Snapshot by Dawson E Rambo

125,000 Words

Book Cover: Snapshot by Dawson E Rambo

Dawson Rambo thought he was writing a vignette about Mulder & Scully's need for comfort from each other after a tough case. In fact he was writing a novel expanding on this and veering into a mytharc-based X-File epic which puts them up against all kinds of agencies with initialisms from all over the alphabet.

This one's a classic in early MSR. It's an action-adventure-romance written in early season 4 and while it was intended as a vignette it got a bit carried away.

Dawson was flying by the seat of his pants through most of this one, but I think without his ongoing author's notes it won't be so obvious.  I've moved the majority of the notes to the end of the fic, because there were nearly 10,000 words in disclaimers and notes alone, and I don't think you.ll need the detailed instructions on how to ask for missing chapters using his auto email response while reading a complete version.  I've still included them all for nostalgic purposes; you just have to go to the end of the fic to read through them.  For the full 1997 experience you can flick back and forth using the table of contents on the PDF or ePub versions.  You will learn that you could possibly have obtained an Adobe Acrobat copy back then, and you could get a zip version if you didn't have a Mac. 😉

You should at least have a glimpse at the end notes when you've finished reading though. There are  some interesting glimpses into Dawson's mind as he's writing. It's interesting to see what's happening in his head as he's writing, and the author answers a few long-standing curiosities about himself at one stage.  😀