I was quite disappointed as the story was important to me and I had worked long and hard on it. It represents weeks of research and feverish writing and rewriting. I've been hanging on to it for a year and a half, with some vague hope that another way of submitting it to Joss & Co. would present itself. But I've come to accept reality now, and so I am posting it here on lj.
I don't imagine many will read it, seeing as I have been so sporadic in my posting, and a hundred times worse when it comes to commenting on my Flist. Also, this story does not involve any of the BtVS characters everyone knows and loves, but a cast of entirely original characters. I love them, though, and I hope that anyone who reads this will as well.
Part of the premise is that, aside from the TV ads, the Scoobies have other ways of tracking down slayers as well. More time-intensive ways, but they are what's needed for finding slayers is certain parts of the world.
The main idea, however, builds on the theme of slayerhood as empowerment.
This is the story of Amala, a Palestinian Christian, and a slayer living in a society where every form of power is denied her...
( The Never LandCollapse )
(If you do read this, comments and concrit would, of course, be appreciated)