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Author has written 8 stories for Fantasy.


Thank you so much for stopping by, traveler. :)

Building worlds, characters, stories, and adventures - it's what I love! Of course, I also want to do it better! And who doesn't like to hear that their work is bringing enjoyment to others? To that end, I greatly appreciate any and all reviews/criticism - and will gladly return the favor. I do not say this as a means to generate reviews - I simply consider it a common courtesy. I should also say that if I have any skill at writing, then it is thanks to God above, apart from which I am and have nothing. Thanks again for stopping by, and I can't wait to hear from you!


3/15/18 - 2018 was a bit of a rough year, but things seem to be improving. Hopefully back to writing soon, but we shall see.

2/8/18 - Once again, new roles at work have me scrambling for anything that resembles free time for a little while as I settle in. I hope that in a few weeks I will once again start to have some time to read and review. Oh, and write...

11/30/17 - Have decided to split SFII into two parts, as it has grown and has a natural break in the middle. That means SFIII should begin showing up very soon (as in, today) as I've completed the entire first part, just need to polish, edit, etc.

10/16/17 - Progress on SFIII is slow going. Life and stuff. Have managed some updates to SFI and SFII to improve prose some and correct typos.

9/18/17 - Outline of SFIII is complete, and have started writing it. It's clocking in at the same length as both I and II combined, so may have to break it down. Meanwhile, am overhauling and editing the prose of SFI & II to improve them.

My stories:

Presently, each of my pieces (except Zapp!) takes place in the same setting, though in different regions and times. Consequently, some common elements or themes might appear, but by and large they don't all concern the same story or characters (at least not directly, and with some exceptions.) Some info about each below. I tried not to rehash the summary, and provide information more relevant to the collection of works overall.

Sunken Ships Set Sail [Complete] - Takes place between Monolith and Shattered Fortress I, and ties the two together in a way, though reads more like a prequel to SF.

Lines at Night [one shot]- Takes place on the Wold Below, sometime following the events in Shattered Fortress I.

Monolith & Blackout [one shots] - Both concern the character of Matka, taking place a few days apart and prior to the events of Shattered Fortress I. The event in Monolith gets referenced in Shattered Fortress I as well as Sunken Ships Set Sail.

Shattered Fortress I: Visitors [Complete] - This revolves around an island in the sky that is home to a human civilization that lives there, having fled from a massive war on the World Below in ages past. For millennia they have known only their civilization, and in that time have forgot much the World Below and why they fled. That all gets shaken up when unexpected, and non-human, visitors arrive.

Shattered Fortress II: Adversaries [Complete] - The ongoing story of the Dryn Mar and Humans on Bron Nasaal. Takes place a few months after SFI.

Shattered Fortress III: Allies [Now in progress] - The ongoing story of the Dryn Mar and Humans on Bron Nasaal. Takes place immediately following SFII.

Zapp!: [Game] Silly little piece that is part of the Reverse Alphabet Game. Try it!

Check out softlycryingrain's amazing poem regarding finding something to write about:

I wish you all the best in your writing, and look forward to sharing a great many adventures with you all. :D


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Jack Simple by The Warrior Poet reviews
Jack is a Woodcutter. Eidna is a Housemaiden. Fate draws them together, but Fate is complicated. A human story that takes place in a fantasy world, my goal is to show the magic that resides within the life of the common, everyday people that fantasy so often ignores. Sexually suggestive themes, but nothing explicit. Story is currently being rewritten.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,644 - Reviews: 103 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/17/2022 - Published: 4/20/2017
A Darkness Within by AngryFerrets reviews
Sequel to New Dawn Rising. Faux and Aboleth realize the true power of the Elemental Stones while dark powers seek to find them for their own sinister purposes. As darkness seeps across the land, the stakes for finding the stones hit a fevered pitch with the fate of Gods hanging in the balance. R/R Thanks!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 57,170 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 11/28/2019 - Published: 10/3/2016
Hunters Moon by Inala reviews
Kara Eos, vampire hunter, comes from a long line of hunters who share a common history with vampires. Hunters have a tendency to die young, and she knows she'll be no exception. Her father though is sick and after rushing to be with him, she will become embroiled in a vampire plot to resurrect long forgotten magic. R and R; I'll return the favor.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 13 - Words: 106,310 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/1/2018 - Published: 6/1/2017
New Dawn Rising by AngryFerrets reviews
When his latest contract takes a wrong turn, Faux realizes he's become someone's problem. One they want solved. Forced to flee, he's soon destitute and starving on the road. Until, a chance encounter provides an opportunity to change his fortunes. This is ANDC 2.0. Rebuilt and reworked. All reviews returned. Thanks!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 33 - Words: 113,603 - Reviews: 196 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 9/25/2017 - Published: 7/19/2015 - Complete
Under a blue-grey sky by alltheeagles reviews
Around here, it isn't safe to be young and pretty, girls OR boys. Well, me, I'm ugly enough to live. But then there's Rayne. Between the face that screams TAKE ME and the daydreaming and crazy talk of magic, it's only a matter of time before the Snatchers get Rayne. And then what will I do? The sensible thing: stay out of it. But well, sometimes my heart doesn't agree with my head.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Mystery - Chapters: 41 - Words: 90,611 - Reviews: 403 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 7/21/2017 - Published: 7/20/2015 - Complete
Undying Love: The Return by zanybellecloudo reviews
Death is the only thing in life we are promised. Our next meal, kiss or breath may never come, but death will always be there. Waiting. Or, at least that's what I thought until I made friends with a vampire. That's when I realised some things never die, and even if they do, they always return to those they love. [Edited by Lord Wezel].
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 21 - Words: 26,853 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 10/13/2016 - Published: 7/8/2016
Tolerance by TwoVoicesOneSong reviews
An intolerant persons plea for tolerance.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 268 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/23/2014 - Complete
The Course of Eight Years by softlycryingrain reviews
In the course of eight years, the country of Valka recorded the rule of six kings. Two are considered the best to ever grace the throne, and two the worst. Two hold the record for the shortest reigns, and two are the same man.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 37,482 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 6/11/2011 - Published: 8/13/2005
Writing with Diversity by Eyetk reviews
[Complete] You've got a wonderful plot, and well developed, intriguing characters, but you're still striving to make your work better. Perhaps this can help!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 7,090 - Reviews: 108 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 10 - Updated: 6/28/2005 - Published: 6/18/2005 - Complete
Blank Piece of Paper by softlycryingrain reviews
A somewhat strange poem I wrote when I was bored during school...definately not one of my better works...It's about my struggle of finding something worthwhile to write about
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Published: 10/17/2004 - Complete
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Shattered Fortress III: Allies reviews
Picking up right where SFII left off, we find Azad is imprisoned, the Dryn Mar exiled, and the Avol Heraz in control of the ruling Council. As secrets both ancient and recent begin to surface, the fate of Bron Nasaal hangs in the balance. / reviews returned, as always /
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 7 - Words: 19,489 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/11/2018 - Published: 11/30/2017
Sunken Ships Set Sail reviews
When a cache of ancient ships are discovered buried in a massive cavern beneath the jungles of Rut Nasaal, Taleb finds himself at the head of an expedition to retrieve them. As the ships begin to reveal their secrets, Taleb winds up in a dire situation. R&R, and enjoy - thank you!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 12,646 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/1/2017 - Published: 7/15/2016 - Complete
Shattered Fortress II: Adversaries reviews
[Complete] In the wake of Cyrus' promotion to Director, Azad knew things would change, and he had doubted it would be for the better. However, he had not expected the identical shifts in the auras of Cyrus and Ela. Now he has a new hope, and if he can convince them to join his cause, then at last he could have his revolution. /reviews returned. (T for violence)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 13 - Words: 31,952 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/13/2017 - Published: 4/13/2017 - Complete
Zapp! reviews
[Reverse Alphabet Game] Write a story in which every sentence begins with the next letter of the alphabet in reverse order - so starting with Z and ending with A.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 320 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/5/2016 - Complete
Shattered Fortress I: Visitors reviews
[Complete] On the isolated skyland of Bron Nasaal, Cyrus is investigating an usual case of psychic powers when he stumbles across a deeply buried secret. Now, the ruling Directors of Bron Nasaal want to speak with him, and Cyrus realizes the secret he uncovered is only the beginning. /reviews returned
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 13 - Words: 41,165 - Reviews: 124 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/11/2016 - Published: 1/5/2016 - Complete
Monolith reviews
Matka Niebo has made an incredible discovery: a mysterious crystalline monolith giving off an aura of incredible power. As rebel forces grow bolder in their fight against Matka's homeland, Matka is tasked with unlocking the secret of the monolith. But is the monolith a tool, or a player itself?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,117 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 7/25/2014 - Complete
Lines at Night reviews
Snapshot of one night in a young girl's life, and the curious behavior she unknowingly exhibits.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 694 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/15/2014 - Complete
Blackout reviews
Matka woke up not knowing two very important things: Who he was, and where he was. In Blackout, he has his first encounter with some other denizens of the World Below.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,301 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/22/2007 - Complete