Stories from the Shadows
There's some great comic fan-fiction out there based on equally-great comic books other than Marvel's angsting mutants, particularly in DC's Vertigo line. Give it a try -- you may like it! :-)
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Authors included in this section -- click on a name here to go to their individual entry:
Blinky the Tree Frog
Ami L. Bowen
A. C. Chapin
Ken Cockrel, Jr
Don't Make Eye Contact
Tommy Hancock, Robb Nott
and Jason Tippett
Duncan Paul Johnsom
JM de Joya
D. David Lee
Addie Logan and GambitGirl
Maggie the Cat
Carlos J. Moreno
Oxford U Douglas Adams Society
Marcus L. Rowland
Trisha L. Sebastian
Jane St Clair and Te
Strixus Ookami Ryuu
David Tai and Rod M.
David Tai and Chris Willmore
Courtney Van Allen
Sarah Van Looy
Zatanna muses on her relationship with John Constantine.
If you haven't read Rising Stars yet, I bet this'll get you hooked...
Richard Occult has an unexpected encounter.
Dian dreams, too.
Everything freezes, even grief.
More than a century after his first appearance, the Enigma resurfaces.
For summaries and cover illustrations of this series, visit the author's the eNiGmA grows page. (For information on all the DCFutures Universe fan-fiction, visit the DCFutures Homepage.)
The Dreaming can bleed over into the 'real' world in a number of ways...
In a Forever Knight/Sandman crossover, the undead Nick Knight meets Death outside Nat's apartment, and wonders why she's there.
Death visits Domino soon after taking her longtime partner, Cable.
Destiny and Desire clash over which will control the outcome of Uther Pendragon's secret tryst with Igraine.
Merlin takes the infant Arthur to be fostered by Titania and Oberon, where his escort knight Ulfin is entertained by Nuala.
A woman in Astro City receives a special Christmas gift.
Some years before the events chronicled in Alan Moore's Watchmen, the retired Nite Owl finds an injured Rorschach at his door on Christmas Eve.
The Doctor finds himself a prisoner after the Authority is attacked.
Michael's reaction to the end of The Mansions of the Silence.
A short retelling of an old Midrash tale.
The Endless affect not only our earth, but the Forgotten Realms as well...
In a Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn/Dark Elf/Hellblazer crossover set after Rebel Heart, John Constantine manages to get into trouble again. Waking up in a dungeon is not fun, and worst of all, there isn't a cigarette in sight...
In a Dark Elf/Hellblazer/Buffy crossover set immediately after Hollow Years, John Constantine, Buffy and the Scooby Gang must prevent Lloth gaining a foothold in our world.
Death as Lord (or Lady!) of the Dance, in a study of Obsession.
Desire pays a visit to the only good and noble man in Sodom.
After their return from Albion to their home dimension, the Doctor and Jenny Sparks try to deal with his actions and addiction.
A representative from Sliding Albion makes an official request for humanitarian assistance from the Authority.
This story originally appeared in issues #1 and #2 of the Scribes' Press, and is included here with the editor's gracious permission.
Wisdom looks up John Constantine for some 'help' right before he and Kitty head for Dream Nails.
Tim Drake finds himself involved in a case that hits very close to home.
Young Justice get involved in a school shooting, and find there may be no justice.
Gotham and Young Justice twenty years later, in a reality where Jason Todd survived, killing the Joker for killing his mother.
Years in the future, in the midst of civil war, a young woman remembers better times with Tim Drake after encountering him again after a long separation.
Young Justice in Genosha...
One possible sequel to the events in Young Justice #35, after the team ventures into space to act as medics and after Kon has a very bad (and melodramatic) dream foretelling Hollywood-style (i.e. dry) deaths for some members of his team.
Tim Drake discovers there's a secret in his past, and starts investigating.
Stephanie Brown finds Kyle Radner's ring.
Tim Drake celebrates Christmas, some years in the future...
This story was intended to be included in the publicatication The Book of Dreams. However, for reasons explained it ended up on the net instead, so we get to read it for free.
Delirium decides to do a favor in turn for a girl who befriends her.
A young woman finds out from Dream that she is the daughter of Destiny.
A tale showing how Desire is one of the most powerful of the Endless...
Why would Death keep coming to someone who isn't dying? Well, one reason might be that you're a genetically-engineered master assassin who gives her lots of business...
Mulder decides to go to a well-reviewed club, the Masque, where the owner offers him more than just dinner and some piano-playing -- which Mazikeen strongly objects to.
John Constantine and the vampire Lestat come together for a museum heist at the instigation of an annoying Chaos magician.
John Constantine meets the Marquis de Carabas from Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere in the course of another museum heist.
Cassidy cares for Tulip as she mourns Jesse's absence.
A young mortal becomes ensnared in the games of the Endless.
From Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise, Katina finds herself in the care of a most unscrupulous doctor after being in an accident with Francie.
Gambling's a funny business, John. Sometimes...you lose.
In a story which first appeared in the April 1999 Sequential Tart, Spider Jerusalem gets sentenced to work as a features writer for his publishing house's leading women's lifestyle magazine.
Dream and Death visit the world of Trigun.
Bigby Wolf interrogates a new refugee arrival.
A random SJ 'I Hate It Here' column that takes place right after Transmetropolitan #7 (Channon's boyfriend joins a foglet community) and inspires Transmetropolitan #7 and 8 (Revival Mary's story and Spider visits reservations).
A tired-out seventh Doctor finds himself visiting some old acquaintances in the Dreaming.
What if Death had refused to accept Morpheus' death?
A Dr. Who/Sandman crossover, where Dream and Delirium ask the Doctor if he knows where their missing brother is.
A Sandman/Hellblazer/Stranger crossover, in which the Doctor and Ace try to avoid the fate the NAs hold for them.
John Constantine's 23rd birthday party presages much of his later checkered career...
A Books of Magic crossover with Dr. Who, in which the Doctor rescues Tim Hunter from alien invaders, but when the TARDIS is invaded, it will take both of them to save Tegan, Turlough and themselves.
Spending the day with Death, on her once-a-year day off...
Mulder finds out that the Cigarette-Smoking Man has contacted John Constantine in an effort to enlist the First of the Fallen into the Consortium.
A pubmate's girlfriend comes to Constantine for help, claiming her boyfriend has been kidnapped and transported away to a very particular alternate dimension...
Death comes several times for a playwright killed in a car crash, but he remains trapped on earth.
Part of the DC Future Shock Universe, this new series concentrates on Spider's early journalism career, before Transmetropolitan.
Bartleby visits Hell, and meets Lucifer (among other past colleagues).
After Bartleby kills Loki, Death helps reunite them in Hell... aka Wisconsin.
After their return to their home dimension, Jack Hawksmoor and the Engineer debate the validity of Jenny Sparks' and the Doctor's method of ending the war with Albion.
The Authority and the Carrier aren't the only things in the Bleed...
Flint wonders if she's the only one left mourning Stormwatch.
One possible explanation as to why Jack changed so abruptly from a man who so despised killing and death to his current blood and guts incarnation...
In between assignments, Angela goes hunting.
Written in response to the 'old married couples' challenge -- Shang Chi and his wife Leiko are both happy together and aging gracefully... when his half-sister offers them a devil's bargain.
In a long, gossipy letter, Tina (Platinum of the Metal Men) fills her friend Diana in on Dr. Will Magnus' surprising decision to get married.
Typecasting a real witch in Macbeth results in a haunted theater, and the local priest calls in a demonic expert from America -- Daimon Hellstrom.
A hitman makes the mistake of accepting a contract on Jim Corrigan.
The Phantom Stranger shows up on Dr Thirteen's doorstep at Christmas.
A few years after the events in the classic Watchmen, Ozymandias finds himself feeling the loneliness, and reaches out to some old colleagues-turned-adversaries.
Within the Dreaming, Kara Zor-El finds herself asked to resume the mantle of Supergirl, and intervene in a multi-reality Crisis.
On another Earth, Prez Rickard, the teenage president of the USA, was once saved by Supergirl. Now she has the chance to do so again... but the price may be her very soul.
Supergirl is summoned to the 30th century by the Legion of Superheroes because her evil self has allied with Mordru, and several members of today's Trenchcoat Brigade also find themselves pulled into the conflict.
In the sequel to Hellsister, the heroes find the Crisis may not be completely over yet, as Darkseid sets his plan in motion.
Cordelia sends Buffy to Chicago, where the Slayer ends up rooming with Linda Danvers.
Willow calls Linda Danvers to tell her Buffy needs some specialized help.
Based on a story by Alan Moore and Don Simpson, the heroes of the 1930's comic strips may have been ghettoized and all but forgotten by their successors. But what happens when the super-heroes are all gone, and Nocturno the Magician and his friends are the only ones left to save them, if they can?
After years of the Shadow fighting crime and injustice, Margo Lane is ready for a change in their lifestyle -- even if Lamont Cranston isn't.
From the pages of Astro City -- the story of the coolest superhero of the Eisenhower Age, who he is, how he came to be, and all that came after.
Sir Percy follows his lord, King Arthur, into death.
Solomon Grundy wanders into a church, and finds far more than he was looking for.
A filk about Death of the Endless.
Duma muses on his feelings for Lucifer.
Jenny Sparks gets Grifter to return to Moscow with her, years after a joint Authority/WildCATs mission there ended in disaster.
John Constantine meets Santa Claus -- sorta.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer comes to New Orleans hunting Les Enfants Du Sang -- and runs into Cassidy instead, shortly after his own run-in with that little cult.
Jenny Sparks goes out with a few select friends for a night of serious drinking.
John Constantine is in the middle of negotiating a magical deal with Lord Fanny when a certain ex-Watcher shows up needing help with a young, grief-stricken, out-of-control witch threatening to end the world.
A Christmas story, about magic, belief, tricks, dreams and John Constantine.
The Invisibles end up with the Holy Grail -- now what will they do with it?
Giles has brought the young witch Willow to England to help her recover from her magic addiction -- which isn't as easy as some might make it, especially not when complicated by John Constantine, ritual killings... and Lord Fanny together with recently acquired crazy souled blond vampire boytoy.
The Swamp Thing has been in space for well over a year now, and he can't wait to be reunited with his Abby, who likewise awaits his return with much anticipation. But what will happen to them when her comatose husband, Matt Cable, begins to wake up -- and when the Swamp Thing discovers that everything he knows about himself is wrong?
And visit the author's The Time Tust for more of his stories.
Willow is trapped in another realm, and the only way out is through the dreams of a comatose slayer.
He first saw her in the dream of a monk in Budapest...
Robin finds himself unexpectedly meeting Death of the Endless.
The Corinthian is on the prowl in Gotham City, and it's up to the Batman to try to stop him.
Delirium finds a dragon while playing with Barnabas.
From Terry Moore's Strangers in Paradise, Katchoo and David find themselves together after the events in the Child of Rage tpb.
There are benigs in this Universe that are called Endless. There are beings in this Universe that are called Immortal. This is a story of how Death and Death met and became friends. (Sandman/Highlander)
The events of the End of the World are precipitated by the Endless.
It's the end of the world -- and it's all Destiny's fault..
A young woman is obsessed with her favorite writer.
In his dreams, in the Dreaming, Alex Krycek meets up with an old friend -- John Constantine.
In the first Transmetropolitan fanfiction, Spider Jerusalem's assistant breaks her long-held silence about what the folk-hero journalist was really like, years after his death.
In Jody Revenson's Oracle and Nightwing, there was this line that explained that Oracle had slept with Nightwing years before, back in the days when they were Batgirl and Robin. If Robin was sixteen back then, then he was a minor. And as a minor, he was still the Batman's ward...
A cursed man's desire for a coin leads to a brief collision with Desire itself... and Despair, as well.
It's a political rant by Spider Jerusalem.
If you're not offended by the end of this, Spider just hasn't been trying hard enough.
Spider is watching TV. Bad things happen.
"Things get horribly out of control. Just how much do I hate it here?"
It's the bright future, Spider's will be done.
A classic Gaimanesque Sandman tale, about a dream of perfection and the satisfaction of all desire.
In another classic Gaimanesque Sandman tale, a father tells his son about a dream sheepdog that will protect him in his nightmares.
Rob Gadling runs into Nuala at a Village pub.
While musing on her dual nature instead of her assignment, Illyana dozes off and is offered some insight by the Lord of Dreams.
A fan-fic writer is introduced to Subreality and its roots in the Dreaming.
Christopher Chance, the Human Target, impersonates the President of the United States, who has been targeted by an assassination plot.
Jason Bard tries to find out why someone seems determined to drive his newest client crazy.
In which storms are brewing, wine is drunk, and the prince of stories tells stories of his own.
From Darkminds, a vignette in Nagawa's POV as he thinks about his job and the Paradox killer.
A man discusses the holiday season with the Endless.
This story takes place sometime after The Dreaming issue where the House of Mystery has burned. Cain has lost his home, but has learned to ask for the help he needs to rebuild, not only his home but his heart.
Dream shows some humans what might have been -- or what might yet be?
Morpheus' wake, as seen by one old acquaintance...
A dreamer asks questions of a personal nature to the Lord Shaper.
What if our dreams trapped spirits?
A nursery-rhyme-inspired story featuring Death, Despair, a little boy and a rocking horse...
Post Trigun, Vash loses track of what's important, but a kindred spirit from the Dreaming opens his eyes.
John receives the traditional Dickensian visitation on Christmas Eve, but will what he's shown actually make him change his ways?
During a long night in war-torn Sarajevo, Jack Hawksmoor and the Midnighter find they may have more in common than either expected.
Buffy and Giles move to England, where Buffy finds herself sharing classes with Meggan Constantine, the daughter of an old London acquaintance of Giles.
The story of a vortex...
It's about Destiny... the Book... and the chain.
Every coin has two sides.
hort story based on the dreamer featured in Season of Mists and The Wake, taking place just after The Kindly Ones.
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Vengeance made her mark by killing serial killers... until Serial Con, a nightmare, and a stranger changed her life... and her afterlife.
Following up on the romantic relationship begun in Jody Revenson's Oracle and Nightwing, Barbara hopes to celebrate New Year's Eve with Dick, who shows up at the last minute with a surprise for her.
Barbara and Dick announce their New Year's Eve engagement to their friends and family.
Some time earlier, Dick hears about Barbara's injury, and rushes to visit her in the hospital.
In Las Vegas the Pyramid's fountain starts spouting blood, drawing both John Constantine and a familiar pair of FBI agents to investigate.
John Lee Roche may be dead, but he's also still alive in Mulder's mind -- and drawing a new set of victims into the Dreaming. Will Mulder and the Corinthian be enough to stop him -- or will the rest of the Endless have to intervene?
Dream decides to help a special prisoner better endure his undeserved captivity.
A typical day for Lien Harper, young daughter of Arsenal of the Titans.
As Arsenal, Roy Harper tries to make the world a better place in smaller, more human ways as well as the more showy, superheroic ones.
The Authority celebrate the *real* coming of the millenium.
The Doctor meditates on Jenny Sparks' life and death...
David finds a unique way of showing Katina (and Darcy) his feelings for his sister's former lover.
There are the Seven... and they are not always enough.
A woman finds herself in the enchanted forest in the Dreaming, and meets both Dream and his sister there.
A lost child runs into Delirium.
Dream finds himself running into the same young woman over and over as she meets different members of his family, and ends up taking a more active role in her life than usual.
Death takes a walk with Wesley Wyndham-Pryce.
In a crossover with the Highlander, Death recruits the Immortal Richie to act as her servant.
Retelling the Sandman with a distinctly manga twist...
Several of the Tuatha de Danaan show up in Sunnyvale, California, searching for a long-lost magical implement... aka the Holy Grail.
Can Illyana betray a helpful stranger -- who just happens to be John Constantine -- to save her best friend, Kitty?
In a continuity where the DC and Marvel universes have merged, Wesley Dodds begins having 'special' dreams -- and acting on them, as the Sandman.
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Dream is indecipherable, Desire causes mischief, and Hob has an interesting dream.
Death greets the first of the WTC victims, who was completely unprepared for his fate.
Katchoo and David in bed together...
In a crossover with the West Wing, Donna takes a walk at night and meets Delirium .
In the comic, Morpheus imprisons an old lover of his in Hell for spurning him. It would only be polite to stop and chat with the ruler of Hell before he leaves, wouldn't it?
The fallen angel Gabriel is intent on getting revenge on John Constantine.
Mulder and Scully are sent to Port Charles, New York, to incestigate alleged misbehavior by FBI agents there, and find a lot more than they bargained for. <g>
In a reworked and expanded version of X-Hospital, Mulder and Scully investigate various mysteries in Port Charles, New York, and find everything (and everybody) is intimately connected to everything (and everybody) else.
Despair watches one of her mortals.
A cat on its way to destruction...
A doll's life...
A short piece about Despair, one of the least often written of the Endless...
Two of the Endless at the birth of a new creation...
In a crossover with the West Wing, Josh gets a visit from Death at the Newseum after the shooting.
In a crossover with the West Wing, Josh gets involved with all the Endless.
A look at what was going through the Doctor's head during "The Nativity," this seeks to answer some nagging questions about what really happened.
After performing a favor for one of the Endless, Remy gets one in turn. What he asks for, may not be what you would expect...
Gambit has a visitor, and pandemonium erupts at the X-Mansion. If he wants to stay sane, Remy has to be very careful with this member of the Endless.
It's a last meeting for Gambit, and there are no more favors to be had.
Remy LeBeau is dead. And in his death, he left behind a greater mystery than the enigma himself. As the X-Men, the Marauders, and his family, struggle to come to terms with his death, Gambit's connections from his other circles begin to appear...
Since they were dreaming when they died, Death and Dream offer Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert a choice.
After Tim Hunter's departure, Leah's self-imposed solitude in the desert is interrupted by Ellie's need for a favor.
Every Tim Hunter that The Other found and eliminates is a bit different...
The Other targets yet another Tim Hunter for elimination...
Morpheus remembers Nada... and another.
Death continues to experience life on her day off.
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A cat's-eye view of Mulder and Scully...
The further adventures of B. T. (Bad Timing) Mulder...
While Mulder's away, the cat will play...
You wouldn't expect the Invisibles to celebrate a traditional Christmas, now would you?
One possible outcome to Jesse Custer's quest....
Trying to save Cassidy, Jesse Custer gives his vampire friend his blood... and more.
Written for the 2000 Holiday Fanfic Project -- while serving Christmas dinner to the homeless, a priest finds himself helping Magnus, Robot Fighter, make sense of his life.
And now for something old and completely different -- Krypto the Dog of Steel proposes his friend Ace the Bathound for membership in the Space Canine Patrol Agency... and they all get attacked by the evil Phanty-Cats while debating Ace's qualifications.
An AU fic with Pete Wisdom and John Constantine -- that's all I'm saying... <wink>
This Delirium story was intended to be included in the publicatication The Book of Dreams. However, for reasons explained it ended up on the net instead, so we get to read it for free.
Down in Effrul the two rulers of Hell survey their Kingdom. The angels Remiel and Duma, maybe another one sided conversation at the Tower of Rule will be too much for one of them to bear.
A glimpse of how a younger, naive Katchoo joined the evil Darcy Parker...
Katchoo can't hide from her demons forever.
It's Thanksgiving, and Mrs. Peters has invited her daughter Francine and her friends David and Katchoo home for the holidays.
Emma and Katchoo make a break to escape from Darcy.
Death talks to herself during the Wake.
A poem about the Endless...
One of the X-Men wants to escape Xavier's Dream, with Death's wholehearted support, but Dream doesn't want to agree...
Desire doing what it does best...
After her resurrection, Maddie summons the Endless in an attempt to end her life again.
After the events in The Wake, Death and Dream spend some time together.
Many years after they first met in Dire Fates, John Constantine and Skuld meet again.
Morpheus is upset over the drugging of a number of planets, eliminating their populaces' ability to dream, so he turns to the last few members of Roj Blake's failed rebellion for help.
Tintin meets Death, but she hasn't come for him.
Death pays another visit to Tintin at Christmastime.
Despite his own illness, Tintin has time to get involved in someone else's life-threatening problem while visiting a friend in Malaysia.
Chasing the man behind the East Asian prostitution ring, Tintin finds more than he expected.
Tintin, from his dog Snowy's point of view...
Asterix faces a new challenge.
John Constantine asks Pete Wisdom to help him conjure a demon, without telling Pete the price.
Jesse and Cassidy are up in Vancouver having a little break from Tulip.
Constantine uses sex magic to exorcise his friend Ric the Vic from the deceased pastor's church.
When you're John Constantine, even saving your mates from demons can really be a laugh.
A young girl sits and waits in the Dreaming for Lord Morpheus to notice and come speak with her.
A young waitress is haunted by a traumatic event in her past which led to her spending some time in the Dreaming.
Lucifer Morningstar's reaction to being thrown out of Heaven...
Delirium thinks about her family, especially Dream.
A woman meets the Endless as she tries to make her magic mirror work again.
Two past gods have made very different efforts to avoid being exiled to the Dreaming or beyond.
Actually, a set of seven stories, each of which shows one of the Endless interacting with the mortal realm.
Death comes for Illyana.
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One version of the conversation in Arlington National Cemetery in Rising Stars #21...
Mazikeen enjoys some downtime with Beatrice before battle.
The Endless muse over a drowning world where man forgets to dream and where a child-robot dreams in their place..
n the first Christmas night, the Endless gather at the birth of a singular child who is more than a child.
And visit the author's own site, The "A.I.: Artificial Intelligence" Fanfiction Online Anthology
A soldier of fortune telling a story in a bar is interrupted by John Constantine walking in.
On his way to visit a sick friend, a man picks up Death hitchhiking.
Death finally comes for one of her most elusive clients, the mutant known most often as Cable.
Some considerable time earlier, an injured and delirious Cable has a meeting with an unusual girl and her talking dog.
Apollo and the Midnighter relax after the defeat of Kaizen Gamorra.
Back in their home dimension, Apollo and the Midnighter debate the validity of Jenny Sparks' and the Doctor's method of ending the war with Albion.
Back before the Authority there was Stormwatch, and before Jenny Sparks and her people there were Winter and his...
Jackson has to tell Winter that his lover Tatiana was killed while helping a UN mission in her native Yugoslavia.
Pete Wisdom gets a bit lost, and finds out there's far more to see and meet in New York than he'd ever thought -- like a nine-hundred-year-old Sidhe princess named Kildare.
In another Sandman tale, a man distraught over the loss of his wife and child meets the Endless.
The rest of the Endless consult about what to do when Death decides to take more than her obligatory one-day-a-year off.
A story of Matthew the raven, and Daniel, the King of Dreams...
The disappearance of Despair leads to tension within the family of the Endless, and the search begins... (unfinished)
Two policemen go to investigate an abandoned house neighbors have been complaining about, and discover just why the House of Secrets has such a bad reputation.
What would happen if Delirium was a goddess instead of one of the Endless?
Despair spies her missing brother Destruction talking to a human.
Death makes a mortal girl an offer she can't refuse...
A bystander gets involved with a dandelion, a parking meter... and Delirium.
Every night, she dreams of the fan slowly winding her up towards its blades... Every night except once, long ago, when a pale, black-clothed stranger decided to help her out...
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A typical day in Gotham City...
Tintin and Christmas at Marlinspike Hall...
Two hundred at least by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides -— thousands of poems -— Aristotle's own library...
Lucifer begins to understand his own actions.
Lucifer visits the Dreaming for the first time.
Destruction is about to close his Realm.
Perhaps even Destiny tires of duty.
Near the end of his life, Shakespeare considers the bargain he made.
Lucien's perspective on the bargain between the King of Dreams and a certain Playwright
Even Lucien has a book in the Library of Dreams.
A poet samples the gifts of two of The Endless.
Set during the Sandman's imprisonment, Lucien asks Destiny for help.
Desire appears to a mortal, only to find that it's not wanted.
A young woman desperately wants to be a writer, but the stories just won't come... and then she finds herself face-to-face with Morpheus, the Lord of Stories.
A hospital in the poorest part of Africa might expect to be ruled by Despair, but it's visited by Delirium instead.
Two monks hear a story while pausing in their travels.
The Corinthian awaits judgement at the boundary between Heaven and Hell.
Morpheus comes to visit a special boy, with a special request.
Death plays chess with a terminally ill boy.
Despair in Paris, in 1789...
A woman thinks the Lord of Dreams is just a dream.
Four past writers of stories -- and one future -- come before the Lord of Stories.
Death visits an amusement park.
A mortal woman has a very special dream.
A man who's lost his beloved wife becomes obssessed with his work, as a substitute.
On the origins of art, with a dreamy twist.
In part of a much longer story, Dr. Who seeks help from John Constantine and others in the trenchcoat brigade.
If you'd like to read the story behind This Edge of Midnight, here it is -- several incarnations of the Doctor interact, seeking help from John and the trenchcoat brigade and Oberon and Titania of Faerie, among many others.
Constantine is told a story about John Steed and Emma Peel meeting an unlikely individual.
Part of the Image: Future Shock Universe -- in the year 2200, the world hangs upon a delicate thread, a shattered visage of its former glory as the supernatural and the metahuman vie for control of the planet's former territories, an ancient struggle that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day.
A closer look at Emelia and her Court...
Part of the Yesteryear group, following the members of the Mystery Society just after Philip Marlowe has joined as Gabriel plots against them...
More of Livingston Chance and the Mystery Society...
Katherine Schwarz finds out about the Minx and the Monkey God, as Sexdeath and MacAnguish also resurface.
As she loses first her brother Destruction, then her brother the old Dream and most recently Barnabas, Delirium finds herself slowly losing her own existence -- and changing into something else.
The new Dream falls in love with a frequent visitor to his realm, but will she return his feelings?
A young girl worried about the fate of her lost cat meets Death in the neighborhood park.
After a miserable evening being a wallflower at her high school dance, a young girl finds herself dancing with Morpheus at a fancy-dress ball in his palace.
Delirium visits London under the light of a full moon, and finds some kindred spirits.
Back when Delirium was still Delight, she gave the world a special gift.
Death offers a young boy a choice.
Dream helps a young woman in doubt find her way.
With Morpheus dead, Rob Gadling wonders if his once-a-century meetings with Dream are over, too.
Desire offers two new gods power, in return for switching their allegiance from its brother Dream to itself.
Despair dares Dream to save a girl from joining her realm when Death takes the girl's pet.
And visit the author's Library of Dreams site, for a quality collection of her own and others' Sandman fanfiction.
Short on how Dream feels after Calliope leaves...
Investigating a serial killer with Black Canary, Oracle finds evidence of a surprising government cover-up, and calls Batman in to deal with it.
A bit of anime, for a bit of a change...
Surely Morpheus had more lovers than just the ones Neil Gaiman mentioned. What if one of Dream's past lovers tried to get together with his current aspect...
A poem about Morpheus' passing...
A young Hispanic man who has recently moved with his pregnant wife to a small "safe" Texas town starts having disturbing dreams.
A very young boy has an encounter with Death.
Jack Knight finds Opal City beset by zombies committing murders.
Jack Knight finds himself investigating a classic X-file in Turk County, complete with government conspiracy and cover-up.
Jack Knight teams up with Dick Grayson to combat an old foe of his father's -- with a little help from Charity, the O'Dares... and Daniel, the new Lord of Dreams.
A man finds the perfect woman, but there's a catch.
It's Christmas...what are Despair and the Endless up to?
Lucien tries to convince a discouraged researcher in the former Soviet Union that his work *is* making a difference.
Steve Rogers is offered an unusual choice by Death and Dream.
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What happens between "A Game of You" and "Brief Lives" told as a story written by Thessaly.
Delirium remebers what it was like to be Delight.
In a crossover with the West Wing, Death comes to Josh and reminds him of their shared past.
A closer look at what Spider's filthy assistants thought and felt when they finally found out what's really wrong with him...
Buffy the Vampire Slayer finds Death waiting for her.
In a Charmed/Sandman crossover, Piper's having a weird recurring dream. Then things get even stranger when Dream asks her to retrieve his stolen Dreamstone.
A slight re-working of The Horrorist.
A typical footie rumble at the pub?
Taking on Constantine never pays.
Not all Christmas miracles work as expected.
The new Corinthian remembers the old Corinthian while sampling the advantages of the mortal world.
After they stop being the heroes of their own comic strips, retired characters must adapt or die -- as both Asterix and Obelix discover in Subreality.
Kara's thoughts on settling down with Obelix...
...and his feelings for her...
...But nothing lasts forever.
John Constantine faces an enemy far more difficult to defeat than any ghost or demon.
One of a series of role-playing pubcrawls, "Electric Dreams" explores the Endless' discovery and loss of a new type of creature -- the android Una -- who Morpheus and John Constantine suspect may be the product of magic as much or more than science.
Lucifer has always been the engine of Michael's change.
Daniel spiffs up the joint.
"It's his voice. It will be his face under the startling tumble of white. Him. But -- not him, as Delirium is not Delight, and Change is not Destruction."
Delirium ficlet, set during The Kindly Ones...
"It is the first time that Desire has kissed Dream; although, if truth be told (as certainly it never shall be), it is not the first time that Desire has thought about doing so."
When the universe doesn't end, Aziraphale has time to ponder falling.
Don't offer demons 'anything'. Just don't.
Jack Hawksmoor joins a City in mourning.
Rose Tattoo goes clubbing, and finds a most appropriate partner.
Ok, so it's vaguely related to the X-Men... but this story of the Eternal witch Selene taking a new pet to meet the equally ancient sorcerer Kulan Gath down in Hell fits here ever so much better.
Set back in the late 1930s, Wesley Dodds and Dian Belmont work with Mandrake the Magician to thwart one of Fu Manchu's schemes.
Another Sandman tale, of Matthew the Raven getting caught up in a not-very-nice man's not-very-nice nightmare.
A young girl gets one last chance to be with her father on All Souls' Day.
Nuala writes Lucien a letter about her experiences living in the mortal world.
Mervyn prepares the Dreaming for Halloween, while Dream prepares a surprise for Merv.
Joan of Arc's destiny continues after her death at the stake.
Jesse and Tulip spend some happy time together during the holiday season.
Nothing happens to Lucien -- rather slowly.
John Constantine is in trouble, and the only one he can think of to turn to for help is his old mate Ripper, who is now hanging around Sunnydale, California, with a certain vampire Slayer.
A young man's reaction to life -- and Death -- is filtered through his egotistical facade.
Morpheus offers a young woman a special job.
Death comes for Xander. Xander gets ice-cream. That's about the gist of it.
On an airplane, Chloe Russell meets two strangers and talks with a Very Tall Man, in a rewritten scene from Brief Lives.
Death comes for a woman who's just hung herself.
In the aftermath of a botched mission against Catwoman, Dick Grayson shows Barbara Gordon that her paralysis doesn't make her any less of a woman. No Pryde&Wisdom -- just a perfect example of a very erotic, very explicit story which intelligently addresses serious adult issues.
Dick comes up with a special treat for Barbara -- and himself.
Introducing John Constantine's daughter, and a new series...
Constantine's daughter finds herself confronting layers and layers of threats and challenges when visiting Star from Tears of a Forsaken Past.
John decides his daughter Arcania needs to take school more seriously, and packs her off to his old friend Emma Frost at the Massachusetts Academy.
Arcania and her fellow students plan a surprise for their teacher.
A teenager succeeds in raising a demon, and John comes across the consequences.
Three Brits meet, each far from home.
A classic Morrison-style Doom Patrol story, Rebis is given a mysterious Mandala, which proves a danger both in itself and because the Mad Ones are determined to get hold of it.
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Morpheus gives Matthew the raven a special assignment.
Death chats with a girl dabbling in a river...
Soon after his magical orientation tour, a young Tim Hunter finds himself in the Subreality Cafe, where he meets some familiar (to us, at least) regulars.
Death really does welcome *everybody* to her realm...
John Constantine finds himself invited to help solve a series of grisly murders, which certainly *look* like a child-sized demon might be stalking pedophiles in London.
The Scotland Yard man who got Constantine involved in his murder investigation in London is retired now, but wants John's help again anyway, because of a death in his family.
Daniel is still learning the role of Dream.
Death may welcome everyone, but she doesn't always have to approve of how her clients are sent to her...
Someone's decapitating people in Metropolis, and Clark Kent and Lois Lane want answers. Meanwhile a certain Caped Crusader appears to have his own agenda...
Lois Lane is assigned to the Daily Planet's Washington bureau just as a strangely familiar face escapes from prison. (West Wing crossover)
Set about ten years after the last episode of Lois and Clark, a few weeks after the last episode of Veronica Mars...
Of all the bars in all the worlds, the Doctor had to come into this one. (Crossover with The Ballad of Halo Jones)
Someone drops in unnannounced, with unfortunate consequences. (DC Universe movieverse/NCIS/West Wing crossover)
Angela Montenegro runs into someone who's trying to travel incognito. (sequel to The Return)
Amy Pond runs into some strangers on the road. (second sequel to The Return)
Even a superhero sometimes needs a sympathetic listener. (third sequel to The Return)
Live the desperate last moments of a doomed man, as Death and the First of the Fallen both come for John Constantine.
The Sons of the Serpent form an uneasy alliance with an anti-government militia group of disgruntled former soldiers seeking justice and revenge.
A high-ranking Maggia don hires a group of specialized killers to take out the Marauders in revenge for his daughter's death in the Morlock Massacre.
Smoke, one of the Changers, leaves a legacy behind.
Trying to recover one of his father's stolen inventions, Jack Knight finds himself first up against -- and then working with -- a certain Cajun thief.
Agent Graves offers a woman the opportunity to revenge herself on one particular Santa Claus.
Some expected and some surprising faces gather for Tommy Monaghan's funeral, while Hackett struggles on...
A British spy tries to save the world yet again, but finds himself caught up in a metahuman power struggle.
A number of non-X characters and writers show up at the Subreality Cafe during the first CBFFA presentations.
Pete Wisdom and John Constantine have a heart-to-heart.
Some notorious fanficcers take on the roles of some notorious Britishers during chat.
Three of the Elementals decide to rid the earth of humanity, and Swamp Thing and John Constantine both fear they plan to use Tefe as a tool.
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Dick Grayson finds himself remembering his father -- both of them.
Family and friends come to visit a comatose Dick Grayson.
Following a Mafia don from Gotham to Bludhaven, the Huntress finds herself growing closer to -- and farther from -- Nightwing.
A young woman tracks down the killer of her vampire sire, and discovers that the killer -- another vampire -- has something she wants even more than eternal undeath.
In the future of Lazarus Churchyard, the world is still divided into the haves and the have-nots -- or, more accurately, into those doing the fucking and those getting fucked.
Jesse Custer discovers more about the Lord's doings.
Death reflects on her realm and her relatives, especially Dream.
Morpheus reflects upon his passing, and Daniel upon his ascension.
Nala's tale ("Tales in the Sand" in the prologue to the Doll's House) retold from the women's point of view...
The Shade tells Jack Knight about his aborted relationship with Hope O'Dare.
Nuala muses on how her time in the Dreaming has changed her, and made her impatient with the typical life in Faerie.
A small fly is attracted to Delirium.
Spider Jerusalem's Cat keeps a potential interveiwer company.
Jack Sparrow is the Pirate King of the Dreaming, and Desire, as always, has its slinky fingers in Dream's business. Lust, betrayal, and war ensue.
Dumas is surprised to find two other former angels sentenced in Hell -- and even more surprised when Loki agrees to share Bartleby's far worse fate... until Dumas intervenes.
On a more cheerful note, Bartleby tries to drown his sorrow over losing Loki -- in Lucifer's bar down under.
Travelling through the western United States, John Constantine has a close encounter with a Chaos Lord named Ethan Rayne.
An elaborate, elegant crossover between Sandman's Endless and the world of Gundam Wing.
A man hears the tale of Dreams love for Nala as told only to and by women.
Who is puppeting Cordelia? And why does she want to hurt the person she loves? In Caritas one night, she gets up to sing, and her choice of song disturbs one of the bar patrons -- a scruffy, blond, chain-smoking magus from London.
Douglas Mercer was a Watchers Institute field agent, who about a year or so before he arrived in Sunnydale, confronted a hellish conspiracy in a small town about five miles away from the Canadian border. You may have heard of this place -- it was called Twin Peaks. And he's not the only magus who's been drawn there...
John Constantine arrives in Sunnydale for an old mate's funeral, and meets Buffy Summers for the first time.
Xander and Anya say one last goodbye, with some help from a certain compassionate anthropomorphic personfication.
Take a break from Marvel's angsting mutants and read a story starring one of the best comic characters ever, John Constantine, as he once again gets dragged into the affairs of Heaven and Hell -- and several lovely goddesses from the pages of Oh My Goddess!.
For more information on the characters and background of this story, and for scans of illustrations from both Hellblazer and Oh My Goddess!, visit the Dire Fates Page.
Soon after the events in Dire Fates, Belldandy's sisters and friends worry about her as she spends almost every minute sleeping... and visiting the Dreaming.
For more information on the characters and background of this story, and for scans of illustrations from both The Dreaming and Oh My Goddess!, visit the Mortal Fates Page.
Soon after the events in Mortal Fates, in Tim Hunter's London a bored Urd gets into an alternation with the modern incarnation of Cupid.
John Constantine is trying to protect his niece Gemma from becoming involved with magic, and ends up turned into a Sailor Scout himself in her place.
For more information on the characters and background of this story, and for scans of illustrations from both Hellblazer and Sailor Moon, visit the Sailor Hellblazer! Page.
Urd, Belldandy and Skuld try to show John Constantine what's important on Christmas in a most traditional way.
Skuld tricks her good buddy John Constantine into assuming the aspect of the Norse God of Thunder, while Thor is off partying with Trillian, Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent -- all set to music.
Delirium finds a kindred soul hovering on the border between her realm and Dream's.
The Corinthian becomes fascinated by a recent visitor to the Dreaming.
A woman meets her dream in person.
Desire is up to its old tricks...
Having run away from his lover, the vampire Arnaud, Daniel finds himself being propositioned by another would-be lover -- Dream.
What if Buffy and Faith lived a long life, and everybody else died? Who could help Buffy accept that better than Death herself...
While you're begging and pleading him to take you back for one last episode with Desire, he simply shrugs, says "Tough". With that, he merely looks away from you and walks away, already on the lookout for someone else to hurt.
Transmetropolitan ficlet written for 'Day After Tomorrow' challenge.
Channon & Yelena have a conversation after what must have been an interesting night.
The Endless control events in all worlds -- even the one inside your computer...
A writer has a question for Dream.
Death's last duty... and her first.
Scully and Melissa find time for a final goodbye in the Dreaming.
A short story, featuring Delirium and Dream.
A poem about the borders of Dream and Despair.
Scully declares her emancipation from Mulder in trenchant terms.
Mulder tries to defend himself from Scully's accusations.
Years in the future, Spider Jerusalem finds the existance of vampires just too cliche.
There's a bit of life left in the old boy yet. (Sequel to The New Plague)
Jack Knight spends his first Christmas without his father... but with his new son, instead.
Death consoles a grieving child..
Guilt - everyone has some, right? If not faced when awake, then it finds you when dreaming...
What doi you do, when faced with a real nightmare? A nightmare who has escaped from the Dreaming...
Two nightmares meet to talk.
Another nighttime meeting and conversation between Schuldich and the Corinthian...
Schuldich meets someone else on the riverbank, for another talk.
Crawford muses on the advantages of being Immortal.
Schuldich enjoys his work just as much as the Corinthian would.
Death helps someone come in out of the rain.
Death tries to convince someone else that, sometimes, all you can do is accept, and try to move on.
Jack Knight tries to come to terms with what it means to take on the role of Starman.
Remiel wants Duma to open up to him.
Ever wonder about the relationship between Remil and Duma... in detail?
Death insists Usaji make a difficult choice.
What happened to Morpheus after he died...
After the BtVS crowd go see the movie Moulin Rouge, Spike has a strange dream...
A poem about the passing of Morpheus...
Desire comes to a struggling writer in both his personal and professional lives.
Despair finds a new subject for her realm, but ends up sharing with two of her fellow Endless.
Dream tries to apologize for his siblings actions.
Delirium may be the only guest at a young woman's coming of age.
What does it take to repair a hero's magic sword? Samurai Jack finds it takes Destruction, Dream, and Death, all working together.
Death comes for Spike of Cowboy Bebop.
Based after the Good Intentions series: John Constantine returns to London, only to find himself deeper in the dark than ever before.
While on a routine patrol after her mother's death, Buffy meets a stranger who gives her something she needs to fight Glory.
Continuing the BtVS/Sandman crossover arc of Hot Chocolate, Discussion and Death at 2:00 AM, (post "The Gift") Buffy is gone. Willow is determined to bring her back. So what happens when Spike stumbles across Willow's scheme - and he knows the Slayer isn't where the witch has assumed her to be?
Other stories of interest, archived without permission (as explained on the Bootleg Story Annex page) include:
And check out The Dreaming: Stories for Snow, Glass, Apples, a wonderful story by Neil Gaiman, published as a fund-raiser for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and for the original Sandman Movie script.