jilla kala
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Joined 12-30-01, id: 146489
Author has written 14 stories for General, General, Politics, Love, and Life.
-updated October 25, 2004-
*NOTE TO READERS* My poem/story "There We'll Be" has been removed temporarily as i am submitting it to my local literary journal. *END NOTE*

wow, ok, so i havent updated this in awile, so here goes. i'm 18 years old (soon to be 19) and on my way to being a photographer. i go to a little photoschool which is pretty much photo boot camp-- i love it. even though i'm sure you've noticed, i feel the need to mention that my presence here is.. infrequent... although i plan on trying to post more soon. however, because of the intense work level i am currently living with, writing cannot be my first priority. the good news, however, is that when reviews are sent to my inbox i realise people are reading my stuff and that maybe i should put more up... so if you like my work, let me know, (constructive criticism is also appreciated) because its a huge motivator. and thank you to the people who still take the time to read my stuff even though i havent posted anything new in awhile.

i am fascinated with people, i like to write pieces that explore humanity and take photojournalistic photographs. Both mediums have basically the same core function to me; an exploration of humanity, just one is with words and one is through visual images.

i am also a strong supporter of homosexual rights, i believe all people should be treated equally and that it is wrong to discriminate against anyone for any reason. As a result many of my stories (particularly "There We'll Be" and "Bruised Reflection") portray homosexuality, if that bothers you, just don't read them, i always warn people as it is not something some are comfortable with.

reviews are always welcome. i will ignore flames as they are not useful in any way. constructive criticism pointing out what i did good and what could be better is always appreciated as are ideas/suggestions. I will consider everything you say in a review, whether i use your suggestion is another story. I also encourage you to email me to talk about anything related (tangently or directly) to my writing or writing in general. i love to hear from other members and authors/esses from around the world.

happy reading and writing, all!

recommendations: (besides those under my favorite authors/stories)
authors:
Barbara Gowdy- excellent canadian novelist, strange concepts in her stories and beautifully worked plots and characters, my personal favorite author

Books-
"Diary of a Married Call Girl" by Tracy Quan- an at times hilairious look at the life of a call girl living in Manhattan and how she divides her time between her customers and her husband. "Mister Sandman" by Barbara Gowdy- a strange family and their musical genius mute daughter who eventually spills all of the families many secrets, an absolutely incredible book

"The White Bone" by Barbara Gowdy- a novel told in the point of view of a herd of African elephants, another incredible book

anything by Barbara Gowdy- i have yet to read one if didn't like

"Wasted" by Marya Hornbacher- a memoir of anorexia and bulimia, wonderfully done and engaging

"A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess- wonderful use of language, interesting through and through, major plus points for the creative language

"The DaVinci Code" by Dan Brown- a stunningly wonderful thriller, a beautifully crafted novel. plus points because it pissed off a lot of chrisitians who take themselves too seriously. "A hug is a perfect gift, one size fits all."

"Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases and pleases where it goes."

"Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, the romance, and you find that you still care for that person."

"When I first saw you... I was afraid to meet you... When I first met you...I was afraid to kiss you... When I first kissed you... I was afraid to love you... But now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you"

"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." - Carl Sagan

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All the little stars by Porphyrophobic Grape reviews
"But on your golden arm I am just human"
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/5/2004
Mute by My Works 87 reviews
An abstract look at what the world would be like if we had a limit on the amount of words we could speak. Short Story
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,218 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 9 - Published: 4/3/2004
Gay Rights Poems by Lina Inverse reviews
My collection of gay rights poems. If you wish to flame me, go ahead. You'll only prove that you're a bigot. Rated for language.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 11 - Words: 970 - Reviews: 106 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 11/23/2003 - Published: 5/1/2003
Airless by Antigone1 reviews
Mike Cullen is dealing with drugs, brothers, anorexia, custody and abuse, but not his real enemy: himself.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 29 - Words: 83,750 - Reviews: 133 - Favs: 92 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 5/30/2003 - Published: 4/10/2003
Unwanted by Vikkixx reviews
"Looking at the sky with wet eyes she sobbed loudly before swallowing back tears, breathing deeply and looking once more at the child in her arms." COMPLETE
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 968 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/20/2003
Eyes of Stone by Almost Infamous reviews
A poem I wrote about cutting. About how people ask why you're like this, but they don't realize they they did this to you. It's weird, since I'm not a cutter my self, but it just came to me. It could also work as a song. Please revieiw!
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 410 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/23/2003
My Pledge of Allegiance by avani.awakening reviews
I never say the pledge anymore, not just because of the war but also because of the hypocrisy and meaninglessness behind it.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/26/2003
A Once Unnoticed Color by ittybittytreefrog reviews
Once there was a color....
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/2/2003
Amulets Of Power by MogsyCat reviews
Five teenagers who are destined to bring back a goddess from the Underworld set out to fulfil an ancient prophecy. They must prove themselves worthy of the sacred power or else all could be lost. Ch. 5 finally finally up!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 20,045 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 9/26/2002 - Published: 12/27/2001
Crack-whore Christmas by miss meaningeverythingtome reviews
Christmas in a crappy motel... or my cynical view on it. Don't read if you're very religious. You've been warned. :)
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 180 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/12/2002
Saturate by Machiavellina reviews
Razor's kiss, such sinful bliss...
Poetry: General - Rated: M - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/10/2002
Me vs Her by Kat lost in the world reviews
Well, it's about the two sides i have.. and how one side never shows. very weird. o.0;
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 305 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/27/2002
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Heroin Babies reviews
"and round and round the puppets twirl/dancing merrily like lost souls abound" about heroin addiction and the use of puppetry. this is my favorite poem of mine
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 258 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/28/2004
O Love, Child
"O loving Soul Friend/of mine" a poem in the POV of someone speaking to the one they love... could be read and understood as many forms of love
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Published: 4/6/2004
Imagery Defined reviews
"Feeling to the strongest and most artistic degree/ Can often be found in even the most un-pretty of people" imagery is not about images, but about the harshness of reality and the beauty in it
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/5/2004
Prostitution Collection reviews
"Those who love with hands and body..." a collection concerning prostitution, may or may not be literally about prostitution, R rating for themes, possible sex, drugs, and/or language in future additions
Poetry: General - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 181 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/5/2004
The Baby Dies and Is Born Anew
the reincarnation of a single personality as they grow older and lose their innocence
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Published: 4/5/2004
Puddle Jump reviews
An uncomforted child's tears can flood the night
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 54 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/17/2004
The Girl in the Red Hood
Violence in society affects everyone, even the characters in childhood stories. Innocence has changed.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/17/2004
God's Eye View
When God created the earth, very short
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 44 - Published: 2/6/2004
Little Scar
A poem about the scar that a friend gave me, very short and slightly amusing
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 65 - Published: 2/6/2004
Shower Song reviews
A poem that I wrote in a writing workshop about the night that my father died
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/4/2004
Unsure and Alone reviews
very short poem about a confused time in a relationship with my boyfriend when he was not acting like himself
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 55 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/4/2004
Bruised Reflection reviews
*completed* m/m relationship rating is for partner abuse, language. a man is abused by his boyfriend and contemplates why and how come he is still in the relationship
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,199 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/28/2003
What the Flower Felt reviews
[complete] a mother is weeding when she gets some information about her son who is away at war. there is also a flashback running through the story about when he left.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,099 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/27/2003
Every Other Night reviews
[complete] a man is stuck in a rut and does the exact same thing every night, but this night, something is diferent. warning: rating is for dark subject matter, if you have objections to dark material, please pass this by
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,168 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/25/2003