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Founder: Dierdre - Stories: 149 - Followers: 31 - id: 14830
This is a listing of stories that drip with angst, horror and tragedy. These talented fic authors have woven a tapestry of words that will make you cry without guilt, tremble with fear and howl for blood. I promise you an unforgettable ride, gentle readers, so turn off the lights, grab a box of tissues and step into the beautiful dark.

Fear and Deceit by ilovecartoonsgirl reviews
Mostly recovered from the events in "The Worst Fear," the turtles plan to invade Karai's lair. With or without "the Mysterious One." Rated T to be safe. Please read and review! Recommended that you read "The Worst Fear" first, but you can read this by itself.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 24 - Words: 23,038 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/26 - Published: 1/1 - Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo - Complete
The Worst Fear by ilovecartoonsgirl reviews
After an encounter with Karai, the brothers see things that they hoped would never happen. Inspired by "The Darkness Within," from the 2K3 version, but set after "Follow the Leader" in the 2K13 version. Please read and review!
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 19 - Words: 14,344 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/27/2013 - Published: 12/14/2013 - Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo - Complete
I won't let you by ilovecartoonsgirl reviews
When Raphael gets injured, his brothers have some traumatizing experiences. This story takes place after 'Slash and Destroy.' Rated T to be safe (there is a tiny bit of gory imagery). Reviews wanted!
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 7 - Words: 4,685 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/11/2013 - Published: 12/6/2013 - Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, Michelangelo - Complete
The Fool by AngelDormais reviews
Temptations are many in those who suppress them most. Darkness seeps into the marrow of those who live it. The world turns, and the Fool's journey is complete. Halloween '09
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,612 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/31/2009 - Leonardo - Complete
Shatter by Amicitia Revenant reviews
It only takes one minute for everything to fall apart. You watch your life break, and you know it will take months, years, to fix it again. If it can be fixed at all...
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,976 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/6/2010 - Complete
Burning Bridges by Reinbeauchaser reviews
"I'm certain that I've burned the longest bridge in the history of human relationships. Yet, if I could, I would rebuild that bridge with every fiber of my being!" After reading her grandmother's journal, a young woman searches for the truth.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,998 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/8/2010 - Published: 11/9/2010 - April O'Neil
Severed by Caleigho Meer reviews
The worst has happened. Four became three.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 32 - Words: 60,045 - Reviews: 242 - Favs: 134 - Follows: 86 - Updated: 3/16 - Published: 7/23/2010 - Michelangelo, Raphael
Broken by Shadowflame611 reviews
Shattered, jagged, torn, and crushed. Pick up your pieces, learn, and mend anew. Beta-read by Simone Robinson.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,043 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/15/2010 - Published: 9/16/2010
A Hero's Remorse by Mikell reviews
Even the best heroes can't save everyone. 2nd place for Best Sad Ending Stealthy Stories 2010
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,299 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/24/2010 - Leonardo, Raphael - Complete
First Blood by Polaris'05 reviews
Some people can kill without even thinking. Some can murder and go on their way. Some can deal death without ever blinking. And some people will find that only their mind is the price that they have to pay. Companion piece to What Never Happened
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,291 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/31/2010 - Published: 9/25/2010 - Donatello - Complete
Fur by M.D. Owen reviews
April and Splinter. For the TMNT Tuesdays prompt: "Do you want to talk about it?"
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/4/2010 - April O'Neil, Splinter - Complete
Ouroboros Complex by Serendipity1 reviews
The loss of a brother splits the family apart. Years later, the old ghosts come creeping back in a form they'd never imagined. How long can family connections last? How far? The turtles find that the past doesn't stay buried, and some things never die.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 14 - Words: 75,905 - Reviews: 128 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 96 - Updated: 10/11/2012 - Published: 1/11/2009 - Leonardo, Donatello
Before We're Left With Nothing by Elsiah reviews
Raphael pauses to reflect on one teenager’s untimely death. From the outside looking in, he comes to realize that nothing is real ‘til it’s gone.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,984 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/8/2008 - Raphael - Complete
His Obedient Servant by nightwalker3 reviews
Shredder never could have done it without her. That was Karai's burden to bear. A SAINW story.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,872 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/23/2008 - Karai, Donatello - Complete
Even Monsters Get Hungry by Tatsumaki-sama reviews
He was getting bored and only the four creatures "visiting" him can fulfill his hunger.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,562 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 5 - Published: 6/4/2008 - Donatello - Complete
The Freak by lady kameko reviews
One of the turtle's worst nightmares becomes a horrifying reality. Character death, darkfic. Complete.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 846 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/4/2008 - Complete
Instinct by Jaganashi reviews
A very brief look into Leatherhead's character, and how it relates to the TMNT.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 451 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/15/2007 - Leatherhead - Complete
The Greatest Enemy by Kay the Cricketed reviews
[Drabble based off of Mirage's Return to New York comic book arc] After the Shredder's defeat, Leonardo contemplates his reasons for giving Shredder a proper burial.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 701 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/31/2007 - Leonardo, Shredder
Ignore the Ghosts by Bunny MacCool reviews
Ignore the ghosts. Ignore their cries. Everything. Everything. Everything dies.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 652 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/30/2007 - Complete
Why by emeraldteardrops reviews
Don/April angsty romance. Short one-shot. Summary: We don't always know why we do the things we do.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,549 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/11/2008 - April O'Neil, Donatello - Complete
Lockdown by Kay the Cricketed reviews
When Leonardo fails to tell his brothers about a mishap in their latest mission, the mistake could cost him something important... like his life. Don's answers. Raph's anger. Mikey's hope. What can combat something that attacks from the inside?
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 30,275 - Reviews: 154 - Favs: 149 - Follows: 154 - Updated: 2/2/2008 - Published: 4/24/2007 - Leonardo
Shape Without Form by SwoonsAndSais reviews
Welcome to the circus. Have you bought your cotton candy? Make it a sweet dream somehow. ; A dark, surrealist story about what happens when you don't take a minute to always figure things out. Cowritten with KayTheCricketed.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,017 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 23 - Published: 2/28/2008 - Leonardo, Raphael
To Be Completely Honest by Riley72 reviews
You're bitter, and you're angry, and you're hurt. And all that matters is that he is gone, and he's never coming back. You miss him, you'll always love him, and you'll never be able to forget him... Deathfic - Oneshot
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,312 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/24/2008 - Complete
Drip by Reluctant Dragon reviews
Something is wrong in the Lair. Michaelangelo Muses.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,205 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/1/2008 - Michelangelo - Complete
TMNT: Until Yesterday Is Here by princessebee reviews
A series of SAINW ficlets. Moody, morbid and morose. Warnings for language, drug use and implied sexual stuff.
Ninja Turtles - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,896 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Published: 12/17/2007 - Donatello, Michelangelo - Complete
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