All About Spike

Fiction by Jane Davitt  |  email  |  website  |
Cool Comfort
Oz is hurting and Spike's the only one who knows just how he feels and how to make it stop.
Post-New Moon Rising, Rated R, Spike/Oz, 1724 words.
Drunk and Disorderly
Spike is horrified to find himself trying to rescue Giles from Ethan's plans.
During A New Man, Rated PG-13, Spike & Giles, Spike & Ethan, 1513 words.
Fear Me
Hallowe'en fic take two
Post-The Gift, Rated R, Spike & Dawn, 976 words.
Good to the Last Drop
On the night the Initiative took Spike and changed his life, just who was his final victim?
Post-Beer Bad, Rated NC-17, Spike/Other, 1359 words.
Set during 'Fool For Love'. As Spike sits with Buffy and remembers the past, his feelings are chaotic and conflicted.
During Fool for Love, Rated R, Spike/Buffy, 800 words.
Leaves, Wind, Dust And Ashes
Spike watches Buffy mourn a vampire she didn't want to stake and takes matters into his own hands to console her.
Mid-Season Five, Rated PG, Spike/Buffy, 1201 words.
Listen, Love
As a feverish Buffy suffers, Spike's whispered words are all that she can hear.
Sequel to Touch Me Right There, Early Season Six, Rated R, Spike/Buffy, 2236 words.
Many Waters
Just a little Spike/Angel fun, set right after 'Destiny'.
Post-Destiny, Rated R, Spike/Angel(us), 2281 words.
A Natural Death
Dawn forgets something and goes back to the cemetery to get it. It's dark, but that's fine; Spike's there; he'll protect her...
Season Five, Rated NC-17, Spike/Dawn, 1036 words.
Predatory Acts
An AU version of S1 episode 'The Pack'. A possessed Xander leaves the Bronze and meets Spike. It never happened - but don't you wish it had?
During The Pack, Rated NC-17, Spike/Xander, 15088 words.
Preying On My Mind
Sequel to 'Predatory Acts'. It's two years later but some things you just can't forget, even if you wanted to, even if you should.
Sequel to Predatory Acts, Mid-Season Four, Rated NC-17, Spike/Xander, 32517 words.
Roses Are Red, Demons Are Dead
When Spike tries to deliver a Valentine to Buffy, he runs into some problems. One of them is Buffy.
Mid-Season Four, Rated PG, Spike/Buffy, 2600 words.
Save The Best For Last
Wesley lets curiosity outweigh caution when he tests Spike's sense of taste.
Alternate Universe, Rated R, Spike/Wesley, 1044 words.
The Scent Of Water
Buffy gets soaked in the rain and Spike offers her a refuge from the storm. What do you get when you mix water with heat and add in a vampire and his Slayer? Steamy Spuffy.
Early Season Six, Rated R, Spike/Buffy, 2260 words.
Second Sight
When a Slayer dreams, they come true. This time Buffy's dreaming of Spike dying and all she can do to stop it might not be enough.
Sequel to The Taste Of Tears, Early Season Six, Rated R, Spike/Buffy, 2300 words.
Suits Me
Gunn's been watching Spike cope with his new life.
Post-Destiny, Rated R, Spike/Gunn, 984 words.
The Taste Of Tears
An uncovered secret and a misunderstanding tear Buffy and Spike apart. Dark.
Sequel to Listen, Love, Early Season Six, Rated R, Spike/Buffy, 2932 words.
Tea For Two
When Kennedy hurts Spike, she learns that he has some surprising allies.
Post-Get it Done, Rated PG, 1100 words.
Tell Me a Story
Mid-Season Five, Pre-Series, Rated PG-13, Spike & Dawn, Spike/Other, Spike/Drusilla, Spike/Buffy, 1639 words.
Touch Me Right There
Buffy challenges Spike to prove he has an enhanced sense of touch, using her body as the testing ground. Can there be a loser in a game like this?
Sequel to The Scent Of Water, Early Season Six, Rated R, Spike/Buffy, 2164 words.

About Jane Davitt
Tell us something about yourself: Where are you from? Age/Gender? Hobbies? Anything you'd like to share.

English, but I've been living in Canada for the last seven years with my husband and two young daughters. I just turned 40.

How did you begin writing in general?

Two years ago, May 2002, was my first attempt at fiction (if we kindly forget the 'abandoned after one page' stories I used to write as a child and the rather bad poetry of my teenage years) but I have done some lit crit essays about the works of Robert Heinlein that were published in The Heinlein Journal and archived here and there.

What inspired you to begin writing fanfic?

I discovered fanfic in 2002, read it for a month or so, getting more and more intrigued, and then one night sat down and started to write a fic of my own because it just looked like so much fun.

What do you enjoy about writing fanfic?

Everything. The thrill of a plot appearing in my head, the feeling of rightness when a word or concept clicks or I suddenly realise that yes, this is what happens, this is how it would work. The feedback, not for the ego stroking (though that doesn't hurt...) but the pleasure at sharing something I've made and giving someone else a moment of enjoyment.

Why have you chosen to write about Spike? What do you find interesting about his character?

Spike is endlessly fascinating because he carries within himself so many contradictions. He colours outside the lines. He never gives in. He's perceptive and clueless, kind and cruel; a character like that lets you do just about anything. He's also got a very easy voice to hear and he's one of the easiest characters for me to write because of that.

What other characters or relationships do you find most interesting to write?

Giles at the moment, with all sorts of people.

Of the work you've written, which piece is your favorite? Why?

Behind Closed Doors, because it started out as a one off PWP and grew to be so much more. It's probably the least canonical portrayal of Spike and Giles I've done, but I love that fic.

Which piece was the most difficult to write? Why?

I've had difficulties with quite a few fics, but more because I'd gone too far away from where the fic wanted to go. I can't pick one in particular; maybe 'Final Score' which was a Spike/Angel fic...that gave me a lot of problems until I pretty much rewrote it from half way through, after I'd found where it began to drift off course.

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a fanfic writer?

Strengths? The first feedback I ever got was on a non fic article and the person told me it was intensely readable. That stuck with me. It's what I aim for. I think I can tell a good story. Weaknesses; I don't add in enough detail. I rush.

Do you feel that your work has improved as time has passed? If so, in what areas do you think you have improved the most?

I'm better; after a million words I guess anyone would improve. I'm braver; I'll tackle emotional moments or smut I would have shied away from. I'm more aware of a story's structure than I used to be. Much better with commas.

What do you find to be the most difficult aspect of writing fanfic?

Nuts and bolts of trying to vary the way people do and say things so it doesn't get boring.

What advice would you give to new fic writers?

Make it as good as you can; use a beta reader, look at books and see how dialogue is punctuated; know your fandom's canon because you need that as a background to even the most AU fic.

Do you read other fanfic? If so, what are some of your favorite stories and/or authors?

All the time! Too many authors to the top of my head, Mahaliem, Wesleysgirl, Glossing, Wolfling, Piedmargaret, Willshenillshe...this fandom is rich in talent.

Do you write original fiction? Or fiction in other fandoms? (If so, where can we find it?)

I've dabbled in Pirates of the Caribbean (one fic, two drabbles) and Firefly (one ficlet), and I've done a Jeeves/Wooster fic and a Miss Silver ficlet - not to mention a Spike/Dilbert...they're all on LJ, some are on my web page.

Mostly though, I'm a Buffyverse/Angelverse writer, and that's where I'm happiest.

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