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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

Her Lively, Sportive Manner Written by Stacy. Dot Georgiana Darcy becomes concerned with the lively, sportive manner in which Elizabeth Darcy, nee Bennet, teases her new husband. ~P&P~ Last update 06/07/2012

Understanding Love Written by Florence. Dot Oh, she had known he had faults, but she had flattered herself into thinking he had changed his ways for her. How wrong she had been! Not only had he not changed at all, but she had soon realised the man she had fallen in love with had never existed. ~P&P~ Last update 06/07/2012

A Half Hour's Quiet Reflection Written by Stacy. Dot After she persuaded her father that Mr. Darcy was indeed the man she wished to marry, "Elizabeth's mind was [then] relieved from a very heavy weight; and, after half an hour's quiet reflection in her own room, she was able to join the others with tolerable composure." (Pride & Prejudice, Chapter XVII) So now, I must beg the question: What did poor Mr. Darcy do during this time? ~P&P~ Last update 06/01/2012

An Incomplete Education Written by Stacy. Dot The endings of "A Half Hour's Quiet Reflection" and "Another Half Hour's Quiet Reflection" both point to a discussion of a philosophical bent between Mary Bennet and Mr. Darcy. This is the content of that conversation. ~P&P~ Last update 06/01/2012

Another Half Hour’s Quiet Reflection Written by Stacy. Dot This is a companion piece to "A Half Hour's Quiet Reflection", in which the author examines Elizabeth Bennet's use of the time spent alone in her room, while Mr. Darcy frets below stairs. What did she do for half an hour? ~P&P~ Last update 06/01/2012

Behind the Potted Plant Written by Steve. Dot Mr. Darcy does his best to hide out at the Meryton assembly, but his shyness is overcome by the potent combination of Mrs. Potter's punch and a beautiful, but impertinent country miss. ~P&P~ Last update 06/01/2012

Something Good This Way Comes Written by Stacy. Dot The day after receiving, and accepting, Mr. Darcy's proposal of marriage, Bingley arrives with his friend to spend the morning at Longbourn, and he "shook [Elizabeth's] hand with such warmth, as to leave her in no doubt of his good information." This is the story of how Bingley came by that good information. ~P&P~ Last update 06/01/2012

Caroline & the Scotsman Written by Elena. Caroline Bingley refuses to make amends with Mr. Darcy, and is sent off to Scotland. Perhaps a change in scendery will change her attitude? ~P&P~ Last update 05/19/2012

In Defense of a Most Beloved Sister Written by Tanya. “Do you think that any consideration would tempt me to accept the man, who has been the means of ruining, perhaps for ever, the happiness of a most beloved sister?" Strangely ambiguous wording, don't you think? What would have happened if Darcy had interpreted her words differently on that fateful evening? The two would be conversing at cross-purposes, with significant consequences. ~P&P~ Last update 05/19/2012

The Education of Miss Lucas Written by Ali. Dot Why Charlotte believes what she does ~P&P~ Last update 05/19/2012

An Unwanted Engagement Written by Jessi L. Dot Darcy reluctantly becomes engaged to Caroline prior to joining Charles at Netherfield. He struggles between a lifetime in a loveless marriage or fighting for the woman of his dreams. ~P&P~ Last update 05/14/2012

Elizabeth/Darcy Written by Stacy. Dot A story told alternately through the eyes of Darcy and Elizabeth. Before going to Kent, Darcy meets his uncle who has befriended a tradesman's family, and has changed his outlook on 'society.' This causes Darcy to rethink his own principles. ~P&P~ Last update 05/14/2012

The Darcy Meditations Written by Stacy. Dot Fitzwilliam Darcy indulges in a wee bit of self-reflection, and discovers very little. ~P&P~ Last update 04/16/2012

Lost and Found Written by Lynae. When Elizabeth loses her memory because of an accident and is forced to recuperate at Pemberley, she finds love, friends, and adventures. But she is not the only one who realizes that sometimes finding something is worth all of the pain of what you have to lose. ~P&P~ Last update 03/23/2012

The Armoire Written by Miss Pat. Dot James Darcy's hiding place yields an eyeful. (As usual). ~P&P~ Last update 03/04/2012

The Italian Garden Written by MikeB. Elizabeth Bennet awakens to the pleasures of manipulating people and Darcy Fitzwilliams learns to loosen up. ~P&P~ Last update 03/04/2012

The Comfort You Might Have Had Sooner Written by Amy A-NW. Dot This is the first of two companion pieces; the one to follow is titled, "Your Comforts Delight My Soul." In this tale, Fanny Price receives a letter from Edmund during her stay in Portsmouth that stirs her to action. ~MP~ Last update 02/23/2012

Your Comforts Delight My Soul Written by Amy A-NW. Dot This is the companion story to "The Comfort You Might Have Had Sooner." Will a crisis and a letter open Edmund Bertram's eyes? ~MP~ Last update 02/23/2012

The "Pretty Woman" Version of Darcy's Proposal Written by JessicaW. Elizabeth knows Mr. Darcy to be a proud and unpleasant man. He confirms he is worse than she ever thought when he proposes that she become his mistress. His offer forces her to look at the world more cynically than she ever has, and, surprisingly, she finds grace and joy when she is least expecting it. ~P&P~ Last update 02/17/2012

The Treasure Chest Written by Robin H. Dot Mr. Darcy gives an unusual Valentine's Day gift to Elizabeth - one that they can both enjoy. ~P&P~ Last update 02/17/2012

A Matter of Secrecy Written by Mari A. Dot Adventure, Espionage, True Love: The Full Frontal Truth about Louisa Hurst's marriage and all that it entailed. ~P&P~ Last update 02/10/2012

A Sensible Girl Written by Maria F. Harriet Smith has more sense than it would at first appear. ~Em~ Last update 01/22/2012

Proud to be Prejudiced Written by Anita Misra. Dot A short look at some of Mrs. Bennet’s thoughts during the Netherfield Ball. ~P&P~ Last update 01/16/2012

Necessity is the Mother of Invention Written by Kathy Taylor. An unusual first meeting between Elizabeth, Bingley and Darcy leads them down a different path. ~P&P~ Last update 01/05/2012

In The Presence Of The Past Written by JudyK. Deceit and disdain once led to murder and tragedy in the Darcy household. Three members of three families discover that bitterness and rage can be overcome. They hope. ~P&P~ Last update 12/19/2011

Perfectly Able to Reflect Written by Nicki. Dot A missing scene from Sense and Sensibility, mingled with a scene from the 1995 film. Marianne is ill at Cleveland. Although she cannot talk, she is perfectly able to reflect. ~S&S~ Last update 12/04/2011

Protection and Tutelage Written by Buzzy. Darcy invited his cousin, Eleanor Fitzwilliam, to join him at Netherfield, where she takes Caroline Bingley under her wing, a position their hostess finds less mothering than smothering. But Caroline’s is not the only life Eleanor meddles in. ~P&P~ Last update 11/29/2011

Pride Prejudice and Perplexity Written by Jamie. Dot A mystery, which departs from the original story at the very end. Darcy loves Elizabeth... Elizabeth loves Darcy... but a sequence of unexpected mysteries gives Elizabeth (and others) reason to suspect that there is more to Mr Darcy than at first appeared... and that perhaps he is not such a fine fellow, after all. Can our handsome hero clear his good name... and will he be able to keep his precious secrets hidden from Elizabeth's inquisitive mind? ~P&P~ Last update 11/18/2011

Contentment Written by Lise. Dot It has been eight years since Sir Walter quit Kellynch Hall and Anne has been living with Lady Russell, when suddenly Captain Wentworth returns to England. ~Per~ Last update 10/29/2011

Dearest, Loveliest Caroline Written by Nikki N. Dot Elizabeth Bennet was appalled when she overheard Mr Darcy's proposal to Caroline Bingley. ~P&P~ Last update 10/16/2011

Epilogue Written by JanetR. Dot Leaving the story to your imagination, we go straight to the epilogue. ~P&P~ Last update 09/30/2011

First Kiss Written by Robin H. Dot Mr. Darcy requires but one thing to be completely happy, but will he be able to overcome his sense of honor to acquire what he needs? ~P&P~ Last update 09/30/2011

The Prize Written by Robin H. Dot Mr. Darcy is determined to claim his winnings, but who is the true victor? ~P&P~ Last update 09/30/2011

Bitter Mournings Written by Teg. Dot Approximately 15 years after the original story was set a newly widowed Mrs. Bennet copes with having to leave her longtime home of Longbourn while simultaneously encouraging a match between her eldest spinster daughter and the new tenant of Netherfield, Mr. Bingley. ~P&P~ Last update 09/06/2011

Henry Tilney's Heroine: A Northanger Abbey Vignette Written by Kaydee. Dot Henry Tilney is in love with Catherine Morland. In the effort to express his affections to Miss Morland he learns what it truly means to feel at home. ~NA~ Last update 08/17/2011

Never Knew I Wanted Written by Monique O. Dot Things don't turn out the way Lydia planned when she goes to Brighton. ~P&P~ Last update 08/17/2011

Saving Oakham Mount Written by JanetR. Dot The Story of The Hertfordshire Trust for the Preservation and Protection of Local Landmarks and Young Ladies' Virtue ~P&P~ Last update 08/17/2011

The Truth Written by Sandra C. Dot After the Huntsford proposal, Darcy and Elizabeth seek forgiveness from one another through a series of letters. Conversing openly allows them to come to know each other on a deeper level than either could have imagined and they find that special bond that can only be formed through honesty with each other and themselves. ~P&P~ Last update 08/16/2011

A Mother's Love Written by StephH. Dot It is the wedding day of Elizabeth Darcy's daughter. How well does Elizabeth handle the emotions of giving her daughter away and who's there to help her through it? ~P&P~ Last update 07/21/2011

Husband Hunting in Brighton Written by Ulrike. Having failed to catch a rich husband in Bath, Isabella Thorpe is now heading for Brighton. ~NA~ Last update 07/21/2011

Sheep, Spirits and Smugglers Written by Sarah Waldock. Dot A follow on from the events of 'Cousin Prudence' about George and Emma Knightley and what they did next. Mr Knightley wants to extend his flock of sheep and goes to a famous yearly sheep fair to do so, where he and Emma become mixed up in rather more than they had bargained for. ~Em~ Last update 07/21/2011

A Handful of Letters Written by Mari A. Dot A handful of letters exchanged over the course of only a few days turn out to be something that one cannot recover from in a life-time. ~Per~ Last update 07/18/2011

By Any Other Name Written by Sarah Waldock. Dot Mrs Darcy has presented her husband with their firstborn and the question of what to call him arises ~P&P~ Last update 06/30/2011

I have known him ever since he was four years old Written by Ariella. This is the story from Mrs. Reynolds point of view. ~P&P~ Last update 06/30/2011

The Thoughts of Anne de Bourgh Written by Sarah Waldock. Dot Anne de Bourgh has some good reasons to feel at odds with the world and to display an uncommunicative and ill natured seeming front, and her thoughts here explain something of why she might appear as she does. ~P&P~ Last update 06/30/2011

Fits and Starts Written by Jess A. Dot Edmund and Fanny Bertram overcome their shyness on their first night of marriage. ~MP~ Last update 06/26/2011

Sardines at Hartfield Written by Nisha. Dot Instead of alphabet squares, Frank Churchill suggests a game of Sardines. ~Em~ Last update 06/26/2011


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