Penname: Abi [Contact] Real name: Abi
Member Since: 30 May 2011
Membership status: Member
Bio:

For my sins, I work in a call centre (I think I might have been quite bad in a previous life), but prefer to spend my time writing and telling stories. The CBB was the first place I displayed my fiction for the eyes of the world, and I'm eternally grateful to all the marvellous people there who refrained from telling me what a load of rubbish I was producing! Eight years on, my writing has improved hugely and I'm hoping to work my way towards publication in the not-too-distant future.


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The Calendar by abbeybufo Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 63]
Summary:

Joey was given a calendar for Christmas last year. Each month she turns the page to see what memories the picture will bring


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard, OC
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Domestic, Family
Series: The Sunset Years
Chapters: 13 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 8906 Read Count: 12642
[Report This] Published: 01 Jun 2011 Updated: 01 Jan 2012
Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 02 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 7: Chapter 7 - June & July

Glad to see some more of this! And it's nice to see how Mary-Lou's getting on, too. Thanks!

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Date: 01 Nov 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11 - November

Nice to hear a bit about Felix; it sounds like Joey's very proud of him.

Thank you for November's bit!

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 01 Dec 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12 - December

A lovely day for Joey there. And December's picture sounds beautiful. Thank you, Ruth!

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Date: 01 Jan 2012 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13, and last - 31 December

Very sad, but it does seem right. And a lovely obituary. Thank you for all of this, Ruth.

Joey's World by jmc Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary:

Joey's life is not quite what she thinks it is. Will she ever escape the people in control of what is actually happening?


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Hilda Annersley, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Nell Wilson
School Period: Armishire, Guernsey, Prequel/Taverton, St Briavel's, Switzerland, Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe
Series: None
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 20882 Read Count: 7065
[Report This] Published: 03 Jun 2011 Updated: 03 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 24 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 8: Chapter 8

I loved this when it was first posted on the CBB, and I've really enjoyed re-reading it. Thanks for such an entertaining and clever story!

Summary:

Jo is on the move again.  This time from Guernsey to England.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Daisy Venables, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Robin Humphries
School Period: Armishire, Guernsey
School Name: None
Genre: Alternate Universe, Domestic, Family, War
Series: Jo's Biggest Challenge
Chapters: 16 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 24567 Read Count: 21254
[Report This] Published: 06 Jun 2011 Updated: 06 Aug 2011
Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 18 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 10: Chapter 10

Poor Jo :-( I'm glad she's got Jack to look after her, though I hope he'll listen to the way she wants to deal with her fears instead of just dosing her all the time.

Thanks Vick!

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 21 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

So hard for both of them. :-(

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Date: 04 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

Very glad Jo is finding herself able to stand up for what she wants instead of just going with what Jack believes is best. Hopefully it shows that she really is starting to be better!

Thanks Vick :-)

Summary:

Charles succeeds Stephen as Head Boy, and Mike returns to school, while Felix, Kevin and Kester have fun in Upper Third.


Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Charles Maynard, Felix Maynard, Mike Maynard, Minor character(s)
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: Family, Friendship, School Story
Series: The Maynard Boys
Chapters: 22 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 56954 Read Count: 30309
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 03 Nov 2015
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Date: 17 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 11: Chapter 11

Only just got round to catching up with this, but I am most intrigued! Thanks, Eilidh.

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 19 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 12

Very glad to see more of this! But I'm a bit worried about Naomi. And goodness knows how much trouble Monty's going to end up in! I await the next installment with interest :-)

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Date: 25 Aug 2011 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 13

Well, I'm glad Naomi's in Matron's care now; I think she'll certainly be better for it! Can't help being a bit apprehensive about what's going to happen to Monty, though!

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 23 Sep 2011 Title: Chapter 15: Chapter 15

Ouch to Monty's punishment. Though of course he was a bit of an idiot... I wonder about Naomi, though, and what was behind her running away.

Thanks for the update!

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 14 Oct 2011 Title: Chapter 16: Chapter 16

Oh dear, poor old Monty! But I'm confident that a way will be found, somehow...

Thanks for the update!

Summary:

In 1944, Joey Maynard is telling her daughters a story. In 1938, Joyce Linton is trying to change her selfish behaviour. In 1960, the triplets are facing down an invading alien force. A Chalet School/Doctor Who crossover.


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Con Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Joyce Linton
School Period: Armishire, Future, Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover, Scifi/Fantasy
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 5853 Read Count: 1781
[Report This] Published: 08 Jun 2011 Updated: 08 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 15 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

I remember reading the first part of this, quite a long time ago, but I've enjoyed revisiting it! Hope you get the inspiration to finish it sometime :-)

Summary:

When the GA decides that her nieces need the same school as her minister's daughter, Nancy and Peggy are horrified. Luckily the Chalet School is an unusual school - but then, Nancy's not exactly an ordinary pupil...


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Annis Lovell, Jacynth Hardy, OC, Tom Gay
School Period: St Briavel's
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Adventure, Crossover, School Story
Series: None
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 10101 Read Count: 2517
[Report This] Published: 13 Jun 2011 Updated: 13 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 17 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 2: Chapter 2

Thanks for posting this - I've really enjoyed reading it again!

Summary:

Joey comes to stay with Grizel for the weekend, with some amusing yet dire consequences.


Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Grizel Cochrane, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Neil Sheppard
School Period: None
School Name: None
Genre: Humour, Romance
Series: Adventures of Joey and Grizel
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 3618 Read Count: 2025
[Report This] Published: 13 Jun 2011 Updated: 19 Jun 2011
Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 13 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 1: Friday Night

Wow, your imagination is amazing...

*tries to pretend that this bears no resemblence to real life*

And those pancakes were surprisingly good!

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 16 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 3: Sunday

Hm, I'm sure that should read 'Joey insisted (slightly tipsily) that Grizel go out in the pouring rain and buy eggs'. And the cakes were pretty awesome...

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 18 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 4: Monday

Ah, Gaudenz....

And obviously googlemap hasn't quite heard of the nice, quiet, scenic route!

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 19 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 5: Tuesday

I still maintain that the ear-chopping-off story was quite funny. Even though some people seemed to find the laughter inappropriate... The scariest thing was old Geoffrey of Monmouth in the crypt!

My pictures are at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150278805935600.376742.516550599&l=0c12b06d0b should anyone wish to view them!

Summary:

Retelling of New Mistress via a Social Network Profile


Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Kathie Ferrars, Nancy Wilmot, Nell Wilson
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Alternate Universe, Friendship, Humour, Romance, Slash
Series: FileSpace
Chapters: 47 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 66862 Read Count: 50439
[Report This] Published: 14 Jun 2011 Updated: 31 Dec 2011
Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 26 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 12: Chapter 15 Some Private Messages

I've finally got round to reading this, and giggled all the way through. Loved Nancy's comments about what goes on in the neighbouring rooms!



Author's Response: Glad you liked it ! I'm loving it. Thanks for reading and commenting :-)

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 26 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 13: Chapter 16 The next day

Eee, lovely! (I enjoyed the Horrible Imaginings reference, too :-D). Thanks!



Author's Response: Good ! I thought Augusta would be a bit complicated to fit in ! I couldnt think of any way to fit Ariel or emma t in, they might have to have cameos in Alternative Joey sometime !

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 29 Jun 2011 Title: Chapter 14: Chapter 17 - Snow and Bill

Clearly I picked the wrong person to be Lady Macbeth - it should have been Kathy!

Love Kathy wondering if anyone at the CS is straight!



Author's Response: It was funny reading the biro bit just after your drabble!

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 23 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 23: Chapter 26 Drunken Chatting

Finally got round to catching up with this, and giggled my way through quite a bit of it! This format suits the story worryingly well... :-D



Author's Response: Thank you ! Glad you like it :-)

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 24 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 24: Chapter 27 Points of a compass

Heehee, they are so cute!



Author's Response: Cute or sickeningly soppy ... I alternate between which I feel !

Reviewer: Abi Signed
Date: 31 Jul 2011 Title: Chapter 25: Chapter 28 Some messages

Aww, they are lovely! Thanks for the update :-)



Author's Response: They are aren't they ! Very soppy. Thanks for the review :-)