Sarika
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Joined 12-13-03, id: 387769
Author has written 20 stories for Haiku, Mythology, Life, Love, Historical, Song, Nature, Fantasy, Religion, General, Biography, and Spiritual.

Introduction:
My name is Sarika and you have stumbled upon my story and poetry collective. Most of my stories tend to be historical or fantasy or mythology-inspired. I am a big fan of European history especially, as well as Greek and Celtic mythology- which probably shows in the majority of my work here. I also love reading, of course, as well as music and web design. If you care to know, I dwell in the mountains of British Columbia, Canada, and I am nineteen years old.

Just a note:
If you review one of my stories/poems, I will try my best to review back. I appreciate constructive critisism, so I'll be more likely to review back if you take the time to do this (taking time to actually read my stories is also greatly appreciated). If I don't review you make and you really want me to, send me an e-mail and I will if you ask nicely.

I started many of my stories more than a year ago. I would like to think my writing has improved since then, even though sometimes I fear it hasn't. My point is this: I will eventually get around to fixing dumb mistakes (there are too many), be it typos that wreck sentences or dumb plots or terrible writing. I appreciate all the painful reviews- sometimes I think they are are more helpful in the end. All the "You're such an awesome writer!" and "I love love love love your story!" comments are nice. They keep me writing. But the "Wow, your writing sucks and this is why I think so..." comments keep me improving. Flames do nothing, though, and I am glad I haven't gotten any yet!

Promotion:
faery tragedy- http://fictionpress.com/~faerytragedy
Epic and historical, these stories are just... great. The author also does her research!
Savita/The Mistress Three- http://www.fictionpress.com/~themistressthree
A good friend of mine. Click if you love romance and classic poetry.
Alessandra Thornbird- http://www.fictionpress.com/~allesandrathornbird
For fans of Philippa Gregory!
Taylor/mayntailor- http://www.fanfiction.net/~mayntailor
Another good friend of mine... and some rare, well-written fan fiction.

Visit my sites:
http://LongAgoCaptures.org- Historical film screencaps and information.
http://lucy-griffiths.com- Lucy Griffiths of Robin Hood fame.

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Valkyrie by faery tragedy reviews
1066 England. As a pagan, Ragnhildr Grythsdottir was always an outcast. After Hastings, she becomes a reluctant hero who, despite her appearance, wins the loyalty of the East Anglians, the love of a handsome warrior and learns what it means to have power.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 88 - Words: 166,978 - Reviews: 214 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 29 - Updated: 12/26/2009 - Published: 11/19/2005
The Salvation of Rosemonde de Troyes by faery tragedy reviews
France, 1242. After shaming her family, a young girl turns to prostitution. To her, it's a lucrative career, albeit sad, until she meets a less-than-holy priest who struggles with his lust for her while trying to save her. A story of sex and redemption.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 8 - Words: 15,962 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 37 - Updated: 8/30/2008 - Published: 6/2/2008
She Walks in Beauty by one mourning dove reviews
A retelling of the myth of Hades and Persephone. The title is borrowed from the poem of the same name by Lord Byron, simply because I imagined Persephone to be a little bit darker...reviews are appreciated, especially if they aren't particularly nice.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 29 - Words: 70,925 - Reviews: 136 - Favs: 84 - Follows: 45 - Updated: 2/18/2008 - Published: 5/10/2007
Lady of Scarlet by lili brik reviews
Rahab, a Canaanite prostitute, is obsessed with the mythos growing around a band of escaped Egyptian slaves, even as she plies her trade among the land's most affluent princes. Will her obsession lead to ruin or salvation?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,735 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/19/2007 - Published: 5/25/2006
Requiem for the Perfect Girl by AmyJLynn reviews
A young girl feels the loss of her parents as she is passed around through the cruel world of slave trading, and she experiences owners both kind and uncaring.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 27 - Words: 157,124 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/4/2007 - Published: 12/23/2006
Diamonds and Roses by R. Antanor reviews
Cate is the youngest daughter of England's noblest knight, but she lives her life in the shadow of her sister who may be Queen. The day comes, however, that Cate must choose between freedom and fortune...but what will make her happier?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 75,989 - Reviews: 571 - Favs: 206 - Follows: 103 - Updated: 5/31/2007 - Published: 7/19/2003
Bloody Mary by kristy23 reviews
Her father abandoned her. Her mother was kept from her. Her brother denied her, her cousin tried to take her place, and her husband was seduced by her sister. And yet, history would remember her as the villain. The story of Bloody Mary.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,807 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 6/22/2006 - Published: 4/13/2006
Igraine by Shadowed Heart reviews
A poem, inspired by the novel "The Mists of Avalon," about how King Arthur came to be born.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 657 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/5/2005
Free Like A Bird by Sasami Kowa reviews
My envy for the birds.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 8/11/2005
The Night the Moon Cried by The Siren of Santorini reviews
So beautiful, the moon, but so sad-looking sometimes.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 268 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/7/2005
Optimism by Eyetk reviews
[Complete] 'tis all your point of view.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/27/2005 - Complete
Merciless by Allesandra Thornbird 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: 2 - Updated: 7/4/2005 - Published: 7/27/2004
Answer This One, Shakespeare by temblance reviews
Please tell me that all the world is not a stage...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Reviews: 96 - Favs: 26 - Published: 5/16/2005
The Bride Snatching by Allesandra Thornbird reviews
Epilouge added! NOW it is finished!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 26 - Words: 22,198 - Reviews: 132 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/16/2004 - Published: 3/16/2004
The First Farewell by Cairnsy reviews
Upon Paris and Helen’s arrival in Troy, Hector seeks out his prophetic younger brother, Helenus. Possibly the first in a series of Hector and Helenus pieces.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,058 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/7/2004
Any Idiot Can Make a Pissed Off Poem by The Great Charlatan reviews
You all have made them, and I make fun of them.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 242 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/11/2004
In thy Sorrow I Will Kiss thy Tears by faery tragedy reviews
Account of the life of Gwenour of Caerleon, a princess, a witch, a cynic, attempting to solve a religious mystery, survive the Fourth Crusade, and mend the love between her and a French knight.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 108 - Words: 243,103 - Reviews: 694 - Favs: 121 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 5/5/2004 - Published: 3/8/2003 - Complete
At Least by Mimiche reviews
A Jew's optimism during the holocaust. But how far will optimism get you? Written in first person.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 355 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/14/2004
With Love as Always, Clytemnestra by Seshenkem reviews
After the death of her husband, Clytemnestra decides to send her sister Helen a letter. Kind of bloody with a bit of sarcasm!
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 597 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/29/2004
Haunted by Alyx Bradford reviews
A little girl endowed with magical abilities - changeling child, possessed, demonic, or gifted?
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Supernatural/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 178 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 3 - Published: 11/22/2003
Arachne's Tale by Val Mora reviews
A story of Arachne's competetion with Athena, from Arachne's point of view. I wrote this for school. Complete.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,673 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/4/2002
The Ghost by Gale reviews
A Nazi General is visited by the ghost of one of his victims.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 445 - Reviews: 24 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/16/2001
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Pha'dora: Green Eye, Blind Eye reviews
Nichara Eydís is sold, abducted, then made Cerdic’s invisible guest. When a band of Mummers visits his castle, she flees and seeks mentorship from Naphtali, a mysterious man intent on keeping his face hidden behind his Mummer’s mask. Reviews welcome.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 44 - Words: 89,213 - Reviews: 141 - Favs: 42 - Follows: 28 - Updated: 6/20/2008 - Published: 5/15/2005
Night Scrawler reviews
Random scrawls at night.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 145 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/2/2007 - Complete
The Black Jar reviews
Short story inspired by this: If we were blind and had no choice, would we judge one another by voice? Parts I and II up. Reviews welcome.
Fiction: Spiritual - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,411 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/9/2007 - Published: 1/19/2007 - Complete
Insomnia reviews
Original title, I know. A sestina I wrote about not being able to all asleep. Read and review if you please. Thanks.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 387 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/3/2007 - Complete
The End reviews
A poem written from book titles. It ended up being about the end of a life, or a reflection of sorts.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/3/2007 - Complete
Sweet Miseria reviews
[Chapter 9 Dawn] In the year 1348, the Black Death ravages the city of Florence, Italy. Newly betrothed Simona Miseria and her family flee to the countryside, where even isolation cannot save them. Please review and I will return the favour.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 13,002 - Reviews: 81 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 1/21/2007 - Published: 11/6/2005
The Tower reviews
Madeleine, accused of a simple crime, is imprisoned in a tower with three others. One by one, her fellow captives are taken from her, and each to a fate meant for someone else. A re-write of La Tour. Please review.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Horror/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 6,008 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 10/31/2006 - Published: 1/1/2006
In Autumn reviews
Dedicated to my hometown in Ontario, Canada. Every fall I miss the colourful trees across the river, and so this is my writing about it. Constructive feedback welcome!
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,340 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/28/2006 - Complete
Of Sheaves and Spirits reviews
[Chapter 3- Dark Earth] Ianthe, later known as Persephone, and her cousin, Eurydice, find themselves in Hades- one by choice and one by death and both by love. The myths of Hades/Persphone and Orpheus/Eurydice retold as one intertwining tale. R&R
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,332 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 10/26/2006 - Published: 12/27/2005
These Empty Streets reviews
A poem about visiting Pompeii. Reviews welcome.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 183 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/19/2006 - Complete
The Unfortunate Princess
A saddened princess wonders what will make her happy.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 585 - Published: 10/5/2006
The Dauntless reviews
(VII The Return) When the thirteen survivors of a shipwreck find themselves on an uninhabited island, they seek shelter in an abandoned castle. There they attempt to recreate an older world–and all of its flaws. Please review and I'll return the favor.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 11,658 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 6/13/2006 - Published: 8/18/2005
Channah reviews
I hear the whimpering of a million children. A muffled scream or screaming in water. Like breath in winter, they linger then disappear. Six million yellow stars flung at the feet of a man named Hitler and all I could do was watch.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,317 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/3/2006 - Published: 12/13/2004
Serpent Tongue reviews
(The Arrival of Abel) Chavvah was the first woman born of man and woman, daughter of Adam and Eve. She witnessed the death of one brother and the banishment of the other. Her words are cursed because her words killed. Reviews welcome.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,252 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/21/2005 - Published: 10/17/2005
The Coyote reviews
This is my haiku collection. I've never written haikus before these so I hope they're not too bad. R&R if you want.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 37 - Updated: 10/15/2005 - Published: 1/15/2004
Sun and Moon reviews
Thalassa is a young Amazon warrior who is banished from her tribe. Now a servant in King Priam's household, she yearns to rejoin her sisters and fight for her beloved Troy. Troy like you've never read before. Completed.
Fiction: Mythology - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 39 - Words: 41,956 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 23 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 8/7/2005 - Published: 1/23/2004
Boy and Beast reviews
Based on a character from William Golding's Lord of the Flies.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 160 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/22/2005
The Weird Sisters' Song reviews
The weird sisters' song for Macbeth; From victorious warrior to mere puppet, Macbeth falls under his wife's spells.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 4 - Published: 3/10/2005
Nichara, Nichara reviews
A slice of moon I crave for thee, For nothing of its light I see, Crescent bow of Selene, Selene, Clutched in yonder galaxy, Where are you, moon? Look unto me, Nichara, Nichara, where are you?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 485 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 11/24/2004
Sticks and Stones reviews
A very short and simple poem on how powerful words are.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 27 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/13/2004
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