Weaver of the Tangled Web
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Joined 07-16-03, id: 365369
Author has written 10 stories for Fantasy, Humor, Mythology, Essay, Biography, General, and Western.
The Tattered Souls story is probably my dozenth variation of relatively the same storyline that I have been manipulating for nearly five years now. Hopefully it will one day develop into something good enough to be published. That's my goal, and has been for all of those five years.

It's a trilogy--or will be. 1 - Tattered Souls:The Histories of the Ancient Lady; 2 - Broken Swords:The Clan Wars of the Ama'haliein; and 3 - Shattered Dreams:The Bleak Future of the Seven Realms. (c) 2002 - forever, Weaver of the Tangled Web. All rights reserved. Distribution of any kind is prohibited without the written consent of Weaver of the Tangled Web.

I also have another fiction that I'm doing, which is just sort of a side project to keep me from burning out on TS.

As of May 2004, I have begun another story as well, because I have no attention span. The story of which I speak is the DragonRider story. I have always played around with the idea of one, but never managed to do much with it. This could very well be another of those instances. We shall see, eh?

Anyway, I'm very, very open to constructive criticism, and would really prefer it to praise. I enjoy discovering things to correct much more than discovering things that are "perfect".

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"Life beats down and crushes the soul, and art reminds you that you have one."
~~Stella Adler

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Sure . . .
By Jim Carroll
From the book Fear of Dreaming

I got
a syringe

I use it
to baste
my tiny turkey
--

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The Divine Comedy
An excerpt, from Inferno
By Dante, et al.

When I had journeyed half of our life's way, I found myself within a shadowed forest, for I had lost the path that does not stray. Ah, it is hard to speak of what it was, that savage forest, dense and difficult, which even in recall renews my fear: so bitter--death is hardly more severe! But to retell the good discovered there, I'll also tell the other things I saw.
I cannot clearly say how I had entered the wood; I was so full of sleep just at the point where I abandoned the true path. But when I'd reached the bottom of a hill--it rose along the boundary of the valley that had harassed my heart with so much fear--I looked on high and saw its shoulders clothed already by the rays of that same planet which serves to lead men straight along all roads.
At this my fear was somewhat quieted; for through the night of sorrow I had spent, the lake within my heart felt terror present. And just as he who, with exhausted breath, having escaped from sea to shore, turns back to watch the dangerous waters he has quit, so did my spirit, still a fugitive, turn back to look intently at the pass that never let any man survive.
I let my tired body rest awhile. Moving again, I tried the lonely slope--my firm foot always was the one below. And almost where the hillside starts to rise--look there!--A leopard, very quick and lithe, a leopard covered with a spotted hide.
He did not disappear from my sight, but stayed; indeed, he so impeded my ascent that I had often to turn back again.
The time was the beginning of the morning; the sun was rising now in fellowship with the same stars that had escorted it when Divine Love first moved those things of beauty; so that the hour and the gentle season gave me good cause for hopefulness on seeing that beast before me with his speckled skin; but hope was hardly able to prevent the fear I felt when I beheld a lion. His head held high and ravenous with hunger--even the air around him seemed to shudder--this lion seemed to make his way against me.
And then a she-wolf showed herself; she seemed to carry every craving in her leanness; she had already brought despair to many. The very sight of her so weighted me with fearfulness that I abandoned hope of ever climbing up that mountain slope.
Even as he who glories while he gains will, when the time has come to tally loss, lament with every thought and turn despondent, so was I when I faced that restless beast, which, even as she stalked me, step by step had thrust me back to where the sun is speechless.

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Underworld by Phantom Red reviews
When Hades first leads his new bride to his gothic abode in the Underworld, the newly christened Persephone is caught between fear and love.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,740 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/23/2005
The Second Advent of the Raven of Heaven by Rance Drai reviews
An ambitious Emperor, a vengeful Messiah, and a web deceit spun by the Conspirators of an age long past. The Raven of Heaven walks the earth again.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Angst - Chapters: 24 - Words: 71,926 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 12/9/2004 - Published: 2/20/2002
The Quicksilver Medallion by Naamela reviews
Never assume you know what's going to happen. Never assume someone is your ally or enemy. And never assume you understand yourself. In a world of alchemical magic and warriors of the wind, assumptions are always fatal.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 27 - Words: 66,793 - Reviews: 390 - Favs: 59 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/18/2004 - Published: 3/7/2003
The Life of Tabitha Marks by aspiralize reviews
Tabitha Marks has a teacher who hates her and spreads violent stories about her in the teacher's lounge. Her brother's lizard keeps slipping away. Her parents just don't understand her. She's an average teenaged cynic! R&R PLEASE!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 4 - Words: 9,795 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 9/3/2003 - Published: 8/20/2003
Hesepti and the temple of Isis by morgaine of the faeries
PG for now... A story in ancient egypt... its only a beginning, the adventure will come soon *nods*
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,631 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/21/2003
Beloved of the Aten by Naamela reviews
In the 18th dynasty, the old gods of Egypt were destroyed, and a heretic Pharaoh took power. Now, twenty years later, his daughter will not let the secrets remain at rest.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 394 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 3 - Published: 8/18/2003
A Black Rose by Voodoo Fyrefly reviews
…: growing up in London is a tough business, especially if you choose to follow the path of rock. Just ask Hazel Cross and her band, the ‘Dying Valentines’.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,092 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/14/2003
Allons Enfants de la Patrie by Ela reviews
*^_^*;; Heh heh... Not in French, but inspired by it. A little boy faces the world... A weirdo story, just a collection of paragraphs and sentences...
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 360 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/18/2003
A Promise by Mandi Sue reviews
Basically a declaration of love and the sadness of what's about to happen...comes from experience
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/23/2003
The Path Ahead by Ela reviews
A young woman makes a hard decision involving everything she knows. (I REALLY hate summaries.)
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,035 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/16/2002
The Battle of 222 Merrowaine Place by Erilynne reviews
A nonfiction account of our battle with evil, written in a highly dramatic style.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 361 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/11/2002
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The Coyote's Song reviews
An old outlaw, famous for his deformed, masked face, returns from prison to find a changed West. Hoping for peace, he finds old debts accumulated, and few happy to see him safely returned. Rated for violence.
Fiction: Western - Rated: T - English - Western/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,627 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/23/2008
Charlie's Bar
On the eve of his father's funeral, a man receives a very interesting visitor who drastically alters his life's course--and who seems inexplicably connected to a mysterious tin of peach halves. Rated for profanity and suggestive themes.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,422 - Published: 6/22/2008
For Meghan
Because you have done more than you will ever know.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,663 - Published: 1/13/2008 - Complete
The Manipulation of Print in an Orwellian Society reviews
Written in response to an English assignment on Orwell's 1984, concerning a quote from Goldstein's book.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,309 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/22/2006
The Desert Rose reviews
In a world of political upheaval, filled with prophecies of doom and destruction, a slave-turned-assassin must choose between being her world's final hope, or its final destruction.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,625 - Reviews: 3 - Updated: 8/7/2005 - Published: 7/29/2005
Darting Past The Eagle reviews
I cling to nothing, so I will have nothing to defend. I have no thoughts, so I will see. I fear nothing, so I will remember myself. Detached and at ease, I will dart past the Eagle to be free.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,224 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/20/2005
Cattiva Fede reviews
The bief introduction of a glorious specimen, posing as an element of mankind's philosophy. Sartre-inspired.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 948 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/19/2005
Order of the Amak'hiidar: A DragonRider Story reviews
The fate of the Holy Empire rests on the shoulders of a girl with a dirty mouth and a bad knee.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 7 - Words: 21,638 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 1/6/2005 - Published: 5/9/2004
It's A Wonderful Life reviews
...but who can be sure, in a world of drugs, asylums, terrorists, and underage smokers?
Fiction: Humor - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,958 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 5/7/2004 - Published: 8/11/2003
Tattered Souls::The Histories of the Ancient Lady reviews
Though few mortal minds remember her, she will never forget what we did to her, and to her kind...and we will pay.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 25 - Words: 55,574 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 4/9/2004 - Published: 7/17/2003