Perfect Strangers Fan Fiction
Stories by Paula Wilshe

The Out-of-Towners (or Get Out of the City!) - When Larry has an interview for a job at Newsday magazine in New York he takes Balki along for his birthday, only their time in New York goes awry when practically everything starts to go wrong!  Rated G.

I'll Be Home for Christmas - It's Larry and Jennifer's first Christmas as a married couple but their trip to Iowa to visit Jennifer's family may hit a snag when Balki comes down sick.  Will Balki spend a lonely Christmas on his own?  Rated G.

Doctor in the House - Balki's recurrent sore throats mean a trip to the hospital for a tonsillectomy, but it's Larry who panics when he thinks the hospital might be mistaking Balki for another patient!  Rated G.

Snow Day - Larry and Balki have lived with each other for less than a year when Balki becomes ill and Larry spends a couple of snowy days caring for him, during which time the cousins learn a little about each others' childhoods and a little about themselves as well.  Snow Day Stew, anyone?  Rated G.

Take Two Cousins - Larry is suffering from a migraine and just wants peace and quiet . . . but can he get it with his exuberant cousin around?  A short and sweet story.  Rated G.

Wedding Night Blues - When Balki returns home after Larry and Jennifer's wedding he suddenly realizes nothing will ever be the same . . . or will it?  Rated G.

Into Each Life . . . - Christmas is just around the corner and the guys are looking forward to the holidays until an unexpected accident threatens to ruin what is usually the cousins' favorite time of year.  Rated PG-13 for some violence.

Getting Away From it All - Balki plans a hiking trip for himself and Larry to help Larry relax on his few days off from work, but a sudden snowstorm and a worsening illness turns the simple hike into a harrowing situation!  Rated G.

About Paula Wilshe:

There are times when one is blessed with such an amazing friendship it transcends normal fan communication.  Such was the case when Paula Wilshe came into my life.  An avid fan of Perfect Strangers, Paula was an enthusiastic supporter of P.S. I Love You! and one of my best friends during that time.  We referred to each other as "Cousin" and shared our P.S. fan fiction and story ideas.  Many many late nights were spent talking on the phone or faxing back and forth to share the latest.  Paula was 100% dedicated to her family as well as her job in an emergency room (at the receiving desk).  She was also one of the best writers in fandom I have ever known.  She took over production of the Perfect Strangers newsletter when I was overcome with other projects and published two full issues before it folded.  After Perfect Strangers our interests went different ways but we kept in touch off and on.  In the 21st century she became very active on the Internet and won countless awards for her Starsky & Hutch fan fiction from various websites.  Paula Wilshe made such an impact in the Starsky & Hutch fan community that a writing award from SHareCon is named in her honor.  Much of her S&H fiction is still posted online and I'm pleased to be able to finally share her Perfect Strangers fiction with the world as well.

Sadly Paula passed away in 2003 after a brave fight against breast cancer.  She was far too young to leave us and I know everyone who was touched by her has felt a deep loss.  She was one of those people who reached out and embraced new writers, new fans, new friends.  As I compile this website and recall those days I can't describe how much I miss her.  I miss you, Cousin.  I wish you were here.  At least I know everyone will love your stories as much as I do.


Cousin Paula with baby bunny Ashes (as in sit among the . . . ).