Thank you for running this blog! <3 Do you have any recs for stories that are told in nontraditional formats? I love epistolary stories and text message stories and have read nearly all the Stony stories tagged that way but I remember back when I was in Harry Potter fandom there were stories written as academic papers, as a series of articles in magazines or newspapers, as Hogwarts professors' notes, that kind of thing. Do you have anything like that? Or just more epistolary stories!
Those are such fun, arent’ they? Here are some suggestions, which you probably already read, but hopefully others will enjoy them. If anyone has some better ideas for kind of unusual approaches to fic, please reply in the comments.
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Epistolary (with a side of texting and emails)
I Just Wanted You to Know by storiesfortravellers:
For this prompt at comment-fic on lj: Tony Stark/Steve Rogers, “just wanted you to know that you’re in my thoughts and sexual fantasies ”
Dear Tony by sirona:
Once the dust after what no one is referring to as “The Break-up” has settled, Steve starts writing and doesn’t seem to know how to stop.
Trust Fall by AlchemyAlice:
He watched Cap—Rogers—take in the gleaming armour on the floor, the outfit Tony had on, and the utilitarian but still fairly sophisticated interior of the medical bay. Watched as consternation gave way to creeping dread. “How long?” he asked, after a long moment. He sounded hoarse and far off. “Have we won?”
The door slammed open and both of them jumped. Tony put a hand tentatively on Cap’s wrist. Cap looked at him, watchful, but more trusting than Tony deserved. He tried to keep his voice steady.
“We won,” he said. “We won seventy years ago. My name’s Tony Stark. I’m Howard’s son.” (includes embedded emails)
Eventually by AdamantSteve:
Tony’s letters to Steve during the zombie apocalypse.
No Place I Can Be by tictactoews:
When Steve leaves at the end of the movie, Tony slips him a phone with his number programmed into it. A story of resolving issues through excessive texting and (eventually) Halloween costumes.
Hey Stranger (Dear Mystery Writer) by AetherSprite:
After Pepper breaks up with Tony he starts writing a journal that somehow turns into finding an anonymous pen pal. Meanwhile, Steve finds himself homeless and standing on Tony Stark’s doorstep. After that, they both need all the help they can get.
Steve Rogers runs a flower shop. Tony Stark owns a real estate company (eh, and it probably does other stuff too, like it’s got “Industries” in the title) that’s sniffing around Steve’s neighborhood of Triskelion Crescent with an eye to building new developments. Triskelion Crescent fights back.
I Thought You Always Wanted to Get Married in the Boathouse by teaberryblue:
Steve is in Ireland, and Tony can’t go. So he gets drunk and writes a letter. On paper. With a pen and everything. And ends up waxing poetic about what it means to be a hero.
Separated on Valentines Day, Steve and Tony resort to email.
It’s been 5 months since Steve and Tony last saw each other in Siberia, and Tony has just resurfaced after being missing for several weeks. Through a series of emails and text messages, they work to figure out what their friendship is going to look like in the future. But first, they have a lot of the past to contend with. And for some reason Tony keeps bringing up the topic of soulmates.
Long Story Short by scribblywobblytimeylimey: Speedily written for this avengerkink prompt:“Gen or pairings, A spell makes the Avengers narrate their own lives… out loud.Just what it says. Magic – or really complicated science – causes the Avengers to start verbally narrating their own lives as they go.Who describes everything in 3rd person? Who reveals their feelings for someone in purple-prose-style internal monologue (suddenly not so internal)? Who actually repeats everything the others say? Who’s standing nearby and just Tweeting about this madness?+Bonus for the problem being transferred by kissing, and someone stopping the spell by passing it onto the villain.”A super-secret Avengery meeting is going down when the whole conference room gets hit. Everyone gets it at once, but don’t worry – there’s kissing.I’d feel like too much of a tease labelling this an M, but…it’s on the M side of T?
Write Down Every Drop by @everybodyilovedies: Immediately upon his transformation into a super soldier, Steve Rogers has an embarrassing reaction. In his pants. Howard explains that he has to take note of his… involuntary release… and reassures Steve that no one of any import will ever read his journal. It’s only for people working directly on super soldier research, or someone who gets the clearance to read Howard’s personal notes long after he’s dead.Good thing Steve never runs into anyone who meets those qualifications…
Fanmail by flashwitch:Tony sends signed photos without reading them. Bruce only gets hate mail. Thor gets the Warriors Three to answer his, although he sends signed pictures. Natasha and Clint never receive fanmail. Ever. Steve reads every single letter and tries to respond thoughtfully to each. This story is about him and his fans. Some swearing and hints Tony/Steve, but nothing explicit.
Between the Lines by @festiveferret: Dear Tony,My name is Steve Rogers. I am nine years old. My class was each assigned a kid in your class to write a letter to. What is Italy like? I live in New York. My favourite animal is a dog. Do you like pokemon?Sincerely,
If You Need Me by poetically_ordinary:
Steve doesn’t know what he was expecting fully when he sent Tony the letter and the phone, but it’s safe to say that this wasn’t it.
In Wakanda Steve learns about Spider-Man’s adventures. It prompts him to text Tony, to make sure the kid is all right, and slowly a dialog starts. Who knows, they might get to fix things after all.
Or, a fic written entirely in tweets.
Science Bros Texting (series) by baconnegg:
Tony and Bruce have unlimited texting for a reason.
Texts of Art by Akira_of_the_Twilight: It wouldn’t look good if I hid in the bathroom, would it? Steve typed as he peered around one of the art gallery’s pillars.I’m sure you could sell it. Say you were helping someone hold back their hair as they puked in the toilets, Tony texted.That sounds very believable.Do I detect sass in that last text? Oh, Steve, you are not going to make it through the night if the sass is already out.
Over Sea, Under Stars by @the-vorkosigan: Tony gets the phone, but he never uses it and he never intends to. Or, he doesn’t until Steve starts texting him, asking strange questions about medication and mental health, which is when Tony gets worried.(A texting fix-it that grew beyond all proportion. Deals with depression and anxiety quite a lot. There is even some plot in there somewhere.)
Stark Technologies, for All Your Text and Email Requirements (series) by kyaticlikestea:
Texts and e-mails from various Avengers characters. Nick Fury does not pay their damn phone bill, but thanks for asking.
Like a Postcard Phrase by isellys:
How to say ‘wish you were here’ without actually saying so, as done by Captain Steve Rogers.
The Trouble with Vodka by s_hylor:
Prompt fill: Avengers – Tony – I don’t know what it is about vodka that makes me ruin relationships
Tony, No by kellebelle: Steve + drunk texting = enthusiastic billionaireOr how Steve found himself possibly engaged to a man named Tony he’s never met.
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Random Words of Kindness by Hammocker:
If there was one thing Tony hadn’t expected that morning, it was finding a pile of letters scattered across his desk. Who sends letters anymore, anyway?
Love, Captain America by Hidden_in_the_trees: Dear Iron Man: I saw your post about how hard being in the closet is. I just wanted to say, that I’m in the closet too. So we can be closeted together…ha, forget that. But I hope you know you’re not alone.
Captain AmericaOr two idiots falling in love through emails.