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Joined 02-17-12, id: 3732277, Profile Updated: 06-02-15
Author has written 24 stories for Justified, True Detective, and Hannibal.

FanFiction is a playground, a great place to work those writing muscles and air out ideas.

I like the minor characters best, the ones not fleshed-out. So far, I'm mostly playing with Justified, and all my stories except one have Tim Gutterson as the main character since I'm a sucker for war heroes. I'm also co-writing with author hallonim under the penname 'sourmash': https://www.fanfiction.net/u/5440377/sourmash - check it out if you need another Tim story. The pics I use for the story icons are often from hallonim's collection (borrowed with permission). She does gorgeous photography and has a site of her own with lots more to look at:

I hope you enjoy the reading as much as I do the writing.

Literature is the only art that requires our audience to be performers. - "Like Shaking Hands with God: A Conversation about Writing" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (Give yourself applause!)

Feel free to PM, review, or not. By all means critique, but in a useful way, please.

Could it be that fiction reveals truth while nonfiction is a harbor for the liar? - "The Black Swan" by Nassim Taleb (Random House, 2007), page 75.

June 1, 2015

All right, back to it.

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Snapshots by hallonim reviews
Stringed together snapshots. Some things change, others stay the same. Tim/Raylan slash.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,153 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/8/2013 - Raylan G., Tim G. - Complete
Falling by hallonim reviews
It was never supposed to be anything but simple. Tim/Raylan slash.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,599 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/2/2013 - Raylan G., Tim G. - Complete
Burn It All Clean by Red Molly reviews
"That IS her real name," he said. "It's just the first time in fifteen years she's been able to use it." You never know who you're going to wind up depending on. Branch Connally/OC. Eventual crossover with Justified. Those of you that read me will know why. Enjoy!
Crossover - Justified & Longmire - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Western - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,679 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 2/2/2013 - Published: 9/22/2012 - Branch C.
Off Key by hallonim reviews
An overheated summer and some dodgy endearments. Tim/Raylan slash.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,586 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/29/2013 - Tim G., Raylan G. - Complete
The Deep End by hallonim reviews
A story about how things are not as easy as they could be. Tim/Raylan slash.
Justified - Rated: M - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,927 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/24/2012 - Tim G., Raylan G. - Complete
The Edge by hallonim reviews
A story about how their broken edges fit together. Tim/Raylan SLASH.
Justified - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,541 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/2/2012 - Tim G., Raylan G. - Complete
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On the Bourbon Trail reviews
A brazen bourbon theft - sixty-five cases of 20-yr-old Pappy van Winkle are stolen from the Buffalo Trace Distillery. What self-respecting Eastern District of Kentucky United States Marshal wouldn't want to be involved in the investigation?
Justified - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 39,727 - Reviews: 27 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/14 - Published: 6/1 - Tim G., Raylan G., Art M. - Complete
Up Looking Down - Down Looking Up reviews
Moving on and looking back. A story centered around Tim in the ten years following the series. (An extension, backward, of "A Long Climb Up".)
Justified - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 40,368 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/5 - Published: 10/21/2014 - Tim G., Raylan G. - Complete
A Long Climb Up reviews
An ending.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,099 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/25/2014 - Tim G., Rachel B., Raylan G. - Complete
Jigsaw reviews
Crime, relationships, morality, justice - each is a puzzle with no edges. Welcome to Tim's life. (Takes place during and post season 5.)
Justified - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 34 - Words: 88,317 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 9/19/2014 - Published: 3/16/2014 - Tim G. - Complete
The Reign of the King in Yellow reviews
How I imagine the series ending - RW Chambers style.
True Detective - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,356 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 2/25/2014 - Rustin C., Marty H. - Complete
Elvis and the Death by Wedding: A Big Hunk O' Love Story reviews
Being the damsel-in-distress sucks, and shining armor chafes. A list of the truths they leave out of fairy tales. (Recurring OCs)
Justified - Rated: T - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 17 - Words: 41,985 - Reviews: 63 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/12/2014 - Published: 12/20/2013 - Tim G., Raylan G. - Complete
Dog Day Afternoon Morning reviews
Set between the glimpse of Danny Crowe's butt cheeks and the even shorter glimpse of the Scrabble board at Boyd's bar. (Spoilers for 5.4)
Justified - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,867 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 2/9/2014 - Published: 2/5/2014 - Tim G., Raylan G. - Complete
On the Cutting Room Floor reviews
A collection of odds and ends, oneshots, that couldn't find a home in a story and ended up on the cutting room floor. All characters and some O/Cs.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 17,427 - Reviews: 70 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 2/7/2014 - Published: 6/22/2013
Veterans Day reviews
Art focuses on priorities on a busy day at the office.
Justified - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,687 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/9/2013 - Art M., Tim G. - Complete
Marshaling Enough Empathy reviews
A mutilated body is found by Deputy Marshal Tim Gutterson in a cave in Kentucky, the latest victim of a serial killer hunted by the FBI's Behavioral Sciences Unit. Will Graham works to solve the puzzle left by the psychopath and the puzzle that is the Lexington Marshals' resident sniper. (slash)
Crossover - Justified & Hannibal - Rated: T - English - Crime/Romance - Chapters: 29 - Words: 67,192 - Reviews: 97 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11/1/2013 - Published: 7/16/2013 - Tim G., Will G. - Complete
The Hunter reviews
What if?
Crossover - Justified & Hannibal - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 604 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/18/2013 - Tim G., Hannibal L. - Complete
…and Nothing Shall by Any Means Hurt You reviews
Tim is left with his thoughts after shooting Colton Rhodes.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 17 - Words: 36,126 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 6/16/2013 - Published: 3/27/2013 - Tim G. - Complete
The Hopkins Case reviews
It seemed a simple task - follow up on the girlfriend in the Hopkins case - but nothing's simple in law enforcement. A look away from the camera's focus in Season 3, for those of us who were disappointed by the paltry parts given to Tim, Art and Rachel. (Recurring O/Cs and some sleight-of-hand with the timelines. Genre chosen is Tragicomedy because that is life.)
Justified - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 32,943 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 4/2/2013 - Published: 2/26/2013 - Tim G., Rachel B. - Complete
Stumbling on Innocence reviews
"'All things truly wicked start from innocence,'" Tim recited. "That's Hemingway for you. Telling it like it is." - Raylan and Tim wade through the murky world of truth and justice. (Recurring O/Cs and Artfulness)
Justified - Rated: T - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 15 - Words: 33,176 - Reviews: 110 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 2/16/2013 - Published: 1/17/2013 - Tim G., Raylan G. - Complete
Bygones reviews
"At least you got to shoot your father. Mine had the nerve to die before I got back from Basic with skills and a loaded weapon." It was the usual Tim Gutterson humor, dry.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 29,328 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/12/2013 - Published: 10/27/2012 - Tim G. - Complete
A Harlan Holiday reviews
Raylan and Tim celebrate Christmas together - Marshal style. A Harlan Christmas story to bring some holiday cheer to the fandom. Ho ho ho.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 20,704 - Reviews: 67 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 1/4/2013 - Published: 12/20/2012 - Tim G., Raylan G. - Complete
Act of Mercy reviews
The Lexington Marshals office adjusts to a new Deputy. Follows after Broken Boy Soldier, picking up that back story.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 27 - Words: 52,607 - Reviews: 100 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 11/17/2012 - Published: 9/7/2012 - Tim G., Rachel B. - Complete
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot reviews
What motivates a man: money, respect, loyalty, trust? A contract killer is pulling jobs in Kentucky and his skills point to military training.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Crime/Friendship - Chapters: 20 - Words: 42,535 - Reviews: 75 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 8/29/2012 - Published: 7/18/2012 - Tim G., Raylan G. - Complete
All the Way to the Bone reviews
Raylan decides to chase a ghost hidden in the Dixie Mafia and Tim gets dragged along in his wake. This follows in the timeline of the other stories with some recurring O/Cs, but stands alone, too. It's Tim Gutterson front and center with a heavy dose of Raylan and some Art for flavor.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Crime/Friendship - Chapters: 14 - Words: 29,800 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 7/4/2012 - Published: 6/5/2012 - Tim G., Raylan G. - Complete
Roll to Your Rifle reviews
Tim and Rachel tackle the FBI, the DEA, and the drug cartels. Well they have to do something when they're not helping Raylan. Rated for violence and occasional swearing.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Crime/Friendship - Chapters: 17 - Words: 35,292 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 5/30/2012 - Published: 5/8/2012 - Tim G., Rachel B. - Complete
Aimpoint reviews
Continuing after 'I Knew a Guy' and 'Left Out in the Cold'. More Justified fun with Tim at the center. It amuses me. Not slash.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 21,877 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 5/6/2012 - Published: 4/21/2012 - Tim G., Raylan G. - Complete
Left Out in the Cold reviews
Rachel goes to see Tim the day after the shooting. A one-shot follow up to I Knew a Guy. Bit philosophical, sorry.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,047 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/17/2012 - Tim G., Rachel B. - Complete
I Knew A Guy reviews
"He only had a second to choose. But it was no choice, not really." Tim and Raylan start to understand each other a little better. NOT SLASH.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 9 - Words: 16,444 - Reviews: 52 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 4/14/2012 - Published: 4/1/2012 - Raylan G., Tim G. - Complete
Broken Boy Soldier reviews
"Sittin' in bars all afternoon drinkin' is just gonna get you into trouble." A one shot back story for Tim. Not Slash. Rated only for some swearing and violence.
Justified - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,796 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 6 - Published: 3/25/2012 - Tim G., Art M. - Complete