Author has written 4 stories for Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Mythology.First, I should say that this name is a PEN NAME. I'm not going to tell anyone my real name; my fans (few though they are) will probably know who I am anyway, and the people who hate me (fewer, though more vocal) will this way not be tempted to do anything stupid.
These stories that I have posted are all old. I wrote them when I was in high school. Take that as a warning about the quality of writing if you wish! Re-typing them for posting was also an educational experience: I learned that teenage girls ALWAYS find a way to work a bit of a romance (or potential romance) into the plot. I'm a little embarassed by that, but there it is. I changed nothing, except where the editor of a magazine decided to un-italicize words that were supposed to be that way. (The name of a ship is always italicized, and Kimmery Martin should have known that.)
The following is an e-mail "conversation" that took place after I'd suggested to someone that he move his story to a fan fiction site. I was far from the first person to do so. This person had posted four blatantly fanfic stories -- Star Trek, if I recall correctly -- and made rude replies to anyone who tried, even politely, to tell him that such stories didn't belong here. Then I got tired of being nice. He knew what he was doing, and he knew it was wrong.
ME (in the review I posted):
That's ok, reporting is a two wat street. ME:
He then cursed at me and insisted that I was the one who’d initiated this conversation. I did not bother to reply further. I should add that I did NOT have any stories up at that time, nor did I post any for some weeks after this occurance.
Keep an eye out for people like this. If I had much faith in the administration (not anymore!), I'd suggest reporting people who abuse the "report abuse" function. Unfortunately, no one is going to care, except those of us on the receiving end of such behavior. At any rate, keep track of the people who threaten to report you because you reported them; there's always a chance that keeping copies of reviews and e-mail can help if this happens to you.
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