author Vern / kittu9
fandom: parks and rec
character/pairing: Ann Perkins
warnings: brief references to teenage sex, drug use, and medical emergencies.
summary: No one ever asks Ann why she’d want to live here.
Set somewhere at the end of season two, pre-Traeger-wreck.
notes: I have never been particularly fond of Ann, so when signups came around I thought, this is a chance to try and understand her! Ann’s version of triumph doesn’t necessarily align with my own definition, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t content with the life she’s made.
Prompt 23: “You can’t erase who you are. You can’t erase what you know.” – Sandra Cisneros
(born December 20, 1954), Mexican-American writer of novels, poems and short stories, teacher, counselor, founder of the Macondo Foundation, a group of poets, novelists, journalists, performance artists, and creative writers of all genres who focus on strengthening their communities and changing the world through their writing, and founder of the Alfredo Cisneros Del Moral Foundation, which awards money to writers of exceptional talent and commitment who were born in Texas, are writing about Texas or who are living in Texas. She was the first female Mexican-American writer to have her work published by a mainstream publisher.
No one ever asks Ann why she'd want to live here.