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Ginny Weasley

Over the weekend, I participated in a telephone interview with a graduate student doing research on women’s experience with “sexually explicit materials” (i.e. pornography and erotica). And, what with one thing and another, we got discussing fanfiction and I observed to her — because this has been a topic of conversation among friends recently — how frustrating it is that so few fic authors write really good lesbian slash. I am definitely into lesbian erotica (coughcough), but most of the fanfiction I read tends to be about male characters. I love these stories, but it makes me sad sometimes that lesbian love stories are so thin on the ground in the fanfiction genre.

Maybe I’ve found my calling as a writer …?

But in the meantime, I thought I’d tip my hat to F/F slash with this sweet little one-shot Harry Potter fic by author FayJay (whose work I plan to feature in several other ficnotes in weeks to come).

Title: Imperfection
Author: FayJay
Pairing: Hermione/Ginny
Rating: PG-13 (my rating; author didn’t give one)
Length: 2121 words (one chapter)
Available At:
Archive of Our Own

This fic falls into the genre of same-sex flirtation that grows out of two girls discussing their sexual experience with boys, and how it … lacks something. Something they can’t quite put their fingers on (double entendre very much intended).

I’m going to continue my quest for better F/F fic in the months to come, so watch for future installments of ficnotes featuring (I hope!) awesome female characters in addition to the usual suspects.

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