2003
Silver Sutures Awards
Winners

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BEST SHORT STORY (0-25K)
Waiting for 216 - 9K - Rated PG - by Laura Castellano
SUMMARY: Mulder waits for Scully's flight to arrive.


BEST MID-LENGTH STORY (26-100K)
My December - 72K - Rated NC-17 - by TRUTHWEBOTHKNOW
SUMMARY: Sometime after 2am, Scully succumbed to her exhaustion, watched over by the concerned brown eyes of Walter Skinner as he sat vigil beside his two agents. Holding the hand of one as she slept, tucked up beside Mulder on the bed, and gently bathing the fever from the other's face, with cool water. They looked like a couple of kids, instead of two FBI agents. He glanced at his watch and pulled his lips into a tight sad smile, as he went back to the task of bathing his injured agent.

Merry Christmas, Fox and Dana.


BEST LONG STORY (101-199K)
Full Circle Pt 1, Pt 2 - 123K - Rated PG-13 - by Dawn
SUMMARY: What if there was more to one of those bogus fertilizer checks for Kersh? A routine assignment turns deadly for Mulder, and resurrects painful memories from his childhood.


BEST NOVEL (200K or longer)
Profiles in Caring: The Everett Case Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4 - 225K - Rated NC-17 - by Daydreamer
SUMMARY: To find and rescue Skinner's nephew, Mulder faces the hardest challenge of his career -- entering the mind of a pedophile.
PLEASE READ AUTHOR'S WARNINGS CAREFULLY


BEST ANGST STORY
Verlassen Pt 1, Pt 2 - 185K - Rated R - by TexxasRose
SUMMARY: The knowledge Mulder receives from an informant is more dangerous than ever before. How much will he sacrifice to guarantee Scully's safety?


BEST PHYSICAL MT STORY
Blood Ties 10: A Dish Served Cold - 340K - Rated PG-13 - by Dawn
SUMMARY: Eat the dish of revenge cold instead of hot.
--Charles Lowe (1885)


BEST MEDICAL MT STORY
Family Matters Pt 1, Pt 2 - 170K - Rated PG-13 - by Mary Kleinsmith
SUMMARY: What do you do when somebody you love unconditionally is in danger?


BEST HUMOR STORY
The South Shall Rise Again - 25K - Rated NC-17 - by Gina Rain
SUMMARY: Mulder gets injured in a karaoke bar and does not want Scully's help.


BEST PSYCHOLOGICAL MT STORY
Blood Ties 8: The Fragile Cord Pt 1, Pt 2 - 267K - Rated PG-13 - by Dawn
SUMMARY: Has Mulder's somewhat tenuous tether to sanity finally snapped?


BEST DISCIPLINE STORY
Thank You for Not Smoking - 31K - Rated NC-17 - by Bluebonnet
SUMMARY: Post Brand-X - Scully and Skinner cure Mulder of his smoking habit.
DISCIPLINE


BEST DISCIPLINE SERIES
Independence - Series - Rated PG-13 - by Gaby
SUMMARY: This is a Western AU; Sheriff Skinner takes care of a runaway called Fox...
DISCIPLINE


BEST SLASH STORY
Signing Bonus - 29K - Rated NC-17 - by SubRosa
SUMMARY: "Mulder, I have been offered a new position here in the States. I took it on the condition that I got this evening with you as...well, let's call it a signing bonus."
M/M Non-consensual sex


BEST SLASH SERIES
Sub-Urban Legends Series - Rated NC-17 - by Gaby
SUMMARY: Loosely connected stories based entirely on Urban Legends.
M/SK/K SLASH, BDSM


BEST SERIES (Non-Discipline, Non-Slash)
Profiles in Caring Series - Rated NC-17 - by Daydreamer
SUMMARY: After her release from the hospital, Scully follows Mulder to where he is working on a case for VCS.


BEST MULDER/SCULLY STORY
Blood Ties 11: Evolution Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4 - 250K - Rated PG-13 - by Dawn
SUMMARY: A missing child. Two opposing theories. Mulder and Grey face a case that will test the brother bond to its limits. Will they come out stronger? Or be torn apart?


BEST MULDER/SKINNER STORY
A Friend in Need - 33K - Rated PG-13 - by Sally Bahnsen
SUMMARY: What happened to Mulder in the 4 hours between leaving the hospital with Skinner and arriving at Blevins' office for the hearing? This story is told from both Mulder and Skinner's points of view respectively. A fill-in-the- blank for Redux II.


BEST MULDER/KRYCEK STORY
Signing Bonus - 29K - Rated NC-17 - by SubRosa
SUMMARY: "Mulder, I have been offered a new position here in the States. I took it on the condition that I got this evening with you as...well, let's call it a signing bonus."
M/M Non-consensual sex


BEST THREESOME STORY
Thank You for Not Smoking - 31K - Rated NC-17 - by Bluebonnet
SUMMARY: Post Brand-X - Scully and Skinner cure Mulder of his smoking habit.
DISCIPLINE


BEST MULDER/OTHER STORY (Not Scully, Krycek or Skinner)
The Way Things Are Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3 - 278K - Rated NC-17 - by Sukie Tawdry
SUMMARY: One night and their whole lives were changed forever.


BEST X-FILE
Out of the Cold Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4, Pt 5 - 427K - Rated R - by Vickie Moseley
SUMMARY: It's 1991. Fox Mulder has been a profiler under Bill Patterson for over a year and a half. He's facing one of his hardest cases, and a nasty cold. Both of them are about to get a lot worse.


BEST ADVENTURE STORY
Blood Ties 10: A Dish Served Cold - 340K - Rated PG-13 - by Dawn
SUMMARY: Eat the dish of revenge cold instead of hot.
--Charles Lowe (1885)


BEST POST-EPISODE STORY
Without Words - 72K - Rated PG - by Mary Kleinsmith
SUMMARY: Post 'Tooms' - We should have known Mulder getting through this case unscathed was too good to be true.


BEST MISSING SCENE STORY
TIE
A Friend in Need - 33K - Rated PG-13 - by Sally Bahnsen
SUMMARY: What happened to Mulder in the 4 hours between leaving the hospital with Skinner and arriving at Blevins' office for the hearing? This story is told from both Mulder and Skinner's points of view respectively. A fill-in-the- blank for Redux II.

Monday Again - 28K - Rated R - by dtg
SUMMARY: A hostage negotiator sees something Scully thought was safely hidden.


BEST POST-COLONIZATION STORY
World's Child - 604K - Rated R - by Xanthe
SUMMARY: A small boy struggles to make sense of his destiny and his unusual abilities in a world full of danger.
SLASH, ALTHOUGH NO GRAPHIC SEX


BEST COLLABORATION
Justice, Interrupted Pt 1, Pt 2 - 200K - Rated PG - by Dawn Zemke and Sally Bahnsen
SUMMARY: How far will one man go to see justice served?


FAVORITE AUTHOR
DAWN