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Joined 01-11-03, id: 323957, Profile Updated: 01-19-09
Author has written 64 stories for General, Fantasy, Life, Fantasy, Horror, General, Historical, Sci-Fi, Love, Family, Action, War, and Young Adult.

01-19-09: 6 Years - Despite disappearing for quite some time, I intend to dedicate myself to my writing once again...

COMPLETED WORKS

-Short Stories-
Twisted - How insane are you? (A little over 1 page)
Out of Tragedy - Out of great tragedy came Leo... Sequel to "Twisted". (A little over 3 pages)
A Tergo Lupi - He Ends. Sequel to "Twisted" and "Out of Tragedy." (1 page)
The Apparition of A'Maeri - They met by chance... (A little over 1 page)
Asmodee - He didn't expect to suffer for his affections. Sequel to "The Apparition of A'Maeri". (A little over 2 pages)
The Swordsman and the Cell Phone - Why underage fantasy heroes never have parents. (About 1 page)
Nafiel - An Angel fell because of love, and he didn't regret anything but the final sights he saw. (A little over 2 pages)
The Life and Times of Anna Du'Arte - She was born in the late 1800s expected to be the typical submissive housewife. She grew up an author, leaving behind the abusive marriage into which she had been led. (Five and a half pages)
Pedra and Lazarus - I want you to know that you look beautiful... (A little over 3 pages)
Deustrata - The Roman Praetor Strata and his slave, Deus, learn there's no use crying over spilled ink. (Nearly 4 pages)
Temptation Eyes - One cannot hazard to call him innocent, and no one can turn away from those temptation eyes. (About 1 page)
The Scholar-Soldier of Eadoin - The war had left him in its wake, but the Scholar-Soldier of Eadoin found some surprising news that only drew him back in. (A little over 1 page)
So You Wanna Be a Rock-Star? - Also affectionately referred to as, "So You Wanna Be a Rock?" thanks to MSWord; Dozens of the local girls would’ve sold their souls to be in her shoes. And that’s what it would take to make her move: a sold soul and the devil’s intervention. (A little over 1 page)
History of the Future World: New Mars: 'Come What May'- Called HoTFW:NM:CWM for short... In the year 2042, an ambitious undertaking was begun through the hard work and commitment of the New Worlds and Colonies Project, an endeavor that came to be known as the New Mars Terraformation Project... (One and two-thirds pages)
HisCom_Vietnam - A Vietnam story from the point of view of a veteran. (One page)
A Revolution Passed Its Time - Because anything invloving a foreign mercenary syndicate is sure to inspire a little suspicion... (1 and a half pages)
Red is the Color of Your Alarm Clock Waking - A sunset, a soldier, and a wandering soul. (2 and a half pages)

PROJECTS IN PROGRESS

-Short Stories-
Nostalgia - Short stories starring my original characters whose own full-length projects were lost to the garbage can ages ago.
Acheron - A good old fashioned "sword and sorcery" story with a twist.
A Town Called Gray- Inspired by a class I recently took on poetry of all things.

-Collections / Drabbles-
Sayonara, Hamelin - A collection of monologues concerning human trafficking, revolving around the central character of O-chan. Not happy. Hard M-rating for language, violence, and sexual content.

-Novels-
Songs for Soldiers -Yet another revision of the tried-an'-true "Angels vs. Demons" story thrust into anew setting with new characters.
Silent September - An old favorite returns with some much needed revisions (and a new connection to RMR), not to mention closer attention paid to the laws of physics. That's always good, right?
Nonpareil- (Formerly known as "Real Men Riot") The good mercenary story returneth.
Note: The above projects are not updated on a chapter-completion basis. Once further in the story, the chapters will be updated (hopefully) regularly. Best chance for updates in the future: NP, ATCG, or SH.

Thanks for Reading!
~J.R.S.~

I can also be found at: www.fanfiction.net/~cherrywoodpirate

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The Kerikan Lord by Fate Thirteen reviews
Sequel to Angelus: The Iron Band is ripped, and its leader is lost. The world is shrinking, bringing a war greater than memories. Caution: this story is dark. - COMPLETED
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 54 - Words: 285,228 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/4/2012 - Published: 1/31/2004 - Complete
Son of the East Wind by Zoi no miko reviews
Take one mercenary mage. Add an apprentice stolen out of the slave trade. Place in middle of holy war. Sprinkle liberally with slash. ^_^ (On going)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 121,772 - Reviews: 142 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 32 - Updated: 2/8/2004 - Published: 5/22/2001
Angelus by Fate Thirteen reviews
Complete The end has come. Life becomes death, death is a deceiver, and there is nothing left but an Iron Band. Special apologies to Aleppine who is too impatient for this world.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Tragedy - Chapters: 64 - Words: 117,861 - Reviews: 339 - Favs: 50 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/29/2003 - Published: 4/12/2003 - Complete
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Breath is Just a Clock Ticking reviews
“I’ve got a new boyfriend,” she slurs, tipping left and right down the boulevard, digging her nails into the shoulder pad of his designer jacket...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/5/2009 - Complete
Private Military Man
He is not the men that came before him; his scar is not the bullet hole or puckered flesh of a hard-won battle.
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Published: 3/5/2009 - Complete
God Bless the Medic
The burning in his leg has died down to a dull throb, though he can still see six inches of shrapnel sticking out of it... Now Edited
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Published: 2/1/2009 - Complete
Daddy reviews
Staring at his name tag, I see that he shares his name with my father...
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2009
Slow, Slow Slumber reviews
The lights go down -- the speech begins. The crowd falls to a humming silence...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/21/2009
Not Yet June reviews
He sighs and thinks that this will be a hard winter...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/20/2009
Six Ways to Sunday reviews
Take a long shower and forget, for a moment, that everyone knows your name. They know it and come tomorrow morning they’ll be using it, to your face and behind your back and six other ways to Sunday.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 996 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/19/2008 - Complete
Sayonara, Hamelin
They come at night, mostly, men looking for something the can't get for free. Enslaved women, and all too common stories. A collection of short monologues.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,336 - Updated: 5/1/2008 - Published: 4/28/2008
She Controls the Machine reviews
She wants to think, for however long she can, that she controls the machine, and not the other way around.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 816 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/28/2008 - Complete
He Let Go reviews
He held on for as long as he could but fear was making his palms sweat and her panicked flailing made it difficult to maintain a good grip. As she slipped that last inch before the final plunge, she looked up at him with something like love in her eyes.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 734 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/16/2008 - Complete
Nonpareil reviews
An ancient empire revived and thriving. It’s intent? To bring the lands of Europe under its control once again. The next principality to fall will be Belo Ozero, tiny mountain keep as it is. There’s only one problem: the people who live there.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,544 - Reviews: 1 - Updated: 2/3/2008 - Published: 1/31/2008
50 30 20 10 reviews
Solomon's eyes were quick like flightless birds...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/27/2008 - Complete
Clocks, Tick Seconds, March
I want forever. Give me forever. Let me have forever. The clocks... Let them tick for someone else.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Published: 11/13/2007 - Complete
Human Rust reviews
I'll run my hands through hair ... to comb out flakes of human rust.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/5/2007 - Complete
Andromache
At the end of my battle, I am gone I am sacrosanct. A beloved matter. Nightmare of tiger lilies. Your Hektor, my Andromache.
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Published: 9/18/2007 - Complete
Holy Hell in Europe reviews
He sets off with a train ticket and a goodbye for a friend: Goodbye and wish me luck, because there's going to be holy hell in Europe when I'm done.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 433 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/5/2007
A Lovesick King for the Faint of Heart reviews
It's there, creating phantasms out of shadows creating phantasms out of daylight.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/5/2007 - Complete
White China Aster reviews
The lightest sprinkling of rain has always woken her up before, but today, in the car, she sleeps tightly, face turned toward the windows as though dreaming of sunny reflections off the stream at home A good day for driving on abandoned roads.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 335 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/21/2007 - Complete
A Tergo Lupi reviews
He hasn’t called he hasn’t sent a letter he hasn’t even thought of her. That’s what she wants to say to them all. Leo is gone he’s never coming back because he’s happy somewhere else, because he couldn't let go of something else.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 871 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/7/2007 - Complete
All Power, No Finesse reviews
No more and not enough, like small bells tied to branches, to ring an edict to all comers, all power, no finesse, and no remorse.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6/2007 - Complete
years gone to zero
Thoughts that Usurp the Views held by Withering and Xenophobic Years gone to Zero.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Published: 2/5/2007 - Complete
Should Have Known Better
I should have know better than to think of your eyes, trying to conquer writer’s block.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 218 - Published: 2/5/2007 - Complete
Love is Music reviews
Love is the improvisation of eighths and quarters and rests...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 59 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/3/2007 - Complete
Red is the Color of Your Alarm Clock Waking
“I was told I would be meeting a Captain here today. So, are you the one looking for a mercenary?” Malolov did not respond. The sun ticked lower, and as the man turned again to examine the knives in disinterest, the scarf turned burgundy in the shade.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,129 - Published: 1/7/2007 - Complete
A Revolution Passed Its Time reviews
Because any story involving a foreign mercenary syndicate and lifethreatening shootouts is sure to inspire a little suspicion... But he shows you things to make you believe, like old battle scars you didn’t see, only felt, in the darkness of a bedroom.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 939 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/29/2006 - Complete
Cuz You Can't Stop Her reviews
He’s in deep now... Trust me: you don’t stop her,not with your sawedoff shotguns, with your fedoras and your crisp white suits.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/16/2006 - Complete
To a Sister, Forever with Love reviews
I just wanted to say Thank You because, even across so many miles, you were always on my side...
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 267 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/8/2006
HisComVietnam reviews
I was there when the bullets ripped through Vung Tau; when the boys started falling stiff as boards, heavier than the sandbags we'd used to fortify the barracks on the hill.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 762 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/20/2006
Sonocytology
A voice unheard but understood in the ringing of electrolytes and blood...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Published: 6/19/2006
Axiom reviews
A poem writen by taking random phrases from a technical manual and arranging them in an understandable order.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/19/2006
Deuce
He's alone on the boulevard, a sleek black shape amid a sea of fading white...
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Published: 6/19/2006
At the Mercy of Ebb and Flow
And all who dare the sea to fight: the fools of Ebb and Flow.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Published: 6/18/2006
The End reviews
The passage of time has robbed this place: 'tis the end of one and the end of all. The world has stopped.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 151 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/18/2006
A Message to Those Who are Leaving
To those who have graduated and to those who are moving on to bigger and better...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 278 - Published: 6/8/2006
Memento Mori reviews
I gave my heart to sea-green eyes and a cool blue disposition...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 4/24/2006
Havoc reviews
The hideous progeny of youth and beauty breathe in the noxious fumes of Dys and the mirror shatters, as many shards as shades reflected within your eyes that burn.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 331 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 11/18/2005
History of the Future World: New Mars
In the year 2042, an ambitious undertaking was begun through the hard work and commitment of the New Worlds and Colonies Project, an endeavor that came to be known as the New Mars Terraformation Project...
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,063 - Published: 7/14/2005
So You Wanna Be a Rock Star? reviews
At bar twelve, she’s playing. It’s all muscle memory at this point, rote memorization. The moves she’s pulling, of course, aren’t. She’s dreaming them up as she goes, imagining how cool she looks to the people jumping up and down in the front row...
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 800 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/28/2005
The ScholarSoldier of Eadoin reviews
The world and its wars had moved on, and they had left the Scholar-Soldier in its wake.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 862 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/3/2005
Temptation Eyes
One cannot hazard to call him innocent. It is obvious in the sway of his hips at night in the club. It is evident in his grey eyes, half-lidded as he purrs something sensual. No one can turn away from those temptation eyes.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 760 - Published: 2/25/2005
Perdendosi reviews
A piano lies abandoned in a white-washed room, the keys and strings long silent. What tragedy that such a beauty should lie forgotten when cruder things are praised.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/14/2005
Deustrata reviews
Deus’ touch was gentle and inviting, and it was almost urging in the way it pulled just a little too roughly on Strata’s wrist. - The Praetor Strata and his slave, Deus, discover there's no use crying over spilled ink. (M/M)
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,482 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/9/2005
Adrammalech reviews
"Here in Hell there are some rules to which you must adhere. But, of course, those rules are not at first what they appear."
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 280 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/30/2005
The Life and Times of Anna Du'Arte reviews
The diary of Anna Du'Arte, a woman born in rural Kentucky in the late 1800s. It chronicles her journey from submissive trophey wife to big-city feminist, all through the ups and downs of an abusive marriage.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 2,785 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/8/2005 - Published: 12/8/2004
Falling reviews
It's falling down, this sky of ours. We climb this precipice. The clay gives way and Angels say there is no hope for this.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 12/18/2004
A Boulder of a Writer's Block reviews
What's this I find perched so precariously in my way?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/18/2004
S h a m e reviews
The stand together in the City of Sin with wings upon their backs though torn. Two Fallen Angels.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/18/2004
Pedra and Lazarus
"I want you to know that you look very beautiful, and no matter what he did or said, you should never forget that.”
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,852 - Published: 12/16/2004
Acacia reviews
There are five Plagues that ravage the world: Flood, Drought, Famine, Disease, and War. But some plagues are worse than others…
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,236 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/16/2004 - Published: 5/11/2004
Mercy
He stands alone in the City of Grace - cold and defenseless - with the blindfold tied so tight it hurts...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 289 - Published: 12/16/2004
Still the DayStar Calls reviews
Have mercy on the silent sinner... Who wronged because he was wronged...Who answered the call of the day-star... Because the guilt was too much. (Poem about a vampire - pretty self-explanatory...)
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 347 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/24/2004
Inscriptions reviews
All the words that flow from pen unto a simple page come from heart and soul that lie within no saint or sage...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 301 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/22/2004
Nafiel reviews
"Nafiel..." The name rolled off the man’s tongue like a haunted melody; a nightmare from which he never wanted to wake up.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,624 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/22/2004
Out of Tragedy reviews
Out of great tragedy comes great triumph. Out of great tragedy came Leo. Sequel to Twisted.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,032 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/6/2004
Wyvern and the Avian Rhame reviews
Demon's claw and Angel's wing, combined in this unholy thing. But what is Heaven without Hell? Only time and faith with tell. (One shot epic kind of thing)
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,068 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/3/2004
The Swordsman and the Cell Phone reviews
Why underage fantasy heroes never seem to have involved parents...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 662 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/31/2004
Asmodee reviews
Asmodee never expected to suffer for his affections. (Sequel to The Apparition of A'Maeri)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,567 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/29/2004
The Apparition of A'Maeri reviews
They met by chance, but their lives were more entangled than even they would care to admit.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 688 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/29/2004
Twisted reviews
He's a ghost - a ghost who still lives, but a ghost none the less. At least that's what he thinks, but that may just be the insanity talking. In the end, we're all just a little bit twisted.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Horror/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,422 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/11/2004
Forever reviews
I wanted it to hurt so that I could hate you... Forever.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 376 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/30/2004
Stairway to Heaven reviews
The stairway to Heaven has only seven steps...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/25/2004
Same Body, Different Me reviews
You look at me like you don’t know me, like you really don't understand.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 242 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/25/2004
K a r m a reviews
Karma works in tricky ways; it catches up, the sinner pays...
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 860 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/5/2004
Alone reviews
The musings of someone who has been left... well... alone.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/29/2003