Jonathan Garrett
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Joined 08-23-04, id: 432358, Profile Updated: 08-09-08
Author has written 10 stories for Horror, Fantasy, and Sci-Fi.

I'm a big fan of the written word and putting the many stories that constantly float through my mind down on paper, or at least my computer's harddrive, is a great pleasure for me. I've been writing for quite a number of years, but have only just recently been able to write anything that anyone would want to read. My latest works, "Ruins of a Forgotten Earth" and "Servants of the Red Planet", represent years of failed stories that ended in gigantic cliched messes that were just terrible to even think about, much less actually read, and I'm the one that wrote them! Luckily I've been able to learn from my mistakes enough to put out some great material.

I've finally begun working in earnest on the culimination of several years of writing short stories and poems, "The Martian Empire Trilogy". It has quickly begun to grow beyond my original vision and is expanded into realms that I never thought it would. I always considered it to be a post-apocalyptic tale about two people who live in a ruined city on an almost empty Earth. But now, it had become a vast science fiction epic that takes my two beloved characters to the farthest reaches of the solar system and beyond.

In terms of size, it is now up to 200,000 words. My original goal was to do everything I could to get it to 75,000 words and a single "book", but now I'm convinced that I can make it past 250,000 words spanning across three complete books with the storyline I have now. To put it simply, "The Martian Empire Trilogy" will be my best story to date and I have definitely enjoyed working on it for all these years. If you have the time, and believe you'll need quite a bit of that, please give it a read through and tell me what you think. I'll take any kind of criticism, both negative and positive. My goal is to make this story as good as possibly and anything you, the reader, can do to help me will be greatly appreciated.

"Servants of the Red Planet" is completely and utterly finished. Entirely. Forever. But, yeah, I'll probably go back eventually and clean some things up, polish it a bit, and so on. It's just one of those things that you work on for years and years and years and when you finally think that it's finished, you remember something that you wanted to add or change or whatever. It's a never ending cycle really. But that's okay, I suppose.

Throughout the Fall 2008 semester, I'll mainly be focused on my college work, so updates to "Dreams of an Uncertain Future" will be fairly sparse. However, I will update when I can find the time to hammer out another chapter. Hopefully, it'll live up to my expectations, as well as yours, and be a really good book and a great end to my scifi trilogy. Thanks to all those who have stuck it out this far and kept reading my work, as humble as it is, and stick with it, guys, there's only a little bit left to go! Christmas vacation 2008 should provide me plenty of time to catch up on my writing, maybe get halfway through the third book. I can't guarantee much more than that, though.

Following the completion of "The Martian Empire Trilogy", I will begin brainstorming/working in earnest on a scifi/fantasy/horror book called "Beneath the Veil of Midnight". I've only got a few rough ideas going so far, but I see some potential in this story and I don't intend to let that go to waste. Other works that considering are "Paradigm Shift", about a world where advanced robots and humans live on the edge of a catastrophic war, and "Thomas J. Ratliff: World Traveler", about a young boy he travels the world looking for strange new lands and peoples. I've also begun work on the follow-up to "A Day in the Life of a Dark Lord" called "Gordon Lightwater Steps Out".

Works currently in progress: "Dreams of an Uncertain Future", "Gordon Lightwater Steps Out", "Beneath the Veil of Midnight", "Paradigm Shift", "Thomas J. Ratliff: World Traveler", and several short stories.

Finished stories: "Dreams of a Dying World", "From the Darkest Depths of the Unconscious", "Ruins of a Forgotten Earth", "The Box", "A Day in the Life of a Dark Lord", and "Servants of the Red Planet".

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The Jester and the Thief reviews
A young prince named Kalin, exiled from his own country, must travel across the world to get back home and save his father. But there is a darkness in the world that conspires against him and his companions and the conspiracy runs deeper than he believed.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 11 - Words: 36,005 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 3/29/2010 - Published: 3/4/2010
Public Security
In a future ruled by technology, one man must fight to preserve his sanity even while the whole world succumbs to madness.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,121 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/4/2010 - Complete
A Distant Cry coming over the Face of the Waters
A mission into deep space to analyze the most powerful force in the universe...
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,032 - Published: 3/22/2008 - Complete
Thomas J Ratliff: World Traveler
Thomas Ratliff travels throughout all the countries of the world, taking in the sights and experiencing the eccentricities of human nature. There's always a new adventure waiting just ahead.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,932 - Updated: 3/7/2008 - Published: 2/19/2008
John and Robot John
A tiny treasure found. The key to a lost secret. The orange sky in the evening. Thoughts of a time and a place that are no more.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,012 - Published: 3/3/2008 - Complete
The Things Unseen reviews
I will never forget what I saw that night in the garden. No matter how hard I try, I will always remember.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 998 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/18/2008 - Complete
A Day at the Robot Festival reviews
Odds are that you've been to at least one robot festival in your life, so this story will probably make a lot of sense to you.
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 409 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/7/2008 - Complete
Dreams of a Dying World reviews
A young girl finds herself stranded on an empty and foreboding world. Is it just a coicidence that she wound up there or is something, or someone, guiding her steps?
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: K+ - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,316 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/21/2006 - Complete
Across the Broken Wasteland reviews
A mysterious wanderer travels through a vast and unforgiving wasteland in search of something that has been lost for a very long time
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 495 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/24/2006
From the Darkest Depths of the Unconscious reviews
A series of intertwining stories chronicling the rise of dark forces in a dream-like world where nothing is quite what it seems.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: T - English - Horror/Fantasy - Chapters: 10 - Words: 11,212 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 7/11/2005 - Published: 1/26/2005