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Dark of Hearts - How would the third-season episode “Jake of Hearts” have gone if Jake’s father, Mad Dog Morgendorffer, were still alive? A twisted Daria/Tom shipper-fic from an alternate universe answers the question.

 
Howard - Daria Morgendorffer hears the story about Howard the duck (but not the one you are thinking of) in this third-season tale that explains why Trent Lane will not go into a bookstore. A little shipperiness and angst come with the humor.

 
More Than Just Lost - Jane Lane and Alison meet again, a few years after the events of the movie, “Is It Fall Yet?” in this play for three voices. The meeting, however, does not go as expected.

 
One More River to Cross - In helping Sandi Griffin through a difficult situation, Quinn Morgendorffer must make a decision that could determine her own nature, for good or for evil—but which choice is the right one? Story rated R for language and controversial content.


Potential - Quinn Morgendorffer meets the man of her dreams, but the potential for nightmares is there, too, in this post-“Is It College Yet?” continuation of the second-season “Daria” episode, “That Was Then, This Is Dumb.”

 

Prisoner of Hope
- Daria’s sole fan from childhood is reunited with her heroine, only to learn a bitter lesson in this continuation of the fifth-season episode, “Camp Fear.”

 
Where No Light Breaks, Where No Sea Runs - Sunday afternoons at the Kinsington Women’s Correctional Facility are very slow, and one lone inmate has nothing to look forward to—until her only friend appears, and everything changes. Story rated R for language, violence, and sexual content.
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Almost Strangers in the Night - A short Quinn/Upchuck shipper-fic. No, seriously. Look, it was Brother Grimace’s idea, so go blame him.


Driving Miss Daria - A shipper-fic with a surprise. With two failed relationships and three miserable years of college behind her, Daria sits down to write a difficult term paper. Then comes a knock at her apartment door. . . .


The Morgendorffer Code - Imagine a “Daria” crossover involving Dan Brown’s "The Da Vinci Code." Now imagine you’re about to read it.


Daria Dance Party - Song lyrics about an alternate-universe Daria that you aren’t likely to recognize—once the sun goes down.


Home on Deranged - The annual faculty-vs.-DJ competition at Lawndale High School gains a Wild West flavor when mechanical bull riding becomes the death-sport of choice. A third-season “Daria” comedy script (before Tom), set during Daria’s junior high-school year.


Like Father, Like— - What personality quirks did Daria inherit from her father, Jake? One possibility is explored in this ficlet.


Special Delivery - Why was Daria out after curfew in “The Big House”? One possible (if far-fetched) explanation is given here, in this prequel to that episode.


Tiffany in Futureland -
A sad ficlet with a happy ending. Tiffany Blum-Deckler stars in this topical political/sci-fi tidbit written in early November 2004, before the elections.


True Lies -
What were Daria and Quinn really doing out ate on a school night just before they were caught by their parents in the opening scene of “The Big House”? And who would dare to believe their answers?


Kill Tom (Volumes 1 and 2) - The Deadly Fashion Viper Squadron meets its match in this Daria/"Kill Bill" crossover.


See Jane Spike -
Daria, Jane, and the Fashion Club find themselves on opposing teams in a nasty session of volleyball—a first-season sequel, of sorts, to the opening scenes from every “Daria” show in which Daria screws up the game for Stacy and Tiffany.


Gone -
The Cuban Missile Crisis boils over in October 1962, and the lives of three young sisters change forever. Helen, Rita, and Amy Barksdale star in this tale of sibling bonds tested under the worst ofworst-case scenarios.  


Pause in the Air - An AU Daria series set post IIFY that chronicles Daria and Jane's relationship.


Fortunate One - When Quinn Morgendorffer moves with her family to Lawndale, she tells her new friends that she is an only child—but she secretly suspects this was not always so. Did she once have a big sister? What happened to her? Where did she go? And was her sister named . . . Daria?


Smoking Mirror - After a disastrous experience in Central America, Penny Lane returns to Lawndale, her life in shambles—but with her is a dark souvenir that unravels the lives of everyone around her in terrifying ways.


Dear Whoever - A sad plea from a “Daria” character, from the unpublished musical version of, “And When Your Heart Begins to Bleed” (not really, but if there was one, this song would be in it).


Like Angels' Visits, Short and Bright - Amy Barksdale and two girlfriends are in a spot of trouble, with the fate of Earth at stake, in this way-over-the-top crossover of “Daria,” “Charlie’s Angels,” Robert Heinlein’s "Starship Troopers," the USAF Space Command, and H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu stories, if you will.


The IUF Tale, or, Total Disaster in a Nutshell - The author inserts himself and numerous other Daria fans, particularly members of the notorious IUF, into a lurid Daria fanfic, a nightmarish tale of cartoon lust and horror. You won’t understand this unless you’ve read the IUF spam threads on PPMB. No penguins were harmed in the writing of this script. I swear.


Nine Point Oh - Just before noon, January 1, 2005, west of Petchkasem Road down to Bang Niang Beach, resort city of Khao Lak, Phang-Nga province, Kingdom of Thailand: The Griffin family’s New Year.


Darialance - A Daria/Dragonlance crossover was suggested, and a ficlet was born.


Nothing Happens for a Reason - College freshmen Daria Morgendorffer and Tom Sloane are together again, joyously happy and blissfully in love—until the day she finds him in bed with a small zoo and Tiffany Blum-Deckler. You’ll weep, you’ll cry, you’ll kiss ten minutes of your life goodbye when you read this unofficial sequel to Mahna Mahna’s Daria/Tom shipper, “Everything Happens for a Reason.”


The Thirteenth Man - Compared to his intellectually and morally challenged classmates at Lawndale High, Daria’s classmate “Mack” Mackenzie is almost superhuman. What if he really was superhuman? Enter an alternate universe in which Mack is not only too good to be true, he’s even better than that. What could possibly go wrong for a straight-arrow guy who can do anything and everything? Let us see.


Darius - Imagine “Daria” with a Y chromosome. What might have happened if the eldest child of Jake and Helen Morgendorffer had been born a boy? Here is an alternate history might-have-been, or a parallel-universe might-yet-be, with all the fallout.  (This story is rated R for language, intense family conflict, sexual situations, and abuse issues.)
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When the Torrent of That Time Comes Pouring Back - The lone survivor of a disastrous family vacation returns to Lawndale in January 2005, in this sequel to the Daria fanfic, “Nine Point Oh".


The Amazing Adventures of D-Day and the Mighty Jane! - The unstoppable D-Day Morgendorffer and The Mighty Jane Lane face their greatest challenge yet in this alternate-universe tale of superheroes, supervillains, cliffhangers, and sudden death!


Who Once Was Lost - Two little girls from Highland, Texas, go to Camp Grizzly for several weeks of annoying summer fun.  Only one little girl comes home. Three years later, the other little girl begins her long journey back—but she discovers that the world has moved on without her.  Inspired by the fifth-season Daria episode, “Camp
Fear,” “Who Once Was Lost” is the first tale in a science-fiction series about a Daria displaced in time.



But Now Is Found - In this sequel to “Who Once Was Lost,” twelve-year-old Daria  Morgendorffer, the only human known to have been kidnapped by aliens, tries to return to a normal life in her new home in Lawndale. Now younger than her sister Quinn, Daria finds fitting into school again is tough—but the trouble has only started. Someone is looking for her and will stop at nothing to find her, and what will happen if she’s found, no one can say.

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Easy A - A ficlet that proves that a good grade in school doesn’t always mean that getting it was a good thing, too.


Illusions - What did Daria see behind the attic door that made her faint? Would you believe . . . another Daria? Prepare for a long crossover journey into strange but familiar Lawndales, drawn from alternate-universe Daria fanfics by almost a dozen authors!  This story was cowritten with Angelinhel & CharlieGirl

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And When Your Heart Begins to Bleed - Daria, Jane, Quinn, Stacy, Sandi, and other
students at Lawndale High struggle through a brutal twenty-four-hour period of unforeseen challenges, in this alternate-universe tale created from a list of the “Top Ten Things That Never Happen in Daria Fanfics” (with a few extra ideas thrown in).


Aunt Kara - When Helen Morgendorffer’s youngest sister (the “wild one” from Hollywood) comes to visit, guess which member of the family gets the biggest surprise!


Jane Unchained - During a sensory deprivation experiment, Jane Lane reveals a talent for getting her freedom—in a very unexpected way.


Nine-eleven and Counting - The lives of Daria and Quinn Morgendorffer and Jane Lane are caught up in the events of September 11, 2001, when Quinn flies to Boston to visit Daria one weekend—then tries to fly home on that terribleTuesday morning.


Jane and the Lanes: An Essay about the Lane Family of Lawndale - It is possible with a little math work and careful study of Daria show scripts to work out the approximate ages of Jane Lane’s many siblings and the circumstances of their birth, feeding interesting speculation about the Lane family’s history and the sources of their interpersonal problems. More fanfic about the Lane family is called for. This is the fifth update of this essay and includes new material.


Jane Lane: Hero in the Making? -
Is Jane Lane the offbeat artist soon to become Jane Lane, Hero for Hire? Her genetic code might hold the answer, thanks to a potential stockpile of famous Lane ancestors, courtesy of sciencefiction’s Wold Newton family!


As She Remembered It in the Long Years After - An alternate-universe love that never spoke its name finally does . . . too late.


Deus Jane - What was happening behind the scenes of the Daria show? Were the show’s artistic and script-related mistakes truly “accidental”? Who was the show really about? Discover the shocking answers in this fantasy crossover tale about a teenage girl
whose Neverland was  her own home town: Lawndale.


Like a Circle in a Spiral - Mystik Spiral hits it big—but not in the way they had always expected. This post-IICY tale spins off from the Daria episode, “Speedtrapped.”


Making the Breast of It - A ficlet about an alternate-universe superheroine with two big problems.


Sudden Death Overtime - A pink blossom grows from Kevin Thompson's crutch at the end of the fourth-season episode, “A Tree Grows in Lawndale.” What happened after that?  This horror-story sequel starts immediately following the blossom’s appearance, so its beginning is entirely in canon!


Forgotten But Not Gone - The statue of a bearded man stands in Lawndale’s Village Green, but no one in town knows who he is. When Daria is reluctantly goaded into
discovering the bearded man’s his identity, she and Jane uncover a bizarre ninety-year-old mystery that leads them into extraordinary danger. This (slightly
AU) Daria fanfic is set in the “lost summer” between Daria’s sophomore and junior year at Lawndale High School.


Drive - Investigative show hosts Daria Morgendorffer and Jane Lane take their “Good Mornings with Daria and Jane Show” to a Pacific island that houses a secret government research base—and are caught up in a nightmare that leads them farther from home than they can imagine in this near-future science-fiction adventure.

Brave New World - The only thing worse than waking up without remembering where you are, who you are with, or how you got there . . . is remembering.

Mad Dog - A Halloween tale from an alternate Daria universe: "There shall be done a deed of dreadful note" (William Shakespeare, "Macbeth").

Polly Andry Rides Again - Jeffy, Joey, or Jamie? Quinn can’t make up her mind which boy she wants to be with, so she picks . . . all of them.

Unto the End - A church-based debate on the War in Iraq gets out of control—thanks to the one person least likely to cause such a problem.

Snow Ball in Hell - Mrs. Johanssen collects souvenir snow domes--but only a certain kind, as Tricia Gupty discovers (rock video script developed for an Iron Chef contest).










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