Lucida Bright
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Joined 04-10-08, id: 1548265, Profile Updated: 09-20-13
Author has written 2 stories for Ashes to Ashes.

I lived in London during the 1980s, so Ashes' London is the one I remember. The world of fanfic was a revelation when I fell across it in April 2008, but since I started writing these stories for a giggle, the support, encouragement, inspiration and help I've had is better than an MA in creative writing. A little nest of awards from TRA is a wonderful testament to the value of that ff.net 'MA'. I'm intensely grateful for that boost to my confidence and writing skills.

It wouldn't have happened without the kindness and encouragement of the early reviewers – I was very nervous about posting the first story and almost as nervous about every story thereafter. You reviewers have no idea what a difference you make...

Huge thanks to my beta readers and expert witnesses for advice, arse-kicking, encouragement, skill, constructive criticism, expertise and gargantuan amounts of time – with a special bow to Wombledon for duty above and beyond...

Thanks to everyone who reads, and especially to everyone who comments. Reviews are our only reward for writing stories on ff.net, and are hugely appreciated. I'll confess to being a review junkie and being ridiculously chuffed by every good review.

However... I love writing for these kind of characters and in this period of British history. (NB it's not history to me, it's yesterday...) So would you be interested in short stories and novels in the same style as the fics here, but original characters in original stories, sold on the big river (the one beginning with A) online bookstore, for instance? If so I'd be really interested to hear what you think, so do please send me a private message (PM). [Of course there's nothing to stop you casting whoever you like in the roles...]

NB Just in case Ashes Voyeur reads this - I couldn't find a way to respond to your wonderful review - couldn't even find the review on here. It came via email, but there was no way to reply. So thank you for your kind, kind words - made my month!

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Gunshot by theHuntgoeson reviews
Post-Series 2 Episode 8. The very different consequences of the fateful gunshot for Gene and for Alex. Loads of angst, Galex eventually.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 45,735 - Reviews: 241 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 11/22/2009 - Published: 9/22/2009 - Complete
Losing it, finding it by louella reviews
Found yourself just a teeny bit disappointed about the lack of Gene/Alex action in ep 3 of series 2? Hankering back to the sultry looks and unfulfilled longing of ep 2? Then this just might be for you. Please R&R
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,972 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/5/2009 - Complete
The Bleak MidWinter by EastAnglia reviews
State of Play 2003 . Della and Bell. Just a fluffy, silly little winter warmer.
Misc. Tv Shows - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,402 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/20/2009 - Published: 12/19/2008 - Complete
Hearts & Flowers by cats-tale reviews
Gene Hunt and Alex Drake - When she closed her eyes, all she could see was him falling, a look of pure astonishment on his face as he crumpled to the ground, crimson stains blooming across his shirt.This story now contains VERY ADULT CONTENT.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 56 - Words: 246,036 - Reviews: 563 - Favs: 141 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 4/17/2009 - Published: 6/15/2008 - Complete
A New Year by clownish reviews
Alex rings in 1982 with the team. Alex/Gene. M for a significant amount of smut. ADULT CONTENT.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 60 - Words: 209,038 - Reviews: 566 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 40 - Updated: 12/22/2008 - Published: 4/23/2008 - Complete
Gentlemen and Players by grainweevil reviews
An annual fixture for the officers of Fenchurch East turns out to be rather less sporting than first meets the eye. To err on the safe side, rated T for language and a modicum of innuendo.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,054 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/5/2008 - Published: 10/30/2008 - Complete
Triple Word Score by grainweevil reviews
Gene, Alex, Ray and Chris while away time at a stakeout by playing Scrabble. Rated T for language and bucket-loads of innuendo.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,803 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 62 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/24/2008 - Complete
Cutting a Deal by grainweevil reviews
Gene and Alex strike a deal with unexpected results. Rated T for Gene's encyclopedic knowledge of Bad Words.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 8,040 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/18/2008 - Published: 9/15/2008 - Complete
One Another’s Shadow by wombledon reviews
Set after episode 8 of Ashes to Ashes. Just when the team thought things were settling down, Gene receives a strange note. The implications of this note slowly start to change his life forever. Gene/Alex. Rated M for strong language and adult themes.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 13 - Words: 89,218 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 101 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 8/9/2008 - Published: 4/11/2008 - Complete
A Grand Night Out by skywise012000 reviews
None to speak of. PWP. Gene/Annie/Sam
Life on Mars - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,417 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/4/2008 - Published: 3/3/2008 - Complete
The Velvet Dark by EastAnglia reviews
ISLAND AT WAR. Baron/Felicity. Can Felicity come to terms with her feelings for the Baron?
Island at War - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 20 - Words: 55,288 - Reviews: 220 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 7/26/2008 - Published: 5/10/2008 - Complete
The Man who sold the World by Siggy reviews
A2A.Gene and Alex have been a couple for a few months now and her nightmares are beginning to recede - but it seems the nightmare is only just beginning for Gene when an old face returns to haunt him. Adult content from the first chapter.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 42,084 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 7/19/2008 - Published: 6/7/2008 - Complete
Always Crashing in the Same Car by R. Scott reviews
Ashes to Ashes: She couldn’t die. There was no point in worrying about it, not here, now, in 1981, where she could do anything and be anyone she wanted to be. A risky operation puts Alex in danger- and Gene pays the price.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,611 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/9/2008 - Complete
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Storm in a D cup reviews
Have Gene and Alex run their course, or do they a future together? London, 1982 – Alex and Gene find themselves caught up in personal battles and terrifying events which threaten them and those they love. TRA Best Mystery: Winner
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 181,855 - Reviews: 554 - Favs: 128 - Follows: 71 - Updated: 3/21/2010 - Published: 6/5/2008 - Complete
Empty reviews
March 1982. All seems well at Fenchurch East CID, but it doesn't take much to reveal the bleakness just beneath the surface. When a new wave of petty violence threatens innocent people, can Gene and Alex work out what's missing in their own lives?
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 28,712 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 39 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 1/31/2010 - Published: 12/31/2009 - Complete