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Joined 12-20-04, id: 450132
Author has written 10 stories for Romance, Life, General, Young Adult, Love, and School.

What's better than a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios? Two bowls of Honey Nut Cheerios of course!

I'm Rachel, a 19-year-old band geek from Anywhere, USA. I play the clarinet and I love to write stories about band!

I want to do a whole lot of band stories based on classic tales. If you have one you'd like me to try, let me know by e-mail or something and I'll see if it'll work. I won't do Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings though. I've thought about it, and both of those are too hard.

I'm thinking about adding a fantasy story that I've been working on for quite a while, but I think I'll try and finish something (most likely Class Clown) before I add something new. It will be a modern fantasy called Nine Lives. As you can guess, it's about cats.

All unfinished stories are up for update now. However I feel inspired to write is the way it will happen.

Some of you asked last fall about my major and I said I was studying to be a music teacher. Well, that's all changed! Now I'm majoring in English. I'm combining the writing and teaching plans and minoring in secondary education and music. So, I'm going to be a high school English teacher andan author.

Stories posted include:

The Magic Won't End at Midnight* Based on Cinderella, but from a band point of view. Emily is a shy clarinet player who gets picked on by the self-declared section leader, Rosy. Because of Rosy's abnoxious bossiness, she gets the big duet with snare extraordenair and Emily's crush, Kyle. When the worst (or maybe the best) comes true, will Emily be able to stand up to her greatest fears? *Completed and revision in process!!* -- Update: Revision postponed, indefinately due to untimely inspiration!

The Calico Cat* A short story written for my creative writing class. I didn't really like it, because I had such a short time to write it, but my teacher really liked it and I got an A! Its about Joni & Josi, twins on a farm in North Dakota who find a calico cat. Hence, the title.

Marching Band is Not a Sport* Paige loves marching band. She always has, but in her final season, can she teach someone else to love it as well? *Chapter 2 up! 1/15/06

Class Clown* Jimmy has a crush on Megan and she can't stand him. He's the funniest kid in the class, and doesn't work with her plans. But she's about to find out something about him that may change her opinion. *Chapter 5 posted! (12/11/05)

Dissonance* Loosly based on Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet. Ally and Mitch are in love, but she's a woodwind and he's a brass. In Mr. Tank's band this is forbidden because of a long-standing division. How can they overcome the differences and the band to be together? *prologue posted, chapter 1 coming soon... or maybe not. I'm at school now and I forgot all my writing for this one at home...

Poetry posted includes:

Almost Forbidden* A poem I wrote for my creative writing class. Its supposed to be narrative and about a memory that I have, but it's more like narrative and based on an emotion. It's just a small bit on how I always seem to push away the people I want to get closest to.

Starting Over*I was thinking about starting college for the past few days and how no one knows me there. I don't have any lables there, and I can be whoever I want to be.

Poor Bear* I was given a teddy bear for Christmas by a guy who likes me, but I didn't like him back. I feel sorry for the bear that hides on my shelf.

Senior Year* I wrote this at the begining of my senior year in anticipation for all that would happen that year. It all came true...

My Secret Heart* I really want to tell this guy that I like him. He always gives me a hug when I see him and it makes my day. I wish I could tell him, but it'll all stay in my secret heart.

The Day I Told the Truth* Life can be tough. Contradictions, love shared and lost. Things will be fine, but never the same.

2/23/06 - Hey guys, sorry about the lack of updates. It's not been the greatest semester so far, so it's likely that there will not be too much for now. All three of the coming chapters (for Class Clown, Marching Band is Not a Sport, and Dissonance) are about half-way finished, butI don't know when I'll be able to finish any of them. I have 12 page paper due ina little more than 2 weeks, so the panic factor is a little up there. Spring break is a possibility, which is coming in about 3 weeks, but we'll have to see. I've not been feeling particularly inspired at the moment either, so that doesn't help... well, hope you find a good read in the meantime! Keep writing, all!

3/19/06- Hi again. The paper is done, and midterms is winding down. There might be some more updates coming soon, depending. Spring break will be a very nice, relaxing time to do a bunch of that! Less than a week! Have a good time, everyone and keep writing!

6/29/06 - Okay, so I'm pretty miffed at the moment... I was happily writing my chapters before the semester ended, but while I was packing and the such, I lost my jump drive, which had all my writings on it! Including the new chapters, which were so close to being done! I think I left it in the study lounge when I was printing something off of it... grr... ugh. But, I'm dealing. I'm trying to remember what was on there and am trying to recreate it. Hopefully there will be a chapter up sometime soon and a few this summer.

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Between Two Kingdoms by catching-falling-stars reviews
She was raised by a king of a great kingdom and loved by all the people, but the truth behind her real family lies in hostile lands.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 7 - Words: 8,231 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 3 - Updated: 1/28/2006 - Published: 12/22/2004
Nadia by Sachiela reviews
Nadia may be considered your average girl at first glance, but she harbors a horrible secret within her heart that keeps her from getting close to people. Now that she's been shipped to Texas and meets Tom, a worker on a relative's farm, will she finally
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 4,575 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Updated: 11/28/2005 - Published: 9/2/2005
Getting It On by Cool-Ruzz reviews
Two couples who want to stop living a lie, and start getting it on, for they love each other..
Poetry: Love - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 344 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 1 - Published: 11/12/2005
Coming to America by bewaryofsquirrels reviews
Lottie Jordan moves to California from London and expects it to be like a movie. And it is. Full of stereotypes and cliches. What happens when the popular nice guy, artist/emo and resident bad boy fall for Lottie? How will she integrate into High School?
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 7,198 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 10/25/2005 - Published: 10/19/2005
Pictures of My Life by Aryanda reviews
Read the title. Use your brains. Now, read it.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,072 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Published: 8/17/2005
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Marching Band Is Not a Sport reviews
Paige challenges Tim that he couldn't last an entire marching band season. But when it turns out to be harder than he thought, will he give up his idea that marching band is not a sport? Chapter 2 up! 1/15/06
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,411 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 1/15/2006 - Published: 7/19/2005
Dissonance reviews
Ally and Mitch are separated by the long-standing divisions of the band. How can they come closer when their interaction will only create more dissonance in the band? Loosly based on Shakespear's Romeo and Juliet. Prologue posted, Chapter 1 coming soon
Fiction: Romance - Rated: T - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 120 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 1 - Published: 12/21/2005
My Secret Heart reviews
I have a crush on a guy in my hometown. Whenever I get to see him when I visit from college, I get a hug from him. I wish I could tell someone, but it'll all stay in my secret heart.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 87 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 12/17/2005 - Complete
Class Clown reviews
Jimmy Pickard is the class clown. You know those kids; always smiling, laughing, telling a joke. Well, you can just imagine my surprise when I follow him home for the first time. chapter 4 up! 9/28/05
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 6 - Words: 6,187 - Reviews: 53 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 12/11/2005 - Published: 8/10/2005
Senior Year reviews
Written in response to looking forward to my senior year in high school written last fall.
Poetry: School - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 124 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/21/2005 - Complete
Poor Bear reviews
A bear waits on a shelf after love has been rejected.
Poetry: Love - Rated: K - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 146 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 8/21/2005 - Complete
Starting Over reviews
I've been given a new, rare and exciting chance to start my life over as I journey on to the next step in my life.
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 135 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 8/21/2005 - Complete
The Magic Won't End at Midnight reviews
When Emily, a shy clarinet player tries to impress Kyle, the hot snare player, things don't go exactly as she plans. Based loosly on Cinderella. Note: Title changed! Update! 11705 Completed!
Fiction: Romance - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 8 - Words: 10,653 - Reviews: 49 - Favs: 13 - Updated: 6/9/2005 - Published: 12/27/2004 - Complete
The Calico Cat reviews
Joni and Josi are twins who find a calico cat on their farm in North Dakota. Will they get him past their mom? A short story written for my Creative Writing class... I know it's not really good, but I got an A on it!
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 778 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/12/2005 - Complete
Almost Forbidden reviews
I keep pushing him away, and I wish I wouldn't
Poetry: Life - Rated: K - English - Romance/Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 2 - Published: 3/7/2005 - Complete
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