Have you ever watched one of those movies that leave you sitting on the edge of your seat, wondering if your heart will stop beating before the end? Good thriller movies are like that, but this kind of suspense is extremely rare to be found on written pages.

Well, Fixer has it. 

Gene Doucette tells the story of Corrigan Bain, a superhero whose adventures are set in an everyday context. Corrigan, whose strange name is the surname of the otherwise unknown man who fathered him, was born with a mysterious gift. He sees forward in the future, or, as it becomes evident as the story develops, he can see all the possible futures of the people who surround him. When the future entails an accident that would end the life of the subject, Corrigan knows he's supposed to get on the accident’s location and (try to) prevent it.

It took time for Corrigan to accept his gift, but he did so and became the Fixer. He's learned to avoid failure, because the consequences would fall on him: when he fails to intervene, and the person destined to die in fact dies, his ghost will haunt him.

The story of this unusual superhero unfolds through different times: we follow Corrigan's adventures as a child, living with his Mom in a commune full of weirdos. They must run away when Corrigan is suspected to have harmed the commune's leader, and he's afraid that his mother doesn't trust him. Then we know that his mother finds a job in the psychiatric ward of a hospital, where Corrigan becomes friends with some patients of the “Mildly Crazy” ward. This long flashback is masterfully written by Gene Doucette, and it brings the readers to one of the most impressive parts of the whole novel.

Little Corrigan wanders inside the mental hospital looking for his mother and discovers that something terrible is happening: a madman is inside, killing both inmates and staff. There are dead bodies and an eerie silence. Where are the adults? Where is his mom? Will the boy be killed, too? Although you know that the boy is now a man, alive and well, the tension is maddening... Even if it were only for those thirty pages, this book would deserve to be read.

But there is much more in Fixer.
Who was that terrible killer who marred Corrigan's childhood? Corrigan saw something in that hospital, but no one believed him.
When a group of young, promising researchers working on theories about time are attacked by an invisible killer, Corrigan is summoned by the FBI for the most important mission of his existence. The agent he's paired with is a beautiful woman he knew in the past, and the passion they briefly shared may tie them again. If they don’t die, that is. 

Because how can you stop a killer who doesn't belong to your same time and is always a minute forward?


Fixer is now available!
Gene Doucette

In addition to ghost writing for an immortal man, Gene Doucette has been published as a humorist with Beating Up Daddy: A Year in the Life of an Amateur Father and The Other Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook: A Parody. He is also a screenwriter and a playwright. Gene lives in Cambridge, MA with his wife and two children.

Gene Doucette's site: genedoucette.me

ARC received in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to The Writer's Coffee Shop.


If you're a fan of Alice Cullen, and if you've watched Breaking Dawn 2, you can't miss this short story.

Summary: This One Shot is inspired by Breaking Dawn 2 and by Alice's vision - the vision that couldn't be. In Canon with the movie. Complete.


If you don't believe in the importance of punctuation in writing, give a look at this image:

Let's say you want to become a master in the fine art of using commas. A good website for this and other grammar tips is:

Here's a collection of articles on commas:

Here's a short story about the importance of commas and punctuation:

A professor wrote the following sentence on the board and asked his class to punctuate it:
Woman without her man is nothing.
Half of the class punctuated the sentence in the following way:
Woman: without her, man is nothing.
The other half of the class responded with the following:
Woman, without her man, is nothing.


The 6th chapter is now available! http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8955111/6/

Camilla's short poem (SatinCoveredSteel helped to translate it):

Galeotto il panorama
di Firenze in questa trama:
dei segreti va a svelare
Che nessun deve ascoltare.

A Gallehault indeed in this plot
is a view of Florence—a lovely shot
Some secrets it revealed
that were carefully concealed.


Have you ever met a VeterinarianWard? 

Summary: He had been in love with her ever since his rambunctious Border Collie attempted to ingest her cat. It had begun the war. Now they're grown and getting married. He's a veterinarian and she's an MT. It's a madhouse. E/B AH episodic romance. Defies a genre: some angst, some comedy.


Spring is arriving. Would you like a trip among the Tuscan hills, with a new Porsche? 

Summary:  Who was the owner of the yellow Porsche that Alice stole to get to Volterra? Why was he also going to Seattle? And did he notice among his fellow travelers three young Americans who looked exhausted? Complete.


I've just received a wonderful review for Snare on Fandom Fanatic.

Thank you!

Fandom Fanatic: New Story | Snare by @RaumTweet: Raum writes the most intense and intelligent stories with such a different spin on the canon. Stories that make you think...what is going on here??

Snare is no different. From chapter 1 you are hooked...[continue]



The 5th chapter has been posted! http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8955111/5/

Camilla's short poem (SatinCoveredSteel helped to translate it):

Perché Bella vuol sapere?
Perché lui la vuol vedere?
Sono entrambi catturati,
Forse son già innamorati.

Why does Bella want to know?
Why can’t Edward let her go?
Both of them are captivated;
is their love already fated?

Would you trust this vampire?

Do you remember the one-shot I wrote for Emergency Beta Service?
Well...here are the other entries and the winners :-)


After the sad story of Woof, this fic will cheer you up! Enjoy.

Summary: One morning, Clarence woke up with a tummy ache. Mrs. Marques took him to the vet, not realizing there was a wedding planned at Cullen House that day. Bull calves can get into a lot of trouble when left unsupervised. Some things just shouldn't happen to a cow. AH, o/t from 'Cats and Dogs' for Stand Up for Katalina compilation.


Emergency Beta Service announced the winners of their 2nd Anniversary Challenge!

"Thank you, everyone who participated and supported this challenge, for helping us celebrate our 2nd year with us with style. We have appreciated every story, every tweet, and every like on Facebook. Working out the results was a lot of fun (for the one who secretly loves statistics), and we are finally ready to announce our winners. Continue...

The Second Line won the judges round!

Twilight romance fiction. Prompts: Free Pass and writing in 2nd person narrative. Here is what TiffanyAnne3FF had to say about it:
The author did a good job capturing the emotion of the moment in a short piece. The use of second person worked well, and the primary prompt (two of something) was clear.

Great banner! Thanks to Detochkina!


I'd like to say "Thanks" to SatinCoveredSteel and Camilla10 once again for their editing and support.

Here's the banner I made for the story.

And here's the story: The Second Line.

Enjoy, and have a great week!

- Raum


This is a sad, moving story. It won an award as "Best One-Shot Drama 2012" (Emerging Swan Awards). I'm sure it will hold a special place in your heart. Enjoy.

Summary: In 1921, Edward left Carlisle to rebel. This is the catalyst to his departure. Ed's pov, featuring Carlisle, Esme & later Bella. Complete. Best One-Shot Drama 2012 - Emerging Swan Award.
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