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'He could still be amiable, still pleasing, to my uncle and aunt, when he was in town; and why not to me? If he fears me, why come hither? If he no longer cares for me, why silent? Teazing, teazing, man!...'

Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice
chapter 54


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'And of this place,' thought she, 'I might have been mistress!'

Elizabeth in Pride and Prejudice
chapter 43

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"For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?"

Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice
chapter 57

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"...where there is a real superiority of mind, pride will always be under good regulation"

Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice
chapter 11

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Listing in alphabetical order of authors

Happenstance
by Abby B
[completed - Regency/R]

Elizabeth Bennet believed the world had genuinely gone mad. As she frantically paced the grounds immediately surrounding Longbourn, she realized that all the judiciousness that she thought existed in her universe, seemed to have vanished and the result was pandemonium. Suddenly, she recognized that her previous ordered existence was truly little more than merely a facade had all began to go horribly wrong three days ago yet, to Elizabeth, the recklessness that had resulted felt as if it had been ever present...

The Lost Year
by Andie
[work in progress - Modern/R]

Gradually she regained consciousness... The first thing she became aware of was a splitting headache like she'd never felt before. She wanted to lift a hand to her head, but just the attempt caused such overall pain that she caught her breath on a strangled cry, which even to her sounded more like a gentle puff. She knew for sure that something was wrong with her, though she had no idea what it was; she couldn't move and obviously couldn't talk, but why?- Panic set in.

Ebb and Flow
by Ayden
[completed* - Modern/R]

As the plane touched down, blinding sunlight and vivid colors seeped steadily into the cabin, trailing in with them a tropical warmth.

"Welcome to Miami: temperature today is a balmy seventy five degrees, expect sunny skies and low humidity. Thank you for flying U.S. Air..."

* Chapters will be posted on a regular basis

The Great Game
by Ayden
[completed - Historical/R]

Ballooning black skirts floated like the broken wings of a hundred drowning ravens. Her gray hair, wet and matted, grew darker against her shadowed face. An ashen hand gripped him, clawed his skin, then lost its hold and slowly receded into murky darkness.
Damnation! The torment had returned. Shaking away the horrific image, he willed it to a recessed corner of his sub-consciousness.

When Duty Calls
by Belén
[Work in progress - Regency/R]

The 26th of November was a date that would remain in the memory of the villagers of Meryton for a long time. Gentlemen as fine as Mr. Charles Bingley rarely showed any interest in the region and in those few occasions when they did approach those latitudes and chose one of Meryton's finest houses to settle in, they never honoured the town with a magnificent event such as the ball Mr. Charles Bingley and his sisters hosted on that date.

The Eye of the Storm
by Belén
[completed - Regency/R]

... "Elizabeth could not believe that they had almost reached their destination. The trip had been long, but worthy of being done. She had been travelling for three days now, across the country, to the west, towards the rocky coasts of Ceredigion where her friend Charlotte had settled her new home after marrying Mr. Collins. She never thought she would miss her friend's company so much. The winter had been long and hard and without Jane and Charlotte to share her days with, Elizabeth's life had turned dull and lonely." ...

Obstacles to Overcome
by Belén
[completed - Modern/R]

Fanny reached them and spoke in between pants. "Thomas, you'll never believe this. Do you remember I told you that someone was interested in renting Netherfield stables? Well, it seems that they finally closed the deal. And do you know who?" she didn't wait for a reply. "The Midlands Equestrian team! They will use it as training quarters. Can you believe that? Netherfield of all places! I think this would be an excellent opportunity to do business with them. Surely they will be interested in what we have to offer."

Ae Fond Kiss
by Carol
[Work in progress - Modern/R]

As the last student left her class, Elizabeth Bennet heaved a sigh of relief. Two whole days of peace and quiet, she thought, smiling to herself, as the din that had moments before been pervading her classroom disappeared down the corridor. Boy, these fifth years are hard work on a Friday afternoon. Closing her eyes, she perched on the edge of her desk for a few solitary moments, savouring the silence... heavenly ... then, picking up her briefcase, she hurried to the staff room to fetch her jacket - and the pile of marking she'd started on at lunchtime. Now, if she could just get away before the bell, she'd maybe make it out of the car park before the 'Friday dash' got underway!

Life Is Better With Animals
by Carthia
[work in progress - Modern/R]

William Darcy is a famous neurosurgeon and Dr. Elizabeth Bennet a country vet. When they meet, both almost end up in a hospital. Not a very promising beginning of an acquaintance. Or is it? I love this story for it's subtle humour and very nice character development.

Silver Dust
by Ellen G
[work in progress - R/Historical]

... The room was alive with music, smoke and raucous conversation, and Charles Bingley took it in with a satisfied smile. The Silver Dust was the finest saloon in Gold Hill, no doubt about it, and it was all his. It might not have a fancy cut-glass chandelier like the ones that gave that Crystal saloon in Virginia City its name, but it sure had everything else. ...

A Long, Strange Trip
by Ellen G
[short story - Regency R]

... "What a long, strange trip it's been."
Jane was by no means better, and Elizabeth was grateful to Miss Bingley for having invited her to remain at Netherfield until such time as her sister was recovered sufficiently to be removed back to Longbourn. Still, her gratitude was tempered by her feeling that she was intruding and unwanted among the family party, and so, at half past six, when she was summoned to dinner, she was reluctant to quit Jane's beloved presence and descend. Yet, propriety demanded that she must. And having eaten very little indeed since arriving at Netherfield that morning, her constitution demanded it as well. ...

Eye of the Beholder
by Ellen G
[completed - Regency/R]

... "I must say I was rather vexed," said Mrs. Bennet to her husband when at last she tired of singing Mr. Bingley's praises, "for I had been given to understand from some very reliable sources that there was to have been at least one other unmarried gentleman in the Netherfield party, but alas, it was just Mr. Bingley and his brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst, at the Assembly. In fact, gentlemen were few, and several of the young ladies, including our Lizzy, had to sit out more than one dance." ...

Hunsford Revisited
by Ellen G
[short story - Regency/R]

Mr. & Mrs. Darcy had not thought to leave their cozy haven at Pemberley so soon after their wedding, but not two months after the nuptials, Mr. Darcy found himself called to some business with a gentleman in Kent. Quite naturally he was adamant that Elizabeth accompany him, for the passionate young husband could not bear to be separated from his lovely new wife...

The Food of Love
by Ellen G
[short story - Regency/R]

"I have been used to consider poetry as the food of love," said Darcy. -- Volume 1, Chapter 9

Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth Darcy passed the chill Derbyshire afternoon as they often did, in the sublime surroundings of Pemberley's impressive library, the crackling of the cheerful fire and the turning of the pages of their books the only sounds. And today, as was frequently the case, Mr. Darcy's book was a mere prop with which to distract himself from his lovely wife, who sat in her usual chair by the fire, thoroughly engrossed in a volume of Shakespeare.

The Lesson
by Ellen G
[short story - Regency/R]

It was still early, but, as was their habit, the Master and Mistress of Pemberley had already risen and were breaking their fast. When they had eaten their fill in a leisurely manner, Mr. Darcy spoke thus:
"Elizabeth, I know I promised to take you riding today, but it is my intention to make use of the older stable on the south side of the estate. It is some distance from the house. I trust that this will not present a problem?"
"Oh, no," she said, her eyes twinkling at him across her raised teacup, "For I have a reputation as an excellent walker."

He smiled affectionately. "So I have heard."

His Brother's Keeper
by Ellen G
[completed - Regency/R]

... Gretna Green, August 20

"Is this not romantic?" the handsome young man asked his demure bride as they approached the local vicar arm in arm. She nodded silently, suddenly too shy to speak. The vicar was pleased to have such a finely turned-out couple request his services.

A fee was quoted and discreetly paid. All seemed to be in order. A respectable-looking widow, a friend of the pair, was to serve as witness. True, the bride did look full young to be wed, but as she seemed to be genuinely enamoured of her groom, and as no one arrived to object, the vicar started the service without delay. ...

Report from Longbourn
by Ellen G
[short story - Regency]

With malicious delight, Miss Bingley informs Mr. Darcy about a shocking report from Longbourn concerning Elizabeth...

The Worst that Could Happen
by Ellen G
[completed - Regency/PG]

It was the worst that could happen. Mr. Bennet was dead.
Toward the end of May - not two weeks after Elizabeth and Jane returned from Kent and London - the family patriarch was in his library enjoying a much-needed respite from the entreaties of Lydia, who would not cease her loud protestations that she should be allowed to go to Brighton as companion to Mrs. Forster. When Jane went to bring him his tea, she discovered her father in his chair as if asleep...but no manner of disturbance could awaken him, not even the subsequent shrieks of Mrs. Bennet. He was simply gone, at the age of eight-and-forty...

Dr. Russell Practices Persuasion
by Grace
[work in progress - Modern/PG13]

A Persuasion prequel, set in the late 20th Century. Location: Kellynch University, USA. Grace's second favourite Jane Austen novel is Persuasion. She knows it inside out and that shows in this wonderful prequel in which Anne Elliot, a student of philosophy, meets "computer whiz-kid" Frederick Wentworth, and experiences love and passion for the first time in her life.

Steady To His Purpose
by Joana S

[completed - Regency/PG]

At the end of the half-hour in the Netherfield library, during which Mr. Darcy had painstakingly pretended to ignore Elizabeth, a note is delivered, and her poor estimation of his character is forever changed. More is about to change, though, for many people, in this tale of 'Pride and Prejudice' meets 'Sense and Sensibility', and a better understanding of one's motives is only the beginning of the journey...

I Saw Her Standing There
by Julie
[completed - Modern/PG13]

"Rock n' roll music blasted through the school's tinny PA system, while couples on the polished dance floor feverishly twisted and gyrated to the rhythms of the drums and the riffs of the electric guitars. Some of the more outlandish dancers fancied themselves better than the rest, worthy even of American Bandstand. Others prided themselves on superiority based on their current level of education and social background. Finally, there were the many that didn't care about either of these things. They were there to have fun and enjoy themselves on a Friday night through friendly dancing and making new acquaintances..." Attention! If you'd like to hear the Beatles songs Julie uses in her chapters, just surf to her I Saw Her Standing There site

As Fate Would Have It
by Kim
[completed - Regency/R]

... "He stood staring at the envelope in his hand on which his name was written in an elegant flowing script... Mister Darcy. The faint scent of lavender, her scent, carried up to him. The event transpired so quickly he had no opportunity to think of what to say or do. He had stepped from his carriage, felt a brush against his arm and over the cacophony of the busy London street he heard a soft voice say "Sir, I think you must have dropped this," as a small, gloved hand pressed an envelope into his hand. He watched the somehow familiar figure of the retreating woman as she quickly stepped away." ...

A Consort With Evil
by Lisa L
[completed - Interbellum/R]

The Wars of Independence were bloody and brutal, laboured and lengthy. Forces that held allegiance to King Edward slaughtered the Scottish. They showed no mercy; it was not a word they understood. A swift and painless death was for the lucky but more often it was torturously slow for those taken in battle. The King's army was unstoppable; they had even stolen the Stone of Scone, a revered icon to the Scots as a symbol of religious and ceremonial ancestry dating back centuries.

Mr. Popularity
by Lisa L
[work in progress - Modern]

The hills are alive... with the sound of hammers and all the racket that goes with building a house. The hill in question, on acreage along the commanding coastline of central California, is part of Bennet Ranch. The House, squeezed in right next to the summer house Elizabeth calls home, is the source of serious distress. She’s been robbed of her privacy, her lifestyle, and not a little sanity. The new guy on the block, an unpopular out-of-towner, has gotten off on the wrong foot with the locals. Especially the local next door. The only certainty in this situation is things will never be the same for the two on the hill.

A Long Road To Happiness
by Lisa L
[completed - Regency/PG13]

Now that the encampment of the regiment at Meryton had moved on to Brighton, summer began to follow spring into a much quieter Hertfordshire. The early season had offered little in the way of sunshine; it was more inclined toward showery skies and windy days. Long spells of driving rains fell from blackened clouds, omnipresent and gloomy. The foul weather appeared to be content to hang over the slumbering countryside for weeks on end. And yet the signs of life and renewal would not be intimidated. The verdant green grasses that had first defied winter had grown long and lush; the earliest spring flowers that braved the cold were followed by a riot of colour that spread throughout the garden; the frost that once clung to the windowpanes each morning was long since forgotten. The branches of the plum trees, which had signalled spring's arrival as they swelled with blooms that burst forth in pinks and whites, now displayed the fullness of shiny leaves of the season...

In His Heart, In His Mind
by Lisa L

[short story - Regency/PG]

While Jane nurses her cold at Netherfield with her sister at her side, an unseasonably warm afternoon and a banquet out of doors leads to the fruition of Mr. Darcy's desires... in his mind.

The Power of a Good Sonnet, or the Tale of Lizzie's Secret Admirer
by Malena

[W.I.P. - Regency]

Mrs Bennet had known no happier times at Longbourn. Four out of her five daughters were on the brink of marriage and all in the amazingly short period of a summer season. ...

Parson's Pleasure
by Malena

[wip - Regency/R]

... The highwaymen took the cart with them. It was a fine cart, like all carts belonging to Lady Catherine de Bourgh. They took everything else as well, even the parson's clothes. Mr Collins lay on his face near the bank of the river, his naked body, almost submerged in the water. ...

A Naughty Star
by Malena

[wip - Regency/R]

... Charles Bingley looked up at the jet sky peppered with white stars high above and sighed. He was sad. Sad and depressed to a measure he had never knew till then. ...

Going Digital
by Rachael

[work in progress - Modern]

A sequel to Snapshots in which we will follow Sam on his way to adulthood.

Snapshots - A Holidays Sequel
by Rachael

[completed - Modern/NC17]

... Once Christmas and New Year were over, it was almost impossible to believe that there had ever been a holiday, Elizabeth thought, as she plodded upstairs one Friday night after work. The ice hotel had been wonderful but seemed so long ago now. Going out for a sleigh ride, snuggled up in warm blankets with William as they sped over a frozen lake under the twinkling stars, and saw the sparkling icicles hanging from the pine trees, had made her laugh with delight. ...

What We Did on Our Holidays
by Rachael

[completed - Modern/NC17]

Elizabeth pushed open the doors and walked onto the terrace. She leaned against the rail, gazed towards the pool and relaxed in the sun. She closed her eyes and raised her face to the clear blue sky, sighing the tensions of international travel out of her system. It had been so long since she had been on this type of holiday that she had been concerned about whether or not it was the right decision, but on the evidence so far, it certainly was. ...

Buzz Buzz
by Rachael
[NB - Modern/NC17]

... Liz sighed with exasperation, took a gulp of her gin and tonic, and tried once again to interrupt her friend in full flow at the other end of the phone.
"Charlotte, hang on just one minute! I do not need fixing up!" ...

To Love Unselfishly:
Mr. Darcy Faces His Ghosts, a tale in three parts
by Renée, Roya and Lisa L
[completed - Regency/PG13]

This story is inspired by Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol', but makes no attempt to follow his storyline with any accuracy, even though Darcy is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve to show him the past, the present and the future. We have deliberately kept our own writing styles, so the variations in each section are the result of our individual styles.

And Very Impolitic Too:
A Lighthearted cross-border tale about pride and prejudice
[completed - Modern/R]

Landowner and MP for the Conservative Party in the House of Commons, Fitzwilliam Darcy, travels to The Hague to attend an expert meeting on landscape preservation and national heritage conservation. During his stay he will be reunited with his sister Georgiana, a brilliant piano student at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, his friend Charles Bingley, owner of the prestigious Hotel Des Indes in said town, and his aunt Baroness Catharina Terborgh. Elizabeth van Benthem, MP in the House of Representatives for the Dutch Labour Party and, like Darcy, one of the participants in the expert meeting, turns his well-organized life upside down... It's a tale about cross-border prejudices, misunderstandings, disagreements and regret. But also about love and passion...

Browse Renée's short stories here

Concession and Conciliation
by Roya
[completed - Regency/G]

"To Elizabeth it appeared that had her family made an agreement to expose themselves as much as they could during the evening, it would have been impossible for them to play their parts with more spirit, or finer success; and happy did she think it for Bingley and her sister that some of the exhibition had escaped his notice, and that his feelings were not of a sort to be much distressed by the folly which he must have witnessed. That his two sisters and Mr. Darcy, however, should have such an opportunity of ridiculing his relations was bad enough, and she could not determine whether the silent contempt of the gentleman, or the insolent smiles of the ladies were more intolerable..."

Times of the Season
by Sofie
[completed - Modern/PG13]

"Times of the Season" is a modern day adaptation of Pride and Prejudice taking place on Vancouver Island. Darcy is an inspector for the Federal Horticulture Agency and Elizabeth is a nursery manager. They meet under inauspicious circumstances at the height of a plant disease scare. Regulation of the plant disease, and the subsequent certification program, keeps them in contact and at loggerheads.

An Evening at the Rose and Ring
by Sofie
[outtake - Modern/PG]

This is an outtake of Sofie's "time of the Season", her latest Pride and Prejudice modern retelling that takes place on Vancouver Island. Darcy is an inspector for the Federal Horticulture Agency and Elizabeth is a nursery manager. They meet under inauspicious circumstances at the height of a plant disease scare. Regulation of the plant disease, and the subsequent certification program, keeps them in contact and at loggerheads.

Up From The Ashes
by Sofie
[completed - Modern/PG13]

Elana looked about herself and struggled to hold back the tears that had been building ever since she arrived. This was what she had driven3000 miles for? The torn plastic flapped in the wind. A shower of raindrops pelted in upon her and she shifted her position up against the potting bench, away from the gaping hole in the arch of the greenhouse wall. The smell of decaying vegetation filled her nostrils. The shelf which ran the length of the greenhouse had collapsed, spilling plastic pots, rusted tools, and containers of fertilisers and herbicides in a haphazard mess at her feet. Behind her, row upon row of fledgling plants were bone dry and brittle. The only things lush and green were the weeds that had forced their way through almost everything and flourished in a wild tangle where the shredded plastic had exposed this far end of the greenhouse to the elements. And the other five greenhouses were no better...

Seven Days
by Sophie
[completed - Regency/R]

When Darcy returns to Hertfordshire after the summer meeting at Pemberley, he is shocked to find that George Wickham has beaten him once again. A few months later, Elizabeth turns up on his doorstep with a horrible story. Can he save her from such a fate? ...

The Betrayal
by Sophie
[completed - Regency/R]

As he stood in the sitting room, the love of his life was before him. So many things had happened since he first met her and this moment was the culmination of three years. This was the most feared event, yet it happened all the same. All they could do was stare at each other, neither daring to move. This is why.

Symphony No. 2
A Story in Four Movements
by Sophie
[wip - modern/R]

... The music swam through the air like an elegant swan upon the waters of a beautifully calm lake. Each note transcended heaven and transported the listeners to another plane where each was wrapped in perfect harmony. Hairs stood up on the back of necks, shivers ran down spines, eyes closed, breathing in synch with the movement of the music. ...

The Ice House
by Sophie
[wip - Modern/R]

Yesterday saw the marriage of the month with two great names becoming one. Miss Helena Boscawen (20) of Hatchlands Estate, Surrey, married Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy (20) of Pemberley, Derbyshire at the church of East Horsley, Surrey. The ceremony was attended by close family and friends. The bride looked radiant in a beautiful ivory satin gown with Swarovski crystal detailing along the bodice and skirt. ...

The Corruption of Hallows Eve
by Sophie
[completed - PG]

It is a truth universally acknowledged that all sorts can happen on the 31st October. Hallows Eve is a day in the Catholic Church to honour the saints and spirits of the dead and Halloween meant corruption of Hallows Eve. For the Celts, it was Samhain, New Year's Day. Which ever you believed in, the outcome was the same.

Clouds Will Intervene
by Sophie
[completed - Regency/R]

The sun beamed through the gap in the curtains and trailed a line of fiery light across the wooden floor and up onto the bed. The brightness played about on the face of Fitzwilliam Darcy slowly waking him from a deep slumber. As the light gently teased him into the land of day, he was amazed to find that he was feeling better than he had in a long time. He managed to get a full nights sleep without being disturbed by bad dreams followed shortly afterwards with intense insomnia. He was feeling very good indeed...

A Singular Proposition
by Tanya
[completed - Regency/R]

As far as Elizabeth was concerned, her sister Jane deserved the Moon and Prince Charming on bended knee. But, as her circumstances went, Jane, the oldest daughter of an impoverished gentry family was forced to marry a man of mean circumstances and a meaner character; a man so wholly unworthy of her it made her favorite younger sister shudder and shake with fury. All to help the family and to save their estate of Longbourn, entailed, through the malevolence of some long-deceased uncle, away from the family of five daughters...

Strange Bedfellows
by Tanya

[work in progress - Regency/R]

Inside a darkened second-floor lounge, the din of voices rose above a distinguished crowd of Trinity College scholars and their best students conversing on the lofty subjects of politics, philosophy and religion. Nobody in the room heard, or paid attention to, a hissed appellation coming from the outside, barely audible through the half-cracked window. The lounge swam with clouds of cigar smoke and lively conversation; the appelee, a tall young man with an unruly mop of dark hair, stood too long a way from the window, and was too engaged in discussing the rebellious natures of Milton's angels with his favorite English professor, to hear what went on behind the window...

Action and Reaction
by Tracey
[completed - Modern/NC17]

A modern Pride and Prejudice set in Canada in which Elizabeth works for the government and Darcy is in publishing. It is not JA to the letter (as the author says herself), but it most definitely captures the spirit. Elizabeth has a temper all right, but as in the original, she is honest, has high morals and, in the end, appears to be very loving indeed...

36D
by Tracey
[short story - Modern/NC17]

Quarter to nine. No one would have the nerve to come into the store now, Lizzy thought as she leaned against the counter. I mean, it's Valentine's Day. You'd have to be pretty pathetic to show up to buy a gift at this time of night.

Having assured herself the coast was clear, Lizzy ventured back to the storeroom where she had stashed the apparel she had handpicked from the shipment that morning. One of the benefits of being the owner of your own lingerie shop was having first dibs on the new arrivals. She had scoped out the only 36D hand-made jacquard corset delivered and she was dying to try it on. She had waited patiently all day for her opportunity but no willpower remained. She just couldn't wait for that last fifteen minutes to be up...