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Joined 07-17-17, id: 9480131, Profile Updated: 06-10-19
Author has written 12 stories for Hardcastle and McCormick, and NCIS.

I've had a long love affair with writing, starting in grade school. Throughout the years I've often written small scenarios about favorite television show characters, well before the advent of fanfiction, scripting out my version of a particular scene or what I wish would have been said/done. These writings were always private, written for my own amusement and enjoyment. I never thought I'd have an outlet to share my own brief stories with others. I came across fanfiction a few years ago and was mesmerized with the stories I found there (still am!). So much talent, so many creative ideas!

I come up with stories probably in an unusual way, without the discipline I imagine many writers use. Out of the blue I will start thinking about a particular character or scene and how I would picture what they would say or do. Often I envision just a snippet of a story and never intend to go further than write out those few paragraphs that have been floating around in my mind for my own satisfaction. On occasion I get on a roll as I write it, fleshing things out and, to my surprise, having an actual story evolve. So I don't use a plot line or anything when I write, as it just comes to me as I begin putting down the words. Or not. If it goes no further than the little scene I originally envisioned, no one will ever know, as I won't share anything that is incomplete.

I love strong character relationships and the interactions between them. My writing style is more along the lines of trying to actually visualize the action or words - would they make sense in real life? Would people really say or do that? And is what I am writing true to characters that are already well established and well loved? I try to guide the reader along by having them almost feel the story as they read, so they can practically hear the sounds or words, feel the emotions, or picture the car chase or hospital scene or whatever else is going on. I hope I am successful in conveying this in my stories.

I don't believe I'll ever be a prolific writer, as for me it's a personal experience and, as noted above, based entirely on whatever happens to pop into my head, not something that develops as result of a determined effort to write something. I hope those who have read any of my stories have enjoyed reading them as much as I have enjoyed writing them. I am amazed and gratified by positive comments I have received and appreciate that my efforts have been well regarded. That is an unexpected but wonderful outcome!

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Sorcerer's Apprentice by ytteb reviews
Another way for Tony to meet Gibbs - the title gives a clue! Obviously AU and probably not to be taken seriously although there may be some angsty stuff. Final chapter up.
NCIS - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Friendship - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,624 - Reviews: 88 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 9/5/2019 - Published: 8/25/2019 - Leroy Jethro Gibbs, T. Morrow, Tony D. - Complete
An Australian Adventure by Mindless Creations reviews
Vacationing in Australia, the Gibbs' family find themselves faced with the fallout of the shooting. Reeling in shock and trying desperately to come to terms with their own mortality, it is only through the love and support of one another, will each member truly understand their place in this unconventional family. Warning-contains spanking. Sequel to Redefining the Future. JIBBS
NCIS - Rated: T - English - Family/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 135,566 - Reviews: 422 - Favs: 88 - Follows: 112 - Updated: 4/2/2019 - Published: 1/27/2016 - [Jenny Shepard, Leroy Jethro Gibbs] Tony D., Ziva D. - Complete
The Lost Ones by Drag0nst0rm reviews
Gibbs is supposed to track down the killers and go home. If a man's responsible, he throws him in jail. If it's a ghost, he lays it to rest . . . Or at least, that's what he's supposed to do. When the situation calls for it, though, he's never been afraid to break a few rules. (Gibbs and Tony, father/son, ghost AU).
NCIS - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Supernatural - Chapters: 27 - Words: 103,864 - Reviews: 143 - Favs: 124 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 1/2/2017 - Published: 3/4/2016 - Kate T., Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tony D., Tim M. - Complete
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Boxed In Revisited reviews
A small continuation of the Boxed In episode ... just something I thought was missing.
NCIS - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,082 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/9 - Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tony D. - Complete
Christmas Memories reviews
Just a little story celebrating the holidays and the friendship between Hardcastle and McCormick. Enjoy!
Hardcastle and McCormick - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,798 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/19/2020 - Complete
Echoes from the Past reviews
Mark finds a surprise from Hardcastle's past.
Hardcastle and McCormick - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,356 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/10/2020
Knockout Nightmare reviews
Hardcastle deals with yet another head injury for Mark, but this one is minor ... or is it?
Hardcastle and McCormick - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,286 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/19/2020 - Complete
Cold Comfort reviews
Tony is not having a great day ...
NCIS - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,136 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 2/3/2020 - Published: 1/27/2020 - Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tony D. - Complete
Danger from the Past reviews
Someone from Hardcastle's past might be bringing more than just happy memories.
Hardcastle and McCormick - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 12,867 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/10/2019 - Published: 5/31/2019 - Complete
First Job reviews
Teenaged Tony lands his first summer job but things take a disastrous turn when an explosion levels his workplace.
NCIS - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 7 - Words: 5,588 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 2/26/2019 - Published: 2/13/2019 - Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tony D.
Connections reviews
A trip down memory lane brings a startling revelation to Mark and the Judge.
Hardcastle and McCormick - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,143 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 2/5/2019 - Complete
True Teamwork reviews
Tony is targeted when working on a bombing case.
NCIS - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 12,391 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 56 - Updated: 8/23/2018 - Published: 11/7/2017 - Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tony D. - Complete
What Matters Most reviews
When a young Tony feels unsettled by something, Gibbs is determined to find out what it is and help his son understand how important he is.
NCIS - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,385 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 6 - Published: 8/8/2017 - Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tony D. - Complete
Teaching Tony reviews
Gibbs thinks Tony is too reckless and tries to teach him a lesson, but things don't go quite as he planned. Will Tony's effort to prove himself wind up killing him?
NCIS - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,268 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 12 - Published: 7/25/2017 - Leroy Jethro Gibbs, Tony D. - Complete
Judicial Choices reviews
What if Mark didn't go with Hardcastle to Washington?
Hardcastle and McCormick - Rated: K - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,827 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/18/2017 - Complete