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A Dream Deferred Written by Tanisha. Elizabeth Bennet is a journalist struggling to embrace life in New York after a stint as a reporter in a war zone. The delicate equilibrium of her life is disturbed by, among other things, the addition of media mogul William Darcy to her social circle. ~P&P~ Last update 11/18/13.
All is not Fair in Love and Baseball Written by Cecilia. A companion piece to "Love and Persuasion in the Times of Baseball". This story explores a world in which each Austen hero is a professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. These six men go through their own journeys to love and a World Series Championship together. ~NA~ ~S&S~ ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~MP~ ~Per~ Last update 11/18/13.
The Pact Written by Cecilia. Emma Woodhouse and George Knightley have known each other since childhood. When Emma was twenty-eight and George thirty-three, they made a pact that if they were both still single on Emma’s thirtieth birthday they would marry each other. But Emma’s on-again, off-again relationship with Paul Churchill continually complicates things…even after it ends. ~Em~ Last update 11/18/13.
Of Babies and Barracudas Written by Mari A. All the world's eyes are turned towards the entrance of the Lindo Wing, but all the assembled reporters can do is wait . . . and drink frappucchinos. ~NA~ ~S&S~ ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~MP~ ~Per~ Last update 08/24/13.
Of Milkshakes & Mythology Written by Mari A. A sequel to Of Babies & Barracudas, this story tells us what really happened on the big day. ~NA~ ~S&S~ ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~MP~ ~Per~ Last update 08/24/13.
To Love Again Written by Ruthie. After the death of her husband Jonas, Elizabeth Bennet travels to their summer home in England to grieve and to start her life anew. ~P&P~ Last update 08/23/13.
Love and Persuasion in the Times of Baseball Written by Cecilia. In an excerpt from an obviously fictional November 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated, Detroit Tigers pitcher Eric Wentworth gives baseball fans a window into his happily-ever-after with high school sweetheart, Anne Eliot. ~Per~ Last update 07/13/13.
Nature of the Beast Written by Autumn D. Darcy has only had a few months to learn to control himself as a werewolf when he accompanies Bingley to Netherfield, where he meets Elizabeth who has strong magic with plants and animals, and Wickham, the werewolf who turned him. ~P&P~ Last update 07/13/13.
Sweet Strain Written by Renee B. Love is in the air, troubling secrets are disclosed, and more than one relationship is mended when the Darcys, the Bingleys, the widowed Mrs. Elizabeth Rawlins née Bennet and a handsome gentleman from Derbyshire, Mr. Theodore Mooring, attend a ball during Miss Eveline Darcy’s first London season. ~P&P~ Last update 06/29/13.
Nature of the Beast Excerpts Written by Autumn D. Additions to Nature of the Beast ~P&P~ Last update 06/10/13.
Memorial Dazed Written by jancat. A month after Hunsford, William Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet meet up for the first time, survive the TSA and share Memorial Day aboard a London-bound jet. ~P&P~ Last update 06/02/13.
Gold, All Gold Written by Renee B. Darcy rescues Elizabeth in the Netherfield woods, but all is not as it seems. ~P&P~ Last update 05/20/13.
The One Where They All Anticipate Their Vows Written by Mari A. Does what it says on the tin: ten couples, ten happy endings and not much else. ~NA~ ~S&S~ ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~MP~ Last update 04/20/13.
Of Masks and Men Written by Nerin. Strange things are happening in Hertfordshire. Thieves, spies, kidnappings, and rumors of a masked man... ~P&P~ Last update 04/17/13.
The Dairy Maid's Daughters or A Tyrolean Sense and Sensibility Written by Ulrike. After old Farmer Daringer's death, his wife and three daughters must find a new home and make a living for themselves. Luckily, a friend of the family can offer them a place as dairy maids. ~S&S~ Last update 03/18/13.
By The Numbers Written by jancat. Social worker Elizabeth Bennet hates bankers. Will Darcy is an artistic soul trapped in a banker's world. Beer is spilled, barbs are thrown and love emerges. ~P&P~ Last update 03/17/13.
Intertwined Paths (Crossed Paths II) Written by Nat KC. In Cheryl K's “Crossing Paths,” Elizabeth Darcy travelled, via the fountain at the centre of Pemberley's garden maze, to another Pemberley. There she helped another Fitzwilliam Darcy reunite with his sister Georgiana (who had been married to George Wickham and had a daughter with him), and encouraged him to meet the Elizabeth Bennet of that world. In “A Clear Path,” Darcy met Elizabeth and won her hand. Now, four months later, crossings resume between the two Pemberleys. ~P&P~ Last update 03/17/13.
Notes Written by CathyElizabethKing. Elizabeth texts the wrong number and ends up with Fitzwilliam Darcy. ~P&P~ Last update 02/25/13.
Pride and Seraphina Written by Hannah J. Elizabeth Seraphina is conducting her own undergraduate research at Meryton College, but unfortunately has to share lab space with William Dantem. While trying to keep the true reason for her research project a secret, Elizabeth has to deal with Will's questions about her mysterious golden eyes, and try to keep Carry from breaking up Jane and Charlie. ~P&P~ Last update 02/20/13.
Through The Centuries Written by Lynae. When the four main characters of Pride and Prejudice step through Eleanor Sommer's closet into her 21st century bedroom, and life, they all find that love, friendship, and fun transcends time and culture. ~P&P~ Last update 02/08/13.
Without Encouragement Written by Patriciamp. Ella Darcy never planned on falling in love with Andrew Bennet; in fact, she fought against it. When her declaration of love is met by his confession of loathing, Ella's world is turned upside down. Through heartache, discomfort, and a little laughter these two just might find their way back together. ~P&P~ Last update 02/08/13.
In Between Days Written by jancat. The few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas move along quickly, with much to do and much to think about--especially if you're Elizabeth Bennet and Will Darcy attending an engagement party. ~P&P~ Last update 01/01/13.
The Train - A Christmas Poem Written by Mari A. Six Austen characters are stuck on a train the night before Christmas. ~NA~ ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~MP~ ~Per~ Last update 01/01/13.
Darcy-san and the Sensei Written by Renee B. In the year since Bingley's wedding, Will Darcy has buried himself in work and a steady stream of dates in a vain attempt to forget Elise Bennet. But when he accepts Lt Col Rich and Anne Fitzwilliam's invitation for an impromptu visit, he just might find the secret to starting over awaits him in northern Japan. ~P&P~ Last update 11/30/12.
Can I Claim For My Heart Written by AnneA. Widow Liz Bennett is amused to discover an Austen connection in her latest insurance claim: William Darcy. ~P&P~ Last update 11/10/12.
From Hades Written by Ulrike. A Halloween Challenge. ~S&S~ Last update 11/02/12.
How to Kill Your Darlings Written by Katharine T. A Halloween Challenge. ~NA~ ~P&P~ Last update 11/02/12.
More Bright Than Unswept Stone Written by Mari A. A Halloween Challenge. ~S&S~ Last update 11/02/12.
Murder Most Mansfield Written by Cindy C. A Halloween Challenge. ~MP~ Last update 11/02/12.
Northanger Noir Written by Lydia. A Halloween Challenge. ~NA~ Last update 11/02/12.
One Night in London Written by BethW. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 11/02/12.
One Shot Written by Katharina. A Halloween Challenge. ~MP~ Last update 11/02/12.
Teamwork Written by Lise. A Halloween Challenge. ~NA~ ~P&P~ ~Per~ Last update 11/02/12.
The Apple of Her Eye Written by jancat. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 11/02/12.
The Maltese Wardrobe Always Sleeps Big Written by Shemmelle. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 11/02/12.
The Written Bullet Written by Jimmy. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 11/02/12.
Out of Tune Written by Ulrike. Mrs Bennet has conducted the Meryton Singers for years, and her daughters are, of course, members of the choir. But in order to take part in a choral festival in Sweden, they need more singers, male singers in particular. ~P&P~ Last update 10/23/12.
The Setting Or the Rising Of A Sun Written by CathyElizabethKing. Elizabeth and Darcy barely know each other, however when their lost bodies seek refuge in each other they develop a connection deeper than either intended. ~P&P~ Last update 10/23/12.
True Love's Game Written by Rose H. Lizzie Bennet has always been resigned to be second-best to her sister Jane, but overhearing Liam Darcy's insult at a party seems brings it all out into the forefront. When she stumbles across a potion in a little shop that promises a chance at true love, she's too hopeful to pass it up. No matter what can of worms it may open. ~P&P~ Last update 09/03/12.
Boxed In Written by jancat. In the first weeks of their relationship, Darcy still has a few secrets he's keeping from Elizabeth. But she's a clever girl. ~P&P~ Last update 08/11/12.
Step Right Up! Written by Justine. Lydia and George meet for the first time at a little circus in Dust Bowl-era Kansas. ~P&P~ Last update 08/11/12.
Flowers Written by Justine. William Darcy discovers he's in strange new territory when he finds himself in charge of planning his wedding to Lizzy Bennet, and he becomes just a little bit fixated on getting the flowers exactly right. ~P&P~ Last update 07/26/12.
Emma's Eyes Written by Nina H. George Knightley freezes up and his mind blanks on the color of his girlfriend, Emma's, eyes. To get back in her good graces he must remember on his own, without outside aid. Herein lays the tale of how he jogs his memory. ~Em~ Last update 07/08/12.
Orange you glad? Written by SharonLee. Lizzie discovers she can have a good time at Netherfield (and orange isn't such a bad color after all). ~P&P~ Last update 07/08/12.
Perfection Written by Justine and Jancat. There's nothing like a little pain to bring a couple closer together. ~P&P~ Last update 07/01/12.
All About Anne Written by Maria F. Anne de Bourgh takes charge, finds love, deals with family, gets amnesia, gets a life. ~P&P~ Last update 03/23/12.
All I Want for Christmas Written by Cecilia. It's been four years since Anne Eliot and Erik Wentworth ended their engagement. Now, they're both back on faculty at Kellynch College, and they find themselves dateless at a wedding on Christmas Eve. Will they get all they want for Christmas? ~Per~ Last update 02/23/12.
Of Libraries and Discipline Written by Chia-en. When a sprite is caught magicking books away from the grand library of Pemberley, how is Elizabeth Darcy to deal with the little one? ~P&P~ Last update 02/23/12.
Shot Down Written by Suzanne O. Elizabeth picks off some unwanted suitors. Second in the Lizzy Get Your Gun series, after Hit Me With Your Best Shot. ~P&P~ Last update 02/23/12.
Who can be in doubt of what followed? Written by Nicki. Frederick Wentworth doesn't like the ending to the 2007 adaptation of Persuasion, and decides to take matters into his own hands. ~Per~ Last update 02/10/12.
Between the Night And The Morrow Written by Sarah Hoyt. Living in different worlds, with different natures and values, Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam have more than pride and prejudice to overcome. Will he purchase love at the cost of his magic? ~P&P~ Last update 01/16/12.
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Written by Suzanne O. Pride and Prejudice meets Annie Get Your Gun, meets the occasional cheesy '80s song lyric. ~P&P~ Last update 01/16/12.
Home For Christmas Written by Bernadette E. A Beautiful Friendship Short, focusing on Will and Elizabeth. ~P&P~ Last update 01/16/12.
Legacy Written by Robin H. Together, Fitzwilliam Darcy, a powerful angel/human, and Elizabeth, his supernaturally gifted partner, prepare the world for the coming battle with Gregory Wickham and his father, Lucifer. ~P&P~ Last update 01/16/12.
Drawing Conclusions Written by Monique O. Elizabeth spends winter break in Boston and discovers Darcy's hidden talent and his perceptions of her. ~P&P~ Last update 01/05/12.
Midsummer's Daydream Written by Stephie. Four couples get their romantic troubles sorted out with assistance. ~P&P~ ~Misc~ Last update 11/29/11.
Sense and Sensibility in the Final Age of Mankind Written by Cecilia. It is the twenty-fourth century and mankind has survived the Fourth World War. The survivors have been united into one global empire on Earth 3.0, the newest generation of the planet. In this new empire, where who you know matters more than what you know, Elinor Dashwood, a quiet science teacher, meets Edward Moncrieff-Ferrars, the reserved son of Culture Minister Moncrieff. Social and political, as well as emotional, tensions ensue. ~S&S~ Last update 11/29/11.
Sometimes Mother Really Does Know Best Written by Amy A. Mrs Bennet arranges for Billy Collins, Lizzy's unwanted admirer, to help out at her 2nd eldest's book store. Perhaps her suggestion wasn't so bad after all... ~P&P~ Last update 11/29/11.
Consequences of Inadvisable Plans Written by Katharina. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 11/04/11.
Revolution Written by Cindy C. A Halloween Challenge. ~Em~ Last update 11/04/11.
The Lizzy Games Written by Shemmelle. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 11/04/11.
The Pastor of Dismemberly Written by Marks and Teg. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 11/04/11.
The PemberBots Written by Katharine T. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 11/04/11.
The Ring Written by Shemmelle. A Halloween Challenge. ~MP~ Last update 11/04/11.
The Secret Love Child Written by Mari A. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 11/04/11.
There's No-One More Dignified than a Corpse Written by Lydia. A Halloween Challenge. ~NA~ ~S&S~ ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~MP~ ~Per~ ~Juv~ ~Misc~ Last update 11/04/11.
Much Ado About Sandcastles Written by Mari A. A seaside holiday gives a group of avid matchmakers and Shakespeare aficionados something new to do - with only everybody's best interests at heart, of course. ~P&P~ ~Em~ Last update 10/18/11.
Can't Keep My Eyes From The Circling Sky Written by Kalee. A follow-up story to Just an Earth-Bound Misfit, I. Frederick and Anne are going about their lives, trying to cope with the key conundrum most Gen X-ers face: how to balance a growing load of adult responsibilities with the need to have fun and feel youthful. But when a series of family and professional choices they make bring them into each others' paths again, they need to contend with each other as well. ~Per~ Last update 10/16/11.
Disneyland, It Isn't Written by ISara. Elizabeth visits her married sister who lives in the UK. Arriving from the United States just prior to Jane and Charles Bingley's return from vacation, she plans a little adventure on her own as a day tourist and visits a National Trust heritage site. She gets more than she bargains for. ~P&P~ Last update 09/30/11.
SoulFire (new title for Triad) Written by Robin H. In this sequel to Guardian, Fitzwilliam Darcy, angel/human protector, seeks to win the love of supernaturally gifted Elizabeth Bennet and thwart the plans of Gregory Wickham, the son of Lucifer. ~P&P~ Last update 09/23/11.
Beer & Prejudice, An Oktoberfest Tale Written by Mari A. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but the same can't be said for Munich, as Darcy will soon find out. ~P&P~ Last update 09/22/11.
James? Written by John. A sequel to "They Shall Not Pass". Annette Fouchiard has complete control of her life. But into this life comes two factors she does not control. The first is a war. The second is her new employer, Darcy. ~P&P~ Last update 09/04/11.
Guardian Written by Robin H. An other-worldly Darcy protects and defends Elizabeth as she fulfills God's purpose for her life. ~P&P~ Last update 08/17/11.
Thank You Written by Anita. Thoughts from a much-ignored character. ~Em~ Last update 08/16/11.
R5 – A Modern Philly Take on Pride and Prejudice Written by Debra Anne. Fitzwilliam Darcy III and computer geek Elizabeth Bennet meet on a commuter train in Philadelphia. ~P&P~ Last update 07/21/11.
Just an Earth-Bound Misfit, I Written by Kalee. Throughout their four years at MIT, Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth were the best of friends, bound by their shared passion for aviation and their common struggle against family and societal expectations to pursue it. This is a ride through pre-Persuasion, Pink Floyd and the post 9-11 economic fallout. We're riding with Anne most of the time, so G- forces are not really included, not the physical ones anyway. ~Per~ Last update 07/17/11.
15 Shots Written by Kalee. In the excitement of post-finals partying, Louisa downs 15 shots of vodka and collapses from alcohol poisoning. While reacting to the situation, Anne and Frederick ponder their relationship and history anew, and come to fresh realizations about each other in the course of one night. ~Per~ Last update 06/26/11.
Persuaded by Love Written by Jan. A sequel to “Project Pride & Prejudice,” this story explores the first year of Elizabeth Jane Stephens and Fitzwilliam Darcy’s marriage, as well as the lives of their friends and families. In particular, Richard Stephens is persuaded to love again as he encounters a woman from his past, someone he has never forgotten or what separated them. ~P&P~ Last update 06/26/11.
I Saw You Written by Anita. A Modern Mansfield Park ~MP~ Last update 06/17/11.
The Honeymooners Written by Kathy. Elizabeth and William Darcy's children discover the true story of how they fell in love during a trip to Niagara Falls on another couple's honeymoon. ~P&P~ Last update 06/02/11.
The True Adventures of Fitzwilliam Darcy, Time Traveler Written by Kathy. When Darcy is given the chance to change the past he takes it, but time is more difficult to alter than it at first appears. Soon he enlists the help of someone with whom his future should have been -- and could be -- entwined. ~P&P~ Last update 06/02/11.
Along The River Written by Daniella Harwood. After an illness in Meryton strikes tragedy into the heart of the Bennets and their extended family, a change of scene and fortune calls them to London, where Society has gown anxious over the mystery of the Darcy fortune. A reworking of Pride Prejudice, set in the world of Charles Dickens' Our Mutual Friend. ~S&S~ ~Misc~ Last update 05/12/11.
Ask Amy Written by Nisha. The agony aunt of the Highbury High Chronicle comes to realise that she doesn't know as much about relationships as she thought she did. ~Em~ Last update 05/09/11.
A Little On-Bleat Written by Sarah Waldock. Mr Larkins sees a lot more of what goes on than he usually lets on; an on-bleat as Mr Larkins discusses the foibles of some sheep.... ~Em~ Last update 05/06/11.
Finding Mr. Darcy Written by Trinity. Juliet Richardson tries to make her life the story of Pride and Prejudice by finding a Mr. Darcy. She doesn't get what she expects. ~P&P~ Last update 04/22/11.
Stardust Written by Ulrike & Cindy C. Anna von Eltow and Friedrich Wingendorff meet again after eight years and a world war apart in 1948 Germany. ~Per~ Last update 04/22/11.
Daddy on Duty Written by Lucy S. A future vignette related to The Course of True Love. Several years in the future, William and Elizabeth are living happily ever after. It was a rough road to make it to this point, but well worth the effort. ~P&P~ Last update 03/10/11.
The Course of True Love Written by Lucy S. When he first meets her, William Darcy decides Elizabeth Bennet is nothing special. He soon discovers just how wrong he was. Although he initially battles his growing feelings for her, he soon decides to pursue Elizabeth. As their relationship deepens, so do the problems they must overcome. Although their love is true, they will face some significant obstacles – including their own pasts – before they find their happily ever after. ~P&P~ Last update 03/05/11.
One Year Written by Mari A. One year in the life of Emma, posted - hopefully - in real time. ~Em~ Last update 01/27/11.
Wandering in a Winter Wonderland Written by Kathy. Car troubles strand Elizabeth Bennet in the middle of a blizzard on Christmas Eve, and her would-be savior is none other than Fitzwilliam Darcy, but her previous dislike may be more difficult to get through than the snow as they make their way home. ~P&P~ Last update 01/08/11.
For the Sake of Christmas Written by Bethany. A Christmas vignette following "For the Sake of a Child." Elizabeth wants to make their first Christmas special, much to Will's chagrin. ~P&P~ Last update 12/30/10.
Lizzy, Unwrapped Written by Sybil. Elizabeth Darcy searches for the perfect present for her husband. ~P&P~ Last update 12/30/10.
A Singular Perspective Written by Jimmy. A Halloween Challenge. ~Em~ Last update 11/11/10.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it Written by Shemmelle. A Halloween Challenge. ~Em~ Last update 11/11/10.
Maids When You're Young, Never Wed A Dead Man Written by Ulrike. A Halloween Challenge. ~Em~ Last update 11/11/10.
The Cunning of Old Age Written by Lydia. A Halloween Challenge. ~Em~ Last update 11/11/10.
The Curious Case of the Mansfield Strangler Written by Angelika. A Halloween Challenge. ~MP~ Last update 11/11/10.
The Dead Aunts Society Written by Katharine T. A Halloween Challenge. ~S&S~ ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~MP~ Last update 11/11/10.
The Foulest Curse That Walks The Earth - Chapter XVIII Written by Mari A. A Halloween Challenge. ~Em~ Last update 11/11/10.
The Insane Seed That Breedeth Madness Written by Katharina. A Halloween Challenge. ~Em~ Last update 11/11/10.
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