Xara Nahara O'Connor
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Joined 11-02-03, id: 381209, Profile Updated: 08-05-15
Author has written 54 stories for Life, General, Love, War, General, Humor, Nature, Fantasy, Supernatural, Spiritual, Family, Work, and Friendship.

For a start, I always welcome any kind of review, even if it is rude. All reviews have value to me and will help me to become a better writer. At first, I may be shocked at what I get, but it helps me in the end. I am quite used to criticism (although I am not too much of a fan of it), and to be honest, I very much enjoy the critiques that I have gotten from the people on this site so far. I am very proud to be on a site full of bright people.

Looking over other people's work is one of my only talents that I truly enjoy. I of course also enjoy writing; otherwise I wouldn't be here today. I write more than I put on here, but there are certain works that I write that other eyes must not view. I must also state that I am really proud of anyone who has the courage to upload his or her work that he or she put his or her heart and soul into. Even if one gets a lot of bad reviews on a story, one must also be proud of oneself for putting the work on this site because it shows that one is willing to allow other people's thoughts to influence one's writing style.

As for getting into the scope of who I am, I am merely a floating shadow, trying to reconnect with her roots and untapping the potential of what my life was meant to be. I was once an interesting person who seemed to be complex and mysterious. I had been reduced to being just like everyone else before rediscovering that I am a unique person with my own set of talents. I felt like a drone that was a cookie cut of everyone else. It was rather depressing feeling. I, however, have learned to assimilate myself while still being able to somewhat embrace who I truly am.

It is very hard for me to find the words and thoughts to express myself thoroughly. I have a good family, a lovely boyfriend, and kind friends who are plentiful; thus, I have more support than I previously thought.

I am finally seeing that little rainbow that I dreamed about seeing 26 years ago. Most things in my life seem pretty damn good. The worst enemy actually is... myself, but even I have come to terms with the fact that I am not perfect. I have great animals as well: two cats named Garfield and Oreo, and the colors are appropriate to their names. They also eat as much as their names suggest, which makes me very happy. They are the most lovely animals I have ever seen in my life. I like animals in general, as they provide some form of balance that humans for some reason cannot provide.

In addition, if anyone wishes to contact me about my writing, then please E-mail me at EdFunQueen@aol.com.

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The Way I Am by mynamemattersnot reviews
We all are who we are and I won't change myself because of peer pressure.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Published: 4/23 - Complete
Quinntessential by the milk bottle reviews
SLASH. Elliot's pretty sure his temperamental flat mate, Quinn, has a problem with him. But since he likes to call himself a pacifist, he'd rather watch MythBusters than find out why.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 98,094 - Reviews: 3077 - Favs: 1,556 - Follows: 1,781 - Updated: 8/28/2011 - Published: 5/10/2008
Sleeping with the Enemy by Penelope P reviews
We were supposed to get married. That was the deal. Things change though. People change. I found myself falling in love, but not with the right person, or maybe he never was the right person to begin with. SERIOUS EDIT IN PROGRESS!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 31 - Words: 103,264 - Reviews: 2532 - Favs: 1,287 - Follows: 649 - Updated: 12/17/2008 - Published: 8/16/2008 - Complete
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My Chamber of Sorrow
A poem about depression and how it feels to be under the weight of the whole world as it crashes down on you and laughs all in the process
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Published: 8/21 - Complete
Black Heart
A not-so-funny limerick about my soulless being
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 25 - Published: 8/21 - Complete
Merely Love
A haiku I wrote about love
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 17 - Published: 8/21 - Complete
Soldier
A poem about the military and how soldiers are manipulated by those in power to create and destroy.
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Published: 8/21 - Complete
Idon'tcare
A poem I wrote when I felt frustrated with the world and the people around me. I pulled into myself, as one does in times of anxiety. Warning: LOTS OF ANGST - wrote in 2007
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 377 - Published: 8/15 - Complete
Data Entry
I describe how fundamental data entry actually is to everyone's life, in terms of sensory processing.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 475 - Published: 8/15 - Complete
To Those Birds With An Empty Nest reviews
A poem to mothers with empty nest syndrome and a message that will possibly comfort them while they are undergoing this natural process of their lives
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/10 - Complete
Ode To Mothers With Mountains of Laundry reviews
A note of appreciation for mothers who do our laundry
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/10 - Complete
A Blurb In Time
A poem about the musings of time and my thoughts of the subject; it's more of a free verse than anything else
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 313 - Published: 8/8 - Complete
Si Recuerdo If I Remember
Este es mi poema de mi historia. Describe como no recuerdo mucho. Perdonáme si mi gramatíca es muy mal. Mi lengua primaria es inglés. Incluye la tradución inglés tambíen.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - Spanish - Poetry/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 272 - Published: 8/5 - Complete
Break
This poem describes how I am literally broken and am taking a break from the world and most of my friends.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Published: 8/1 - Complete
Ode To Coffee
An ode I wrote to my favorite morning drink. I was inspired by a friend who challenged me to write about a random object. This poem was the end result.
Poetry: Work - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Published: 8/1 - Complete
Glitch
A poem about how I interact with others; it's rather glitchy.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 204 - Published: 8/1 - Complete
To Al
It is a poem I wrote on the back of a fuzzy poster to my boyfriend. It was a just-because gift, and it is very cute.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Published: 4/27 - Complete
Place Yourself reviews
It is random drabble I thought of on a typical night I couldn't sleep. It's simple yet well-thought out.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/26 - Complete
Is Sarah Writing This Poem? reviews
Sarah is the real name of the person in this poem, but she is not the person who wrote the poem. Xara is. Xara is the person who arrives when Sarah is writing. In other words, Sarah's voice is not in what she writes, but Xara's voice is the one that is.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 308 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/21/2010 - Complete
Midlife Crisis reviews
This is a poem about a rather emotionally-unstable person who realized that every choice made was the wrong one. It is a semi-accurate description of what it is like to endure the very rare case of a mid-life crisis. Rated M for language.
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 515 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/28/2010 - Complete
Symphony of The Heartfelt Grave reviews
This is definitely not the most pleasant poem I ever wrote, but it reminds me of how hard it can be sometimes to cope with negative emotions. This poem is by no means realistic, but I definitely could find no other way to express myself other than this wa
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/8/2009 - Complete
Stupidity
A "riddle" poem I wrote about Stupidity. It has some "elaborate" vocabulary. To show off my intellectual skills at age 15 was the only purpose it served. I wrote it for school one day as an example of a "riddle" poem.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 26 - Published: 10/18/2009 - Complete
Black Riding Hood
My dead version of "Red Riding Hood" is this poem. It is very dark, depressing, and has a lot of images of dead things. There isn't anything happy about this poem at all.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 208 - Published: 10/18/2009 - Complete
Relief After Nine To Five reviews
The narrator works at an office full of paperwork, but for what? For the daughter to go to the zoo and enjoy all child-like pleasures in life... or is it more than that?
Poetry: Family - Rated: K - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 274 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/1/2009 - Complete
Afterimage
This is definitely the best love poem that I have ever written. Please, if you are interested in love poems, consider reading this work. I believe it could be worth your while. It is rated T for advanced vocabulary.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 231 - Published: 6/6/2009
Discarded
Here is a comparison of a lost love with a napkin. I hope at least someone out there finds this to be original, even if the title is not.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 168 - Published: 6/6/2009 - Complete
Infinite Impossibilities
This is a poem that questions why people believe there are endless possibilities when there are really infinite IMPOSSIBILITIES.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 213 - Published: 6/6/2009 - Complete
Looking To Your Anger reviews
After spying, I read a rude E-mail that finally set me off. This is my more contemplative response after everything happened.
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 396 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/14/2009 - Complete
The Reason For Topeka's Desolation
Prequel: The Mystery; this is the last of the trilogy and half-way written in AP Style format. I really hope everyone enjoys this newer version of this story.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 842 - Published: 11/8/2008 - Complete
The Mystery
Prequel: A Beginning of the Tragedy Revisited ; Sequel: The Reason for Topeka's Desolation
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 226 - Published: 11/8/2008 - Complete
A Beginning of the Tragedy Revisited
Two reviewers noted that the formatting of this story made it hard to read. When I looked back on my framework, I realized that it needed some fleshing out. This is the new version, which will be much easier to read, and will have three chapters this time
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: K+ - English - Supernatural/Spiritual - Chapters: 3 - Words: 2,826 - Published: 11/8/2008 - Complete
Ode To Progeria reviews
An experimental piece that describes what would happen to me if I had Progeria; rated teen for vocabulary
Poetry: Nature - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 904 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/8/2008 - Complete
Without You reviews
A poem written last summer when I had a spell of loneliness
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/8/2008 - Complete
Untitled Saga reviews
A story that I wrote when I was 16. Three years later, I am uploading it onto here. It is about an angel who lived in Heaven until she became bored with the mundane life of heaven. It starts in the middle of the story, if that clears up any confusion.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 15 - Words: 26,899 - Reviews: 15 - Published: 12/31/2007 - Complete
I've Had The Pleasure reviews
Three collective poems turned into one poem. The first one is about how I feel about the situation; the second one is about how one of my exfriends feels, and the third is about how my boyfriend feels.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 684 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/31/2007 - Complete
Sickened reviews
An unemotional view of emotions
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/31/2007 - Complete
Meine Liebe reviews
Alas, this is a piece of work that has been revised to better fit the eyes of Germans. I have now made the necessary changes in order to make this piece more effective. Thank you, Koira.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 317 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/18/2007 - Complete
Merely Death reviews
My thoughts on death... a cliché topic, I know, but you will love this poem. Trust me. It is my peering dark side.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: T - English - Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 322 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/12/2007 - Complete
The One Whom No One Can Relate To reviews
A poem about a socialitejokersideshow freak. I hope you enjoy.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 229 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/12/2007 - Complete
Sparkles reviews
This has to be the goofiest piece of poetry that I have ever written in my life. Read and Review, please.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 248 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/6/2007 - Complete
Empty Shell reviews
This is perhaps the most accurate of the poems that I will upload today. It describes how lowly I feel whenever he pretends to not know that I exist.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Poetry/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 288 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/6/2007 - Complete
Another Love Poem reviews
This poem describes how I feel whenever I look into that certain someone's eyes. I very much adore him.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 240 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/6/2007 - Complete
Invasion of Amphibians reviews
Frogs take over the "world," and there is only one turtle left in the "world" who had the misfortune of seeing it happen. This particular story is about Satanic frogs. This is a re-write of a story I wrote 10 years ago when I was a sophomore in high school with sophomoric humor.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,168 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/19/2006 - Complete
Forbidden Kisses and Pleading Dreams reviews
A poem that I wrote when I was lovestruck oddly enough, by cartoons.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 290 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/19/2006 - Complete
Prison Cell Number Eighty reviews
In the prison system of California, a man who has been convicted of being extremely addicted to cocaine had been placed. His girlfriend bails him out of the prison. An ironic marriage is stored within this long chapter of amusement.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,633 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/31/2006 - Complete
I watch reviews
In this poem, I was quite angry with some girl who crashed all of my dreams for becoming a decent actress.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 411 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/31/2006 - Complete
Hidden reviews
It is written like a paragraph, but it is an actual poem. This poem is one of my favorites. It discusses how I felt about one of my friends that lives around me.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 206 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/31/2006 - Complete
Headache Hell reviews
I wrote this three years ago. but some of its concepts still apply to me.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/31/2006 - Complete
Broken Mind reviews
A symbolism of how the world is pointless and that nothing really matters at all in the end, middle, or ever...
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/7/2004 - Complete
Battle Of Myself reviews
Well, yes, I had to attract myself to someone before I could let go another... let me know about the message this poem sends to you.
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/7/2004 - Complete
Angel Boy reviews
A poem about an ex-boyfriend when I used to want much more than friendship
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 252 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/7/2004 - Complete
Vague Memory: Hometown reviews
I don't remember anything about my hometown, but I wrote about it anyway.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/9/2003 - Complete
My Newborn Obsession reviews
Oh Great! Another one of my useless obsessions over a guy who looks and acts younger than I do.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/9/2003 - Complete
Obsession Of Him reviews
A pathetic obsession for the guy I truly loved
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 102 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/9/2003 - Complete
Please Don't Hate Me reviews
Yes, I had a crush on someone and when I wrote this, I felt very desperate for him. How pathetic, no?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 321 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/2/2003 - Complete
Bored With People Medicine reviews
This is about how much crap I have been through
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 282 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/2/2003 - Complete
The Truth Of Me reviews
Yes... this is the truth of my life.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 272 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/2/2003 - Complete