While mid-Season 6 was leading us through a string of fantasy episodes, my mind was stuck back at the beginning of the season. Being a character-centric viewer--and writer--I kept thinking about the fact that Mulder had been taken off the files that were his life, not just his job--the key to accessing information that might finally lead him to his sister, or to the verification, at least, of the alien life that he was sure existed. But the show gave us no hint of the emotional impact this reassignment surely must have had. My exploration of this topic resulted in the Sanctuary universe. Then, like links in a chain, one bit of possibility led to another.
What if, after 'The Beginning', Mulder were dismissed from the Bureau on trumped-up charges of having had contact with the X-files? What would he do? How would Scully fare on a reassignment? And what would happen if a case she was assigned to came uncomfortably close to exposing the Smoking Man's trump card?
Krycek: a history
One of the X-Files' most intriguing enigmas, a man full of complexities, both victimizer and victim. Who is he working for and what does he actually want? Go underground with the Rat in this extensive and thoughtful backstory exploration for the Sanctuary universe.
Topaz, the Sanctuary sequel
The saga continues: Mulder searches for his sister's end, Krycek for the elusive West Coast facility while Scully tries to piece together the medical mystery that surrounded Tracy. New evidence drives our heroes far from Washington, D.C.... and into growing danger. Read the teasers here.
|For the fanfic newbie
Never read fanfic before? Not particularly familiar with the X-Files? Fanfiction trades heavily on allusions to its source universe, which can often make it less than accessible to the novice. Here I've chosen a sampler of my more accessible stories for those unfamiliar with the show and its characters. With helpful notes! Take one for a spin.
|155-word vignettes: A collection of vivid verbal snapshots highlighting many X-Files characters and the dilemmas they face, presented within the challenging 155-word format unique to X-Files fan fiction. Less is more in these brief stories.
|Krycek and Marita
More Krycek and Marita: see 'A Rat's Life'
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