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Stories focused on the family and the friendly relationships of the cast. Plot-focused stories or light day-in-the-life stories. Pretty much anything that isn't focused on romance.

House Sitters by Titan Wolf

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: When Eustace and Muriel leave to go on a cruise Courage is left behind to be looked after by Eustace's nephews Bren and Russell.

The Dog and The Farmer by Hauchen

  • Recommended by CMR Rosa
  • Status: Completed
  • Synopsis: When Muriel entered the hospital Eustace became restless, which struck Courage as odd because he could probably count the amount of times the farmer had shown compassion towards his wife on one paw.

Courage And The Hendersons by Jonathan R

  • Recommended by Couragefan 09
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A town's dark past. An ancient silver dollar. A traveling family caught in the middle.
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  • Comments: Often considered one of the best Courage fan fiction ever written, it's a fun story that could easily pass off as an actual episode from the show. It brings things up to a more epic scale and even the new characters fit right in with the canon ones.

How It All Came To Be by Iris Amelia

  • Recommended by Couragefan 09
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A short story showing when Courage was first adopted by Muriel.
  • Comments: Among one of the first Courage fan fics ever written, it's a very cute short story.

Courage And The Circle Of Children by owlwatcher-974

  • Recommended by Couragefan 09
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Could the mysterious necklace that Courage finds buried in his yard have any connection to the ghostly children that have been haunting the people of Nowhere?
  • Comments: The first story of a four part series. It's very well written and highly underrated. While this story mostly establishes things to come later in the series it only gets better as it goes along.

Courage And The Writing On The Stones by owlwatcher-974

  • Recommended by Couragefan 09
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A mysterious electrical storm is causing fires and wreaking havoc all over Nowhere. Angry ghosts are haunting Courage's house. Courage decides call upon some ghostly friends for help. Can they figure out what is going on before it's too late?
  • Comments: The second story in the 'Circle Of Children' series.

Courage And The Poisoned Apples by owlwatcher-974

  • Recommended by Couragefan 09
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Courage finds a gold coin in the park. Muriel and Eustace fall for the 'old poisoned apple trick'. Katz and Ma Bagge are up to something...
  • Comments: The third story in the 'Circle Of Children' series.

The Return Of The Hendersons: Operation Nowhere by Jonathan R

  • Recommended by Couragefan 09
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: The Hendersons return to Nowhere and chaos erupts!
  • Comments: The sequel to Courage And The Hendersons.

Courage And The Demons by owlwatcher-974

  • Recommended by Couragefan 09
  • Status: Dead
  • Synopsis: Courage, Muriel, and Eustace are being terrorized by something so evil that it threatens to destroy everyone and everything in the town of Nowhere. Nobody is safe...not even Courage's ghostly friends.
  • Comments: The fourth story in the 'Circle Of Children' series. Unfortunately, it hasn't been completed and doesn't look like it will be updated again....

Bloody Courage by Zack Gregson

  • Recommended by Couragefan 09
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: A story series begins of the courageous yet cowardly conflicted canine, as he begins a road of many obstacles, from insanity to invasions.
  • Comments: One of the few Courage Dark Fics out there and very well written too. The chapters are split up as their own stories so you will have to look at the author's profile to read the rest.
  • Tags: Dark Fic

Courage In Vegas by Jonathan R

  • Recommended by Couragefan 09
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Demonic battles, love, hate, and Courage all come together within the City of Sin.
  • Comments: The final story of the Courage And The Hendersons trilogy.

All Things End by Couragefan 09

  • Recommended by Rexco and Johnnycade 7 and Grandphoenix
  • Status: Complete (Volume I) and Ongoing (Volume II)
  • Synopsis: Courage has been suffering from a strange sickness that induces seizure like pains lately. He goes to his computer looking for answers and finds out that he's going to be put down because of his illness or will die from the sickness anyways. This ultimately leads to a strange journey that just might save his life. It's a race against the clock and the two themselves may learn a few things about loyalty and friendship along the way.
  • Comments: A Tearjerker with tons of Character Development and, arguably, Ho Yay. The story has often been likened to an actual episode of the show or even a movie.
    • Be warned that this story is a Door Stopper at over 500,000 words over two volumes.
  • Tags: (Extreme) WAFF, Dark Fic (Some realistic violence and portrayal of abuse)

The Unexpected Arrival by boneshine

  • Recommended by Asleep In The Books
  • Status: Dormant
  • Synopsis: After Muriel and Eustace’s passing, the Middle of Nowhere finally seems too empty for Courage. But some familiar, frightening faces will soon change all of that.
  • Comments: A surprisingly touching story based off of a comic about the villains taking care of Courage after the deaths of Muriel and Eustace. The rest of the story can be found here.

You'd be Missed by Clipchip

  • Recommended by fruitstripegum
  • Status: Complete
  • Synopsis: Muriel and Eustace have passed away, leaving Courage all alone. Broken and depressed he decides to end it, but fate has a different idea, one that involves a rainy night, a old enemy and a crazy truck driver.

Three Girls and a Dog By Tziput13

  • Recommended by Amazing Cartoon Hero
  • Status: Complete
  • Crossover with: The Powerpuff Girls
  • Synopsis: Le Quack has tricked Courage and his family once again, but he's chosen the wrong city to execute his plan.

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