What is famfic?

If you spend any time on the internet, you’ve probably come across the term “fan fiction” or “fanfic ” at one point or another.  Just in case, here’s the definition from Merriam-Webster “stories involving popular fictional characters that are written by fans and often posted on the Internet”.

Well, I’ve spun that off into a new genre that I call “famfic”: stories involving fictionalized events that are part of my family’s history.

I know that being inspired by family history is an ancient concept, so I don’t claim to have started anything new. Just be aware that when you see something labelled as “famfic”, elements of that are derived from true events. Whether I choose to reveal what’s true and what’s not remains to be seen. (Mwahaha)

Famfic stories will always begin with “This story is grown from kernels of truth.”

Copyright Jessica Allyson 2018


It’s a sunny day here in Ottawa, so what better day to start a blog?

This page will feature a bit of everything I write: short stories, poems, essays. It’s a way for me to share them with family and friends and anyone else interested in reading them.

Hope you enjoy what you read. Feel free to submit a comment or drop me a note at jallyson@gmail.com.

Copyright Jessica Allyson 2018