Supernatural (TV series)/Fanfic Recs

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    Do warn when a fanfic may head into non-canon territory, be it in pairings or plot. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.

    Authors, and Websites

    Silver & Salt Supernatural stories by B.Sterns (aka Gekizetsu/eighth_horizen)

    • Recommended by Caysha
    • She writes both gen/slash in an amazing range of genres. The Winchesters are always written in beautifully in character, despite some of the bizzare situations they encounter (including a v. hot genderswap series), B. Stern's style is engaging, flowing, and easy to read, one of the best fanfic authors out there. Cannot recommend her works highly enough!

    PlatinumRoseLady on

    • Recommended by Mon Solo
    • A ton of short-but-sweet stories focusing on the Winchesters. By "short" I mean most of them are around 100 words; by "sweet" I mean she treats the characters much better than the writers on the show do. Despite being so brief, she really captures the characters' personalities. Currently writing about an alternate universe where the brothers adopt a cat named Lucky. Almost exclusively general fic; no Wincest.

    entangled_now at LiveJournal

    • Recommended by emilyperson
    • She writes both gen and pretty much every pairing you can think of, in a variety of genres and levels of age-appropriate. The stories (usually oneshots, though there are a few multiple-parters, like the Fourth Wall series linked to on our own Crack Fic page) are usually funny, often sad, sometimes creepy, and always beautiful. And the smut, when it comes up, is quite hot.


    • Recommended by jeun
    • peroxidepest17 has only recently joined the SPN fandom, but the things written so far are amusing. Most of it can be read as a stand alone oneshot, and Dean x Castiel seems to be this writers OTP. I suggest starting with the 'series' where Sam has the issues for Dean starting with Curvature of the Earth, the latest in this serie Flames of the Sun is currently one of my favorites. Love is a Battlefield is especially amusing but YMMV. All of these are Dean x Castiel.

    General Fics

    Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

    Arctic Radar by MusesFool

    • Recommended by Lua
    • Synopsis: Sam knew there were lots of things he still didn't know about Dean. The past two and a half years had been full of startling revelations, and this was possibly the most startling of all. In short, Dean knits and Sam suffers the consequences.

    Evernatural by b stearns

    • Recommended by Tinted
    • Synopsis: Disney purchases the rights to Supernatural and airs it on Tuesday nights on ABC at 7:30. The show is retitled to aim for a different audience. Eric Kripke sets fire to himself outside an ABC studio shortly after.

    The Simple Art Of Graverobbing by b stearns

    • Recommended by Polar Bear
    • Synopsis: Crossover between Supernatural and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Harry and Perry go hunt some graverobbers.

    I Am The Very Model by Vorpalblades

    • Recommended by Lua
    • Synopsis: Jake killed Sam, but Sam came back. Sam killed Jake, and Jake stayed dead. That means Sam won, and to the victor goes the spoils, right? Yeah, that’s what the rest of Hell thought too. The demons want Sam to lead. Hilarity Ensues.

    Not As We by tru_faith_lost

    • Recommended by emeriin.
    • Synopsis: It's in God's hands now. Literally. Dean has his orders and as much proof as he'll ever need that he's got no choice but to follow them.

    The Pie!Fic Series by fandomatemylife

    • Recommended by Lua
    • Synopsis: Castiel pays Dean an unexpected visit with unexpected results.

    Idle Hands by MissAnnThropic

    • Recommended by trkzsoup
    • Synopsis: During the chaos of Lucifer walking the earth, Castiel searches out Dean.

    In Excelsis by 1shot

    • Recommended by Rocket Happy
    • Synopsis: Dean is tired, and half-buzzed, and Sammy's gone and Lucifer is risen and he's going to get himself smited—smote? -- by an angel in the world's scuzziest motel.

    The Mountains in Reply by 1shot

    • Recommended by Rocket Happy
    • Synopsis: Castiel is standing six inches too far inside Dean's personal space, and the two of them are playing intenser-than-thou while Sam fidgets impatiently with the strap of his bag and thinks about how it's a hell of a lot drier inside the car.

    Angels We Have Heard by 1shot

    • Recommended by Rocket Happy
    • Synopsis: Castiel looks for God. It is a tiresome and thankless task, and he is running out of time.

    A Match Made in Heaven by incandescens (Crossover)

    • Recommended by S Noble Jr
    • Synopsis: "Dean meets the Transformers. He's met weirder."

    "The War" by Underneaththebunker

    • Recommended by Almostreal
    • Synopsis: What drove Sam to run away to Flagstaff? An unexpected turn of events on a hunt almost tears the family apart. WARNING: disturbing imagery.

    The Missing Piece by Aecoris and its sequels, The Road to Confidence and More Than Meets the Eye

    • Recommended by Pom Rania
    • Synopsis: AU. Sam is paraplegic and grows up neglected in foster care, until he meets Dean in school and they become friends. The first story takes place around that time; the second two are set when they're both older and hunting. Some Sam/Jess in later parts.

    "No Refills" by minskmix

    • Recommended by Pippin Pips
    • Synopsis: John's kids don't like to be taken to the doctors office

    Sam's Drunk Letters

    • Recommended by emilyperson
    • Synopsis: Sam thinks Stephen King's a HACK who's IRREPARABLY HARMING the world with his incorrect suppositions about the dark forces that pervade this plane. He tells him so. Hilariously.

    When Hell Comes After You by Iryann

    • Recommended by Monoxide
    • Synopsis: AU Fic; Dean is a detective in a small town, Gabriel runs the local cafe, and Castiel is his brother, who Dean is forced to protect when their other psychotic brother Lucifer escapes from prison.

    Folks Like Us (Do It In DeLoreans) by opalish

    • Recommended by Slow Mercury
    • Synopsis: Castiel has a cunning plan. It involves Ruby, time travel, and setting up house to raise the Boy King right. Yes. Gen crackfic of epic proportions, yo.

    Ouroboros by gedry

    • Recommended by Coral542383
    • Synopsis: After Sam gets his soul back his relationship with Dean is rockier than ever. Secrets have piled up and tension is running high between the brothers. Their inability to get along causes problems for Bobby so he orders them to get help or get gone. Working through their problems is more complicated than they thought, and their therapist isn’t who she seems.

    Between the Lines of Fear and Blame by Faye_Dartmouth

    • Recommended by Alumina, seconded by Coral 542383
    • Synopsis: n the hunt for Lucifer, Sam is hurt and Dean has to embark on a quest to find his brother in more ways than one.

    Shipping Fics

    Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

    Anything Worth Dying For by waldorph

    • Recommended by Lawrieclaws
    • Synopsis: It's the Apocalypse, and this is the Book of Chuck

    A Hole in the World by bauble

    • Recommended by greenmak
    • Pairings: Dean/Castiel
    • Synopsis: Dean says yes to Michael, and Castiel is left hurting. A different take on 5x04 "The End".

    Dating for Dummies by sevenfists

    • Recommended by Lua
    • Pairings: Sam/Dean
    • Synopsis: Sam and Dean early-relationship shenanigans. Dean is a gentleman out of habit and thus treats poor Sam kind of like a woman, Sam is equal parts confused, horrified and amused.

    Evil!Sammy Universe by eboniorchid

    • Recommended by VAD
    • Pairings: Sam/Dean
    • Synopsis: Is an AU where the Big Secret was that Sam was part-demon. When Dean told Sam the secret, Sam freaked out and ran off, both so he could find answers that Dean didn't want to look for and so that he wouldn't endanger Dean if he went rogue. He got trained and brutalized so that he could give in to his demon side. After eight months, he was returned to Dean with a reasonable cover story but is more manipulative, rougher and crueller. Then there was a war, humanity lost and Sam made Dean his pet/whore/fuck-toy rather than killing him. Dean obviously is having rather a rough time of this but is slowly breaking and learning to submit. An Evil!Sam who is not a complete nutjob and a Slutty/Broken!Dean who is still smart... what's not to love?

    Indigo Blooms in the Kingdom of Hesperus by Leonidas

    • Recommended by Wandering Raccoon
    • Pairings: Sam/Dean
    • Synopsis: "Just a routine morning in Hell, but Dean is starting to think that Sam wants more than he has been taking ..." One-shot AU in which Sam becomes the new evil overlord of Hell, and drags Dean along for the ride.

    The Consequences of Falling by Pandarus

    • Recommended by 20thcenturyvole
    • Pairing: Dean/Castiel
    • Synopsis: As the auther herself puts it: A story in fifteen parts, in which the angel Castiel finds himself put in an untenable position, and consequentially loses his grace. In which he goes on a roadtrip with a demon, discovers the delights of tequila and french fries and pie, plays a starring role in a virgin sacrifice, is deflowered by his favourite Winchester, and then gets some very unpleasant news indeed.

    Punxsutawney by astolat

    • Recommended by Caysha
    • Pairing: Dean/Sam
    • Synopsis: A different take on Mystery Spot, this time with the Winchesters brothers stuck together in the time loop.

    The Incestuous Courtship of the Antichrist's Bride by fleshflutter

    • Recommended by Lawrieclaws
    • Pairing: Sam/Dean
    • Synopsis: Sam is trying to become the Antichrist in order to save the world. He has a small army of angels and demons, he has an adoring cult, he has a work of prophecy by Jack Kerouac, and he has Dean. Things are going pretty well until he accidentally signs Dean up as his Beloved Consort, a role that requires sex with the Antichrist on an altar. And that's when things stop going pretty well. Also, the soundtrack to the Apocalypse sucks.

    In the Silence Afterward by ibroketuesday

    • Recommended by Lawrieclaws
    • Pairing: Dean/Castiel
    • Synopsis: After Lucifer rises, Dean goes mute.

    Stranger Than Fiction by thenyxie

    • Recommended by Berrigan
    • Pairing: Dean/Sam
    • Synopsis: Set immediately post-The Monster at the End of This Book. Dean can't stop wondering why people would write gay porn about him and Sam. Research takes him to interesting places; re-reading novels for subtext, visiting message boards, and a really freaky place called LiveJournal.

    Blessed is His Child by ameonna1 and kijikun

    • Pairing: Dean/Castiel, Sam/Gabriel, Crowley/Anna, OC/OC
    • Synopsis: "Dean and Cas end up with a daughter (no Mister Seahorse involved, thank the Gods. Hilarity Ensues

    Songs of Love & Hate by amor_remanet

    • Recommended by trkzsoup
    • Pairing: Dean/Castiel, Sam/Gabriel(/demon!Bela), Becky/Lisa(Chuck), Bobby/Crowley, Cupid/OMC angel
    • Synopsis: Castiel is up in Heaven, miserable and making life hard for the other angels. Sam is out of Hell and can't get Crowley and Bela to stop treating him like King of the Demons. Dean is down on Earth, miserable and making life hard for everyone else — especially for Lisa and Becky, who might just be pregnant with Jesus. Gabriel and Cupid decide to stick their noses in and set everybody right. Too bad they can't make plans to save their lives.

    Good Things Do Happen by trinityofone

    • Recommended by kph2pt0
    • Pairing: Dean/Castiel, Sam/Jessica, John/Mary
    • Synopsis: AKA, A Winchester Family Christmas, 2010. After successfully halting the Apocalypse, Sam and Dean are granted, in essence, a wish by God. Dean's wish? “How about bringing back to life every single person who died thanks to this stupid, pointless little squabble your kids started?" Thus, a Winchester family Christmas! Hilarity, and oh-my-god-my-family moments ensue.

    To High Places by Narrow Roads by sansday

    • Recommended by kph2pt0 (new link by alisette11, it was taken off LJ)
    • Pairing: Dean/Castiel
    • Synopsis: Slave AU. Dean is a lonely businessman who buys an angel at auction. What was it the experts said about impulse buys?

    Wayward Sons by Break the Silence

    • Recommended by flamekitty
    • Pairing: Sam/Dean
    • Synopsis: The story takes place around 1997; Dean is 18 and Sam is 14. They're on the road with their father. The story falls under the same circumstances described in the television series except for all the Wincest.
    • Warning: Incestuous Slash, Demons, and lots and lots of Angst.

    Better Off This Way by Linda Atkinson

    • Recommended by GosuroriOtaku
    • Pairing: Yellow-Eyes/John
    • Synopsis: (From John wakes after making a deal with the Yellow Eyed Demon to find that he might not be who he thought he was.
    • Warning: Slash with a fair bit of swearing and angst, implied sex.

    300 Things by CautionZombies

    • Recommended by Castielxx
    • Pairing: Dean/Castiel
    • Synopsis: Dean's life at twenty-four makes him feel like he's forty—he works two jobs to help pay bills for his house and put his genius little brother through private school, and has spent six years (on and off, let's be honest) working on his mechanical engineering degree at KU. With so much of his life devoted to his family, Dean has little time in his schedule for class and no time for social interaction. Then, while getting his classes together for the fall, he finds himself in a do-or-die situation: He must take his last literature class now, his spring already filled with those left for his major...except that none of the English classes will fit his schedule. This is how Dean grovels and begs Dr. Castiel Milton to make a special arrangement for him, and Dr. Milton does.
    • Warning: Language, sexuality, alcoholism, real life AU

    Middle School Never Ends by vampireluvr15

    • Recommended by Monoxide
    • Pairings: Destiel, Sabriel
    • Synopsis: Middle school AU. Dean and Sam are moving (again), and Sam's initial outrage at having to leave his friends behind is quickly subdued when he meets the mischevious Gabriel Novak, son of the school's principal, Michael. At the same time, Dean meets and quickly falls for Gabriel's older (but far more introverted) brother, Castiel. Soon after they meet, outside forces begin interfering with their relationships - controlling, domineering father Michael, the constant threat that the Winchesters will have to move away, and the secret kept by the Novak family and three other people (Jo, Becky and Chuck) - they're actually angels. Gabriel is the first to realize the biggest problem; John Winchester is the only man alive who knows how to kill angels. So between trying to survive school and trying to spill a secret without getting killed by either your father or your boyfriend's father (or even your boyfriend) for doing so, what is an angel to do?
    • Warnings: Slash (duh), much innuendo on the part of Gabriel. Also, child abuse (nothing explicit).

    Imitating Life by littlehollyleaf

    • Recommended by Miri
    • Pairings: Dean/Castiel, Dean/Misha, a bit of (mostly implied) Sam/Genevieve, some Gabriel/Balthazar and very very slight hints of Gabriel/Sam. Also Jensen/Dr Sexy.
    • Synopsis: (from the index page) Set in The French Mistake universe. To safeguard the angelic weapons he stole from Heaven, Balthazar has entrusted the keys to their hiding place to Sam and Dean and sent them into an alternative dimension. Unfortunately, Heavenly hitman Virgil followed them through and managed to swipe the keys during the ensuing confrontation. Now, the brothers need to find Virgil stat or their world is headed for a meltdown when he hands the keys over to Raphael who plans to use the weapons to re-start Armageddon. The problem is - how? Because if tracking down Virgil isn't hard enough they also have to keep up the pretence of being a couple of crappy TV stars, investigate the mysterious arrival of one Richard Speight Jr. and deal with a clingy Castiel-lookalike who can't seem to stop fawning over Dean.

    The Soul Piece by cloudyjenn

    • Recommended by docjellybelly
    • Pairing: Dean/Castiel
    • Synopsis: (From When a human child is born, their soul is shattered into bright gleaming pieces that scatter to the winds.

    In His Image by whit_merule

    • Recommended by KD Heart
    • Pairing: Sam/Gabriel, Dean/Castiel
    • Synopsis: Kali can breathe life back into a corpse, but what exactly is Gabriel now? Gabriel flits around various centuries trying to work that out, Dean has another powered-down angel and a little brother to look out for, Castiel has forgotten how to trust, and someone keeps sending Sam annoying little notes on his laptop. Oh, and Bobby would like to remind you all that there’s an Apocalypse still going on. Covers season 5 from Gabriel’s death to the finale.
    • Warnings: Some gore, similar levels to the show. Some swearing, in dialogue and in Dean’s narrative voice. Use of real historical characters.

    The Voice of The Turtledove by obstinatrix

    • Recommended by Ariana
    • Pairing: Dean/Castiel
    • Synopsis: (From the LJ page) Castiel was eleven years old when he first felt there was something wrong with him. He's twenty-nine, a Roman Catholic priest in a small New England village, before Dean Winchester shows him that there isn't. AU, rated NC-17.

    Thursday's Child by strangeandcharm

    • Recommended by Ariana
    • Pairing: Dean/Castiel
    • Synopsis: AU. The apocalypse is over, but Thursday's child has far to go.
    • Warnings: Dean kills Lucifer!Sam pre-story, and there is mourning, drug use, alcohol abuse, porn, and very brief implied non-con.

    Crossover Fics

    Stories that combine one or more series other than Supernatural.

    When Summoning, Please Watch The Wording by Ryuuza Kochou

    • Recommended by Echo Garrote
    • Synopsis: A crossover between Supernatural and Good Omens. A capture, a ritual, and a small mistake in terms lets Sam and Dead become 'sacrifices' to another demon with yellow eyes. Things don't exactly end how you might expect them to.
    • Comments: Brilliantly written in a style that sounds just like Pratchett and Gaiman wrote it themselves. Everyone is character and it's absolutely hilarious.

    Chuck vs The Fallen Angel and his friends by Sameuspegasus

    • Recommended by Yoyoddd
    • Status: Complete.
    • Pairings: Chuck/Sarah, slight Dean/Castiel.
    • Synopsis: When a new video game is released based on the book series Supernatural, Sam and Dean decide to put a stop to it. However, the game contains encoded information regarding the whereabouts of multiple weapons of mass destruction. It doesn't take long for Sam and Dean themselves to come under suspicion. To make matters worse, not only is there a nuclear arms dealer on the loose, but it seems he may have connections to something other otherworldly that makes the situation that much more dangerous.

    Arrangements-verse by icarus_chained (Good Omens crossover)

    • Recommended by Pan Boleyn
    • Pairings: Dean/Castiel, Sam/Gabriel, Aziraphale/Crowley
    • Synopsis: (from the series masterlist page) Team Free Will meets everyone's favourite angel and demon, and it all spirals from there.

    Strangers In Gilead by Corvus Imbrifer

    • Reccommended by Kari
    • Pairings: Sam/OFC, Dean/OFC
    • Synopsis: An outsider POV of Dean and Sam in the Wild West.
    • Comments: This fic is really, really good. The characters are well-portrayed, the language is natural and believable, the writing is extremely smooth, and the plot compelling.

    Those Cambell Boys by l. marie benjamin

    • Reccommended by Leliel
    • Pairings:
    • Synopsis: When a Digitized Hacker demon attacks the BAU actually the ghost Tobias Hankel, the team find themselves in an impossible world, where a mother's secrets will change everything.

    Excerpts From Carver Edlund's Magnum Opus by twentysomething

    • Recommended by thoughtsickles
    • Pairings: Dean/Castiel
    • Synopsis: A Bones crossover with Dean as FBI Agent Winchester, Cas as the ever-logical anthropologist he's partnered with, and Sam as the psychologist who's fascinated by their working relationship

    Wolverines Wendigos and Winchesters by Sci Fi Nut TX

    • Reccomended by Patchgipper
    • Pairngs: Dean/OC, Sam/Jess
    • Synopsis: A beautifully written X-men crossover. Dean meets Wolverine during a solo hunt, which leads to friendship and a new job.

    Damned Demented Demons by hell's_half_acre

    • Recommended by bettername2come
    • Synopsis: Harry Potter saves the Winchesters from a Dementor attack, but the Winchesters aren't the only ones that need protecting.

    Take A Long Line by Derry

    • Recommended by Pitac89
    • Synopsis: Winchester isn't stupid. Dangerous, unpredictable and often reckless. But definitely not stupid. So there has to be a good reason that, knowing full well that he's on the FBI's radar, Dean Winchester brazenly walked into the Federal Building on Wilshire Boulevard to collect a passport under the pseudonym of Ronald Belford Scott.

    "[1] [dead link]" Dust in the Wind by lyra-wing

    • Recommended by kunoichiko
    • "Synopsis" : Crossover between American Gods and Supernatural. A what could have been post Season 1, with the boys becoming the gods of hunters, old gezzer style.