JO'S WRITING, ETC.
LINK TO JO'S PICTURE INDEX HERE
MAXIMUS SKETCH AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
SPECIAL FEATURE: Jo's tale of being an extra during the
filming of The Next Three Days HERE
THE CAVERN OF DEEP HARMONY
ALL THAT'S LEFT OF ME
FIND ME & FINDING A ROSE
Reunion (A Maximus/Joimus story) all in a wheat field, but gird your loins
Richie Roberts 6.7 (Sid and Russell) Sid wants revenge on Denzel, er, Parker
A Thorne Remaining ( A Terry Thorne ghost story... set in Australia) (INDEX)
One Day At 14 (The day Cort met Herod)
The Cavern of Deep Harmony (Marshall Sinclair, Morgan Kent...a Russell-based, blind, professor
of English Lit, first found in "A Strong Tower" gets his own tender love story amid collapsing gully walls,
escaped convicts, a lovely country inn, and an extraordinary dog. Then a book within a book develops as
he and his love together write Morgan Kent's story, set in Colonial Williamsburg at the onset of the
Revolutionary War) (INDEX)
Dark Jungle (Marshall Sinclair and Terry Thorne. Marshall's been kidnapped while on business in southern
Mexico and Terry's determined to rescue him) Sequel to The Cavern of Deep Harmony.
Tuscan Byways (Direct Marshall & Terry sequel to Dark Jungle)
SONRISE (Direct sequel to Tuscan Byways, continuing Marshall Sinclair's story)
ADRIFT (Direct sequel to Sonrise, continuing Marshall's story)
A love story set around the events of the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889 with Captain Stuart, a Russell-based character
INDEX FOR THE WATERS
ALL THAT'S LEFT OF ME
The story of my great, great grandfather Jonathon James McDaniel in the 13th and 5th Mississippi infantry during
the course of the Civil War (illustrated with Cort)
INDEX FOR ALL THAT'S LEFT OF ME
A Civil War time travel romance. A modern Atlanta ER doctor is suddenly confronted by a badly-injured man who appears
on a gurney, wearing a gray uniform, and looks at her not only as though he knows her, but loves her. He gasps out, "Find me!"
and then disappears.
FINDING A ROSE
Direct sequel to Find Me (actually just a continuation that makes it all one story)
The Hand of God (Ben Wade...takes up his story 2 days after Yuma ends)
The Heart of God (Cort...sequel to "The Hand of God", set in Redemption 8 years later)
Sequel to The Heart of God, The Hand of God, and One Day at 14...a Cort, Ben, LizzieBess story
The Boot (Maximus...a love story centered around the boot he wore in the opening battle of Gladiator)
A Strong Tower ...all of Russ' characters afoot in Australian deserts,
including Ben Wade, Richie, Sir Robert Tornham and even Marshall (At the time this was written, it was not
yet known just what Russell's character would be called)
The Unknown Plot...sequel to A Strong Tower...all of Russ' characters in desperate plight in Pittsburgh
for the filming of The Next Three Days
To the Kryptonian Barricades...sequel to The Unknown Plot, set on Krypton
STEPPING UP (INDEX) (Steve comes to Pittsburgh on photographic assignment and
falls both down steps and in love) (first 3 chapters co-written with Riley) Not yet finished,
but I DO intend to finish it!!!
A direct sequel to the movie, Robin Hood
A LITTLE FALL OF RAIN
A Ben Wade story about love unnoticed, love exciting and new, realizations made very late
THE OUTLAW AND THE DOCTOR By Layne and Jo
A young woman doctor on her way from New York to Tucson, encounters Ben Wade and his gang just out from Bisbee.
Terry at two widely-separated ages...a one-chapter short story
HOLDING ONTO CLOUDS
A Russell-based story set in both the Civil War and modern times...sort of.
Five weeks before the opening battle of Gladiator, Maximus finds himself in an extremely dangerous situation.
THE CELL (with Layne)
Somehow Maximus and Ben end up in the same cell in Yuma in a story exploring the personalities of both men.
(Layne has stopped writing but I'm leaving this up as I...Jo...may finish it by myself one of these days.)
THE PERFECTION THAT IS SID
A one-chapter story written only, and I stress ONLY, so that Sid would give Jo the antidote to the poison he'd used
on the General.
SWIMMER IN A MISTY RIVER
Hamilton Grace finds himself unaccountably standing on the bank of a silvery river.
THE STARS IN THEIR COURSES
The Inspector Javert-Jean Valjean dynamic from Les Miserables moved to 1870's Arizona
30-SECOND STORIES Based on a Russ character picture
CORT DISTORT: giving, um, new meaning to certain events in
The Quick and the Dead...25 pictures
OREGANO: a very mangled Maximus tale...20 pictures
HATNAPPERS: a tortured Terry tale...46 pictures
BUD ARRESTS HANDO: self-explanatory...ack!...38 pictures
STOLEN INTERLUDE By Marilyn Auman and Jo
A Ben Wade story about a stagecoach robbery set before the events in 3:10 to Yuma
THE YOUNG MATCH MAN
A fairy tale retelling with Cort of "The Little Match Girl"
THE PRINCE AND THE BULLET
A fractured fairy tale retelling of "The Princess and the Pea", starring Cort
THE BRIDE WORE BLACK By Stacey and Jo
A multi-character, epi-like romp with Sid, Jeffrey, Sir Robert, Maximus, Cort, Bud, Ben, Richie,
Terry, Hando, Aubrey, and Lachlan
BEN AND THE BASTARD BUTTERFLIES
A picture tale of infestation, murder, revenge and attempted escape.
MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS ABOUT BEN WADE
The Plot of Robin Hood (a strange, very strange, picture journey...heh heh)
Mixed Up Maximus (a picture saga with all Russ' characters as the General)
Aubrey's Parallel Attack (the Captain cleverly responds to the French, um, threat)
Eight of the characters find themselves in a black and white 1950's monster movie.
Jo's Russell Poems
(This section has many Maximus poems, looking at Gladiator in depth scene by scene,
as well as poems about Russ' other characters and even about Himself.)
Tales of Russell Concerts:
HOB in LA, March 2006
New York City, May 2006
NEW...JO'S STORIES THAT WERE AT THE GLEN ON RCFF...NEW
These are about Maximus, Cort, Robin, and my original character Rev. Alistair Harris (in picture above)
(And if you're interested in Robin's backstory of when he was on crusade, it's in here)
NANOCORP SAGA STORIES:
If It Were Not So– (A Cort story) by Jo and Friend (who wishes not to be named) ...begins the second the movie ends,
with the premise Cort would not let Ellen choose his future for him
A Thorne In Diedre's Side-(A Terry story) by Jo, Friend, and Chris ...set in Peru on a
K&R mission high in the mountains...and a red-haired woman caught in a thorn bush
Lost in the Empire (the merge and continuation of If It Were Not So and A Thorne
In Diedre's Side- A Cort, Terry, Maximus, Sid story)-by Jo, Friend, and Chris
Terry, Cort, Rachel, and Diedre go into Gladiator...as, unknown to them, so does Sid.
Contains almost the entire story of Gladiator scene by scene, from a new perspective.
My Heart in Stone (the continuation of the Cort/Rachel storyline from the end of Lost
in the Empire) by Friend and Jo
Rachel's desperate attempt to reclaim Cort from the clutches of Mikol in the Czech Republic
The Prisoners in the Palace (the continuation of the Maximus/Sid/Brianna storyline
from the end of Lost in the Empire) by Jo
Maximus believes he is still in Rome, not realizing he's being held by Sid in modern times
Desperate Measures (the continuation of the Maximus/Sid/Brianna storyline
from the end of The Prisoners in the Palace) by Jo
Sid, now in love with Brianna himself, has sent her and Maximus to a deserted island several
hundred years in the past
Montana Crosswinds (the continuation of the Cort/Rachel storyline from the
end of My Heart in Stone) by Friend and Jo
Cort and Rachel leave the Czech Republik and fly to Montana for their first days as
husband and wife
IN THE TIME OF FOG (the continuation of the Maximus storyline from the
end of Desperate Measures) by Jo
A war widow and her dog stumble upon Maximus in the woods
TOO QUICK TO DIE (the merge and direct continuation of 3 storylines:
Montana Crosswinds, X-Proof, and In The Time of Fog) by Friend and Jo
Sid sends pregnant Rachel into The Quick and the Dead and Cort, Maximus, and Bud
follow after, forced to go through events in the movie in their attempt to rescue her
ONE DAY AT 14 (a prequel, telling the story of the day Cort met Herod)
THE SCIENCE OF LOVE (direct continuation of the Sid storyline from the
end of Too Quick To Die) By Jo
Sid decides he'll get the love he wants...one way or another
HOPE...RISING (another direct continuation from the end of Too Quick To
Die, following Cort and Rachel and their baby, Hope) By Friend & Jo
Sid interfered with the baby's development in the womb. Are there lasting effects? Does Sid
want possession of Cort's daughter? And what revenge is he planning on the General? Will
Terry's desperate plan work?
A LOVE FOR A LOVE (a direct continuation from the end of Hope...Rising,
following Maximus, Caroline, Bud, and Sid) By Jo
NanoCorp headquarters has been demolished, taking with it, so it seems, the life of Caroline.
But Sid has more plans than just her demise to get vengeance on the General for Brianna's death.
Merges with A Second Byline into Hopeless
THE FAR SIDE OF EXILE (a direct continuation from the end of Hope...Rising,
following Cort and Rachel) by Friend and Jo
Desperately seeking some place safe for his genetically-altered small daughter, Cort takes his
family off to Australia, hoping that if Sid has survived the destruction of NanoCorp, he won't
be able to track them down. Merges into chapter 7 of A Love For A Love
HOPELESS By Stacey and Jo
The merge and direct continuation of A Second Byline with A Love For A Love, with
Maximus, Cort, Terry, Bud, Biebe, Alex and Sid. Sid has kidnapped Hope, caused
Rachel's death, sent Caroline alone into Gladiator with no way for our guys to warp
in and get her out, and Alex has just found out he's a movie character.
DECIMUS MERIDIUS By Stacey and Jo (and Atonia)
The direct continuation of Hopeless. There are now two Generals in the safe house, and
no one knows which is which...no one...not even them.
CHARTING A NEW COURSE By Jo and Atonia
The direct continuation of Decimus Meridius finds Captain Aubrey joining the cast and brings the mystery of
which Maximus twin is which to its conclusion
THE DEADLY OUTLAW By Jo and Atonia
The direct continuation of Charting A New Course finds everyone warped into 3:10 to Yuma, the ones assigned to
play a role, having to say their dialog against their will, Cort actually believing he IS Dan Evan.
BACK ON TRACK By Jo and Atonia
The direct continuation of The Deadly Outlaw finds Ben Wade now out of his movie, Terry departing for a mission
in South America, and the various love couples trying to deal with their relationships.
SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME By Jo
Cort leaves the Back On Track storyline for a while to journey by himself to Arizona, hoping to find some sense of
the reality of himself, but encountering much more than he'd bargained for
WINDFALL OF LIFE (All the ones from here on are by both Jo and Atonia unless otherwise noted)
Cort has returned with Daisy, his new wife, but events in Back On Track have drastically changed everyone's lives.
TO EVERYTHING A SEASON
REMNANTS OF BLUE
IF THIS BE NOT LOVE
THE STARS ARE HEAVY IN HEAVEN
THE OUTLINE OF LOST DAYS
ALL SUDDENLY THE WIND
FROM THE HEART OF THE FATHOMLESS BLUE
ALL I MAY BE OR HAVE BEEN BEFORE
A FIRE AND MOTION OF THE SOUL
SOMEWHERE BACK OF THE SUN
ALWAYS MEETING OURSELVES
THE UNKNOWN REMEMBERED GATE
THIS MOMENT, TOO
A MAKESHIFT CAGE
THE WORLD THAT THOU HAST OPENED
THAT CATCH OF BREATH
AND THE ROSE REMEMBERS
MUSIC FROM A FURTHER ROOM
PAST THE RIM OF THE WORLD
TO YIELD WITH A GRACE TO REASON
ALL RIVERS MUST HAVE A BEGINNING
IS THERE A CHANCE?
CLOUD SHADOWS OF MIDNIGHT
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Jo's NEW EPIS: Epis RE-Rekindled
A Strong Tower ...all of Russ' characters afoot in Australian deserts,
including Ben Wade, Richie, Sir Robert Loxley/Robin Hood and even Marshall
The Unknown Plot...all of Russ' characters in desperate plight in Pittsburgh for the filming of
The Next Three Days
To the Kryptonian Barricades ...20 of Russ' characters on Krypton
THE CLASSIC EPIS:
Epi Index 1
SAVING CAPTAIN JACK...wherein the cast leaves Dickens' London and travels to Egypt in search of the lost tomb of Russenaten and Jack's life is in dire need of, well, saving. Such saving comes at a terrible, terrible price to one of the other characters, alas, during a time when Nash is being stalked by the pygmy matheaters
A MORE "GENERAL"
STORYLINE Takes over
from Saving Captain Jack in which the emphasis shifts to the General of the
Felix Legions and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad plight he finds
himself in, of seed spilled on the Plains of Sheba, of white rhino attacks, of
how the cast travels from Uganda to the Outback on a bomb-laden bus for a
take-off of The Thorn Birds, then on to Arabia for an enormous horse race,
complete with attack leopards.
TORONTO TRIBULATIONS...Being the next story arc continuing
from A More "General" Storyline, wherein the cast makes it to Toronto,
almost losing Nash at the brink of Niagara Falls, and Sid waylays plans for the filming of
Cinderella Man by capturing both Jim Braddock AND Himself, and wherein
Nash discovers the dire plot of a secret society right in the heart of Toronto
Epi Index 2
JOURNEY INTO JEOPARDY...Wherein the cast arrives in eastern Pennsylvania for a combined take-off of at least eleven movies, based mostly on Signs and The Village, with a bit of Smallville, Field of Dreams, River Wild, Legends of the Fall, The Four Feathers, Twister, Tuck Everlasting, Far and Away, and A Walk in the Clouds thrown in
SID WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY wherein the cast continues their journey into jeopardy, tracking down the ninjafied Joimus and ending in a sticky situation in the Hershey factory as they flee angry Amish folk
Epi Index 3
A NEW JEOPARDY...wherein the cast leaves eastern Pennsylvania, heading toward Australia, hoping to arrive in time for the filming of Eucalyptus, but is untowardly delayed by wererabbits, train wrecks, giant bats, loose tigers, and all such.
Epi Index 4
A YOOK BY ANY OTHER NAME...being a tale of the attempted filming of Eucalyptus and the terrible plottings of Sid against the Commander of the Armies of the North, resulting in dismemberment, death, and...worse. (YOOK being my term for 'eucalyptus')
Epi Index 5
AUSTRALIAN ADVENTURES...wherein the cast leaves the unfilmed Eucalyptus and heads westward into the center of Australia, looking for the traumatized Bud, with the amazing friendship between the General and Sid being put to the test.
SONS OF THE FATHERS...wherein the consequences of certain actions that took place in YOOK are faced, Sydney as it was in 1818 is explored, often with much anguish of soul, and Maximus and Braddock are arrested in the Opera House.
MIRRORS OF THE SOUL....wherein the inner fault lines of several characters are cracked
last of the classic epis...wherein the cast intends to head from Sydney to the
southwest corner of Australia in hopes of softening some solidified characters
These are a selection of the original ones that appeared on CrowePeople
from the spring of 2002 through the end of 2003. This is how they started,
how they began to work their way into what they became.
1. The Orient Express ...in which all the characters are murder suspects
2. The Quest for the Holy Quahog ...Camelot as populated by Russell
3. Where No Character Has Gone Before ...an Enterprising storyline
4. The Russketeers ...Lord Lachlingham, Maxthos, and the swashbuckling others
5. Lucilla's Party ...atop the Towers of Pain in Tierra del Fuego
6. Starless Trek ...on foot from the tip of South America to Chicago
7. Handomonium ...the sewers of Malta
8. Under the TuscPeep Sun ...rebuilding and collapsing Tuscan villas
9. The Return of the Captain ...around the Horn to the Galapashires
10.A Christmas Crowe ...Dickens' London in the snow
MAXIMUS AFTER THE TIGRIS BATTLE, By Jo
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