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Author has written 21 stories for Cranford, Persuasion, Ashes to Ashes, Life on Mars, and Downton Abbey.

"Everyone wants to be a part of something, we all want to connect . . . Cranford is not a dead memorial to times gone by, but a pool of life in which we see ourselves reflected." Heidi Thomas


“We cannot reverse the clock, only move forward, in the way of time itself.” Thomas Holbrook in Heidi Thomas's script for Cranford


"...the only unforgivable mistake is to despair and give up." David Ignatius


Update, March 29, 2014:

No, I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth, and yes, I am still working on upcoming installments...and more.


Reinforcements have joined The Cranford Boots and Bonnets Brigade, thanks to new postings from TheAmazons and BellatrixCoraCrawley303. Jack and Mary shippers, the latter is for you. Be sure to drop by the community (during calling hours, of course) and review those and whatever else catches your fancy.

Lately I've been working on chapters for various stories -- long-running and one-shot Cranford tales, more Ashes to Ashes, more Downton Abbey. I'm fond of getting reviews, so if you have feedback, please go right ahead and post it, even for stories that have been up for a while. I could use the encouragement right about now.

Also, to all you Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes aficionados, and anyone who catches everything Philip Glenister and Joanne Froggatt have done, as I'm still having the odd glass of house rubbish over at The Railway Arms, though my user name over there is OyWeh. Yes, you read that right -- OyWeh.


Background and interests:

It is mainly owing to a friend on another continent that I ever became involved in fanfiction at all, but once I saw some beautifully written online sequels to the last of the Harry Potter books, and then the various Cranford and Ashes to Ashes fics, I was hooked. Since that time I've discovered how much good writing is floating around out here in cyberspace -- crackling dialogue, riveting suspense, the occasional out-and-out zinger, and real warmth, wit, and feeling -- and deserves to be read and reviewed.

Time was when I thought there were already enough writers in the world and I couldn't possibly compete. And I should say up front I already know from indifference (I'm a published but unpaid poet and a former blogger). But it's really all about the education, as Lucida Bright observed. And I like supporting other writers.

My very first project, still ongoing, is "A Conspiracy of Concern," a multi-chapter story inspired by the BBC's 2007 miniseries Cranford, which blended the plots/characters of Cranford, Mr. Harrison's Confessions, and My Lady Ludlow, all by the Victorian novelist Elizabeth Gaskell. I first saw Cranford on PBS in the United States in the spring of 2008, then reviewed it on DVD months later. It was the relationship between Mr. Carter (Philip Glenister) and Miss Galindo (Emma Fielding) that launched my foray into fanfic when I decided that if the screenwriter could pick and choose which characters she'd save from the fates Mrs. Gaskell decreed, so could I, especially if several characters were composites and one of them was played by Philip Glenister.

The Cranford-inspired C of C now has eight siblings: seven one-shots ("Winged Cupid Painted Blind," "No Good Deed," "When the Good Lord Has His Way," "She Was the Prize," "One More Day to Stay," "Where Are You Going, Jessie Brown?" and "Margaret, Are You Grieving?" ) and a five-part story, "The Holly and the Ivy," a tale of Christmastime in Cranford.

My take on the Cranford characters is based primarily on the BBC script for series one and the actors' interpretations, plus a good deal of my own imagination, for all that I have delved a bit into Mrs. Gaskell's texts as well. Thus far I have no plans to incorporate any of the plot developments and/or new characters from the 2009 sequel into my stories.

I've taken a great many liberties with the Cranford material, particularly regarding the romances, suggested or otherwise. Not long ago I wouldn't have so much as known what the terms AU and shipper meant, and now I'm happily writing for partisans of the Mr. Carter/Miss Galindo and Dr. Jack Marshland/Mary Smith pairings. Jack and Mary, as a matter of fact, have kept me quite busy; they have roles in no fewer than five of my stories, at last count.

Both couples are featured in "A Conspiracy of Concern." Now I realize that that reading through that particular Cranfic (40 chapters and counting, with 28 through 31 being the most fun) requires a degree of Sitzfleisch, but I have very definite plans for the characters and a lot of story to tell. As Miss Matty observed in episode one of the 2007 series, "It is all go in Cranford."

"A Conspiracy of Concern" is also meant to be in a decidedly Victorian mood, reflected in the language and all those suppressed emotions -- angst, and occasional sensuality and innuendo, though nothing explicit -- but there's comedy as well, all in service of depicting the unfolding relationship between Mr. Carter and Miss Galindo, though the other characters from the canon -- Harry Gregson, Lady Ludlow, Miss Matty Jenkyns, Captain Brown, Miss Pole, and the aforementioned Mary Smith and Jack Marshland -- play integral parts. Cranford, after all, was about love, friendship, and community.

Speaking of community, be sure to visit...

The Cranford Boots and Bonnets Brigade

A one-stop shop for all your Cranford fanfic needs.

Our writers comprise a small but enthusiastic and unabashedly romantic group, drawing inspiration both from the 2007 series and the Christmas special, Return to Cranford, with the former having a decided edge. Among the highlights: GalaMD's Spanish-language works about the Jack/Mary and Mr. Carter/Miss Galindo pairings; "An Honourable Estate," Siggy's entertaining Mr. Carter romance; "Yuletide Acquaintances" by the doctor's next dance; Chicago Brown's "Corner Conversation"; AngeloftheMoor's "Why Do I Love Thee?"; SemixQuaver's "The Invisible Man"; "A Cranford Story," by littlemissunflower;"When the Gorse Is Out of Bloom," by Madgie; "The World She Belonged In," by Lucy Swann28; "Restless Sleep," by Lavender and Hay; and a selection of Harry Gregson-centric tales by MissLaurentia.

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The Beginning of an Era by theHuntgoeson reviews
Sequel to "The Return". Alex is back at Fenchurch East, and she, Gene, and new arrival DI Jason Collins assemble a new team and set out on more adventures. But Jason has travelled back to 1983 with a few issues of his own...
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 121,821 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 4/21 - Published: 12/29/2010
Dearest: The Prison Letters by adamsforthought reviews
What I imagine the Anna-John Bates prison correspondence may have been like in S3. Anna is ever optimistic and cheerful, with her usual honesty and humor, while Bates is the romantic brooder, though not without his own humor. Letters begin early in 03x01, after Bates's death sentence is reversed and Anna & Mrs. Hughes have tidied up the London house. Anna x Bates (Banna)
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,211 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 4/15 - Published: 4/5 - [Anna S., J. Bates]
Charity at Christmas by theHuntgoeson reviews
On the track of a fugitive criminal, Gene and Alex go undercover at a Christmas shelter for the homeless.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,652 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/26 - Published: 12/23/2013
One Little Word by evitamockingbird reviews
One-shot that follows Mrs. Hughes's activities and thoughts before and during the Servants' Ball (S2 Christmas Special). She ponders the troubles Downton Abbey has seen in the past few years, particularly the ones that have affected her the most deeply, and tries not to think about that one little word that she does not allow herself to say, even in her mind.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,465 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 8/25/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Anna S. - Complete
My Dear Elsie by evitamockingbird reviews
Mrs. Hughes finds a letter addressed to herself on the floor outside the butler's pantry. She doesn't have to open the letter to discover who wrote it; she would know his handwriting anywhere. This takes place shortly after the end of the S3 Christmas Special.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,077 - Reviews: 89 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 8/3/2013 - Published: 7/21/2013 - C. Carson, E. Hughes, Mary C. - Complete
Into the West by sakurasencha reviews
Evelyn Napier convalesces at Downton Abbey. Set between episodes 2.03 and 2.04.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 17,455 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/24/2013 - Published: 8/18/2012 - Evelyn Napier, Mary C., Edith C., Sybil C. - Complete
On a Promise by Snapecharmer1 reviews
At the doorway of The Railway Arms, Alex isn't satisfied. Spoilers for the entire series. My first A2a fic, please let me know what you think.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,140 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/21/2013 - A. Drake, G. Hunt - Complete
Stealing Time by Lena86 reviews
Post 3.8 - Sam Tyler encourages Alex to explore the Railway Arms saloon bar. Because she never was very patient and there's more than one door, if you know where to look. 'I'll give you the same advice I once gave a skinny young PC,' Nelson said. 'Slip out quietly. Keep your head down.'
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 41,901 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 12/29/2012 - Published: 10/13/2012 - A. Drake, G. Hunt - Complete
Immersion by GlassBomb reviews
'He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.' Sandra Pullman fights both her greatest enemy and her greatest ally - herself. A long, complex and slightly unusual oneshot, with numerous twists, turns and examples of team friendship along the way.
New Tricks - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,176 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/19/2012 - Complete
First by sakurasencha reviews
Sybil and Branson learn that beginnings must always be preceded by endings. A S3 speculation fic based on the ITV promo.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,473 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/9/2012 - Sybil C., T. Branson - Complete
The Steward of Hanbury by austenfan1990 reviews
Surviving the accident which has caused him the loss of his leg, Mr Carter slowly adapts to his new situation and the growing attraction between himself and Miss Laurentia Galindo.
Cranford - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,488 - Reviews: 32 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 8/17/2012 - Published: 5/11/2012 - Edmund C., Laurentia G.
The Legend of the Mighty Hunt by theHuntgoeson reviews
Gene Hunt is already a legend, but legends evolve over time. How might the legend that is Gene change over a thousand years? What might future generations get right, and what might they get wrong?
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,758 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/4/2012 - Complete
The Warehouse by GlassBomb reviews
'Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.' The team face death, life and everything in between. Advanced tissue warning. UPDATED - finally!
New Tricks - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,056 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/29/2012 - Published: 9/12/2011
Friday I'm in Love by Psamathe reviews
How far will Gene go to spend the night with Alex?
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,354 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 2/11/2012 - Published: 11/22/2011 - A. Drake, G. Hunt - Complete
Contra Naturam by onus.probandi reviews
This is the full story I wanted to tell from the ficlet 'Promised You A Miracle'. After a promotion, DS Louise Gardiner becomes DCI Keats' ultimate threat. Has he created an impervious monster to topple his dominion? Please read & review!
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,857 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11/19/2011 - Published: 11/18/2011 - J. Keats
In Vino Veritas by Psamathe reviews
Spoilers for Episode 3.2. Gene only had one reply to his dating agency questionnaire...
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 5,703 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 11/2/2011 - Published: 4/12/2010 - A. Drake, G. Hunt - Complete
Rumours of Angels by Siggy reviews
*Complete* After the events of series 2 Gene is on the run and Alex is in a coma. Can they ever get back their connection or will malign forces continue to drive them apart? Keats is determined to bring someone down - but who? Loosely based on Series 3.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 178,893 - Reviews: 499 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 47 - Updated: 10/9/2011 - Published: 6/16/2010 - Complete
Destined to Fail by sakurasencha reviews
Or, "The Failed Loves of Mr. Evelyn Napier"
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,346 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/12/2011 - Evelyn Napier - Complete
Door To The River by monkey-in-hell reviews
Alternative episode eight, mostly G/A.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 33,800 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 8/11/2011 - Published: 11/21/2010 - Complete
Of Necessity by ChocolateIsMyDrug reviews
'North & South' AU. Rumours are flying around Milton about Margaret and the man at Outwood Station, and the way Mr Bell and Mr Hale see it, it would be best if she were married as soon as possible. Mr Thornton seems the most likely candidate...
North and South - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 42,686 - Reviews: 849 - Favs: 375 - Follows: 549 - Updated: 4/26/2011 - Published: 5/16/2009
A Partial Old Friend by ChocolateIsMyDrug reviews
From 'Emma'. A series of drabbles following Emma and Mr. Knightley's relationship almost from the beginning. Rated T for later chapters.
Emma - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 31,988 - Reviews: 641 - Favs: 139 - Follows: 178 - Updated: 4/25/2011 - Published: 2/15/2010
The Reluctant Mother Hen by Lavender and Hay reviews
Mr Bates leaves for war and Anna is in a mess. Bates/Anna, Carson/Hughes. One-shot.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,417 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Published: 2/20/2011 - Anna S., E. Hughes - Complete
Repercussions by Solo Lady reviews
Follows "Aftershock." After the events surrounding Operation Rose, Alex and Gene find their way back to trusting each other again. But there are unforeseen changes in store for Fenchurch East, and they find they need to depend on each other even more.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 100,908 - Reviews: 155 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 7/30/2010 - Published: 10/30/2009 - Complete
I've Got A Little Lift by IanFish reviews
An Ashes to Ashes adaptation of 'I've got a little list' from Gilbert and Sullivan's 'The Mikado'. To be performed by Jim Keats and lesser D&C officers. Another crack-fic.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 794 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/10/2010 - Complete
Ever Dine With The Devil? by IanFish reviews
As the old saying has it, he or she who dines with the devil should have a long spoon. Jim Keats had taken this rather literally. Crack-fic, nothing more.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 562 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/6/2010 - Complete
Ten Steps by Gene'sGenie1969 reviews
Something new from someone new! Gentle Galexy romance, post S3 E8, just because I couldn't leave Gene fighting the bad guys forever, and because Alex deserves him! Nothing naughty, just good old fashioned romance!
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,783 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/3/2010 - Complete
Empty Space by Good Friday reviews
Gene Hunt didn't need comfort and he didn't need company. Rated T for language
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 735 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/27/2010 - Complete
The Return by theHuntgoeson reviews
S3 EP8 SPOILERS! My idea for what happens AFTER the end. The only way for me to start trying to cope with the ending of Series 3 was to write this.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,839 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 7 - Published: 5/23/2010 - Complete
One More for the Road by Siggy reviews
SPOILERS FOR EPISODE 8, SERIES 3. A one off alternative conclusion to Ashes to Ashes. Nelson doesn't like his customers being unhappy - can he help one unhappy lady sitting in the saloon bar?
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,153 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 3 - Published: 5/22/2010 - Complete
God Blessed Them, Every One by theHuntgoeson reviews
Sequel to "Operation Christmas Carol". Gene Hunt has a year in which to confound Martin Summers's terrible predictions of what will happen next Christmas. How will he fare?
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 69,853 - Reviews: 184 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 5/8/2010 - Published: 2/28/2010 - Complete
The Love Potion by theHuntgoeson reviews
S3 EP1 SPOILER! Luigi has a cunning plan to help Chris and Shaz, but when it backfires, Alex has to step in. Total fluff. Chris/Shaz and Galex, of course.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 10,342 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 4/1/2010 - Published: 3/26/2010 - Complete
Storm in a D cup by Lucida Bright 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: 552 - Favs: 123 - Follows: 72 - Updated: 3/21/2010 - Published: 6/5/2008 - Complete
One And One by monkey-in-hell reviews
The groom's shined his shoes, cleaned his fingernails and brushed his teeth. There's just one thing left for Shaz to sort out...
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 11,136 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 3/5/2010 - Published: 2/4/2010 - Complete
Empty by Lucida Bright 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: 38 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/31/2010 - Published: 12/31/2009 - Complete
Crossroads by EastAnglia reviews
AU. Alex finds herself pulled into another war-torn time and place, drawn to an all-too familiar man.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 31,038 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 1/25/2010 - Published: 7/6/2009
When It Alteration Finds by ChocolateIsMyDrug reviews
From 'Mansfield Park'. The story of what happened between Edmund getting over Mary and marrying Fanny. Edmund/Fanny, so Henry fans beware!
Mansfield Park - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,188 - Reviews: 83 - Favs: 96 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 1/6/2010 - Published: 12/15/2009 - Complete
Operation Christmas Carol by theHuntgoeson reviews
Christmas 1983: Lonely and embittered, Gene Hunt has forgotten the meaning of Christmas - until a ghost from the past tells him that he will be visited by three spirits who will show him the error of his ways...
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,994 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 12/31/2009 - Published: 11/28/2009 - Complete
A Life Worth Living by Siggy reviews
It's Christmas Eve and Gene is not a very happy man. As he staggers home he bumps into someone who is determined to make Gene see the error of his ways. A Christmas story with Gene, Alex, CID and..Santa. Spoilers for Ep 8. COMPLETE
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,973 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/24/2009 - Published: 12/6/2009 - Complete
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: 61 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 11/22/2009 - Published: 9/22/2009 - Complete
Shaz's First Case by Solo Lady reviews
Follow-up to “Aftershock.” While Alex is recovering from her injuries, Shaz is promoted to Detective Constable and faces her first case. Rated T for subject matter involving rape investigation.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,140 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Published: 10/18/2009 - Complete
nevers and maybes by dress without sleeves reviews
Seven years of almosts for Snape and Hermione. Sort of SS/HG, but also mostly not. // For one, horrifying week the year she was thirteen, Hermione fancied herself in love with Professor Snape. For ConstantComment! ILUHYOU.
Harry Potter - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,145 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 120 - Follows: 6 - Published: 7/16/2009 - Hermione G., Severus S. - Complete
Random Acts by EastAnglia reviews
Alex, Gene, a random act and its aftermath. WARNING: CONTAINS NON-CONSENSUAL THEMES!
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 7 - Words: 20,378 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 6/24/2009 - Published: 5/22/2009
Gene and The Frog by grainweevil reviews
A peek into Gene Hunt's childhood. Inspired by a comment in ep 2x01 of Ashes, but no actual spoilers.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,277 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Published: 6/18/2009 - Complete
Wet Weekend by EastAnglia reviews
Alex, Gene, jellyfish. What happens in Lowestoft, stays in Lowestoft.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,833 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/14/2009 - Complete
Best Served Cold by theHuntgoeson reviews
London, 2020: A young WDC closes in on her mother's killer at last, and learns the truth about her mother's journey back in time. Sequel to "Decision Time" - retrospective Galex.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 27,360 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 6/13/2009 - Published: 5/4/2009 - Complete
Remembrance by A.Hand.Full.Of.Pearls reviews
A short peom with no real storyline, just a drabble about Mr Carters death at the end of the first series of Cranford. Touching, I hope! Please read and review.
Misc. Tv Shows - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 258 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/29/2009 - Complete
Ashes to Ashes: Home to Mother by theHuntgoeson reviews
January 1982: Gene returns to Manchester with Alex, and his Mam misunderstands the situation. Prequel to "Loss and Gain" and "Stravagation".
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,266 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/5/2009 - Published: 3/22/2009 - Complete
Decision Time by theHuntgoeson reviews
Alex has to make a final choice between 2008 and 1981. An old friend shows her how whatever she decides will impact upon the lives of those she loves most in both her worlds.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,753 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 3/28/2009 - Published: 2/4/2009 - Complete
Ashes to Ashes: Stravagation by theHuntgoeson reviews
GALEX! Back in 2008, Alex is desperate to return to Gene. Molly might have the answer... Inspired by Mary Hoffman's "Stravaganza" books.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 14 - Words: 43,592 - Reviews: 151 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 2/21/2009 - Published: 11/22/2008 - Complete
Candlelight by theHuntgoeson reviews
Christmas 1981: Alex helps Gene through a dark night of the soul.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,529 - Reviews: 57 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 1/5/2009 - Published: 12/28/2008 - Complete
All I Want for Christmas by Siggy reviews
Just a short little Christmas themed story for Gene and Alex. PLEASE NOTE THE RATING HAS NOW CHANGED. COMPLETE.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,605 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/23/2008 - Published: 12/15/2008 - Complete
An Honourable Estate by Siggy reviews
A Cranford fic based on characters in the books by Elizabeth Gaskell but mainly the BBC tv series. This is a Mr Carter romance and will differ hugely from the TV series - eventually. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE RATING HAS GONE UP. NOW COMPLETE.
Cranford - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 102,074 - Reviews: 239 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 12/5/2008 - Published: 7/22/2008 - 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: 34 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/18/2008 - Published: 9/15/2008 - Complete
Yuletide Acquaintances by the doctor's next dance reviews
Cranford fic - Mary Smith/Jack Marshland. A short, fluffy one shot set after the Christmas party, where Mary and Jack get a chance to discuss Ireland, Cranford's ladies, and Jack's song..
Cranford - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,516 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/7/2008 - Complete
Instrument of State by Siggy reviews
Ashes to Ashes - just a little bit of Gene/Alex fluff - banter, UST and a little dressing up. ADULT CONTENT
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 17,084 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 6/2/2008 - Published: 5/15/2008 - Complete
Starters, mains, pudding and cheese by louella reviews
Alex and Gene share dinner on what Alex thinks will be her last night in 1981. But what is really going through their minds? Little one-shot. Please R R.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,420 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/28/2008 - Complete
Friend and Faux by shoefiend reviews
Carrie and Charlotte face people from their pasts.
Sex and the City - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,407 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/30/2007 - Published: 8/7/2007 - Complete
Come Closer, Miss Ingram by celestial1 reviews
Because Blanche Ingram deserved a second look. Now complete.
Jane Eyre - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 4,935 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 8/20/2007 - Published: 8/15/2007 - Complete
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Since It Fell unto My Lot reviews
Three-part prequel to "The Heart of a Lion." It's Christmas Eve, and the guv's still sheriff of Fenchurch East, still fighting the rot, even if he has lost his best deputies. "All alone, Gene," Keats once told him, and it just might turn out to be true. Or will it? Spoilers for series 2 of Life on Mars and series 3 of Ashes to Ashes. In progress.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,663 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/6 - G. Hunt, A. Drake
A Conspiracy of Concern reviews
Cranford fanfiction inspired by the 2007 BBC series and more specifically the wonderful chemistry between Mr. Carter and Miss Galindo. This multi-chapter Victorian tale is decidedly AU but draws from the series and Mrs. Gaskell, and advances several romantic pairings. The long-promised new chapter is up.
Cranford - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 41 - Words: 190,100 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 12/11/2013 - Published: 11/15/2008 - Edmund C., Laurentia G., Dr. J. Marshland, Mary S.
I Think the World of You reviews
"In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love" - and other things, as Martha and Jem could tell you. An interlude based on episode four of the 2007 BBC series Cranford. Complete.
Cranford - Rated: T - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,983 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/27/2013 - Martha, Jem H., Matilda J./Miss Matty - Complete
Daisy's Dare: A Story for Christmas reviews
A fly-on-the-wall view of Christmas downstairs in the prewar days, which means it's set early in series one and contains no spoilers of any kind. Written in response to the 2011 (yes, 2011) Mistletoe Challenge. Rated T for Awkward Subjects and Inadvisable Behavior. Daisy has a special Christmas wish, and the chance to make it come true. What could possibly go wrong? NOW COMPLETE.
Downton Abbey - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,562 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/3/2013 - Published: 1/6/2013 - Daisy, Mrs Patmore, E. Hughes, C. Carson - Complete
As We That Are Left Grow Old reviews
An imagined vignette from childhood: It is Remembrance Day, and Alex Price and her godfather take a journey they've made many times before. Only this time something has changed. Complete.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,589 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 11/13/2012 - Evan W., A. Drake - Complete
My Heart Beguiled reviews
Bransonfic written in response to Batwings79's 2012 Downton Abbey St. Paddy's Day Challenge. A heart-to-heart talk between Tom and Sybil ends in tears...or at least with him seeking comfort by precisely the wrong means, and in precisely the wrong company. NOW COMPLETE.
Downton Abbey - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,775 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/2/2012 - Published: 5/28/2012 - T. Branson, Sybil C., E. Hughes - Complete
The Heart of a Lion reviews
A Gene Hunt story, set years after the finale of A2A: The guv can't remember why he's in this place, or how he got here. But he sees reminders everywhere of the copper he couldn't save and the woman he had to let go...and has never forgotten, end of. NOW COMPLETE.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 34,542 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 3/18/2012 - Published: 11/6/2010 - G. Hunt, Viv J., A. Drake - Complete
Cover Me reviews
Life on Mars one-shot, set late in series 2. Sam and Annie. Bit of Gene, touch of Nelson. What happens when you mix '60s and '70s music, alcohol, and memories. Because sometimes the original version of your life isn't the best one after all. Complete.
Life on Mars - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,691 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/13/2011 - Sam T., Annie C., Gene H., Nelson - Complete
The Holly and the Ivy reviews
Cranford fanfiction, based on episode 3, involving the intertwined fates of Harry Gregson, Mr. Carter, and Lady Ludlow. Christmas in Cranford in the Year of Our Lord 1842: a time of joy but also of loneliness...and perhaps a miracle or two. Complete.
Cranford - Rated: K - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,519 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/2/2011 - Published: 12/8/2009 - Edmund C., Harry G., Lady Ludlow, Sir C. Maulver - Complete
You Want Romance? I Can Give You Romance reviews
A2A one-shot. Spoilers for Series 3 and the film High Noon. Another night in the Railway Arms, and Alex is still trying to figure things out. You can tell a lot about a man by his taste in movies...can't you? Truth on screen. Complete.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,554 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/10/2010 - A. Drake, S. Granger - Complete
A Couple of Desperate Cases reviews
A2A one-shot, set after series 3, episode 8. One night in the Railway Arms, where memories still haunt a punter or two, and so does music, only this time it's not Ray Carling's patented version of "Danny Boy." Complete.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,589 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/5/2010 - A. Drake - Complete
A Lot of That Going Around reviews
Three-course GALEX meal, whipped up after episode 2, series 3, and spiced with adult themes, garnished with a dollop of angst. Contains absolutely no Keats, nothing post-E2. Alex has a date at the Tate, but just what is Gene playing at? AU. Complete.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,604 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 5/18/2010 - Published: 5/1/2010 - G. Hunt, A. Drake - Complete
One You Haven't Seen Yet reviews
GALEX one-shot, set early in season 2. Or is it late in season 1? Anyway, fluff, humor, angst, and UST, all inspired by my love of old movies and fondness for the A2A characters. Mild spoilers for several classic films. Complete.
Ashes to Ashes - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,383 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/28/2010 - A. Drake, G. Hunt - Complete
Winged Cupid Painted Blind reviews
Cranford fanfiction based on the 2007 BBC series. Mrs. Clara Smith has a heart-to-heart talk with her stepdaughter, Mary, about womanly allure and the science of spectacles. Complete.
Cranford - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,154 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/22/2010 - Mary S., Clara S. - Complete
The Choicest Gift of Heaven reviews
Fanfic based on Jane Austen's Persuasion and written in response to LadyKatherine's Period Drama Challenge of November 2009. Autumn has come to Bath, and a mysterious stranger arrives, unsettling the Elliots and all their acquaintance. In progress.
Persuasion - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,721 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/6/2009 - Published: 11/22/2009
No Good Deed reviews
Cranford fanfiction based on the 2007 BBC miniseries. Life and love in the village, including several romantic pairings, as observed by Miss Augusta Tomkinson. Complete.
Cranford - Rated: K - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,396 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/24/2009 - Augusta T., Reverend Hutton - Complete
Margaret, Are You Grieving? reviews
Cranford fanfiction set in episode one, the summer of 1842. A vignette involving Miss Galindo, Mr. Carter, Lady Ludlow, and a clever young girl. Complete.
Cranford - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,716 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/9/2009 - Laurentia G., Lady Ludlow, Edmund C. - Complete
When the Good Lord Has His Way reviews
Cranford fanfiction: The conversation Sophy Hutton might have had with her father, the Reverend Hutton, the night before she married Dr. Frank Harrison. Complete.
Cranford - Rated: K - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,784 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/8/2009 - Sophy H., Reverend Hutton - Complete
She Was the Prize reviews
Cranford fanfiction based on episode three. Christmas 1842: Jack Marshland was looking for fun. He wasn't thinking to fall in love. Or was he? Complete.
Cranford - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,080 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/9/2009 - Dr. J. Marshland, Mary S. - Complete
One More Day to Stay reviews
Cranford fanfiction inspired by episode three of the 2007 BBC series. Mary Smith's thoughts at Christmas 1842 and her first meeting with Jack Marshland. Complete.
Cranford - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,669 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/7/2009 - Mary S., Dr. J. Marshland - Complete
Where Are You Going, Jessie Brown? reviews
Cranford fanfiction based on the story of Jessie Brown and Major Gordon, but set several years before the Brown family moved to the village. Complete.
Cranford - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,477 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/6/2009 - Jessie B., Major Gordon - Complete
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