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Such a a small, but immense word.  Countless songs, stories, and essays have been written about the idea of “home”.  We all have different versions, yet we all strive to find, to create, this almost magical place.  In “Brother’s”, Vincent’ says to Charles,” “I don’t hide my face here.  This is my home.”  Home is our place of safety, where we can be ourselves.

In UnionCatherine and Vincent escaped the clutches of the monster, the prince kissed the princess, they had a baby.  All’s well that ends well, right?

Yeah, but…there were a few loose ends.

That’s how Home came to be.

Home is what comes after “The End”.  It’s what must be created at the end of the fairy tale.

In our literature, in our stories, we have little guide on what happens after the prince and princess get married.  The original show, for many reasons, decided not to take this path. Although I may not agree with how it went, (REALLY not agree,) I can partially understand why they didn’t write Catherine and Vincent together…truly together.  It’s easy to “jump the shark,”  “pull a Moonlighting”, (and don’t think I don’t worry about it all the time writing this “second novel”.) However, isn’t creating a home and all that entails – the conflicts and compromises, the marrying of two lives, and uniquely for our heroes, figuring out how to “marry” two worlds, one a real danger to the other – a worthy narrative?  I sure hope you think so.

Love goes on…even after “The End”.  Now, I hope to share with you my ideas of what that might look like – all the perils, worries, trials, and struggles…and all the beauty, joy and hope as well.

.Once upon a time…continued…


 “And did they live happily ever after?”

– Catherine to Kristopher Gentian, “When the Bluebird Sings”




Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14


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4 thoughts on “Home

  1. […] but I can offer you a new story.  It’s called Home, the sequel to Union, and here is its page.  It’s angst, a whole bucket full.  There’s lots of love too, but the honeymoon is […]

  2. Mini says:

    I loved your website. I was following it from Winterfest Online and could not leave until I explored the whole thing. I’ve also bookmarked your site and plan on coming back many times. Thanks for adding to my Beauty and the Beast experience.. Hugs, Mini

    • Crowmama says:

      Dear Mini,

      I am so pleased you liked it! I am so glad to add to your Winterfest and Beauty and the Beast experience. 🙂
      (I had a roommate at the Calgary Con name Mini. Is that you?)

      Thank you so much for writing me. You made my day!

      Karen 🙂

  3. […] been way too long.  I don’t have a post to Home yet, but it is getting worked on between births and studying for the NARM (North American Registry […]

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