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What follows is only a partial list of my WIPs. My muse is an energetic, untamed sort of creature, who has more ideas than I have time. I also have a job, a partner, a lot of pain from a mobility problem, and even occasionally make attempts at a social life. I ask your patience and consideration. If I am not currently working on the story you wish to see more of, rest assured it is not forgotten, and I will get to it when I can. -myra

In Progress: (updated 4-14-18)

The General's Artifact:  Estimated Length: 25-30 chapters.

Scattered Echoes: My muse is hanging out at the Folly right now. Expect a few new chapters to drop in the coming weeks. Estimated length: Friggin' Ginormous Novel

Stolen Memories: Never write the climax to a story before the meat of it is done. It could suck all your motivation away. The next time this story grabs the muse's attention, I hope to be able to keep it there for a couple of weeks, until I can finally put it to bed. Estimated length: 15-20 chapters.

Light the Way: On hiatus until some of the story monkeys on my back are under control, and will then be worked on intermittently, between chapters of other projects. Estimated total length: 50-60 chapters.

Tales from Caritas East: Posting as chapters complete. Dragging my feet not because the muse has bailed, but because said muse is easily distracted by less weighty and difficult material. If you haven't noticed, there is a lot of other material in my head. Estimated length: 35-40 chapters.

Next Up: Here's what I expect to be working on as the above list gets shorter and I get the muse under some semblance of control.

Story 2 in the trilogy that began with A Touch of Her Style: Four chapters are complete and ready to post. The banner is prepped and waiting for me to make the final decision about the title. The plotlines are mapped out. A few scattered scenes for later chapters have been drafted. In other words, when the muse next grabs hold of this one, it will be off and running. Posting to begin when the project is at or near completion.

The Sound of Her Voice: A fun, lighthearted, post-season five story of death, loneliness, and being haunted by one's greatest regret. Currently about 1/3 complete.

Nowhere To Go: An alternate ending to Becoming results in a severely AU season 3, told entirely in pure, 100 word drabbles, from multiple character POVs. I'm only 50 drabbles in to this one, so it has a long way to go, but every time it calls to me, a few more drabbles are added. I'm slowly building something I think you'll really enjoy.

Finding Phoenix: If you've read Sineya's Warning, and are wondering how that AU might go after Chosen, this is the answer. I wrote the first 200k words of Phoenix years ago, and it is in dire need of rewrites. That work kept getting put off because the story needed a new beginning and backdrop. Sineya's Warning (written immediately before it was posted) was the answer. When I get back to this story, it will have a better starting point from which to work. After years of trying to figure out what to do with this incomplete novel, I'm finally looking forward to the rewrites.

Parley to Partners (working title): The "what if it changed canon" angle of Prelude to Parley. Still ironing out the details, but this story is expected to house a massive rewrite of my old, abandoned story "Amendments," and end up in the 20-25 chapters range in total length.

Fun Stuff:

Zab in the Echoesverse: The amazing Zabjade has decided to have a little fun with the pillow situation in Echoes of Beljoxa. She's added one hilarious pillow story to the series, with another slated to be added later.

The Tame Squirrel Remix: Imagine Tales from Caritas East told in chronological order. It would lose something in the realms of narrative flow and suspense, but it might be fun for your second reading of the story. I'll post a link to the Remix when it's ready, probably soon after Caritas East has completed.

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  Echoes of Beljoxa also earned nominations in Round 32 for Best Author, Best (Spuffy) Angst, Best (Spuffy) Drama. and Best (Spuffy) Pairing.

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Summary: Season 2, but with a different pre-series history. Robin Wood moves to Sunnydale to back up Buffy in her on-going battles with Drusilla. But when Buffy's romance with Angel takes a dark and dangerous turn, Robin determines his assistance won't be enough, and calls in some back up of his own: the old family friend who wears his mother's coat.
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Robin Wood, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp), Violence
Challenges: A Touch of Your Style
Completed: Yes Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Word count: 49,339 Hit Count: 27,450 ePub Downloads: 306
Published: September 01, 2017 Updated: September 25, 2017
Summary: A continuation of Ace Up My Sleeve, a look at how things might have gone if the events of that story had actually changed canon.
Series: Ace
Categories: Season 7, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Fred, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 975 Hit Count: 1,250 ePub Downloads: 30
Published: July 13, 2015 Updated: July 13, 2015
Summary: Takes place during Chosen. A missing scene ficlet that sends Buffy and Spike into the final battle with their eyes open.
Series: Ace
Categories: Missing Scene, Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike, Willow
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,879 Hit Count: 1,725 ePub Downloads: 34
Published: May 14, 2015 Updated: May 14, 2015
Summary: A collection of one-shot peeks into various Christmases in the universe of Echoes of Beljoxa.
1- Room 3, 2040
2- Sunny Sides, 2033
3- Third Generation, 2030
4- Paired Medallions, 2024
5- Dead Slayers, 2017
6- First Turn, 2015
Series: The Echoesverse
Categories: Post-Series, Holiday Fic
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Original Characters, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Word count: 31,978 Hit Count: 7,257 ePub Downloads: 147
Published: December 01, 2015 Updated: January 01, 2016
Summary: After the fall of Sunnydale, Buffy begins keeping a journal. In its pages, she records a summer she never expected to have, with someone she never expected to see again.
Categories: Crossover (AtS), Post-Series
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Fred, Spike, Willow
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,677 Hit Count: 1,770 ePub Downloads: 55
Published: April 01, 2015 Updated: April 01, 2015
Summary: The Eye of Beljoxa made it clear that Buffy's resurrection triggered the rise of the First Evil. What if they actually listened? Buffy heads back in time to prevent the war she's losing, by attempting to erase the event that made it possible. She and Spike find themselves on a journey very different from the one they knew.
Goes off-canon during Chosen. Primary setting is the world of Season 5.
Sunnydale Memorial Fanfiction Awards Round 32 Winner for Best Characterization- Female, Best Original Character, and Best Plot. Runner up for Best Episode Re-Write.
Series: The Echoesverse
Categories: Season 5, Time Travel, Claim, Award Winners
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike, Tara, Whistler
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 53 Table of Contents
Word count: 274,166 Hit Count: 202,605 ePub Downloads: 1,843
Published: April 28, 2015 Updated: August 07, 2015
Summary: A series of drabbles set shortly after each of the season finales. Buffy and Spike POVs.
Categories: Drabbles
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,400 Hit Count: 5,026 ePub Downloads: 38
Published: May 16, 2016 Updated: May 17, 2016
Summary: How different would the story be if Willow had been single when she met Riley and Buffy had found a new friend before she found Parker's cold shoulder?
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike, Tara
Genres: Drama, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Violence
Challenges: Willow & Riley (Author's Choice of Name)
Completed: No Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 13,607 Hit Count: 10,966 ePub Downloads: 71
Published: February 24, 2016 Updated: September 08, 2016
Summary: When Spike rolled into Sunnydale, looking for his third slayer, he was expecting a good fight and a slow kill. He wasn't expecting his target to be someone he knew. 
Challenge: Ten times Spike met Buffy when she wasn't the Slayer and the one time she was. (Rezol87)
Categories: Pre-Series, Season 2, Challenge Response
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Challenge Response, Lighthearted
Warnings: None
Challenges: 10 times (authors choice)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Word count: 14,496 Hit Count: 13,059 ePub Downloads: 117
Published: June 06, 2017 Updated: June 11, 2017
Summary: Now you let everyone out, or your girlfriend fits in an ashtray.” So he did. And then she released her hostage, something she clearly didn't have to do. His response to that decision sets the stage for the truce that will change both their lives. A missing scene at the end of Lie to Me.
Categories: Season 2, Missing Scene
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,096 Hit Count: 986 ePub Downloads: 28
Published: September 05, 2016 Updated: September 05, 2016
Summary: Continuation of the series that began with Echoes of Beljoxa. Between the infamous trip to Hong Kong and that other life-altering international trip, the Time Scoobies' lives and the alterations they make to the timeline continue to ripple and change. This is the road to Rio.
Series: The Echoesverse
Categories: Season 6, Season 7, Time Travel, Baby Fic, Claim
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Original Characters, Spike, Tara
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 14 Table of Contents
Word count: 50,539 Hit Count: 9,345 ePub Downloads: 108
Published: July 03, 2017 Updated: April 20, 2018
Summary: Say Please. Say Thank You. Say Stay. And then look back at five tumultuous years together, from the day you bickered about a cheesy song to the day you feel compelled to play it.
A song-framed story that carries us from Something Blue to The Girl in Question, changing a few things along the way. Buffy and Spike POVs.
Categories: Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Song Fic
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Drama, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 29,259 Hit Count: 5,004 ePub Downloads: 71
Published: March 23, 2016 Updated: March 29, 2016
Summary: “I didn't want to be a predator. I wanted to be a person.” Haunted by her dream encounter with the first slayer, Buffy makes a concerted effort to approach her life differently, even as that life becomes less and less like the one she was hoping to have.
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Faith, Spike, Xander
Genres: Drama, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 8,361 Hit Count: 799 ePub Downloads: 34
Published: September 29, 2017 Updated: September 29, 2017
Summary: When Warren killed Katrina, Andrew and Jonathan panicked and ran to the police, inadvertently changing the life of the woman who had been their primary target. Fourteen years later, semi-reformed kleptomaniac Dawn Summers recalls what came after.
Written for the Elysian Fields Artistic Anniversary Challenge. Banner 7 by SoaringClaws.
Categories: Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike
Genres: Drama, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Character Death
Completed: No Chapters: 9 Table of Contents
Word count: 13,719 Hit Count: 5,335 ePub Downloads: 46
Published: October 10, 2016 Updated: January 07, 2017
Summary: What starting over means to people who never expected to survive.
Eight years post NFA, and all the years between.
 
Banner care of the lovely pfeifferpack
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Buffy, Connor, Dawn, Faith, Lorne, Original Characters, Spike, William, Xander
Genres: Angst, Drama, POV, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Character Death, Sexual Situations, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: No Chapters: 25 Table of Contents
Word count: 117,716 Hit Count: 23,076 ePub Downloads: 174
Published: July 20, 2015 Updated: August 26, 2017
Summary: Did Spike survive Not Fade Away? Yes. Did he run off to Rome immediately after? No. But he did manage to get his hands on an email address.
Series: The Roman Reunions
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,587 Hit Count: 238 ePub Downloads: 1
Published: April 21, 2018 Updated: April 21, 2018
Summary: It's 1999, and Buffy doesn't like what she sees when she gets a look at where she's going. It's 2003, and Buffy is struggling to make peace with where she's been. One team of Scoobies is trying to bridge the gap between them, while the other is trying to understand it. Meanwhile, two versions of Spike are looking for their place in the world, and seem to land on the same answer.
A time travel story that begins as a mission to retrieve a memento that didn't seem important until it was too late to save it, and ends up questioning what it means to save something... or someone.
Categories: Season 4, Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Time Travel
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike, Willow
Genres: Drama
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: No Chapters: 12 Table of Contents
Word count: 24,002 Hit Count: 10,018 ePub Downloads: 71
Published: October 10, 2017 Updated: October 28, 2017
Summary: An alternate ending to The Girl in Question.
Series: The Roman Reunions
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS), Episode Rewrite
Characters: Angel, Other, Spike
Genres: Drama
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 650 Hit Count: 834 ePub Downloads: 12
Published: July 06, 2017 Updated: July 06, 2017
Summary: Imagine an 18 year old Buffy Summers with a slightly different perspective on romantic relationships, for whom the aftermath of the Will Be Done spell triggers a need to confide in someone. What happens when two old enemies start looking at each other as people?
A missing scene story that creates a subtext to canon season four... until the subtext becomes text.
Banner: A gift from the always wonderful pfeifferpack
Categories: Season 4, Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Ensemble, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 21 Table of Contents
Word count: 81,016 Hit Count: 39,253 ePub Downloads: 413
Published: November 02, 2015 Updated: May 28, 2016
Summary: In an alternate ending to The Girl in Question, Buffy's reunion with Spike doesn't go exactly how she imagined it would, and she's had some practice at imagining it.
Series: The Roman Reunions
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Andrew Wells, Buffy, Spike
Genres: Drama, POV
Warnings: Adult Language, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 3,580 Hit Count: 880 ePub Downloads: 24
Published: October 01, 2017 Updated: October 01, 2017
Summary: Buffy has a moment of clarity in the middle of what was expected to be a semi-romantic reunion.
Categories: Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Buffy
Genres: Drama, POV
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 965 Hit Count: 1,223 ePub Downloads: 14
Published: July 14, 2016 Updated: July 14, 2016