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Joined 08-09-03, id: 369008
Author has written 6 stories for Fantasy, Essay, General, and Sci-Fi.

Hey kids, my name's Sam. I'm in college, I like to read and write and program little computer games. My favorite genre used to be fantasy, but now I can't say. I appreciate fantasy, science fiction, nifty general fiction (Life of Pi, for example), and all kinds of short stories. I try to write in the same genres, with varying degrees of success.

I've noticed recently that the Fantasy section on FP is responsible for maybe fifty percent of the unfortunate writing on this site. Cleverly, I've opted to read other genres instead. (Genius!)

My longest story, Philosophers and Fools, is very long, adequately written, and a piece. of. crap. Modesty aside, it's probably middling-good as Fictionpress goes, but c'mon guys, it's Fictionpress. The story is dreck and will always be dreck.

Here's a Fun Fact: Anything you put on a website like this EVER is considered "published." Legally, most publishers won't take it. Man, what's up with that? Nevertheless, that's the troof, and I don't want to chance it.

As such, I've got some chapter 1's up, but no whole (good) stories. If you want to read one of my stories in full, or if you'd like to read my short stories sight unseen (for some reason), send me an e-mail!

Great books on writing: Creating Short Fiction by Damon Knight, and Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird.

Current projects:

ACE HIGH - A novella, about half done. Tryin' for a hardass, claustrophobically focused space opera. Fun as hell to write.

CONTEMPORARY SORCERY - A big ol' novel, my baby at the moment. Maybe a third finished, 35,000 words so far. The subgenre's the usual magical transplant, but I hope I'm doing enough new things with it that it doesn't get hung up.

THE STORM-FOLK'S GODS - Probably going to end up as a slim novel or novella, maybe 10,000 words done. Might end up amazing, might fall flat on its face. High fantasy, low magic. Main character a farmhand. Could work?

A few other Chapter 1's, mostly unrealized, on the back burner right now.

Finished short stories:

A FLIGHT AT SUNSET -A dream-logical romp. A man named Christene steals Deep Blue's memorybanks and tries to smuggle them out of the country by plane.

BICYCLICAL -A ranting monologue by an angry low-income philosophy student.

CRACKS - Chronicles the slow unraveling of a radio security guard's sanity.

HENRY - An autistic child, in love with battleships, encounters deep strangeness on his first plane flight.

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL CITY FROM EYE LEVEL UP - A man trapped by his gambling debts must make a hit for his boss.

MAYBE YOU'D BETTER SIT DOWN - A play about a straight guy 'coming out' to his hyperliberal mother.

MY GRANDMOTHER DIED IN A FREAK MASSAGE ACCIDENT - Really says it all.

SHEMMEL DOUGLAS, WORLD TRAVELER - The last man on Earth has a picnic.

THE 24-HOUR LAUNDROMAT - Below. A woman rethinks her life.

THE ECSTACY OF COOKING - A cookbook for angelmeat. Published in antithesiscommon.com's Winter 2005 Issue! (that link's broken, so: http://members.aol.com/AntithesisCommon/Issue2/pg11.htm )

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Wild Magic the Jinn Chronicles by Adek reviews
with six little words a young man tosses himself into a civil war that has raged since the creation of the cosmos. Jason Darkrim is now a genie, and to return to the one he loves he will have to fight evil Jinn, fallen angels and fulfill selfish wishes.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 32 - Words: 154,907 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 9/6/2010 - Published: 8/27/2004
Resurrected Honor : Act 1 by mintbaby reviews
Jarvais escaped Igla to the freedom of the sea. Now he has returned to find squandered power and misery. Will he live in the past, or step forward to fight for his people's future? Updated 9.16.08
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 20 - Words: 151,025 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 5/22/2008 - Published: 7/31/2002 - Complete
Saga of The Eternal by T. Com reviews
The tale of a mercenary crew's rise to legendary status throughout the galaxy.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 25 - Words: 69,420 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 3/11/2007 - Published: 4/9/2003
The Only God on the Windowsill by Solemn Coyote reviews
There are stranger things than the intersection between man and myth. Fiction is one of them. This is a story - short, but not brief - about a lost girl, a homeless trickster God, and the boundary between reality and fantasy.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,648 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 6/13/2006 - Published: 5/2/2006
101 Uses For A Dead Catobleepas by Celyn reviews
A very unlikely party of adventurers are on the way to discovering that heroism is a serious business... [Fantasy humour]
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 25,324 - Reviews: 56 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/20/2005 - Published: 4/18/2005
Phoenix Horizon by Flamemajic reviews
The crew of a cargo ship adventures as employees of universal scum, on a quest for a dangerous and mysterious item know only as 'Xicantel'... Plz R&R!
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 24 - Words: 29,278 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/8/2004 - Published: 11/18/2002
The Dark Elf Anulo by Pigsflew reviews
A Half-elf of the light world loses his soul, becoming a dark elf. As of yet, it is rated G because there is nothing bad about it... may change to PG when I add to it...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,565 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 11/10/2003 - Published: 9/14/2003
Mind Beseiged by Maelan Peredhil reviews
A man is accused of attempted attack, then befriends the object of said attack. Sort ot. Too complicated to explain here! :) Read and find out... Oh yes, and lots of fun betrayal...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 13,994 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 9/20/2003 - Published: 6/30/2003 - Complete
Through Your Eyes by BarairoElf reviews
A cynical young woman, a lecherous lumiorb, a sassy sorcerous, a brawny swordsman, and a lisping eight year old. What a lovely party. Cyra's past comes back to haunt her in the least expected place... (Chap. 8 and still going)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 8 - Words: 14,803 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 9/18/2003 - Published: 9/14/2003
Things forgotten by pinkoflimco reviews
Ok it is so not finished and is just the beginning so there will be other chapters at some point! I apologise in advance for any spelling and grammer mistakes, i did my best and had it checked, but just in case there are any that slipped through the net!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,730 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/15/2003
Untitled by lt leen reviews
Traverse a medieval world through the eyes of Faye as she attempts to escape fate from her earliest until her last moments on Earth. *COMPLETE*
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 38,793 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 7 - Updated: 1/13/2003 - Published: 1/12/2002
A Dragon's Fate by Anne Sinclair reviews
A young princess eager to prove her worth befriends the dragon she set out to slay. **LOOKIE! NEW CHAPTER!**CH. FIVE** Arden/Maleah and Gethen/Maleah strangeness. Reviews appreciated!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 5 - Words: 34,387 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 12 - Updated: 9/3/2002 - Published: 2/19/2002
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Contemporary Sorcery reviews
He was lured onto the Long Road, a topsy-turvy land of strange magic, unsettling secrets, and endless life. But Jacob Saulk has one big question: What's wrong with this club that it wants him as a member?
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,924 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 7/31/2006 - Published: 10/9/2005
Ace High reviews
They hit the planet nightside.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,033 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 6/16/2006 - Published: 10/9/2005
Ravings reviews
A delightful confection of rants, raves, nonsense poetry, insights and specious proofs. Bite-sized!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 24 - Words: 5,802 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 15 - Updated: 10/13/2005 - Published: 10/15/2003
The 24Hour Laundromat reviews
Miriam's doubts hit her while she was doing her laundry.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 326 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 10/4/2005
Philosophers and Fools reviews
The story of a young soldier fleeing his murderous countrymen in the midst of a terrible war. (Complete. Also complete crap.)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 36 - Words: 57,119 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 16 - Updated: 1/16/2005 - Published: 8/9/2003
Evolution reviews
A quick, grounded definition of evolution. I hope that this will clear up a few misconceptions.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 5,317 - Reviews: 31 - Updated: 1/13/2005 - Published: 5/6/2004