Penname: Shay [Contact] Real name: Shay
Member Since: 20 Aug 2007
Membership status: Administrator
Bio:

41 yr old female residing in the UK. I lay claim to an overgrown man-child, a delightful baby girl and the sweetest Staffie, who totally owns my heart.

I got involved in DA fan fiction back in early 2003 when I stumbled across the wonderful storytelling of Kat, and her fic, In the Heat of Battle. I happily followed the link on her fanfiction.net story to Nuns With Pens where I quickly took up residence and met some fabulous friends and writers.

These people befriended me right off the bat, welcomed me into their growing circle and eventually convinced me, sometime later that year, to try my own hand at writing. They took me under their wings, offered encouragement when all I could see was my own failure, and helped me grow into a better, more confident writer.

Thank you all so much, fellow nuns and friends! I owe you everything! *HUGS*

[Chat]  Available upon request


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Gender: female
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Stories by Shay
Summary: From the Aegis series. Futurefic. Max has finally come home and learns some devastating news.
Categories: Terminal City & Post-Series
Characters: Alec / X5-494, Max / X5-452
Genre: Angst, Tragedy
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: OneShot
Warnings: Character Death
Series: Aegis
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 987 Read Count: 311
[Report This] Published: 29 Jul 2014 Updated: 29 Jul 2014
When Hope Fails by Shay Rated: G starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 2]
Summary: When leadership fails, hope pales.
Categories: General & Non-Shipper
Characters: Alec / X5-494, Max / X5-452
Genre: Angst, Friendship, General
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 691 Read Count: 432
[Report This] Published: 27 Oct 2012 Updated: 27 Oct 2012
Snapshots by Shay Rated: PG [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Snapshots gives us a glimpse into Max's life in Manticore. Post Freak-Nation. From the Aegis series.
Categories: General & Non-Shipper, Manticore & Pre-Series, Terminal City & Post-Series
Characters: Max / X5-452, OMC, Other Canon
Genre: Drama, General
Pairings: None
Ratings: PG
Story Type: None
Warnings: None
Series: Aegis
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2215 Read Count: 2040
[Report This] Published: 22 Jun 2011 Updated: 25 Jun 2011
I Fight Unafraid by Shay Rated: G [Reviews - 0]
Summary: "I refused to believe that we had exchanged one prison for another..." (post-AJBAC but pre-S2)
Categories: General & Non-Shipper, 09er Fiction
Characters: Asha, Jondy / X5-210
Genre: General
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 695 Read Count: 481
[Report This] Published: 21 Jun 2011 Updated: 21 Jun 2011
Summary: Past Featured StoryA series of drabbles for Maxfest 2010.
Categories: RH Challenges > Maxfest 2010, RH Challenges
Characters: Max / X5-452
Genre: Angst
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 408 Read Count: 2630
[Report This] Published: 06 Feb 2011 Updated: 07 Feb 2011
Summary: Past Featured Story

Cat scratch fever, meow!

Co-written with Wildsky for the RH Summer Sizzler Challenge 2010


Categories: Pairings > Other Pairings > Max/White, RH Challenges, Pairings > Other Pairings > Max/Other
Characters: Alec / X5-494, Ames White, Max / X5-452
Genre: PWP
Pairings: (DA) Max/Other
Ratings: NC17
Story Type: Challenge Response, OneShot
Warnings: Lemon (explicit sex)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3749 Read Count: 454
[Report This] Published: 21 Aug 2010 Updated: 21 Aug 2010
Bargains by Shay Rated: G starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: He really was a man of his word.
Categories: General & Non-Shipper, Manticore & Pre-Series, Terminal City & Post-Series
Characters: Lydecker, Max / X5-452
Genre: General
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Series: Aegis
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 106 Read Count: 516
[Report This] Published: 24 Jun 2010 Updated: 24 Jun 2010
The Routine by Shay Rated: PG [Reviews - 3]
Summary: It seemed that she was forever saving his hide.
Categories: Terminal City & Post-Series
Characters: Alec / X5-494, Max / X5-452
Genre: Angst, Friendship, General
Pairings: None
Ratings: PG
Story Type: Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: Aegis
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 910 Read Count: 572
[Report This] Published: 11 May 2010 Updated: 11 May 2010
Summary: Syl doesn’t usually tell this story but when Krit’s around, she makes an exception.
Categories: 09er Fiction
Characters: Krit / X5-471, Syl / X5-701
Genre: Humor
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 393 Read Count: 444
[Report This] Published: 08 May 2010 Updated: 08 May 2010
Seat 32F by Shay Rated: G starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Some stories remain untold.
Written for the Pulse Anniversary Challenge, April/May 2010


Categories: 09er Fiction, RH Challenges
Characters: None
Genre: Angst, Tragedy
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: Challenge Response, Drabble
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 155 Read Count: 538
[Report This] Published: 05 May 2010 Updated: 05 May 2010
Drum Roll, Please by Shay Rated: G starstarstarstar [Reviews - 5]
Summary:

Response to the Admin's Choice Challenge Feb. 2010: Customer Service Week.


Categories: General & Non-Shipper, RH Challenges
Characters: Normal
Genre: Humor
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: Challenge Response, Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 357 Read Count: 590
[Report This] Published: 14 Feb 2010 Updated: 14 Feb 2010
Summary: For the Ten-Ten Challenge. Ten different canon character drabbles. (Also known as 'Reflections' on other blogging platforms and websites.)
Categories: RH Challenges
Characters: Asha, Logan, Lydecker, Max / X5-452, Other Canon, Sketchy, Zack / X5-599
Genre: Angst, Friendship, General
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: Challenge Response, Drabble
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 10 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1050 Read Count: 6719
[Report This] Published: 14 Oct 2009 Updated: 30 Oct 2009
Grief By Proxy by Shay Rated: PG13 starstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: He dared not grieve openly.
Categories: Manticore & Pre-Series
Characters: Alec / X5-494
Genre: Angst
Pairings: None
Ratings: PG13
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 97 Read Count: 550
[Report This] Published: 31 Aug 2009 Updated: 31 Aug 2009
A Friend In Deed by Shay Rated: G starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 2]
Summary:

He was more than a man.

From the Adopt-A-Prompt selection: October 2008 - 'A friend in deed'


Categories: General & Non-Shipper, Terminal City & Post-Series, RH Challenges
Characters: Alec / X5-494, Logan, Max / X5-452
Genre: Angst, Friendship, General
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: Challenge Response, Drabble
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 102 Read Count: 511
[Report This] Published: 23 Jun 2009 Updated: 23 Jun 2009
The Escort by Shay, Wildsky Rated: R starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 41]
Summary: To keep up appearances, Max seeks assistance. Searching for a backdoor to feed his greed, Alec finds curious employment. Two people who want nothing to do with love find that when love wants something to do with them, they don't stand a chance.
Categories: Pairings > Popular Pairings > Max/Alec
Characters: Alec / X5-494, Asha, Kendra, Logan, Max / X5-452, Normal, Original Cindy, Sketchy, Zack / X5-599
Genre: Alternate Universe, General, Humor, Romance
Pairings: (DA) Max/Alec
Ratings: R
Story Type: Novel
Warnings: Character Bashing
Series: None
Chapters: 20 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 75207 Read Count: 3422
[Report This] Published: 03 Nov 2007 Updated: 24 Apr 2009
An Echo Of Self by Shay Rated: G starstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Logan sees his younger self in another. (Non-shipper nostalgia.)
Categories: General & Non-Shipper, Terminal City & Post-Series, RH Challenges
Characters: Logan, Other Canon
Genre: Fluff, General
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 630 Read Count: 441
[Report This] Published: 20 Apr 2009 Updated: 20 Apr 2009
Deceptions by Shay Rated: PG13 starstarstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 45]
Summary: Alec uncovers the truth behind Max's secret gift. (Sequel to TSG) After Max's dreams crumbled, she pushed Alec away so that he could have the one thing he always wanted - a family. But she never told him why. When deceptions that neither transgenic was aware of are unearthed, how will things play out?
Categories: Terminal City & Post-Series, Pairings > Popular Pairings > Max/Alec
Characters: Alec / X5-494, Logan, Max / X5-452, OFC, OMC, Original Cindy
Genre: Angst, Romance
Pairings: (DA) Max/Alec
Ratings: PG13
Story Type: None
Warnings: UST, Violence
Series: None
Chapters: 11 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 31993 Read Count: 11490
[Report This] Published: 09 Sep 2007 Updated: 31 Mar 2009
Metanoia by Shay Rated: PG starstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: It was the very thing he'd warned the others about.
Categories: 09er Fiction, Pairings > Other Pairings > Max/Zack
Characters: Zack / X5-599
Genre: Angst, General
Pairings: (DA) Max/Zack
Ratings: PG
Story Type: Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 482 Read Count: 511
[Report This] Published: 14 Feb 2009 Updated: 14 Feb 2009
Summary: The title says it all.
Categories: General & Non-Shipper, RH Challenges
Characters: None
Genre: Angst
Pairings: (DA) Other Pairing
Ratings: G
Story Type: Drabble
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 98 Read Count: 489
[Report This] Published: 04 Feb 2009 Updated: 04 Feb 2009
Sweet Armageddon by Shay Rated: NC17 starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 4]
Summary: Getting caught has some unforeseen consequences.
Categories: RH Challenges, Pairings > Slash / Femslash, Pairings > Other Pairings > Alec/Other
Characters: Alec / X5-494, Zack / X5-599
Genre: Angst, PWP
Pairings: (DA) Alec/Other
Ratings: NC17
Story Type: Challenge Response, OneShot
Warnings: Lemon (explicit sex)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 4349 Read Count: 324
[Report This] Published: 26 Jan 2009 Updated: 26 Jan 2009
Summary: …Every person has a spark of goodness within them and people will often surprise you.
Categories: General & Non-Shipper
Characters: Normal, Sketchy
Genre: General
Pairings: None
Ratings: PG
Story Type: Ficlet, OneShot
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 817 Read Count: 471
[Report This] Published: 09 Dec 2008 Updated: 09 Dec 2008
Summary: If he'd known it would have ended this way, he never would have suggested it in the first place.
Written for the November Scene prompt on Raising Hell: Start with an argument in a parking lot.
Categories: General & Non-Shipper, RH Challenges
Characters: Logan
Genre: Humor
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: Challenge Response, Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 528 Read Count: 441
[Report This] Published: 21 Nov 2008 Updated: 21 Nov 2008
Veil of a Half-Life by Shay Rated: PG13 starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 3]
Summary: The boy was everything he'd been taught to hate and everything he hated to love, but love he did. (There is only mention of a relationship. Please take a chance and give it a read!)
Categories: Familiar Territory, Pairings > Slash / Femslash
Characters: Alec / X5-494, Ames White
Genre: Alternate Universe, Angst, Tragedy
Pairings: (DA) Alec/Other
Ratings: PG13
Story Type: OneShot
Warnings: Character Death, Femslash/Slash
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1408 Read Count: 665
[Report This] Published: 08 Nov 2008 Updated: 08 Nov 2008
Afterglow by Shay Rated: R starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 8]
Summary: When the very thing you’ve been looking for is right before your eyes
For the November Word Prompt. Word used: Truth
Categories: RH Challenges, Pairings > Popular Pairings > Max/Alec
Characters: Alec / X5-494, Max / X5-452
Genre: PWP, Romance, WAFF
Pairings: (DA) Max/Alec
Ratings: R
Story Type: Challenge Response, Ficlet
Warnings: Lime (non-explicit sex)
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 667 Read Count: 576
[Report This] Published: 04 Nov 2008 Updated: 04 Nov 2008
This Skin by Shay Rated: G starstarstarhalf-star [Reviews - 6]
Summary: He masks the chaos and confusion with a smile.
Written for the October Word Prompt. Words used: Mask, Voices and Why.

Categories: General & Non-Shipper, RH Challenges
Characters: Alec / X5-494
Genre: Angst, General
Pairings: None
Ratings: G
Story Type: Challenge Response, Ficlet
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 631 Read Count: 699
[Report This] Published: 12 Oct 2008 Updated: 12 Oct 2008