Lee: Do you think you can break into Zorbel's place?
Amanda: Call me a cab.
Lee: You're a cab.
Be sure to check out a new Scarecrow and Mrs. King website by tjsmklvr. Actually, it's an updated version of her previous webpage Call Me A Cab. Lots of SMK interviews, fan fiction, music videos, memorabilia, and tons of photos and articles on both Kate Jackson and Bruce Boxleitner. Includes promo photos from The Rookies and Charlie's Angles, too. I know Taya spent many, many, many hours putting this site together. Drop her a line and let her what you think.
Lee: Do you think you can break into Zorbel's place?
Amanda: Call me a cab.
Lee: You're a cab.
Life has been very, very, very crazy lately, but I have been writing. Here are links to my most recent stories and a SMK Season Five Project screenplay. A huge shout-out to my fantastic beta readers. I couldn't do it without you. And before anyone asks; yes, I am writing episode 10. (I am a little more then half-way through).
Heart of Gold (Epsiode 9)
Smooth Sailing (Season 3: Lee and Amanda)
Ghosts from the Past (Season 3: Lee)
There are times when I just feel it is time for me to stop writing fan fiction and concentrate on more original works. Not saying there is anything wrong with fan fiction, but have felt a little "Burn Out". Then, out of the blue, a story idea sparks and screams to be written. This is actually a combination of a couple ideas colliding. First, in early February, my youngest sister had a birthday, and I had wrote "Happy Birthday" on her Facebook wall and she had the gall to write back, "Is that it?" Well, I took it as a challenge and whipped out a short Scarecrow and Mrs. King story for her. However, I thought the story could be expanded, so I also ran with an earlier challenge story of Lee and Amanda on a road trip in a limousine. This is the final product and I feel now complete.
Timing is Everything
I also have to note, in the episode "Do You Take This Spy?" Lee and Amanda were married in Marion, Virginia, but looking at a map, I soon realized Marion was five hours from D.C. Darn, continuity of the SMK writers! Therefore, I followed canon and had them married in Marion, but expanded the story to explain what airport I believe they flew out of, whatever happened to the limo Amanda drove to the courthouse, and how much time had passed before they headed to California for their honeymoon. I hope you enjoy my interpretation of these events. Finally, a special shout-out to my beta readers!
I am happy to see tjsmklvr is back to writing fan fiction again. Actually, a few of the original SMK fan fiction writers have been popping back up and entertaining us with their stories of danger, excitement, intrigue.
The latest story from tjsmklvr is This War of Mine set during season three of Scarecrow and Mrs. King. A little AU, but a wonderfully crafted tale with lots of action, suspense, and romance. Warning regarding violence and a couple swear words, but still a must read. Stories like this remind me why I fell in love with Lee and Amanda to begin with.
Have no fear. . . I have not abandoned my SMK Season Five Project. Real life and a missing muse have put me behind. Nonetheless, I did finally write and post an new episode earlier this week. For those who are new to my blog, I started a fictional fifth season of Scarecrow and Mrs. King. This is what I think a season five would have looked like if we (the audience) had another season. This is in no way follows or lessens the virtual seasons and stands on its own. I wrote it screenplay format, because I thought it would be a challenge and wanted them to read more like an episode.
Here are the synopsis and links to the first nine episodes of the SMK Season Five Project.
5.1. Secrets, Lies, and Half-Truths
Lee and Amanda go undercover to stop an assassination attempt. Meanwhile, Francine is determined to find out Lee and Amanda's secret.
5.2. The Ties That Bind Also Gag
Dotty accidentally gets mixed-up in a case involving Lee. Later, Amanda searches for Lee whom she learns is being held captive. Does she find him in time?
5.3. The Choices We Made - Part One
As the Agency deals with pre-election year housekeeping duties, Lee and Amanda are sent to investigate a case of vaccination tampering. Meanwhile, Billy is seriously injured in a traffic accident and Lee steps in as temporary section chief. When his decision leads to the death of a fellow agent, Lee must deal with the ramifications.
5.4. The Choices We Made - Part Two
Juggling Agency duties, finding time together, an inquisitive Dotty, and Lee’s recurring nightmares, have Lee and Amanda rethinking their relationship and their marriage. All secrets are revealed.
5.5. A Drop in the Bucket
Lee and Amanda travel to Seattle, Washington to investigate missing satellite surveillance photos, but they aren't the only ones who have an interest in them.
5.6. Life Interrupted
As Lee begins to find his place in the Stetson-King household, life is put on hold when Emily Farnsworth is gravely injured in an explosion. Lee and Amanda travel to London to help with the investigation.
5.7. Guilt by Association
Jamie being at the wrong place at the wrong time, witnesses the murder of a DEA agent. When the murder finds out there was a witness to his crime, Jamie becomes his next target,
5.8. A Cold Winter's Night
It's Christmas Eve and has Lee and Amanda finally broken their Christmas curse of being trapped in a nest of killers and thieves. Don't bet on it?
5.9 Heart of Gold
Lee and Amanda must protect a teen Russian gymnastic star who is in the States as part of a Goodwill tour. Trouble ensues when there is an attempt on his life.
Just the other day, a writing buddy of mine told me, "You must have been a cheerleader in a previous life." I chuckled. "Hey, it's me!" No seriously, I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with so many talented writers and I am ecstatic to spread the good word about their work. MeriSalope has not posted her newest SMk story yet, so I can't link; however, Resourceful has started posting her revised edition of a story she wrote back in 2006. A fantastic tale involving Lee and Amanda going under cover as a married couple at a revival to stop religious zealous terrorists.
In addition, Lia London's newest novel, a young adult, science fiction trilogy went live last week on Amazon. The Gypsy Pearl 2: Craggy is the second installment following Caz as she continues to cycle the "Gypsy Pearl" and take her place as rightful Queen of the gypsies. The Gypsy Pearl 2 is what The Empire Strikes Back is to Star Wars, a little darker, not the happy ending, but I know it will lead to something epic, imaginative, and wonderful. I look forward to the third and final book.
The Gypsy Pearl 2: Craggy
Always happy to beta read or do line edits. Just contact me.
UPDATE: Here is the link to MeriSalope (aka Soapie) Autumn challenge entry for "Scarecrow and Mrs. King Fan Fiction Rocks" Facebook page.
Over the years, certain fan fiction sites have become defunct, including one of my personal favorites: Bromfield Hall.
To locate this and other defunct sites, go to Internet Archive Wayback Machine's home page.
In the search box, next to where it says "Browse History," type in www.bromfieldhall.co.uk/archive1.htm and click browse.
Then click the box over the year 2007. That shows dates the site was saved, then click on the blue dot date on the calendar, and that should take you to the Bromfieldhall Hall site.
Temporarily this link should take you to the site directly, but not sure how long it will be active.
Here also is a temporary link for Toto's and Swoope's stories.
Thanks for the heads up NancyH from the SMK Forum Page.
Update: I know understand the link for Blue Boxers and Beyond is also no longer active. Click on the title for a temporary link. Again, do not know how long this link will be good. I suggest copying and pasting favorite stories to a word document and saving. Sad to be losing such good quality fiction.
Tipping Point is a new SMK fan fiction story by Resourceful. She is posting in chapters and her story consists of a total of 15 chapters. It is a very suspenseful and well crafted story, set in today's time period and deals with the real dangers of internet and social media and the controversial technique of hydraulic "fracking". I am grateful to be working with such talented and gifted writer being one of her beta readers. If you have a chance to read, please take a moment to leave a review.
A new "Little Lee" story, Unexpected Beginnings.
Summary: Lee faces up to his punishment when he gets in trouble at school. A nod to Cheryl (Soapie) for the story idea and to Beth for proofing and the great title suggestion.
I already wrote a blog entry on my favorite Scarecrow and Mrs. King stories, but thought I would list my top ten personal favorite SMK fan fiction authors. I apologize to those who are not on the list, since there are several I love, but could not include everyone. (Please forgive me TS, mrsvanderhosen, Merel, KissHerJack, LorelaiSquared, Toto, Robin and anyone else I may have forgotten). The list is in alphabetical order. Click on the author's screen name to link to their stories on Fanfiction.net. Stories can also be found on IFF Film Library, Wicky Archive, and Blue Boxers and Beyond. These sites can be found under the SMK link section on the menu bar.
Of course, can not forget the queen of the tag extensions:
I am half-way through the SMK Season Five Screenwriting project. Script number six, I will be posting next week (once I get it back from the betas). Nevertheless, I would love some feedback on where the rest of the season should go - kind of like interactive fiction. What would YOU have liked to have seen if there had been a season five of Scarecrow and Mrs. King? Any comments, suggestions, feedback on the first six scripts? Don't be shy, I am open to ideas. This is your season too.
Also, I will be posting a new SMK fan fiction story soon. A short, little one-shot, set season one, between "There Goes the Neighborhood" and "If Thoughts Could Kill." I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and write early Lee and Amanda. Sadly, this story was supposed to be submitted to the SMK 30th Anniversary zine, but because of an illness, I missed the deadline.
Lastly, I am always open to story suggestions. Anyone have a request?
People often ask me for fan fiction recommendations, so I thought it would be fun to share a list of my personal favorite Scarecrow and Mrs. King stories; therefore, I present "The Aluminum Sun Awards."
Note: These are my own personal choices and categories. I tend to enjoy a well written, character driven drama a little more than fluff - but no worries, I included plenty of fluff. Would love to receive some feedback - I know not everyone has the same taste as I do, and would like to hear what your choices would be. (I hope someday to do this for Chuck, but have barely scratched the surface of Chuck (Charah) stories out there – although, I do love the story Amilyn wrote for me – Neighborly Intervention - it is utter Jellie joy).
A drum roll please - and without further ado, my favorite Scarecrow and Mrs. King stories. . .
I recently read a book post about how authors feel about fan fiction over on Livejournal. I find it interesting so many authors seem so obstinately against it. Anne Rice does not allow it. In fact, FanFiction.Net respects the expressed wishes of her and a few others authors and will not archive entries based on their work
I do not see the harm, especially if fans are not making money off their stories. Fan fiction is written by fans who love the characters and it is a great way to express that love. In addition, isn’t imitation the greatest form of flattery? If I ever wrote a book or television series, I would honestly be amused and flattered by people wanting to spend time in the world I created.
Stephanie Meyers wrote, “People pour out so much energy and talent into them. . . It makes me frustrated. I’m like, go write your own story. Put them out there and get them published. That’s what you should be doing. You should be working on your own book right now.” In contract, Joss Whedon said, “Fan fiction is the way new writers are finding their way. I think it’s a fantastic gateway into writing.”
In addition, what is the difference between taking or rather adapting a novel and basing it on a television series? Little House on the Prairie was loosely based on the popular Laura Ingalls Wilder “Little House” books. If anything, because I enjoyed the television show so much, it encouraged me to read the books. I devoured them all in one summer.
The same argument can be made regarding YouTube fan videos. Fans poor their heart, soul, and time into making a video based on a favorite fandom. How frustrating and disappointing it is when YouTube removes the video because of copy write infringements. Again, it is harmless fun. It is free publicity for the artist. Often after viewing a video I really liked, I will find the song on iTunes and upload it to my iPod—it’s a great way to learn new songs and new artists the viewer has never seen or heard. It’s a win-win.
The reason I write fan fiction is twofold. First, I seek closure. When Scarecrow and Mrs. King ended, fans did not have a chance to say goodbye to their favorite characters. Again, I blame Bruce Boxleitner and Kate Jackson and their chemistry. I wanted to see their story continue. The second reason is there were many unanswered questions. I write to answer those questions. I write to fill in the blanks. I write seeking closure.
Like it or not fan fiction is here to stay. Do you agree or disagree with the authors?
I'm thinking about submitting a story for The SMK Anniversary Committee, but I don't have any story ideas currently at the moment. For other SMK fan fiction writers, The Anniversary Committee is now taking fic submissions for a SMK fanzine to raise funds for the 30th Anniversary celebration.
Any fic submitted must be:
- an original fic (not been published/posted anywhere else)
- submitted by the author
- publishing-ready (proofread, edited, etc.)
- no higher than a PG-13 rating
Please note that submitting a fic means, if it is chosen to be in the zine, you agree not to publish it anywhere else until after the 30th Anniversary celebration.
You may submit more than 1 piece for consideration.
Submit your fic(s) by June 30, 2012, by emailing them, preferably as an attachment in Word format, to the following email address:
Authors of fics selected will be notified by the end of July. The zine will go on sale by August.
Thank you in advance for your fics!
- The SMK Anniversary Committee
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