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Author has written 12 stories for Romance, and General.

hi, i'm elle and i'm a lot of things.

i'm a little bit removed from reality and i'm still a teenager but just barely. i'm loud and obnoxious and funny and i care, a lot. consequently, i am also grumpy and tired a lot of the time and i'm also a big fan of trashy vh1 reality shows (okay, so really just rock of love 2) and hummus on wheat pitas.

i like old movies and quotations from song lyrics and boys who can think and speak (preferably one before the other, though) and blue jeans and long bangs and Ernest Hemingway and writing in all lower-case and TIER and people-watching and airports and my car and peanut butter and greek food and indian food and food in general and ballet flats and plaid and painting my nails black.

and shocking people.

lately i've been more of a consumer than a creator here on fictionpress, but hopefully that is going to change soon (i really, really mean it this time!). but i honestly do have a few things in the works. i should be posting the epilogue for Chasing Mussolini FINALLY, and i have about forty pages of a new piece written, and about five more segments of "Walk Into Mine" to post. also, That Girl You Love (aka TIER, the love of my life) and i have been thinking about doing a crossover story, so keep your eyes peeled for that eventuality, as well.

so, in the meantime, pull your socks up and keep reviewing, they inspire my lazy ass. i seriously appreciate everyone's patience, and hope you all haven't given up on me (though i wouldn't blame you if you had).

stay cool, kids. stay in school.



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Suddenly Slowly by ithinkimae reviews
"I think I love you, Hal." He said lackadaisically. I pushed his hands off my shoulders. I couldn't listen to his nonsense and it didn't help that I let him act this way with me. "You need help Gavin. Plus, you're drunk." This was too much for a girl to handle so late at night.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 9 - Words: 21,452 - Reviews: 295 - Favs: 296 - Follows: 268 - Updated: 6/16/2012 - Published: 3/15/2005
It Can Always Get Worse by Ollie May reviews
Spies, roommates, scars, MCATS, kisses, mafiosos. Trust me, it can ALWAYS get worse.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 26 - Words: 73,017 - Reviews: 988 - Favs: 790 - Follows: 798 - Updated: 8/24/2010 - Published: 6/21/2006
More Than You Know by ColdCoffeeEyes25 reviews
She's an incognito pop star trying to break away from her white-supremacist family while fighting off paparazzi, homesickness and forbidden romantic feelings that could sever her family ties once and for all. T for adult themes and femmeslash.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 52 - Words: 114,005 - Reviews: 170 - Favs: 148 - Follows: 68 - Updated: 11/26/2009 - Published: 1/1/2008 - Complete
Counting Chickens by pixy-dizzy reviews
She wanted the fairy tale. She wanted the chick flick. She wanted the soaring music, the dozen roses, the Princess Bride kiss-to-end-all-kisses. She wanted the cliché. It’s a pity she was so busy up in the clouds that she didn’t recognize it when it came.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor/Drama - Chapters: 12 - Words: 99,761 - Reviews: 939 - Favs: 704 - Follows: 576 - Updated: 9/2/2009 - Published: 4/22/2006
Luka & Shoe by King Patch reviews
UPDATED! Confrontations between insecure Constance and secretive Wolf, between cranky Luka and worried Shoe, between manic Natalie and ticked-off Shoe. A glance into Shoe's past explains some of her present. What's to happen next?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 19 - Words: 115,770 - Reviews: 628 - Favs: 517 - Follows: 448 - Updated: 7/20/2009 - Published: 1/22/2006
The Boys by mrdryrdrlngs reviews
It's bad enough living in the same town as the hell-raising Ripkowski tribe. Marley McCown knew that sleeping with one was trouble enough, but falling in love with his brother? That's just asking for it.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 382 - Reviews: 252 - Favs: 193 - Follows: 229 - Updated: 6/8/2009 - Published: 1/9/2009
Of Money and Mouths by mrdryrdrlngs reviews
Take a girl who cheats, a guy she can't stand, and her gay, sometimes crossdressing ex. Throw in a pissed off football player, one doozy of a bet, and more money than should be handled by people like this. Mix well. Chaos, anyone?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 382 - Reviews: 757 - Favs: 485 - Follows: 476 - Updated: 6/8/2009 - Published: 3/29/2007
Sox in a Box by Myrika reviews
She's appalled by his food choices. He thinks she's a baseball curse. It's definitely not a match made in heaven or in Boston, for that matter. //REMOVED//
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 2,082 - Reviews: 1920 - Favs: 618 - Follows: 458 - Updated: 12/9/2008 - Published: 2/8/2008 - Complete
Seeing the Forest by Jazzy Kitty reviews
From his ridiculously poetic name to his strong opinions, Lee Summerfield is everything Meg is cautious of. She's not looking for love, and neither is he. But Lee is the wildest card in the deck.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 31,218 - Reviews: 117 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 97 - Updated: 7/18/2008 - Published: 9/17/2006
Chemistry Cacophony by ithinkimae reviews
To Mae, a relationship should be as simple as a basic chem equation. She finds out the hard way that the laws of attraction don’t always sound quite right.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 7 - Words: 25,642 - Reviews: 91 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 54 - Updated: 7/8/2008 - Published: 11/21/2005
The Seducers by lucia marin reviews
COMPLETELY NEW Boarding school: four friends discover an old diary and a secret society of seductresses. Caught in a deepening web of intrigue and lies, can Kate save herself and her childhood friend, the quiet, arrogant boy she desperately loves?
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 6 - Words: 17,371 - Reviews: 51 - Favs: 18 - Updated: 7/26/2005 - Published: 7/10/2005
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Walk Into Mine reviews
he looks at her and wonders if she really is a whore. she's slept with enough guys, yet something keeps him from labeling her that way. maybe it is her face when she is sleeping, or the way she smells of clean cotton, which is not the way whores smell...
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,576 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 7/26/2008 - Published: 9/25/2005
Chasing Mussolini reviews
Tess never meant for any of this to happen, never asked for a rock star to fall in love with her, for fascist sheep to invade her yard or for her new friend Ian, to be so sexy and have so many rabidly jealous girls after him. But somehow, it did.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 25 - Words: 90,858 - Reviews: 840 - Favs: 418 - Follows: 113 - Updated: 3/24/2008 - Published: 12/1/2004
glamorous reviews
get busy living or get busy dying.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 635 - Reviews: 10 - Favs: 4 - Published: 10/10/2007 - Complete
Pieta reviews
The most beautiful boy I know wants to go to Darfur. He says that he's running away, but I'm not sure. His eyes never used to be that color. . .
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,088 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/28/2006
A Million Jagged Pieces reviews
"Walk into the closet and turn out the lights. Stuff a coat sleeve into your mouth, as much as you can, almost until you gag. And then scream. As loud as you want, because no one can hear you anyway." (One-shot)
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 919 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 5 - Published: 8/8/2005
Dartboard In The Rain reviews
You should have ended it while you could. But you couldn't, wouldn't, didn't. It's not that you didn't have a chance. Just that you didn't want to see it. (One-shot)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,425 - Reviews: 9 - Favs: 4 - Published: 8/4/2005
That's What We Do reviews
"That’s the truck she’ll drive them home in when he gets so drunk he can’t stand up. That’s the couch she’ll collapse on when she finally gets home at four in the morning. That’s the box of tissues she’ll demolish as her face dissolves and makes tracks
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 613 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Published: 6/9/2005
Take The Ten Eighteen To Kansas reviews
"This Rapunzel threw herself out of the tower and cast herself into your arms, not being afraid to tell you how much she wanted you. And my heart splintered like ice on a January night. I hated you. But that didn't mean you were allowed to hate me, too."
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,713 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 6 - Published: 6/3/2005
All Of The Above reviews
"She loves to hate him and hates to love him. She’s sick of hanging on innuendoes and smiles, then getting blown off like so much cheap trash the next day. She doesn't know what's wrong with her. Doesn't she have any self-respect left?” (One-shot)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,476 - Reviews: 37 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Published: 6/2/2005
Exquisite Lies reviews
"You watch him with other girls, listen to him rave about each new one in turn, and feed his mom lies about why he isn't home nights, all the while wishing he were yours." (One-shot)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 774 - Reviews: 62 - Favs: 40 - Follows: 3 - Published: 3/11/2005
The Best Kind of Crying reviews
"He sits down on the hay bale and pulls you into his lap, rocking you like your mother used to and only a best friend could, his lips on your hair as you sob your heart out for the criminal unfairness of the world." Please R&R! (One-shot)
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,312 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 6 - Published: 1/7/2005
That Face reviews
A sweet little one-shot, Ian on Tess, for readers of Chasing Mussolini. "Tess has a face I would write about, if I had enough guts. The closest I ever got was 'Her face is a million songs', which is really too flowery and crap for my tastes." Please R&
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,294 - Reviews: 39 - Favs: 16 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/20/2004