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They played together as boys Written by NatCR. A tragic accident befalls the Bennets, when the Earl of Denton is killed. His younger brother, Henry Bennet and his wife take in his young son, who becomes the playmate of their own son Thomas. ~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

A Little Less Prudence Shall Suffice Written by LauraS. A conveniently-timed invitation to visit his old friend Bingley for the Netherfield Ball provides Charlotte with a different sort of gentleman than her prudence might have otherwise compelled her to choose, and gives Mr. Wilson reason to renew his acquaintance with Bingley and Darcy further than he may otherwise have done. Would things change if Elizabeth is to visit Charlotte at Crenley Hall instead of Hunsford Parsonage? ~P&P~ Last update 09/20/2014

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

In the Way of Other Rich Men Written by magpier. Kitty and Mary are thrown in the way of the single friends of Darcy and Bingley. ~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

More Unexpectedness Written by Lise. When Anne travels to Shropshire with Mrs Croft, more unexpected things happen. A sequel to The Unexpected. ~Per~ Last update 08/23/2014

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

This Cannot Be! Written by Lori. After spending a day outdoors, Elizabeth returns home to discover some rather drastic alterations. ~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

A Lesson In the Theatre Written by Allison OM. Anne is quickly married to Colonel Fitzwilliam for reasons she cannot begin to understand. She is quickly widowed. In her new, independent state, she must come to terms with her own faults and find a way to carry on. At the same time, she begins to understand how the people around her have used her name and money for their own ends. ~P&P~ Last update 03/04/2014

Harriet Written by CathyElizabethKing. On the way to visit her sister and brother-in-law at Pemberley Mary Bennet is involved in a carriage accident which leaves her with amnesia. She wakes up with no recollection to whom she is, or where she came from. She must then battle with her own flashbacks and feelings towards the handsome Daniel Bracken, Earl of Greycote before they overwhelm her. Will she ever gain her memory back? ~P&P~ Last update 03/04/2014

Merry Christmas, George Written by Tina. Dot After three years of marriage, George Knightley worries that Emma isn’t 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

Loose Lips Written by Kent. Mr. Bennet learns of Darcy's first proposal shortly after Elizabeth returns from Kent. ~P&P~ Last update 01/19/2014

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

Cousins Written by Tobe. The younger daughter of Lady Catherine, Elizabeth de Bourgh, has a more intimate relationship with her cousin Darcy than anyone knows. ~P&P~ Last update 11/18/2013

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

The Content and The Cover Written by Hladini D. All that Glitters is gold right? NO! Follow Mary, the wallflower of the Bennet family, as she finds love and discovers that appearances can be deceptive and not everything one sees may always be the truth! ~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

All Darcy Could Do: The Longer Version Written by Mari. A chance encounter changes everything for Fitzwilliam Darcy. Clever man that he is, he realizes in time that Elizabeth Bennet is not the woman he thought she was. Proud man that he is, he knows he deserves more, and Elizabeth heartily agrees, she does, too. The path to self-knowledge can be painful but worthwhile even when it ends differently than one might expect. ~P&P~ Last update 05/20/2013

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

A Different Darcy Written by Nikki N. Miss Elizabeth Bennet could not like the gallant Mr Darcy of Pemberley, who appeared to be attached to Miss Bingley, but she later met a different Darcy. ~P&P~ Last update 04/28/2013

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

Lady Sophia Takes Charge Written by Lucie. Lady Sophia was Lady Anne's best friend and is Darcy's godmother. He always goes to her when he is troubled because he can trust her, especially with things he does not want to talk about with anyone, including his family. ~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

Jealousy Written by Suzanne O. Dot A drabble. ~P&P~ Last update 10/27/2012

The Personal Diaries of Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam Written by Lynne Robson. Dot Recently appointed as an Instructor at the Military Academy, Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam has a secret habit which he indulges on a regular basis. Every evening he takes an old, battered book from his trunk and writes down his thoughts and impressions of the day. ~P&P~ Last update 10/27/2012

At the Theatre Written by CPauline. Dot The well-to-do of Bath see Captain Wentworth and Anne Elliot at the theatre the Tuesday after their engagement. ~Per~ Last update 10/23/2012

Fanny, Victim of a Fatal Carriage Accident Written by Adelaide. Dot God protects children and fools, but Fanny Price finds that she is neither. ~MP~ Last update 10/23/2012

Saying Good-bye at Thornton Lacy Written by Adelaide. Dot Edmund Bertram must come to grips with the fact that he cannot treat Fanny Price as his sister. He must gird himself to face the loss. ~MP~ Last update 10/23/2012

Sonnet after the disastrous proposal Written by Ed S. Dot The title says it all. ~P&P~ Last update 10/23/2012

The Cold of the Night Written by CPauline. Dot Following an evening of dancing while she played the pianoforte, Anne tries to fall asleep. ~Per~ Last update 10/23/2012

The Colonel mends his ways Written by Charlotte P. Dot After his tale of Darcy’s interference fuels Elizabeth’s tirade, Colonel Fitzwilliam vows never to gossip again. However, he never said anything about meddling... ~P&P~ Last update 10/23/2012

The Confident Mr. Darcy Written by BethW. Dot Fitzwilliam Darcy's perspective is changed after the early death of his previous friend. Free of his conceit, he is able to come to his happily ever after much sooner (and without any angst). ~P&P~ Last update 10/23/2012

When Mr. Rushworth Kissed Fanny Written by Adelaide. Dot In a universe like Mansfield Park where the players are all the same, James Rushworth is a little brighter than he was in Miss Austen’s book. He sees his shot and he takes it. But does it all turn out differently—well, that depends. ~MP~ Last update 10/23/2012

Bingley's Background Written by Margaret Ellen. Dot Charles and Darcy explain to their fiancées how they became friends. The truth of Bingley's connection to trade is revealed. ~P&P~ Last update 10/08/2012

Leaving Nothing to Chance Written by Suzanne O. Dot Mr. Darcy makes plans to propose at Rosings, but things don't quite go the way he expects. ~P&P~ Last update 09/17/2012

An Endeavour At Civility Written by Jennifer Ray. Elizabeth was able to swallow her anger during Mr Darcy's first proposal and endeavoured to be civil in her answer. ~P&P~ Last update 08/11/2012

A Horse Throws a Shoe Written by Margaret Ellen. Dot Who knew when a horse threw a shoe that could start a relationship? Darcy and Elizabeth meet-cute on the road and share time in the Longbourn library. ~P&P~ Last update 07/26/2012

The Handsomest Woman of My Acquaintance Written by Monique O. Dot How Darcy went from thinking Elizabeth is "tolerable" to "the handsomest woman of my acquaintance". ~P&P~ Last update 07/26/2012

For the Love of Fanny Written by Adelaide. Dot When Henry Crawford reads an announcement in the newspaper that Edmund Bertram and Frances Price are marrying, he knows what he must do. While he regrets running off with Maria Rushworth, he will never marry that woman. Fanny needs to know that, and once she does, Henry is sure she will have no reason to want to marry Edmund. He must save her in time because why else would she be marrying Edmund except for Henry's disastrous mistake with Maria? Same universe as the story Her Partner for Life. ~MP~ Last update 07/08/2012

Her Partner in Life Written by Adelaide. Dot A woman who put passion above everything, Maria Rushworth née Bertram will spend the rest of her life with someone who loves her beyond reason. ~MP~ Last update 07/08/2012

His & Hers: The Greatest Gift Written by Stacy. Dot Darcy & Elizabeth search for the perfect gift for one another while apart. A courtship short. ~P&P~ Last update 07/08/2012

One Good Joke Written by Lisa G. Dot There is more to Mr. and Mrs. Bennet's relationship than meets the eye. ~P&P~ Last update 07/08/2012

Unequal Affections Vignette--The Wedding Day Written by Suzanne O. Dot A small story to accompany "Unequal Affections". ~P&P~ Last update 06/21/2012

A Lover's Rant - Sort of Written by Stacy. Dot As predicted, when Mr. Bennet offered to pay Wickham's debts, Mr. Darcy did refuse, but the older man got far more insight into the mind of his son-in-law than the lover's ranting and storming he had expected. ~P&P~ Last update 06/18/2012

Humouring Fate Written by Fay. A matchmaking Mrs. Bennet, a vivacious Miss Darcy, and a young and shy Bennet sister all conspire to make Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's happiness. What can they do but humour fate? ~P&P~ Last update 06/18/2012

P&P - Raven style Written by JessicaR. Dot Pride and Prejudice condensed into a poetic form based on (and in the first stanza, borrowing heavily from) Poe's "The Raven." ~P&P~ Last update 06/18/2012

00-Marriage Written by Lisa G. Dot When Charles Bingley becomes engaged, a band of weary bachelors, led by one Fitzwilliam Darcy, enter Hertfordshire ready to defend their bachelorhood against the match-making mamas and eager-to-wed daughters. But Hertfordshire has only one matchmaking mama in business and she is either a genius or utterly clueless... ~P&P~ Last update 06/17/2012

A Sidelined Conversation Written by Lisa G. Dot In which Lady Catherine and Mrs. Bennet share something akin to (proper) a conversation...Last update 06/17/2012

A Modest Proposal a la Bennet Written by Stacy. Dot Mr. Bennet reveals an unconventional solution for disposing of his two least deserving daughters. ~P&P~ Last update 06/07/2012


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