Nightmare Alley
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Joined 10-14-04, id: 439948
Author has written 4 stories for General, Nature, and Love.

12-25-05: Alright. Working on story now, even though I've hit a few bumps. I'm putting a lot of effort to make it original, since it's a highly-used plot (genetic experimenting set in a post-apocalyptic future)--which can be a very difficult thing to do, especially if you've read many like it. For example, big fantasy fans always want to go with the cliche, tall, beautiful elf from Tolkein's books, probably because they like the idea or the "It's not fantasy without elves" thing. So anyway, back on track, I'm trying to link ideas together, keep interest, make dimensional characters, make it original and edit, edit, edit. Phew.

Happy holidays!


PenName: Sorry for any and all inconveniences...It will stay as Nightmare Alley from here on out.

About me: My name's Kelsey, and I'm a fifteen year old girl who loves all of the arts, (reading, writing, singing, drawing, etc). I also love to travel, play sports, and daydream. I'm a very reculsive, tired, and boring person--but I would love to be an archeologist/biologist and I dream of being a successful author to several fantasy/horror novels. I can be a smart-ass to the point of annoyance, sometimes, and while I like to think I'm fairly intelligent, I seem to lack common sense. Furthermore, I'm clumsy, awkward and socially inept, but I'm also very adventurous and I have a pretty good sense of humor.

I love to read J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter), Christopher Paolini (Eragon), Twilight (Stephenie Meyer), and Anne Rice (Interview with a Vampire), but my personal library is full of many other great authors as well. I can hardly stand parting with any of my books.

Movie-wise, I happen to love musicals (like Chicago), good horror flicks (Dawn of the Dead, 28 Days Later), and action/super-hero movies (Spiderman, X-men).

I also like to listen to rock, classic rockand alternative music. The Beatles, Avenged Sevenfold, Anna Nalick, Muse, Jason Mraz, Foo Fighters, and AC/DC, mostly.


What's a profile without quotes?

"It really is like going to bed after a very, very long day. After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure." -J.K. Rowling

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." -Alexander Graham Bell

"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." -Douglas Adams

"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die." -Mel Brook

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Genetic Tampering by The Ascended Ancient reviews
THE REBOOT OF THE POPULAR STORY BEGINS. SEE INSIDE FOR DETAILS. Our nation is not free. A secretive organization known as the Triad controls everything. Above and outside the law, the Triad does whatever it wants to. But this time, it may have gone too far...
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 110,554 - Reviews: 82 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 3/9 - Published: 12/16/2005
His Eyes by pen-ink reviews
When Amy answers an ad to babysit a boy, little does she suspect that he's her age! Meet Tristan, a rich 18 year old who's recently gone blind…and he's not at all interested in being helped. Or so he thinks. [PUBLISHED]
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 502 - Reviews: 2531 - Favs: 1,326 - Follows: 267 - Updated: 12/15/2013 - Published: 3/18/2005 - Complete
Samantha by Mystified reviews
Samantha is a normal college student, until her apartment falls victim to a bomb, and she's kidnapped by a very mysterious, very handsome stranger, whose intentions aren't all that clear.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 40 - Words: 97,227 - Reviews: 3201 - Favs: 1,840 - Follows: 802 - Updated: 5/3/2011 - Published: 12/21/2002 - Complete
The Contract by Bleeding Air reviews
REMOVED Katlyn, teased and made fun of all her life, meets a strange boy in a cafe. He offers her five wishes in return for herself, but as her wishes progress, they aren't what she expected. Now the boy owns her and worse yet; how will she get out of it?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 29 - Words: 9,225 - Reviews: 1789 - Favs: 1,269 - Follows: 118 - Updated: 11/18/2010 - Published: 5/15/2004 - Complete
Not for Me by tickledblue reviews
FINISHED! I'm the loner with no backbone. He's the school's favourite god. He's at the top of the pyramid, while I'm not even part of the pyramid. Somebody tell me how this is going to work out.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 30 - Words: 159,158 - Reviews: 4792 - Favs: 2,869 - Follows: 343 - Updated: 9/7/2007 - Published: 6/22/2004 - Complete
The Virus by Dayla Nighthook reviews
In the future, humanity has sealed itself off from the rest of the world, living in domed cities amongst the barren wasteland. A virus has made itself known, turning people into half human, half animal creatures...Final chapter up
Fiction: Sci-Fi - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 21 - Words: 63,249 - Reviews: 156 - Favs: 44 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/25/2007 - Published: 9/25/2003 - Complete
Monkey Wrench by Anne Academy reviews
COMPLETE. After one late night phone call, a sarcastic bookworm is pulled into a mysterious underworld rife with intrigue and violence. One man's desperate quest for freedom and an ancestral legacy will lead her to secrets wrapped in blood.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 115,506 - Reviews: 129 - Favs: 130 - Follows: 16 - Updated: 7/3/2006 - Published: 12/21/2004 - Complete
The V word by Lulai reviews
IT IS FINISHED! Normal? That word barely fits into Kate's vocabulary. She thought her life was the epitome of weird, that is, until a handsome stranger comes into her shop and tells her that she hasn't fed enough... Chapter nineteen and epilogue.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 21 - Words: 73,964 - Reviews: 813 - Favs: 1,585 - Follows: 164 - Updated: 6/13/2006 - Published: 2/5/2006 - Complete
The Contract II by Bleeding Air reviews
STORY REMOVED. Katlyn's finally free. . . but freedom comes with a price, and along with that, how long will it last? sequel to The Contract
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Supernatural/Horror - Chapters: 25 - Words: 6,967 - Reviews: 2328 - Favs: 803 - Follows: 76 - Updated: 6/2/2006 - Published: 8/24/2005 - Complete
I'd Rather Be Hanged by Aemilia reviews
Geez, it doesn't take much to get a girl condemned to death around here.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 14,140 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 2/28/2006 - Published: 10/5/2004
Former Fatty by Comatose reviews
Andrea is used to being the "fat girl" among her sophisticated, gorgeous friends. But when she gets sent off to fat camp she changes drastically and begins to attract attention - both positive and negative.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 31,249 - Reviews: 570 - Favs: 242 - Follows: 165 - Updated: 10/1/2005 - Published: 6/23/2005
Optimism by Eyetk reviews
[Complete] 'tis all your point of view.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 4 - Published: 7/27/2005 - Complete
The Pack by Aemilia reviews
Werewolves and stuff. Don't tell me you have something better to do than read this story. I know better. Complete.
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: M - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 69,919 - Reviews: 230 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 27 - Updated: 7/27/2005 - Published: 8/18/2004 - Complete
The Spiderweb Garden by Lily the Frog Princess reviews
The woods were enchanted. She was unaware. Then the night captivated her, and she was changed forever.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,937 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/12/2005
Fifteen Summers by OnyxDawn reviews
On Hiatus...Sorry, I'm very busy and I'm trying to make this story more novel-like and less fanfiction-like. If that makes any sense...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 952 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/26/2005
Writing Summaries for Dummies by ta1nt3d1uv reviews
Have you ever wondered how to write a summary? Well help is here!
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 978 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/14/2005 - Complete
Shadows Between Worlds by Arisa Takemura reviews
When Nadia stole a staff from a museum, she was just looking for some extra cash. She wasn't expecting it to transport her into a crazy fantasy world! [review me and I'll return the favor]
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,150 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/3/2005 - Published: 2/1/2005
Something Lacking by Arisa Takemura reviews
Lydia's ancestery of necromancy has everyone thinking she can save them from vampiric zombies. Problem is, she didn't inherit any necromancer powers! How is a powerless teenage girl supposed to save the world? [review me and I'll return the favor]
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 9,380 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/1/2005 - Published: 1/9/2005
Amnesia by Werewolf Nighteyes reviews
Brian Fawkes awakes one cold morning, lying outside with his clothes torn and no recollection at all of what had happened the night before. What exactly happened to him? (A Short Story)
Fiction: Supernatural - Rated: T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,570 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 1/22/2005
Snare by Gloom reviews
Delano glanced up to see a thin line of smoke hovering amongst the horizon. They were getting closer... (Background/Short Story for MC of Novel..)
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,526 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/15/2004
Please Read and Review by Phoenix-Pen reviews
The tragic tale of a fiction press writer. Not autobiographical. In any way. At all. Ok?
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 351 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 13 - Published: 7/16/2004
Communion by Midnight Strike reviews
Complete Because a part of me always wanted to be tall, blonde, and winged.
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,408 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 24 - Published: 7/1/2004 - Complete
Wholly Writ by Loganberry reviews
First in a collection of hugely selfindulgent pieces in which I will ramble on about how to write. No point in setting my sights too low, now, is there?
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,797 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 4/28/2004 - Complete
A Whisper In The Night by Namir Swiftpaw reviews
A girl is transformed forever, posessed by a darkness she can never escape...except by death. The prologue is posted. I would REALLY love feedback on this!
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 425 - Reviews: 44 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/13/2004
The Courting of Aviahnna Rubenne by Blazing-moon reviews
*Okay, I lied...Epilogue up* The plots of Aviah and the many doomed suitors that attempt to court her. She outwits all but one of them, and he happens to be the worst of all. (She'll learn her lessons. ) R/R! *Not meant to be historically correct* :)
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 14 - Words: 52,887 - Reviews: 1056 - Favs: 1,026 - Follows: 82 - Updated: 5/15/2003 - Published: 7/20/2002
XLab by LittleMaggie reviews
It is 2198, and science resulted in experiments that create superhumans called X-labs...Meet Devin, 17, an X-lab with no future. Meet Sandra- city girl that falls on a trail of the lab that holds him. What can she do? Finally, a conclusion (?) Read to see
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Fantasy - Chapters: 28 - Words: 86,611 - Reviews: 150 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 11/5/2002 - Published: 8/25/2002
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Survivor reviews
A poem about a devoted, yet slightly unhinged wife and her disloyal husband. R&R
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 139 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/3/2005
Midnight Seas reviews
A metaphorical poem comparing the ocean to the night, in the point-of-view of an old, dying woman.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Drama/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 111 - Reviews: 5 - Published: 4/3/2005
The Knife reviews
The Knife will entice you at your weakest moments, and grant you the peace you desire. A girl finds The Knife and uses it. PG13 for self-harm. R&R
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 3 - Published: 1/27/2005
Here Lies My Departed Soul reviews
My lovely, depressive poem. Angst-ahoy!
Poetry: General - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 179 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 1/16/2005