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mandagrammy
Nov 16, 2016




 


Hello everyone.  I am a 74 year old Mother of one girl and Grandmother of two girls, all of them grown adults now.  I've been an ardent and devoted fan of Queer as Folk since the very first airing of Season 1, Episode 1, which I had to watch after seeing the British version shortly before the American version was aired.  And although the British version was truly wonderful, nothing could have prepared me for the magnificent talent of the actors who took on the American version, or the compelling storylines they played out.  Eventually I discovered the world of fanfics after my girls gave me my first computer, and i've never looked back.  I started as an avid reader of QAF fanfiction and was finally convinced by fellow QAFers to try my hand at my own fanfics.  That was more than a decade ago and nothing has given me more pleasure than writing my stories and hearing from readers who seemed to enjoy them.  I've been dormant with my writing for the last few years due to a number of reasons, but I do hope that some of my old work will still find an audience that likes what I've written.  


As for my personal life... I've grown up all over the United States until the age of 19, when I settled in the Dallas, Texas area, where I remained for 48 years.  About 5 years ago I finally made a move with my girls to Pennsylvania, and am now very happily living with my youngest Granddaughter in Lancaster.  Oh yes, I also became a devoted fan of another television series called 'Spartacus'.  There is a loving gay couple called Agron and Nasir that have also inspired me to write fanfics for their characters and you will find one cross-over story involving this couple with Brian and Justin.   Hopefully there will be more stories in my future, but only time will tell.  Thank you for checking me out.


 



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Double Trouble: Grandparents by mandagrammy

Rated: M • 49 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
Summary:

This is the final story in the Double Trouble Trilogy.  It picks up about 6 years after 'Graduation' ends.  JR is happily married to husband Noah and pregnant with her first child... the first Grandchild for Brian and Justin.  Gus is also happily married to husband Jason.  This couple wants nothing more than to also make Brian and Justin Grandparents, but it has not been as easy for them.  Then, out of nowhere, someone from Gus and JR's Canadian past comes back into their lives and may be the solution that Gus and Jason have been praying for.  

I wish to thank once again the lovely Nikki for her wonderful banner, and my dear friend, Judy, for her terrific beta skills.


Cupid's Greatest Challenge by mandagrammy

Rated: E • 5 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
Summary:

Happy Valentine's to one and all of our beloved QAF family.  I was listening to some of my favorite old rock & roll songs a few weeks ago and when the Sam Cooke song, 'Cupid' came on, this story was suddenly born in my head.  I hope you will enjoy this little trip into a fantasy world as Cupid tells the assembled gods and goddesses of Mount Olympus all about his greatest challenge while doing his job.  I owe a great deal of gratitude to my darling granddaughter, Marika, for the lovely banner and my talented beta, Judy, for her terrific skills.  Hope you all have nothing but love on Valentine's Day and all year round.


Special Delivery For Christmas by mandagrammy

Rated: E • 7 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
Summary:

Happy Holidays everyone.  I have an early Christmas gift for you, and I hope you will enjoy it.  This story is set a little over ten years after Justin headed off for New York City, leaving Pittsburgh behind.  It seems that his plan didn't last long, and a decade later he is happily married to Brian.  The only fly in the ointment of their happiness is how much Brian misses seeing his son, Gus far more often than the occasional visits back and forth to Canada.  Justin's dearest wish is to arrange for Brian to receive the best Christmas gift ever, and he is willing to do whatever he can to make that happen


Saving Fur Babies by mandagrammy

Rated: E • 7 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
Summary:

Hello, my dear readers.  Today, I have something brand new for you.  Before anything else, I want to dedicate this story to one of my dearest readers and friend, Vicki, for entrusting me with her plot bunny for this story.  I couldn't have done it without her support.  Also a big thank you to Judy, my fantastic beta, and Marika, my talented banner maker.

 

Now, as to this story, this is for all you animal lovers out there.  What happens when Brian becomes the 'somewhat' reluctant (yet willing) rescuer of a pair of brutally abandoned dogs?  How will this one act of kindness change his life and that of his beloved husband and son?

 

P.S.  I've chosen Irish Setters in this case as a tribute to Vicki, a proud Irish lassie.


The Great New York City Misadventure by mandagrammy

Rated: M • 5 Reviews starstarstarstarstar
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Hello folks.  I have a brand new story for you that is based on a word challenge we were given a while back  I hope you will enjoy it.  The words we needed to use were fire, YMCA, tattoo, hospital, sizzle, and threat.  This is what I came up with.   In this story, Justin is still living in NYC, but not so happily.  Not only does he miss Brian, but he is not thrilled with his living situation.  Then one careless accident changes everything.  I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my beta, Judy, for her skills.  Another huge thanks to my granddaughter, Marika, for the evocative banner.  Hugs, Grammy

 


Cracked by mandagrammy

Rated: M • 117 Reviews starstar
Summary:

Here I go with my first multi-chaptered story in over 3 years.  I really hope you will enjoy it.  Some time ago someone suggested the idea of turning around the series plot involving the Prom bashing 180 degrees, and then seeing what might have happened if it was Brian who was Hobbs' victim rather than Justin.  I found the idea intriguing, so I'm going with it.  Of course there will be drama and angst, but just remember how my stories end up and take heart.  So without delay, here is the beginning of a whole new light on the love story of Brian and Justin.  

 

But first, of course, I must give my undying appreciation to my dear Judy for her beta help.  And a special appreciation to the very talented and thoughtful Kim for the evocative banner for my story.  I love you girls dearly.


The Letters by mandagrammy

Rated: M • 6 Reviews half-star
Summary:

Although Brian has had little to nothing to do with his mother or sister in well over a decade, his life is changed forever following a surprising call about them from an unexpected source.  Thankfully, he will have his husband, Justin, to help him deal with what is coming.


Happy Hallothanksmas Day! by mandagrammy

Rated: E • 2 Reviews half-star
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I apologize for the delay in getting my holiday story to you, but I hope you will still enjoy it.  It seems that Brian has a problem being around for Justin whenever a big holiday comes up. They've been living together for several years, and this year is the straw that broke the camel's back.  Brian again misses every holiday for the last few months of the year, so Justin decides it is time to do something about it.

Many thanks to my wonderful beta, Judy, for her skills, and my dear Granddaughter, Marika, for the lovely banner.


Aftercare by mandagrammy

Rated: YA • 4 Reviews half-star
Summary:

This story picks up right where 'Aftermath' ends.  This is the third and final installment in the 'After' series of stories about the aftereffects of Justin's bashing by the despicable Chris Hobbs.  This story centers primarily on those closest to Justin and how they deal with what has happened.  It's my interpretation of what could have been going on in between scenes during the first episode of Season 2.  I hope you will enjoy it.  

My eternal gratitude to the remarkable Judy for her beta skills, and my beautiful granddaughter, Marika, for the evocative banner.  I love you both dearly.


Aftermath by mandagrammy

Rated: YA • 5 Reviews half-star
Summary:

In Aftershock, we see how Justin's bashing at the end of Season One affected Brian. It ended without revealing how the bashing affected everyone else who loved and cared about Justin. The series skipped from that iconic scene of Brian sitting in the hospital right after Justin was admitted to a month later at the beginning of Season Two, so we have to use our imagination about what went on at the hospital after Michael joined Brian. I hope you will find my perspective interesting.

Many thanks to my beta, Judy, for her help and my darling Granddaughter, Marika, for the evocative banner. And also thanks to those who asked me 'what about the others' when they read 'Aftershock'. Their questions led to this sequel.


Aftershock by mandagrammy

Rated: YA • 6 Reviews half-star
Summary:

One of our readers made a request for stories that involved the immediate aftermath of that tragic bashing of our beloved Justin and how Brian responded to it.  I believe it inspired a lot of our writers, including myself.  I do hope you will find this story interesting, although I can't say it will be a lot of fun, considering the subject matter.  Please keep in mind how things did turn out for the couple later on as you reach the end of this story and don't be too sad.  

I want to thank Gloria Hernon for her brilliant suggestion.  I also wish to thank my beloved Judy for her beta skills and my beloved granddaughter, Marika, for her amazing banner.


Video Heat by mandagrammy

Rated: M • 7 Reviews half-star
Summary:

While watching a discussion about video sexting on the TV talk show, 'The View', I began to imagine what would happen if Brian and Justin decided to indulge in a little of this new trend while being separated by miles after Justin moves to New York City. I hope you will enjoy where my fantasies have taken me.

Many thanks to my friend, Judy, for her undying support and beta skills.  And a special thank you to my dear Granddaughter, Marika, for providing me with another great banner despite her own busy life.  


Hurricane! by mandagrammy

Rated: A • 5 Reviews half-star
Summary:

Brian is rewarded for a job well done with an all expense paid vacation in the Florida Keys and the use of his client's private estate on one of the islands. He and Justin have a romantic getaway that is rudely interrupted by an approaching hurricane. Will our boys survive another brush with violence, this time by Mother Nature?

This story had been inspired by a documentary I watched about Hurricane Andrew.  I wish to thank my friend, Pat, for her beta help and my dear Granddaughter, Amy, for my banner.

 


Three Times Seven: Timing is Everything by mandagrammy

Rated: A • 4 Reviews half-star
Summary:

This story centers around Brian's thoughts after he convinces Justin to go to Hollywood rather than take the charity Liberty Ride from Canada.  By doing so, he has spoiled the plans he had made for celebrating Justin's 21st Birthday, which would have happened during the ride, but Justin's future is more important to Brian.  I owe a debt of gratitude to Eka for the wonderful banner and Becky for her beautiful beta work for me.


It Had To Be You by mandagrammy

Rated: A • 6 Reviews half-star
Summary:

Brian and Justin look back on their feelings for each other a few months after Justin moves to New York City and they come to a mutual conclusion as to those feelings.  This is another of my short stories that likes to try and get inside the thoughts of our beloved Brian and Justin.  Hope you enjoy it.  I apologize for any errors as this one was never beta'd.  However, I do want to thank my friend, Gerri, for her thoughtful banner.


A Royal Wedding by mandagrammy

Rated: YA • 4 Reviews half-star
Summary:

Folks, those of you who know me know that I am an incurable romantic.  I originally wrote this story while being inspired by the wedding of Prince William and Catherine.  The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan reminded me of the story and I decided it was time to post it here too.   I hope you will enjoy this little bit of fluff and fantasy as much as I enjoyed imagining it.  Sorry that I never got the chance to have someone make a banner for me for this one.


Reunited by mandagrammy

Rated: A • 5 Reviews half-star
Summary:

I was inspired by an old song of a favorite group of mine from the past named Peaches and Herb.  The words of this song made me think of how our boys would feel after being separated for a whole month....Justin in New York and Brian in the Pitts.  Hope you enjoy their thoughts as they work it all out.  I owe a debt of gratitude to Eka for the banner and Pat for her beta skills.  Thank you so much girls.


The Ghosts of Babylon by mandagrammy

Rated: YA • 11 Reviews half-star
Summary:

Way back in October I wanted to post this story to KD but circumstances prevented me from doing so.  I loved writing this story and I've grown impatient waiting for Halloween to arrive again, so I've decided to go ahead and post it now.  Consider it a late Halloween or early Halloween gift.  LOL!  Anyway,  for this Halloween story I thought I would skip a few generations and see what happens to Brian's Great-Grandson when he decides to buy the old building that once housed the Babylon Club in order to revive it, bringing it back to its once magnificent Dance Club Glory!  But Wait!!!  Could the place really be haunted?  And if so, what spirits are lingering there and what do they want?  Let's find out?  Many thanks to my terrific beta, Judy for her last minute help with my story, and also to my Granddaughter for the very cool banner.  Enjoy!

 


Apologies by mandagrammy

Rated: YA • 10 Reviews starstar
Summary:

 Brian is missing Justin far too much after sending him away to NYC. He decides to sit down and put his thoughts on paper and then sends the letter to his lover in order to make clear how he is feeling. Justin responds with a letter of his own that makes just as clear how he feels about Brian's letter.

The idea for this story came to me when I was watching the scene where Brian was emphasizing his 'no apologies, no regrets' theory of life. Mind you, I realize it is stretching the imagination a little in this day and age for anyone to write a letter longhand and send it through the postal service when we have the internet and cells, but I hope you will suspend disbelief in this case. 


Wrong Place, Wrong Time by mandagrammy

Rated: M • 3 Reviews half-star
Summary:

Justin left a ranting Cody behind in Hobbs' driveway, once he decides he's gotten his revenge on the cowardly man who bashed him.  He returns to Brian, and they celebrate the end of that frightening chapter of Justin's life.  But is it really the end?  What if it didn't go the way it had in the series?  Thank you to Becky for her wonderful beta work and Eka for the perfect banner.


It Was Only A Dream by mandagrammy

Rated: A • 11 Reviews starstar
Summary:

I would like to offer you a solution to the mishap (of course this is a matter of opinion) that the producers of QAF called Season 5. This is my version of what caused the Season. It is a What If. I hope you will enjoy it. I promise the ending will be nothing like our last scene during the actual show. 

I wish to thank my dear friend, Judy for her beta skills, and my dear Granddaughter, Amy for the lovely banner.

 


Debbie and Vic Grassi: A Family Tale by mandagrammy

Rated: YA • 5 Reviews half-star
Summary:

For a change of pace, I decided to center a story around our favorite Mother, Debbie, and her beloved Brother, Vic.  In this story, Vic has passed away and Debbie is devastated.  While trying to deal with her loss, her mind travels back in time and relives the memories of her life with Vic, centering on that special Summer that she became pregnant for the one and only time in her life.  I hope you will enjoy my version of Debbie's interesting life.  The beta work is thanks to the wonderful Becky and the perfect banner by the fantastic Eka. 


Trying On the Rules For Size by mandagrammy

Rated: M • 5 Reviews starhalf-star
Summary:

This is my version of what occurs in Season 2, Episode 6 right after Brian and Justin agree to live together while they both abide by a set of rules.  The beta work is by Pat and I owe the beautiful banner to the wonderful Eka.  I hope you will enjoy.


Memories by mandagrammy

Rated: YA • 10 Reviews half-star
Summary:

Brian and Justin have had a long and wonderful life together for 60 glorious years as a couple.  Justin looks back on those years with all the love in him while attending a funeral.  This was my very first standalone.  I hope you will enjoy it.  Many thanks to Becky for her fine beta work and Eka for the beautiful banner.


Ibiza, At Last! by mandagrammy

Rated: M • 6 Reviews half-star
Summary:

This story is my entry for a fanfic contest.  The only requirement was that the story include a novel, a phone, a hat, and a bottle of mineral water.  I racked my brain how to come up with a story that included those four items and I couldn't get the beaches of Ibiza off my mind.  Hope you enjoy where my imagination led me.  Basically, the story is simply a fun diversion for our intrepid lovers set after the end of Season Five.  The banner is by my wonderful banner maker, Eka, and I have no beta this time around so please forgive any mistakes.