A Very Moving "Calvin and Hobbes" Fan-Fic
I found Reminiscence, a one-shot "Calvin and Hobbes" fan-fiction today courtesy of TVTropes. I wasn't aware there even was "Calvin and Hobbes" fan-fiction until today but I've been a lifelong fan of the comic (my parents read it to me before I could read myself), so I figured I'd give it a whirl.
It's really well-done. The author clearly knows the comic strip--he or she refers to "Uncle Max" (a minor character Bill Watterson ultimately got rid of) and gets the name of Calvin's babysitter's boyfriend correct.
The story is equal parts funny and moving. After all, it's about Calvin growing up and what ultimately happens to everyone. I won't go into detail, but although I hate sad things, this is both sad and beautiful.