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    Morse bumps into a very important figure. Meanwhile, Joan makes a foray into the art world, and Fred almost takes the wrong route to solve his problems with Morse.

    Set after series seven.

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    This story borrows heavily from that of the virus of which the world became aware in late 2019 and early 2020. I've set it back in time.

    Story takes place between series seven and eight.

    Oxford has a Medieval fair. Morse somehow winds up on the living chessboard. Then he gets a cough, which doesn’t seem to stop...

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    Joan and Morse attend a celebration for a friend. An unwelcome guest shows up.

    Set between series seven and eight. Continues from the story 'Return.'

    The verse mentioned is Exodus 22:21: "You shall not oppress the stranger among you, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt."

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    Set after series seven. The homecoming of someone who had been away for work.

    Warning: contains a graphic sexual incident. Hence the Teen rating.

    Also has a couple of lines I stole from various songs and TV shows.

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    Continuing on from ‘Dancer.’

    It’s 1970. Jim Strange has sideburns. Morse wears a denim jacket. Miss Joan Thursday grapples with strange visions in the night. Who knows what’s going on? I sure don’t.

    Title taken from an anachronistic song:

    ‘This human form
    Where I was born
    I now repent’

    - The Pixies, ‘Caribou,’ 1987

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    Miss Joan Thursday takes a holiday... and winds up trying to hide some bad news about herself.

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    A run-in with a former encounter causes a great deal of pain for Morse - and someone else. Set after series five.

    "Depart from me, you workers of iniquity, I never knew you." - Matthew 7:23

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    Set during Endeavour's university days. He takes an accidental dose of something at a party, and winds up learning some unpleasant things about the real world.

    I am sure this is not the way the relationship between Morse and Fallon happened. It is a part of Morse's life I wanted to explore. This is the result.

    Some semi-graphic sexual encounters.

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    Set after ‘Stars.’ Some time after the fifth season.

    Contains a couple of love scenes. Nothing too garish.

    I removed a couple of fact errors from the story.

    There is a scene in which one of the major characters attempts to take her own life. DO NOT COPYCAT. If you need help: https://ibpf.org/resource/list-
    international-suicide-hotlines

    An explanation of the title, a reference to the healing powers of the Greek god Apollo:

    https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/paean

    Thanks for reading.

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    Following on from "Moon." Set at the beginning of the fifth season.

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    Continuing on from "Sun." Beginning of fifth season.

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    This story begins in the fifth season, in the first episode.

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    This story is not in line with my others. I have jammed together parts of series four and six.

    ‘Trisagion’ is the name of a Greek series of prayers, as well as a hymn. It means ‘thrice holy’ and is pronounced “tri-sah-yee-on.”

    The scene which takes place at Mr. Morton's house is what I had planned for the original ending of ‘Shadow.’

    Thank you.

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    This is an alternate ending to the fourth series’ finale, “Harvest.” I would have much preferred this scene to the real one.

    It is my first story in prose for this site. I wrote it all in one sitting, in a few hours.

    No violence or foul language in this one. There's a scene of intimacy.

    Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoy.

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    This is a combination of my love for “Endeavour” and “Moonlighting,” my two all-time favorite shows.

    I had to change the title of this one. I forgot there already was an 'Endeavour' episode called 'Ride.'

    A very young David Addison visits the Thames Valley Police, and learns a lot, on a “ride along with the police” mission.

    APB stands for all-points bulletin. It is sent by police, to tell them to look for a suspect.

    A termination is a U.K. word for an abortion.

    I threw in a few “special guests,” starting in Act Four.

    In Act Five, Scene One, there is a scene which takes place in a church. It features the Presence Lamp, which in the Anglican, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches, is a reminder of the belief in the ‘Real Presence’ - that of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.

    Also in Act Five, Scene One, the scene borrows heavily from a novel by Katherine Kurtz. She’s an excellent writer. I highly recommend her Deryni books.

    The story takes place in the early part of series six.

    Story contains graphic depictions of violence, foul language, and sexual situations.

    Hope you enjoy.

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    This one is different. Morse must undergo training to continue at the police department. He has strange visions of the future.

    Once again, I have widged around with many events and people in the timeline.This story is, once again, outside the usual time arc. This is set just before series six. It’s named after two anachronistic songs.

    “But today / all the lights went out in Heaven” - Marcy Playground, “All the Lights Went Out,” 1999

    And, of course: “There is a light, and it never goes out” - from the song of the same name
    - The Smiths, 1986

    Crackers are the American term for a rectangular or circular light baked bread snack.

    The plot refers to a man who catches a precursor of AIDS, called Kaposi’s sarcoma. It involved nodes appearing on the patient’s body, which looked like fingertips. At the time, few treatments were available, and many patients just lingered and died. Now, there are various treatments for AIDS.

    The Thames Valley Police have an Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/thamesvalleypolice/

    The story contains foul language, graphic violence, and sexual situations. It also contains the death of a VERY major character.

    Thanks for reading.

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    Set in Oxford and elsewhere. Early 1970. Terror strikes at a choir practice. Similar destruction follows. Morse and Lewis set to work. Political escalation leads to disaster. The police struggle to bring a stop to the horror.

    This story is in line with my previous stories, and follows after “Fire.” The stories, in order, are as follows: “Shadow,” “Union,” “Eagle,” “River,” “Paradise,” “Fire,” and then this one. "Athena" and "Monument" are outside the sequence.

    A precinct is a term for a police station.

    I made up a name for Joan’s aunt. If I got it wrong, someone please let me know. I will post a corrected version of the story.

    There was no TV show named ‘2000’ in 1970. I made it up. EMTs are ambulance workers.

    I am not trying to encourage violence with this story, just depict it as a crime. Please note this page on IRA weaponry: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/ira/inside/weapons.html

    I have taken ‘artistic license’ with some aspects of the U.K. government. Please forgive me for any errors or excesses.

    Story contains foul language, graphic violence, and sexual situations.

    I hope you enjoy the story.

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    This is a difficult story. It's very dark. I considered not publishing it, but I spent a long time working on it.

    It's another non-linear, non-canonical story. It takes place toward the end of the fourth season, and has no connection with my other stories.

    I use a mixture of American and U.K. slang terms.

    Some events have been changed, as to where they appear in the usual time sequence.

    The story begins at the time Endeavour went over to Joan’s flat, and Joan mentions that he never “tried it on” with her.

    I have taken “artistic license” with some characters. I added Robert Lewis and George Fancy to the story. I have also invented a name for Supt. Bright’s wife.

    Note the last paragraph here: https://www.inbrief.co.uk/offences/assault-gbh-abh/ Also, community service means: Unpaid work, intended to be of social use, that an offender is required to do instead of going to prison. (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/community_service)

    There are scenes of foul language, graphic depictions of violence, and sexual situations. Story contains the death of one minor character and one major character. Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoy.

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    This is an ‘Alternate Universe’-type story, set in late 1968 and early 1969.

    Plot does not connect to my other stories. There are several departures from the canon, both from the TV show and the Colin Dexter books.

    Takes place in Oxford. Begins before the shootout in “Icarus.” I have rearranged the scene a bit. Some new characters are there, some old ones are not.

    A ‘regular’ soda is the old word for ‘medium-sized.’

    A tam o’shanter is an Irish hat, somewhat like a beret with a puff on top.

    The Museum of Modern Art (in) Oxford opened in 1965. I don’t know if they had glass sculptures in the early exhibitions. Maybe they did.

    The Oxford Botanical Gardens charges admissions today, but I don’t know if they did in the late 1960s.

    Yes, it’s a fantasy, ultimately, but so are all my stories.

    Thank you for reading them. I hope you enjoy.

    Please note: story contains graphic violence, sexual situations, and foul language.

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    Set in Oxford, in the second half of 1969. A building burns to the ground. The circus rolls in. Endeavour’s relative pays a visit, for the first time in years. A baby boy needs a christening. Unwelcome gossip causes Joan to take drastic measures. Lewis and Valerie have a big day ahead. Also, there’s a cat. The Seventies are just around the corner.

    ‘Elkwood’ was not a real drama show on the air in 1969. I made it up.

    Please note: story contains graphic violence, sexual situations, and foul language.

    Thanks very much. I hope you enjoy the story.

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