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This is a General Hospital fanfiction archive that concentrates on the pairing of Jason Morgan and Elizabeth Webber. You will also find a lot of stories that feature Sonny and Carly Corinthos, Patrick Drake and Robin Scorpio, and Nikolas Cassadine and Emily Quartermaine. The stories are written completely by me, Melissa (LissieLove) and features novels, short stories, and other GH-related material. It has been online since September 19, 2002.

If you don't like Jason and Elizabeth as a pairing or you have any fondness for the character of Franco, then you should probably click the back button and continue on your way. Happy travels. I hate Franco. He is a lying, violent, sociopathic piece of shit, and I hope this character gets yeeted into the sun. Thank you.

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August 10, 2022

Update Link: The Last Time – Scenes 11-14

Yesterday: Mad World, Chapter 108

Thank you so much for all the kind words and thoughts on yesterday’s post. It was a really hard morning, but I worked on a few projects and actually wrote the epilogue to Mad World (better late than never), and it kept my mind pretty distracted. Sleeping was hard, and I didn’t really want to get out of bed, but here I am. I’m writing this post before I actually get started today, so I don’t even know how this is going to go since today’s scenes set directly after Alan’s death. That may or may not be a good thing.

I wanted to share another memory because it’s helping to go through all our old pictures. Lauren and I met in college, and we majored in History together. I had a second major in French, and she had her second major in Political Science. She took French as a minor, so we had a lot of classes together. One summer, we took French together, and we used to write notes in each other’s notebooks in the margins. Our professors both loved and hated us. There was a kid in our class who annoyed us (I can’t honestly tell you why after like 11 years to be honest), and we used to make jokes about throwing our water bottle at him. We never would, of course, but it would defuse our irritation to make notes like this.

We got through French together by the skin of our teeth (she found it hysterical when I got hired to teach it). We took a class where we were reading The Phantom of the Opera in its original French. We bought the book, opened to the first page, and we literally started crying in the Rutgers café because it looked like complete gibberish to us.  We ended up buying an English translation, so we could read it in English, then read the French, THEN read the English again. Somehow, we earned As.

We survived French, and German Lit. And Dr. Soll. And all the other classes that came later. A lot of Starbucks from the café and pints from the bars after classes. Absolutely never would have survived without her.

August 9, 2022

I had the posts started for Flash Fiction today but um, I can’t right now. At 9:25, I found out my best friend died from cancer. It was sudden. The symptoms just hit and she was in the hospital and intubated before her family started telling friends. I only found out Sunday night, and then she died last night at 2:58.

We went to college together. We traveled. We did insane and crazy things that we shouldn’t have survived. She was in London for grad school with me. And now she’s gone. And I can’t even process it.

I usually bury myself in work at times like these. It’s the only thing that really distracts me. So I’ll probably keep my schedule for the most part. I don’t know. I guess we’ll see.

Um, Mad World is mostly already scheduled so that goes forward. A new chapter went up today. The world is just a suckier place right now, and I don’t know how I’m supposed to do this.

This is a picture of Lauren and me in Prague in 2013. She was unapologetic history nerd, and we were standing at the window where the defenestration of Prague happened, kicking off the Thirty Years War. There might no one else in the world except for the two of us that were more excited to take a photo there.

I’m going to miss her for the rest of my life.

August 8, 2022

Update Link: Invisible Strings – Part 8

Well, we’re moving into the final weeks of my summer vacation — three full weeks left, and I have to have my wisdom teeth out halfway through that time. Boo to the world, lol. I’ve started to work on content for the school year — finished revising last year’s units and am starting on the new units I have to create for my eighth grade class. I’d rather get it done now than trying to do it during the limited prep time once we get back to school.

Finally scheduled that MRI I need to start treatment for my neck issues, so fingers crossed we’re going to get some relief on that.

I ended up switching Discovery projects this week — instead of Malice, I’m going to work on Burn in Heaven. I just had some thoughts and visuals for that story and it’s always better to get it out while you can.

See you tomorrow for another update of Mad World and flash fiction 🙂

August 7, 2022

Update: Watch Me Burn – Part 4

Happy Sunday! I just got word that my insurance company finally approved my MRI after a month of arguing with them. Once that’s done, I can finally start treatment for my back and neck pain. Better late than never.

I’m finished planning both These Small Hours and For the Broken Girl, Book 2. The only thing left for both projects is to finish the soundtrack, and that’s obviously not a priority. That means out of six total projects I’m planning this month, two are already finished. We’re about 30% of the way through this crazy month. I’ve never done a complete Discovery process in six days like I did with These Small Hours, lol.

Having a ton of different projects broken down is (hopefully) going to make it easier during the school to draft projects.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the next Flash Fiction update 🙂

August 6, 2022

Update Link: Scars – Part 14

I hope everyone is having a good Saturday morning 🙂 I’m feeling pretty productive. Yesterday, after my back started feeling better, I grabbed my laptop and worked from the sofa to finish the Plot Sketch for These Small Hours, the first of the projects I’m planning. Then, this morning, I broke down the entire story in chapters in about an hour. I thought it would take a lot longer, but my plot sketch was so detailed that it was simply just creating the scene cards and deciding where chapter breaks would be.

At the moment, Hours looks like it’ll be around 30 chapters — probably a few more as we get into it. I still have to soundtrack it, but this is a great start to the month.

Next week, I’m working on the discovery for Malice, the sequel to Bittersweet. For the Broken Girl, Book 2 is almost finished Discovery (I’m breaking down chapters and soundtracking). Fool Me Twice, Book 2 is in Plot Sketch stages, but as you can see — the longer I take with sketching out the plot and scenes, the easier it is to break them down.

As a reminder, I’m doing all this prep work this month so that we can spend a week writing sample chapters to better pick my next project which I’ll start drafting in September.

Counting Stars goes into editing on September 1, and will be released November 7,

August 5, 2022

Update: Mad World, Book 4 – Chapter 107

Very sorry about missing Flash Fiction this morning. I went to my niece’s pageant last night and the auditorium seats did a number on my back and neck. I should have put ice on them when I came home, but instead, I woke up miserable and spent all day on the sofa, watching Sandman. (brillant btw). Last dose of ice and meds started to make me feel a bit better, and I didn’t want to miss a daily update, so I’m switching up the schedule.

Today, you get a Mad World chapter, and then tomorrow, you get the Scars update for Flash Fiction you were meant to get this morning. There’s a chance my nephew is coming over tomorrow, so that might not be precisely posted at 11, so we’ll see what happens.

August 4, 2022

Update Link: Watch Me Burn – Part 3  | Mad World – Chapter 106

This run of chapters for Mad World as we get towards the end has some of my favorite stuff. This chapter has probably my favorite Maxie scene. I was also happy with how Kelsey’s father’s murder investigation progressed and let me pull in older history with Scott, Luke, and Sonny, and give Laura and Taggert something to do. Writing a series that’s over half a million words long is insane, lol, but the fun part is playing in a universe that’s all yours. I was inspired to do something with Sonny’s past based on the storyline the show did a few years ago, and I already had my own ADA with a dead father, lol. I hope you guys like how that story wraps up.

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy the last ten chapters, it’s been a long road 😛

See you tomorrow for Scars!

August 2, 2022

Update Link: Scars – Part 13 | Mad World, Book 4 – Chapter 105

Happy Tuesday! I hope you guys are ready to be annoyed by me all month! I played around with the sidebars again — I updated my current status and then added two new ones — a list of recent Flash Fiction updates and then recent Mad World chapters. I’ll keep the Recent Updates page current, but this might be quicker if you’re a few days behind. It’ll how the last 7 FF (at least a week’s worth) and then the most recent MW chapters.

I also added a widget at the  bottom for most liked posts. Don’t forget to give me a quick thumbs up if you read and liked the chapter! It takes zero time and helps me determine bot traffic from reader traffic 🙂

We’ll be back tomorrow with the next update for The Last Time!

August 1, 2022

Update Link: Invisible Strings – Part 7

Happy Monday! It’s August 1 which means it’s Becky’s 25th anniversary! I can’t believe how many years I’ve been watching and loving the character of Elizabeth. I wasn’t able to finish my #Becky25 thread on Twitter because it kicked off around the time drafting for Counting Stars picked up. I’m still going to work on it when I have time.

In case you missed it,

  • I also updated Watch Me Burn with Part 2 yesterday! I’m doing pretty good with keeping Recent Updates page up to date, so bookmark that if you’re having trouble keeping up.
  • New videos are up on the main channel. I’m embedding yesterday and today’s.
  • 10 YT subscribers away from a custom URL! I wanna have http://www.youtube.com/crimsonglass (if it’s available)

I haven’t had a chance to  update Patreon perks this morning. I have a doctor’s appointment at 12 and then another one at 4, so hopefully I’ll get that done between those appointments. See you guys tomorrow for Scars & Mad World!