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Author has written 397 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, Return to Me, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure/Bogus Journey, Space 1999, Lego Movie, Jack Ryan Novels, Scooby Doo, Thunderbirds, Taking of Pelham 123, Ren & Stimpy Show, Dreamscape, New in Town, Six Million Dollar Man, What Dreams May Come, Guarding Tess, Kingdom, 2007, Superman, Kelly's Heroes, Mission: Impossible, Grease, James Bond, Hook, McCloud, Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Incredible Mr. Limpet, Edge of Tomorrow, Classic Jonny Quest, Holes, Total Recall, 1990, The Room, 2003, Misc. Plays/Musicals, Buckaroo Banzai, Schoolhouse Rock!, Rocketeer, The Music Man, Battlestar Galactica, Conan the Barbarian/Destroyer, Monty Python, Home Improvement, Ultimate Gift, Addams Family, VR.5 , Running Man, Miss Marple Stories, Brainships series, American Graffiti, Mechanic, 2011, Man of La Mancha, Jungle Book, Edgar Allan Poe, Dilbert, Pitfall, Phantom Tollbooth, Dick Tracy, Looney Tunes, Pink Panther series, 'Burbs, Piers Anthony, Young Sherlock Holmes, Bloodsport, Pong, Movie X-overs, Charlotte's Web, Truman Show, This Beautiful Fantastic, Stargate, Heavy Metal, Black Hole, Air Force One, Tropic Thunder, Home Alone, My Fair Lady, Two-Lane Blacktop, Tales of the Golden Monkey, Misc. Anime/Manga, Flowers for Algernon, Book X-overs, Days of Thunder, A.I., Independence Day, Jaws, Wild Wild West, Harvey, Little Nemo in Slumberland, Breaking Away, Uncle Buck, Scrubs, 9 to 5, Marching Band, Lost in Translation, MAGNUM P.I., Twelve Angry Men, Gorky Park, Italian Job, Hogan's Heroes, Long, Long Trailer, Keeping Up Appearances, Muppet Show, Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Big Fish, Mad to Be Normal, Bloom County, Red, Long Kiss Goodnight, Steel Magnolias, Mad Max, Harold and Maude, Birds, Hunger, LXG, Airplane!, Elizabethtown, Tron, Arthur, Warehouse 13, Ernest & Celestine/Ernest et Célestine, Undercover Blues, For Better or For Worse, Three Men and a Baby, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Cutthroat Island, All Dogs go to Heaven, Batman, Poseidon Adventure, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Family Man, Somewhere in Time, Artist, Barefoot in the Park, Tombstone, Pretty in Pink, Robinson Crusoe, Waltons, Kindergarten Cop, Shadow, Leap Year, Gumball Rally, Untouchables, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Robocop, Dirty Harry, Down Periscope, Kolja/Kolya, All Creatures Great and Small, Cyrano de Bergerac, Bible, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Clue, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Quincy, M.E., Munsters, Winnie the Pooh, Real Steel, Picture of Dorian Gray, Animusic, National Lampoon, Austin Powers, Fright Night, and Five people you meet in heaven.

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, The Amazing Colossal Man, Support Your Local Sheriff, About Schmidt, D.O.A. 1988, Being There, Duel, The President's Analyst, Lars and the Real Girl, Puff the Magic Dragon, Witness, Paulie, Muriel's Wedding, Mystery Men, Rollerball 1975, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, The Court Jester, Brainstorm, Defending Your Life, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Runaway, Overboard 1987, Strange Brew, Baffled!, Dave, Stalag 17, Crazy People, This Is Spinal Tap, The Legend of Bagger Vance, An American Werewolf in London, Rocket Gibraltar, Dirty Work, Kentucky Fried Movie, The Railway Children 2000, The Lathe of Heaven 1980, Home for the Holidays, Dragonslayer, Silver Streak, Ghost Town, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 2013, Time Bandits, Sand Pirates of the Desert/The Majestic, The Gods Must be Crazy, The Great Race, Avanti!, I-Man, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Space Cowboys, The Great Escape, The African Queen, Delirious, A Bird of the Air, Nowhere Girl 2014, The Saint, Educating Rita, Black Sunday 1977, The Man Who Would be King, Grand Prix, The Point, Never Cry Wolf, King Ralph, Eddie and the Cruisers, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, Blind Fury, Green Card, Electric Dreams, The In-Laws 1979, The Maltese Falcon 1941, Crocodile Dundee, Robinson Crusoe 1954, 633 Squadron, Bull Durham, We're No Angels 1955, The Ladykillers 1955, Best Seller, The Bed Sitting Room, North, Wings, Marooned, Look Again (books) Shirley Jackson, James Thurber, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, Shel Silverstein, Lensman series, Berserker series, The Compleat Enchanter (TV) Evening Shade, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Saturday Night Live - Mr. Bill, The War Next Door, Herman's Head, The Great Indoors, Super Dave (Games) Monopoly, The Seven Cities of Gold (Musical/Plays) Paint Your Wagon, Witness for the Prosecution, Tommy, Can't Stop the Music (Anime) Millennium Actress.


Disclaimer: I know a little bit about a lot of things, but there's only a little bit I know a lot about.

It took two and a half years, but I passed the half a million word count on my posted stories. Or in other words, a few month's work for some writers on here! (Also, I now have enough stories so that you could read one a day and take over a year. [I mean read one a day, not take a year to read one. Come on!] Now WHY you'd want to do that is a question only your psychologist can answer...)

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

If you've never heard of some of the movies that I've written for (particularly in the Misc Movie area), don't worry; there are times I seek out the occasional oddball movie just to have a look at something that might be underappreciated, or I'll go back to a film I saw many years ago to revisit it and write something.

I'm a chemist by association, a business administrator by education, a scientist by inclination, a fanfiction writer by inspiration and anything else by perspiration. 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 sometimes 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.

As far as older influences, my classical reading list is mighty thin as a result, and I've only picked up a few titles here and there almost as much by accident as a purposeful choice. This is no reflection on my valuation of older works, but rather just a result of so many books and so little time.

I may have an appalling lack of favorite stories on this site, but in my defense let me say that I just don't read that much; most of my site time is taken up with writing. (Yes, I use the online editor to write most of my stories before importing it into a complaining word processor.)

But what about these stories?

Firstly, let me state for the record I don't read any fics for a category until either I've already written for it or ruled it out as a future area where I want to post. I'm not much of a reader anyway, but this way I don't get influenced by someone else's work either on a conscious or subconscious level. The exception is if I am intentionally continuing a story with permission or one that has been long abandoned.

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. And on rare occasions I might ignore sequels completely in a "What if" scenario.

If I see a category that has been set up but not written for yet (or only has stories posted that don't fit the fandom) I will consider it an unofficial challenge to come up with something to post provided I've seen the source material.

I tend to write from a humorous point of view more often than not. 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 seeking enlightenment.

I detest stories that have been abandoned. Well, that's not entirely true - I detest that they've been abandoned, not the stories themselves. But then again, detest is a strong word; let's just say I'm disappointed in the circumstances. I know that sometimes life takes over and pulls you away from writing and posting, *but* rest assured that if I start posting a rare multi-chapter story I've already written the ending. The editing may not have been completed for the last parts, but it has been written - and will be posted providing I still have a sufficient number of synapses firing in the ol' noggin. (Minimal amount needed is still to be determined.) If I find my life ebbing, I'll try to scrawl a last instruction on whoever finds me to post any remaining chapters.

You won't find much in the way of coarse language; my philosophy is rather old-fashioned in that profanity can be anything 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 explicit 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 like to come up with appropriate titles for my stories; sometimes I think they're better than the story to which they are attached! Pun-filled or not, you have to walk a line between giving something away early and still managing the "oh, that's what that means" moment.

I'm as interested in the idea process as the stories themselves, so you will find SOMETHING in the Author Notes at the end of my stories that gives an insight into this aspect of my writing. You see some authors and cartoonists do this with anthologies or collections and I like the asides and background, so I've emulated the style somewhat with my own remarks.

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.) (Okay, I'm at 200 and I'm holding steady at my reduced expectations. I do hope I get at least *something* on each story eventually.)(At 300 now, at least all of my stories have been viewed once or more!)

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 respective authors and artists 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 to the power of writing and words:

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

The way you walk
The way you talk, and try to kiss me, and laugh
In four or five paragraphs
All your compliments and your cutting remarks
Are captured here in my quotation marks - Elvis Costello

It's a thousand pages, give or take a few
I'll be writing more in a week or two
I could make it longer if you like the style
I can change it 'round
And I wanna be a paperback writer - The Beatles

What a tale your thoughts could tell
Just like a paperback novel
The kind the drugstore sells
When you reach the part where the heartaches
Come the hero would be me
But heroes often fail - Gordon Lightfoot

Romance and all its strategy
Leaves me battling with my pride
But through the insecurity
Some tenderness survives
I'm just another writer
Still trapped within my truth
A hesitant prize fighter
Still trapped within my youth - Dan Hill
(well okay, maybe not the 'youth' part)
(unless you count our mortal lives as youth, then everyone is young)

You think that I don't even mean
A single word I say
It's only words and words are all I have
To take your heart away - Bee Gees

I'd also like to thank in perpetuity those that write reviews or click favorite but have their messaging feature turned off or unavailable due to being a guest - since I try to thank everyone who takes the trouble individually, I shall have to address the rest here: *THANKS*

Thank you for reading!

Walt and (on four stories so far) Craig

Series: I've got four five six seven eight 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 (unless I expand the story later). Each one is independent of the others. Stories are (in no particular order) "Logan's Coffee Run", "Romancing the Scone", "A Few Good Menus", "Brewed in 60 Seconds", "Fahrenheit 190", "Lawrence of Arabica", "It's a Wonderful Latte" and "Karafe Kid".

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. These stories are "Operations Grounded", "Elementary My Dear Sheldon", "Key to Detecting", "Going Nowhere", "Homeward Bound", "Mr. Monk and the Story with a Hole" and "Yes or No Please".

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", "Ma(ca)rooned", the movie (1971), "What Goes Up", "Echoes of a Remembered Tune", "Introduction" and "Straight Scoop". 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 and you'll find them all under the Riverworld movie category; be sure to check for any crossovers.

I wasn't planning on the 5th, but I wrote a story as a retelling of a movie in the form of a child's bedtime story and had fun with it so I may throw a few in here and have no idea how many I'll end up with. So far I have "Searching for the Scarlet Boat" (Hunt for Red October), "Make Money Not War" (Kelly's Heroes), "Man With the Golden Touché" (Goldfinger), "The Adventures of Buck or Two Bonsai After He Goes to a Different Dimension" (Buckaroo Bonzai), "Greets, Eats Meats and Beats" (Conan the Barbarian), "Times of Loudness" (Days of Thunder), and "Wing and a Prayer" (Wings, 1927). Any similarity between the father/daughter of Loftus and Survey Sparrow in my stories and Atticus and Scout Finch from "To Kill A Mockingbird" is purely intentional.

The 6th is simply a scattered collection of pilot episodes for TV shows that never got picked up for series. Pilot Error takes a look at various pilot movies that I've stumbled across that inspired an idea for a short (what do you want me to do, write a whole season?) story. This includes "Baffled Indeed" and "Cellular Coverage". Yes, after naming the series I found out someone has a video series called the same thing that covers old pilot shows. Oh well.

The 7th - if you want to call it a series - is that for Christmas I post a story that parodies a musical by being full of a lack of music. The Non-musical Musical series consists of "Side Hustle" (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer/6 Million Dollar Man), "My Unfair Gentleman" (My Fair Lady), and lastly "Southern Cross-Up" (All Dogs Go to Heaven).

I'm adding a new series for my 8th, based on movies that I really didn't enjoy/appreciate or that have a reputation for being on other people's terrible films lists. Is it That Bad? takes a look at "Maybe I Was Wrong" (Can't Stop the Music) and "Jewel of the Family" (North) and will grow as I summon enough courage to view others. If I enjoy a movie due to how bad it is (hello "The Room") or it is intentionally bad ("Sharknado") it will be excluded.

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 - don't freak out if I acknowledge one, I like to thank everyone I can. 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 something wrong like the spelling of a character or the name of a town please let me know so I can fix it. More than once I've managed to get an existing character's name wrong or use the wrong terminology.

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 OR your idea is something that fits into my 'style'. (For instance, I'm not going to do a horror story.) 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. I've written four requests so far. Requested stories are: A Life Once Lived (The Fountain), Grandmas Always Know (Twilight Zone), The Thing's the Play (Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure), Shanti-ly Lace (Jungle Book).

Awards: The following is a list of all my writing awards. In chronological order:

(Oh that's right, I don't have any. I guess it makes it easier to dust the imaginary mantle...)

Posting: I plan on posting something every Saturday as long as I have material, and if I have a lot of stories ready to post I'll throw some in on Wednesdays too and maybe the odd holiday here and there, dropping back to once a week when my "stock" runs low. 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 other's stories on here instead of just writing my own. In any case, if it's a planned sabbatical from writing I'll put it in the update section. Speaking of the update section...


UPDATES

Oh boy! (and I say that facetiously) I just found out yesterday (6/2) that I'm going to be unemployed at the end of the month. You won't find that in the list for non-writing excuses above, but in this case it's reality. There will be a noticeable stoppage in writing as I scramble to find gainful employment. I've still got stories in inventory that I can post on Saturdays for a bit, so bear with me after that until I can create more content.

06-19-21

Previous posting: Guardian Angles from Look Again (2015).

Most Recent Posting: Fatherhood Becomes Him from Kolja (1996).

Ready to Post:

Zoom Out from Zoom (2015).

Ollie 1 Nazis 0 from Ollie Klublershturf vs the Nazis (2010).

Good Boy, Dex from Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004).

untitled random collaborative crossover from Scooby Doo and Love Boat (400th story)

untitled long-term collaborative WIP from Spy Hard.

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. If you see a story listed above as "untitled", that means I'm still working on it - either (re)watching the film or writing.

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The Tool Shed of Doom by JimmyPenguin421 reviews
He just wanted to mow his lawn. But nothing is ever that simple for Indiana Jones. Oneshot.
Indiana Jones - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,073 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Published: 5/12/2020 - Indiana Jones - Complete
The Little Shop of Elements by Old Toad reviews
A Monty Python sketch heavily influenced by the famous Cheese Shop sketch. With added chemistry. And a radio ham. No violence!
Monty Python - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 649 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/24/2017 - Complete
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Fatherhood Becomes Him reviews
František 'Franta' Louka transitioned from confirmed bachelor to father figure in the 1996 Czech movie "Kolja". This story finds him several years later, still coming to grips with the idea. I don't own these characters or a Trabant. Posted for Father's Day.
Kolja/Kolya - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,432 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/19 - Klára, Louka - Complete
Guardian Angles reviews
(Title is NOT an accidental misspelling.) A follow up to the 2015 independent film "Look Again". Amit Gupta got his life together thanks to a pair of guardian angels. Why would they appear to him again? I don't own these characters, and my glasses only keep me from squinting.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,268 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/12 - Complete
Ma(ca)rooned reviews
1971 Movieverse. Space - the final confectionery frontier. This is a parody of the 1969 movie "Marooned", except in this case when Charles Keith has a problem with the NASA mission, as a last resort a certain Mr. Willy Wonka is called in to help. I don't own the characters from either movie, and have only experienced Zero G on certain amusement park rides.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,966 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/5 - Complete
DBF reviews
Lt. Commander Tom Dodge piloted an old antique submarine with a crew of misfits during a war exercise in the 1996 comedy "Down Periscope". The sub has one more task left and Tom isn't happy about it. I don't own these characters but I carry around plenty of ballast. Complete in three chapters, for Memorial Day '21.
Down Periscope - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,854 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/31 - Complete
Dirty Harry's Last Case reviews
Inspector Harry Callahan of the San Francisco Police Department has had a lot of cases over the years. He'd rather move on to the next one, but paperwork requires that he review his previous case. I don't own Dirty Harry because a man's got to know his limitations.
Dirty Harry - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,799 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/29 - Complete
Pong Lessons reviews
A drabble series that is and isn't about the groundbreaking game Pong, it could also be titled "Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Learned from Pong". My only posting that I'll probably keep in-progress just in case I have additions later; I'm starting off with 13 lessons.
Pong - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 16 - Words: 1,600 - Reviews: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/28 - Published: 10/5/2019
Sweet Mystery of Life reviews
A snapshot of life for the two main characters in the 1969 movie "The Reivers", based on the novel by William Faulkner. Lucius Priest, the young boy whom the events of the movie are seen through, still has some learning to do. All of life is an education, and this short is but another lesson for him. I don't own these characters or a car with running boards.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,412 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/22 - Complete
Bedtime Stories: On a Wing and a Prayer reviews
Time to add another story to the Bedtime series, and this time we're taking all the way back to the silent era for the 1927 romance/action film "Wings" that won the first Oscar for Best Picture. We might be adding just a bit more context with a wink and a nudge. I don't own the characters from the film or what is essentially a motorized kite.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,569 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/15 - Complete
Idea Captioning for the Thinking Impaired reviews
Just an idea that came to me for one of the fake commercials/TV shows that are interspersed throughout the 1987 movie "Robocop". Maybe sometimes we don't need as much help as it seems. I don't own the characters from the movie, shares in OCP, or live in Detroit.
Robocop - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,278 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/8 - Complete
Fishing for Answers reviews
The days of Warehouse 13 are numbered, but that's no reason to avoid having a little recreation when time permits. Takes place after the series finale of the show now that I've finished watching it. I don't own these characters or a jar of tartar sauce.
Warehouse 13 - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,188 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/1 - Complete
Is it That Bad? Jewel of a Family - North reviews
First in a series of stories based on films panned by many critics/viewers. In the 1994 movie "North", the titular character travels the world in search of better parents than he already has. This epilogue pushes the story a little further. I don't own the characters or an Easter bunny suit. Cover me, I'm going in!
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,654 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/24 - Complete
Earthlight reviews
For Earth Day, 2021. Dr. Heywood Floyd is no stranger to the moon, but he is presented with a mystery courtesy of someone else who works there. I don't own the characters from the movie, and I (thankfully) haven't tried to use a zero-G toilet.
2001: A Space Odyssey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,014 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/21 - Complete
Much Too Long reviews
1967 Movieverse. J. Pierrepont Finch went from window washer to CEO in two weeks, by far a record for World Wide Widgets. But most of the gang back at Acme Window Washing are a competitive bunch and think they can beat his time with a different strategy. We'll see. I don't own the characters of the movie or a scaffold.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,290 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/17 - Complete
Overcoming - One Mutation at a Time reviews
A conclusion to the slightly/moderately/VERY strange 1969 film "The Bed Sitting Room". There may have been a nuclear apocalypse in England, but that's no reason why one shouldn't just get on with life. I don't own these characters, and I don't drop the f-bomb much less an a-bomb.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,447 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/10 - Complete
Credit where Credit is Due reviews
Dennis Meechum was a cop who was also an author in the 1987 film "Best Seller", where he was contacted by the professional assassin Cleveland Morris to tell his life story. The events of that movie still reverberate in his life for years to come. I don't own these characters, and the only badge I've carried is a merit badge.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,069 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/7 - Complete
Catch the One-Five from Cambridge reviews
A follow-up to the classic 1955 British comedy "The Ladykillers". Peter Sellers, Alec Guinness, Herbert Lom, Danny Green and Cecil Parker were all out-lived by Mrs. Louisa Wilberforce in that caper gone wrong. There's still a pile of money out there for the taking to the right thief. I don't own the film's characters or a cello case. Happy countdown day (4/3/21).
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,668 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/3 - Complete
Touched reviews
Eliot Ness, Jimmy Malone, George Stone and Oscar Wallace teamed together as Federal agents to bring down Al Capone in the 1987 film "The Untouchables". Their raid on the US/Canadian border shipment brought the fight to the crime boss and confidence in themselves. I don't own the characters from the film or bootleg whiskey.
Untouchables - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,592 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/31 - Complete
Need for Speed reviews
Turning its nose up at national speed limits and everything regulatory about automobiles, the 1976 movie "Gumball Rally" was a comedy that equated freedom with miles per hour. This snapshot takes place immediately after the end of movie. I don't own a performance car, but I remember the first time I hit 100. And the second...
Gumball Rally - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,641 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/27 - Complete
Peace is Where you Find It reviews
A story that immediately follows the events of S04 E01 "A New Hope". A lighter look at two of the darker characters in the TV show "Warehouse 13". I don't own these characters, and as far as I know I haven't even died once yet.
Warehouse 13 - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,736 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/24 - Complete
Tour de Medical Center reviews
Super Dave Osborne, the world's greatest stuntman (by reputation, since none of his stunts ever seem to go right) takes time out of his show to showcase safety and health. Can anything go wrong? Of course it can. Based on the comedy TV skit that played over many different shows and its own series. I don't own these characters or a crash helmet.
Misc. Tv Shows - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,196 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/20 - Complete
Quebec This Aren't reviews
Okay, I don't think I've posted a St. Patrick's Day story before, so here's a one-shot. Declan and Anna drove off newly married at the end of the 2010 film "Leap Year", but there might have been one loose end we have to attend to. I don't own these characters, and I'm not a big fan of corned beef and cabbage.
Leap Year - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,985 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/17 - Complete
Isabelle's Three Angels reviews
A short sequel to the delightful 1955 movie "We're No Angels". Joseph, Albert and Jules returned to Devil's Island at the end of the film, realizing life back in prison was a lot less stressful than real life. A rare piece of mail makes them reconsider. I don't own these characters, but do they serve Devil's food cake on Devil's Island?
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,006 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13 - Complete
Present Company Excluded reviews
What, no stories for the 1988 movie "Bull Durham"? Let's do something about that! Two minor characters, Jimmy and Millie, get married during the movie - and at one point, the players are stumped at what to get them for a wedding present. This is an imagined source of their eventual solution. I don't own the movie characters and gave away my baseball glove.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,819 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/10 - Complete
Grounded reviews
The main character in the 1964 film "633 Squadron" crashes at the end of the movie. Is he alive or dead? (This would only be a drabble if he died, so there.) Does not contain any of the great instrumental music from the movie. I don't own these characters and I like Mosquitos but not mosquitos.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,643 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/6 - Complete
Recruitment Drive reviews
Movieverse from the 1994 film. You can't fight all of evil by yourself. Sometimes you need a partner. Sometimes you need an organization. But someone has to start off being the first one brought into the circle. I don't own these characters or a secret communicator ring.
Shadow - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,495 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/3 - Complete
Inaction Hero reviews
John Kimble was a cop from the LAPD assigned to track down a witness in Astoria, Oregon in the 1990 movie "Kindergarten Cop". At the end he got the bad guy and finished the assignment. But he also found something he wasn't looking for - now what does he do with it? I don't own these characters and it seems like a century since I've been in a Kindergarten classroom.
Kindergarten Cop - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,109 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/27 - Complete
Size Isn't Everything reviews
You never know who you'll meet walking through the countryside late at night, as John-Boy finds out. I don't own the characters of the show or a pair of overalls.
Waltons - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,480 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/24 - Complete
Moron That Later reviews
A parody based on the 1954 film treatment of Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe". Loneliness and isolation can make you a little crazy when it takes you away from your everyday connections - could it happen in modern times? I don't own the characters from the book, but I have been on an island.
Robinson Crusoe - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,346 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/20 - Complete
Duckie Finally Gets a Girl reviews
Valentine's Day is coming up, so let's rescue Duckie from singlehood before he gets too cynical. Takes place years after the 1986 film "Pretty in Pink". I don't own the characters from the movie and the only time I called a radio show was for a movie trivia contest.
Pretty in Pink - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,548 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/13 - Complete
Schrödinger's Catnip reviews
A one-shot that takes place during the third season of Warehouse 13. Myka faces a loss of something dear to her. I don't own these characters, but I have seen a cat show up after being gone for two months.
Warehouse 13 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,630 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/10 - Complete
Visitations on an Aire reviews
Doc Holliday supported his friend Wyatt Earp during the clash with the Cowboys in the 1993 film "Tombstone", but his tuberculous led to his demise. Maybe that wasn't QUITE the end of his adventures, but merely a new beginning as this crosses over (no pun intended) with the book "The Five People You Meet in Heaven".
Crossover - Tombstone & Five people you meet in heaven - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,299 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6 - Complete
Flights of Fancy reviews
Paul and Corie Bratter are newlyweds experiencing the challenge of a new apartment in the 1967 movie "Barefoot in the Park". The movie ends with Corie bringing her drunk husband in from the roof; what happens next? I don't own these characters and I've never been to an Albanian restaurant. Empty category no longer barren.
Barefoot in the Park - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,607 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/30 - Complete
A Bird in the Hand reviews
What, no stories based on the 1986 film "Crocodile Dundee"? Let's fix that, by taking a look at our main character several months after the events of the first film in this short as he encounters a certain British comedian and his fake emu. I don't own these characters but I've got a slouch hat in my closet.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,537 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/23 - Complete
Old School reviews
Another birthday, another story. This year it's based on the 2011 (mostly) silent movie "The Artist". Something was gained with the advent of sound in film - but was something lost? I don't own the characters from the film but I know where the MUTE button is on the remote (although sometimes I change the channel by mistake).
Artist - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,358 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/21 - Complete
Romancing the Scone reviews
Another of the widely ignored Coffee Time Films series. Cookbook author Joan Wilder receives a package in the mail from a Jack Colton in Columbia. What is in it, and why does it smell so good? Parody of the 1984 movie "Romancing the Stone" . Rated D for Delicious. Expanded to a full short. I don't own these characters or Folger's stock. Click on the book cover for poster.
Romancing the Stone/Jewel of the Nile - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,525 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 1/20 - Published: 6/15/2017 - Complete
Time and Time Again reviews
Richard Collier lost the love of his life at the end of the 1980 "Somewhere in Time", and might have lost his life as well - but he wasn't going to let that stop him. This extended ending takes him a bit further along his journey. I don't own the characters from the movie and if a woman has two different color eyes that's fine with me.
Somewhere in Time - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,721 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/16 - Complete
Brazil Nuts and Where to Find Them reviews
A conclusion to the last episode of the short-lived Joel McHale series "The Great Indoors". Jack grabs an opportunity to run off to Brazil on an adventure to escape conflict, but it doesn't work. I don't own these characters, but I have eaten at a Brazilian-themed restaurant before.
Misc. Tv Shows - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,143 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/13 - Complete
Give a Hand to the General reviews
The 1979 movie "The In-Laws" was a classic comedy/travel/spy/wedding/despot adventure with Alan Arkin and Peter Falk. All the loose ends were tied up at the end of the film...except maybe one. I don't own the characters from the movie, and I'm not a dentist.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,966 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/9 - Complete
Best Friends Do That Sometimes reviews
An extra scene put into the 2000 Nicolas Cage film "The Family Man". Jack Campbell is going to have an 'affair' with Evelyn Thompson, but he never does in the movie. This is my imagined reason why. I don't own these characters or a house in New Jersey.
Family Man - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,591 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/6 - Complete
Oldies but Goodies reviews
An extra scene added to the 2000 movie "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" between picking up a stranger at the crossroads and arriving at the radio station to sing into a can for money - who else tried? I don't own the characters from the movie, and I don't sound like Dan Tyminski OR look like George Clooney.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,708 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/2 - Complete
Logan's (Coffee) Run reviews
Newly expanded first Coffee Time Films story. A perfect society living in a closed dome; just what keeps them going and what would happen if it ran out? A parody of the 1976 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 characters) 2 chapters.e
Logan's Run - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Parody - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,369 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 1/1 - Published: 6/11/2017 - Complete
Sacrifice reviews
A look back on the New Years Day tragedy in the 1972 movie "The Poseidon Adventure". I don't own these characters and the biggest boats I've been on are the ferries to the Statue of Liberty and Alcatraz. That's me tenaciously clinging to the rail...
Poseidon Adventure - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,259 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/30/2020 - Complete
Surprise Gift reviews
Bruce may have more money than he knows what to do with, but it doesn't help pick out a gift for Alfred. Maybe Vicki can help. Takes place the first Christmas after the 1989 "Batman" movie. I don't own these characters or have a staff. Happy Boxing Day.
Batman - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,224 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/26/2020 - Complete
Non-musical Musical: Southern Cross-Up reviews
Charlie B. Barkin was the dog and hero of the 1989 movie "All Dogs Go To Heaven". Destined to be a rover, he finds himself on the move again in this short Christmas musical with no music. I don't own the characters from the movie, but dogs are among my menagerie over the years.
All Dogs go to Heaven - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,123 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/23/2020 - Complete
Evening Star reviews
Morgan Adams was the notorious lady pirate captain (not THAT Captain Morgan) of the Morning Star in the 1995 movie "Cutthroat Island". Jamaica makes a good place to retire, but your past is always a part of you. I don't own these characters, but I did wear an eyepatch when I was young.
Cutthroat Island - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,276 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/19/2020 - Complete
Reach Out and Touch Someone reviews
Miles met and fell in love with his neighbor Madeline in the 1984 movie "Electric Dreams". Edgar the computer also fell in love with her, but he left the two to live their lives. Three years later, things have settled down. Maybe. I don't own the characters from the movie, and the only brick I work with are paving stones.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,726 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/16/2020 - Complete
Back on Tour reviews
Carl Kolchak takes advantage of a slow news night for INS to check out a routine shooting. Naturally, it turns out to be not so routine after all in this one shot posted on a particular anniversary. I don't own the characters from the show but I still have a little bit of soap in my shower.
Kolchak: The Night Stalker - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,791 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/11/2020 - Complete
House Cat Included reviews
Peter, Jack and Michael were roommates in the 1987 movie "Three Men and a Baby", but they didn't always live together. This is a snapshot prequel that gives a little more background on the arrangements. I don't own these characters and my drafting table hasn't been used in years.
Three Men and a Baby - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,974 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/9/2020 - Complete
Technically Single reviews
Bronte Parrish ended up alone at the end of the 1990 rom com "Green Card". When the INS tell her they need her, she is naturally suspicious. I don't own these characters, but I do own a greenhouse.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,110 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/5/2020 - Complete
Family Tree reviews
A look at the Patterson family 25 years after a frightening historic event in the comic strip "For Better or For Worse". The memories that stay are those with the deepest roots. I don't own these characters but I have planted trees before.
For Better or For Worse - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,598 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/2/2020 - Complete
Yearning for a CURE for the Blues reviews
Jane and Jeff Blue were federal agents in the 1993 movie "Undercover Blues", but now they are asked to evaluate Muerte as a possibility to join their ranks. I don't own these characters, and I've never defended myself from a mugger with a baby carriage.
Undercover Blues - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,023 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/28/2020 - Complete
Ernest and Celestine's Big Adventure for Small Things reviews
A short sequel to the 2012 animated movie "Ernest and Celestine". Celestine wants to help the other mice in her town and gets Ernest to help. A genteel and fuzzy story that has nothing to do with Thanksgiving, although I am thankful to have finally seen it. I don't own the characters from the movie or a wisdom tooth.
Ernest & Celestine/Ernest et Célestine - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,478 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/25/2020 - Complete
Baste Not Want Not reviews
I just started watching Warehouse 13 and am half-way through season 1 when I needed a story for the holiday; this short is what I brought to the literary buffet. I don't own these characters, and that in itself is an Artie-fact. Happy Thanksgiving!
Warehouse 13 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,624 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/23/2020 - Complete
Gentleman's Gentleman reviews
Not the English king or an animated aardvark, this is the Arthur from the 1981 movie "Arthur". Arthur Bach is a young boy of a rich family who really has no one special in his life - until a certain valet applies for the job in this short prequel. I don't own these characters or a Rolls-Royce.
Arthur - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,360 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/21/2020 - Complete
It's Complicated reviews
Things have settled down a few months after the original 1982 movie "Tron", but Kevin Flynn gets a phone call about a strange visitor. I don't own the characters from the movie, but I have played the game.
Tron - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,750 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/18/2020 - Complete
Now the Shoe is on the other Hand reviews
Events following the 2005 Orlando Bloom/Kirsten Dunst movie "Elizabethtown". Drew Baylor ended the movie with a great girlfriend but no job. But sometimes, the greatest failures can turn into a success. I don't own the characters from the movie OR a shoe called "Späsmotica".
Elizabethtown - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,358 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/14/2020 - Complete
Protect Yourself reviews
Nick Parker was blinded during action in Vietnam in the 1989 movie "Blind Fury". MIA and assumed dead, he was healed of his injuries by local villagers and learned to deal with his blindness before returning to help a friend in the US. This short takes place 3 years after the movie. I don't own these characters or a pottery pig. For Veteran's Day 2020.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,827 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/11/2020 - Complete
Eleven O'Clock Higher Education reviews
Ted Striker and Elaine Dickinson are having relationship problems in the 1980 movie "Airplane!". Surely it's no different in this short prequel to the film - and quit calling me Shirley. I don't own the characters from the movie or a boarding pass.
Airplane! - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,080 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/7/2020 - Complete
Encore reviews
At the end of the 2003 movie "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", Allan Quatermain is laid to rest. That rest doesn't last very long. Posted in memory of the recently departed Sean Connery. I don't own the characters from the movie or an extra-long barreled rifle.
LXG - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,190 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/4/2020 - Quartermain - Complete
Vote before Boat reviews
Those of us in the United States may have heard a brief mention in the news about some election coming up. Even the castaways are not immune from the process in this short, taking place shortly after the TV series. I don't own the show's characters or a coconut ballot.
Gilligan's Island - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,256 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 11/1/2020 - Complete
Adagissimo for as Long as it Takes reviews
A prequel to the 1983 movie "The Hunger", a vampire film that ironically is also a tragic romance. Even a 200 year relationship has to start somewhere. I don't own these characters or a musical suite called "Bach to the Future". Halloween 2020 story 3/3.
Hunger - Rated: K - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,771 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/31/2020 - Complete
Vampiowa reviews
A crossover short linked by the star of each: William Ragsdale. Set during the 1985 movie "Fright Night", it incorporates the 'head canon' (literally) of the 1991 TV series "Herman's Head" as we follow a scene where Charley discovers his neighbor is a vampire. I don't own these characters or a coffin. Halloween 2020 story 2/3.
Crossover - Misc. Tv Shows & Fright Night - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,191 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/28/2020 - Complete
Owls and the Names they Call reviews
Mitch Brenner survived the events of the 1963 movie "The Birds". Some new information about the cause of those events comes to light. I don't own the characters from the movies, but I had an owl follow me once on a bicycle. (I was riding the bike, not the owl.) Story 1/3 for Halloween 2020.
Birds - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,217 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 10/24/2020 - Complete
Seven Cities of Gold: Columbus and Indigenous People's Day Edition reviews
A little over a week late for Columbus Day, but here is a parody to the old Electronic Arts game "The Seven Cities of Gold" that uses part of the real game to drive the fic. I didn't create the game, but I sure played it for a long time. (The Atari version had superior gameplay, the 1993 PC version the best graphics.)
Misc. Games - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,910 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/21/2020 - Complete
Zimbabwe is Wonderful this Time of Year reviews
Harold Chasen has grown up after the events of the 1971 movie "Harold and Maude", and many years later he has to have Maude Chardin help him through a tough time again. I don't own these characters, but I've felt the earth move under my feet.
Harold and Maude - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,070 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/17/2020 - Complete
Unless You can Come Up with a Better Idea reviews
Some people might call it TMMITFM, but the full title of the 1965 film is (taking a deep breath) "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes". Chapter one is a closer look at the character played by Benny Hill, and chapter two is a film follow-up. I don't own these characters or a pilot's license.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,562 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/14/2020 - Complete
Uncivilized or Not reviews
Max Rockatansky just might be starting to feel himself slip a little in this prequel to the 1979 movie "Mad Max". Naturally, the first to know would be his best mate Jim Goose. I don't own these characters, and I drive on the right-hand side of the road.
Mad Max - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,265 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/10/2020 - Complete
Metal Flora reviews
Clairee Belcher and Ouiser Boudreaux are best friends in the 1989 movie "Steel Magnolias", but sometimes you wouldn't know it by the way they talk to each other. It's no different in this short that happens after the events of the film. I don't own these characters, and I wield but don't weld. Another empty category conquered.
Steel Magnolias - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,999 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/7/2020 - Complete
Eye for an Eye for an Eye reviews
Indiana Jones finally tracks down the Peacock's Eye, his objective at the start of the 1984 movie "The Temple of Doom". Lao Che isn't going to give it up easily. I don't own these characters, and diamond's aren't necessarily a Chinese crime lord's best friend.
Indiana Jones - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,534 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/3/2020 - Complete
Get Me to the DMV on Time reviews
Samantha Neff used to be Samantha Caine during the 1996 movie "The Long Kiss Goodnight". Before that, she was an entirely different person. Now that things have settled down after the knives and the guns and the explosions and that other fun stuff, what does she do in her off time? I don't own these characters OR a bomb (unless you count my copy of "Master of Disguise").
Long Kiss Goodnight - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,538 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/30/2020 - Complete
Say It Ain't So, Joe reviews
The best agents pay attention to the little things - Frank Moses and Sarah Ross pay a visit to an old acquaintance of his after the events of the 2010 film "RED". I don't own these characters, and I don't have an avocado tree.
Red - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,419 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/26/2020 - Complete
Foreign Correspondence reviews
Straight from the pages of the "Bloom County" comic, we have...okay, it's only *based* on the comic. But Opus comes across something while working at the newspaper that we've all been warned about. I don't own these characters, and I'm not from Nigeria.
Bloom County - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,544 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/23/2020 - Complete
Coda reviews
Short based on the 1983 movie "Eddie and the Cruisers". The singer Eddie may have died in a car crash, but Frank Ridgeway can't quite get the music out of his head. Ignores the sequel. I don't own the characters from the movie and I sold my trumpet years ago.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,007 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/19/2020 - Complete
Is it That Bad? Maybe I Was Wrong - Can't Stop the Music reviews
A short nothing to make fun of the un-acclaimed 1980 film "Can't Stop the Music". Jack Morell has a dream to make it big in the music industry, but not everyone shares that dream. I don't own the characters from the movie, and I won't admit to owning any disco music. Well, maybe just a few good ones. If I don't make it back from the movie, call the President.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,063 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/16/2020 - Complete
Phoenix Rising reviews
Inspired from the 2015 movie "Mad to be Normal". Scottish psychiatrist R.D. "Ronnie" Laing (played by David Tennant) does a radio interview. Sort of. I don't own the characters from the movie, and I've never been to Scotland.
Mad to Be Normal - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,100 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/12/2020 - Complete
Issues of Importance reviews
An American lounge singer by the name of Ralph Jones found himself made King of England in the 1991 film "King Ralph". Things are pretty calm by the end of the movie, but a few years later Ralph gets summoned to Buckingham Palace. I don't own these characters, and the only Earl I've had in my house is Earl Grey tea.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,328 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/9/2020 - Complete
Humperdinck's Revenge reviews
We revisit the Grandfather and Grandson years after the movie to learn what became of the characters in the 1987 film The Princess Bride. This has adventure, romance, humor, a miracle, sea battles, kidnapping, death, insults and potatoes; what story doesn't? Written in 20-ish chapters. Sorry for the long A/N at the beginning to set the story up.e
Princess Bride - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 41,530 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 9/7/2020 - Published: 5/30/2017 - Complete
Legacy in Bloom reviews
The 2003 film "Big Fish" ends with a funeral for Edward Bloom. His son Will is left as the only child, but what we leave behind is more than a bank account or knick-knacks as he realizes. I don't own these characters, and I haven't fished in years.
Big Fish - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,273 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/5/2020 - Complete
Patterns of Unnatural Behavior reviews
A one-shot that takes place after the 1969 film "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes" and its sequel. Dexter's friend Schuyler brings up an observation about their lives. I don't own these characters or a dune buggy.
Computer Wore Tennis Shoes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,026 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/2/2020 - Complete
Turning Native or Turning a Profit reviews
A little closer look at the late Brian Dennehy's character "Rosie" Little in the 1983 movie "Never Cry Wolf". Rosie and Tyler meet again after the events in the movie. I don't own these characters or a pair of snowshoes.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,206 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/29/2020 - Complete
Pointed Discussion reviews
From the animated 1971 movie "The Point". A father tells his son a bedtime story that has a point. In fact, it had a lot of points - but there might be one point they overlooked. I don't own these characters, and I don't like mowing the grass either.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,478 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/26/2020 - Complete
How Far is Far Enough? reviews
Pete Aron is a rare American racing in the Formula One circuit in the 1966 film "Grand Prix" starring James Garner. How different is life after he won the championship? I don't own the characters from the movie but I have raced a 1961 Ferrari - Hot Wheels car, that is.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,541 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/22/2020 - Complete
Veterinarian's Hospital - Please Hold reviews
Another episode from the reoccurring sketch Veterinarian's Hospital from the television series "The Muppet Show". The technology may change, but the jokes are still old. I don't own these characters, and the only operation I've performed buzzed when you hit the sides of the patient.
Muppet Show - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 686 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/19/2020 - Complete
Night of the Floating Pyre reviews
Artemus and Jim are confronted with a specter of the Civil War on a new assignment. Takes place during the original run of the show. I don't own the original characters of the show or a horse.
Wild Wild West - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,897 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/15/2020 - Complete
Kempt Arrangements reviews
A look at Richard and Hyacinth Bucket from the TV show "Keeping Up Appearances". Hyacinth has found something new to fret about, and drags Richard into the discussion - if by discussion you mean she talks and he listens. I don't own these characters, and this story literally has no plot.
Keeping Up Appearances - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,210 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/12/2020 - Complete
Follow in that Train reviews
Peachy Carnehan and Daniel Dravot were two adventurers that journeyed to a foreign land in the 1975 film "The Man Who Would be King", based on the story by Rudyard Kipling. Only one made it back, losing his best friend - but the best never stay lost. I don't own these characters, and I've never been to Kafiristan OR India.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,553 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/8/2020 - Complete
Staycation reviews
Nicky and Tacy Collini (who are NOT Ricky and Lucy Ricardo) survived towing a long trailer from California to Colorado in the 1954 film "The Long Long Trailer". What lies in store next for the newlyweds? I don't own these characters, a trailer, or anything with a hitch.
Long, Long Trailer - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,941 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/5/2020 - 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 originally left the story open-ended, but I've added a 2nd chapter to tie it up. I don't own these characters, and I'm not "The One".
Babylon 5 - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,488 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/1/2020 - Published: 3/14/2018 - Complete
Declassified reviews
After watching the 1977 movie "Black Sunday", I got a weird idea to summarize the events of the movie in a classified ad - this is the result. I don't own these characters or a blimp.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 575 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/29/2020 - Complete
Spell It Out reviews
It's not like he has to, but Hogan feels Klink needs something special for his birthday and arranges it. I don't own these characters, but I did have a Hogan's Heroes lunchbox once upon a time.
Hogan's Heroes - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,049 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/25/2020 - Complete
I Could Just Kill You Sometimes reviews
In the TV series "The War Next Door" Kennedy Smith and Allan Kriegman are arch rivals; a super spy and an evil genius who also live next door to each other. But their normal killing ways are stopped for some reason. Can they develop new, healthy habits? Nah. I don't own these characters and I've never killed a neighbor.
Misc. Tv Shows - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,095 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/22/2020 - Complete
Cliffhanger reviews
Charlie Croker and his mates got the gold bars away from Turin at the end of the 1969 film "The Italian Job", but didn't exactly end up with them in their hands. This one-shot picks up directly from the end of the movie. I don't own these characters and the only Mini I've owned was remote controlled.
Italian Job - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,834 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/18/2020 - Complete
Forget Me Knott reviews
It was the 1960's, they were two spies - why shouldn't they have met and worked together? Maxwell Smart and Austin Powers combine to thwart the evil organization SINISTER in a prequel to both TV and movie. Posted on 7 consecutive days. I don't own the spies or their organizations, but I do have binoculars.
Crossover - Get Smart & Austin Powers - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,937 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/17/2020 - Published: 7/11/2020 - Complete
Pravda k Vlasti (Truth to Power) reviews
Investigator Arkady Renko mentions in a conversation about an older encounter he had with the KGB in the 1983 movie "Gorky Park". This one-shot sheds a little more light on the event. I don't own these characters, and I've never driven a Sable much less worn one.
Gorky Park - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,051 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/8/2020 - Complete
Educating Frank reviews
Independence takes many forms. At the end of the 1983 movie "Educating Rita" Frank Bryant got sent away to Australia for unbecoming conduct, and Susan "Rita" White became emancipated from her old life. Perhaps they read Walt Whitman's "Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me." I don't own these characters, but I do drink iced tea.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,089 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/4/2020 - Complete
Breaking Hearts Ain't What It Used To Be reviews
Prequel to the 1997 movie "The Saint". Simon Templeton is haunted by nightmares of Agnes. What did she mean to him? A little extra backstory to go with the beginning of the movie. I don't own these characters and I have a hard enough time being myself.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,368 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/1/2020 - Complete
Reasonable Doubt reviews
Movieverse. Eleven surviving jurors from the 1957 movie "12 Angry Men" have a reunion to discuss that fateful court case with, shall we say, a slight twist. I don't own these characters, but I have been on a jury before.
Twelve Angry Men - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,491 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/27/2020 - Complete
Promise of Another Day reviews
Original series, S03E01 "Did You See the Sunrise?". My version of how Thomas Magnum handled the Russian agent Ivan at the end of the episode. I don't own any of these characters, but I do have a few Hawaiian shirts in my closet.
MAGNUM P.I. - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,348 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/24/2020 - Complete
Made to Order reviews
Tyler ended up with Katy, the girl of his dreams. Or were they dreams? An epilogue from the 2014 movie "Nowhere Girl". I don't own these characters, and I ask for extra pickle hold the mayo.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,946 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/20/2020 - Complete
Byer Beware reviews
Written by request for H.R.C. Stanley, this story is s spin-off from the Robert Heinlein novel "Tunnel in the Sky" and involves Helen Walker and her role as leader of "Walker's Wolverines", the fighting unit of the Amazon Corps. After her brother disappeared, she went on a mission that changed her life. Helen and Byer's Planet are created by RAH.
Robert Heinlein - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,021 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/17/2020 - Complete
Query the Fowl reviews
At the end of the 2011 movie "A Bird of the Air", Fiona drives off with Lyman to take him across country to meet her parents; does she even notice the effect on her? I don't own these characters, but I do buy parrot food occasionally.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,655 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/13/2020 - Complete
Misplaced in Transition reviews
Bill Murray is an aging actor who flies to Japan to make a commercial in the 2003 movie "Lost in Translation" and reflects on his own life while in a culture and language foreign to him. The final scene involves him whispering something unheard to Scarlett Johansson; the movie title begs to play a game with it. I don't own these characters or a Babel Fish.
Lost in Translation - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,115 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/10/2020 - Complete
Deciduous reviews
Writer and producer Jack Gable has an accident and wakes up in his own soap opera world in the 1991 movie "Delirious". What happens when his ability to write clearly is affected? I don't own these characters, but I still have a (not quite working) typewriter.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,949 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/6/2020 - Complete
Bitter Trouble - The Conclusion reviews
The FF writer Carpenter Servant started a sequel story 16 years ago based on Robert Heinlein's "Tunnel in the Sky" but abandoned it after one chapter. It was a good start, and after getting no reply to a message this is my effort to complete the work - as a short. Please read his/her original chapter in Books-Robert Heinlein-Bitter Trouble first before finishing with this.
Robert Heinlein - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,129 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/3/2020 - Complete
Excuse Me reviews
Charlie Allnut and Rose Sayer had anything but a pleasure cruise traveling down the river in the 1951 film "The African Queen". Before things get exciting, Charlie has time to discuss his gastric rumblings in this short. I don't own these characters and I've done most of my floating on an inner tube.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,292 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/30/2020 - Complete
Suite: Revenge's Aftermath reviews
A short poem in the nonet form about a victim of the hi-jinks in the 1978 movie "Animal House". I don't own the characters from the movie and I got rid of my band uniform years ago.
Crossover - Marching Band & National Lampoon - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 246 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/27/2020 - Complete
Remember When reviews
Virgil Hilts spent more time in the cooler than the barracks as a WWII prisoner during the 1963 movie "The Great Escape". Now, years after the war, he sees a somewhat familiar face in a crowd and investigates. I don't own these characters, but I've lost toy soldiers before.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,867 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/25/2020 - Complete
Price Beyond Compare reviews
President James Marshall made it off the plane alive at the end of the 1997 movie "Air Force One". But some didn't, and they must be laid to rest. I don't own these characters, and planes don't change their call sign when I get on board.
Air Force One - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,192 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/23/2020 - Complete
Mr Bill Gets Quarantined reviews
I have been blessed to be pretty much unscathed by the Coronavirus/Covid-19 illness, but even those who are healthy have been impacted one way or another - a certain clay figure from Saturday Night Live has been greatly affected. I don't own these characters and everyone is essential somehow, somewhere to someone.
Misc. Tv Shows - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,069 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/20/2020 - Complete
Having a Seat reviews
Colonel William Hawkins takes on a suicide mission to save the planet at the end of the 2000 movie "Space Cowboys". The last scene of the movie shows what happened to him, but this short presents what might have happened just before that. I don't own the characters from the movie or any Fats Waller records.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,994 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/16/2020 - Complete
Greed is Relative reviews
The 1963 movie "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" ends with the cast of treasure hunters in the medical ward of the Santa Rosita jail. They're going to have a very important visitor meet with them there. I don't own these characters, but I may have sneaked around a mostly-abandoned building before.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,817 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/13/2020 - Complete
Death Worse than Fate reviews
Movieverse. Franklin Hart Jr. was a crude, sexist, racist and every other 'ist' character you can name in the 1980 movie "Nine to Five (or "9 to 5" if you prefer). His fate is only summarized without explanation at the end of the film - I've given him something a little more fitting with a suitable crude ending. You've been warned.
9 to 5 - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,413 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/9/2020 - Complete
My Recital reviews
A snapshot of lawyer Ted Buckland from the TV show "Scrubs". I read actor Sam Lloyd just passed away so this is just a one-scene for his character. I don't own the characters from the show and I don't have an a cappella band.
Scrubs - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 943 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/3/2020 - Complete
Negotiator reviews
Oh boy, an empty category. Not any more! Buck knows his limitations and calls on a little help to keep things moving with his girlfriend. Takes place after the 1989 movie "Uncle Buck". I don't own these characters or a tire shop.
Uncle Buck - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,738 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/2/2020 - Complete
Slipstream reviews
Dave Stohler was on top of the world at the end of the 1979 movie "Breaking Away", but sometimes life catches up and the next thing you know you've been knocked back down again. Six chapters posted over consecutive days. I don't own these characters but I do have a bike with flat tires.
Breaking Away - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,067 - Reviews: 9 - Updated: 4/26/2020 - Published: 4/21/2020 - Complete
High Above Slumberland reviews
Movieverse. Little Nemo, from the comic by Winsor McCay, is called to another adventure after the events of the 1989 movie. How is a prince supposed to refuse? I don't own these characters, and I don't think I've ever dreamed of a Zeppelin (even a Led one).
Little Nemo in Slumberland - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,128 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/18/2020 - Complete
Greenland Gambit reviews
An extension of the ending of the 1985 movie "Spies Like Us"; how did the Russians get Eastern Europe back after loosing it in a game of trivial pursuit? I don't own these characters or the control codes to an ICBM.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,370 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/15/2020 - Complete
Come to Dinner reviews
A short Easter follow up to the 1950 movie "Harvey", in which Miss Kelly meets up with Mr. Elwood P. Dowd after the events of the movie. I don't own these characters and haven't eaten a chocolate Easter bunny in years.
Harvey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,627 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/11/2020 - Complete
Wrinkles only Go where the Smials have Been reviews
Movieverse-ish. A piece of nothing about why Hobbit doors are round. I don't own these characters and I can't even draw a good circle.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,343 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/4/2020 - Complete
Night of the New Assignment reviews
Jim West and Artemus Gordon have had a long and successful career but there comes a time when work takes a toll on even the best agents. I don't own these characters and the only railroad car I have is HO scale. Possibly the only story I've written that has a trigger/disclaimer warning at the beginning.
Wild Wild West - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,076 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/28/2020 - Complete
Dentures reviews
Police Chief Martin Brody survived the 1975 movie "Jaws", but there's something different menacing Amity Island this time. This short ignores all the various sequels that were made afterward. I don't own the characters from the original movie OR a fish tank. Well, there's one in the garage but it's empty. (Thinking) Do spiders count?
Jaws - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,314 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/21/2020 - Complete
Feel Me reviews
Movieverse. Tommy Walker set the world on fire as Pinball Champ, but nobody stays on top forever and soon his world was ablaze as well. This is possibly what became of him after the 1975 rock opera "Tommy". I don't own the characters from the movie but I have played pachinko.
Crossover - Misc. Plays/Musicals & Pong - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,359 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/14/2020 - Complete
Pilot Error: Cellular Coverage reviews
From my series on pilot movies that failed to become a series - "I-Man" starring Scott Bakula, from 1986. Jeffrey Wilder has been deemed indestructible after an accident with 'space gas', whatever that is. How did they reach that conclusion? I don't own these characters, and remember it's not the fall that kills you but the rapid deceleration at the end.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,587 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/11/2020 - Complete
Viral isn't Necessarily a Bad Thing reviews
Hey, it's "let's pair up two different things together time"! This one-shot follows the 1996 movie "Independence Day" and crosses over with Animusic, a category I never thought would be on this site. For the record, I don't own these characters and I've never stopped an invasion before.
Crossover - Independence Day & Animusic - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,318 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/7/2020 - Complete
Permesso reviews
Wendell Armbruster flies off in a helicopter at the end of the 1972 Jack Lemmon movie "Avanti!", leaving Italy and a beautiful woman behind to take his father's body back home (although it wasn't really - it's a long story). How did Pamela Piggott resume her life afterward? I don't own these characters but I like Italian food.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,663 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/4/2020 - Complete
Sending Help on the Installment Plan reviews
Just an odd idea I got while driving through town. Commander John Koenig will try anything to save his fellow survivors on Moonbase Alpha during the TV series "Space: 1999". I don't own these characters but finances can be a pain in the asteroid.
Space 1999 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,999 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/29/2020 - Complete
Discovered Country reviews
This story picks up directly from the last line of the 2001 movie "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence". David, the Mecha who wanted to be a boy, continues what some might call his life. I don't own these characters, and I've never been frozen in ice before (playing in a snow park doesn't count).
A.I. - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,868 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/26/2020 - Complete
Prosecution for the Witness reviews
Movieverse. An extra-final scene to the 1958 movie "Witness for the Prosecution" which was based on the Agatha Christie play. At the end of the movie Christine Helm is going to be charged with killing Leonard Vole and Sir Wilfred Robarts rushes to defend her. Maybe he has second thoughts. I don't own these characters or a law book.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,445 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/22/2020 - Complete
Not the Years but the Mileage reviews
Crossover of "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" and the idea behind the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray". Mma Precious Ramotse becomes aware of a mystery brought to her by Mr. JLB Matekoni and decides it bears further investigation. I don't own the show's characters but I've been on the end of a tow truck before.
Crossover - Misc. Tv Shows & Picture of Dorian Gray - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,189 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/19/2020 - Complete
Bedtime Stories: Times of Loudness reviews
A retelling of the story from the 1990 "Days of Thunder" movie with Tom Cruise, condensed and simplified into a children's bedtime story with a wink and a grin; in perfect time for the Daytona 500 race. I don't own any characters from the movie, and I rarely watch races on TV.
Days of Thunder - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,951 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/15/2020 - Complete
Fate Accompli reviews
At the end of the 1964 movie "The Great Race", Professor Fate blows up the Eiffel Tower at the start of the rematch race against the Great Leslie; it's what evil rivals do, right? But what happened after that? This four chapter story tells. I don't own these characters or tickets to this week's Daytona 500.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,525 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/12/2020
Return to Sender reviews
In 1980 came a surprise hit movie from Africa called "The Gods Must Be Crazy". The main character, a bushman named Xi, makes his first contact with the outside world. This short follows that film with another supposed gift from the gods. I don't own these characters, and I've never dropped anything out of an airplane.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,263 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/8/2020 - Complete
Looking a Gift Horus in the Mouth reviews
A one-shot from the movie "Sand Pirates of the Desert" that sort of existed in the 2001 movie "The Majestic". It's complicated - an explanation is at the end of this short. I don't own these characters, but I'm sure it was one of Bruce Campbell's finer roles.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,494 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/5/2020 - Complete
Riverworld Beginnings: Just Passing Through reviews
Fourth 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. This one crosses over with the main character from L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt's "The Compleat Enchanter". Harold Shea accidentally travels to the Riverworld with a certain lost astronaut.
Crossover - Book X-overs & Riverworld, 2010 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,561 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/1/2020 - Complete
Day of Reconning reviews
Just in time for another look at the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day". Everyone familiar with the story knows how Phil Conners changed for the better. This short takes a look at how an OC was affected. I don't own the characters from the movie, and I don't own...wait a minute...
Groundhog Day - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,734 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 1/29/2020 - Phil C., OC - Complete
Sedimental Journey reviews
Movieverse, based on the 1968 film "Charly". Alice Kinnian is grasping at straws when trying to find help for Charly Gordon - but sometimes straws are all you have left when trying to help the man you love. I don't own the characters from the movie, but I do own a brain even if I choose not to use it.
Flowers for Algernon - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,250 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/25/2020 - Complete
Straight Scoop reviews
Once again, for my birthday I give a gift to my readers - another Willy Wonka story. This one pays homage to the noir classic "The Maltese Falcon" with a wink and a nudge thrown in by way of parody. I don't own these characters, but I do like a little sugar now and then. Done in four chapters.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,177 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/21/2020
Understood reviews
This short takes place after the 2002 Japanese animated movie "Millennium Actress". Genya Tachibana has finally interviewed Chiyoko Fujiwara but has no idea what to do next. I don't own these characters but I have found a mystery key before.
Misc. Anime/Manga - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,430 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/18/2020 - Complete
Evil, Pure and Simple reviews
Kevin Lotterby, the young boy from the 1980 movie "Time Bandits" has grown up after the loss of his parents. A smoking chunk of Evil killed his parents, and he has dedicated himself to saving others from it. I don't own the characters from the movie OR look like Sean Connery.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,865 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/15/2020 - Complete
Uppercase L reviews
After Walter traveled the world looking to find Sean O'Connell in the 2013 movie remake "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", the photographer was the least likely person he thought he'd run into in a New York coffee shop. I don't own these characters and I've never been to Iceland either.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,825 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/11/2020 - Complete
They All Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey reviews
Secrets? Espionage? Spies? Who knows during the adventures of the TV show "Tales of the Gold Monkey". Jack Cutter gets conked on the head and starts accusing people, but doesn't get the answers he's expecting. I don't own these characters, but I did have a cat with one eye.
Tales of the Golden Monkey - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,268 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/8/2020 - Complete
Saturday Mornings 9 to 10 am reviews
With the Golden Globes coming up, we look at what happened after the 2008 movie "Ghost Town" starring Ricky Gervais. Life may go on, but sometimes (after)life goes on as well. I don't own these characters, and I don't even like ghost peppers.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,735 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/4/2020 - Complete
No Road for Old Men reviews
I found an empty category for a movie I've seen. Based on the 1971 film "Two-Lane Blacktop" starring James Taylor and Dennis Wilson. The world changes - even if we don't - when time moves on (happy New Year BTW). I don't own the characters from the film and I've never street raced.
Two-Lane Blacktop - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,036 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/1/2020 - Complete
Arrivals - Departures reviews
George Caldwell, a simple editor, is swept up in a criminal investigation and murder while riding aboard a cross-country train in the 1976 comedy "Silver Streak". Even if we change some of the details of the transportation, I suspect poor George would still have had problems. I don't own these characters, but I have built a Lego train.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,422 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/28/2019 - Complete
Non-musical Musical: My Unfair Gentleman reviews
Betcha didn't know the 1964 film "My Fair Lady" ended near Christmas, did you? Neither did I until I needed another Christmas story and MADE it fit. The short picks up where the movie left off and is the most non-musical musical since my Christmas story last year. I don't own these characters or a convincing British accent.
My Fair Lady - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,428 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/23/2019 - Complete
Gregarious Only Goes So Far reviews
A short sequel to the 1990 movie "Home Alone" that ignores any sequels. Kevin McCallister has survived his abandonment and moved on with the return of his family, but that's not the only problem during the holidays. I don't own these characters and I've never lived in a two-story house.
Home Alone - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 914 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Published: 12/21/2019 - Complete
Les Said the Better reviews
Tugg Speedman got his Oscar at the end of the 2008 movie "Tropic Thunder". But there was something that happened during the filming that he had to deal with, and his friend and agent Rick Peck was the first to find out. I don't own these characters, and I've never been in a helicopter.
Tropic Thunder - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,035 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/18/2019 - Complete
Casting Bread upon the Waters reviews
A very short one-shot looking at one of the heroes of the 1997 movie "Air Force One". I don't own these characters and I have been on a retired Air Force One before.
Air Force One - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 478 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/14/2019 - Complete
Limbo is More than a Dance reviews
A short continuation of the 1979 movie "The Black Hole". Dan, Charlie, Kate and VINCENT sail off in the probe ship from the Cygnus and the credits role. Where did they go? I don't own the characters from the movie and only a black hole could explain how my money disappears so quickly.
Black Hole - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,555 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/11/2019 - Complete
Natural Order of Things reviews
Galen Bradwarden and Valerian rode off on horseback at the end of the 1981 movie "Dragonslayer"; this scene picks up several hours later. I don't own these characters, and no additional princess's get munched on by a dragon in this one-shot.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,264 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/7/2019 - Complete
Den-izen of Neverwhere reviews
From the segment "Den", a part of the 1981 animated movie "Heavy Metal". I wondered what kind of letter the main character might write to a friend back home after his adventures, and this is the result. I don't own these characters or a glowing green ball. Not anymore anyway...
Heavy Metal - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,122 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/4/2019 - Complete
Proxy Fight reviews
Crossover from the 2011 movie "Real Steel" and the Asimov "I, Robot" series of stories. Bailey, Charlie and Max have built a replacement for Atom but it doesn't go according to plan; time to bring in Dr. Susan Calvin to shed some light on the situation. I don't own these characters or a robot vacuum.
Crossover - I, Robot & Real Steel - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,326 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/30/2019 - Complete
Drop in the Bucket reviews
My favorite scene from the 1995 comedy "Home for the Holidays" wasn't funny at all. Claudia Larson and her father reminisce in his basement while the family is together for the Thanksgiving holiday, and I wanted to expand the scene a little. I don't own these characters, and I don't even have a basement.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,344 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/27/2019
Saw of Purpose reviews
Based on the 1980 film "The Lathe of Heaven" from the book by Ursula K. Le Guin. George Orr and Heather live in the world that is post-Dr. William Haber shaped. Peaceful. Calm. Idyllic. Immutable. What could be wrong with that? I don't own these characters, but dreams do occasionally give me answers to questions and questions to the answers.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,922 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/23/2019 - Complete
Rebuilding Your Home reviews
The 1977 film "Kentucky Fried Movie" consisted of a lot of different, unconnected comedy skits thrown together into one presentation. One of these skits was a pseudo-science film entitled 'Zinc Oxide and You' which, at its conclusion, destroyed a family's house. They tease the followup film 'Rebuilding Your Home' but of course never show it. Here it is.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,081 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/20/2019 - Complete
And the Winner is: reviews
A chance to celebrate after the ending of the 1994 movie "Stargate". I don't own the characters from the film and the only other world I've been to is in my head.
Stargate - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,056 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/16/2019 - Complete
Untilled We Meet Again reviews
The setup to the 2016 movie "This Beautiful Fantastic". Alfie Stephenson has a spare house to rent next door, but good neighbors are hard to find; even harder when you can barely stand people at all. I don't own these characters, and I've killed more flowers than a herd of goats let loose in a garden.
This Beautiful Fantastic - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,256 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/13/2019 - Complete
Original Episode reviews
Truman Burbank made it out of the filming set/village that was Seahaven and joined the real world in the 1998 film. But it wasn't an easy transition, and just what *was* the real world anyway? I don't own these characters, and I've visited a few convalescence facilities before.
Truman Show - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,670 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/9/2019 - Complete
Bricklaying for Dummies reviews
The retelling of an old joke as a sequel to the 1933 Laurel and Hardy film "Dirty Work". It's always nice to fix what you mess up, but be careful out there! I don't own these characters, and no bricks were harmed during the writing of this story.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,300 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/6/2019 - Complete
Late-Breaking News reviews
There were some shenanigans going on at the end of the 1988 movie "Rocket Gibraltar". Good thing the press was there to set the story straight. I don't own these characters OR Burt Lancaster, but I have set a tri-tip on fire.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,128 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/2/2019 - Complete
Char-less' Web of Terror reviews
Movieverse, 1973. The second of my two Halloween week postings; this one from "Charlotte's Web", where we play the 'evil sister' trope and scare Wilbur. I don't own any of E.B. White's characters, but I did grow up on a small farm.
Charlotte's Web - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,890 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/30/2019 - Complete
What Wolf reviews
Variations on a theme from a scene in the 1981 movie "An American Werewolf in London". First of two postings for Halloween week. I don't own these characters, but at least I've seen the movie now. Nurse! Second post will be when I see you next Wednesday.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,715 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/26/2019 - Complete
Quid Pro Quo reviews
A short one-shot of two characters that aren't that much different; Brian Hackett and Roy Biggens. I don't own these characters and the only plane I've physically crashed was remote-controlled.
Wings - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,808 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/23/2019 - Complete
Vance Was the Name reviews
An extension of the ending of the 2000 film "The Legend of Bagger Vance". Hardy Greaves has a reunion with the man who taught him so much about golf...and life. I don't own these characters, and golf is not my game.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,494 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/19/2019 - Complete
New Account reviews
A crossover of the movies Crazy People (1990) and This Is Spinal Tap (1984). An advertising agency made up of former mental patients is approached by a potential new client, a fading British rock band. I don't own these characters, but I have brought them together for the first (and last) time.
Movie X-overs - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,940 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/12/2019 - Complete
Vitriol reviews
A short prequel to the 1953 movie "Stalag 17" from which the series "Hogan's Heroes" is roughly based. In this, we get a brief glimpse into the mindset of J.J. Sefton and the origin of his attitude. I don't own these characters, and my silverware isn't made out of silver.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 931 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/9/2019 - Complete
Tuff Enuff reviews
There is a bit of controversy just how much, if any, of the events in the 1988 movie "Bloodsport" actually took place. This one-shot holds no such illusions as Frank Dux cashes in on his fame. I don't own these characters and my biggest fight is to get up every morning.
Bloodsport - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 764 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/2/2019 - Complete
Abide in Love reviews
A short followup to the 1985 movie "Young Sherlock Holmes". Time waits for no man, but just possibly love does for a certain detective. I don't own these characters - that fact is elementary.
Young Sherlock Holmes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 958 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/28/2019 - Complete
Chanson pour le Monde reviews
A one-shot that takes place after the book "Juxtaposition" in the Apprentice Adept series by Piers Anthony. Style and the Lady Blue have children now, but their son Chanson doesn't seem to be cut out to be a magician. I don't own Piers' original characters and I don't have a unicorn grazing in my backyard.
Piers Anthony - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,899 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/25/2019 - Complete
Everybody Works on Monday reviews
Based on the 1993 movie "Dave". Dave Kovik has been a double for the President of the United States, but in reality is the owner of a temporary agency. At the end of the movie he is running for city council when the former first lady shows up; what happens next? I don't own these characters, and I've never been the president of anything.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,918 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 9/21/2019 - Complete
Pilot Error: Baffled Indeed reviews
Leonard Nimoy appeared in a movie pilot in 1973 called "Baffled!" that was never picked up as a series, but in order to cover the most ground quickly at the beginning events and dialogue were somewhat rushed; this added inner monologue of his racer/psychic character Tom Kovack will slow things down a little. I don't own these characters or ESP powers. Part of my Pilot Error series.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,045 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/18/2019 - Complete
Junk in the Trunk reviews
Ray Peterson survived, barely, at the end of the 1989 movie "The 'Burbs" and the Klopeks went to jail. What if instead of human bones the contents of the trunk were different? Just having a little fun. I don't own these characters but I do live on a cul-de-sac.
'Burbs - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,295 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/14/2019 - Complete
Intermission reviews
Based on a movie very few on here have probably seen, the 1983 "Strange Brew". During the film there is a seven second intermission. Hmmm, just enough time to wedge in a short story, eh? I don't own these characters or a van that sinks to the bottom of the river like a rock.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 815 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/11/2019 - Complete
Hide and Kill reviews
Inspector Jacques Clouseau gained a lot of notoriety after the case of the Pink Panther in 1964. A man in such a position needs help to keep up his abode and, occasionally, try to kill him. Enter Cato Fong. I don't own these characters, and the only person trying to kill me is me.
Pink Panther series - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,216 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/7/2019 - Complete
Avoid that Left Turn at Albuquerque reviews
Bugs Bunny often laments the fact that he should have made that left turn at Albuquerque; maybe it's about time that he did, with a little help from the author. I don't own these characters, and I NEVER ask my doctor "What's up?"
Looney Tunes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,358 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 9/4/2019 - Complete
Verily I Searched reviews
This one-shot is a followup to the 1987 version of the movie "Overboard". Of COURSE Annie and Dean lived happily ever after; that's the kind of ending it was, right? But they're going to need some help to run the household. I don't own these characters, or a yacht.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,902 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/31/2019 - Complete
Refrain reviews
Movieverse. It's been ten years after the events in the 1990 film "Dick Tracy", but some people will never forget even though they've moved on with their lives as we see in this short. I don't own these characters, and I wished I could draw well.
Dick Tracy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,110 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/28/2019 - Complete
Exactness reviews
Young Milo finds a pair of twin cities not mentioned in the book "The Phantom Tollbooth". I don't own the character of Milo, but I do make enough grammar and spelling errors to probably keep a podcast going.
Phantom Tollbooth - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,379 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/24/2019 - Complete
Early Days reviews
This is a conversation that I imagine took place during the 1984 movie "Runaway". Tom Selleck's character is describing his career to his new partner as they drive between scenes. I don't own these characters or a robot nanny.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,207 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/21/2019 - Complete
Building Bridges reviews
This one-shot picks up two of the characters years after the events in the 1957 movie "The Bridge on the River Kwai". Everyone who has been to war comes out with opinions, but sometimes those opinions can change. I don't own these characters, but I've built a bridge out of Lego before.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,819 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/17/2019 - Complete
Twenty Thousand Views reviews
A one-shot from the 1991 movie "Defending Your Life". Bob Diamond gets an unusual case from his normal defense of the recently departed. This is to celebrate the fact I just got my 20,000th view for my stories. I don't own these characters, and I'm still pretty much alive. Bonus point for figuring out who the dead guy is.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,955 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/15/2019 - Complete
Journal of Pitfall Harry reviews
Based on the game "Pitfall II" released a million years ago. In this short, we get to see excerpts from Harry's journal he is keeping of his adventure. I don't own this character, I never made it to the end, and I'd love to play it again. *sigh*
Pitfall - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,346 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/14/2019 - Complete
Another Project reviews
TVverse. Dilbert's underwater BBQ idea comes back to haunt him in this short that takes place after the episode "The Competition". I don't own any of the Dilbert characters, and the greatest feat of engineering I perform is loading my salad bar plate.
Dilbert - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,550 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/10/2019 - Complete
After the Storm reviews
A one-shot that takes place after the 1983 movie "Brainstorm". Michael and Karen Brace have moved on from the nightmare of the misuse of their sensory headsets, but a ghost from the past pops up to complicate their lives. I don't own these characters but I do like a good set of headphones.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,832 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/7/2019 - Complete
The Haven reviews
A crossover between "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day" and Poe's "The Raven". This short came about one day when the name of 'Edgar Allan Pooh' popped into my head. I don't own these characters, and I didn't have a tree house while I grew up.
Crossover - Edgar Allan Poe & Winnie the Pooh - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 833 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/3/2019 - Complete
Shanti-ly Lace reviews
Written as a request from user BarnMaker. Mowgli is getting more comfortable in the man village, and Shanti is there to help him along the way. Based on the 1967 movie "The Jungle Book". I do not own these characters and I haven't been raised by wolves.
Jungle Book - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,040 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/31/2019 - Complete
Knight and Day reviews
Hubert Hawkins saved the heir apparent, the day and the kingdom in the 1955 movie "The Court Jester". Everything's great, right? Of course not, there are always complications even if you're the hero. I don't own the movie's characters and that's not Sir Prysin.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,433 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/27/2019 - Complete
The Thing's the Play reviews
Takes place before the 1989 movie "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure". Once again Bill and Ted have to pass a class or Ted is going to military school and it puts them in the school production of Romeo and Juliet. Written on request of LiveFoREVer93 and I don't own these characters although I have seen a play written by Shakespeare. 4 chapters.
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure/Bogus Journey - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,792 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/24/2019 - Complete
Wolf Among the Sheep reviews
Movieverse (1972). The movie "Man of La Mancha" ends with Don Miguel de Cervanates being summoned by the Inquisition. What happened next? I don't own the characters of the movie/play and I can stammer and stutter with the best of 'em.
Man of La Mancha - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,174 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/20/2019 - Complete
Quickly Lest My Cup Run Dry reviews
Based on the 1972 film "The Mechanic" with Charles Bronson. Arthur Bishop is a mechanic, a professional hit-man. The original film has him dying at the end, but that's not quite the way it worked out according to this one-shot. I don't own these characters, but I have killed - mosquitoes in my house.
Mechanic, 2011 - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,173 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/17/2019 - Complete
Cherished reviews
A one-shot epilogue to the original Star Trek episode "This Side of Paradise". The Enterprise transported the colonists from Omicron Ceti III to Starbase 27, but even that trip took several days to complete; how do you keep out of sight during that time?
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,828 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 7/13/2019 - Complete
Important to Me reviews
Curt Henderson left for college at the end of the 1973 movie "American Graffiti", and never looked back on his life in the small town where he grew up. But we are a product of our youth, and sometimes it revisits us as adults. I don't own these characters, and my town didn't even have a stoplight to cruise past.
American Graffiti - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,502 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/10/2019 - Complete
Go While You Can
Takes place during the time of the 1992 Brainship story "The Ship Who Searched" by Anne McCaffrey & Mercedes Lackey. A brainship suffers a malady that threatens her and her brawn's livelyhood. I don't own the setting or characters from the original Brainship series, but sometimes it IS hard to get out of bed, isn't it? Two chapters.
Brainships series - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,100 - Published: 7/6/2019 - Complete
Finding Mr Goodbar reviews
Independence comes in many forms, and signifies freedom - to make right and wrong decisions. This drabble takes Theresa Dunn from "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" (1977) and empowers her with newer technology. I don't own this character and I don't like peanuts.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/4/2019 - Complete
Heaped Laurels reviews
At the conclusion of the 1975 movie "Rollerball", Jonathan E triumphed in the most brutal game of rollerball ever played. The Executives failed in their attempt to take him out, and now he's become almost an idol. What can be done? I don't own these characters and skating only covers me in bruises.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,242 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/3/2019 - Complete
Expectations reviews
Miss Jane Marple had always been of sharp mind and was a keen observer of both detail and character. Too bad her skills have suffered in her later years, poor girl. I've never read any of the books but I've seen many of the different filmed stories. I don't own this character, and the only thing I've killed is a hearty appetite.
Miss Marple Stories - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,605 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/29/2019 - Complete
Home is Where You Hang Your Costume reviews
In the aftermath of the movie "Mystery Men" (1999) the second-rate saviors of Champion City need to get organized after their first victory. I don't own these characters, but as far as you know I'm truly Amazing.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,667 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/26/2019 - Complete
Symbiosis reviews
Ben Richards and Amber Mendez beat the game, took down Damon Killian and supported an underground movement in the 1987 movie "The Running Man" (1987). At the end the couple walk away from the studio. But happy endings rarely stay that way. I don't own these characters, and I've had a guest ruin a knife opening a coconut.
Running Man - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,268 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/22/2019 - Complete
Water Over the Dam reviews
A short one-shot follow-up that takes place several years after the ending of the 1994 film "Muriel's Wedding". The currents of life move us along, but sometimes an eddy will bring you back part way. I don't own these characters and I've never been in the southern hemisphere.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,523 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/19/2019 - Complete
Dial Carefully reviews
Sydney Bloom is a techie who is exploring the world of virtual reality in the short-lived television show "VR.5", but manages to take it one step further than she's ever heard of before. Just what does Dr. Morgan know? I don't own the show's characters, but this short was written in low resolution.
VR.5 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,850 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/15/2019 - Complete
Words reviews
A short sequel to the 1998 movie "Paulie" about a blue-crowned conure who searches for his first owner. Now reunited with Marie, he has yet to mend fences with her father who forced them apart. I don't own these characters, and my two conures are green-cheeks.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,824 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/12/2019 - Complete
Food for Thought reviews
At the end of the movie "The Incredible Mr. Limpet", we leave Henry being given a promotion to Commodore by the US Navy. What happened after that to the armed services' only officer who was also a fish? Another previously empty category. I don't own these characters, and I haven't been in a pool in years.
Incredible Mr. Limpet - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,073 - Reviews: 5 - Updated: 6/10/2019 - Published: 2/23/2019 - Complete
Inn Sanity reviews
For my 200th story, another collaboration/random item seed tale that is a crossover of the Addams Family TVverse and The Munsters. They just happen to have been broadcast the same year, why not put them together? Gomez checks out a potential investment; Herman wins a vacation. I don't own these show characters and my neighbors aren't (too) creepy.
Crossover - Addams Family & Munsters - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,971 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/9/2019 - Published: 6/5/2019 - 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. Reworked and edited for grammar and spelling.e
StarTrek: The Original Series - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,647 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/7/2019 - Published: 5/21/2017 - Complete
Options
In this short Doctor Marvin Masada of the medical ship Caruthers finds himself up against one of the most deadly machines ever devised; from the Fred Saberhagen Berserker series of stories. For the record, I don't know anyone who's been into space.
Misc. Books - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,861 - Published: 6/1/2019 - Complete
Gifted
Jason Stevens and Alexia Drummond reflect on Emily's passing in a one-shot that takes place after the 2006 movie "The Ultimate Gift". I don't own these characters, and I certainly don't have a rich grandfather.
Ultimate Gift - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,105 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/29/2019 - Complete
Thou Shall Not reviews
Al Borland has a special segment of Tool Time where he delivers an electrical warning to Tim after yet another incident on the "Home Improvement" TV show. I don't own these characters, but I know where my electrical breaker box is.
Home Improvement - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,032 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/25/2019 - Complete
Llama Mia reviews
There is a running gag during the opening credits of the 1975 movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" involving pseudo-Swedish and moose before it changes abruptly to llamas and then isn't mentioned again. This short picks up that thread. I got these characters in the lost and found in translation department.
Monty Python - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,435 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/22/2019 - Complete
Bedtime Stories: Greets, Eats Meats and Beats reviews
A retelling of the story from the 1982 "Conan the Barbarian" movie, condensed and simplified into a children's bedtime story with a wink and a grin. I don't own any characters from the movie, and I haven't seen the sequel.
Conan the Barbarian/Destroyer - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,022 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/18/2019 - Complete
Quiet Retreat reviews
At the end of the 1985 movie "Witness", Harrison Ford's character John Book leaves the Amish farm without saying a word. I think he should have said something and this one-shot short is the result. I don't own these characters or a butter churn.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 726 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/15/2019 - Complete
Nocturne reviews
From the original Battlestar Galactica (1978), this short occurs after "The Man with Nine Lives". Starbuck manages to NOT crash while out on patrol, but comes back strangely affected. Based on a challenge from a friend. I don't own these characters or a model kit of a Viper.
Battlestar Galactica - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,966 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/11/2019 - Complete
Till I Loved You reviews
After their encounter on the bridge leaves her alone, Marian Paroo reflects to herself what it's like falling for Harold Hill in the 1961 film. I don't own these characters, but I used to play a trumpet in a marching band.
The Music Man - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 468 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/7/2019 - Complete
Honalee's Best reviews
A look at the aftermath of the song "Puff the Magic Dragon", pretty much ignoring the three movies that were made based (somewhat) off the tune, starting in 1978. After Jackie Paper came no more, how did Puff cope? I don't own Puff or Honalee; Jackie invented it!
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,771 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/4/2019 - Complete
Spill the Beans reviews
Jenny Blake is an aspiring actress and the girlfriend of young pilot Cliff Second. She is taken to a club by Neville Sinclair so that he can get any information he can about an experimental rocket pack Cliff has recently obtained in the 1991 film. Can Jenny keep a secret when she doesn't know it is one? I don't own these characters or a charm bracelet. Previously empty fandom.
Rocketeer - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 993 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/1/2019 - Complete
Primum non nocere fortasse reviews
Martha Jones' curiosity leads her to want to see some older pioneer medicine. The Doctor agrees but complications set in; don't they always? I don't own these characters, and the only colony I've had contact with are the ants under my house.
Doctor Who - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,713 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/27/2019 - 10th Doctor, Martha J. - Complete
Idiom Savant reviews
I don't know how many they made, but for decades Schoolhouse Rock! cartoons were a mainstay of Saturday morning television watching in the United States. Here is a treatment for a figure of speech and has NO relationship to writing fanfiction. Well, maybe a little...when pigs fly!
Schoolhouse Rock! - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 879 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/24/2019 - Complete
Bedtime Stories: Buck or Two Bonsai reviews
The retelling of the 1984 "The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai Across the Eighth Dimension" as told by a young daughter to her father. If you think adults missed a few things, wait 'till a kid tries explaining the story of the man who was a genius scientist, brain surgeon, test pilot and rock star. I don't own these characters, and I struggle just to do my ONE profession.
Buckaroo Banzai - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,809 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 4/20/2019 - Complete
Fertile Land reviews
Movieverse, 1969. I did a search for stories on "Paint Your Wagon" and found none. So here we see that not everyone is cut out to be a miner. I don't own these characters, and I'm more of a homebody than someone born under a Wandering Star.
Misc. Plays/Musicals - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 821 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/17/2019 - Complete
Lars and the Real Cat reviews
Lars Lindstrom changed from an extreme introvert to someone who could actually go out with people and interact during the 2007 movie "Lars and the Real Girl", actually taking the step of talking to a girl at the end. But there's much more to life than just talking to a girl and this short story takes him on another of life's adventures. I don't own these characters or a fake cat.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,507 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/13/2019 - Complete
Lesson reviews
Usually I'm pretty good at summaries but this short based on the 2003 movie "The Room" is a little too strange to describe. But then again the movie is strangely enjoyable to begin with, so at least it's fitting. I don't own these characters and it isn't tearing me apart.
The Room, 2003 - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,235 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/10/2019 - Complete
First Time Again reviews
In the movie Total Recall (1990) Douglas Quaid visits a business called Rekall to have a vacation memory implanted into him. Like most technologies, that opportunity didn't just happen overnight. Here is a possible precursor to that company. I forget well enough on my own, thank you very much.
Total Recall, 1990 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,362 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/6/2019 - Complete
Joyous Banality reviews
A followup to the 1967 movie "The President's Analyst". Dr. Sidney Schaefer has recovered from his kidnapping and attempted assassination from various organizations, but that doesn't mean every threat to the country is gone. (You probably haven't seen this movie - just sayin') I don't own these characters, but the 60's could be real groovy.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,700 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/3/2019 - Complete
Hole-in-One reviews
2003 Movieverse. Twelve years after the events of the movie, Stanley Yelnats IV is discussing with Hector Zeroni how to prevent kids from falling into the same situation they survived at Camp Green Lake. I don't own these characters, and the camp lakes I've been to had water.
Holes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,478 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/30/2019 - Complete
Idle Hands reviews
A look back at the E.E. "Doc" Smith series of Lensman books of the classic sci-fi tale of good vs evil on a galactic playing field. This one-shot takes a look at Kim Kinnison and Clarissa MacDougall during his rehab for the injuries sustained during torture by the Eich. I don't own these characters, and my mind can barely manage to set the time on my watch.
Misc. Books - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,959 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/23/2019 - Complete
Past Tense reviews
A one-shot from the original TV series "The Adventures of Jonny Quest". Dr. Benton Quest and his group find themselves against a scientist who just might disrupt history. I don't own these stalwart adventurers, and the only way I travel in time is dealing with Daylight Saving Time.
Classic Jonny Quest - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,672 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/16/2019 - Complete
Knife to Know You reviews
A short one-shot taking place after the first season of The Tick (2017). Arthur and Tick get a visit from Midnight. I was going to post this in about two months but the trailer for season 2 just dropped so I'm posting it now. I don't own these characters but I do have a dog.
Tick - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,909 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 3/9/2019 - Complete
Beyond Tomorrow reviews
Bill Cage was long retired from the events in the 2014 movie "Edge of Tomorrow". Life moved on with him and Rita Vratski until an event occurs that made him question what lay beyond tomorrow. I don't own these characters, and even if I wrote the story again I still wouldn't own them.
Edge of Tomorrow - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,081 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/2/2019 - Complete
Jittery reviews
David Mann barely escaped with his life after being chased by a psycho trucker in the 1971 movie "Duel". But you just don't get over something like that right away, as this one-shot shows. I don't own these characters, and I don't get truckers mad.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,203 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/16/2019 - Complete
Love Blooms reviews
A final, added scene to the 1962 movie "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" where Ranse and Hallie Stoddard first return to Shinbone Colorado to retire, fitting on Valentine's Day. I don't own these characters, and my roses are just ordinary Hybrid Tea varieties.
Man Who Shot Liberty Valance - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,124 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/14/2019 - Complete
Been There reviews
At the end of the 1979 movie "Being There", Chance the gardener has become Chauncey Gardiner and is being spoken of as a candidate for President. This story saves him from that terrible fate. I don't own these characters, and I'm not a moron - just ignorant.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,731 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/9/2019 - Complete
You Are the Company You Keep reviews
I love finding a category with no stories; time to write the wrong! Sam McCloud returns to New York after going back home to Taos. Ella Winter told Thomas Wolfe you can't go back home again, but what is home? Maybe it's not where but who. I don't own these characters, but I've been to New Mexico and New York.
McCloud - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,302 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/2/2019 - Complete
Does This Hook Make Me Look Fat? reviews
This one-shot takes place shortly before the 1991 movie "Hook". Captain Hook is looking for a change, but it might not be exactly what he originally intended. I don't own these characters, and I've never plundered another sailing vessel.
Hook - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,014 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/26/2019 - Complete
Bedtime Stories: Man With the Golden Touché reviews
A retelling of the 1964 movie "Goldfinger" as a child's bedtime story of a man who didn't want to play by the rules and the nice spy man who stopped him. I don't own these characters, and I've never been to Fort Knox.
James Bond - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,625 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/19/2019 - Complete
Found reviews
Short one-shot based on the Shel Silverstein poem "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout (Would Not Take the Garbage Out)". Oh sure, you know HOW it happened but what was her ultimate fate? I think a certain Medical Examiner just found out! I don't own these characters, but how is it ants always find that one crumb you left on the counter?
Crossover - Misc. Books & Quincy, M.E. - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 601 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/12/2019 - Complete
Sunset reviews
Sometimes the duet becomes a solo for a time until the stage changes. Post 1978 movie "Grease". I don't own these characters OR a convertible. Explanation in author notes afterward.
Grease - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,949 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/9/2019 - Complete
Deadication reviews
Dex Cornell was an author and professor. He was also dead, but that didn't mean his last words couldn't be published. Based on the movie D.O.A. (1988) with Dennis Quaid. I don't own the now post mortis character, but I have read a book before. Rated because, well, he IS dead...
Misc. Movies - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,223 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/5/2019 - Complete
Endings reviews
The IMF attempts to lure Dan Briggs out of retirement eight years after the end of the first season of the television show but he has a few conditions. I don't own these characters, and I can't afford to retire.
Mission: Impossible - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,445 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/1/2019 - Complete
Bedtime Stories: Make Money, Not War reviews
A retelling of the 1970 movie "Kelly's Heroes" as a child's bedtime story about some soldiers who just wanted to put a little jingle in their pocket. I don't own these characters, and the only tank I've ever worked with is a fish tank.
Kelly's Heroes - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,507 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/29/2018 - Complete
Somewhat Less than a Fortnight reviews
Countless millions who celebrate Christmas know the song "The 12 Days of Christmas"; non-humans might not be aware of it, including a pair of Minbari. A series of connected scenes to play out over 12 (13 now) days; think of it as a subplot to a normal episode. I don't own these characters, but I have at least a dozen demented recordings of the song. All 13 days up.
Babylon 5 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 13 - Words: 6,659 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/25/2018 - Published: 12/13/2018 - Complete
Do Your Own Research reviews
A slightly different short look at the 1978 movie, during the scene where Lex Luthor hatches a plan to eliminate Superman. I don't own these characters, but it sure seemed like the credits lasted an hour when it ran in the theater.
Superman - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,000 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 12/12/2018 - Complete
Good reviews
Based on the 2007 TV show Kingdom. Peter Kingdom does the best he can as a solicitor in a small English seaside town, but it isn't always easy. I don't own these characters, but I have been on jury duty. Note: I have fixed the story so I'm not calling Lyle 'Kyle' most of the time.
Kingdom, 2007 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,400 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/8/2018 - Complete
Regarding Tess reviews
Special Agent In Charge Douglas Chesnic had his hands full with his Secret Service assignment to guard Tess Carlisle, the widow of the recently deceased president. At the end of the 1994 movie "Guarding Tess" his assignment is drawing to a close; this finishes it. I don't own these characters, and I probably haven't been within miles of a president.
Guarding Tess - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,400 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/5/2018 - Complete
Know Not Whence What Names May Come reviews
Chris and Annie Nielsen find themselves together in Heaven, ready to embark on another try at life at the end of the 1998 movie "What Dreams May Come". I imagine a little tease of what Chris will be experiencing during his next life. I don't own the characters of the Nielsen family, and I've never had a dog named Katie.
What Dreams May Come - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 900 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/1/2018 - Complete
Sincerely, Dad reviews
At the end of the 2002 movie "About Schmidt", Jack Nicholson's character is just starting to think maybe he has a place in this world after all after no longer having job, wife or daughter. This picks up where the movie left off, in the form of the letters that made up such a large part of the movie.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,000 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/28/2018 - Complete
Non-musical Musical: Side Hustle reviews
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer has had a little accident. Okay, a BIG accident. Steve Austin, Oscar Goldman and Dr. Rudy Wells have a chance to save Christmas. This is a stop-motion Christmas movie you probably won't see on TV. I don't own these characters and I am not an agent of the OSI.
Crossover - Six Million Dollar Man & Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,400 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/24/2018 - Complete
Recipe for Success reviews
Lucy Hill settled into New Ulm, Minnesota at the end of the 2009 movie "New in Town". Nice, fluffy, and everything worked out. But when starting a new company there always seems to be one thing that gets missed, and this is no exception. I don't own these characters, and the salad bar was out of tapioca last time I went.
New in Town - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,300 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/21/2018 - Complete
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep reviews
Alex Gardner and Jane DeVries ended the movie "Dreamscape" embarking on a new life together. This is a short dealing with a possible complication they might have encountered. I don't own these characters, and when I wake up I still haven't won the lottery.
Dreamscape - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,800 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/17/2018 - Complete
Powdered Toast Where Art Thou reviews
Dietary restrictions are the culprit for the latest challenge to Powdered Toast Man from the Ren & Stimpy Show. How will it affect those citizens he attempts to protect? I don't own these characters but I have listened to Heywood Banks' song "Toast".
Ren & Stimpy Show - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,048 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/14/2018 - Complete
Fourth Banana reviews
In the 1974 movie "Pelham One Two Three" four kidnappers take the passengers of a subway train hostage. We aren't given a lot of info about the men, but are given little peeks into their personalities. Except for the fourth man, going by the name Mr. Brown. This is a one shot at a bit of his background. I don't own these characters, but I've eaten at Subway.
Taking of Pelham 123 - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 725 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/10/2018 - Complete
Unfinished Business reviews
A short followup to the 1969 movie "Support Your Local Sheriff". There was one loose end to the matter of the Danby clan that had to be cleared up after the end of the movie, and Jason McCullough was the man for the job. No cannons were used in the making of this sequel, and I don't own the characters from the original movie.
Misc. Movies - Rated: K - English - Humor/Western - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,389 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/7/2018 - Complete
We Haven't Got a Year to Lose reviews
Based on the original TV show. Why is it that crisis always come down to the last moment? Bombs are diffused with one second left, victims are on their last breath of oxygen, etc. Maybe if there was more time things could proceed at a greatly relaxed pace. I don't own these characters, or any related action figures.
Thunderbirds - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,330 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/3/2018 - Complete
Muted reviews
Some mysteries don't take a whole episode to solve. Only my second drabble ever; they're hard because my characters usually take over 100 words just to clear their throats. This isn't quite Halloween-y but oh well. I don't own the Scooby Doo characters, but this IS based on a real world observation.
Scooby Doo - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/30/2018 - Complete
Bedtime Stories: Searching for the Scarlet Boat reviews
A retelling of the 1990 movie "The Hunt for Red October" as a child's bedtime story of some men who wanted to play nice. I don't own any of the characters from the book/movie, but I have stayed overnight in a moored submarine before (USS Pampanito).
Jack Ryan Novels - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,481 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/27/2018 - Complete
Figuring It Out reviews
Pre 2014 Lego Movie. Emmet's friend Jhon from school was a little different. Okay, a lot different. The day came when his parents finally told him why. I don't own Brickland or Emmet, but I've got tubs of Lego at home.
Lego Movie - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,240 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/24/2018 - Complete
Grandmas Always Know reviews
A short continuation to the Ray Bradbury Twilight Zone episode "I Sing the Body Electric", taking place several years after the original show. Written on a prompt from user retro mania. I don't own these characters or a Facsimile Limited artificial person.
Twilight Zone - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,600 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/20/2018 - Complete
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 1957 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: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/17/2018 - 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: 6 - Published: 10/13/2018 - Complete
Game On reviews
Guess what? When Bill and Ted journeyed through Hell and played the Grim Reaper in their 1991 movie 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: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 10/10/2018 - Complete
Everybody Loves Bob reviews
Short followup to the 2000 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.
Return to Me - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,030 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/6/2018 - 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: 10/3/2018 - 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 1975 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: 9/29/2018 - 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: 9/26/2018 - Complete
Unsated reviews
Based on the 1972 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: 9/22/2018 - 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 1989 "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 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/19/2018 - Complete
Debt reviews
A one-shot prequel to the 1999 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: 1,146 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/15/2018 - Complete
Sage Advice reviews
A one shot imagined during the 1981 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: 4 - Published: 9/12/2018 - Complete
Victory, Thy Symbol is a Hammer or Maybe a Nail reviews
A one shot that takes place shortly after the events of the 1985 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: 9/8/2018 - 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: 9/5/2018 - Complete
Marie reviews
John Candy's character in the 1987 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: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/1/2018 - Complete
Bleak Times reviews
A one shot that takes place during the original 1987 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: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/29/2018 - 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: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/25/2018 - 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 1942 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: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/22/2018 - Complete
Time Enough reviews
A short followup to the 2013 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: 8/18/2018 - 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: 8/15/2018 - Complete
Utterly Alan reviews
Nine years after the events in the 1982 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: 3 - Published: 8/11/2018 - 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 that takes place after the 1987 movie "The Witches of Eastwick". 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 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/8/2018 - Complete
Purgatory reviews
A short based on the 1981 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: 8/4/2018 - 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: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/1/2018 - 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: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/28/2018 - Complete
Xanadu Awaits reviews
The 1980 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: 2 - Published: 7/25/2018 - Complete
Xur Checks In reviews
Takes place after the 1984 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: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/21/2018 - 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: 7/18/2018 - Complete
Closure reviews
Based on the 1977 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: 7/14/2018 - 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: 7/11/2018 - 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: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/7/2018 - 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 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/5/2018 - Complete
Just Keep Moving reviews
Pre 2008 Crystal Skull. 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: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/4/2018 - Complete
Driving Miss Daisy Crazy reviews
At the end of the 1989 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: 6/30/2018 - Complete
Yore Name Here reviews
Takes place in the first months after the 1985 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 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/27/2018 - Complete
Song for Sue Anne reviews
Based on the 1983 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: 6/23/2018 - 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: 6/16/2018 - Complete
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: 3 - Published: 6/9/2018 - Complete
Karafe Kid reviews
Daniel and Mr. Miyagi take a break from training in the 1984 "Karate Kid" 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: 3 - Published: 6/2/2018 - 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: 4 - Published: 5/28/2018 - Complete
Rescue, Repeat reviews
Based on the 1985 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: 3 - Published: 5/28/2018 - Complete
Road Worriers reviews
Pre 1977 film. 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: 2 - Favs: 4 - Published: 5/26/2018 - 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: 9 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/19/2018 - Complete
Reflections reviews
Takes place a few months after the 2010 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: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/12/2018 - 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: 3 - Published: 5/5/2018 - Complete
Excelsior Too reviews
A short bit of prose based on a cross between the 1977 film "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 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/28/2018 - 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: 4/21/2018 - Complete
Matter of Perspective reviews
Takes place after the 1999 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: 17 - Favs: 3 - Published: 4/14/2018 - 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: 12 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/9/2018 - Published: 4/1/2018 - Complete
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: 3/31/2018 - 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: 2 - Published: 3/28/2018 - Complete
A Few Good Menus reviews
Another Coffee Time Film parody, this one of the 1992 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.e
A Few Good Men - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,047 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/24/2018 - Complete
Dedication reviews
Takes place during the framing story time of the 1986 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: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/21/2018 - 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: 9 - Published: 3/17/2018 - Complete
Zamunda Exhibition reviews
Based on the 1988 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: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/10/2018 - 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: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/3/2018 - Complete
Each To His Fate reviews
Based on the 1983 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: 2/24/2018 - 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 1988 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: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/17/2018 - Complete
Galadoorn's Finest reviews
In the 1988 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: 2 - Published: 2/10/2018 - Complete
Sad Worm! reviews
Based on the 2017 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: 2/7/2018 - 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: 3 - Published: 2/3/2018 - Complete
Connections reviews
Based on the 1993 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 or a groundhog, but I've had a chinchilla before.
Groundhog Day - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,579 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/31/2018 - 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: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/27/2018 - 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: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/24/2018 - Complete
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: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Published: 1/21/2018 - Complete
Goonies For Life reviews
Set 15 years after the 1985 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 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/20/2018 - 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: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/17/2018 - 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: 6 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/13/2018 - Complete
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 1976 "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: 3 - Published: 1/10/2018 - Complete
Vulcanized Love reviews
This story takes place immediately after the end of the 1990 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: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/6/2018 - Joe B., Patricia G., OC - Complete
Bye Bye Hushabye reviews
Baron Bomburst is at it again. This time he is threatening Hushabye Mountain and Lullaby Bay after the 1968 movie "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." 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: 1/3/2018 - 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: 6 - Follows: 2 - 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 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 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 1986 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: 8 - 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? From the 1993 film, I don't own these characters or a magical ticket.
Last Action Hero - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,622 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - 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: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/16/2017 - Willy Wonka, OC - Complete
It's A Wonderful Latte reviews
It's the holiday classic from 1946, 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: 3 - Favs: 2 - 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: 3 - 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: 2 - Published: 12/6/2017 - Sam, Al, OC - Complete
Hoagies, Heroes and Subs Oh My! reviews
Ralphie had the best Christmas a boy every had, COULD ever have when he received his Red Ryder BB gun in the 1983 film. But like everyone, 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: 10 - Favs: 5 - 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: 3 - 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 - Favs: 2 - 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: 4 - 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 - Follows: 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: 5 - 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 1962 film "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: 3 - 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: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 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 "I, Robot" short stories by Isaac Asimov. Dr. Susan Calvin comes to investigate in the aftermath of 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: 2,355 - 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: 6 - Favs: 4 - 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: 4 - 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: 1,706 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/18/2017 - Complete
Fahrenheit 190 reviews
Movieverse. A short one-shot AU of the 1966 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 - Favs: 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: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/14/2017 - Complete
Quilt of Anatevka reviews
From the 1971 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: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/11/2017 - Complete
Extended Warrenty Not Included reviews
Taking place before 1977's 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: 4 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 3 - 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 in the 1985 film. 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: 2 - Follows: 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: 2 - 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: 5 - Published: 9/27/2017 - Complete
Quigley Heads Home reviews
Based on the 1990 "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: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/20/2017 - Complete
A Life Once Lived reviews
A story based on the short 2001 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! 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 1984 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: 3 - Favs: 1 - 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: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 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 (2002) and second movies. Unrequited 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: 11 - Favs: 5 - 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: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/1/2017 - Complete
Question the Data reviews
Short spoof based on the 1951 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: 2 - Published: 8/30/2017 - Complete
Meanwhile, Back in Houston reviews
Based on the 1983 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: 6 - Follows: 1 - 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 1983 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: 3 - Favs: 2 - 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: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - 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 1958 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 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 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: 4 - 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-hot exploring the idea. I don't own these characters although I have driven a few Beetles years ago.e
Herbie series - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,104 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/29/2017 - Complete
Grayer Submarine reviews
Ten years ago 4 'toon friends saved Pepperland in 1968's 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.
Big Bang Theory - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,505 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 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: 8 - Favs: 9 - 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: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/15/2017 - Complete
Drawing Conclusions reviews
In the 2003 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: 4 - Favs: 7 - Published: 7/12/2017 - Complete
isms reviews
A one-shot based on the 1991 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: 7 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - 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: 4 - 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: 7 - 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: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/25/2017 - MacGyver, OC - Complete
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: 4,620 - Reviews: 3 - 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. Check my profile for the proper order of Willy stories.e
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Rated: K - English - Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 701 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - 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, in this case inspired by the 2000 "Gone in 60 Seconds". I don't own the characters, but I have owned a few Mustangs before. Don't forget to click on the book cover for a better look at the poster.e
Gone In 60 Seconds - Rated: K - English - Parody/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 391 - 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 (2001), 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" - but I didn't.e
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 801 - Reviews: 5 - 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.e
StarTrek: Voyager - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,204 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/16/2017 - Chakotay - Complete
No Han Is An Island reviews
Bruce Lee avenged his sister and temple, but just how did the mysterious Mr. Han set up his fortress that we see in the 1973 film "Enter the Dragon" 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.e
Enter the Dragon/龍爭虎鬥 - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,644 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/15/2017 - Complete
Plan 10 From Outer Space reviews
What else - a sequel to the 1959 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. I don't admit to owning these characters due to incompetence (mine or theirs - take your pick).e
Plan 9 from Outer Space - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 583 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 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. I don't own these characters or a replicator.e
StarTrek: The Next Generation - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 975 - Reviews: 5 - 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. A take-off on the 1969 film "2001: A Space Odyssey". I don't own these characters or a self-aware supercomputer.e
2001: A Space Odyssey - Rated: K - English - Humor/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 697 - 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 my Princess Bride story. I don't own Gandalf (as if one could) and I've never owned a tavern/inn.e
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,156 - Reviews: 3 - 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.e
Incredible Hulk - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,138 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/27/2017 - Complete