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Joined 11-17-01, id: 128067, Profile Updated: 01-31-14
Author has written 25 stories for Historical, Play, Romance, and Love.

Faery Tragedy is like a Fictionpress Elder. She's like the gnarled old lady who lives in a tree and has twenty cats and can offer motherly advice or spinsterly scorn in the same breathe. She's existed on this site longer than the rivers have flowed, longer than the sun has jaundiced the sky, longer than the breeze has whispered sweet nothings. Imagine your parents having sex. She is that old, and kind of that gross.

In reality, she writes for money (and you can too if you don't mind feeding your cats better than you feed yourself!). She has two cats she feeds better than she feeds herself, and is (of course) an avid reader of classics, historical fiction and, now, erotic romance because that's how she makes the sweet, sweet cash. If you have any good euphemisms, please message her. Right now she's particularly fond of that old baroque term "quim."

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Affection and Initiation by itsanixela reviews
Ancient Greece. A young girl faces her husband for the first time, terrified of what is expected of her on the night of her wedding.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,553 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 16 - Published: 11/20/2009 - Complete
The King's Forest by Alexandra Jefferds reviews
A young woman with intellectual disability in the 19th century recalls her childhood and imagines a fantasy world in which she is a Robin Hood type character.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,896 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/15/2009 - Complete
His Mistress, My Scheme by FireRam reviews
My lord slipped the beautiful diamond and sapphire ring onto my finger with an “I love you.” And then proceeded to only acknowledge me for social outings, pleasure in bed, or when I forced him to. What wonderful husband material, right? Now for my reveng
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 996 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/2/2009 - Complete
Ring around the Rosy by Hope.flies reviews
Ring around the rosy Pockets full of posy Ashes, dashes We all fall down
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,630 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/13/2009 - Complete
The Snake and the Pomegranate by winterfay reviews
Ancient Athens. Ianthe, later known as Persephone, is jealous of Eurydice's love for a poor minstrel, Orpheus. Cursed by Demeter to feel her cousin's joys and sorrows, she strikes a deal with Hades that will bind one of them to the Underworld.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 958 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/29/2008
Pha'dora: Green Eye, Blind Eye by Sarika reviews
Nichara Eydís is sold, abducted, then made Cerdic’s invisible guest. When a band of Mummers visits his castle, she flees and seeks mentorship from Naphtali, a mysterious man intent on keeping his face hidden behind his Mummer’s mask. Reviews welcome.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 44 - Words: 89,213 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 6/20/2008 - Published: 5/15/2005
Solitaire by S. Renee reviews
In the years preceding the Revolutionary War, softspoken Elizabeth McCarthy unintentionally falls in love with a British soldier, spies on her two older sisters' budding romances, and lives through the events of her brewing Boston society.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 40 - Words: 9,426 - Reviews: 672 - Favs: 267 - Follows: 60 - Updated: 12/23/2007 - Published: 1/30/2007 - Complete
A Rose Without A Thorn by Allesandra Thornbird reviews
To Katherine Howard, Henry VIII was the man who could give her everything she had always longed for. But to be loved by Henry was no simple matter, and Katherine is not loved by him alone. Please read and review!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,787 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/10/2007 - Published: 4/10/2007
Warlord: Ironside by A.J Evans reviews
The year is 1013. The Danish have ravaged the shores of England and Prince Edmund finds himself an exile in Normandy. Stuck between a violent invasion and dangerous internal politics he tries to find peace in the land he loves.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 52,752 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/7/2007 - Published: 1/4/2007
To Fear a King by itakethewords reviews
The middle wife of Henry VIII, Anne of Cleves was known as the unattractive wife. She was the wife he scorned and ignored. Hear her words and see Henry through her eyes.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 490 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/14/2007 - Complete
Of Sheaves and Spirits by Sarika reviews
[Chapter 3- Dark Earth] Ianthe, later known as Persephone, and her cousin, Eurydice, find themselves in Hades- one by choice and one by death and both by love. The myths of Hades/Persphone and Orpheus/Eurydice retold as one intertwining tale. R&R
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,332 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/26/2006 - Published: 12/27/2005
Forsaken Identity by kristy23 reviews
An unnamed king. An overthrow of power. A lost identity...thousands of years ago, on the island of Crete, Lena lost her future. Now, a slave struggling to support her once noble family, can she keep her enemy's trust long enough to destroy him? FINISHED!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 72,173 - Reviews: 261 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 6/13/2006 - Published: 5/26/2004 - Complete
Love at War by orangeymoonwoof reviews
Two lovers from Sparta and Athens reunite under the stars and dread that this will be their last meeting as the Persians approach the shores of Greece. Is their love stronger than this war? One-shot.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,038 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/16/2006
Outtakes from Thorn of the Kingdom by poohba reviews
A series of "deleted scenes" from a novel about a merchant's daughter named Abby who has been in love with the crown prince since her parents died and her aunt took her to live at the palace.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,981 - Reviews: 1168 - Favs: 290 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 9/14/2005 - Published: 2/12/2003
Lochinvar by poohba reviews
1370s England. Ellen of Netherby's father doesn't think Edward of Lochinvar is good enough for her. So, young, gallant Edward sets off to prove him wrong. Inspired by Sir Walter Scott's poem of the same name. Ending tweaked 123
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,349 - Reviews: 55 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/3/2004 - Published: 12/31/2003 - Complete
A Coward's Wisdom by Lavender Knight reviews
A story of love, jealousy, and the things we do for both. [Complete] I am doing a rewrite. Believe me, this CAN improve. Now up to Chapter 16 Destiny's Mark.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 36 - Words: 190,979 - Reviews: 240 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/9/2004 - Published: 6/11/2003
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Dissolution, or Ash and Birch
King Henry VIII's England. Isabel Barlow, once the apple of her father's eye, has come down. After a controversial liaison with a handsome, eccentric clerk, she's forfeited her inheritance to marry a loving baker. She thought she knew happiness until the clerk returns to York one summer's day. A short story about love and farewells.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,079 - Published: 1/31 - Complete
Book of Hours reviews
Late Medieval France teeters on a fulcrum. The Hundred Years' War, plague, famine and social upheaval has left the kingdom vulnerable. In 1407, Charles the Mad sits on the throne, flanked by two dangerous men vying for power, and when one acts, things fall apart. A short story about Orleans' assassinated as told by Queen Isabeau and the king's mistress, Odette de Champdivers.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,791 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/31 - Complete
The Highwayman reviews
Cecelia Barnes is a gambler and a royal mistress to His Majesty King Charles II. Having run away to Restoration London, no adventure is too great for her until she meets Thomas Grestocke, a genteel robber eight years her junior. She makes him her plaything for a season, but when he's locked up in Newgate prison, she must decide between her king and her highwayman. Erotic romance.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,198 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/31
Halcyon Days reviews
Alys de Preston marries her husband the day the infamous Alice Perrers becomes a lady-in-waiting to gentle Queen Philippa. A short story about friendship, duty, love, betrayal and loss.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,298 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/16/2012 - Complete
Swan Neck reviews
After the Battle of Hastings, Harold Godwinson's body was so badly mutilated that William the Bastard sent for Harold's common law wife to identify it. A short story about love, lust, jealousy and England from Eadgyth Swan-Neck's point of view. COMPLETE.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 9 - Words: 8,853 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/17/2011 - Complete
Valkyrie reviews
1066 England. As a pagan, Ragnhildr Grythsdottir was always an outcast. After Hastings, she becomes a reluctant hero who, despite her appearance, wins the loyalty of the East Anglians, the love of a handsome warrior and learns what it means to have power.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 88 - Words: 166,978 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 12/26/2009 - Published: 11/19/2005
Hot Rock to You reviews
Cass Gudiashvili is a bright and nerdy college girl who's cheating on her boyfriend and drinking far too much. She wants to change her pattern of self-destruction, but can't until she's drunk, soaked and lost with a pretentious tattooer she's fallen for.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,706 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 7/25/2009 - Published: 7/20/2009
Par Amour reviews
A triskele praising and comparing a lover to a cavalier, gamekeeper and satyr.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 370 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/15/2009 - Complete
Another Night of College Hedonism in Half Hours reviews
An average night in the name of hedonism: sex, drugs, blues and booze.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,973 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/5/2009 - Complete
The Threesome reviews
An autobiographical depiction of a threesome, sprinkled with allusions to nymphs and satyrs.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/14/2009 - Complete
Ruothilde and the Tower reviews
A retelling of Rapunzel. A 9th century priest writes down the legend of a girl locked away in the tower by heathen magic. FINISHED.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 11,769 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 4/4/2009 - Published: 12/16/2008 - Complete
To My Gamekeeper
A short narrative about a woman's one night stand that argues against and, dually, praises D.H. Lawrence. Mildly didactic and a little erotic.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 869 - Published: 1/5/2009
Beyond the Ninth Wave reviews
A slightly pornographic allegory to the Celtic otherworld.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 936 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 5 - Published: 12/8/2008 - Complete
The Salvation of Rosemonde de Troyes reviews
France, 1242. After shaming her family, a young girl turns to prostitution. To her, it's a lucrative career, albeit sad, until she meets a less-than-holy priest who struggles with his lust for her while trying to save her. A story of sex and redemption.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,962 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 8/30/2008 - Published: 6/2/2008
The King of Hatch Hall reviews
A young, college woman likens herself to a mistress of classical times as she pleases a princely power in a dorm room demesne.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 313 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/8/2008 - Complete
The Private Abyss reviews
The thoughts of a woman sleeping beside her lover.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 643 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 5 - Published: 5/12/2008 - Complete
Aine Noire, Oiseau Noir reviews
Abandoned by her family, raped, desolate in Marseilles, a young French girl ponders the nature of God's justice. A short story about the Black Death.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,574 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/10/2008 - Complete
Camel Man reviews
An ode to sex and cigarettes.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 639 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/1/2008 - Complete
Friedan at Work reviews
A one act about a 1950s housewife.
Fiction: Play - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,815 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 2/28/2006 - Complete
When the Music's Over, Turn Out the Lights reviews
One-shot. In the Führerbunker hours before the Red Army enters Berlin, Eva Braun reflects on her life with Germany's most famous dictator.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,472 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/24/2005
Miri It Is reviews
England, 1340's. The life of Sibyl Nevile, presented from her simple and coy life as a ladyinwaiting to her eventual escape from Conwy, her over pious husband, and, essentially, the Black Death.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 12 - Words: 59,195 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 9 - Updated: 12/28/2004 - Published: 5/9/2004 - Complete
St Vitus' Dance reviews
A darker and more historical look at the fairytale of the Pied Piper. In the quiet village of Hamelin in the year 1282, a mysterious piper is called to end a rat infestation. So the dancing ensues.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,691 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/26/2004 - Complete
In thy Sorrow I Will Kiss thy Tears reviews
Account of the life of Gwenour of Caerleon, a princess, a witch, a cynic, attempting to solve a religious mystery, survive the Fourth Crusade, and mend the love between her and a French knight.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 108 - Words: 243,103 - Reviews: 694 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/5/2004 - Published: 3/8/2003 - Complete
A Letter From William reviews
Oneshot. Young private sends letter explaining the horrors of the Western front, near the Somme River in France. With twist ending.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 955 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/19/2003 - Complete
The Passenger's Diary reviews
This is the account of one woman's feat to the New World aboard a ship in the 1600's. Very sad.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,794 - Reviews: 13 - Published: 9/16/2002 - Complete