This post is my second on the topic of great fanfiction I’ve discovered in my recent wanderings around social media. Previously, I posted some fanfiction finds that tell the Cullens’ honeymoon story from Bella’s point-of-view. This time, my focus is on the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.
An writer under the name “ChristianGrey50Shades” is doing a spectacular job of rewriting Fifty Shades of Grey from Christian’s point-of-view. It is a work in progress and each new chapter the author posts is eagerly awaited by thousands of fans. The first chapter, which takes up after E L James’ epilogue—reread it if you don’t recall—can be found here:
Meet Fifty Shades Continued by Christian Trevelyan Grey
Here is the evocative image that ChristianGrey50Shades includes on the first page of the blog:
In addition to this huge piece of work (which, incidentally, was banned from fanfiction.net for being too explicit), ChristianGrey50Shades is also writing Grace Trevelyan-Grey’s view of the story. It begins when Dr. Grace visits Christian’s apartment one morning and finds a sex-tousled Ana emerging from his bedroom.
Dr. Grace’s Blog by Dr. Grace Trevelyan-Grey
(The links here get you to the first chapter of each book. To read the next and following chapters, you can either scroll to the bottom of the huge string of comments and use the “Newer Post” link or you can navigate using the Archives setup in the leftmost column.)
ChristianGrey50Shades’ writing captures Fifty so well in all his damaged glory that I no longer feel the need to write my own version of his time with Ana—at all. I have considered writing about Christian’s time with Elena from his first experience with her in high school through his two years of college, as the idea of him as her submissive fascinates me to a certain degree.
However, another writer, Jane Harvey-Berrick, has tackled part of that project for us. She’s written a book (blog) called Fifty Shades from Twenty that begins while Christian is at Harvard College. It is located here:
Fifty Shades from Twenty—by Christian Grey
The first scene finds Christian in the locker room changing when one of his crew members notices Elena’s whip marks on his back. It gave me the shivers.
(In a published book, I would expect an editor to find words like “kit,” referring to Christian’s clothing, and change them to American terminology, but though such blips tear me from the American illusion to a certain degree, this is fanfiction and nobody’s paying the author to write for us. A little tolerance for British English is the least we can do.)
Jane Harvey-Berrick is also writing a version of Jason Taylor’s story. You’ll recall that Taylor is the head of security for Christian’s company as well as his personal bodyguard. That story begins here:
Fifty Shades of Taylor by Jason Taylor
One great thing about both authors’ blogs are the photos they use to illustrate their stories. Here is Jane Harvey-Berrick’s initial image of Taylor:
This blog has a dark background which makes the sexy and profane images stand out, creating a moody backdrop to the stories.
Jane Harvey-Berrick has written a shorter blog from Dr. Flynn’s point-of-view beginning when he is asked to take on the complicated case of Christian Grey:
Paging Dr. Flynn by Dr. John Flynn
One sentence on the first page may pique your interest. Dr. Flynn is harboring evil thoughts about a colleague: “You are no friend of mine you self-serving, egotistical, flea on a pig’s scrotum.” Jane Harvey-Berrick has a way with words.
(To navigate Ms. Harvey-Berrick’s blogs, you must return to the main menu to select the second and subsequent chapters.)
One of my loyal readers, Miki, has recommended another version of Christian’s story which looks promising. Here it is:
A Walk in the Clouds by Christian Grey (Eminé Fougner)
UPDATE: I’ve recently discovered another wonderful website created by Monique Lain called “Fifty Shades of Grey and More.” In addition to a blog and short stories, Ms. Lain has written a fourth Fifty Shades of Grey book from Ana’s point-of-view. Here’s how she describes it:
Fifty Shades Meander cuts into Fifty Shades Freed (E L James) where Ana finds out that she’s pregnant but instead of telling Christian, she runs. This meander takes you on a wild ride of emotions, drama and of course romance with the enigmatic Mr Grey…..
Author’s [Monique Lain] note: Yes I know, especially fresh off your FSOG high it’s very hard to understand that Ana might do such a thing and, truth be told, I couldn’t agree with you more – they belong together. However, in order to write any story you have to have a place to start, a place where it can develop into something your readers would like to see. If you’re like all the followers on this blog I understand that you simply want MORE… More of Ana and Christian; their love, their shades, their trials and mostly their blazing romance….
These authors should keep you busy reading for a while, although if you’re like lots of romance addicts, perhaps only a day or two. Have fun and let me know what you think, either here or on Facebook!