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The Inner Thoughts and Wishes of Mr. Darcy Written by Jen. Dot Fitzwilliam Darcy is newly married and wishes that his mother was alive to meet his new wife.. JaOctGoHoNo ~NA~ ~P&P~ Last update 10/31/2023

Whatever Happened to Mr. Bates Written by NN S. Dot Emma Woodhouse gets hold of something to answer her prayers about harriet and Mr. Knightly. Mrs. Bates reveals what happened to her husband before Miss Woodhouse can use it. ~P&P~ ~Em~ Last update 10/31/2023

Excessively Attentive Written by JessicaS. Elizabeth's Hunsford visit, and subsequently her life, takes a sharp left turn when Lady Catherine recognizes her. ~P&P~ Last update 08/26/2023

Action Lizzy and the Four Thieves Written by Anne V. Dot Lizzy lives up to her action hero potential, running for her life from highwaymen when the Gardiner carriage overturns on the way to Matlock. Richard, who had been commanded by his parents to find the men who attacked his sister and caused her miscarriage ropes in Darcy and Bingley to help in the search. ~P&P~ Last update 07/28/2023

The Rescue of Harriet Smith Written by Alicia M and Jen P. Dot a retelling of harriet smith's encounter with a group of children and frank churchill, from emma ~P&P~ ~Em~ Last update 06/24/2023

Drummer Boy/Lazy Dad Written by NN S. Dot Mr Bennet is sent to Netherfield to tune of Little Drummer Boy ~P&P~ Last update 12/26/2022

Her Own Insignificance Written by Anne V. Dot Lydia has spent all her funds so Wickham runs off without Lydia, and Lydia is sent home by Col Forster for poor behaviour ~P&P~ Last update 10/27/2022

A Competence Written by Kalee. Dot Young and naïve Marianne Dashwood had a very inflated idea of what "a competence" should be, but after she becomes Marianne Brandon, she realizes all of her wishes were actually fulfilled. Has she realized the distinction between "competence" and "wealth"? (modern) ~S&S~ ~P&P~ Last update 10/26/2022

Love from the Gods Written by Suzanne O. Dot Pride, prejudice and soul-marks. what happens when the person who is supposed to be your soul-mate doesn't even believe in soul-marks? ~P&P~ Last update 09/24/2022

Sufficient Encouragement Written by Janine van der Kooy. An exploration of our favourite characters' love story with more emphasis on their inner lives than on the action surrounding them. it starts in Kent just after Darcy's disastrous monologue proposal which affects Lizzy just differently enough to allow an actual conversation to take place between them. ~P&P~ Last update 07/11/2022

Crawford Written by Suzanne O. Dot Fanny accepts a ride home from Portsmouth, Henry tries to escape his affair, and Mary and Edmund meet over Tom’s (nearly) dead body. ~P&P~ ~MP~ Last update 07/10/2022

Death at the Netherfield Ball Written by Kathy. Dot The 26th of November is certain to be memorable for the gentle populace of that particular corner of Hertfordshire ~P&P~ Last update 05/28/2022

A Parent's Heart Written by Kalee. Dot What-if, depicting the aftermath of Anne's rejection of Captain Wentworth if Sophia had been at Monkford in the year six with her brothers. ~P&P~ ~Per~ Last update 05/24/2022

Finding Another Mother Written by Jen. Dot Louisa Hurst dies in childbirth, leaving Gregory Hurst with a daughter, Madeline. Louisa's death has impact on her siblings as well. Madeline is now three years old, and Gregory Hurst is considering finding her another mother. ~P&P~ Last update 03/21/2022

A Sense of Propriety - Merryton Assembly Written by Jo Duke. Dot Just imagine for a second that Mr Bingley could be a little less impulsive and more sensitive to Mr Darcy's feelings and sense of propriety. ~P&P~ Last update 01/28/2022

Holiday at Hartfield: Twelfth Night Written by Sandy W. Dot Soon to become George's favourite holiday. ~P&P~ ~Em~ Last update 01/06/2022

Softening Fortune's Frown Written by MichelleRW. Dot New Years with the De Courcys of Lady Susan. ~NA~ ~P&P~ ~Juv~ Last update 01/06/2022

Gentlemen of Gloucestershire Written by MichelleRW. Dot Mrs. Catherine Tilney nee Morland began her marriage to the Reverend Henry Tilney with every expectation of happiness. When a crisis emerges and her new family is put in danger, she must become the heroine she has been in training for all her life ~NA~ Last update 12/20/2021

Performance and Potential Written by Kalee. Dot Lady Russell is in London when she comes upon a matchmaking seminar aimed at society matrons. As the instructress guides the class to rate their charges' suitors on a matrix of performance and potential, Lady Russell is in for some unexpected revelations. ~P&P~ ~Per~ Last update 12/16/2021

Hark! the Lady Catherine Calls Written by NN S. Dot Lady Catherine de Bourgh has some advice, to the tune of the Christmas carol "Hark the Herald Angels Sing". ~P&P~ Last update 12/14/2021

Over the River, to Netherfield Written by NN S. Dot Lizzy goes to visit her sick sister, to the tune of the Christmas carol, "Over the River". ~P&P~ Last update 12/06/2021

Like Women Scorned Written by Suzanne O. Dot JaOctGoHoNo. Henry Crawford meets retribution. ~NA~ ~S&S~ ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~MP~ ~Per~ Last update 10/31/2021

Lost Causes: a Story in Six Drabbles Written by MichelleRW. Dot 2021 JaOctGoHoNo. Each vignette explores a different kind of mask the characters might wear. quotations are from the book of jude, patron saint of lost causes, commemorated on the twenty eight of October. ~NA~ ~S&S~ ~P&P~ ~MP~ ~Per~ ~Juv~ Last update 10/31/2021

Mask of Grief Written by NN S. Dot Frederick Wentworth explains the tragic backstory of a funereal mask to Anne Elliot. sequel to Chalice of Sorrow. JaOctGoHoNo ~Per~ Last update 10/31/2021

Heartfelt Happenings in Highbury Written by Alicia M., Cindy C., and Jen P. Dot What some may consider annoying traits, another may not mind at all. in highbury, affection can spring from unlikely sources. ~Em~ Last update 07/11/2021

A Clever Plan Written by Suzanne O. Dot Henry Crawford has a clever plan to gain miss price's attention and win her heart. ~MP~ Last update 07/08/2021

Practicing Economy Written by LizzyS. Dot One Shot. There will be no hedgerows for the Bennets! ~P&P~ Last update 06/28/2021

What are Austen's Children Made of? Written by MichelleRW. Dot Canon compliant kidfic inspired by Little Red Riding Hood, Jane Austen, and nursery rhymes. ~S&S~ ~P&P~ ~Em~ ~MP~ ~Per~ ~Juv~ ~Misc~ Last update 05/14/2021

An Austenian Antagonist Written by MichelleRW. Dot In the spirit of Gilbert and Sullivan ~Misc~ Last update 03/28/2021

Dearest Anne - Book 2 Written by Gaby A. Dot Continuation of Dearest Anne ~P&P~ Last update 01/03/2021

Who Would Say No? Written by NN S. Dot How can a heroine be an Austen heroine if she doesn't turn down a marriage proposal? to the tune of the Christmas carol, "Up On the Housetop." ~Misc~ Last update 12/06/2020

Even More Consequences From A Call Written by LizzyS. Expansion of Consequences of a Call involving a host of non-canon characters who all end up in Hertfordshire where Darcy rents an estate to avoid staying with the Bingleys. ~P&P~ Last update 12/03/2020

Fine Eyes Written by N. Nancy. Dot Darcy is struck dumb at first glimpse by Lizzy's fine eyes. ~P&P~ Last update 11/12/2020

Lamb Written by NN S. Dot JaOctGoHoNo. After Henry Crawford withdraws his suit with Fanny Price, Tom Bertram falls deathly ill. ~MP~ Last update 10/31/2020

Shades of Purple Written by LizzyS. Dot JaOctGoHoNo 2020: A purple flower and an overheard conversation alter the course of events at the Meryton Assembly. ~P&P~ Last update 10/31/2020

Dearest Anne Written by Gaby A. Dot On the occasion of his seventieth birthday, Lord Matlock invites his entire family for a month’s holiday in Scotland. In this quiet and relaxed setting, Darcy finally gets to know his cousin Anne and develops a genuine love for her. ~P&P~ Last update 09/03/2020

A Conversation of the Most Unfriendly Kind Written by Joanna Saunders. An alternate ending for Northanger Abbey ~NA~ Last update 08/29/2020

Another Month Complete Written by Gaby A. Dot This story takes place entirely at Rosings with Elizabeth and Darcy forced to be in each other's company for yet another month after the infamous proposal. ~P&P~ Last update 07/21/2020

Husbandry Written by MichelleRW. Dot A mashup of Jane Austen, Virgil, and Aristophanes, with Henry Tilney in the dual roles of Orpheus and Dionysus. bordering on crackfic, beyond meta. ~NA~ Last update 07/17/2020

But For a Moment in Time Written by ClaireD. Dot How a few moments in Brighton changes so such and so little for the Bennets. ~P&P~ Last update 06/08/2020

Secret Knowledge Written by Jen. Dot A one shot story where sadly, darcy is not as attractive as usual and little does she know but Elizabeth is not as clever as usual. ~P&P~ Last update 05/29/2020

In a Prudential Light Written by Roslyn W. After Mr. Bennet's untimely death, Elizabeth feels compelled to recant her rejection of Mr. Collins's proposals in the interest of preserving a home and future for her mother and sisters at Longbourn. ~P&P~ Last update 04/02/2020

Sanditon Ending Written by Rae de la Cretaz. Dot An alternative to the ending provided by Andrew Davies. ~Misc~ Last update 02/25/2020

Caroline's Tea Written by Tasha S. Dot Caroline takes tea with Georgiana in a bid to get closer to Darcy but things do not do as planned. (One shot, fluff) ~P&P~ Last update 02/15/2020

No Gentleman He Written by Nance13. Dot What if Elizabeth learned the truth about Mr. Wickham and Mr. Darcy via letters exchanged with her aunt Gardiner? ~P&P~ Last update 01/30/2020

Lady Agnes Written by LizzyS. Dot Georgie and Lady Matlock accompany Darcy to Netherfield. ~P&P~ Last update 12/28/2019

Little Town of Highbury ???? Written by NN S. Dot What happens in Highbury while Mr. Knightley celebrates Christmas in Donwell? to the tune of the Christmas carol, "O Little Town of Bethlehem." ~Em~ Last update 12/04/2019

Carrie-Sue Written by Alicia M. Dot Miss Bingley resorts to desperate measures to ensnare mr. darcy. ~P&P~ Last update 11/29/2019

Quite Baddeley Written by Emelyn. Dot Baddeley, Mansfield park's butler, explains the motives behind his one unusual action in the novel. ~MP~ Last update 11/08/2019

Not One Figure Written by LizzyS. Dot JaOctGoHoNo 2019: Mr. Bennet finds a way to have an entertaining afternoon in his study. ~P&P~ Last update 10/31/2019

The Chest of Secrets Written by Marci. Dot JaOctGoHoNo 2019: Upon the death of Fitzwilliam Darcy’s father, Darcy learns of a family secret that he is now entrusted to keep safe. (A prequel to “The Bennet Sisters”.) ~P&P~ Last update 10/31/2019

Jane Bennet's Box Written by BethW. Dot JaOctGoHoNo 2019: Jane's interaction with unpleasant characters reveals a very dark side under her placid exterior. ~P&P~ Last update 10/30/2019

The Perfect Pair Written by Jen. Dot Darcy and lizzy meet with the help of Bingley and his sister. ~P&P~ Last update 10/03/2019

An Escort to Netherfield Written by LizzyS. Dot A lost Darcy enlists the help of a young girl to find Netherfield. The subsequent charming conversation, overhead by Lizzy, leads to both her better opinion and a change of circumstances at Netherfield. ~P&P~ Last update 10/01/2019

Mending a Pen Written by BethW. Dot A total and complete work of fluff, that answers the question as to why Caroline bingley offered to mend Mr. Darcy's pen one evening at Netherfield Park. ~P&P~ Last update 10/01/2019

A Good Cup of Tea Written by Frances S. Dot Lizzy gains extra insight during the pen-mending exchange at Netherfield. ~P&P~ Last update 09/30/2019

Harriet’s Dilemma Written by Jen. Dot Harriet smith has to solve an urgent dilemma without even time to think it over while enjoying a cup of tea. ~Em~ Last update 09/28/2019

Consequences of a Call Written by LizzyS. Dot A grieving Hurst is secretly sheltered by Darcy and, seperated from the farcical behaviour of the Bingleys, becomes a better man. [One Shot - September short story - later expanded in separate entry] ~P&P~ Last update 09/27/2019

Lady Bertram's Cup of Tea Written by BethW. Dot An answer to the September short story topic posted in the tea room. what prompts the Bertrams to finally send for Fanny Price after the scandal involving Maria Rushworth and Henry Crawford. ~MP~ Last update 09/13/2019

Five Little Ducks Written by Marci. Dot Mrs. Fanny Bennet attempts to adjust to a new chapter of her life as she learns to let her daughters go. ~P&P~ Last update 07/29/2019

At Pemberly Written by Alicia M. Dot A short, silly conversation during Elizabeth's Pemberley visit. ~P&P~ Last update 07/13/2019

Loving a Man in Regimentals Written by Cpauline. Dot little miss darcy has some bennet/gardiner in her. ~P&P~ Last update 06/02/2019

A Slight Sprain Written by Bethw. Dot escaping the house the day of the meryton assembly, elizabeth bennet meets her new neighbors in a very unexpected way. ~P&P~ Last update 05/10/2019

Math Written by Cpauline. Dot Why are the Darcys so amorous in July? ~P&P~ Last update 11/19/2018

Marigold Intervenes Written by Hleigh. Dot what will be done when mrs. phillips, mr. gardiner, and mrs. bennet all meet an untimely end via a beer cart? we will see in ~P&P~ Last update 08/12/2018

Kindly Relations Written by Shannag. Dot sequel to a kindly aunt where a variety of relatives aid young ladies in many families to find matches that promise happiness for the future ~Per~ Last update 07/03/2018

Nights in White Linen Written by Jack C. Dot back in london, darcy contemplates his ill-delivered proposal to elizabeth bennet. a p&p short story. ~P&P~ Last update 06/25/2018

Twelfth-Night Cake & the Rosings Ghost: A Sofia-Elisabete, Love Child of Colonel Fitzwilliam Tale Written by Robinelizabeth. Dot Sequel to Love Child of Colonel Fitzwilliam in which  Sofia-Elisabete clashes with Lady Catherine clash and a naughty ghost. ~P&P~ Last update 06/15/2018

The Just Application Written by Nn S. Dot thanks to the vigilante training from lady bertram and chapman, fanny price correctly applies a blunt object to the back of mr. crawford’s head. ~MP~ Last update 04/02/2018

The Doctor Written by Morgana. Dot While enjoying the countryside in their new gig, Sophy is unable to prevent the admiral from running foul of a dung-cart. Luckily Anne Elliot hears the crash and is able to tend to the wounded. ~Per~ Last update 01/19/2018

Making Her Sentiments Known Written by Jack C. Dot lady catherine visits longbourn. yeah, yeah, we know – but things don’t turn out like you expect. a p&p short story. ~P&P~ Last update 12/29/2017

Mr. Rushworth's Coming Soon Written by Nn S. Dot maria rushworth persuades henry crawford to run off with her, to the tune of the christmas carol, “jolly old st. nicholas.” ~MP~ Last update 12/14/2017

Higher Standards Written by Nn S. Dot henry tilney must struggle with the expectations put upon him by his father and others. ~NA~ Last update 11/19/2017

Elizabeth Bennett and the Industrial Revolution Written by Joe78751. tbd ~P&P~ Last update 11/11/2017

Tales of HMS Laconia Written by Jack C. Dot Stories about Captain Frederick Wentworth’s beloved frigate, HMS Laconia, before his visit to Uppercross Hall in 1814. ~Per~ Last update 11/02/2017

The Churchills of Donwell Written by Nn S. Dot mrs. churchill of donwell abbey hopes that her nephew will marry neighbor emma woodhouse. ~Em~ Last update 10/19/2017

More Justified In Acting Written by Morgana. Dot A discovery in the Kellynch library gives Captain Wentworth greater insight into events of the past and the possibilities of the future prior to his re-introduction to Anne Elliot causing him to question his long held beliefs regarding their separation. ~Per~ Last update 10/07/2017

Death & Life: A Vignette Written by Jack C. Dot a sequel to The Three Colonels ~P&P~ Last update 09/27/2017

Cunning and Compromise Written by Morgana. Dot Mr. Darcy's world turns on its head as he discovers at the Netherfield ball that he has misjudged everyone's motives: Mr. Wickham is more honorable, Miss Bingley more conniving, and Miss Elizabeth more resentful than he'd given any of them credit for. ~P&P~ Last update 09/25/2017

A Truth Universally Acknowledged Written by Sarah Waldock. Dot What might happen if Lydia actually wised up a bit before eloping with Wickham? ~P&P~ Last update 09/09/2017

The Secret Life of Caroline Bingley Written by Hcingram. Shortly after Darcy and Bingley's wedding, Caroline is sent packing to her Scottish relatives. Losing Darcy has sent her through DENIAL, ANGER, and NEGOTIATIONS, we pick up with her now very firmly DEPRESSED. ~P&P~ Last update 07/29/2017

Ignorance and Irony Written by Marci. Dot Elizabeth and Darcy meet in Hertfordshire where they immediately get off to a bad start where they both allow their own ignorance to color their perception of the other. The irony of the story is not lost on either party when the truth that Elizabeth is not just the penniless and connectionless niece who was taken in and raised by Thomas Bennet. ~P&P~ Last update 07/17/2017

Beyond Longbourn Written by Peter. elizabeth makes a fortunate acquaintance in london before tragedy strikes the bennet family. this is a regency, hea story. ~P&P~ Last update 06/28/2017

Her Ladyship Written by Lucie. Dot Caroline finds reason to shake off from her post Darcy wedding blues. Last update 06/01/2017

Death by potato Written by Lina. Dot Mr: Collins and his love for potatoes has deathly consequences. short vignette. ~P&P~ Last update 05/23/2017

Love Child of Colonel Fitzwilliam Written by Robinelizabeth. tbd ~P&P~ Last update 05/03/2017

Advantageously Hit by a Carriage: Samuel Jones' Story Written by Marci. Dot James Talbot, Duke of Shrewsbury almost hits a man in the middle of a London Street. In the end, he hires Samuel Jones as a servant and learns of the remarkable tale of Samuel Jones. A short story involving a few of the characters from “Ignorance and Irony”. ~P&P~ Last update 04/26/2017

An Offer of Prudence Written by Peter. Dot Darcy does not propose at Hunsford. While enamored of Elizabeth, Darcy does not lose his deliberate approach to the matter and instead travels to London the week before her return to meet and converse with Mr. Gardiner. ~P&P~ Last update 04/06/2017

Tea Parties Written by Cpauline. Dot Mr Darcy reserves Tuesdays afternoons for tea parties with his daughters. ~P&P~ Last update 04/04/2017

With the Servant's Help Written by Tro. Dot A servant's perspective ~P&P~ Last update 04/04/2017

Regrets - I Have But a Few Written by Peter. Dot Darcy does not encounter Elizabeth again after leaving Hertfordshire thereroe he does not find Lydia and forced her marriage. What happens to the Bennet sisters? ~P&P~ Last update 03/04/2017

A Kindly Aunt Written by Shannag. Dot a wonderful aunt is of material aid to her most deserving nieces as they come of age ~Per~ Last update 03/02/2017

Circles Written by Wadeh. Dot during the hunsford proposal, elizabeth goes to extraordinary lengths to try to be civil and polite in her rejection, which is effective… for a while. ~P&P~ Last update 02/22/2017

An Unpopular Notion Written by Amy A. After refusing to become engaged to the most eligible Lord Morecroft, Elizabeth who believes in the unpopular notion of marrying for love goes to stay with her Aunt and Uncle Gardiner in London where she makes the acquaintance of a Miss Georgiana Darcy. ~P&P~ Last update 02/12/2017

Miss Jane Fairfax In Her Dotage Written by Miss E Sweetman. After Jane Fairfax marries Frank Churchill, the many benefits of a longer Engagement become life long lessons. ~Em~ Last update 02/10/2017

Men and Boys - A Pride and Prejudice One Shot Written by Wadeh. Dot A short vignette in the parlor at Longbourn during the gentlemen's first visit after Lydia's wedding. ~P&P~ Last update 01/24/2017

Lady Catherine Disposes Written by Peter. Dot Lady catherine makes an unexpected visit to Pemberley in the summer of '12. ~P&P~ Last update 12/20/2016

Hope Floats Written by Femme Malheureuse. Dot Her petticoat six inches deep in mud, and the gown which had been let down to hide it not doing its office. Yet Mr. Darcy could only note the frowsy country chit's 'brightened eyes'. What's a girl got to do to focus Mr. Darcy's attention where it really belongs? ~P&P~ Last update 12/11/2016

The Bookseller's Widow Written by Peter. Dot Elizabeth and the Gardiners visit Pemberley a day or two earlier than in P&P. ~P&P~ Last update 12/11/2016

Darcy's First Kiss Written by Kathy. Dot Fitzwilliam Darcy tries to press his luck for the first time. ~P&P~ Last update 12/10/2016


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