1 A Thing of Value by Igenlode Wordsmith Perception on the brink of death can be hard to bear. Or it can be a blessing. (Sydney Carton in "A Tale of Two Cities")
T, English, Drama, words: 516, favs: 2, follows: 1, 7/17, Sydney C.
One of the Boys by Nashira'Khanisha [Nicholas Nickleby] Nicholas contemplates leaving Dotheboys Hall. Gen fic. Introspective. Smike mentioned.
K+, English, Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 3/2
All I Ask of You by omelettethemusical The night before Charles' impending execution, Sydney comes into his prison cell. Charles has an important request to make of Sydney.
K+, English, Drama & Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 5/31/2022, Charles D., Sydney C.
Gee, English Professor by omelettethemusical A group of English students argue over who was most responsible for Sydney Carton's death... in song form! To the tune of "Gee, Officer Krupke" from West Side Story.
K+, English, Humor & Parody, words: 686, 4/2/2022
World Burn by omelettethemusical Some people just want to watch the world burn, and Madame Defarge is one of them. Set in between Darnay's first and second trials in Paris. To the tune of "World Burn" from Mean Girls the musical.
K+, English, Parody & Drama, words: 271, 2/14/2022, Madame DeFarge
2Doppelganger by autumnrose2010 Sometimes seemingly inexplicable situations have a perfectly logical cause - if you look far enough into the past.
T, English, Drama & Suspense, words: 958, 2/11/2022
1 The Unwanted Lodger - a ghost story for Christmas by TheophilusG Charles Dickens wrote a number of ghost stories for Christmas, not just his most successful, a Christmas Carol. My ghost story, set in Victorian London, is a homage to those stories. It contains only original characters and no bad language.
K+, English, Supernatural, words: 3k+, favs: 1, 12/7/2021
Hell's Pursuivant in London by TheophilusG A fantasy set in London, a latter-day Babylon, in 1826. An agent of Hell is sent to find out what is amiss with England at Christmas. It features Charles Dickens' characters: Scrooge, Jingle & Fagin. No bad language, no violence. BOOKS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, PICKWICK PAPERS, OLIVER TWIST
K+, English, Fantasy & Drama, words: 3k+, follows: 1, 11/25/2021
The Christmas Eve Ambush by TheophilusG A short piece centred on Charles Dickens' Sam Weller and some original characters. No bad language, no violence. SAM WELLER PICKWICK PAPERS
T, English, Drama & Crime, words: 4k+, follows: 1, 11/25/2021
Nancy, Bill and the beast from the sea by TheophilusG A melodrama; contains some violence and adult themes. It concerns Nancy, Bill Sikes Fagin from Charles Dickens' work 'Oliver Twist'.
T, English, Drama & Crime, words: 8k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 11/25/2021
When Fagin met Sikes » by TheophilusG This is a short work that describes the meeting between Fagin and Bill Sikes. Characters display prejudices and attitudes of their era. Contains adult themes. No bad language. RE-RELEASE DUE TO SOME CORRECTIONS.
T, English, Crime & Drama, chapters: 6, words: 15k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 11/25/2021
2 Resurrection Man by omelettethemusical A horror sequel to A Tale of Two Cities for Halloween. A grown-up Jerry Cruncher Jr. becomes a literal "resurrection man" and brings Sydney Carton back to life. But he and the Darnays soon discover that resurrection isn't all it's cracked up to be.
T, English, Horror & Supernatural, words: 10k+, 10/31/2021
2 Awaiting the Dawn by Juliette Deroulede Whispered prayers, silent tears, soft footsteps, revengeful triumph, what were they thinking as they awaited the dawn? Charles Darnay, doomed to die, his wife Lucie, waiting with fear, the little seamstress, alone and fearful, Therese Defarge, awaiting her triumph, Sydney Carton walking the streets in his last few moments of freedom... what were they thinking the night before?
K+, English, Suspense & Drama, words: 1k+, favs: 1, 10/29/2021, Madame DeFarge, Charles D., Sydney C., Lucie M.
1 We Journey Together by Juliette Deroulede Perhaps there was a greater purpose in Sydney Carton going to the guillotine than he ever could have forseen? Perhaps... God was leading him to the love he had always longed for... And God moves in mysterious ways.
K+, English, Romance & Adventure, words: 5k+, favs: 1, 10/28/2021
1 At Last I See the Light by omelettethemusical A distant duet for Sydney & Lucie at the end of the story. To the tune of "I See the Light" from Tangled.
K, English, Poetry & Tragedy, words: 222, 8/2/2021
Love's True Path by LaurieLuv Sydney's confession to Lucie and what I made of it.
K+, English, words: 544, 7/26/2021, Sydney C., Lucie M.
1 Empty Chairs at Empty Tables by omelettethemusical Dying is easy, living is harder. Charles Darnay goes home and finds that nothing is quite the same. (to the tune of "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables" from Les Miserables)
K+, English, Angst & Tragedy, words: 177, favs: 1, 5/22/2021
3 A Little Fall of Rain by omelettethemusical In their final moments, Sydney Carton and the seamstress find some comfort in each other. To the tune of "A Little Fall of Rain" from Les Miserables.
K+, English, Angst & Friendship, words: 281, favs: 2, 5/18/2021
2Cry for help » by Olive212002 Carton shows up at Darnay and Luci's doorstep, drunk and in need of some help
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Angst, chapters: 2, words: 1k+, follows: 1, updated: 2/27/2021 published: 2/21/2021, Charles D., Sydney C., Lucie M., J. Lorry
1illumination by Miss Hav a reimagination of Miss Havisham's life
K, English, words: 75, favs: 1, 2/9/2021
1Timeless Love by Miss Hav A reimagining of Miss Havisham's life.
K, English, Romance, words: 261, 1/26/2021
Variations on a Theme by Rosa Cotton [Bleak House] A series of ficlets centering on Rosa and Watt. No chronological order. Bookverse, AU.
K, English, Drama & Romance, words: 426, 12/26/2020
3 Crystal Clear by AMFan1980 Little Lucie visits the wine shop of Madame Defarge to plead for the release of her father
K, English, Hurt/Comfort & Family, words: 747, favs: 1, 10/12/2020, Madame DeFarge
3 Tale of Two Cities Lost Chapter by anubunny99 What if there was a lost chapter in Tale of Two Cities, one that tied up a couple loose ends? This chapter takes place in Book Three, between chapters 12 and 13, and reveals Lucie's mother, and a scene between Lucie and Sydney, and Sydney and Monsieur Defarge.
T, English, Drama & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 5/30/2020, Sydney C., Lucie M., Monsieur DeFarge
The Road to Arden » by ArdenDrifter Nicholas Nickleby tells his oldest children the story of his travels with Smike, how that friendship taught him gentleness and transformed his attitudes about disability. Or, how Micah became Smike, and Smike became Arden. Bildungsroman & magical realism. Dickensian. Rated T for survivor's guilt, ableism, implied/referenced violence, and canonical references to abuse and neglect.
T, English, Friendship & Angst, chapters: 3, words: 12k+, updated: 3/29/2020 published: 3/19/2020