Soaps.com Explores Soap Opera Fan Fiction image

Carly has a baby. (Soaps.com)

Saving Harmony. (Soaps.com)

Fan fiction is the next best thing to watching the show.

We’ve lost so many of our soap operas in the past few years. Fans are missing the soap characters they’ve grown accustomed to seeing each day over the years. With that in mind, Soaps.com decided to bring your beloved characters, and not so beloved characters back to life via Fan Fiction.

We’ve already shown you what could have happened if Erica Kane was shot by JR on AMC. Fan reactions were interesting. Julie D says, "Maybe it is just too soon for it...I know I am still in mourning and we haven't even had to face the day without "OLTL" yet." Another fan, Gary W, has another way of thinking. "You have to take what you can out of life and this may be the only way we can get a conclusion to these shows."

Why should we miss our characters when we can bring them back to life? I for one have asked one of the writers if they’d perhaps explore what would happen if Maureen Bauer and Roger Thorpe on "Guiding Light" were still around. Another writer thinks it might be fun to write what could have been if Ethan and Theresa weren’t fated to be together on "Passions." There are so many stories left for these characters we loved or loved to hate, and we hope many of the fans will appreciate our attempt to give you a piece of something lost.

When "As The World Turns" was cancelled, Carly had just found out she was pregnant. This fiction piece starts nine months later. Carly And Jack Welcome A Baby. We won’t say if it’s a boy or a girl. We’ll leave that surprise for you!

At the end of "Passions," Tabatha relinquished her powers and confessed her sins in order to save Harmony. What happens when she needs those powers after all the kids of Harmony start disappearing? Find out in Passions Fan Fiction: Saving Harmony.

Look for more stories starting January 10, 2012. I heard a teaser that Richard Winslow may be brought back to life or written back in as if he had never died. Fans are encouraged to email us through the site with their storyline ideas.

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- Christine Fix