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Joined 03-05-03, id: 345172
Author has written 2 stories for Romance.

There is no possibility that any perceptible change will happen within our own lifetime. We are dead. Our only true life is in the future. We shall take part in it as handfuls of dust and splinters of bone. But how far away that future may be, there is no knowing. It might be a thousand years. At present nothing is possible except to extend the area of sanity little by little. We cannot act collectively. We can only spread our knowledge outwards from individual to individual, generation to generation. ~1984

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Sea Shells and the Forget Me Nots by D.M. Ralte reviews
The teen rebel with a catch, Chelsea lives the uncharmed life. A stranger within her own family, estranged from her former best friend, (Mr. Off-To-Change-The-World), she finds the strangest solace in a crippled young man with the strangest ideals...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 147,691 - Reviews: 298 - Favs: 137 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 5/11/2013 - Published: 3/3/2006
The Rules of Engagement by judevanderhall reviews
She's a bleeding heart liberal. He's a jaded Marine. She's the best friend. He's the older brother. She's middle class. He's loaded. And they're sharing the same address. Painfully cliché? You have no idea. SKoW Winner and Runner-up, Round 8.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 21 - Words: 78,321 - Reviews: 786 - Favs: 1,708 - Follows: 369 - Updated: 5/29/2009 - Published: 1/18/2009 - Complete
Better Than Burroughs by Stillill reviews
*COMPLETE* Burroughs said it best, “Perhaps all pleasure is only relief.” This is how Callum led his life until he met Marina. Maybe pleasure can be something more than relief.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 226,118 - Reviews: 679 - Favs: 912 - Follows: 223 - Updated: 6/8/2008 - Published: 12/26/2005 - Complete
An Existentialist's Breakfast by invisible.writer reviews
We ran away. Theo says we didn't, that it's a road trip, but it feels a lot like running to me; I just don't know what we're running from. I asked him if we could rob a bank on the way and he told me I was crazy. I think he's jealous I thought of it first
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 10 - Words: 53,325 - Reviews: 78 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 35 - Updated: 1/18/2008 - Published: 8/24/2006
Winged by In.the.Wardrobe reviews
We landed on the grass near the forest, his arms still tight around me. His breath had been hot on my cheeks. “Lucan”, he had said. “My name is Lucan”. And then he flew away. [COMPLETE]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 18 - Words: 69,953 - Reviews: 381 - Favs: 435 - Follows: 114 - Updated: 8/16/2007 - Published: 11/1/2006 - Complete
Writing Class by Stillill reviews
Miranda meets Finn in writing class, at first not liking him but soon realizing that they both enjoy the pleasures of banter. Will family and life ambitions get in the way of their relationship? -Now Finished-
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 66,577 - Reviews: 307 - Favs: 499 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 10/4/2005 - Published: 4/3/2005
Semantics by Virgo Child reviews
Life begins to turn around for self-described Grammar Nazi Desiree when she meets the quiet, brooding, English major Derek. However, things are not always as they seem. one-shot
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,567 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/23/2004
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Honesty
How do you move on with your life when the one person you're meant to be with, the one who knows you best, chooses someone else? This is a story of how one young woman learns that honesty, in all its forms, is the hardest reality to accept.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,251 - Updated: 2/17/2009 - Published: 1/22/2009
Catch a Falling Star reviews
Life never came with guarantees. The most Annette could hope for in her life was some peace of mind. Sometimes it's the unplanned things in life that are the most important.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 30 - Words: 142,062 - Reviews: 219 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 8/31/2006 - Published: 4/11/2003 - Complete