AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is a short crossover story for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Pushing Daisies. I mean, come on, who among us hasn’t wondered what would happen if Ned met a vampire? It’s not in any way finished or even really started. It was just another “what if” that I had to answer for myself. I don’t have any plans to do anything else with it. So if you’re so inclined to take the idea and do your own thing with it, feel free! Read the rest of this entry »

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A couple friends of mine have both recently written about the label “writer” and how awkward it feels to apply it to one’s own self. I’m by no means as talented or prolific as Hoops or Mazvita. But I have been bitten by the writing bug.

It began when I was a child. I wrote a lot. Short stories, books, poetry, essays… I had notebooks and computer disks full of stuff I’d written. When I was in late elementary school, I created a neighborhood newspaper (the Teacup Gazette, if you’re curious). I started writing fan fiction when I was in middle school. I started blogging in college. Read the rest of this entry »

Author’s Note: I’ve had this story and it’s companion piece sitting around for ages. I’ve always imagined it would be part of a larger story, but that never panned out. I’ve also wanted to polish it up, but haven’t really had the energy to do it. Sometimes I write in a flurry of motivation, and once the story’s out of my system, I just can’t get back into it to add on or edit. I hate leaving it all rough around the edges, but I hate leaving it all lonely and dusty on my harddrive more. So, for the sake of it seeing the light of day, here it is. It’s not really based on the same POTC universe as my other stories, just a stand-alone episode happening nearly 10 years after the events of AWE. Read the rest of this entry »

Author’s Note: I’ve had this story and it’s companion piece sitting around for ages. I’ve always imagined it would be part of a larger story, but that never panned out. I’ve also wanted to polish it up, but haven’t really had the energy to do it. Sometimes I write in a flurry of motivation, and once the story’s out of my system, I just can’t get back into it to add on or edit. I hate leaving it all rough around the edges, but I hate leaving it all lonely and dusty on my harddrive more. So, for the sake of it seeing the light of day, here it is. It’s not really based on the same POTC universe as my other stories, just a stand-alone episode happening nearly 10 years after the events of AWE. Read the rest of this entry »

AUTHOR’S NOTE: A one-shot novelization of the end of At World’s End. What happened after Elizabeth was whisked away from the Dutchman, before its magnificent reappearance at the crux of the battle? Complete. Read the rest of this entry »

Post-Deathly Hallows. Incomplete concept.

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Harry and Ginny sat on the hill above the Burrow’s garden, watching as fireflies rose out of the tall grass, only to be chased by a few hungry gnomes.

“So, what are you going to do now?” Ginny asked, breaking the comfortable silence.

Harry sighed and shrugged. Up until now, he’d been towed along in the wake of all the funerals, trials, and meetings of various sorts. Now, it had finally calmed down. The last of the funerals had been held. The majority of the trials were over. After months of taking life no more than a day at a time, Harry suddenly found himself facing a future for which he had never planned. Life after Voldemort. Read the rest of this entry »

Concept, unfinished. Buffy Season 4

AUTHOR’S NOTE: I read a fanfic rewrite of “A New Man” in which instead of Ethan Rayne turning Giles into a Fyarl demon, he did a body swap between Giles & Spike. That fic didn’t really delve much into what it would mean for Spike to be residing in a human body, so I took the idea and ran with it. All the metaphysical stuff is entirely made up, but I think it fits pretty well with Buffyverse mythology. Read the rest of this entry »

A friend of mine recently posted a summary of Adam McHugh’s Phases of Writing. I was pleased to see that other writers go through a similar process to mine.

I frequently start a story with loads of enthusiasm, the words are flowing faster than I can type, and it’s just exhilerating. Then comes some sort of block, and I go from soaring on the wind to sinking in a mud pit. Most of my stories (and blog entries for that matter) never make it past this phase. I have several folders on my hard drive full of writing that succombed to the “total incompetence” phase. Read the rest of this entry »

AUTHOR’S NOTE:  A post-AWE one-shot. Set on the Flying Dutchman 10 years after Will began his tour of duty as captain. Also posted at FanFiction.Net. Read the rest of this entry »

AUTHOR’S NOTE:  A post-AWE one-shot. Set on the Flying Dutchman a few years after Will began his 10-year tour of duty as captain. Also posted at FanFiction.Net. Read the rest of this entry »