Pen names Arletta Asbury
Died 22 August 2016
Official website

Arletta Asbury was an author of Forever Knight fan fiction, which is archived on her website, Arletta's Home Page[1]. She was co-leader for War 13 with Cousin Shelley.

For an alphabetical list of Forever Knight-related material by this author, please see Category:Works by Arletta Asbury.

Like many other Forever Knight fans, Arletta was driven to write by her intense dislike of the series finale, "Last Knight". Indeed, she quickly wrote several different alternative endings. Of these, her second story, "Another Ending" (in which Natalie wakes up in hospital) was elaborated into her Fourth Season series, which takes the protagonists to new lives in Paris.

Arletta's principal contribution as an author comes, however, from her involvement in several Forever Knight Wars, where she was a prolific war scribe, often plotting/writing with Cousin Shelley. Arletta was the leader of the Light Cousins while they were a viable war faction, and subsequently played with the Cousins.

In MemoriamEdit

I have received word, from a mutual friend on Second Life, of Arletta's passing.

"Hello all. I am sad to say that Arletta Martian/laneybell Martian passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at 12:15pm SLT. She went into the hospital a few weeks ago to fix a surgery that was botched some time ago. Complications arose and her body could not compensate for it."

The last time I spoke to Arletta, she'd mentioned the botched surgery to me and said they were going to fix things. I'd just been thinking of her recently and wondering how things had gone. I guess I have my answer now. Arletta was my friend, my co-conspirator in times of War, and she introduced me to Second Life. I'll miss you, my friend. It won't be the same without you.

Cousin Tok on FORKNI-L, 22 August 2016

I'm in complete shock. We haven't spoken for a while, but she has been my writing partner since war 8. She will be sorely missed. I still can't believe it.

Cousin Shelley on FORKNI-L, 23 August 2016

I remember. You put the Vampbear (Nicolas de Bearbant) in a child seat in the car, then dumped him off in a Salvation Army lost teddy bears drop box.

I met Arletta in person at Syndicon and again at G3. I remember she had some issues with her real name and photos of her being used in fandom -- which made for some creative placement of fannish pins across her event IDs. IIRC, her fan name came from a combination of names from romance novels, and the name she wished her (eventual professional) novels would be published under.

>She will be sorely missed. I still can't believe it.


Brenda F. Bell on FORKNI-L, 23 August 2016

Rest in peace, Arletta. She was always a delightful person on and off list, a kind and fun woman. A Cousin's Cousin, one of the the best mates you could ask for in Wartime. It's a shame that health care failed her twice.

Bonnie Rutledge on FORKNI-L, 24 August 2016

Fan FictionEdit

The stories are listed in chronological order by the date they were posted.




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War StoriesEdit


Arletta's original website was at However, she moved her fiction to in 1998 (?) when Yahoo! purchased GeoCities and altered the terms of service. (She continued to use the first site for fiction writing resources that she believed might be useful.) In 2014 her webhost disappeared, and her fan fiction site was transferred to the Forever Knight Website Archive.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. See the note on the index page of the Reocities copy of Arletta's first site.

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