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Joined 06-02-17, id: 1094508, Profile Updated: 06-12-18
Author has written 14 stories for Fantasy, Fantasy, Horror, Song, and General.

With a BA in Travel Writing (a made-up title between myself and the head of department at the time - technically, I have a degree in Creative Writing) through Texas A&M University in College Station...I remember nothing. Class of 2005, woo!

Well...I don't remember how you're SUPPOSED to write. You know, the important stuff.

So, I write how I feel and about what I love - for fun! My grammar is stinky, my punctuation is mangled, and sometimes the content is so emotional that you end up slopping through brain puke. You're welcome.

This place is a sparring ring for me - a place where I wrestle to find my voice. I try to engage with my characters and step into their shoes and draw from my own life experiences and studies. I think of friends and authors I admire and consider where they are coming from and incorporate it here.

Also, I'm really only *here* because of a beautiful friend who is always encouraging me to *KEEP GOING* and keep writing! Through this lovely soul, I've discovered a well of writers (TSOS) who are just as encouraging. While I am writing a novel on my own, here on fiction press I keep all my writings based on the prompts of the group: Twelve Shots of Summer, or TSOS - over in fanfiction.net. THEY'RE THE LITERAL BEST.

This summer - 2018 - I'm reflecting on the beginnings of a key character in my novel-in-progress.

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James - 1925
James is welcomed to his new home in as smooth a transition as possible, and his new roommate makes a mildly disruptive entrance to stir the waters. {Written for Twelve Shots of Summer: GO!}
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,855 - Published: 7/16
Unearthed - 1921-1925 reviews
Earth endures four timeless years, separated from his family, at a mission under some heavy-handed overseers with only a brief sharing of his suffering here. {Twelve Shots of Summer: GO!}
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,822 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/9
Stolen - 1921 reviews
One year after being moved to Yarrabah, Earth wrestles within and cultivates the Land without. {Twelve Shots of Summer: GO!}
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,973 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/6
Yarrabah - 1920 reviews
Moved from their camp outside of Normanton, QLD to a mission in Yarrabah, Earth struggles to make sense of losing Cosmos. {For Twelve Shots of Summer: GO!} Rated M for witnessing and coping with a ("nongraphic") death.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,606 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/1
Home - 1917 reviews
Blending myth and history, Sun - a member of the Kurtijar people - and her family, have been forced to live in a camp on the southern outskirts of Normanton, QLD. Facing further displacement and possibly losing her mixed children, she is anxious to teach Earth how to find solid ground in a tumultuous time.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Family/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,870 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/11
Birth - 1913 reviews
Chapter One in the life of James, focusing on his birth story on the Gulf of Carpenteria. {Twelve Shots of Summer: Go} I rated it M because there's a picture painted of what it's like to give birth. I guess? Warning: someone gives birth! Warning: it's not scary or gross! Warning: it's amazing! Warning: it's somebody's first birthday! Warning!
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,369 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30
Fifth Shot reviews
The Story of Solace, a Lost Boy of Neverland. Loosely based on the Chumash Indians of Southern California... Casually crafted around the time that they first began building their special canoes tailored for deep sea fishing. {Twelve Shots of Summer - Quarter Queller}
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,102 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/24/2017
Eighth Shot reviews
The Story of Uma, a Lost Girl of Neverland, as written in her song. {Twelve Shots of Summer: Quarter Queller}
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 141 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/23/2017 - Complete
Seventh Shot reviews
Also unrelated to the Neverland series, this is a silly little story about an unusual day in the life of some fairy tale characters - inspired by the {Twelve Shots of Summer: Quarter Queller} prompt, Fairy Tale with a Twist.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,498 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/23/2017 - Complete
Sixth Shot reviews
Unrelated to the Neverland series of one shots, this tiny tale was abruptly spun from the writing prompt "Tea Party" from {Twelve Shots of Summer: Quarter Queller} in which a girl wakes to find a monster in her room. I've rated it T because I think it's gross.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 322 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/23/2017
Fourth Shot reviews
The Story of Alide, a slave during the Siege of Tyre by Alexander the Great. Rated T just to be safe for an edgy situation. {Twelve Shots of Summer - Quarter Queller}
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,147 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/2/2017 - Complete
Third Shot reviews
A girl lost and grown in the wilds of central India during the early British rule. Rated T just to be safe! {Twelve Shots of Summer - Quarter Queller}
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 472 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/20/2017 - Complete
Second Shot reviews
Herein lies the tale of two long-lost viking brothers and the moment they're both caught up to Neverland. It's loosely based on an actual event in history during the Christian Crusades. I've rated it T for violence/battle/gore and a touch of innuendo. {Twelve Shots of Summer - Quarter Queller}
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,135 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/14/2017 - Complete
First Shot reviews
An introduction to Neverland and its Lost Children. [Twelve Shots of Summer: Quarter Queller]
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 967 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/3/2017