Sliding Stones — An Outlander “What If?”

by Mil Scott

March 2021 Update:  Pebble 3 is here!  Scroll down to check it out now. (Also, Pebble 4 is coming soon!)

February 2021 Update:  No worries — I have not abandoned this project!  Rather, a host of other writing “obligations” (which term I use very loosely as I love all of the writing endeavors I commit to) have kept me from devoting time to this bit of pure personal pleasure.  You can read more about these on a new blog post coming soon.  But, the only thing important to note here is that new pebbles will be rolling out shortly! (And, I can’t wait for you to see where they lead!)  

September 2020 Update:  For the ease of visitors who’ve already read the explanation behind them and are now following along with the pebbles themselves, I’ve relocated the bulk of the intro to a page of its own (linked below).  If you’re a newcomer to Sliding Stones, however, don’t skip this important precursor to the project!!!!  

Introducing… Sliding Stones:
Many reading this may be familiar with a late 90’s film entitled Sliding Doors — which took the imaginative approach of beginning a story in which a young woman missed a train, and then backing up to show the alternate scenario of her having caught it.  From that point on, it presents the two different journeys — and outcomes — that might have resulted from these two different split-second occurrences.  Similarly — and hence the title, Sliding Stones — this page introduces a work of what I call “fan fiction as creative criticism” to present an alternate scenario to Season 3 (and a bit of Season 2) of the Outlander TV series.  Specifically, it offers detailed speculation into “What if Claire and Jamie hadn’t been parted by Culloden?”

Click Here to continue reading this Intro 
(Be sure to read the intro in its entirety before continuing to the Pebbles!)

Coming Soon – Pebble 4 — What Meets the Eye

NEW!!! Pebble 3 — Desperate Measures

 Pebble 2  — Scattered Petals of the White Rose

Pebble 1  — The Solid Rock