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Joined 11-06-02, id: 290423, Profile Updated: 04-10-10
Author has written 5 stories for Romance, and General.

( brittle hearts )

sporadic writer. full of cheese and pretentious phrases.
in love with present tense. abuses the word heart a little too often.
lacks the attention for churning out multi-chaptered pieces. review returner.


( authors ) anne enright, amy hempel, margaret atwood, chuck palahniuk, eliot perlman, neil gaiman

( musicians ) kings of convenience, sparklehorse, cake bake betty, passion pit, tchaikovsky, emily haines & the soft skeleton, plastic tree


( April 10th, 2010 )

A new piece is up, finally! Something a little less depressing, I hope. Not too proud of the entire writing style per se, but I've spent enough time on it.
what a beautiful mess is still being worked on, so do look out for the second chapter in the next month or so. Probably.

( October 19th, 2009 )

what a beautiful mess was nominated once again at the unconventional La Campanella Awards for the L'One-Shot Award.
Many thanks for the nomination! I didn't think my little sad story would make it this far. Please visit the site to read all the other beautiful pieces.

( March 5th, 2009 )

what a beautiful mess was nominated at the brilliant Booyah Awards for the Best Tear-jerker Scene.
Thank you so much for the nomination and do visit the site for the other amazing pieces there. ❤


( AWARDS )

what a beautiful mess
Best Tear-jerker Scene❙Booyah Awards
❦ Judges' Pick❙La Campanella Awards

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Downward Spiral Rising by Pundit reviews
She’s known them both her entire life. One’s arrogant, rich, and pretends she doesn’t exist. The other’s her best friend. But when her mom remarries Chloe learns the difference between knowing a name and knowing the person behind it.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 80,598 - Reviews: 1686 - Favs: 1,437 - Follows: 683 - Updated: 4/19 - Published: 11/2/2004
Lighthouse Charlie by Jessie L. Star - AKA star123 reviews
The first time I had kicked in the womb it had been when Max, a baby himself, had placed his hand against my mother's stomach. It had been the first, but certainly not the last, time I'd kicked him, and now suddenly he wasn't interested in a fight? Weird. **Removed and now available on Amazon and Smashwords!**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 5,369 - Reviews: 1882 - Favs: 1,659 - Follows: 699 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 2/20/2010 - Complete
Private Lives, Public Property by Jessie L. Star - AKA star123 reviews
It's not easy to pretend you're in love for the sake of teenagers and housewives across the country but top footballer Lucas Goodspeed and shy, romantic Isobel Saunders soon discover that convincing themselves that they're not in love might be even harder. **Removed and now available on Amazon and Smashwords!**
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 22 - Words: 8,299 - Reviews: 3186 - Favs: 3,450 - Follows: 1,430 - Updated: 2/23 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Complete
His Eyes by pen-ink reviews
When Amy answers an ad to babysit a boy, little does she suspect that he's her age! Meet Tristan, a rich 18 year old who's recently gone blind…and he's not at all interested in being helped. Or so he thinks. [PUBLISHED]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 502 - Reviews: 2531 - Favs: 1,326 - Follows: 267 - Updated: 12/15/2013 - Published: 3/18/2005 - Complete
Waiting on the World by blak pearl reviews
What do you do when your best friend hooks up with your twin brother and breaks his heart? Pretend to date the guy she likes- the guy you've hated since you've known how to. And hope the cliche doesn't catch up with you. COMPLETE!
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 27 - Words: 109,294 - Reviews: 456 - Favs: 731 - Follows: 196 - Updated: 10/21/2012 - Published: 11/18/2007 - Complete
All Along by KNE reviews
Neely Donovan isn’t interested in the whole popularity ordeal considering that her twin brother was one of the hottest guys that attended their school. But falling for the most popular guyand her bro's best friend was the last thing on her mind.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 20 - Words: 211,055 - Reviews: 4779 - Favs: 3,565 - Follows: 1,727 - Updated: 4/2/2012 - Published: 8/20/2004
Samantha by Mystified reviews
Samantha is a normal college student, until her apartment falls victim to a bomb, and she's kidnapped by a very mysterious, very handsome stranger, whose intentions aren't all that clear.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 97,227 - Reviews: 3201 - Favs: 1,839 - Follows: 802 - Updated: 5/3/2011 - Published: 12/21/2002 - Complete
Living Next Door by Jenecis reviews
He’s HOT, RICH and super SEXY. Josh Mitchells is the epitome of perfection. Girls worship him and guys envy his popularity. The only problem: he’s my next door neighbor. CHAPTER 9 UP!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 55,500 - Reviews: 784 - Favs: 775 - Follows: 700 - Updated: 1/21/2011 - Published: 12/8/2005
Swish by lovelyhead reviews
He was her rival, on and off the court. He can get any girl he wants, and she doesn’t know how to lose. In a battle of basketball and the heart, Taylor Hampton won’t let James Stirling win. Dallington High School never saw this coming. REMOVED.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,503 - Reviews: 3427 - Favs: 2,754 - Follows: 1,618 - Updated: 6/17/2010 - Published: 7/23/2005 - Complete
To Fight or Fall by pixy-dizzy reviews
When rivalry takes action, students at Westfield School of Boarding--fondly known as SOB--must choose sides. The ringleaders are thrilled, until their war becomes a war to protect the very school they hate. A bit of a satire; Sort of complete.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 164,934 - Reviews: 859 - Favs: 476 - Follows: 198 - Updated: 6/12/2010 - Published: 5/20/2004 - Complete
Luciology by skankasaurus reviews
“Um, hello,” I said weakly, and I didn't fail to notice the way he was alternating his stares between me and the fish. “It's nice to meet you.” “...Were you just talking to your fish?”
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 40,137 - Reviews: 474 - Favs: 438 - Follows: 496 - Updated: 7/1/2009 - Published: 11/22/2007
False Facades by Maeven reviews
Sam Westlane is the new kid in the famous all boys Crestan High School for the rich and the spoiled ... There's only one problem. Sam is a girl.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 114,525 - Reviews: 7164 - Favs: 5,809 - Follows: 798 - Updated: 1/5/2009 - Published: 9/5/2003 - Complete
Losing it All by unlikely.story reviews
She thinks she lost her cell phone, everyone else thinks she lost her virginity, and the guy thought to be responsible for her 'deflowering' has no problem adding fuel to the fire.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 10,987 - Reviews: 256 - Favs: 244 - Follows: 345 - Updated: 12/26/2008 - Published: 6/7/2008
Sox in a Box by Myrika reviews
She's appalled by his food choices. He thinks she's a baseball curse. It's definitely not a match made in heaven or in Boston, for that matter. //REMOVED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 2,082 - Reviews: 1920 - Favs: 624 - Follows: 459 - Updated: 12/9/2008 - Published: 2/8/2008 - Complete
The Day I Stalked Him by Vena Cava reviews
(One-Shot) 12:05pm. Target caught masturbating in bathroom stall. 007 status: in adjacent stall, hyperventilating.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,796 - Reviews: 968 - Favs: 2,196 - Follows: 175 - Published: 8/9/2008 - Complete
Beating the Game by Lord Iron-Balls reviews
Patrick Morrison had it good. He was socially invisible, ignored by the Neanderthals around him, and on the fast track to MIT. Then he made the mistake of getting involved in Marielle Pason's social games. But to Patrick, the only way out is to win.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 18 - Words: 83,282 - Reviews: 1169 - Favs: 988 - Follows: 700 - Updated: 8/1/2008 - Published: 1/3/2006
The Tutoring Contract by pinkshades reviews
Tutoring's never been this complicated, thanks to Wes McDermott. He'll ignore you, then charm you. He'll insult you, then ask you out. With little studying going on, all Amy wants is for Wes to pick up a textbook ... before she murders him with it.DELETED
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,484 - Reviews: 966 - Favs: 1,001 - Follows: 951 - Updated: 3/17/2008 - Published: 2/16/2007
Emery & Me by In.the.Wardrobe reviews
He looked towards my waist before groaning and looking away. “Look what you’re wearing.” Confused, I glanced down, and immediately realised the dilemma. I was in my underwear. “Oh.” [COMPLETE]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 75,512 - Reviews: 1329 - Favs: 2,074 - Follows: 489 - Updated: 12/24/2007 - Published: 5/27/2007 - Complete
Does This Make You Uncomfortable? by DancingChaChaFruit reviews
She stuck her hand in the back pocket of his jeans. "Does this make you uncomfortable?" He smiled and slid his own hand into the back pocket of the shorts she was wearing. "You'll have to try harder than that." It's funny what games become. -Oneshot-
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,516 - Reviews: 357 - Favs: 1,097 - Follows: 75 - Published: 10/29/2007 - Complete
All Play and No Work by twitched reviews
Blair and Matt haven't got along since her brother befriended him. Now it's six years on and Blair is refusing to do any of her schoolwork. When Matt's hired to tutor her, secrets Blair never wanted anyone to know start emerging, but will anything change?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 106,712 - Reviews: 1263 - Favs: 942 - Follows: 164 - Updated: 10/2/2007 - Published: 3/28/2004 - Complete
Close Encounters, Inc by fazzingaway reviews
Complete! Between the three of us, we were probably connected to everyone in our year group and helped people meet the men or women of their dreams. But then one dream turned into a nightmare when I realised I'd fallen in love with the target…
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 81,605 - Reviews: 635 - Favs: 934 - Follows: 117 - Updated: 8/15/2007 - Published: 7/26/2004 - Complete
Eulogies and Post It Notes Can Change the World! by Imaginary Parachute reviews
[VERY LONG ONE SHOT] Abe Pruitt is going to improve the world, and she's doing it with sticky notes. Jack St. James is going to keep on being bothersome, and he looks good doing it, damn him. Doesn't it suck when the tables are turned? [EDITED]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,743 - Reviews: 349 - Favs: 1,193 - Follows: 69 - Updated: 6/29/2007 - Published: 6/5/2007 - Complete
Accidentally in Love by InspiredByAKiss reviews
They say that when someone dies, it affects everything. After the mother of her best friend commits suicide and his brother moves in with her family, Faith Montgomery is going to experience just exactly how true that statement is. [on hiatus]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 48,201 - Reviews: 225 - Favs: 117 - Follows: 125 - Updated: 6/23/2007 - Published: 7/21/2006
Breathtakingly Gorgeous by xoxluurve reviews
[ONE SHOT] “I'm already in love with someone,” I said. “And who is this supposed moron,” he muttered darkly. I turned and looked at him. Oh God, here goes the last shred of dignity I own. I took a deep breath. “You.”
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 382 - Favs: 1,377 - Follows: 95 - Published: 6/6/2007 - Complete
The Thawing of the Ice Bitch by chthonical reviews
Life. Love. Both happen to everyone—even to people who don't give a damn. Like Em Callahan. Suddenly, people are all around her, becoming her friends. And these people are falling in love. For Em, life has happened. And love...?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 28 - Words: 161,976 - Reviews: 227 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 30 - Updated: 4/16/2007 - Published: 6/10/2004
Reason and Romance Redux by Myrika reviews
A drunken one night stand with Alex Montgomery is a complication Adrian Blake doesn't need, especially not when he's her new stepbrother. //REMOVED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 4,795 - Reviews: 4277 - Favs: 1,774 - Follows: 410 - Updated: 4/13/2007 - Published: 1/13/2007 - Complete
Third Time's the Charm by Emotionless Crystal reviews
What to do, what to do? The girl you love thinks you love everyone else, so what do you do? Oh, I don't know, tell her? OneShot.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,634 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 2 - Published: 3/16/2007 - Complete
The Red Carpet by You Are So Last Summer reviews
A story of prep school's elite, set against the backdrop of Hollywood lifestyles and heartbreak. First loves are unforgettable, especially when it's the infuriating, charming It boy who just returned from boarding school.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 96,886 - Reviews: 1008 - Favs: 1,159 - Follows: 188 - Updated: 1/2/2007 - Published: 11/3/2005 - Complete
Best Friends Forever by pinky reviews
Six best friends have everything going for them: great grades, incredible sports skills, and gorgeous looks. Their biggest talent? Keeping secrets. They lie. They cheat. They steal. They ruin each other’s lives.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 167,215 - Reviews: 614 - Favs: 157 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 9/18/2006 - Published: 11/8/2005
Selfish People by NiceShoesLetsFcuk reviews
Some jerk makes a bet with his idiot friend that he can sleep with a pretty girl. For this task, he enlists the help of the pretty girl's shrewish roommate. Total lack of decency abounds.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 15 - Words: 28,442 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 100 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 8/9/2006 - Published: 3/5/2006
Elevators by Imaginary Parachute reviews
[COMPLETE] Four years after they graduated, and she’d moved on. –Ish. So now...what happens when a girl meets her high school crush again when they're stuck in an elevator?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 5 - Words: 14,730 - Reviews: 306 - Favs: 748 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 5/2/2006 - Published: 4/24/2006 - Complete
When You Own the Universe by Secretive reviews
He’s perceived as a spoiled rich kid that always gets what he wants. She’s seen as a cynical loner with an anger issue. But neither are truly what they seem what happens when they begin to notice this? What happens when he “buys” her for a week?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 26 - Words: 112,384 - Reviews: 3610 - Favs: 3,305 - Follows: 328 - Updated: 3/25/2006 - Published: 10/16/2003 - Complete
A Cliché Waiting To Happen by springish reviews
Ric killed his chance the same day he killed Meggin's Skipper doll. And Meggin isn't exactly Ric's ideal 'Girl Next Door.' But, hey, cliché has always been cliché and pretty soon it's gonna get tired of waiting. revised chapters 1 to 6 posted
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 13 - Words: 79,692 - Reviews: 626 - Favs: 296 - Follows: 129 - Updated: 12/29/2005 - Published: 6/17/2003
Sly Dog by Lainiee reviews
Winning her over had nothing to do with flowers, chocolate or suave dance moves. He only kept barging through her door to harass her. [OneShot]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,075 - Reviews: 317 - Favs: 1,033 - Follows: 60 - Published: 8/15/2005 - Complete
Against All Odds by Myrika reviews
Raleigh Chase thinks guys are dogs. Her older brother's best friend Ryan Henderson claims that he can make any girl, including Raleigh, fall for him. Their bet's on for four months. Can they prove each other wrong? //REMOVED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 41 - Words: 4,929 - Reviews: 6862 - Favs: 3,527 - Follows: 315 - Updated: 7/27/2005 - Published: 8/23/2004 - Complete
America's Sweetheart by Merry Fairie reviews
Eve Hartford's mom has just ruined her life. One article in the world's most popular teen magazine turn her life upside down. She's gone from total freak to having the school's playboy, badboy, and America's hottie all competing for... her?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 44,617 - Reviews: 672 - Favs: 330 - Follows: 150 - Updated: 7/11/2005 - Published: 11/4/2004
Fire and Ice by Virgo Child reviews
Cindy and JC were as compatible as fire and ice. Feelings soon change, but when old loyalties and rivalries come into play, everything goes to hell. When a "good " girl mixes with a "bad" boy, it's bound to get messy.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 12 - Words: 31,939 - Reviews: 505 - Favs: 262 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 5/24/2005 - Published: 12/29/2001
You're Too Wonderful to Die by Shampoo Suicide reviews
I've recently become aware of the fact that I no longer hate the number nine.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,472 - Reviews: 116 - Favs: 213 - Follows: 13 - Published: 3/6/2005 - Complete
That Face by it's only castles burning reviews
A sweet little one-shot, Ian on Tess, for readers of Chasing Mussolini. "Tess has a face I would write about, if I had enough guts. The closest I ever got was 'Her face is a million songs', which is really too flowery and crap for my tastes." Please R&
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,294 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/20/2004
Hello Kitty by Endless Dark reviews
After a drunken night, Lira wakes up next to Jude, a childhood nemesis. It gets worse when they find that they’re married. But when an opportunity too good to pass up presents itself, what will happen when they stay married?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 33 - Words: 85,456 - Reviews: 3162 - Favs: 3,811 - Follows: 364 - Updated: 11/10/2004 - Published: 5/10/2004 - Complete
Communion by Midnight Strike reviews
Complete Because a part of me always wanted to be tall, blonde, and winged.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,408 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 24 - Published: 7/1/2004 - Complete
The Girl Who Couldn't Cry by dewinged reviews
It was a medical condition, and she had it since birth. This was guaranteed to make her life living hell, for she had before her an entire school of children who were out to see her tears.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,566 - Reviews: 61 - Favs: 87 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 5/21/2003 - Published: 5/11/2003
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of boys in flight and shakespearean heroines reviews
They meet for the first time when he falls from the skies and lands in her backyard.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,506 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 48 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/9/2010 - Complete
what a beautiful mess reviews
In death, we learn how to breathe.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,054 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 8 - Published: 3/1/2009
close your eyes and fall backwards reviews
She has never loved him. Not really.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,253 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/6/2007 - Complete
Stupid Little Things reviews
You're always doing stupid things when you're around her, but you just can't get her out of your head.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,613 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 6 - Published: 6/23/2007 - Complete
A Love Story reviews
One day, a girl and a boy fell in love without realizing it.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,343 - Reviews: 148 - Favs: 502 - Follows: 26 - Published: 6/16/2007 - Complete