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Joined 02-22-11, id: 2761391, Profile Updated: 12-01-18
Author has written 7 stories for Pride and Prejudice, StarTrek: The Original Series, and Babylon 5.


.*. Heads up on my posting schedule for The First Casualty. (I have added a Dec '18 update as an early stocking filler) I was attempting to maintain a posting on the 1st of the month. Obviously that has not prevailed for quite some time. Certain issues in RL have now resolved and I am able to devote more time to TFC. However, with the story continually evolving, it became abundantly obvious to me that I could not stick to my outline. Also, that once I completed a first draft, I would need several rounds of revision. There’s a whole mess of hanging narrative threads, which need to be either resolved or eliminated. I hope that the revised story will have a better structure, with more conflict, and the narrative will be more compelling. So, in summary, I am continuing to work on TFC, but I shall not be posting for some time.*

I am Tidy and have an abiding love of Star Trek, Babylon 5, Buffy/Angel, The West Wing and the works of the inestimable Miss Jane Austen. I love reading and I like to think I have eclectic tastes -- anything from crime fiction to science fiction. In the latter category I am particularly fond of C J Cherryh and Lois McMaster Bujold, Kate Wilhelm, Robert Silverberg, Kim Stanley Robinson, Greg Bear, Gregory Benford, and the (YA stories) of Robert Heinlein.

Game of Thrones (TV show) has caught me in its web and I am a lost cause. I have made a promise to myself to stay away from GoT websites, because fandoms sometimes eat me alive and my limited fiction output will shrink to an even slower trickle if I succumb.

I finished my ST:TOS piece Gravitation is not Responsible for People Falling in Love, which at just over 28K words is the longest thing I've written that is finished -- my thanks to WildwingSuz for her beta skillz on the opening chapters. I have since scrambled to get words down so that it would be complete; if any readers spot any issues on later chapters, I should be very happy if you would send me a personal message.

The current story I am working on is The First Casualty, a ST:TOS alternate universe story, originally given the tentative title of His Mother’s Child. Hated that, hence the name change. The story has evolved beyond all recognition of its first incarnation. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I still like the central premise of Spock never making it to Starfleet. I cannot conceive of Trek without the Kirk & Spock friendship, though, so how these two encounter each other -- in a galaxy that has seemingly gone to the dogs in my little scenario -- is, I hope, a tale others will find worth the telling.

As mentioned in an earlier version of this profile, my partner of 36 years died on 15 July 2016. While I am in no sense over the shock, I need distraction in my life for that and for my physical health, which has been pretty poor for more time than I care to recall. I have, therefore, resumed posting additional chapters of The First Casualty. Providing I am able to write, I will post new chapters around the beginning of each month.

Reviews and feedback make my day. I am only sorry that FFN does not allow me to reply to guests who leave reviews. Please know that I do appreciate your comments. They’re nicer than chocolate and have fewer calories. Please also know I cherish every time someone clicks to favourite or to alert for one of my pieces. The great thing about alerts is that a follower receives an email with a clickable link to take them straight to the new chapter, or to a new fic in the case of author alerts. I find this convenient, especially if an author updates while I am waiting around in the hospital and I wish to read the story on my smartphone.

Constructive criticism is always appreciated -- although if you are really going to let me have it, I would ask you do this via personal message; I won’t take issue, if you send me something unfavourable -- and I am looking for a beta for my Trek output if anyone is interested. I'll trade beta for beta, if that appeals.


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Purgatory by NotesfromaClassroom reviews
"If there are self-made purgatories, then we all have to live in them. Mine can be no worse than someone else's." Spock's words, but they apply just as well to Stonn, T'Pring, and Christine Chapel.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,029 - Reviews: 30 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/3/2022 - Published: 6/17/2022
A Son of Surak by Pat Foley reviews
Spock's preparations to attend the Science Academy are complicated by his affinity for the Forge. Complete
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 14 - Words: 69,075 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 11/3/2018 - Published: 10/5/2018 - Complete
Logic, Lore, and Law by HeronS reviews
Stonn needs to find a way to patch up their world, to make sense of what happened during that insanity-laced afternoon three months ago at the sacred plateau. It would be so much simpler if he was only feeling remorse and guilt, but the truth is that he is also so angry at Spock and T'Pring that he can hardly think straight. He's had it with these Surakisi and their rites.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,603 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 4/9/2017 - Published: 4/3/2017 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy, Spock - Complete
Final Days by Pat Foley reviews
The Enterprise returns home. Chapter 1
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,894 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 25 - Published: 5/31/2014 - J. Kirk, L. McCoy, Spock
No More Tears by desertrat68 reviews
Darcy's past hardships alter his views of love and marriage so much that he makes choices none who knew him would have anticipated.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 126,012 - Reviews: 744 - Favs: 1,357 - Follows: 612 - Updated: 3/27/2014 - Published: 2/10/2014 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Holography 4: Home is Where the Heart Is by Pat Foley reviews
In this post Amok Time novella, Spock is presented with a second chance to bond with T'Pring. Spock, Amanda, Sarek, T'Pau, Kirk, McCoy, Complete
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 27,684 - Reviews: 90 - Favs: 55 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 3/16/2014 - Published: 4/21/2011 - Spock, Amanda G. - Complete
Home is the Sailor by Pat Foley reviews
In this post JTB story, Kirk comes to grips with where command ends and friendship begins. Holo series. Complete.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 68 - Words: 367,182 - Reviews: 1448 - Favs: 184 - Follows: 146 - Updated: 3/12/2014 - Published: 7/19/2006 - J. Kirk, Spock - Complete
We Have Lady Catherine to Thank by chaotic-instance reviews
What if a certain confrontation happened a good deal earlier, and a little differently? This bit of fluff takes place soon after the Bingleys extend their invitation to the Netherfield Ball.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,627 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 78 - Published: 2/7/2014 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Famiglia by jelenamichel reviews
When DiNozzo Senior's health takes a hit Tony finds out about long-kept secrets and lies. His life begins to change as his two families collide, and he battles with who he wants to be versus the man he seems destined to become. DiNozzo family and T/Z.
NCIS - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 83,903 - Reviews: 516 - Favs: 590 - Follows: 453 - Updated: 3/31/2013 - Published: 8/27/2011 - Tony D., Ziva D. - Complete
I Get By With A Little Help From My Gift by eel8 reviews
What if Elizabeth had a special talent that made her feel even more apt at forming opinions about people? What if even this special gift couldn't help her figure out the mysterious Darcy? Modern P&P with supernatural twist.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 19 - Words: 51,912 - Reviews: 559 - Favs: 661 - Follows: 316 - Updated: 2/21/2013 - Published: 2/21/2011 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
When It Rains by everymonday reviews
It rains and it pours and he can think of nothing but Lizzy Bennet and the handprint she left on his heart. A story about loss, love, rain, and how the three changed William Darcy.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 97,475 - Reviews: 1008 - Favs: 649 - Follows: 880 - Updated: 7/4/2012 - Published: 1/12/2010 - Mr. Darcy, Elizabeth
Darcy's Surprise by Beatrice Otter reviews
Sequel to "Lieutenant Bennet's Visit." While investigating Mrs Bingley's secret, Mr Darcy receives an unwelcome shock.
Crossover - Temeraire & Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,799 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 45 - Follows: 24 - Published: 6/1/2011 - Complete
Charm City by StinkoGingko reviews
Agent Gibbs throws a line into Baltimore Harbor and hooks Detective DiNozzo. With gratuitous Fornell. Welcome to Bawlmer, hun.
NCIS - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 21 - Words: 30,881 - Reviews: 304 - Favs: 375 - Follows: 159 - Updated: 5/1/2011 - Published: 4/11/2011 - Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tony D. - Complete
Holography 3: As a Reminder and a Promise by Pat Foley reviews
As Amanda adjust to life after the events of Holo2, a sinister Vulcan plots her murder. Also flashes back to when Sarek and Amanda meet. With Spock and T'Pau Chapter 77 up and COMPLETE
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 77 - Words: 198,504 - Reviews: 318 - Favs: 81 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 4/18/2011 - Published: 2/24/2011 - Sarek, Amanda G. - Complete
Holography2: Wedding Present or Starling's Lament by Pat Foley reviews
What circumstances would cause a reknowned Vulcan diplomat to maintain an 18 year rift? In the Holo series, as in Trek, the only thing that trumps a Vulcan's logic is his biology. These are the Vulcans of Amok Time and JTB. Not explicit but mature themes.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 73,792 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 15 - Published: 2/19/2011 - Amanda G., Sarek - Complete
Holography 1: The Catalyst by Pat Foley reviews
Spock leaves for Starfleet, setting off a series of catastrophic events between Sarek, who opposes his son's decision, and Amanda, who opposes Sarek and supports her son's choice. Note: Mature themes. complete
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 37,613 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 2/19/2011 - Published: 3/25/2009 - Spock, Sarek - Complete
Lieutenant Bennet's Visit by Beatrice Otter reviews
Elizabeth's reality is far different from her sisters'. Works within this series will also be posted on AO3 and at the Lieutenant Bennet journal on Dreamwidth.
Crossover - Temeraire & Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,241 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 21 - Published: 2/12/2011 - Complete
The Watchtowers of Rota by StinkoGingko reviews
Six years after Tony leaves NCIS, Gibbs's old team must reassemble to solve a shocking crime. Tony/Ziva, some McAbby
NCIS - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 35 - Words: 38,411 - Reviews: 245 - Favs: 194 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 1/20/2011 - Published: 12/22/2010 - Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tony D. - Complete
The Result of a Moment's Private Reflection by Taaroko reviews
After spending a fortnight in London wallowing in the despair of disappointed love, Mr. Bingley has a moment free of the company of his sisters and friend, and his unquestioning belief in what they have told him falters. Bingley/Jane. Enjoy and review!
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,881 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 15 - Published: 12/21/2010
A Marriage of True Minds by Beatrice Otter reviews
A day in the life of Sarek and Amanda on Vulcan, when Spock was young.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,227 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 10 - Published: 6/29/2010 - Amanda G., Sarek - Complete
How the Mighty Have Fallen by StarTrekFanWriter reviews
After movie. The galaxy and the crew of the Enterprise face unforseen consequences of the destruction of Vulcan & Human-Vulcan mindmelds Jim's got problems . S/U in progress. Collection of short stories.
Star Trek: 2009 - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 31,637 - Reviews: 670 - Favs: 175 - Follows: 171 - Updated: 10/23/2009 - Published: 9/9/2009 - Spock, N. Uhura
The Lives We Touch by BravoKate reviews
She took her coffee with milk and sweetener.
NCIS - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,047 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 9/10/2008 - Published: 7/31/2008 - Kate T. - Complete
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The First Casualty reviews
Chp 15 now up. T'Mia receives an invitation. Note rating change./ . / Before Spock acts on a notion of joining Starfleet, a new foe of the Federation emerges, and events in the galaxy conspire to put his life on a different path. Along the way a young Sub-Lieutenant Spock meets a young Ensign Kirk.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 78,098 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 12/1/2018 - Published: 2/25/2014
I've Got it Bad (and That ain't Good) reviews
Sarek gets to grips with Terran music.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,296 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/9/2016 - Sarek, Amanda G. - Complete
Gravitation Cannot Be Held Responsible reviews
Captain Kirk meets a Vulcan, suffering from a strange affliction… Kirk pov - please note change of rating - Story now complete in 10 chapters
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 28,497 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 2/15/2016 - Published: 1/1/2015 - J. Kirk - Complete
Surrender reviews
A little morning exercise
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 872 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Published: 1/17/2015 - Complete
The Cut of His Jib reviews
Sarek has a new wardrobe - silliness ahead. I am still trying to improve, so any comments would be much appreciated.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,077 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/1/2014 - Sarek, Amanda G. - Complete
The Eve of Battle reviews
John had, as he might say, toughed it out: all through the ordeal of checking in on Susan...
Babylon 5 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,303 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/2/2014 - J. Sheridan, Delenn - Complete
A Death in the Family reviews
Pemberley receives news of a relative's demise. Eek! This is my first. I wish to improve so any comments would be gratefully received.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,352 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 31 - Follows: 6 - Published: 2/24/2014 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete