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Synonyms: comfort fic, comfort!fic, comfort-fic, snifflefic, Sick!fic
See also: WaFF, fluff, hurt/comfort, whump
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Sickfic is a popular fan fiction category which also sometime serves as a trope. The terms refers usually to stories with hurt and/or angst, in which one or more characters deals with an illness and another character takes care of them.

The term may also rarely used to refer to fan fiction that intentionally deals with disturbing situations and themes.(See dubcon)[1]


A special sub-type of sickfics are snifflefics: Stories with very minor hurt, in which the point is the comfort: One character puts another to bed, makes him or her tea, sees him or her comforted and cossetted. It was first used in reference to The Professionals story, "Fevers", by Pam Rose.

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Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.


  1. Sickfic dictionary definition, Archived version