Penname: kats_meow
Real Name: Kathleen
Member Since: April 01, 2019
Last Active: November 04, 2022
Membership Status: Member
Skin: kisses in the rain

New Yorker by birth, South Carolinian by transplant, and wanderer of all places hither and yon.  Wife since '01, mom since '07, and a Buffy fan since the very start.  Yes, on network TV and everything!

On September 29th, 1997, in my tiny Porter Square apartment bedroom, it was me and the WB like every other Monday night.  What changed is that a Desoto crashed into the "Welcome to Sunnydale" sign and I sat straight up.  My life as a reader and a writer, not to mention a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, changed forever thanks to Spike.  

Spike is, was, and will always be my favorite everything.  (I may have made some bad dating choices due to English accents - let us speak of this no more.)  I miss him terribly which is why I am here.  And I always felt that our Slayer got a bum rap, so I'm writing things that will be true to her, but put her in a better place.  That's important to me.

Although I lurked on and off for years, I joined EF in April 2019 and since then, have contributed much more fic than I ever thought possible.  

As a Spuffy fic writer, I will never put my favorites through bad times without a happily ever after.  And I mean a real one, not a fade to black or a, "hmm, maybe that means everything will work out."  Nope, I've gotten gutted by too many fics that were either ambiguous or pulled the rug out from under me and though I might've had a couple stories like that in the past, that's not the way I write anymore because my heart can't take it!  So expect a journey, sometimes a tough one, but always a happy destination.  I promise!

Thanks so much for reading hug 




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Summary: It's Buffy's twenty-first birthday - you know, the one she was supposed to be conveniently dead for - and some smartass has left a crumpled up poem on her porch.  Is it trash, a wish, or a chance for something better?  Written by request for ajmilone's birthday and another fix-it fic among many for the angst-fest that was canon Season 6.
Bang-up beta by OffYourBird
Banner by me
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Spike
Genres: Dramedy, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 6,087 Hit Count: 2,148 ePub Downloads: 85
Published: April 30, 2020 Updated: April 30, 2020
Summary: Thanks to Halloween night, a frightened town, and enchanted costumes courtesy of one Ethan Rayne, Slayer and Slayer of Slayers were magically thrown together.  Now, no matter how much either of them claims to hate it, their partnership must continue if they hope to stop a full-fledged reign of Chaos on the Hellmouth.  Look out - Buffy Summers is gonna lay down the law.  Part of the EF July 2021 Scooby Mystery Challenge.
Categories: Season 2
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Cordelia, Drusilla, Ethan Rayne, Giles, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Oz, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Fighting, Fluffy/Comedy, HEA/HFN, Romance, Under Magical Influence
Warnings: Adult Language
Completed: Yes Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Word count: 55,730 Hit Count: 5,730 ePub Downloads: 114
Published: July 09, 2021 Updated: August 08, 2021
Summary: Sometimes love is belated.  Sometimes it comes in the mail.  And sometimes, it arrives in the nick of time.  Written for the amazing and talented bewildered for the Secret Santa Exchange! 
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Andrew Wells, Angel, Buffy, Charles Gunn, Dawn, Fred, Illyria, Kate Lockley, Spike, Willow
Genres: Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 15,568 Hit Count: 2,538 ePub Downloads: 106
Published: December 13, 2020 Updated: December 13, 2020
Summary: You are walking through the cars on a train.  Each car seems to belong to a different train, with strange new landscapes outside the window.  You walk through the next door, and into another … no, wait, you’re in a submarine. But there’s a train door at the far end, so you walk through the echoing chamber, and you go through the door, and — why are you in the basket of a zeppelin?  How’d that work, and what country is that down there? 
Series: The Exquisite Universe
Categories: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Post-Series, Alternate Reality, Challenge Response
Characters: Ensemble
Genres: None
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Challenges: Exquisite Corpse IV
Completed: Yes Chapters: 7 Table of Contents
Word count: 30,459 Hit Count: 1,958 ePub Downloads: 85
Published: April 17, 2020 Updated: July 12, 2020
Summary: Fool's Paradise (noun) - a state of enjoyment based on false beliefs or hopes; a state of illusory happiness.
A confused young Victorian gentleman from 1880 who suffers from amnesia tries desperately to piece his identity together by keeping a diary. The only problem?  It's 2004.  Will he be content to live in his fool's paradise or have the courage to find out the truth about who he really is and all that he has done?
Written for xheartrockx for The William Ficathon, 2005
Winner Judge's Choice Story The RDA's The William Challenge
Runner-Up Best Characterization The RDA's The William Challenge
Best Short Story Winner The RDA's The William Challenge
Best William Fic Round 12 Love's Last Glimpse Awards
Runner-Up Best Short Story Love's Last Glimpse Awards
Categories: Post-Series
Characters: Buffy, Spike, William, Willow
Genres: Angst
Warnings: Human!Spike, Spike/Other (Temp)
Completed: Yes Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Word count: 7,530 Hit Count: 1,492 ePub Downloads: 67
Published: April 20, 2019 Updated: April 20, 2019
Summary: All's swell here in Sunnydale, CA.   Ragtime plays.  Hotsy-totsy flapper Buffy Summers slays.  The bootleg giggle waters flow, and what happens in the military "internment camp" known as Hellville only the HSTs really know.  But there’s some kind of phonus balonus on the Hellmouth that’s making the Slayer feel screwy.  Not that Buffy wants to be a wet blanket or cast a kitten, but she’s no chump and she’s about to get sore.  She can’t toot the wrong ringer, so she’ll have to put the screws on that grifter, Spike - Hostile #17 himself.  He’ll either give her the rap, or earn another poke right in the kisser.  Savvy?  That’s the crop!   Written for the Artistic April Challenge, Banner #10 by OffYourBird.  

Categories: Season 5
Characters: Anya, Ben Wilkinson, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Glory, Harmony, Joyce, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Historical, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations
Completed: No Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Word count: 24,975 Hit Count: 550 ePub Downloads: 21
Published: April 28, 2021 Updated: May 17, 2021
Summary: This fic is in response to killjoy's most excellent challenge:  What if instead of fast food Buffy got a job as a phone sex worker at a new establishment in Sunnydale?  
Me being me, I couldn't make this easy devil  but I hope this little story did some justice to the request.  I definitely had a blast writing it!
Disclaimer: All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners. The original characters and plot are the property of the author. The author is in no way associated with the owners, creators, or producers of any media franchise. No copyright infringement is intended.
Categories: Season 6
Characters: Amy Madison, Anya, Buffy, Dawn, Giles, Spike, Tara, Willow, Willy the Snitch, Xander
Genres: Dramedy, Erotica, Fluffy/Comedy, Humor, Porn w/ Plot, Romance
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Sexual Situations
Challenges: Whatever you want to call it
Completed: Yes Chapters: 18 Table of Contents
Word count: 159,614 Hit Count: 33,424 ePub Downloads: 497
Published: April 24, 2020 Updated: March 12, 2021
Summary: As the Slayer, Buffy Summers has helped a lot of people in her twenty years.  But there's one person she's never gotten to help:  Buffy Summers.  When she leapt into the portal that Glory forced open, any chance to help any Buffy anywhere went with her.  Or did it?
Now the lead ambassador to the Powers that Be is playing "Let's Make a Deal" with her afterlife and the leaps have only just begun.  Where will she leap to next - and will it be to heaven?  Or will the next leap be her leap back home?  (With apologies to one of my favorite shows next to Buffy and Angel, "Quantum Leap.")
Challenge response inspired by the request from the-mini-muse for the April 2019 Challenge Month 
Categories: Season 5, Season 6, Alternate Reality
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Jenny Calendar, Joyce, Riley Finn, Spike, Tara, Whistler, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Romance
Warnings: Sexual Situations
Challenges: Alternate Reality Traveler (Anything You want to call it)
Completed: No Chapters: 75 Table of Contents
Word count: 451,143 Hit Count: 72,494 ePub Downloads: 809
Published: April 25, 2019 Updated: September 30, 2021
Summary: Spuffy Mini-Ficathon 2004 (dear Lord)  
Written expressly for liliaeth
Who wanted a time line of post-soul, with souled Spike, angst, and snark, but without evil-Spike, bitch-Buffy, or Willow.

My scenario: a conversation following “Lies My Parents Told Me,” Season 7
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Giles, Spike
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 1,787 Hit Count: 856 ePub Downloads: 24
Published: April 10, 2019 Updated: April 10, 2019
Summary: In giving her his soul, she hates him for what he’s taken from her.
Categories: Season 7
Characters: Buffy, Spike
Genres: Angst
Warnings: None
Completed: Yes Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 2,490 Hit Count: 790 ePub Downloads: 29
Published: April 02, 2019 Updated: April 02, 2019
Summary: It's the ten-year anniversary for closing the Hellmouth. Slayer Academies flourish around the world, with Buffy Summers presiding as head Headmistress over them all, the Scythe serving as nothing more than fancy over-the-mantle artwork, and Spike... well, where is Spike, anyway? 
Categories: Post-Series, Crossover (AtS)
Characters: Angel, Buffy, Dawn, Faith Lehane, Giles, Harmony, Original Characters, Riley Finn, Spike, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Erotica, HEA/HFN, Humor, Hurt/Comfort, Romance, Slow-Burn
Warnings: Adult Language, Blood Play, Buffy/Other (Temp), Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 12,023 Hit Count: 408 ePub Downloads: 14
Published: October 21, 2021 Updated: October 21, 2021
Summary: Set in the world of "Normal Again."  Buffy decides that there's no antidote for what's truly wrong with her.  There's only one way she can embrace her parents and some sound mental health in the normal world that beckons:  rid herself of Sunnydale and all the pesky figments plaguing her mind.  Xander, Willow, Dawn, and most of all, Spike - they've all got to go.  But before she can send them packing, Buffy finds herself forced to play the ultimate survivalist game that exists within the borders of her own mind.  Winning each level to save herself, her friends, her sister, even the vampire she thinks she hates, will be a matter of life or the most permanent kind of game-over:  real death.  
Categories: Season 6, Alternate Reality, Episode Rewrite
Characters: Buffy, Dawn, Halfrek, Hank Summers, Jonathan Levinson, Joyce, Spike, Tara, Willow, Xander
Genres: Action/Adventure, Dramedy, Erotica
Warnings: Adult Language, Sexual Situations, Violence
Completed: No Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Word count: 5,341 Hit Count: 237 ePub Downloads: 11
Published: October 26, 2020 Updated: October 26, 2020