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Joined 05-23-04, id: 414807, Profile Updated: 04-10-13
Author has written 23 stories for Religion, Nature, Life, War, Haiku, General, Fantasy, Horror, and General.

Hello, welcome, and thank you for visiting my profile!

Updates:

4/10/13

I've posted the first chapter to a new story! (Guardians of the Boundary, although I might change the title later if I think of a better one.) It is still very much in the works, but I'm hoping to get some good feedback on here! The story focuses on two kids who were abandoned by their real family on a small island, where they were raised by a kind-hearted inn-keeper. But now, Azdar, a privateer serving the emperor of Valka (yes, this is the same world as TCo8Y), has docked his fleet on their island, bringing secrets and a looming war in his wake. Exciting right? I hope it will be, anyway. Please read and let me know what you think!

1/13/13

Hi all! Thank you so much to everyone for their continued to support! I'm sorry to say that I've taken "The Magician's Portrait" down, at least for the time being. After taking everyone's feedback into consideration, I've completed another revised draft that I'm going to try and see if I can get published. Wish me luck! (I'll need it . . . _;;)

11/29/12

One more update on "The Magician's Portrait"--I've spent quite a bit of time editing and revising, and now the most recent version is up for reading. :) I hope you enjoy the changes!

7/21/12

Hi all! Finally, FINALLY! I've finished "The Magician's Portrait!" In celebration of the end of the book, I've posted the last two chapters together. (So be careful . . . hopefully no one will accidentally go to Chapter 15 without reading Chapter 14 first.) This is the first time I've actually completed a longer story (not just a one-shot) so I'm extremely excited about that. Anyway, I hope you enjoy the end of the story! And don't forget to click that little review button at the end. ;) Seriously though, I'd love to know what you thought. Especially if you've got some constructive criticism for me.

Once more, thanks for reading, and enjoy the last two chapters!

SCR

7/2/12

Well, we're up to Chapter 11 of "The Magician's Portrait" now. I'm excited to say that the story is almost complete--just 4 more chapters, I think! Thank you so much to everyone who has continued to read! Please drop a comment and let me know what you think. :)

A Final Note:

I realize that I am still far from a professional level of writing, which is my eventual goal, so all reviews (especially those containing CC!) are appreciated enormously. So thanks again to those who bother to leave me some feedback.

You can also feel free to e-mail me with any questions, comments, suggestions, etc. Or just to say Hi!! I like getting e-mail _

As for my so-called homepage, it is currently a mess, and I would strongly recommend not going there. Eventually I hope to get a decent page going with maps and pictures and other fun stuff like that. But first I should get ahead on my writing a bit, and maybe post something, eh?

Well then, I believe that is all I have to say here for now. Thanks for checking out my profile, and hopefully my work as well!

SCR

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Empowered Ascention by Barbados reviews
It has been a few years since Betelgeuese went supernova, lighting up the sky both day and night for weeks. The guys at NASA determined that the cosmic radiation had no effect on Earth's biosphere. We know now they were wrong... dead wrong...
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,434 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/3/2011
When Time Sleeps by temblance reviews
The true story of Sleeping Beauty, told by her Fairy guardian: The one who knew Sleeping Beauty would have been better off dead...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 775 - Reviews: 499 - Favs: 72 - Follows: 24 - Updated: 12/20/2010 - Published: 6/8/2005
Pulled Through by StillWRD reviews
This is the reason I started a FictionPress account. I appreciate any and all comments and especially critiques. It's a story for a younger audience, maybe Middleschool aged. A girl gets pulled through to a different world, what she finds there.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,292 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 1/16/2008 - Published: 5/12/2007
Blackout by Barbados reviews
Matka woke up not knowing two very important things: Who he was, and where he was. In Blackout, he has his first encounter with some other denizens of the land he now calls home.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,301 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 5 - Published: 10/22/2007 - Complete
Three Attributes of God by beggars-would-ride reviews
We had to write a series of three Shakespearean sonnets in a class my sophomore year. I went all the way and tried to even imitate his language. My daddy likes them.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 345 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/13/2007 - Complete
Armies by Candlelight by rrmehta364 reviews
The Samgha of Amarnagar, faced with marauding Rakshas armies and the release of the one, true King, must struggle to maintain its independence. Nikhil, just an ordinary boy, must save the realm, but without the aid of the gods or prophecies.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 7 - Words: 4,324 - Reviews: 105 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 6/3/2006 - Published: 4/7/2006
Double Edged Swords by ice flyer reviews
She's a spy for two countries; she's in the middle of an international crisis; she's trying to prevent civil war...basically, she's up to her eyeballs in trouble and...romance? COMPLETE!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 91,137 - Reviews: 774 - Favs: 163 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 4/16/2006 - Published: 6/30/2005
Pathways of Darkness by Lccorp2 reviews
Werewolves. Hated, feared, abhorred. Is there ever a safe haven for those of the cursed blood? Two of them (and later, their companions) try to find out. (COMPLETE)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Supernatural - Chapters: 30 - Words: 78,260 - Reviews: 185 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/24/2005 - Published: 6/20/2005
Abandoned by Loriency reviews
There are stories about war, mystery, tragedy, divine intervention, providence, romance, etc. This is not one of them. This is about a pastor's family, who, when everything turns against them, runs away from God.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,432 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 9/8/2005 - Published: 8/24/2005
Lord, Take by arwen-evenstar89 reviews
Every word of this comes straight from Him. I asked God to help me write something to glorify Him, and twenty minutes later, this and one other poem were completely written- an instant answer to my prayer. please r&r- i'll return it!
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/16/2005
Forbidden Love by arwen-evenstar89 reviews
okay... so the title's not creative. sorry! but this is the story of Kathryne, a soon-to-be-bride on her way to meet her husband in Europe... but that was before she met William Kendrick...
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 5,199 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/10/2005 - Published: 3/8/2005
Maeryn of Gleannmara by arwen-evenstar89 reviews
Rated for violence! Maeryn is the aiccid to her father's kingdom, but what happens when an ally turned enemy invades? Can she find love in a forced marriage? Lotsa battles! Please R&R!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Spiritual/Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 10,018 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 6 - Updated: 3/21/2005 - Published: 6/18/2004
The Hayworth Estate by arwen-evenstar89 reviews
Abby has lived at an orphanage most of her life, but one day she gets a chance to move on. Little does she know how different a life in English society can be from simple a simple orphan's life. Please R&R!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,090 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/2/2004 - Published: 7/11/2004
The Fire Inside by Wee-lil-pirate reviews
okie...this is another one i wrote when i couldn't sleep...hope you enjoy. R&R!
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 278 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/21/2004
Let the rain fall down by Wee-lil-pirate reviews
i'm not sure why i wrote this...but its basic message is don't give up hope. please read and review!
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 313 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/14/2004
Faces by J.Preston reviews
Personification of Nature
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 37 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Published: 7/5/2004
Frost by Alhana Starbreeze reviews
Just something i thought up on my midnight walk
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 15 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/24/2004
Crying Softly in the Rain by sc4sc reviews
Inspired by the poem "Softly Crying Rain" by "softlycryingrain" ... A poem about my own emotions when it rains...
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 222 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/31/2004
Regretful love? by Wee-lil-pirate reviews
ever fall in love with someone you least expect? R&R please!
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/29/2004
Broken Glass by Wee-lil-pirate reviews
my life pretty much summed up...shattered...please read and review.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 205 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/29/2004
The Christmas Mouse by Mr. Fish reviews
A short Christmas story about a young mouse who faces her greatest fear in order to see something special. R&R!
Fiction: Kids - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 768 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/5/2003
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Guardians of the Boundary reviews
Derrick and Iris know only the simple life on small island of Clough, where they were abandoned 11 years ago. But when Azdar, a notorious privateer serving the emperor of Valka, docks his wounded fleet on Clough, he brings secrets and a looming war in his wake. Derrick and Iris are caught up in a sea adventure that proves to have higher stakes than either of them ever imagined.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,019 - Reviews: 2 - Updated: 4/18/2013 - Published: 4/10/2013
The Course of Eight Years reviews
In the course of eight years, the country of Valka recorded the rule of six kings. Two are considered the best to ever grace the throne, and two the worst. Two hold the record for the shortest reigns, and two are the same man.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 19 - Words: 37,482 - Reviews: 71 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/11/2011 - Published: 8/13/2005
The Lost and Found reviews
Mark is a typical teen-age boy working part-time, while also balancing school and his social life, when a surprising discovery at his place of work leads him to think outside of his own trivial problems. A short story.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,268 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/31/2011 - Complete
The Mist of Lake Halcyon reviews
A chilling tale of a man's growing obsessive paranoia regarding the old fisherman who shares his dock on Lake Halcyon. Very different from my normal work! The rating is for violence. Please note that the run-ons and fragments are purposefully included.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: M - English - Suspense/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,070 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/13/2010 - Complete
At the Dance reviews
A snapshot of a dance-scene--short, free-verse
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/15/2010 - Complete
Reaching for the Sun reviews
A poem I am working on for a class--an attempt at a sonnet form. About reaching for the sun, perhaps as a metaphor for reaching for specific goals in life.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 110 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/21/2009
Three haiku reviews
Three haiku poems I wrote about nature--simple and short, so I decided to put them all together in the same document.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/24/2009 - Complete
The Cure reviews
A story of a knight, a princess, and a mysterious illness. A short story I wrote loosely based on a strange dream I had.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,892 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/1/2008 - Complete
The Man Without a Face reviews
Mr. Barrett Bennett is a decent, polite fellow, unfortunately too boring to make for good gossip. Or so his neighbors think. But in reality, he goes way beyond two-faced. (a short story I wrote for school)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,546 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/18/2006
My Castle in the Air reviews
My favorite daydream is of my one, precious goal, which often seems impossible to reach. It is my castle in the air.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 223 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 3/8/2006 - Complete
Sometimes, Lord reviews
Sometimes, all we need is God
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 164 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 8/19/2005 - Complete
Why the Willow Weeps reviews
Ever wonder why God made the willow tree weep? Here is one idea...
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/6/2005 - Complete
Blank Piece of Paper reviews
A somewhat strange poem I wrote when I was bored during school...definately not one of my better works...It's about my struggle of finding something worthwhile to write about
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/17/2004 - Complete
Waters Gone By reviews
You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. Job 11:16 very short, and doesn't rhyme for once! enjoy
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 43 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 8/12/2004 - Complete
Peace reviews
Can anyone really be at peace? a somewhat short poem that took me forever to finish, please R&R
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/14/2004 - Complete
Weeping Willow Tree reviews
Came to me when looking at the willow tree outside my window
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 7/4/2004 - Complete
A City at Night reviews
Description of a city at night
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/4/2004 - Complete
The Lighthouse reviews
About a lighthouse, there's not much more to say
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/4/2004 - Complete
Clouds reviews
My thoughts while watching the clouds
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/4/2004 - Complete
In War reviews
An old poem i wrote for school based on the book All Quiet on the Western Front. My first attempt at poetry, that i just had the guts to post now
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 55 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 6/24/2004 - Complete
Raindrops in the Ocean reviews
Comparing life to a drop of rain in an ocean hence the title
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/30/2004 - Complete
Softly Crying Rain reviews
Very short, one of the first poems I ever wrote, and where my name comes from
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Angst/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 31 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/30/2004 - Complete
In the Day of Trouble reviews
A poem about prayer, confession, and forgiveness
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 5/23/2004 - Complete