Wilusa
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Joined 06-02-02, id: 223153, Profile Updated: 03-14-10
Author has written 57 stories for General, General, Humor, Haiku, and Essay.

Please check out my fan fiction as well! (Mostly Highlander, Dark Shadows, and Carnivale; several fics for other series, most recently Guiding Light.) Here's my FanFiction.Net profile URL: http://www.fanfiction.net/~Wilusa

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Strawberry Arcade by Chuckleberry reviews
A collection of short stories that embrace life and the human nature; from a humble sidewalk painter to men who pave the sky.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 912 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/16/2003
Hands by Jedi Adia reviews
This story was written in support of the people who are fighting to save the sick and impoverished in Africa. Please read and review.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,382 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/31/2002
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Where I Stand
A brief statement of my views on life, death, and reality, as I'm about to turn seventy-five.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 317 - Published: 4/8 - Complete
Fact, Fable, Fiction
My intent in this piece, originally planned as an Afterword to my Highlander fic "The Third Day," is to indicate which important elements of the story belong in each of those categories.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,328 - Published: 3/2 - Complete
Waving to Mom reviews
How my mother helped me through a crisis, and we waved a final time...months after her death.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,414 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/15/2013 - Complete
The Empty Tomb reviews
As Christians prepare to observe Lent: An agnostic's guess at how belief in Jesus's "Resurrection" could have grown out of an innocent misunderstanding.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 776 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/10/2013 - Complete
Musings of a Non-Believer
Which show that I - an agnostic who doesn't presume to claim she knows all the answers or even knows any of the answers - nevertheless have thoughts aplenty about life, death, and eternity. No blind "faith"...but boundless hope.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,919 - Published: 1/27/2013 - Complete
Intro to My Guiding Light Fics
A necessary "setting of the scene," not in itself fan fiction, that I want to store online.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,195 - Published: 11/8/2011 - Complete
Hold On to Light
A record of my thought processes and intentions when I was writing a series of Guiding Light fanfics. I don't expect others to be interested, just "storing" it here!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 15,555 - Updated: 11/8/2011 - Published: 6/8/2011 - Complete
So Long Springfield at Mohegan Sun reviews
My recollections of a daylong event featuring eleven stars of the beloved, recently ended soap opera "Guiding Light."
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,329 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/13/2010 - Complete
A Flickering Light reviews
Why I was dissatisfied with the ending of "Guiding Light," and ways it could have been improved.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,584 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/10/2010 - Complete
Write at Your Own Risk reviews
When a newspaper that formerly rejected pro-Palestinian Letters to the Editor appears to have changed its policy, submitting a letter may do more harm than good. (Ch. 4: Persistence pays off! After only, um, nine months...)
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,443 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 7/20/2004 - Published: 10/31/2003
Seeking Justice for Rachel Corrie reviews
Today is the anniversary of the death of a young American at the hands of the Israeli military.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 742 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/16/2004
Geneva Discord
My comments on the recently publicized "Geneva Accord," a model peace plan drafted by private citizens of Israel and the Occupied Territories.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 778 - Published: 12/7/2003
What's Past Is Prologue
An essay on the background of the Palestinian conflict, including a number of facts I haven't mentioned before.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,027 - Published: 12/4/2003
We'll Never Forget Where We Were reviews
For Americans old enough to remember it, the assassination of John F. Kennedy was a life-altering trauma comparable only to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 966 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/22/2003
In the Beginning reviews
Was rejection of the U.N.'s 1947 partition plan by the Palestinian Arabs an offense for which they deserve to be punished?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 939 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/31/2003
Settling the Issue reviews
Do Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories really violate the Fourth Geneva Convention? Here's what I concluded, and why.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,028 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 10/21/2003
The Promise That Never Was reviews
A look at what Britain promised - or more accurately, didn't promise - Jews in the Balfour Declaration.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 756 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/21/2003
Review of 2003 Dark Shadows Festival
The title says it all...except that the "Festival" is a convention, and Dark Shadows is a cult-hit TV series that originally aired from 1966 through 1971.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,802 - Published: 9/19/2003
The Sacrifice reviews
A short-short about a protagonist faced with a difficult decision.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 438 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/15/2003
The Bitter Truth
An attempt to summarize, in one chapter, key points in the background of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute and how I've come to view it. (I'm pro-Palestinian.) Some sections have been posted before, others have not.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,983 - Published: 9/7/2003
Lost in the Dead Zone reviews
The lost has been found! The lost episode of "The Dead Zone," dealing with the hunt for bin Laden, aired July 27, 2003. Read my original essay, plus my reviews of the episode and story treatment; spoilers in all chapters!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 4,997 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 8/24/2003 - Published: 4/23/2003
Israel: A Stolen Home reviews
Frequently updated essay on why I, an American in my sixties, have recently come to oppose the existence of Israel. (Yes, I've added yet another chapter, responding to feedback and including some interesting statistics.)
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 11,751 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/11/2003 - Published: 2/19/2003
Reading the Road Map reviews
Whatever Israel may claim, nothing in the Road Map requires the Palestinians to dismantle Hamas or Islamic Jihad. A second chapter discusses other issues.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,133 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 7/10/2003 - Published: 7/6/2003
Changing Times at Collinwood
Two Dark Shadows plot analysis essays, in which I attempt to make sense of some of the changes brought about by time travelers in 1897 and 1840.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,688 - Published: 5/4/2003
The Metamorphosis of Mansfield Square
A Dark Shadows essay, tracing the antecedents of the show's first and most famous time travel sequence to two classic movies and a never-completed novel.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,378 - Published: 5/2/2003
Another World of Dark Shadows
A Dark Shadows essay devoted to the excellent comic strip that appeared in 1971-72.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 777 - Published: 4/28/2003
The Beginning and the End of the World
A Dark Shadows essay, evaluating two sources that purport to tell us what the series' writers had in mind as they began and ended the saga of the Collins family.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,344 - Published: 4/28/2003
Reviews of Past Dark Shadows Festivals
In light of the distressing news that the 2003 Dark Shadows Festival is planned as the last, I've decided to post my Reviews of some of the previous Fests. A poor record of a wondrous chapter in DS fans' lives!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,476 - Published: 4/27/2003
Apocalypse Now? reviews
It's April 4, 2003. The U.S. has precipitated an illegal, immoral war in the Middle East. Here's one vision of what may happen.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 332 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 4/4/2003
Land of the Weeping Sun reviews
A child's drawing is the last straw that drives a woman to a desperate act.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 801 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 4/3/2003 - Published: 12/28/2002 - Complete
Severe Acute Respiratory Weapon? reviews
A nasty speculation about the origin of SARS.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 504 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 3/29/2003
Thirty Pieces of Silver
Thoughts on the reported payment of a $27 million reward to an al-Qaida traitor who betrayed Khalid Mohammed.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 831 - Published: 3/29/2003
It's a Puzzlement reviews
Where, oh where are Iraq's chemical weapons? Here's one theory as to why those notorious weapons haven't been used...or found.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 834 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 3/29/2003
Scenes in the Shadows
Three different guesses at Osama bin Laden's whereabouts and reaction when he learned of Khalid Mohammed's capture. Important: This is purely a work of imaginative fiction!
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,315 - Updated: 3/23/2003 - Published: 3/10/2003 - Complete
Martyrdom
Is this one possible fate of Osama bin Laden? A cautionary tale...
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,407 - Updated: 3/23/2003 - Published: 7/15/2002 - Complete
Maybe, Just Maybe
A what-if story speculating that the U.S. might not have gotten the real Abu Zubaydah.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,282 - Updated: 3/23/2003 - Published: 6/8/2002 - Complete
God's Warrior
A fantasy about the fate of a suicide pilot...or bomber, or arsonist who causes an explosion. Read into it what you will. Written at the beginning of January 2002.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,512 - Updated: 3/23/2003 - Published: 6/7/2002 - Complete
What Thou Sayeth reviews
Written in anger at the media's fawning, uncritical acceptance of a story I find highly suspicious. I don't pretend to know the truth. It's the one-sided reporting, the assumptions of guilt and innocence, that anger me.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 297 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/14/2003
Just One of Those Things
Have you ever had a lost object turn up in an unlikely place? Or in a place it hadn't been when you looked there before? Welcome to the world of jottles.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 863 - Published: 3/4/2003
A Twist on a Twist
An essay inspired by Steven Saylor's novel "A Twist at the End," which deals with real, unsolved serial murders in Texas in the 1880s. Warning: Contains major spoilers for the novel!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,438 - Published: 2/26/2003
A Different View of Bin Laden
A synopsis of highlights of Yossef Bodansky's book "Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America."
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,113 - Published: 2/26/2003
A Promise Unkept reviews
A poem from the heart.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/20/2003
Liberated and Loving It
A letter I sent Dear Abby in defense of retirement, after she'd called it a "dirty word"!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 512 - Published: 2/19/2003
PostStroke Rehabilitation: Don't Make My Mistakes
Deals with care of an aging parent. I wrote this for a writing course several years ago; unfortunately, it's all true.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,155 - Published: 2/19/2003
Born Again? reviews
An essay on reincarnation, focusing on suggestively similar past-life readings I've received from different psychics.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,528 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/18/2003
Legacy of 911 reviews
A letter my newspaper wouldn't print.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 424 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/18/2003
An Appeal to our Senators reviews
An August 2002 statement opposing an invasion of Iraq.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 486 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 2/18/2003
Irish Myth Haikus reviews
A set of five haikus portraying larger-than-life characters who participated in a mythic Irish war.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/7/2002
Same Time, Last Year reviews
An adult child recalls the final illness and death of an elderly parent.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 958 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/9/2002
How to Bend the Long Arm of the Law reviews
I was once asked to write a "how-to" as part of a test of writing ability. Unfortunately, I couldn't think of anything useful I knew how to do! So I decided to have some fun with it, and came up with this.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 203 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/8/2002
Through a Glass, Darkly reviews
When I wrote this short poem years back, it was actually supposed to mean something. And I now have no idea what! Still like the sound of it, though...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 54 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/8/2002
Martian Chronicle
Another very short poem, little more than a fragment, but it does contain an offbeat idea.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Published: 6/8/2002
Reflections of Reality
Another very short poem, self-explanatory.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 32 - Published: 6/8/2002
The Mind of God
A very short poem, self-explanatory.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Published: 6/8/2002
Depth
To get the point of this, keep in mind the similarity of the title to the word "death."
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Published: 6/8/2002
Locked Away
A short-short about a commander's angst over a setback for which he blames himself. Fiction, but suggested by very real oddities in a news report. Written in June 2002.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 907 - Published: 6/8/2002 - Complete
The Baby reviews
A fantasy about a dating couple and a very unusual picnic.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,217 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/7/2002 - Complete