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Joined 12-16-01, id: 139711, Profile Updated: 04-05-19
Author has written 15 stories for Phantom of the Opera.

aka Siren of Averne on certain Phantom of the Opera message boards where, years ago, I hosted The Phantom of the Opera Morbidity Writing Contests

I stopped writing Phantom phic for a verrrrry long time to focus on writing original fiction (My Death & The Maiden novel is out!) as well as create a YouTube show in which I critique vampire media.

My passion in Phantom is Dark Phic. Sure, I like the lighter fluffy stuff too, but one of the reasons I was ever drawn to Phantom in the first place was for its darker, Gothic aspects, and these are the themes I like to write and read about the most! All of my stories are on the darker side, some crossing over the line from Gothic romance into sheer horror.

There came a time some years ago, just after the 2004 ALW movie came out, where I'd grown so desperate from the overabundance of fluffy phic and dreadful dearth of other dark stories, that I created the Morbidity Writing Contests in order to inspire a growth in the genre, and they were a tremendous success! So if you're like me and a fan of the terrors of the night, I highly recommend checking out the old site I linked above. Most of it still works despite it's painfully dated Angelfire design. You will also find many of those stories already posted on FanFiction as well, many of which are included in my C2 community which is entirely devoted to Dark Phic, and only features completed works.

Story stats:
(All are Phantom of the Opera)

The Writing on the Wall: Incomplete, but will return after I take a break to finish The Company of Death's sequel.

Elainie: Complete (12 chapters)
The Consequences: Complete (9 chapters)
Curses of the Siren: Complete (4 chapters)

His Hands: Complete (oneshot)
The Victim: Complete (oneshot)
If Only: Complete (oneshot)
Scorpion Key: Complete (3 parody poems)
Grasshopper: Complete (poem)
Love of the Most Exquisite Kind: Collection of drabbles
Love, Love, Love, That is the Soul of Genius: Collection of drabbles

Master Mason: Incomplete indefinitely
Sepulchral Elegy: Incomplete indefinitely
Darkness Purged to Light: Incomplete indefinitely
The Chosen Paths: Incomplete indefinitely

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The gift of Cthulhu by Bagge reviews
Bree helps Riley pick out a birthday gift for Andie. Hilarity ensues.
Awoken, Serra Elinsen - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 839 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/2/2013 - Bridget F./Bree, Riley B. - Complete
The Innocent by The Grasshopper reviews
COMPLETED. A dark, modern retelling of the original tale. **SEE AUTHOR'S NOTE FOR UPDATE (4/2019)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 57,970 - Reviews: 664 - Favs: 417 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 12/26/2007 - Published: 11/4/2003 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Persian/Daroga - Complete
Buds Bursting Into Bloom by Chatastic reviews
What if the Phantom did not die after Christine left him? And what if he was able to love again? And what if that love arrived in Paris only weeks after the one and only performance of Don Juan Triumphant? And what if she was way cooler than Christine?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 23 - Words: 39,476 - Reviews: 292 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 48 - Updated: 5/5/2007 - Published: 4/11/2005
Pomegranate Seeds by Titania of the Fae reviews
There is a fine line existing between true love and harboured hate. He gave her a ring to show his affection. This is a story of that scene. A continuing series of intertwined oneshots. Please R&R. EC per my usual.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 15,223 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 71 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 12/14/2006 - Published: 8/16/2005
Fraternité by Gondolier reviews
Something sinister is stalking Christine, and only one man can save her. As they uncover deadly secrets taken to the grave, they find that the greatest mystery of all is the human heart. A tale of intrigue, love, and redemption.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Drama - Chapters: 42 - Words: 271,539 - Reviews: 1097 - Favs: 774 - Follows: 232 - Updated: 8/27/2006 - Published: 1/27/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Squids On A Theme From Phantom by phantomy-cookies reviews
The Phantom of the Opera retold with the addition of a giant squid. Loaded with heaps of sexual tension. And squids.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,294 - Reviews: 93 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/19/2006 - Published: 6/28/2005 - Erik, Christine
in to the woods by synaesthesia reviews
... So she came back.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,264 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/12/2006 - Published: 3/7/2005 - Christine, Erik - Complete
As if You Could Kill Time by the daroga reviews
Time travel. A modern girl finds herself back at the Paris Opera. Will she find the Phantom? Will she become a diva? NOT a MarySue. NOT romance. Based on Leroux. Guaranteed to bring you the same surprise ending you expect from vintage aurens.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,731 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/8/2006 - Complete
The Flames That Consume Us by stefanie bean reviews
Raoul is dead, so a daughter of the Vikings seeks revenge. (Leroux)
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,721 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/6/2005 - [Christine, Erik] - Complete
The Nacken's Song by Gondolier reviews
First place in PFN's Halloween Morbidity Contest. Christine Daaé, Northern daughter, Flaxen locks and rosy face. Whispers tales her father taught her: Trolls and goblins, dolls and lace...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,073 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 6 - Published: 11/6/2005 - Christine, Erik - Complete
In the Womb of Good and Evil by StitchGrl reviews
Two men walk into a dark forest...and...Morbidity.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,622 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/16/2005 - Complete
Part of Her World by LadyQ reviews
I just can't stop! there's more songfics!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 2,650 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/4/2005 - Published: 3/30/2005
Tears of Hate by 7Kleio reviews
After all, hate is just love with its back turned.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,494 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 6/24/2005 - Published: 10/13/2004
No Evil by Generosa reviews
What she was once dreaming, she dreads. Christine finds that her angel won't leave her head. Karma has a strange way of coming around. DarkishGorish, but nothing that bad. Enjoy.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,864 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/19/2005
Her Wedding Night by The Grasshopper reviews
A ring is a promise. And the promise was made.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,293 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/9/2005
The Useful Personality by phantomy-cookies reviews
What lurks within the catacombs of the Paris Opera? Based on Leroux's brilliant story.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,226 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/8/2005
The Mazenderan Child by Daroga's Rainy Daae reviews
A whiff of the Mazenderan scent had left him as limp as a rag-in the Communists' dungeon, which is in the most deserted and remote part of the Opera, below the fifth cellar, where no one ever comes, and where no one ever hears you." (Leroux) From le PFN.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,404 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/8/2005
Until Death Do Us Part by Ava Caita reviews
PFN Morbidity Contest. Oneshot. Raoul and Christine attempt to escape their memories of Paris. Some things refuse to be forgotten ...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Horror/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,591 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 10 - Published: 4/8/2005 - Complete
The Return by MarieEri reviews
Upon taking ‘the northern railway-station of the world’ and settling in a land far from his own, Raoul comes to understand Christine’s need for her departed Angel of Music. Entry for a morbidity contest. One-shot.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,576 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/7/2005 - Complete
The Death Artist by ErikaNapoleonica reviews
Submited to the Morbidity Writing Constest! Erik is in Persia, working and experimenting to build attractions for the Little Sultana... why not go deeper into his work? Read & Review! Enjoy the darkness around! Mwhahahaha!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,259 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 9 - Published: 4/7/2005 - Erik - Complete
Bodies on the Shore by Elcie reviews
COMPLETED! An EC Leroux based fiction. What if Christine did not have the resolve to approach Erik as his "living bride" when Raoul and the Persian are in the torture chamber. A huge thank you to all who read and especially to those who reviewed.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,390 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 97 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/6/2005 - Published: 1/13/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
English Sweets by Kang Xiu reviews
The romance of Madame Giry and Erik. A two-hundred word drabble.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 202 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/12/2005
Now For Something Completely Random by Daroga's Rainy Daae reviews
Interviews, Rubix Cube matches... Oh my god, just read it, it's insane - I can't believe I even wrote this.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,176 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 17 - Published: 1/9/2005
Meeting by Tatooinedweller reviews
In the process of reading the book! This is an encounter between the Phantom and a mysterious visitor from the past. On a suggestion, I wrote a narrative version to what began as a dialogue. Feedback appreciated.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,308 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/23/2004 - Published: 8/10/2004
Finale by xstudyinscarletx reviews
In sleep he sang to her, in dreams he came... A final goodbye.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 559 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/17/2004
Envy by Tam Lynne reviews
Ficlet involving Meg angst and jealousy. Maybe not for the reasons one would think, though.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 461 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/25/2004
Stranger Than You Meant It by Absinthe-Minded reviews
A rare and illuminating series of private correspondences between the composer and lyricist of a legendary work of musical theatre...No, really!...Would I lie?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,791 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/16/2004 - Complete
Tea Solves Everything by CrawfordsBiscuits reviews
He never told her how to unlock the door. And, a snap decision to leave ensured that they just missed each other. But he WOULD stay with her to eternity... he only wished he'd come sooner. EC semi morbid
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,660 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 66 - Follows: 7 - Published: 7/28/2004 - Complete
The body by Crimson Siyrean reviews
From time to time Erik's disected men for academic curiosity, this time it's a woman. Takes place before he meets Nadir. Susan Kay based. Introspective and slightly morbid
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,345 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/4/2004
Its All Fun and Games by Velveteen Nightmare reviews
Christine, Raoul, and Erik's fate all hinge upon...a game of Chutes and Ladders.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Humor/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,445 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/8/2004
A Diamond in the Gutter by s8219 reviews
She never sought from anyone what she took remorselessly from him
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Horror/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,303 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/7/2004 - Complete
The Unmasking by Fantome reviews
The 1st violent unmasking & surrounding scenes from a strong Christine's POV. Leroux, Kay & other. Ficlet. PG-13-Erik's scary when he's angry.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,234 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/4/2003 - Published: 10/5/2003
Air by Aenigmatic reviews
A day in the life of Erik the Executioner: A life most extraordinary with the wielding of the punjab lasso.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,453 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 13 - Updated: 10/26/2003 - Published: 10/24/2003
Phreaky Phriday by LaLuna reviews
The classic tale, with a Phantom twist ... Heh heh. FINISHED! Chapters 8 & 9! Again, sorry about the wait, and thanks to all for reading!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 9 - Words: 18,674 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/24/2003 - Published: 5/17/2003
Kissing the Frog by the daroga reviews
An alternate ending vignette to The Phantom of the Opera.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,650 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 63 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/10/2003 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Much Ado About Erik by BabygX reviews
Added Insert with Characters forgotten the first time I wrote it. Meant only for a good time and to be taken lightheartedly!!!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,176 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 9 - Published: 4/24/2002
Duplicity by Calypso Diangelos reviews
Feverish and delusional Erik unknowingly reveals haunting memories to Christine. But will they be enough to stop her going down her intended path of betrayal?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,888 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/25/2002
Night Journeys by Veronique reviews
A late night carriage ride leads to conversation, and some realizations...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,408 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/5/2001
The Table by Ariadne - Champion of Life reviews
Moved from musicalsplays. Very odd and kind of sad...PotO, but no names are used. Please Review.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 847 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/28/2001
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The Writing on the Wall reviews
Someone has committed murder at the Opera in Christine's name, and she does not know which of her two jealous suitors is the more likely suspect.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Suspense - Chapters: 12 - Words: 31,849 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 51 - Updated: 7/26/2017 - Published: 8/8/2004 - Erik, Christine, Raoul
Love, Love, Love, That is the Soul of Genius reviews
Seven 100-word dabbles from Erik's point of view. A brief glimpse into a tortured heart that could hold the whole world.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 805 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/8/2013 - Erik, Persian/Daroga, Christine, Raoul - Complete
Scorpion Key reviews
Twistedly Phantomized parodies of Lewis Carroll’s classic poems. Some serious, some humorous. If Carroll turned busy bees into crocodiles, I can turn a Walrus and a Carpenter into the creatures of Lake Averne!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Parody - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,546 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/2/2006 - Published: 8/19/2004 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Love of the Most Exquisite Kind reviews
A collection of eight complete, very short portraits of Erik and Christine's love. Twisted as it could only ever be. EC fluff, Scorpion style!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 3,643 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 10/23/2006 - Published: 7/16/2005 - Erik, Christine - Complete
Master Mason reviews
After designing palaces for kings in the Middle East and before settling in Paris to construct the finest Opera House in Europe, Erik established himself in Belgium and built ordinary houses.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 10,542 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 10/13/2006 - Published: 5/2/2004 - Erik
Elainie reviews
A little bit of death washes up on Erik's shore and Christine soon develops a fixation that haunts her to the edges of madness.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 56,144 - Reviews: 286 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 11/26/2005 - Published: 6/29/2004 - Erik, Christine, Raoul - Complete
If Only reviews
Oneshot. Raoul shoots at two glowing stars that shine through his balcony window at night and quite soon regrets it. If only...
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,277 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 4 - Published: 11/6/2005 - Erik, Christine, Raoul, Philippe - Complete
The Victim reviews
Oneshot. A nonhumorous parody and statement on MarySues and the reality that is this fandom. Dark and twisted, written for the morbid phic contest!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,733 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/12/2005 - Erik - Complete
His Hands reviews
Oneshot. Soon after seeing Erik's face, Christine can no longer bear being trapped in his terrifying world with all the maddening brilliance created by the power of his inhuman hands.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,497 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 57 - Follows: 4 - Published: 4/8/2005 - Christine, Erik - Complete
Darkness Purged to Light reviews
What if POTO had taken place in modern times and Erik was arrested and put on trial for his crimes? How would the modern world deal with Erik's sins? How would Erik deal with imprisonment after he let Christine go?...And Christine?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 56,848 - Reviews: 250 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 1/13/2005 - Published: 12/17/2001 - Erik, Christine
Sepulchral Elegy reviews
The Most Morbid Phic You'll Ever Read! Twistedly inspired by the eversosaturnine CD, The Phantom of the Organ. An indulgent probing of the deeper darkness of Erik's mind before, throughout, and then after the Christine saga.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,701 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 12/31/2004 - Published: 12/28/2004 - Erik
Grasshopper reviews
An original angsty pre final lair poem in my usual style. Erik has a moment with his grasshopper before he gives Christine the choice to blow up the Opera House.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Published: 10/11/2004 - Erik - Complete
Curses of The Siren reviews
A twist of fate: Suppose everything for Erik and Christine had actually somehow ended happily ever after...But they say fate always has a way of asserting itself. It seems Erik's dream will never be more than Christine's nightmare.
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,827 - Reviews: 80 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 4/2/2004 - Published: 11/4/2003 - Christine, Erik - Complete
The Chosen Paths reviews
When Christine returns to give Erik a last goodbye, she doesn't realize it's to stay forever. Can her love save Erik from the depths of insanity? And how will he cope with the dark secrets he keeps from her?
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 23,184 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 16 - Published: 1/14/2004 - Christine, Erik
The Consequences reviews
What if...Christine was a bad little ingenue one day and Erik got REALLY pissed off? A short phic that explores the extreme side of dark and frightening aspects when our phavorite Phantom gets reeeeeeeally angry, loses his temper...and snaps!
Phantom of the Opera - Rated: T - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,196 - Reviews: 232 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 23 - Updated: 4/17/2003 - Published: 11/7/2002 - Erik, Christine - Complete
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