Penname: Someone [Contact] Real name: Josie
Member Since: 13 Nov 2013
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Bio:
Well, that clears things up a bit, doesn't it? For those of you who don't know, I made the decision nearly a month ago now to delete no fewer than fifty-eight of my ninety-nine drabbles, leaving me with forty-one stories of reasonable quality.

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A Family Christmas by Someone Rated: General [Reviews - 3]
Summary: What is family? Those you were born with? Those around whom you feel comfortable? Those you love? At Christmas this is a very pertinent matter, and one Jack Maynard intends to straighten out.

I had ideas for three similar stories, but they fit quite well into one drabble.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Future, Prequel/Taverton, Tyrol
School Name: None
Genre: Family, Seasonal
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1921 Read Count: 1896
[Report This] Published: 14 Mar 2015 Updated: 14 Mar 2015
A Flicker of Light by Someone Rated: Mature [Reviews - 2]
Summary: The San. has employed its first female doctor. She is fey-like, eccentric, and despised by all - especially, for some reason, Reg's friend, Sissy.

Jack, having met her at a conference the previous year, employed her over the heads of many more qualified men, and now, he feels that that was not a diplomatic move. Meanwhile, Reg has the problem of the hostile relations to swerve around, as bad feelings make everyone's life difficult, as well as unravelling the mystery of what makes Flicker so different, and, more importantly, why she stirs up such uncomfortable feelings in Sissy.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Cecil Maynard, Con Maynard, Felicity Maynard, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, OC, Reg Entwistle
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Slash
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1328 Read Count: 740
[Report This] Published: 26 May 2014 Updated: 10 Mar 2015
Changing My Life by Someone Rated: General [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Len makes a decision.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Len Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: None
Genre: None
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 832 Read Count: 873
[Report This] Published: 31 May 2015 Updated: 31 May 2015
Coming Full Circle by Someone Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 6]
Summary: The Chalet School returns to the Tyrol.
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Bride Bettany, Cecil Maynard, Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Minor character(s), Reg Entwistle, Sybil Russell
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: None
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2018 Read Count: 3190
[Report This] Published: 08 Dec 2013 Updated: 04 Aug 2015
Educating Briesau by Someone Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: When Phil Maynard discovers an exciting new television programme, she feels sure that she can have a go herself. After all, the Chalet's plenty chaotic enough, isn't it? But half the girls are camera shy, the other half are determined to do something really hair-raising for their fifteen minutes of fame, and the Staff really don't approve! Why should they? It really has turned the School on its head!
Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Phil Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 197 Read Count: 651
[Report This] Published: 24 Oct 2014 Updated: 24 Oct 2014
Family Matters by Someone Rated: Mature [Reviews - 1]
Summary: The Maynards. The perfect family. To the outside world, they seem to have everything: a nice house and car, lots of toys, lots of money.

Yet there are some things money can't buy, and there is, as sure as eggs are eggs, something sinister going on in the Maynard household. Why, then, does Joey Maynard never go out, and why are all the girls of Upper IVB scared stiff of her daughter Cecil?

Worst of all, a new girl, the snobbish Amber Chesterfield, looks all set to find out.
Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Cecil Maynard, Charles Maynard, Con Maynard, Felicity Maynard, Felix Maynard, Geoff Maynard, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard, Mike Maynard, OC, Phil Maynard, Reg Entwistle, Roger Richardson, Ruey Richardson, Stephen Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Drama, Family
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 4 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2866 Read Count: 2265
[Report This] Published: 23 Feb 2014 Updated: 14 Jun 2014
Flixy? by Someone Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: Cecil has a minor emergency and calls in Felicity to help. Inspired by my Sex-Ed lesson today. Major clue there. Actually, part of my Sex-Ed lesson. We had to write a story summing up what we'd learnt, which was not cool, but on the bright side, at least I wasn't one of the ones picked to read mine out. (As a bit of a side note, most of the others depicted classroom situations or "What did you learn at school today?" type things, but a couple of characters got given The Talk, although usually by a parent, rather than by a mortally embarrassed sister.)
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Cecil Maynard, Felicity Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Domestic
Series: A Miscellany
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 2614 Read Count: 552
[Report This] Published: 28 Apr 2014 Updated: 28 Apr 2014
Summary: A weird AU that popped into my head a while ago.

CS reference not initially obvious.
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: None
School Period: Prequel/Taverton
School Name: None
Genre: None
Series: A Miscellany
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 905 Read Count: 636
[Report This] Published: 11 Jun 2015 Updated: 11 Jun 2015
Gluttony by Someone Rated: Mature [Reviews - 0]
Summary: When Cecil and Maidlin begin to study body image and dieting at school, it brings back sore memories for Joey. She decides to tell her children a story, to avoid them making the same mistake as her - to listen to those who tell them they need to eat less.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Drama
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1104 Read Count: 454
[Report This] Published: 29 Mar 2015 Updated: 29 Mar 2015
Home Alone by Someone Rated: General [Reviews - 1]
Summary: When Jack has to go for a medical conference, the Mob is left in charge of itself. Little do Jo and Jack know the adventures their children will get up to...
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Cecil Maynard, Charles Maynard, Con Maynard, Felicity Maynard, Felix Maynard, Geoff Maynard, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard, Mike Maynard, OC, Phil Maynard, Reg Entwistle, Roger Richardson, Ruey Richardson, Stephen Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Adventure, Family
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2387 Read Count: 1053
[Report This] Published: 10 Jan 2014 Updated: 18 Feb 2014
Homecoming by Someone Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 2]
Summary: I do not believe it! I am actually writing a Kathie and Nancy story!

Kathie visits Nancy's family.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Kathie Ferrars, Nancy Wilmot
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: None
Genre: Family
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 472 Read Count: 554
[Report This] Published: 10 Sep 2015 Updated: 10 Sep 2015
Summary: When a new doctor comes to the Sonnalpe, Joey is glad of the chance of a new friend. However, when he falls in love with her, she has to grow up and release her schoolgirl identity. She's not ready to enter the world of men, and to cap it all, she has a mystery to unravel: why has her best friend Jack started acting so strangely?
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, OC
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Romance
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1082 Read Count: 1078
[Report This] Published: 17 Dec 2013 Updated: 06 Jan 2014
I'm Your Venus by Someone Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1]
Summary: Jack and Joey are growing apart. Jack thinks he's found a solution, but things start to get slightly out of hand, and how will Joey react when she finds out?
Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour, Romance
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1230 Read Count: 836
[Report This] Published: 02 Apr 2014 Updated: 07 Mar 2015
Insecurity by Someone Rated: Mature [Reviews - 0]
Summary: This was inspired partially by Beecharmer's "It was for the best" and partially by a "crisis averted" situation in one of my (as yet unwritten) drabbles.

It has been two years since Jack Maynard left the Tyrol for another job in England, and two years since he was last in contact with Joey. So now, he has just got home from work and the love of his life turns up on the doorstep, sopping wet and traumatised. This is how he helped her, how she found her confidence again and her big decision.
Categories: St Mildred's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, OC
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: None
Genre: Drama, Romance
Series: A Miscellany
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1724 Read Count: 1071
[Report This] Published: 19 Jul 2014 Updated: 07 Feb 2015
Internet Access by Someone Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 1]
Summary: An eighteen-year-old Joey Bettany joins FileSpace and posts avidly as she experiences a lot of first-world problems as she learns the subtle art of being an adult.
Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Frieda (Mensch) von Ahlen, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Marie (von Eschenau) von und zu Wertheim
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour, Romance
Series: A Miscellany
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 232 Read Count: 675
[Report This] Published: 27 Jan 2015 Updated: 27 Jan 2015
Jo's First Drabble by Someone Rated: Mature starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 3]
Summary: Jo turns her writing career in an interesting new direction.
Categories: St Clare's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Humour, Romance
Series: A Miscellany
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1041 Read Count: 532
[Report This] Published: 13 Jun 2014 Updated: 02 Jul 2015
Summary: Lavender Oyle is an average teenage girl - texting, fish and chips, boys, et cetera. So, when her frail health gets her sent to the Chalet School, she is not impressed. Weighed down by her unfortunate name, her ill health and her reputation as a school bully, Lavender feels as though she had it all and lost it. However, her old-fashioned new friends with their old-fashioned ways have other ideas, and Lavender soon finds that trouble is never far away!

Mum and I have often hypothesised about what the CS would be like today - for this drabble, you can entirely blame her for offering to put lavender oil on my pillow - OK, I can probably claim some of the blame for remarking that that sounded like a girls' name!
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, OC, Reg Entwistle
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: School Story
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 2611 Read Count: 925
[Report This] Published: 29 Sep 2014 Updated: 31 Oct 2014
Summary: Short drablets in the style of a LEARN TO READ book like Janet and John, Or Peter and Jane, depending on your era ! Also similar to Spot the Dog and others I am sure.
Categories: St Clare's House, St Scholastika's House
Characters: Biddy O'Ryan, Con Maynard, Emerence Hope, Grizel Cochrane, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard, Mary-Lou Trelawney, Matron Lloyd
School Period: St Briavel's, Switzerland
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Crossover, Humour
Series: Random Short Crossovers, Short stories on a theme
Chapters: 5 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1713 Read Count: 4518
[Report This] Published: 16 Aug 2011 Updated: 25 Nov 2013
Love and Vanity by Someone Rated: General [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Letty Howard is a young girl whose father is in the San. Madge, the ever-hospitable, offers Letty and her mother rooms at Die Rosen. However, Letty is spoiled, so how will she cope with having another girl of her own age in the house, especially one who spends all her time with such a man as Jack Maynard...?
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, OC
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Romance
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1581 Read Count: 1443
[Report This] Published: 18 Jan 2014 Updated: 05 Mar 2014
Summary: When Alistair MacDonald is posted in the Tyrol, his wife, Mollie, is happy to be back. She wants to find her brother, with whom she lost contact decades ago. After all, he'll be lonely having lived alone for so long with only a maid for company. Little does she know, there's a suprise in store for her...
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Bride Bettany, Cecil Maynard, Charles Maynard, Con Maynard, David Russell, Dick Bettany, Felicity Maynard, Felix Maynard, Geoff Maynard, Jack Maynard, Jackie Bettany, Jem Russell, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Madge (Bettany) Russell, Margot Maynard, Mike Maynard, Minor character(s), Mollie (Carew) Bettany, Peggy Bettany, Phil Maynard, Reg Entwistle, Rix Bettany, Roger Richardson, Ruey Richardson, Stephen Maynard, Sybil Russell
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Family, Romance
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 8 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 4977 Read Count: 4459
[Report This] Published: 30 Dec 2013 Updated: 14 Mar 2014
Mother of the Bride by Someone Rated: General [Reviews - 0]
Summary: Her schooldays far behind her, Joey still hates change. She tries to squash her bitter feelings for Reg as Len's wedding approaches, but she still needs a little help from Jack...
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Reg Entwistle
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Domestic, Family, Romance
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 2 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 818 Read Count: 1215
[Report This] Published: 15 Dec 2013 Updated: 06 Feb 2014
Mystery Child by Someone Rated: General starstarstarstarstar [Reviews - 0]
Summary: The Maynards have found a girl in distress. But who is Bonnie and what was she doing in the Sonnalpe Sanatorium at 2 am?

In memory of Bonnie. (See Story Notes)
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Cecil Maynard, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, OC, Phil Maynard, Reg Entwistle, Ruey Richardson
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Mystery
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 6 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3338 Read Count: 2644
[Report This] Published: 05 Feb 2014 Updated: 07 Mar 2014
Never Wander by Someone Rated: General [Reviews - 1]
Summary: This is the story of Jo's twenty-fifth year (when she was twenty-four...)

A tale of sun-soaked mountaintops, sweet young children, wayward emotions, and young love.
Categories: Ste Therese's House
Characters: Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard
School Period: Tyrol
School Name: None
Genre: Romance
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 1 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 1589 Read Count: 694
[Report This] Published: 17 Feb 2015 Updated: 17 Feb 2015
Pretty Maids by Someone Rated: General [Reviews - 1]
Summary: The Maynards go to stay at Pretty Maids. But this house has not had children in it for some time, and the Mob are bored. Meanwhile, Jack's brothers are unwilling to accept one of their sister's former pupils into their family, not least one who cannot behave like a dignified married woman, and Joey finds that her whirlwind ways will not get her far at all. Will Jack stand by her?
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: Cecil Maynard, Charles Maynard, Con Maynard, Felicity Maynard, Felix Maynard, Geoff Maynard, Jack Maynard, Jo (Bettany) Maynard, Len Maynard, Margot Maynard, Mike Maynard, OC, Phil Maynard, Reg Entwistle, Roger Richardson, Ruey Richardson, Stephen Maynard
School Period: Future
School Name: Chalet School
Genre: Drama, Family
Series: Maynard Madness
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: No Word count: 3086 Read Count: 1729
[Report This] Published: 01 Jan 2014 Updated: 08 Jan 2014
Summary: Exactly what it says on the tin. Please read, I need your help.
Categories: St Scholastika's House
Characters: None
School Period: None
School Name: None
Genre: None
Series: None
Chapters: 3 Table of Contents
Completed: Yes Word count: 1837 Read Count: 1256
[Report This] Published: 07 Aug 2015 Updated: 31 Aug 2015