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"TURNING"-UNIVERSE STORIES

An ongoing series of self-contained stories that interweave both with canon West Wing storylines and each other.

"BRIDGE THE SCHISM"-UNIVERSE STORIES

A trilogy of self-contained stories set during season four West Wing. Co-written with Luna and Lydia.

"COUNTRY MILE"-UNIVERSE STORIES

A loosely-connected series of self-contained stories about the characters of Friday Night Lights in their respective futures.

THE GOOD WIFE DUOLOGY

A duology (so far) of loosely connected, self-contained stories that interweave both with canon The Good Wife storylines and each other. Co-written with Minna Leigh.

STAND-ALONE STORIES

Honor the Man

Category: West Wing, Josh/Matt Skinner, Josh/Sam
Summary: The history behind why Matt Skinner seemed as frustrated with Josh as Josh was with Matt for being a Republican.
Size: 30K/5369 words
Rating: PG.
Spoilers: Extensive spoilers for "The Portland Trip". One brief, fleeting spoiler for one of the flashback scenes in "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen".
Notes: Lots of firsts here. My first standalone piece. My first story told almost completely in flashback. My first flirtation with third-person (Matt's point of view). My first very-short story besides "Ghosts" (which was never meant to see the light of day, anyway). In case it isn't clear, this is NOT a "Turning"-universe story, and the Josh and the Sam in this story are not the same Josh and Sam as the ones I usually write.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Shana, whose fine conversation originally got me thinking about the possibilities for this story (and I think her influence is more than evident here), and to Kristina "Tina" Sennvik, who handed me one of its best lines on a silver platter in an email. Thanks also to Anna-Maria Jennings for an always terrifically useful beta experience, and to Sabine, who added her valuable input as well.
Timestamp: Written April 2001.

Crumbling

Category: West Wing, Josh/Sam, Sam/OFC
Summary: All good things must come to an end. Some of them even end by exploding spectacularly into a heap on the floor of Sam's bedroom.
Size: 16K/2890 words
Rating: R.
Spoilers: Believe it or not, this itty bitty story contains mild spoilers for "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen", vague spoilers for "Noel", and brief, fleeting spoilers for "Pilot", "In This White House", "17 People", and "The Fall's Gonna Kill You".
Notes: This was a response to the First Great Mango Finish-the-Story Challenge. I kept thinking about Dafna G.'s "Where or When" while I was writing this, so I suppose this is probably in the same universe as that, on some level. In any case, the only similarity here to the Turning universe is the layout of Sam's apartment. My first story in present tense. Third person, Josh's point of view.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to Punk, for the impetus and the first four paragraphs; and to k and Shana for marvelously speedy beta.
Timestamp: Written July 2001.

Flight Path

Category: West Wing, C.J./Toby
Summary: "I wanted to show you that I was more land than water."
Size: 28K/4937 words
Rating: PG.
Spoilers: Mild ones for "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen".
Notes: This piece was my response to a challenge on a writers' mailing list I'm on to "Write the anti-you". At a loss, I was informed by the Powers that Be that the anti-me would consist of a shortish, non-linear, third-person, CJ/Toby post-episode plot-free vignette that's vague and subtle and contradicts canon, with a happy ending and a song lyric for a summary. I tried to deliver on most of that.
Acknowledgements: To Minna Leigh and Luna for constant advice, monitoring, and encouragement, and to the two of them and Anna-Maria Jennings for beta. This one's for Luna, 'cause she asked for it, delivered on her half of the bargain, and then waited patiently for the right time to come along.
Timestamp: Written October 2001.

Il Palazzo

Category: Talented Mr. Ripley movieverse, Tom-POV, gen with Tom/Peter overtones.
Summary: Your Dickie days are over, but sometimes when you look in the mirror, you still see blue eyes instead of brown.
Size: 12K/2025 words
Rating: PG-13.
Spoilers: Many, for the movie.
Notes: Written for Isilya in the 2004 while we tell of yuletide treasure challenge. It's a missing scene, both in the fannish sense and in the cinematic sense (it's built around a scene that was cut from the movie), so some of the dialogue is actually Anthony Minghella's, not mine.
Acknowledgements: To Luna for beta.
Timestamp: Written November 2004.

All The Running You Can Do

Category: Snakes and Ladders, Audrey-POV, gen.
Summary: Before Human Resources and Government Services, there was an ordinary campaign. And Mom.
Size: 34K/6251 words
Rating: PG-13.
Spoilers: None.
Notes: Written for Amilyn in the 2005 while we tell of yuletide treasure challenge. It's pre-show, campaignfic.
Acknowledgements: To Luna and Minna Leigh for beta, and Shoshanna Gold for saving my butt on the last scene.
Timestamp: Written November-December 2005.

Oceans Apart

Category: Before Sunrise/Sunset movies, Jesse/Céline, Jesse/OFC.
Summary: After the sunset, with flashbacks to before.
Size: 34K/6229 words
Rating: R.
Spoilers: For both movies, especially for "Before Sunset."
Notes: Jesse's point of view. Written for Windrunner in the 2006 while we tell of yuletide treasure challenge.
Acknowledgements: To Minna Leigh for beta, and Luna for sanity checks.
Timestamp: Written October-December 2006.

Tin Gods and Golden Goddesses

Category: Maud Hart Lovelace's Betsy-Tacy books, Tacy, Betsy/Tacy.
Summary: Tacy revisits the Mirror Palace after Commencement Day.
Size: 12K/1768 words
Rating: PG.
Spoilers: For all the books through the senior year of high school.
Notes: Tacy's point of view. Written for Sabine in the 2008 while we tell of yuletide treasure challenge.
Acknowledgements: To Minna Leigh and Luna for beta.
Timestamp: Written November-December 2008.

The Minor Fall, the Major Lift

Category: Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei (The Edukators) movieverse, Jan/Jule/Peter.
Summary: They've made it as far as Barcelona, but there's more for Peter to find out than just what happens next.
Size: 26K/3657 words
Rating: NC-17.
Spoilers: For the movie.
Notes: Peter's point of view. Written for Khana in the 2009 while we tell of yuletide treasure challenge.
Acknowledgements: To Dafna Greer, Julia, Minna Leigh and soupytwist for beta.
Timestamp: Written November-December 2009.

Bridges to Cross, Bridges to Burn

Category: "The Good Wife." Alicia.
Summary: Alicia, coping with change at two points in her life.
Size: 10,566 words
Rating: PG.
Spoilers: For seasons one and two.
Notes: Alicia's point of view. Written for soupytwist in the 2011 while we tell of yuletide treasure challenge.
Acknowledgements: To Luna, Minna Leigh and kathryne for beta.
Timestamp: Written November-December 2011.

A Great and Gruesome Height

Category: The song "Iowa" by Dar Williams (against the backdrop of the West Wing universe)
Summary: It's 1998, Josiah Bartlet is the Democratic nominee battling sitting Republican President Lawrence Armstrong for the Oval Office, and back in Iowa, Republican campaign coordinator Megan Richter is about to fall from a great and gruesome height.
Size: 19,125 words
Rating: PG.
Spoilers: For the song.
Notes: Perfectly understandable without any knowledge of the song or the West Wing, but more enjoyable if you know both. Written for pocky_slash in the 2012 while we tell of yuletide treasure challenge.
Acknowledgements: To Luna, kathryne, Minna Leigh, and soupytwist for beta.
Timestamp: Written October-December 2012.

ODDS AND ENDS

Metamorphosis

Notes: This was a response to Sabine's radio challenge to write a 250-word first-person vignette focusing on an object or a character trait. It was also my first piece of non-West-Wing fanfiction. The fandom is the movie "The Talented Mr. Ripley", and it's told from Tom's point of view.
Timestamp: Written August 2001.

Keeping Up With the Joneses

Notes: Another radio challenge response. This one's West Wing, Turning-universe, Lisa's point of view. It's set in the middle of "Tripartisan".
Timestamp: Written August 2001.

Low Rant District

Notes: My last radio challenge response. The fandom's Alison Bechdel's comic "Dykes to Watch Out For", and it's told from Mo's point of view.
Timestamp: Written August 2001.

Pleasures and Palaces

Notes: This one was written for my own livejournal mood vignette challenge. The fandom is L.A. Law, and it's my first femslash, pairing Abby/CJ (don't let the names fool you; it really isn't West Wing!). Third-person, Abby's point of view.
Timestamp: Written January 2002.

The Rattler

Notes: Another mood vignette challenge response. It's West Wing, Turning-universe, first-person, Sam's point of view. Post-ep, in a way, for "The Fall's Gonna Kill You". This eventually ended up as part of a long story called "The Decay of Lying", which can be found on the Turning-universe stories page.
Timestamp: Written January 2002.

Beyond Mongi

Notes: My third mood vignette challenge response. The fandom is the movie "The Talented Mr. Ripley". It's third-person, Tom's point of view, set toward the beginning of the movie.
Timestamp: Written January 2002.

No Silverstein

Notes: My fourth and final mood vignette challenge response. Back to West Wing, Turning-universe again, first-person, Sam's point of view, set in the middle of "The Real Thing".
Timestamp: Written January 2002.

A Post-'100,000 Airplanes' Parable

Notes: My reaction to the appearance of Sorkin's Lisa.
Timestamp: Written January 2002.

The Whole Truth

Notes: A response to Kacey Linden's challenge on the Sam Seaborn Fan Fiction archive to break up Sam and Lisa in 500 words. It's Turning-universe, though, so it's Lisa Seppala rather than Lisa Sherborne, and it's told first-person from her point of view.
Timestamp: Written January 2002.

Sam Drabbles

Notes: A response to the Sam archive's challenge to finish the sentence "You can tell a lot about a person by ..." and say something about Sam in exactly 100 words. There are two responses: the first one isn't Turning-universe, and the second one is.
Timestamp: Written July 2002.

Trouble

Notes: This one was written for my own livejournal defining moment vignette challenge. It's West Wing, Josh at eight years old, Turning-universe.
Timestamp: Written July 2002.

Somebody's Hero

Notes: Another defining moment, this time for Sam at eighteen. Turning-universe.
Timestamp: Written July 2002.

Punchline

Notes: Another defining moment, this time for Leo. Set in September 1997. Written as the first part of a birthday present for Dafna Greer.
Timestamp: Written July 2002.

The First October

Notes: My final defining moment, as the other half of Dafna's birthday present. Matt Skinner's point of view, Turning-universe, set in October 1990.
Timestamp: Written July 2002.

Amal

Notes: Minna Leigh and I wrote this one together, for my secrets vignette challenge. It's Josh, and Sam, and very much *not* Turningverse. It's not intended as slash, but you may read it that way if you care to.
Timestamp: Written April 2003.

One of Those Days

Notes: My second and final contribution to the secrets vignette challenge. This one's Donna, and Turningverse.
Timestamp: Written April 2003.

Buffy Tribute Drabbles

Notes: Two responses to the Sam archive's challenge to take a title from a "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer" episode and say something about Sam in 100 words. The two responses are called "Dirty Girls" and "Fear, Itself," and both are Turningverse.
Timestamp: Written June 2003.