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Non-universe stories, as well as group projects. Enjoy!


new button Snarky Santa  The young adult Bob-Whites and significant others celebrate Christmas with a Secret Santa gift exchange. Written especially for the lovely Chey, this Secret Santa giftfic was orignally posted in December, 2016.  yellow star

new button The Wild Hunt  Regan takes a midnight ride. Originally posted for Mal and Ryl's Annual Halloween Challenge, October 31, 2016.  yellow star

new button Chapter 4: Practice for the Turf Show  To celebrate Jixemitri's 16th anniversary, intrepid Jixers retold the Mystery of the Missing Heiress (#16) through the eyes of everyone but Trixie. I wrote Chapter 4 from Dan's point of view. Link will take you to my chapter; the group story index may be found here. Originally posted March 8-16, 2016.  blue star

new button The Perfect Herald of Joy  Mr. Maypenny has a visitor on Christmas Eve. Written especially for the lovely PatK, this Secret Santa giftfic was written with a nod to Pat's first grandchild and was originally posted December 20, 2015.  blue star

new button Flowers Say It Best  There are omens all around for those who can read them. Originally posted for Mal and Ryl's Halloween Challenge, October 31, 2015.  yellow star

new button Electric  Someone comes to a bad end. Written for Jixemitri's Circle Writing Event #12, Die, Villain, Die!, this story was originally posted on October 25, 2015.  purple star

button A Drink of Choice  When CWE #10 was introduced, I thought, “Nope. No way. No how. Not gonna happen.” Well, Helen Belden had something to say about that. Originally posted August 29, 2015.  red star

button Chapter 9: Early Morning Swim  To celebrate Jixemitri's fifteenth anniversary, intrepid Jixers retold the Mystery of the Emeralds (#14) through the eyes of everyone but Trixie. I wrote Chapter 9 from Agent Spencer's point of view. Link will take you to my chapter; the group story index may be found here. Originally posted March 8-26, 2015.  blue star

button The Lord of Misrule  It’s the Twelve Days of Christmas, Sleepyside style! Sometimes old traditions can bring new beginnings. Written especially for the lovely Janice as a Secret Santa giftfic, and originally posted in December 2014.  yellow star

button Grim  Frank Lytell has always been a grim, grim man. Originally posted for Mal and Ryl's Halloween Challenge, October 31, 2014.  yellow star

button On the Hudson  Written for Jixemitri's CWE# 8 challenge. PatK, Ronda, Ryl, and WendyM teamed up to tell this story of a dashing young FBI agent who encounters an old acquaintance while working undercover. Originally posted October 31, 2014.  yellow star

button The Driven Snow  To celebrate Jixemitri's 14th anniversary, seven writers plotted and planned a series of stories involving Dan in a romantic situation of some kind, ranging from pink (innocent) to red-star (you know what that means!) territory. My story moves into the red-star realm for language and naughty thoughts. Trixie and Dan are enjoying a frosty winter day in the preserve, but Dan is feeling anything but cold. Links to the other Seven Shades of Red stories can be found here; not necesary to read in any certain order. Originally posted March 14, 2014.  red star

button Chapter 8: Welcome to Green Trees  To celebrate Jixemitri's 14th anniversary, intrepid Jixers retold the Mystery of the Emeralds (#14) through the eyes of everyone but Trixie. I wrote Chapter 8 from Mr. Carver's point of view. Link will take you to my chapter; the group story index may be found here. Originally posted March 8-14, 2014.  blue star

button A Country (Girl) Christmas  Prepare to take a trip back in time for a city meets country Christmas. Posted as a Secret Santa giftfic for the lovely Country Girl, December 20, 2013. Caution: There are a few working "next" buttons, so settle back with your Christmas beverage of choice and enjoy!  yellow star

button Catalyst  Dan and Trixie encounter a black cat in the preserve on a late October evening. Written for Mal and Ryl's Annual Halloween Challenge and originally posted October 27, 2013.  yellow star

button Picture Perfect  Aunt Alicia loves to knit for her niece and nephews and their families, but Mart and Diana's daughter isn't happy with the color combination of her new Christmas sweater. How can Diana restore peace for the family picture? Originally posted January 3, 2013.  blue star

button Jixadekaphobia: Dan  What happens when seven writers get together and plan a group story for the 13th anniversary of Jixemitri? Jixadekaphobia, that's what! The young adult BWGs are scattered across the country, and they are heading back to Sleepyside for a 13th Bob-White anniversary party. One tiny problem... they are traveling on Friday the 13th. Dan's story was written by me. Links to the other stories can be found at the end of his; not necesary to read in any certain order. Jixadekaphobia originally posted March 8-14, 2013.  yellow star

button A Festive Fruitcake in the Frigidaire  What’s better than a partridge in a pear tree, you ask? Why, a fruitcake in the Frigidaire, of course! Please join Mart as he attempts to escape the torture of eating a cursed fruitcake. A Secret Santa giftfic for the lovely Bonnie, this story was originally posted December 20, 2012.  yellow star

button A Helping Hand  Exhausted and overwhelmed, emergency resident physician Brian Belden faces his beggest challenge yet...on his own. Or is he? Posted for Mal and Ryl's Fourth Annual Halloween Writing Challenge and originally posted October 15, 2012.  yellow star

button Games  Another CWE #3 story, inspired by my favorite Sleepyside hermit. Originally posted September 28, 2012.  yellow star

button True  During a road trip, the five younger Bob-Whites find themselves in a strange small town in the wilds of Ark-La-Tex. Written for the Jixemitri CWE #3 challenge, "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words", this is the beginning of a crossover with the characters of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse books/HBO’s True Blood series.  yellow star

button The Drop  My dd #1 was inspired by CWE #3, too! She was very intrigued by the notion of writing something to be a specific amount of words, and worked hard to tell her story within the word limit.  blue star

button The Longest Night of the Year  Trixie discovers a special kind of magic on the night of the Winter Solstice. Written as a Secret Santa gift for the lovely Mal, 2011.  yellow star

button A Process of Elimination  Trixie is positive that someone has a secret. Will she figure it out? Submitted for Ryl and Mal’s 3rd Annual Halloween Challenge, 2011. yellow star

button Chapter 9, Surprise Party  To celebrate Jixemitri's 11th anniversary, intrepid Jixers retold the Mystery at Bob-White Cave (#11) through the eyes of Trixie's friends. I wrote Chapter 9 from Mrs. Moore's point of view. Link will take you to my chapter; the group story index may be found here.  blue star

button Blue Balls  Affectionately dedicated to Kim (archergirl78) and to all the ladies in the gutter *wink*. Mart and his roommate are stuck at college over the holiday. Join him in an adventure with ...well, you know!  yellow star

button The Three Wise Men  What happens when too many males show an interest in the female Bob-Whites? A Christmas pageant, of course! Secret Santa 2010 giftfic for April W.  yellow star

button The Cool Ones  For Ryl and Mal's Second Annual Halloween Writing Challenge, I wrote a spoof based on the scene from Twilight where Jacob tells Bella the story of “The Cold Ones”. Link will take you to the Halloween Writing Challenge home at Mal's site. Enjoy Mal's super-cool graphics as you read! blue star

button Ring of Fire  For the tenth anniversary of Jixemitri, PatK, Ronda, WendyM, and I joined forces to write a story about Dan, ten years after he joined the BWGs. We had a great time plotting and planning. Warning: you might need a hanky with this. yellow star

button I'd Like to Hitch a Ride With Santa Claus Bobby Belden is feeling left out when the Bob-Whites desert him for their own Christmas party, but Trixie convinces him he has an important duty - watching for Santa's arrival. What happens when he spies a sleigh outside? I had the honour of writing for the lovely and talented Trish during the 2009 Secret Santa giftfic exchange, and since her version of Bobby is one of my favorites, I couldn't resist showcasing the little imp! blue star

button  Bright Lights After a fun evening at a dance, Trixie is driving home alone. Or is she? Written for the Jix Halloween Writing Challenge of 2009; link will take you to the Halloween Writing Challenge home at Mal's site. yellow star

button  Ties That Bind There's a stranger in Sleepyside, and he's determined to get back something that belongs to him. Can the Bob-Whites foil his plan? This Halloween group story was written by Team RoMaRyl - the lovely Ronda (Rolyru), Mary N (Dianafan), and me! yellow star

button  It's a Matter of Choice For the ninth anniversary of Jixemitri, teams of writers worked together to give a peek into the lives of the Bob-Whites' nine main parent figures. I was honored to join with the fabulous Ronda and Vivian in this story about Mr. Maypenny. Enjoy the beautiful page layout and graphics created by the very talented Dana! Link will take you to the story's home at Jix. blue star

button The Eighth Bob-White? The Bob-Whites made many new friends while solving mysteries in the series. Could any of them become the eighth Bob-White? This is a joint project for the eighth anniversary of Jixemitri, in which I was joined by Mary N/Dianafan. blue star

button Birthday Emergency It's Diana's birthday, but everything seems to be going wrong! yellow star

button Soothing Ruffled Feathers Diana and Mart are married, and he still celebrates her birthday in his own special way. yellow star

button Stranded!  Trixie sees a mysterious object submerged in the Wheelers' lake while she and Honey are rowing in the Water Witch. This is my submission for Dana and WendyM's Virtual Trixie Camp Writing challenge. It's located at Dana's awesome site. yellow star

button A Night of Revelry For Jixemitri's eighth anniversary, a group of writers came up with a new mystery for the Bob-Whites, using chapter titles from The Secret of the Mansion. This is my chapter. Here is the index of the whole story. yellow star

button Seven Questions in Seven Categories  For the seventh anniversary of Jix, Vivian and I teamed up to compose this quiz over all things Trixie-related. The link will take you to Vivian's site, and you can admire her fabulous page design skills as you test your knowledge of Trixie trivia. yellow star

button Chapter 14 of Trixie Belden and the Mysterious Code - as told by her friends.  This is my submission to the Jix seventh anniversary group story. The index of all chapters can be found hereblue star



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