A. Perry
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Joined 07-21-03, id: 366130
Author has written 101 stories for Romance, Horror, War, School, Life, Love, Young Adult, General, Friendship, Fantasy, and General.

I write when I am incapable of doing anything else. As far as I can tell, it generally works out tolerably. I am not writing the way I used to anymore. I do not write because I feel like I "should"; I write because I have to. A lot of times I can't, so I don't. I do not write to be a writer; I write because verbal articulation is much harder. Writing is a good place to hide- you never have to look anyone in the eye. There are a few things- themes, topics, images- that I went through phases of fixation on. Sorry if the repetition gets dull, but I've got to deal with things somehow. I have my writing here because I like to know what people think of it. If you love it I want to know; if you hate I need to know, and I need to know why. With this, I want it ripped apart. The work on this page spans several years; make sure to watch the dates and take them into account before you jump to any conclusions. These pieces are often posted as first drafts- completely unedited, completely identical to how they first turned out on the page. Also take that into account. Most importantly of all, I hope you enjoy your reading.

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Tongues reviews
speaking in tongues, touches
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/12/2008
Single reviews
No matter what, the hardest part/is remembering how to sleep alone
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/21/2008
to Whisper reviews
down a curling strand and have shy words slip tenderly
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/15/2007
Ceremony
The blood runs hot, the body is devoured and on our knees, we take communion
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Published: 5/2/2007
Reading the Lines reviews
lately I am interested in the language of faces
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 258 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/27/2007
Sleeper's Eyes
the nicest time of day: 4 A.M., when all that's outside with me and my cigarette ...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Published: 3/29/2007
Off the Cuff
Pins me to the sheets with one look, wideeyed and hungry, and the architects design:
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 167 - Published: 3/29/2007
Breaking Points
mountains weep all spring and summer, waiting
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 25 - Published: 3/29/2007
32 Fahrenheit
Driving slowly, it's the wee hours again
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 38 - Published: 3/29/2007
Drifting
She's always hazy after moments of clarity, blowing smoke to hide her postponed thoughts
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Published: 3/29/2007
Worry
I push my breath into your lungs in hopes that the transaction will appreciate generate revenue with a high interest rate compound into something worth its weight in gold
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 220 - Published: 3/29/2007
Ah, fate reviews
So, sometimes even I forget how fabulous I am and spiral downward into pity parties of epic proportions that involve a lot of bad music, makeup, and cigarettes and at least one extended daydream about how miserable everything will be. Here's one of them!
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 594 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/21/2006
Crumbling
pinned beneath youcursing the betrayal of my seismic heartbeat, shaking my bones
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 109 - Published: 12/21/2006
Common Knowledge
you know, those times when you just know...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 185 - Published: 12/21/2006
Scattersongs
bows pulling across the strings running from the top of my head to my toes
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 79 - Published: 12/21/2006
Fugitive reviews
the night air creeps insweet on the back of your throat short
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 43 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/21/2006
Reanimating reviews
I want to wake up with the sunset sunrise to butterfly kiss your laughing cheeks until I feel your pulse flutter
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/21/2006
Loose Leaves
one shake of the butterfly tree and stowaways rain in every direction
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Published: 12/21/2006
Firing Lines
this was written quite some time ago and, looking back on it, is pretty fuckin' dumb or at least claims some truths that I certainly do not ascribe to these days, but still has some decent integrity as far as writing goes. Eh. Not strongly recommended.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 203 - Published: 12/21/2006
Weathering reviews
First day of summer and/ the clouds are nothing but brushstrokes across the sky
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/3/2006
Still There reviews
you're rambling next to me and all I hear is the sound
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/3/2006
When do I get the Pearl? reviews
the very thought of him gets your teeth grinding/ worse than the gears of his old, battered bicycle
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/3/2006
Clockwork reviews
you have to make sure that you step/ in perfect time
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 58 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/3/2006
Clutching at Straws
I'm thinking/ about the itch of healing wounds/ contracted while fucking up things/ you should have learned decades ago
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Published: 7/3/2006
Killing Time
very brief one here.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36 - Published: 7/3/2006
Ticktock
with every tick-tock second I bite my tongue harder
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Published: 7/3/2006
Forty lashes reviews
You look away/ and I feel/ all forty lashes fall
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 294 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/3/2006
SeenoHearno
Queen of the la-la/ of the see-no/hear-no - this has little to no literary integrity, but I do like it with music, maybe.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 216 - Published: 7/3/2006
Green Thumb
Let's trade:/ I'm offering you/ almost everything.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Published: 7/3/2006
Hearsay
Would just like to say before this is even read that I was hammered- I mean, hammered- when this was written. It does mean something... it just doesn't make much sense at first glance. Or second. Or if you're sober at all, maybe. Who knows.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Published: 7/3/2006
Roulette reviews
like every other poet's/ word-bank love song
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/3/2006
Backscratch
(goddamn the drink/ thank god for redemption.)
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Published: 7/3/2006
Solo reviews
head cocked towards the sound/ of the music and his/ too-sweet vanilla smoke
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/8/2005
Stone's Throw reviews
Who here lives/ in a house with no glass?
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 297 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/8/2005
Backtracker
There are messes to be cleaned and/ I did the dishes LAST week.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Published: 8/8/2005
Drop reviews
everyone benefits from/ a good gravity storm every once in awhile
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 66 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/8/2005
Sick reviews
I am sick, sick, sick of the dictionary/ of the thesaurus/ of lips and tongues
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/8/2005
Prickly Pear reviews
pretty/ little/ prickly pear, / pretty armor so easily peeled/ away
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/8/2005
Untitled V reviews
Change glitters on its way to the floor: / "Oh, goddamn"
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/8/2005
Tightrope
I am my/ bones, cobbled together
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Published: 8/8/2005
1920's Club reviews
dances/ flailing,/ jiggling like/ housewife mama's Jello molds
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/8/2005
Untitled IV reviews
illuminated underbellies transforming them/ into organic satellites
Poetry: General - Rated: M - German - Chapters: 1 - Words: 52 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/7/2005
Concessions
Props to you if you manage to read the insecurity in this. For some reason no one can.
Poetry: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 498 - Published: 6/7/2005
The Second Hand Crawls
a few seconds, minutes, it's been/ ...years at this point, hasn't it?
Poetry: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Published: 6/7/2005
O, The Scent of He reviews
Actually a short piece of prose that I basically just love too much for it to be acceptable. Either way, here it is.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 252 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/18/2005
Dada Was Known for Bitterness
This a stream-of-consciousness rough, rough, rough draft. The point of the exercise was to write and not go back and change anything, and here's what I got.
Poetry: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 341 - Published: 5/18/2005
With Our Names All Over It reviews
but I am armed to the teeth / and light two cigarettes at once
Poetry: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/18/2005
Untitled III
(title subject to change)
Poetry: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Published: 5/18/2005
I am Willing to Sacrifice for This reviews
Hello, firefly halo; / goodnight, inhibitions.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/18/2005
Something Will Get In reviews
Beauty has never stayed with this heart, / but it lives in the clockwork rhythm
Poetry: General - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 241 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/18/2005
Prostrate reviews
on her knees, she's/ begging you please to/ turn your other cheek/ to the flaws that you can't see
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/28/2005
Crossed Wires
I want to hear you voice epiphanies/ that bring you nearly to your knees/ and shake the concrete at our feet/ as we stand above it all;
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 389 - Published: 1/28/2005
Fingers Crossed, Palms Together
My fingers tremble as they form the temple/ filled with salutations for the stars
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 181 - Published: 1/28/2005
Tithing reviews
Our lips drip smoke of industrial strength
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 290 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/28/2005
Untitled II reviews
Poem, maybe less G but only if you're paying attention.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/4/2005
Well suited
Poem again and again and again
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Published: 1/3/2005
Anyway
Poeeemmmmmm.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 451 - Published: 1/3/2005
Tonight
Yeh, poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 220 - Published: 1/3/2005
Currents and Undertows reviews
Poem, G-rating questionable. Fuccckkkk, titles!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 161 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/3/2005
Always, but not now
Poem
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Published: 1/3/2005
Apex
Poem (short).
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Published: 1/3/2005
Untitled I
Poem, kind of weird.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 314 - Published: 1/3/2005
The Importance of Punctuality
Hate titling things, hate hate hate.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 303 - Published: 1/3/2005
Our Way
Short poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Published: 1/3/2005
Priorities
Short poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Published: 1/3/2005
Tongue tied
poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 333 - Published: 1/3/2005
Half and Half
ehh, poem again.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 247 - Published: 1/3/2005
Something Bigger
eh, poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 141 - Published: 1/3/2005
Pop
poem I found that was written awhile ago
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Published: 10/26/2004
Scratching reviews
Really long stream of conciousness. Best when read out loud, definitely,
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 590 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/24/2004
Gravity
Eugh, I don't know.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Published: 8/24/2004
Stretch reviews
Better when read out loud. Thinking of convincing someone to put it to music.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 181 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/24/2004
Sunflower Queen reviews
Love poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 163 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/28/2004
Appropriate reviews
Slightly tongue-in-cheek, playful, teasing poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 341 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/28/2004
Max reviews
Monologue.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 523 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 5/11/2004
Butterfly reviews
Three-chapter love thingy. Short, cute. Written in a coffeehouse. Ha.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,657 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/26/2004
One Million reviews
Poem as per usual.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 140 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/26/2004
Introspection reviews
Another poem. I am so bad at filling in all these blanks.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 318 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/26/2004
Two Hands reviews
Poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 250 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/26/2004
Facets reviews
Poem, very faint angst, really just a little sad- bittersweet is apt. Reviews = love!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/19/2004
Tin Roof reviews
Faint romance at the end, mostly just musing. Decent. Read and review, please!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 398 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/28/2004
Bandit reviews
You know that heartbreaker boy that everybody can't help but crush on? That jerk caught me. Bah.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 287 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 2/19/2004
Brazil reviews
Dream poem, kind of SOC, still in the works (as usual), so suggestions are most welcome. Read and review, please! Love to all.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 709 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/18/2004
Transformations reviews
"Second chance romance" poem. Contains my favorite rhyme scheme of my own so far (hooray bragging). Read and review, please!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 265 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/17/2004
Addict reviews
Descriptive first person piece about being addicted to a person. Read and review, please! Thanks to all previous reviewers, you're great.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,087 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 1/12/2004
Standing Up reviews
Finally saying what I think to someone who's been guilt-tripping me. Read and review, please!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 288 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/7/2004
Watch This reviews
A falling-back-in-love poem. Read and review, please!
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/2/2004
To The Ground reviews
Short, frustrated poem. Read and review, please. Thanks to all reviewers so far, you're wonderful.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 127 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/2/2004
Spill reviews
Wrote this while looking at an extremely interesting sky. No, really. Cliche though it may be, read and review?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 130 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/28/2003
Avalanche reviews
Stream-of-conciousness poem. Read and review.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 372 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/28/2003
Evolution reviews
High school kid poem. Not too painful. Read and review, please?
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 362 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/28/2003
Walls reviews
Odd little short that just crawled out. Potentially triggering for ana; caution.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,211 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/20/2003
Who Knew
Flat-out romantic goo. Still, not horrific, in my opinion. Reviews, por favor.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 226 - Published: 12/16/2003
Puzzlement
Brand new, odd structure, I guess. Reviews are appreciated.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Published: 12/16/2003
Angel in Disguise reviews
Yeah, cheesy love poetry. Not too painful, though. Reviews!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 321 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2003
All Right reviews
She's all right. Reviews appreciated!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 251 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2003
Southern Beauty Queen reviews
Angst, anger at being objectified and so on. Profanity blah blah warning blah blah read and review.
Poetry: School - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 283 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 11/6/2003
Soldier reviews
Written during a lecture on the Vietnam war. The language is fairly simplistic, but it goes with the message (I believe so, anyway). Read and review, please!
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Drama/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 301 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/15/2003
Heroine reviews
Junkie story. Fairly well-written, in my opinion, but then again...
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 21 - Words: 6,454 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 7/26/2003 - Published: 7/24/2003
Ophelia reviews
First-person narrative, suicide note. Fiction.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 986 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 7/25/2003
Sylvia and Aurien reviews
Straightforward romance, supernatural, very sappy. Not graphic at all, just a twist to an old-fashioned love story.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,363 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/21/2003
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