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Joined 11-27-04, id: 446135, Profile Updated: 07-14-09
Author has written 84 stories for Religion, Life, Nature, General, Politics, War, Work, General, Haiku, Love, Essay, School, and Biography.

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Biographical Information:
Name: Maggie
Occupation: recent college graduate with a degree in politics; English instructor in China
Location: Hebei Province, China; previously: Pennsylvania, Illinois, Kentucky, Germany, Iowa

Favorites:
Favorite books: Cry the Beloved Country, Harry Potter, Inheritance Series, The Lord of the Rings, Memoirs of a Geisha, Seven Years in Tibet, A Woman in Berlin
Favorite movies: The American President, Casablanca, A Good Year, The Last Samurai, Love Actually, Once, Star Wars
Favorite music: Alizee, Billy Holiday, The Frames, The Indigo Girls, Joni Mitchell, Josh Groban, Madeleine Peyroux, Norah Jones
Favorite TV: The Colbert Report, Craig Ferguson, The Daily Show, Rachel Maddow, The West Wing
Favorite places: Wiesbaden, Germany; The Hague, the Netherlands; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Des Moines, Iowa
Other favorites: Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Bayern Muenchen

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A Marriage of Inconvenience by Random Acts of Authorship reviews
Kate needs a Green Card, Owen needs a wife. For these platonic friends a marriage of convenience seems to be the perfect solution. Instead getting engaged is just the beginning of their problems. Complete.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 22 - Words: 78,589 - Reviews: 253 - Favs: 224 - Follows: 26 - Updated: 10/5/2008 - Published: 2/19/2003 - Complete
Meg Ramsey by S. Renee reviews
FINISHED Meg Ramsey, a simple servant for a wealthy family, soon finds herself living in the Royal Palace . . . as a Princess! But what will happen when she finds love somewhere she shouldn't? A Cinderella story with a twist of sin, passion, and drama.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 50 - Words: 11,046 - Reviews: 426 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 18 - Updated: 1/27/2007 - Published: 6/17/2005
Only For Tonight by from beneath the bell jar reviews
"Lie to me tonight..."
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 97 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 20 - Published: 5/18/2006
Death of Democracy by bayshel-wass reviews
Wrote this on the 4th of July. I didn't feel very festive, as I felt that we were celebrating a holiday of liberty, when I think we are killing democracy and liberty right now.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 56 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/23/2005
Why? by bayshel-wass reviews
Just trying to understand why on Earth God (if he exists) would give us free will not to believe in him and then send us to hell for using that free will. It's an idea I'm very, very frustrated with.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Spiritual/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 2 - Published: 5/27/2005
The Taming of The Shrub by bayshel-wass reviews
A play poking fun at the Bush Administration in my best Shakespearean style (complete with a spoof on the name).
Fiction: Play - Rated: K+ - English - Parody/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 2,931 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 4/15/2005 - Published: 10/30/2004
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Who I Am Now: Return From Hiatus
After an unplanned hiatus from writing, I examine my reasons for leaving and what has changed since then.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Family/Friendship - Chapters: 1 - Words: 547 - Published: 7/14/2009 - Complete
The Princess and the Spy reviews
An exiled prince, a seasoned spy, a muderous king, and a young princess become intertwined in a story of love, revolution, and espionage. My NaNoWriMo 2006 entry, so this story will be under construction periodically.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 27,846 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 12/6/2006 - Published: 11/28/2006
Rain on the City Streets
As the rain falls from the sky, something primal is released within humanity. What we do with it is our decision, but there is no denying our desire's existance.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: T - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 146 - Published: 11/28/2006
Progress?
Sometimes, I think I have made progress in moving from one affair to the next. Other times, I am certain I belong in the arms of he who showed me the ways of lust. Have I truly made progress?
Poetry: Life - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 176 - Published: 11/28/2006 - Complete
Writer's Block reviews
I wonder why my hand and my pen have stopped.
Poetry: General - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/29/2006
Moving Haiku Set
A set of haiku wriitten about my move
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 3 - Words: 50 - Published: 8/23/2006
Seduction of the Mind reviews
I'll never win against such a cunning seduction
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 104 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 8/23/2006
Knowing reviews
Knowing what I know now, would I?
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/23/2006
Say Goodbye reviews
A melancholy poem about the conflicting feelings when one is graduating from high school.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 170 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/7/2006
Declaration of Woman's Independence reviews
One day we will rule the world - it's time you got used to it.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/30/2006
A Letter to Man reviews
Dear man, I have some things to tell you...
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 150 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/30/2006 - Complete
MerryGoRound
As I ride up and down the roller-coaster called life, things fly off, and I must regain my balance.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Published: 5/30/2006
Haunted
I'm haunted by the words running through my head
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 112 - Published: 5/29/2006
A Day at the Beach
A limerick about the effects of too much sun
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 59 - Published: 5/2/2006 - Complete
Bratwurst reviews
A limerick about looking for a place to eat
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 83 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/2/2006 - Complete
Poems reviews
A limerick about trying to write poems
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 40 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 5/2/2006
Above the Clouds
An ode to the story that is told by the earth. Written as I flew from the US to Germany
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 152 - Published: 4/27/2006 - Complete
Today
"Today is not the day / To sit and talk of war" A poem to that first, glorious day of spring, when all is right in the world.
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Published: 4/16/2006
Ramifications of Cultural Intolerance reviews
The ramifications of cultural/religious intolerance in the Middle East are enormous, but there are measures the US can take to avoid the worst of the consequences.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 745 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/31/2006
My Autobiography
The autobiography I had to write for my University of Chicago application. This is probably the funniest thing I have written to date.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 598 - Published: 3/31/2006
Reflections on a Year: 2005 reviews
A look back on an eventful year
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 346 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/19/2006
Can I Move to Canada? reviews
Recently found in the recesses of my hard drive. A poem written after the inauguration of Bush in 2005.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 199 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/19/2006 - Complete
Why I Said Yes reviews
I knew it would be like this, but I said yes anyway, because I want to be with you.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 147 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/19/2006
Late Night
Written at 3 AM, two hours before the family I was babysitting for came home!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 82 - Published: 3/19/2006
The Moment Before reviews
The moment before my midterm, I reflect and hope I know enough.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 109 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 3/19/2006
Here in the Hills reviews
The days cling to the last moments of winter
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 174 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/9/2006
Feelings reviews
A new life in a new place, I am dreading
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 96 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 2/26/2006
Dreary Day
A rainy day in February causes feelings of hopelessness
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 78 - Published: 2/26/2006
Wash Away
As the rain falls down, it rids us of the ugly reminders of our past mistakes.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 108 - Published: 2/21/2006
And the People Listened: Lessons from Die Mauer
Listen to the lessons of history. Listen to the story of Berlin. Maybe then, we can stop this from happening again.
Poetry: War - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 279 - Published: 2/21/2006 - Complete
College Ramblings
I don't know what I want regarding college, and that frusturates not only me.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 432 - Published: 2/8/2006
Young, the Dawn Breaks
We have digressed so far, even the dawn reminds us of our faults.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 125 - Published: 2/8/2006
All reviews
All I ever wanted, is all I can never get
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 98 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/18/2006 - Complete
Migrane reviews
That hell into which I descend, when my body takes over my mind
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 136 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/18/2006
Waiting to Begin reviews
I'm waiting for something new to take me away from here
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 129 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/18/2006
Under My Feet reviews
Even though the world spins 'round, I still have my feet to take me.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 90 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/18/2006
I'm Ready For More
I'm ready for more than what you are willing to give me
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 71 - Published: 1/18/2006
Child Soldiers reviews
Thousands suffer worldwide, and yet we do nothing about it
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 479 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 1/11/2006 - Complete
Procrastination reviews
What's really going on when I'm not doing anything
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 1/11/2006
What I Don't Feel reviews
You only see everything I don't feel.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 207 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 1/4/2006
Only You reviews
I wouldn't care, I wouldn't look back, so long as I could be with you, and only you
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 134 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/10/2005
Because You Sat Down reviews
In memory of Rosa Parks most famous act
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 11/3/2005 - Complete
Race Day reviews
The emotions of a cross-country race.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 74 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 11/3/2005
Hoping to Find
I'm trapped with no way out.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 159 - Published: 10/17/2005
I Don't Understand reviews
When it is supposed to be so easy, why is it always so hard?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 99 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 10/17/2005
Exorcism reviews
A poem written after my split with Christianity.
Poetry: Religion - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 177 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 1 - Published: 10/7/2005
The Beginning of the End
My life begins in less than a year
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Published: 9/19/2005
Desire: You Don't Know reviews
He can't know what I feel.
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 148 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/19/2005
Where Were You? reviews
A response to the government's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
Poetry: Politics - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 265 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 9/16/2005
The Magic of a Song reviews
That place between heaven and earth - a song
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 194 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/16/2005
To Get Close to You reviews
How can you get close to someone, when you're so confused?
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 165 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 9/2/2005
What Seperates Us
The differences between us are great, but together, they make us stronger
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 142 - Published: 9/2/2005
Summer Thunderstorm reviews
A series of haiku about summer thunderstorms
Poetry: Haiku - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 85 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/2/2005
Tears reviews
A poem about the healing properties of tears.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 67 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 7/30/2005
Fences
Fences are meant to keep people out, but in doing so, they also keep people in. Part of 'The Truths of War' series.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 197 - Published: 7/29/2005
Playing Games reviews
Soldier's children play games, while their parents live, and die, to play war. Part of 'The Truths of War' series.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 168 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/29/2005
Summer Days
An Alphabet-in-Sequence poem reflecting the first, glorious, days of summer.
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 61 - Published: 7/19/2005
Worries reviews
Worries about my life after high school
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 145 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/19/2005
Immaturity reviews
Some people can get away with anything in the workplace
Poetry: Work - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 7/19/2005
What They Never Told Me: A Journey Through Life reviews
The things they hide from us, the things they never tell us, are the things that are truly the most important.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 437 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 5/24/2005
Daughter of the American Dream
Sometimes having it all, isn't all it's cracked up to be, Part of 'The Truths of War' series.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 162 - Published: 5/24/2005
Frustrations
Frustrations at certain parts of my life.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 76 - Published: 5/24/2005
Meine Freunde reviews
Ein Abgleich zwischen meine amerikanische und deutsche Freunden.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - German - Chapters: 1 - Words: 169 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 4/22/2005
Sea of Faces reviews
A poem about one boy's journey through the Holocaust - this poem is entirely true.
Poetry: Life - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 523 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/1/2005
The Heroine
A woman rises above her expected place in life to become the savior of her nation. Will become an epic.
Poetry: War - Rated: K - English - Drama/Spiritual - Chapters: 1 - Words: 121 - Published: 3/25/2005
Fallen reviews
A rebuke, somewhat, of the people who have tried to bring me back into the 'Christian' fold - rated so for language
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K+ - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 168 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/25/2005
I'm Sick of It reviews
I'm sick of being treated like a slave by one of my friends. Rated so for language.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 157 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/16/2005
The Writing's On the Wall reviews
Written after seeing a bunch of political graffiti on a bathroom wall.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 161 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 3/1/2005
My Parents' World
Written before a dinner with my father's colonel, his deputy, and other VIPs of his organization.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 122 - Favs: 1 - Published: 3/1/2005
It's Not
About all the things that the money for the war in Iraq could have been going for. Part of 'The Truths of War' series.
Poetry: Politics - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 193 - Published: 2/18/2005
Let Me Do What I Can
A poem of how youth are not taken seriously.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 161 - Published: 2/18/2005
Sweet Sixteen reviews
It's my birthday!
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 131 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/29/2004
After the War
A soldier, just home from the war, trying to deal with it. Written in the memory of some of my friends, who recently died in Iraq. Part of 'The Truths of War' series.
Fiction: General - Rated: T - English - Tragedy/Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 483 - Published: 12/26/2004 - Complete
Ode to Shoes reviews
Written after I bought this awesome pair of Sketcher tennie-clogs
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 64 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/23/2004
You Say reviews
A poem about all the contradicting statements said about me, by people who know nothing about me.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 201 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/23/2004
Searching reviews
Written to document my search for a belief
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 84 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/20/2004
Winter's Come reviews
Title is self-explanatory
Poetry: Nature - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 47 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/20/2004
I Missed It reviews
Feelings of missing something because of something that took you away from it - but for all the wrong reasons
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 94 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/20/2004
Left reviews
Written in a time of loneliness
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 103 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/20/2004
Decisions of the heart
written at a PTSA bingo, while I was thinking about my ex
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 155 - Published: 12/20/2004
Ode to the Unknown reviews
written for English class a few years ago
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 119 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/20/2004
Thank You reviews
Written as a song, after a trying day
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 280 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/20/2004
Sustain reviews
Originally written as a song
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 184 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 12/20/2004
Psalm 3: My prayer reviews
Written after a rather intense Bible study
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 114 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/20/2004