
Artist: violette-pleasures
Pairing: Sam/Ruby
Rating: Explicit
Warnings: angst, suicidal thoughts, alcohol abuse, violence, grief, blood
Wordcount: 18,195
Summary: Dean’s in Hell, and Sam is llike a bomb waiting to explode. He has no direction, nothing to live for, until Ruby the demon finds him and offers him meaning again by giving him a target, her body, and her blood. Sam never thought he’d be squatting in an excuse of a house with a demon, but here he is, trying to stop crying and hoping his pain would end. Or, the summer between seasons 3 & 4.

Title: Counting Coup
Author Crucis
Artist: muchness-and-stars
Rating: PG
Pairing: None
Summary: A stay at a hospital, after a dangerous hunt, provides Sam with a lot of embarrassment. The staff, though kind, is shocked by his scars, often making comments that hurt and are humiliating. Already self- conscious over them, he falls into a period of self- examination and becomes withdrawn. Determined to hide the visible marks of his life, he refuses to allow the staff to touch him. Only Dean can do his treatments and care. Dean, unaware of what is causing the problems and unaware the staff suspect he may be involved, works to get his brother out of the hospital as quickly as possible. Silent on their overnight trip home, Sam wants nothing more than to get to the bunker, shower and go to bed. Worn down and exhausted, after a shower, he catches a glimpse of himself in a mirror. A good look, a few memories of how he got his scars, along with a lecture from a long-ago class at University and some thinking may just provide him with some answers, some realizations, and maybe some self-respect.

2019

Title: Always By Your Side
Author: threadofgrace
Artist: boykvngs
Rating: gen
Word count: 8.5k words
Summery: A minor AU set after the events of Season 7 episode 1. Bobby sends the boys off on a case in coastal Maine.

Title: America’s Most Wanted
Author: alyndra
Artist: oh-cassie
Pairing: Sam/Amelia
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 11k words
Summery: The FBI notice one Sam Winchester seems to have bought a house in Texas with widowed veterinarian Amelia Richardson.

Title: Angel Put Aside for Me
Author: treefrogie84
Artist: mellifuu
Pairing: Sam/Jess
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 48k words
Summery: Four years ago, Sam Winchester boarded a bus headed for Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He never arrived. Two weeks later, Sam Browning arrived at Stanford University in California and was absorbed into his new life.

Title: As the Clock Ticks to Zero (and then Rewinds Again)
Author: puppydeanandjensen
Artist: yorugolden
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 7.5k words
Summery: Trapped living his death over and over again, it’s up to Sam to escape this vicious cycle that continues to chip away at his dwindling sanity.

Title: Beyond the End, There Is a Season
Author: tigerlilynoh
Artist: jaredcortese
Pairing: Sam/Ruby
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 108k words
Summery: Sam wakes up to discover that he’s just spent the last two years as Lucifer’s vessel.

Title: Birthdays Suck!
Author: Jeni/KeyLimePie
Artist: amberdreams
Pairing: gen
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 6k words
Summery: Sam Winchester isn’t having the greatest of birthdays.

Title: Bitter Sorrow of my Soul
Author: sam-winchester-hunting-log
Artist: sandy79
Paiirng: gen
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 14.5k words
Summery: In order to save Dean from a Djinn’s spell, Sam must be sent into his own heartscape to get a sacred spiritual that was to be used to heal Dean.

Title: The Color Gold
Author: cyanspica
Artist: dmsilvisart
Pairing: Sam/Gabriel
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 54k words
Summery: Sam should know better than to trust a Pagan. He should definitely know better than to trust the Pagan God of Lies.

Title: The Deal
Author: wincest-whore
Artist: nisaki-chan
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: NC-17 Word count: 52k words
Summery: To save Dean from his deal, Sam strikes a desperate deal of his own with a crossroads demon.

Title: Even if We Can’t Find Heaven
Author: ellekess
Artist: leafzelindor
Pairing: Sam/Castiel
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 8k words
Summery: Sam finds his faith and loses it and finds it again, albeit in a very different form.

Title: Following Orders
Author: julia-sets
Artist: sketchydean
Paiirng: gen
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 30k words
Summery: “Sam’s not really big on following orders.” “Is that what you think?”

Title: Going My Way
Author: transgendersam
Artist: blindswandive
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 16k words
Summery: Dean catches Sam jerking off and from then on, it’s like a prank war but worse.

Title: Good or Bad, Days Continue Marching Forward
Author: samgirl98
Artist: mpanighetti
Pairing: gen
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 7.5k words
Summery: After having felt the loss of Sam’s death Dean is just glad to have Sam back, broken or not. He’ll take care of his younger brother whether it’s a good day or a bad day.

Cover art by kurisu-80 for How to Woo Sam Winchester

Title: How to Woo Sam Winchester
Author: sweet-sammy-kisses
Artist: kurisu-80
Pairing: Sam/Michael, Sam/Dean, Sam/Dean/Michael
Rating: R
Word count: 16k words
Summery: Michael had plans for this new world but they all changed the moment he laid eyes on Sam Winchester’s soul.

Title: Is This Your Life, Sam Winchester?
Author: jdl71
Artist: small-scale-majestic
Pairing: gen
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 7.5k words
Summery: In the process of trying to take out a Djinn, Sam is infected with its poison.

Title: Let’s Do Some Living After We Die
Author: winchesterpandemic
Artist: spunsugarj2fantasy
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 14k words
Summery: After life begins doling out permanent injuries to knees and shoulders, the Winchesters decide to go into semi-retirement.

Title: Life to Fix
Author: wetsammywinchester
Artist: quickreaver
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 18.5k words
Summery: Rescuing Dean from Hell was the easy part.

Title: The Life of the World in Flux
Author: chiisana-sukima
Artist: tigerlilynoh
Pairing: Sam/AU Michael’s vessel and Sam/Dean (unrequited)
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 10.5k words
Summery: Dean is possessed by Michael, who is missing in action. Fortunately, Sam knows a spell to find an angel using its grace, and Michael’s ex-vessel from Apocalypse World survived his possession with some grace left to spare.

Title: A Love in Five Parts
Author: daydreaming-scribe
Artist: small-scale-majestic
Pairing: Sam/Kevin
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 15k words
Summery: The Trials take a different turn when Sam and Kevin meet a god.

Title: Memory Box A
Author: deansmixtape
Artist: winchesterchola
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 12k words
Summery: Sam’s powers return while he’s locked-up in solitary for six weeks. He uses them to communicate with Dean.

Title: Mermen Tales
Author: crownoyami
Pairing: Sam/Gabriel
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 19k words
Summery: As the human falls asleep atop his boat, Sam can’t just watch the human die. Revealing himself was never part of the plan, nor the consequences that came with it.

Title: New Year’s Trickery
Author: silvaxus
Artist: angel-with-a-moonsword
Pairing: Sam/Castiel
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 9.5k words
Summery: Sam Winchester was a warlock of honor, and he was one of the most powerful sorcerers the world had ever seen.

Title: The Pits
Author: turkeycleverness
Artist: nathyfaith
Pairing: Sam/Gabriel
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 28k words
Summery: Ten thousand years in the past, Gabriel ends up in the La Brea Tar Pits, and the man carrying Sam Winchester’s soul at the time pulls him out.

Title: Scripted on my Fingers
Author: crucis01
Artist: JennShep
Pairing: gen
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 6k
Summery: A seemingly routine hunt has horrific consequences for Sam when he is critically injured. While waiting for rescue, he contemplates his life, his history and relationships.

Title: Soft Like a Blue Triceratops
Author: sprinkles888
Artist: amberdreams
Pairing: gen
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 67k words
Summery: If this is healing, Sam sure doesn’t want to know what deterioration looks like.

Title: The Tediousness of Temperance
Author: asksamshairblog
Artist: leafzelindor
Pairing: Sam/Gabriel
Rating: R
Word count: 55k words
Summery: This is the story of how Sam Winchester and Gabriel form an unlikely alliance, to kill Lilith and avert the apocalypse.

Title: These Hands, Caked in Blood
Author: womanoflettersinthebunker
Artist: catcreaturecosplay
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: R
Word count: 11.5k words
Summery: Sam is no stranger to blood of any sort, be it angel, demon, or human.

Title: Walkabout
Author: firesign-10
Artist: apataeavaca-blog
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: R
Word count: 6k words

Title: Yesterdays
Author: koedeza
Artist: glowingsamulet
Pairing: gen
Rating: PG-13
Word count: 18.5k words
Summery: There’s no more Sam and Dean, no more monsters to hunt, only a demonic Croatoan virus that’s set Hell on Earth.

2020

​​Title: Not Gonna Hurt You
Author: ​embersdevine
Artist: ​glowingsamulet
Pairing(s): Sam/Dean
Rating: ​NC-17
Warnings: ​Canon-level violence, kidnapping/alludes to human trafficking, mildly dubious consent due to identity issues
Word Count: 35015
Summary: At twelve, Sam had been captured by the Alpha Vampire; he’s the favored one, the adored one. Sam couldn’t care any less because all he had wanted was to be with the brother they said they killed. And now with the Yellow Eyed Demon after him and this obnoxious hunter crashing into his life, Sam’s not sure what do now.

Title: Cybernatural
Author: tigerlilynoh
Artist: noctemusart
Word count: ~84,000
Rating: Explicit
Ships: Sam x OFC
Warnings: Graphic violence, descriptions of mutilated corpses, explicit sexual content, major character death, discussion of transphobia.
Tags: old!Sam, neo-noir, cyberpunk, case fic, interpersonal conflict, angst
Summary: Sam would’ve expected the Apocalypse to have been the most difficult chapter in his life, but that ordeal had been a sprint compared to the marathon of his later years. For decades the hits kept coming one after the other: addiction, illness, and loss— all piled atop a world that had turned harsh. The year is 2078, and the world around him has changed, twisted by ecological disaster, extreme wealth disparity, and the struggle of non-humans trying to integrate into a society. During the last few painful decades of his life, Sam had turned inward as he focused on trying to protect and mentor his family’s next generation of hunters: Jack, Dean’s half-reaper daughter, and his demonic genderqueer child. But during his latest case, he discovers that his family has become caught up in something much bigger than expected. Their investigation leads them into some of the unsavory corners of the city’s supernatural underground, and pieces from Sam’s tragic and sordid past start coming out. He just wanted to protect his family, but it was just like a Winchester to have good intentions go so very wrong.

​​Title: As The Latch Closes & The Thunder Booms The Soul Screams Out Its Pain
Author: ​katlover98
Artist: ​winchesterchola
​ Pairing(s): none
Rating: ​PG-13
Warnings: Implied sexual assault, some torture scenes, & violence
Words: 16169
Summary: Sam is back from the Cage, but instead of telling Dean or going to Bobby, he decides to go on a self-imposed exile. Dean eventually finds out and goes looking for his wayward brother. The more Dean uncovers, the more worried he gets. Sam is suffering, and Dean is going to find him and bring him home.

Banner art for To Even Exist by oddsocksandstuff

Title: To Even Exist
Author: daydreaming-scribe
Artist: oddsocksandstuff
Pairing(s): Sam Winchester/Max Banes
Word Count: +40,000
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions of Violence, Non-Explicit Sex, Implied Sexual Content, Implied/Referenced Rape/Non-con, Racism, Sam Winchester’s Season 14 Angst Beard, Angst with a Happy Ending
Summary: Team Free Will takes their first family vacation to Costa Rica, mostly at Jack’s behest. Sam’s resistant to say the least, but he doesn’t want to ruin anyone else’s fun. They arrive in the tropical country to find that this is far from an escape. Something is plucking tourists up one by one, and Sam and Max find their relationship strained by old trauma. All the while, an old foe is looming in the background.

Title: Fade to Black
Author: dk323
Artist: m14mouse
Word Count: 20,837
Rating: Teen and Up for some swearing, implied sex (not on screen).
Pairings: Sam/Castiel, Sam/Jimmy Novak
Summary: After another version of Castiel attacks him viciously, Sam is determined to move on. He reminds himself that it wasn’t their Cas and he should forget what happened. Yet Sam can’t stop thinking that the other Castiel could have killed him. He desperately wants to leave the past in the past. But when Sam looks at their Cas, the angel who has become a part of their family, the memories of the attack overwhelm him. He sees how sorry Cas is for what Sam is going through. Sam wants to yell that he’s fine, and nothing’s changed. One night, Sam makes a fateful wish. That’s when everything changes. (This story takes place shortly following episode 14x13)

Title: to what end
Author: smolstiel
Artist: amberdreams
Word count: ~10,000
Rating: teen and up audiences
Relationships: sam winchester & sam winchester
Characters: sam winchester (canon), sam winchester (boyking), dean winchester, chuck, jody mills (briefly), castiel (implied)
Warnings/tags: major character death, boy king of hell sam, sam winchester’s demonic powers, two sams interacting, multiverse, season 15 spoilers, chuck as god, referenced suicide attempt, referenced torture, referenced past character deaths, blood drinking, broken bones, the empty (place/concept), how season 15 should end, a lot of insults bordering on verbal abuse, self-hatred,post-apocalyptic imagery, possession/puppeteering, the god bullet, inaccurate christianity image
Summary: sam accidentally activates a spell while looking for a way out of whatever final act of god is upon them. he’s forced to come to terms with a version of himself that terrifies him, and sam’s not sure he can send him back. meanwhile the king is looking to right old wrongs, starting with dean. “at first, sam wasn’t even sure what had happened. if something had happened, even, because there didn’t seem to be any indication. there wasn’t a flash of light, or a puff of smoke. his laptop hadn’t glitched out, his notes hadn’t fluttered in a strange wind, the bunker’s library seemed completely intact. there wasn’t any pain, other than the prickle in his finger from the badly timed paper cut. the only evidence that he had fucked up at all was the tiny little smear of blood on the mirror’s back, three unfamiliar runes scratched only inches above.”

Title: I’ll Burn The World (All For You)
Author: AnotherWriterWhoWrites
Artist: kirathehyrulian
Rating: NC-17 for safety
Pairings: maybe slight SamRuby (not in any romantic sense, more like how it had been in canon), otherwise Gen
Warnings: major character death, off-screen torture of a child
Tags: canon divergence, death of main character, Boy King!Sam
Summary: On November 2nd, 1983 the fire claimed both Mary and Dean, leaving John to raise Sam on his own in a very dangerous and cold world, that gets worse with each passing year. After Sam is left alone years later, his father having died from trying to avenge their family, he learns more truths, more secrets are uncovered, and the harder it is for Sam to remain on the side of good. Sam was no stranger to doing the right thing, sacrificing himself and his wants in order to get the job done. But even in the end, all men have a limit and Sam finds himself starting to skirt the edge more and more with dangerous consequences for him and everyone else in the world.

Title: Never Let Me Down Again
Author: DarkSammyProdigy02
Artist: soluscheese
Pairing(s): Sam Winchester/Dean Winchester, Demon Possessing Tyson Brady/Sam Winchester
Rating: MA
Warning: Graphic Violence, Gore, Cursing, Sexual Undertones
Summary: Sam and Dean Winchester are like the star crossed lovers of Romeo & Juliet, if the iconic forbidden lovers were locked up in a homosexual, incestious relationship. But Sam has even darker secret that goes beyond being tangled in his brother’s sheets. A secret that no one knows, except for the darker forces seeking him. Years pass, and Dean Winchester is forced to visit his wayward brother in a hunter-made prison, where he is the main attraction. Their dad is on a hunting trip and he hasn’t been in home in a few days, but the bitter Sam Winchester knows exactly why. Forced to join forces to take out the yellow-eyed demon and save their father, Dean tries to persuade Sam to stay with him, and he swears… that he will never let him down again.

Title: the hollow summer
Author: zmediaoutlet
Artist: quickreaver
Pairing(s): Sam/Dean
Word Count: 17,000
Rating: E
Warnings: Established Relationship, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Boy King of Hell Sam Winchester
Summary: Sam rescued Dean from hell, but when it was over only Dean came back to earth. Every summer they steal a few months together, but Sam can never stay. Dean’s figuring out how to live with that.

Title: On His Head a Crown
Author: monicawoe
Artist: slytherkins
Word-count: ~21,000
Rating: R
Pairings: Sam/Brady
Warnings: demon blood force-feeding, drugging, needles, many forms of blasphemy, Sam as Conquest and Sam as God (neither involve possession), global-scale apocalyptic scenario, graphic violence, utopian dystopia, ecotopia
Summary: AU of 5x03 and 5x04 with a very different End!verse Hunters drug Sam, force-feed him demon blood, and bring him to where they’ve captured Brady. Brady tells Sam he knows how to stop the Apocalypse, and Sam, despite his better judgment, hears him out: Sam himself is the horsemen Conquest—aka the Antichrist—and he alone can bring Lucifer’s apocalypse to a grinding halt. Sam resists, but when he discovers the good he can do with his new powers, he decides to use them to atone for all his past mistakes. Dean hasn’t seen Sam since they said their goodbyes in Colorado. He falls asleep in a shitty hotel and wakes up in a future that looks like paradise, but definitely isn’t. Earth is lush and overrun with plant life, but the world’s human population has dwindled considerably. Those who remain seem eerily happy and worship a living god. Confused, Dean heads to Sioux Falls and finds nothing but a crater. Bobby’s grave gives him a set of coordinates that lead Dean to Camp Chitaqua and a small group of nonbelievers—fighters against the new normal, including Castiel, Rufus, Chuck and Risa. Dean tries to piece together what happened during the years he missed and figure out why he’s been brought to the future.

Title: Free Fallin’
Author: tammyrenh
Artist: emmatheslayer
Pairing(s): Sam/Dean
Word Count: 18334
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: explicit sex, show-level violence, bottom!Sam
Summary: Sam Singer has been in love for Dean Winchester for as long as he can remember. Sam knows about hunting from his father Bobby, but has never hunted. He’s bright, studious, headed for Stanford on a full scholarship but he can’t help but wish he could be more like Dean - wild, free, fearless. When Dean invites Sam along on a hunt, promising him adventure and maybe even something more, how could Sam possibly say no?

Title: Lean Against The Wind
Author: ladylilithprime​
Artist: emmatheslayer
Pairing: Jammy (Sam Winchester/Jimmy Novak)
Rating: Teen And Up
Word Count: 19590+ (Big Bang)
Tags/Warnings: Flashburn to Slowburn, Angst With a Happy Ending, Jimmy Novak in Leather on a Motorcycle, Emotional Rollercoaster, The Author Likes Fountain Pens, In Which We Explore The Importance Of Communication, And How Miscommunication Can Happen Even When You Write Down Every Word
Summary: Reluctant drifter Sam Winchester fell fast and hard for Jimmy Novak, the motorcycle-riding bad boy of Normal, Illinois, with a heart of gold. Telling Jimmy that his Dad was moving them again and it was over was the second hardest thing Sam had to do, the hardest being leaving Normal behind the very next day, not knowing whether Jimmy was even alive. Haunted by visions of Jimmy going up in flames, even though Sam never saw the accident in person, the Stanford Honors student and burgeoning novelist starts writing letters to Jimmy’s ghost and sending them to his last known address. It’s a brand new chapter when Jimmy writes him back.

Title: A Matched Set
Author: smalltrolven
Artist: happilysammy
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Rating: Explicit
Wordcount: 10,840
Warnings: Spoilers for 15.03.
Summary: Chuck is back, and making Sam pancakes again. And asking Sam weird questions about way back when Dean almost died when the Impala was sideswiped by the big rig. Chuck is there with an offer of an apology from Amara, and Sam has some big decisions to make.

Title: A Violation of Expectancies
Author: firesign10
Artist: cassiopeia7
Pairing(s): Sam/Dean (pre-slash)
Word Count: 9400
Rating: R
Warnings: none
Disclaimer: Plot is mine, the characters are not
Summary: Rowena drops a bombshell on Sam—he’s a witch. Sam’s dealt with a mysterious power within him since he was a child. He’s got to begin a new phase of his life…but first he needs to re-evaluate at his past with a new perspective.

Title: Heart’s Desire
Author: clown_or_midget
Artist: sandy79
Word Count: 63,441
Rating: Teen and Up Audiences
Pairing: Sam/Jessica
Warnings: Mild Violence, Minor Character Death.
Summary: Jack wants to help Sam after overhearing a nightmare which results in a rift being opened. Jessica is brought from a world in which Lilith was never killed and now she and the demons reign while they work to break Sam in Hell. Unable to leave her to that life and pain, Sam and his family go to her world to save it.

Title: The Father, The Brother, and The Unholy Spirit
Author: boykvngs
Artist: jaredcortese
Word Count: 11k
Rating: T
Warnings: Canon-typical violence
Summary: Stranded and alone, hopping from one strange universe to the next, Sam is left with no choice but to rely on the one person he’s always struggled to trust: himself.

Title: The World Ends With You
Author: Center of the Galaxy centerofthegalaxywrites
Artist: yoruknight
Rating: PG-13 (language, not too graphic description of violence)
Trigger Warning: Very brief suicidal ideation
Word Count: 5K
Summary: At the end of the day, it all came down to Sam. The angels thought the only way to save the world was to kill him. But Dean and Castiel knew better. Sam would live and together, they would save the freaking world.

Art for Happy Jack Wasn’t Old by threshie

Title: Happy Jack Wasn’t Old
Author: tasteslikemolecules
Artist: threshie
Word Count: 5k
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Canon-typical violence, Character Death
Summary: There are many things Jack is too young to know. Fresh snow on his skin, the secret to a perfect hot chocolate (according to Dean), and the meaning of family. Sam is ready to teach him. Or: Sam and Castiel know being parents can be painful.

Title: Pulling at Threads
Author: transgendersam / brokenlittleboy (AO3)
Artist: leafzelindor
Word Count: 16k
Rating: Explicit
Pairing: Sam/Dean
Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence, rape/non-con, hallucinations, nightmares, suicide attempt, depression, anxiety, PTSD
Summary: “We keep each other human.” Set during season 15, a canon-compliant AU from 15.06 onward. Sam is having frequent nightmares of him and Dean killing each other. They become increasingly graphic and vivid, driving Sam to the edge. One particularly gruesome and realistic vision drives Sam to end things, but Dean stops him. After a lifetime of running from death and hiding from each other, Sam and Dean reach a level of intimacy and honesty they’ve never had before. They grow closer and closer as the end gets nearer. Now connected to each other as never before, they take on Chuck as a team, using Sam’s blossoming witch powers and their bond to pave a new future for themselves.