Ash J. Bartlett
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Joined 05-09-03, id: 354043, Profile Updated: 03-18-14
Author has written 30 stories for Romance, Action, Thriller, General, Sci-Fi, War, Historical, Fantasy, Horror, and Young Adult.

Twitter: @OnlyAshes89
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Better Than Me by Liets reviews
Inspired by Hinder's song: Better than me. Sometimes you just have to let go. But not all the time. Please R&R! Rated M, just to be safe.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,586 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/13/2012 - Complete
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Layla
One-shot. A friendly challenge between University students reveals the truth.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,038 - Published: 4/22/2014 - Complete
― P U L P
An excerpt from a project I'm working on, heavily inspired by pulp crime stories and the works of Quentin Tarantino. Expect lots of swearing and lots of dialogue. Enjoy.
Fiction: Action - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,588 - Published: 4/3/2014
L'Anglais
An Englishman waits away from the rain in a French tavern, and the locals keep clear of him.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 673 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/13/2014 - Complete
Crave Reprise: Book 2
"Crave" rewrite. Strong language, scenes of violence, scenes of a sexual nature. Jay and Hope are happy together, and Jay is feeling better than he has ever felt. But how long will it last before something comes between them? Please review if you read and feel free to ask questions, I will try my best to respond to everyone.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,383 - Published: 2/4/2014 - Complete
Father's Day
A quick one-shot written after an emotional reaction to Black Stone Cherry's "Things My Father Said".
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 738 - Published: 1/18/2014 - Complete
Captive
A short story based on a very vivid dream that I had. A journalist is held captive by an insane warlord.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,332 - Published: 9/20/2013 - Complete
This Time It Means Us reviews
Inspired by personal experiences and my interpretation of the song "Clarity" by Jimmy Eat World. This is a nod to the song.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 510 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/17/2013
Anecdotes
This is an ongoing project I have, featuring stories of the Christian Bible transformed into modern day allegories. Please review if you read, and let me know what you think.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,099 - Published: 7/1/2013
From Sunset Till Dusk
Typical vampire romance, but with a twist. I hope you like it. Could potentially turn into something longer; the basic idea is part of something much larger that I came up with.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,078 - Published: 6/17/2013
The Halfling Comes to Falcrest
Written as an origin for my D&D character and how he came to join our party. I've never really written fantasy before, and there's not really any action in here, just tried to give my character some reasoning behind the way I roleplay. If you read it, let me know what you think.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,658 - Published: 6/16/2013 - Complete
Resist reviews
[One-shot: Written as a warm-up exercise] Just a bunch of kids playing in the woods. How innocent they are.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 746 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/9/2013
Witchfinder reviews
Michael Hawkins is a foul celebrity of a witch hunter, in it only for the fame and the fortune of the job. He cares not who he hurts in pursuit of his recognition and has no belief in the forces which he combats. But even beyond his own magician's veil of lies, is there some truth to the fear gripping the country?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,401 - Reviews: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/6/2013
The Beach
Written for a competition. It was inspired by looking out of my window at a beach on a sunny day, when a storm warning had been issued for the following day.
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 244 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/6/2013 - Complete
Smile For the Camera reviews
Flash fiction. Written for a competition and inspired by a night out with friends.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/6/2013 - Complete
A Dream of Pursuit reviews
A very short piece based on a vivid dream that I had. I would really like to make this a part of something larger if I eventually think of some way to do that.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 379 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/6/2013
Crave Reprise: Book 1 reviews
"Crave" rewrite. Strong language, scenes of violence, scenes of a sexual nature. Jay Andrews is an arrogant teenager, who doesn't care about anything. He likes to think that he is free of emotional guilt; but one day, Hope Burton just might make him feel it. Please review if you read and feel free to ask questions, I will try my best to respond to everyone.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 19,645 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/28/2012 - Complete
Crave reviews
Contains frequent use of bad language and scenes of a sexual nature. Jay Andrews is an arrogant sixteen year old, who doesn't care about anything. He likes to think that he is free of emotional guilt; but one day, Hope Burton just might make him feel it.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 25 - Words: 63,939 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 8/27/2012 - Published: 12/29/2004 - Complete
Brother
Written based on a dream I had recently about my autistic brother whom I am no longer in contact with. T for bad language.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 931 - Published: 4/30/2012 - Complete
The Frontline
A student couple aren't talking to one another. Neither can remember why, but neither wants to be the first to apologise, and living together only makes things awkward. One-shot.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 761 - Published: 2/22/2012 - Complete
Another Night on the Seafront reviews
My attempt at a Hemingway-style "theory of omission" piece in the vain of "Hills Like White Elephants"; most of the story is supposed to be hidden behind the narrative and not explicit. Please let me know what you think if you read it.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 999 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/22/2012 - Complete
The Dark Tower reviews
"Child Roland to the dark tower came." Writing exercise in which a character had to arrive at the 'dark tower' which could be anything we wanted it to be. I tried to twist it a little.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 971 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/20/2012 - Complete
Echoes of a Life Spent Waiting
One-shot possibly open to more of a story if it's liked . A loser at the game of life waits for his ever-late girlfriend to show up, which gives him some time to think.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,252 - Published: 2/19/2012 - Complete
We Could Have Had It All reviews
A brief holiday romance is put into perspective. Very short one-shot fiction. Reviews would be appreciated.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,036 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/17/2012 - Complete
Paper Rose reviews
"The rose will die when I no longer love you." A strange thing to say, but could there be more to this than he's letting on?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 806 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/13/2011
Undiluted Tragedy
Using the beginning of my next novel as a jump off point, this is the story of a teenage boy who finally has enough of his stepfather, and fights back. His life changes drastically, and the confrontation is the tip of the iceberg.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,546 - Published: 4/22/2010 - Complete
To Save the Planet, to Save Mankind reviews
They're closing in. The bridge is sealed. The only option is to consult the AI, but the final solution may be worse than just allowing whatever they are to tear him apart.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,586 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/15/2010 - Complete
The Box
A 50 word writing exercise used to jump start creativity. I think I pulled off a relatively difficult task pretty well. Let me know what you think.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 52 - Published: 6/16/2009 - Complete
Goodnight, Farewell reviews
Severe angst warning. The effects of a simple mistake ring through many circles.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,046 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/15/2006
Electronic Curtain reviews
Robert arranges to meet a girl from the internet in person. But something doesn't quite feel right.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,126 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/13/2006
Racing for Pink Slips reviews
T for bad language. Nathan MacAllan has been driving for a week straight without any rest, but already his next street race challenge has been thrown down; and this threatens to drag him further into the criminal underworld than he would like.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,833 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/17/2006