Elenalda
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Joined 12-24-03, id: 389485, Profile Updated: 08-09-09
Author has written 13 stories for General, Sci-Fi, and Essay.

I write stories. Here are some of them. I always want to hear people's perspectives on them, and when I enter stories into competitions and stuff I am still interested in responses to them but vastly prefer the type of reviews that kick me in the ass. "This is wrong!" I want people to say. "This is stupid and confusing! Here! Fix this!" Very rarely do people follow through on their promises to kick me in the ass.

I listen to music. Some of it is crazy and weird and some of it everyone has heard of. If we communicate and you want to know what I like, I'll send you my last.fm.

I read books. I love Spanish writers recently, not least because they are helping me learn their language. Quiero aprender mucho más, pero gracias a Lorca y Gabriel Garcia Marquez por las cosas que puedo decir ahora! I also love strangely beautiful SF, but traditional stuff tends to ring clunky and dumb to my ears. Def China Mieville over fantasy starring an elf with oddly colored eyes. I read everything, even the sad dead Russians.

I write letters. I exist on Postcardx and send mail out to strangers.

I exist. Read my stories?

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Uncle Jackal reviews
If your uncle came to Thanksgiving every year, wouldn't you want to know if he was your uncle?
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,388 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/25/2008 - Published: 7/7/2008 - Complete
TRex reviews
How much more interesting would your life be if neuroses took the form of tiny pterodactyls?
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 467 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/15/2008 - Complete
Liker
I read too much Etgar Keret.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 225 - Published: 12/2/2008 - Complete
Blood and Salt reviews
An essay nonfiction, but don't tell anyone! about my family--the whole seething Irish mass of us, and what happened during a North Carolina vacation taken just before I left for school. A little bit heartwarming, maybe?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,263 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/2/2008 - Complete
Spy Books and Garden Hoses reviews
A 10-year-old, not especially endearing, pedals through a quiet neighborhood. A man, 38, considers shooting himself in the head because he loves his family. Around them normal life surges, until a house that boards itself up raises everyone's suspicions.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,208 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/19/2008
Heavens reviews
Set at a time when the Earth has stopped turning, leaving half the planet in perpetual sunlight.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 2,606 - Reviews: 4 - Updated: 3/8/2008 - Published: 1/24/2007
Amoud's Roofing Ladder reviews
Amoud doesn't believe in rumors; Shara doesn't believe in conditional love; the children in the trees don't believe in mothers.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 5 - Words: 1,239 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/9/2008 - Complete
Killer Thrill reviews
A story that starts in a nighttime theme park, which chases a girl through a few months of her life. Lifelike in that it is full of alcohol and wistfulness.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 2,056 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/8/2008 - Complete
Brown As Horses reviews
Short prosey story about the people I feel like I would be friends with, if I had grown up 3,000 miles to the left.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 793 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 1/30/2008 - Published: 8/11/2007 - Complete
Every Morning Jim Steineker reviews
This is the worst story I have ever written. This is why you should read it. Please read!
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 686 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/30/2008
The Car Is Rolling reviews
This is an essay about a particular kind of helplessness, set in Westchester County. It's not uncommon, but god! it burns and it makes you think and made me write this piece.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 1,470 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/4/2007 - Complete
234 reviews
Sort of a comment on the Induction of Taming of the Shrew. A homeless man discovers an empty apartment and moves in.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,752 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/20/2007
Weeds reviews
Short little story about weeds and weedy people. Feedback greatly appreciated, as I've finished all my edits and want to know what other people think.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,692 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/3/2007 - Complete