Kievsky
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Joined 06-07-02, id: 225665
Author has written 26 stories for General, General, Family, War, Love, School, Haiku, and Romance.
"Ideas are more dangerous than guns. We don't let our people have guns. Why should we let them have ideas?" -Stalin

I present to you here a small fraction of the scrawlings that gather dust on my desk or wait, unfinished, in one of many notebooks. This writing is a way to preserve ideas in an era when it has become impossible and impractical to tell stories around a campfire or to talk of anything but reality with friends and family.

I'm a seventeen-year-old female American Northeasterner. A few of my favorite things are chemistry, classic literature, Russian history, and international politics.

Constructive criticism is always welcome and reviews are greatly appreciated even if a story has been posted for a year or more.

Favorite Authors: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, George Orwell, Fyodor Dostoevsky, James White.
Currently Reading: The Curse of the Giant Hogweed (MacLeod), Treasury of Russian Short Stories 1900-1966, Keep the Aspidistra Flying (Orwell)

Representative Work, Fiction: "Moscow Blaze" and "These Hallowed Halls"
Representative Work, Poetry: "Military Promenade" and "Occidental Rust" Current Quote:

"Anyone who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin."

-John von Neumann

I'm going to be gone for awhile.

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one hundred ninetyone words by Rose of Dresden reviews
the last lover. the one who matters most
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 11/20/2002
War Story by Rose of Dresden reviews
a clock in Dresden. please r/r...thank you
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 264 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/1/2002
You Are Throwing Quantum Physics by Rose of Dresden reviews
I have been knocked over/by the force of your theory/by staring out the window of our Holiday Inn/yelling to you/"what about Copenhagen!"--Please read and review. Thank you
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 368 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/8/2002
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Alpha Symphony reviews
Written from an online prompt where the protagonist was to be a Brooklyn violin teacher with a foot fetish. This is a first attempt at romance, let alone from a male POV, and decidedly not graphic.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,323 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/18/2003
Inked In reviews
A very short story about a teenager, her meddlesome mother, and a letter the girl is desperate to receive.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,028 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/18/2003
Speechless reviews
Bizarre and random little haiku (5-7-5) about the moment of falling in love with someone.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/27/2003
Lament for a Man of the City reviews
Influenced by a character in a beloved 1927 film. The piece is about the persistence of human desperation despite (and because of) modern industrialization. It's meant to feel unfinished.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 392 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/18/2003
Songs of the Soviets reviews
A few poems from about three years ago. They're only partially historical and aren't spectacular, but I still kind of like them.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 442 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/7/2003
Midwesterner in the Mill Town reviews
A displaced and disliked teacher considers his role and status in the classroom.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 180 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/18/2003
Occidental Rust reviews
"You are not a renegade but in a screaming heat of tire treads/We could be flying north where for once we might not be considered/The most coldhearted there."
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 339 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/25/2003
Military Promenade reviews
Who they are and what they will become.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 10 - Words: 3,247 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/18/2003
These Hallowed Halls reviews
Three vignettes from the halls of a high school.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,496 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/10/2003
Chesapeake reviews
In twenty-four hours we will be at war.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 265 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 3/18/2003
Leadership Qualifications reviews
Written on an elitist teacher's practice of playing politics with National Honor Society membership and, for justification, hiding behind a very narrow but vague definition of leadership.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 358 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/18/2003
La Bus, Pendant La Nuit reviews
Un poème court que j'ai écrivé en français pendant une voyage en bus. J'observais quelqu'un qui essayait dormir; c'est le resultat. Aidez-moi avec ma grammaire, s'il vous plaît. (With English translation pour les autres américains ici.)
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - French - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 377 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/11/2003
Squawk Bursts reviews
It is a bit obscure and about the impending war; foremost it is about heightened consciousness and communications. Please note that none of the numbers or colors are random.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 284 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 2/25/2003
Navy reviews
Third and final in the "verbal portrait" series. This is Rote.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 321 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/18/2003
Spencer Watching a Theory reviews
A poem/portrait about an acquaintance of mine and the one thing he adores.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 243 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/29/2003
Ancestral Portrait reviews
I tried to research the life of my paternal great-great grandfather only to find that there were no records, and no stories, except for what is written here. My tribute.
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 724 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 1/18/2003
3:21 reviews
Duty, morals, and conscience seem to be necessary evils when an unexpected discovery divides two friends.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,773 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/18/2002
The Midnight Session reviews
At certain MUN conferences, if you serve on NATO or Security Council, you have a "crisis session" from around midnight until morning. The poem is a dramatization of that.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 234 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/18/2002
Peter reviews
A verbal portrait of a classmate.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 306 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/18/2002
Distractions reviews
My first venture into poetry; four themes in four poems: acceptance, obsession, loneliness, and death.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 922 - Reviews: 10 - Published: 10/18/2002
Moscow Blaze reviews
An exercise in symbolism and a stylized depiction of one event leading up to the fall of the Soviet Union.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 831 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/18/2002
Bound and Grounded reviews
An American spy accepts an assignment in the USSR. After falling into enemy hands, he must contend with the Soviets and his former American allies in the battle for his life. Rated for profanity, torture, theme. Not very historically accurate I'm afraid.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 50,533 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/31/2002
Three Scenes reviews
Three vignettes: a nightmare, the plot for a contract hit, and one battle of an ongoing war. Rated conservatively for some profanity.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,311 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 8/1/2002
Claws reviews
A stalker confronts her target.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 528 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/17/2002
The Graveyard reviews
A young woman who lives next to a colonial graveyard receives an unexpected and mysterious visitor. (True Story)
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 741 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 6/12/2002
Distance in Catatonia reviews
After suspiciously falling into a catatonic state, a terminally ill old man encounters a familiar rival.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,117 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 6/7/2002