8/4/17 – Phase 5: Slow Motion is now available to read and is in blue at the end of the document.
6/21/17 – Phase 4: Morning Man is now available to read and is in red at the end of the document.
6/9/17 – Phase 3: The Classics King is now available to read and is in blue at the end of the document.
5/28/17 – Phase 2: The Couple Concept is now available to read. Click below in the post entitled Phases Series. Phase 2 is in green at the end of the document.
4/14/17 – This is a continuation of my Steps Series and is a random series of vignettes that explore Mulder and Scully’s relationship now that they’ve taken it to another level. As each new “phase” is posted, I’ll date it and add it to this post.
That scene in Three Words when Scully first brought Mulder back to his apartment was
heartbreakingly difficult to watch, and I wished that Mulder’s feelings about being alive had been explored in much more depth. At the time this episode originally aired, I wrote a lot of vignettes about Mulder’s struggles because I felt cheated out of all the emotions we should’ve seen from both him and Scully after all they’d been through. Having recently seen that scene on TV again in syndication, I was inspired to write this.:)
On a side note, I haven’t written a “prose thingie” in quite some time, and it felt great to be able to write one in one uninterrupted sitting.:)
Being a big fan of lighthouses, I wanted to try to write a story about Mulder and Scully that included a lighthouse in some way, and that is how Damariscotta came to be. I originally started writing this mini-novel in March of 2004 and completed it in June of the following year. It takes place during season four after the events of Demons and explores the struggles that both Mulder and Scully are going through. He’s struggling with the fact that he’s willing to do anything to find out the truth about Samantha including pointing a gun at Scully, and she’s struggling with being honest with him about her fears regarding her cancer. I wanted the writers to explore these things on the actual show, but since they didn’t, I did, and I’m very pleased with the candid discussions I wrote for them.:) I hope you enjoy my story…
I’ve noticed that they’ve been showing Fight the Future quite a few times lately on TV, and I’ve been catching bits and pieces of the movie when I can. I can’t believe it’s almost been 20 years since it first hit the theaters! Oh, how I’ve missed seeing *this* Mulder and Scully on a regular basis…which is why I was inspired to write this little tale. I always wondered what it was like for them after they were rescued and brought to the hospital. They’d just been through an extremely intense ordeal, both physically and emotionally, and I wanted to explore how they might’ve felt about it a little bit.
Also, I’m not in the medical profession, but I have had a lot of experiences with nurses in the hospital. Some of them have been absolutely wonderful like the nurse in this story. Some have been all business, but in my opinion, both kinds of nurses deserve all kinds of kudos for the job they do. I figured after all that Mulder and Scully had been through in Antarctica they deserved a special nurse like Shelly to look out for them.
And one last note…in my opinion, there was NO WAY Mulder was coming back from Antarctica without Scully. That wasn’t even an option for him, despite the fact that he had numerous obstacles to overcome, and to me that makes him a hero.:)
Susan, who really misses the original Mulder and Scully…
I originally wrote these vignettes over 17 years ago and posted them one step at a time. It was so fun to write about the blossoming romance between Mulder and Scully back then, and even though I don’t write nearly as much as I used to, I still adore the characters and love giving them something fun and flirty to do on occasion.:)
When all of the “Steps” were done, I knew that I wanted to continue writing about the newness of their romantic relationship so I wrote a few more vignettes that I called “Phases.” I will eventually be posting those as well and adding new vignettes as I become inspired.
When I was growing up, my wonderful mom used to give me a new ornament at Christmas time every year. Some she made, some she chose especially for me (I especially loved the dough basketball player she gave me in high school), and some she just bought for me because she thought they were cool.:) It is this tradition that inspired this little tale…well that, and the fact that I recently read some of the Home Again transcript on the Inside the X: The X-Files Transcripts Archive. <g>
I originally wrote “The Only Gift” back in December of 2012 when I was in one of my I Want to Believe writing phases.;) It’s fun to imagine what the years were like after The Truth and before the second movie, and this is just a little something I hope warms you up in the midst of all the icy cold weather that’s sweeping the nation right now.:)