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Joined 12-22-03, id: 389297
Author has written 36 stories for Friendship, General, General, Love, and Life.
i live in a cupboard-sized dorm room where words always seem to get caught in the walls (or piles of dirty laundry). so, instead of taking crayons or lipstick to the white brick that i would have to pay to have painted over, i'm posting here.

i read voraciously and have been writing images on the insides of my wrists since the age of 6. i hope to have a pictorial representation of two of my favourites tattooed on each one someday. they finally bought me a writers notebook and shipped me off to arts school in the 9th grade. things only went downhill from there.

i enjoy driving aimlessly, darkly beautiful music, matches & the smell of developer. i'm feisty and unpredictable and have been told that my curly red hair suits my personality admirably. this is why i dye it.

i don't wear a watch but my day usually begins around 11pm. if i had my choice i'd be living in a small urban flat with 3 cats & a landlord who makes his own opium. i get along best with girls who say they "get along best with boys". i do not get along with boys.

i'm really just looking for a place to store some of my old writing that i still vaguely enjoy looking back on but don't actually have any use for. & keeping it on my harddrive or in binders with my lit teachers comments scribbled all over it is a little too embarrassing.

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be kind, rewind reviews
it's always raining on days like this.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/19/2005
like you best reviews
better start gaining weight.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/19/2005
she meant you reviews
more fruit. does the body good.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 48 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/19/2005
to a boy that i loved on a rainy day reviews
i must not be getting my 4-5 servings of fruit because it seems to be all i can write about...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 65 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/15/2004
oranges reviews
frank o'hara gave me the title.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/16/2004
eye spy reviews
someone's been watching too much wizard of oz..
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 40 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/16/2004
clothesline reviews
holding onto things that we can't see.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 88 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/8/2004
stretchmarks reviews
the body has a memory, a record of the places we've hurt ourselves.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 49 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/3/2004
insomnia reviews
reasons to start taking sleeping pills.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/1/2004
and now it's time to say goodnight reviews
i forget.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 210 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 5/18/2004
unplugged reviews
last message received at: 3:17am
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/18/2004
strange confessions reviews
expiration dates.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 145 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/18/2004
the girl on the other end of the line is dead reviews
tangled up in phone cords.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/18/2004
for the girl who bought me a poison apple reviews
take every feeling you ever have, put it in a box and bury it.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 6 - Published: 4/18/2004
baggage claim reviews
what happens to lost things in this world? hair, teeth, toenail clippings? the paths you never end up taking?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/14/2004
remember you like this 3 reviews
and another.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 39 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/29/2004
remember you like this 2
the second person that came to mind.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 41 - Published: 2/29/2004
remember you like this 1 reviews
one of many forthcoming fragments written for writing practice at some point in lit class, based on the prompt
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/29/2004
bathroom confessionals
where we go to confess our sins when we have abandoned religion.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Published: 2/29/2004
tonight at noon
i did an isu once as a sort of epilogue to various fairytales. this is cinderella. spacing issues, again.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Published: 2/25/2004
january air and red wine make her thirsty
why people leave and what they leave behind. prose/poetry. the poetry bits are meant to be double indented.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 351 - Published: 2/24/2004
the language of punctuation reviews
life is not a house, or a box of chocolates, or an emerald green meadow. it all comes back to grammar.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 212 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/23/2004
the places i will speak love reviews
if a person is standing on one side of a canyon and drops a rock weighing 3 pounds and travelling at the rate of acceleration of gravity -10 m/s/s)...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/20/2004
a lesson in cartography
funny how even with a map, you always seem to end up going someplace else anyway.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Published: 2/9/2004
residue reviews
only the body pronounces perfectly the name of another. prose/poetry.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 303 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/6/2004
shutter speed
someone i've always longed to capture on film.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Published: 2/6/2004
upon departure from the cape
written around the same time as the previous one. the original version of this poem was left on a table in a diner in cape cod. this is the second attempt.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Published: 2/2/2004
cats reviews
the very first poem i wrote that i can still find. prolly written in the 7th or 8th grade.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 60 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/2/2004
my history of track & field
it's prose... but it's not fiction. my romantic history up to the age of 16.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 687 - Published: 2/2/2004
naked sky reviews
more old stuff. prose poetry for which the first stanza is not spaced properly due to apple/html incompatibilities again.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 180 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/1/2004
inverted womb
it's a multiple narrative story that plays with the subjectivity of narration. i'm not sure how much sense it will make, taken out of the context of the larger body of work of which it is a part. & there's some amusingly erratic grammar.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,515 - Published: 2/1/2004
lolita reviews
part of a concept piece that i wrote that involves poetry written by a man who's sleeping with his daughter. this is one of those poems. the spacing of the words is completely off but i can't for the life of me figure out how to fix it.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/1/2004
joshua's height in years
an examination of the numerical value of years.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 360 - Published: 2/1/2004
untitled reviews
i wrote this in ninth grade chemistry class. it was originally about a boy i had convinced myself i was in love with but it later became more about a girl who read it and laughed.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 29 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/25/2004
i built you a promise made from fear reviews
things we never tell.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/25/2004
the mechanics of a touch reviews
please explain to me how you go about walking.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 51 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/25/2004