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Joined 01-19-03, id: 328610, Profile Updated: 12-22-10
Author has written 67 stories for Historical, Nature, Fantasy, Haiku, Life, Religion, Mythology, War, Fable, and General.

So, I haven't updated this in about four years. But a lull in my life let me attack some of my writing again. Gone is the free time of those storied undergraduate days! Now I'm working nearly-full-time and going to graduate school part-time. Yeah, that's fun. Did I mention I have a house and a boyfriend to care for?

At any rate, I'm trying to get back to my creative roots. A lot of my stuff is kind of old, but some are still my favorites. And the stories, of course, are forever poking me now and again to keep at them.

I'm a fantasy, alternate history, semi-sci fi, historical fiction, and cookbook reader. I love food, cooking, local/rural/agricultural/women's/19th century history (I'm a museum professional), music, dance, and the written word. I am fascinated and inspired by old fairy tales, northern mythology, rural life, and nature. I like plays on words. I'm not too fond of rhyming poetry.

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Grimm by Hi'iaka reviews
Fleeing from the tyranny of Napoleon Bonaparte, two young brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm, get more than they bargained for when they discover a place where ancient legends take on a sinister reality...
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 80,245 - Reviews: 47 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/16/2007 - Published: 8/19/2005
Frosted by eyes of sky reviews
Mother Nature, the original author, muses on the colder seasons.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/22/2005
A Beowulf Parody with an Absurdly Long Title by eledriel reviews
A Brief Summation of Certain Celebrated Exploits of Beowulf, Prince of the Geats in Which Spooky Monsters Are Repeatedly Dismembered, Men with Unpronounceable Names Brag, and Stuff Is Ruthlessly Burninated
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,919 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/5/2005
Boadicea: Queen of the Iceni by amarllion reviews
The story of Boadicea, the Celtic heroine who led the Iceni tribe against the Roman empire. Loads of fictional facts, though.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 14 - Words: 14,094 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/19/2005 - Published: 6/22/2004
The Slave of Syria by Queen of the Amazon reviews
A young girl is taken from her home by slavetraders in 130 BCE in the middle of a war and ends up in Late Republican Rome, a place she was always taught to hate, but is she all she seems? And as the Republic crumbles around her can she ever back home?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 9,852 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 2/18/2005 - Published: 1/27/2005
Sara by stalkeryik reviews
Growing up in an alternate Victorian London, a young girl finds a strange escape frrom her unhappy life.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 13,927 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 9/24/2004 - Published: 6/23/2004
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Wyrm Enthralled reviews
Daughter of a thrall and a merchant, young Ingerith must deal with her stepmother and sister as best she can. But when a dragon pays an unwelcome visit to their settlement, all hell breaks loose. Set during the Viking Age. - UPDATED! No, seriously.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,312 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/16/2010 - Published: 1/31/2005
Tracks
A snowshoe tromp in the winter woods reveals a little something about life... and death.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 496 - Published: 12/25/2007 - Complete
Late August on the Prairie
A memory of pothole country made while striding across the hills.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 213 - Published: 12/25/2007 - Complete
Midsummer Rain
Will the oppressive heat of the city give way to dispair or redemption?
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 314 - Published: 6/3/2007 - Complete
Dark Light reviews
That certain light on an overcast day that seems to make things glow, all lovely and dark.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 229 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/3/2006
Snowy Night reviews
What light and snow can do to a lovely evening.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 3/2/2006
Going For a Drive reviews
Pretty self-explanatory, except that it's set in the hot middle of summer, in pothole country, sitting in the front seat of a beat-up old pickup.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 243 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 12/29/2005
Rare Books reviews
Up in the stacks, secrets lie hidden. Do you know how to find them?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 232 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 12/23/2005
Winter's Night reviews
What fairytale snow and a bright moon can do to an otherwise mundane night.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2005
Sun Dogs reviews
Sun Dogs are the twin rainbows that appear on either side of the sun on the coldest and clearest of winter days. A personification.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/17/2005
Night Fields reviews
In a field after harvest, moonlight and frost and dark skies make a magic too charming to resist. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/2/2005
Three Birches reviews
I walk past three sister birches every day on the way to class. How they appeared and sparked a metaphor one autumn morn. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/17/2005
Winter Window reviews
Winter is a lady, all glorious clad in white...
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/15/2005
Loving Mother, Do Not Weep reviews
Written for the Feast of the Einherjar and for all those brave souls who leave us to grieve and honor them.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 158 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/12/2005
October Morning reviews
A fun little poem inspired by my morning walk to work. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 10/25/2005
Fog reviews
Whoever said fog hides things didn't look hard or closely enough. A gentle, wet day when eyes are opened. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 280 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 10/13/2005
Scent of Rain reviews
Rain has a scent, you know. Have you ever smelled it? On the prairie, the winds bring the smell from miles aawy and warn of coming storms. This poem captures that moment before the storm. Please Review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/6/2005
Down in Torrents reviews
To the nature of rain on a raw autumn day. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/6/2005
Cleansing reviews
Two poems on the cleansing properties of the elements. Written for autumn and chilly days and lost loves. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Poetry - Chapters: 3 - Words: 499 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 10/3/2005
At the Edge of the Wood reviews
A short tale of Trind, her books, and a mysterious fiddler from the North. Told as a fairy tale, set in the misty Scandinavian past.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 743 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/3/2005
Idun in an eden reviews
Ode to the Norse Goddess Idun and her apples of immortality. Please review!
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 247 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/20/2005
Widow's Walk reviews
A sea-widowed woman walks and waits. Will her husband ever return? Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 273 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/18/2005
The Word Once Lost reviews
Inspired in part by the tale of the recording of the Kalevala, and also by the sacred ways of Nature and words. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/15/2005
Amber reviews
Ode to the marvelous and miraculous living stone that shines and protects. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/15/2005
Birch in Spring reviews
An homage to the glorious birch tree, a symbol of youth. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/15/2005
Picnicking Weather reviews
Not what you typically like to hear when out on a picnic. This very odd event literally happened to me last week. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 201 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/8/2005
Thanksgiving reviews
No, not Puritans and Indians, an older sort of giving thanks. If you like sumac and goldenrod in the fall, this one's for you. Please Review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 315 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/2/2005
Fast Polka reviews
A fun little memory about the lost art of social dance. Please review!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 8/26/2005
In Flight reviews
A short little poem written at 30,000 feet. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/23/2005
Why Men Fight reviews
Inspired by my newly acquired soundtrack to the film, 'King Athur.' A medieval musing of why men fight. Please review!
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 302 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/22/2005
By the Rocky Shore reviews
laughs Inspired by one of my own damn poems. And that fateful September weekend spent blissfully by the cold shore of Lake Superior in Temperence River State Park (MN). Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 262 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 8/20/2005
Autumn on the Shore reviews
An adorable little poem I found squirreled away in my desk. Hope you enjoy and please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 46 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 8/20/2005
En Marsj i den Vilde Skogen reviews
Not in Norwegian, alas. A fiddler takes a walk in the wood, only to be sidetracked. Set in folkloric Scandinavia. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 2 - Words: 513 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 8/19/2005
A Storm is Brewing reviews
The personification of a thunderstorm. Woke up last night to a rainstorm. This poem kept me up. Please Review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/17/2005
One Golden Moment reviews
Magic appears in the mid-afternoon sun. Please Review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/15/2005
Raining Teardrops reviews
A long-forgotten poem, found again. Written in pantoum-ic style. Not angsty. Please Review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/11/2005
A Raw and Misty Morning reviews
Woke up this morning to this, though I unfortunately had to get up. My ideal morning. Please Review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 8/11/2005
Gna's Tale reviews
A new myth of the Norse Gods, told from the perspective of Gna, messenger to the Gods and handmaiden of Frigg. Please Review!
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,647 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 8/9/2005
Wizard Woman of the North reviews
A woman seeks the night in the remote wilderness of Scandinavia. Inspired by a tale of how a dairymaid finds her signature in the complex song style of kulning, among other things.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 485 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/8/2005
Huginn and Muninn reviews
A poem about the dark ravens of the north and the coming of winter. Please review!
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 126 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/6/2005
Peche reviews
A fun little play on words with the French word "peche." Written en francais with an English translation. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/3/2005
Downtown reviews
I love to foray into my downtown. Do you follow the glitterati? I don't. Please review!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/28/2005
Dragonfly reviews
This little vignette happened literally 5 minutes ago. And now it's raining. About the knowingly fickle nature of Nature. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/27/2005
Tornado reviews
Out for a walk, chased by a twister, waiting it out. A vignette of a prairie tornado. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Suspense/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 321 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/27/2005
She Paces reviews
An ode to Eir, the Norse Healer Goddess. Please review!
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/24/2005
Chokecherry Jelly reviews
I don't know why I'm on a food kick, but this stuff is yummy, and worth a read. Even if you don't know what it is. Especially, if you do. Please Review!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 7/16/2005
Snow reviews
Why is it that in summer, we long for winter, and in winter, we long for summer? A summer longing. Please Review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 145 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 7/16/2005
Plum reviews
I ate a plum today. It was delicious and perfect. An ode, of sorts, to that lovely moment. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 62 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 7/15/2005
A Night Wind reviews
A cool breeze forewarns a storm and breaks the heat.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 188 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 7/14/2005
Sound of the Wind reviews
When prairie meets wetland, the wind takes on a different tone. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/14/2005
Blue Fields reviews
When driving through farm country after a good soaking rain, this poem occurred to me. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/7/2005
Root Cellar reviews
A short vignette of the dirt basement in my great-grandmother's house, which houses jars rhubarb sauce and chokecherry jelly, some over 30 years old. But no one has the heart to throw them out. Please review!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/6/2005
My GreatGrandmother's House reviews
Written after a family reunion in central ND. Set before it. Please review!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/6/2005
Old Homestead reviews
Written after a visit to the homestead where my maternal grandmother was born. If you've ever driven on a highway out on the prairie, you've seen one like it. Please review!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 50 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/6/2005
Prairie Lighthouses reviews
Written after a visit to the St. Petri Lutheran church (abandoned) in central ND. If you've ever visited an old prairie graveyard, you know about the lamb headstones. Please review!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 38 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/6/2005
Prairie Poet reviews
Wrote this after a trip to central ND. The places and things described actually exist. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/6/2005
Cashmere reviews
I wrote this after I wore a sweater of mine for an extended period of time. Written in 2-4-6-8-2 form. Please review!
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 12 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/6/2005
Buffalo reviews
A haiku I wrote for a class, but is surprisingly inspired. Written in 2-4-6-8-2 form. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/6/2005
Thunderstorm reviews
A pantoum of a midday thunderstorm. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 229 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/1/2005
Mourning Dawn reviews
Inspired by a mourning dove and my romantic view of morning. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/29/2005
Wyrms in the Basil reviews
A fun play on words that turned into a poem, all by itself. Please review!
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/29/2005
Willow reviews
Why some willows weep. Please review.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/29/2005
Tree reviews
How I think it might be to be full of magick and wisdom. Please review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/29/2005
Migration reviews
A short, bittersweet poem about the blackening of autumn and the migration of geese. Please Review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/26/2005
Winter Comes reviews
A short poem about the onset of a new season and the preparation needed to leave a place. Please Review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 196 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/26/2005
The Hunt reviews
The God Ull gets himself into some rather unwarranted trouble with the Goddess Skadi while out on a hunt. Written for Nordic Mythology class, fairly accurate portrayal of the Norse Gods and the Viking age. Completed. Please read & review!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,589 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/13/2005
Red Robin, Jack Green reviews
Meara finds herself in odd company out in the wood. Who is this man all in green with a red cap? And what part does her friend Thane play in dispensing woodland justice? - Inspired by the folk tale of Robin Hood. Please read! I'd appreciate the reviews!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 3 - Words: 8,958 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 2/11/2005 - Published: 1/26/2005
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