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Joined 08-01-02, id: 244757, Profile Updated: 07-27-10
Author has written 14 stories for Fantasy, General, Mythology, General, and Humor.

I'm Skylark. I write fantasy (usually modern fantasy) and I usually stay away from anything "traditional". In other words, if you want a hero or heroine who is chosen to save the world, participate in duels against dark enemies or be mentioned in someone's prophecy, I'm probably not the kind of fantasy writer you're looking for. I write ordinary characters into extraordinary situations. I also write extraordinary characters into ordinary situations. Usually I do this to both of them at the same time. Originality is my speciality, and while I can't judge the quality of said originality, I hope it's at least decent.

I'm currently working on Dreams Do Come True. There are plenty of stories lying around about people who get sucked into other worlds, but what if the other world got sucked into Earth instead? Who would notice first? Who would take advantage of it? It might go something like this.

Also current is the parody Mary Sue and the Pirates in Pink, the first of a series of planned short stories featuring the escapades of the most perfect woman in existence.

Older stories include:

Post-Apocalyptic(ish) Fantasy: Oblivion, a story about a protagonist trying to destroy the world.

Alternate Earth Fantasy: Born of the Future, which deals with the hazards of time travel in an alternate history. Contains minor sci-fi elements.

Modern Fantasy: Daruma, which is what might happen if you were followed around the city by a giant red statue; In the Lap (Dance) of the Gods, a humorous take on Greek mythology; Fete, a supernatural drama; The Girl Who Loved Everything, literally; and Agents of Orange, about a family of interdimensional agents who combine magic with high technology.

Mediaeval/High Fantasy: Renegades and Interactive Story - my interactive fiction from long ago, before the ban came in.

Non-Fantasy: Gone Bad, a short atmospheric thriller.

The interactive stories I used to organise are well and truly dead/kaput/finished, because Fictionpress changed their rules years ago to disallow anything interactive, and even deleted Renegades (which was written before this rule was in place, I might add). I think it's a shame, as it was a great writing challenge for me and fun for the people who put characters in, but there's nothing I can do about it. My apologies to all who put in characters and never got to see them make it into the story! However, what was done will remain up here for the record. :)

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The Cat Who Wasn't Even Black by Jade of Ilium reviews
*ALL COMMENTS APPRECIATED* Dudley Five Paws is a ginger tomcat who wants to be a witch's cat. His only chance of success is to find himself a witch. Cassie Robin is a witch's apprentice. The only trouble is, she does not WANT to be a witch.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 19 - Words: 43,614 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/24/2011 - Published: 4/3/2010
The Apple Street House by Lace-1812 reviews
Stefan has problems. The box he made in woodwork is eating all his stuff, his friend's chicken is a murderous monster...and people are throwing juice at each other in the backyard. Hmm...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 10,059 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/6/2011 - Published: 6/17/2010
Nine Life Cat by Adrenalin reviews
Writing Challenge Contest, December. 'There were four of them, and he was the only male. So they called him Him.'
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,611 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/4/2009 - Complete
Babel by TheSeer reviews
They come to the tower: dreamers, misfits, hunters, and runaways. They know nothing about it, except that it's a school for those who travel the multiverse. "Now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do." Gen. 11:6
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 17,210 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/6/2008 - Published: 7/7/2008
Day of Revolution by unapologetic reviews
Eli doesn't believe in magic - but he's stuck with it. His best friend is manipulating the people around him with a strangely acquired power. On the Day of Revolution, your killer is your best friend.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 22 - Words: 83,306 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/19/2008 - Published: 6/13/2008 - Complete
Magicademy by MusedMoose reviews
Arts Magika University: sorcery classes, elven professors, dwarven fraternities, interspecies dating, and magikal duels. It's odd, it's mildly bizarre, and it's a wonder the students get any studying done. It's college the way it should have been.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 33 - Words: 194,782 - Reviews: 236 - Favs: 199 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 10/17/2006 - Published: 8/25/2004 - Complete
The Thing From The Chimney by Joey Pettine reviews
What happens when two eveil people meet and what happens when one of them works for Santa.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,877 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13/2006
Passover Knight by Mayaj reviews
Mikey H. Rosenberg must find the courage within himself to overcome your garden veriaty of dragons, ogres, giants, princesses, and eighth graders. Complete, sequel coming soon.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 27 - Words: 104,899 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/20/2004 - Published: 5/6/2004
Magical Guy Jovian by Snowfall's Silence reviews
Jovi Adams, your average whining antisocial 13-year-old boy, is destined to save the world from some bad guy... err, girl.
Fiction: Manga - Rated: K+ - English - Parody - Chapters: 14 - Words: 251,200 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/21/2003 - Published: 4/21/2003
My Daughter by Orion3 reviews
*Ch. 2 up!* Not the first of it's kind, but no less intriguing, this is a 'Submit a Character' fic! Clea's young daughter, Mari, has been kidnapped. Now it's up to her and her friends to find out who took her, and why.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,387 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 8/16/2002 - Published: 8/8/2002
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Dreams Do Come True reviews
Eleanor is young, intelligent... and suicidal. However, when she starts to experience impossible visions, she must find the strength to grow. This is a story for people tired of reading the same old cliches. Be careful - dreaming has repercussions.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 26,131 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/17/2010 - Published: 7/4/2010
Mary Sue and the Pirates in Pink reviews
The Pirates in Pink are the scourge of the seven seas, but the Shipman's Council has had enough. Violence and negotiations and keelhauling have all failed. It's time to send in everyone's favourite heroine as a last resort...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Parody/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,938 - Reviews: 7 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/21/2010
Agents of Orange reviews
The Orange family are inter-dimensional agents, assigned with protecting Earth from natural harm. But not every Orange has the proper sense of duty. When spoiled daughter Whisper shirks hers, she unexpectedly finds herself in all sorts of trouble.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,186 - Reviews: 5 - Updated: 7/23/2008 - Published: 7/15/2008
Oblivion reviews
In a decaying world that passed its use-by date a long time ago, a boy called Sage finds himself coerced into becoming Death's champion, charged with the task of finally destroying the earth. Unfortunately, he doesn't really want to...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,338 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Published: 2/25/2008
The Girl Who Loved Everything reviews
Acton's sister is inexplicably unable to feel negative emotions such as guilt, sorrow and fear. In an attempt to save her and the world from each other, he sets off a peculiar cast of supernatural forces they never dreamed existed!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,018 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/25/2008
Bathwater reviews
Is what you get all over the floor when you've got spa problems.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 233 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/4/2006 - Complete
No More Cold Shoulders
When you lose interest in things new and interesting.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Published: 5/3/2006
Fête reviews
Fete comes to town in an eddy of dazzling light shows and eccentric music on the heels of a dying scandal, but for Megan it could mean getting caught in something equally sinister… and far more bizarre. Modern fantasy with twists.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Suspense/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,140 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/1/2006
Interactive Story reviews
Interactive fantasy story. Chapter 3 up! No longer accepting characters. On hold until I work out this file uploading problem... please be patient!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,584 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 7/19/2003 - Published: 7/6/2003
Renegades
Join Leejae the hyperactive cat-boy, innocent elf Jumal, the 10-year-old seductress faerie Etcetra and Garrick the most evil, conceited villain ever to live on a journey that will take them through strange lands.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,227 - Published: 7/19/2003
In the Lap Dance of the Gods reviews
When the messenger Hermes breaks into Amy's kitchen bearing the news of her imminent death, she is understandably a little concerned. But not to be put off, she embarks on a quest against time, death and perhaps most importantly, fate itself.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,177 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/22/2003
Daruma reviews
The death of Osa's cousin leaves her with only the tiny daruma doll to remember him by. But she gets more than she bargained for! Not your typical fantasy story, and a work in progress.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,339 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 9/4/2002 - Published: 8/3/2002
Born of the Future reviews
Time-travel, cults, world-wide disaster, threatened natives, kung-fu priestesses and irritating young kids. What do these have in common? A mix of fantasy, sci-fi and suspense, set in a world which might have been.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,800 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/2/2002 - Published: 8/1/2002 - Complete
Gone Bad reviews
This is what happens when schitzophrenic relatives get out of hand.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,699 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/2/2002 - Complete