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A Study not in Scarlet Written by Jim G.M. Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson analyse Jane Austen's Heroes and Heroines. They adopt some slightly conflicting views, possibly contrary to public opinion. The somewhat hard-headed and, in his view, realistic views of Watson, and the often taciturn intelligent and logical mind of a master detective who eliminates the unlikely in favour of facts. ~S&S~ ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~Per~ Last update 11/21/15.
Mansfield Gothic Written by NN S. The Bertram family has no idea their meek, impoverished cousin is actually a demon hunter. ~MP~ Last update 11/21/15.
Persuading Sherlock Holmes Written by Jim G.M. Sherlock Holmes becomes intrigued with the smells of ozone and the cries of seagulls as he tries to unlock Jane Austen's reasons for writing Persuasion, and also unravel a mystery of an Elliot family member living in Lyme Regis in 1902. ~Per~ Last update 11/21/15.
Pride, Prejudice and Sherlock Holmes Written by Jim G.M. A close inspection of Jane Austen's classic, by fiction's greatest detective, the veritable Sherlock Holmes. Be prepared to be astounded as the tale unfolds. Elementary, my dear Austen! ~P&P~ Last update 08/30/15.
We"re dating Written by BethW. When Elizabeth Bennet meets Will Darcy"s little sister, she is surprised to learn that the girl thinks that Will and Elizabeth are in a relationship. ~P&P~ Last update 05/26/15.
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 05/25/15.
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 05/25/15.
Jane and Elizabeth's Paranormal Journey Written by Rae Elaine. Jane and Elizabeth meander through Longbourn's grounds as they discuss the Meryton Assembly ball the next morning until they experience a time slip. When the trip is done, they find themselves into an inconvenient situation within our modern time. Here and now, in their future, Elizabeth is more shocked at a most peculiar and personal finding. It is possible that she can meet her descendant when the surprise abates of being hurtled two centuries into their future. ~P&P~ Last update 05/25/15.
Lofty Dreams Written by Amy A-NW. Receiving a LOFTY Dreams scholarship is Liz"s opportunity to make her college dreams come true. However, now she has to deal with Will Darcy, an arrogant guy from a wealthy suburban high school. But maybe there"s more to Will than meets the eye. ~P&P~ Last update 05/25/15.
None but You Written by Cecilia. A prequel to Love and Persuasion in the Times of Baseball; how were Eric and Anne reunited after years apart? Blame her cousin. ~Per~ Last update 05/25/15.
Tremors Written by Amy Beth. Will seizes a moment in his aunt’s kitchen to let Beth know how he feels. ~P&P~ Last update 05/25/15.
Of Interviews and Instagram Written by Mari A. As the world's eyes are yet again on the Lindo Wing, Elizabeth Bennet is conducting an interview about family and horses, and twitter runs hot. Part 5 in the #lindorabble series. ~NA~ ~S&S~ ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~Per~ ~Misc~ Last update 05/23/15.
Or, Beards & Barbarians Written by Mari A. Great news in the hamlet by the long bourn and in the Roman castle: There's a new legate in town! [Latin: Magna novitas in campo Romano et in vico barbarico ad rivulum longum: Legatus novus advenit!] ~P&P~ Last update 05/23/15.
A Curtsy Now and Then Written by Sarah. An Antiques shop in the middle of nowhere throws Cassandra Austen, a devoted Janeite living in the 21st Century, head first into a dream that every Janeite shares. ~P&P~ Last update 01/24/15.
Frederick's American Cafe Written by NN S. A Casablanca-themed Persuasion. Anne Elliot and family arrive at The American, not realizing Frederick Wentworth is the owner. ~Per~ Last update 01/24/15.
Behind the Capes: Superhero Haberdasher Written by jancat. A 19th century London tailor shares the design secrets of his superhero customers, The Caped Order. ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~Per~ Last update 12/13/14.
Cut Down to Size Written by Justine. Darcy's understanding of his place in the world is shaken when he wakes to find he has a case of Extreme Physical Diminution (EPD). ~P&P~ Last update 12/13/14.
A Rose for Elizabeth Written by Mari A. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 12/12/14.
Bad Things Come in Threes Written by NN S. A Halloween Challenge. ~NA~ Last update 12/12/14.
Blessed Pemberley in the October Light Written by Shemmelle. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 12/12/14.
Don't Stand By Me Written by Alicia M., Cindy C., Jen P., Mortie, and Rhonda. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 12/12/14.
For Love of Money (10 Lines of NA Nonsense) Written by Lydia. A Halloween Challenge. ~NA~ ~P&P~ Last update 12/12/14.
Sets of Ten Written by BethW. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 12/12/14.
Ten Days in Bath Written by Cindy C. A Halloween Challenge. ~NA~ ~Per~ Last update 12/12/14.
Ten ways for an Austen character to die Written by Shemmelle. A Halloween Challenge. ~NA~ ~S&S~ ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~MP~ ~Per~ Last update 12/12/14.
The Sins of the Fathers Written by Ulrike. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 12/12/14.
The Ten Clues Written by Katharine T. A Halloween Challenge. ~S&S~ Last update 12/12/14.
Elizabeth and Her Destiny Written by melissap. Elizabeth's mother is given the choice to choose her destiny and her choices determine Elizabeth's fate. Elizabeth, however, learns to take her destiny into her own hands, with a little magical assistance. This is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice as a fairy tale; it is based loosely on the Italian fairy tale Catherine and her Destiny. ~P&P~ Last update 09/20/14.
Of Cobblers & Casablanca Written by Mari A. Kitty has left the building, and must come to terms with what Ash might be, and Ash has to explain himself. A sequel to Of Eyeliners & Egyptian Cotton. ~P&P~ Last update 09/20/14.
Of Spirits And Fortune Written by Janis. William is drunk for the first time in his life as he is given the opportunity to ask for a favor that might change his fate. ~P&P~ Last update 09/20/14.
Henry's Night In Written by NN S. Henry Tilney spends a quiet evening reflecting on his feelings for his secretary, Kitty, and his father's hopes to attach him to an heiress. A companion piece to Northanger Federated. ~NA~ Last update 08/23/14.
Northanger Federated Written by NN S. Kitty Morland comes to New York City to fulfill her dreams of a glamorous job and life as a plucky heroine. Can she truly have it all, and for how long? When she loses it all, can she win back what matters most? ~NA~ Last update 08/23/14.
Of Eyeliners & Egyptian Cotton Written by Mari A. Kitty goes on a date with Lord Ashbourne, but the evening takes a turn she could not have foreseen. A sequel to Of Milkshakes & Mythology and Of Babies & Barracudas. ~P&P~ Last update 08/23/14.
Second Chances Written by Sanna. Medical student Shelagh Mannion and Doctor Patrick Turner meet again in the 1949 London. It is eight years since they first met during the Blitz in 1941. ~Per~ Last update 08/22/14.
Gardiner for America Written by Rosie J. Seeking a shakeup in Governor Gardiner's troubled Presidential campaign, Will Darcy goes looking for a new spokesperson and finds Elizabeth Bennet. ~P&P~ Last update 07/04/14.
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 06/22/14.
The Maiden"s Treasure Written by Amy A-NW. At age 18, Prince Fitzwilliam of Pemberlea disguises himself as a soldier in order to defend his country against Auroran invaders. That same year, a young maiden of 12 named Elizabeth receives a magical treasure: four acorns with the power to reveal truth, give courage, bring love, and make peace. The last one, she is told, must be bestowed on the man of honor who is destined to bring peace to the land. Eight years pass, and the acorns have transformed into brilliant jewels, indicating that their power is at its height. How will Elizabeth find the man of honor? And when she does, will he accept his destiny? ~P&P~ Last update 06/22/14.
Changed Perspective Written by Tasha S. Body switch. Caroline & Georgiana’s bodies are switched by their so called fairy godmother. ~P&P~ Last update 03/04/14.
Emmas White Christmas Written by Cecilia. An absurdly fluffy piece in which Dr. George Knightley and his best friend and nurse practitioner, Emma Woodhouse, realize their love for one another with a little help from some Christmas lights and some mistletoe. ~Em~ Last update 03/04/14.
The Dairy Maids Daughters or A Tyrolean Sense and Sensibility Written by Ulrike. After old Farmer Daringers 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 03/04/14.
The Octopus and the Lecher Written by BethW. Elizabeth hates the blind dates she endures after making a deal with her mother. Fortunately for her, there is a man waiting in the wings ready to rescue her, even if she doesn t need his help. ~P&P~ Last update 03/04/14.
Holiday Lights Written by jancat. When it came to the holidays, William Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet never quite fit into festive family traditions. Then they met each other and figured out how to fit the holidays around themselves. ~P&P~ Last update 01/19/14.
Santa Darling Written by NN S. Santa, beware! Emma has put a boyfriend at the top of her Christmas list. ~Em~ Last update 12/10/13.
Chicken of the Sea Written by Cindy C. A Halloween Challenge. ~MP~ Last update 12/09/13.
Tales of the Cutlass Written by Katharina. A Halloween Challenge. ~Per~ Last update 12/09/13.
The Five Junos Press Written by Mari A. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 12/09/13.
The Pirate Effect Written by Shemmelle. A Halloween Challenge. ~P&P~ Last update 12/09/13.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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