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Author has written 147 stories for StarTrek: The Original Series, Incredible Hulk, Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings, 2001: A Space Odyssey, StarTrek: The Next Generation, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Logan's Run, Enter the Dragon/龍爭虎鬥, Romancing the Stone/Jewel of the Nile, StarTrek: Voyager, Gone In 60 Seconds, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, StarTrek: Deep Space Nine, MacGyver, Monkees, Indiana Jones, Twilight Zone, City Slickers, Secondhand Lions, Big Bang Theory, Misc. Movies, Herbie series, Barney Miller, Wings, Chronicles of Narnia, Tick, Parodies and Spoofs, Gilligan's Island, Spider-Man, Andy Griffith Show, Glee, Last Starfighter, Misc. Books, Monk, Remo Williams, Star Wars, Fiddler on the Roof, M*A*S*H, Fahrenheit 451, Avengers, Doctor Who, Wrestling, Monty Python, I, Robot, Robert Heinlein, Hobbit, Lawrence of Arabia, Get Smart, Midsomer Murders, WKRP in Cincinnati, Monkey Island, Outer Limits, A Christmas Story, Quantum Leap, CSI, Cheers, It's a Wonderful Life, Last Action Hero, Big Trouble in Little China, Peanuts, Misc. Tv Shows, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Joe Versus the Volcano, Murder by Death, Green Acres, Goonies, Blade Runner, The Prisoner, Groundhog Day, Riverworld, 2010, Captain Underpants, Willow, Naked Gun, Krull, Freakazoid, Babylon 5, Stand By Me, A Few Good Men, New Tricks, Galaxy Quest, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Zork, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Smokey and the Bandit, Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., Karate Kid, Enemy Mine, Mythology, Robert Asperin, Greek Mythology, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Witches of Eastwick, Casablanca, Phantom, Adventures in Babysitting, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Misc. Games, Excalibur, Iron Giant, Tango & Cash, Known Space series, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure/Bogus Journey, Space 1999, All Creatures Great and Small, Cyrano de Bergerac, Bible, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Clue.

Lumped under Misc stories posted: (movies) The Blob, Wargames, Local Hero, The Fountain, When Worlds Collide, Coming To America, Yellow Submarine, Rustler's Rhapsody, ¡Three Amigos!, Tender Mercies, Driving Miss Daisy, Capricorn One, Outland, My Favorite Year, About Time, Volunteers, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, The Great Waldo Pepper, Return to Me, The Amazing Colossal Man (books) Shirley Jackson, James Thurber, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, The Railway Children, Kurt Vonnegut (TV) Evening Shade, (Games) Monopoly.


And now the general background section...the updates section with ready-to-post list is in bold print and further down.

By profession I'm a chemist. By education I'm a business administrator. But I love being entertained, and yes it can be a challenging crossword puzzle or mindless viewing of some TV episode I've seen a dozen times already. That being said, it doesn't stop me from somethings wondering how a movie or TV show would have gone if something was changed in the plot.

It doesn't mean I'm an expert at writing, as any view of my stories will prove. I'm a fan of entertainment who doesn't know much about what he writes about, even less about spelling and grammar, and nothing about what 'real' people enjoy; an idea heartily endorsed by my wife. All I know is what I enjoy, and it doesn't necessarily match up with the mainstream or popular trends. I'm hardly a target demographic for Hollywood these days, but to be fair even though I haven't seen a single Twilight movie I haven't seen an Elvis movie either (unless you count Bubba Ho-Tep or Heartbreak Hotel).

I grew up a fan of science fiction, and could usually be seen carrying a book around reading between classes or on breaks at work. It was my favorite genre but it's usually the character interactions that draw me in, not the flash/bang/zap of special effects. Computer generated effects are great to depict what practicals cannot; but they can't take the place of character depth or a story that draws you in. All the epic space battles in the E.E. "Doc" Smith's Lensman series took place in my head, but they were fought by characters; the technology was secondary.

My classical reading list is mighty thin as a result, and I've only picked up a few titles here and there as a result.

But what about the stories?

All stories on this account are solo efforts by me unless otherwise noted in the author notes. You'll also notice that I tend towards the short one-shot variety of stories as I take an idea and explore it within a particular movie, TV show etc. Even my few longer stories are broken up into short chapters; I like to compartmentalize the writing into (hopefully) logical sections with a break that may or may not tease the next part.

Any movie-based sequels are probably from standalone films; they rather beg for continuation (in many cases, anyway) more than trying to redo an actual sequel. Of course this doesn't apply to one-shots that can fit in just about anywhere.

I tend to write from a humorous point of view. The humorous stories might have a grain of philosophic truth, and serious stories might have a few touches of humor. If life is a cafeteria tray, some of the food in the different sections tends to slop over the partitions and mix with its neighbors. Any life lessons or great insights gained from reading my material is unintentional and probably best left forgotten by the time you close your browser, or at least cross-checked with a reputable source. I don't write self-help books, run an advice booth or sit atop a mountain waiting for pilgrims.

You won't find much in the way of coarse language; my philosophy is rather old-fashioned in that profanity can be anywhere from potentially offensive to downright blasphemous. I prefer the more genteel way of speaking and will only use stronger language when the character would say it no other way. Likewise, any sexual activities between characters is going to happen offscreen behind that closed door/drawn curtain/thick copse of trees. If these guidelines make my stories less realistic, so be it.

I want my readers to laugh so hard they have to change their underwear, mist up and need to reach for the tissue to be able to read the screen, and cheer so strongly they knock over their drink. Okay, maybe an unreachable ideal but there it is. Ask me again when I've posted 100 stories and maybe I'll be more realistic. But I doubt it. (Note: Now that I've hit 100 I still want these things, but if necessary I'll settle for the readers to chuckle, sniff and give a little "yes!" instead to the appropriate passages.)

Because I am writing fan fiction, for obvious reasons I don't own the characters and settings created by the people of the original movie/show/play/book/game. Sometimes I'll create my own settings or characters to add minor or major roles to add to the original works, but they would not exist without those original creations of the entertainment industry. Thank you for creating the playground that gives us an opportunity to bring in our toys and play.

If you're still reading this then thanks for making it this far! You're certainly made of sterner stuff than me. Hey, time for some music references:

Simple words can be come clever phrases
And chapters could turn into books
Yes if I could just get it on paper
But it's harder than it ever looks. - Jimmy Buffett

I could be a novelist
Tell secrets never heard
Pour my soul into each and every sentence
But I just can't find the words - Styx

And we were oh oh, so you know
Not the kind to dawdle
Will the things we wrote today
Sound as good tomorrow? - Elton John

Thanks for reading!
Walt and (on two stories so far) Craig

Series: I've got four at the moment.

Coffee Time Films is the 1st, and is simply a title pun based on a movie, tying it in with coffee. I make a poster for the pun, then follow it with a really short one-shot of the fake movie. Each one is independent of the others.

Story with a Hole is the 2nd, a mystery story based on the game of the same name, where characters ask questions that can be answered yes or no until the mystery is solved. These are spread among different fandoms with those particular characters taking part, and no two stories are related in the series.

The 3rd is by accident. I didn't intend on writing a series of stories based on the 1971 film Willy Wonka, it just sort of worked out that way. The current chronological order is How Many Shades of Gray, My Summer With Willy, Let Them Eat Cake, Chocolate Now That's An Idea, Labor Pains, the movie (1971), What Goes Up, Echoes of a Remembered Tune, Introduction. If any stories come along later they will be inserted where necessary.

The 4th is a short series based on the Riverworld novels by Philip Jose Farmer (which also spawned two films). I wanted to cover what it might have been like for some other people to wake up from being dead along with the rest of humanity, along the banks of a river that winds around a world. This story series is the shortest.

Reviewing: When I read a story of my own choosing I like to point out a few things I like about it. I won't be critical because I don't want to discourage writers, and I'm in no position to know what constitutes good writing. However, if you ASK me for a critique then I will point out things that I would have done differently if I had written it and why, assuming I have time to read the suggested story. I'm not saying it's necessarily better, just my opinion that I'm expressing. And I ALWAYS sign any review I write.

If you've read something of mine and like it, feel free to give a little feedback. I can tell from the stats that they have been looked at, but there's no way to tell if anyone likes it unless you give a short shout out like a review; I'll gladly take a favorite if you don't want to write anything. Even a micro "I enjoyed it" is great; I appreciate that as much (or maybe even more) than a 14 page breakdown of the story itself. If I get somesome wrong like the spelling of a character or the name of a town please let me know so I can fix it.

Requests: I never even considered this possibility until I got my first request about 20 stories into my postings. I might consider a request if it is for a relatively short story, provided I've seen the movie or TV show or read the book and an idea comes to mind. Don't get your hopes up unrealistically; if it's for something fairly recent I'm far less likely to have seen it. But if a request is made I will at least consider it instead of dismissing the idea outright. I occasionally do more than one story per category, but I'm more likely to move on to something I haven't covered yet.

Posting: I plan on posting something every Saturday as long as I have material. If I haven't posted anything for several weeks it means 1) I'm dead 2) I've got no internet (about the same as #1) 3) It's the hermit life for me 4) My ideas have been wrung out like a sponge 5) I'm working on a reeeaaallly long story or 6) I simply don't have time to write what I want. In the case of #4 I'll probably finally take the time to read some stories on here instead of just writing them. In any case, if it's a planned sabbatical from writing I'll put it in the update section. Speaking of...


UPDATES

10-17-18

Previous posting: Left Behind in the Wake of All We Knew from Space: 1999.

Most Recent Posting: What You Get Out Of It Depends On What You Put Into It from The Amazing Colossal Man.

Ready to Post:

Figuring It Out from The Lego Movie.

We Haven't Got a Year to Lose from Thunderbirds.

Muted from Scooby Doo (drabble).

Unfinished Business from Support Your Local Sheriff.

Bedtime Stories: Searching for the Scarlet Boat from The Hunt for Red October.

Fourth Banana from The Taking of Pelham One Two Three.

Powdered Toast Where Art Thou from Ren & Stimpy.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep from Dreamscape.

Recipe for Success from New In Town.

Sincerely, Dad from About Schmidt.

Know Not Whence What Names May Come from What Dreams May Come.

Regarding Tess from Guarding Tess.

Idea stage 1: Untitled from Star Trek: Enterprise.

Idea stage 2: Untitled from Hans Christian Anderson.

Idea stage whatever: I always have a list of some vague ideas written down for consideration, but nothing beyond a brief sentence description at most. Sometimes I just have the name of the show written down because I want to write a story but an idea hasn't popped up yet.

I do have an idea for a series where I watch the pilot of a show I've never seen and write whatever comes into my head but I don't know if I'll ever roll it out or not.

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What You Get Out Of It Depends On What You Put Into It reviews
They made quite a few movies in the 50's and 60's dealing with nuclear energy and the dangers when people and other creatures got exposed in some accident. The movie "The Amazing Colossal Man" was just such a film, and it was one of the bigger (pun intended) examples although it didn't deal with one inevitable question which this short addresses.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 978 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/17 - Complete
Left Behind in the Wake of All We Knew reviews
As if he didn't have enough to worry about with the struggle for survival on Moonbase Alpha, Commander John Koenig wonders how the people of Earth are coping. He can't know, but different people will be affected different ways. I don't own the characters on the moon, and it would sound presumptuous to say I own all the Earth characters.
Space 1999 - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,580 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 10/13 - Complete
Game On reviews
Guess what? When Bill and Ted journeyed through Hell and played the Grim Reaper for the right to return to the living world, they played a few more games than the movie showed. I don't own these characters, but I have played a game or two before.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure/Bogus Journey - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,233 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/10 - Complete
Everybody Loves Bob reviews
Short followup to the movie "Return to Me". Bob and Elizabeth were happily married until she died in a car accident. Her heart saved the life of Gracie, who through a twist of events met and fell in love with Bob. The end of the movie has them happily together, but what happened next? Can lightning strike twice? I don't own the movie characters or Mel the dog.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,030 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/6 - Complete
Barnhouse Update reviews
This is a short sequel to Kurt Vonnegut's first published story, "Report on the Barnhouse Effect". Professor Barnhouse wasn't going to live forever; was someone going to take up the mantle of keeper of the world peace? I don't own these characters and dice don't dance for me no matter how much I want to roll a double 6.
Misc. Books - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,371 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/3 - Complete
Grease Monkey reviews
A soon-to-be pilot has an interesting talk with a mechanic who suggests that maybe a famous barnstormer didn't die in 1931 after all. A short one-shot sequel of sorts to the movie "The Great Waldo Pepper". I don't own the character of Waldo and I've never been in a cockpit.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,339 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/29 - Complete
Don't Mesa With the Locals reviews
A short prequel to the Larry Niven book "A Gift From Earth". Boys will be boys, as the saying goes, even on Mount Lookitthat and some activities are a calculated risk. Sometimes you calculate wrong. I don't own the setting, but these four characters are all OCs.
Known Space series - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,893 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/26 - Complete
Unsated reviews
Based on the French movie "Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie" ("The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie"), where a group of snooty upper-class people spend the whole movie trying and failing to have dinner together. Let's play with their appetites some more, shall we? I don't own these characters and I've walked out of restaurants without eating before.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,952 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/22 - Complete
Diverse Investment reviews
A cop's salary is okay and the pension is fine if you survive to enjoy it, but if you want to pad that retirement account it never hurts to have a little extra income. Post Tango & Cash movie. I don't own these characters, and I'm a lousy shot past 100 feet.
Tango & Cash - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,024 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/19 - Complete
Debt reviews
A one-shot prequel to the movie "The Iron Giant". Kent Mansley starts off with almost no support and a vague sense of job responsibilities, soon to be overwhelmed by something a LOT bigger than him. This story sets up the character and his position. I don't own these characters, and I'm pretty sure I would never name my kid Hogarth.
Iron Giant - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,129 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/15 - Complete
Sage Advice reviews
A one shot imagined during the movie "Excalibur" after the siege of Leondegrance's castle and the resulting celebration. I don't own Merlin, and I doubt that he'd be very happy with the prospect either.
Excalibur - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,175 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/12 - Complete
Victory, Thy Symbol is a Hammer or Maybe a Nail reviews
A one shot that takes place shortly after the events of the movie "Volunteers". Tom Hank's character of Lawrence Bourne III has plans for the village in Thailand and is going to need some help from a dejected Tom Tuttle. I don't own these characters, and I've never handed a village over to Communists either.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,629 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/8 - Complete
Piece of the Action reviews
Sometimes retirement isn't all that it's cracked up to be. I don't own these characters, but I own some of these characters. Huh?
Misc. Games - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 927 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/5 - Complete
Marie reviews
John Candy's character in the movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles mentions his wife Marie on a few occasions but we never get to see her (except for a photo in his steamer trunk) at all. This short backstory delves into that relationship. I don't own these characters, and I've fixed my leaky faucet and sticky doorknob.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,179 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/1 - Complete
Bleak Times reviews
A one shot that takes place during the original movie "Adventures In Babysitting". Bleak has an opportunity to vent some of his frustrations while Chris and her three charges flee. I don't own these characters, and I don't play the harmonica.
Adventures in Babysitting - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 915 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/29 - Complete
The Phantom Menaced reviews
This one-shot is based on the 1996 movie "The Phantom". Diana Palmer makes good on her pledge to return to the island and reunite with Kit Walker. I don't own these characters or a wolf named Devil.
Phantom - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,904 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/25 - Complete
Undertones reviews
Signor Ferrari was a well-known business rival of Rick Blaine. Why was he so eager to buy Rick's cafe? A short one-shot that takes place before the movie Casablanca. I don't own these characters or any letters of transit or even a fez.
Casablanca - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,507 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/22 - Complete
Time Enough reviews
A short followup to the quirky time-travel love story movie "About Time". We find Tim Lake sitting at home pondering his gift. I don't own these characters, and I don't own these characters.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,460 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/18 - Complete
Not Necessarily Railway Children reviews
The classic book "The Railway Children" gets a slightly deranged makeover after I saw the 2000 movie and wondered what a few changes would do in this short collection of what-ifs. I don't own these characters and we really know everything worked out in the end, right?
Misc. Books - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,245 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/15 - Complete
Utterly Alan reviews
Nine years after the events in the movie "My Favorite Year", Benjamin Steinberg has another encounter with Alan Swann as time has moved on for both people. I don't own these characters, and I'm not an actor OR a movie star.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,450 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/11 - Complete
Character Reference reviews
The old saying goes that it's hard to keep a good man down; some men that don't fit that category are even harder as Alex, Jane and Sukie find out in this short. I don't own these characters, and I prefer to doodle in pencil.
Witches of Eastwick - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 801 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/8 - Complete
Purgatory reviews
A short based on the movie Outland with Sean Connery. He smashed the drug ring, killed the hitmen and went back to Earth with his wife and son. But what about Dr. Marian Lazarus back at the mining station? I don't own these characters and Jupiter is my second-favorite planet.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,040 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/4 - Complete
On the 125th Story reviews
Arthur Dent has another encounter with Benjy and Frankie Mouse shortly after arriving with his group at Milliways. I don't own these characters, and even if I did I would still follow good advice and Don't Panic.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,571 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/1 - Complete
Vacation to Remember reviews
Short followup to the story "Matter of Perspective". Fred Kwan and his wife Laliari decide to stay behind instead of returning to Earth; isn't it odd how your job tries to follow you sometimes? I don't own these characters and usually end up taking a staycation.
Galaxy Quest - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,153 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/28 - Complete
Xanadu Awaits reviews
The movie Xanadu concerns Olivia Newton-John as Kira, the Greek muse Terpsichore come down to Earth to inspire an artist on a new project. This short takes place before the movie on Mt. Helicon as a young muse-to-be questions her on technique. I don't own any Greek mythological characters, although I do have some Greek yogurt in the 'fridge.
Greek Mythology - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,330 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/25 - Complete
Xur Checks In reviews
Takes place after the movie The Last Starfighter and is a companion to (but independent of) the story Drastic Measures. With Alex and Maggie on Rylos, the residents of Starlite, Starbrite mobile home park have to take care of themselves and Xur is looking for a little revenge. I don't own these characters but have relatives that live in a mobile home.
Last Starfighter - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,599 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/21 - Complete
Myth-Applied Magic reviews
Taking place shortly after Robert Asprin's Another Fine Myth. Aahz and Skeeve have a discussion about magic. I don't own these characters, and I have a hard time lighting a match.
Robert Asperin - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 887 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/18 - Complete
Closure reviews
Based on the movie Capricorn One. This short starts with a synopsis of the movie and continues where the movie ended with what would have been an extended ending. I don't own these characters, but I did build model rockets as a kid.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,844 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/14 - Complete
The Man That Makes the Clothes That Make the Man reviews
Based on the short story/play/movie "The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit" from Ray Bradbury, this is a short sequel concerning the man who sold the main characters the suit. I don't own these characters, and I don't dare wear a white suit.
Misc. Books - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,326 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/11 - Complete
The 2684th Arabian Night reviews
In the style of 1001 Arabian Nights, Scheherazade tries to give advice to her husband Sultan Shahriyar about a neighbor. I don't own these two characters, but I have had neighbor trouble before.
Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,227 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/7 - Complete
Last Scream reviews
In honor of Harlan Ellison's passing, a short continuation of his short story "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream". I really didn't like the way his original story ended and looked for a silver lining in an otherwise dark future for the main character. I don't own these characters and I never even knew there was a video game based on his story.
Misc. Books - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,003 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/5 - Complete
Just Keep Moving reviews
Marion recounts to Mutt a story that was told to her by Indiana Jones. Special holiday post to kick off July 4th. I don't own these characters, but I am going to BBQ later on today.
Indiana Jones - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 979 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/4 - Complete
Driving Miss Daisy Crazy reviews
At the end of the movie "Driving Miss Daisy" Hoke and Daisy have a great friendship, but it took a while to get there. What if we speed the process up a bit by taking a different road to the relationship? I don't own these characters OR hire a chauffeur.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,120 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/30 - Complete
Yore Name Here reviews
Takes place in the first months after the movie Enemy Mine. Willis and Zammis talk about heritage as hostilities between their races wind down. I don't own these characters, but I was named after an uncle.
Enemy Mine - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,034 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/27 - Complete
Song for Sue Anne reviews
Based on the movie Tender Mercies. Mac Sledge told his daughter he didn't remember the song "On the Wings of a Snow White Dove" that he sang to her as a child, but he really did. Why did he say that? I don't own these characters, and Texas is one BIG state to drive across.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 970 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/23 - Complete
Heroes of Santa Poco reviews
Based on the movie ¡Three Amigos! about a year after the events in the film. Happy, Dusty and Ned find that they are needed again in the town they saved previously but now their reputations are on the line as well. I don't own these characters, but I have seen a silent film before.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,442 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/16
Riverworld Beginnings: Blind Chance reviews
Third story based on the Riverworld books by Philip José Farmer where all of humanity that ever lived has awoken alongside a river that completely covers a world. Still another one shot for someone other than the main characters of the books and films. I don't own these characters; oh wait, I guess I do own one but I DON'T own the setting.
Riverworld, 2010 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,542 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/9 - Complete
Karafe Kid reviews
Daniel and Mr. Miyagi take a break from training for a little bit of refreshment. Part of the Coffee Time Films parody series. I don't own these characters, and I hate it when my server goes down.
Karate Kid - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,206 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/2 - Daniel L., Mr. Miyagi - Complete
Curtain Call reviews
Taking place after the episode "Showdown", Brisco County Jr. has one last visit in his home town from a very special man. I don't own these characters, but I do have a folded flag in my possession.
Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 700 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/28 - Complete
Rescue, Repeat reviews
Based on the western parody movie "Rustler's Rhapsody". He knew what was going to happen when he rode into any town in the old West, but he didn't always have that knowledge. A look behind the scenes of Rex O'Herlihan the Singing Cowboy. I don't own the characters from the movie, but I've owned cowboy boots before.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,663 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/28 - Complete
Road Worriers reviews
Bandit and Snowman are relaxing in a diner when an event brings a discussion about truckers unfit for the job. I don't own the characters from this film, but I see enough big rigs everyday to stay out of their way.
Smokey and the Bandit - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,571 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/26 - Complete
Introduction reviews
Based on the 1971 film and taking place 2 1/2 years afterward, this follows "Echoes of a Remembered Tune" and involves the introduction of a new candy mentioned in that story. Still Willy-centric. I don't own Willy or Charlie or a chocolate factory, and I finished off the brownies at work this week.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,628 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 5/19 - Complete
Reflections reviews
Takes place a few months after the movie Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole. Ezylryb helps Soren see things in a new light. I don't own these characters, but visited a wild bird rehab facility recently.
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,645 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/12 - Complete
Kinship With Adventure reviews
Zork, the classic text adventure game that has sent millions underground in search of treasure and fame. What about one of the lesser characters of the game? One you might not even know was there. This fandom needed at least one story that actually has something to do with the game. Yes, I have been eaten by a grue before.
Zork - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 846 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/5 - Complete
Excelsior Too reviews
A short bit of prose based on a cross between Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the poem 'Excelsior' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; the ideas you can come up with while cooking on the barbecue. I guess I own these characters in a sense, but if I didn't post them they'd just gather dust in a closet somewhere.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 368 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/28 - Complete
Of Boobies and Dragons reviews
A sequel to the James Thurber story "A Unicorn in the Garden". After the men in the white coats took his wife away, it seemed as though the husband was going to have a peaceful life. Until his neighbor decided to ruin it. I don't own the man, but I do have a few power tools.
Misc. Books - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,553 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/21 - Complete
Matter of Perspective reviews
Takes place after the movie Galaxy Quest. After finishing the first season of the reboot of their series, the actors that play the crew of the N.S.E.A. Protector find themselves helping the Thermians out of another tight spot. Told in five chapters. I don't own these characters, and I've never been kidnapped by aliens before.
Galaxy Quest - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,557 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 4/14 - Complete
A Hobbit In Narnia reviews
Bilbo Baggins, a most extraordinary Hobbit, is drawn into an adventure not of his own choosing. Takes place in the years between his return from The Battle of Five Armies and The Fellowship of the Ring. Collaborative story, with random item seeds. Ten chapters in total for my 100th story, complete. I don't own Bilbo or Aslan, but OCs are another matter.
Crossover - Chronicles of Narnia & Hobbit - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 10 - Words: 15,062 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/9 - Published: 4/1
Silent Partner reviews
Jack Halford had retired, but that didn't mean he didn't have police work on his mind, and one case in particular. But now he's lost one of his best tools for solving problems. Or has he? I don't own these characters, and the only thing I've retired is a pint of ice cream.
New Tricks - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,303 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31 - Complete
Riverworld Beginnings: Bad Blood reviews
Second story based on the Riverworld books by Philip José Farmer where all of humanity that ever lived has awoken alongside a river that completely covers a world. Another one shot for someone other than the main characters of the books and films. I don't own these characters; oh wait, I guess I do but I DON'T own the setting.
Riverworld, 2010 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,390 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/28 - Complete
A Few Good Menus reviews
Another Coffee Time Film parody, this one of the movie 'A Few Good Men'. A short one-shot of the courtroom scene between Jessup and Kaffe. I don't own these characters, and I won't CU in CUBA.
A Few Good Men - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,014 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/24 - Complete
Dedication reviews
Takes place during the framing story time of the movie 'Stand By Me', when Gordie Lachance is an adult and an established author. He is invited back to his high school and reflects on his youth. I don't own these characters, and I've never found a dead body (unless you count bugs, mice etc.).
Stand By Me - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,337 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/21 - Complete
Chuck Heston Mini Disaster Movies - The Lost Files reviews
Years ago there was a series of syndicated radio bits called "The Chuck Heston Mini Disaster Movie" that had a caricature AU of an actor being distraught over some situation that was a disaster only in his mind. These are additional bits written in the same style, hence the T rating. You can find a few of the original bits on the internet. Now complete.
Parodies and Spoofs - Rated: T - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 7 - Words: 4,579 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 3/17 - Complete
Talia Lives reviews
After Lyta Alexander sent the telepathic code to Talia Winters, the personality implanted in her mind took control and wiped out all that was Talia Winters. Or did it? One shot. I don't own these characters, and I'm not "The One".
Babylon 5 - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,639 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/14 - Complete
Zamunda Exhibition reviews
Based on the movie 'Coming To America', taking place shortly after the film; Prince Akeem and his new bride Lisa have just returned from their honeymoon touring the country of Zamunda. I don't own these characters, but I have been to a baseball game.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,405 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/10 - Complete
Until the Last Villain Falls reviews
A lesser-known support character from a lesser-known cartoon TV show equals obscure source. The Huntsman was a short bit from the old cartoon show Freakazoid!, and then mostly appeared only in the first season. Here he is again, not fighting crime. I don't own these characters, but I do have the complete series on DVD.
Freakazoid - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 478 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/3 - Complete
Each To His Fate reviews
Based on the movie 'Krull', this short story takes a look at Rell the Cyclops and his sacrifice that violated his people's code. I don't own these characters, and the closest I've come to storming a dark castle was going into the bathroom when the light didn't work.
Krull - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,388 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/24 - Complete
International Firestorm reviews
Sergeant Frank Drebin is attending an international exposition when he gets roped into helping judge a food competition that gets a little hotter than he imagined. Takes place shortly before the first Naked Gun movie. I don't own these characters, but I have been to LA.
Naked Gun - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,429 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/17 - Complete
Galadoorn's Finest reviews
In the movie Willow, Airk Thaughbaer finds Madmartigan in a crow's cage at the crossroads on his way to battle. It is obvious that they knew each other previously, and were possibly friends before something happened. This one shot backstory gives a little better idea what that might have been. I don't own these characters, and there is rust on my sword.
Willow - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 944 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/10 - Complete
Sad Worm! reviews
Based on the Captain Underpants movie. Harold and George explain how their underused Sad Worm character finally got his own adventure instead of just, well, sitting there. I don't own these characters, but I have made a flip book before.
Captain Underpants - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 903 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/7 - Complete
Riverworld Beginnings: Begging For A New Start reviews
Based on the Riverworld books by Philip José Farmer where all of humanity that ever lived has awoken alongside a river that completely covers a world. A one shot look at what the experience might be for someone other than the main characters of the books and films. These are my characters but I don't own the planet.
Riverworld, 2010 - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,062 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/3 - Complete
Connections reviews
Based on the movie "Groundhog Day". Phil Connors finds himself living February 2 over and over in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. At the end of the movie he's a better man, but maybe he needed a helping hand to set him on the road to self-improvement. I don't own these characters, but I've had a chinchilla before.
Groundhog Day - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,579 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/31 - Complete
Coded Message reviews
Based on the television show The Prisoner, Number 6 is summoned along with the rest of the occupants of the village for a "treatment" but he resists the idea. I don't own these characters, and I've never been a spy as far as you know.
The Prisoner - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 933 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/27 - Complete
Perchance to Dream of You reviews
Based on the theater version of the 1982 film. Deckard leaves Rachael to confront Pris and Roy, leaving Rachael to confront...herself. I don't own these characters, or a flying car.
Blade Runner - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,083 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/24
Echoes of a Remembered Tune reviews
Post 1971 film. Now two years after the golden ticket tour, Charlie and his family have settled in, and Willy is setting up the handover of the factory. But he can't get a tune out of his head. I don't own these characters, but it's been one wild ride. (Or several, depending on how you see it.) For my birthday I give the readers a present!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,100 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/21 - Complete
Goonies For Life reviews
Set 15 years after the movie "The Goonies", the kids are now grown up and moved on with their lives. They get together for a reunion and discover there just may be another adventure awaiting them. I don't own these characters, and I've only been cave exploring once.
Goonies - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,491 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/20 - Complete
Boll Over reviews
Oliver and Lisa Douglas have their cotton crop infested with boll weevils. What will they do? I don't own these characters, but I have driven a tractor before.
Green Acres - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,250 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/17 - Complete
Labor Pains reviews
The continuing series of one shots of the life of Willy Wonka, based on events a few years before the 1971 film and follows the story sequence found in my profile. As the title implies, Willy has trouble keeping spies out of his workforce. What can a businessman do? I don't own these characters, but I have eaten a Whatchamacallit bar.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,775 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/13
Never The Twain Shall Meet reviews
One by one the detectives left, stumped by a mystery set up by Lionel Twain. He beat them all; or did he? A short continuation of the Murder By Death movie. I don't own these characters, and I've never had a butler.
Murder by Death - Rated: K - English - Humor/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 966 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/10 - Complete
Vulcanized Love reviews
This story takes place immediately after the end of the movie Joe Versus The Volcano, where Joe and Patricia Banks are seen floating away on a luggage raft. Jumping into a volcano was an exciting way to start their life together; where do they go from there? I don't own these characters, and the closest I've gotten to lava was the same-named bar of soap.
Joe Versus the Volcano - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,584 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/6 - Joe B., Patricia G., OC
Bye Bye Hushabye reviews
Baron Bomburst is at it again. This time he is threatening Hushabye Mountain and Lullaby Bay. Can Chitty and the gang save the day? I don't own these characters, and I've never had a right-hand drive car.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,301 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/3 - Complete
Let Them Eat Cake reviews
Willy Wonka is interviewed before the opening of his fruitcake business. Part of my Willy series. I don't own these characters, but I have read a newspaper before.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,934 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/30/2017 - Willy Wonka, OC - Complete
Newtons' Ideas reviews
Based on the TV show Evening Shade, this takes place early in the show's run. There's a contest in town, and Wood and his family are going to enter. I don't own these characters, but I think Ponder Blue probably has a pretty tasty menu. Well, the food on the menu that is. No, not food dropped on the menu. Come on, work with me here people!
Misc. Tv Shows - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,320 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/27/2017 - Complete
Clue Me In, Lucy reviews
Lucy Van Pelt gets to try out one of her Christmas gifts, the game Clue. Should be easy with her psychological background, right? My first and possibly only drabble. I don't own these characters, but I have played the game.
Crossover - Peanuts & Clue - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/25/2017 - Complete
It's All In The Reflexes reviews
It's been ten years since Jack Burton shook the pillars of heaven in his adventure against David Lo Pan. But possible adventure has found him once again. Rated for mild language. I don't own these characters, but I have ridden in a big rig before. Told in 4 chapters.
Big Trouble in Little China - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,436 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/24/2017 - Published: 12/22/2017 - Complete
There Are No Old Action Heroes reviews
Jack Slater knows he's just a movie character; he also knows his popularity wasn't going to last forever. What happened when the box office grosses went down too low.
Last Action Hero - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,622 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/20/2017 - Complete
My Summer With Willy reviews
Based on the 1971 movie. Meeting a young Willy Wonka, as seen through the eyes of a person of about the same age. Fits into my Willy series; see my profile for the order of stories. I don't own these characters, but could really go for a milkshake about now.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,692 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/16/2017 - Willy Wonka, OC - Complete
It's A Wonderful Latte reviews
It's a holiday classic, redone for Coffee Time Films. George Bailey sees the world if he'd never been born, but Clarence has to explain just why things are different. I don't own these characters, and I do like muffins.
It's a Wonderful Life - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,592 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/15/2017 - Complete
Homeward Bound reviews
Rebecca has an idea for a new bar game at Cheers, and annoys Sam until he agrees to play a Story with a Hole mystery. I don't own these characters, and nobody would know my name if I walked into a bar.
Cheers - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,122 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/13/2017 - Complete
But Does It Pay Well? reviews
A visitor on a work exchange program lets out a little secret about her college days to Nick. I don't own these characters, and that's all I'm saying.
CSI - Rated: K - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,102 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/9/2017 - Complete
It All Ads Up reviews
Through the Quantum Leap Project Sam Beckett leaps into the life of a minor advertising writer and tries without success to replicate the style of the old Burma Shave ads. I don't own these characters, but I do think there are a few times the commercials are better than some of the shows I've watched.
Quantum Leap - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,262 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/6/2017 - Sam, Al, OC - Complete
Hoagies, Heroes and Subs Oh My! reviews
Ralphie Parker had the best Christmas a boy every had, COULD ever have when he received his Red Ryder BB gun. But like all the other kids, at some point the holiday is over and you have to go back to school. Miss Shields gives her class an assignment to put on their imagination caps; Ralphie wears his all the time anyway. I don't own these characters, but I've had a BB gun.
A Christmas Story - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,509 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/2/2017 - Complete
What Would I Do Without You? reviews
Was it the injury or is it an alien? A doctor receives what seems to be a blessing, but there are consequences. I don't own these characters, and I'm glad I don't write too many of these stories.
Outer Limits - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,108 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/29/2017 - Complete
The Treasure of Treasureless Island reviews
Events take place immediately after The Secret of Monkey Island game. Elaine Marley and Guybrush Threepwood recover after a night of celebrating; well, Guybrush is trying to recover that is. If you haven't played this game before, you've missed out. I don't own these characters, but I did buy the game once upon a time.
Monkey Island - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,521 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/25/2017 - Complete
Prepared for Thanksgiving reviews
It's been one year since the infamous "turkey drop" for Carlson and WKRP in the city of Cincinnati. Will anyone let the big guy forget? This is a very short one-shot for the Thanksgiving holiday. I don't own these characters, and my turkey did not arrive via air delivery.
WKRP in Cincinnati - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 651 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/23/2017 - Complete
Last Cup Before They Go reviews
Tom Barnaby is accustomed to spending days uncovering the person behind a murder. This day it seems like things just might work out differently. Rated for discussion of possible dead bodies. I don't own these characters, and I've never been to England much less Midsomer County.
Midsomer Murders - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,645 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/22/2017 - T. Barnaby, OC - Complete
Zzyzx Greetings reviews
Maxwell Smart, Agent 86 disappeared from CONTROL during the 1970s. Fifteen years later Hymie finds out what happened to him. Short one shot based on the original series. I don't own these characters, and it's been years since I bowled.
Get Smart - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,600 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/17/2017 - Max S./Agent 86, Hymie - Complete
Lawrence of Arabica reviews
Another Coffee Time Films parody, this time a short one-shot of Lawrence of Arabia. An AU of the real reason he went riding around in the desert. I don't own these characters, and I've never been on a camel.
Lawrence of Arabia - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,004 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/15/2017 - Complete
Real Treasure reviews
Bilbo Baggins escapes from Gollum only to run into some new dwarfs that also seek their fortune underground. I don't own these characters or even a pickaxe.
Crossover - Hobbit & Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,215 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/11/2017 - Complete
Going Nowhere reviews
Two people stuck in the dark on the surface of the moon waiting for rescue. Based on the Robert Heinlein short story "Gentleman, Be Seated!". Another Story with a Hole mystery. I don't own these characters and I've never been to the moon.
Robert Heinlein - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,082 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/8/2017 - Complete
Voyage Interrupted reviews
Based on the short stories by Isaac Asimov. Dr. Susan Calvin comes to investigate an airline accident. Short one-shot. I don't own these characters, and I always seem to crash the simulators.
I, Robot - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,329 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/4/2017 - Complete
How Many Shades of Gray reviews
Based on the 1971 film, this is a short backstory for Willy Wonka as a child. Consistent with my What Goes Up story, using a same OC mentioned previously. Just how did Willy get the idea for his life's career?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,555 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/1/2017 - Willy Wonka, OC - Complete
Xenon Saves the World reviews
A sequel to the sketch "The Funniest Joke in the World". When a joke that can make you die laughing falls into the wrong hands, it's going to take a supreme effort and a little luck to protect the planet. I don't own these characters and I've never literally ROFLed. Rated for death by steamroller.
Monty Python - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,215 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/28/2017 - Complete
Jacob the Challenger reviews
One of the first ever mentioned wrestling matches, Jacob tries to go back home but encounters more than he bargained for. NOT written in Olde English. Nobody owns these characters.
Crossover - Wrestling & Bible - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,220 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/25/2017 - Complete
Out of Order reviews
Takes place during Robert Heinlein's first published story "Life-Line". Dr. Pinero and his life expectancy machine have a visit from a gentleman from far away. One-shot, and I don't own these characters or life insurance. If you want to read the story it takes place in, it can be found in the public domain on the web.
Crossover - Doctor Who & Robert Heinlein - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,205 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/21/2017 - Amelia P./Amy, 11th Doctor - Complete
Yes or No Please reviews
John Steed and Emma Peel are summoned to their next case, but are tested first with a Story with a Hole mystery. Takes place shortly before the arrival of Tara King. I don't own these characters, but I have bent an umbrella using it for other purposes.
Avengers - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,673 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/18/2017 - Complete
Fahrenheit 190 reviews
A short one-shot AU of the movie Fahrenheit 451 for Coffee Time Films to celebrate having already published 50 stories. (It's my 51st; get it, 451 for fifty-one? Oh well...) Beware the Ray Bradbury title puns. I don't own these characters but I own a BBQ that cremates dinner on a regular basis.
Fahrenheit 451 - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,180 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/15/2017 - Complete
Interminable War reviews
The characters on the show M*A*S*H are sitting and discussing how war can play tricks on your mind at the 4077. A one-shot that takes place late in the series. I don't own these characters, but I have eaten an old MRE.
M*A*S*H - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 941 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 10/14/2017 - Complete
Quilt of Anatevka reviews
From the movie "Fiddler on the Roof", a lost song that nobody missed. The tailor Motel reflects on how everyone's life interweaves in the tapestry that is the village of Anatevka. I don't own these characters, but I have played the suite in orchestra before.
Fiddler on the Roof - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 858 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/11/2017 - Complete
Extended Warrenty Not Included reviews
Taking place before Episode IV, Darth Vader encounters a side of the force that that is neither dark nor light, but powerful nevertheless. I don't own these characters, and the closest I've come to owning a spaceship is building the LEGO Millennium Falcon.
Star Wars - Rated: K - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,251 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/7/2017 - Darth Vader, OC - Complete
Keep Training reviews
Remo Williams, the Destroyer is a government agent being trained by Korean Sinanju master Chiun to combat evil. After bringing down George Grove and his HARP program he continues his training but surely he isn't the first agent trained. I don't own these characters and I can't start a fire by rubbing a twig between my fingers.
Remo Williams - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,207 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/4/2017 - Complete
Useful Advice reviews
They say free advice is worth what you pay for it, but that may not always be the case. Takes place during the first movie just as the Fellowship is leaving Rivendell. I don't own these characters and I've never been to a psychic.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 813 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/29/2017 - Complete
Mr Monk and the Story with a Hole reviews
From the series Monk, Adrian gets his shot at a story with a hole mystery. Set towards the later part of the series. I don't own these characters, but through random chance I did solve a game of Clue on the first turn once.
Monk - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,571 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/27/2017 - Complete
Quigley Heads Home reviews
Based on "Quigley Down Under". A short one shot, it takes place immediately after the movie as Matthew "Roy" Quigley and Cora Cobb head home to America from Australia. Quigley is a wanted man, and it is a three month journey back home. I don't own these characters, and I've never been on a sailing ship.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,037 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/23/2017 - Complete
Lucky Day reviews
A sequel based on the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson. The village always held to tradition, but what could be the harm in updating things a little bit? Rated T because, well, it's based on the story. I don't own these characters, but I have grown corn before.
Misc. Books - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 875 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/20/2017 - Complete
A Life Once Lived reviews
A story based on the short film "The Fountain" by the Moser brothers. Most haven't seen it so a synopsis is given at the beginning. Story by request from user retro mania. The Fountain of Youth erases more than just wrinkles! A series posted over 9 days, now complete. I don't own these characters, and my fountain clogged up years ago.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Romance - Chapters: 9 - Words: 8,649 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/18/2017 - Published: 9/11/2017 - Complete
Drastic Measures reviews
Based on events immediately following the movie The Last Starfighter. Alex Rogan thought he was just playing a game, but he had 'the gift' to be a starfighter. Now the Star League needs new pilots, and quickly. Centauri has a solution. I don't own these characters, but I have played the video game. (I don't have 'the gift')
Last Starfighter - Rated: K - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,437 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/16/2017 - Complete
Moonlit Nightingale reviews
This was done for a reader who just wanted to talk and have some input on some things. It's meant to be a confidence booster in the form of a short. Basically OC set in the Glee world which I think fit it best. I don't own William McKinley High or any of the faculty or students therein. Rated T because of gender issues.
Glee - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,611 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/14/2017 - Complete
News From Home reviews
Sheriff Andy Taylor of Mayberry is laid up in the hospital bored and worried about his town. With no phone, he is happy to have Floyd visit him. The feeling doesn't last. I don't own these characters, but I grew up in a small town that didn't even have one traffic light.
Andy Griffith Show - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,589 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/13/2017 - Complete
Peter Parker de Bergerac reviews
Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson get the Cyrano de Bergerac treatment when pizza, late hours and international literature meet. Takes place between the first and second movies. Requited love can be bittersweet, with a lot more bitter than sweet. I don't own these characters, but I have walked into a spiderweb before. Yow!
Crossover - Spider-Man & Cyrano de Bergerac - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,404 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/9/2017 - Peter P./Spider-Man, Mary Jane W. - Complete
Vires Animi, the Professor Thought reviews
Story with a Hole mystery time again. The Castaways need something to stimulate their brains, and the Professor has just the thing. I don't own these characters, or their wardrobes that never seemed to wear out or fade.
Gilligan's Island - Rated: K - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,269 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/6/2017 - Complete
Yorkshire, So Very Far Away reviews
The toll on life and limb during the war with the White Witch was high. While the battle still raged Narnia needed help from a skilled animal doctor. As a result James Herriot is going to be taking a little break from one war to help heal the wounds of another. A one-shot, more from "All Things Wise and Wonderful" than the TV series. I don't own these characters, but I have pets.
Crossover - Chronicles of Narnia & All Creatures Great and Small - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,107 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/1/2017 - Complete
Question the Data reviews
Short spoof based on the movie "When Worlds Collide". Don't you just hate it when you leave for a trip and forget something important? Don't you hate when you have to give a report in class? I don't own these characters or know anybody building a spaceship.
Parodies and Spoofs - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 667 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/30/2017 - Complete
Humperdinck's Revenge reviews
We revisit the Grandfather and Grandson years after the movie to learn what became of the characters in the film The Princess Bride. Sure this has adventure, romance, humor, a miracle, sea battles, kidnapping, death, insults and potatoes; what story doesn't? Fully written in 20 chapters and most spelling errors now out. Sorry for the long A/N at the beginning to set the story up.
Princess Bride - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 38,703 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/26/2017 - Published: 5/30/2017 - Complete
Meanwhile, Back in Houston reviews
Based on the movie Local Hero. This picks up as the movie left off, with MacIntyre back in Houston and Happer in Furness, Scotland. Something isn't right for Mac, and maybe Knox isn't the place it's cracked up to be. A short sequel in 12 chapters to tie up some loose ends. All chapters now added. I don't own these characters or oil stock. Rated for mild language and a body.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 12 - Words: 15,009 - Reviews: 15 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/26/2017 - Published: 8/19/2017 - Complete
Way to Gogh reviews
The guys attend an art exhibition at the university but end up turning it into a competition. A quick one shot amusement. I don't own these characters or a priceless painting.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 946 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 8/20/2017 - Complete
Zero Hour reviews
Written after the pilot but before the series start of the new reboot of the TV show. The pilot has been available for awhile, but starts up with Arthur's story. This very short prequel to the pilot actually starts with The Tick himself. Complete.
Tick - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 831 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/17/2017 - Complete
Win à la Mode reviews
Based on the movie Wargames, just a quick one shot of a slightly different ending. Maybe Earth was even closer to armageddon than we thought. I don't own these characters, and I've never hacked into the nation's defense systems. Complete.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 372 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/16/2017 - Complete
X Doesn't Mark The Spot reviews
Kings and queens always try to hold on to their lands. But what if some of that land was suddenly not there? A one-shot taking place during the time of the first movie/book, during the Golden Age of the Pevensie reign. This one also uses story dice as part of the challenge. I don't own these characters; even Aslan would laugh at me if I suggested otherwise. Complete.
Chronicles of Narnia - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,548 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/11/2017 - Complete
Operations Grounded reviews
Another Story with a Hole, this one with the characters from the TV show Wings. It's going to be a really slow day at the airport when the fog rolls in and there are no flights or customers. To keep busy it's going to be Brian's mystery or Faye's show tunes. I don't own these characters and I've never been to Martha's Vineyard. Complete.
Wings - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,328 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/9/2017 - Complete
Just Desserts reviews
Back in the 1950's the government captured a space menace and put it safely into a deep freeze. What will they do over 50 years later when that safety is threatened? A short one shot based on the movie "The Blob". I don't own these characters, but I have made jam that looked like this.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,384 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/4/2017 - Complete
Key to Detecting reviews
The gang down at the 12th precinct want the best recruits for detective and have devised a little test using a Story with a Hole mystery. Set during the last season, a one shot complete. I don't own these characters but they do get out of the squad room once in a while.
Barney Miller - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,193 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/2/2017 - Complete
A Bit Off Track reviews
Even today it can be a challenge to get a part for an imported car. What must it have been like with Herbie the Love Bug in 1968? Just a short one shot idea, complete. I don't own these characters although I have driven a few Beetles.
Herbie series - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,045 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/29/2017 - Complete
Grayer Submarine reviews
Ten years ago 'toon Beetles saved Pepperland in Yellow Submarine. A new threat has emerged and they are needed again. Can four Liverpool lads who have gotten older and gone their separate ways come together again? A short sequel of sorts, sort of an AU of an AU. I don't own these characters although I'd love to have the Lego set.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Friendship/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,026 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/26/2017 - Complete
Elementary, My Dear Sheldon reviews
The gang are stuck at the apartment with nothing to do after the power goes out. When all else fails they agree to Raj's Story with a Hole mystery games. Short one shot. I don't own these characters, but I have been left in the dark when the power went out. Complete.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,505 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/23/2017 - Complete
What Goes Up reviews
About a month after the 1971 movie ends, Charlie gets introduced to one of Willy Wonka's competitors. A short one shot, complete. I still don't own these characters, and I ate the chocolate in the refridgerator and am now searching the pantry.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,343 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/19/2017 - Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka, OC - Complete
I'll Take Dumb for 100 reviews
The gang goes on a TV quiz show to raise money for their departments when things go a little fowl. I don't own these characters and I'm sure the questions are always easier while you're at home watching. I got the names straight at the end now, thanks guest reviewer. Complete.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,854 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/15/2017 - Complete
Drawing Conclusions reviews
In the movie Secondhand Lions adult Walt is a cartoonist, but as a kid he didn't even draw. I love the movie but wanted to bridge the gap, so I came up with an idea. I don't own these characters or a lion or even a WWI airplane. Rated T for mild language and issues relating to death (and life).
Secondhand Lions - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,133 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/12/2017 - Complete
isms reviews
A one-shot based on the movie City Slickers. The days may be hard work, but what do you do around the campfire when things slow down in the evenings? I don't own these characters and I never watched the sequel. Complete insofar as I'm not adding to the list.
City Slickers - Rated: K - English - Humor/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,320 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/8/2017 - Mitch, Curly - Complete
Final Edit reviews
A writer loves to tell a story, but what if he's not very good at it? Told in the style of the original TV show. Contrary to Mr. Shumoch, I've still got a few tales to share even if to just a small corner of an ignored room in a vacant house of an abandoned town on a backwater world. Complete.
Twilight Zone - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,353 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/4/2017 - Complete
Bargain Basement reviews
Indiana Jones doesn't always have to go looking for adventure; it seems to find him. I don't own these characters, and my house doesn't have a basement. This is an adaption of an oral story, with sound effects included. I've added a framing portion to the story to provide context. Complete.
Indiana Jones - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,677 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/1/2017 - Indiana Jones - Complete
What Really Happened To The Monkees reviews
Zany, madcap and with just a touch of weird they burst onto the TV and radio landscape and were everywhere; in three years they disappeared without a trace. Now we have a possible explanation. I don't own these characters, although I do have their greatest hits on CD. Edited, Complete.
Monkees - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,074 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 6/28/2017 - Complete
The Final Countdown reviews
Maybe Mac should take some time and pass his knowledge onto the next generation. Short one-shot for the '85 show, complete. I don't own the character of MacGyver; I'm not worthy.
MacGyver - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 806 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/25/2017 - MacGyver, OC
Playing It Safe reviews
Okay, time to cover the DS9 show with its own short. Guess what, those pesky safety protocols have acted up again on the holosuites, but not quite in the usual way. Near the end of the 3rd season I think. I don't own these characters, and I can barely simulate staying awake sometimes. Complete with 2 chapters. Spelling (mostly?) fixed.
StarTrek: Deep Space Nine - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,613 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/24/2017 - Complete
Chocolate, Now That's An Idea reviews
The movie (1971) makes it seem that Willy Wonka has always been a chocolate creator, but it turns out that wasn't his first try. A very short prequel. I don't own the character of Willy, but I do have some chocolate shoved in the back of my refrigerator. My first Willy story.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 677 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/21/2017 - Willy Wonka - Complete
Brewed in 60 Seconds
He had no time to be anything but fast. Until he met a girl who was even faster. Yet another short in the Coffee Time Films series. I don't own the characters, but I have owned a Mustang before. Don't forget to click on the book cover for a better look at the poster.
Gone In 60 Seconds - Rated: K - English - Parody/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 337 - Published: 6/18/2017 - Memphis, Sway - Complete
A Bridge Too Far reviews
A different take about that bridge in Moria that the Fellowship has to cross in LOTR, all because I misheard a word on the radio and it gave me an idea. I mean, what else can you do with 'Balrock' anyway? I don't own these characters, and I don't play guitar. I could have called this "We'll Cross That Bridge When We Come To It."
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 721 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/17/2017 - Complete
Chakotay's Dream reviews
The paths we walk and the paths we share. Chakotay has a dream which may or may not have been of his father and him. I don't own the characters and I've never been aboard Voyager. Complete, as any further dreams he had aren't recorded here.
StarTrek: Voyager - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,170 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/16/2017 - Chakotay - Complete
Romancing the Scone
Another of the widely ignored Coffee Time Films series. Joan Wilder receives a package in the mail from South America. What is in it, and why does it smell so good? AU of the first movie. Rated D for Delicious. Don't forget to click on the book cover.
Romancing the Stone/Jewel of the Nile - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 374 - Published: 6/15/2017 - Complete
No Han Is An Island
Bruce Lee avenged his sister and temple, but just how did the mysterious Mr. Han set up his fortress in the first place? A short one shot prequel to the movie. I don't own the characters, and I've never owned an island. Rated T for criminal activities that are mentioned in passing in the story.
Enter the Dragon/龍爭虎鬥 - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,643 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/15/2017 - Complete
Logan's (Coffee) Run reviews
First in the underappreciated Coffee Time Films series. A perfect society living in a closed dome; just what keeps them going? And what would happen if they didn't have it any longer? A one shot based on the movie "Logan's Run". I don't own these characters, and I don't even like the taste of coffee (although I love the aroma)(of the coffee, not the people).
Logan's Run - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 471 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/11/2017 - Complete
Plan 10 From Outer Space reviews
What else, a sequel to the movie "Plan 9 From Outer Space". Often considered one of the worst movies of all time and one that makes little or no sense, a short follow-up couldn't hurt, right? A one shot, I promise.
Plan 9 from Outer Space - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 329 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/9/2017 - Complete
TMI reviews
Perhaps the level of a civilization can be measured in the amount of fine print from everyday disclosures. Worf disagrees. Quick one shot, now with a couple of errors fixed.
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 897 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/8/2017 - Complete
Upgrade Issues reviews
Don't you just hate when your technology goes obsolete? The HAL 9000 is about to get some bad news.
2001: A Space Odyssey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 607 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/3/2017 - Dave B., HAL 9000 - Complete
Sign of the Times reviews
Great change brings great opportunity. A smart businessman needs to read the winds of change as well as his customers. Just an idea I got for a one scene short while editing our Princess Bride chapters. I don't own Gandalf (as if one could) and I've never owned a tavern/inn.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 908 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/1/2017 - Gandalf - Complete
The Clown and the Bazooka reviews
Not everyone benefits when a stranger by the name of David Banner visits the town of Hirsute; after all, there's only so much one man can do on a weekly basis. Spoiler: no one gets shot by the bazooka.
Incredible Hulk - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,988 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/27/2017 - Complete
See You Next Doomsday reviews
The crew of the original Star Trek come across some familiar faces (to certain TV viewers) while trying to locate the missing Doomsday Machine. Many brief crossovers from other shows with an index at the end added. This is my first published story, from a random object generator inspired session. I own none of these characters, just the computer used to type it. Complete.
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,204 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/21/2017 - Complete