Galan
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Joined 01-12-05, id: 738899, Profile Updated: 12-28-13
Author has written 9 stories for Sound of Music, Sabrina, 1954, and Midsomer Murders.

Few things in writing are certain: stories will stretch themselves out, characters will stubbornly refuse to cooperate with the plot, and too many stories will have happy endings. Just about everything else is up for grabs.

I'm a female American ex-pat in my mid-twenties, and I hold a B.A. in History and Religious Studies. I'm a fan of languages, having studied German, French, classical Greek, and a combination of modern and biblical Hebrew. (Let's not discuss how well I can communicate in any of them, though I'm still most of the way there with German. Ah, the things that happen when you have no opportunities to use a language on a regular basis.) I cook for a living, so beware any scenes that involve eating: the food may be better described than the characters. And if you give me an ingredient, one of the first things I will consider is how I could possibly ferment it. I've even wondered if it is possible to ferment pastry cream (deliberately, not by forgetting it in the far corner of the refrigerator).

Despite almost all of my stories here straying into romance, my original fiction is pretty heartless. I find happy endings to be extraordinarily overrated, and I can't bring myself to be that merciful to characters whom I've lovingly created, almost purely, to torture. If a happy ending is to be had, there's a good chance the characters will go through an ordeal to get there and I will laugh like an Evil Overlord upon creating each negative plot twist.

Coffee will eventually solve all problems in writing, I'm sure of it. And life, come to think of it. Tea can help, but coffee is the real hero. Pump enough coffee into your veins and you can imagine anything, no matter how long it takes. The well-caffeinated life is the one worth living. And, having said that, I should go have another cup of coffee...Black. No sugar.

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Actually, I think he's a policeman, too reviews
Neither of them forgot what happened by the water's edge, but Cully and Troy went their separate ways. Neither of them truly believed they would never meet again. And neither of them knew what to expect when they came face to face once more. A story in six acts, set after "Death and Dreams".
Midsomer Murders - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 93,796 - Reviews: 84 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 2/8 - Published: 12/24/2012 - [G. Troy, Cully B.]
Contemplating the Roof reviews
What was going through Troy's head when he had to go up on the roof after Lady Chetwood's death? This is a short one-shot set during "Market For Murder" and was written for the 100 Situations Challenge (prompt: phobia).
Midsomer Murders - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 831 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/22/2013 - G. Troy - Complete
A Hand to Hold reviews
The boat has sailed and docked, and for them, the question remains: "Where do we go from here?"
Sabrina, 1954 - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 11,641 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 11 - Updated: 8/28/2012 - Published: 7/22/2012 - Complete
Through reviews
Observations of a troubled man.
Sound of Music - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,152 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/5/2007 - Georg vT. - Complete
Renewing the Dream reviews
Set immediately before Maria's return from the abbey, through the eyes of the Captain.
Sound of Music - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,236 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/13/2007 - Georg vT. - Complete
Change reviews
What if Maria's time with the family ended as originally planned? The Anschluss takes place in its historical time. Rated for language.
Sound of Music - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 17 - Words: 45,870 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 10/15/2006 - Published: 8/9/2006 - Brigitta vT. - Complete
Until the End reviews
Even the best of things must eventually come to an end.
Sound of Music - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 23,828 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/17/2005 - Published: 8/24/2005 - [Maria R., Georg vT.] - Complete
If I Could reviews
A short view of the trouble's beginning.
Sound of Music - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,017 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/27/2005 - Georg vT. - Complete
Trials of the Heart reviews
What if the Captain had not been so moved by his children's singing?
Sound of Music - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 58 - Words: 172,453 - Reviews: 360 - Favs: 135 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 5/23/2005 - Published: 1/17/2005 - [Georg vT., Maria R.] - Complete