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Joined 12-14-04, id: 449221, Profile Updated: 02-10-11
Author has written 5 stories for Historical, and General.

Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherised upon a table

-- T. S. Eliot, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

The fact that that is probably Brackynn's favourite simile ever might be enough to tell you a bit about her, but if not, you may wish to read on. Or you may just wish to read her stories. That would be nice, too.


Brackynn is a twenty-year-old Arian who hails from Australia. She is currently studying classical music at university and makes a habit of over-estimating the number of hours in a day.

Brackynn is a history nut, a theatre nut, a music nut, a grammar nut and a literature nut. In other words, she is nutty. And makes lame puns. But if you want specifics, Brackynn is a fan of morbid musical theatre, historical fiction, British comedy, crime television shows and costume parties. There you go.

She has been writing since she was a pipsqueak of a five- or six-year-old. Mostly short stories (originally about unicorns and princesses, but progressing to somewhat more sombre topics during teenagerhood) and an ill-fated brush with poetry, but currently she has aspirations of novel-completing glory. Brackynn's fondness for history is from where she draws most of her inspiration, so it should not really come as much of a surprise that most of her works are historical fiction.


In 2007, Brackynn posted a story called All Roses Have Thorns. All 150,000+ words of it. She is currently posting a revised and rewritten version and has therefore removed the original story from this site. However, it can be found at its new home, www . allroseshavethorns . wordpress . com. Obviously, sans the spaces between dots and words...

If you are a new reader to this story, she would like to stress that you do NOT have to read the first version to "get" the second one. It's not a sequel. In fact, she would kind of prefer it if new readers only read the version that she is currently posting.

Happy reading!

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Finding Grey by LeenElle reviews
Maggie, is a rich English brat during the Great War. When she is called shallow and worthless she changes all in an attempt to become a better person. When the man she loves goes MIA, she joins the nurse core, will she change on the road to Finding Grey?
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 36 - Words: 67,655 - Reviews: 336 - Favs: 89 - Follows: 22 - Updated: 8/4/2010 - Published: 10/10/2007 - Complete
The Aviary by S. Renee reviews
REMOVED. 1912 France. The de Daumier House is cursed, they say. Alain won't let his daughter Mathilde leave the house, Virginie is hearing ghosts, and Agn├Ęs knows more than she says. When Parisian boy Laurie falls for Mathilde, he sets out to solve the mystery.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 11 - Words: 2,291 - Reviews: 66 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 15 - Updated: 7/18/2008 - Published: 1/2/2008
Sands and Blood by screamstar87 reviews
Livia is a traditional patrician girl living in an outpost of the Roman Empire with her equally traditional family. But when she falls for a soldier, she is forced to run with him, and soon finds herself fighting for her life and her living in the arena.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 5 - Words: 7,207 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 7/21/2007 - Published: 7/3/2007
Temperance by aerid reviews
Formally entitled 'Emily'.Set in 19th century England. Her father ruined and her family scorned, Emily Graham must make a new life in the English countryside.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 6,928 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 2/17/2007 - Published: 9/28/2006
Meg Ramsey by S. Renee reviews
REMOVED 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: 427 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 20 - Updated: 1/27/2007 - Published: 6/17/2005
Of Duty and Desire by Attica Valeria reviews
He had no idea how much his life would change when he joined forces with them. He certainly didn't expect to fall in love. My take on the marriage of Pompey the Great and the daughter of Julius Caesar.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 253 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 2 - Published: 12/25/2006
Water in the Wine Glass by just-normal reviews
Clara Rainier is a woman of the late 1800's whose main pastime is inventing new rules for the Game of Love. Through a series of harrowing events and glorious moments alike, she may just find a forever love and maturity.
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 20 - Words: 51,559 - Reviews: 45 - Favs: 12 - Updated: 6/19/2006 - Published: 8/1/2005
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The Price of Bread reviews
Josette is just another street brat, struggling to survive on the harsh Parisian streets. But when she is tempted to make her life that much easier, her mother's memory will always be there to remind her how much her comforts are worth.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 2 - Words: 3,597 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Published: 10/8/2006 - Complete
Common Sense reviews
[Oneshot] Working for Lady Fairchild was nothing like Tabitha thought it would be. As she tries to tolerate her mistress's insanity, she becomes increasingly infuriated by claims that she'll be fine. But some things just can't work out.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,201 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 10/8/2006 - Complete
A Lesson Well Learned reviews
[Oneshot] Sidi always wanted to be a part of the travelling fair. But when reality quite literally rears its ugly head, she begins to have second thoughts about where her values lie and just how strong those values are.
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,674 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/26/2006 - Complete
When Ollie Went Away reviews
[Oneshot]World War One through Tilly's fouryearold eyes is strange. She doesn't quite understand. But her brave big brother has gone off to fight, so it must be fine. He's always protected her before.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,495 - Reviews: 6 - Published: 1/24/2006 - Complete
A Big Girl reviews
[Oneshot] Life is hard for workers during the Industrial Revolution. But Joan knows that she can handle it. She is eight years old, after all. That means she's a big girl. That means she's brave.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,903 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/29/2005 - Complete