Welcome to the rip roaring seventh
annual Mistresses of Malarkey's (MoM) Magnificent Seven
Fanfic Awards Ceremony. To start with, none of this could
be possible if it were not for the fan favorite TV series
called The Magnificent Seven that celebrated its ten
year anniversary this year. Who would have thought that a
little western would have won the fans’ hearts and
imaginations and still be so popular ten years later?
Secondly, let me introduce you to the seven old west ladies
who helped make the show so "magnificent".
Introducing . . . The
Magnificent Seven Old West Ladies
an intelligent, educated, independent, and stubborn woman.
Her outspoken manner often led her into trouble. She had an
unusual role for a woman and a mother during this time. Mary
was the editor/owner of the Clarion newspaper, having taken
it over after her husband Steven's murder. Her
father-in-law was Judge Orin Travis, Territorial Circuit
Judge, who along with his wife, Evie, looked after Mary’s
son, Billy, until he was able to return to town.
a homesteader who lived just outside of town.
Nettie was a tough old bird with a
good heart, who provided a home for her young niece, Casey.
About 65 years of age, she never met a man or beast that was
above shooting if it caused her trouble. There's nothing
and no one who scared her. A strong supporter of the seven
peacekeepers, she had a soft spot for the tracker,
Vin Tanner. Nettie reminded Vin of an older version of his
mother, causing Vin to go great lengths to protect her.
a young gal of 17 or 18 who lived with her aunt. Casey is a
younger version of Nettie, or at least, tried to be. She
had a strong crush on the youngest of the peacekeepers, JD
Dunne, but that didn't prevent Casey from punching him when
she felt he deserved it, much to JD's confusion. Casey
worked in town at the Mercantile and often spent her free
time with JD. Casey is not one for dressing up; things
seemed to go wrong every time she attempted fancy dress.
born and raised in Mexico, she had to flee to America in
fear of her life after striking her Patron's son, Don Paulo
de Madera, as she fought to defend her honor. Resilient and
determined she obtained a job at the Standish Tavern and
soon had many friends and admirers, one in particular--Buck
Wilmington--who tried to woo her without success. When Don
Paulo found Inez it was Buck who stepped up to defend her in
a duel to the death. At the end of the day, Don Paulo was
dead and Inez was free.
of Eban, a former slave, and a Seminole woman he had taken
as a wife. As an adult, Rain's mixed blood made her very
beautiful and Eban was very protective of her since his wife
died while Rain was a child. In a matter of days, her life
changed forever when a Confederate band of outlaws attacked
their village. When seven men came to be their protectors,
Rain met and instantly fell in love with Nathan Jackson, a
former slave who had healing skills. After her father died
in the final attack from the Confederate outlaws, Rain was
alone; however, she had an eye on Nathan and hoped their
relationship would blossom.
roots are alleged to be from the South but this may be
another guise she had created over the years. She has a
reputation as an excellent gambler and con artist.
Appearances are everything to Maude, and she means to
impress with both her stylish couture and her skill with the
cards. She had been married five times; one of the
marriages produced a son, Ezra, whom she adores. She
brought him up to be tough and self-reliant. In her line of
work she had to leave Ezra behind with dubious family
members or friends at times while she followed her latest
mark to keep the wolves from the door. She dropped in on
him from time to time but was always on the lookout for her
of Frank Connolly, she married Christopher Larabee against
her father's wishes. Sarah moved into her new home with its
own plot of land where they raised horses. Married life was
good, as her husband had settled down and lost most of his
wild ways. Later, when blessed with a son, named Adam, they
became a happy family. Tragically, their home burned to the
ground with Sarah and Adam, aged four, still inside, while
Chris was away on business in Mexico.
Credits and Thank Yous
I would like to take a moment to thank the many
individuals who helped make our Seventh Annual Mistresses of
Malarkey (MoM) Magnificent Seven Fanfic Awards a success and
a lot of fun. Many thanks go to. . .
-- To my fellow List Moderators – Lady Viper, Lisa S.,
Laura, Sarah, Sue, Janette, Nancy, Wendy, Antoinette and Mal
– for their help with all the behind the scenes work. Your
assistance was priceless!!
-- To Lady Viper, our Graphics Designer, for maintaining
the MoM's website, creating the award graphics, and updating
the various awards web pages. Your imaginative talents are
-- To Lisa, our Award Program Editor, for creating this
wonderful awards program to celebrate this event and to Mal
and Janette for writing the superb bios.
-- To Nancy for supporting and advertising the awards at
the Blackraptor website.
-- To the numerous volunteers who judged all the superb
-- To the gifted authors who create exciting, moving,
and captivating tales based on "The Magnificent Seven."
CONGRATULATIONS and keep writin'!!
-- And last but not least, to all those who read these
magnificent stories and nominated these wonderful fics!!
This night could not be possible without you!! Thank you
for your support!!
Thanks again to everyone and hope to see you on July 26th
at 8:00 p.m. EST, at the awards ceremony!
Rhonda (Luna Dey)
Program of Events
by Mistresses of Malarkey's List Mom Rhonda
BEST GEN Stories (The One Destiny Award)
Presenters: Rhonda & OW Ezra
Embroidered Hanky Award)
BEST GEN TEARJERKER
BEST ADULT TEARJERKER
& ATF Nathan & Las Vegas Nathan
BEST HURT/COMFORT (The
Golden Crutch Award)
BEST GEN HURT/COMFORT
BEST ADULT HURT/COMFORT
Presenters: Laura & OW JD
BEST ADULT- HET (The Ace of Hearts Award)
OW Buck & Las Vegas JD
BEST ADULT- SLASH (The Wild Hearts Award)
& OW Chris
AU OTHER THAN ATF (The
Brass Mirror Award)
NON-ATF AU BEST ADULT NON-ATF AU
Lisa S & Las Vegas Chris
CROSSOVER BEST ADULT CROSSOVER
Lisa S & Las Vegas Chris
BEST HOLIDAY FIC (any
genre) (The Glad Tidings Award)
HOLIDAY FIC BEST ADULT HOLIDAY FIC
Casey & Las Vegas Vin
BEST HUMOR (The John
BEST ADULT HUMOR (The Loaded Gun Award)
OW Josiah & ATF Josiah
BEST GEN GIGGLES- HUMOR
(The Gen Tickled Award)
BEST ADULT GIGGLES -
HUMOR (The Adult Tickled Award)
Janette & Las Vegas Vin
BEST LITTLE BRITCHES
(ATF OR OW) (The Little Britches Award)
Chris & Buck
BEST KID FIC GEN (any
genre/non-Little Britches) (The Little Tykes Award)
BEST KID FI ADULT (any
genre/non-Little Britches) (The Kindred Souls Award)
Sue M & ATF Buck and JD
BEST SEQUENTIAL FICS
(any genre) (Mag7 Serial Award)
SEQUENTIAL BEST ADULT SEQUENTIAL
Nancy & ATF Vin
BEST VIGNETTE (40K or
less) (any genre) (The Magnificent Ficlet Award)
BEST GEN VIGNETTE
BEST ADULT VIGNETTE
Antoinette & ATF Rain
BEST EXTENDED FIC (250K
or more) (any genre) (The Best Novella Award)
BEST OW GEN NOVELLA
BEST OW Adult Novella
BEST AU (including ATF)
GEN Novella BEST AU (including ATF) ADULT
Wendy & OW Nathan
BEST POEM (any genre)
(The Vin Tanner Award)
Vin & OW Mary
BEST NEW AUTHOR (any
genre) (The Rising Star Award)
GEN FIC BEST ORIGINAL ADULT FIC
& ATF Ezra
MoM HALL OF FAME AWARD
ACES AWARD (awarded for perfect scores)
Presenters: Rhonda & ATF Ezra
Below are a few quotes to test your Magnificent Seven
knowledge. See if you know who said the quote and from
which episode. Answers are located at the end of the
program. Good luck!
"Mother? I always thought Ezra was raised by
"This ain't Kansas."
"Looks like the circus is in town."
"I'm riding with him."
"Lessons will cost you extra."
"Oh the indignity, courage Ezra, courage"
"No seven men to watch over us."
"Would you be interested in partaking in a little
show of force?"
"It's always good to be needed."
"How about peach fuzz, baby?"
"I never said I was no doctor!"
"I'm not smart. That's why you'll stand trial for
"These men don't run this town"
"Yeah, I'm fine. Just dustin' the floors."
"Money . . . is like manure. Not good except it be
"Now I never shot a woman before, but I'd love for
you to give me a reason."
"Oh, he's all show. I'm your problem."
"I was just hoping there was some mistake."
"I serve the house of
Madera. Sometimes, serving the son is not the same as
serving the father."
"Well . . . a growing boy like you . . . probably
needs more food."
Spotlight on Mag7 Supernatural-Themed AUs and RPGs
7 Haunted Spirits RPG
Pursuing a band of outlaws,
the Magnificent Seven travel from Four Corners into Texas.
In the seclusion of the mountains in the panhandle, the
thieves threaten a tribal Medicine man to place a curse on
the seven. On all hallows eve, Chris Larabee and his men
cross into the sacrosanct area where the tribe’s lost souls
have been buried, and the curse condemns them to wander the
grounds as specters.
They seek sanctuary in an
old abandoned mansion discovered nearby. In their new
ethereal prison, the curse allows the seven lawmen to take
human form during new and full moon eves. Once per year, on
Halloween, they are free to assume a life force and walk the
earth, only to return on All Souls day, November 1st to the
house. The Seven disappeared from the 1870’s never to be
heard from again until . . .
To read these GEN stories
In this Mag7/Supernatural AU, Josiah Sanchez is a hunter and
was actually acquainted with John Winchester and is friends
with Bobby Singer. Vin Tanner and Chris Larabee are also
hunters who work with Josiah. Nathan Jackson is a research
scientist for an organization that studies paranormal
creatures. JD Dunne, Ezra Standish, and Buck Wilmington are
vampires. The Winchester's and Bobby make some appearances,
as well as Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
For a link to this
slash AU, please provide a statement that
you are over 18 years of age
Magnifique Douceurs Adult
Seven's destinies did not end with their deaths, for death
was only the beginning. Set in present day New Orleans, the
Seven have been undead for over a century. They've made it
their personal crusade to keep peace, not only between the
vampire clans, but also to see to it that humans and
vampires learn to coexist with one another. As a vampire's
powers grow, so does their bloodlust. Prophecy claims that
only a Master of his clan may take a human servant, one who
will stand beside them for all eternity and help the vampire
to control his insatiable need for human blood. Come along
as these seven Master vampires search for their soul mates,
all the while battling their enemies who stand for
everything the Seven are against.
For a link to the
stories, please provide a statement that you
are over 18 years of age
The Order of the Seven
Seven heroes are hunters of all things evil. The date is
1876 and the place is New Orleans. They operate under the
direction of Abraham van Helsing from a riverside plantation
called 'The Sanctuary'. In a race against time and several
clans of Vampyre, the Seven are in search of the Book of
Vishanti for the secret of immortality itself.
For a link to the
stories, please provide a statement that you
are over 18 years of age
Two Blood AU
Joe Lawson created
the Two Blood AU in her story ‘Hunter’s Moon’. This story is
no longer available on line, but in it, a group of strangers
arriving in Four Corners and their presence forces Buck to
reveal his true self to his friends in order to protect
them. Buck is a Two-Blood, able, at will, to change himself
into a wolf. His father is the alpha male of the ‘Red Stone
Pack’ and he wants to reclaim his son. In his pursuit of
this goal, he and his pack have ruthlessly killed anybody
who got in their way, including Buck's mother. In order to
protect the other six and the town, Buck forms the 'Four
Corners Pack', with Chris as the alpha. No other pack has so
many One-Bloods (as humans are called by the shapeshifters),
but by Two-Blood law his father's pack cannot touch them.
Inspired by this concept many other writers have written
stories in this AU, including ‘Moon and Rain’ which moves
the action into the modern ATF AU and charts the forming of
the ‘Denver Pack’. It should be noted that Buck is not a
werewolf, he can change at will, no full moon needed, he
always knows who he is and what he’s doing and lead bullets
are just as effective as sliver.
as a slash AU there are now a good number of GEN stories for
readers to enjoy. To read the Two Blood story "After Image"
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Answers to Magnificent
Seven Quotes Quiz
Josiah Sanchez in Witness
Vin Tanner in The New Law
Vin Tanner from Vendetta
Buck Wilmington in The Collector
Ezra Standish in Safecracker
Ezra Standish in Obsession
Mrs. Potter in The New Law
Chris Larabee in The Collector
Nathan Jackson in The New Law
Buck Wilmington in Obsession
Nathan Jackson in Ghost of the Confederacy
Judge Travis in One Day Out West
Mary Travis in Working Girls
JD Dunne in Vendetta
Josiah Sanchez in Sins of the Past
Chris Larabee in Lady Killers
JD Dunne in Penance
Casey Wells in Achilles
Raphael in Love & Honor
Inez in Chinatown