May. 13th, 2011

harrigan: (war big bang)
Since there's no SPN tonight, to console myself I'm going to announce my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang to my friends! [livejournal.com profile] 5rin9 will be creating the art for it! I haven't seen her work before, but she's great at communicating quickly and effectively, is enthused about the subject, and asked great questions! So I'm excited!

Posting date: Thurs June 23

True confessions time - remember that poll I did a little while ago, to see if anyone was familiar with the movie The Great Escape? I wrote (do you believe it?!) a J2AU!

Summary draft:

Under a Vast Sky is inspired by the classic war movie The Great Escape, which in turn is based on a true story. During WWII, hundreds of POWs in a German prison camp planned an audacious mass escape. In the fic, as in the movie, as in real-life, 76 men make it out before the tunnel is discovered. Hitler is enraged, calls for an immediate manhunt, and orders that the recaptured POWs be executed in cold blood. Only three of the men evade capture and reach safety.

In Under a Vast Sky Jarek and Jensen are two downed RAF pilots, who find themselves unexpected bunkmates in Stalag Luft III. Committed to escaping, they are among the 76 who make it out the tunnel on that moonless night in 1944. But just hours after they get out, when they're beginning the dangerous and arduous journey home, secrets come out. They get separated.

After the war, Jarek tracks down his orphaned 7-year-old niece Rosie, and tries to make a home with her in a Polish Resettlement Camp in England. But he's still haunted by the choice Jensen made.

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