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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.

The Stagrench Classes by Wolfram-and-Hart-Sauron

  • Recommended by Korora
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: At the Tempter Training College, class is in session. This fic delves into the devil's plans, and in similar spirit to C. S. Lewis' original.
  • Comments: This troper has yet to find a deeper fanfic. Somwhat preachiness but part of its charm.
    • This troper found it lacked the wit of the original. And while The Screwtape Letters were never subtle, the fic is preachy.

A Letter From Screwtape to Mr. Holland Manners by Honor H

  • Recommended by Kirayoshi, Operation Shoestring, Pygmalion
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  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis One of Wolfman and Hart's senior partners offers some advice on how to deal with this "Angel" creature...
  • Comments One of the best crossovers this troper's ever read. An entertaining short piece set during the end of Angel's first season. The narrative voice rings as close to the original C. S. Lewis as you're liable to get, and provides some strong philosophical meat regarding the events of Angel: Season one(as well as some foreshadowing of Season two).
    • An exceptional piece - almost like reading the original Screwtape Letters. It helps that a few of the points made (happiness, perseverance) are lifted almost directly from the original material.

Screwtape's Blog: Advice from a Veteran Demon by screwtapeblog

  • Recommended by Angmar Bucket
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Screwtape's nephew avoids what was to be his punishment at the end of The Screwtape Letters, and the two demons return to their usual correspondence.
  • Comments: Apparently incomplete, but given the blog format, it's not much of a problem. Screwtape's style here is better than most imitators, and the "rescue" of Wormwood was both amusing and satisfying. Each blog post possessing a subject title on the day's lesson was a cute touch.
    • Operation Shoestring: I'm going to have to disrec. The blog clearly contradicts Lewis's work on several points, and lacks anywhere near the depth of analysis the original had.
      • Concerning the contradictions, remember that the blog is being narrated be a devil serving the prince of lies. Screwtape contradicted himself several times in the original book as well. I agree the analysis is not as deep, but the style and theme are intact, and the subjects are still insightful. I would still recommend it.

May 25 1983 by Ken Not-White

  • Recommended by Treguard
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Screwtape gives advice to his nephew regarding a very specific patient. (Naming him would spoil it.)

Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

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