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Author has written 19 stories for General, General, Nature, Fable, Haiku, Song, Humor, Historical, Life, and Young Adult.
Hopefully, the things I post here can be useful, entertaining or thought-provoking to someone, somewhere.
I want to be a writer. Someday. This is good practice while I get a "real" job :P
In real life, this is all mine. However, I can't really stop anyone from doing anything with the stuff that I put on the web—so, y'know, have fun. I hereby wash my hands of it. But if you do want to use something here and you're a nice, mature person put my name somewhere :)
Oh and thanks for taking a look around!
Also, I read all your reviews when I get sad so THANK YOU and I love you all!
Announcement: I just found out I'm being a bit rebellious at the moment, because apparently Australian English generally employs 'one' set of quotation marks ("two" for emphasis). Well, probably because I'm a stickler like that, I'll fix it all one day. So ... yeah, I'm sure you all care about my tiny pedantic rebellion. :P
(Here, I am mainly going to ramble on and you will probably find little about the actual content.)
A Million Pieces - I think I wrote this for a competition but never ended up sending it. Anyway, I had a lot of fun figuring out the betaing process with Serendipitous Nonsense!
Pass it On - a pretty old one. I entered it in a local short story competition, and it is the product of actual editing and some (parental) feedback, so I am pretty proud of it. On a different note, has anyone watched that movie, Pass It On? It was like the most horrifically moving movie of my childhood. So yeah, I did feel kind of lame stealing this title.
Small Town Drama - Childish fiction. When I read this, I'm amazed by how much I was influenced by what was going on around me in my life and the books I read—I can literally see everything this little story was spawned from (oh dang, here we go, iffy childhood reading list: Pookie Aleera is Not My Boyfriend by S Herrick, Keystone Stables by M Hubler, Backstage Pass by C Crouch...). This was my very inexperienced attempt at writing a normal story including some 'touchy' topics, or so I thought. Some parts are cringe-worthy, but I did write it before I was a teenager. I like reading it for nostalgic reasons.
Story Arc 1 - Original story. Names changed. Set in a feudalist, struggling world. Fisher was treated as a slave by his father, Darryn the nobleman. Meg is the daughter of Kristopher, an influential crime boss who runs the city. They meet when Darryn and Kristopher team up for evil business (c'mon I gotta shade my story somewhere!). Meg sees Fisher's plight and, faced with her father's unsavoury lifestyle, persuades him to run away with her. And the rest is history, where they meet the other main characters and then save the world. The end. Seriously, this story has been alive since I was writing Small Town Drama. This was the one that made the cut and had enough fuel in it to be worth working on :P It's also my baby.
1 Give Us Some Figgy Pudding - set near the ending to the story. My characters celebrate Christmas the only way they know how.
The Boy and the Wind - sad story. I was bored and reading a fat book full of Hans Christian Anderson stories. And writing poetry. As for the style of the writing, I think I was definitely trying to emulate C. S. Lewis or maybe even Enid Blyton!
Train Station Girl - (inspired a haiku. I'll probably put it up someday.) Yeah, this went in a competition and put in a magazine thingy. I don't like it as much as some of my other stuff.
Where the White Moss Grows - written for grade 12 English assignment. I hate it a little bit, just because, but this shows the height of my love for description. I like that part of it :)
Reviewing: Honest feedback/discussion/criticism is much appreciated!
I feel a good review, to me, should indicate (a) how the reader felt when they read the thing and (b) what makes them feel that way specifically.
I'll try to review everything I read (hopefully in that sort of way). If I leave you a lame review or a weird one, feel free to ask for clarification or just chat about your story! I like to analyse every word when I'm reviewing. If you like that type of thing, send me an email/PM and I'll try to review some of your stuff :)
I don't review in order to get more reviews for myself, or even necessarily to return reviews (well, not right away anyway). I don't expect it of other people either. (Sorry.)
P.S. If you want help editing a story for grammar, punctuation or other proofreading errors, email me! I'm crazy about that stuff.
I follow stories that I want to keep my eye on and maybe go back to read :) I favourite stories that I'mma gonna download with ficsaver 'cause I want to hug them ... hope nobody minds ... O-o (Seriously, if this is annoying for you, let me know)