The Mercurial Press
Welcome to The Mercurial Press. For information regarding my newly published original fiction Vampires in the City, click on the Bookshelf option in the left-hand navigation. Below you will find bookshelves filled with my fan fiction based on Angel: The Series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Forever Knight. Stories with multiple parts or chapters have listings for each chapter separately so you can visit any chapter of any story from this page. Once you are reading one of the chapters, you can jump to any other chapter by using the left-hand slide menu (just take note of the rectangle with the red border and blue background poking out from the left margin on any story with multiple chapters); slide your mouse over the rectangle and you'll be able to jump to any chapter in that story. Some stories have footnotes or anotations; these stories will have a StoryNotes button beneath the title. Simply mouseover to view the note pages. Enjoy!
Last entry made on 1 August 2004
Angel's thoughts, in his own voice, in his own hand, as he writes journal entries.
Complete as of 29 January 2000
A continuation of the action following Somnambulist.
Complete as of 10 April 2001
Kate needs help in the sequel to Unfinished Business
Elemental, My Dear Angel
Complete as of 30 August 2000
In the aftermath of To Shanshu in LA, Angel wears out his
welcome with Cordy and goes to stay with Wes, with disastrous results.
Illusions of Hope
Complete as of 1 September 1999
In Manhattan in 1993 Angel seeks salvation, but finds only
illusions of hope.
Warning: rated PG-13 for some adult language
And No Good Thing Ever Dies
Complete as of 4 April 2005
Angel fights a Lethe demon, and meets an old friend in the process.
Sequel to Illusions of Hope.
Warning: rated PG-13 for some adult language and situations.
When Light Turns to Dark
Complete as of 2 May 1999
This is a round-robin written by the gals of The Trinity of Iniquity.
When a she-demon possesses Angel, The Slayer and her friends must rush
to save his soul.
Sharp Edges of Night
Complete as of 31 July 1999
The final good-bye from Graduation Day, p2, from Angel's perspective.
Complete as of 12 August 1999
The final good-bye from Graduation Day, p2, from Buffy's perspective.
A Cup of Tears
Completed sometime in 1996
This was my first foray into fan fiction, although it has been edited since it was written in 1996.
A little history on the world view: All third season eps of Forever Knight have taken place, but Vachon was revived, Screed was cured of the fever, Tracy was shot in LK but recovered, and Nick never went over the edge and did the nasty deed to Nat. LaCroix is still in the city broadcasting at CERK. In other words, I have written this from the POV that the end of LK did not happen.
This is the prequel to the novella Falls Like Rain.
After saving Tracy from a sniper's bullet, and
sustaining a life-threatening injury, Nick finds himself
Don't Tell Dad the Babysitter's Undead
This is an outtake of Falls Like Rain. It originally appeared in the fanzine The Company of Night published by Marg Baskin at Anime House Press.
During Tracy's day off from work her brother drops off her nephew unexpectedly and Vachon comes to visit. When Tracy is called back to work on an emergency, Vachon babysits.
Warning: some sexual situations.
Falls Like Rain
Work began in 1997, and still in progress.
The sequel to A Cup of Tears, this is a novella of some complexity that I have just recently revisited.
Nick faces another crisis of the soul as serial
murders, each more heinous than the last, rock Toronto and Natalie
tries desperately to save him. Vachon and Tracy race headlong into a
dangerous relationship that both want but neither knows how to
- You Darkness
Nick and LaCroix reach a tenuous understanding.
- Gust Inside the God
Natalie has an early morning encounter with LaCroix.
- After Night I Do Crowd
At the first of a series of grisly murders, Nick loses control of his
demon, with dire consequences.
- Amo, Amas, I Love a Lass
In need of company, Tracy seeks out Vachon at the church, and a
revelation comes to light.
- Mortal and Brief
Vachon and Tracy share a night of passion.
Warning: Mortal and Brief rated R for adult situations.
- Ahead of All Parting
Frightened and disappointed by Nick's recent behavior, Natalie finds her
- Wild Regrets
Natalie's rejection gives Nick pause, as he plunges into his memories of
- The Soul's Dark Cottage
Nick spirals ever downward while trying to solve the gruesome serial
murders that have gripped Toronto in fear.
- A Hell of a Town
Natalie and Tracy visit friends in New York, with Vachon an uninvited guest.
- Kiss the Blood from My Lips
Will Nick lose his grasp on humanity, or can a friend save him in time?
- This Fleeting World
In the conclusion, Nick and Natalie's relationship hangs in the balance.
An installment of The Ladies of the Knight. This one is a period piece: Firenze in the Middle Ages, Nick and a lover.
Warning: explicit sexual situations.
Like Tears from a Star Last update 03/17/07
An installment of The Ladies of the Knight. This one takes place in Toronto, circa 1990s. (Incomplete)
Warning: explicit sexual situations.