Brief Candle
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Joined 08-20-02, id: 256438
Author has written 6 stories for General, General, and Life.
My name is Rachel, I'm fifteen years old and live in New York... but not New York City so don't ask me what it's like living in Manhatten! ;) I love reading, I'm a fan of music but highly uneducated in it, I wish I could act but can't even read aloud without mumbling, and have an obsession with the show American Idol.

I love to write but don't do it as often as I should... I'm blocked more often than not and have fallen into the very evil, yet insanely fun and addictive hobby of writing fan fiction, which makes it hard to get very many original ideas, as most pop into my head as fanfic. However, I dream of writing (and hopefully publishing) a novel, and I certainly come up with plenty of plots and ideas... but getting around to writing them is another story.

My writing here is mostly poetry, even though I have a hard time writing it. I'm lazy and don't finish a lot of the pieces I begin, and since poems are shorter, I'm much, much more likely to finish them. The short story posted here -- "The Staircase" was the product of the most work I ever put into writing anything... it was edited about a million times. And then when I submitted it to my school's literary magazine, they made a BUNCH of suggestions as to how to fix it. So any criticism at all on that would be insanely helpful.

Any criticism on anything at all would be great, actually! I love constructive criticism... I only want to make my writing better and any sort of feedback is amazing.

And now that I've rambled a bunch, please read and enjoy! :)

Currently reading: The Crucible, Stupid White Men, Dandelion Wine
Currently listening to: Clay Aiken, Fefe Dobson, Something Corporate and Dido (I adore the song "See the Sun")
Currently writing: My Harry Potter fanfic (Echoing Black) and any other random thing I come up with an idea for...
Currently fangirling: Clay Aiken, the play The Producers, Johnny Depp and Mr. Darcy

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This Winter
Inspired by the insanely cold weather, but not a poem about the weather, I promise! A poem written mostly for venting purposes... although I would like any constructive criticism you have to offer.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Published: 2/5/2004
The Staircase reviews
Jody meets a mysterious boy who reveals to her that dreams aren't only in the subconscious and teaches her a lesson she won't forget...
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,340 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 11/5/2003
Drowning reviews
I was drowning, my lifeboat just a shard of broken dignity. I tried to reach for you, but you just stared — Unconcerned.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 215 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/23/2003
Invisible reviews
I can say it over and over again / But will anyone listen? / I can talk until my mouth runs dry, / Only to be ignored.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/22/2003
Social Epiphany reviews
A short monologue about a friendship that died out. Based on true events. If you decide to review (which I hope you will) please be completely honest.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 385 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/11/2003
Shattered Innocence reviews
A poem... about shattered innocence
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 10/2/2002