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Joined 04-28-17, id: 1092488, Profile Updated: 04-29-17
Author has written 28 stories for Family, General, Friendship, Humor, Life, Love, Politics, and Young Adult.

Hey everyone!

You can call me Perse. It's not my real name, but it's my online writing pseudonym. Since this is the place for stories, I'll tell you one about how I got that name. I was born in August, during the Perseid meteor showers. I took the first and last names for my pseudonym from those showers. Perseid Showers. But just Perse works for me.

I'm aiming to be a published author, though I don't actually have a degree in English. Or in anything, for that matter. I'm a college freshman (yes, freshman) working toward a degree in secondary education for general science. If my school had an astronomy specialty for secondary ed, that's what I'd do. Hence, my strong proclivity for the science fiction genre. I'm minoring in English. Have to squeeze the writing in somewhere.

Because I have dreams of being published, I won't post any major works here. FictionPress is for various short stories and poems I've accumulated over the years, which won't get read just sitting idle on my hard drive and certainly won't get published. Don't worry, they're still quality. I just don't have much interest in trying to get short stories or poems published. It takes more of a collection to get those into the market, and I honestly don't write that much. I'm more of a novelist, to be honest.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my work. Reviews are welcome so I know what to look out for in the future, but I probably won't change anything in my posted works since they're typically finished copies.

Thanks, as always, for reading!

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Hands of Strangers reviews
Some realities are difficult, if not impossible, to accept. Especially that of my grandma's recent death.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/29/2017 - Complete
Rebuilt
Christina values nothing more than her friendship with John, the boy she secretly loves. But as a wedge is driven between them, she may have no choice but to bare her heart.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,236 - Published: 5/11/2017
Cold Shoulder reviews
I chose not to tell my friend how I felt about him, for fear of losing our friendship. I lost it anyway.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
Know This, in Spirit reviews
Inspired by my feelings for a close friend of mine.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 376 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
Searching reviews
Not written about any particular person…more about the idea of love itself.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 246 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
Goodbye and Hello reviews
The aftermath of my relationship in "Shattered," "Trapped," "You Are Lost to Me," and "Lost."
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 472 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
Hindsight
Hindsight's 20-20, as they say.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
The Scholar's Quest reviews
During the search for colleges last year…
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
Shower on the Mist
A little reflective interlude during a horseback riding lesson…
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 161 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
Lost and Found reviews
Making light of the fact that I left my phone at my horseback riding instructor's house…
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 211 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
There I'll Stay One Day
In memory of my grandma. I wrote this one for her as a birthday present.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 197 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
Lost
Sequel to "Shattered," "Trapped," and "You Are Lost to Me." A short reflection on his mother's behavior…
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
You Are Lost to Me
Sequel to "Shattered" and "Trapped." Finally broke up with the guy, but what does that mean for my heart?
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 247 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
Trapped
Sequel to "Shattered." As the veiled noose of a person in need draws me in…
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
The Fishergirl
Inspired by some mean rumors, a liar, and a bad friendship.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 218 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
Close Yet Far Away
As I contemplate my future…
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
A Warmed Global Race
Written as two sides of an argument…my 9th grade interpretation of what would happen if global warming activists and deniers had to face one another.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 392 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
Joyous Hope
Works as a sequel to "Loss of the Queen's Lair," but you don't need to read that poem first.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
Shattered reviews
The hurdles of a mistake relationship...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/11/2017 - Complete
The Long Fight is Over
When even apologies aren't enough…
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Published: 5/10/2017 - Complete
Loss of the Queen's Lair
There are some mistakes you never stop regretting…
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Published: 5/10/2017 - Complete
Tomorrow
Fear of the unknown is what keeps us living.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/10/2017 - Complete
If You Love an Animal reviews
Something I wrote just for laughs.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/10/2017 - Complete
A Friend in Bloom
Well wishes when someone you know is moving away…
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Published: 5/10/2017 - Complete
Death
When you have no defense against those who mean you harm, because you believe them…
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36 - Published: 5/2/2017 - Complete
Myself
What happens when, after years of assuming you're just different, your own person—you're told you've got genetic disorders to explain it? And suddenly it doesn't matter how many times your parents assure you that they love you…*you* think you're the weird one.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Published: 5/2/2017 - Complete
The Bike Poem
The first time I rode a bike, back in middle school.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Published: 4/29/2017 - Complete
The Lonesome Days
On the slow death of a grandmother…
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Family/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Published: 4/29/2017 - Complete