I've been exploring the ways in which I could/would tell stories that deal with the grief and growth that comes with disability and its often times catastrophic changes in our lives. After writing a few small attempts I got hit over the head with a damn near novel-sized idea. This is the end result. Now that its all posted I thought I would share it would this community as well.
Please note, the disability addressed in this fic is not mine, but the emotions are. I have tried to be diligent in my research and respectful in my approach. It is still fiction, so some liberties were taken for the sake of flow and continuity.
: “all you feel is…” (link to all 12 parts on AO3
: Wynkat Characters
: RPF/GlamNation ->Tommy Joe Ratliff, Adam Lambert, the Ratliff family, the Glamily, John Denner, OCs, Rating
: NC-17 Contains
: depression, disability, future fic, grief, hurt/comfort, sex, swearing, semi-graphic physical trauma, traumatic injury
*Please be aware that some parts of this story that may be triggering for some people* Word Count
: 39K Betas
: the_minx_17 and vlredreign (bless you both!) any remaining mistakes are mine. Summary
: Tommy had everything he ever wanted, the life of a touring musician, awesome friends, financial security, a bright future. One rainy night an accident took it all away. Now Tommy has choices to make and new realities to face. It’s up to him to decide if he’s strong enough to face what he’s lost and reach for what he wants. Disclaimer
: Oh my gods SO NOT REAL. I do not know these people in real life, I am just letting their passions inspire a story that apparently needed to be told. May this never happen. To them or anyone. Ever. Except for the part about people getting stronger, that part’s okay, the rest really needs to never ever happen. Author’s Notes
: see the end of the last chapter
for references, links and general author babbling about why and how this came into being