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Joined 04-16-07, id: 1261881, Profile Updated: 11-03-09
Author has written 54 stories for Firefly.

If you're viewing this page, I hope it's because you have read and enjoyed one or more of my stories. I am addicted to watching, reading, and writing Firefly, as you may be realizing from the stories I tell. I love all the characters, but some of my pairings may seem strange to others. I hope you find them at least plausible within the framework of the stories themselves.

I am also more than fond of feedback, be it good, bad, or indifferent. It really spurs me on to more and better writing, so please take just a moment to respond to the stories you've read. I would be delighted to read your input!

Administrative Note: For those who are reading the Mal/River stories in order of posting, I just want to point out that one of the stories is missing from this page, as it is posted to the ever-talented Midnight Obsidian's page instead. It comes into the story after the events of "Forward Motion". It is entitled "Four of a Kind". Here is the link, should you like to read it: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4444656/1/. As always, I very much appreciate your input!

10-11-2008: Farewell to Writing Firefly Fanfic (for now)

Well, here I am at the end of the story. Some folks, I’m sure, will be glad to see that it’s finally done, though I’d like to think that most folks will be a little sad to see it end. I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed the process of watching the story evolve over the course of many months. When I started writing Firefly fanfic back in April of 2007, I never would have imagined that it would become such an enjoyable past-time for me, nor such a rewarding one.

The people I’ve met through the work and the joy they’ve brought into my life I cannot begin to adequately describe. Prior to writing the first fic, “Voices”, I had not written anything creatively other than office memos for twenty years. So, I am eternally grateful for those kind souls who encouraged me to continue writing in those early days when the reviews were few and far between. As the storyline progressed, more and more people began to weigh in with their thoughts and opinions, and I treasured each one. The writing itself is a tremendous pleasure, but the reviews add spice to my life that is much appreciated.

The support of my work has been a determining factor in encouraging me to go forward with projects of original fiction that have been floating around in my head for years, begging to be written down. I just want to say thank you to all the people who have helped me hone my skills with their comments and observations. Hopefully, I will be able to use what I have learned from you to make my original fiction all that it can be. To be fair to the new projects, I will not be writing Firefly fanfic for awhile, as I only have a certain amount of time each day for writing. Wish me luck.

Though I will be concentrating on writing other things, I’m sure I’ll find time to check back into the Firefly ‘verse to read all the great stories that others are writing. I am, after all, addicted to these wonderful characters, who have been talking in my head since I first saw Firefly. And one day, perhaps they’ll whisper another story in my ear as well. If so, I’m sure I will be forced to write it down and post it. Addiction is a cruel mistress. Until then, I just want to say that it has been a real pleasure. As always, happy reading and writing to you all.

6-5-2009 Okay, Okay, I Admit It

These seductive Firefly characters drew me back in with their constant whispering in my head and such. They are just altogether too intriguing for me to ignore. So, I guess I'm not quite done with this 'verse yet. Hope that you feel the same way!

11-3-2009--Original Fiction

Just thought I'd post a little link to some of my original fiction, in case someone out there should be interested in taking a peek at it. I've just started posting some of it to the site, so rest assured that more will be forthcoming in the future. If you're in the neighborhood, stop in and set a spell. Here's the link: http://slummin-stories.livejournal.com.

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Til Death Parts Us reviews
Co-written by the ever-talented Midnight Obsidian.Takes place shortly after the events of "Fractured" in a Mal/River storyline that began long ago with "Voices". Life goes on for the crews of Serenity and the Hit or Miss as they prepare for a wedding.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 13,975 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/14/2011 - Published: 10/4/2011 - Mal, River - Complete
Bad In the Latin reviews
Set within the timeline of the series. Stream of consciousness study. River contemplates her new environment. Please forgive my rustiness. It's been awhile. :
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,364 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 9/24/2011 - Mal, River - Complete
Love Letters reviews
Set anywhere in the scope of the Mal/River 'verse.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,106 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Published: 8/16/2009 - Mal, River - Complete
Aftermath reviews
Immediately follows the events of “Fractured” in a continuing Mal/River storyline. Many thanks to Midnight Obsidian, for the use of his wonderful characters, the crew of the Hit or Miss.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,722 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/6/2009 - Published: 8/3/2009 - Mal, River
Fractured reviews
Co-written with Midnight Obsidian. Takes place several months after the events of “Stormfront” in the Mal/River storyline. Serenity’s crew discovers that, despite the fall of the Alliance, there are still some dangers to contend with in the 'verse.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 49,890 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 6/16/2009 - Published: 5/26/2009 - Mal, River
Near Miss reviews
Wrestling with a block with the whole original fiction thing. Decided to shake it out with a little visit with some of my favorite characters. Just a little scene from Mal’s pre-war days. What could have been, but blessedly was not.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,190 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/9/2008 - Mal - Complete
Stormfront reviews
This story takes place after the events of “Murphy’s Law” and is part of a continuing Mal/River storyline. For those who have not read the entire series so far, it might be marginally helpful to take a look at “Forward Motion” first. NOW COMPLETE!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 74,841 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/10/2008 - Published: 9/4/2008 - Mal, River - Complete
The Beach reviews
Disclaimer: Don’t own ‘em. Oh wait, yes we do! Rating: PG Summary: Follows “Murphy’s Law”. Short piece of fluff for those kind souls who wanted a little more Marcus/Elizabeth interaction.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,108 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/29/2008 - Complete
Murphy's Law reviews
Co-written by the marvelous Midnight Obsidian. Follows "Four of a Kind" in the continuing Mal/River storyline. Marcus and his crew accept a job that causes a complication with old friends. NOW COMPLETE!
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,677 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/22/2008 - Published: 8/18/2008 - Mal, River - Complete
Scenes from a Firefly reviews
Co-written by the marvelously talented Midnight Obsidian. This is a series of short one-shots in the lives of the crews of Serenity and the Hit or Miss. COMPLETE!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,450 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/24/2008 - Published: 7/21/2008 - Mal, River - Complete
Forward Motion reviews
Follows “Journey’s End” in the continuing Mal/River storyline. As Serenity heads to Osiris, Jim struggles with his new limitations. NOW COMPLETE.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 25,995 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/11/2008 - Published: 7/1/2008 - Mal, River - Complete
Journey's End reviews
Takes place after the events of “Whiplash” in the continuing Mal/River storyline. To those stalwart folks who have read the storyline up to this point, I thank you for your patience with the long wait for this one. NOW COMPLETE
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 45,935 - Reviews: 94 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/22/2008 - Published: 6/4/2008 - Mal, River - Complete
Battling Demons reviews
One-shot set within the framework of the continuing Mal/River storyline. Simon faces a moment of temptation.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 991 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/2/2008 - Simon - Complete
The Sketch reviews
One-shot in the continuing Mal/River storyline. Inara’s artistic expression leads to some unexpected complications.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,007 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Published: 4/20/2008 - Mal, River - Complete
Whiplash reviews
When Serenity lands in a small Rim world settlement, the crew runs into an unsettling situation. NOW COMPLETE!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 27,616 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/23/2008 - Published: 3/10/2008 - River, Mal - Complete
New Leaf reviews
Epilogue of sorts to “Black Widow”. Inara talks with Lord Harrow, Mal checks in with Badger, and Simon takes inventory.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,497 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/9/2008 - Mal, River - Complete
The Small Hours reviews
Mal/River. Companion piece to "Midnight Madness". Mal ponders the events of the night.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,014 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/27/2008 - Mal, River - Complete
Midnight Madness reviews
Mal/River. An experiment of sorts in descriptive language. One shot snippet. For River, some nights are worse than others.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,325 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/26/2008 - Mal, River - Complete
Comeuppance reviews
Just a short look at a moment referenced in “Black Widow” involving Jayne, Inara, and a weight bench. Because badkarma00 and nomad62 asked so nicely.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,102 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/17/2008 - Inara, Jayne - Complete
Black Widow reviews
Part of the continuing MalRiver storyline. Follows Holiday Blues. On the way to deliver Lord Harrow's cattle, Mal runs into complications he didn't bargain for. NOW COMPLETE!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 52,813 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/31/2008 - Published: 1/7/2008 - Mal, River - Complete
Holiday Blues reviews
Author’s Note: This story arc was conceived and coauthored by the wonderfully talented MidnightObsidian, who never fails to inspire me. Looking for a job, Mal runs into a bit of trouble and an interesting group of new folks. NOW COMPLETE!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 21 - Words: 48,131 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/29/2007 - Published: 12/9/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Namesake reviews
Author’s Note: Takes place after the events of “Labor of Love.” Just a small piece of fluff for Hannah Reynolds.Summary: Mal shares a quiet moment with his baby girl.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,325 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Published: 11/27/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Labor of Love reviews
MalRiver. Follows Friends and Lovers. Mal and River anticipate the birth of their second child. NOW COMPLETE!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,233 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/18/2007 - Published: 11/16/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Friends and Lovers reviews
Part of the continuing MalRiver storyline. Takes place 5 weeks after the events of Crash Course. Mal and crew stumble into a deadly job that brings an old enemy to their door. NOW COMPLETE!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 23,280 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 11/5/2007 - Published: 10/29/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Shoulder to Shoulder reviews
There are many reasons Mal and Zoe are so very close. Here are a few of them.Warning: Mention of rape and brutality. Note: This predates my ongoing MalRiver storyline, but the events here will be referenced in the arc currently under construction.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,841 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 15 - Published: 10/18/2007 - Mal, Zoe W. - Complete
Crash Course reviews
NOW COMPLETE. MalRiver. This is part of a continuing MalRiver storyline. Takes place three months after the events of Bloodlines.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 47,497 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/15/2007 - Published: 9/27/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Drop Dead Gorgeous reviews
This is an AU story written for the MalRiver ficathon on LiveJournal. Mal has an interesting encounter in a bar. Rated M for sexual situations.
Firefly - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,592 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/9/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Pillow Talk reviews
MalRiver Rating: R Summary: Little tiny piece of MalRiver fluff before the new arc begins. Mal and River communicate in the dark.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 656 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 9 - Published: 9/24/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
In the Garden reviews
This AU MalRiver story was written for the MalRiver ficathon on LiveJournal. It is NOT a part of my continuing MalRiver storyline. Just a little side trip for the sake of fun.Summary: River Tam finds something she’d been missing.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,123 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/21/2007 - Published: 9/16/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Bloodlines reviews
MalRiver. This story takes place after the events of The Family Way. Mal and River begin to realize the extent of Adam's abilities, and Kaylee's pregnancy progresses. NOW COMPLETE!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 19,012 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/19/2007 - Published: 9/13/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Firsts reviews
This is a completely AU MalRiver story written for the MalRiver ficathon on LiveJournal and is NOT part of my continuing MalRiver storyline. Just a little trip into a different ‘verse for the sake of fun. Hope you’ll enjoy it!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,611 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/12/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
The Recordings reviews
Mal watches the River Tam Session. Inspired by the lovely buffybot76 over at LiveJournal, who requested the fic.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,379 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 24 - Published: 9/12/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Picnic reviews
MalRiver. Just a little piece of fluff for a happy Friday! Serenity's crew takes a little break.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 954 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/6/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
The Family Way reviews
MalRiver. This story takes place six months after the events of Revolution. An unexpected threat to Serenity's family divides the crew. NOW COMPLETE!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,243 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 9/4/2007 - Published: 8/28/2007 - Mal, River
Man to Man Talk reviews
MalRiver. After River has a long day of motherhood, Mal and Adam spend some quality time together in the cockpit.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 917 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/22/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Addiction reviews
MalRiver. Just a tiny little piece of MalRiver fluff to brighten the day!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 467 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/18/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Revolution reviews
NOW COMPLETE! MalRiver. This story is set one year after the events of Holding Pattern. As political unrest grips the 'verse, Serenity's crew deals with unrest of its own.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 38,618 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/16/2007 - Published: 7/28/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Alphabet Soup reviews
MalRiver. This is a collection of short scenes in the family life of Master Adam Reynolds, who was born in fic entitled Holding Pattern. Warning: Wall to wall fluff ahead. Enter at your own risk. NOW COMPLETE!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,446 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 7/13/2007 - Published: 7/6/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Holding Pattern reviews
This story takes place four months after the events of Rock and a Hard Place. Mal and River are expecting their baby, and Simon and Kaylee find themselves in a dire situation.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,880 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/3/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Pregnant Pause reviews
Utterly unabashed fluff. Mal and River enjoy a happy little side effect of second trimester pregnancy. Originally intended as the last scene of Rock and a Hard Place, but scrapped in favor of preserving the timeline more accurately.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 584 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/24/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Rock and a Hard Place reviews
Takes place after the events of The Little Things. This is the ending of the MalRiver storyline which started with Voices. Mal and River face a final challenge to their growing family.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 25,181 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/22/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
The Little Things reviews
This 8part story takes place immediately after the events of Small Beginnings. With the entire crew back on Serenity, Mal and River make new personal discoveries, and an old enemy becomes an unlikely ally.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,810 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/8/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Hearts in Armor reviews
The reason Inara left Serenity the second time.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,413 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/1/2007 - Inara, Mal - Complete
Small Beginnings reviews
This story takes place immediately after the events of Best Laid Plans. It is highly recommended that you read that one first. Summary: Simon and Kaylee begin to enjoy wedded bliss,and the crew encounters a major complication in Greenleaf.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,815 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/31/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Best Laid Plans reviews
This story takes place immediately after the events of Measure of a Man. Mal and River return to Serenity, Simon and Kaylee make marriage plans, and a horrible incident affects the entire crew.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 23,413 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/23/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Ride a Cowboy reviews
A little sequel for Save a Horse requested by someone who wished to remain anonymous. Here you go, sweetie! Hope you enjoy! Repost: Somehow this one disappeared from my story lists!
Firefly - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 351 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Published: 5/23/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Save a Horse reviews
Just the tiniest bit of fluff for MalRiver junkies.
Firefly - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Published: 5/8/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Measure of a Man reviews
Sequel to Hostages to Fortune. Mal and River face an enemy that threatens to destroy them both.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 11,993 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/5/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Hostages to Fortune reviews
MalRiver. A sixpart fic set one year postBDM. NOW COMPLETE! While planning a new life together, Mal and River encounter old enemies.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,917 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/29/2007 - Published: 4/28/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Vow of Silence reviews
MalRiver established relationship. Fluff! Mal accepts a challenge from River. PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK!
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 431 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/27/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Coming to Their Senses reviews
Eight months postBDM. Five months postVoices and On the Ragged Edge. Mal and River contemplate the meaning of obsession. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REVIEW
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,185 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/20/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Corner of No and Where reviews
Twelve months postBDM, nine months postVoices and On the Ragged Edge', four months postComing to Their Senses. Mal and River strive for balance. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REVIEW
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,289 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/19/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
On the Ragged Edge reviews
MalRiver. Three and a hlf months postBDM. Two weeks after the events described in Voices. A bad day for River leaves Mal to pick up the pieces. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REVIEW
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,470 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/19/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
Voices reviews
Set three months postBDM. One voice River hears she intends to do something about. MalRiverPLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REVIEW
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,816 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/19/2007 - Mal, River - Complete
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