Author has written 5 stories for Mythology, General, and Young Adult.
I changed my pen name. previously Rocks Beneath the Water (whattamouthful) and now jshortcake. whee simplicity and inside jokes.
NEWS 3/22/11: For the last few months I've had the worst case of writer's block; every time I try to write it's like balls. Haha. Anyway, it's my spring break now so it's not like schoolwork is interfering with my ability to write, but after trying to get through the latest chapter of I Just Like the Band, I've come to the conclusion that I need to put that story on hiatus or some shit cuz it is baaaaaaaaaaaaad. As in, desperately in need of a serious rewrite. Which will take forever, because I am not known for my speediness in writing, nor my diligence (I am such a procrastinator pfft). On top of that, full-time college student, so yeah. For anyone still around, sorry 'bout all of this. Maybe I'll be able to write when I'm retired. Or dead. Ha.
Currently: BUSY LIKE WHA?
These are things I frequently write about:
- running away
- gay people.
- etc etc
PROJECTS WHEEEE(now that I have graduated from high school, hopefully I will have more time to work on these) not in any particular order
1. For Far Horizons aka Laine's Story
Summary: Laine runs away from home to San Francisco, where she meets Stevie, the gay best friend she's always wanted, and Kevin, the boy who reminds her too much of the man who didn't want her.
For more extensive summary and background info, go here: http://deludedfreak.livejournal.com/23652.html
2. I Just Like the Band aka Frey's Story
Basic Plot: Frey plays the violin for touring musicians too lazy to learn it themselves. Then he meets Charlie, and Marla, and LeRoy, and Brandon, and he wonders when he started to get so lonely.
For more, go here: http://deludedfreak.livejournal.com/23866.html
3. The Familiar and the Unfamiliar aka Lesbian Story
Basic Plot: Wren goes to mage school, where she meets Rhogan, the ostracized son of one of the Lords of the Valley, and Eve, daughter of war-criminal Zion. Within months, the three classmates are caught up in events out of their control, the outcomes of which could change the world.
For more, go here: http://deludedfreak.livejournal.com/24136.html
4. The Beat aka The Oneshot that Refuses to Be Written
Basic Plot: A nasty civil war has resulted in the division of the country, the demarcation line traveling straight through the middle of Gabe's hometown. Trapped in the Nationalist-controlled Western End, he ekes out an existence for himself and his charges, Ana and her young daughter, Maria, by scrounging for food and working any odd jobs he can find. He dreams of life in the Eastern End, where he may be reunited with his family and friends, but dismisses the hope as too impossible. One day, he runs across a pair of Easterners, claiming to be journalists who snuck over the Wall to write a piece on the conditions in the West. But soon enough, Gabe realizes that's not all they're after, especially the enigmatic young man who reminds him too much of things he wishes he still had...
Inside Story: Inspired by the book 1984 and studying the Cold War in my history class. It's not meant to be political at all, don't take it that way. It is also supposed to take place in some fictional country I made up, name has yet to be determined. The city, on the other hand, is now Mauer, can anyone guess why? LOLhistoricalreferenceLOL (not really)
It occurs to me that I have forgotten how to socialize on the internet. Oh dear. There's no hope left for me now.
For Far Horizon's title is stolen from Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. "Janie pulled back a long time because he did not represent sun-up and pollen and blooming trees, but he spoke for far horizon." Don't ask me why, it's not like it's a favorite book of mine.