Strangers Fan Fiction
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 . . . ).