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I've been active in media fandom for over 30 years, starting with Star Trek. I wrote most of my early slash SH fic under my real name -- there was no internet then and I felt I wanted to stand by my stories whether they were slash or not. So, I can probably never run for public office. :-) I've chaired such conventions as ConneXions and worked on Farpoint and others in the past. I've also been an HIV counselor for 20 years.

 
Stories by April Valentine

Distant Shores is now available as an ebook. Right click the link to download your preferred format: EPUB, MOBI, KINDLE, HTML, PDF

Starsky looked up, real contrition in his eyes. "I know it wasn't my fault we lost Hutch. I know it's not my fault we couldn't find him. But... that doesn't make it any easier to live with..."

Dobey shifted, looking embarrassed. "Starsky, you know as well as I do that just because we never found the body doesn't mean Hutch isn't dead. It's been two years, for God's sake! If he was alive, we would have found him, heard from him. But he disappeared without a trace...."

"I've died every day for the last two years." Starsky stood, bringing the conversation to an end. They had gone around and around on this subject endlessly and never resolved anything. ...While tailing an unnamed suspect, Kenneth Hutchinson simply dropped off the face of the earth.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Zinefic
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 5
Wordcount: 201415 - Hits: 14431
Complete?: Yes - Published: 07/09/2012 - Last Updated: 01/30/2013

A brief history of SHareCon and Starsky & Hutch fandom, written for the SHareCon 2000 zine.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Non-Fiction, Series, Zinefic
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: SHareCon 2000 Zine
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 2411 - Hits: 782
Complete?: Yes - Published: 03/16/2013 - Last Updated: 03/16/2013

"Over here, cowboy."

Hutch jumped, grabbing for his holster, scanning the shadows.

Starsky chuckled. "Kinda skittish, pretty boy?"

Hutch visibly relaxed, but his voice held a trace of annoyance. "What do you want? It's after two, for chrissakes."

"Oh, I'll tell you what I want. And you'll give it to me." Starsky made his voice seductive.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Zinefic
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 5956 - Hits: 1749
Complete?: Yes - Published: 05/23/2011 - Last Updated: 05/23/2011

 

No Pants, No Badge, No Gun was published in April 1985 by April Valentine's Amapola Press. We're posting a listing of the contents, with links to whatever material we can archive. Archived contents will also be listed under individual authors.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Zinefic
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 315 - Hits: 1925
Complete?: Yes - Published: 05/23/2011 - Last Updated: 05/23/2011

Hutch held him close a moment, full of tenderness. Starsky had come to mean so much to him...

"You were scared today, weren't you?" Sometimes Starsky's perceptiveness startled Hutch...

"Scared for you," Hutch admitted.... He tried to clamp down on his feelings... He started to get to his feet, but Starsky's light touch held him, his gaze transfixed him.

"What can I do for you, partner?" Starsky's felt Hutch's need, whether he realized the sexual nature of the tension or not....

Hutch found himself moving closer and closer to Starsky, his lips drawn to the vulnerable mouth that he knew in every aspect-smiling, laughing, munching junk food, snarling orders at crooks-and yet had never touched....



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Zinefic
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 6321 - Hits: 1825
Complete?: Yes - Published: 05/23/2011 - Last Updated: 05/23/2011

Starsky gestured around the lush suite they occupied. "...Hutch, we're at a policeman's convention, not on a sightseeing trip. Haven't you heard what people do at conventions? They get laid."

Chuckling, Hutch encircled Starsky with both arms. "You have the most inventive ways of propositioning me, lover."



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Zinefic
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 2109 - Hits: 1021
Complete?: Yes - Published: 05/15/2011 - Last Updated: 05/15/2011

...Hutch looked up at him. His eyes were hollows, tiny veins reddening them, lids swollen... "My... my mother... died." Hutch struggled to maintain his position...  He looked at his watch. "He called over an hour ago already."

"Who?" Starsky was confused, both by Hutch's disjointed conversation and his reluctance to accept comfort.

Hutch looked into the distance. "My father." He stood up abruptly. "I've gotta call the airline."

"Okay." Starsky followed him to the living room. "Make that two tickets...I'm going with you..."



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Zinefic
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 39314 - Hits: 2515
Complete?: Yes - Published: 10/05/2011 - Last Updated: 10/05/2011

Finally, Hutch asked a soft question. "What do you wish, Starsk? What can I do for you?"

Starsky did not answer right away, but his arms pulled tighter. At last, in a wistful voice, he murmured... "I just... wish I could feel something other than the pain for awhile."



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Zinefic
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 4494 - Hits: 4034
Complete?: Yes - Published: 05/15/2011 - Last Updated: 05/15/2011

Under the slanting rays of a setting sun, Hutch woke, and for what felt like the first time in a century, the waking was easy... One thing I forgot about, he thought as his eyes closed to enjoy the sweet peace, with Starsky, there's always a chance to start over.

 

 



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Zinefic
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 3685 - Hits: 2096
Complete?: Yes - Published: 05/15/2011 - Last Updated: 05/15/2011

Gillian's comment to Starsky haunts him and makes him reconsider his feelings for Hutch.



Rated: Not Rated
Categories: Slash
Characters: None
Genre: Episode Related, Zinefic
Warnings: Author Chooses Not to Use Archive Warnings

Series: None
Chapters: 1
Wordcount: 2579 - Hits: 644
Complete?: Yes - Published: 03/21/2013 - Last Updated: 03/21/2013