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Author has written 54 stories for Life, Love, Fantasy, General, Nature, Song, Romance, General, Friendship, Humor, School, War, Religion, Humor, and Supernatural.

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“Fling:a Life fanfic”
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A LIFE FANFIC.
Apparently my life is derivative.


Philosophy, etc.

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten."
G.K. Chesterton, as swiped from Neil Gaiman's Coraline

"If I thought I had to say it better than anybody else, I'd never start. Better or worse is immaterial. The thing is that it has to be said, by me. We each have to say it, to say it in our own way. ... Good or bad, great or little: that isn't what human creation is about. It is that we have to try."
Madeleine L'Engle

"A Chinaman of the T'ang Dynasty - and, by which definition, a philosopher - dreamed he was a butterfly, and from that moment he was never quite sure that he was not a butterfly dreaming it was a Chinese philosopher."
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead - Tom Stoppard

"We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Arabia. Certainly those unborn ghosts include greater poets than Keats, scientists greater than Newton. We know this because the set of possible people allowed by our DNA so massively exceeds the set of actual people. In the teeth of these stupefying odds it is you and I, in our ordinariness, that are here."
Richard Dawkins


postmen like doctors go from house to house


Writers:
Tom Stoppard, Neil Gaiman, Hakuri Murakami, David Mitchell, Ray Bradbury, Susanna Clarke, PG Wodehouse, Cormac McCarthy, Michael Chabon, Terry Pratchett, Diane Duane, James Joyce, Douglas Adams, Anais Nin, Joss Whedon, Rainer Maria Rilke, Robert Frost, Dylan Thomas
Reading: The Best American Nonrequired Reading, edited by Dave Eggers
Writing: character sketches and poetry; a micronovel called Joint, a scifi-lite 1860s steampunk that starts on the boardwalks of modern Seaside Heights, New Jersey, and ends in the pine barrens skirting the Jersey devil and the Civil War. Shazam!
Listening: The Decemberists, Beirut, R.E.M., Okkervil River, Fleet Foxes, Beck, Arcade Fire, Iron & Wine, Serge Gainsbourg, Paul Simon, The Smiths, Billie Holiday
Watching: Annie Hall, Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, The Philadelphia Story, Flight of the Conchords, Arrested Development, Doctor Who, Life on Mars, Firefly

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futileSymbiosis by aa-Moss reviews
ever get the feeling that poetry in itself is futile sometimes?
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/11/2006 - Complete
A Director And A Crab by djsaxon2 reviews
A short, surreal play about less than nothing. It is painfully awkward and incredibly confusing. Avoid at all costs. Incidents of crab-mentioning.
Fiction: Play - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 378 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/21/2006
Here's To You, Ms Durrett! by Foxglove Nightshade reviews
A lovely poem, poking fun at a few different styles of poetry writing.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Parody - Chapters: 1 - Words: 270 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 7/14/2006
Die the Day by Aslan Israel reviews
I apologize for everything forthcoming. I'm running out of places to hide my broken heart.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 351 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 6/30/2006 - Published: 6/28/2006
umbrella by sheZadey reviews
an umbrella's point of view on a rainy day
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/7/2006
My Identity as Art by Aero Faerie Extraordinaire reviews
late night writing. i just want some CC on how I live my life. i won't change for u but my identity s art, i want others to see
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/1/2006
Sidewalk Cafe by AncientSands reviews
A mime in one act
Fiction: Play - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 556 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/31/2005
Gaining Peace Through Violence by Riddle of the Sphinx reviews
You think if you slaughter everyone who opposes you, you can form a perfect world. No one disagrees when everyone's the same.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 287 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 3/29/2005 - Published: 2/8/2005
Sunrise by Autumndark reviews
They decided simply a long time ago that caffeine was for lovers and others who considered the day worth staying awake for . . .
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 245 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/6/2005
Heaven by Caleb Down reviews
A man enters heaven and gets an unexpected reception.
Fiction: Play - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 738 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/3/2005
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Old Poems
Poems from 2 or 3 years ago found on another site. Mind's Eye; Hope 6
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 2 - Words: 145 - Published: 1/11/2009 - Complete
Working Title
Pulse and repulse. Ian Braeburn remembers how to write. Hovering between a character sketch and flash fiction. There *is* a shift, so I might be able to classify it as story! Timed prompt by the dictionary game. Title suggestions welcome. Author delirious
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 457 - Published: 12/27/2008 - Complete
Projectile Jewels
The cars shoot down the freeway:/projectile jewels in an opaque night
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Published: 7/28/2008 - Complete
Color Theory reviews
Injecting creepiness into household items since 1999.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Supernatural/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,111 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 7/28/2008 - Complete
Christmas Shorts reviews
Unrelated Christmasy bits and bats STOP Will update if I survive holiday STOP Send help soon STOP
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 330 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/25/2007
Once upon a lightyear reviews
Here is a summary.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/17/2007
Melancholy Maiden Graces reviews
From the FictionPost sonnet contest. I came in second even though I took the theme too far, hah. Cheers for Shakespearean magnetic poetry kits!
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/2/2007
Discourse on the Floating Bodies reviews
Io.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 29 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/29/2007
Yellow reviews
Just a little nothing.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 33 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/29/2007
Wax Wings reviews
They say he plummeted to green sea and sunk, tangled in seaweed and string white ashes were lost in feather and foam, but what else was expected of waxen wings?
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 81 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/29/2007
Cucumber Melon reviews
Me in a rare optimistic mood after getting high SAT scores. Woo!
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/29/2007
Sitting as an Occupation reviews
90 second prompt during a conference
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/29/2007
There are a thousand universes reviews
The thousands of possibilities that lie in making a decision while writing a story. Odd metaphors, beware.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 95 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/18/2006
The Portrait reviews
Apologies for the rather embarassing attempt at chicklit. I'd advise trying the gum instead. A girl runs into a familiar face while running down the art hallway - herself.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,368 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/14/2006
A Series of Unrelated Events reviews
Character sketches, bits of prose, and entries from websites like 100words and oneword.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 468 - Reviews: 7 - Updated: 7/14/2006 - Published: 7/29/2005
Photographer reviews
The camera became his only eye.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 35 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/19/2006
Transition reviews
And autumn fades into winter.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 19 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/8/2006
Fleur de lys reviews
They always sing of broken hearts,/people sweep up shattered dreams/But rarely is one so lucky/to have that break be clean.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/8/2006
Shades of Gray reviews
Insert Summary Here
Poetry: School - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/25/2006
Boreas reviews
For rarely do wind and woman mate in keeping with the wish of the Fates.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/25/2006
Magistrate of the Golden Gate reviews
First attempt at a villanelle. Just playing around.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 137 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/25/2006
Social Vivisection reviews
Squirming in the spotlight.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/25/2006
Lucky Numbers reviews
10-4-2-8-2
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/25/2006
Locket Away reviews
.yrammus yM
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 72 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/15/2006
Slips reviews
The plastic-wrapped world after an ice storm.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 42 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/15/2006
Like A Comet reviews
I'm trying to keep time trapped in a locket/But the world won't fit in my jacket pocket...
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 173 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/15/2006
Deliver Us! reviews
Send 'em up...
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/15/2006
The Curiosity of Night reviews
Do you remember when everything looked different in the dark?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/15/2006
The Songs Never Written reviews
Disillusioned and slightly sarcastic. Reviews and flames will be cheerfully returned.
Poetry: Song - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 3 - Published: 6/22/2005
the restaurant table reviews
Spying on the couple next to us while out to dinner last night. A bit of abstract description.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 34 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 4/14/2005
Cliche reviews
Nurseryish rhyme and bad jokes. Not for those with Goose allergy.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Reviews: 14 - Published: 3/31/2005
windspark reviews
Having title issues lately. Suggestions? (hungrily hording the scraps you tossed me/ crumpled with emotion into dying flowers….)
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/30/2005
scraps reviews
A temporary title. old summer memories/pressed paper thin/have me longing for days/long past again...
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 38 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/29/2005
Socks reviews
The silent and almost accidental bonding between a father and son.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,762 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 3/27/2005
The Sound of Color reviews
Crimson screams. Violent scarlet sirens that leave me blinking blindly, shaking my head to collapse the eruption of sound and color. Sound and color, color and sound. Is there a difference?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 960 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/26/2005
the day the earth cried reviews
To earthquake and tsunami victims, both literally and figuratively.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/18/2005
lords and ladies reviews
Talking to bugs. Whatever next?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 175 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 3/18/2005
burning stone reviews
A startling feeling of insignificance under a winter meteor shower.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 40 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/17/2005
marionette reviews
marionette/ a pretty little doll/ with her blank painted face/ and coquettish crawl
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 93 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/17/2005
fine print reviews
Love? Bet you didn't read the fine print...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 33 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 3 - Published: 3/16/2005
Incomplete Stranger reviews
You're an incomplete stranger/ I feel I've met somewhere/ Stained glass window/ light ribboning your hair...
Poetry: Song - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/11/2005
Constellation Association reviews
twisted seams of broken dreams/scar the sky of three o’clock/AM, and sleepless, so it seems/amazing what the night unlocks
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 86 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/6/2005
park bench reviews
don’t they know this is a park?/that seasons ago trees danced/with the laughter of the leaves/as the wind tickled, children trickled
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 168 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/6/2005
pride of lines reviews
a pride of hungry lines/ running in the night/ the beat of blinded birds/ discovering first flight (a poem about a poetry reading)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 59 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/6/2005
Magician reviews
Little magician, I’m onto your tricks—/ Your fake crying flowers and leftover kicks...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 105 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/13/2005
swingtime valentine reviews
A thunderstorm, a schoolyard, Valentine's day... it's hard to summarize a poem.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/6/2005
ashes to ashes reviews
Love, disillusioned.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 36 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 1 - Published: 2/6/2005
The Dragon Song reviews
Th Chinese believe that in ancient times, when inspired, the poet flew from one world (or part of the psyche) to another, riding on a dragon. Can you imagine being a dragon? The spacing got messed up.
Poetry: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 63 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 8/12/2004
Land of Peaceful Sleep reviews
Land of peaceful sleep/where the willow tree sways/ and the wind utters a whisper/ of a world beyond my gaze...
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/10/2004
wishing on the sun reviews
What if stars really can make wishes come true?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/10/2004
Wild Hopes reviews
Hoping this time your firey pride will fade into the night...
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 38 - Reviews: 9 - Published: 6/22/2004
The Poet reviews
For lack of a better title. Suggestions? It's a short, sweet poem about writing and watching the world. Please read and review! Thanks!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 18 - Reviews: 8 - Published: 6/19/2004
The Page reviews
From shopping lists to math homework, pages hold possibilities; the birthplace of poems and the beginning of romances. Please read and review! Thanks!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 246 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 6/19/2004
Freedom Marble reviews
Freedom and marbles...how else can I put it? Here, why don't you read it and find out? Please, reviews are welcome. Thanks.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 65 - Reviews: 12 - Published: 6/19/2004