K. Presson
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Joined 06-18-03, id: 360384, Profile Updated: 02-12-11
Author has written 9 stories for Fantasy, General, Humor, Love, Sci-Fi, and Horror.

I was born in a log cabin in the Sierra woods five miles from Sonora uphill in the snow both ways.

My mama walked barefoot. She carried me in a papoose on her back like a sack of potatoes that cried. She was purdy, my mama, but she was sad because daddy had left us after I was born for some high falutin' hussy in Virginia City.

To keep us happy, we would sing and she would tell stories. I loved these stories. She used to talk of bravery and revolution, and lost love. And so it spurred a revolution in my soul.

Her stories gave me something I never thought possible; Freedom! Freedom from this cold little cabin, freedom to dream dreams to live for and the freedom to develop a case of itchy feet. I wanted to wander the world, see these places she spoke of. I wanted to leave these here mountains and aim fer the beauty of the big city lights! I wanted to be... a writer.

The above piece is fiction. :) Although I was raised in the foothills of the sierras, and my mom did read and sing to me, and I did want to live the kinds of stories that she told, so I became an actor. Then I became a writer. I don't know how, but it happened.

I did not, however, ride around in a papoose.

I am 26, and have lived an additional ten years within the last 4.

I like walks on the beach, thunder storms (boy, do I love watching lightning and listening to the thunder. I was in Oklahoma during a huge storm when I was 11, sitting on the car with my cousin, and watching the storm. It was dangerous. I wouldn't recommend it, but it was so awesome.) I also like coffee, chocolate, cats, singing in public, singing in the shower, coffee, chocolate, shopping, writing at Starbucks, coffee, chocolate, cinnabons, making up weird things to say just for the sake of saying them, coffee, chocolate, music, classical music and alternative, acting for stage and the camera, being silly, and did I mention coffee and chocolate?

I hate summer. It never goes away in L.A! At least where I grew up, we had definitive seasons. The constant warmth and sunshine is driving me nuts!

I come from a line of nerds, Sci-fi geeks, Trekkers, and goof-offs.

NOTE OF INTEREST: I recently found out through my mother that my family line dates back to the name Angus, then Douglass, then back to my great great grandfather who was a Stewart. The Stewarts go back to Bonnie Prince Charlie. It's not a wonder that I've always had an interest in the Celtic life and ways. I'm Scottish, and I'm royalty. :) Bow down, ye peasants, and shower your lady with gems.

Still... the Stewarts lost Castle Stalker ((a.k.a Castle "Aaaauugh!" in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail") to the Campbells in a bet. (Go figure.) My grandmother married into the Campbell family. So either way, I get my bloody castle back.

Fantasy has always been my favorite genre to read and write about. Ever since I saw Starwars for the first time when I was 6, I fell in love with fantasy --as well as Luke Skywalker. :)

ANOTHER NOTE OF INTEREST: My greatest work, Itara: Son of C'resth, is the first book in the "Itara Trilogy" --an original novel that has been picked up by Black Rose Writing. Believe it or not, 1/4 of my life has been devoted to developing the world of Itara. The idea struck me as daydreams when I was 15 in 1996. I started doing something with it when I was 18 in 1999.

You can order Itara: Son of C'reseth from your local booksellers, or online at www.blackrosebooks.com. My pen name is M.K. Presson My website www.itaran.wordpress.com has loads of information. :)

Every chapter (including subsections) were written to various pieces of music, so each one flows with a song that inspired it. The chapter where Mason and his friends are running from Pru's father was written to Craicmor track 2 'Collier & guns." Adiamus is responsible for chapter 3. Some Riverdance songs are involved, as well as some rock and Alternative from various artists, and cd's I've collected. And so on and so forth. Lets leave it at way too many to take note of, or remember. They come to mind when I read each chapter.


"And it came to pass..." (Read on repeat, and you have the bible.)

"I said something cool once, but I forget what it was." --Dan Westerman

"I am the Little Black Ninja!" --Scott Beason

"It's a cruton comma. It's pretty, but you don't need that many. Don't over decorate the salad." --Ray Garcia (Mentor/Beta)

"Life is like a box 'a... oo, chocolates!" --Me

"Never put three water signs together and expect them to make a decision." --Ray Garcia

"I wanna marry a lighthouse keeper and keep him company. I wanna marry a lighthouse keeper and live by the side of the sea. I'll polish his lamp by the light of day so ships at night can find their way. I wanna marry a lighthouse keeper, won't that be ok." --'I wanna Marry a Lighthouse Keeper' from "A Clockwork Orange."

"What do birds think about when they fly?" --Drew.

"Trekkers have never had a nerd in their ranks quite like you." --Me to my brother.

"Sportin' goods store! I use 'ta own a sportin' goods store! In Long Island!" --Jeff. (r.i.p my friend.)

"You take care of yourself, all right?" --Jonathan Brandis (r.i.p my friend.)

"It's not what you cover, it's what you uncover." --Walter Lewin. Physics Prof. at MIT

"It seems the older I get, the more Canadians I meet." --Me

"Stop staring at me, swan!" --Heather

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." --Edgar Allen Poe

"Soon I'll grow up and I won't even flinch at your name." --Alanis Morissettee. "Flinch"

"Mmm. Cake." --Sylar "Heroes"

"Once, when I was young,

Ev'ryone called me gifted

And words flowed simply.

Now I have to work,

Each new word a paradox.

What gift then, is this?"

--R. E. Ellison

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I Carir Quettar by Nemonus reviews
Plots For Sale. Serious Inquiries Only. Specializing in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Shakespearean. Prices vary. Quetelme Quenya.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,565 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/7/2008 - Complete
REJECTED! by R. E. Ellison reviews
A set of haiku - okay, not actually haiku - no nature or season references! - about a problem that is of concern to most writers - rejection, success, and rejection again. Lighter than my usual stuff.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 262 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/1/2008 - Complete
Band Camp by Blind Justice reviews
High School marching band. Just another charming elective, right? Wrong. Come visit South Rake High School. The band director's mad, the section leaders are tyrants and odds are you won't live through .... BAND CAMP! Based on a true story. T for violence
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,875 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 4/18/2008 - Published: 2/23/2008 - Complete
Monynocs by R. E. Ellison reviews
An idle child's mind is the devil's playground.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,075 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/31/2008 - Published: 3/6/2008 - Complete
Fairy by Poet by the Water's Edge
Written for my sister. Fly forever.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/3/2008 - Complete
Internal Illness by firefairy27 reviews
Riggs is a normal teacher except for the fact that he teaches his kids to sword fight, shoot bows, move silently, and fight without weapons. His problem? He's plagued by an incurable illness and is in love with his healer. Language and violence in 28.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 35 - Words: 106,154 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 29 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 1/6/2008 - Published: 3/27/2005 - Complete
Chess by Menolly reviews
You'll never look at the game quite the same way. Experience the classic boardgame from the perspective of a battlehardened ebony pawn against enemies brought vividly to life. Rated T for some violence, but the combat isn't really that graphic.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,851 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 12/29/2007 - Complete
The Cycle's Keep by Menno reviews
A young farmboy and his friends are caught up in political and religious intrigue when he is given a mysterious sword by a fugitive. Will he survive the trip to Cycle's Keep and discover the true meaning of the sword?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 6,409 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/18/2007 - Published: 12/12/2007
That Essay That Everyone Else Writes by JJSLAM2129 reviews
Mary Sues, Cliches, Stupid Villans, Reviewers, Bad Logic and anything else I can think of that bugs me about today's stories. If something's bugging you, chances are you'll find it here. Now with Worldbuilding. Topic suggestions welcome! Reviews returned.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Tragedy/Humor - Chapters: 12 - Words: 16,758 - Reviews: 208 - Favs: 114 - Follows: 52 - Updated: 9/16/2007 - Published: 10/5/2006
Angel by lyokolady reviews
Angels are the tormented race under a ruthless king. They are treated like monsters for their abnormality and are despised. And between falling in love, saving a kingdom and being hated, Aranay realizes that there really is no place to hide.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 20 - Words: 78,407 - Reviews: 95 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 9/5/2007 - Published: 10/17/2006
Shadows of Sunshine by Kaldaka reviews
One boy. One girl. One land. And one riddling rhyme. They've been living on the edge of a knife their whole life and now it's tipped. Well guys, it's done! Thanks to everyone who has reviewed and will review! A thank you is up at the end.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 21 - Words: 30,910 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/5/2007 - Published: 5/1/2006
Wild Magic by Celyn reviews
Nia and Ben's world has long since forgotten its most destructive and violent history, but that history has not forgotten it. And when the legendary magic of the sorcerers returns, a new age is going to be baptized in blood... STORY COMPLETE
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 41 - Words: 119,286 - Reviews: 134 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 7/13/2006 - Published: 12/30/2004
Just a Son by Cadnobach reviews
I can't promise a dead body on the first page, but there might be a hanging. (I know it's a strange summary but its not an easy story to explain.) Still a work in progress. Please read and review.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,078 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/25/2003
Blind by Jupiter reviews
Being blind can let you see more than you want to, or is there more to this story than meets the eye?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,840 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/18/2003
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The Bog Beast of Duckbilled Nippingshire
A fool-hearty farmer's son gets caught in a vicious storm on the way home, and becomes prey for a territorial bog creature of legend. ((For my friends at St. Helenas. Here is the frightening tale of our Bog Beast.))
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,196 - Published: 4/13/2013 - Complete
Civil War on Aida has pit the surface dwelling Aidans against their brothers of the sky, the Enjera. Kavryn and Kya must travel into the heart of their greatest enemy to save a life. "It's not about revenge, or getting even. It's about protecting the ones we love. It's about protecting our family, Kya. We are all we have."
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,340 - Updated: 1/19/2013 - Published: 1/1/2013
Itara: Book Two reviews
Sorry I had to remove it, but the first book is going to be published. Please look for it at in the future
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/8/2009 - Published: 11/21/2008
The Wayward Soul reviews
The death of great love does not end with the last breath.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/7/2008 - Complete
Superstition reviews
Watch your step!
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 54 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 3/7/2008 - Complete
Today's Special reviews
An Ode to Caffeteria Food.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/7/2008 - Complete
Itara: Lightborn reviews
Thank you to all my readers. My novel is being published by Black Rose Writing under "Itara: Son of C'reseth"!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 59 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/2/2008 - Published: 6/18/2003 - Complete
Kakra reviews
A young woman struggles with the new reality of being a twin. Kakra is Egyptian for 'twin.' One shot.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,206 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/11/2003 - Complete
Hollywood Nocturne reviews
There is a beast lurking in the shadows, lying in wait for you to stop to take a breath. *one shot short*
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 771 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 10/11/2003