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Joined 12-04-12, id: 4399628, Profile Updated: 04-11-14
Author has written 28 stories for Castle.

Here's where I got the icon/avatar from:
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Over a year ago I said "I've only just started here on FF. I'm still learning the proper use of FF and the interface. Suggestions, advice, corrections welcome." Time has passed but the request stays the same. Any advice you wish to offer will be gratefully appreciated.

FanFic is an uncharacteristic thing for me to do. So, because of that, "who I really am" won't be coming out. However, I welcome conversations. I'll say this. I'm a married guy, over 50, and a Browncoat.

Thank you for reading. I now understand why someone commented that reviews are like crack. Thank you to everyone who's left a review!

I guess I'm sort of a high-wire act, no beta-reader, just me, a keyboard, my trustie speelling checker, and the marsh between my ears.


Now a comment/plug/suggestion: (4/2014)
Let's be clear here. I get absolutely */NOTHING/* out of this plug/suggestion. I'm doing it to be helpful to others who may find it of value. I just found a piece of software called Scapple (which I keep reading as "Scrapple" and if you're from the Pennsylvania area, we can avoid discussing what it is and leave it at that.)

Anyway, this software comes from a company with the clever name literatureandlatte and it is available for both of the more common operating systems. You can find it using this obscured URL: literatureandlatte(dotty)com(slash)scapple(dotty)php

I get nothing out of it. I just find it incredibly helpful to map out my stories on it and I've been enjoying using it and I thought I'd share.

I also use 'freeplane' which is free from www - freeplane - org and that allows you to do some neat mapping of ideas.


To those who have reviewed a story of mine.
I just wanted to tell those who have offered reviews/comments on my work and have not gotten any response from me. I'm sorry for being behind in what I'm doing. I am keeping every single notice so that I can go back and respond to everyone's reviews but I have to wait until after I finish my story. I have to do three things, work, live, and then finish my stories and the three take up all available time. After I finish my story, I will go back and respond to everyone's reviews individually.

In the meantime, if you'll accept it from me, I offer a grateful thanks for you taking your time to review/comment on my work. I will be responding. Thank you again.

Another note about reviews and replies.
I find that I am having trouble keeping track of what reviews I've responded to. If you sent me a review/comment and I've not replied, please don't be offended, it's nothing more than "did I/didn't I" confusion and my reluctance to look a fool by replying more than once to a message.


A quick note to those who have favored one of my stories: (Jul/'13)
I'm not a writer. Heck, I have days when I feel lucky to string together a logical sentence. I did this fanfic thing on a whim, I had a story bubbling inside my head and I felt the strong urge to type it up. It was short and some folks liked it. I felt amazed that anyone would respond to something I composed. Feeling bolder I posted a couple more stories here, got some good feedback/reviews and enjoyed reading other people's work. I followed some profiles and found more stories to read that others have favored and started reading them. Lots of laughs, more than a few tears, a bit of angst, and the occasional need for a cold shower.

Then came the payoff. I started to really poke around following other stories and other people's profiles deeply and then, one day, I sat here, reading through someone's "Favorites" list and lo-and-behold, there it was. My nom de plume. I just stared at it. Someone out there, read something I wrote and clicked the "Favor" button. (Yes, I'm aware that more than one has done it but this is the first time it hit home with me.)

It was like a bolt of lightning. I felt it hit me when the realization of what that meant finally sank in. Someone really liked something I wrote and thought enough of it to want to know if I updated it more.

I have no words to explain the gratitude that this has given me. I'm truly stunned and humbled by this simple act.

To those who read/favor/follow/review the stories people write here, all I can offer you is the simple phrase "Thank you." It says a lot but it still feels insufficient to express my true feelings. Thank you thank you thank you.


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Unpaved by purplepagoda reviews
Alexis finds herself needing her mother. And, yet during her time of crisis she ends up in D.C., on Kate's doorstep in the middle of the night. How will Castle react to the situation? Will he forgive Kate for hiding the truth from him?
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 13,428 - Reviews: 102 - Favs: 65 - Follows: 283 - Updated: 4/13 - Published: 10/5/2013
The Unexpected Gift by kaityshowgirl reviews
Castle and Beckett takes care of a child whose mother was murdered. Please try it :)
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 20,948 - Reviews: 187 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 336 - Updated: 4/12 - Published: 8/22/2013 - Rick C., Kate B.
Twin Lights by jareya reviews
Beckett and Castle walk the red carpet for the launch of 'Hamptons Heat'... but Kate is out of her comfort zone in more ways than one.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 8 - Words: 22,485 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 209 - Updated: 9/8/2013 - Published: 8/26/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
A Business of Ferrets by Polly Lynn reviews
"Castle!" She pushed him away desperately. "Ferret!" The word sent an icy chill down his spine. . . "Not just a ferret. Not anymore. A business of ferrets." A ridiculous New Year's sequel to "Silent Night, Ferret Night." Both stories were inspired by Muppet47's much more brilliant "Waiting Game."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,239 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/31/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Silent Night, Ferret Night by Polly Lynn reviews
Summary: "I'm sorry, Beckett." Ryan was sorry. Sorry dripped from every syllable. "I'm sorry. It's . . . ferret related." Spoilers: Set at the very end of Secret Santa (5x09), so spoilers for that. This is set in the same universe as Muppet 47's brilliantly funny "Waiting Game." She is kindly loaning me the Furry Christmas Evil. Now complete!
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 24,186 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 12/24/2012 - Published: 12/14/2012 - Complete
Someone To Tell My Troubles To by evitascarlett reviews
Early season 4- Castle's having trouble with the women in his life, who does he tell his troubles to? Kate Beckett of course. Just a light fun story.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 10 - Words: 42,318 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 259 - Follows: 155 - Updated: 8/8/2012 - Published: 7/9/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Waiting Game by muppet47 reviews
If this was what really being in love felt like Kate wasn't sure she was going to survive it. Not like this was news, but obviously something was seriously wrong with her. Winner of FanFic: Best Humor in the 2012 Castle Fan Awards
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 53,129 - Reviews: 682 - Favs: 570 - Follows: 447 - Updated: 5/6/2012 - Published: 10/25/2011 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Perspectives by imdoingthiswhy reviews
While they work on a new case, Alexis' recent involvement with the twelfth becomes the catalyst for members of the team and the Castle family to view one another in a new light. New cases, romance, family and the twelfth.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 38 - Words: 114,248 - Reviews: 137 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 4/30/2012 - Published: 3/2/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
A Death in the Family by Sandiane Carter reviews
Kate Beckett doesn't do family gatherings. Then again, her aunt Lily's never died before.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 13 - Words: 82,251 - Reviews: 502 - Favs: 590 - Follows: 276 - Updated: 6/18/2011 - Published: 4/8/2011 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
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Gift from beyond reviews
The late Mike Royce has a gift for his friend Kate Beckett and delivers it from beyond the grave.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Humor - Chapters: 36 - Words: 172,342 - Reviews: 198 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 145 - Updated: 4/18 - Published: 6/15/2013 - Kate B., Rick C.
A letter to the editor reviews
*ONESHOT* Rick Castle takes umbrage at a recent article in the NY Times. Although the offending article is real, this is what I thought he might have to say in response. Women be warned, your blood will boil but not at him! (Apr-2014 I added a followup note for people but it is not a story continuation.)
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,897 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 4/13 - Published: 11/10/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Meet Payback, the bitch reviews
Famed author Rick Castle has been working with the NYPD 12th precinct for five years. Maybe someone should wish him a happy anniversary?
Castle - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,855 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/9 - Rick C., Kate B., Kevin R., Javier E. - Complete
Beckett's Book Collection reviews
Castle replaces some of the books Beckett lost in her house explosion. (This is a reposting of an older story of mine from another Castle FF site.)
Castle - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,305 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/24 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Nathan reviews
*ONESHOT* - I'm not sure how to summarize this. Let me just say it's a silly piece of fluff created for the sole purpose of wasting electrons. Anything else and I'll say too much.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,248 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 11 - Published: 11/6/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
You mean OUR Kevin Ryan? reviews
I thought that this would be a nice little "filler" to an episode. Mostly the kind that ends up on the proverbial cutting-room floor but I felt like I wanted to give some depth to Kevin's character. (Yes, I know I do 'missing scenes' a lot.)
Castle - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,960 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/8/2013 - Kevin R., Javier E. - Complete
Richard! Go talk to her! reviews
It's a few days after Alexis has come home and Martha has to give someone a swift kick to put things back on track. (Renamed and added to.) Kate talks to Alexis to help her.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Drama - Chapters: 15 - Words: 39,775 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 176 - Updated: 5/16/2013 - Published: 2/28/2013 - Kate B., Rick C., Alexis C., Martha R.
Moby's last moments reviews
A moment in time when Rick explains to Kate about how "The White Whale" got it. (Snipped from "Richard go Talk to her.")
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,825 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/17/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Significant Others and Others reviews
One-shot. Way back when the episode title "Significant Others" was released, just the *title* mind you, this is what popped into my head. I'd never written it down because I had other things going on until just recently. Special thanks and appreciation goes to phnxgrl for offering advice and reality checks in my doing this story.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,511 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 4 - Published: 3/18/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
One more phone call - Missing moment from Hunt S5:E16 reviews
Yet another "missing scene" that played out in my mind after watching Hunt.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 724 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/27/2013 - Kate B., Meredith - Complete
The phone calls - Missing scene from Target reviews
After they spoke to the FBI agent and Castle went home, Kate had a responsibility to fulfill. A missing scene from Target. S5:E15
Castle - Rated: K - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,687 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/21/2013 - Kate B. - Complete
About that dark place - Missing scene from Target reviews
Kate and Esposito discuss what Castle did to extract information from a suspect. A missing scene from "Target" S5:E15
Castle - Rated: K - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,464 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 2/20/2013 - Kate B., Javier E. - Complete
Castle's shadow reviews
What's good for the goose is good for the gander right? Set after "Significant Others". Castle invites Beckett to shadow him for a day.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 30,769 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 57 - Updated: 2/8/2013 - Published: 1/29/2013 - Kate B., Rick C., Martha R., Lanie P. - Complete
The outdoor flea market reviews
A super fluffy ficlet. Imagining our favorite partners trying to be normal people and visiting a flea market.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,641 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/24/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Just two kids out on the town reviews
Our favorite couple get a chance to relax away from the office. (Fluffy, no angst. I hope a little fun.)
Castle - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,250 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 1/22/2013 - Published: 1/20/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Alexis in danger reviews
Alexis gets into a bad situation but outsmarts the bad guy and Castle & Beckett come running to help her out.
Castle - Rated: T - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,077 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/22/2013 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Martha learns a secret reviews
Beckett makes a critical mistake and lets Martha know a secret, unaware of how it will all turn out.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,788 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 1/22/2013 - Published: 12/20/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
It's an old elevator reviews
The old elevator finally fails and Lanie gets injured.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Drama/Friendship - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,159 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 1/8/2013 - Published: 1/1/2013 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
How Lanie found out - A missing scene from Probable Cause reviews
This story is a small vignette that I thought was missing from "Probable Cause." It takes place some time after Castle gets arrested and before Ryan tells Esposito "the secret."
Castle - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,525 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/4/2013 - Kate B., Lanie P. - Complete
Meritorious Police Duty reviews
Beckett and her team of officers are recognized for their hard work.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,303 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/26/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Writer's diarrhea reviews
Our favorite author has the opposite of writer's block and like a dog with a bone, doesn't notice the world around him.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Humor/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,233 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 9 - Published: 12/20/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
The wedding invitation reviews
Castle gets to see "a man's world" from a different point of view when Kate gets a wedding invitation at his home address.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 22 - Words: 31,492 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 18 - Published: 12/19/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
A trip to the bookstore reviews
Castle invites Beckett on a trip to one of his bookstore visits.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,839 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/19/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Our special place reviews
A quiet moment between two people begining to think of themselves as a couple. (Super fluffy ficlit) This occurs after the start of Season 5.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,213 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/19/2012 - Kate B., Rick C. - Complete
Oh Rickey, Gina's on the phone! reviews
Gina keeps pestering our favorite writer, punching his buttons via remote control. Until she meets her match. I heard a story on the radio while shopping and this story, almost complete, popped into my head.
Castle - Rated: K - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 703 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/19/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Chastised reviews
Our favorite couple have a blow up after a nasty shootout.
Castle - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,809 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/19/2012 - Rick C., Kate B. - Complete
Her brothers are watching reviews
The boys lay down the law with Castle. This story takes place after Season 5, Episode 5, 'Probable Cause'
Castle - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 533 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/19/2012 - Kevin R., Javier E. - Complete
Beckett's Birthday Brooch reviews
Kate and Lanie learn the story of Castle's birthday gift to Beckett. - Repost. I've rewritten this story so that it is easier to read (and fixed a couple of small tweaks).
Castle - Rated: K - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,537 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/19/2012 - Kate B., Lanie P. - Complete