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Joined 01-22-13, id: 4499213, Profile Updated: 01-24-21
Author has written 14 stories for Fringe, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Americans, Bob Newhart Show, 1972, Maltese Falcon, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, James Bond, Misc. Movies, Dead Like Me, Dark Shadows, CSI, and Jack Reacher series.

I am an American writer with a primary fan fiction interest in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," but I have also written stories based on several other TV shows and movies. Beyond the Buffy-verse, I have experimented with writing in a variety of genres including stories inspired by Rod Serling, Ian Fleming and Graham Greene. I even have a story based on the "Bob Newhart Show," the one in which he plays a psychologist. There is also a short continuation of "Fringe" after its canonical finale, and a crossover between the Buffy spin-off, "Angel," and the original "CSI." I am currently working on a novel that is not fan fiction-oriented. I have previously published short stories and articles in small but widely circulated publications, some of which have gone out of business. (I do not think I had anything to do with that.)

I live in Virginia but have lived in several states, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Buffy's native California.

The picture I use as my avatar re-stages a frame from one of my favorite movies, "The Maltese Falcon," where the frame only appears on screen for a split second. I call it, "Joel Cairo's Gun" because it features the character's antique pistol, one of which I happen to own: a 1908 .25 Colt Vest Pocket. I have written a slash story (my only slash) based on the very scene where this gun first appears as Sam Spade meets Cairo. In the novel, Cairo's gun is a different model, however.

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Confession by cathrl reviews
Donald Wade is the former member of G-Force who defected to Spectra and designed a solvent weapon which almost destroyed the Phoenix. But is it really that simple?
Battle of the Planets - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,535 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/18/2008 - Complete
Should Have Gone To Vegas by Marcus Rowland reviews
When a mysterious corpse comes back to life, you know you're in a crossover with Angel... Sequels are BtVS crossovers.
Crossover - Angel & CSI - Rated: K - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,950 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 74 - Follows: 13 - Published: 1/29/2003 - Angel, Catherine W. - Complete
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Adam's Shadow
During the 1990s, when Jack Reacher is still with the Military Police, he is given a special mission by Army Intelligence to find a mysterious man named Adam. Reacher is told little about Adam and nothing of why the government wants him. He is just told to find him as quickly as he can.
Crossover - Dark Shadows & Jack Reacher series - Rated: T - English - Mystery/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,356 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/30/2018 - J. Reacher - Complete
Herbig Brown Eyes reviews
It is ten years on and George still works at Happy Time, although she has been promoted. She has to help other reapers take a couple of souls, and then she has to take one solo - one that is guaranteed to hurt her more than it hurts them.
Dead Like Me - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Humor - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,531 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/27/2018 - George L., Rube S., Delores H., Daisy A. - Complete
Murder in Santa Fe
Graham Greene's "The Third Man" is set in mid-20th century Vienna, but the fish-out-of-water protagonist, Holly Martins, is a pulp novelist specializing in American Westerns. What if the story of "The Third Man" were re-told by a Western writer like Holly?
Misc. Movies - Rated: T - English - Western/Crime - Chapters: 5 - Words: 16,722 - Updated: 7/7/2017 - Published: 7/2/2017 - Complete
A James Bond Christmas: Until the Day I Die reviews
Just before Christmas 1967, a kidnapped scientist and stolen rocket fuel lead James Bond, agent 007, to the United States where he gets into his usual trouble with sex, violence, gadgets, and bad jokes in the face of death. Additionally, he encounters a plot to resurrect an old nemesis.
James Bond - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,548 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/28/2015 - Published: 11/16/2015 - Felix L., James Bond/007 - Complete
The Casino
You are 007 on a secret mission to thwart a particularly cruel and clever villain, and an innocent-seeming game of cards has the potential to turn deadly.
James Bond - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,639 - Updated: 11/5/2015 - Published: 11/3/2015 - Complete
The Barrier reviews
Lt. Piri Reyes is captured by alien conquerors who don't care whether he lives or dies so long as they can wrest from his mind the codes and password that will allow them to penetrate his solar system and conquer Earth.
Outer Limits - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,388 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 9/14/2015 - Published: 8/16/2015 - Complete
Star Wars reviews
The Center orders Philip and Elizabeth to find out more about the Americans' Strategic Defense Initiative, even though the pair already believe that it is a sham program.
Americans - Rated: M - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,180 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/14/2015 - Published: 1/15/2015 - Elizabeth J., Phillip J., Paige J. - Complete
Lorne in Vegas reviews
Lorne wakes up dead in Las Vegas. A seemingly self-contradictory feat he is uniquely qualified to manage. While the original cast of "CSI" investigates his murder, Lorne conducts his own parallel investigation.
Crossover - Angel & CSI - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 12,048 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 9/7/2015 - Published: 12/18/2014 - Lorne, Gil G., Jim B., Doctor Al R. - Complete
Reversal of Fortunes: End of (School) Days
In this sequel to "The Sunnydale High Massacre," the destinies of Buffy and her friends have been radically changed, but the fight against evil must go on. Mayor Wilkins still plans to conquer the world, but with some surprisingly different allies and enemies. Meanwhile, a troubled substitute teacher finds out that a magick gift can be a curse, too.
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 7 - Words: 23,674 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/6/2015 - Angel, Buffy S., Faith L., R. Giles - Complete
Reversal of Fortunes: The Sunnydale High Massacre reviews
A horrible massacre has taken place at Sunnydale High, and Buffy is missing. (Also, Principal Snyder fears that smoking was involved.) This story takes liberties with year three and changes things entirely, launching an alternate reality. What if…? [Would appreciate feedback on chapter 8 from any Romanians.]
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 24,454 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 9/6/2015 - Published: 12/16/2014 - Angel, Buffy S., Spike, Willow R. - Complete
Four O'Clock Today reviews
An updated Oliver Crangle, an influential, ultra-politically-correct blogger, like his namesake of half a century ago, has chosen four o'clock as the time when the world will conform to his view of right and wrong, politically correct and incorrect. It will soon be easy to tell the good from the bad. The evil people will be only two feet tall.
Twilight Zone - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,916 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 6/20/2015 - Complete
When Sam Met Joel reviews
A slash relationship between Sam Spade and Joel Cairo couldn't be suggested in "The Maltese Falcon." Or could it? Smoel?
Maltese Falcon - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,022 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/21/2015 - Complete
The Naked Scream reviews
This story takes place in an alternate universe in which Jerry Robinson is a psychotherapist instead of a dentist, as originally intended when the show was conceived. Jerry's latest trendy '70s therapy technique is getting on everyone's nerves.
Bob Newhart Show, 1972 - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,776 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/4/2015 - Complete
What Not to Do reviews
Cut off from their own eras forever, Walter and Michael arrive in the year 2167, hoping that their actions can change the dystopic world they left behind. Contacting the right people, communicating with the natives and not getting hurt in traffic are among their worries, but will Walter get hungry and distracted before they can complete their mission?
Fringe - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,345 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 4 - Published: 1/22/2013 - Walter B. - Complete