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Timing is Everything Written by BethW. Dot Almost immediately after Mr. Darcy begins his proposal to Elizabeth they are interrupted with disastrous news. As Mr. Darcy is sure of what Elizabeth’s response would be, he immediately acts as though she has already consented. ~P&P~ Last update 06/17/2019

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

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

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

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. epilogue abbey. ~P&P~ Last update 05/23/2017

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

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

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

To the Lakes We Go Written by Tro. Dot The Gardiners and Elizabeth do travel to the Lake District but Darcy plots to encounter them there. ~P&P~ Last update 12/09/2016

The Way It Ought to Be Written by Suzanne O. Dot the impulse of a moment in netherfield's drawing room leads to a more hasty proposal, and consequences that are painful, and humbling, and eventually happy. ~P&P~ Last update 11/15/2016

The Hole in the Road Written by Mrs. Radcliffofdespair. Dot devious ideas lurk beneath the genteel surface of longbourn. a family secret is born. ~P&P~ Last update 10/31/2016

Unfinished business (JAOCTGOHONO 2016) Written by The Esil Witch. Dot A - JAOCTGOHONO 2016 Halloween Challange ~Per~ Last update 10/31/2016

In the Year Six (another brief vignette) Written by Sarah X. Dot Captain Wentworth applies to Sir Eliot for Anne's hand ~Per~ Last update 09/30/2016

In Bath Written by Alicia M., Cindy C. And Jen P. Dot Mr Woodhouse goes to Bath and meets Mrs. Russell ~Em~ Last update 09/05/2016

In the Year Six (a brief vignette) Written by Sarah X. Dot Captain Wentworth attends a dance ~Per~ Last update 08/21/2016

A Little Alteration: Mrs. Forster's Friend Written by Sandy W. Dot In which Kitty goes to Brighton rather than Lydia and makes much better use of her visit. ~P&P~ Last update 08/15/2016

Persuaded to Romance (One-Shot) Written by Jim D. Dot In which Lady Russell champions Captain Wentworth's cause at the very beginning. ~Per~ Last update 08/09/2016

A World of Trouble and Economy Written by Janetr. Dot mr. bennet thinks he can predict mr. darcy’s behavior. but what if he’s wrong? ~P&P~ Last update 08/07/2016

A Night At Rosings Written by Lori. Dot When Mr. Collins insists she accompany them to Rosings that final evening, Elizabeth goes hoping the evening will be uneventful and quick. Little does she know. ~P&P~ Last update 07/20/2016

The Better Angels of Their Nature Written by Jancat. Dot In which Charles Bingley confronts the laxity of his parenting skills, the Darcys roll their eyes, and Caroline has a baby. ~P&P~ Last update 06/03/2016

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

PerfectLizzy® Meets Her Match Written by Jack C. Dot it’s a little early for april fools’ day, but what the hey. i’m going to be out of town, anyway. mr. darcy talks to perfectlizzy®. -ra ~P&P~ Last update 03/27/2016

Saving Grace Written by Kaydee. Dot Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam is battling the demons of his time on the battlefield when by chance he meets Grace MacKenna who is battling demons of her own. Neither is interested in romance, but just perhaps these two will be each other's saving grace. ~P&P~ Last update 02/09/2016

Sophia's Persuasion Written by Cpauline. Dot Shortly after arriving at KellynchHall, Captain Wentworth is forced to explain to his sister, his background with Anne. ~P&P~ Last update 01/12/2016

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 Elizabeth’s hand? ~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. Darcy’s 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 Darcy’s 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 Darcy’s 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


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