Allesandra Thornbird
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Joined 10-04-03, id: 376786
Author has written 10 stories for Friendship, Historical, Love, Life, and Romance.
I'm moving into an entirely new phase of my life and the prospect of such change is daunting. I have two stories that I am attempting to write already, both reworkings of previous stories in some form or another. Under the Shadow of Swords is a different version of The Bride Snatching, with only the main catalyst being the same. A Rose Without A Thorn is a complete rewrite of my first ever fictionpress story by the same title. I struggle to write Shadow and I struggle even harder to write ARWAT. This is not the time to undertake a third story, but I'm going to do it anyway.

My newest story, The Paradise of Fools, is a story that has been developing in my mind in bits and pieces for about seven years now - thats before I even took up writing. Thus, it is very much a part of my soul, with many parts taken directly from my own experiences. Though it is in no way autobiographical, it is entirely inspired by my life so far - my personal experiences, my struggles, my friends, my enemies, my get the picture. I hope it will not disappoint.

I will make every attempt to continue updating each story as frequently as I can. But things are changing dramatically in my life and I don't know what the future holds, maybe more time to write, maybe less. Please don't get angry with me if I don't update frequently or I put something on a temporary hiatus. I really am trying as hard as I can. Also, if you review me, I'll review you - it may just take me some time.

With all that said, here a a few of my "favorites" just in case you are interested in where my inspirations come from.

Books/Plays: The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, The Chronicles of Narnia, Harry Potter, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Handmaid's Tale, Hamlet.

Authors: Margaret Atwood, Tennessee Williams, Libba Bray, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jane Austen, Phillipa Gregory.

Poets: John Milton, John Donne, W.B. Yeats, T.S. Eliot, e.e. cummings

Books/Poems/Plays that wowed me but are not necessarily favorites: Paradise Lost, Heart of Darkness, Anna Karenina, A Doll's House, Life is a Dream, Cat on a Hit Tin Roof, Rozencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock", "The Ballad of Reading Gaol".

No Longer Do I Love the King by L. Elliot reviews
Mary Boleyn ponders on her embarassment as the cast off mistress, the mother of illegititmate children, and the fact that her sister holds the postion she once did.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 495 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 2 - Published: 9/20/2003
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Under the Shadow of Swords reviews
Captured the night before her wedding and forced to marry a foreign king, will Isabel yield to the pleasures of her new life?...or will she forge against the forces that intend to shape her existence and free herself from the shadow of warring men?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 41,426 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 19 - Updated: 10/24/2009 - Published: 1/21/2007
The Paradise of Fools reviews
Money can't buy happiness and it certiantly can't buy love.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 36 - Words: 120,488 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 11/12/2008 - Published: 8/7/2007
I Wrote Your Name Upon the Sand reviews
What does one do when a life if lost and a loved one gone? How can we remember them?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 2/29/2008
A Rose Without A Thorn reviews
To Katherine Howard, Henry VIII was the man who could give her everything she had always longed for. But to be loved by Henry was no simple matter, and Katherine is not loved by him alone. Please read and review!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,787 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/10/2007 - Published: 4/10/2007
Paradise reviews
The choice to leave paradise.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 330 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/8/2007
Pandemonium Unnoticed reviews
The world as I see it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 247 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/20/2007
Merciless reviews
" And the best and the worst of this is neither is most to blame, if you have forgotten my kisses and I have forgotten your name." - Algernon Charles Swinburne
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 48 - Words: 48,138 - Reviews: 218 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/4/2005 - Published: 7/27/2004
Though I Loved Her Best reviews
A sad sort of poem, about a sheltered girl and the boy who loved her.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 313 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 12/3/2004
The Bride Snatching reviews
Epilouge added! NOW it is finished!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 22,198 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 8/16/2004 - Published: 3/16/2004
Alone reviews
reaction to the betrayal of my friends
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 138 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/4/2003