Author has written 10 stories for Phantom of the Opera, and Phantom of the Opera.
*I have been advised by a number of you that I should self publish my stories and put them in book form, (and thank you for the encouragement) - but to do so would mean I would have to remove them from this site. Therefore, I've decided to keep my PotO stories here and to keep them free for the majority to read. Please note: These stories are protected by copyright - but are my gift to you, (hopefully) to enjoy. :) All rights reserved*
I am trying like everything to get to a point where I post one chapter of something every weekend (at the very least, every other weekend), working most on what public interest dictates (reviews, faves, etc). Please keep that in mind. :)
One of my readers suggested I update in my profile about when I plan to post a new chapter, (barring unforeseen circumstances). So, here goes... I'll change as needed.
Update for 6-22 -17 - next chapter of Symphony is still not finished - an out of town family reunion made that impossible. BUT I will definitely have it up this weekend (knock on wood) haha. :)
Symphony in the Twilight- Chapter 70 is up. :) Working on 4th and last part of ch. 71
Through Bonds Immortal - chapter 3 is up!
A Path Darkly Taken - Chapter 1 is up!
A Phantom's Blood - chapter 17 is up! (working on first part of chapter 18)
The Claim - working on Chapter 9
The Inferno of Angels: finished first 3 chapters (will begin posting when Symphony is done)
*I made another video to go with one of my stories - this time Come to Me - and it covers a good bit of the story, so be sure and read description if you watch it. :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNMjYeSKGOA-
*and another Come to Me Video (2/16), to a song by Within Temptation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqq4ASvaDUI
Please remember- none of my ongoing stories at this site have chapters waiting to be posted- they all are being written and/or edited/polished (if I do have anything rough) at the time. That said, thank you for your patience and understanding as I work to create stories that I hope will be enjoyed.
For all my stories - I want to reassure the many of you who have contacted me in reviews and by PMs, at deviantART, Youtube, etc, that I have NOT given up any of them. :) Work deadlines come along, and since they pay the bills, they have to come first. But the E/C phanphics draw me in and have for years. I write them for enjoyment, as I'm inspired, and to grow as a writer. I love working on all my stories and hope soon to be able to post updates closer together. I am a finisher. Also, please keep in mind that I have other artistic hobbies - I make fanmade music videos (including PotO) and E/C manips in my free time, and I have people patiently (or not so much) waiting on requests for those too... The mind can handle only so much writing a day before the results invariably become juvenile gibberish. So I ask that you please be patient, and thank you guys so much for your reviews, continued interest and support! :) You rock!
I love the 2004 Phantom of the Opera movie, ever since I first saw it, when I received the DVD for my birthday in 2005. That is when I was first introduced to Phantom of the Opera, and since then, my passion for the movie has never died, especially for the deeper story that a group of us believe we found within (beginning one month after I got the DVD). My interests include reading, writing, Renaissance faires, and more.
Besides my career writing, I love to write phanphics for enjoyment. It has become something of an obsession - E/C based always with satisfying endings (no tragedies from this corner! Life has enough tragedy) - but it’s difficult for me if I hear nothing from my readers. I feel as if I'm writing into a big Internet black hole and start questioning myself, especially when I see chapters read by many. Please feed my review hunger. :) I’m not asking for glowing praise if you don’t think the stories are that good - Criticism is fine, as long as it’s not senseless flaming … I just need to know something of how my readers feel ... Otherwise I might start having in-depth conversations with the characters' voices in my head, mostly Erik, who is always ranting at me about getting him out of a jam and with or back to Christine (Patience, Erik, I hear you!) So please leave a review. :) Even on the old phanphics, it would be much appreciated.
My muse will thank you. Erik will thank you. ;-)
I'm really not sure how to classify my stories. They are both angst and fluff; they have tragic and dangerous moments and humorous ones; they are emotionally deep, they are mysterious and suspenseful, they are sweet and light, with a bit of lemon – all like real life, which involves bits and pieces of all these things, and my stories do too, as well as most of them containing some form of fantasy. So I guess I would classify them as: "adventurous angsty suspenseful fantasy fluff romance." lol :)
On the love scenes: these two are just much too passionate in nature to tone it down - it feels lacking if I try, (the chief reason why most of my stories are rated M) - and I never have been a big fan of stories that contain only fadeaway moments. Yes, I get graphic at times, but I try to illustrate their love beautifully written, (not true smut or erotica), and have been told I've succeeded, (if you're not a fan of either of those). Every now and then I can get a little wild, what I call love 'n smut - but have been told by many here my version of that isn't true smut or erotica either...I also put a warning flag on all my chapters containing M rated content, to skim through if preferred.
To me, The Phantom or "Erik" will always be the Gerard Butler representation, unless otherwise said per story – that is how I was first introduced to Phantom of the Opera, (through the movie) – and though he might have a rock-n’roll type voice (not so much operatic)- and a drop dead gorgeous body/ sexy persona, his emotional portrayal of the Phantom is what gripped my heart, more so than any POTO movie I've seen. More so than GL’s book (that Erik frightened me). Or Kay's (though I love how she made him more human and felt better able to relate to him.) I loved Ramin Karimloo's stage portrayal too (and his voice!) ... But the Erik in most all my stories – they are usually how Gerard Butler appeared and acted, or as close as I can come to attempt to write and hopefully master such a complicated and multi-faceted individual as GB's Phantom! Though I am known to give Erik different colored eyes with the different depictions of each story story - lol. (sometimes blue, sometimes shades of green (both, of which GB's seemed to be in different lighting), sometimes gold (can't escape those "eyes that burn" and had to run with that in Come to Me ;-)). His skin is usually pale, his deformity/scars a little more pronounced than movie or greater in number, depending on story...
Christine will always appear like Emmy Rossum also – dark wild curly hair, dark haunted eyes, childlike features and innocence - yet womanly ones too. Shy at times, bold at others, curious, etc ...as ALW said, when speaking of his adaptation compared to G.L.s book, "My Christine is not afraid of the Phantom at all..." - and for the most part, neither is mine. ;-)
Stories to date (5 completes):
Come to Me: E/C romance-dramaa gothic PotO tale with a twist of Wuthering Heights, a retelling of Phantom of the Opera, borrowing ideas from both Bronte's book and 2004 movie. E/C (rated M) Told in 4 parts - think of it as a literary miniseries. :)
Reflections of the Soul: A short E/C fic– The antique dressing table is shrouded in mystery. Unable to remember her past, why does Christine hear a man's lyrical whisper call to her from beyond its mirror? modern/some historical - M rated.
The Quest: a historical high fantasy E/C romance sequel to movie – based on the deeper story of the hidden plot (scroll to see more) - M rated
The Treasure: Sequel to The Quest – historical high fantasy E/C romance takes place in Spain and France - M rated
A Phantom Christmas Carol: An adaptation of the famous Dickens’ classic - E/C - T rated
*I also have this story on youtube, though it has a different ending than the one written here, for closure - You can find it in a playlist here:
A Phantom Christmas Carol - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL290C2D5CC4FC2595
Also, Phantom of the Opera- the 2004 movie, the 25th anniversary stage show, the UK reboot, and Love Never Dies- both the Australian movie and the London show with Ramin and Sierra- are some of my favorite fandoms to vid. To date, I have 79 videos of PotO on there in one or more of these forms, starting with my very first fanmade music video years ago and ending with my most recent in 2016. Check it out if you'd like. :) -
Phantom of the Opera mvids (copy and paste) - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_-UuHPnsb8WiHlS7tmGqYyTeqOdBVDnM
Soon to come or in progress...
( @ am in the process of writing/posting or am currently researching and will embark on soon):
@ Symphony in the Twilight: Part II- the sequel- of Phantom Christmas Carol- E/C (rated M)
@A Phantom's Blood: (Title subject to Change) - A request I've received (well, two of them really) to do an Outlander-inspired Phantom story - Christine discovers a circle of standing stones and slips back through time - to find the impossible ... will mirror PotO in many ways, but have it's own spin too. rated M - romance/angst/adventure -
@ The Claim: The historical sequel to The Treasure and third book of the series – E & C return to France and face their biggest struggle yet - (rated M)
@Love's Silent Vow: a sequel to Love Never Dies ... A shocking revelation leads the Phantom on a coveted road of discovery twisted with a host of new troubles, a mystery, and a betrayal. Can he keep the vow he made while learning the difficult lesson of what it means truly to love? (Rated M)
@The Inferno of Angels: Christine returns the night of the fire to find her Angel - but his grim revelations leave her stunned. Both must struggle separately through the inferno of a future that will mark them and shape their lives - only to bring them full circle once more. A coming of age story for Christine & Erik. (will be rated M) romance/angst - E/C
@A Path Darkly Taken: a gothic PotO tale with a twist on Jane Eyre, though still very much Phantom, in my own bizarre retelling... ;-) (will be rated M) E/C - WILL BE POSTING SOON!
@Through Bonds Eternal: A paranormal romance set in the 19th century, with Erik as vampire royalty, and one of the last of his line. Christine is the love of his soul - and his blood-sworn enemy. To love her is to invite his own death...will mirror PotO in many ways, but have its own spin too. Rated M - E/C
@Reflections of the Heart: (ON HOLD) sequel to Reflections of the Soul. (will be rated M) Antonia Giry and Erik de Chagny of the 21st century have partnered together with the professor to investigate the theory of time portals, finding evidence of one nearby. A codicil in a will pressures Erik into asking Antonia to be his wife before his 25th birthday. A frightening encounter from her past has her agree to his bizarre clause, and his other terms are quite shocking for a girl who's barely been kissed. When they accidentally find the portal and are transported back into 1872, and the world of Erik & Christine, both Antonia and Erik's descendant face some eye-opening truths.
The Prelude: (title subject to change) The movie, in novel form, BUT with the hidden plot (deeper story) as its guideline. Some of my own scenes added. Basically, this is the Hidden Plot in novel form. And the prequel to The Quest. (Will be rated T) E/C
Evensong: (title subject to change) My own POTO adaptation with some shades of ALW movie. Set in turn of the 20th century New Orleans (early 1900s), the newly orphaned child Christine comes to her French cousins Meg and Madame Giry’s theater to live and work, and there meets her mysterious Angel of Music. (will be rated M) E/C
I love visuals while I read and know others who feel the same.
That said, I make E/C manipulations to go with my stories. If interested to see, my account is at deviantART:
(I do take E/C requests for any favorite scenes you might have in my stories. Though please be advised, there is a list, and I also fit in what I want to do for personal faves. It takes me awhile- weeks- to make one of these when I begin it.)
Please note: these E/C manipulations are copyrighted to me. Please, do NOT take them to use elsewhere without my permission AND without giving me credit as the artist. Also, and I would hope everyone knows this- do not take them to transfer to things and sell on ebay or elsewhere. If you ever see any of my work being sold there or anywhere else, please contact me. Thank you.
One of my wonderful readers also made signature banners using my manips- be sure and check out her work too!
My current avatar is from an E/C manip I made for my story "Come to Me".
Note: To follow my stories (The Quest & its sequel, The Treasure), you must open your imagination ... let your mind start a journey through a strange new world, leave all thoughts of this tale you knew before …
These two stories are very unique since they are based on a deeper story idea of movie also known as hidden plot theory a group of us feel we found... but I always try to keep all main characters true to form, as they showed them in movie.
First, if you want to learn more about what we found, below is the URL, which will take you to the hidden plot forum with ALL the threads (a new site as of 12/13). Copy and paste this to get there:
The foundation of my sequels (The Quest & The Treasure) are based on this deeper fantasy story we believe we uncovered in ALW/JS’s Phantom of the Opera movie, the RUG companion book, and more. We believe we solved the mystery "never fully explained" and that all clues work together to show a deeper story -with a message of unconditional love, forgiveness, and redemption. Where Erik not only got his girl, but chose light and broke away from darkness ...
one last thing- if you'd like to read it- from the zillion clues we found, and putting them all together, here's the gist of the deeper story idea (hidden plot) - some of us differ on a few points - like Raoul's role and who he really was, etc, but for the most part, we all believe that this was an E/C romance with a happy triumphant ending ... please don't mind the fairy tale prose; (my stories aren't like that lol) It just seemed fun to do it this way...
Phantom of the Opera--mini summary of deeper story (not b&w scenes):
Once long ago, in a kingdom devoted to song, there lived a king and a woman destined to become his queen. He loved her dearly, and from the time she was a little girl, up until she grew into a beautiful woman, he sang to her in dreams of comfort, watched over her, and trained her to become the only thing for which she desired and ever asked: Music. Because he was the spirit of Music, he created her into Music as well, and they gave to one another the gift of their song, singing only for the other.
The bonds between them grew powerful as her affection and awe for him strengthened into love. But an evil spirit sought to destroy them and take over the opera house kingdom. He deceived them both into believing he was their friend: For the king, since the time he was a child and caged by cruel gypsies. For his chosen queen, on the night she walked through the mirror and approached Music’s throne, for the first time seeing her king. The evil spirit acted as a false priest to the king, and the king listened to him. Because the king had a deformity, the spirit lied to him, saying he must always hide, so as to keep him chained in darkness. But his intended saw deep beauty in him, regardless of his face, and she hurt for his pain. She desired the light and tried to persuade her king to open his eyes to it.
Also in this kingdom lived a woman who faithfully served the king as his priest, since the day she saved him from death when he was a child. She also wrongfully thought the evil spirit was a friend since he had protected the boy, and she served him too. Her daughter was young and ignorant of many things, slowly growing into her role. She, too, served the king, but not the Darkness, though she did herald its arrival to the subjects of the kingdom.
Into this kingdom arrived a handsome priest of the Light who wanted to free the people from the evil spirit, whose curse remained over the opera house kingdom and all its subjects. But when he saw his childhood love, his greater mission became lost as he grew solely focused on and served her. He was blinded to all that was expected of him, though he did help the woman priest to see the truth, and she recognized the evil of the spirit and denied him, to serve the Light instead. The priest’s single-minded devotion for the young woman pushed him in to ignoring the kingdom rule of silence. Instead he committed treason and talked others into it as well--and he tried to take from the king his rightful queen. The king became hurt and angry when, out of fear of the Darkness, his intended did turn to her priest for a short time. But her love for the king triumphed, and she evaded plans for his capture, betraying the kingdom conspiracy to overthrow the king - and showed him what he must do to enter the light with her. Men sought to kill both the king and his intended and fear made him retreat, taking her with him. He then allowed the evil spirit to wreak all the deadly terror he desired, but later regretted his decision.
In one fateful night, the evil spirit exacted his revenge. Lives were shattered, while one was reborn, and two hungry souls were even more strongly bonded by a kiss. At last, the king recognized his intended's love for him, and his own love for her made him realize he could not keep her with him. Broken, he ordered her to go. But she returned and made one final plea, showing him her eternal love by folding into his hand her ring of light and promise, afraid he might not make the choice she wanted, but knowing she must leave the darkness behind. The king, upon hearing her parting song of love to him and the priest’s vow to serve him, grew stronger in spirit, and he broke the evil spirit’s hold over his life, leaving his fallen kingdom behind to enter the world of his beloved and share a life with her. . .
I would be remiss if I didn’t thank those geniuses, Joel Schumacher and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, for creating a movie that will live in my heart always.
May all your songs take flight--and may they soar toward the heavens!