This is as close as I can get to how this series runs, chronological order-wise. It's a fair suggested reading order too, although several of these can stand alone if so desired. The first two pieces diverge from the rest, but not as far as you might think. Works without linked titles are available for sponsorship, or incomplete and being worked on if noted.

Update: I now have a character list posted for the orange!verse. Be forewarned, some of the details in that list are spoilers for as-yet unreleased pieces. Read with caution if inclined to avoid info you'd sooner find out in stories as they appear.

Adjacent Universe Splatter
Pat and Scarlett get a signal they aren't expecting. Scarlet!verse.

Taking The Long Path
The team tune in the station Pat caught. Scarlet!verse.

Tuning Up
Several years before the events of "Adjacent Universe Splatter". Rebroadcasts to the northern States started first. Orange!verse.

Musical Gift
Someone's got to speak up. I'm having fun while I do it. Meet Eric. Orange!verse.

Dual Path Echo
To Helen, love is verb, noun and natural state of being. Orange!verse.

Keeping A Logbook
These are the things Sandy carries. Orange!verse.

Halo
Il est bien, sa bon, even when it ain't. Meet Doc and Sister. Orange!verse.

Working The Bands
On both sides of the border, people are rolling up their sleeves. Orange!verse.

Essential Components
Which items are most important at the safehouse in Brampton, and why? Orange!verse.

Jij Bent Zo
You're like that, and I wouldn't have you any other way. Meet Kendra. Orange!verse.

Handles and Callsigns (in progress)
Cell members have all kinds of ways they identify themselves on the radio. Orange!verse.

QRM
Sharing space in Canadian safehouses is far from uneventful. Orange!verse.

Heaven Is Subjective
"People do still hate up here," Sandy says. Orange!verse

Trusted voice
You need a couple of passable musicians and a lot of willing hearts. How Leigh does what she does. Orange!verse.

Ragchew
Just what gets written on safehouse refrigerator doors? Orange!verse.

The First Rule of Pirate Radio (in progress)
Not everybody's squeaky clean, whichever side of the border they're from or on. Orange!verse.

Legal ID
Carlos doesn't envy the lawyers one bit, but... Orange!verse.

Local Interference
(backdated four years prior to Jij Bent Zo)
Sometimes you just gotta stand. How Kendra got that black eye. Orange!verse.

Cat's In The Cradle
The little Boy Blue and the man on the moon. Michael watches his daughter with his gifts. Orange!verse.

Thy Father And...
There are two sides to what Kendra's inherited. Orange!verse.

Signal Strength
(post Jij Bent Zo, concurrent with the earlier two thirds of Cat's In The Cradle)
At eighteen, Kendra gets an education by radio. Orange!verse.

Jammed Transmissions
Every refugee has a story of their own. Orange!verse.

Meteor Scatter
(backdated roughly three years prior to the end of Cat's In The Cradle)
Quinn has nothing against other people's stars. Orange!verse.

Outbander
(concurrent with Cat's In The Cradle)
"It's for my girlfriend." A trans* citizen of America gets by. Orange!verse.

Modulation
"We're geese, not coyotes." Carlos and Quinn make a run to Detroit. Orange!verse.

Parliament Hill's Reply
In Brampton, Leigh muses on Lady Liberty's inscription and the people who cross the border. Orange!verse.

Open Carrier (in progress, now partially sponsorable)
(set post Cat's In The Cradle)
Kendra makes an attempt. Orange!verse.
Part 1

Carrier Wave (in progress)
(immediately post Open Carrier)
For some refugees, the only way out is through. Orange!verse.

In The Clear
(immediately post Carrier Wave)
Dat is niet alleen uit vanavond. Eric meets a refugee. Orange!verse.

Lighted Display
This little light of--wait just a second. Orange!verse.

Clandestine Stations
What makes the local Waxahachie team help with rebroadcasts to the southern States? Orange!verse.
chanter_greenie: a Pringles can with the words 'you can't write just one' written across it (drabbles are like pringles)
This fic has been sponsored by [personal profile] fyreharper. As a note to readers, the half-price sale I had running has now ended.

Modulation )

Notes talk below the speakers, pun alert:

*Carlos is speaking and thinking in Brazilian Portuguese, as well as speaking Dutch. Caryn is at least trying to speak Dutch. Translations:

We komen uit Canada. Wij kunnen u helpen.: We're from Canada. We can help you.

Um, dois, três: one, two, three

Jij bent--: You are--

E agora: and now

*Coyote is a term for people smugglers of the far less scrupulous kind.
chanter_greenie: a Pringles can with the words 'you can't write just one' written across it (drabbles are like pringles)
This is part 1 of, for now, 4, and there will be more. It's been sponsored by the midnight sponsor, [personal profile] mama_kestrel.

Fair warning: Kendra has a potty mouth, a case of internalized biphobia, and a rough view of the world.

Open Carrier, Part 1 )
chanter_greenie: a Pringles can with the words 'you can't write just one' written across it (drabbles are like pringles)
This poem has been sponsored by the midnight sponsor, and I'll be calling you that for ages now, you know, [personal profile] mama_kestrel!

for continuity's sake, this comes before nearly anything else in the series, with the possible exception of 'Local Interference'.

Tuning Up )

Notes spin the dial:

*Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW) has its studios in Hilversum, Holland. There really are windows everywhere in that building.

*This crowd are speaking both Dutch and English. Translations:

Vreemde: Weird!

Iedereen y uitgepraat: Literally 'everybody stop talking'. Everybody be quiet!

*A large majority of the people at this meeting have analogs in local reality, though I've left all but one unnamed. There are lots and lots of appreciative nods to RNW staff here, though.

*The island of Saint Kitt's does, or at least has, broadcast on 555kHz at relatively low power.

*Rochester, New York's WHAM really is on 1180kHz.

*Watrous, Saskatchewan and Fort Madison, Iowa do both broadcast on 540kHz. Iowa is much more commonly heard in northern North America, but occasionally, Sask gets through too.

*Summer in North America is not a good time to be listening to lower-frequency stations; there is static of various sorts everywhere.

*1000kHz is the frequency used by Chicago's WMVP, a very strong sports talk station indeed.

*The States and Canada space their radio stations 10kHz apart. Europe, parts of if not the entire continent of Africa, the Middle East, and India all use 9kHz steps instead.

*1440kHz really is known as a graveyard frequency. There isn't much audible on it in the northern U.S. to the casual listener. Further south, signals are stronger.

*RNW has, or has had, language services in English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Bahasa (Indonesia, not Malayu). Whether or not half the Bahasa service has ever been felled by the flu, I don't know!
chanter_greenie: a blue-shaded dyed egg (not enough blue in the world)
Will the person who sponsored 'Tuning Up' and 'Open Carrier part 1' please drop me a message? Nothing at all is wrong, in fact quite a lot is right!, I'd just like to know if you have a DW handle I can use when giving you credit for donating.
This has been sponsored by [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith. Thank you, Ysabet! In the orange!verse, sharing space in Canadian safehouses is far from uneventful, for better or worse.

TW: This fic contains, in three separate, unconnected instances, allusions to the loss of family members, obvious mental stress, and consensual sex. There's also some swearing, though nothing too filthy; Carlos and Lise each get scatological once, the rest is milder, and a lot of what wouldn't be milder is deliberately left to the imagination. :P

QRM )

Notes don't interfere with anybody's signal:

*The term QRM is a ham radio Q-code. It translates to manmade interference, as in, "Ow, you've got some nasty QRM on your signal there, are you near a power line or what?" or, "Hang on, I'm getting QRM from my roommates again--hey, can it, wouldja?"

*Translations:

Gesundheit: Bless you, your health. Something you say when someone sneezes. It's carried over from the original German into English, hence M.J. using it.

Qui brule les choses encore un fois: Who's burning things again?

*In our universe, Brampton, Ontario really does have a station that plays, among other services for a number of communities, quite a lot of South Asian programming. This is AM 530, CIAO. The call letters spelling what they do is not lost on yours truly.
chanter_greenie: a starscape, including a spiral galaxy (on a quest for a jewel)
Not that 33, the age-type 33. :P With me, the reference could be either, so.

This sale has now ended. All pricing is again valid as listed in the sticky post.

Because a) my birthday's coming up, b) I'd really love to share some of these stories with the public, and c) the fairly obvious, I'm putting a (largely) half-price sale out there. I'll run it from now until September 19. I say largely because anything that divides in half to less than $5 American I've left alone. I'll do my best to edit this list as time goes by and, hopefully, pieces are sold. That said... see below for the half-price price list as it stands, and a couple of warnings that seemed appropriate. The first piece to be noted with a warning is darker overall than the other, but the second might be painful to some folks as well. Check the main fiction list sticky for details if you're not sure you want to go there or you want more information, please. If in doubt, I am entirely open to messages on the subject as well. Traumatizing people is not on my list of desires.

The Orange!verse:
Working The Bands - $21.50
Jammed Transmissions (TW: this is dark) - $20.50
Clandestine Stations - $5.25
Ragchew - $12.50
Legal ID (TW: this involves dark themes throughout) - $5.75
Essential Components - $19.50
Trusted Voice - $6.25

Other Originals:
The Lamentations of Old Money - $11.50

Now, about those Cylons... Heh.

Edited to add: Yeeks! I forgot! The PayPal button, for any interested parties, is on my DW profile page. Cheers for tipping me to what I'd inadvertently left out, Ysabet.
chanter_greenie: an older house and surrounding autumn scenery (Wisconsin autumn: smells like fall)
Posting this for free because... frankly, it feels needed.

Lighted Display )

If you suspect that more than a few images in here came straight from yours truly's childhood... you're right.
chanter_greenie: a lilac tree in bloom (Wisconsin spring: lilac season)
After I realized I'd already posted about this fic being finished *facepalms*, I poked at it a little tonight and it suddenly went 'click', grew, and then incorporated a story snippet I was otherwise stuck on! So yay, but I've had to edit pricing accordingly. I've also tweaked the summary, because a fourth character got a segment to himself. Besides, the summary works better this way.

:D?
chanter_greenie: a Pringles can with the words 'you can't write just one' written across it (drabbles are like pringles)
Finally got another piece finished. Not entirely sure where it came from, but it's been slowly percolating and now it's up for sponsorship. 'Working The Bands' shows three people in different parts of the orange!verse rolling up their sleeves for the long haul, as it were.
chanter_greenie: a house and road blanketed in snow (Wisconsin winter: buried in snay)
I'm posting this, publicly and for free, in the wake of the utter explosive excrement storm that was this past week in the States. It's intended as part defiance, part necessity, part reminder of human decency.

For a summary: In Brampton, Leigh puts her thoughts about the neighbor to the south, and the people who cross the border, in writing. Sandy has a hand in too, but it's a relatively small one. TW for all kinds of references to institutional and societal prejudices on the basis of race, class, gender and sex, and economic status. Also for some very bittersweet imagery.

Parliament Hill's Reply )

Notes are here:

*Leigh is quoting and riffing on the inscription from the Statue of Liberty.

*Dañada, translated from Spanish, is 'damaged girl'. In other words, damaged goods.
chanter_greenie: a house and road blanketed in snow (Wisconsin winter: buried in snay)
Because I'm going to go ahead and post it. The Lamentations of Old Money is up as a sponsorable poem. It's original and lyrical, and I am quite proud of it.

Good night!
chanter_greenie: a Pringles can with the words 'you can't write just one' written across it (drabbles are like pringles)
Wow, I have not updated this darn thing in a loooong time. Right, fixing that! I could also say write, fixing that, but more on that in a moment.

I truly am still here. This bloody buggering election is going to be the death of me, and no matter what the battleground maps and the polls suggest, I am still tinkle-in-my-big-girl-shorts scared of a certain possible outcome, and will be so until November 9! In other news, still working far too much and commuting for far too long the better to do so, still reading tons and tons of fanfiction and original work, and still attempting to write. And, with that last, finally succeeding with something original of my own, as of tonight.

800+ words of lyrical poetry, finally, and it doesn't feel entirely like it's done yet. If I say 'run its course', I make it sound like an infection, which it isn't. Writing this one did feel something like lancing... uh, never mind. If anything, the subject matter is a bit of an affliction to be enjoyed--ooh, would that be considered saudade? Anyway, the poem may be sponsorable, but it's incredibly personal, so... hmm. I'll think about that, once it's properly done and edited. The tentative, working title is 'The Lamentations of Old Money'. It does not reference what it sounds like it references, for the record.

Now, however, I think I am going the frak to bed! This afternoon saw me rather overdo it on coffee (not a giant problem) and sugar (much more of one) due to an abundance of Halloween candy at work. I proceeded to be super wired, came home and wrote like the proverbial wind, and now that I'm slowly mellowing, I really should curl up before my brain chemistry overrides the sleep disorder meds and decides to keep me awake all night. I do *not* need that, as work performance tomorrow will take a severe nosedive if it happens, and all other gripes about my job aside, I rather like being able to pay the rent.
chanter_greenie: a slightly faded picture of a three-legged torbie kitty cat with a lot of rust coloring in her fur (supermodel kitty)
In the interest of transparency, I've edited the pricing of 'Lighted Display'. It's only a $0.50 upward tweak, but it wouldn't be fair not to disclose it.

Oh, and the edit was made because I initially forgot someone! *facepalms* Sorry, character who's now included in the poem. I <3 you, honestly. To say more would be spoilerific. :)
I have [personal profile] technoshaman to thank for sponsoring this one! :) The only warnings that apply are not particularly graphic but still present references to historical mistreatment.

Heaven Is Subjective )

Notes are thisaway:

*The title and theme of this poem both came from this Al-Jazeera story about Syrian refugees and their Canadian sponsors.

*In the orange!verse, the Vietnam War did not end until 1976. Not coincidentally, neither did Nixon's presidency.

*In our world, Gander, Newfoundland has a reputation for helping stranded airline passengers in desperate situations. It's got a similar one in the orange!verse, though in their case, that reputation's been built on several somewhat less fraught instances over a number of years. The idea is the same, though.

*Saint Lawrence, Newfoundland has its own reputation, for kind treatment of shipwreck survivors. That one *did* happen in the orange!verse. It had, for obvious reasons, ripples beyond even what it had here, and it is well remembered on both sides of the border, especially in certain circles. Warning: the above link is to a playable audio story containing some vivid and disturbing Jim Crow era details indeed.

*The name Canada comes from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, which means 'village'.
chanter_greenie: a lilac tree in bloom (Wisconsin spring: lilac season)
File this under W for whoops! Where did that come from? Also under O for ooooh, hi creativity! Please stick around a while. :)

The latest is a poem, playing off a quote I fairly recently read in an Al-Jazeera story about Syrian refugees emigrating to Canada. I'm paraphrasing until I can find the proper quote, but the general idea was "This is not heaven." Well, neither is orange!Canada, any more than the orange!States are hell, but who says either concept is objective and one size fits all?

Heaven Is Subjective is up for sponsorship. 500 words, $10.00.
chanter_greenie: a Pringles can with the words 'you can't write just one' written across it (drabbles are like pringles)
As of *checks clock, eek!* five minutes ago, there's a new orange!verse piece ready for sponsorship. It's shorter and free verse, and it could otherwise be summarized as 'Chanter is playing with light imagery and metaphor.' It's honest character exploration for all that, and I had fun with it.

The title is a reference to glowing radio frequency/signal strength/time displays. I know not all radios have these, but many do.
chanter_greenie: a starscape, including a spiral galaxy (on a quest for a jewel)
Finally! I've surprised myself with a new piece being ready for sponsorship. This one started as and, I suppose still is, a list piece, although it went lyrical as well as simultaneously detailed and spare on me. What's absolutely vital in one way or another at the safehouse in Brampton?
chanter_greenie: a Pringles can with the words 'you can't write just one' written across it (drabbles are like pringles)
This particular piece sprang from a discussion in either [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith's or [personal profile] dialecticdreamer's journal, I can't honestly recall which, about just how to put the sense of wonder back in science fiction. That started me pondering, an idea or two came along and wouldn't leave me alone, and tah-dah!

This one's been sponsored by McSushi, an RL friend.

Bring Back The Wonder )

Notes are over here:

The number sequence used is a repetition of the first half dozen prime numbers. This is one possible method of indicating higher mathematical knowledge, and by that a likelihood of sentience, to other lifeforms.

The Morse code --... ...-- translates to 73, which is a ham radio prosign. It's a friendly sign-off phrase that's spoken as often as it's keyed. It means something like 'take care'.

Rowan trees have a long association with bright powers and friendly magic, or bright magic and friendly powers. I'm looking at you, Nita Callahan. You too, Ms. Rowling.

Professor Nikola Tesla did make reference to trying to contact Venusian intelligences at one point.
chanter_greenie: a house and road blanketed in snow (Wisconsin winter: buried in snay)
The first half of that subject line is fairly self-explanatory. I'm still alive! I'm also grateful for a looooong New Year's weekend, the snowstorm we got on Monday, and marvelous radio folks. :)

The second part of that subject also fairly easily explains itself. Last night, I had what was pretty definitely the mellowest New Year's Eve I've had in some time. There were pasta and breadsticks, there was a shortwave pirate down on 80M playing song requests (including mine!) and there was reading up to and through the second American midnight without even realizing the clock had clicked over. Then I fell over and zonked. Works for me!

Only one definite guideline/resolution/whatever for 2016, at least that I'm willing to write down at the moment: Write and hopefully find sponsors for an armload of stories!

In that vein, if anyone's got particular characters they'd like to see more of from me, let me know? I can't say this is a genuine prompt call, as I'm not sure whether or not the muses will respond, but maybe any or all ideas given will spark something.

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