Vrykyl
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Joined 04-14-04, id: 408149
Author has written 8 stories for General, Fantasy, and Historical.
I'm using this site as an outlet, just to get input on my writing from people I don't know. Letting my friends judge my stuff just doesn't work for me. Please review, even if you don't like it. I need the advice. :)

Something about my name:

The cold night air freezes you to the bone. It is not the cold you feel in winter, it is the chill you feel in death. The silvery moonlight illuminates the ground, but only serves to deepen and accentuate the shadows. As you step toward the grave, a strand of hair blows softly against your face, like the gentle caress of a hand. You look over your shoulder, a feeling growing that something is watching you. You near the grave. In the distance a wolf howls. The eerie echo sending a tingling down your spine, much like the crawling of tiny spiders. You shiver, but continue to walk forward. The gravestone is small; lit from behind by the moonlight. You can see writing on the stone, but are not close enough to read it. You hear the trees rustle, see shadows lurking. Your eyes dart from side to side anxiously. You tell yourself to calm, not even comprehending the words in your fear-frozen mind. Another breeze picks up, stirring the withered leaves at your feet. You are getting closer, ever closer to the grave. You reach the mound of freshly shoveled earth and stop. One single tear slides down your cheek, not in sadness but in fear, as you slowly drop one item onto the grave. A single, blackened rose. You shudder suddenly, and your teeth begin to chatter. Then you feel a hand on your shoulder. It grips you as tightly as a vice. It's touch is colder than the frigid night air. You slowly turn, terrified at the thought of what you might see. You stare at the ground, shaking uncontrollably. When you finally turn your body all the way, you look up and see it standing there; just as you saw it in your dreams. Or rather, nightmares. The black armor does not shine in the moonlight. Its spiny carapace soaks up every glimmer. The creature is staring into your soul, drawing out your inner terrors. You can smell its stench, the rank of decaying of flesh. Its eyes are fathomless chasms; they go on forever, and you see yourself falling into them. Your heart wrenches at the thought of being trapped in that space...that, void of nothingness. You want to run, but are utterly ensnared by this being. It is a fiend of the imagination, a horror from beyond, the shadow that was always hovering in your mind. It is...the Vrykyl.

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Strangers by aims80 reviews
Burnt out and jaded assistant DA Alison Young decides to spend a few weeks on the open roads, finding herself. Instead she finds trouble, and is hunted stealthily by an unknown enemy. Please R&R.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Suspense - Chapters: 23 - Words: 67,865 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 5 - Updated: 7/30/2013 - Published: 6/10/2003
Double Edged Knife by Maelan Peredhil reviews
Sort of short storycharacter sketch of Valmaika, an assassin who looks quite angelic... really an adaptation of another character of mine, but hey. I wrote this for a writing camp for nonfantasy readers so I had to simplify. But I still like it.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,595 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/11/2004 - Complete
Eyes of the Hunted by Silly Little Romantic reviews
A girl with a troubled life has a serious problem. She turns to everyone she knows and trusts, but really- how long can she run from what she knows will catch up? mild language & violence R&R; told in first-person
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,610 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 6/16/2004 - Published: 4/17/2004
Lathrin by Maelan Peredhil reviews
A strange thiefmercenary's story... There's not much to say. Weird worldsmagic talents. A tangent of The Ways of Magic for those who've read that. Please R&R...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 17 - Words: 18,116 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 10/9/2003 - Published: 6/11/2003 - Complete
Black Nail Polish by Thetis reviews
Rated for suicidal tendancies and imagery, its not a hopeless a story as it may seem at first glance, i wrote it mainly for the imagery and build up of tension rather than story line, but r/r and tell me what you think
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,190 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/28/2003
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Arachnophobia
I wrote this about myself.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Published: 6/29/2006
G1
Don't ask about the title...this is pretty much just an introspective look, what I do to myself. Please review. :)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 236 - Published: 1/3/2005
La Fee Verte reviews
Dr. Fulton Ackart is a slightly off-kilter medical researcher living in London during an outbreak of the Black Death in 1665. Will he find the answers behind this mysterious, deadly disease?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,208 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/14/2004
Interpretation
My thoughts about someone I know...I wouldn't really say it's a poem, but I guess you could call it prose. It's mostly stream of conciousness.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 698 - Published: 5/11/2004
The Vrykyl reviews
This is a little background on my pen name...it's on my profile, but I'd like to have reviews on it. :)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 409 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/14/2004
You reviews
A situation I've often been in...please r/r.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 115 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/14/2004
Twisted Irons reviews
Not good at summaries...r/r!
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/14/2004
I Am reviews
What I often think about myself. Just r/r. :)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/14/2004