20 Works by MelindaYoung

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    A rifle bullet ends Johnny Madrid’s three-year partnership with El Halcón. Without Rafael to guide him through the grim temptations of the pistolero’s life, the teenage gunman takes his first steps down a dark path as he goes after the man he holds responsible for shooting his friend.

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    The newly-minted Johnny Madrid learns hard lessons about the gunman’s life as he and El Halcón search for a man who absconded with his employer’s fortune.

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    Marcy Dane returns to Lancer two years after her son went to prison, ready for a second attempt to snare Murdoch so she can get him to sponsor a parole for Jeff as his stepson. Unfortunately, she discovers things are not as she remembers. (Even though this story is a short sequel to a first-season episode, it contains many references to plot developments in The Delgado Legacy and is best read after Dark Forest and That the Devil Drives.)

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    A short vignette of two orphan scenes that reflect life in the Lancer household as the family adjusts to its new circumstances. Should be read after Dark Forest and That the Devil Drives.

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    Having learned the stunning truth behind why Maria left the ranch two decades earlier, Murdoch, Scott, and Johnny feverishly work to reunite the family before the vengeance-driven Henry Recklenberg can complete his scheme to destroy the Lancers.

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    Every Saint Patrick's Day since the war, Scott has suffered through a nightmare that forces him to relive a terrible incident in the Confederate prisoner of war camp. However, in his first year in California, this repeat of the nightmare has an unexpected development. A stand-alone story.

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    A flummoxed Murdoch receives a visit from his long-lost wife, Maria Delgado Lancer, who is seeking a divorce so she can marry another man. Danger follows in the form of her intended husband’s hate-filled son, who is hellbent on blocking the marriage by any means necessary.

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    In a small Mexican border town, a dying priest and a feared pistolero fight to create a future for the brooding fourteen-year-old boy who will become Johnny Madrid.

    [Melinda has] a great way with words, elegant and sophisticated words even when describing a rundown Mexican village.... There are so many wonderful phrases...it all creates such a rich picture. The story moves along at a good pace, and the first part leaves you just begging for more.” – Lucy Taylor, Wales, UK

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    A few weeks after the defeat of Day Pardee, while the father and sons are learning how to become a family, Johnny is away when his hated stepfather arrives at the ranch with an audacious plan to extract money from the family.

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    After Paul Forrester encounters Mark Shermin, who left his government job in disgrace and is now teaching at a small college, Mark writes a book with everything he has learned from the alien. Even though he has left out all identifying information about the father and son, the book becomes such a phenomenon (and a feast for the tabloids) that Paul and Scott are forced to live apart to avoid detection. On his own again, Scott faces many challenges and learns more about his powers as Paul searches for Jenny. When the tabloids get too close to the truth, only a daring and potentially disastrous response will give the father and son any hope of remaining a family.

    PLEASE NOTE: This story is part three of the Starman Wisconsin Trilogy. All three stories are also posted here: https://archiveofourown.org/users/HowNovel/pseuds/Melinda%20Young and https://archiveofourown.org/series/18088. Thank you for your interest!

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    After taking a freelance photography assignment that goes terribly wrong, Paul becomes separated from Scott and loses his memory of his return to Earth. Paul ends up in a halfway house in Oregon, while Scott takes refuge with friends of Mary Hayden's in Wisconsin. Scott battles fear of losing his father while walking the tightrope of his growing friendship with the local sheriff.

    PLEASE NOTE: This story is part two of the Starman Wisconsin Trilogy. All three stories are posted here: https://archiveofourown.org/users/HowNovel/pseuds/Melinda%20Young and https://archiveofourown.org/series/18088. Thank you for your interest!

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    Hoping to find clues about Jenny Hayden's whereabouts, Paul and Scott travel to her hometown of Madison, Wisconsin. While they discover no leads, they unexpectedly encounter the family of the late Scott Hayden, including his mysterious mother, his laconic father, and his sisters and their families. Without identifying themselves, they stay in town so Scott can develop a relationship with the family. George Fox arrives, and the pair will need the help of the Haydens to escape.

    PLEASE NOTE: This story is part one of the Starman Wisconsin Trilogy. All three stories are posted here: https://archiveofourown.org/users/HowNovel/pseuds/Melinda%20Young and https://archiveofourown.org/series/18088. Thank you for your interest!

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    After being a Kromagg prisoner for months, Wade Welles is scheduled to be shipped to a breeder camp when one of her doubles explains a possible -- and dangerous -- way to escape. The Kromagg transport ship crashes as a result of Wade's interference, and she finds herself back on "Bible World," the Earth where the Sliders escaped Sodom and Gomorrah just before their destruction. With no option to leave, Wade must find a way to make a life on this backwards Earth.

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    1/1
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    4
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    5
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    1
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    During a months-long stay on an Earth where the American Civil War never happened and as a result America languished as a backwater nation, Rembrandt is abducted and forced into slavery. While Quinn, Wade, and Arturo try to move heaven and earth to get him freed, Rembrandt’s quiet refusal to submit to the injustices of servitude causes ripples on the inside. As the stagnated society responds to the Sliders’ efforts and the dangers escalate for all involved, Arturo falls for the attorney they have hired to free Rembrandt, and the others worry about the decision he’ll face when it’s time to leave.

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    18/18
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    24
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    8
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    4
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    130
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    During a brief stopover on a tranquil Earth, Quinn, Wade, and Rembrandt work through some of their grief over losing Arturo with the assistance of the late professor’s double, who hides a small secret from them.

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    1/1
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    13
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    4
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    As Wade and Quinn bicker over the aftermath of their brief romance in "Last Days," the Sliders find themselves in a dimension where the doomed cities of Sodom and Gomorrah straddle the Golden Gate...and the countdown to their destruction may have started. Rembrandt believes they have to take on the angels' task of rescuing Lot and his family, while Arturo, Quinn, and Wade face the moral dangers presented by the corrupt cities: dishonesty, violence, and sexual temptation.

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    Chapters:
    10/10
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    6
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    4
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    Dana Scully has a dark night of the soul, facing her sorrow and guilt over the murder of her sister.

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    Sam leaps back into himself the day before his first leap. With no Al to guide him and the project staff worried that he's had a breakdown, he has to determine if he's supposed to stay and fix the programming or leap again and run the risk of never returning home.

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    2
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    After leaping into a gay man who's in the process of coming out in 1978 San Francisco, an unnerved Sam rejects Ziggy's insistence that the reason for his leap is to murder someone.

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    Rick and A. J. help a woman who's being pursued by bad characters -- and who has amnesia and no explanation for the huge amount of cash she's carrying in a briefcase.

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    1/1
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    1
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