I should have taken my stories down a year ago when nearly everything I'd posted here showed up on Wattpad under several different pseudonyms. But I had faith. Then a couple months ago someone put all of my oneshots on a livejournal account. But my readers are awesome, and I kept writing and posting for them. Then someone stole one of my plots, copied the dialogue verbatim and rewrote the narrative. I'd never felt so violated. But I wasn't going to remove my stories from this website.
Today, it was brought to my attention that someone has copy and pasted my story and is selling it – for profit – on Amazon. This is disgusting. This goes beyond the sad, silly acts of plagiarisms of my past.
To all of you would-be plagiarists, fuck you. You have taken a shiny, wonderful community for imaginative writers and developing storytellers and turned it to crap. Yes, that's the most elegant diction I have for you. Congratulations, you have broken me. Congratulations, I will no longer be posting anything here again.
I hope you enjoyed passing my work off as your own more than you've enjoyed anything I've actually written.
Thank you to all of those who have read and reviewed over the years. I'll keep my profile intact for proof and timestamps, and it's still connected to my email, so please feel free to PM me. I'm going to continue writing, I just think it'd be foolish to post anything here.
Thanks again for all the encouragement and support. To my readers, I've had a lot of fun here.