Author has written 20 stories for All My Children, General Hospital, Lie to Me, and Castle.
I love a good story. The longer, angstier and more complicated the better. That's reflected in my stories too, which tend to be, well, long and angsty. With the occasional short thrown in for variety. Trying to veer away from this a bit and learn how to write shorter, lighter fics. Baby steps.
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About the stories:
Unbreakable: My very first fanfic. In other words, definitely not my best written story. I was inspired to write it when I saw another Dimitri and Alex fanfic and reading it left me wondering whether I could write one myself. I love the mature, sophisticated sexiness of Alex and Dimitri and wanted to write them a big, epic love story.
Figlio Perduto: Although the ending might suggest otherwise, I originally had no intention of writing a sequel to Unbreakable. But when I thought of writing another story that centred around a kidnapping, it suddenly made sense to continue where the last one left off instead, as Max, Alex and Dimitri's young son, had become a central character in his own right. Figlio is darker than Unbreakable, but if I had to pick a favourite story in this 'trilogy', it would be this one.
The Gift: The third and final installment of the trilogy. After introducing Robin in Figlio, I couldn't resist bringing Anna into the mix. At the time I wrote it, Anna had already been brought back to life on AMC. I liked the idea of Anna living without a memory in Northern Ontario, but I didn't like the whole Bart backstory (come to think of it, was there much of one?) so I created my own for him. It's the only story in the trilogy that takes the focus away from Alex and Dimitri and moves it to Anna and Robin.
The Sweetest Thing: A David and Anna short story, where David makes New Year's Eve plans but nothing goes according to those plans. Unlike most of my others, this story is short and sweet. After the dark and depressing turn that this couple took on the show, I needed a little fluff to cheer me up.
For Your Smile: My only attempt of writing something that falls into the fantasy genre. I'd never have come up for the idea behind it, were it not for a challenge to write a David and Anna short based on the fairy tale Sleeping Beauty. After a little gender reversal, I liked the way this one turned out.
Once a Thief: After writing a particularly long, character driven story, I wanted to write something fast moving, with lots of action. Something that was plot, rather than character driven. A caper fic, in other words. I couldn't think of a better couple than Robert and Anna to focus it on. The title is a tribute to Anna's colourful background, which made her one of daytime's most interesting, complex characters.
The Phone Call: My shortest short story. This ficlet was inspired by a creepy David Morrell book that made me want to write a scary story too. Takes place shortly after Leora's birth, when David and Anna's future with their daughter looks promising yet something sinister from Anna's past lurks just around the corner.
What If? : The death of baby Leora was one of the bleakest storylines I've ever seen on a soap. It, literally, tore apart the pairing of Anna and David. It was difficult to write a fic about this couple after they lost their child, or at least one that was anything but sad and dark. In a lot of ways, What If? is a bleak story. It couldn't not be. But at the same time I wanted to write a story that had a bit of hope too. Hope that maybe this couple could stand a chance, in spite of what they had to overcome.
Have a Little Faith in Me: I wrote this short story after Anna left AMC, mostly because I hated how they ended the pairing of David and Anna. And partly because I wished the show too had a little more faith in this couple. I needed them to end on a note that suggested there was more tying them together than just their little girl and when David found out he had another daughter I thought there was no better person he could to turn to than Anna. To show that there wasn't just love between them, but friendship too.
Strangers: This is the longest and most complex story I've ever tried to write and also the only fic I could truly call an ensemble fic. It's also one of my favourites. It's hard to sum up Strangers in a few words, but its main plot revolves around what happens when an identical twin stands in for her sister, with disastrous and unpredictable consequences.
Amor Manet: This sequel to Strangers is probably the one story I've struggled with the most. Am still struggling with. I always knew Strangers would have a sequel. Knew that both Anna and Alex had unfinished business to contend with. Knew vaguely how it would all pan out, but as they say, the devil is in the details. For those that are patient enough to stick with the slow proceedings of this story, a big thank you.
Night Train: This story, vaguely based on the true incident of a train travelling through one of the most isolated regions in the world whose passengers have possibly been struck by a fatal virus, had been bouncing around in my head for a long time but I wasn't sure who would star in it. Then I fell in love with the two lead characters of a relatively low-key show called Lie to Me, and I'd suddenly found the characters for my story.
Not This Time: A response to a challenge to write a particular episode of Lie to Me from the POV of one of its characters. The one I was assigned was episode Sweet Sixteen from season 2, from Loker's POV. A cool challenge because that episode was probably my favourite in the entire series, yet Loker was one of the characters I least understood.
Glenfiddich and Black Lace: The result of a Secret Santa exchange, where someone picks a story they want you to write. Love the concept, not just because it gives you a plot you'd never have thought of, but you also get someone else to write a story for you. Even though this is a Christmas themed fic, I couldn't resist a little angst and torment, as Cal gets a Gillian a beautiful gift but can't quite admit that it's for her. Which, of course, breaks her heart in the process. Thanks to LornaCat for the inspiration for this one, and to Elaine for writing a fic for me in return.
Journey of a Thousand Miles: This story spans seven years, from when Cal and Gillian first met at the Pentagon right until one day before the start of the series. It's a story of how the Lightman Group came to be and a look at some of its early cases. But first and foremost it's a story about friendship. This one is a bit different from my other fics, but if I had to pick a favourite among all the stories I've written, I think this one might be it.
Because it Makes Her Happy: It's a few weeks after Claire's death and Gillian can't escape her grief. Cal badly wants to help her but he's not sure how. A one-shot based on the one-word prompt: pink.
Shattered: I often felt that in the show's last season, Cal got away with a lot of things that he should've been called out for, so I wanted to write a story where one moment of anger and impulsiveness has horrible consequences, forcing him to reevaluate his life, after Gillian finally decides she's had enough and leaves both him and the Group. It's one of my bleaker, angstier stories, but at the same time I like to think that, at heart, this one is also a love story.
Allegra: The idea for this story came to me after wondering whether it might be possible to write a story where you kill off a main character, without it necessarily being a sad story. It's a love story at heart, based on one of my favourite lines in the show. It's also a story about Castle and the relationship he has with his daughter(s), which was something that made me fall in love with the show long before I started rooting for the main couple. It's one of those rare stories that actually turned out exactly as I hoped it would, so I'd rate this as one of my faves.
Window to the Soul: A romantic short inspired by the fabulously angsty start to season 8, where Castle senses he might soon lose his wife to something she can't help but pursue, while she reminds him that there are many ways in which he'll never lose her.