C harmed Role Reversal
is my creative outlet, a chance to try something that
I felt I would enjoy but had never done before.
In its first version,
Charmed Role Reversal was one-tenth of its current size,
written as just a single story. It has since evolved into a full series of
stories - at last count over fifty - each
with a teaser and many,
the format of a Charmed TV episode, with
an opening introduction theme.
If printed, the hard-copy version would
run over fifteen hundred pages.
Charmed Role Reversal
is based upon Charmed as it was during its first two seasons and reflects
nothing (well, almost nothing) that happened on the
show thereafter. But
half a dozen new, main characters, with their own storylines,
have been introduced and integrated into the series
the stories' breadth.
To enhance the sense of reality of the stories,
as well as to write it in a professional manner, most of its
details (ancestral, agencies, biographical, botanical, chemical, commercials, dance, equestrian,
geographical, historical, military, nautical, planes, songs and singers,
sports, trains and trolleys et al), foreign languages, styles of speech, real
people (names, facts and relationships), shops, streets, locations and places
are fully researched, accurate and true.
I wanted to write Charmed Role Reversal to be within the
established bounds of Charmed's characters. But I also wanted to write
something that was different, something that was innovative. Something that was
"outside of the box".
Charmed Role Reversal adheres to the characters'
traits, emotions and feelings, their attitudes, thinking and style
of speaking, and above all, their personalities, just as they are portrayed on
Charmed. But it goes in a direction that the show didn't - that the show
- go in.
To accept the reality of Charmed as we watch its episodes,
we have to suspend disbelief. But...what if we didn't have to suspend
it? What if we took it all one step further?
if you suddenly found that Charmed wasn't just a TV show’s reality...but
that Charmed's reality was now one and the same with the real world's
reality. That the
world had been
changed and Charmed had become
as real a part of it as
everything else in it.
What if you suddenly found that the Halliwells and
everything that touched them were part of the real world you live in...were
part of your life. In fact...it was your life.
Charmed Role Reversal is set in the spring of 2000,
after the completion of Charmed's second season, weaving reality seamlessly with
And though all but two of the stories are essentially self-contained
(the exception being a single two-parter),
they are in
a logical progression, each story built upon the prior ones. And all linked
together by an underlying series, story-arc, theme.
When you look at something you know from a different angle
than you're accustomed to, your perspective changes. It's still the same thing
you've seen many times and that you know quite well. Yet, because of the
changed perspective, it seems different.
Charmed Role Reversal changes your perspective of
Charmed. It is the same, familiar Charmed that you know. But at the
same time, it is very different.
Charmed Role Reversal is Charmed "outside of the