My Fan Fiction
I’ve been writing fan fiction for as long as I’ve been writing – which is quite a few years! My first fan fiction stories were set in the Star Wars universe. I wrote in pencil back then, because I appreciated the opportunity to erase any bad lines or ideas. Those stories are long gone, lost to time and fading lead lines.
I remember writing more fan fiction off and on through my grammar school and high school years. Those were mostly scenes and snippets – we call them drabbles, these days – with no real beginning or end. Sometimes, they lacked even the ghost of a plot. But it was a way for me to express myself and let my imagination run free. I didn’t keep many of those pieces either, though I had begun to type them out. In fact, I taught myself how to touch-type by transcribing my handwritten stories to a word processor! My college years offered me some time to write, but it was still just snippets. Until I got a piece of advice from a friend that set me on a new thought-path.
That was the advice I got from my friend: Finish the story. Even if it’s shit, you’ve finished it, and that’s more than 90% of people can say. I also figured out that a finished story is a lot easier to edit than a non-finished one. Looking at a story from a point of completion is a very different feeling from looking at a story in progress.
The Finished Bits
The stories below are all “finished,” at least to a point of completion that you’re not hanging on for the ending. I’ve written lots more snippets, scenes, drabbles, and dialogue in each of these fan universes over the years that I haven’t completed, but it doesn’t seem fair to offer them up when, in most cases, I have no intention of ever going back to them. There are exceptions, of course, and those are the challenge pieces that I wrote to satisfy some writing challenge I’d come across or that I’d placed upon myself.
Each universe link will take you to a new page for that universe. Subsequent links on those pages will take you to the stories.
Each story appears in its final form at the time of its completion. That means that I have not gone back and edited any of them to what might be considered my more mature standards. You’ll likely find errors and issues in many of them, but I ask that you accept these faults of my younger writer self. I think it’s important to accept my own growth. That includes accepting the ugliness of my earlier works. Besides, if I took the time to proof and edit all of these older stories, I’d have no time to work on anything new!