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Author has written 126 stories for General, Historical, General, Western, War, Love, Politics, Essay, Fantasy, Life, School, Religion, Spiritual, Romance, Family, Supernatural, and Young Adult.

About 99 percent of what's posted here is ignorant, childish, and otherwise not very good. But I am trying to be more humble, so here it stays, to shame me.

I don't think I'll ever understand why Dearly Beloved is so popular.

I am female (I hope that would be obvious, given the pen-name), a college student, Christian without any of those convenient sectarian/political labels to help people generalize, wavering between a-politicism and libertarianism (the former doesn't mean that I don't care so much as the solutions to the world's problems cannot necessarily be resolved politically--but I do care deeply about non-political solutions that depend more on individual choices and strength), Russophilic, a fan of C.S. Lewis, Leo Tolstoy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Orson Scott Card, Philip K Dick, and Ray Bradbury. And so far as non-authoring mortalsgo, my many loved ones, both family and friends (and my belovedIvan, who is both) the brave people of Somaliland, Ahmed Shah Massoud, and Akhenaten. Then there's the Prophet Enoch--who, while not being technically mortal and technically an author, has influenced both my spiritual perceptions and fictional creativity greatly with his book.And of course, music...ummm...Delta S, VNV Nation, Imperative Reaction, Beethoven and Death Cab for Cutie come to mind. Non-writing time is usually spent reading, eating, running, sleeping or otherwise having some sort of harmless fun. I've been having recurrent feelings of regret for not being more..er...apolitically active; hopefully one of the infinite current crises will provoke me to do something more than write irate poetry for this site..

There are many stories on here I would like to finish, especially those dealing with the nephilim.

Thank you to all reviewers!

I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish things that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of thing Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would rather be a lunatic-on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg-or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God...But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.

-C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

The hallowed lands so far behind As fleeting dreams still linger
Like distant voices through the rain
Like grains of sand cast from my hands

I never thought I'd go this far
Without a star to cross the seas
So far from shores I'd left behind
Still far from shores I've yet to reach

I try to find the strength I need
To calm the doubts in my belief
With the will, I know my heart won't break

And if I have strength, then I've belief
If I have love, my heart still beats
Here under stars
Far from home

The picture fades, the light recedes
The sound is lost in whispers
My recollections once clear and pure
Now distant lights that dim with time

I never thought I'd go this far
Without a star to cross the seas
So far from shores I'd left behind
Still far from shores I've yet to reach

--Homeward, Matter and Form, VNV Nation

Besides your love
I have
no sun,
but I don't even know where you are or with whom...
no sound is joyous
but the sound of your beloved name...
I won't throw myself downstairs
or drink poison
nor can I put a gun to my head.
No blade
holds me transfixed
but your glance.
-Vladimir Mayakovsky

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The Dance by F. de la Bruyere reviews
An allegory of life with Jesus
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 358 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/5/2008 - Complete
How Sweet and Fitting by Madison L reviews
One-shot inspired by Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum Est', a depiction of WWI seen through the eyes of a soldier in France.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,515 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/26/2006 - Complete
The Titanium Rapists by irishparadox277 reviews
suicide by sexuality - a girl desperate for affection (06 apr 04)
Poetry: General - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/24/2004
Erudition by freeformchick reviews
When the Inquisition comes to Ireland, it affects six people in different ways. This is their story.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,452 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/8/2004
Heaven And Hell by SeventhSin reviews
Trying to decide between the two people you love in two different ways.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 831 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 1/3/2004
On my birth day by mars reviews
What the adults of the first world are achieving with the children of the third
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 858 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 9/25/2003
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The False Freedom of Hell reviews
It's killing me.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/10/2011
The Palace Upon the Mountain of the Sun reviews
Princess Tadukhipa of Mittani is married to Amenhotep III, but the Pharaoh soon dies and she is given with his other possessions to his son Amenhotep IV. She, along with the rest of his kingdom, is pulled into a world of heresy, beauty and violence.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,017 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/30/2010
Those Who Wrestle With Spirits reviews
A romance of confused youth, narodniks, God and politics in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,241 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 4/9/2010 - Published: 11/23/2009
Sentiments, Regrets reviews
...none with any life worth living.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/25/2010 - Complete
In the Night reviews
...Let us not be driven mad by the darkness.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 163 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/11/2010 - Complete
The Wreck
...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 293 - Published: 3/10/2010 - Complete
Leavings
...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Published: 2/22/2010 - Complete
Faithless
..
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 201 - Published: 2/7/2010 - Complete
Only pray for me
..
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Published: 2/2/2010 - Complete
The Watcher reviews
Throughout her time at high school, Selene Douglass has felt a strange, if not exactly desirable, connection with fellow student Peter Sariel. As she gets to know him better, a surprising, dangerous explanation emerges...
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 9 - Words: 15,185 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/4/2009 - Published: 7/16/2008
Again reviews
turning, too fearful to go on.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/23/2009 - Complete
The Terror reviews
The faithless humanist ruminates.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/20/2009 - Complete
Sloth reviews
One of many manifestations.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/9/2009 - Complete
A Fear
...
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 186 - Published: 9/3/2009 - Complete
The Fate of Holy Rus reviews
Alternate history. Nicholas II abdicates in favor of his nephew, Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich and his daughter Olga. Will this mismatched marriage be the salvation of Imperial Russia, or merely the damnation of their own souls?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 22 - Words: 26,860 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 9/1/2009 - Published: 8/25/2005
A Reflection reviews
Somewhat distorted by shame and disgust.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/2/2009 - Complete
The Horizon of Heaven reviews
The Old Testament's supernatural battle between Good and Evil, Akhenaten's religious revolution, the mystery of the Nephilim, and the Egyptian pantheon all come together in a tale of corruption, devotion, sin and truth...
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,311 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 6/7/2009 - Published: 11/15/2005
The Avoidance of Teenage Romantic Attachments: reviews
A retrospective cautionary tale of adolescence in the male second-person, written entirely for the amusement of my Beginning Fiction Writing professor's red marking pen.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Humor/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,259 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 3/9/2009 - Published: 3/7/2009
Obliteration
Self-condemnation/glorification.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Published: 2/14/2009 - Complete
Emptied reviews
Reflections of loss, both personal and political. Berlin, early 1945.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 658 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/11/2009
The Greatest Loss of All
Routine and social compliance. The silent killers. Thankfully conquered in the end.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 196 - Published: 2/19/2008 - Complete
The Bigamist
For Heloise, who took the veil though she could not renounce her first husband, Abelard. 12th century France
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Published: 12/26/2007
Lady of Scarlet reviews
Rahab, a Canaanite prostitute, is obsessed with the mythos growing around a band of escaped Egyptian slaves, even as she plies her trade among the land's most affluent princes. Will her obsession lead to ruin or salvation?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,735 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/19/2007 - Published: 5/25/2006
For My Madeline
The joy you bring me by merely being.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Published: 11/7/2007 - Complete
Beyond the CloudCloaked Stars reviews
One can only hope that the end of naivety will breed something better. A modified villanelle.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/27/2007 - Complete
Passion and Redemption
An essay on the historical, spiritual and personal signifance of the letters exchanged between the logicianturnedmonk Peter Abelard and his wifeturnednun Heloise.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,843 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/20/2007 - Complete
Bunmeikaika reviews
Nagasaki, 1877. Konishi Takehito, a clandestinely Catholic, dispossessed samurai leaves his job as a lowly Meiji official to fight in the Satsuma rebellion-but not before forming an unlikely friendship with Johanna Bergmann, sister of a Dutch trader.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,438 - Reviews: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 10/3/2006 - Published: 9/4/2006
Absolution reviews
I have nothing to plead but guilty.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/15/2006
Martyr's Death reviews
The execution of one damned by men, though not by Heaven.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 760 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/11/2005
Te Quiero reviews
An admission made harder by years of being unable to say it-
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/1/2005
The Bondage of Liberation reviews
Taking a part of you as you take a part of me, and I just try to remember to keep a hold on myself, too.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 277 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/21/2005
Stronger Than Our Selves reviews
Scared of getting sidetracked by desire-but I know it's just an extension of what first brought us together-the idealism we'll never lose...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 202 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/29/2005
Para Siempre
Balancing the possibility of heartbreak/remorse with the likelihood that this perfect moment will somehow last forever...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Published: 6/25/2005
Catharsis reviews
Simultaneously accepting both the dark despair of times past, and the brilliant new hopes of present and future(villanelle).
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/22/2005
The Only Way reviews
Questioning what I should not-yet, I cannot help being obsessed with destruction and loss...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 335 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/9/2005
Lost Futures reviews
circa 1920s-an anarchist exiled beneath Nicholas II returns to a changed Russia, but one thing remains the same...
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 916 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 5/3/2005
No Warranties reviews
But for you, the risk will be worthwhile.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/22/2005
Forsaken
The Rapture took you...and all the hopes of a salvation I cannot seem to accept...
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 929 - Published: 4/19/2005
Worn reviews
Thoughts consumed by what I cannot (rationally) explain
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/13/2005
Give Up reviews
Wait patiently-for what? The reaffirmation of what I already know-that you'll never love me.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/6/2005
Awkward Silence reviews
The things I could not say when you asked.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 748 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/6/2005
Haunted by the Inevitable reviews
Fear haunts every word, every moment and all I really want is to stay in the present, with you forever.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 198 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/4/2005
Doublethink reviews
Dreading the future that may make you lost to me.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 221 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/3/2005
Somewhere Beyond Good and Evil reviews
Antediluvian (before the Flood) society...a tortured tale of love, sin, angst and, of course, the Nephilim.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,889 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 3/23/2005 - Published: 11/28/2004
Numb Desperation reviews
The future's unknown for a reason-yet, I wish i knew-
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/18/2005
Illusory reviews
I guess the unhappy ending was inevitable.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 70 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/4/2005
Inexplicable Pain reviews
...after all, I've known for years...that given a choice...you'd make none at all. And stay with her.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/21/2005
How Much More? reviews
"If you're frightened of dying and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. If you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels freeing you from the earth.-Meister Eckhart
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/19/2005
Damned Dreamers reviews
Believe in Him, believe in me-lets leave this world behind and be truly free...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 158 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/25/2004
As Scarlet reviews
My love for you eats at my soul like a sin-just tell me I'm forgiven for it-that you love me, too...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/23/2004
Painful Paradox reviews
How can I ever hope to find love...when I compare all to you, the incomparable...?
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/21/2004
Go With My Blessing reviews
A bitter farewell to my father as he leaves for the War on Terror. Not my most patriotic poem.
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 11/28/2004
Nephilim reviews
-The angels who fell from heaven, not for their rebellion against God, but for their lust for human women...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 354 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/18/2004
Acquitted reviews
Don't think for a moment that you've been forgiven-just because you've been reelected...
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/3/2004
Aleksii reviews
I would sell you my soul if it would buy me your love.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/3/2004
Alone at the End reviews
Seven years of tribulation-and a glimpse of heaven just before I realize that I'm damned.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,508 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/24/2004
Newspeak Works Well Enough for Most Voters reviews
Really rough (meaning snarky, unprofessional, and rather amusing) draft of a paper analyzing the vice-presidential debate according to the principles of Orwell as put forth in the essay 'Politics and the English Language.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,584 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/8/2004
Nanashi reviews
Nanashi, a caucasian orphan found by a geisha on the streets of 1870 Kyoto, grows up with the goal of becoming a geisha herself.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 13,402 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/7/2004 - Published: 10/4/2003
Beautiful Agony reviews
Seeing you again...when I thought I'd have to spend eternity itself without you-: the perfect mix of pain and ecstasy.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 322 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/4/2004
No Hope, Yet I Tried Anyway
Why bother hoping that something will come of seeing you again? I know you don't want me.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 319 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/29/2004
The Living Image of the Sun reviews
The life of Tutankhaten, the son of Pharoah Akhenaten and Queen Kiya. The continuation of my last story, "Dearly Beloved."
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,822 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/26/2004 - Published: 7/30/2003
Sueno de Ti reviews
dreams. don't like to come true. but sometimes they do. is this one, or am i deluding myself?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 248 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/24/2004
Natya's Grave reviews
1905, St. Petersburg -The Czar's troops fire on a peaceful demonstration, killing thousands. As Anna, one of the local nuns, surveys the resulting destruction,she finds something that will change several lives, including her own.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,766 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 8/20/2004 - Published: 8/14/2004
Confessional reviews
Am I worthy even to be forgiven? Or have I lied too many times?
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/5/2004
The Endless Cycle reviews
Comparing the passing of the seasons with the waxing and waning of human love.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 537 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/4/2004
One Last Chance reviews
One last chance to tell you how I felt. And I missed it. Tiene un poco espanol porque es para una persona quien le fascina esta lingua.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 261 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/29/2004
Four Years reviews
...and I've gained what, exactly? Nothing I'm proud of.
Poetry: School - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 252 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/25/2004
Tarnished Angels reviews
Who are our troops, really? Well why don't you ask the men and women detained at Abu Ghurayb?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 884 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/6/2004
More Than a Black Hawk Went Down reviews
The relationship between the United States and Somalia, 1950 to present (not that much of a relationship currently exists).Is there any hope for Somalia? Anything the UN or US can do to help?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,085 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/21/2004
Observation reviews
So alone, so disconnected, so that I'm no longer even human...I watch them
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/10/2004
Night Witch reviews
Nadya Rodchenko, a female Soviet bombardier, fights the Nazis with a passion equaled only by that which she has for Ivan, one of her comrades-in-arms...
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,810 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/18/2004 - Published: 7/2/2003
Bomb Shelter reviews
Once the war's over, the concrete-reinforced memory of our fear remains for the descendants to gawk at and wonder about...(written after a visit to my local cold-war refuge)
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Angst/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 227 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/23/2004
Duty to Freedom reviews
Opal Radisson, an American whose husband was killed in a post-WWI military assignment in Siberia, decides to fight in the Abe Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 802 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/3/2004
A Nation Created reviews
Lydia, the daughter of a Confederate ambassador, lives in a world like our own--only, in her world, the South won the Civil War..
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 23,497 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/23/2003 - Published: 1/4/2003
Crying Forever reviews
Why must I love and hate you both so strongly?
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 286 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/20/2003
Prelude to the Apocalypse reviews
All seemed well after the 'good guys' won Word War I-but the rise of fascism and communism, combined with the blindness of western democracies was setting the stage for another 'war to end all wars.'The testing groundr?Spain's Civil War.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,384 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/9/2003
Total Recall reviews
Reasons why an Austrian-born former bodybuilder with a history of sexual assualt, orgies, drug use, and other questionable character flaws was elected as the Republican governor of California last week.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 722 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 10/13/2003
Dissent Isn't Fashionable Anymore reviews
You thought the Patriot Act was bad...it will only get worse.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,214 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/29/2003
Persephone reviews
I left you Hades, but I am now doomed to wander the the earth as a lost soul. Why can't I be truly free of you and your memory?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 291 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/25/2003
The Phoenix of Democracy reviews
I was born in this world, under this corrupt government-but now, reborn, I choose to stand apart.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/8/2003
Like A Cancer reviews
Why I hate abortion.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 228 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/8/2003
One Nation Under God and Man reviews
Should Chief Justice Moore of Alabama be allowed to keep a monument of the Ten Commandments in the Alabama state judicial building? the
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 875 - Reviews: 11 - Published: 8/24/2003
No Excuses for You! reviews
OK, so we didn't pre-emptively attack Iraq for good anti-WMD reasons so much as humanitarian reasons(yeah right)...so why the hesitation for Liberia?
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 286 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/27/2003
Fractured Heart reviews
A short little declaration of painfully true, as of then unrequited, love.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 53 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 7/21/2003
Blinded Lemmings reviews
For all of the people who abuse their lives, this earth, and their ability to induce conflict...for those who are too blind to see the effects of their mistakes on the world.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/21/2003
Hell is Earth and Earth is Hell reviews
Every day I live in dread of the Apocalypse...fearing the too-soon end to my unfulfilled life...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 280 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 7/21/2003
Christian Ignorance reviews
Creation Science and its many flaws show just how sexist, ignorant, and intolerant my fellow Christians can be...
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,324 - Reviews: 17 - Published: 7/16/2003
Deliberate Mistake reviews
"I was never an angel/Just a broken toy/That caught the eye/Of a little boy"...love is a guilt-inducing pain. curse my fickle heart.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 329 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/10/2003
Ending It All reviews
The scales of love and hate have finally balanced-I can take no more, so I will run away in the only way I have left...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 361 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/10/2003
More Than Mindless SciFi Entertainment? reviews
Old corny Sci-fi movies with horrifically cheesy special effects and over-acting acatually had some good points...at least, some of them did. Case in Point: The original "Planet of the Apes"
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 605 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 7/10/2003
The Hoppenheimer Revolution reviews
All the darkness of the Victorian era crammed into a hopeless little alternate universe replete with barbaric barbers, horrendous headmistresses and angsty adolescents.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Humor/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,312 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/30/2003
A BandAid on an Amputation reviews
Everything seems healed over now-no more love, lust, hate, only a half-rejuvenated friendship. But history repeats itself-and I know that this truce won't last.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 278 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/23/2003
Dearly Beloved reviews
Epilogue posted!Kiya, an artistic, 17-year old country girl in Ancient Egypt has been chosen to join the harem of the iconoclastic pharaoh Akhenaten, whose principal wife is the famed Nefertiti.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 35,187 - Reviews: 121 - Favs: 60 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/20/2003 - Published: 10/28/2002
Shooting Star reviews
The story of infamous western outlaw Belle Starr, who grew up in the Confederacy and went on to be an associate of Cole Younger, Jesse James, etc.
Fiction: Western - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,072 - Reviews: 5 - Updated: 6/18/2003 - Published: 12/26/2002
Shattered Ideals reviews
I admire those who are the least human-those able to transcend destructive emotions-particularly love, in all its forms. Why then, have I fallen so far from my lofty ideals?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 260 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/17/2003
Soldiers, Politics, and Everything In Between reviews
My view on the whole 'carrier landing' issue and reelection for dear old Dubya
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,554 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 6/12/2003 - Published: 6/9/2003
All Is A Waste reviews
Is the point of life merely to escape death? Is there any sort of point-any end fulfillment that I can look forward to?Or am I just wasting my time?
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 242 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/9/2003
The Act Of A Murderer reviews
Society has strange standards for determining the moral good of slaughter...
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/9/2003
Lonely reviews
I feel free only when I'm alone...but being alone makes me depressed. So confusing.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 196 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/3/2003
Wound reviews
It's not the same thing-I have nothing to fear, no reason to hurt, yet I can't stop being fearful, no matter how irrational it is
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/1/2003
Lies reviews
The memory taunts me and refuses to leave.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 167 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/28/2003
Held Back reviews
Something holds me back from admitting that I'm in love.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/28/2003
I Laugh reviews
Humanity seems to enjoy the rush to destruction--when I'm in a really morbid mood, it seems almost amusing. Why does anyone on any side care enough to act so stupid? War is idiotic, regardless.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 211 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/16/2003
Only As Good As Their Country reviews
Rated for the people who will find this horrifyingly contrary to their opinions. Political leaders are self-serving war hawks, but most of their subjects (us) are not much better.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 206 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 4/16/2003
The American Nightmare reviews
I imgine that assimilation into American society might feel a bit like a bad dream...then, as an un American social outcast, how would I know?
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 324 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 4/4/2003
Pure Anarchy reviews
Exalts anarchy as the perfect form of government--in other words, the moral superiority of self-government--and laments the fact that it is such a perfectly impossible dream in today's world.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 233 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31/2003
To All reviews
to everyone who's ever opposed my war--or should i say anti-war views--particularly a few on this site. the recommended links within didn't copy-so, readers, go to www.romm.org/Pol_links1. html if you disagree about one of my points...
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 201 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 3/28/2003
Broken Angel reviews
The wonderful feelings of hatred and inadequate self-loathing that love brings
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 317 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/26/2003
Flawed and Fallen reviews
Afraid of falling in your love's eyes--of them finding your flaw and having them think less of you for it.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 144 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/24/2003
QuestionsAnswerwithabillionlivesinthebalance reviews
My answer to the general "war with Iraq" question--with a rather deep look on both pro-and anti-sides
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 487 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/7/2003
Over reviews
Why is this idotic passion so hard to leave behind?
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 351 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/2/2003
I MissHateCry over You reviews
Missing someone that you can't remember if you love or hate.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/2/2003
One to Seal the Fate of a World reviews
anti-American/Bush/War with Iraq, etc...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 315 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/22/2002
Aloof reviews
If a siberian tiger (of which about 150-200 still survive in the wild) could rant intelligently about humans, what would it say? odd idea, good (i think) rant
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 625 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/20/2002
Hate Eternal reviews
For the demon that won't leave my life alone...
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/1/2002
Say Goodbye reviews
I can't seem to break away from you, my friend, though you've lately caused me so much pain--it should be easy--this is my last, final effort to get away and say goodbye to you.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 393 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/4/2002
Afghanistan Still Matters reviews
A little slightly sarcastic document (I refuse to write essays for fun) on the importance that Americans don't get too quickly bored with Afghanistan---like we did before (and see how it cost us). Open to debate, but you really should R&R this for much mo
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 966 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 10/28/2002
letting loose reviews
I'm sick of the excuses you're giving me--it's driving me crazy, and I 'm going to have to end our friendship--and everything else we had--if you won't get the courage to tell the truth.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/23/2002
Your Cowardice reviews
I loved you-you said you loved me too---- but you won't give up your woman for me----and i'm gonna have to run away and leave you her with her-i can't take it anymore
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/7/2002
The Village Idiot reviews
i feel like such a ditz- even though I'm anything but- all the guys mess with me, but they'll never ask me out- that's why I call myself the village idot.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 267 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/14/2002
Staredown reviews
If you've ever had a friend who was so close that you fell in love with him.....only to become the nemsis of his official girlfriend/...etc., then please r&r!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 489 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/13/2002
The Lion of Panjshir reviews
This is intended to be a memorial to Ahmad Shah Massoud-leader of the North Alliance in Afghanistan, until his murder by suicide bombers on September 9, 2001. This poem explains some of the issues surrounding Afghanistan and our incompetent government....
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/8/2002
Ready to Die reviews
A very open poem about what is wrong with the Bush administration...what is wrong with the now-stagnated war in Afghanistan...anthrax...nukes...a lot of stuff. Highly entertaining/amusing. Please r&r.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 320 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/7/2002
So Cliche' reviews
The loss of innocence seems so cliche....and the loss of patriotism seems to be widespread...but both can change your life for worse
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 608 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/28/2002
They Are the Youth of the Nation reviews
A story about Indonesian child soldiers...some background knowledge recommended...but really good...sorry about the POD-copying title, but hey, it fit. Please read and review!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/28/2002
A Stacked Deck reviews
Just a strange little eulogy about one of my relationships...with a *unique friend...not much is completely understandable, but its an interesting class project....supposed to incorporate synesthesia..oh well. :-P
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 445 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/28/2002