Adora Akai
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Joined 08-20-00, id: 16717
Author has written 22 stories for General, Romance, General, Fantasy, Love, Life, Family, and Action.
Hello. I'm getting too old for this. I almost have a degree in creative writing and that is a depressing thought. Soon I'll either have to start publishing or start working as a telemarketer or something. Depressing.

Anyway, I've been posting my mediocre writing here for like... jeez... seven or eight years or something. So the old stuff isn't that great. Don't waste too much time with it.

Okay on to more optimistic things:
* Please read my writing? * Yes it's difficult to read; it's very rarely linear and when it's third-person it's almost always stream of consciousness and when it's first person it's almost always unreliable narrator. So y'may need to read it more than once to catch everything. But c'mon now. I'm trying to experiment. I don't just wanna do the same ol' thing.

Please review my writing? * If you review my story, I will review one of yours (unless something catastrohpic happens and I don't get a chance to.. cuz y'know accidents happen.) You can let me know which story of yours you'd like me to review even. And as I mentioned ealrier, I'm trying to get a degree in this crap so you can be quite honest with me. And detailed. Detailed is good.

This has to be the longest and most boring Profile ever. My apologies.

But read "The Lark Ascending" if you have time. It's my newest and is actually my creative writing honors thesis. I need the most help with that. Read it if you like really minimalist love stories.

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excerpt from 'lark ascending'
headam nearly dies in a mobile suit fight but is saved by the image of a girl he may love. is this piece dorky? this is a section i'm thinking of adding to my longer story 'the lark ascending,' but i'm afraid it sucks. if it confuses you, read the full
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 891 - Published: 5/3/2006
The Lark Ascending, working title reviews
Updated! this is my creative writing honors thesis, set in a prison in a futuristic police state, a guard and a prisoner (who've both lead tragic lives) fall in love. Review me, I review you!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 8 - Words: 16,677 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/23/2005 - Published: 10/1/2005
cuz poetry's gotta be difficult
a collection of more abstract, multi-layered poems. (elitist, snobby, impratical crap that my professors tell me i hafta write.) rating cuz i like to swear
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 363 - Published: 3/16/2005
He is the color gray reviews
not a fancy poem, just about someone who i fear will take their own life
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 253 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/2/2005
there is no graceful love reviews
straightforward poem. easy love is such a lie, love is such a painful, clumsy process... i hope someone can relate. review me, i review you
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 340 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/5/2005
love love love blah blah blah etc etc etc reviews
not a sophistocated poem. just honest emotions about relationships, i believe a few readers could relate to this poem
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 447 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/5/2005
Summer of the Japanese Beetles reviews
warning: story is a hard read. not only written in stream of consciousness, has twist at the end that changes everything you thought you knew. emile is so lonely that she lets audy think she's gay, just so someone will love her. review me, i review you
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,509 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/5/2004
13 Reflections on Cigarettes reviews
a creative nonfiction piece about exactly what the title says. rating for mild swearing
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,110 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 10/26/2004
At 11PM reviews
Written in experimental style. No plot. Abundant imagery. A girl goes crazy and hears music all the time.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 635 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/27/2004
On Tuesday they took my body
Narrating the infinite requires an experimental writing style. This is my first attempt at a prose poem. It's about heaven.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 319 - Published: 9/27/2004
one long night reviews
two punks. love at first sight. this poem is just an experiment in writing style. i have no idea how to describe it. please lemme know what you think.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 558 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/14/2004
Catholics call it death to self reviews
A villanelle about the freedom one feels when one releases control of life
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/6/2004
you said the acorns falling sounded like raindrops reviews
you never love someone as much as you do when you break up because you're not in love anymore
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 421 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/3/2004
I am the Sea Pacific reviews
just a story about the future? or is it political commentary? read and decide. deep religious and political themes, but lotsa love and fightin, too.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,123 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 8/13/2004 - Published: 8/8/2004
Flavinda and Valentine reviews
If you have ever been in love with a promiscuous person, read on. short story written in stream-of-conscioussness style, modern adaptation of V.Woolf's characters Flavinda and Valentine
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 935 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/18/2004
Growing up, and covering my butt crack reviews
Just what the title says. Being a twenty-something isn't scary. Rating for some casual swearing.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 659 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/22/2004
Folding Priscilla's Laundry reviews
Working at a honeless shelter in the armpit of Chicago, I never felt closer to the ladies than when I was folding their laundry
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 933 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/22/2004
lexapro reviews
an ode to my anti-depressant prescription medicine
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/7/2003
Bereavement Fare reviews
my family's reactions differ to my grandma's death as an airline company tries to screw us
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/10/2003
If I Can Just Get My Head In reviews
(a fictional account of Tadeusz Borowski's suicide.) five years after being released from Auschwitz, an ex-prisoner is still tormented by the evil things he did to stay alive. but he had to do it... so why are the ticks and his family still eating him..
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,735 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/6/2003
Please, Beautiful
two months earlier his brother shot himself. CARPE DIEM seeing how we never know how long we have eachother, i had to tell him how i felt. this is a formless mess of being drunk and loving someone whose heart is almost bleeding
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 537 - Published: 6/22/2003
just be quiet and watch the Fireworks reviews
i will never watch fireworks with someone i love, i think
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 721 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 6/22/2003