Long time no speak.
This is just a quick post to head you over to http://www.catherynnemvalente.com/fairyland/ which is a (once-a-week) serialized novel, which you can read for free (but there's also a donation thingy). The story's really good, especially if you like Neil Gaiman (Stardust), Susan Cooper (The Dark is Rising), and that kind of YA fantasy fiction (which I do). The author also has a "Writer's Commentary" after the 3rd chapter, where she talks a bit about her motivation and how the chapter came together, which I found fascinating. Take a couple of minutes and check out the story.