Disclaimer: I do not in any way own or profit from the characters or settings of Thunderbirds. They were created by Gerry Anderson, and the copyright is held by Granada. This story is for my own entertainment and that of others.
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This is a collection of single-chapter stories and poetry that I've written over the years for various challenges or prompts. I've included the author's notes for each item here, along with publication dates. I thank my friends Liz Beers, Christine Shultz, and Penelope Turner for betareading, corrections, and being sounding boards on one story or another.
Bedtime Song: This story was first published at FanFiction.net on May 26, 2003. Due to that site's subsequent policy change regarding songfics, I removed it from FanFiction.net and posted it to Fanfics.org sometime after that. However, fanfics.org was reformatted, and the date of that move is now lost. It was subsequently posted at Lunaescence Archives on April 25, 2006. The song, "I Don't Want To Live On The Moon", was written by Joe Raposo in 1987, and I took the lyrics from Jim Henson: A Sesame Street Celebration, copyright 1991, Children's Television Workshop and Jim Henson Productions.
Coming Online: Coming Online was first published on July 5, 2008 at Live Journal's fic_simplicity community, and on July 24, 2008 at FanFiction.net. The story is inspired slightly by fic_simplicity's prompt #43: birdsong, and primarily by darsynia's "First Line" meme on Live Journal. The meme was to take a first line from one of her stories and use it as a first line in different context/story. I underlined my choice.
Follow The Cat: This was written for the Tracy Island Writer's Forum Halloween fiction contest which, alas, I did not win. It was posted at FanFiction.net on October 31, 2003. I hope you enjoy this bit of Halloween furriness. It is fondly dedicated to two of my cats, Ink Jet and Cotton.
Hiatus: This story is written in response to the Classic Thunderbirds Showcase C2 group's challenge, “A Space Oddity and Occasional Daydream”. It was posted at FanFiction.net on April 30, 2006. This bit of Tracy family history comes from the comic book feature, “The Complete Thunderbirds Story”, found in the Thunderbirds comic book published in the early 1990s by Fleetway. "Eleanor" is the name I've given to Grandma Tracy as she has none in canon.
Lucky Dog: I don't own Parker, Lady Penelope, Stephens, or Light-fingered Fred. Michaels, Burns, Bertha, and Moe are figments of my imagination. The "recruitment" of Parker by Lady Penelope is a variation of the one found in the comic books. Written for the character challenge at the old fanfics.org site, and posted at FanFiction.net on September 18, 2004.
Mr. Sunshine: Dedicated to Lorraine Clark and her John-centric fan fiction site. This one's for you, Rain! It was posted on FanFiction.net on September 5, 2004.
Prelude: This is what a muse can do to you, strike like lightning at a chance comment. A friend had watched Trapped In The Sky and asked me in an IM conversation how the Hood knew about International Rescue before its first mission. That fired up my muse, and this is the result. Published at FanFiction.net on August 2, 2005.
The Rhythm of the Stroke: Written as an answer to the October fanfic challenge at (now defunct) Thunderfan.net: "Write a short story, 1000 words or less, about one of the Tracy boys' favourite memory in their teenage years." Posted at FanFiction.net on December 6, 2004.
We'll Always Have Paris: This was written for the Valentine challenge on the C2 group, Classic Thunderbirds Showcase. The name of Kyrano's wife, Samani, and some of the details of her life, come from my fanfic, The Retainer. Posted at FanFiction.net on February 10, 2006.
Thunderbirds Haiku: I wrote the first of these for the Friday Fun challenge on Live Journal's Fanthropology community. However, as I wrote it, the bit about Scott surfaced, and I knew I would have to write about them all. Posted to FanFiction.net on September 2, 2006.
My Brother, My Slave: Linked haiku written for marphlet’s “Visions of Villainy” member-created contest at (now defunct) FanLib, and chosen as a finalist. Posted at FanFiction.net on February 4, 2008.