Happy February! We've been having an unusually frigid winter here in the Northeast United States, a perfect excuse to stay indoors in front of the computer and read more of your favorite Beatles-related fiction in the pages and archives of Rooftop Sessions! So stay inside this weekend and let the groundhogs worry about going outside, because we have yet another jam-packed issue for you this month, featuring five new stories, a poem and a new article in the Write Thinking section!
For you fans of Mary Spollen's Shelly Series
, you will be pleased to know that the series returns this month with the first installment of a new story!
Just an interesting tidbit of information -- the Rooftop Sessions archive now contains 104 individual COMPLETE fanfics and poems! We are easily the best and most comprehensive archive of Beatles fan fiction on the Internet, and it is all because of you, our readers, whose interest keeps the authors writing! I urge you to use the email links at the end of each story to tell the authors what you think -- it is your feedback that keeps them writing and is their reward!
Not too much housekeeping this month -- just the usual reminders that we are taking pre-orders for the next Rooftop Sessions Fiction Digest, and we urge you to use the links to the Rooftop Sessions Online Store, the Amazon Beatles Store and AllPosters.com and let your purchases help with the running of your favorite Beatles fanfic site!
And now, without further ado, we present our offerings for February:
"Behind the Mask, I See Your Face - Part 2"
by Angel Godiva - John and Mary encounter an unexpected complication in their growing relationship.
"George and the Power Trip"
by Cheryl Mortensen - The night the lights went out in Henley...and all of Southern England!
"Happy New Year!"
by Lisha Goldberg - A saga of M&Ms, banana bread, and weirdness...
"One Ring to Rue Them All"
by James Ryan - When the Beatles decide to adapt "The Lord of the Rings" for their third film, they meet with more than Tolkien resistance…
"Shelly and the Hummingbird - Part 1"
by Mary Spollen - The return of Paul and Shelly! The McCartneys face challenges as their three adopted children settle into their new life.
"While My Heart Gently Weeps"
by Susan Hancock - A poem in memory of George, in time for his birthday.
And in the Write Thinking section:
"I'm A Loser: How To Write Bad Beatlefic"
by Margaret C. Racine - A point-by-point informational guide to writing the worst fanfic on the planet!
As usual, the URL is www.rooftopsessions.com
- and as usual we urge you to check out our Archives for any stories you might have missed and our Submission Guidelines if you are a writer who wants to submit work to us. And please don't forget about our Guestbook, located about halfway down the main page, just above the picture of George.
Enjoy the February issue!
Publisher and Editor-in-Chief