Madison L
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Joined 06-17-04, id: 419652, Profile Updated: 01-02-09
Author has written 5 stories for Historical, and Romance.

Holden Caulfield should be kicked in the jaw.

That aside, I assure you I am most fond of most types of literature, though I generally lack the patience to work my way through poetry, or plumb the depths of its deeper meaning. I enjoy historical fiction the most, particularly stories set in the Tudor, Georgian, Regency, and WW eras. I consider myself fairly well-versed in these time periods, and I've been known to work myself in to a lather over the miniscule historical innaccuracies that inevitably pop up in writing. So if you find one, you shoot it down and kill it dead, kapeesh? I do, however, allow for the liberal application of artistic license when it comes to mashing together events in order to make a story flow better. But blatant impropriety in the drawing room? A modern name on an Aurthurian heroine? Never!

I'm a film student, Canadian, and old enough to do everything legally. But seriously. I like to pretend I'm smarter than I actually am, have no problem pointing out my flaws to myself (it's still tough to hear them from others), I love going out dancing, Earl Grey tea, dogs (the bigger the better), and frittering away my meagre income on movie tickets and gin & tonics. I'm a real hoot. If you have questions of my writing, or just want to chat, please, feel free to e-mail me. I'm very sociable.


STORY SUMMARIES

The Alien Office
In Progress

Madeline Snowley is a mild-mannered, well brought-up young lady. Her sister Lucy, is not. When an unfortunate case of mistaken identity results in Madeline being engaged to her sister's beau, Lord Geoffrey Bramwell, it seems that everything's gone to hell in a handbasket. And when Geoff disappears to France with a very poor excuse, Madeline takes a leaf out of Lucy's book, and goes after him, intending to give him a piece of her mind. What awaits her in France is far more complicated than she ever could have imagined: Spies? Secret documents? Whispers of rebellion? And on top of all that, a moody, sarcastic, completely desirable fiance who wants nothing to do with her.
Set during the Napoleonic Wars.

She Lights Matches
Complete

A one-shot about how a crush makes us completely inept. Somewhat auto-biographical. Oh, to be fifteen again...
Set during present time.

How Sweet and Fitting
Complete

Our Hero is a beleaguered soldier in the trenches of WWI. When a round of gas bombs hits his unit, he is abruptly reminded of the horror and treachery of war. Inspired by Wilfred Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est.
Set during WWI.

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The Muse by Queen Anabella reviews
It is the late 19th century and Paris is plagued by a mysterious murderer set on flushing the city of all its prostitutes. Is Fleur merely lucky to escape her fate, or is she being protected by none other than the murderer himself?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 11,505 - Reviews: 69 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 4/2/2008 - Published: 7/19/2006
Foolish Fire by Jackaroe reviews
Amidst the Napoleonic Wars, bitter Charlotte Benson could care less of His Majesty's Navy & its followers. Though professing to admire only amiable men, Charlotte meets a lieutenant who wants nothing but to prove her wrong. That, & her hand in marriage.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,047 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/30/2006 - Published: 8/16/2006
Adieu to Solitude by L. Bell reviews
Awkwardly transcending his lonely existence is Mack Collins, a twenty-something would-be journalist who seeks nothing past completion in his life.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,213 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 5/10/2006 - Published: 5/4/2006
The Memory Box by savetheplanet greenpeacerules reviews
A series of 2000+ words recounts from different perspectives concerning WW2.CHAPTER 1 IS UP! Ariel Dye is the younger sister of Jack, who never came home from the war, will the past change all she stood for? READ AND REVIEW!
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,512 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/5/2005
Last Man Standing by Exegesis reviews
Adrian was the quiet one of a rowdy group who had done everything to get into the Army. But when he does, he falls madly in love with a beautiful Russian immigrant and now competes the Western Front to return to her (Set in WW1)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,739 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 7/19/2004 - Published: 6/27/2004
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Untitled reviews
Diana Rycroft is unfairly banished to Dublin as a result of her wayward cousin's antics. Dreading a boring interrment for the duration of the summer, she is duly surprised to find herself caught up in the heady world of espionage in the Napoleonic era
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,691 - Reviews: 2 - Follows: 1 - Published: 7/14/2010
The Alien Office reviews
No longer being updated. Please refer to 'The War Office'.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 9 - Words: 20,254 - Reviews: 28 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 9/3/2009 - Published: 11/28/2007
The War Office reviews
Re-write of "The Alien Office". Madeline Snowley finds herself embroiled in the affairs of her unwilling fiance, who claims to be a secret agent for the British War Office during the tenuous peace of the Napoleonic Wars.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,909 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 3 - Published: 8/10/2009
She Lights Matches reviews
I strike up conversation like a match - it burns brilliantly for a moment, then inevitably fizzles out, burning the soft pads of my fingers as it extinguishes." oneshot
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 834 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 5 - Published: 2/18/2006 - Complete
How Sweet and Fitting reviews
One-shot inspired by Wilfred Owen's 'Dulce et Decorum Est', a depiction of WWI seen through the eyes of a soldier in France.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,515 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/26/2006 - Complete