Nausikaa
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Joined 06-26-04, id: 421420, Profile Updated: 06-13-13
Author has written 54 stories for Love, Humor, Young Adult, Life, General, General, Fantasy, Humor, Supernatural, Romance, Fable, and Nature.

I live in my stories. If you want to hear what I have to say, find me there.


Currently working on:

Trial and Judgement/Your own death and how to cope with it;

This is a novel that's taken bits and bobs from short stories I've taken over the last few years. It's about the fate of Heaven after God has vanished. It follow several different perspectives with their own different stories and merges towards an ending. In the first chapter we meet Laura, a hedonistic young girl. We also follow Gabriel, one of the ruling angels in Heaven, who's facing his own internal difficulties. Angel Irin, Gabriel's dutiful PA. Lastly, Seraphim Metatron, Gabriel's brother, who has his own agendas. The 'Your own Death and how to cope with it' with one chapter is a short story. The one with the same title and multiple chapters is the novel building on the world introduced in the one-shot. Both can be read separately.

Fearful Symmety;

A gothic Victorian novel. Inspiration wise, it's Angela Carter meets Kaori Yuki's Godchild. There's magic, seduction and deception. I'm exploring the ideas of innocence/experience and female roles, particular the idea the virgin/witch. It's ah, a bit experimental, and rather extravagant, so it may not to be everybody's tastes, but give it a go if the idea appeals to you.

Electric Angels;

Surely such people exist only between that one instant of sleep and wake.


If you have some spare time, please do visit my website; http://www.thecatemporium.comuv.com/


All work by Christina Ridgley (Nausikaa) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.


Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl by Margot Tenenbaum reviews
I hadn't always been like this. The sloppy kisses in the dirty backseats of some boy's car, the drugs, the booze. But after Edwin died, a rabbit hole opened up. So I plugged my nose and jumped in head first.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 44,078 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 53 - Follows: 77 - Updated: 8/1/2010 - Published: 7/3/2008
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Electric Angels reviews
Florence has a dream about flying pigs. The next morning, at breakfast, pigs crash through the ceiling. A novel about dreams and where they come from.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Friendship - Chapters: 4 - Words: 13,440 - Reviews: 9 - Updated: 6/13/2013 - Published: 5/30/2013
Your own death, and how to cope with it reviews
"Only the week before, Laura's therapist had suggested that she try looking at herself from another angle. Get a new perspective, he said. As she looked down at her dead body, Laura still thought this was bullshit."
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 2 - Words: 5,402 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/29/2013 - Published: 3/28/2013
The Pretend Prince reviews
'Prince Middle was a muddle. A child halfway to being a princess, but two quarters on the way back to being a prince, give or take a tenth. Only one calculation was certain—it was eight eighths of added confusion.' A fairy tale about an intersex prince.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K - English - Family/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,116 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/28/2013 - Complete
Our Lake
Ellie is dying, and there's nothing I can do about it.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,639 - Published: 3/28/2013 - Complete
Your own death, and how to cope with it reviews
On the desk in front of her laid a fat fifty page questionnaire including questions such as 'Where were you at the time of your death', 'What were you doing at the time of your death' The document cheerfully concluded, 'Sign here, if you are dead.'
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,737 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/28/2013 - Complete
Catching Stars reviews
Dinah is helping her best friend, Pepper, plan her wedding. There's just one catch; the slight problem that Dinah's been in love with her for years.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Angst/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,181 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/28/2013 - Complete
Fearful Symmetry reviews
An albino, Lilly Lidell has never fit in anywhere. When her father dies, she's persecuted from her village. Her travels will take her to the dark cobblestones of a gothic Victorian London, to a place where love, identity and belonging are all waiting.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Mystery - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,240 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 3/28/2013 - Published: 5/4/2012
Bittersweet reviews
It's not a good idea to marry a woman on the sole basis that she tastes like strawberry ice cream.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 620 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 4/9/2012 - Published: 6/8/2011
Queen Estella's Courtship
Today, love is cheap. It can be bought, sold, and bartered for over dinner. Estella, the queen of the campus sorority, finds that real love can be found in the most remotest of places when she falls for her best friend, Mimi.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,588 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/27/2012 - Complete
Flesh and Blood reviews
Eve, a child of flesh and blood, is abandoned in the hollow of a tree and brought up by the patchwork people- people not born, but stitched from cloth and string.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,980 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 1/27/2012 - Complete
Cosmology
When the night comes, it sweeps away all the pretences of the day.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 195 - Published: 10/16/2011 - Complete
The Last Days of Summer reviews
Caitlyn and Angelo go on a date that isn't quite a date, and yet, is more than a meeting of friends. Expectation hangs in the air. But, what is he expecting of her? What is she expecting of him?
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Romance/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,222 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/6/2011 - Complete
The Foot of God reviews
Sometimes just talking to someone can feel like standing on the edge of perpendicular mountains tops, shouting.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Spiritual/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 323 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/2/2011 - Complete
Clay reviews
Julia is one of the first women pioneers at Oxford university, there to escape her overbearing family and the scandal caused when she fell in love with her childhood friend Silene- another woman.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,903 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/2/2011 - Complete
The Ideas of a Girl who Wished to Disappear reviews
And then who did.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Humor/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 585 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/28/2011 - Complete
A Bouquet reviews
Ha! The other flowers wanted Lily to marry Mr Crocus. Double ha! She herself quite fancied a fern.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 235 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/28/2011 - Complete
Once upon a Time
We live in the 21st century. 'I was just trying to wake her up,' isn't an excuse.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 534 - Published: 7/5/2011 - Complete
Empty Movement
She had loved him before- or thought she did. Now she despised him, wanted to amputate him away like an infected limb, before it killed her.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 523 - Published: 7/5/2011 - Complete
Cosmic Love reviews
Day and Night swore that nothing- not even being opposing metaphors- could bring an end to their love.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,205 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/5/2011 - Complete
Ice
Day to day, Dinah drinks herself to death, trying to forget a woman who she- honestly, really!- was never in love with.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,009 - Published: 6/9/2011 - Complete
Consummation reviews
When they were children, siblings Julian and Alexandra had a sexual experience together. Alexandra has been unable to move on; Julian cannot forget. All things must be consummated, before they are allowed to end.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,819 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 6/9/2011 - Complete
The Trial and Judgement of Miss Laura Edwards reviews
An Oxford undergraduate, rich girl Laura seems have got it all. But in reality her life is a mockery; a den of sin and debauchery, incest and sexual favours. Do you judge her guilty?
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Angst/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 988 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/9/2011 - Complete
What's in a Name? reviews
A bad name is a pain but Jane suffers more than most; ruled by her inner Jane, she is forced to involuntary redecorate her house in cream and mauve, harbour the desire to marry Bob the plumber, and all day long is liable to fits of rhyme and song!
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,582 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/9/2011 - Complete
One Last Tune for Lucy reviews
Lucy lives in a secluded world of material possessions and false love. Convinced of her love for her brother, she becomes pregnant with his child, leading to tragic consequences.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,201 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/5/2011 - Complete
Life Lessons reviews
Was this destiny, the inexorable circle of fate that led Rina and Cat, hand in hand, down the same path that she and Miss McKenzie once trod? Mirroring a relationship she had with her teacher, Miss Pearce enters into a tragic romance with her student.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,447 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 3/15/2011 - Complete
The Perfect Tan reviews
When August was thirteen years old his father taught him the time-old art of tanning.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,387 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/27/2010 - Complete
Dear Mother
Mother, I cut away the threads you tied around my wings. Such pretty wings, such pretty rainbow feathers. But what use are wings that do not fly? I grew tired of floating as a zeppelin above your head, your pretty perfect parrot, to tug when you pleased.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,070 - Published: 4/30/2010 - Complete
Sex reviews
This is a movement that resonates. The ripples breed. Sex leaves no room for anything else; no talk; only itself.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,860 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/20/2010 - Complete
Odi et Amo
I am the only one who will ever love you.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 1 - Words: 759 - Published: 4/19/2010 - Complete
The Cheerful Sacrifice reviews
Camelot has fallen. A dragon plagues the hometown of young November, daughter of a dead knight. Every fortnight, he demands a sacrifice of a youthful girl. November clings onto every last second, but finally- her time is up. She steps forward...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,317 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/25/2010 - Complete
Gravity
This is Alice’s problem; she’s not good with anger. Soon as she gets mad she starts shouting. Soon as she starts shouting she starts crying. And this is my chance to swoop in, put my arm around her, and tell her, babe, it’s gonna be alright.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 473 - Published: 2/19/2010 - Complete
Disrespecting Daisy reviews
He left his sister a pious, pink-loving pipsqueak. But the bite of the teenage bug has bitten, and to his horror, Lawrence discovers Daisy has caught the emo infection...
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: M - English - Family/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 964 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 2/1/2010 - Complete
The Robin who Loved the Ladybird
So you’re wishing for some kissing with that sizzling ladybird?
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 80 - Published: 1/22/2010 - Complete
The Death of Jason O'Brian
Jason O’Donovan very much considers himself a rockstar. His morality in life is that tests are much better slept through. But he didn’t consider in his science teacher, Mr Darke.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K - English - Fantasy/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 671 - Published: 1/22/2010 - Complete
The Singing, Dancing Triplets of Channel 49
Britain’s got Mediocrity winners, triplets Justina, Martina and Pristina find out fame's not always as fun as it's made out to be...
Fiction: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,024 - Published: 1/22/2010 - Complete
Bridge to the Sky reviews
Dandelion is a young witch learning how to fly. In a world where witches are opressed and discriminated against, she has always wanted to break free and take flight.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,186 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 1/1/2010 - Published: 4/24/2009 - Complete
Lysandra reviews
The only daughter of a family decimated by a curse, Lysandra Eldridge is locked up in a mental hospital for claiming to see the ghosts of her dead relatives. But is she truly insane, or are there darker powers at play? COMPLETE.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Angst/Fantasy - Chapters: 21 - Words: 70,747 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 12/7/2009 - Published: 8/2/2009 - Complete
broken jigsaw pieces reviews
Letters between a sixteen year old intersexual and their admirer. Unsent, because sometimes even in the written form we still cannot admit the truth about ourselves.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,892 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/21/2009 - Complete
A Good Night's Sleep reviews
A modern adaptation of the 'Princess and the Pea' fairy tale with a added scoop of dark humour. Wannabe princess Moira realises- too late- the perils of disrespecting your host.
Fiction: Fable - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 886 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/19/2009 - Complete
Drowning
Lucy Stevens is a slave to her own addiction, pulled into the dark world of prostitution for cash to sate it. She's always hated her deceased mother, Ruth. Her world is turned upside down when she discovers that Ruth led a life all too similar to her own
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Mystery/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,656 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 1 - Published: 10/6/2009 - Complete
One Man and his Snail reviews
Ratbreath the tramp lives a comfortable life in his snug wheelie bin beside the motorway, never lonely in the companionship of his best friend, Buggins the snail. But peace cannot last. Trouble is looming on the horizon, set to destroy their way of life.
Fiction: Humor - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 17 - Words: 54,446 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 10/1/2009 - Published: 4/3/2009 - Complete
September, 1992
Sixteen year old September cannot find her place in the world. Struck with anxiety for her future she meets Sapphire, a self-assured woman with a reason to live for the moment. Together, she teaches September the importance of living in the here and now.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,089 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/17/2009
Human Nature reviews
A study into human selfishness. Guardians are born with every human, and so die with them. However, humans ignore their Guardians on principles of 'reality'; only a woman named Stella can truly see. Contains dark themes and suicide.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,575 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/16/2009 - Complete
Dinner Date with a Vampire reviews
Because you never know what sort of strange non human could answer your personal ad.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,587 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 4/2/2009 - Complete
Backward Reflection reviews
The Black Shrowd, an infamous killer in London who murders beautiful girls, and Katherine Howard, a disfigured young woman, destroyed by beauty. This is their story.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Angst/Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,105 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/16/2006 - Complete
Tradition reviews
A poem about bonfire night, a little late I know, but meh. Please read and review.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 172 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/7/2006 - Complete
Letters and Notes reviews
A short poem about an immature girl who doesn't want to admit she's in love. It's rather black humor.
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 211 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/7/2006 - Complete
Humanity's Symphony reviews
Humanity is the most cruel, the most sick and the most evil thing in the world.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 184 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/6/2006 - Complete
A Fragment of Beauty reviews
Lily Anne is adored and loved by everyone her beauty captivates all that lay an eye on her. The only one who doesn't agree... Is herself. [Rated for dark themes and mentions of child abuse]
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,924 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/25/2006 - Complete
R A I N reviews
The rain begins to fall.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 50 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/2/2006
White Lilies reviews
When tragedy strikes and Samuel's boyfriend George dies, how will Sam cope? Will he be able to survive in a world that his lover no longer lives in, or will he wilt and die like the flowers that killed his love?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,230 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/11/2006
ProTramps reviews
A poem about tramps, and why they are so amazing.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 146 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 6/29/2006
My AntiTramp reviews
A poem about tramps, and why they suck.
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 151 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 5/19/2005
Winter's Call reviews
Winter's call.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 7 - Published: 12/2/2004