I’ve added Death Becomes Her to this site. It was a lot of fun to try to write an entire alternate universe into a short story. I’m happy to say I’m back on my study schedule so I’m going to be able to add writing again into my daily routine.
In other news, the NaNoWriMo poll has ended. I was originally going to take the top two choices and offer sample chapters. The vote ended up being pretty close among the top four choices, so I’m dropping the bottom three and then running another vote. I just always feel bad when the votes are so close — I don’t want to disappoint anyone.
I am re-posting the synopses here for anyone who voted before I posted them. In the first week of October, I will post first chapter of three of them. (Life for Rent already has a first chapter online)
Signs of Life (December 1999)
Nikolas Cassadine shocked the world at the annual Christmas party at General Hospital when he announced that mafia bad boy Jason Morgan and town sweetheart Elizabeth Webber were sleeping together.
This news doesn’t just interest gossips like Amy Vining, but Jason’s estranged, high-society family, the Quartermaines, who are always looking for ways to draw Jason back home as well as the Port Charles Police Department who have a murder to investigate: Anthony Moreno’s body has just washed up in the harbor and he hasn’t been seen since December 1. Coincidentally, that’s also the last date anyone saw Jason Morgan for more than three weeks.
When the PCPD knocks on Elizabeth’s door looking to give Jason an alibi, she manages to send them away. Jason doesn’t want her to lie for him, but it may not be up to him. Or Elizabeth. Because it’s not just the Quartermaines and the PCPD who are interested in their relationship status. There’s Carly Quartermaine, Jason’s ex-girlfriend and current sister-in-law. She’s having a crisis of her own and looking to Jason to solve it even if she has to force him to help.
Between the PCPD, the Quartermaines and Carly, Jason and Elizabeth can only depend on each other. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. Can Elizabeth keep Jason out of jail and protect him from Carly? Can Jason avoid being trapped by Carly—again—and protect Elizabeth from her wrath?
Counting Stars (April 2000)
When Jason Morgan left Port Charles in January 2000, he left to protect himself from the machinations of ex-lover and current sister-in-law, Carly Quartermaine. He also left to protect Elizabeth Webber, a close friend who saved his life and put her own at risk for their friendship—and because he knew their relationship was changing in ways they weren’t ready for.
Several months after his departure, Elizabeth has tried to keep her secret hoping he would contact her or even come back. But it becomes impossible to hide anymore, and she goes to Sonny Corinthos in hopes of contacting Jason. Sonny, however, and Jason weren’t on great terms when Jason left town, and he’s only heard from his friend a few times. He promises to get in touch as soon as he does hear.
Luke Spencer, worried about Elizabeth, decides to track down Jason on his own and convince him to return. He finds Jason who seems interested in coming back—but then Jason is nowhere to be found when it’s time to return to Port Charles. Has he run away to avoid Elizabeth? Or is something else more sinister preventing his return to Port Charles?
For the Broken Girl (March 2006)
For months, Manny Ruiz terrorized Port Charles, kidnapping Elizabeth Spencer, stalking Samantha McCall, and causing a train crash that took the live of several Port Charles residents and injured countless more. Thanks to a brain tumor and the machinations of his lawyers, Alexis Davis and Ric Lansing, Manny is now free and working at General Hospital as a janitor.
One of his former victims had her entire life turned upside because of Manny Ruiz. Kidnapped in October, Elizabeth Spencer’s husband was gravely injured in the train crash, forcing him onto desk duty. The virus that hit the city in February set Lucky Spencer’s recovery back even further and he remains on desk duty at the end of March, still in rehab. Their marriage has been strained by his injury and his frustration, and Elizabeth is at her wit ends trying to keep not only their relationship together, but deal with the barrage of medical bills since Lucky has reached lifetime cap of his health insurance policy.
The virus also hit Jason Morgan and his family hard. His ex-wife succumbed to the illness as did his fiancee Sam McCall’s brother. Sam hasn’t been the same since Danny’s death and learning that Alexis Davis, the man that set Manny Ruiz free, is her biological mother. When Jason learns that business partner Sonny Corinthos is dating Jason’s younger sister, Emily, he finds himself at odds with Sam over the position he takes.
Jason is trying to keep his eye on everything, but he’s really worried about Manny Ruiz and enlists old friend Elizabeth and her supervisor, Epiphany Johnson, to keep an eye on Manny Ruiz. He warns Elizabeth not to interfere if she sees something, but to call him. Elizabeth has never been good at walking away from someone in the danger, and Manny Ruiz takes her captive. Again. Jason saves her life, but Lucky injures himself again trying to help.
Several weeks later, at a spring carnival in the park, their worlds are going to change again when anonymous shooter opens fire, putting Sam in the hospital, near death, and reveals Lucky’s secret, double life. Nothing will ever be the same.
Life for Rent (Fall 2006)
The blackout of Summer 2006 offered a chance for many in Port Charles to revisit their choices and change the direction of their lives. Trapped in an elevator, Alexis Davis confided in nemesis Carly Corinthos that not only did her husband sleep with his stepdaughter, but that Alexis is dying from lung cancer. Carly pledges her support. Robin Scorpio and Patrick Drake shared declarations of love in another trapped elevator.
Stuck on a roof, Dillon Quartermaine learned that Lulu Spencer is pregnant from their one night stand and promises her that she will never ever be alone. And Jason Morgan and Elizabeth Webber threw caution to the wind and spent the night together. When the power returns and dawn breaks over Port Charles, they have to choose whether to move forward or take steps back.
Dillon comes clean to girlfriend, Georgie Jones, and understandably she has issues dealing with it. Robin informs her uncle Mac about Maxie Jones’ affair with Lucky Spencer, Alexis throws Ric out of the house, and Elizabeth refuses to take her husband back.
The city is rocked by a scandal at ELQ with faulty products being recalled—including faulty condoms that led to Lulu’s pregnancy…as well as Elizabeth and Maxie. Maxie tries to hold onto Lucky with the news about the child, but Lucky continues to spiral out of control when he learns that not only is Elizabeth pregnant by Jason, but that his wife is moving in with him.
By the time the Enduro babies are born the following spring, tragedy continues to follow these couples and no one will ever be the same.