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Author has written 4 stories for Persuasion, and Newsies.

I am, and have been, an avid reader since I was quite young. There have periodically been stories that have captured my imagination so completely that I yearned to know more about the characters, their stories, and things they experienced beyond what was on the pages included in the book (or, sometimes, the movies). Then I discovered FanFiction. With one story, I no longer felt like a misfit! There were others out there who felt as I did -- that these beloved characters experienced so much more than the original author was able to share with us! No longer did I feel I was quietly losing my mind, thinking and dreaming about the characters in my current favorite book, wondering what they would do or say in different situations. Here was an entire site dedicated to the creativity of those who were doing what I was doing, only they had taken the time to spell it out and share it with the world!

Now, after several years of enjoying continuations, sequels, and alternate endings of some of my favorite stories, I am compelled to return the favor. I am trying my hand at writing an alternate ending to one of my favorite stories, Jane Austen's "Persuasion." Granted, my love of the story is based largely on the 1995 movie staring Amanda Root and Ciaran Hinds -- both as indelibly imprinted in my mind as Colin Firth as the permanent face of their respective Austen characters -- than the book, which I have only just begun reading. But there is something about it this time that has gotten me wondering what would have, could have happened to reunite Anne and Frederick earlier than Miss Austen did. It played around and simmered in my mind until I found myself one evening jotting down my thoughts. That led to more thoughts, which led to a basic storyline. I moved to the computer and endeavored to have my fingers keep up with my mind as more of the story poured from me. Eventually, I began tidying it up and suddenly I had a chapter!

I am not quite sure how it happened, but happen it did, and I realized I needed to share my effort at storytelling with those who had shared with me. So, I posted that first chapter and did not think much about it. However, within 24 hours, I had hits on it from 9 or 10 different countries, and from almost 50 people! That isn't many by cyber-comparison, but I was impressed that my little story could have attracted that many hits in just one full day! And people have tagged it to come back to read more! That compelled me to get to work on the next chapter!

I hope you like my work. Please do not hesitate to offer constructive criticism as that is what helps a writer grow. I have many stories within me aching to be released. FanFiction will help me determine if I would be able to pursue my writing dreams on a larger scale. I do not know if I will write more beyond my "Bright Horizons," but I never know when characters will knock on my door and request that I share their stories, so I will never say this is the one or the only.

Thank you for your support!

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An Hour's Delay by LoriH reviews
What if the letter from Jane had been delayed just an hour or so? This story begins the morning Jane's letters arrive in Lambton, except Mr. Darcy does not come upon a distressed Elizabeth. She is eager for his attention and completely unaware of Lydia's folly.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,265 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 241 - Follows: 186 - Updated: 20h - Published: 10/3/2014 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy
Always Yours by unofficialfansie reviews
Jack and Katherine's life after the strike.
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 19 - Words: 14,506 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 5/25 - Published: 10/2/2017 - Jack K., Katherine P.
Puzzle Pieces by The Warrior Sif reviews
Modern newsies AU. Katherine's an author. Jack's an Illustrator. Cross-Posted to AO3.
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 6 - Words: 22,791 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 5/12 - Published: 2/27 - Jack K., Katherine P., Davey, Race
Times of Trouble by unofficialfansie reviews
When a fight with Romeo has serious consequences, Race must learn to forgive himself. (Oneshot)
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,672 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/9 - Race, Romeo - Complete
Paper Flowers by BroadwayIsMyPurposeInLife reviews
Its Jack and Katherine’s 2 year anniversary! But what happens when Jack can’t afford to buy Katherine flowers?(A little one-shot I wrote for my ELA journal. Hope you enjoy!)
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 835 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/3 - Katherine P., Jack K. - Complete
Backstories by BibbidiBobbidiPercabeth reviews
When Jack and Katherine are expecting their first child, Katherine decides it's finally time to unlock the past that Jack so fiercely guards. One shot (for now); Musical-verse.
Newsies - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,740 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/30
Rescue by JournalGeek reviews
He'd never believed in a future where he was anything better than he'd always been. She never allowed herself to dream about a world where she could do better than she was. Sometimes it takes being rescued to realize you needed saving. "You's showed me a world I never thought I'd deserve." -This is my first fanfic to post, so don't be shy to tell me what you think! :) -
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,842 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 3/20 - Published: 3/14 - Race
The Princess and the Street Rat by SomedayonBroadway reviews
A foster kid and the beautiful rich girl. What could go wrong?
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,353 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/14 - Jack K., Katherine P., Race - Complete
A New Normal by The Warrior Sif reviews
A look in to Katherine and Jack's life a couple months after the end of the newsie strike. Features Jack and Kath being cute and happy. Can be read as a stand-alone, but events from No Deal are mentioned / Part 4 of No Deal Timeline
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,389 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/19 - Jack K., Katherine P., Crutchie - Complete
Impossible Girl by Ensignily
Mr. Jack Kelly is a young cartoonist and public advocate, candidate for public office. He's well acquainted with the famous publisher Joseph Pulitzer and his daughter, Katherine. One night, Katherine shows up at his door and just won't leave. Based off "An Embarrassing Position" by Kate Chopin.
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,017 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/18 - [Jack K., Katherine P.] Snyder, Romeo - Complete
Bonds by The Warrior Sif reviews
Two years after the successful newsies strike, Katherine has chosen Jack and the newsies over her Pulitzer name and reputation. Joseph Pulitzer is not pleased. Not at all. Can be read as a stand-alone, but I recommend reading "No Deal" for background / Part 5 of No Deal Timeline. (Originally posted to AO3)
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 3 - Words: 11,428 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 2/16 - Published: 2/4 - Jack K., J. Pulitzer, Katherine P. - Complete
Coming Home by SerBannah reviews
Scarlet and Wolf have returned to the farm and they finally get to start their lives together. But they will find life, even after the rebellion, has challenges. Featuring appearances from the rest of the crew through out. Rated T because of slightly more adult content and because this is my first story so I wanted to be safe.
Lunar Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 24 - Words: 35,732 - Reviews: 76 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 44 - Updated: 2/12 - Published: 5/4/2016 - Scarlet B., Thorne, Ze'ev K./Wolf, Cress
Stick Around, Kid by breathingfiredragons reviews
Where Jack brings home a sick beggar from the streets, and he isn't prepared to deal with the consequences it brings. (Hint, Crutchie is the beggar) Prequel to In Sickness and in Doubt, part of "The Newsies of New York" series Jackcrutchie jackxcrutchie
Newsies - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,622 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/6 - Jack K., Crutchie, Spot C., Race - Complete
A Match Made In Heaven by SomedayonBroadway reviews
The story of two people in love and the woman who was able to watch it all happen from the very start...
Newsies - Rated: K - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,352 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/22/2017 - Jack K., Katherine P., Medda L. - Complete
Love is for Suckers by SomedayonBroadway reviews
In relationships there are always ups and downs. It's when those downs happen that love is actually put to the test. And only those who truly love each other will make it through to the end.
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,372 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 4 - Published: 7/10/2017 - Jack K., Katherine P. - Complete
My Alpha by ThatSelectedLunarCat reviews
Wolf proposing to Scarlet
Lunar Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,061 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/3/2017
Elizabeth Knows by LoriH reviews
What if Elizabeth realized Mr. Darcy's interest before she was blinded by the news from Colonel Fitzwilliam? How would she confront him? What if he knew he needed to change before harsh words were exchanged? Follow our beloved characters on a path of amiable courtship. WARNING: This is a preview only.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,137 - Reviews: 331 - Favs: 296 - Follows: 596 - Updated: 6/14/2014 - Published: 7/29/2013 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Return to Lyme by Beagairbheag reviews
What if, upon reaching Uppercross, Frederick made a decision that changed the whole course of the story? Persuasion based story, because there are far too few of them.
Persuasion - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 31 - Words: 55,996 - Reviews: 518 - Favs: 283 - Follows: 492 - Updated: 1/28/2014 - Published: 8/9/2008
You Love Me by HomeschoolGirl reviews
A post-Mockingjay fanfic that follows Peeta and Katniss as they struggle to rebuild their relationship.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 80,586 - Reviews: 791 - Favs: 859 - Follows: 541 - Updated: 1/26/2014 - Published: 3/10/2012 - Katniss E., Peeta M. - Complete
Tomorrow We Go to Matlock by elvenwanderer reviews
This "what if" stems from the 2005 movie and a broad P&P fanfiction presumption. During their conversation at Pemberley, Darcy found out the Gardiners and Elizabeth were traveling to the next day to Matlock. Knowing this, Darcy didn't ask them to meet Georgiana the next day. Instead, he rather wanted Elizabeth to meet his Matlock relations, and happiness ensues.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,939 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 336 - Follows: 206 - Updated: 9/14/2013 - Published: 7/28/2013 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Overheard by Babsy1221 reviews
What if Mr. Darcy had discovered Elizabeth's opinion of him long before the proposal at Rosings? And how would an honest conversation have affected the story?
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 55,332 - Reviews: 390 - Favs: 1,420 - Follows: 545 - Updated: 9/6/2013 - Published: 6/4/2013 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy - Complete
Moved by emileighhs reviews
It's been two years since the end of the war and Katniss and Peeta are officially married and both 19. What if Katniss agreed to have a baby at a much earlier age than in Mockingjay?
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 13 - Words: 23,830 - Reviews: 212 - Favs: 207 - Follows: 222 - Updated: 8/10/2013 - Published: 11/13/2011 - Katniss E., Peeta M.
A Chance Encounter by madamequeso reviews
After Mr. Collins' disastrous proposal, Lizzie takes a walk to clear her mind. She hopes for solitude, but happens upon a certain gentleman instead.
Pride and Prejudice - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,034 - Reviews: 163 - Favs: 203 - Follows: 398 - Updated: 8/7/2013 - Published: 11/20/2012 - Elizabeth, Mr. Darcy
Of Oaths and Omelettes by callistana reviews
In which Scarlet and Wolf share an omelette and discuss their future. Set three weeks after the future defeat of the Lunar Queen Levana. Oneshot.
Lunar Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,130 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 73 - Follows: 13 - Published: 5/7/2013 - Scarlet B., Ze'ev K./Wolf - Complete
The First Cycle by Miss Pearlescent reviews
A day after Scarlet becomes Wolf's alpha female, she locks herself up in her room, suffering the wrath of Mother Nature. Wolf can help her but only if he lets Scarlet coax his animal instincts out.
Lunar Chronicles - Rated: M - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,474 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 156 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 3/30/2013 - Published: 2/18/2013 - Ze'ev K./Wolf, Scarlet B. - Complete
Reunion by m9organ reviews
Kai and Cinder's reunion. This story takes place shortly after Scarlet.
Lunar Chronicles - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,102 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 26 - Published: 2/7/2013 - Cinder L./Selene, Kai - Complete
Look After You by TandyHard reviews
My version of how Katniss and Peeta rekindled their friendship and "grew back together." A bit different in the way characters show up. COMPLETE
Hunger Games - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 41,146 - Reviews: 255 - Favs: 441 - Follows: 426 - Updated: 10/8/2012 - Published: 8/4/2011 - Katniss E., Peeta M. - Complete
A bouncing bundle of thunder? by ninjanervana reviews
Jane thinks she might be pregnant. How will Thor and the other avengers handle the news? Fluff story, set after the Avengers. Thor/Jane with mentions of Tony/Pepper and Natasha/Clint. Dedicated to my best friend who inspired me to write this: Katie
Thor - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 48,835 - Reviews: 891 - Favs: 834 - Follows: 382 - Updated: 8/10/2012 - Published: 6/18/2012 - Thor, Jane F. - Complete
Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down by callistana reviews
Post-Cinder drabble. Linh Cinder has fled New Beijing in exile but at night she still haunts the Emperor's dreams...
Lunar Chronicles - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 754 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 118 - Follows: 24 - Published: 1/25/2012 - Kai, Cinder L./Selene - Complete
Never let you out of my sight by Tegan Hill reviews
Peeta & Katniss are reunited. Peeta has not been hijacked. Mockingjay with several twists and turns of things I wish were in there. Rated M for obvious reasons. Occasional OOC dialog. Read & Review, please!
Hunger Games - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 28,695 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 426 - Follows: 232 - Updated: 12/3/2011 - Published: 8/12/2011 - Peeta M., Katniss E. - Complete
The Long Way Home by DustWriter reviews
An expanded option to the Mockingjay epilogue that takes Katniss across Panem to get Peeta back home.
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 23,804 - Reviews: 164 - Favs: 568 - Follows: 77 - Published: 11/6/2011 - Katniss E., Peeta M. - Complete
Dandelions and Primroses by Mrs. Naara reviews
12 years after the events of MockingJay, a little detail inside the not so descriptive epilogue. Focuses on their young daughter, Rosy, as well as Katniss' reaction to finding out that she's pregnant with their second child. NOW COMPLETE! SEQUEL WIP!
Hunger Games - Rated: T - English - Family/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,854 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 61 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 5/30/2011 - Published: 9/6/2010 - Peeta M., Katniss E. - Complete
In the Right by Spoiledsi11y reviews
Title Updated - This was inspired by the 1995 movie more so than the book but there are details from both. It starts during the evening party where Fredrick declares himself; I always wanted more at the end.
Persuasion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,727 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 11/8/2010 - Published: 10/10/2010
So Far From You by Beagairbheag reviews
A chance meeting throws Anne and Frederick together again. With their situations so changed can they look beyond the hurt and tragedy in both their lifes, and reconnect before its all too late?
Persuasion - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 30,954 - Reviews: 220 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 188 - Updated: 8/16/2010 - Published: 10/10/2009
Distraction by ZiggyTheNinja reviews
Jules is on another mission. Robin needs to keep busy.
Troubleshooters - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,415 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/26/2010 - Jules, Robin - Complete
An Opportunity Not to be Missed by sunburntdaisy reviews
Reconciliation proceeds somewhat differently when Mr Elliot fails to interrupt Anne's conversation with Captain Wentworth at Munn's Marzipan. Left to make her own way home, Anne finds she has better company than expected...
Persuasion - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20,177 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 218 - Follows: 25 - Published: 7/17/2007 - Complete
Doubt by Mstrsofpmbrly reviews
A Persuasion one shot: Anne Elliot knew she wasn't attractive, but she didn't think it mattered to her husband. Until now.
Persuasion - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,296 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/6/2007 - Complete
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Kelly House reviews
Crutchie doesn't have a mean bone in his body. Who could possibly want to hurt him? How will the secrets Jack's been harboring affect his relationship with Katherine and the other Newsies? How did this group of ragamuffins come to consider themselves to be a family and will their newfound ties weather the trials they are about to face?
Newsies - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 43,702 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 6/12 - Published: 4/8 - [Jack K., Katherine P.] Crutchie, Romeo
Castles and Cottages reviews
He's from the streets; she's lived in a castle. Will Jack and Kat ever be able to find a place to live? What will happen when newsies find out where they live?
Newsies - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,997 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/26 - Jack K., Katherine P.
Fer Sure reviews
Something's bothering Jack and Katherine is concerned.
Newsies - Rated: K - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,900 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 6 - Published: 3/9 - Jack K., Katherine P.
Bright Horizons reviews
Captain Wentworth told Anne he had considered contacting her after two years, after he had acquired wealth and success in the Navy. What if events conspired to reunite them after just two years?
Persuasion - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 66,884 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 95 - Follows: 227 - Updated: 7/16/2014 - Published: 5/29/2012