The continuing trials
of the Salinger family
For Better or Worse A look at the turbulent marriage of Nick and Diana Salinger. Set pre-Party of Five.
To My Daughter Charlie writes a letter to his daughter, Diana.
Love Story: Kirsten's Tale Kirsten and Charlie get back together after the fourth season.
Crossroads Crossover with 7th Heaven set in the summer of 1999.
Keep It Together The night the Salingers' parents died.
The Trial A sequel to "Keep It Together"
Taking Care A missing scene from "Adjustments" during Season 4.
Love Hurts Set between "Square One" and "Free and Clear", Charlie learns about Griffin's infidelity.
To Live Set in the future, dealing with Charlie's concerns about learning to live.
Twas the Night Before Christmas, 1997.
Second Chances Following "Twas the Night Before"
New Beginnings Following "Second Chances"
The Road Not Taken Set in the fourth season if things had happened a little bit differently two years ago.
With a Little Help From my Friends (and Family) Written after Truth Be Told (Season 4, Ep. 9) aired, but set during and afterward.
A Capital Adventure Written after Adjustments (Season 4, Ep. 10)
Daphne's Decision Takes place towards the end of Season 4, after Daphne tells Charlie that she's pregnant.
Daphne's Dare Takes place towards the end of Season 4, after "Daphne's Decision."
Keep Away Written to take place near the end of the second season. What might have happened if Charlie had changed Kthleen's mind.
That's What Charlie's For Written to take place at the end of season three, yet just before season four. What happens when Bailey and Julia push too hard to find answers?
Valiant Vows This story takes place after Episode #15, Season 4, Here and Now
Winter Wishes Written after S'Wunnerful (Season 4, Ep. 11)
Thankful Thoughts Written after Truth Be Told (Season 4, Ep. 9)
Mother's Day Written after the end of the third season
Father Figures Written after "Mother's Day"
Autumn Anguish Shortly after Zap (Season 4, Ep. 4).
Salingers in Seattle A Four-Part Series: What if the Salingers had moved to Seattle at the end of Season 1, Ep. 18?
Secrets Siblings Share Shortly after Hitting Bottom (Season 3, Ep. 21), while borrowing events from later episodes
Ooops! For Sarah haters everywhere. Warning, this piece is a bit violent and, as one reader wrote, mysoginistic.
Abusive Rights Julia deals with a new side of Ned.
A Happy, Crappy New Year 1998-1999
The Days of Their Lives The year 2020 for the Salingers.
Afterthoughts Episode follow-ups for seasons 5 & 6.
Isa's Summer Season The summer of 1998.
My Life Remember the Essay contest Julia, Justin & Sarah entered in Season 3? This is Claudia's makeshift entry.
A Long Distance Love Affair
Don't Let Go an essay by Owen
Their Funeral A poem
Bad Examples Set after "Party of Freud" (Season 5, Episode 16)
One Day at a Time Set after "Bad Examples"
Should've Seen It Coming Set after "One Day at a Time"
Starting Over Set after "Should've Seen It Coming"
These stories take place immediately following the close of "Intervention" (season 3, episode 20), describing what might have happened during the 4 day period between Intervention and Hitting Bottom.
Hard Lessons About Griffin, Julia, and Claudia. Written after Stand by Me 5.14
Hesitation Dance About Griffin and Claudia. Written after Fam-i-ly 5.17
Brave Hearts About Griffin and Claudia. Written after "Hesitation Dance."
You're A Good Man, Josh Macon Set during the fifth season
The Punch Justin considers the way he treats the women in his life.
The Salingers' Twelve Days of Christmas
The Good Life Set 4 years after Season 5.
To Start Again What might've happened if Charlie had died.
Family What if Nick & Diana had avoided the crash that killed them?
Happy Halloween The missing scene from A Midsemester Night's Dream (Season 5, Ep. 4)
Jeff Mills's Alternate Fourth Season Do you think the fourth season was missing something? Find out if Jeff Mills found it.
Christmas Christmas of the fourth season
Ring My Bell Shortly after Handicaps (Season 4, Ep. 3).
Truth or Consequences Written after "Ring My Bell."
Lust for Life Written after "Truth or Consequences."
Fourth of July July 4th, 1997
Renaissance The first episode of the fourth season.
Dog Days Following "Renaissance"
When Charlie Dies
So Alone Winner of the first PoF Fan Fiction contest. Written after Go Away (Season 4, Episode 19)
Christmas Written after Adjustments (Season 4, Ep. 10)
Freshmen Written just before the beginning of the fourth season.
A Night in Dallas Written after Going Home (Season 3, Ep. 6)
Aiming True Written after the end of the third season
Wrong Notes The first episode of the fourth season
The Most Eligible Written after Dan's other fan fiction, "Wrong Notes."