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  1. Summary

    Three parallel stories, filling multiple requests: Rick's nurse - who is/was she - and could she live, a viable Shane/Lori story, Daryl/Michonne, Merle/Princess.

    Will contain references to homophobia typical to small town Southern culture due to a past relationship between Shane and Rick during their late teens and college years.

    Life is Unknowable: An OC nurse cares for Rick after the hospital massacre, but survives to help Rick. He doesn't go to Atlanta in time to find his family.

    Life is Unthinkable: Without Rick, the quarry group will face a different future. The grief and emotions behind the Shane/Lori pairing will be actively explored.

    Separate the Old Life From the New: The Dixons arrive at the Atlanta Refugee Center before it falls. They exit the city with Michonne and Andre, a partnership that makes both Dixons have to reevaluate past upbringing and Merle's racist ties.

    Ignores webisodes as canon. No Woodbury, prison, or Terminus. Characters from any season are fair game. Children live.

    All three groups will eventually end up on the Georgia Coast near/on the Golden Isles around the time of Judith's birth.

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  2. Summary

    A multi-part TWD epic that re-imagines the ZA with prominent POVs being good-guy Shane and good-father Merle.

    "Repair Broken Men", spanning July 2010 through November 2011, 582k words:
    This is very, very AU on the Dixon background. It will have a redemption story of the Shane/Rick brotherhood: they will not lose each other in this world. Lori does get her own redemption arc.

    No Caryl, Rickyl, Richonne, or Bethyl. Canon LGBT characters will remain as such.

    "In the Service of Others", set beginning May 2017:
    The sequel will be darker than Part One, primarily due to changes for the Saviors storyline. The nature of the AU world developed in the Homestead stories does not allow for the redemption of a man of Negan's violence and dubcon. Please be aware that Negan will die in this sequel.

    In the Service of Others isn't about war, or strength, but instead of just how far a person will go to protect others even at the cost of their own soul... thus the title.

    A third story will cover the Whisperer encroachment into Allied territory.

    End Note will serve as an epilogue set 100 years post-ZA.
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  3. Summary

    The Lost Deputy stories are not actually a series, but a collection of unrelated stories featuring Shane Walsh if he left the farm prior to the attempt to kill Rick. All are in response to reader requests (with one as a request from my RL beta reader). All three stories could also be called the Canine Collection, because all will features dogs of some sort.

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  4. Summary

    Yeah, if you're going through Hell
    Keep on moving, face that fire
    Walk right through it
    You might get out
    Before the devil even knows you're there
    - Rodney Atkins, If You're Going Through Hell

    The first two stories are a pair of companion stories that are set to run alongside each other, initially focusing on Sophia being missing. While originally intended to merge into a third story, plans changed. Development in each story will continue between the paired couple and their relationships with Sophia, the other children, and the other residents.

    A third story is officially planned with Merle, with possible future stories to cover these pairings (and respective POVs): Beth/Tara, Jesus/Aaron.

    Since I don't intended to explore the Virginia seasons, characters from those seasons will turn up in the Georgia stories.

    Themes: Families of choice. Redemption through good deeds. Accurate survival skills. Past child abuse. Medical recoveries. Abandonment issues. Mental health issues. Suicidal thoughts. Past domestic abuse. Difficult pregnancy. Judith IS Shane's daughter.

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  5. Summary

    A series of stories planned to feature various romances as they bloom into being, in the style of the Harlequin Romance novels that follow a series of people in a town or family as they find romance and marriage. Planned Couples: Shane/Carol, Beth/Eugene, Daryl/Connie, Merle/Lori, Rick/Michonne, Paul (Jesus)/Glenn, Tara/Denise.

    Currently a non-ZA project, with a more modern setting. Character ages and backgrounds may be vastly different from the show. Opening chapter of the series is the night of Carl Grimes birth, so many characters will be in their early twenties. Possible beginning of a series that may turn to ZA 10-15 years in the future.

    Themes: Families of choice. Past child abuse. Past domestic violence. Past sexual abuse of an adult character. Single parents. Small town Southern life and politics. Unplanned pregnancies. Parental suicide.

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    Neither of them is looking for anything but comfort.

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  2. Public Bookmark 5

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    Lori had never been more homesick in her life and Shane was the biggest slice of home she was ever going to get. God couldn’t even judge her because Lori was convinced no God of hers would’ve brought this hell to earth.

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  3. Public Bookmark 21

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    When Hershel Greene suffers a massive stroke, his daughter Beth knows it’s only a matter of time before she loses her beloved father. Living on the family property is Shane Walsh, the resident bad boy cop who finds himself an outcast after an affair with his former partner’s wife leaves him without his best friend, and a bad reputation that he knows he’ll never live down. As Beth steels herself for the inevitable loss of her father she enlists Shane’s help in fixing up the old farmhouse for sale. It’s then that she begins to see past Shane’s transgressions, and realizes that there’s more to him than his reputation suggests. Will she sell the house and move to a new life in Atlanta with her sister? Or will she take a chance on the good man who made a bad choice?

    AU - no zombies. Rated Explicit for future reasons, tags will change as the story progresses.

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    This is the story of how Peter gets married without technically dating anyone.

    “You can bring your boyfriend with you,” Talia says.
    Peter stops giving Henry more bits of dried fruit to stare at his sister “Boyfriend?”
    “Of course!” Talia gestures at Stiles who looks around behind him with wide eyes. “I’m sure the whole family would be interested in meeting your young man.”

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