Walter Farley is Rolling in his Grave
Walter Farley is Rolling in his Grave is a story written by Nijiiro Sumi and illustrated by Ramie. It ran in Issue 16 at http://s2b2.livejournal.com/94538.html, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/walter-farley-is-rolling-in-his-grave/.
From the author: " You can't understand if you've never ridden a horse and felt the power underneath you, or the wind in your face and your hair, or the knowledge that you and your mount can have absolute faith and trust in one another."
From pinboard.in: "An elven-cursed jockey and a diebetic exercise rider unexpectedly team up."
From delicious.com: "Alec, whose weight and diabetes won’t let him be a jockey, is suddenly asked by elves to train a very peculiar horse and ride him in a race in Elfland."
- http://emmee-kay.livejournal.com/6403.html: "Depression-era horse racing! Faery! Ex-cons! What isn't there to love?"
- http://ceanshinythings.livejournal.com/277322.html: "This is fantastic and fascinating, multi-layered, and deeply serious whilst being extremely whimsical."
- pinboard.in: "magical realism, depression era, w/cameos from other fandoms"