Temple Cloud
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Joined 10-30-18, id: 1120152, Profile Updated: 01-31-20
Author has written 12 stories for General, Fantasy, Young Adult, Kids, Family, Romance, and Humor.

I was born in 1981 (so am nearly 39 now), grew up in Southampton, but now live in a remote hamlet in Somerset, next to a field of llamas and a wood full of bats and tawny owls. I love my partner, bad puns, long walks, sunrises and rainbows and sundogs (which are a sort of reverse rainbow) and sky special effects generally, amateur dramatics, and, obviously, books and writing stories.

I’ve been telling myself stories and chatting to imaginary friends since I was three years old, which may be part of the reason I didn’t make many friends at school. As an adult, I try to be a bit more sociable, but I still enjoy having imaginary conversations with characters from my favourite books and web-comics – or, better still, introducing characters from different stories to each other.

I have self-published a few stories on FanFiction, for which see https://www.fanfiction.net/u/10988471/Temple-Cloud but I have decided to try posting some of my original writing on this site, too.

I also write non-fiction on a blog, sometimes reviewing books, or just musing about life and anything that has annoyed me, moved me, or made me think. If you'd like to follow my blog, you can go to https:// templecloudsomerset. blogspot. com/

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How to Heal a Severed Soul reviews
Sequel to How to Be a Human and How to Talk to Shadows. Gardas meets a woman who suffers from a curse that affects her and everyone around her. He is desperate to find a way to break the spell - but will his involvement just spread its effects further?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,346 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/22 - Published: 7/13
How to Talk to Shadows reviews
Sequel to How to Be a Human. Perdita has gone missing, and Gardas, stuck in dragon-form, goes in search of her, with Paul accompanying Gardas to try to keep him sane. As they encounter more dragons and were-dragons, Gardas has to face his most difficult opponent yet - the Shadow.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 32 - Words: 68,868 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/17 - Published: 1/21 - Complete
After the Battle, or How to Be a Human reviews
Gardas doesn't know where the past fourteen years of his life went, or what connection he had with the dragon that had been ravishing the Downs. Stripped of his magic and exiled, he is forced to become guardian of a grey-haired, golden-eyed baby. But when he is reunited with an old friend, and his memory restored, the situation starts to get even worse.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 28 - Words: 66,967 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/6/2019 - Published: 9/26/2019 - Complete
Double Date reviews
When Anna persuades her friend Taury to try online dating, they hadn't been expecting to meet anyone like DendariiMercenary or TheFatKnight. They're willing to take revenge on any man who tries to mess around with them - or would pity be more appropriate?
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,642 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/18/2019
You Drive Me Crazy reviews
The new pupil kept booking more driving lessons, but her heart never seemed to be in them.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,020 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/2/2019 - Complete
Dreamers reviews
In Jo's world, starting a conversation with a random stranger is strictly taboo. And she certainly shouldn't have been talking to Adam, a man who had been identified from the age of 16 as a potential threat to the public. Their relationship could destroy Jo's friendships and her career - or alternatively, it could help to overturn a repressive society.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Friendship - Chapters: 32 - Words: 69,823 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 6/25/2019 - Published: 6/6/2019
Fourteen Reasons Why Not reviews
Geraldine, AKA 'The Phantom of the Library', thinks she has much better reasons to commit suicide than most people. Her friend Crossover disagrees. But how do you convince a friend to live when you know them only over the internet, and don't even know their real name?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 36 - Words: 83,896 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/28/2019 - Published: 3/2/2019 - Complete
Farewell reviews
For Philip, selling his parents' old house after their deaths.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 145 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/15/2019 - Complete
Finding a Farm reviews
A travelling writer decides to rent a cottage in the country for his family, but he'd never expected to become a farmer! I've put this in the fiction section because I think of it as a children's story that happens to rhyme, rather than a poem that happens to tell a story. If you have children, please can you read it to them (or let them read it) and let me know what they think?
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 572 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/2/2019
Hand and Foot
This is a slightly weird idea I had for a story for young children. Hand and Foot are best friends, but they don't always like playing the same games - and when Foot meets another Foot and Hand meets another hand, their friendship is tested If you have any children aged about 4-7 and think they might enjoy it, please can you read it to them and let me know what they thought of it?
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 899 - Published: 4/2/2019 - Complete
Pilgrims
The Medium Steadies are on a sponsored walk to raise money for homeless people, but they have motives of their own. Ali is trying to resolve his feelings over his friend's death. George is trying to rebuild his relationship with his nephew Daniel. Jack and Krystal want to give something back. Victoria just feels guilty about everything. Pilgrimage has changed since Chaucer's day!
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 40 - Words: 72,656 - Updated: 12/26/2018 - Published: 10/31/2018 - Complete
Gardas in Fenland reviews
When a character from a popular fantasy series is killed off, readers are determined to resurrect him. (Note: this is not a fanfic based on an existing series, just a story ABOUT fanfiction.) Oneshot.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,385 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2018 - Complete