Gruenfraeulein
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Joined 09-03-04, id: 434127, Profile Updated: 09-14-08
Author has written 63 stories for Love, Life, School, Young Adult, Romance, General, Friendship, Haiku, Family, Essay, General, and War.

Hey, this is die Gruenfraeulein. As you may notice I have no problems being either frustratingly cryptic or embarrassingly explicit. I also have no problem titling my poems in languages other than English.

What I've written here can be divided into several categories:

1. Old poetry. This is stuff I wrote in 2005 when I was new to Fictionpress, and pertains to issues with which I am no longer dealing. 'The Turnaround,' 'Smile,' 'Straßenmäuler,' 'Night Water,' 'Porch Swing,' 'Four,' (probably the best of these) 'The Interlude,' 'Achtundsechszigsten Heusehrecke,' 'The Circle,' and 'The Truth of the Subterranean Maze' are all in this category.

2. Happy/confused 2006 poetry. There's some awesome stuff in here, and I still love it. 2006 was a great year, and most of what happened then still effects me at least a bit. Namely... 'Venus,' 'Month of Moments,' 'Redwood,' 'Meditation on The Shins' 'Turn a Square',' 'Eight Degree Midnight,' 'Fear Before Flight,' 'Step Into the Night,' 'People Are Bodies of Water,' (which might still be my best poem ever) 'Falling Earth, Burning Stars,' 'Sun Over Bricks,' 'Scattered Dandelion Fluff,' 'You Are a Polar Bear,' and 'The Grasshopper of 2006' are all in this category. 'Ich Kann Sehen Nicht' and 'Writing' were also written during this time, but are...different.

3. Writing pertaining to September 18th. September 18th, 2005 was the worst day of my life and I've written a lot about it, in the formats of Fiction, Creative non-fiction, and poetry (most of it isn't here). What is here is 'The Colours of September,' 'Tapferkeit,' 'The Bikini' (the best of these), and 'Statistically Speaking, You Misspoke.'

4. The Fiona Stories. These straddle the line between fiction and creative non-fiction and were written in 2006. 'Rebirth,' 'Monster 43,' and 'Film of Blame,' and the newest one (which is connected to the 2008 poetry), 'Swimming Past the Remainders.'

5. The Ithaca stories. Stories about my collection of fictional characters at Ithaca College, which I wrote during 2005 and 2006. 'Final Fight,' the multiple-part story 'First Semester,' and 'Ya Can't Refuse.'

6. Other stories. Stories not part of an ongoing series or related to an overarching theme. These are purely fiction rather than the Fiction/CNF hybrid in some other stories. 'The Dream Falls into My Lap,' 'The Hearse,' (my profile picture is representative of this story), 'The Compromise,' and 'Desire/Fear.'

7. 2007's poetry. 2007 was an odd year as some of the poems I wrote then were actually about the events of the past two years, while others were about 2007's own events. 2007 was when I began writing haikus every Wednesday, and some of them are in here. 'Perennial,' 'Haiku of the Puddles,' 'Swarthy Anxiety,' 'Lox Discovery,' 'Orders to a Barmaid,' 'Buried Recliner,' 'The Booth Song,' 'I Heard of Your Falling,' and 'Haiku of Beer Pong.'

8. 2008's poetry. Obviously there is more to come here...and some of what I already have written isn't even online yet. But what is here is 'Pathological Liar?,' 'Prior to Reading the Fish,' 'The Salesman Coming After Me,' 'The Legacy of Springfield, Ohio,' 'Mutual Intuition' and the poems pertaining to the time when my long-term boyfriend and I broke up for two weeks (we're back together now), 'Just Five Days,' 'Medina,' 'Cinco de Mayo de Ocho,' (probably the best) 'Do Not Resuscitate,' 'So, I Trust You Now,' 'Switzerland in the Basement,' 'Chasing the Remainders Away,' and 'April Technology.'

Letters from a toothpick fiend by Plinky reviews
Sophia, 17, mad as a demented bucket, writes a bunch of thoughts and sends them to a random address, because ... well, just because. What happens, though, when someone writes back? And who's the hot new guy at school?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 36 - Words: 86,688 - Reviews: 1531 - Favs: 456 - Follows: 163 - Updated: 8/25/2006 - Published: 11/7/2005
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Ocean of Noise
A political novel centered on the current reproductive rights debate, told in four different voices.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,389 - Updated: 11/12/2008 - Published: 11/1/2008
Mutual Intuition reviews
Making a new friend, with a dude, some references to astrology
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 107 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/14/2008 - Complete
April Technology
Remembering the three April 21sts since I started dating my once-and-current boyfriend.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Published: 9/11/2008 - Complete
Statistically Speaking, You Misspoke
There was someone who promised someone else he would protect me, three years ago. But he didn't know who would be threatening me.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Published: 8/27/2008 - Complete
Swimming Past the Remainder
Two lovers who met two and a half years ago reconcile after a breakup in the same place they met, with lots of Shins and Sleater-Kinney songs
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 1 - Words: 892 - Published: 8/26/2008 - Complete
The Legacy of Springfield, Ohio reviews
I tried to tell my mother my deepest secret and she pushed me away. Weird metaphors.
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Family/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 168 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/28/2008 - Complete
Chasing the Remainders Away
The pitfalls of trying to recover after being hurt
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Published: 7/19/2008 - Complete
Switzerland in the Basement
Planning to reconnect in a place which holds so much memory.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 116 - Published: 7/8/2008 - Complete
The Compromise
Alex, Carrie, Robbie, Milla, and Nathan start a band and deal with what comes after that.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,401 - Updated: 6/22/2008 - Published: 5/26/2008
My Purchased Teeth reviews
Orthodontic sadism, ingrained classism, and my sanity.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/14/2008 - Complete
The Salesman Coming After Me reviews
My bad dreams about the current war
Poetry: War - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 241 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/26/2008 - Complete
Do Not Resuscitate
People sometimes say that if one is an organ donor, one will not be resuscitated in a hospital. I'm not sure if I believe this or not, nor am I sure if I care enough to decide to no longer be one.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 101 - Published: 5/24/2008 - Complete
Cinco de Mayo de Ocho
People and life are extremely frustrating confusing and nothing makes sense, but maybe there's still some hope
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 154 - Published: 5/5/2008 - Complete
Medina attempt 3
I wrote this while driving on a sunny day that soon turned into a monsoon, and yes, my life sucks
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Published: 5/3/2008 - Complete
Just Five Days
My boldness, my anger, unexpected change
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Published: 5/2/2008 - Complete
Prior to Reading the Fish reviews
April is such a month of nerves and change.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 4/8/2008 - Complete
DesireFear reviews
An aging businessman reflects on his unrequited feelings for a young newlywed secretary.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 652 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/28/2008 - Complete
Pathological Liar? reviews
Various lies a friend has told to me for no apparent reason for the 2 years I've known him.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 171 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/18/2008 - Complete
Haiku of Beer Pong reviews
I went to a party last week and watched my Haikumuse play beer pong. Therefore, I end up with a haiku about beer pong.
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: T - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 20 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/2/2007 - Complete
I Heard of Your Falling reviews
My reactions to two of my friends breaking up with each other.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/2/2007 - Complete
The Booth Song reviews
Sitting around bored
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/14/2007 - Complete
The Hearse
Bridget has taken care of her alcoholic father and epileptic twin brother since her mother left when she was seven. But the dreams she has might be unable to be accomplished in her small town.
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,908 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 8/30/2007 - Published: 6/13/2007 - Complete
The Bikini reviews
I bought the bikini planning to wear it for lots of fun in the water. I never knew what would happen while wearing it a year later.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 888 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 7/3/2007 - Complete
Buried Recliner reviews
The last weekend before summer vacation, and how the last day of it was utterly wasted
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/6/2007 - Complete
Orders to a Barmaid reviews
I got frustrated, I drank rum, and I became happier, though the frustration hadn't thoroughly evaporated.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/16/2007 - Complete
Lox Discovery
Internet sleuthing leads me to finding out some disturbing information...but reality trumps my first worries
Poetry: Family - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 91 - Published: 4/10/2007 - Complete
Swarthy Anxiety
My worried mind
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Published: 3/28/2007 - Complete
Haiku of the Puddles
What I see while staring across my college's temporary parking lot after a March rain
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 16 - Published: 3/14/2007 - Complete
Perennial
a flower growing in a garden and two very different gardeners
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 89 - Published: 2/18/2007 - Complete
The Grasshopper of 2006
An extraordinarily wonderful Friday night before falling asleep
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Published: 12/10/2006 - Complete
The Dream Falls into My Lap
Olympia's thoughts on various other peoples' families
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 964 - Published: 11/10/2006 - Complete
You Are a Polar Bear
Skiing while fooddeprived, sleepdeprived, and thoroughly confused. The navigator of the mountains. Companion poem to parts of 'Film of Blame'
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 106 - Published: 11/1/2006 - Complete
Scattered Dandelion Fluff
Looking back on a cowardly liar through birds and plants
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 166 - Published: 10/20/2006 - Complete
Tapferkeit
A girl thinks about the tragedy of her life one year ago and how things have changed since.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 882 - Published: 9/18/2006
The Colours of September
The differences between one year and the next, one boy and the next... when one of them was utterly dispicable. Not entirely obvious language
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 196 - Published: 9/17/2006
First Semester
A girl with some issues starts college, meets some thoroughly insane friends, and gains a new purpose in life, which eventually allows her to combat her old 'demons'
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Angst - Chapters: 10 - Words: 25,877 - Updated: 9/15/2006 - Published: 7/23/2006
Film of Blame
When Fiona's friend tells her that her ex-boyfriend may have been even more of a creep than she thought he was, she re-examines her entire relationship with him, leading to the discovery of his true self.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,186 - Published: 9/15/2006
Monster 43
Monica hooks up with half of her high school's longest-running couple, gets caught by one of her friends, and spends the next year attempting to expose the guy for the creep he is.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,788 - Published: 9/15/2006
Ya Can't Refuse: a Story From The Ithaca Pantheon
Georgia thought her life was headed on a fairly straight path. Then she meets Roger Lawrence, man of her dreams, and suddenly nothing can be the same.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,895 - Published: 9/13/2006
Sun Over Bricks reviews
Sunsets, sunsets, and more sunsets, for over two years
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 266 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/4/2006
Falling Earth, Burning Stars
A walk along the river helps me decide my next move in life
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Published: 7/28/2006
People Are Bodies Of Water
Some people are needy witches, some people are good.
Poetry: Friendship - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 247 - Published: 7/28/2006
Step Into The Night
Falling in love in the fall. Inspired by The Shins' 'Saint Simon'.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Published: 7/28/2006
Writing reviews
Two cars crash into each other and everybody dies. Or not.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 232 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/28/2006
Rebirth
Fiona had made the decision to stay with her boyfriend because he was 'safe'. But what happens when he lies to her and things change and nothing is safe?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,023 - Published: 4/4/2006
Fear Before Flight reviews
Something really crappy that happened in October
Poetry: School - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 337 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/21/2006
Ich Kann Sehen Nicht
A day in the suburbs of Munich. Or not. Really, not something I want to give a description for. It was a lot more than just a day in the suburbs of Munich.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 337 - Published: 3/12/2006
Eight Degree Midnight
A walk in the snow with a total idiot
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 153 - Published: 2/4/2006
Meditation on The Shins' 'Turn a Square' reviews
How things changed over a few months while my favorite song stayed the same
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 600 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 2/3/2006
Redwood
Sexy tree men wreak havoc on my soul
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 75 - Published: 1/24/2006
Final Fight reviews
When Ada's boyfriend makes some demands of her she's not willing to acquiesce to, she breaks up with him, then turns to her newly-pacifistic brother for help.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,413 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/24/2006
Month of Moments
One month thinking of one person who totally changed my life
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 141 - Published: 1/24/2006
Venus reviews
Boy lies to girl. Girl decides to start tempestuous affair with other boy she has noticed previously. Metaphors.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 143 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/24/2006
The Truth of the Subterranean Maze
Why can such a genius in some ways act like such an idiot in others?
Poetry: School - Rated: M - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 290 - Published: 11/20/2005
The Circle
What goes through my mind in the space of about a half hour after a good week of mulling.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 181 - Published: 11/12/2005
Achtundsechzigsten Heusehrecke
What happens when you meet a guy, lose track of him for two and a half years, and then see his face again matched with a hotter voice and better body.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 190 - Published: 11/7/2005
The Interlude
Riding in a van on the highway in the rain
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Published: 9/3/2005
Four
What happens when a guy has a crush on you when you're already taken
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 189 - Published: 9/3/2005
Porch Swing reviews
What happens when two lovers reconcile after a fight. Slowly becoming reaccquainted, promising all the things they promised to each other before once again.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/3/2005
Night Water reviews
A poem about the double life I led between my house and my boyfriend's home... what I wished were my life and what really was my life.
Poetry: Love - Rated: M - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/3/2005
Straßenmäuler
My thoughts about someone I shouldn't have thought about
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 128 - Published: 9/1/2005
Smile
This is basically a story about when people smile for pictures and nobody knows the true story behind those plastered faces.
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 243 - Published: 9/1/2005
The Turnaround reviews
Essentially my very-bad-girl teacher crush. More to come on this topic, I'm sure.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 118 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/1/2005
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