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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

The Power of a Sword Written by Peter. Dot Lydia acquires a sword at the Netherfield Ball. ~P&P~ Last update 12/10/2016

A Million Smiles Written by Kathy. Dot A story about a father and a son. ~P&P~ Last update 05/29/2016

Bedtime Stories Written by Kathy. Dot Catherine Tilney tells her children a very familiar fairy tale. ~NA~ Last update 05/29/2016

In the beginning Written by Jim G.M. Dot Bingley's the name; Charles Bingley. A possible explanation to a question that must be asked, indeed has probably been many times. ~P&P~ Last update 05/29/2016

Mother and Daughter Written by Kathy. Dot Elizabeth discusses Mr.Darcy's insult with her mother. ~P&P~ Last update 05/29/2016

Mrs. Bennet is Dead - Charlotte's Gambit Written by Peter. Dot Mrs. Bennet's vow to never speak to Elizabeth again is achieved although hardly as she expected. ~P&P~ Last update 05/29/2016

Painting the Clouds with Sunshine Written by Jim G.M. Dot An idea is inspirational. An idea that involves Lady Catherine De Bourgh in the mind of Mr Collins is earth-shattering. ~P&P~ Last update 05/29/2016

PerfectLizzy© Meets Her Match Written by Jack C. Dot Mr. Darcy talks to PerfectLizzy©. ~P&P~ Last update 05/29/2016

Responsibilities Written by Peter. Dot What might happen if Darcy decides against simply writing off his father's godson with a simple payoff and instead attempts to further his father's wishes for Wickham taking into account what he knows about Wickham's character? This plots out a different road for Darcy and Elizabeth. ~P&P~ Last update 05/29/2016

The Other Mr. Bingley Written by Peter. Dot What if Charles Bingley had an older, more determined brother who visits Netherfield when Elizabeth is there nursing Jane? ~P&P~ Last update 05/29/2016

A Friendly Game of Hide and Seek Written by Sandy W. Dot Where is Mr. Bingley? That is the question baffling friends and family alike in the days following the Netherfield Ball. ~P&P~ Last update 01/09/2016

An Inebriated Non-Proposal Written by BethW. Dot What if Col. Fitzwilliam were to convince Darcy to practice his proposal before asking for Elizabeths hand? ~P&P~ Last update 01/09/2016

Fitzwilliam Darcy Elopes Written by BethW. Dot When Elizabeth receives the news concerning Lydias elopement with Mr. Wickham, Mr. Darcy proposes a plan to divert gossip away from Elizabeths younger sister in order to save her from a life as Mrs. Wickham. ~P&P~ Last update 01/09/2016

Darcy's Good Turn Written by Jim G.M. Dot A holiday poem. ~P&P~ Last update 12/19/2015

The Education of a Chaperon Written by Mari A. Dot Dire times force the British government to enact drastic measures, and Elizabeth Bennet is forced to seek out the education of a chaperon in order to comply with the new laws. ~P&P~ ~Em~ Last update 12/19/2015

We Met in Hunsford Written by Peter. Dot Elizabeth is sent to London in the fall of 1811 to stay with the Gardiners and to partake of the little season. She does not return to Longbourn until the Gardiners visit at Christmas. She encounters none of the Netherfield Park party. ~P&P~ Last update 12/18/2015

Fearless, but never feckless Written by Jim G.M. Dot The truth of a story can only be judged in the hearing of it. In keeping with many of the citizens of Meryton, gossip and rumour sometimes over-rule sense. ~P&P~ Last update 11/21/2015

They must have heard about Mary Written by Jim G.M. Dot What if? Is an oft used alternative scenario in tale-telling. So then, what if we made a gracious nod in Jane Austen's direction and promised to follow her guidelines, but turned a few things on their heads in her Regency era comedy of manners, amidst the rattle of carriage wheels down in Meryton in the mud, can we hope she will be gracious and forgive us? ~P&P~ Last update 11/21/2015

With Just a Little Guidance Written by ShannaG. Dot With just a little guidance from their aunt, the Bennets all make advantageous matches. ~P&P~ Last update 11/21/2015

All This Joy Written by Renee B. Dot The birth of their first grandchild brings unanticipated healing to Elizabeth and Darcy. A "Sweet Strain" vignette and epilogue. ~P&P~ Last update 10/25/2015

And Never A Cross Word Written by jancat. Dot Someone once said it takes a village to raise a child. Sometimes that village includes the hired help. Mrs. Reynolds proves herself a helpful figure to Darcy throughout all the years of her life at Pemberley. ~P&P~ Last update 10/25/2015

The Beginning of a Life-long Friendship Written by JanetR. Dot A peek at two of Austen's characters as children. ~P&P~ Last update 10/25/2015

Mr. Darcys P&P POV Written by Jack C. Dot Pride and Prejudice from Darcy's perspective. ~P&P~ Last update 08/30/2015

Tapestry of Lives Written by Jean M. Dot Witty and intelligent, Miss Elizabeth Bennet has vowed that nothing but the deepest love shall tempt her into matrimony, a tenuous prospect for a poor gentlewoman in 19th century England. She rejects an unexpected offer of marriage from wealthy Mr. Darcy, only to realize that he is just the sort of man to whom she might entrust her heart. After sharing the story with her father, Elizabeth returns to London and finds herself unexpectedly in Darcys company once again. Set along this new path, will the couple manage to reconcile their differences and plan a life together while enduring the foibles of family, friends, and British high society? ~P&P~ Last update 08/30/2015

Walk With Me Written by Peter. Dot While Elizabeth gets a bit of excellent advice from her friend Charlotte Collins while staying at the Hunsford Parsonage, it is the fact that the encounter with Colonel Fitzwilliam occurs a day early that changes the dynamics of her stay at the Parsonage. ~P&P~ Last update 08/30/2015

Incontrovertible Evidence Written by Amytat. Dot Elizabeth and Mr. Bennet seek to prove or debunk some ideas about Mr. Darcy. ~P&P~ Last update 05/25/2015

Ten Interludes or How You Dealt with Love Written by CathyElizabethKing. Dot A short one shot in ten interludes. Elizabeth"s feelings from the reception of The Letter to Darcy"s return to Netherfield ~P&P~ Last update 05/25/2015

They Walked In The Aftermath Written by EC Matton. Dot Tom Bertram notices his cousin in the days and weeks following his sister"s disgrace. ~MP~ Last update 05/25/2015

I Charles Bingley Written by Jim G.M. Dot Rumour and statement without proof or foundation is unworthy of consideration or judgement. To make decisions based on such is folly and unworthy. Only truth can combat what are effectively no more than lies. ~P&P~ Last update 05/24/2015

Stranger than Fiction Written by Jim G.M. Dot Mr Collins, tired of his role being downplayed in the events of the Darcy/Bennet affair, decides to reveal the truth of it all. His revelations are somewhat different than we were led to believe. ~P&P~ Last update 05/24/2015

Elegy Written by Suzanne O. Dot A small scene from Fanny and Edmund's married life. ~MP~ Last update 05/23/2015

More Responsible Than We Realized Written by Jim D. Dot Lizzy feels obligated to accept Darcys proposal at Hunsford for reasons of financial prudence, but Darcy wants her hand and her heart, and will settle for nothing less. ~P&P~ Last update 05/23/2015

Wardrobe Malefaction Written by JanetR. Dot A story starring Bingley, with Darcy in a featured role. also proving, had there been any doubt, that this author will go to almost criminally convoluted ends simply to get to that last line and achieve a pun. ~P&P~ Last update 05/23/2015

A Two Days' Courtship Written by Suzanne O. Dot Freshly engaged, Elizabeth and Darcy adjust to their new relationship. ~P&P~ Last update 02/21/2015

Almost Persuaded Written by ShannaG. Dot Anne is almost persuaded by Lady Russell but listens to other family members and decides to remain engaged but delay the marriage. ~Per~ Last update 02/21/2015

The Road Back Written by Peter. Dot The Gardiners take their trip to The Lakes and Elizabeth never visits Pemberley. ~P&P~ Last update 02/21/2015

Upon Reflection Written by Peter. Dot Elizabeth is slightly more perspicuous and thoughtful, and does not fall for Wickham's story, leading to an earlier resolution to a attachment to Darcy. Mrs. Gardiner also plays an expanded role. ~P&P~ Last update 01/24/2015

Compassion For Me Written by Rose F. Dot Charlotte Lucas teases and shows her compassion as a sprained ankle at the Mertyon Assembly leads to a very different set of events. ~P&P~ Last update 12/13/2014

The Aubergine Amaryllis Written by Justine. Dot The Aubergine Amaryllis, defender of the monarchy and fine fashion, finds that his time may have come and gone. Persuasion, Regency, very silly. ~Per~ Last update 12/13/2014

Because of the Mud Written by Suzanne O. Dot Consequences depending on fall into mud with a gentleman. ~P&P~ Last update 09/20/2014

Is that Our Chambermaid in Disguise? Written by Suzanne O. Dot Elizabeth must brave every obstacle to retrieve something valuable to her. ~P&P~ Last update 09/20/2014

Little Things Matter Written by ShannaG. Dot Darcy renews a prior acquaintance with Mr. Bennet at the Meryton assembly and that little thing changes everything. ~P&P~ Last update 09/20/2014

That He Had Sprained His Ankle Written by Rosie J. Dot Events for Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy progress rather differently thanks to a sprained ankle. ~P&P~ Last update 09/20/2014

Tripping the Light Fantastic Written by jancat. Dot Alterations to the best-laid plans occur when one P&P character gulps his dinner before the Meryton Assembly. ~P&P~ Last update 09/20/2014

You Must Allow Me to Tell You Written by Rose F. Dot Five and twenty years after their marriage, Darcy mourns the loss of his beloved Elizabeth and all the things left unsaid. ~P&P~ Last update 09/20/2014

Pride and Pettiness Written by Sarah M. Dot Elizabeth is a relation of Darcy's and happens to visit Hertfordshire at the same time. He doesn't recognise her and perpertrates his usual assembley insults as well as inadvertantly cutting her. ~P&P~ Last update 08/23/2014

The Happiest Creature in the World Written by Rose F. Dot After the Netherfield party leaves for London, Elizabeth is determined to save Jane from a loveless marriage. ~P&P~ Last update 08/23/2014

Comfort & Consequence Written by Lizzy C. Dot A distant relative leaves the Bennet girls a fortune, sending them to London to look for husbands a few years before the main action of Pride & Prejudice. Jane and Bingley hit it off quickly, but Darcy and Elizabeth must still work through his pride and her prejudice. ~P&P~ Last update 07/04/2014

Loose Threads: Charlotte Written by Lizzy C. Dot When Charlotte is given a small annuity in return for an inestimable service to Mr. Darcy, her prospects alter considerably. Rejecting the first suitor who comes to hand, she finds happiness at Pemberley instead. A sequel to Comfort & Consequence. ~P&P~ Last update 07/04/2014

The Unexpected Written by Lise. Dot Anne Elliot faces an uncertain future after the death of her father. ~Per~ Last update 07/04/2014

A Lesson Learned Means A Future Earned Written by April. Dot On the morning of his first assembly at Meryton, Darcy receives a letter that changes his opinion of the evening. ~P&P~ Last update 06/22/2014

Rank of Life Written by Zee. Dot This is for the challenge to write a story based on your favorite picture/caption pairing on the Dwiggie start page. Caption: The only unmarried man in P&P hides behind the heroine. ~P&P~ Last update 06/22/2014

Go Straight At 'Em Written by Jim D. Dot Captain Fred and Anne experience the "April Showers" when they take a walk after running into each other at Molland's. ~Per~ Last update 03/15/2014

Merry Christmas, George Written by Tina. Dot After three years of marriage, George Knightley worries that Emma isnt happy. ~Em~ Last update 03/04/2014

Adventures at Morecastle Written by Suzanne O. Dot A lucky meeting in the seaside town of Morecastle results in a series of light-hearted adventures and misadventures, accompanied by prodigious amounts of flirting. ~P&P~ Last update 02/17/2014

Desperate Measures Written by Jim D. Dot Mr. William Elliot tries to compromise Anne during the Octagon Room scene ~Per~ Last update 12/10/2013

Tree of Life: Charlotte & the Colonel Written by Ginger. Dot Injured in battle, Colonel Fitzwilliam receives enlightenment in his darkest hour. The lessons learned have far reaching implications, allowing him to shape his destiny as something more than just the second son of an earl. With the help of Anne, Darcy, and new friends, follow the forging of a man"s character through waiting, war, a woman, and three simple words. ~P&P~ Last update 12/10/2013

Mr Prices Solitary Candle Written by Claire16. Dot A letter from Sir Thomas provides much food for thought. Will Mr Price receive the news of his daughters intended marriage as hospitably as he received her into his home? ~MP~ Last update 11/18/2013

Angling For Love Written by jancat. Dot Even the best-laid plans go awry for a clear-thinking girl like Mary Bennet. She was no whelp. She didn't hide her humiliation with a cough, like Kitty. Or an idiotic giggle, like Lydia or Mama. No, Mary had a plan to find love. ~P&P~ Last update 10/11/2013

Lizzy and the Three Ghosts Written by NN S. Dot On the eve of her tour of Pemberley, Elizabeth Bennet is visited by three ghosts, showing her the past, present and future. ~P&P~ Last update 10/11/2013

Polite Written by Suzanne O. Dot Elizabeth grows impatient with her very civil suitor, who has yet to propose. ~P&P~ Last update 10/11/2013

Very Artful People Written by JanetR. Dot A Forced Marriage Scenario and Bodice-Ripper in which Charlotte Collins exhibits her skill at matchmaking. ~P&P~ Last update 10/11/2013

Claims of Duty Written by Rosie J. Dot A chance meeting in Ramsgate changes everything for Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. ~P&P~ Last update 09/13/2013

The Brighton Effect Written by Shemmelle. Dot Kitty's chance to go to Brighton with Lydia may just change everyone's fate. ~P&P~ Last update 09/13/2013

The Christian Effect Written by Shemmelle. Dot After the marriages of her sisters, Mary is determined to use her time in London wisely and find a publisher for her improving tracts. Unfortunately her plans go awry, but she does meet a handsome young man. ~P&P~ Last update 09/13/2013

The Pemberley Effect Written by Shemmelle. Dot Lizzy returns from a pleasant and illuminating Derbyshire visit to discover just how close her family came to ruin while she was away. A Companion Piece to The Brighton Effect. ~P&P~ Last update 09/13/2013

A Proposal from Fitzwilliam Written by Nikki N. Dot Elizabeth receives a marriage proposal when visiting her sister at Hunsford. ~P&P~ Last update 08/24/2013

Richard Marches Forth Written by Hazel. Dot Col. Richard Fitzwilliam has always been noted for his bravery. Yet, when he finds himself in a situation where his courage seems to elude him, he wonders whether he will be successful in his conquest. ~P&P~ Last update 08/24/2013

Whisper of the Heart Written by Tobe. Dot Lady Anne does what she can to prevent her son from coming to an understanding with their neighbor and long time acquaintance Elizabeth Bennet. ~P&P~ Last update 08/10/2013

Letters Written by Lynae. Dot A drabble, centered on Anne DeBourgh. ~P&P~ Last update 07/09/2013

Daisies Written by CathyElizabethKing. Dot All Elizabeth wants is Daisies. And eventually Darcy gives them to her. ~P&P~ Last update 06/03/2013

A Man of No Consequence Written by Heather F. Dot An accident forces Mr. Bennet to ask for Elizabeth's help in managing his estate, while Bingley's arrival at Netherfield coincides with the abrupt departure of its dishonest steward. When Darcy offers to find a suitable replacement, his generosity has unexpected repercussions. ~P&P~ Last update 06/02/2013

The Right to Interfere in His Happiness Written by Jim D. Dot Captain Wentworth tells Lady Russell what he really thinks. ~Per~ Last update 05/20/2013

The Most Interesting Man in the World Written by Justine and Jancat. Dot Bingley contemplates his circumstance on a dreary Sunday night in London following his retreat from Netherfield. He and Darcy enjoy a bit of brandy while sharing their thoughts on love, life and women, and Bingley starts to see Darcy in a new light. ~P&P~ Last update 04/28/2013

An Irate Visitor from Kent Written by JanetR. Dot Elizabeth and her visitor talk in a prettyish kind of a little wilderness on one side of the lawn. ~P&P~ Last update 03/30/2013

Snowbound Written by Jack C. Dot Elizabeth Bennet, on her way from Kent to London after receiving Mr. Darcy's awful proposal and life-changing letter, falls victim to a freak spring snowstorm, and the only man who can save her is the one she had totally rejected as "the last man on Earth she could be prevailed on to marry." ~P&P~ Last update 03/30/2013

The Breaking Point Written by jancat. Dot It's late August at Rosings. Anger is all around. ~P&P~ Last update 03/30/2013

Colonel Fitzwilliam Takes a Walk Written by JanetR. Dot Mr. Darcy and Colonel Fitzwilliam have a conversation after leaving Rosings. ~P&P~ Last update 03/17/2013

Mr. Darcy Thinks Written by Margaret Ellen. Dot In this mostly interior monologue, Darcy tries to forget Elizabeth Bennet by thinking his way through his dilemma and getting on with his life. ~P&P~ Last update 03/17/2013

Pursuit To Scotland Written by Jim D. Dot In 1808, Frederick Wentworth, newly promoted to post captain, has written Anne, hoping to effect a reconciliation two years after their break-up. But another suitor is also seeking her hand, one who isn't nearly as genial as Charles Musgrove, and a whole lot more dangerous that William Elliot. ~Per~ Last update 03/17/2013

The Caroline Bingley Diaries Written by Mari A. Dot Not only Bridget Jones keeps a diary. During that fateful time when she met the Bennets and tried to become Mrs Darcy, Caroline Bingley confided all her thoughts to her Journal, just like Mr. Tilney thought every young lady should do. ~P&P~ Last update 03/17/2013

Of Dreams Written by BethW. Dot Why is Mr. Darcy so sure of his acceptance when he proposes to Elizabeth Bennet? ~P&P~ Last update 02/25/2013

A Matter of Trust Written by Nerin. Dot Edmund Bertram awakens to his feelings for Fanny Price, but Fanny is afraid to trust him with her heart. ~MP~ Last update 02/20/2013

Another Daunting Task Written by Mabel K. Dot A sequel to "A Daunting Task." With their two elder brothers happily married, the two Darcy daughters, Jane and Lizzy, find that daily life can sometimes be quite daunting, indeed! ~P&P~ Last update 02/20/2013

Astonished in Derbyshire Written by Suzanne O. Dot Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy do not see each other in Kent, but she visits Pemberley with the Gardiners, only to find many surprises await her there. ~P&P~ Last update 02/20/2013

The Dandy and the Dame Written by Cindy C., Jen P., Mortie, & Alicia M. Dot When Lady Catherine and Anne deBourgh go to Bath, they meet some very interesting people and find love where they least expected it. ~P&P~ ~Per~ Last update 02/20/2013

Forbidden Destiny Written by Tanisha. Dot Elizabeth Bennet Wickham travels to Hertfordshire alone, and must be rescued by a handsome stranger along the way. ~P&P~ Last update 02/12/2013

A Delicate Rose Written by Justine and Jancat. Dot In this Twelfth Night role-reversal, Lady Catherine De Bourgh and Darcy do a little do-si-do about the importance of family, rank, and the proper order of things after she is brought face-to-face with an unexpected visitor from the past. ~P&P~ Last update 02/08/2013

A Narrow Escape Written by Mary S. Dot On her wedding day Fanny Price makes a decision that will drastically change the course of her life. ~MP~ Last update 02/08/2013

To Tell The Truth Written by Steve. Dot Events transpire in a totally different way when Lizzy responds with the truth to a question by Mrs. Reynolds. ~P&P~ Last update 02/08/2013

Sheep May Safely Graze: A Twelfth Night Reversal Written by Justine and Jancat. Dot In this role reversal set at Rosings, Miss Anne De Bourgh and Colonel Fitzwilliam appear to have switched personalities and bodies, resulting in some rather farcical goings-on and an earlier-than-usual happy ending in an otherwise canon-ish setting. ~P&P~ Last update 01/14/2013

So Forced a Relinquishment Written by Suzanne O. Dot Fredrick Wentworth did not know what waited him in the orchard that day. Missing/expanded scene. ~Per~ Last update 01/14/2013

Georgie Writes a Note Written by Margaret Ellen. Dot Georgiana wonders why her brother is so melancholy. His good friend Mr. Bingley seems to be suffering from the same malady. Georgie is determined to solve the problem that has beset her brother and his best friend. ~P&P~ Last update 12/16/2012

Mr. Darcy's Night before Christmas Written by Renee B. Dot On the Christmas Eve following his stay in Hertfordshire, Mr. Darcy has a mysterious experience that causes him to reconsider the Misses Bennet. ~P&P~ Last update 12/16/2012

Five Conversations Which Never Happened Written by Suzanne O. Dot Five Pride and Prejudice scenes which individually diverge from the story at various interesting points. ~P&P~ Last update 11/30/2012

Making the Best of a Bad Lot Written by Cindy C., Jen P., Mortie, & Alicia M. Dot Mrs. Norris and Mrs. Rushworth find redemption at Northanger Abbey ~NA~ ~MP~ Last update 11/23/2012

Anne Does What She Must Written by Mari. Dot Lady Catherine had been biding her time for years because how ever long he took, she was sure her beloved nephew would wed her only daughter eventually. Imagine her shock when he announced suddenly that he would not. Anne also never dreamed it would come to this. She had watched her hardy, athletic cousin grow into a serious and demanding man who would probably expect much from a wife. The thought of what she must do was almost overwhelming, but her future depended upon it. When it was all said and done, she was her mother's daughter and knew how she must act. ~P&P~ Last update 10/27/2012


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