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Author has written 12 stories for Shakespeare.
I've been writing for a while now, and been using fanfiction since my teens. I'm currently studying for a Masters in Creative Writing, and I do tend to blog more and write my own original fiction in real life, however I always seem to come back to fanfiction!
I normally write for my series, the Child Swap series. This is a modern day alternative universe based in Europe and its surrounding areas, populated by Shakespeare characters, whose lives loosely follow the events of the plays they come from.
But the series does not follow history or canon. The cast have friends and extended family who are not originally found in the plays who can change the course of events at will. Characters from different plays interact with each other and can change events too.
I've always included characters from Shakespeare's history plays, however considering how 'accurate' his plays are, I also like to play with canon a little too!
The Child Swap series
Here are the main stories, in order of being uploaded. As a heads up, since I started writing this when I was quite young, I do have plans to go back and edit some stuff.
Child Swap - Romeo, Mercutio and Benvolio throw Tybalt in the fountain, and find themselves making a reality TV show about what would happen if the Capulets and Montagues swapped kids for two weeks. Will they discover they have more in common than they don't?
A Long Year's Nightmare - A year after the experimental swap, Hermia is left torn between her feelings for two boys. But her life is changed forever in one nightmarish evening at the hands of her friend Helena's vile boyfriend. What should she do? Who will stick by her? And who does she love the most?
What's Love? - How exactly did Romeo and Juliet meet? What is this backstory between Benvolio, Gabriel and Rose? What happened when Mercutio filmed Tybalt and Rosaline together and showed Romeo? What made Rosaline, one of the top students and Queen Bee, fall for chavvy troublemaker Tybalt?
The Students Of Venice - Benvolio and Mercutio leave Verona for Venice, to attend Ca' Foscari University, taking with them Hermia, Eliseo and Allegra (who belongs to Cornadopa, read Mercutio and Allegra, people, it's in my favs) Everything's fine, until Benvolio's dad Anthony falls into debt, and accepts a loan from an old school rival, Shylock, with a dodgy forfeit. Meanwhile, Gabriel gets thrown out of La Scala Ballet Company for bitching, and Tybalt and Rosaline accept an internship for a finance company.
Lapland - A 'ten years later' Christmas vignette of the Child Swap series, based on the BBC drama of the same name. The families from Child Swap go on holiday to Lapland during Christmas, only to endure trouble and chaos.
Family Ties - Gabriel has finally grown up and escaped his father Angelo's clutches. But when his partner Amparo asks him to help her take Angelo down for her political career, whose side should he take? And was Angelo as bad as he believed? Meanwhile, Paris gets married and a bunch of volatile warring guests arrive, including the bratty Prince Edouard, who inspires Mercutio to write a musical...
Christmas With The Roses - Inspired by 'The Lion In Winter' Henry VI decides to host a Christmas court to promote peace between the Yorkists and Lancastrians. He also invites several European courts, including the Italian City of Verona. With a crazy hyperactive eight year old Mercutio getting up to no good, the Capulets and Montagues fighting, the other children all clashing with Henry VI's son, it is certain that things will NOT go to plan...
Trials and Tribulations - After a string of bad relationships, Beatrix had sworn off of love. But then she meets Benedick, recently returned from fighting in the wars, who's made a similar vow. But will they find kindred spirits in each other? Meanwhile, Juliet and Hermia hide Anne Neville in the Capulet Manor from her fortune-grasping brother-in-law, whilst a mysterious Greek lord searches through Verona for his niece to hand her a considerable fortune...
Being a Ricardian, I also like to write fiction set during the Wars of the Roses that has nothing to do with my series.
R.A - A modern day couple, Rick and Annika meet online. Annika is a lonely unemployed Ricardian, and Rick is a freelance journalist working on an article about Richard III. As they grow closer, the lives of Richard III and his queen, Anne Neville, begin to intertwine. Can Annika and Rick answer that centuries old question - was Richard III innocent or evil?
A Dream of Death - It is the night before Bosworth, and King Richard III has a dream of all that he longs for.
Here is my discontinued story and any oneshots I've posted.
The Untold Tale of Tybalt and Rosaline - This is my first fanfiction, however, it has been discontinued. It was intended to be Rosaline and Tybalt's version of events during Romeo and Juliet. Like said, I'm not continuing it, however, I have turned parts of the story into the Child Swap series instalment, What's Love?
I'm Yours - A song fic about Hermia and Benvolio to 'I'm Yours' by Jason Mraz.