I Found Myself At 24
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Updated 24 July 2012

Just a little note to explain the final penname change and lack of old posts below and any in the future.

I just want to say thank you to all who have supported me by reading & reviewing my work over the past 9 years, specifically to those who have become such good friends outisde FP in hard times - you hopefully know who you are.

Unfortunately, after recent events and much prayer, I have decided it is time for me to close my FP account and keep my writing for myself and/or those close to me rather than broadcasting it all over the internet. Annoyingly, there is no way to actually delete a FP account so this profile update is the best I can do towards a fresh start and real healing.

As many may know, it's been an extremely stressful year for me with work, health, family and relationships and these recent events have lead me to believe the best way to deal with a lot of stuff I've written about is actually to face it head on rather than hiding in my writing. I've always found that writing in a public forum, and on Fictionpress specifically, has been about finding yourself and sharing your feelings (positive or negative) with complete strangers when you can't tell people face-to-face and in turn, supporting others in their trials and triumphs as an understanding third party with similar experiences. Years on this site and many posts and virtual/real friendships later, I have finally come to that point in my life where I am ready leave the comfort of internet escapism behind and be the person I want to be.

I thank God for the true friends I have made on here and will always have even though I'm no longer writing. I may still continue to read & review but I won't be posting again anytime in the near future, if ever at all.

May any new FP writers who stumble across my profile after a review take courage from this bizzare account closure after nearly a decade of writing. Just remember that when life gives you lemons, there is always some way to make lemonade.

Love always & God bless,

Laura

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The Boy Who Blinked by AquariusGirl230191 reviews
I wrote this one day, whilst contemplating how fast life seems to pass by. It's my first attempt at poetry, so I hope you like it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 488 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/9/2012 - Complete
Sweet Dreams by Whisper on the Lips reviews
Good night my dear, and even though we're far apart I'm wishing you sweet dreams
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 4/1/2010 - Complete
Sunday Morning by Coffee Grounds reviews
i miss these days, and you and i.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 69 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/7/2010 - Complete
The Assassin of Kevari by XxDragon Princess NikkixX reviews
When tragedy stikes, Cassandra is forced to leave her simple life behind. Unknowingly she walks arm in arm with her enemy and becomes the greatest assassin the land has ever known. Will Prince Alexander, her childhood rival, help her to see the truth?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 20 - Words: 50,569 - Reviews: 1057 - Favs: 303 - Follows: 175 - Updated: 1/20/2010 - Published: 8/7/2004
Carramae by Coffee Grounds reviews
and in this evil world, she is always running.
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/25/2009 - Complete
Locusts by andromeda311 reviews
I'm not always like this, it's something I become. A terrible weakness in my nature, in my blood. Save me, save me, oh, save me from myself. // You become intimate with the taste of salt and lies.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 924 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/25/2009 - Complete
FIN by Coffee Grounds reviews
the end of childhood.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 43 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/21/2009 - Complete
17 by Coffee Grounds reviews
the future is beautiful. you'll be there, after all.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/10/2009 - Complete
I AM by The Beautiful Letdown reviews
just a girl
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/25/2009 - Complete
My Meadow by Matthew James Current reviews
Take a walk with me, friends and passersby. Walk with my in my meadow so that you might see what lies beyond the grass. Feel what I feel, and let me share my soul with you. Breath the air in this place, and let the feelings soak in. Stay a while.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 550 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/29/2008 - Complete
Oceans of Starlight by Matthew James Current reviews
Some brooding thoughts that popped into focus while beginning to read one of my long time FPC friend's, HiddenFlame42, poems. Subsequently, I dedicate this to her and all my friends. I hope that it inspires you or makes you think, and that you enjoy it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 132 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/28/2007 - Complete
Where Dreams Go To Die by Matthew James Current reviews
A piece inspired by VAST 's Land of Shame from the CD Music For People, I can hear, I can hear, I can hear a dying dream. I think it came out nicely. I got a couple new styled pieces coming out for you my friends. I truly hope that you enjoy this.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 180 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 6 - Published: 4/5/2007 - Complete
diary by Pink Sparrow reviews
sealed with a golden pink ribbon and a love heart, i've ruined it all
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 68 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/11/2006 - Complete
The Path Of Thorns by R.Valaina reviews
COMPLETELife doesn't get easy when Raissa finds herself clashing with the incredibly hot,popular,famous Aiden Conrad.Despite his ice cold/ sarcastic exterior,Raissa finds herself repeatedly drawn to him. Will he open up?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 24 - Words: 96,648 - Reviews: 529 - Favs: 119 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 4/23/2006 - Published: 11/19/2004
Convocation: A compilation of memories by luvurflyingmonkey123 reviews
It is required at my school to write an essay of sorts to present at my school. It can be on anything we want, this is what I came up with.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,442 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/2/2006
The Shutterghosts by Captain Blackbird reviews
In the City there is a strict one child per family law. So what happens when children slip through the system? You get The Shutterghosts.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,782 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 1/29/2006 - Published: 1/15/2006
City of Memory by Matthew James Current reviews
I put my heart into this one. I carries layered meanings. Just let me know what you think. Thank you for your time.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 281 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/24/2006
she sang by sloppy firsts reviews
where are you now?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 357 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 4 - Published: 12/22/2005
The Broken Sweater Drawer by method acting reviews
for no one
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/4/2005
i by sloppy firsts reviews
feeling small
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 77 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/19/2005
Flames by Incubabe reviews
Flames consume...
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 434 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/9/2005
Whispers on the Wind by Trinity of Dreams reviews
Can you hear the call of the whispers?
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 204 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/8/2005
Cage called Home by Nebelfee reviews
when you try to live your own life but you can not be the one you want to be.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/10/2005
Why do You Love Me? by TheUni reviews
Sometimes I can't understand why people forgive me. Maybe it is because they love me.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 191 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/8/2005
Talking to Myself Again by TheUni reviews
Talking to myself again
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/8/2005
Never Anything Else by TheUni reviews
Never Anything Else
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 228 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/28/2005
Falling With Style by TheUni reviews
Falling with style
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/13/2005
Gift From A Fallen Angel by Steel Winged Angel reviews
As an angel I fell, never expecting to be caught, yet there you were with open arms. Again for Matthew, catcher of fallen angels.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 304 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/7/2005
I'll Look for You by Steel Winged Angel reviews
I wrote this for my love on our one year anniversary. Please R&R, means a lot.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 201 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/7/2005
she cant stop shakin' and i cant stop touchin' her by SleepDontWeep reviews
i wondered what we must have looked like to anyone else; a pair of lovesick teenagers run away from home and sleeping on a beach.there had been no on else on the beach that day. the world had finally left us alone... please r and r
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 771 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/18/2004
My Biggest Fear by Craven reviews
what are you scared of?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 123 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/10/2004
the chaos theory by SleepDontWeep reviews
about all the evil in the world, paranoia and all the disturbing things in between.it's weird! please r and r!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 3 - Published: 12/10/2004
Kiss Me With Your Eyes by Craven reviews
yummy
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/6/2004
I am the Shadow by Raya Dronaile reviews
again it has been around for awhile, not as good as my others though, but still good
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 290 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/19/2004
Fallen Angel by Matthew James Current reviews
To Kel. I'm sorry it's not a happy poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 411 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 4 - Published: 9/16/2004
Embracing Melancholy by Matthew James Current reviews
I'm proud of this one. I think I might have actually done a concept justice. Inspired by the song "Infected" by Demon Hunter. Don't ask. This goes out to everyone on fictionpress, all my fans. God bless you all.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/11/2004
Someday by XxDragon Princess NikkixX reviews
My first attempt at writing a song! Probably pretty bad, but there's gotta be a first for everything, right?
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 234 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/8/2004 - Complete
Midnight Melodies by Matthew James Current reviews
Wrote this as I listen to the background guitar sounds at the end of "Like a Sphinx" by Axxis. The sound was just so awesome I had to express it. Let me know how I did.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/12/2004
With my eyes by aode reviews
This poem is just about my feelings for the world. I guess that it's more like a perception of many things.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 511 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/11/2004
Relax by Jade Black reviews
Just come sit with me and forget all our problems...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/20/2003
Stain Upon Stone Wall by Craven reviews
another 'ashamed of the world' poem...wrote it in the shower. well, i didnt WRITE it in the shower-you know what i mean
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/14/2003
The Castle Within My Heart by XxDragon Princess NikkixX reviews
This is the first poem that I have written and shared.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/26/2002 - Complete